OAU Sex-for-Mark Prof bags 6 years jail

Justice Maurine Onyetenu of the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Monday sentenced former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, to six years imprisonment for demanding sex to pass his student, Monica Osagie. The accused had pleaded not guilty to the charge of sexual harassment preferred against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related…

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PHOTOS: Dignitaries honour GEJ at 61

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan marked his 61st birthday with the public presentation of his memoir, My Transition Hours, on Tuesday in Abuja. See the photographs, as captured by OLATUNJI OBASA: African Development Bank President, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina (M) and other guests Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa; and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha Ex-First Lady, Mrs. Peace Jonathan (R) and…

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Photos: Bollywood actors Singh, Deepika wed in Italy

India’s two leading Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have tied the knot in Italy, local media reported, but initially missing are photographs of the star wedding. “Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh get married in Italy in a traditional Konkani (South Indian style) ceremony,” a local news agency said. Filmmaker Karan Johar was the first among the couple’s friends…

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Veteran comedian, Baba Sala is dead

Veteran comedian, Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead. According to reports, Baba Sala died around 10.00 pm on Sunday night in his home in Ilesa, Osun State. Details soon

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Kanye West: Rapper changes his name to Ye

Rapper Kanye West is changing his name – to Ye. Announcing the change on Twitter on Saturday, he wrote: “The being formally [sic] known as Kanye West. I am YE.” West, 41, has been nicknamed Ye for some time and used the moniker as the title for his eighth album, which was released in June. The change came ahead of…

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Princess Tutu’s paint sells for African record N508million

Ben Enwonwu’s  paint of Ile-Ife princess,  Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as Tutu, has fetched in a London auction £1, 205,000, four times more than expected. In naira terms, it was sold for N508, 358, 301, an African record. The Nigerian masterpiece, initially declared missing was found in a “modest north London flat” recently. The painting, ranked by arts collectors with Mona…

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History: How Oba Samuel Adeniran Asusumasa Atewogboye II (Alaaye of Efon Alaaye) was sentenced to death for ritual murder in 1949

Efon Alaaye, the hilly and rocky boarder town between today’s Osun and Ekiti states is one of the ancient towns of Yorubaland. Like most towns in the same town, Efon Alaaye traces its roots to the cradle of Yoruba civilization, Ile- Ife. Life was as usual, rustic, with everyone been his brother’s keeper. However something very strange happened in the…

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Olivera world’s oldest man dies in Spain

A Spanish village  declared a day of mourning on Tuesday following the death of  Francisco Nunez Olivera, a retired farmer billed as “the world’s oldest man”. He  passed away just over a month after turning 113. Olivera, who was 10 years old when World War I broke out, died on Monday in the village of Bienvenida in southwestern Spain where…

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Nigerian lady marries man six days after Facebook advert

A Nigerian man, Chidimma Amedu has taken Facebook post to a whole new level when he posted an unusual advert on 30 December 2017 asking any woman interested in being his wife to reply. He also said he was ready to tie the nuptials knots on 6 January, 2018. “Am of age and I am ready to say I do…

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos confirmed as world’s richest man

Move over Bill Gates. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has now been confirmed  the world’s richest man, not just at present, but of all time. Both Bloomberg and Forbes have put Bezos on top of their billionaire lists. Bloomberg said Bezos’ net worth reached 106 billion U.S. dollars while Forbes put it at 105 billion as of Wednesday. The previous record…

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