Oyetola supports Amotekun, says Aide

Adeolu Adeyemo OSOGBO     T he Senior Special Assistant to the Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola on Strategic Communication, Mr. Charles Adeyemi yesterday described as a blatant lie the rumour going round some quarters that his principal was not in total support of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed operation Amotekun.   Adeyemi in a statement in Osogbo at the weekend frowned at those pointing accusing fingers at the governor and alleged that Oyetola was not in support of the security outfit despite his presence at the joint inauguration…

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Obasanjo lauds Adebutu as Abeokuta Club honours Baba Ijebu

Kunle Olayeni, Abeokuta   Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, commended the philanthropy and humanitarian activities of prominent businessman and philanthropist, Sir Kesington Adebutu.   He spoke in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during the investiture of Adebutu, popularly known as ‘Baba Ijebu,’ as the first honorary member of Abeokuta Club.   At the event, which also featured the 45th President Party of the club, Obasanjo said the marital breakdown between his child and Adebutu’s daughter will not affect his relationship with the Odole Oodua.   Eminent personalities, including the…

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608 repentant Boko Haram insurgents currently undergoing rehabilitation – Military

The military authority says no fewer than 608 repentant Boko Haram insurgents are currently undergoing De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) Programme by Operation Safe Corridor (OSC) at Malam-Sidi, Gombe State.   Brig:- Gen. Musa Ibrahim, Commandant DRR Camp OSC made this known when the Managing Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), Mr Mohammed Alkali visited the camp on Saturday.   He said 14 of the repentant insurgents were foreigners from Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic.   Ibrahim said: “from inception we received 893 out of which 286 graduated and were…

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CAS commends Lagos Logistics Command

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar on Saturday inspected some capital projects at the Logistics Command, Air Force bases in Ikeja and on Victoria Island.   The CAS inspected some renovated buildings for NAF personnel and the second newly locally-built C-130 aircraft.   The CAS said that improving on the welfare of NAF personnel would ensure that they would perform exceptionally and give in their best.    “I think it is very important that we provide all the support that our personnel in the Logistics Command…

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Minister tasks Nigerians on patriotism, commitment to nation building

Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Saturday, urged Nigerians to be patriotic so that the country could have meaningful development.   The minister made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of a wedding ceremony at the Nigerian Air Force Protestant Church, Sam Ethnan Air Force Base, Ikeja, Lagos.   He said that Nigerians needed to know that the change they wanted to see in the government should begin from individual homes.   “We quite appreciate the aspirations of…

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EPL: Newcastle upset Chelsea as Palace hold Man City

Newcastle showed they have the appetite for a scrap in the bottom half of the table as Isaac Hayden’s dramatic injury-time header earned a vital win against a dominant Chelsea. Frank Lampard’s side were on top for most of the game but had little to show for it as Tammy Abraham skewed wide from an acute angle and N’Golo Kante’s shot was well saved by Martin Dubravka. Prior to the winner, it was the hosts who came closest to scoring as Joelinton headed against the bar after Federico Fernandez’s cross…

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Barack Obama eulogises wife as she turns 56

Former U.S. President Barack Obama sent birthday wishes loaded with heart-warming praises to his  wife Michelle Obama on her 56th birthday. This was in a love note he shared both on his Instagram and Twitter handles  with a series of photobooth-style pictures, which  had him and the former first lady gushing over each other. He wrote: “In every scene, you are my star, @MichelleObama! Happy birthday, baby!” The four photos showed the pair, who were married in 1992, goofing off in a photo booth. One snapshot shows the former President…

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Lekan Are, foremost Nigerian agronomist, dies at 86

Dr Lekan Are, a foremost Nigerian agronomist, businessman, philanthropist and Chairman of University Press Plc, is dead. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Are was 86-years-old Mr Toye Akinrinola, the Public Relations Officer of University College  Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, confirmed Are’s death to NAN on Saturday. He said that Are died during a brief illness at the High Dependency Unit of UCH at about 12.30am on Saturday. Are, born on December 2, 1933, was a former General Manager of Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority. The deceased was the…

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Gunmen kill two in Kaduna community

Two persons have been killed following attack on Gora-Gan community in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State by gunmen. Mr Elias Manza, the Chairman of the local government area who confirmed the incident, said the attackers opened fire on some youths playing around the village market square on Friday evening. Manza told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that the incident was a surprise to residents. “The attackers came on motorcycles and opened fire on the youth playing, killing two females while two males sustained injuries. “The…

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Erdogan warns EU may face ‘terror threats’ if Tripoli gov’t falls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoganhas warned Europe it could face new threats from “terrorist” groups if Libya’s United Nations-recognised government in Tripoli were to fall, in an article published in Politico. In the article released on Saturday, the eve of a Libya peace conference in Berlin, Erdogan said the European Union’s failure to adequately support the Government of National Accord (GNA) would be “a betrayal of its own core values, including democracy and human rights”. “Europe will encounter a fresh set of problems and threats if Libya’s legitimate government were…

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