Woman Suspended By Church Elders For Buying New Vehicle While Pastor Drives ‘Tokunbo’ Car

A Twitter user @vivsaintlaurent has shared the story of how her mum’s friend was summoned by church elders because she bought a new car while the pastor drives a second-hand one. Read the full story below: My mum’s mate bought herself a new car & the elders in church summoned her for a meeting saying it looks bad she has a new car and the pastor is driving a second-hand car my mom’s friend was summoned for a meeting after she gave testimony about successfully purchasing land in Nigeria. The…

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Only Unity Among the Yoruba Can Ensure Collective Growth – Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has said that the Yoruba people must remain united if they hope to achieve the much-desired growth in the South West. The Governor, who was represented at the public presentation of an autobiography titled Awo, by his Deputy, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, said that without unity there cannot be development. The book was translated by to Yoruba by Mr. Alao Adedayo, the Publisher of Alaroye Newspaper. The Governor, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, decried the security challenges in…

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Only Unity Among the Yoruba Can Ensure Collective Growth – Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has said that the Yoruba people must remain united if they hope to achieve the much-desired growth in the South West. The Governor, who was represented at the public presentation of an autobiography titled Awo, by his Deputy, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, said that without unity there cannot be development. The book was translated by to Yoruba by Mr. Alao Adedayo, the Publisher of Alaroye Newspaper. The Governor, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, decried the security challenges in…

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Gana: Using Sports as a tool to re-engineer the NSCDC

A civil society organization, Centre for Media Advocacy (CMA) has applauded and commended the management of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), under the leadership of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, for using sports to re-engineer the mental and physical well-being of the men and officers for better and enhanced productivity and focus on the task ahead in safeguarding the nation. In a press release signed by Comrade Sule Inuwa, Executive Director (Research) and Comrade Gabriel Gwajime, Director (Media), respectively, the organization noted that sports promotes the physical health and…

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Sweden Ranks Highest As EU’s Most Innovative Country

The European Commission has published its 2019 European Innovation Scoreboard today which shows that the EU’s innovation perfomance has been improving for four years in a row. The scoreboard places EU countries into four innovation categories – innovation leaders, strong innovators, moderate innovators and modest innovators.  With a score of 147.74. Swedenhas been named the EU’s innovation leader, followed by Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands. Bulgaria and Romania had the lowest scores with 48.72 and 34.13 respectively. On average, the EU’s innovation performance has increased 8.8 percent since 2011 and at global level,…

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Exclusive -$1.3bn Malabu Scandal: Russian Middleman’s Shocking Turnaround, Says Jonathan, Others, Did Not Demand Bribe

Former Russian Diplomat, Ednan Agaev was the first of the defendants in the OPL 245 trial to take the stand in a crowded courtroom yesterday in Milan, Italy. Opening his defence, Agaev explained that he started his career for the Soviet Union Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he was a senior official for arms control, took part in nuclear arms negotiations, was a senior official at the UN and Ambassador for Russia to Columbia. From Court updates monitired by Paparazzi Magazine, Agaev then said knew former President Obasanjo for the…

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Oyo Governor appoints Special Adviser on Strategy and Political Matters

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has named Babatunde Oduyoye as his Special Adviser on Strategy and Political Matters.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new appointee is a former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives.He represented Ibadan North-West/South-West Federal Constituency in the Green chamber between 1999 and 2007.A statement issued by Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Makinde, on Wednesday stated that the appointment was sequel to the approval granted the governor by the Oyo State House of Assembly for the appointment of 12 Special…

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Southwest Governors, Ooni, Alaafin, other Yoruba leaders meet in Oyo over Insecurity

Southwest governors, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III and other Yoruba Leaders of Thought will meet tomorrow in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to deliberate on the spate of insecurity in the region. The organiser of the event, the Publisher of Alaroye, Mr. Alao Adedayo, in a statement yesterday, said the event is being coordinated by Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, daughter of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, and Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the Netherlands. The statement said the meeting is…

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Nigeria Needs to Be Less Dependent On Oil, Gas – EU

The Head of Trade and Economics Section of the EU Delegation, Mr. Filippo Amato, has said Nigeria needs to depend less on revenue from exporting oil and gas products. In an interview with Daily Trust, Mr. Amato said the Nigerian economy has not changed much over the past five years, and that effort need to made towards diversifying the country’s export base. “It is not a mystery that Nigeria’s economy follows the trend of the international crude oil market. In this respect, I have not seen much change in the…

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Bill Cosby appeals 2018 sex misconduct conviction

Bill Cosby’s lawyers  has formally appealed his conviction for drugging and sexually attacking a former friend at his home near Philadelphia 15 years ago, citing what they called errors in legal procedure that allowed trial testimony and evidence the defence contends should have been excluded. Attorneys for the once-beloved American actor and comedian, star of the hit television sitcom “The Cosby Show,” urged the appellate-level Pennsylvania Superior Court to either throw out his 2018 guilty verdict altogether or grant him a new trial. The 348-page appeal asserts that Cosby, 81,…

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