Probe Danjuma’s allegation against Army, Afenifere tells Buhari, UN

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure

The Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has called on the United Nations (UN) and President Muhammadu Buhari to launch full-scale investigation into the allegation of bias over herdsmen’s killings leveled against the Nigerian military by a former minister of defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd).

Rising from its special meeting held at the residence of its national leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, in Akure, Ondo State, on Tuesday, Afenifere described the allegation as ‘weighty and damning’.

The organisation also noted that the allegation by Danjuma could be linked to an ethnic cleansing.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, noted that if not well probed by the UN and President Buhari, such statement by Gen. Danjuma against the military could lead to serious security breaches and lack of trust among various ethnic groups in the country.

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Nigeria warms to news blogger Linda Ikeji is engaged

Toks David, Lagos

Nigeria’s favorite blogger, model and celebrity Linda Ikeji is engaged, as confirmed by credible sources on Wednesday.

Ikeji, much loved and loathed by Nigerians who follow the goings-on of celebrity gossip, is said to be engaged to ex-boyfriend and longtime confidant Big Sam of BroadwayTV.

As news slowly made its way from rumor to confirmed across social media, Linda Ikeji rose to the number one trending topic on Nigerian Twitter, with lots of commentary and speculation.

Her fiance is said to have once been based abroad before relocating back to Nigeria. The two hit it off from where they left off and the rest, as they say, is history.

37-year-old Linda Ikeji has for years been the subject of good and bad natured taunts online about when she would settle down. So at least, for now, Nigerians get to say “Finally” as the media maven relieves the pressure of having to answer the one question all single and successful men and women hate to hear:…

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South African central bank reduces repo rate to 6.5%

South Africa’s Central Bank cut its benchmark repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5 per cent on Wednesday, saying that risks to the inflation outlook had subsided somewhat. Central Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago told a news conference that four members of the monetary policy committee had preferred to cut the rate and that three …

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Kano State approves payment of exam fees for indigenous students

Kano State Executive Council has approved N209 million for the payment of the 2018 internal examination registration fees for indigenous students. The fees cover the Basic Education Certificate Examination, Senior Secondary School Certificate qualifying examination as well as qualifying examinations for other Islamic education. The state Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba, …

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Indian Govt. notify Facebook over alleged data leak

The Indian government has served a notice to leading social networking site Facebook over alleged leak of data of millions of users. “The notice was served on Facebook by India’s ministry of communications and information technology. “The ministry has given Facebook time till April 7 to file its response on the issue,’’ sources said on …

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