Cause of Adeleke’s death still unknown –Brother

Why I was attacked at Adeleke’s funeral –Aregbesola’s aide   Cause of the death of first civilian Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, is not yet known until the report of autopsy conducted on his body is released. His immediate younger brother, Dr. Deji Adeleke, disclosed this yesterday at a conference held at the late politician’s country home in Ede. Deji appealed to journalists, especially online media, to stop attributing his brother’s death to a yet-to-be established fact. He said: “The cause of the death of my brother is…

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Ooni: Traditional ruler, Ife indigenes berate Akiolu

Less than 24 hours after the video of Oba of Lagos, Riliwanu Akiolu, rejecting the greetings of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, went viral on social media, Yorubal traditional ruler and prominent indigenes of Ile-Ife have criticised Oba Akiolu. Those who spoke on the issue described his Akiolu’s action as bellow expectation of a royal father. According to them, it is capable of sparking crisis. The Orangun of Oke-Ila, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, yesterday described the development as unexpected. He said the position of Ooni stood out among…

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I’ll kill 200 people if Buhari dies –Policeman

We’re investigating it – FPRO   A policeman, Inusa Saidu Biu, has allegedly threatened to kill 200 people in case President Muhammadu Buhari dies. Biu, who hails from Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, issued the threat on his Facebook wall. The policeman alleged that the President was earlier poisoned but was saved by God. Biu described Buhari as a cat with nine lives. “After they poisoned him, God did not allow him to die, Buhari, the cat with nine lives. Now they want you to resign so that…

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Borishade, ex-minister, dies at 71

Former Minister of Education, Babalola Borishade, has died at 71. He died in London yesterday during a brief illness. He was initially rushed to Reddington Hospital in Lagos last week from where he was taken to London. The cause of death, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), was lung and heart-related. Borishade was born at Usi-Ekiti on March 7, 1946 into the Ebi Ilotin family. He served as a minister for four times, between 1999 and 2011. The electrical engineer was also a teacher and a political strategist….

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Save us from land grabbers, community begs Ambode

Residents of Imoke village in Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State have appealed to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, to save them from suspected land grabbers, encroaching on their land. At a protest held at the palace of the traditional ruler of Ibejuland, Oba Rafiu Salami, the villagers wielded placards, some of which read: “SOS, leave our land for us,” “Your Excellency, save our soul in Imokeland, Ibeju Lekki” and “Imokeland of our ancestors, keep off.’’ Speaking on behalf of his people, the Baale of Imoke, Chief Omotayo Adeboye, commended Ambode for…

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Fayose’s aide, Lere Olayinka, buries mum Friday

Remains of Mrs. Rachael Ibijola Olayinka- Tenibiaje, who died on February 2, will be interred on Friday at Okemesi Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State. She is the mother of Mr. Lere Olayinka, the Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media to Governor Ayodele Fayose. Olayinka said in a statement yesterday that the burial ceremony would commence today with the body leaving Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti at 10 a.m. He said: “Lying-in-state will commence at the Tenibiaje family house at Ile-Odofin, Okemesi Ekiti…

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Nigerian, nine foreigners held for oil theft

Nigerian Navy said it had nabbed 10 suspected oil thieves on board MT Tecne Vessel in Delta State. The Commander of Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta, Commodore Ibrahim Dewu, disclosed while parading the suspects at Focados River, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State yesterday. The suspects are one Nigerian, three Ghanaians, two Pakistanis, two Ukrainians, one Indonesian and one Beninese. Dewu, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that the suspects were caught in the early hours of Tuesday while siphoning crude oil into the vessel from…

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