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Policeman Shot 16-Year-Old Girl Dead in Lagos

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The arrest of a police officer who allegedly shot a 16-year-old girl dead in the Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos state on Wednesday, May 27 has been confirmed by the Spokesperson of Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana.

It was learnt that the trigger-happy policeman was trying to arrest a bus driver for violating the nationwide curfew and allegedly shot the bus conductor dead as well as young Tina during the process.

After the unfortunate incident, Nigerians took to social media using the hashtag #JusticeofTina to demand the arrest and prosecution of the erring police officer.

Reacting to the sad development, the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana this afternoon announced via his Twitter handle that the erring police officer has been arrested and will be made to face the full weight of the law.

”The killer cop is identified, arrested and detained at the Headquarters. He will face the full weight of the law. Justice will surely prevail. Members of the Public will be up…

"President Buhari Trusts Women More Than Men" - Garba Shehu

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The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Garba Shehu has said that Buhari trusts women more than men.

Disclosing this when he played host in an NTA programme on Friday, Shehu, said; “Let me say this, I hope I don’t get myself into trouble.

“He is more trusted of women than men, because he has given this country… all these years, all the country’s money is in the hands of women and they kept it safely. And they are doing well.”

Recall that Kemi Adeosun was Buhari’s first finance minister, before, Zainab Ahmed. Both are women of exceptional qualities.

Adeosun resigned on September 15, 2018, following allegations that she used a forged certificate to avoid the country’s mandatory one-year youth service scheme, NYSC.

In her defense, Kemi said she was issued with a certificate that she thought was genuine. She however, resigned honorably.

In her words, “This has come as a shock to me and I believe that in line with this administration’s focus on …

We're Still Focused on Delivering Mandate for Change – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has assured  Nigerians that the mandate for change remains relevant and will be steadily followed to improve livelihoods.

This was contained in a statement signed yesterday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu On the first year anniversary of his second term in office.

According to him: "The campaign had been hard fought; yet the mandate the people of this country gave him was decisive. He won that election with a distance of nearly four million votes or 15 per cent of the total votes cast over his closest opponent.

"It was then - and is today - a mandate for change. For many years Nigerians have yearned for something different: less of the corruption and immoral greed of those who once governed; more decency in public life and fairness, and a chance to succeed.

"Nigerians yearned for improved security and end to terrorist bombings and for long-delayed infrastructure. Day by day, step by step, the President an…

A ò setán àti f'ẹ̀mí àwọn akẹ́kọ̀ọ́ sòfò, ẹ má tì wá lọ́pọn pọ̀-ọ́n -- Ìjọba àpapọ̀

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Fẹ́mi Akínṣọlá

Mínísítà kékeré fún ètò ẹ̀kọ́ ní Nàìjíríà, Emeka Nwajiuba, sọ pé Orílẹ̀ yìí kò setán láti fi ìlera àwọn ọmọdé sínú ewu nítorí pé wọ́n fẹ́ ṣí iléèwé padà.

Ọ̀gbẹ́ni Nwajiuba ti kò sọ pàtó ọjọ́ tí àwọn ọmọ yóó wọlé padà, sọ pé "Ó di ìgbà tí a bá tó ó ní ìdánilójú pé àwọn ọmọdé lè lọ síléèwé, padà sílé lálàáfíà, láì kó arun Kofi-19 padà sílé, la tó ó setán".

Mínísítà sọ ọ̀rọ̀ yìí lásìkò tí ìgbìmọ̀ tó ń mójútó ìtànkálẹ̀ àrùn Kofi-19 ń bá àwọn akọròyìn sọ̀rọ̀ lọ́jọ́rú, ọjọ́ kẹtadínlọ́gbọ̀n, oṣù Kẹta.

Ọ̀rọ̀ tó sọ yìí wáyé gẹ́gẹ́ bí èsì fún àwọn òbí kan ní Nàìjíríà, tó ń bèèrè pé nígbàwo ni ìjọba yóó ṣí iléèwé padà.

Ọ̀gbẹ́ni Nwajiuba sọ pé iléeṣẹ́ ètò ẹ̀kọ́ yóó gbé ìlànà jáde lórí bí nǹkan yóó ṣe lọ, tí àwọn akẹ́kọ̀ọ́ bá padà síléèwé.

"Fún àwọn iléèwé girama, àwọn akẹ́kọ̀ọ́ wọn lè padà síléèwé, láti lè parí ìdánwò wọn, kí wọ́n ó sì tún padà lọ̀ ọ́ jókòó sílé.

"Bákan náà ni aó mú àdínkù bá iye akẹ́kọ̀ọ́  tí yóó wà ní kíláàsì kọ̀ọ̀kan. Èyí ṣeéṣe kó túmọ̀ s…

Ekiti Governor's Lodge in Abuja: Between due process and ill-informed interference - By Segun Dipe

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_"Do not answer a fool according to his folly or you yourself will be just like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes." -Proverbs 26:4-5._

When we saw the criticism desperately, frustratingly, but wrongly unleashed on the public regarding the Ekiti State Lodge in Abuja, FCT and the construction work going on there, the initial thought was to let it pass as the ranting of an inconsequential ant.

On a second thought, we considered the mindset of both the propagandists and their gullible audience who know next to nothing about good governance and decided to give them the biblical treatment as recommended above, especially with the Press quoting Diran Odeyemi from Osun State as the inordinate signee of the statement. Diran knows next to nothing about Ekiti government business and, at best, he is a meddlesome interloper.

How desperate and frustrated can an opposition be to show it is still licking the wounds it sustained when it lost grip …

Me, Adedubu, Alao-Akala And Obasanjo - By Rashidi Ladoja

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-  Former Oyo State Governor; Senator Rashidi Ladoja

Everybody knew that between me and Baba (late Chief Lamidi Adedibu), we had a sort of good rapport. If Baba had views on six issues and I was able to take Baba out of the groove, by the time he came back, Baba might drop five for me. That was how close we were. During the campaign, the major crisis we had was the popular opinion that ‘Ladoja is good but will Adedibu allow him work?’ I used to say, I am a father and a grandfather. I have built my life, if I am elected, the buck stops on my table. You see, even if Baba was good, what about the people that surrounded Baba? On inauguration day, they went to pull down Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s statue in front of Government House; that was the first crisis we had. They took it to Baba’s place the same day. There was a finance board in Bodija, and the agreement was that the contractor would collect toll until their money was paid before they would turn it over to the government. Baba’s boy…

Agbẹ́bojì mẹ́rin jí òkú wú torí torí nílùú Àkúrẹ́

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Fẹ́mi Akínṣọlá
Èèyàn tó kú bọ́ lọ́wọ́ ọ làásìgbò ayé la gbọ́njú mọ̀. À mọ́, kò jọ pé ọ̀rọ̀ rí bẹ́ẹ̀ mọ́ o láwùjọ tá a wà yìí, tí ìwà  ọ̀dájú kàn ń fojoojúmọ́ ayé gbilẹ̀ bí ọ̀wàrà òjò. Àgbọ́sọgbánù ìròyìn yìí ló ń fìdí rẹ̀ múlẹ̀ pé ọwọ́  ṣìkún àwọn ọlọ́pàá ìpínlẹ̀ Òǹdó ti tẹ àwọn mẹ́rin kan tí wọ́n ká orí èèyàn mọ́ lọ́wọ́ nílùú Àkúrẹ́.
Agbẹnusọ iléeṣẹ́ ọlọ́pàá ìpínlẹ̀ náà, Tee-Leo Ikoro ló fìdí ọ̀rọ̀ náà múlẹ̀ fún akọ̀ròyìn .
Àwọn afurasí ọ̀hún tó jẹ́ Agbẹ́bojì ní ilẹ̀ ìsìnkú tó jẹ ti ìjọba ìbílẹ̀ Gúúsù Àkúrẹ́ ni ọwọ́ pálábá wọn ṣégi níbi tí wọ́n ti ń gbìyànjú láti gé orí òkú kan tí wọ́n ṣẹ̀sẹ̀  Ẹni ti ọ̀rọ̀ náà ṣojú rẹ̀ sọ pé àwọn mọ̀lẹ́bí olóògbé ọ̀hún padà wá sí ilẹ̀ ìsìnkú náà láti mọ odi  lé ibojì rẹ̀, ni wọ́n bá ká àwọn kọ̀lọ̀rànsí ọ̀daràn  ọ̀hún,mẹ́rin níye tí wọ́n ń làágùn yọ̀bọ̀, ní bi tí wọ́n ti ń gbìyànjú láti mú ìlérí èṣù sẹ nípa gígé orí òkú olókùú tí wọ́n sin ní wákàtí díẹ̀ sẹ́yìn.
"Lẹ́yìn tí ọwọ́ tẹ̀ wọ́n tán, ni a fi lílù gbe òkú níjà , nígbà tí a ká orí obìnr…