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Rape Scandal: Angry Nigerians Blast CAN For ‘Showing Solidarity’ With COZA Pastor

A trending video which depicts the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) as “showing solidarity” with pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) over the rape allegation against him, has sparked outrage on Twitter. In the video, some representatives of CAN which included the FCT chairman of the Christian body, Jonah Samson, and CAN’s North Central president, Reverend Israel Akanji, were seen addressing a congregation at COZA and assuring them that the Christian body was with them. “I assure…

ECOWAS Issues Security Alert To Staff, Declares FCT Safe

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS has said the security situation in Abuja and its environs is calm. ECOWAS noted that the elevated situations is as a result of banditry in Zamfara, Katsina and Borno states which according to it is under the effective control of Nigerian security agencies. While noting that the capital city is a peaceful location which hosts high profile government offices and embassies as well as international organizations, the body listed some flashpoints to avoid…

BREAKING: Obasanjo Writes Buhari Over Insecurity, Asks Herdsmen To State Grievances

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent insecurity situation in the country. The letter warned that Nigeria is tipping towards a dangerous cliff and only Buhari can forestall such a looming disaster. Obasanjo who was president between 1999 and 2007, describes four avoidable calamities he is worried about. According to him, they include abandoning Nigeria in the hands of criminals suspected to be, rightly or wrongly Fulanis and Terrorist of…

Algeria Defeat Nigeria 2:1, Coast To AFCON Final

Riyad Mahrez fired in a late free-kick from outside the penalty area to give Algeria a dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria in a fiercely contested semi-final tie at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday night. William Troost-Ekong, the man who scored the last-minute winner for the SuperEagles in the quarter-final against South Africa, turned the ball into his own net to give Algeria 1-0 lead. Odion Ighalo equalised for Nigeria in the second half from the penalty spot to register his fourth goal of the tournament.…

Nigeria vs Algeria: Super Eagles Will Thrash Desert Foxes, Gbajabiamila Predicts

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, says he is optimistic that Nigeria’s Super Eagles will thrash their Algerian counterparts ­– Desert Foxes ­– at today’s semi-final match at the on-going African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. Gbajabiamila, who is among the eleven-man presidential delegation going to cheer the Eagles during the match in Egypt on Sunday, based his confidence in the Nigerian team to defeat their opponent on the team’s performance in previous matches. The Speaker spoke…

Nigeria vs Algeria: Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Boss Mustapha Storm Egypt To Cheer Super Eagles

The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan departed Abuja on Sunday, leading a presidential delegation to cheer Super Eagles in their match against Algeria in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. Mr Mohammed Isa, the Special Assistant to Lawan on Media and Publicity disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. According to the statement, Lawan who spoke before his departure said the presence of the delegation in Egypt would boost the morale of the Nigerian players and spur them to win the crucial match. …

JUST IN: Tinubu Visits Fasoranti Over Daughter’s Murder

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has paid a condolence visit to the Chairman of the Afenifere group, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, whose daughter was allegedly killed on Friday by herdsmen.  Mrs Funke Olakunri, according to Afenifere, was killed along the Ondo-Ore road by suspected herdsmen.  The police have however said Mrs Olakunri was killed by armed robbers, against the position of the socio-political group.  During his condolence visit, Tinubu urged the South West…

What Osinbajo Said During Visit To Fasoranti Over Daughter’s Murder

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday said that the Federal Government was doing everything possible to improve the nation’s security architecture to ensure the protection of lives and property. Osinbajo said this in Akure when he visited Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere’s leader, to sympathise with him over the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin. https://twitter.com/Loveranger18/status/1150334996336513025 “We are looking at the whole security architecture and trying to scale up and ensure…

FG Confiscates Peter Nwaoboshi’s 11 Properties, 22 Bank Accounts

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property has confiscated suspicious assets and properties belonging to Senator Peter Nwaoboshi. This was revealed in a statement on Sunday by Chief Okoi Obono-Obla who is head of the panel. According to Obono-Obla, the panel has written to four banks to block the embattled senator’s accounts. The seized assets are in Warri, Asaba in Delta, Abuja and Lagos States. Obono-Obla said that the presidential panel carried out the action…

UPDATED: Gunmen Kill Senator Elisha Abbo’s Uncle, Kidnap Stepmother

Senator Elisha Abbo, who is currently being investigated for allegedly assaulting a woman, has lost his uncle in a Saturday attack by gunmen in Adamawa State. Abbo’s stepmother was said to have also been kidnapped when the gunmen attacked his uncle’s home today. The attack occurred in Muchalla ward in Mubi North Local Government of the state, Premium Times reports. The newspaper quoted a witness as saying the gunmen arrived the area, “went straight to senator Ishaku Abbo’s family house and abducted the senator’s…