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Iyanuoluwa Sunkanmi is an engineering graduate from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. Iyanuoluwa Sunkanmi is a writer on Kemi Filani News. Writing is something I enjoy doing alongside my Engineering tasks for the day!. You can reach Iyanu Oluwasunkanmi - Tel:+2347061000090 Address: 68 Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

A federal high court in Abuja has declared the activities of Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda bandit groups as acts of terrorism.Taiwo Taiwo, presiding judge, gave the order on an ex parte motion filed by the federal government. Mohammed Abubakar, director of public prosecution (DPP) at the federal ministry of justice, who filed the motion ex-parte, said President Muhammadu Buhari gave approval for his action, of which objective is the proscription of Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda groups and other terrorist groups in the country. In its supporting affidavits, the federal government said security reports have confirmed that the bandit…

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Minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed has faulted the leaked report of the Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry on #EndSARS and cases of police brutality. The panel had in its leaked report indicted the army and police, saying they shot at #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020 and killed several persons in the process. However, the minister, while speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, described the allegations as “tales by moonlight.” Mohammed said the Federal Government had read the report and was well placed to respond. “Without mincing words, let me…

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Ikeja residents have been thrown into panic following reports of gas pipeline leakage in some parts of the Lagos State capita The affected areas include Computer Village, Ikeja Underbridge end of Awolowo Way, Oba Akran axis, Anifowose Street, and Medical Road. l. The Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Army, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Fire Service, Manufacturing Association of Nigeria Fire Department, among others on the ground. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in a statement on Wednesday asked residents to avoid open fire in the affected areas. “Residents around Computer Village, Underbridge Awolowo Way, and Oba Akran axis,…

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One Pastor Ola Ogunfuwa of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and 22 others said to be working with him are among those stuck in the rubble of the 21-storey building which collapsed in the Ikoyi area of Lagos on Monday, November 1, 2021. According to Ogunfuwa’s friend, Emmanuel Omotosho, who is also a pastor in the church, Ogunfuwa was working as a contractor on the building before it collapsed. He said Ogunfuwa is in charge of the Living Water Parish in Ibafo, Ogun State and that he came with 22 other artisans, comprising bricklayers and welders, from Ibafo…

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The compelling story of Olori Sola Adedoyin, the beautiful daughter of Chief Samuel Adedoyin and wife of Oba Francis Olusola Alao, the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oyo State teaches that patience, perseverance, self believe, consistency and prayers are virtues that every human should inculcate in their ways of life. Former City Express bank MD, Olori Sola Adedoyin during an interview recounts how she survived breast cancer after medical doctors had told her that she had no more than four days left to live and asked her to name anything that could make her happy for the few days they believed…

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Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church International is set to dedicate a multi-million dollar structure, Faith Dome, in Maryland, the United States. Located in Maryland, the will serve as headquarters for North and South America. Oyedepo commands one of the largest religious following across the world. Speaking at a service on Sunday, Oyedepo said, “I remember last year we dedicated the sanctuary in Zambia in spite of lockdown. Darkness can’t lock down light, it is not possible. “Darkness can never succeed to lock down light. Thousands of rural churches were being built, then another one being dedicated today…

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A film crew member has died and another was injured after American actor, Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico on Thursday. The film’s director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed, and director Joel Souza, 48, was injured when Baldwin, 63, discharged a prop firearm, the sheriff’s office said in a statement Thursday evening. Souza was taken to the hospital by ambulance and was receiving emergency care, officials said. “There was an accident today on the New Mexico set of Rust involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks,” a…

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A Federal Government’s Independent Investigation Panel (IPP) on the activities of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has ordered the conduct of a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test to ascertain the biological mother of a disputed six-year-old boy, Elijah Tanko. Chairman of the panel, being coordinated by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Justice Suleiman Galadima (retd.), said the test would be conducted by an independent expert to be engaged by the NHRC. The retired Justice of the Supreme Court said the test became necessary because the panel’s members were not satisfied…

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A 14-year-old minor (name withheld), on Wednesday, in a video played during proceedings at an Ikeja Special Offences Court said that Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James alias Baba Ijesha, told her he was her boyfriend. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the video was a taped recording of the child forensic interview conducted on May 15 by Mrs Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode, a child expert and the Executive Director of the Cece Yara Foundation. The video was played during the cross-examination of Ajayi-Kayode by the defence counsel. Mr Babatunde Ogala (SAN). The child, during the interview, described the interaction she had…

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South African Bishop, Archbishop Desmond Tutu is dead. The Bishop passed away at the age of 90 today, October 20, 2021. This was announced by the Bishop of Johannesburg, Stephen Moreo, via his official Twitter handle on Wednesday. Moreo’s account stated, “ATTENTION. The Anglican Diocese of Johannesburg receives now the sad news of the death of our dearest Archbishop Desmond Tutu. “The Most Reverend Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu dies at 90. Official note to be released soon.” Tutu was renowned for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. Between 1985 to 1986 he was the Bishop of Johannesburg…

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Founder of Christ As of Old Ministry, Prophet Ezenwa George Ritabbi also known as Prophet Ritabbi, has recounted how he lost his wife. The prophet had announced to the chagrin of members of the church on October 16 that his wife, Mariel Ritabbi 36 had passed on. He explained hours later that his wife was five months pregnant but had gone into premature labour before her eventual death. He said, “As you know, my wife was pregnant. The pregnancy was five months and three weeks. The water broke around 11.30 in the night. She was taken to the hospital. They…

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Dr. Deji Adeleke, the father of popular Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, otherwise known as Davido, has lost his best friend and very close associate, Sir Adewale Adesoji Adeeyo, OON. It was learned that Sir Eyo had been battling with a protracted illness. Sir Adewale Adesoji Adeeyo, OON, was a very skillful writer, passionate journalist, and social critic, Adeeyo was the publisher and chairman of The Anchor Newspaper and Chairman, Board of Directors of Mortgage Bank. The major cause of his death is still sketchy as of the time of filing this report. Singer Davido is popularly known for his love…

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Popular Yoruba actress, Wumi Toriola has been accused of publicly assaulting her maid and dumping her by the roadside, after forcing her to write an under-taking in a police station. The housemaid, Motunrayo Azeeze said the actress melted the assault on her after she accused her of drugging her son, she said the husband of the actress also called a solider to also beat her up in their home. Her words below; “She asked why I gave the baby drugs without her permission and I apologised for that, but she started accusing me of always drugging her son to make…

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 “It’s not enough that you slept with someone’s one, you were also broadcasting it” Daddy Freeze calls out Prince Kpokpogri after release of audio tape in which he allegedly talked about his sexcapades with dancer, Jane Mena Kemi Filani recalls that in the leaked audio recording, Kpokpogri could be heard telling actress Merit Gold that he has slept with ”Jane” several times and that she is very good in bed. Kpokpogri who spoke in pidgin English also hinted that he and Jane dated for long and each time he thinks of her, he gets an erection. He said he and…

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The many wives of the Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III have taken to their various Instagram pages to celebrate the first-class monarch on his 83rd birthday today. Olori Mojisola Adeyemi prayed in an Instagram post on Friday that her husband would enjoy good health all the days of his life. “Happy birthday to my crown and a living legend his imperial majesty @alaafin_oyo and on this special day may your days be long on earth in good health and happiness with everlasting joy. May the remaining days of your life be the best,” she wrote. In her own…

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The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris has reportedly married a 16-year-old girl from Kano State. Ahmed Idris will be 61 years old in November 2021. It was alleged that the top government official lured the teenager and her parents’ with millions of naira to put up a secret wedding in Kano recently. The development was disclosed to newsmen by a relative of the young girl who identified himself as Nura Bagudu, a resident of Dorawa in Kano State, Naija News reports. According to Bagudu, the girl Husna who recently clocked 16 happens to the daughter of his late aunt.…

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One 25 year old Ebafor and 36 year old Alex died in mysterious circumstances, like a case of money ritual gone wrong, at the same hospital in Igarra, Edo State. An eyewitness told PUNCH thus, “Ebafor [surname withheld] was with his aunty on Monday night drinking around 9 pm when he suddenly started shouting, ‘Ah! see money, plenty, money! Alex you are a bad friend, a bad friend.’ “He started behaving hysterically, so, they were trying to calm him down but he started vomiting blood and that is how he was rushed to the hospital. “They got to the hospital…

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The Olu of Warri His Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse lll has officially announced the disrobing of Chief Ayirimi Emami as Ologbotsere (traditional prime minister) of Warri kingdom. The monarch disclosed during a meeting reportedly with descendants of the Ologbotsere family at his palace in Warri South council area of Delta State today October 5. Chief Brown Mene announced the disrobing of Ayiri on behalf of the Olu of Warri at the meeting. The monarch reportedly instructed the people of Itsekiri nation, especially the Ologbotsere family, to henceforth cease addressing the embattled Chief as Ologbotsere. A video making the rounds on social media showed…

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48-year-old Senegalese-American singer and businessman, Akon, has said he was much happier when he was poor because life is tougher for the rich than the poor.He said this on Monday, October 4, while defending a statement he made in the wake of actor Michael K. Williams’ d*ath in September 2021. The artist had used Williams’ d*ath as proof that the more money some makes, the more problems they accumulate.Speaking in an interview with TMZ, he said, “Nobody can sit there and tell me, that I didn’t go through poverty. I was the young African kid, barefoot and playing soccer in…

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The EFCC has arrested Hafsat Ganduje, the wife of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano over a bribery and land fraud case reported by her son. According to Premium Times, the arrest comes weeks after her failure to honour the anti-graft agency’s invitation. Mrs Ganduje had earlier been invited to report to the EFCC’s Abuja headquarters on September 13, PREMIUM TIMES reported previously. But she did not appear and the EFCC then threatened to arrest her. Sources close to her later said she travelled to the UK at the time to attend the graduation ceremony of her son. Investigators are questioning…

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