Author: TheLagosianMagazine

By Jimmy Fatunbi President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, today, received in courtesy, the Traditional Council of Ado Ekiti, led by the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, His Royal Majesty, Oba Rufus Adejugbe. In company of the President of Senate to receive the Ekiti monarch, were the Deputy President of the Senate, Jibrin Barau; Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele; Senators Yemi Adaramodu, Cyril Fasuyi, Solomon Olamilekan and members of the House of Representatives from Ekiti State. PHOTO:

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By Sola Ojewusi Mrs. Hajiya Hauwa’u Adamu, the mother of renowned Hausa musician Dauda Adamu, popularly known as Rarara, has been released from captivity. The musician announced her release via his verified Instagram handle on Wednesday morning. However, he did not disclose whether any ransom was paid to the kidnappers. The 75-year-old woman was abducted in late June by suspected terrorists in Katsina State. According to a source close to the family, the kidnappers initially demanded a ransom of N1 billion, later reducing it to N900 million after negotiations with the family. “The kidnappers called using a phone they had…

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By Eseohe Solomon Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, hosted a grand dinner at the State House on Tuesday to honour Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on the occasion of his 90th birthday. The event, marked by elegance and heartfelt tributes, featured the unveiling of a special portrait of the renowned playwright and novelist by Governor Sanwo-Olu. The dinner gathered dignitaries and admirers to celebrate Soyinka’s immense contributions to literature and human rights advocacy. The Governor praised Soyinka’s lifelong commitment to truth and justice, emphasizing the lasting impact of his works on Nigerian and global culture. The portrait unveiling served as…

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By Jimmy Fatunbi The Lagos/Ogun Branch of the Ijagbo Descendants’ Union (IDU) marked its 6th anniversary in a grand celebration, hosting the Onijagbo of Ijagbo, Oba Sarafadeen Adeniyi Buhari Babalola I (Ilufemiloye), along with other dignitaries from Ijagbo land. The event took place on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at the Club House, Danny Estate, Makoko, Yaba, Lagos. IDU is an association dedicated to the sons and daughters of Ijagbo, both at home and abroad, focusing on the development of Ijagbo and supporting its members and natives in various capacities. Established in 2018, the Lagos/Ogun wing of IDU has grown…

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By Jimmy Fatunbi The Lagos/Ogun Branch of the Ijagbo Descendants’ Union (IDU) marked its 6th anniversary in a grand celebration, hosting the Onijagbo of Ijagbo, Oba Sarafadeen Adeniyi Buhari Babalola I (Ilufemiloye), along with other dignitaries from Ijagbo land. The event took place on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at the Club House, Danny Estate, Makoko, Yaba, Lagos. IDU is an association dedicated to the sons and daughters of Ijagbo, both at home and abroad, focusing on the development of Ijagbo and supporting its members and natives in various capacities. Established in 2018, the Lagos/Ogun wing of IDU has grown…

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By Sola Ojewusi In a bid to advance Nigeria’s agricultural sector, President Bola Tinubu has appointed Mr. Idris Ajimobi as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Livestock Development. This appointment is part of the President’s broader strategy to develop the country’s animal husbandry ecosystem, foster sustainable economic growth, create jobs, and mitigate conflicts between farmers and herders. The appointment of Mr. Ajimobi comes on the heels of the recent inauguration of the Presidential Committee on Implementation of Livestock Reforms and the creation of the Ministry of Livestock Development. These initiatives underscore the administration’s commitment to transforming Nigeria’s livestock…

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By Adams Atata Sometimes, history appears dramatic and calculative to put history makers on their toes. It was exactly 28 years last month since Kudirat Abiola, the wife of a business mogul and the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12 Presidential election, the late Chief MKO Abiola, was assassinated on the street of Lagos by the agents of the then Federal Military government. As a result of the brutal manner in which the innocent woman was killed and the circumstances that surrounded the political development that led to her untimely death, the incident has remained fresh in the minds…

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By Eseohe Solomon In a significant interception operation, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has thwarted attempts to smuggle various illicit substances from Lagos to destinations including the United States, United Kingdom, and Cyprus. The seized items, concealed ingeniously within everyday items like shoe soles and clothing, underscore the agency’s ongoing battle against international drug trafficking. Operatives uncovered over 250 grams of cocaine ingeniously hidden in custom-made shoe soles intended for Cyprus. Additionally, more than five kilograms of opioids, including tramadol, pentazocine injection, morphine sulphate, and ketamine injection destined for the US and UK, were discovered concealed within clothes…

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By Our Correspondent The American FBI has named Thomas Matthew Crooks as “the subject involved in the assassination attempt of Donald Trump”. But then who was Thomas Matthew Crooks? A voter-registration record showed that he was registered as a Republican! So it’s looking like an in-house act. Thomas Matthew Crooks was the resident of Bethel Park in Pennsylvania. He appears to have graduated in 2022 from Bethel Park High School. He even received a $500 “star award” that year from the National Math and Science Initiative, according to The Tribune-Review in western Pennsylvania. Thomas Crooks was armed with an AR-15…

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By Sola Ojewusi Former President Donald Trump survived an attempted assassination attempt at a rally earlier today. According to eyewitnesses, a gunman opened fire, piercing Trump’s upper right ear. The Secret Service sprang into action, rushing Trump from the stage to safety. The agency has confirmed that their personnel neutralized the gunman, who was positioned in an “elevated position” outside the rally. Tragically, one spectator was killed, and two others are in critical condition. President Biden has issued a statement condemning the political violence, urging “everybody” to do the same. He has also announced plans to reach out to Trump…

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