Edo 2020: I honestly regret the mistake I made in 2016, Oshiomhole

2 min read The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, says he regrets his mistake of supporting Mr Godwin Obaseki for governorship in 2016. Oshiomhole said this on Sunday in Benin while addressing some members of the APC. He disclosed that he supported the governorship aspiration of Obaseki in 2016 to ensure the continuity of his projects…

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Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot Arotile dies

< 1 min read Nigeria’s first ever female combat helicopter pilot Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile is dead. Spokesman to the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Ibikunle Daramola announced her death in a statement late on Tuesday. Daramola disclosed that Arotile died as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria. Arotile, according to Daramola,…

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Lagos state COVID-19 death rises to 185

< 1 min read The Lagos State Government says it has recorded three new COVID-19 related deaths, raising the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state to 185. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made the disclosure through his Twitter account on Sunday while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for July 10. He, however, did not give additional information on the…

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I am still in the governorship race – Rotimi Akeredolu

< 1 min read Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says he is still in the State’s Governorship race in the Oct. 10 election. This follows rumours of his disqualification from participating in the July 20 governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the screening, which took place from July 8 to July 10…

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Ondo chief judge declines to set up impeachment panel

< 1 min read The impeachment process against Ondo State deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, has suffered a major set back as the chief judge of the state, Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, faulted the process. Akeredolu in a letter dated July 9, 2020, declared that the request earlier made by the state Assembly to her for the constitution of a 7-man probe panel didn’t meet the constitutional…

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Immigration stops 58 London-bound Nigerian doctors at Lagos airport

2 min read The Nigeria Immigration Service has stopped 58 doctors from travelling to the United Kingdom. The doctors were stopped at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Friday. According to the Comptroller General, Muhammad Babandede, 56 of the 58 doctors billed to be airlifted to the UK on a special flight for a “training programme” in London were refused departure as…

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COVID-19 cases in Nigeria hits 30,249 with 460 Wednesday

< 1 min read Nigeria COVID-19 cases has jumped to 30,249 cases as it recorded 460  cases on Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on on its official twitter handle . The NCDC said that as at July 8 new confirmed cases was 460 with 15 deaths recorded, while no new state had reported a case in the last 24 hours. According to it, a…

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DSS Arrests EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu for Corruption

2 min read Following allegations that he owns four properties and transfers funds abroad through a third party, the Department of the State Service, DSS, Monday, arrested the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu. In a seven paragraphs statement disclosed by DSS, obtained by SaharaReporters stated that the anti-graft agency chairman was said to have been found…

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Ondo State SSG Ifedayo Abegunde resigns

< 1 min read The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Ifedayo Abegunde has resigned his appointment. “I, Hon, Ifedayo Sunday Abegunde hereby tender my letter of resignation. I want to thank Mr Governor for giving me the opportunity to serve the Government and people of Ondo State,” Abegunde said in a letter dated July 6th, 2020. The resignation takes on the same date. Abegunde…

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After my third husband died, they strapped a suicide bomb to me

7 min read Source: BBC Falmata was just 13 years old when the militant Islamist group Boko Haram arrived in her village in northeastern Nigeria. Gunshots rang out in the early morning air as the insurgents rampaged, killing many of her neighbours. “When we saw them we started running, they chased and caught us,” she says. The fighters kidnapped Falmata and other girls from the village….

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