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Timileyin Omilana

18 May 2019
Several websites have claimed that the United States has added ten more countries to its Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Tweets, WhatsApp messages and Facebook posts repeating claims have been shared numerous times. It was also shared on popular Nigerian forum, Nairaland. A website, News-AP, which seemed to be trying to associate itself with international news…
14 Jan 2019
The claim by the ruling All Progressives Congress Lagos state governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, that Lagos state is the only Nigerian state that publishes its budget on a yearly and quarterly basis is untrue. Sanwo-Olu made the claim during a debate organised by The Platform, a civil engagement unit of the Covenant Christian Center, on…
1 Dec 2018
Several high-profile public figures in Nigeria, including a former government minister, have claimed President Muhammadu Buhari is dead and is being imitated by a man called “Jubril” “from Sudan”.
30 Nov 2018
Several high-profile figures in Nigeria, including a former government minister, have claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari has died and been replaced by a lookalike from Sudan.
7 Nov 2018
Several people are feared dead as a trailer Tuesday morning fell off the bridge around China town, Alapere, Lagos. According to a source that spoke with The Guardian, the driver of the trailer lost control of the vehicle, which skidded off the road and plunged into the canal. The source, however, noted that the fatalities…
6 Nov 2018
An Inspector of Police, Samuel Onwuerigho, attached to the 22 Police Mobile Force, Lagos, Tuesday was found dead in a pit along Ekwuoma Road, Owerri Olubo in Delta State. The 51-year-old's weapon and ammunition were taken away by those who murdered him, confirmed the eyewitness who spoke with The Guardian. The cause of the incident…
5 Nov 2018
Nigerian striker Ekundayo Ebenezer Mawoyeka has reportedly died of heart attack during a match between his club, Sarayköyspor and Yeşilköyspor on Sunday in Turkey. The 23-years old suffered heart attack in the 35th minute of play and died in hospital Sunday night. Denizli Amateur Sports Clubs Federation President, Feyyaz Ceşen, in a statement, described Mawoyeka’s…
29 Oct 2018
Gunmen Monday abducted eleven crew members of a ship under a German flag, Pomerenia Sky ship, off the Nigerian coast. "Pirates came aboard and according to arrangements made by the radio station - they abducted part of the crew, including 8 Poles, 2 Filipinos and 1 Ukrainian," Poland Radio station, Radio RMF FM, reported. It…
Ayodele Fayose
21 Oct 2018
The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, to board a flight to Lagos for his trial. Fayose is expected to be arraigned at a federal high court in Lagos on Monday by the Economic and Financial Cime Commission. The anti-graft agency filed an 11-count charge of…
18 Oct 2018
Two members of the House of Representatives from the two major political parties in Nigeria, All Progressives Congress (APC) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday resigned their membership from the parties. The defectors are Akinlaja Joseph who is representing Ondo East/West federal constituency of Ondo State and Olatoye Temitope representing Lagelu / Akinyele Federal…
17 Oct 2018
The Nigerian Senate Wednesday urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) maintenance charges being deducted from customers account pending the outcome of the investigation by its committees. The Red chamber also mandated commercial banks in the country to immediately configure their ATMs to ensure N40,000 per withdrawal, instead…
17 Oct 2018
Nigeria's Senate was thrown into chaos during the plenary on Wednesday as the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, shunned the former minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, when he wanted to contribute to a point of order raised by Senator Bassey Akpan. Saraki said he ignored Akpabio’s because he was not sitting in the appropriate seat. While Saraki…

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The organised labour movement must embark on a state-by-state campaign to enforce the implementation of the national minimum wage, the Executive Secretary of Organisation of Trade Union of West Africa (OTUWA), John Odah has said. Odah, who stated this while speaking at the opening of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Non-Academic Staff…
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A multi-billion naira advanced medical diagnostic centre built by the Sokoto State Government has been completed and ready for commissioning.