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Amnesty International Warns Akeredolu Against Execution Of Prisoners In Ondo

Amnesty International on Thursday asked Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, not to authorize the execution of any prisoner on death row. Amnesty International said it is extremely concerned that executions may resume in Nigeria. On 27 March, 2019, Ondo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adekola Olawoye, stated that the Governor will commence the signing of execution ...

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Wealthy Nigerians, Pastors Spend $225 million On Private Jets

A few wealthy Nigerians spent at least $225 million acquiring private jets between March 2010 and March 2011. According to a report, a couple of the acquisitions were made by billionaires Aliko Dangote and Mike Adenuga. Last year, Dangote acquired a US$45 million Bombardier jet as a gift to himself on his 53rd birthday, while Mike Adenuga purchased a Bombardier ...

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N7.6b Fraud: You Have A Case To Answer, Appeal Court Tells Kalu

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of the ‘no-case submission’ filed by a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, in his trial for alleged corruption. Mr Kalu, who was a state governor between 1999 and 2007, is facing a N7.67 billion fraud charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ...

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MTN Nigeria Converts To Public Company Ahead Of NSE Listing

MTN Nigeria has changed its status from a private company to a public liability company (PLC) ahead of its listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. This conversion is one of the requirements for listing on the exchange. The company had previously announced that it looks to list on the NSE before July, saying it plans to enter the market by ...

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Dariye Co-sponsors Motion On Kajuru Killings From Prison

Joshua Dariye, senator representing Plateau central, on Thursday co-sponsored a motion from jail. The motion was on the killing of Faye Mooney, an official of Mercy Corps Nigeria, a humanitarian agency, and Matthew Oguche, her partner, at the Kajuru Castle in Kaduna state. Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, sponsored the motion to formally draw the attention of the lawmakers ...

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Bombings As Casualties Hit 310

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings which led to deaths of 310 persons in Sri Lanka. Suicide bombers struck in churches and hotels in the country on Easter Sunday. In a statement carried by the extremist group’s mouthpiece Amaq, the group said it targetted Christians and Sri Lanka citizens. “Those, who carried out the attack that ...

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Breaking News: Dogara Fires Back At Tinubu, Provide Padded Budget Facts

Following his statement against the Speaker House of the Representative, Yakubu Dogara and senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki, the former has on Tuesday replied the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, saying that he is ignorant of the budget process and advised him to mind his language. Disclosing this in a statement signed by ...

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Ajimobi And Story Of Last-minute Heists At Oyo Govt House, By Festus Adedayo

Rumpus, said the report from a well-respected online medium, had erupted at the Oyo State Government House. An aide to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State’s wife, Florence, had reportedly stolen part of an over N1billion being siphoned out of the Government House. This was May 25, 2019. Two days later, specifically on May 27, Ajimobi was subject of the ...

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Adebanjo: A Government That Cannot Provide Security Has No Right To Exist

Chief Ayo Adebanjo, an elder statesman and one of the leaders of the Pan Yoruba group, Afenifere, spoke on the crisis in the group and the disloyalty that led to the establishment of Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG). He accused national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu of compromising the interest of Yoruba nation for selfish ambition. SEYE OLUMIDE ...

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Breaking News: Easter Disaster – 137 Killed In Church, Hotel Bomb Attacks

No fewer than 137 people have been killed following a string of blasts at hotels and churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday. A police official told AFP that at least 45 people had been killed in Colombo, where three hotels and a church were hit. Another 67 were killed in an attack on a church in Negombo north of the ...

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