Rivers Crisis: Fubara vows to resist supporters arrest, holds security council meeting

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State, on Tuesday, convened a high-level security council meeting with heads of security agencies. The security meeting, which took place at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the state capital, was in response to escalating political tension in the state following the expiration of the tenure of the local government chairmen in the state. The closed-door session focused on recent disturbances at local government secretariats and the overall security situation in the state. Addressing reporters after the closed-door meeting, Fubara said the meeting with the…

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June 12: MKO Abiola’s family on fire as Kudirat’s son accuses Simbiat’s son of incompetence and betrayal of father’s legacy

Abdulmumuni Abiola, a brother to Kola Abiola and son of the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late MKO Abiola, has criticised the poor handling of his father’s legacies. He expressed his disappointment in the podcast MIC ON with Seun Okinbaloye, released Saturday night. He also blamed Kola, Abiola’s eldest son, who he said was in a position to hoist his father’s legacy but failed to do so. This is as he alleged that Kola, who could have carried on with his father’s struggle, was in a…

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Lagos Police rescues Fouani brothers

The Lagos State Police Command says the abducted Fouani brothers and two others have been rescued in Orugbo Iddo by men of the Marine Police. The spokesperson for the command, Benjamin Hundeyin, made this known via a text message on Tuesday. According to him, the brothers identified as Abbas Fouani, Youssef Fouani, and Amtal Fouani, who were abducted on June 14 around 6pm in Lagos were rescued last night. One of the brothers is the Managing Director of Fouani Nigeria Limited that specialises in electronics and is the sole distributor…

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UniBen’s fresh graduate beaten, raped to death by unknown assailants

A female student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) identified as Adekolore Idowu Glory has been reportedly raped to death. Glory, 22, a recent graduate of the university, was said to have been beaten and raped to death at Iyowa Community, Benin City on June 13. In an X post, a user who identified as Glory’s brother said unknown men attacked her while she was on her way back home from school. Glory, who graduated in April this year, was said to have been processing her clearance when she was…

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Cholera Outbreak: These are what you need to know

Recently, the Nigerian government confirmed the outbreak of cholera in parts of the country, including Lagos State. Laboratory investigations and test results in Lagos have however confirmed that the current outbreak is associated with the Cholera subtype known as Serovars O1. The identified Cholera strain according to the Lagos State Health Commissioner, Akin Abayomi, is “highly aggressive and contagious, with the potential for widespread” concerns, heightened by the rainy season. As of Sunday, data provided by Mr Abayomi on his Instagram account revealed that the state had recorded 350 suspected…

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Lagos battling with highly contagious cholera strain -Health Commissioner

Dr. Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State commissioner for health, says the state government is battling a strain of cholera described as highly aggressive and contagious. On Sunday, Abayomi said Lagos has recorded 17 confirmed cases of cholera and 15 fatalities so far. He said laboratory investigation has confirmed the strain to be cholera sub-type O-1, adding that the subtype is associated with more severe diseases. On Monday, in a post on X, Abayomi said the identified strain is “highly aggressive and contagious, with potential for widespread dissemination”. Abayomi said through…

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Peter Obi’s pillar of support visits First Lady, days after wearing Tinubu’s styled cap

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo visited the first lady Oluremi Tinubu, in Lagos on Monday, on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. Busola Kukoyi, media aide to the first lady, shared the picture of Oluremi and Obasanjo in a post published on X. “Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the First Lady of the Federal of Nigeria Senator Oluremi Tinubu after receiving the Former President who came felicitating on the Sallah Celebration on Monday 17th June,” Kokoyi wrote on X. Former President of the Federal…

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How Isa Funtua wrecked Keystone Bank, collects N28bn loan through fake companies

Abubakar Isa Funtua, son of late businessman and publisher, Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged N28 billion fraud. The late Isa Funtua was ex-President Buhari’s very close confidant, long-time friend and associate.” Abubakar is currently being interrogated by the operatives of the anti graft agency over his involvement in a N28 billion alleged scam. Abubakar and his Ugandan business associate, Asega Aliga, are accused of embezzling N28 billion from Keystone Bank and fleeing the country. Operatives of the anti-graft…

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