Month: July 2019

Writer Olutimehin accuses Nite club owner, Pretty Mike, of raping her at 16

Author of the essay “Mothers and Men” (which won the Gerald Kraak prize), Olutimehin Adegbeye, has revealed that controversial club owner Pretty Mike once raped her as a 16-year-old. In a series of posts on her Twitter page late on Sunday, Olutimehin revealed that the unnamed rapist in her non-fiction piece is Pretty Mike who runs Club Q located in Ikeja. She further informed that horrible experience caused her to have a phantom period at the time. READ ALSO: BIODUN FATOYINBO: PASTOR DAVIDS SPEAKS ON TIMI DAKOLO AND BUSOLA MARRIAGE IN HIS CHURCH, RAPE ALLEGATIONS According to Olutimehin, her brother...

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Arsenal to make 3rd bid for Kieran Tierney

Arsenal are reportedly set to make a third move for Kieran Tierney this week as Celtic hold strong in their valuation of the left-back. The Gunners have so far failed with two bids for the Scotland international – the second of which was worth up to £25million after add-ons. But the Scottish Premiership champions were unhappy with the structure of the offer and, in particular, the incentive that was based on Arsenal qualifying for the Champions League again. Unai Emery’s men missed out on a top-four spot by just a point last season but the Hoops are reportedly unconvinced...

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Zamfara: Supreme Court refuses request to review judgment

The Supreme Court has rejected a request for it to review its last judgment in which it voided the participation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidates in the last elections in Zamfara State. A five-man panel of the court, led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, in a ruling on Monday morning, struck out an application marked: SC/377/2019 filed by the APC, seeking a review of the judgement. Read Also: BUHARI’S AIDE: WHY APC LOST ZAMFARA, BAUCHI, IMO, OYO, OTHERS TO PDP The court rejected effort by the lawyer to the APC, Robert Clarke (SAN), to make take a...

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ICPC: Constituency projects gulped N2 trillion within 19 years ‘without results’

An estimated N2 trillion was spent on constituency projects in Nigeria since year 2000 without commensurate development at the grassroots, the anti-graft body, ICPC has said. Its chairman, Bolaji Owasanoye, said this on Sunday, at the induction of newly-qualified members of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), in Abuja. According to a statement signed by its spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, Mr Owasanoye said the commission would not hesitate to prosecute any contractor who failed to deliver on funded projects, including accomplices. The chairman spoke as the guest speaker while delivering a lecture titled “The Role of Quantity Surveyors in the Fight...

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Herders Invasion: Alaafin writes Buhari, warns of ‘Yoruba retaliation’

The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, on Sunday, warned that the Yoruba people could resort to self-help against the “increasing and incessant menace of herders” in the face of “apparent helplessness” of Nigeria’s security agencies. The Alaafin issued the warning in a letter – titled “Yoruba Question in Nigeria Conundrum” – directed at President Muhammadu Buhari, according to Daily Trust. He expressed worry about the country’s insecurity. “I am worried about the security situation in the country, especially in the South-west geo-political zone, nay the entire Yoruba-speaking area of the country including Kwara, Kogi and Edo states,” said the...

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