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US expresses concern, disappointment on Edo, Ondo polls

THE United States (U.S) has expressed concern over the coming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states. In a statement on Friday, Washington said it was bothered by the deteriorating political climate in Edo State in particular. It expressed disappointment with the role played by some political actors in the state. It said: “As long-time…

We’ve been cut off from Rivers, Bayelsa – Odual community

For residents of Odual kingdom, accessing their ancestral home is like the proverbial camel passing through the eyes of a needle. Despite its rich mineral resources and prominent sons and daughters who have occupied positions of authority in the country, the sleepy and rustic Rivers community still lacks basic infrastructural facilities. In 2005, one of…

Benue: Moro wants Idoma governor in 2023

The Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District, Comrade Abba Moro, on Saturday, stressed the need for power to shift from the Tiv areas of the state to his Idoma tribe in 2023. Our correspondent reports that the Idoma tribe of Benue south are yet to hold on to the foremost seat since the creation of…

BREAKING: Senator Buruji Kashamu dies of COVID-19

The former Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Buruji Kashamu is dead. His former colleague, Senator Ben Bruce, confirmed this on Saturday. In a tweet, Bruce revealed Kashamu died of COVID-19 at First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos after he was rushed there about a week ago.

Petrol tanker falls in Lagos

A tanker conveying 45,000 litres of petrol has fallen sideways in Anthony Village, Gbagada area of Lagos. LASEMA spokesperson Nosa Okunbor confirmed the incident. He said the LASEMA response team undertaking a recovery operation at press time. Details shortly…  

Southern Kaduna: Makarfi seeks intervention of FG, leaders

Former Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has expressed concern over the spate of killings in the southern part of Kaduna State. He said it had become imperative for the federal and state governments to engage all the stakeholders, especially traditional rulers, political and religion leaders…

Why pregnant women should donate unbiblical cords, by expert

The Medical Representative and Director, Bentoluene International Health Concept, Toluwalope Ogunleye has advised pregnant mothers to donate umbilical cord to a blood bank and potentially save a life. He said this at the cord blood awareness campaign webinar by Bentoluene International Health Concept in Lagos. He said the placenta has been found to be the…

Oyo Govt Probes Death Of UI Student, Promises To Compensate Family

The Oyo State Government has commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a student of the University of Ibadan, Richard Gbadebo. This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Dr Bashir Olanrewaju when he led a state government delegation on a condolence visit to the residence of…

Ogun monarchs demand removal of LG Chairman over disrespect

Traditional rulers in Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State have asked the House of Assembly to remove the Transition Chairman in the council, Femi Onanuga, for alleged arrogance and disrespect to the traditional institution. The monarchs described him as unfit to occupy the position owing to his “disrespect” to them. Daily Trust reports that…

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