We won't take it lightly, says Afenifere as herdsmen set Falae's farm ablaze [PHOTOS]

Staff, (Vanguard) - Suspected Fulani herdsmen, yesterday, stormed the farm of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Olu Falae, located at Ilado near Akure, the Ondo State capital, setting it on fire.


Houston court convicts Nigerian man, Osa Alohaneke, in stabbing death of fiancé

Staff, (Punch) - After deliberating for some 13 hours, a jury at a court in Fort Bend County, Houston, late Friday afternoon, convicted 59-year-old Osa Alohaneke in the slaying of Evelyne Ebane Epiepang, 52.

Court rules Governor Ajimobi has no power to create [21] kings in Ibadan • Declares over-reach 'unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect'

Tunde Ogunesan, (Nigerian-Tribune) - The governor, according to the court, exercised his power beyond the constitution and the provisions of the chiefs laws made by the House of Assembly, adding that a judicial commission of inquiry could not amend or further amend, review or further review the chieftaincy declaration.

NFF reveals World Cup programme, plans six friendlies for Super Eagles

Staff, (Punch) - The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday in Lagos announced its 2018 FIFA World Cup program for the Super Eagles. In the announcement, the NFF revealed venues and dates for the six pre-World Cup friendly matches, kit launch, camping programmes and venues, the team base camp, sponsors' event and how the team will travel during the World Cup finals holding in Russia.

UN appoints Nigeria's retired Lt.-Gen. Chikadibia Obiakor as special investigator for Burundians' killings

Staff, (Punch) - The UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, has appointed retired Lt.-Gen. Chikadibia Obiakor of Nigeria to lead a special investigation into the killing of some Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Sir. Kenneth Olisa, named the most powerful black man in Britain, knighted by Queen Elizabeth

Staff, (Punch) - Interswitch Chairman and the first British-born black man to serve as a director of a FTSE-100 business, Sir. Kenneth Olisa, has been officially honoured with a Knighthood by Queen Elizabeth (II) for services to business and philanthropy in the UK.

We won't return, some remaining abducted Chibok girls say in new Boko Haram video

Staff, (Punch) - Islamist militants Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the Chibok schoolgirls whose mass kidnapping nearly four years ago became a symbol of Nigeria’s brutal conflict.

Nigerian-born British model, Harry Uzoka, stabbed to death in horrid robbery

Staff, (Punch) - FA Nigerian-British male fashion model, Harry Uzoka, has been stabbed to death near his home. Neighbours on Old Oak Road, East Acton, reported a shout of ‘hand it over’ in the melee which involved several men.

Sexual harassment: A Caribbean University, St. George's University (SGU), in Grenada, West Indies, investigates former OAU lecturer

Staff, (Vanguard) - Fakoya, a former lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, was earlier this week called out on sexual misconduct by a Facebook user Funke Dezarn. Although, Fakoya has since left OAU, his present employer SGU got wind of the allegation and decided to respond.

Impunity rides again, By Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka

Op-Ed, (Punch) - We have been here before - now, 'before' is back with a vengeance. President Goodluck Jonathan refused to accept that marauders had carried off the nation's daughters; President Muhammed Buhari and his government - including his Inspector-General of Police – in near identical denial, appear to believe that killer herdsmen who strike again and again at will from one corner of the nation to the other, are merely hot-tempered citizens whose scraps occasionally degenerate into "communal clashes" - I believe I have summarized him accurately.