*Buhari to attend Oba of Benin’s coronation *Sallah: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays

*Buhari to attend Oba of Benin’s coronation *Sallah: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays


Buhari to attend Oba of Benin’s coronation

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Crown Prince of Benin Prince Ehenede Erediauwa of his attendance at his coronation scheduled for September 26th, 2016.

Benin Traditional Council said the ceremony is scheduled for September 26.

The President and other dignitaries expected at the coronation ceremony includes the Zulu king of South Africa; King of Lesotho; King Muswathi of Swaziland; and King Kabaka of Uganda. Read more

Sallah: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday respectively as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

Making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, the  Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.),  enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to support, co-operate and join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari “in his sustained efforts to diversify the economy and progressively accelerate the pace of economic recovery.” Read more

Road crashes kill 331 persons in Jos Zone – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps on Wednesday said that no fewer than 331 persons lost their lives to road accidents its Jos Zone, from January to August.

The Corps Marshal and FRSC Chief Executive Officer, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, said this while flagging-off the 2016 Ember Months Campaign and Sensitisation on the Speed Limiting Device. Read  more

Sex starvation led me into rape, man tells court

A middle-aged father, Ojo Adewole, on Wednesday told an Ikole Customary Court in Ekiti that he was involved in rape because his wife starved him of sex.

Adewole, who made this known when he testified in a divorce petition by his wife, Omotayo,35, admitted being involved in a rape case but blamed it on the wife. Read  more

Sex raises heart attack risk in older men —Study

A new study has some unpleasant news for ageing men: Having lots of enjoyable sex may put them at a greater risk for heart complications.

The study, published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, looked at 2,204 people between the ages 57 to 85. The people were interviewed again five years later, in an effort to understand how sex impacts people’s health later in life. Read  more

Court remands Unilag students over cultism

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the remand of four students of the University of Lagos over their alleged involvement in cultism.

The accused were: Raheem Yusuf (21), Adedoyin Abraham (24); Olanrewaju Idowu (36) and Oluyemi Peters (24). Read  more

Saraki, Ekweremadu, Mark mourn Michael Ibru

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki; Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and former Senate President, Senator David Mark, on Wednesday expressed their sadness over the death of the patriarch of the Ibru Dynasty, Olorogun Michael Ibru, at the age of 85.

Saraki, Ekweremadu and Mark, in separate statements, described the death of Ibru as a great loss to the country. Read more

NCC seals Nokia-Alcatel office for illegal operation

The Nigerian Communications Commission on Wednesday sealed the office of Nokia-Alcatel located in Lekki, Lagos for operating without license.

The NCC’s Head of Enforcement Unit, Mr Salisu Abdul, while speaking with newsmen shortly after the sealing in Lagos, said that the company had been operating without license for years. Read more

FRSC reaffirms October 1 for speed limiters’ enforcement

The Federal Road Safety Corps has warned commercial vehicle operators against ignoring directives to install speed limiters in their vehicles, saying the corps would not renege on its October 1 enforcement date.

The Corps Marshall, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, said the timely implementation would reduce the rate of carnage on the country’s roads, especially in this third quarter when road crashes are often high. Read more

Edo poll: Ekweremadu decries ‘intimidation’ of PDP members

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed “deep worries” over what he described as the “arbitrary arrests and intimidation” of members and supporters of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party by security agencies, ahead of the governorship election next Saturday.

The PDP in Edo State had accused the Nigeria Police of “unwarranted arrests and harassment” of its members and supporters. Read more

Nigerians’ bloated lifestyle fuels recession –Minister

The Minister of State for Education and erstwhile Vice Chancellor of Imo State University Owerri, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, has blamed Nigerians for their “inability to swiftly adjust to the present economic recession” in the country due to their “over-bloated lifestyle.” He expressed regrets that most of the products that are consumed in the country are imported.

Anwukah, who spoke during the Special Senate Session organised by IMSU in honour of four senators of the university was, however, optimistic that the nation would come out of the economic hardship stronger.

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INEC won’t shift Edo election –Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that it would not postpone Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination scheduled to hold on the same day.

The National Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this during a stakeholders’ meeting held in Benin, the state capital. Read more

N2.3bn fraud: Court grants ex-minister, Orubebe, N10m bail

An Abuja High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Godsday Orubebe, a former Niger Delta Affairs Minister, in the sum of N10 million for allegedly diverting N2.3 billion.

The court also granted bail in the sum of N20 million each to Oludare Alaba and Ephraim Zeri, Directors of Contract in the ministry. Read more

1.9m Voters, 18,511 Officials for Edo Election, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has disclosed that a total of 1,925,105 voters will vote during Saturday governorship election in Edo state, asserting that about 18,511 officials would take part in the election. Read more

Edo 2016: Police deploy marine boats to riverine areas

The Nigeria Police on Wednesday said they have deployed Marine Boats with their Operatives in conjunction with the Nigeria Navy to man the riverine areas before, during and after the Governorship Election of Saturday, September 10th, 2016. Read more

Niger Delta crisis: U.S, Dickson insist on dialogue

The United States Government and Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday insisted that the Federal Government should use dialogue, not military might, to resolve the crisis in the Niger Delta region.

They said honest and sincere talks involving all the stakeholders in the region would have far-reaching impact on peace, security and stability of the country. Read more

Nollywood takes center stage at the Toronto International Film Festival

The city of Lagos will take center stage at the Toronto International Film Festival [TIFF] Thursday.

The commercial capital of Nigeria has been chosen as part of the ‘City to City’ programme. Each year a city is selected and filmmakers living and working there are showcased. Previous featured cities include; London, Mumbai and Seoul, this year eight Nigerian films will be screened. Read more

US Open: Murray, Serena, seek semi-final spots

Wimbledon champions Andy Murray and Serena Williams again take centre stage Wednesday, when the US Open semi-final lineup will be completed.

Murray, who followed up his third Grand Slam triumph at Wimbledon with Rio Olympics gold, takes on 2014 finalist Kei Nishikori for a place in the last four. Read more

Quadri sets African record, ranked world’s 25th

After making history at the Rio 2016 Olympics as the first African to reach the quarterfinals of the men’s singles event, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri on Tuesday became the first African to be ranked among the top 25 table tennis players in the world.

Quadri was previously the first African to be ranked among the top 30 in the world after reaching the quarterfinals of the Men’s World Cup in 2014 but he set the record higher on Tuesday when the International Table Tennis Federation ranked him 25 in the September rankings. Read more

Tiger Woods eyes October return to competitive golf

Tiger Woods said Wednesday he hopes to return to competitive golf next month at a tournament in California, but the 14-time major champion warned his much-anticipated return would depend on his continued recovery.

“My rehabilitation is to the point where I’m comfortable making plans, but I still have work to do,” the 40-year-old Woods, who has not played competitively since August 2015, said in a statement. 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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