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Benin Republic files fresh charges against Sunday Igboho

Benin Republic has filed fresh charges against Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, who was arrested in the country last Monday. Ibrahim Salami, one of the Cotonou, Benin Republic-based lawyers of Sunday Igboho, disclosed the new…

There’s more to Ebeano supermarket burning -Tweeps

Nigerians have reacted to the closed-circuit television footage showing how a nine-year-old girl set fire to the multi-million naira shopping centre, Ebeano Supermarket in Lokogoma, Abuja on July 17. The girl had accompanied her mother to the supermarket to shop…

Netflix releases new “King of Boys: The Return of the King” teaser

Netflix has released a teaser for the upcoming seven-part series for King of Boys: The Return of the King. In the teaser, Eniola Salami (Sola Sobowale) is ambushed by the media when she returns from a five-year exile. But, to…

Meron Hadero becomes first Ethiopian winner AKO Caine Prize

Meron Hadero has emerged as the first Ethiopian author to win the prestigious AKO Caine Prize for African Writing. “I’m absolutely thrilled, I’m in shock – being shortlisted in itself was a huge honour,” she told the BBC. “The Street…

Jonathan hails Obi at 60, describes him as a sincere patriot, committed to nation-building

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has hailed Mr Peter Obi on the occasion of his 60th birthday, describing him as a sincere patriot, deeply committed to nation-building. Obi, who was the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)…

*Baba Ijesha’s sexual assault trial continues today (Guardian)*Promoters defraud tourists of N4m in Canadian visa scam (Punch)*Lagos gives 3-day quit notice to illegal structures owners at Maroko, Lekki (Guardian)

Baba Ijesha’s sexual assault trial continues today (Guardian) The trial of embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, also known as Baba Ijesha, against child molestation, which began yesterday at the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos, will continue today.…

*Woman prays court to recover N70k loan from ex-husband (Guardian)*Come after me if you can, Bakare dares top FG official (Nation)

Woman prays court to recover N70k loan from ex-husband (Guardian) A housewife, Bilkisu Muhammad on Monday prayed a Shari’a court sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna to recover N70,000 from her former husband, Kamal Rabiu. The complainant said she lent N75,000…

Alleged sexual assault: Again, court adjourns Baba Ijesha’s trial

The Lagos State Special Offences Court in the Ikeja area on Monday, adjourned till Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the alleged child molestation case against embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha. The PUNCH gathered that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned…

Sowore regains freedom after arrest at Nnamdi Kanu trial

Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, says he has been released after he was arrested at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday. Sowore and other supporters of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), were in…

Naomi Osaka kicks off her Olympic campaign with dominant victory against Saisai Zheng (CNN)

These are early days for the Tokyo Olympics, but Naomi Osaka is quickly emerging as the headline act. Two days after lighting the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony — a moment she called “the greatest athletic achievement and honor” of…

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