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Buhari, Atiku, Ishaku others mourn as ‘Mama Taraba’ dies at 61
Life, News, Nigeria

Buhari, Atiku, Ishaku others mourn as ‘Mama Taraba’ dies at 61

President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar were among leaders that on Friday mourned the death of former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan. Senator Al-Hassan, fondly called ‘Mama Taraba,’ who represented Taraba North in the 7th Senate, died yesterday in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt, aged 61. Buhari described her death as a national loss. According to a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President was deeply saddened by the death of the woman activist, who was popularly called ‘Mama Taraba’. The Nigerian Mission in Cairo, Egypt, announced the passing of the former minister and Senator. Reacting to the development, Buhari said “the demise of the notabl...
Sports Minister Petitions IG Over Alleged Fake News
Communication, News, Nigeria, Youths

Sports Minister Petitions IG Over Alleged Fake News

Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to investigate Sylvanus Ofekun for alleged criminal defamation and incitement capable of threatening national security. The petition, submitted to the IGP on February 16, alleged that Ofekun, with the moniker “Sleeky Sly” on social media, accused the minister of daily benefitting from Lagos Concession Company (LCC), operator of the Lekki Tollgate, which has been at the centre of the #EndSARS protests. The petition reads: “Our client was surprised when Mr. Sylvanus Ofokun, also known as Sleeky Sly, published unfounded and baseless allegations of corruption against our client through direct reference and innuendo. “Mr. Ofekun is a sports journalist who currently plies his trade wit...