[Premium Times] Alaafin Adeyemi III fought many battles, most times conquering. He was intentionally tough and brutal, apparently due to his experience, which shaped his insecurities and determination to prevent the injustice and difficulties his father suffered from befalling him.
[This Day] The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, yesterday said the Commission was determined to combat money laundering and terrorism financing in the real estate sector of the economy.
[This Day] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said it would be an injustice if he did not contest the 2023 election. He added that it would be a betrayal of his country for him to retire with all his exposure in government in last seven years.
[This Day] As the world yesterday marked the World Malaria Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that no fewer than 602,000 people died of malaria in Nigeria and other African countries in 2021.
[This Day] As the political parties ready for their primaries ahead of the 2023 general election, the general sentiment in the country seems to increasingly favour the emergence of a president of Igbo extraction. This is mounting intense pressure on the political class to concede power to the Igbo.
[This Day] The federal government has said that it is the duty of the power Distribution Companies (Discos) to replace faulty transformers, poles and other electricity equipment used by their customers.
[This Day] The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said yesterday that the billionaire drug baron fingered in the N3 billion tramadol deal that involved the embattled suspended leader of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abba Kyari, is now in their net.
[This Day] Aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Edo State House of Assembly yesterday protested the directive of the party leadership that they step down their ambition for automatic tickets for 15 members elected under the party's platform in 2019 who were not Inaugurated.
[This Day] Former Senate President and presidential aspirant under the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) , Bukola Saraki, has said his presidency will be a bridge between the Northern and the Southern region of the Nigeria.
[This Day] Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki yesterday said his government would sustain efforts at ensuring a resilient and equitable health system to deliver quality health care services to all residents.
[This Day] As part of efforts to arrest cholera outbreak in Nigeria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said it has approved the deployment of approximately nine million doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) to 14 Local Government Areas in nine states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with French President, Emmanuel Macron, 44, for winning his second term in office, and making history as the only sitting leader of the country to return in two decades.
[Leadership] The group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mallam Mele Kyari has attributed the LEADERSHIP Award to the teamwork of the management and staff of the company, noting that the recognition would not have been possible without the collective efforts of all NNPC staff.
[Leadership] Supporters of former President Goodluck Johnathan have said plans are underway for him to officially defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general elections.
[Leadership] The United States of America says it has spent $768 million, supporting government authorities to fight scourge of malarial in Nigeria within the last 11 year, adding that both countries have advanced the fight against the malaria despite the immense challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic.
[This Day] The federal government has called on all West African countries to put in place a register of beneficial owners of real estate properties in the respective countries so as to check the use of real estate as a conduit for money laundering and terrorism financing.
[VOA] Yaounde -- Authorities in Cameroon say anglophone separatists have joined forces with Nigerian militants to shut down nearly all trade across the two countries' border. Cameroon depends on Nigeria for 70% of basic commodities and most of them are transported across the land border. Authorities say about 90% of trade has been halted as militants from both sides attack and abduct merchants.
[The Conversation Africa] Orlando Julius (Orlando Julius Aremu Olusanya Ekemode), who passed on 15 April 2022, lived the sort of life many had hoped fellow Afrobeat star Fela Kuti would. Julius was well-mannered, well-spoken and cultivated a reputation mostly devoid of raucousness and pyrotechnics.
[This Day] Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has ordered the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara to vacate his seat as a member of the House of Representatives for defection.
[This Day] The officers of the Katsina State Police Command have rescued a 15-month-old baby and her 30-year-old mother, Hama Sanusi after successfully repelling terrorists' attack on Tsamiya Gamzako Village in Kafur Local Government Area of the state.
[This Day] Sequel to the submission of the report by the Transition Committee, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has directed six directors of the party to proceed on compulsory leave with immediate effect.
[This Day] As the 2023 general election date draws near, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has asked all political appointees including Commissioners, Special Advisers, and others in Lagos State seeking elective offices next year to resign.
[Vanguard] The cabal around President Muhammadu Buhari has been thrown into a dilemma on pushing forward a successor to the outgoing president after ruling out a number of powerful individuals in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC including some within the government.
[Leadership] All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, yesterday said he is in a better position to unite the country, having grown up in the North Central which has about 86 etnnic groups.
[Leadership] The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission(ICPC) has said, foreign investors shun Nigerian seaports over high level of corruption and corrupt activities taking place in the port.
[Leadership] A retired Assistant Comptroller General of Customs (ACG) Bashir Abubakar has joined the governorship race for Kaduna State and promised to tackle insecurity head on if he emerges the next Governor.
[Vanguard] The Imo State Police Command on Friday said it arrested and paraded a 50-year-old-man one Simeon Onigbo, suspected to be a bomb manufacturer for the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, used in attacking police stations and government facilities in the state.