Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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    VIDEO: COZA members booed after Sunday service

VIDEO: COZA members booed after Sunday service

Members of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) were mocked as they filed out of the church in Lagos on Sunday.Protesters had marched to the church to demand justice for Busola Dakolo who alleged that Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of the church, raped her as a teenager.Chants of "Say no to rape", "Shame" rented the air.Watch video below: [...]

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    Atiku files N2.5bn libel suit against Buhari’s aide

Atiku files N2.5bn libel suit against Buhari’s aide

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has filed a N2.5 billion defamation suit against Lauretta Onochie, special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media.Atiku filed the suit before a federal capital territory (FCT) through Mike Ozekhome (SAN), his counsel.Onochie had tweeted that Atiku was on the watch list of security operatives in the United Arab Emirates [...]

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    Two dead, 18 missing as boat capsizes in Lagos

Two dead, 18 missing as boat capsizes in Lagos

A boat conveying more than 20 persons suffered mishap at Egbin, near Ijede in Ikorodu area of Lagos state, on Saturday night.The boat was conveying passengers from Ajah to Egbin when the tragic incident occurred.The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) attributed the incident to overloading. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, chief executive officer of the agency, said two corpses had been recovered while [...]

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    ‘I can’t pick a wrong seat and justify it’ — Soyinka speaks on flight incident

‘I can’t pick a wrong seat and justify it’ — Soyinka speaks on flight incident

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has broken his silence on the incident between him and an airline passenger.Earlier in the week, Tonye Patrick, politician and businessman, had narrated how a young man had asked the scholar to vacate a seat allotted to him on an aircraft.Cole said he was having a conversation with Soyinka when the young man sauntered in, [...]

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    Olowola wins innovative leadership in PR, image management award

Olowola wins innovative leadership in PR, image management award

Meka Olowola, a fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and managing partner of Zenera Consulting, has been conferred with an award for innovative leadership in public relations and image management.Zenera Consulting was also named the outstanding brand management company of the year at the 2019 National Marketing Stakeholders Summit & Brand and Advertising Awards.Commenting on the honours, Olowola said: [...]

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    ‘I have never raped anyone’ — Fatoyinbo breaks silence

‘I have never raped anyone’ — Fatoyinbo breaks silence

Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), says he has never raped anyone in his life.Reacting to the allegation levelled against him by Busola, wife of Timi Dakolo, a Nigerian singer, the pastor said he is innocent.He spoke in a statement shared via his Instagram page."Busola Dakolo, who has made this false allegation and her family attended [...]

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    CYCDI to unveil Solution 17 for SDGs

CYCDI to unveil Solution 17 for SDGs

The Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI) has announced plans to unveil Solution 17, its custom solutions for positively addressing global problems  in Lagos on July 2.The project earned the organisation winner of the United Nations sustainable development goals action awards.The United Nations had recently published solution 17 on its website as "Good Practise, Success Story and Inspiring Breakthrough" that [...]

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    OPL 245: I was pressured to implicate Adoke, says Russian suspect

OPL 245: I was pressured to implicate Adoke, says Russian suspect

Ednan Tofik ogly Agaev, former Russian ambassador to Colombia who is charged with international corruption over the OPL 245 affair, says he was pressured to mention a name in his interrogation by the FBI.In the FBI interview, he named Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, as one of the recipients of the $400 million bribes allegedly paid to government [...]

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    Eunisell gets thumbs-up for N4m payout to NPFL stars Ibrahim, Udoh

Eunisell gets thumbs-up for N4m payout to NPFL stars Ibrahim, Udoh

Eunisell has received plaudits for choosing to reward two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) players rather than one for their goals in the 2018/2019 season. The chemical specialty fluids and production solutions company sponsors the biggest individual award in Nigerian football, The Eunisell Boot. On Friday in Lagos, Nasarawa United’s Sunusi Ibrahim and Akwa United’s Mfon Udoh will each be presented with a [...]

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    VERBATIM: What Sanusi said on Buhari, poverty, subsidies and bankruptcy

VERBATIM: What Sanusi said on Buhari, poverty, subsidies and bankruptcy

Speaking at a workshop organised by the office of the accountant-general of the federation at government house, Kano, on Tuesday, Muhammadu Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, highlighted a wide range of economic issues affecting the country.He praised President Muhammadu Buhari for promising to tackle poverty during his second term in office, but listed a number of obstacles and policy [...]

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    Three reasons to include ice cream in your diet

Three reasons to include ice cream in your diet

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    Guys, this is how to help your partner having premenstrual symptoms

Guys, this is how to help your partner having premenstrual symptoms

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    Nigeria on the verge of bankruptcy with heavy subsidy bills, says Sanusi

Nigeria on the verge of bankruptcy with heavy subsidy bills, says Sanusi

Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano, says Nigeria is on the verge of bankruptcy following "unfavourable economic policies" which would hamper President Muhammadu Buhari's fight against poverty.Speaking at a workshop organised by the office of the accountant-general of the federation at government house, Kano, the emir opposed subsidising petroleum products and electricity tariff.He advised the Buhari administration to take a different [...]

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    Oshiomhole: It’s shameful that Obaseki can’t follow Buhari’s example

Oshiomhole: It’s shameful that Obaseki can’t follow Buhari’s example

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says he expects Godwin Obaski, governor of Edo state, to follow the examples of President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking with state house correspondents during the weekend, the APC chairman accused Obaseki of violating the constitution regarding the inauguration of nine members of the Edo house of assembly.Although he did not mention [...]

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    Osinbajo off to US, to meet Pence

Osinbajo off to US, to meet Pence

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is on his way to the United States, where he is expected to meet Mike Pence, his US counterpart.Laolu Akande, his spokesman, announced this in a statement on Saturday."Ahead of his meeting with the US Vice President in Washington D.C on Wednesday, Professor Osinbajo will be meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday in New [...]

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    Tinubu is the ideal person to succeed Buhari, says Ogunlewe

Tinubu is the ideal person to succeed Buhari, says Ogunlewe

Adeseye Ogunlewe, former minister of works, says Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is the "ideal person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari".In an interview with The Sun, the former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Tinubu has paid his dues and he deserves all the support he needs to get to the number [...]

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