Biodun Fatoyinbo, the embattled pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) has stepped down as General Overseer
following allegations of rape levied against him by Busola Dakolo.
Nami replaces Fowler as new FIRS chairman
President Muhammadu Buhari has named Mr. Muhammad M. Nami as the new chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
He replaces Mr. Tunde Fowler, whose tenure expired on Monday.
He is a tax consultant and graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.
“Mr. Muhammad, a well-trained tax, accounting and management professional with highly rated qualifications and professional practice and licenses from relevant professional bodies, has almost three decades of practical work experience in Auditing, Tax Management and Advisory and Management services to clients in the banking, manufacturing, services and public sectors as well as non-profit organisations,” the Presidency said in statement by spokesperson, Garba Shehu.
Buhari also approved the composition of the board of FIRS.
Joshua reclaims heavyweight titles, beats Ruiz Jr
Anthony Joshua became a two-time word heavyweight champion by exacting revenge over Andy Ruiz Jr in dominant fashion with a unanimous points victory in a tense rematch in Saudi Arabia.
Six months on from the night where Ruiz stunned boxing, Joshua risked his career being left in tatters with a second defeat but served up 36 minutes of movement and well-timed punching to take the IBF, WBA and WBO titles back to Britain, reports the BBC.
After cutting his Mexican rival inside the first round he simply never looked back and picked out smart jabs and right hands throughout before being serenaded with chants of “AJ, AJ, AJ” by the 14,000 or so fans in the largely full Diriyah Arena.
Ruiz never looked close to landing a knockdown and when scores of 118-110 118-110 and 119-109 were read out, Joshua jumped up and down in the ring in celebration, just as the man who had wrecked his US debut did in June.
JUST IN: Joshua reclaims heavyweight titles, beats Ruiz Jr
Britain’s Anthony Joshua won his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr by unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia.
More to follow…
UP DATE: DSS finally re-arrests Sowore
*Taken to Abuja HQ
SaharaReporters has just reported that their publisher and convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare have finally been re-arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
According to the online news medium, the DSS operatives also chased away the presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu and assaulted a journalist in their bid to arrest the duo in court.
SaharaReporters said Sowore has been taken to the headquarters of the DSS in Abuja.
JUST IN: DSS allegedly attempts to rearrest Sowore, Bakare in court
The Department of State Services on Friday allegedly attempted to rearrest the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, in court.
According to SaharaReporters, the DSS operatives also chased away the presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu and assaulted a journalist in their bid to arrest the duo.
Sowore and Bakare were released from DSS detention on Thursday night after several court order to release them went unheeded.
The DSS said that they had complied with the court order and had even paid the N100,000 fine for previously flouting it.
JUST IN: Titi Ajanaku, ex-presidential adviser, dies at 73
Kunle Olayeni, Abeokuta
Chief (Mrs) Titilayo Ajanaku, former Special Adviser on Women Affairs to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, is dead.
Ajanaku, a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), died in the early hours of Thursday at the age of 73.
Though details of her death were still sketchy as at press time, ‘New Telegraph’ learnt that the foremost female politician succumbed to death after having battled with cancer for years.
Until her death, the late Ajanaku was the Otun Iyalode of Egbaland.
She was the chairman of old Abeokuta Local Government in Ogun State and, indeed, the first woman to be elected as a local government chairman in Nigeria.
A trained nurse, administrator and women leader, Ajanaku was born on January 25, 1946 at Ago-Odo Quarters in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
She attended Nawair-Ud-Deen Secondary School, Abeokuta and trained in Nursing at Stobhill General Hospital, Nether-Edge City General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom between 1964 and 1965.
Ajanaku was member of the National Association of Nurses and Midwives of Nigeria.
She came into national limelight when she emerged against all odds as chairman of old Abeokuta Local Government under the zero-party arrangement. She defeated about 10 men lined up as candidates in that election.
Ajanaku was in the vanguard of G-34 which metamorphosed into the PDP in 1998.
She was also one of the top politicians arrested and arraigned in 1995 over phantom coup before the Patrick Aziza-led military panel.
In 2015, Ajanaku dumped the PDP and joined the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) ahead of that year’s election.
JUST IN: Articulated truck falls on another truck in Lagos
Reports just reaching New Telegraph are indicating that an articulated truck has fallen on another truck in the Isolo area of Lagos.
The incident happened on Thursday morning at Daleko.
According to a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASMA), the 40ft containerized articulated truck was heading towards the state polytechnic LASPOTECH in Isolo when the accident occurred.
The Authority said casualties have been rescued while their operatives are on ground managing the busy traffic.
JUST IN: Report of active shooter, US varsity on lockdown
Jackson State University in Mississippi reported Wednesday that it has an active shooter and the campus is on lockdown.
“We have an active shooter on campus.” the university tweeted at 12:39 p.m. “The entire campus community should take shelter immediately. The campus is currently on lock down. We will notify you when the situation is resolved.”
The suspected shooter is said to be in a black Honda Accord, reports NBC News.
BREAKING: Lionel Messi wins men’s Ballon d’Or
BREAKING: Lionel Messi wins men’s Ballon d’Or. It is the sixth time he has won it – one more than his great rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi had earlier in the year won the European Player of the Year award ahead of Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk and Ronaldo.
In the latest award ceremony, which was held in Paris, France on Monday and organised by France Football, Van Dijk placed second ahead of Ronaldo.
JUST IN: Another tanker explosion averted in Lagos
* As fire engulfs head of truck on Otedola Bridge
Lagosians were spared the specter of another tanker exexplosion early Saturday courtesy of the prompt response by men of the state Fire Service and operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS).
According to a tweet on the official RRS handle, the head of a tanker loaded with 45,000 litres of petrol caught fire on the Otedola Bridge, but the swift arrival of firefighters and RRS operatives ensured that the blaze was contained before it engulfed the tank part of the truck.
The tanker was heading towards Berger when the incident occurred.
The Otedola Bridge has been the scene of a number of accidents this year, with the most serious happening early in the year in which a tanker explosion consumed about 58 vehicles and killed a number of people.
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