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Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuwade Dies At 85

Ooni of Ife: passes on

Kazeem Ugbodaga The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade has passed on. He died on Tuesday evening at the age of 85. The monarch, who was installed almost 35 years ago, died in St. Mary Hospital in London, where he was flown about five days ago. Sources in Osun State said the Oba was flown […]

News Analysis: Time to smash Tompolo and gang

Government Tompolo

Bayo Onanuga The oil bandit who calls himself Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, should by now have realized that the game has changed in Niger Delta and that the state pampering enjoyed for his villainy and that of other members of his gang, during the Jonathan years, is over. If Tompolo does not yet know: this […]

Army confirms 50 dead in Damaturu suicide bombings

FILE PHOTO: Bauchi Bomb Blast

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of 50 persons in two separate bomb explosions in Damaturu, Yobe, on Friday morning. A statement issued on Friday in Abuja by the Acting-Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said that the explosions occurred at screening areas of the Eid prayer ground. According him, many other […]

Boko Haram bombs Damaturu, scores killed

FILE PHOTO: People gather at the site of suicide bomb attack at Redeem Christian church in Potiskum, Nigeria, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Adamu Adamu)

Boko Haram has bombed the North east Nigerian town of Damaturu, capital of Yobe state Scores of people have died and many injured, according to a report by the TVC news network. The incident came in the wake of double blasts in a main market in Gombe on Thursday. Over 50 people were killed. On […]

Babangida confident Buhari will defeat Boko Haram

L-R: General Muhammadu Ibrahim Babangida; General Abdusalami Abubakar and General Muhammadu Buhari

Former military President Ibrahim Babangida said on Wednesday that he he has implicit confidence in the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari to put the final nail on the coffin of Boko Haram so that Nigeria can truly assume her greatness in the comity of nations. The former military President said this in his Eid-el-Fitr message […]

Adejobi, OAU lecturer assassinated

Deji Aladejobi

A Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Dr. Deji Adejobi has been killed by suspected assassins. Adejobi was killed at his residence located at the Dawn area, near Ife tollgate in Ile-Ife, Osun State. According to Adejobi‚Äôs gateman, the assailants trailed the deceased to the house at exactly […]

Radio Biafra: Buhari denies making anti-Igbo statements

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Pirate radio station, reportedly jammed by the National Broadcasting Commission, Radio Biafra is alive afterall and continues to unsettle Nigeria’s authorities with some of its broadcasts. Today, a spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari denied a claim by the separatist radio that the president expressed anti-Igbo sentiments in a recent interview with the BBC Hausa […]

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