Author: Daily Insider

Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has pledged his full support for Tunde Onakoya as he attempts to make history with chess in the US. Onakoya, founder of Chess in Slums Africa (CISA), a non-profit organization using chess games to help children in marginalized communities realize their full potential, is attempting to Guinness World Records (GWR) for the longest chess marathon. The event, currently holding in the open air in Manhattan aims to raise $1 million to “change the narrative of education for children in Africa.” The chess champion has been receiving love and support from Nigeria, with Daily…

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has promised severe punishment to those who threaten the sovereignty of Nigeria, as he reiterated his administration’s commitment to end insecurity and kidnapping across the country. The president made this vow on Wednesday, April 17, when he received members of the Afenifere, a pan-African socio-political group, at the state house in Abuja. The delegation, DAILY INSIDER gathers, was led by Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere; Oba Olu Falae, alongside other eminent citizens. Efforts ongoing to tackle Nigeria’s challenges – Tinubu Tinubu said his government is committed to ending insecurity and has intensified efforts on intelligence…

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Oyo has emerged as the state with the highest number of applications for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Nigeria. A bulletin released by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday, April 15, shows that 1, 985 642 candidates had successfully registered to sit for the 2024 UTME. According to the board, the exam is scheduled to hold between Friday, April 19, 2024, and Monday, April 29, 2024, in over 700 Computer-based Test (CBT) centres nationwide. How states rank in the application statistics The breakdown of the number showed that Oyo state has the highest number…

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The Oyo state government has described the actions of the Yoruba Nation activists as treasonable while labelling them as terrorists. Addressing journalists on Monday, April 15, in Ibadan, the state capital, information commissioner, Prince Dotun Oyelade, condemned the invasion of the State Secretariat by self-acclaimed Yoruba Nation agitators. He cited the conduct of Prof. Banji Akintoye, a well-known Yoruba nation agitator, as representing the quintessential wisdom and civilization of the Yoruba race. “Attempting to barge into the hallowed chambers of legislature and take it over with an arsenal of seven pump action submachine guns, over 700 live cartridges, is clearly…

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Amid scares and tight security vigilance, another hideout of the Yoruba Nation adherents has been uncovered in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, on Sunday, April 14 This followed the Saturday, April 13, attack on the Oyo state secretariat by heavily armed men suspected to be activists of the Oodua Nations. The hideout was discovered by the Oluyole Security Surveillance (OSS) Team, a significant breakthrough that underscores the efforts made by the security agencies since the Saturday incident. DAILY INSIDER recalls that the agitators stormed the Oyo government secretariat, which housed the governor’s office, House of Assembly, ministries, agencies and some departments.…

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Abdul Fatai Buhari, senator representing Oyo North senatorial district in the 10th National Assembly (NASS), has been plunged into mourning. This is as the lawmaker announced the death of his mother, Abeje Buhari. Senator Buhari made the announcement on Tuesday, April 9, in a post on his Facebook page, praying to God to overlook the shortcomings of the deceased. “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May Almighty Allah (SWT) forgive Maami, Abeje ala Omo olomu aperan shortcomings and grant her a place amongst the righteous ones in Aljannah Firdaus,” he wrote. He has been receiving condolence messages from well-wishers and…

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The federal government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10, as public holiday in celebration of the Eid-l-Fitr. This was contained in a press release by the ministry of interior signed by Minister Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo on Sunday, April 7. Eid-l-Fitr is a festival marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month after 30 or 29 days of fasting and supplications. The minister urged Nigerians to toe the path of love, unity, neighborliness and perseverance as demonstrated by Prophet Muhammad. He also urged Muslims to pray for the country amid challenges. Details Coming…

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Oba Sefiu Oyebola Olawale Adeyeri III, Aseyin of Iseyin, has waded into the ongoing feud between Fuji megastar, Wasiu Ayinde Omogbolahan Marshal (KWAM1) and his estranged lead drummer, Ayankunle Ayanlowo. The monarch received the drummer at his Aseyin palace in Iseyin on Monday, April 1, and sued for peace. Demanding peaceful reconciliation, Aseyin called the feuding parties to sheath their swords and embrace peace. He also cautioned the drummer against antagonising his former boss on social media. According to the monarch, his intervention became incumbent as Ayanlowo hails from Ado-Awaye, a community under the Iseyin local government. Efforts to reach…

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