*OJB Jezreel reported dead*Stir in Osun school as students appear in church garments

*OJB Jezreel reported dead*Stir in Osun school as students appear in church garments

OJB Jezreel reported dead

Popular music maestro and producer, Babatunde Okungbowa  otherwise known as OJB Jezreel, has been reported dead. According to PM News, the 49-year-old talented producer was reported to have passed on about few hours ago. The music maestro who had a kidney transplant in 2013, his kidney transplant failed completely since last week and his family had to keep him on N35,00 dialysis treatment to overcome the relapse. His body has been deposited in a morgue at Isolo General Hospital. Read more

Stir in Osun school as students appear in church garments

Some students of Baptist High School, Adeeke, Iwo caused a stir among their colleagues as they appeared in the school in choir robes and other church garments. Our correspondent, who visited the school observed that the students came late to the school around 8:35 on Tuesday and headed to their various classes as their colleagues hailed them for their courage. Read more

Nigeria’s annual inflation rises to above six-year high of 15.6 percent in May

Annual inflation in Nigeria quickened to a more than six-year high of 15.6 percent in May, the fourth consecutive month in which it has accelerated, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday. A sharp drop in oil prices has slashed government revenues. The country relies on crude sales for around 70 percent of national income. Read more

NASU decries delay of scheme of service for workers in research institutes

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has bemoaned the delay in granting approval for the release of the conditions and scheme of service for the federal research and development Institutes, Colleges, Agencies and Allied Institutions. A communiqué signed by the Chairman, Wakili Tijani and General Secretary, Emma Okonkwor of the Research and Projects Trade Group Council of NASU, at the end of its regular meeting at Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Jericho Ibadan, said the agreement was reached between government and the Joint Committee of Unions, Committee of Directors of Research Institutes (CODRI) since 2013. Read more

Baby with open heart dies ahead of surgery

Baby Aisha, born with an open heart died early hours of Tuesday at the Maiduguri Teaching Hospital. The Nation learnt that with the N2.5 million and N3m donated by Yobe State Government and the First Lady Aisha Buhari respectively, baby Aisha was set to be flown to Enugu to undergo surgery in a Special Centre which has partnership with UK specialists already in the country. Read more

Education in Nigeria is Deplorable – Umaru

The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial district of Niger state, Senator David Umaru has bemoaned the deplorable condition of the education sector in the country urging federal and state government to put in more effort in the sector. He expressed fear for the future of the nation when the state of the education sector which is meant to educate the future leaders is in deplorable state. Read more

Education in Nigeria deplorable – Senator

The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial district of Niger state, Senator David Umaru has bemoaned the deplorable condition of the education sector in the country urging federal and state government to put in more effort in the sector. He expressed fear for the future of the nation when the state of the education sector which is meant to educate the future leaders is in deplorable state. Read more

World Blood Donor Day: Blood Connects Us All

Today is World Blood Donor Day. The theme of this year’s event is “Blood connects us all.” According to the World Health Organisation, the objectives are: to thank and appreciate blood donors for life-saving gifts of blood; highlight the theme that blood is connecting us all; to create wider public awareness on the need for regular blood donations; inspire those who have not yet donated blood to start donating and to persuade all countries to show appreciation to regular, voluntary, donors and finally, to commit themselves to self-sufficiency in blood supply. Read more

GENCOs ask court to stop  NERC ‎from reviewing electricity tarriffs

Some electricity generating companies have sued  the National Electricity Regulatory Commissio‎n before a Federal High Court in Abuja, asking the court to stop the commission from ‎reviewing the tariffs being charged by them. The group of plaintiffs are Egbin Power Plc, Geregu Power Plc, Transcorp Power Ltd, Kainji Hydro Electric Plc, and Jebba Hydro Electric plc. Read more

Policemen torture student for demanding to know offence

A Mass Communication student of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Taiwo Rasaq, has lamented that some policemen attached to the Owutu Police Division tortured and detained him unlawfully. Rasaq claimed that the only “crime” he committed was demanding to know the reason for his arrest. Read more

People making money out of our grief – Chibok parents

Some parents of the missing Chibok girls have alleged that  some people have been making money out of them. This disclosure is coming against the backdrop of complaints by parents that their advocates were not being accountable to those of them still living in Chibok and its surrounding villages. Read more

Policeman’s wife batters 10-year-old niece over N30

A 38-year-old trader, Mrs. Caroline Akanwa, has been arrested by the Area C Police Command, Lagos State, for allegedly battering her niece, Chioma Uneneme. PUNCH Metro learnt that Akanwa had in 2015 brought the 10-year-old from Okofia, Anambra State, to the Iponri Police Barracks, where she lived with her police husband and two children. Read more

Rio Olympics: Belarus sink Nigeria 71-60

Anastasiya Verameyenka came up with a dominant performance to inspire Belarus to a 71-60 win over Nigeria in Monday’s FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament Group C opener. Nigeria’s Ndidi Madu hit 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds, gave one assist and made two steals which made quite little to change the fortune for her team. Read more

Plateau youths protest planned creation of grazing zone

Youths in Plateau State have warned  the state government not to designate  any land in the state as grazing reserves. The youths,  under the aegis of Plateau G-17 Youths for Peace and Progress Forum, said that the proposed grazing reserves were not in the interest of the people of the state. Read more

EFCC seizes Diezani’s N3.58bn Abuja home

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized a mansion worth N3.58bn ($18m at the official exchange rate of N199 to a dollar) in the Asokoro area of Abuja allegedly belonging to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, said this during an interview with Al-Jazeera, a Qatar-based news network. Read more

Afenifere Demands Fani-Kayode’s Release

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has demanded the immediate release of former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, who has been in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the last five weeks. Making the demand yesterday on behalf of the group, the National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, who attributed Fani-Kayode’s current predicament to his critical stance against the activities of the violent herdsmen, said he should be charged to court if there are substantial evidence against him instead of keeping in custody endlessly. Read more

Muhammad Ali: Boxer, poet, social activist, and more

Born on  January 17, 1942, as Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., the global hero that came to be known as Muhammad Ali, largely for his boxing prowess, signed up for boxing training at age 12, only because he wanted to “whup” the boy who stole his bicycle. In the process, however, his physical size, skillfulness, and interest in the sport would keep him hooked for ever. But he became much more than a boxer. He was also a poet. A self-converted Muslim. A consummate artist. A social activist. An Ambassador. A family man. He might not have been known by all these titles; but he earned them all with his brain, heart, mouth, fists, and actions. No wonder then that all these titles showed up in various tributes to Muhammad Ali, following his death on June 3, 2016, at 74. Read more

Pistorius must pay for his crime, victim’s father tells court

Oscar Pistorius must pay for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, her father told a South African court on Tuesday, adding that forgiving the Paralympian runner for his crime was very hard. The 29-year-old gold medallist faces a minimum 15-year jail term after his manslaughter conviction for the 2013 killing, for which he originally received a five-year sentence, was upgraded on appeal Read more

 

 

 

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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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