Family Of Dubai-based Socialite Burnt During Prayer Inside Celestial Church Fight Over Properties, Wife Detained For Colluding With Alleged Killer Pastor

Kofoworola Badru, the wife of late Lagos socialite, Kayode Badru, was on Thursday, July 1, arrested and detained by his family for allegedly conspiring with his pastor to burn him to death. Recall that the Lagos socialite died on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, after his pastor allegedly sprayed perfume on him while holding a lit candle. He had visited the Celestial Church of Christ for … Continue reading Family Of Dubai-based Socialite Burnt During Prayer Inside Celestial Church Fight Over Properties, Wife Detained For Colluding With Alleged Killer Pastor

World Bank Wants N1.8tr Annual Petrol Subsidy Removed

The World Bank has said based on its estimates, at least N150 billion is spent monthly on petroleum subsidies, and about N1.8 trillion annually. Mr Shubham Chaudhuri, Country Director for Nigeria, Africa Region, said this could be channelled to financing primary health care, education, security and other developmental issues. He advised Nigeria to remove subsidies from petroleum and electricity saying it will free up funds … Continue reading World Bank Wants N1.8tr Annual Petrol Subsidy Removed

Records show pressure by Trump, allies on Arizona officials not to certify election results

Maricopa supervisors have aggressively defended their county’s vote count and say fraud or irregularities did not affect the outcome. Newly released records show the top Republicans in Arizona’s largest county dodged calls from Donald Trump and his allies in the aftermath of the 2020 election, as the then-president sought to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in key battleground states. The records — including … Continue reading Records show pressure by Trump, allies on Arizona officials not to certify election results

Cardinal, 9 Others, To Be Tried In the Vatican Over Alleged Fraud

An influential Cardinal and nine others will be tried within the Vatican’s legal system over alleged financial wrongdoing, the Holy See announced Saturday. Italian Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who was one of the most influential figures in the Vatican and a close ally of Pope Francis, will appear before the tribunal of the Holy See from July 27, according to a Vatican statement. The 73-year-old was … Continue reading Cardinal, 9 Others, To Be Tried In the Vatican Over Alleged Fraud

Phylicia Rashad pens a letter to Howard students and parents: “I offer my most sincere apology”

Actress Phylicia Rashad sent a letter to Howard University students and parents on Friday, offering “[her] most sincere apology” for tweeting in celebration of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction being overturned.”My remarks were in no way directed towards survivors of sexual assault. I vehemently oppose sexual violence, find no excuse for such behavior, and I know that Howard University has a zero-tolerance policy toward interpersonal violence,” Rashad … Continue reading Phylicia Rashad pens a letter to Howard students and parents: “I offer my most sincere apology”

Cameroon opens new 48hrs passport office in Yaounde

Cameroon has launched its new national passport production centre in Yaoundé. The center will produce biometric passports in 48 hours after the online registration of the applicant. The first 80 passports were issued this Friday by the Cameroonian police chief, to the great cheer of some applicants who hitherto waited between 6 months and 2 years to obtain a passport. “The passports of applicants are … Continue reading Cameroon opens new 48hrs passport office in Yaounde

Ogun Governor begs FG to secure the release of Nigerian abducted by Beninoise Gendarmes from market

The Ogun State government has called on the Federal Government to immediately secure the release of a Nigerian citizen of Ogun State origin currently languishing in detention in Benin Republic. Pastor Kunle Garb, a resident of Igbokofi village in Yewa North Local Government Area, was abducted at the village market, last week by gendarmes (Beninese Police) who crossed illegally into the Nigerian territory to carry … Continue reading Ogun Governor begs FG to secure the release of Nigerian abducted by Beninoise Gendarmes from market

Nigerians not regretting our Back-to-the -land policy, Buhari tells ex-PM of Ethiopia

The focus on agriculture by the current government is paying off handsomely, and Nigerians are not regretting it, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The President spoke Friday at State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience former Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency Ato Hailemariam Dessalegn Boshe. He added: “We needed to go back to the land, as petroleum could no longer … Continue reading Nigerians not regretting our Back-to-the -land policy, Buhari tells ex-PM of Ethiopia

Kaduna State and the UK’s FCDO sign Mutual Accountability Framework

Kaduna State is delighted to sign a mutual accountability framework with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes. This reflects the strong commitment of all sides to continued cooperation and partnership. We are pleased that our development partners continue to support our governance agenda, anchored on human capital development, economic development and … Continue reading Kaduna State and the UK’s FCDO sign Mutual Accountability Framework

Opinion: Sha’Carri Richardson’s marijuana ban is another example of Olympic hypocrisy – Nancy Armour

Sha’Carri Richardson disqualified from Tokyo Olympics 100-meter dash over marijuanaU.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson’s appearance at the Tokyo Olympics is in doubt after testing positive for marijuana.USA TODAY Adding counter-culture sports isn’t enough to make the three-piece-suit-wearing, five-star-hotel-staying, mostly-white-male Olympic officials hip, cool or remotely in tune with current norms. Just how removed from reality they are was brought into sharp focus – again – on … Continue reading Opinion: Sha’Carri Richardson’s marijuana ban is another example of Olympic hypocrisy – Nancy Armour