Day: May 8, 2019

Police desecrates Benin Tradition, gets list of animals to sacrifice for detaining Edo chief priest

The Chief Priest of Okhuaihe shrine, Osarodion Usuanlele, the Ohen N’ Ukoni Neyedo, has been arrested and detained at the Edo Police headquarters in Benin City, The Nation reports. With the priest’s detention, an age-long tradition which says the Ohen N’ UKoni does not enter Benin, the abode of the Oba, had been desecrated. Consequently, three dogs were slaughtered as sacrifices were carried out near the police headquarters before the chief priest was released. Additionally, a list of other items has been given to the police for cleansing sacrifice the land. The items include 14 native cows, tortoise, sheep,...

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$8,400, N4bn Fraud: FG Slams Amaju Pinnick, Four Others With Charge

Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria football Federation, and four others have been charged with the alleged misappropriation of $8,400 belonging to the football body by the Federal Government. In a 17-count charge, marked, FHC/ABJ/CR/93/2019, filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, the money is said to have been paid by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to the NFF as appearance fees in the group stage of the Russia 2018 World Cup. Pinnick’s alleged accomplices in the charge are, Sunusi Mohammed, NFF Secretary; Seyi Akinwumi, the 2nd Vice-President, Shehu Dikko and Yusuff Fresh, an...

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Phase Two of TraderMoni and MarketMoni launched in Anambra

The Muhammadu Buhari-led administration remains dedicated to lifting more Nigerians out of poverty through interest and collateral free loans, hence, the second phase of the TraderMoni and MarketMoni project has been launched. Started in 2016, the loans are targeted at small scale traders and artisans, giving them access to much needed loans that can grow their businesses and transform the local economy. This was why on Friday, May 3rd 2019, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo visited two markets in Anambra state— Ochanja Market, Onitsha and Eke Awka, Awka— to assess the impact of the schemes and formally flag-off the...

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Peter Obi appears in court, rests heart attack rumour

Daily Independent claimed on Tuesday evening reported that the running mate to the People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate in Nigeria’s last presidential poll, Peter Obi had a heart attack was rushed to Odumegwu-Ojukwu Teaching Hospital at Awka. The report claimed that a media aide to the former governor Valentine Obienyem confirmed that he was rushed to the hospital. Obi, however, appeared in court on Wednesday without any sign of indisposition. Details...

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