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Diego Maradona unveils statue of himself in India

Diego Maradona unveiled a 12-feet statue of himself holding the 1986 World Cup trophy in Kolkata, India on Monday. “I am not god of football but a simple footballer. I’m happy to be here in Kolkata again,” the 57-year-old former Argentina international said through his interpreter, added, ”It’s amazing to …

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Six Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambushes

At least six soldiers died in two separate Boko Haram ambushes in northeast Nigeria, military and civilian militia sources said on Monday. Four troops were killed and 12 injured on Sunday when their convoy was attacked near Damboa, 90 kilometres (56 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. Two …

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Four Badoo members arrested over death of RCCG pastor

Four suspected members of the Badoo gang have been arrested for allegedly killing a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor, Victor Kanayo and his family members in Ikorodu, Lagos. The suspects, Ibrahim Anifowose, 28, Uche Igwe, Abdulrazaq Yahyaha and Abubakar Tenimu were apprehended at their hideouts at Aremu Street, …

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Osinbajo named among 100 Most Influential Africans

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has been named among the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017 by New African Magazine. The renowned magazine said Prof. Osinbajo was named in the Politics and Public Service category “for how he served as a safe pair of hands during President Muhammadu Buhari’s enforced …

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Buhari arrives in Paris for One Planet Summit

President Buhari on Monday evening arrived in Paris ahead of the One Planet Summit tomorrow where he will be meeting with over 50 world leaders in France. He was accompanied by the governors of Adamawa, Kano and Ondo States, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Environment. Mr Buhari is …

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SARS operative allegedly kills man in Ondo over woman

SARS operative allegedly kills man in Ondo over woman

Officials of the Special Anti Roberry Squad, SARS, led by Inspector Oladele Ojelabi has allegedly killed a young man, Seun Ayoade. He reportedly died in a mysterious circumstance at the SARS detention facility in Akure, the Ondo State capital. It was gathered that the officers arrested the deceased and others …

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Traditional ruler arrested for crushing wife to death with Jeep

Traditional ruler arrested for crushing wife to death with Jeep

A traditional ruler in Ise Town, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, Taibu Ogunbanjo, is currently cooling his heels in police custody for allegedly crushing his wife to death. The baale runs a block-moulding factory at Folu, a community in Ibeju Lekki. Taibu and his wife, Rotimi Ogunbanjo, got married three years …

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