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Reactions trail closure of Akure markets for traditional festivals

Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi Ogunlade, the Deji of Akure kingdom, has ordered the closure of all shops and markets in the town for the annual celebrations of the Aheregbe and Omojao festivals. The Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo This is contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the monarch, Mr Michael Adeyeye and… Continue reading Reactions trail closure of Akure markets for traditional festivals

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NAWOJ advocates stiffer penalties for gender-based violence

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Lagos State chapter wants stiffer penalties to be meted out on perpetrators of gender-based violence in the country. Lending its voice on the state of the nation at the end of its July Congress, NAWOJ expressed concern on the incidences of rape as it stressed the need for… Continue reading NAWOJ advocates stiffer penalties for gender-based violence

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‘No candidate has been shortlisted for Olowo stool’

Contrary to speculation, no candidate among the 18 vying to occupy the vacant stool of the Olowo of Owo has been shortlisted. The clarification was made in Owo yesterday by  spokesman of the Council of Senior Omolowos, Chief Jamiu Ekungba. Ekungba described the media report which claimed that five candidates have been shortlisted as untrue.… Continue reading ‘No candidate has been shortlisted for Olowo stool’

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Mrs. Akeredolu, State Excos, APC members congratulate Odu on son’s wedding

... couple charged to make God their NO 1 The wife of Ondo State governor, Arabirin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu was among the dignitaries who graced the wedding ceremony of the son of the state Chairman of Universal Basic Education, SUBEB, Mrs. Oladunni Odu in Oregun in Lagos state. Other members of the state executive council at… Continue reading Mrs. Akeredolu, State Excos, APC members congratulate Odu on son’s wedding

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Stop blaming rape victims, Mrs. Akeredolu urges Nigerians

The wife of the Ondo state governor, Arabirin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has implored Nigerians to stop blaming the rape victims, but to rather join the movement against the cruel act. The first lady who also charged rape victims to speak up to expose the perpetrators of the evil act, enjoined them not to be ashamed in… Continue reading Stop blaming rape victims, Mrs. Akeredolu urges Nigerians

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Ramadan: Pray for peace, unity in Nigeria, Akingboye urges Muslims

Otunba Bamidele AkingboyeA Peoples' Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant in Ondo State, Otunba Bamidele Akingboye has tasked Muslims in Nigeria to use the occasion of Ramadan fasting season to pray for peace, prosperity and unity in Nigeria. This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by his Press Secretary, Oyeniyi Iwakun where he asked… Continue reading Ramadan: Pray for peace, unity in Nigeria, Akingboye urges Muslims

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Police arrest 6 in possession of poisonous ‘ponmo’

Policemen attached to the Lagos State Police Command have arrested six suspects in possession of poisonous cow skin (ponmo). The Spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that the suspects were arrested following a police tip-off. “On May 5, at about 5 a.m, acting on the… Continue reading Police arrest 6 in possession of poisonous ‘ponmo’