LATEST NEWS IN NIGERIA THIS AFTERNOON, FRIDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2021

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Good afternoon and welcome to latest news updates for this afternoon, Friday, June 18th, 2021.

Prophet Iginla Defends TB Joshua, Attacks Chris Okotie, Others Over Offensive Comments

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1. Prof. Akintoye Tells President Buhari: Let Yoruba Nation And Biafra Agitators Willingly Secede

'Let Yoruba Nation And Biafra Agitators Willingly Secede' - Prof. Akintoye To Buhari

This was made public by the leader of Yoruba self-determination movement, Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof. Banji Akintoye. He said Nigerian authorities cannot stop the proponents of Yoruba nation and other secessionists. Akintoye noted that the United Nations (UN) constitution as well as CONTINUE READING

2. [Photo] Ex-President, Obasanjo Prostrates Before King In Abeokuta

Ex-President, Obasanjo Prostrates Before King In Abeokuta

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has been spotted paying obeisance to the Agura of Gbagura, Oba Saburee Babajide Bakre. The ex-leader who is 82 prostrated before the new Agura of Gbágùrá who is 59 years. Many have hailed him for CONTINUE READING

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3. Shekau’s Death: Boko Haram Gets New Commander

Boko Haram Gets New Commander Following Shekau's Death

The Jihadist group confirmed the death of Shekau in a video message from its presumed new commander, Bakura Modu also known as Sahaba. Modu urged his faction’s commanders to remain loyal despite the loss of their commander. The video provided to AFP by a source close to Boko Haram and CONTINUE READING

4. Offensive Comments: Prophet Iginla Defends TB Joshua, Attacks Chris Okotie, Others

Prophet Iginla Defends TB Joshua, Attacks Chris Okotie, Others Over Offensive Comments

Iginla rebuked Nigerian pastors for their attacks on TB Joshua after he died. He insisted that Okotie and those pastors attacking cannot do the things the prophet did in a thousand years. A few weeks ago, TB Joshua died after conducting a church service at his church. Following his death, several pastors had CONTINUE READING

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5. Thugs Invade, Chase Away Judge, Lawyers In Delta Court

Thugs Invade, Chase Away Judge, Lawyers In Delta Court

The presiding Judge narrowly escaped being lynched by the thugs. The Court is close to the Warri Area Command of the Nigeria Police Force and the “A” Division of the Police. The thugs stormed the Courtroom during hearing of a suit brought by one Mr. Bernard Emiko, younger brother to the CONTINUE READING

6. [Photos] Lagos State Govt To Prosecute Employer Who Assaulted Her Sales Lady

Lagos State Govt To Prosecute Employer Who Assaulted Her Sales Lady

It was gathered that Alhaja Rashidat Adeleke, who owns Super King Mark Supreme Store at No. 35 Ayodele Ogunkoya Street, off Governor’s Road, Ikotun area of Lagos, employed the victim as a sales lady in 2019 but the employee ended up residing with her due to the high transportation fare and other stress-related issues for the CONTINUE READING

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7. Federal Govt Shortlists 21 States For Pilot Grazing Reserves Initiative

Federal Govt Shortlists 21 States For Pilot Grazing Reserves Initiative

While Ogun is yet to be gazetted for the scheme tailored at having at least a ranch in every state, the Acting Director, Animal Husbandry in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Winnie Lai- Solarin, confirmed the development. Also speaking yesterday in Abuja during the 44th regular meeting of the National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development (NCARD), the CONTINUE READING