Mourners defy social distancing as Kashamu is buried

2 min read The remains of late Senator Buruji Kashamu was laid to rest at about 12.45 pm in his Ijebu-Igbo home, as sympathisers defied social distancing protocol to bade him farewell. The crowd could not be controlled by security agents when the body was brought out from his building. The Janazah prayer was led by the Sheik Mikail Sile Rufia, the Mufti…

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Senator Buruji Kashamu dies of COVID-19

< 1 min read A former senator representing Ogun-East senatorial district, Buruji Kashamu, has died of COVID-19 complications at the First Cardiology Hospital in Lagos. His death was announced by his “friend” and former colleague in the Senate Ben Murray-Bruce. “I have just lost my good friend of forever to COVID-19,” Murray Bruce said on Twitter. “Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and I…

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Edo House of Assembly roof removed, iconic mace taken down

< 1 min read A dramatic scene was recorded in the Edo state House of Assembly today August 6, as some men were seen removing the iconic legislative mace on top of the building and also dismantling the roof. A video shared by Channels Televison, showed trucks offloading gravels at the entrance of the Assembly Complex while the suspected vandals trooped into the building. This is…

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#RevolutionNow protest is irritating – Femi Adesina

2 min read Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has stated that the #RevolutionNow protests embarked upon by some Nigerians is irritating.   In an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Thursday August 5, the presidential spokesperson averred that only a few youths out of the 200 million Nigerians in the country embarked on the protest.   Adesina said;  …

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‘RevolutionNow’ protests rock Abuja, Lagos

5 min read Nigeria Police yesterday deployed security operatives in Lagos and Abuja as the force arrested members of the #RevolutionNow group. The deployment and arrests were meant to prevent planned protests by the group. The protests, called by Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore and Coalition for Revolution (CORE) and tagged national day of action, were scheduled to take place simultaneously across major…

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Northern governors condemn Boko Haram attack on Gov. Zulum’s convoy

2 min read Northern Governors Forum (NGF), has condemned Wednesday’s attack on the convoy of Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, describing the act as callous and reprehensible. The Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, made the condemnation in a statement  by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham. He said the attack on the governor’s convoy…

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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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Multinational force receives 47 repentant Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists

2 min read MNJTF has received 47 members of Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups who surrendered to its troops in the Lake Chad region. The Chief of Military Public Information MNJTF N’Djamena – Chad, Col. Timothy Antigha, in a statement on Friday, said the terrorists surrendered with their families recently in Sector 1 of the MNJTF. Antigha said that…

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Jegede wins Ondo PDP ticket, tackles Akeredolu in October election

< 1 min read Former attorney-general and commissioner for justice in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election for the October 10, 2020 guber poll. Eight aspirants – Jegede, Banji Okunomo, Bode Ayorinde, Boluwaji Kunlere, Sola Ebiseni, Godday Erewa, Eddy Olafeso and the state deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi – participated in the election. Jegede polled 888 votes…

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Recovered vehicles were auctioned to Presidential Villa and ministries – Suspended EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu says

2 min read Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, has told the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel investigating his activities as chairman of the antigraft commission, that some of the vehicles recovered from looters were auctioned to the Presidential Villa, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development as well as the Federal Inland…

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