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Activist drags Osun monarch before EFCC over N722 m

Activist drags Osun monarch before EFCC over N722 m

A human rights activist, Comr. Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman has dragged an Osun State monarch, the Alawo of Awo, Oba Musa Olatunbosun  Adebayo, Akinsilo II, before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the allegation of financial misappropriation of the ancient town perceived collective funds. According to him, Oba Adebayo was ‘fantastically corrupt’ and lack financial […]

No trace of bird flu in Kwara – Commissioner

No trace of bird flu in Kwara – Commissioner

By Badejo Adeola The Commissioner for Agriculture in Kwara State, Hon Bamidele Adegoke has allayed fear arising from the recent news of a new strain of avian influenza virus commonly called bird flu. The specie of the virus, which is technically termed H5N8, was said to have been discovered in the country lately. The Minister […]

Kwarans resort to charcoal as price of gas, Kerosene skyrocket to N5,200, N300

Kwarans resort to charcoal as price of gas, Kerosene skyrocket to N5,200, N300

By Matthew Denis, Maryam Solihu and Shakirat Shafii Consumers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Kwara State have continued to groan over the astronomical increase in price of cooking gas, Pilot Business can report. Investigations by this medium revealed that a 12.5 kg cylinder, which previously sold for N4,000 now goes for N5,200 in most […]

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army denies knowledge of Shekau’s capture

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army denies knowledge of Shekau’s capture

The Nigerian Army has dismissed media reports that it has captured Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau. Unconfirmed reports had emerged earlier that Shekau had been captured by some local hunters. But the Army said until it receives the Boko Haram leader from his reported captors, it cannot confirm his capture. Operation Lafiya Dole Commander, Lucky […]

FG declares Dec 26th, 27th 2016,  Jan 2nd 2017 public holidays

FG declares Dec 26th, 27th 2016,  Jan 2nd 2017 public holidays

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday December 26th, Tuesday December 27th, and Monday January 2nd 2017 as Public Holidays to mark the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year Celebrations respectively. The announcement is contained in a statement released by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, yesterday.

‘Calm down, your money is safe’

‘Calm down, your money is safe’

In a move to dose tension, an MMM participant has told his colleagues that the freeze will help the community weed out the “bad eggs”. He also assured that the freeze will be lifted in January. The participant, who introduced himself as “Alpha Romeo”, assured other participants that their money is safe with the scheme. […]

Court orders senator to pay damages for slapping newspaper vendor

Court orders senator to pay damages for slapping newspaper vendor

A former senator from Akwa Ibom State, Anietie Okon, has been ordered by a High Court in Uyo to pay N100,000 as damages to a newspaper vendor, Ndifreke Etim, for assaulting him last year. Etim, who walks around the city of Uyo, hawking newspapers, had told the court that Okon slapped him multiple times inside […]

Field Posting: MPH students donate drugs, incinerator to Aran-Orin community

Field Posting: MPH students donate drugs, incinerator to Aran-Orin community

By Adebayo Olodan F or two months, residents of Aran-Orin in Irepodun Local Government of Kwara State enjoyed free medical test, free treatment and were given treated mosquito nets and free drugs by Master students of department of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Ilorin, who were on a field posting experience to the community. […]

Ilorin Int’l Airport overdue for expansion – Travel agent

Ilorin Int’l Airport overdue for expansion – Travel agent

An Ilorin based air travel agent, Al-abrar Air Travels and Tours has canvassed for more airlines to operate at the Ilorin International Airport. Speaking during a telephone chat with Pilot Aviation, the Chief Executive Officer of the outfit, Sheikh Abdulrazak Ishiaq said “Ilorin International Airport is  long due for more airlines to open more routes. According […]

WAEC certificate valid for life – Registrar

WAEC certificate valid for life – Registrar

The Registrar of West African Examination Council, WAEC, Iyi Uwadiae has disclosed that certificate issued by the examination body is valid for life. Uwadiae, who stated this while speaking with newsmen in Lagos at the weekend said that examination conducted by WAEC “is an achievement test” which remains valid forever. He spoke against the backdrop […]