Author: Biyi Lawrence

Isaac Okah, the first runner-up in the People’s Democratic Party primary election for Enugu West Senatorial seat, has said he is not dead. He revealed this following claims by another contestant in the election, Sir Ogochukwu A.U. Onyema, who sworn an affidavit that he’s dead. The primary election had produced Ike Ekweremadu, the former Deputy Senate president, who later won the Enugu west senatorial seat in the 2019 election. Okah, in a statement signed and made available to journalists on Thursday in Abuja, said Onyema approached the Federal High Court, Enugu asking it to declare vacant the Enugu West Senatorial…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC), under the chairmanship of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, has approved the elevation of 62 legal practitioners to the Inner Bar. Three lawyers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are among 62 lawyers to be conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). The EFCC’s lawyers who made it successful at the screening panel include; Wahab Shittu, Mr Sylvanus Tahiru and Mr Rotimi Oyedepo. Hajo Bello, the chief registrar of the Supreme Court and LPPC secretary, disclosed this in a statement on…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, has confirmed that two persons were rescued from being lynched by an angry mob who descended on them for allegedly possessing the corpse of a child in the Oshodi area of the State. Following the child’s death, his family members decided to convey his corpse to their hometown in Ikwo village, Ebonyi State, for burial. The family members, consisting of the deceased’s father and a yet-to-be-identified relative, while carrying the corpse went to a terminal in Oshodi to purchase bus tickets for the journey. Passersby,…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has lost its first outrider, ASC I, Dickson Dike, in an accident that occurred at Asokoro District of Abuja. It was gathered that the fatal accident, which claimed the life of the officer occurred at about 8pm on Tuesday night, while the Commandant-General was on his way back home. According to sources who witnessed the incident, the NSCDC officer in an attempt to clear the way for the Commandant-General, Dr. Abubakar Ahmed Audi’s motorcade, slipped and lost control of his bike and ran into a culvert…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The All Progressives Congress on Thursday distanced its Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, from the open letter he purportedly penned to the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, accusing him (Tinubu) of running a one-man show in composing his campaign council. The ruling party maintained that the letter did not emanate from its chairman and that the letter in circulation was not signed by Adamu. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, debunked the letter in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday. The PUNCH reports that barely one week after releasing his presidential campaign…

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Former Italy forward, Antonio Cassano has called for Cristiano Ronaldo to retire or risk becoming a regular substitute following his recent struggles for his club and country. Ronaldo has started just one league match this term under Erik ten Hag at Manchester United. He also struggled on Tuesday evening, 27 September, as he missed some key chances in Portugal’s 1-0 defeat against Spain that saw his side miss out on the semi-finals of the Nations League. Alvaro Morata’s late strike earned Spain a 1-0 Nations League victory over Portugal in Braga on Tuesday and sent them into the semi-finals. La…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The Federal Executive Council, on Wednesday, approved N580.50m for the purchase of four armoured vehicles for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, disclosed this to State House correspondents shortly after the weekly Council meeting chaired by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd). The AGF cited the recent feat by the agency when it busted a drug racket in Lagos, recovering N194bn worth of cocaine from an Ikorodu warehouse. He noted that the recent gains on the war on drugs would prompt…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Super Eagles of Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa, is in a state of recovery after undergoing a successful surgery. The football player took to social media on Wednesday, 28 September, to give an update on his health status. The forward who recently signed with Turkish Super Lig outfit Sivasspor revealed that he had a successful operation. Musa posted a photo lying on the hospital bed along with the doctors that performed the surgery. Along with the photos by Musa was a message that said, “I just want to express my heartfelt appreciation to Allah for…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Nigerian music star, Richie Marvin Chime Akuba, also known as Morachi has survived a ghastly motor accident in the United States. The singer who was once popular for his hit single “Hapuya Like That”, announced on his Instagram page. According to the singer, he escaped death when his Range Rover SUV exploded on a highway back from Alabama to Atlanta. “God did it. Yes, He saved my life. I am grateful to God. My Range Rover exploded while I was still in the car driving on the highway back from Alabama to Atlanta,” he…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Award-winning Nigerian singer, and songwriter, Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon, a.k.a Reekado Banks has lost his mother. The former Mavin Records signee announced his mother’s passing on his Instagram page where he shared details of her passing. He wrote, “It is with Heavy heart that we announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, sister, confidant and friend. “Dorcas Olubunmi Solomon is survived by her husband, sisters, children and grandchildren. “We implore the general public to keep us in prayers at this difficult time. The Solomon Family,” the flier posted reads.

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