Authentic Mogajis Of Ibadan Land Refutes Claims That They Are In Conflict With Gov. Seyi Makinde

Heads of all Ibadan families also known as Authentic Mogajis, have denied a statement made on their behalf that they are in conflict with the Oyo State Governor, Egnr. Seyi Makinde. In the statement signed by Mogaji Moshood Akere, Chairman, Mogaji Jelili Adanla, Co-ordinator, Mogaji Fatai Olanrewaju,Treasurer, Mogaji Abass Oloko, Vice Chairman, Mogaji Adanla Olasomi, Secretary, Mogaji Kosoko and Mogaji Akin Fagbemi, they condemned the pronouncement made by one of their members, emphasising that the group never had any meeting which came up with such a decision. The Statement reads:…

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New NNPC GMD assumes office today

The newly appointed group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, will resume work on Monday, July 8. The corporation said Kyari would take over the reins of the office from the past GMD, Maikanti Baru who retired statutorily on Sunday, July 7. Speaking on Sunday, July 7, in Abuja the spokesperson for the NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu, said a ceremonial hand over would take place on Monday. “Statutorily Dr. Baru retired today (Sunday). Today is a Sunday so we had to move the ceremonial hand over…

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Your refusal to obey the law is encouraging anarchists -Soyinka to Buhari

Professor Wole Soyinka has called on President Muhammadu Buhari “to lead by example by obeying the dictates of the  law, so that other Nigerians can follow suit.” Soyinka made the statement at a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the death of Abiola organised by Women Arise for Change Initiative at MKO Abiola’s graveside in Ikeja, on Sunday. According to the renowned scholar, Buhari’s refusal to obey the law is making a section of the country to think that they are above the law, thereby causing anarchy. The…

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Drug Trafficking: Nigerian man escapes death sentence in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A Nigerian man who was originally sentenced to death for importing about 2kg of drugs was spared the gallows upon appeal because he was found not to know of the presence of the drugs, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs Amrin Amin said in Parliament on Monday (Jul 8). He was responding to a question from Member of Parliament for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Christopher de Souza.  Mr de Souza asked whether there was a need to review the provisions of the Misuse of Drugs Act in light of the Court of Appeal’s judgement…

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