NAFEST Edo: Wike back to back, Jos next destination

By Frank Meke From the opening ceremony to the closing, there were no indications which state could come up more than strong. National Festival of Art and Culture (NAFEST), Nigeria‚Äôs unity festival in its 32nd outing in Edo state was colourful and full of excitement. There were no competitive over drive, it was absolutely captured in the true likeness and expressive candour of the Nigerian cultural offerings. Dances, poetry, cuisines, traditional wrestling, Ayo, fashion, sports, all interpreted and linked to our strength and advantage on royalty and monarchism. Indeed, the…

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Man docked for unlawful possession of pump action gun

A middle age-man, Sofela Temidayo, has been arraigned before a Chief magistrate’s Court, sitting at Igbosere, Lagos, for unlawful possession of pump action gun. He was arraigned by the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (ForceCID) Annex, Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos, on a count charge of the offence. The defendant, according to the prosecutor, Barrister Morufu Animashaun, was arrested on May, 26, 2019, at about 19.10 hours, at Adekunle Street, Oshodi, with the said weapon. He was said to have committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 27(b)(I)…

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Verve Card formally announces its acceptance in Ghana

Verve, a leading payments technology and card business in Africa, has partnered with the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS) to launch acceptance in Ghana. The initiative by Verve international also signals acceptance across several other African countries. On the back of this strategic partnership between GhIPSS & Verve International which took place at Accra Marriot Hotel, on Friday October 25, 2019, Verve Card users (both Verve Global & Verve Classic) can now transact across all channels throughout Ghana. This acceptance of Verve card is available in a…

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InterswitchSPAK 2.0 begins airing November 2

Interswitch Group, is set to begin the airing of the InterswitchSPAK 2.0 Television quiz competition on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The transmission will feature the Television quiz show which is a segment of InterswitchSPAK Switch-a-future initiative, a CSR initiative of the company focused on driving increased interest in the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects among Senior Secondary School students across Africa. The competition is focused strictly on SS2 (Year 11) students between the ages of 14-17 years. The quiz competition will be premiered by Africa Magic…

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Drug trafficking: South African returnee bags 38 years imprisonment

A South Africa returnee, Raji Issa Adio, has been convicted and sentenced to 38 years imprisonment for trafficking in 5. 10 kilogrammes of banned hard drugs. The 43 years old convict, was given the jail terms by Justice (Professor) Chuka Austin Obiozor, of Federal High Court, Lagos, after he was found him guilty of three counts charge of conspiracy and unlawful possession of 5.10 kilogrammes of Heroine made against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The convict was first arraigned before the court on the charges on…

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Court remands 2 suspects over murder of Oshodi NURTW chief, Mamora

An Igbosere Magistrate’s Court of Lagos State, has ordered the remand of two men, Ayuba Balogun and Evans Adamson, who were alleged to be involved in the killing of Late Olayinka Mamora, popularly called Mamok, pending when the Lagos State’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) will issue a legal advice on allegations of murder and illegal possession of firearms leveled against them by the police. The court presided over by Magistrate B. I. Bakare, gave the remand order while granting a remand application filed and argued before the court by…

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Muslim lawyers task Police on killing of 14 years pupil

Muslim lawyer’s Association of Nigeria (MULAN), Lagos State chapter, has called on the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti-Yaba, to thoroughly investigate the gruesome murder of a 14-year-Old, Abdulqudus Anifowoshe. Abdulqudus, a SS 2 student of Icon Primary and Secondary School, Igbogbo-Ikorodu, was allegedly murdered by a 17 year-old boy, named Daniel Ameh, at Igbogbo, Ikorodu, last Monday. The remains of late Abdulqudus was found and recovered on Tuesday, in a compound next to Daniel’s house. The matter is currently been investigated…

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