Femi Makinde, OsogboThe current Secretary to Osun State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, has finally dumped the All Progressives Congress for the Action Democratic Party. Adeoti had on Friday withdrew at the last minute from participating in the primary election of the APC over allegation of manipulation to favour the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola. READ ALSO: Threaten us again, suffer consequences, Trump dares Iran presidentThe aggrieved APC chieftain stormed the secretariat of the ADP located two buildings away from the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osogbo on Monday with hundreds of his supporters. The chants of Sheu, Sheu filled the air as he entered into the secretariat of his new party where he is expected to contest the election. (Visited 1,005 times, 1,005 visits today)

July 23, 2018 10:07 UTC

A male suicide bomber has killed seven worshippers during morning prayer in a Mosque on Monday in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno. Kolo said seven other persons including a child, sustained injuries when the bomber detonated the Improvised Explosive Device strapped to his body during the congregational prayer. He explained that the suicide bomber sneaked into the affected mosque at Mainari area of Konduga and carried out the attack. READ ALSO: Three gunmen open fire, enter government building in Iraq, says officials“It is not clear how the suicide bomber infiltrated the town and attacked the mosque. Alhaji Bello Dambatta, the Head of Rescue Team, Borno State Emergency Management Agency, confirmed the attack.

July 23, 2018 10:02 UTC

Eight people were killed at a mosque in northeast Nigeria on Monday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives, a civilian militia member and a local resident said. The blast happened in the Mainari area of Konduga, in Borno state, said Ibrahim Liman, from the civilian militia force assisting the military in the fight against Boko Haram. Liman said the latest attack appeared to be carried out by a man in his early 20s. Last week, at least six traders were killed when a convoy of lorries under military escort were ambushed in Borno state near the border with Cameroon. There have also been a number of attacks on military convoys and bases in Borno and neighbouring Yobe state, with undisclosed casualties.

July 23, 2018 08:21 UTC

Malian troops killed 11 jihadists who had ambushed them in the centre of the country, in clashes that also left one soldier dead, the defence ministry said. Armed Tuareg groups supporting the government also reported assailants executed more than 20 people on Friday in a village in the northeast. READ ALSO: Boko Haram ambushes troops again in Yobe, scores killedThe patrol suffered “one dead and one wounded. The two mainly Tuareg groups support the French and Malian forces. Mali’s unrest stems from a 2012 ethnic Touareg separatist uprising, which was exploited by jihadists in order to take over key cities in the north.

July 23, 2018 07:30 UTC

In the last one week, Buhari and the APC had intensified efforts to prevent the defection of the R-APC members. He said the meetings which were being held to persuade aggrieved party members showed that the APC was a responsible party. “Very soon, Oshiomhole and President Buhari would find themselves alone in the cursed ‘Black Pearl’ that the APC has irredeemably become. “The sad issue is that President Buhari has refused to come to terms with the fact that Nigerians have since moved ahead of him. “This democracy is not at the mercy of any particular political party.

July 22, 2018 23:37 UTC

Deji LamboAn artiste, Richie Sunday, aka Dollamachine, has accused some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of unlawfully arresting and torturing him. At first, I was taken to the Iyana-Oworo Police Station, but later, they took me to Charlie Boy Police Station. “I want the government to focus attention on these SARS men because a lot of people are going through this same ordeal in their hands. He said, “The boy was not picked up by SARS. “He, however, gave a satisfactory account that he was a musician to the officers and was released with no bail condition.

July 22, 2018 23:37 UTC

Oluwatobi AkindeleFour policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the Lagos State Command have been dismissed for alleged professional misconduct, corrupt practices and discreditable conduct. The names of the dismissed officers were given as Adeoye Adekunle, Adeniran Adebowale, Agbi Lucky and Odighe Hehosa. The Police Public Relations Officer, Zone 2 Police Command, CSP Dolapo Badmus, in a statement said the command received a petition by Odionye against the four officers on May 2, 2018. On the receipt of the petition, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, AIG Adamu Ibrahim, reportedly ordered investigation into the allegation. “The officers were subsequently charged to court on criminal charges of armed robbery, kidnapping, unlawful detention, stealing, intimidation and threatening violence,” the statement said.

July 22, 2018 23:31 UTC

Oluwatosin OmojuyigbeA beautician, Omobola Victor, has demanded the prosecution of some policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Ondo State Police Command for allegedly assaulting him over roasted yam. READ ALSO: Dangote Cement invests $3bn in plants, terminalsIt was gathered that the cops wanted to buy roasted yam, which the 25-year-old had also come for. “The officer just faced me and asked me where my car was and I told him that I did not have any. Victor said he told the policemen that he was a beautician and showed them his Instagram account for them to verify. He said, “I will need to see the complainant to get the details of the policemen and the fact of what transpired.

July 22, 2018 23:26 UTC

Femi Makinde, OsogboTolulope Kolawole, the first son of the late Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General Services, Office of the Governor of Osun State, Mrs Olufunke Kolawole, has committed suicide. It was gathered that the young man ended his life because he could no longer make ends meet. Her son, Tolulope, who left a wife behind, was said to have complained bitterly about the downward in the farm he was managing. The source said, “The young man was said to have lamented the lull in the business bequeathed to him by his late mum. The Police Public Relations Officer in Osun State, Mrs Folasade Odoro, could not be reached and she had yet to reply the text message sent to her about the case.

July 22, 2018 23:24 UTC

Olaleye Aluko, AbujaTwo weeks after attacking the troops’ location in Jilli, Yobe State, Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday staged an ambush for troops of the Nigerian Army in Babangida community in the Tarmuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State. Our correspondent had reported last week Tuesday that the troops’ location in Jilli was attacked by the Boko Haram terrorists during which at least 20 soldiers were said to have died and about 20 others injured. The latest attack in Jilli came a day after the Boko Haram terrorists also ambushed a military convoy in Bama, Borno State, where troops were reportedly displaced in the gunfire and several injured. The rampaging terrorists are said to be from the Al-Barnawi faction of the Boko Haram, which is reportedly connected to the Islamic State of West African fighters. The army spokesman said, “Troops of 233 Battalion neutralised scores of Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday along Sarawa Road in the Babangida LGA while countering an ambush staged by elements of the Boko Haram terrorists.

July 22, 2018 23:15 UTC

Oladimeji RamonThe Federal High Court in Abuja has struck down sections 96 and 97 of the Kano State Revenue Administration (Amendment) Law, No. 3 of 2017, which empowers the state to collect consumption tax. The court, in a judgment by Justice John Tsoho, declared that the imposition of the consumption tax vide sections 96 and 97 of the Kano State law, over the same goods and services which were already subject to Value Added Tax, amounted to double taxation. The defendants in the suit were the Attorney General of the Federation, the Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and the Kano State Inland Revenue Service. 3 of 2017, did not amount to double and multiple taxation.”They contended that sections 96 and 97 of the Kano State Revenue Administration (Amendment) Law, No.

July 22, 2018 23:15 UTC

Alex Iwobi is on the verge of signing a new long-term Arsenal deal, according to The Mirror. Iwobi has agreed terms on an improved contract following talks which have been ongoing since the end of last season. And Nigeria international Iwobi will commit his future to the Gunners despite interest from Lazio, AC Milan and Everton. The Sun had reported that Arsenal had put a £22.5m price tag on Iwobi amid interest from Lazio. Versatile winger Iwobi, 22, has seen his progress stall at Arsenal since breaking into the first team in 2015.

July 22, 2018 23:03 UTC

Idris AdesinaIndia on Saturday won the 2018 Lagos International Badminton Classics at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. Nigeria won bronze in the women’s singles. India won both the men and women’s doubles with Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy defeating Vaibhaav and Prakash Raj 2-0 to win the men’s title. Nigeria’s Dorcas Adesokan won bronze in the women’s singles. Zilberman said he was happy with his second title in Nigeria after he won the first in 2014.

July 22, 2018 23:03 UTC

This discourse analyses the implications of the continued disobedience of court orders, especially the latest court order on Dasuki, by the Buhari administration. There is also an obligation on the part of the other arms of government to obey court orders and judgements so that society can be governed in a civilised manner. Clearly, the Buhari administration is using the disobedience of court orders, which factually denies the accused person bail, as a punitive measure. President Buhari on the day of his swearing-in swore an oath to discharge his duties in accordance with the Constitution. Then, this continued disobedience to court orders to free a certain individual cannot be justified under any ground whatsoever.

July 22, 2018 23:03 UTC

Hindi Livinus, YolaA former lawmaker, Grace Bent, who represented the Adamawa Southern Senatorial District in the Senate between 2007 and 2011, says Nigerians have lost confidence in the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the security of lives and property. Despite claims of performance by Buhari and his security chiefs, Bent lamented that insecurity remained a major concern for Nigerians in general. Bent said, “The insecurity in the country is of major concern to Nigerians. We have reached a point where Nigerians have become helpless as far as insecurity is concerned because they could not bank on the government to secure them. Tell me one major project that they have started and implemented from the foundation,” Bent said.

July 22, 2018 23:03 UTC