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EXCLUSIVE: Dapo Abiodun suspends aide arrested in U.S. for fraud

Nigeria, May 18 -- The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has suspended his aide, Abidemi Rufai, who was arrested in the United States for an alleged $350,000 (about N140 million) COVID-19 unemploy... Read More


How Dapo Abiodun's aide was arrested trying to jet out of U.S.

Nigeria, May 18 -- Court documents filed against Abidemi Rufai, an aide to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, have shown how the suspect was arrested by operatives of the Federal Bureau of Investiga... Read More


How Dapo Abiodun's aide 'used falsified Gmail accounts to defraud U.S. govt'

Nigeria, May 18 -- Findings have shown how an aide to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State defrauded United States and how he was tracked over his involvement in $350,000 (about N140 million) COVID-19 ... Read More


Insecurity: PDP governors demand devolution of powers to states

Nigeria, May 17 -- The governors under the banner of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have demanded devolution of power to states. The governors, who met in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday, also endorsed ... Read More


Protest in Ondo as sea incursion 'displaces over 2000 residents'

Nigeria, May 17 -- Following repeated sea incursion at Ayetoro coastal community in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, residents of the community staged a protest on Monday in Akure. The prot... Read More


Police allay fears over alleged Ife, Modakeke conflict

Nigeria, May 17 -- The police in Osun have debunked social media claims of unrest in Ile-Ife/Modakeke communities in Osun State. Videos circulating on social media showed residents of the two communi... Read More


1,603 killed, 1,774 abducted in violent attacks across Nigeria in three months - Report

Nigeria, May 17 -- At least 1,603 people were killed in violent attacks across Nigeria between January and March 2021, a report by a non-governmental organisation, Nigeria Mourns, has shown. The repo... Read More


Yoruba Nation Rally: Sunday Igboho's thugs attack 'SSS officials'

Nigeria, May 17 -- Armed thugs loyal to self-styled Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, on Saturday assaulted officials believed to be from the State Security Service (SSS) on Saturday during the Yoruba N... Read More


REPORTER'S DIARY: Inside the decrepit Erin-Ijesha Waterfall in Osun

Nigeria, May 16 -- The driver filled our ears with the popular 'America Versace '98' lyrics of the king of fuji music, Wasiu Ayinde, as we journeyed to Olumirin waterfall, located at Erin-Ijesha, Osun... Read More


Insecurity: 108 killed, 44 killed in attacks across Nigeria last week

Nigeria, May 16 -- Following the security challenges rocking Nigeria, the 17 governors in southern states of Nigeria, on Tuesday called on the federal government to "convoke a national dialogue as a m... Read More