FROM DEBO DUROWAIYE OYO. The Alaafin  of   Oyo,  Oba  Lamidi  Olayiwola  Adeyemi  111 has urged  Governor Abiola Ajimobi to designate August 20 of  every  year  as  Yoruba Heritage Day. The…

Mimiko’s Defection to PDP Unsettles Ondo

*Commissioners, political aspirants in panic *We are not aware, says PDP state chapter   By Mathew Staloreh   The planned defection of Governor Olusegun Mimiko from Labour Party to the…

ALESHINLOYE MARKET FIRE DISASTER  

‘I Watched Helplessly as My Shop Went Up in Flames’ ·         How Generators Used by Traders Fuelled Fire that Razed About 370 Shops   Though reconstruction work has begun at the…

GWOZA: 35 POLICEMEN STILL MISSING AFTER BOKO HARAM ATTACK

Following the attack launched by Boko Haram insurgents on the Gwoza Training camp of the Nigeria Police Mobile Force (PMF), last Thursday, the Acting Inspector-General of Police (Ag. IGP) Suleiman…

ABBA POSTS DIGS, AIGS

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has announced the posting of eight Deputy Inspectors General of Police and 28 Assistant Inspectors General of Police to various departments, Zonal…

COTE D’IVOIRE CLOSES WESTERN BORDERS OVER EBOLA THREAT

Cote d’Ivoire has closed its land borders with Ebola-affected West African neighbours Guinea and Liberia in an attempt to prevent the world’s deadliest outbreak of the virus from spreading onto…

NIGERIA CONFIRMS TWO NEW EBOLA CASES

Nigeria confirmed two new cases of Ebola, both in patients who caught the disease from people who were primary contacts of the Liberian man who first brought it to Lagos,…

MINISTER: FG’S N200M DONATION TO LASG SEPARATE FROM N1.9BN RELEASED TO FMOH

Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu has also clarified that the N200 million approved by President Goodluck Jonathan to support the Lagos State Government in its efforts to curtail the…

EBOLA: IT’S SAFE TO HOLD OSUN FESTIVAL ADVISORY C’TTEE

Ismail Afolabi The Osun Osogbo Festival 2014 Advisory committee Thursday declared that the Ebola virus does not pose threat to the celebration of the festival and assured that it is…

REPORT: BOKO HARAM OVERRUN BORNO POLICE ACADEMY

Northern Nigeria’s riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, a witness in Borno State has told the BBC. Shots were heard after the militants arrived…