OONI NAMES SON AFTER PREDECESSOR, SIR ADESOJI ADEREMI, TO RELEASE PICTURES AFTER 21 DAYS

The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Wednesday fulfilled his promise to name his newly born prince after his predecessor, Sir Tadenikawo Adesoji Aderemi. The day which climaxed the first eight-day of the 3 week cultural rites traditionally observed at the Ile Oodua Palace of the Ooni of Ife for naming new born princes and princess started with the traditional movement of the Ooni from his private residence in the palace to the sacred Yeyemoolu well to offer prayers and traditional rites before…

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Pay Us N500m, Family Demands From Gbajabiamila Over Newspaper Vendor’s Death

-Adewale Adetoyese The family of Ifeanyichukwu Okereke, a vendor who died after being shot by a security aide to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has written a letter to the Speaker, demanding N500 million. TellAfrica learnt this through a letter dated November 23, 2020, signed by the lawyer of the family, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN). Ozekhome was given the mandate to write the letter by the father of the deceased, Okorie Okereke; and the younger brother to the deceased, Destiny Okereke. The letter read in part,…

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Visa ban, Asset Seizure, Other Sanctions Await Govt Officials As UK Parliament Lambast FG Over #EndSARS

-Adewale Adetoyese Huge sanctions including visa ban, freezing of assets and stopping the funding and training for the Nigeria Police Force among others now await Nigerian government officials and security agents over their roles in the controversial #EndSARS protests. TellAfrica gathered that this is as members of the United Kingdom Parliament on Monday took turns to lambast the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government for the attack and intimidation of protesters who took part in the #EndSARS demonstrations. The debate was sequel to a petition started by Silas Ojo which…

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You Should Be Proud Of Fuel Imports From Niger Republic, FG Tells Nigerians

-Adewale Adetoyese The Federal Government on Monday said Nigerians should be proud that the it is set to resume the importation of petroleum products from neighbouring Niger Republic. TellAfrica gathered that the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, made this known while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today. Sylva said contrary to comments by critics of the government, the plan by the Federal Government to resume fuel importation from its West African brother should not be seen as ‘an embarrassment’ but rather as a means of encouraging intra-regional…

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“We Paid Money, Soft Drinks, Milk To Rescue Our Children” -Parents Of Kidnapped ABU Students Lament

-Adewale Adetoyese Parents of the kidnapped students of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Kaduna State, have said they paid between N500,000 to N4 million to get each of their children released. TellAfrica gathered that while some handed over the ransom to members of the syndicate in Kaduna, the rest of them, who were contacted separately and made to take the ransom to the kidnappers’ enclave on the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The parents said the kidnappers also demanded that they bring maltina and milk with the cash. “They called me yesterday…

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Nigeria Sinks Into Second Recession In Five Years

-Adewale Adetoyese Confirmed official figures published on Saturday by the National Bureau of Statistics indicates that Nigeria has entered its second recession in five years. The figures further reveal that the economy shrank again in the third quarter of this year. TellAfrica gathered that this year’s recession, occasioned by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, is worse than that of 2016. The NBS, in its Gross Domestic Product report for Q3, said the GDP, the broadest measure of economic prosperity, fell by 3.62 in the three months to September.…

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Kidnappers Demand N100m For Six Police ASPs in Katsina Den

-Adewale Adetoyese The bandits holding six Assistant Superintendents of Police captive in Katsina State for over one week are demanding N100m ransom for their release. The ASPs were among the nine who were just promoted to their current rank. They were attached to the Mobile Police Squadron 6, Maiduguri, Borno State. EyewitnessMedia gathered on Wednesday that they were demobilised from the riot unit and eight of them were on their way to the Zamfara State Police Command on transfer when they were ambushed in the Dogondaji area of Katsina State…

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Fingal Social Inclusion Week: Bashir Obasekola PhD & Oluwo of Iwo, A Nigerian Monarch Stole The Show In Dublin

The migrant community in Fingal County Council, Dublin, Republic of Ireland were not just excited but grateful to the council for such an amazing event powered by MaryCare Foundation with the support of TellAfrica as homeland Africa was virtually relocated to Ireland on Tuesday 18 November 2020. The theme of the event: Health, Economic & Social Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Migrant Community in Fingal County Council & Environ was judiciously dealt by three guest speakers which includes; William Deng, Esq. from the Netherlands, Tolani Balogun RN while Oba Abdulrasheed…

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THE HEIR TO THE THRONE OF ODUDUWA IS BORN

-Moses ‘Yera Olafare This is to officially inform the general public that The Almighty Olodumare has blessed the House Oduduwa with a crown Prince as our mother Yeyeluwa, Olori Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi gave birth to a bouncing baby boy at the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 18th November 2020. Mother and child are in a perfect condition. Congratulations to the Royal family, the kingdom of Ife(The Source), Yoruba race and the entire descendants of Oduduwa worldwide on the save arrival of this Heir to the sacred throne of the…

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“It’s A Big Shame” – Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Others Kick As FG Recruits Borno Hunters Into Army

-Adewale Adetoyese The South-West socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described the recruitment of 400 members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, most of who are hunters in Borno State into the Nigeria Army. TellAfrica gathered that the Nigerian Army had on Wednesday absorbed 400 members of the civilian JTF into its fold to assist in prosecuting the war against Boko Haram terrorists. The hunters were being enlisted into the Nigerian Army’s supper camp strategy in Borno State, the worst hit by the insurgency. Governor Babagana Zulum, who commissioned the 400 men…

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