We have rich heritage in Yoruba culture, language – Fatunde

dr. Adejoke Fatunde is the eldest child of the late professor of History, Joseph Adebowale Atanda. Recently, a three-day conference on Yoruba cum Oyo Empire’s political history and culture, where over 200 scholars participated, was organised at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, in memory of the scholar. It was declared open by the…

Madam Akindele is dead

Mrs. Christianah Amoke Akindele, aged, 76, died on January 7, 2018, during a brief illness. She was a lay-preacher of Methodist Church Nigeria, Matron of Trinity Methodist Church Choir, Itesi, Abeokuta, Ogun State. There will be a wake-keep at Methodist Bishop’s Court, Asero, Abeokuta, on February 1, 2018, between 4 and 6p.m. Burial service and…

Okada riders’ house of commotion

All is not well with the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN) in Ogun State, with two factions trading accusations bordering on forgery and embezzlement. A factional secretary of the association, Kayode Sowunmi, accused another member, who is also a factional chairman of the union, Alhaji Lateef Yekinni of embezzlement. Attempts…

Group pledges to promote Igbo language in Lagos

By Simeon Mpamugoh The coordinator, Ndigbo United Association (NUA) Okota branch, Lagos, Prince Ifeanyi Ezeabasili, has pledged to advance Igbo cultural heritage because “our children who are born outside Igbo land are finding it difficult to speak the language.” He said NUA has a responsibility to teach Igbo children the language because without language, a…

New N50m transformer excites Osun rural residents

From Clement Adeyi, Osogbo It was jubilation in seven rural communities in Osun State, after the Osun Agency for Community and Social Development Project (O-CSDP) provided them with electricity transformers worth N50million. With the provision of the transformers, the residents, particularly artisans, shop owners and small scale business owners would no longer depend absolutely on…

How Anyim got N575m for Special Service, by EFCC

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Anyim Pius Anyim is fighting to keep his integrity after being accused of collecting N575m for special service. The cash, according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), came  from the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA). Detectives are still battling to unravel the “special service”…

Pakistani Police Arrest Suspect In Rape, Murder Of 7-Year-Old Girl

Pakistani authorities on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl that ignited nationwide protests and outrage over allegations of government inaction, two police officials said. Police found Zainab Ansari’s body in a garbage dumpster in Kasur district near the eastern city of Lahore last week, four days after she…

UN Agencies Appeal For $864m To Reach 3.9m Somalis

UN agencies working in Somalia on Wednesday launched humanitarian appeal, seeking 864 million U.S. dollars to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving assistance. Peter de Clercq, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia who launched the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2017 in Mogadishu, called on the international community to scaled up humanitarian response through timely support…