Author: Abdulrahaman Taye Damilola

Abdulrahaman Taye Damilola is a Kwara-based journalist. He writes and reports news for The Informant247.

Leandro Trossard’s brilliant finish and Martin Odegaard’s brace have an away win for Arsenal, sending them back to the top of the Premier League with a battling 2-0 win at Wolves. Mikel Arteta’s men, who missed the chance last Sunday following a 2-0 shock defeat at home to Aston Villa, were in control of the match at the Molineux and took the lead in the first half, thanks to Leandro Trossard’s brilliant finish. Martin Odegaard then sealed the win in the dying minutes of the game. The away victory saw them at the top of the Premier League table after…

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Kashim Shettima, Nigerian Vice President, has assured the people of the country that the naira will continue to appreciate against the dollar, saying President Bola Ahmed Tinubu understands the game and would ensure the naira continues to appreciate. The Vice President disclosed this when a delegation of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, led by its President, Gabriel Idahosa, paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the President Villa, Abuja. Shettima, in a statement by his media aide, Stanley Nkwocha, said President Tinubu had to end fuel subsidy and ensure the unification of the multiple exchange rate…

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Nigerian singer Abbey Elias popularly known as Skiibii Mayana has broken his silence after being accused by video vixen and influencer Nicki Dabarbie of attempting to use her for ‘ritual.’ It was gathered that Dabarbie has been calling out Skiibii and Mayorkun on social media, to alleged the duo of attempting to use her for “ritual” after Skiibii invited her for a boat cruise. Sharing a picture of herself in the hospital via her Instagram story, she alleged that they also called “fake police” to beat her up and seize her phone because she was going live on social media.…

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A total of N1.123tn for March 2024 has been disbursed by the Federation Account Allocation Committee to the federal, state, and local governments. According to a statement by the Director of Information and Public Relations, Ministry of Finance, Mohammed Manga, on Friday, the allocation, which was derived from a gross total of N1.867tn, marks a significant distribution of funds aimed at supporting various government tiers. Manga stated that the Accountant General of the Federation, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Madein, chaired the meeting and highlighted the importance of the allocation. “This distribution is pivotal in ensuring that all government levels have the necessary…

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Prince Clement Ikolo Ogenerukevwe, the monarch, was declared wanted over the killing of 17 military personnel in Okuama, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, the Nigerian Army has said. According to Onyema Nwachukwu, a Major-General, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, although the army has not exonerated anybody regarding the incident, it decided to release the monarch after the intervention of highly-placed personalities in the society and a painstaking review. It would be recalled the military high command had launched a manhunt for those suspected to have perpetrated the dastardly act, which made residents of Okuama desert the…

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At least three persons, including a Bokkos University student, were killed on Thursday night after suspected gunmen invaded the Butura community in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State. According to Daily Trust, a Student at the institution, who gave his name as George Lazarus, said a 200-level student of Computer Science development was among those killed. It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the community at about 9 pm and started shooting continuously. Sources from the community, while confirming the incident, said that the killing of the student prompted a protest by students but was dispersed by personnel of…

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, declared the former Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello. The anti-graft agency, in a post via its official Facebook handle, urged anyone with information as to his whereabouts to report immediately to the Commission or the nearest Police Station. The EFCC wrote: “Former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, is wanted by the EFCC for offences relating to economic and financial crimes to the tune of N80.2 Billion. “Anybody with information as to his whereabout should report immediately to the Commission or the nearest Police Station.” The Informant247 reports that the Federal…

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The executive members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ganduje Ward, Dawaki Tofa Local Government Area, have been restrained by the Federal High Court in Kano from taking further action on the suspension of the APC national chairman, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman, while granting an interim order, directed all respondents from implementing or giving effect to the suspension of Ganduje after a decision was reached during an emergency meeting of the executive members of APC, Ganduje Ward, on April 15, pending the hearing and determination of fundamental right of fair hearing filed by the APC national…

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Following the drama that happened at the residence of the immediate governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has cautioned politicians and all public office holders to desist from impeding the officials of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from performing functions, saying that the EFCC by the stipulation of the law can invite and investigate any Nigerian allegedly indicted with corruption, and such people involved should honour the agency in that regard. The AGF stated this in a statement titled ‘EFCC SHOULD NOT BE OBSTRUCTED FROM…

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The Kwara State Government on Wednesday said it has concluded a plan to renovate the indoor sports hall of the state stadium at the cost of N2.06bn to make it an ultra-modern sports facility. Bola Mogaji, the chairman of the state’s sports commission, while speaking with sports writers in Ilorin, alleged that the previous administrations had neglected the indoor sports hall, adding that it led to its decadence. Magaji, who said that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq was determined to bring the stadium back to its pride, added that the renovation of the indoor sports hall would be completed in 12 months.…

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Nigerian President Bola Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has ordered the Ministry of Education to include graduates of the National Open University in the National Youth Service Corps scheme while also resolving the longstanding admittance of NOUN Law graduates to participate in Law School in the country for equal opportunities. Tinubu disclosed this during his presentation at the 13th convocation ceremony of NOUN on Saturday at the university’s Convocation Arena, Jabi, Abuja. According to Punch, before now, NOUN graduates in 2017 were assured by the former vice-chancellor of the institution, Abdallah Adamu, that they would soon be able to participate in…

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Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) warrant to arrest the immediate governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello. The warrant was issued following an ex parte motion filed by the EFCC. Justice Emeka Nwite, in his ruling on the motion, also directed that the former governor be produced before him on Thursday, April 18, for arraignment. He said, “It is hereby ordered as follows: “That an order of this honourable court is hereby made directing and/or issuing a warrant for the immediate arrest of the defendant to bring him before this honourable…

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Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest, Nigerian businessman and socialite, has reacted to his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged naira abuse after perfecting his N10 million bail condition with two sureties in like sum. Okechukwu, while taking to his Instagram handle shortly after his arraignment on Wednesday, said he was not small, and that money was water. He wrote, “Seeing all your messages and love. I’m so humbled. Now it’s confirmed CP (Cubana Priest) is not small. Money na water (sic).” The Informant247 reports that the Federal High Court in Lagos State…

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….We’ve lost a loyal, great man: ex-Kwara Speaker Ali, grief over Rafiu Ibrahim’s demise AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Kwara State Governor, has mourned the shocking death of Senator Rafiu Ibrahim of the Peoples Democratic Party after a brief illness. A statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, the spokesperson for the governor, on Wednesday said the governor expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of the late senator, the people of Ojoku in Oyun Local Government Area, and the Peoples Democratic Party on this sad development. The statement reads, “This shocking development again reminds everyone of the inevitability of death for all human beings…

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Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest, on Wednesday, granted N10m bail with two sureties in like sum by the Federal High Court in Lagos State after he was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged naira abuse. The Informant247 gathered that the celebrity barman had earlier pleaded not guilty to tampering and abusing the naira during his trial. Cubana Chief Priest was arraigned before Justice Kehinde Ogundare on three counts bordering on abuse of naira by allegedly spraying and tampering with the nation’s currency at a social event, contrary to the provisions of…

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The Dangote Petroleum Refinery on Tuesday announced a reduction in the price of Automotive Gas Oil, popularly called diesel, from N1,200/litre to N1,000/litre. The Informant247 gathered that the announcement was made in a statement issued on Tuesday by its spokesperson, Nduka Chiejina, saying, “In an unprecedented move, Dangote Petroleum Refinery has announced a further reduction of the price of diesel from N1,200 to N1,000/litre. “While rolling out the products, the refinery supplied at a substantially reduced price of N1,200/litre three weeks ago, representing over 30 per cent reduction from the previous market price of about N1,600/litre. “This significant reduction in…

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No fewer than 28 persons, including six personnel of Benue State Community Volunteer Guards (BSCVG), have been reportedly killed after suspected gunmen invaded the Gyaruwa axis of Gwer West Local Government Area, Benue State. According to reports, the attack occurred from Saturday to Monday, during which the villagers were also chased out of their abodes in Tse-Kperyisa, Tse-Adaa, and Tse-Shiver communities. According to locals, six security personnel were murdered while escorting some mourners to bury their dead on Saturday and by Sunday night, the attackers had killed 16 people. In contrast, another six were killed along Adoka-Naka Road in Gwer…

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Following the suspension of the National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the leadership in Ganduje ward, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State on Monday, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, asking the force to probe those behind the purported suspension of the former governor of Kano State. The APC, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Barrister Felix Morka, said the perpetrators of the “criminal act” were not card-carrying members or legitimate officials of the APC in Ganduje’s ward. The Informant247 reports that the…

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Barely a week after Idris Okuneye, celebrity crossdresser was jailed for naira abuse, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, arraign a businessman and socialite, Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest, before the Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged abused of Naira currency. According to reports, Cubana Chief Priest will be arraigned before Justice Kehinde Ogundare on a three-count charge of spraying and tampering with the Naira notes at a social event contrary to the provisions of the Central Bank Act of 2007. In the charge filed by the EFFC’s prosecutor,…

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A 13-man committee has been set by the Kaduna State House of Assembly to investigate financial dealings, loans, grants, and other project implementations from 2015-2023 under former Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s tenure. The House, while setting up the committee on Tuesday, also mandated the committee to invite notable personalities who served during the period, including contractors, to give an account of how the loans and grants received during the period under review were spent. Honourable Mugu Yusuf, the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, who is also the Deputy Minority Whip, while moving the motion, said the public needed…

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