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Baba Ijesha Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault
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Baba Ijesha Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault

Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences convicted the actor in a two-hour court judgement on Thursday. Baba Ijesha was convicted on the charges of attempted sexual assault, sexual assault by penetration, and molestation of the minor. see also: Baba Ijesha to Arraigned in Court Today Over Alleged Molestation But the defendant was only prosecuted for counts one and six, which were sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault as the trial failed to find him guilty of all the charges against him. Taiwo then convicted the actor to 16 years imprisonment after the offences of the actor...
Peter Obi Chooses Datti Baba-Ahmed as Running Mate
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Peter Obi Chooses Datti Baba-Ahmed as Running Mate

Presidential candidate, Peter Obi chooses Senator Yusuf Datti Baba Ahmed as his running mate for the upcoming 2023 election. Senator Yusuf Datti Baba Ahmed served in the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007 and represented Kaduna North as senator from 2011 to 2015. see also:Peter Obi – How I will Better My Achievements In Anambra As President The 46-year-old is the founder and chancellor of Baze University and Baba Ahmed University respectively. Barely 24 hours after Doyin Okupe stepped down as Vice-President to Peter Obi, Baba Ahmed was announced as the new Vice-President to represent the Labour Party. The announcement was made at the party’s secretariat in Abuja on Friday. source: The Nation
Distress as Fire Razes Tank Farm In Warri
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Distress as Fire Razes Tank Farm In Warri

The fire outbreak at the tank farm of Matrix Energy Ltd left the people of Warri in distress on the evening of Friday. African News Today received reports that a massive explosion accompanied by a wildfire outbreak had occurred in the tank farm of Matrix Energy. The smashing explosion distorted Ifiekporo, Ubeji, and other close-by communities. see also: Eleven Newborn Babies Die In Senegal Hospital Fire A video of the incident was received by African News Today. At the time of filing this report, the cause of the outbreak is yet unknown, But it was speculated that the outbreak was caused by loading activities on the tank farm. Firefighters were said to be on the scene to put out the fire that encroached on the tank farm. The chairman of Warri South Local Government A...
OPEC Secretary-General Muhammad Barkindo Just Confirmed Dead
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OPEC Secretary-General Muhammad Barkindo Just Confirmed Dead

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) secretary-general, Muhammad Barkindo has reportedly been confirmed dead. Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director(GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company ( NNPC) broke the news via his Twitter page on Wednesday morning. He confirmed that Muhammad Barkindo died on Tuesday at about 11 pm. see also: NNPC Fails To Account For 107 Million Barrels Of Crude, – Auditor General The Group Managing Director of NNPC tweeted “We lost our esteemed Dr. Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo. He died at about 11 pm yesterday, 5th July 2022". He also noted that the burial arrangements of the late 63-year-old would be disclosed soon. “Certainly a great loss to his immediate family, the NNPC, our country Nigeria, the OPEC, and the global en...
Buhari Orders Conditional Lifting Of Ban On Twitter
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Buhari Orders Conditional Lifting Of Ban On Twitter

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday, said he had directed a conditional lifting of the ban placed on the operations of the microblogging site, Twitter, in Nigeria in June. Buhari disclosed this in his nationwide broadcast to Nigerians to mark the nation’s 61st independence. He described the social media as a very useful platform but regretted that some users have misused the platform to organise, coordinate, and execute criminal activities, propagate fake news, and promote ethnic and religious sentiments. The President said, “Social media is a very useful platform that has enabled millions of Nigerians to connect with loved ones, promote their businesses, socialise, and access news and other information. “However, recent events have shown that the p...
Sunday Igboho’s Hearing Adjourned Till Monday Says Beninese Lawyer
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Sunday Igboho’s Hearing Adjourned Till Monday Says Beninese Lawyer

The hearing of the charges brought against Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho, till Monday, 26 July, by the Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic. His Beninese lawyer, Rafael Huvehnou, confirmed this in a chat with SaharaReporters, noting that will remain in police custody till the said date. Huvehnou said if Igboho is found guilty, he will be sanctioned accordingly but if otherwise, he will be set free. He said, “I have to respect the secret of instruction but what I can tell you is that his wife has been released since she has not committed any offence and there’s no complaint whatsoever against her. Also, her passport has been returned to her but Igboho will remain in police custody till Monday, 26th of July. “If he is found guilty of the charges ...
BREAKING: Court Ruling has Vindicated Me – Ex-Finance Minister Adeosun
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BREAKING: Court Ruling has Vindicated Me – Ex-Finance Minister Adeosun

A former Minister of Finance Mrs. Kemi Adeosun said she has been vindicated by a Federal High Court in Abuja. She however admitted that she had traumatic spell on the certificate forgery allegation against her. She said the judgement of Justice Taiwo Taiwo was not only a personal victory for her but for all Nigerians in the Diaspora. She said she will take further steps at the appropriate time to protect her reputation. Following allegation of presenting a forged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate to the Department of State Services (DSS) and the National Assembly for clearance, the ex-Minister on September 14, 2018 resigned her appointment But she engaged lawyers to fight her battle in a Federal High Court, Abuja. The court on Wednesday said the ex-Minister ...
BREAKING: JAMB Commences Release of 2021 UTME Results
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BREAKING: JAMB Commences Release of 2021 UTME Results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) on Friday released results of candidates who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Saturday, 19th and Tuesday, 22 June 2021. The board added the result for subsequent days would be released daily. The board stated these in a statement by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Friday morning. It directed candidates to check their results by sending UTMERESULT to 55019 through the GSM number used by each candidate to obtain profile code and UTME registration with the board and their results would be relayed to them. The statement reads: “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of candidates who sat in more than 720 CBT centres for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matricu...
INEC Fixes Ekiti, Osun Guber Polls For June 18, July 16 2022
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INEC Fixes Ekiti, Osun Guber Polls For June 18, July 16 2022

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Ekiti and Osun Governorship elections for Saturday June 18 and Saturday July 16 2022 respectively. The Commission made the announcement in Abuja on Wednesday. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said the detailed timetable and schedule of activities for the elections have been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms. Details shortly…  
BREAKING: Police Council Confirms Baba as IGP
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BREAKING: Police Council Confirms Baba as IGP

The Police Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has confirmed Usman Alkali Baba as Inspector General of Police (IGP). Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the meeting, said Baba was unanimously confirmed. President Buhari had on April 6, appointed Baba as acting Inspector General of Police.