By Richard Akintunde
An Osun State high Court, sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, has sentenced the killers of a 400-Level UNIOSUN student, and his accomplices to death.
A 19-year-old AbdulRafiu Zakariyahu, Yusuf Kareem, Ayuba Ibrahim, Isiaq Yusuf and AbdulKareem Adeoti, have been arraigned in connection with the killing of a student of Microbiology department, Osun State University, Timileyin Sonibare who was in 400-Level before he was killed.
The accused were arraigned on three count charges of conspiracy, murder and misconduct with the corpse of the deceased.
No modern capitalist economy allows its forex management policy to be in the hands of just one man – one man so powerful that he decides who gets the forex and how much. It’s even worse where the one man in question is not only unelected but came directly from one of the country’s commercial banks. And with this immense power, he could only pretend to decide the value of the naira in respect of other currencies.
Of course, it can’t be more bizarre that this is happening in a modern capitalist democracy with the chief banker of the nation overly powerful to be handing forex to whom he pleases. Can’t we, then, understand why rather than our current forex management policy — particularly CBN’s dirty floating of the naira — being pro-investment, pro-economic growth and pro-job creation and anti-poverty, it is the opposite?
Mr Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has taken his campaign for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United States.
Obasanjo, who is the President of Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO), said he was in the United States to solicit support for Buhari’s re-election among Nigerian diasporas and other members of the international community.
Mathew Dadiya, Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed how the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, prayed for him a night before the Saturday Helicopter crash in Kabba, Kogi State. Osinbajo made the revelation on Sunday while giving testimony at the RCCG, City of Grace, Lokoja, Kogi State. According to a statement issued on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo said “On Friday, we went to (RCCG) camp; usually, I attend our Holy Ghost service. We came in very late from Akwa Ibom State. In fact, we arrived just in time for the grace at the end of the service. “Thereafter, our daddy in the Lord, (G.O) Pastor Adeboye, wanted to speak to me. He asked me how things were going on, the campaign activities and all that, and I explained everything; what I was doing on the campaign trail and all of that, some of the challenges. “He then said, I am going to pray for you. He said a
Ahead of the February 16 presidential election, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has cautioned Nigerians not to cast their votes for those he described as ‘thieves’ whose main agenda, he said, was to come back and plunder the country blind.
Osinbajo, who said that the electoral promises of the opposition party are mere lies, reiterated that Nigerians should reject the party and the people who looted the nation’s treasury for 16 years and reelect President Muhammadu Buhari.
Madagali, Shuwa, Michika, Gulak and Baza towns in Adamawa State have fallen to Boko Haram insurgents again, SaharaReporters can report.
SaharaReporters learnt that Boko Haram fighters overran the towns on Monday evening in their droves, chanting "Allahu Akbar", and are currently advancing to Michika in a similar style to how they captured the area in August 2014.
The Lagos State House of Assembly may have ‘chickened out’ of the plan to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, following public outcry and condemnation of the move by Nigerians.
The decision to jettison the planned impeachment was as a result of pressures from the Presidency, majority of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders, especially in Lagos and the intervention of some Southwest governors, who expressed concern over the timing of the impeachment and its possible consequences.
As at yesterday, more are still condemning the move, even among the opposition parties who described the lawmakers’ action as not only ridiculous to democracy, but also servitude to their master and National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN, over the failure to disclose specific names and details of contractors and companies that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any projects from 1999 to 2018.
In the suit number FHC/L/CS/105/19 filed last week at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos,