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Irate youths set Osun monarch’s palace ablaze

The Palace of Aree of Iree in Boripe North Local Council Development Area of Osun State, was on Thursday evening, vandalised and set on fire by angry youths in the town.   The palace was said to have been burnt by youths who were not pleased about the arrest of …

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10 countries to participate in Calabar Carnival, says Commissioner

No fewer than 10 countries are expected to participate in the 2022 Annual Calabar Carnival, according to  Mr Eric Anderson, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Development, Cross River State. He said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that after a two-year break caused by …

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FIFA honours Nigerian journalist Kunle Solaja for covering nine World Cups

Mr. Kunle Solaja, Nigerian journalist and publisher of Sports Village Square, has been honoured by FIFA, in collaboration with the International Sports Press Association (AIPS), for his coverage of nine World Cup tournaments.  The ace sports journalist was celebrated alongside 81 others in a ceremony held in Doha, Qatar, on …

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INEC boss visits burnt Abeokuta office

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Tuesday visited Abeokuta, Ogun State.   While addressing journalists at the scene of the burnt INEC office in Abeokuta South Local Government, Yakubu said he was in the state to further assess the extent of damage done to …

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2022: National Merit Award has no winner

The 2022 edition of the Nigerian National Order of Merit, NNOM, has no winner as the organisers, the Nigerian National Merit Award, said all the 32 candidates nominated for the award did not qualify.   The chairman, Nigerian National Merit Award Governing Board, Prof. Shakarau Yakubu Aku, who disclosed this …

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Police confirm arrest of 10 suspects, recovery of weapons after NURTW rampage in Osun

The Osun State Police Command on Monday disclosed that it has arrested ten persons in connection with the disruption of law and order in Osogbo while trying to take control of motor parks.   Hoodlums had earlier went  on a rampage across Osogbo, shooting sporadically into the air and attacking …

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Attacks on our facilities won’t stop 2023 poll – INEC Chairman

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the recent attacks on its facilities will not stop the conduct of the 2023 general election. INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu said this when he received a delegation from the Africa Union Special Pre-Electoral Political Mission led by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on Monday …

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Yuletide: NSCDC begins retraining of private guards

  Ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has commenced a retraining of private Guards in observation, skills, memory and surveillance in Abuja.   Head of the Department of Private Guards Company (PGC) of NSCDC FCT Command, Tijani Usman said the retraining …

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$15.4b lost to oil production shortfalls in 2022

Nigeria’s oil production averaged 1.34 million barrels per day in the first 10 months of 2022 against the 2022 Budget benchmark of 1.88 million barrels per day, costing the nation about 161.58 million barrels in lost production. At an average crude oil price of $95 per barrel, it means the …

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Adeleke sacks 12,000 workers, dethrones three monarchs

Osun Governor Senator Ademola Adeleke has sacked 12,000 workers with immediate effect, The Nation reported.   The Governor also nullified the appointment of 30 Permanent Secretaries and suspended the chairman and members of Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC).   The governor had earlier reported that the governor has also …

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