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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

The pastor of Divine Light Prophetic Mission in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, Pastor Daniel Obasi, has died after his two-storey building under construction collapsed while he was inside.The unfortunate incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, July 20, 2021, just a day after the construction workers took a break to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir. It was gathered that the 55-year-old father-of-5 was trapped after the building collapsed on him. His body was later recovered from the rubble by emergency responders and handed over to Isawo Division Police.Confirming the incident, Lagos State Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye said the landlord was…

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The Federal Government has claimed that Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, is working towards fleeing Nigeria, after being placed on the stop-list in order to facilitate his arrest. In the security circle, a person whose name is on the stop-list is denied all constitutional rights and privileges a citizen is entitled to. The Federal Government’s directive against Igboho was contained in a letter by the Nigeria Immigration Service dated July 9, 2021, addressed to the Director General, Department of State Services, the Inspector General of Police and the DG, National Intelligence Agency. The activist, a spearhead of…

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The Senate on Wednesday, July 14, said that the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has established a centre for artificial intelligence and robotics to deploy the use of robots and artificial intelligence in combating crime and criminality in Nigeria.The Senate stated this during the consideration of a report on ‘the spate of growing insecurity in Nigeria. The report was submitted by the Joint Committee on Legislative Compliance and Communications. The Chairman of the Joint Committee, Senator Adelere Adeyemi Oriolowo (APC, Osun West), in his presentation, said there were programmes and projects by the Ministry and its agencies to support…

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Philip Udala, Chairman of Udala Football Club in Anambra State, is dead.The billionaire was m*rdered on Wednesday, July 14, by unknown gunmen, who ambushed his convoy at Eke-Agu Market junction in Abatete, Idemili North LGA of the state.According to reports, the attackers initially hit a police facility in the area and were fleeing the scene when they ran into Udala’s convoy.They reportedly opened fire on his convoy, k*lling all occupants of the two vehicles before setting it ablaze, with the deceased still inside. Philip, his security detail and Godsent Eriobu, the manager of Udala FC, were among those k*lled.

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Following the increasing number of students that have tested positive to the deadly COVID-19, management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has ordered students to vacate hostels on campus. There were fears in the university community on Tuesday after about 20 of the university students contracted the disease. The development led the school management to convey an emergency Senate meeting on Wednesday. In a statement issued after the meeting, the Senate said the students who tested positive for the disease, are being treated, and contact tracing already in place. “The situation is, indeed, worrisome especially noting the reluctance of the…

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A clash between some military officers and union members and traders at the Aguiyi Ironsi International Trade Centre, in the Paramo area of Ladipo Market, Lagos State, on Tuesday had led to the death of one businessman, identified only as Felix, aka Tiger, and two other yet-to-be-identified traders. According to reports, the clash happened after a military officer and his orderly visited the market on Tuesday to change the spare part he bought from a trader. On their way out, some union members, who were at the entrance of the market, reportedly demanded payment of N200 from them for gate pass.…

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday arraigned Omosebi Fred Adeola before Justice A.O Otaluka of the Federal High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja on an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy, abuse of office and diversion of funds to the tune of N15,619,000.Adeola, a Pastor of the Adventist Church and Country Director of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency of Nigeria, allegedly diverted the Church’s relief funds for personal use, including paying for his Ph.D programme in Babcock University and illegally enlisted his wife on the Church’s payroll. The pastor, who was an employee and the Country Director…

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Nollywood actress Linda Osifo has explained why most women in the movie industry are seemingly more successful than their male colleagues.Speaking during an interview with (Dr.) Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbing Minds, the actress noted women in the industry are open to more avenues of making extra incomes than males.According to her, different brands from wigs, clothing, skincare and so on, sign up these actresses for ambassadorial deals, opportunities which are rarely made available to the actors. “As a woman compared to a man I have more options to get more jobs than a man. I can advertise hair, wigs, shoes…

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The World Health Organisation has raised an alarm on the increase of COVID-19 deaths after 10 weeks of decline. Tedros Adhanom, WHO Director General disclosed this at a media briefing on COVID-19 held on Monday in Geneva. Adhanom noted that the increase in COVID-19 deaths is evident in five of the six WHO regions. “Last week marked the fourth consecutive week of increasing cases of COVID-19 globally, with increases recorded in all but one of WHO’s six regions. And after 10 weeks of declines, deaths are increasing again,” Adhanom said. He added that the spike in COVID-19 death and cases…

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Henceforth all the public and civil servants in Osun state must now wear Adire to work every Thursday as instructed in a new directive by the Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola. The governor, who launched mass production, promotion, and marketing of Adire Osun, also declared every Thursday of the week ‘Adire Osun Day’. This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan, titled, ‘Osun Int’l Fashion Week: Oyetola launches mass production of Adire Osun …declares every Thursday Adire Osun Day’. Oyetola said Adire is indigenous to Osun and that it…

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Chidinma Ojukwu, the University of Lagos student who allegedly murdered SuperTV CEO, Usifo Ataga in a new twist has claimed that the late CEO was having marital crisis and only stayed in his marriage because of his kids. The 21-year-old in a new interview with Crime Fighters revealed that Ataga that the Super TV CEO was having issues with his wife and was not in a happy marriage, as it was more of catering for his kids. She also described the deceased as someone who gets angry easily and was always busy. Ojukwu, however, denied having N10m in her account,…

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The Federal government has said that all airline operators in the country must refund the full cost of travel tickets to passengers after a two-hour delay.Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known on Thursday at the weekly State House Briefing in Aso Villa, Abuja. He read some of the rights of aviation passengers at the briefing and charged them to demand their rights whenever they are being trampled upon by airlines. “On domestic flights, delay beyond one hour, carrier should provide refreshment, and one telephone call, or one SMS, or one e-mail. They should send you an SMS or…

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The founder of One Love Family, Sat Guru Maharaj ji, has described himself as the spiritual father of Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.Speaking exclusively to SaharaReporters, the founder of One Love Family said the activist wasn’t arrested at his residence. Describing himself as the spiritual father of Igboho, Maharaj said the Yoruba agitator can’t be compared with “Nnamdi Kanu who has a radio station telling people to fight and fight.”  “Everybody has right to present themselves, you can’t compare Ighoho with Nnamdi Kanu who has a radio station telling the people to fight and…

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Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, says the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme should be a two-year programme so that corps members can undergo military training.Speaking during a programme on Channels Television on Wednesday, the Taraba governor said at the end of the military training, ex-corps members would be able to carry guns to defend themselves.He noted that since the government cannot provide adequate security, citizens should be engaged to protect themselves. “If you leave me, the NYSC, I will say it should be two years — one year for compulsory military training and the other year for the…

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The Niger Delta University, Bayelsa has indefinitely been shut down by its management following protest over the introduction of uniforms for undergraduates. Kemi Filani reports that the unrest began after the institution instructed that students of each faculty should dress in a particular uniform to differentiate them from the others. Registrar of the institution Benjamin Joffa in a statement on Wednesday said, “Following the on-going unrest in the university. I am directed to inform the general public and the university community that academic activities have been suspended indefinitely with immediate effect. “Consequently, all students are directed to vacate the university…

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, founder and president of Christ Embassy church is set to hold a three day healing programme ‘Healing Streams With Pastor Chris’ from Friday, July 9 will run through the weekend till Sunday, July 11. Interestingly, Oyakhilome’s healing programme coincides with the funeral of founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations Prophet T. B. Joshua whose week-long funeral began on Monday. His remains will be laid to the earth on July 9. Oyakhilome has been silent on Joshua’s death. The clergyman has not paid a condolence visit to Joshua’s wife Evelyn despite initially parleying with Joshua. Prophet…

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Nollywood actor Yomi Fabiyi has released a new movie “Oko Iyabo” which chronicles the Baba Ijesha rape scandal and the one hour, fifteen minutes movie has sparked fury from not man Nigerians and celebrities as well. Kemi Filani recalls that Baba Ijesha was arrested by the police in April for alleged sexual assault of the 14-year-old foster daughter of comedienne, Princess. Fabiyi, had organised a protest against the detention of Baba Ijesha and expressed readiness to stand as his surety. The movie is produced by the actor, Fabiyi and also directed by Dele Matti. Last month, Fabiyi had tweeted “The…

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Officials of the Lagos State Government led by Commissioner for health Prof. Akin Abayomi and the director-general of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola, have inspected facilities at the Synagogue Church of All Nations for COVID safety and prevention protocols compliance as the church gears up for the funeral of its late founder Prophet T.B. Joshua. The state is expecting an influx of visitors for the funeral. Joshua had a reputation for attracting foreigners in search of miracles. After the inspection and meeting with the church’s officials on Saturday, Abayomi said the government is taking the week-long funeral as…

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have condemned the invasion of the residence of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho by the Department of State Services (DSS).  IPOB described the attack on Igboho’s Soka residence in Ibadan, as barbaric and unacceptable. IPOB, in a statement issued by the spokesman of the group, Emma Powerful, also alleged that the Fulani and their collaborators are trying to bring catastrophe to Nigeria. The group asked the Nigerian government and security agents, especially the DSS, to stop taking it for granted. A statement by Powerful reads: “We the global family of the…

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Kannywood actress Zainab Booth is dead. Zainab Booth died on Thursday after a brief illness. Her death was announced by actor Ali Nuhu in an Instagram post on Friday morning. ““With the deepest heart, I announced the demised of Hajiya Zainab Booth. The Jana’iza prayers will hold on Friday at her residence, opposite Premiere Hospital in the morning,” Ali Nuhu wrote in Hausa language. The deceased’s daughter and fellow actress Maryam Booth also announced the death on Instagram, doing so in total submission to the will of Allah. Zainab’s nephew Ramadan Booth also prayed for Allah’s mercy on his late…

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