Author: TheLagosianMagazine

By Omolara Adebisi The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries International (MFM) has denied being behind the ‘unjust’ nine-year jail term of its former members, Femi Jimoh and Caleb Oloruntele. Church Management said Femi Jimoh is a blatant liar spreading false information having attempted robbing the church off its first fruit offerings of the year. They also cleared the air that the church was not involved in how he was arrested and arraigned in court but the Nigeria Police did so. Mr Jimoh, in an interview with TV West, alleged that the church fabricated charges of armed robbery against him…

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A passenger plane carrying 19 people has burst into flames after crashing during takeoff. The craft was set to fly from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, to the nearby city of Pokhara. Pokhara, the country’s second-largest city, is a major tourist gateway and a hub for trekking and adventure sports. The crash happened at around 11am local time on Wednesday, the Kathmandu Post reports. State television in Nepal says a plane has slipped off the runway and crashed while trying to take off from Kathmandu airport. Smoke can be seen rising from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Nineteen people, including crew…

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President Bola Tinubu has pleaded with aggrieved Nigerians, especially youths planning a national protest over the high cost of living, to shelve the action, saying there is no need for it. The President also assured those behind the planned protest that he has heard their grievances and is working seriously to ensure that all their concerns are addressed. Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, conveyed the President’s plea while speaking with State House correspondents after he met with Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The minister said that at the meeting with the President, general issues on the…

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The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, on Tuesday, said there was a decline in crime rates across the country in the past few months due to the strategies deployed by the police. Specifically, he noted that major crimes dropped to 416 in the last one month, compared to 734 in May and 530 in June. Egbetokun, who spoke during a meeting with Commissioners of Police in Abuja on Tuesday, commended personnel of the Force for their passion and commitment to the execution of his strategies. He said, “It is gratifying to note that the strategies deployed and duly executed…

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By Sola Ojewusi Washington, D.C. — In a stunning turn of events, President Joe Biden has announced his decision to step down from the 2024 presidential race. The announcement was made during a nationally televised address from the White House, sending shockwaves through the political landscape. President Biden, who has served as the 46th President of the United States since January 2021, cited personal and health reasons for his decision. “After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I have decided that I will not be seeking re-election in 2024. This decision was not made lightly, but I believe it…

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By Eseohe Solomon In a landmark election held on Saturday, Mazi Afam Osigwe, a distinguished Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and former General Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), emerged victorious as the president-elect for the 2024 term. The election results, which were announced online following a day-long voting period, saw Osigwe clinching a decisive win with 20,435 votes. Osigwe’s triumph marked a significant margin over his closest competitor, Tobenna Erojikwe, Chairman of the NBA-Institute of Continuing Legal Education Governing Council, who garnered 9,437 votes. Chukwuka Ikwuazom (SAN), the former Chairman of NBA Lagos Branch, trailed with 9,007 votes.…

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By Sola Ojewusi Lagos, Nigeria – July 20, 2024 In a dramatic and heart-wrenching scene this morning, residents of Lagos sprang into action to save a young man who was attempting to take his own life. The incident occurred in the bustling area of Ikeja, drawing a large crowd and significant attention. Eyewitnesses reported that the young man, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, was seen dangling from a ripe down an inner city flyover bridge, clearly distressed. Passersby and local residents quickly gathered, some calling emergency services while others bravely climbed atop two mini vans called Korope to…

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has agreed to pay N70,000 as the new minimum wage. The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris disclosed this at the end of the meeting between the organized labour and the government. The meeting was attended by Labour leaders, including the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, and that of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifo. The labour leaders who arrived at about 2.15 p.m., in a white 32-seater Coaster bus headed straight to the first-floor office of the President where the meeting was expected to take place.

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By Jimmy Fatunbi President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has assured the people of Ekiti State, through the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, His Royal Majesty, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, of the readiness of the 10th Senate under his leadership to influence development projects to the state. Akpabio gave the assurance, while receiving in courtesy, the Ewi-in-Council in his office on Wednesday. A statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Jackson Udom, quoted Senator Akpabio as saying, “we are happy to receive our father and other traditional council members here today. The 10th Senate has the interest of Ekiti people in mind…

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By Sola Ojewusi Òkè Ila, July 17, 2024 – His Majesty, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, the Orangun of Òkè Ila, has officially announced the commencement of the town’s revered traditional festival. This annual celebration is a cherished part of Òkè Ila’s cultural heritage, showcasing the rich history, diverse traditions, and vibrant community spirit of the ancient town. In his announcement, Oba Abolarin emphasized the importance of these festivals as a testament to the town’s resilience, creativity, and the enduring spirit of its ancestors. “Our traditional festivals are not just celebrations; they are a reminder of the stories, customs, and values that…

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