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Monday, June 27, 2022

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola is Nigeria's next Chief Justice of Nigeria


Justice Muhammad has resigned from his position, reportedly on health grounds.

The CJN’s Special Assistant on Media, Mr Isah Ahuraka confirmed the news and Justice Ariwoola is set to be the next most senior.

Justice Ariwoola was born on Aug. 22, 1958, and appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2011.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Rivers ADC governorship candidate picks Tonto Dikeh as running mate


The Governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers State, Mr. Tonte Ibraye, has announced Nollywood controversial actress, Tonto Dikeh as his running mate for the 2023 governorship election in the state.

The actress took to her official Instagram page on Friday to announce the news and wrote:

“I thank Mr. Tonte Ibraye(@tonteibraye), the Governorship Candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Rivers State for nominating me as his running mate.


“We are looking forward to investing massively in social protection, creating a social value system for young people, increasing women’s inclusion in our governance system, supporting small businesses and strengthening our traditional institutions to be active players in the drive to bring sustainable development to the good people of Rivers State.

“I am glad to be a proud member of the #RiversRescueMission2023
Please get your PVC and join the movement.
You are the Future and The future is now!TonteTonto2023″

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Court order Mompha's arrest, revoke bail


A Special Offences Court, Ikeja, on Wednesday, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of suspected internet fraudster Ismaila Mustapha known as Mompha.⁣


Justice Mojisola Dada ordered his arrest for failing to appear in court on two scheduled dates for his trial.⁣

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting Mompha on an 8-count charge of conspiracy and money laundering of over N6 billion. He is being prosecuted alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited.⁣

Mompha was arrested on January 10 by the EFCC but was arraigned and granted bail.⁣

His matter could not proceed due to his absence at the last adjourned date.⁣

The EFCC lead counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, asked the court for another stand down, but the judge returned the request.⁣

Oyedepo told the court that the development shocked him.⁣

He urged the court to allow the defence to speak to his client and put him on the speaker to confirm the position of things.⁣

Guardian

Monday, June 20, 2022

Fuel scarcity return to Lagos, as filling stations hoard product while some add N4 to pump price


Fuel scarcity has returned to parts of Lagos, as queues started resurfacing in some filling stations along Lagos Ibadan expressway, Ikeja, Kola, Ikorodu road, and Ikoyi as soon as early hours on Monday.

This is as some filling stations along these axes and more as queues were sited at filling stations across the areas mentioned above.

This will be the second time this year fuel scarcity will be hitting major cities in Nigeria. 

Sources say the smooth distribution of petrol is currently been disrupted and marketers and transporters are now finding it difficult to bridge products to other parts of the country from the depots because of running costs.


Friday, June 17, 2022

Suki Salaam drops new single 'Abena'


Sunkanmi Salaam, a.k.a Suki Salaam is one of Nigeria's fastest-rising artists from Africa.

The talented artist has just released a new song titled “Abena”. 

This Afrocentric Pop-soul vibe is smoothly delivered and will make you sing along all day. 

“Abena” celebrates the diverse beauties of African women. 

The Afro-Jazz instrumentation introduces the signature 'Fela' sound' blended with Suki's eccentric melodies.     

This timeless record will push the narrative of the Afrobeats genre and its fusion.




 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Burna Boy breeze to Spain after police escorts shoot married man and friend in the head


The Lagos State Police Commissioner’s Special Squad has detained five policemen attached to singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, for attempted murder after they shot two fun seekers— Irebami Lawrence and another identified simply as Tolu— at Club Cubana on Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday.

According to a preliminary report by the Bar Beach Police Division, trouble started when the singer and five police escorts visited the nightclub around 4am on June 8.

About four policemen waited outside while one of the policemen, identified as Inspector Ibrahim, who was in mufti, accompanied the Grammy-Award-winning artiste into the club.

According to multiple witness statements, the singer was in the VIP section with three women when he spotted another woman.

He was reported to have told Ibrahim to invite the woman to join him.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Tinubu defeats Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Amaechi, Ahmed Lawan others to clinch APC Presidential ticket

Ex-Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, has taken clinched the presidential ticket of the All Progressive Congress APC.

A review of the sorting and counting shows how Mr. Tinubu had over 50 per cent of the total votes.

Other candidates who have gotten significant votes are ex-transport minister Rotimi Amaechi, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Senate President Ahmad Lawan.