Nigeria’s Ex-Minister Dies In His Sleep

‘Like a dream, this is how it all ended,’ friends, family penned emotional tribute for Bayo lawal   Former Minister of Youth and Sports and one-time Military Administrator of Benue State, Air Vice Marshal Bayo Lawal (rtd) is dead. AVM Lawal, NAF/156 died in his sleep in the early hours of Sunday, June 23 at his home. Air Commodore Sani Zakari (rtd), the Sergeant At Arms at the National Assembly who confirmed the death to Vanguard stated that the daughter of the former minister, Mrs. Yinka Enahoro confirmed it noting…

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1,301 Die During 2024 Hajj Pilgrimage – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Health Minister, Fahd al-Jalajel, has reported a significant loss of life during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage, with 1,301 pilgrims confirmed dead. The minister revealed this information during a broadcast on state television. A substantial majority of the deceased, 83%, undertook the pilgrimage without the necessary permits, which compelled them to walk extensive distances under the harsh sun. This lack of authorization led to severe heat stress among many pilgrims, culminating in the high mortality rate. Al-Jalajel expressed deep regret over the deaths, noting that the unauthorized pilgrims faced…

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200 Nigerian Politicians, Security Officers Own $1bn Properties In Dubai

About 200 Nigerian politicians and security officers have invested nearly $1 billion (N1.49 trillion) in the sprawling Dubai property market in less than two decades, BusinessDay can exclusively report. Wives and children of politically exposed persons (PEPs), court judges and top civil servants are in the party, amassing 1,600 properties in choice locations in Dubai, which is famed as the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and capital of the Emirate of Dubai. This investigation came to light as part of a project named ‘Dubai Unlocked,’ which…

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Starfield College Student Wins Robotics Competition

‘Robotics on effects of bullying among students,’ How the project of Aduragbemi, daughter of the energy editor of The SUN newspaper, Adewale Sanyaolu, was adjudged one of the best three in Lagos   A senior secondary school student of Starfield College, Lagos, Aduragbemi Sanyaolu, has emerged the first runner up in the ITGEN Robotics Competition for SSS students held in Lagos at the weekend. Platforms Africa reports that the keenly contested competition had participants who emerged finalists at their various school levels slug it out at the final event. The…

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‘No To Darkness,’ Protesters Shut Down IBEDC Office in Ibadan

Ekectricity consumers and customers of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) on Monday besieged the office of the utility firm in protest of what they described as “darkness allegedly meted to them by the company. Platforms Africa reports that the IBEDC has since closed their offices to prevent a breakdown of law and order. The protesters who came from Olodo to Iyana Offa in Oyo State took to the streets to protest against what they described as the continuous disconnection by the IBEDC. READ ALSO: ‘Shot Dead,’ American Rapper Killed On…

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‘Shot Dead,’ American Rapper Killed On 26th Birthday

Julio Foolio, a Florida rapper whose real name is Charles Jones, was shot and killed early Sunday morning while celebrating his 26th birthday. The incident occurred in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn in Tampa. Jones’ lawyer, Lewis Fusco, confirmed his death to CBS News affiliate WTSP-TV. According to Fusco, the shooting happened after Jones was kicked out of an Airbnb for exceeding occupancy limits during a pool party celebration on Saturday afternoon. Social media posts from Julio Foolio earlier in the day had promoted the pool party at…

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Kano Renders Bayero Palaceless, Votes N99.9m For Emir’s Residence Renovation

The Kano State Government said it had earmarked N99.9m for the renovation of the Nasarawa mini palace, where the deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero is currently staying. The dtate Commissioner for Information, Halilu Dantiye, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting held on Saturday. The commissioner said the money was for the renovation of the defective wall or fence and surroundings at the Nassaawa Emir’s palace. Recall that the state government had on Thursday night through the Commissioner of Justice, Haruna Dederi, directed…

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Rangers Crowned Nigeria Professional League Champions

. Sporting Lagos, Doma United, Gombe United, Heartland Relegated   Rangers were yesterday crowned NPFL champions in style after they beat host, Gombe United 2-1 to finish top of the standings on 70 points from 38 matches. Rangers will represent Nigeria in the CAF Champions League. Kazeem Ogunleye put Rangers ahead in Jos after just three minutes. Godwin Obaje then scored his 12th goal of the season in the seventh minute for ‘The Flying Antelopes’ to stay ahead 2-0. Anas Hassan then pulled a goal back for already relegated Gombe…

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Why I Don’t Want My Son To Be A Boxer Like Me – Anthony Joshua

British heavyweight Anthony Joshua says it would not be a “wise decision” for his son to follow in his footsteps and become a professional boxer. The two-time former unified world heavyweight champion told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs he would much prefer if his son, Joseph Joshua, known as JJ, became an accountant instead, though he added that he wanted him to carve out his own future. He has previously said he did not envisage a boxing life for his “little JJ”, wanting his son to be the “best…

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‘Bigger Church Loading,’ Oyakhilome Opens Up On Christ Embassy’s Fire

The founder of LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has reacted to the fire incident that occurred at his church’s headquarters in Lagos. The Pastor said what happened was not an accident but an avenue for bigger and better things. Speaking at the church’s campground in Asese, the clergy man noted that “Nothing happens in the life of a child of God by accident. During the 2001 Ikeja cantonment bombing incident, the building vibrated so much and we thought it was going to collapse. READ ALSO…

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