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BREAKING: Police arrest Naira Marley over death of Mohbad

Music star, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, has been taken into custody for interrogation and other investigation activities over the death of his former singee, Mohabd.

This was confirmed by Lagos State Police Command PRO, SP Benjamin Hundeyin via his X handle.

He wrtoed, “Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley has been taken into custody for interrogation and other investigation activities…#justice4Mohbad #justiceforMohbad.”

Earlier, the Marlian Music boss announced via his verified X handle on Tuesday night that he had returned to Nigeria.

NASS commends FG, labour unions for averting strike

The National Assembly has commended the Federal Government and the leadership of the organised labour for reaching a compromise to avert the planned nationwide strike.

The President of Senate, Sen.Godswil Akpabio, said this at plenary on Tuesday.

“The entirety of the Senate appreciates the Nigerian labour Congress and theTrade Union Congress of their understanding of the precarious situation that we are in.

“We also want to commend the Federal Government for the proactive steps taken to avert the strike action that was earlier proposed by NLC and TUC.

It would lead to sacking of workers – Garba warns NLC over demands from FG


A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamu Garba, has warned that the demands being set before the Federal Government by the labour unions would force companies in private sector to sack some of their workers.


According to him, the level of demands the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC are hanging on the Federal government is not sustainable.


The former presidential aspirant noted that the total number of federal, state, and local government workers are far below the number workers in the private sector.


“With us as private employers of labour, how do they want us to cope? How would the government be for us too?


 Senate amends rules, blocks first-time senators from contesting leadership positions

The senate has amended its standing rule to prevent first-time senators from contesting the top-most positions in the red chamber.

At the plenary on Tuesday, the upper legislative chamber adjusted its standing rules after Opeyemi Bamidele, majority leader, sponsored a motion.

The motion, seconded by Simon Mwadkwon, deputy senate majority leader, received the support of all the senators when Senate President Godswill Akpabio put it to a voice vote.

Akpabio defeated Abdulaziz Yari, a former governor of Zamfara state, to become the senate president of the 10th national assembly.

Meet Balarabe Abbas Lawal who replaces El-Rufai as minister

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has sent a request to the Senate asking it to screen Balarabe Abbas Lawal as minister from Kaduna.

Lawal, who served as secretary to the government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai, replaces El-Rufai in Tinubu’s cabinet.

His portfolio will be the ministry of environment.

El-Rufai was earlier nominated and screened by the senate. But he was not cleared, over what was called ‘security concerns”.

Tinubu graduated from CSU but I still support Atiku – Reno Omokri


Reno Omokri, former presidential aide to Goodluck Jonathan said he is still supporting Atiku Abubakar, despite his affiliation ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and support for President Bola Tinubu on his Chicago State University records saga.


Omokri, in a tweet via his verified Twitter handle, emphasized that he successfully graduated from the same institution.


He said he could make this claim because he personally took a trip to the varsity in 2022, to establish the truth and didn’t rely on speculations while parties were preparing for the 2023 elections.


Omokri noted that while he continues to support Atiku, who requested four document categories from CSU regarding Tinubu’s graduation, it doesn’t prevent him from recognizing Tinubu’s legitimacy as an alumnus of the American institution.

Game over, retire from politics – Keyamo tells Atiku


The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, says latest events have shown that the game is over for Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.


Keyamo said losing the 2023 presidential election hurts Atiku more than previous polls.


He said Atiku should retire from politics following the release of President Bola Tinubu’s academic records by the Chicago State University.


In a post on X, the minister said Atiku was holding onto every single straw that resembles a lifeline.


BBNaija All Stars cost us N5.5bn – Organisers


The organisers of the Big Brother Naija Reality Show have disclosed that the just concluded All-Stars season cost N5.5 billion in investment.


Busola Tejumola, the Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Nigeria, disclosed this at the winner’s prize presentation in Lagos, on Tuesday.


She also revealed that the just concluded season raked in 1.53 billion votes across all voting channels.


Recall that Ilebaye, a 22-year-old Kogi-born model won the N120 million grand prize of the reality show on Sunday.

At last, Tinubu replaces El-Rufai with Balarabe as ministerial nominee


President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday replaced the erstwhile ministerial nominee from Kaduna State and the immediate past governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai with a former Secretary to the Kaduna State Government, SSG, Abbas Lawal Balarabe.


This was announced in an executive communication forwarded to that effect and read during plenary by President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio.


Balarabe, apart from serving as the SSG from 2019 to 2023, was a Special Assistant to the President in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT and Chief of Staff to the FCT Minister from 2003 to 2007.


His last appointment was the chairman of a 65-member transition committee that ushered in the present administration of Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State.


Mohbad’s father demands DNA test on grandson

Mr. Joseph Aloba, father of late Nigerian rapper, Ilerioluwa Olademeji Aloba, aka Mohbad, has demanded a DNA test on his grandson.

Recall that Nigerians have been torn apart over calls for a DNA test on the late singer’s son, Liam, to ascertain his true paternity.

While some are of the opinion that it was important to conduct a DNA test on the late singer’s son in the wake of allegations that his wife cheated on him, others argued that the calls for a DNA test on Mohbad’s five-month-old son were “insensitive.”

However, speaking in a recent interview with BBC Pidgin, Mohbad’s father said a DNA test should be conducted on his grandson, stressing that it has become a global concern.

#BBNaijaAllStars: I’m trying to recover from shock of winning, no sleep yet-Ilebaye

Big Brother Naija All Stars winner, Ilebaye Odiniya says she has not had any sleep since winning the reality show.

Recall that Ilebaye won the N120 million grand prize of the Big Brother Naija All Stars edition on Sunday.

Speaking at the winner’s prize presentation ceremony on Tuesday, the reality star said she is still trying to adapt to being the All-Stars winner.

She said, “I’m still trying to feel it [being the winner of the All-Stars season]. I’m still like, ‘Ouch! Is this a dream?’ I’m still trying to adapt to every moment.

Abia govt denies sponsoring IPOB, Peter Obi, calls for investigation into allegations

The Abia State government has denied sponsoring the activities of the Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB) in the state.

The Alex Otti-led administration also denied using the state’s funds to sponsor legal battles of Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 Presidential polls.

The denials were made by Ferdinand Ekeoma, the Special Adviser to Governor Alex Otti on Media and Publicity, in reaction to some recent media reports.

The Abia government said the press conferences where the allegations were made, were suspected to have been sponsored by the two opposition parties currently in court against Otti’s governorship victory.

BREAKING: Tinubu sends three more ministerial nominees to Senate


President Bola Tinubu has transmitted three additional names of Ministerial nominees to the Senate.


The three nominees are Jamila Bio, Balarebe Abbas and Olawale Olawande.


This is coming barely three months after the upper chamber of the National Assembly confirmed 45 nominees with various portfolios.


Details shortly…

Africa won’t be liberated by prayer and fasting – Prof Lumumba


Renowned Kenyan pan-Africanist and human rights activist, Patrick Lumumba said liberation of the African continent will not come by fasting and prayer.


Lumumba stated this while speaking at The Platform, a non-political and non-denominational program organised by The Covenant Nation in Lagos on Monday.


He noted that, to save Africa, leaders must address the issue of conflict and the change of governance.


The don added that if the question of governance is left out, the continent’s progress will be stalled.


Fashola faults ‘Coat of Arms’ display on national flag


Former Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has cautioned Nigerians from inscribing the coat of arms on the national flag, saying doing so is a misuse of the national colours.


Fashola said this on Monday, during a live appearance on Channels Television’s Empowering Tomorrow: A New Vision for Nigeria, a special programme on the 63rd anniversary of Nigeria’s independence celebrated annually on October 1.


“Just this afternoon, I was asked to hoist a flag of Nigeria,” Fashola said. “By the time the flag unfurled, I saw that there was a coat of arms in the middle and I whispered to my host that ‘this is not the flag of Nigeria’. Nigeria’s flag does not have a coat of arms in the middle. It is green, white, and green.”


The former minister also said that Nigerians should pay attention to “some of the small things that matter” adding that national symbols are to be rendered during recognised events for the country at large.


Tinubu not parading female certificate, Onoh mocks critics


President Bola Tinubu’s image maker in the south East, Dr. Josef Onoh has taken a swipe at critics who have gone to town claiming that the Nigeria President’s certificate released by the Chicago State University certificate bears the mark of a female graduate other than President Tinubu who is a man.


According to Onoh, the opposition persons making the false claim of female ownership of the certificate are ignorant of the Federal law under the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) which gives Tinubu the right to ask to have his education records corrected if he believes them to be inaccurate.


“So it’s a simple issue of applying for correction,” he said.


Onoh stated that even in Nigeria, there is room for such correction if spotted by any certificate bearer, noting that Tinubu’s critics are drowning political gamblers looking for anything to hold on to against the president after they were defeated at the March 18 presidential election poll.

#BBNaijaAllStars: KimOprah has qualities of my ideal woman – Cross

Big Brother Naija All Stars finalist, Ikechukwu Sunday Okonkwo, aka Cross, has said former houseguest, KimOprah has some qualities of his ideal woman.

Recall that Kim was in an entanglement triangle with best friends, Cross and Pere during her three-week stay in the just concluded Big Brother Naija All Stars show.

In a recent interview with Africa Magic, Cross told Ebuka Obi-Uchendu that he was so happy when Kim Oprah came into the House.

He said, “When she [KimOprah] came in, I was so happy. I was excited to see someone in the House who actually knew my kind of person.

Rivers State Gov, Fubara welcomes election tribunal judgment in his favour

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara has welcomed the ruling by the Governorship Election Tribunal that upheld his election.

Governor Fubara described the rulings as the beginning of the confirmation of the trust expressed in him by the people of the state.

He restated his commitment not to disappoint the expectations of Rivers people at a brief thanksgiving service that was held at the Chapel of Everlasting Grace, Government House, Port Harcourt, Monday night.

The event was attended by some members of the State Executive Council and political leaders.

Mixed reactions greet Tinubu’s daughter over independence day speech


Mixed reactions greeted Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, the first daughter of President Bola Tinubu’s Independence Day speech.


Tinubu-Ojo, the Iyaloja-General of Lagos State, in a now-viral video on Monday, urged citizens to “keep the hope” alive for a better Nigeria, despite the challenges that abound in the country. She added that she believed “Nigeria would still work for every Nigerian.”


“Happy Independence celebration to every Nigerian, especially my beloved father, Mr. President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, and mother of the nation, my own mum, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON.


“The founding fathers, founding mothers of our great nation, Nigeria, we need to keep our hopes alive; the flames of hope must continue burning in us.


Why APC NWC members visited Buhari- Ganduje


The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Ganduje, has explained why he led a delegation of National Working Committee members to see the immediate past president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, in Katsina State.


Ganduje and his team visited the former President in his home town, Daura, on Monday.


Buhari, Ganduje and some other members of the APC NWC

In a statement issued in Abuja by his Chief Press Secretary, Edwin Olofu, the former governor of Kano state said he went to formally introduce the new leadership of the APC to the former president and to rejoice with him on the occasion of Nigeria’s 63rd Independence anniversary.






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