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Latest News / Politics - 2019-04-23 14:46:11

Buhari failed on security, says Soyinka

Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for his “slow response” in dealing with the terror caused by Fulani herdsmen across many parts of Nigeria. He said Buhari has failed on the security threat posed by herdsmen, adding that he was repeating the mistakes of his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, in not dealing with the Boko Haram menace in a timely and adequate fashion. “The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny”, he said. Soyinka appeared on the BBC’s Hardtalk programme on Monday and anchored by Zeinab Badawi. Read Also: Why Buhari is yet to act on NJC’s recommendation Reacting to Badawi’s question that he backed Buhari in 2015 describing the ex-army general as a “reformed democrat”, Soyinka said Buhari “won by default” in 2015 because it was difficult to back Jonathan and which meant supporting a continuation of the corruption associated with that regime.  Nigerians were caught “between the devil and the deep blue sea”. Soyinka criticized Jonathan’s ineffective response to Boko Haram, but placing the blame for failing to nip the problem in the bud at the feet of Olusegun Obasanjo, who was president from 1999 to 2007. He said; “Obasanjo contributed to the emergence of Boko Haram by not preventing the first governor in one of the n...

Latest News / Local - 2019-04-23 14:37:34

PDP rejects inclusion of Justice Oyewole in Osun guber election appeal panel

The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the inclusion of Justice Joseph Oyewole as member of the Osun State governorship election appeal tribunal. According to the PDP, Justice Oyewole has strong connections with the All Progressives Congress (APC), which is an interested party in the case under appeal. At a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the main opposition party said it has petitioned the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa. The PDP had stated in the petition that there was clear likelihood of Justice Oyewole being bias against its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke and his party, PDP. The election petition tribunal had earlier voided the election of Mr. Gboyega Oyetola of the APC who won the 2018 Osun governorship poll and ordered the immediate swearing-in of Adeleke as winner of the election. Other grounds on which the PDP rejected Justice Oyewole’s inclusion in the appeal panel, as stated by Ologbondiyan are: “Hon. Justice Oyewole (JCA) is an indigene of Osun state and he had served as a High Court Judge of Lagos state and had thus served under the administration of Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, (the national leader of the APC) while he (Tinubu) was the g...

Latest News / Local - 2019-04-23 14:23:36

I don’t know why I killed my wife – Suspect

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Tuesday ordered that a 30-year-old farmer, Danjuma Bisalla be remanded in prison custody for allegedly killing his wife. According to NAN, the Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Bello Mohammed, told the court that the defendant, a resident of Uddu Village in Rijau Local Government area was arrested on April 11. […] I don’t know why I killed my wife – Suspect

Latest News / Local - 2019-04-23 14:23:33

Abdulrazaq mourns death of GM National Theatre, Stella Oyedepo

Kwara State Governor-elect AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has condoled with Dr Hezekiah Oyedepo over the death of his wife, Stella. Dr Oyedepo is a prominent leader of the All Progressives Congress in Kwara state Mallam Abdulrazaq described the death of Stella who was the General Manager of the National Theatre before the demise as one loss too many to the state and Nigeria as a whole. Dr Stella, a renowned playwright and an authority on Nigerian culture and traditions, was until her death in an auto crash late Monday the General Manager of the country’s foremost cultural centre. “We are devastated by the sudden death of this Amazon who had not only served our state meritoriously as executive director of the Kwara State Council for Arts and Culture but was on a national assignment to revive the iconic national theatre, Iganmu,” according to a statement by AbdulRazaq’s media aide, Rafiu Ajakaye. “The development is sad and devastating but I urge the family to take solace in the eventful life of the deceased who was known for her sterling record as an authority in her field,” according to the statement. “I pray the Almighty God to repose her soul and comfort the family. My special condolences go to the elder statesman Dr Hezekiah, the widower, who...

Latest News / Local - 2019-04-23 14:09:33

Obaseki assures Edo youths of opportunities in creative industry

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has assured ample opportunity for youths in the creative industry with the Edo film and TV village as well as the Edo Innovation Hub, which are initiatives to boost productivity and meaningfully engage the state’s teeming youth population. The governor said this in commemoration of the World Creativity and Innovation Day marked by the United Nations (UN), every April 21. The governor said the state government was creating structures in the state to exploit the economic benefits of Nigeria’s booming creative industry and also the deployment of innovation in science and technology to change lives and solve society’s most pressing problems. According to him, “As we mark the World Creativity and Innovation Day, the state government is assuring of its commitment to the Edo Film and Television Village, an initiative to exploit the creative energies of our youths and give them the opportunity to create wealth through their talent.” He said that the Film and Television village will tap talents in film, television, other audiovisual products in the performing arts, new media and publishing to boost the state’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP). Read Also: Obaseki: Leader who foresees the tuture He added that provision for the construction of the site for...

Latest News / Local - 2019-04-23 14:02:07

Lagos guber: I’m confident of victory at tribunal – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday said that he was confident of victory at the Lagos State Gubernatorial Electoral Petition Tribunal. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sanwo-Olu expressed the optimism when he came to the tribunal sitting at the Ikeja High Court Complex, to sign a response to two petitions […] Lagos guber: I’m confident of victory at tribunal – Sanwo-Olu

Latest News / Local - 2019-04-23 13:58:30

Police arrests nine suspected murderers, two cultists in Cross River

The Police command in Cross River State has arrested nine (9) suspected murderers and two cultists in the State. DAILY POST gathered that at Edor Village in Ikom local government area, a gang of three, Akong Francis Akong (M) 55, Osim Ajom (M) 43 and Sunday Ebase (M) 24 were arrested for beating and killing […] Police arrests nine suspected murderers, two cultists in Cross River

Latest News / Local - 2019-04-23 13:45:38

World’s first malaria vaccine launched in Malawi

"Thirty years in the making, RTS,S is the first and to date the only, vaccine that has demonstrated it can significantly reduce malaria in children." The post World’s first malaria vaccine launched in Malawi appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Latest News / Local - 2019-04-23 13:43:52

Daddy Freeze Attacks Apostle Suleman For Buying Private Jet

The Private Jet acquired by the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, is causing ripples as controversial founder of Free Nation movement, Daddy Freeze has attacked the Edo born preacher. Suleman recently acquired a private jet to aid his gospel ministry. This was disclosed by the Omega Fire Ministries International, Dubai branch on its Facebook page. The church, after posting several pictures of the jet on Facebook, congratulated Suleman for the new jet, which it said was for the propagation of the gospel of Christ to all nations. It said: “Join us as we congratulate our Father, the Restoration Apostle, God’s General, God’s own Oracle, A dispensation of our time, The Lion Of Africa, Apostle Johnson Suleman on his brand new private jet for the propagation of the Gospel of Christ to Nations of the World with his undiluted word of power, signs, wonders, deliverance, healing & restoration and the Prophetic. “He has paid his dues. As you rejoice with him, whatever you are believing God for shall manifest in a hurry! Daddy Sir, you belong to the air, keep soaring.” Reacting to the report of Suleman acquiring a private jet, Freeze challenged the preacher to name the number of poor people in his ministry he had helped. He said helping the...

Latest News / Local - 2019-04-23 13:39:49

ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

The bombings were intended as retaliation for last month’s attack against Muslims in New Zealand, the Sri Lankan deputy defence minister said. The post ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.