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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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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2023: I’ll Become President Like Joe Biden – Pastor Tunde Bakare Expresses Hope

-Adewale Adetoyese The Serving Overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has expressed hope of becoming Nigeria’s President. Bakare said just as Joe Biden emerged as the United States, US, President-Elect, he would also become president. TellAfrica gathered that the clergyman, who has never hidden his aspiration to become president, disclosed this in an interview with journalists, on Tuesday in Lagos State. Speaking with a group of journalists in Lagos, Bakare said in clear terms that he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023. According to Bakare: “There is…

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Update: Nigerians In Diaspora Europe Election Debate 2020

The management of TellAfrica having duly consulted with 22 out of 24 NIDO Europe Chapter Chairmen with a 100% support on the need to move with the tides of international standard and development in a bid to uphold democracy whilst promoting transparency and accountability in the forthcoming NIDOE election, present a first of it’s kind NIDOE 2020 ELECTION DEBATE. The place of the civil society and independent platforms devoid of bias and personal interest cannot be over-emphasised should we consider a free & fair election, where capable hands are elected…

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EndSARS: Oluwo Calls for Inclusion of Traditional Rulers Into Panel of Inquiry

Oluwo of Iwoland, HIM Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has called on the federal and state governments to include resourceful traditional rulers into the panel of inquiries on police brutality through out the nation. In his appeal, Oba Akanbi said, aside police stations, responsible palaces are always primary points of contact at any security threat or security brutality, calling on the government to incorporate responsible monarchs into the panel of inquiries. He stated doing so will keep traditional rulers abreast of security issues and equally facilitate effective mediation where needed. Oluwo…

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EndSARS: Ooni hosts Obasanjo, begs youth protesters, commends Oyetola

The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Monday played host to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at his Ile Oodua Palace, Ile-Ife, during which he appealed to the youths calling for the cancelation of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police to retreat. Ooni Ogunwusi who described the #EndSARS struggle as Nigerian youths clear message to the government, particularly about their ability to get things done in a coordinated manner, urged the youths to allow the government to fully attend to…

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APC Launches Revenge After Akeredolu’s Victory, Expels Only Female Lawmaker Over Anti-Party

-Adewale Adetoyese The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has embarked on what seem like a revenge on some of its members, for their roles in the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state. Our correspondent S’Teller gathered that the party on Wednesday announced the suspension of Honourable Tomomewo Favour, the only female member of the Ondo State House of Assembly representing Ilaje Constituency II by the executive of her ward (Mahin ward IV). Her expulsion came on the heel of alleged anti-party activities before and during the…

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