Author: Ajayi Peter

Eniola Ajao, a Nigerian filmmaker and actress, has spoken about the controversy arising from Bobrisky receiving the “Best Dressed Female” award at the recent premiere of her film ‘Ajakaju’. According to reports, during the unveiling of her eagerly awaited movie, “Ajanaku: Beast of Two Worlds,” many celebrities, actors, and actresses were present at the event. Many audiences that attended the event featured great and fascinating outfits. Bobrisky was honored to be the most flawlessly dressed individual of the evening, earning a prize of one million naira. Meanwhile, this decision caused dissatisfaction among certain individuals present at the event. Toyin Abraham,…

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Oba Hamidu Ajibade, the Ekerin Olubadan of Ibadan on Tuesday, expressed concern over Oba Owolabi Olakulehin’s absence from Monday’s Council of Obas meeting. This meeting discussed the process of enthroning the new Olubadan. The esteemed Olubadan throne became vacant on March 14, 2023, after the passing of Oba Lekan Balogun. It was reported that on Tuesday, the Council of Obas would meet to officially nominate Oba Olakulehin to Governor Seyi Makinde as the new Olubadan. The Ekerin Olubadan stated that a meeting took place on Monday, however, the Olubadan-designate was not present. Furthermore, he noted that Oba Olakulehin has not…

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated the reason he loves agriculture. On Tuesday, Obasanjo addressed attendees at the 9th International Trade Exhibition and Conference on Agrofood, Plastics, Printing, and Packaging in Lagos. He emphasized the importance of advancing agribusiness to ensure food security, nutrition, employment, wealth creation, poverty reduction, and income generation, especially in terms of foreign exchange. The former president suggested that the pursuit of food security in the nation should surround ensuring the availability, affordability, and accessibility of food. Obasanjo said; “A friend of mine said to me, you must be a mad man. I asked him what…

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu emphasized that those involved in offensive activities like kidnapping should be identified and treated as terrorists. The President spoke at a dinner attended by current and former judicial officers, among them two former CJNs, Justice Mahmud Mohammed and Justice Walter Onnoghen on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. The President remarked that individuals who turn to kidnapping children are cowardly and lack the courage to face the Nigerian Armed Forces. Tinubu said; ”We must treat kidnappers as terrorists. They are cowardly. They have been degraded. They look for soft targets. They go to schools kidnap children and cause…

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The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has increased the monetary policy rate rates by 200 basis points to 24.75% from 22.75%. According to a communique issued on Tuesday, March 26, by CBN Governor Yemi Cardoso following the second MPC meeting of his tenure in Abuja. The latest interest rate marks an increase from the 22.75 percent declared by the MPC approximately a month ago and represents the second rate hike under the current committee. Cardoso declared that the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) for deposit money banks would remain at 45 percent. Nevertheless, the MPC decided…

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The Comptroller-General of the Customs Service, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, has launched a month-long training program on weapon handling for 67 Customs personnel, comprising senior and junior officers. The Nigeria Customs Service operates as an independent customs agency overseen by the Nigerian Ministry of Finance. Its primary duties include revenue collection, facilitating domestic and international trade, combating smuggling, and ensuring security measures are upheld. During the opening ceremony at the Customs Training College Ikeja on Monday, March 25, 2024, the CGC, represented by ACG Hammi Swomen, urged officers to view the course as a valuable learning opportunity. This statement was revealed…

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The Kano High Court has decided to sentence Geng Quandong, a Chinese citizen, to death by hanging after his trial for the killing of his Nigerian girlfriend, Ummukulsum Buhari(Umitta). Mr. Quandong, aged 47, was convicted of the crime of unlawful killing, punishable by death under Section 221 of the Penal Code Law of Kano State, and subsequently sentenced. In September 2022, Geng forcefully entered Ummita’s home and fatally stabbed her during a dispute. He escaped from the scene but was later apprehended by the police and brought to court for trial. Geng revealed that Ummita broke his heart by getting…

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After the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) decided to increase the 2024 Hajj fare by N1.9 million, numerous intending pilgrims urged the state Muslim pilgrims’ welfare boards yesterday to repay their deposits. The National Hajj Commission had earlier requested 2024 intending pilgrims to pay an additional N1,918 million amid the Naira fluctuation against the US dollar. The Commission announced this information in an update posted via its official X handle on Sunday, stating that intending pilgrims must cover the extra expense before 11:59 pm on March 28, 2024. The Commission had earlier pegged the fare for Hajj at about…

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Paul Akintelure, a prominent gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, has passed away. He hailed from Igbotako in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. He also contested in the senatorial election against the candidate from the Peoples Democratic Party but was unsuccessful. Before his sudden death, Akintelure expressed worries about threats to his life, both direct and indirect. He had hoped for improvement gradually, but regrettably, the situation worsened as the APC governorship primary election, set for April 25, approached. Akintelure served as the deputy governorship candidate for the Action Congress of Nigeria…

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A Binance executive, Mr. Anjarwalla, who was detained in Nigeria on suspicion of tax evasion and other charges, has fled from custody. Mr. Anjarwalla absconded a day after the Nigerian government filed a four-count criminal charge against him, Tigran Gambaryan, and Binance. According to a source, he escaped on Friday, March 22, at an Abuja guest house, where he and his colleague were detained. Guards on duty allowed him to go to a nearby mosque for prayers during the ongoing Ramadan fast. The British national, who holds Kenyan citizenship as well, is thought to have departed Abuja using an airline…

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