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Adeleke Buried Amidst Protest 

Adeleke Buried Amidst Protest 

Senator Isiaka Adeleke, first elected governor of Osun State has been buried this morning in his home in Ede. But that was done under the heavy presence of security forces deployed to keep protesters in check.  Youths had gone on the streets after the breaking of news of his death yesterday, alleging foul play. The protesters claimed that some unknown persons who probably did not want him to run for governor at the governorship election

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Why Actor Bakare’s Death Shocked Fans

Sometime ago the news came that Olumide Bakare, the loquacious lead character in the ‘Oluwalambe’ drama series was recuperating. As a matter of fact, it was said that he would soon return to the location.  But TELL can confirm that until the time the actor died on Saturday, April 22, there were concerns about the appropriateness of the decision to back down on a follow-up treatment abroad.  The man who was treated at the University

APC Mourns Senator Adeleke

The All Progressives Congress, APC in Osun State has described as a ‘monstrous blow’ the death this morning of Isiaka Adeleke, a senator representing Osun West district in the State.  A statement signed by Kunle Oyatomi, the party’s director of publicity, research, and strategy said, “Our party is in great sadness and shock because this is a monstrous blow to the APC which will be virtually impossible to overcome in the short run.” Adeleke who

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President Buhari Suspends SGF And DG, NIA

The President has also directed the suspension of the SGF from office pending the outcome of the investigations. In a related development, the President has ordered a full-scale investigation into the discovery of large amounts of foreign and local currencies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, over which the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has made a claim. The President has also directed the suspension

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More Facts On EFCC’s Ikoyi Huge Find 

  The identity of the person(s) connected to the huge amount of money uncovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC at an Ikoyi, Lagos residence remains uncertain. This follows denials by two people who had been speculated to have some links with the building.  For instance, though Adamu Muazu, former national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP admitted that he built the house, he said he longer had any legal claim to


FAAN Probes Airport Fire

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN has said that it has commenced an investigation into the fire incident at its administrative block in Lagos earlier today. This is a sequel to the containment of the fire that would have raised the administrative block of the authority in an early morning fire, which cause is yet unknown. A statement by Mrs. Herrienta Yakubu, acting general manager, Corporate Affairs, while assuring that normalcy had been restored


Sheriff’s Media Aide Resigns 

Inuwa Bwala, special adviser on media to Ali Modu Sheriff, former governor of Borno State and the national chairman of the troubled opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP has resigned. In a press release issued Sunday, April 9, Bwala said he was leaving the job on health grounds. He said, ‘I am stepping down for personal reasons to enable me to face my personal challenges, especially my health.’ He, however, apologized to ‘Nigerians, especially our political


My Bank Of Industry Experience

I arrived Bank of Industry, BOI with 25 years of fast-paced experience gained from reputable institutions such as KPMG, Guaranty Trust Bank, GTBank, Ecobank, Universal Trust Bank (acquired by Union Bank), United Bank for Africa, UBA Group and Heirs Holdings. I had run the largest Strategic Business Group in UBA successfully and led the regional expansion of UBA into 18 African countries. I had acquired a reputation for efficient execution, for getting things done and

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The Agony Of Slum Dwellers

      By ANTHONY AKAEZE and EMMANUEL OBE   They are located within a shouting distance of each other, as close as you can imagine but the difference between them is world apart – as clear as between day and night. That’s the picture that stares any visitor to the lagoon area of Ikate-Lekki, Lagos in the face. There are, within that axis, two neighbourhoods. One, on the lagoon, called Otodo Gbame, is a