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Toyin Babatunde, an Ibadan-based hair dresser and mother of three, on Friday, prayed a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve her 12-year-old marriage to her husband, Muili, over alleged battery and lack of care.
In her petition brought before Chief Ademola Odunade, the President of the court, Toyin, who resides at Ayegun area of Ibadan, said that she might lose her life if the court did not put an end to the union because Muili was always beating her.
“Ever since I got married to Muili, I had never known any happy moment because he constantly subjects me to battery and hunger.… >>> Read Full Story

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Traffic would be diverted at the Lagos end of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as reconstruction work begins on Monday (September 2) on the 600-metres stretch between Ojodu Berger and the beginning of Kara Bridge.
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Adedamola Kuti, who stated this thursday during an inspection of the site, explained that there would be diversion of traffic once work commenced on September 2, and that the reconstruction would end on December 15.

Kuti said: “We will be working on a stretch of about 600m on both sides of the highway; therefore, traffic will be diverted for those entering Lagos into the … >>> Read Full Story

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By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri
The Chairman of Imo state traditional rulers council, Eze Imo, Samuel Ohiri, yesterday, said that it is not possible for Imo state, to have two governors at a time.
Ohiri, spoke alongside other traditional rulers from the three geo-political zones in the state, at his palace in Owerri, while reacting to the political clashes between the supporters of the current governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha and his immediate predecessor, Rochas Okorocha.

It was his view that Okorocha should not distract the present government headed by Ihedioha, and it was time for Okorocha to play by the rules.
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Political parties under the umbrella of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) on Friday staged a walkout on a function organized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) allaying the fear that they no longer have confidence in the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. James Apam ahead of the November 16th governorship election in Kogi State.
Speaking on behalf of IPAC at the INEC headquarter in Lokoja, Comrade Ibrahim Itodo alleged that the present REC has been dancing to the tune of the APC government in Kogi State.

He further alleged that the REC while doing the bidding of the State government made the Kogi State Government House … >>> Read Full Story

EFCC officials
Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested another 20 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Imo State, Southeast Nigeria.

Operatives of the commission, South East Zonal office in Enugu swooped on the suspects on Friday morning in Owerri, Imo State and whisked them away.
This is coming barely six days the anti-graft agents swooped on boys suspected to be into cybercrime at their abode at the Spibat area of Owerri and arrested 30.
The EFCC operatives, who arrived Owerri on Thursday were said to have stormed Aladinma extension area of Owerri in the early hours of … >>> Read Full Story

Less than half of the world’s refugee children are getting a school education, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday, warning of negative consequences for host countries.
“We need to invest in refugee education or pay the price of a generation of children condemned to grow up unable to live independently, find work and be full contributors to their communities,” said Filippo Grandi, the UN high commissioner for refugees.
An estimated 3.7 million among 7.1 million school-age refugees do not go to school, the Geneva-based UNHCR said in a report that was published as children across the northern hemisphere are heading back to class after … >>> Read Full Story

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By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA—THE National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has shifted its governorship primary election in Bayelsa State from Thursday, August 29 to Saturday, August 31.
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This came as the party hierarchy announced its decision to adopt the direct method of primary election, saying its decision was informed by the request of the State chapter of the party and majority of party stakeholders in the state.

It was contained in a terse message issued in Abuja by APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu.
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The statement reads: “NWC … >>> Read Full Story