New ISWAP leader beheads five rebel commanders, silences clerical tones

The new leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP, Lawan Abubakar, otherwise called Ba Lawan, is moving rapidly to consolidate his position, by executing five Shura council members (the supreme leadership council of the terrorist group) including the erstwhile leader of the group Abu Abdullahi Umar Al Barnawi, also called Ba Idrisa, authoritative sources familiar with developments around the group said Sunday in Diffa and Maiduguri. “It is by far the most bloody and extensive move in the history of the group to behead its leadership crop in…

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Timipre Sylva Raises Alarm, says Sacked Bayelsa Deputy Governor Contemplating Suicide

Two weeks after the governor-elect of Bayelsa state, David Lyon, and his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo were sacked from office, Timipre Sylva, the minister of state for petroleum resources, said the deputy governor-elect wants to take his own life. Sylva while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Monday, March 2, explained that Degi-Eremienyo, is on the verge of taking his life following the Supreme Court judgement on allegations of his certificates submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The minister went on to describe the apex court’s ruling…

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Royal Tussle as Agbowu Drags Oluwo to Court for Assault

The Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Dhikirullahi Akinropo, has sued the Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrosheed Akanbi, for allegedly assaulting him. The suit was filed at an Osun State High Court with the aggrieved monarch demanding N100 million. Mr Akinropo in the writ of summons dated February 27, by his counsel, Soji Oyetayo, also asked for perpetual injunction restraining Mr Akanbi and his “agents’ from committing further assault on him. Apart from the N100 million sought, Mr Akinropo also asked the court to award N1 million against Mr Akanbi as cost of hiring…

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