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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

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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Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has suspended the Yoruba Nation rally which was scheduled to hold in Lagos on Saturday. Kemi Filani recalls that Yoruba Nation agitators had held rallies in different parts of South-West with that of Lagos scheduled for Saturday. However, Igboho who spoke to BBC News Pidgin, stated that the rally in Lagos has been suspended. He said this hours after his house in Ibadan, Oyo State was on Thursday attacked by gunmen who reportedly killed two persons and abducted his wife. His words come after a statement by the umbrella body of Yoruba…

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The wife of Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has been abducted by the gunmen who attacked his house in the early hours of Thursday. This is according to the leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye. He said this in a statement personally signed by him and made available to newsmen by his Communications Manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye. The statement was titled, ‘Yoruba Nation: Elements of the Nigerian Army, Accompanied by International Terrorists hired by the Nigerian State attacked Sunday Ighoho’s Residence – Akintoye.’ According to the Communications…

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The University of Lagos (UNILAG) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has spoken on Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, the Mass Comm student alleged to have murdered the CEO of Super TV, Usifo Ataga. Ogundipe confirmed Chidinma’s studentship as he said the university would not deny her. “From our records which are available to us, Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, is a student of the University of Lagos who was born on December 12, 1999. “From our records, she is from Abia State. From our records her contact address is 57, Akinwumi Street, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos. Speaking on Wednesday at a briefing to unveil activities of…

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A native Doctor, Nnamdi Nwanwuo has emerged as the governorship candidate of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) in the party election conducted on Wednesday. Nwanwuo, a native doctor was returned unopposed after his two co-aspirants, Chidebere Mba and Humphrey Anaso stepped down for him. Announcing Nwanwuo as the winner, the National Secretary of the party, Babatunde Ali, described the election as credible and peaceful, saying the party’s flag would be the next flag to be hoisted at the government house after wrestling power from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). He commended other aspirants for stepping down for the…

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Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been arrested and extradited to Nigeria to face trial. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, disclosed this to newsmen today June 29. According to Malami, Kanu’s arrest followed a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and Interpol. He further disclosed that Kanu would be taken before the Federal High Court in Abuja for the continuation of his trial on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms and management of an unlawful society. Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony…

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It has been revealed that Hon. Kenneth Edafe Ogba, a member representing Isoko South 1 Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, danced and sprayed money at an event before his sudden death. A tragic video of a lawmaker, Hon. Kenneth Edafe Ogba from Delta state dancing and spraying money at an event one hour before he slumped and died has surfaced.  It was gathered that the man was full of life before the tragic death. Ogba before his death was a member representing Isoko South 1 Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly.  The Isoko-born lawmaker reportedly slumped…

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South Africa’s former president, Jacob Zuma, has been sentenced to 15 months by the highest court in the country.He was sentenced on Tuesday, June 29, for contempt of court after he failed to appear at a corruption inquiry earlier this year. According to BBC, Zuma failed to appear at the inquiry led by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo in February, after which the inquiry’s lawyers approached the constitutional court to seek an order for his imprisonment.The inquiry is examining allegations of high-level graft during Zuma’s period in power from 2009 to 2018. Zuma denies wrongdoing and has so far not…

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Police are investigating the Thame Valley force after a man was shot dead by officers who attended a call-out to a house where a child was found with serious injuries, Daily Mail is reporting.Officers were called to a property in Two Mile Ash, north-west Milton Keynes, at around 9.40am on Saturday, June 26, and made a forced entry after acting on information from a witness, said Thames Valley Police (TVP) in a statement.Inside they found a man in his 30s who was later confirmed dead, and a young child with serious injuries. They also located a man who is believed…

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Earlier today, about six tankers, 5 trucks and two cars were involved in a fire incident near Romona trailer park in Ogeere on the Lagos/ Ibadan expressway. The Ogun State fire Service who are the first responders are currently battling the blaze and FRSC Operatives are on ground managing the traffic situation. Two additional Fire fighters have been mobilized to the scene, one from Federal Fire Service. The teams are jointly making efforts to extinguish the fire as the fire keeps reigniting. TVC reports that so far, 13 vehicles have been counted in the fire explosion. View this post on…

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Ekpo Iniobong, the 500-level student of the Department of Agricultural Engineering of the Akwa Ibom State University, who was recently expelled for criticizing the state Governor, Emmanuel Udom, has decided to sue the institution over his suspension and subsequent expulsion. According to reports, Ekpo Iniobong was first suspended by the management in September 2020 and then expelled via a letter dated April 9, 2021, for allegedly criticising the state governor, Emmanuel Udom, in a Facebook post. Iniobong, through his lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, sent a pre-action notice to the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof Nse Essien, dated June 18, 2021, seeking…

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On Monday, the Abuja airport road as blocked by protesters largerly youths, demanding the resignation of the President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the rising insecurity in the country The protesters under the aegis of #RevolutionNow not only blocked the Umaru Yar’Adua Way leading to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja but also made bonfires on the ever-busy road, leaving motorists stranded. Workers who live in Lugbe, Kuje, and other areas along the airport road were most hit by the protest as they made their way to the city centre to resume work after the weekend. Policemen, who were later drafted…

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Ahead of the resumption of its Continuous Voter Education next week, the Independent National Electoral Commission has introduced an online portal for registration. The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, in an statement released on Tuesday titled “Continuous Voter Registration: Media professionals, INEC agree to sensitise citizens,” said that the online registration will help to reduce the burden of long queues during CVR. He said, “In the next one week, Monday 28th June 2021, the Commission will resume the Continuous Voter Registration nationwide. “In doing so, the Commission is introducing a portal to enable eligible Nigerians to commence registration as voters online…

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The Synagogue Church of All Nations has denied reports on social media that Sarah,  daughter of the late Prophet TB Joshua gave birth to a baby boy on June 12. TB Joshua is the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations. He died on June 5 barely a week to his 58th birthday. A reliable source in the church told our correspondent it is not true that Sarah a lawyer by profession put to bed. “This is not true, nothing like that happened,” said the source. Sarah Joshua a lawyer, married Brian Moshi on Saturday, May 8, 2021, according…

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