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The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has condoled with the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, over the passing of his mother, Janet Hauwa Kukah. Chairman of the forum, Simon Along, who is also Governor of Plateau, described her passing as painful in a condolence message by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham on Saturday. Lalong further described the death of the Bishop’s mother as a...

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More than 90 people were killed in Ethiopia after the violent death of a popular singer sparked unrest across the country, state media reported on Thursday. Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa was shot and killed in the capital Addis Ababa on Monday, with his supporters blaming security forces and “a political motive” for the crime. “Eighty-one people died in the restive Oromia Region during violent protests sparked by the shooting,’’ the regional head of police told...

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Barely two days after the death of the Homun Bachama, paramount ruler of the Bachama Kingdom in Adamawa State, Homun Honest  Stephen ,  over six ruling clans have indicated interest to contest for the position. It was gathered that top government officials and two former paramilitary are among those jostling for the position. The Paramount monarch of Bachama Kingdom, Honest Stephen, dead on Sunday after brief illness and funeral rights were observed according to Bachama...

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It was a weekend of confrontation and ‘setting the record straight’ by Florence Ajimobi, the widow of Senator and former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, who accused her husband’s successor, Governor Seyi Makinde of neither calling nor texting her following the death of the late Senator. The Deputy Governor of the state, Rauf Olaniyan, had led a condolence visit to the residence of Senator Ajimobi when Mrs Ajimobi spoke against playing politics with her...

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The remains of former Oyo State Gov. Abiola Ajimobi have been interred at his Oluyole residence in Ibadan according to Islamic rites. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ajimobi was buried on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. with strict adherence to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines. The late Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was laid to rest privately in the presence of family members and invited clerics. Ajimobi, aged 70, was confirmed dead at a Lagos-based hospital on Thursday. Also, Ajimobi...

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The Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has called for the arrest of popular Nigerian artiste Mr. Oladapo Oyebanjo, aka D’Banj, following allegation of rape against him by Miss Seyitan Tayo. The coalition made the call on Wednesday in a statement issued by Mr Patrick Odey, Director, Human Rights and Gender, at COPA. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the alleged sexual assault happened in 2018 and D’Banj had since denied...

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The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, has described the late emeritus professor of Medicine, Oladipo Akinkugbe, as a great Nigerian with passion for his country. Olayinka stated this in Ibadan on Tuesday in a condolence message issued by Mr Tunji Oladejo, the Director of Communications of the institution, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Akinkugbe died at 86 on Monday. He eulogised the deceased as an administrator, international physician,...

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A Report has emerged that two weeks after the immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has been admitted at the First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos, the former governor still remains positive to COVID-19. It was also learned that Ajimobi’s wife, Florence has been discharged from the hospital earlier. It was gathered that the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, had been hospitalized since June 2, 2020. After...

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A 21-year-old female student of Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State, Grace Oshiagwu, has been macheted to death by an unknown assailant(s) in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state. SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Sunday in Ibadan. Fadeyi said that the deceased was macheted on the head in a church building in Idi-ori area of Shasha, off Expressway, by an unknown...

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The former governor of Old Ondo State which comprises Ondo and Ekiti State is dead. The Elder statesman was born in 1940. He died in the early hour of Thursday in his Ikere Ekiti hometown, Ekiti State. The report has it that the former governor died shortly after a brief illness. Olumilua was the governor of the old Ondo State during the Third Republic between January 1992 and November 1993 on the platform of the...