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NYSC members refurbish abandoned borehole for Osun community

Corps members serving in Òkè-ìlà community in Ifedayo Local Government Area of Osun State have put smiles on the faces of the people of the community by refurbishing two long abandoned boreholes in the community.
The projects, which were carried out on Thursday, were commissioned by the Orangun of Òkè-Ila, HRM, Oba Adedokun Omoniyi Abolarin.

According to a statement by the NYSC, in Abuja yesterday, the monarch commended the corps members for their selfless contribution to the community, stating that their presence have always been a great source of motivation and inspiration for the youths and children in the community.

“You have indeed shown to me and my people that the NYSC training was indeed worthwhile.
“Aside your imparting knowledge in our children in the classrooms, you have surprised us further by working towards making portable water available for our people. You have done well,” the monarch said.

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Emir threatens to sack village heads conniving with bandits

Emir threatens to sack village heads conniving with bandits

Emir of Ningi, Alhaji Yunusa Muhammad Danyaya has threatened to sack village heads in his domain, conniving with bandits.

Danyaya who spoke at an emergency meeting, said he’s been troubled following reports of some traditional institutions conniving with criminals in some local government areas.

He said they’ve launched an investigation committee to unravel the culprits, and anyone found conniving with bandits will be sacked.

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‘I plotted my cousin’s kidnap, murder to avoid repaying N1.4m I owed her’

The Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested a 36-year-old man, Abubakar Halilu, for plotting the kidnap and murder of his cousin.

The suspect was arrested after detectives investigating the victim’s kidnap found her car keys in his custody.

It was gathered that Halilu lured his cousin, a businesswoman, to kidnappers’ den at Galadimawa area of Kaduna State where she would be killed and he would not repay the sum of N1.4 million he owed her.

The suspect was said to have driven the victim’s car on the day they were both supposedly kidnapped and held hostage in different parts of the bush only for her car keys, other belongings in the vehicle to resurface in his custody.

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How sex-enhancing fruit turned Gombe communities into tourist attraction

The saying is common in Gombe State, the entire Northeast up to neighboring countries of Chad, Niger Republic and Cameroon: marry a Tula woman and you will never taste of another woman. While that might sound as a myth, recent developments in scientific research into herbal medicine, particularly in the past one decade, seem to confirm the popular saying as the development has been traced to a fruit called gorontula.

Goro is the Hausa word for kolanut, the caffeine fruit commonly consumed in the tropical part of Nigeria. Gorontula therefore literally translates to Tula’s kookaburra, meaning that unlike the common kolanut, gorontula is only found in Tula communities in Kaltungo Local Government Area of Gombe State and Michika in Adamawa State, both on the mountainous belt stretching across the two states.

In English language, gorontula is known variously as tree hibiscus, snot apple or African chewing gum because it is sweet and chewy with lots of fibre. Botanically, it is known as azanza garckeana or azanza for short.

There are four Tula communities, namely Wange Tula, Yiri Tula, Baule Tula and Kaltin Tula, all located in the mountainous and rocky parts of the state. But for reasons that probably border on climate or weather of the mountain, gorontula can only be found in Tula and Michika and nowhere else around the world, hence the reason it is called gorontula; a kind of kolanut peculiar to the Tula tribe in Gombe State.

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Yemi Osinbajo, Onaiyekan, others hail African Church reunification

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has hailed the African Church for resolving the crisis that polarised the church and for its 120th anniversary.

Osinbajo spoke at a unification service attended by leaders of the church, among whom were the Primate of African Church, Emmanuel Udofia, and the Lay President, Babatunde Odufuwa.

The service, which held at the African Church Cathedral Bethel in Lagos, attracted Christian leaders across denominations, among whom were the Catholic Archbishop (Emeritus) of Abuja, Nigeria, John Onaiyekan, who preached the sermon; the President, Christian Council of Nigeria, Most Rev Fubara Benebo; and Most Rev. Matthew Kukah delivered the anniversary lecture.

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“Some preachers are agents of lucifer”- Victor Osuagwu reacts to viral video of a clergyman flogging his members on their butt

"Some preachers are agents of lucifer"- Victor Osuagwu reacts to viral video of a clergyman flogging his members on their butt

Comic actor, Victor Osuagwu, has reacted to a viral video of a clergyman in an African country, flogging some of his members on their butt.

In the video, the members, all adult male and female, filed out and laid on the altar as the clergyman and his second in command flogged them on the butts with what looked like belts. The offence or reason for the flogging wasn’t stated.

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Tonye Jaja, eight others Nominated For 2021 Gani Fawehimi Awards

Lawyer and public servant, Dr. Tonye Clinton Jaja is amongst eight persons nominated for the 2021 Gani Fawehimi Awards For Outstanding Integrity.

The award supported by the MacArthur Foundation and HEDA seeks to reward a Nigerian that displayed exceptional acts of integrity.

In recommending Dr. Jaja, the citation states that he displayed exceptional integrity during his tenure as the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission.

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Davido, Chioma ‘Reconcile’ to celebrate their son, Ifeanyi Adeleke as he turns 2

Ifeanyi Adeleke the product of Singer Davido and his assurance fiancee Chioma’s is plus one today and the estranged couple took to their respective IG to mark the special day.

Davido wrote;

“Happy 2nd Birthday to my loving Son David Ifeanyichukwu Adedeji Adeleke !!! You will grow to be greater than me Amen ! You will grow to make all of us proud!!! Stubborn!! DADDY LOVES YOU SO MUCH 🎂🎂🎂🥰🥰🥰🙏🏾🙏🏾 OSUN BOY 😂,”

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#EndSARS: ‘We were shot, SARS still working’, Lagos protesters insist

There was a large turnout of protesters at the Lekki tollgate on Wednesday leading to gridlock in the area. The protesters insisted that some of them were shot at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020.

One of the protesters, who showed scars from the injuries that he secured claimed that he saw three young people being shot.

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Buhari hosts Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Aso villa (photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari hosts President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to a two-day official visit to Nigeria starting today, Tuesday, October 18th.

Accompanied by the First Lady, Emine Erdogan, President Erdogan is expected to come in from Angola and depart to Togo at the end of his visit.

In the course of the visit, the leaders of the two countries are expected to consider about two dozen Bilateral Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding, MOUs, and they will authorise the signing of those on which there is a concurrence.

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