Ex-KWASU lecturer commits suicide

Ex-KWASU lecturer commits suicide

Success Nwogu, Ilorin A former lecturer with the Kwara State University, Malete, Dr. Oluremi Osunlola, has reportedly committed suicide. Our correspondent in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital gathered on Friday that the late Osunlola was a Lecturer 1 in the Department of Crop Production, College of Agriculture of the institution.  It was gathered that his wife had died about three months ago.  It was further gathered that KWASU management had written to notify him of his conversion from his full time appointment to a contract appointment. Sources said after the conversion,…

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My father gave me a condom at 16 –CDQ

My father gave me a condom at 16 –CDQ

Popular indigenous rap artiste, CDQ, would never forget the year 2008 as it was the time he lost his father. Taking a trip down memory lane with Saturday Beats, the singer referred to his father as his best friend and confidant. “I was very close to my father who died in 2008. I learnt that he was in his office when he suddenly slumped and he was rushed to the hospital. He was in the hospital for some time before he finally died. His death really affected the family financially….

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I save my energy for stage and ‘the other room’ –Ras Kimono

I save my energy for stage and ‘the other room’ –Ras Kimono

Veteran singer, Ras Kimono, is over 60 years yet he exudes energy that could easily rival that of any young guy. His dexterity on the stage is incredible and that has endeared him to so many fans. Speaking to Saturday Beats during an exclusive interview, the singer disclosed where he draws energy from. He further hinted that he saves his energy for two things – the stage and sex. “I don’t smoke or drink, so I am able to reserve my energy for stage performances and the ‘other room’. I…

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Sex scandal: I’ll arrest, prosecute lady lying against me, says Yomi Fabiyi

Sex scandal: I’ll arrest, prosecute lady lying against me, says Yomi Fabiyi

Earlier in the week, a lady simply identified as Eniola Omoshalewa Eunice, took to her Instagram handle to accuse popular actor, Yomi Fabiyi, of demanding sex from her in order to get a movie role in one of his projects about nine years ago. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the actor claimed that he didn’t know the woman. He further stressed that he would use her as a scapegoat for any other person who feels that they could ride on an actor’s name for cheap publicity. He said, “I…

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EFCC arrests Anyim for receiving N520m from Dasuki

EFCC arrests Anyim for receiving N520m from Dasuki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, for allegedly collecting N520m from the embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), on the eve of the 2015 presidential election. The EFCC also accused the former SGF of giving N13bn contracts to companies linked to him. The money was said to be part of the N58bn Ecological Fund he handled while he was the SGF between 2011 and 2015. Anyim, who also served as the Senate President from…

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Elechi, 6000 others join APC

Elechi, 6000 others join APC

The All Progressives Congress National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has received former Governor of Ebonyi, Chief Martin Elechi and his wife Mrs Josephine Elechi into the APC. 6,000 other former members of the People’s Democratic Party including former Deputy National Chairman of the Party, Chief Solomon Onwe joined Elechi in defecting to the APC. Odigie-Oyegun while receiving them lauded their decision to leave their former party to join the APC, saying that the party was known for its adherence to internal democracy and discipline. He said that APC was in…

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FG budgets N158m for generator fuel, others at power ministry

FG budgets N158m for generator fuel, others at power ministry

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government is proposing to spend a total of N158m for the maintenance and fuelling of generators at the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. According to the budget proposal for the ministry in the 2018 Appropriation Bill that is currently before the National Assembly, part of the N158m is to be used by the FMPWH to also fuel motor vehicles. Findings by our correspondent showed that virtually all the agencies under the ministry, as well as the FMPWH headquarters, proposed to spend millions of…

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Buhari’s govt lacks political will to fight corruption –Falana

Buhari’s govt lacks political will to fight corruption –Falana

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Human Rights Lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration lacks the political will needed to fight corruption. He stated this on Friday while speaking on the topic: “Restructuring, Pros and Cons: The place of the Nigerian youth”, at the 78th International Students Day organised by the Ogun State Government in Abeokuta, the state capital. Falana noted that the fight against corruption embarked upon by the Buhari government remained a mere scratch on the surface. He said, “I am sure you are following…

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2019: Why Atiku is no longer an option – APC National Vice Chairman

2019: Why Atiku is no longer an option – APC  National Vice Chairman

The National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the All Progressives Congress, Hilliard Eta, has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is no longer an option for the 2019 presidential race. Eta said this in an interview with Saturday PUNCH in Abuja, on Friday. He explained that he was one of those who canvassed votes for Atiku during the APC presidential primaries in 2015 but that their loyalty shifted to Muhammadu Buhari after he became the party’s presidential candidate. Eta explained that he and all the other party faithful cast their…

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Okorocha to unveil Obasanjo, Ekwueme, Awolowo’s statues, seven others

Okorocha to unveil Obasanjo, Ekwueme, Awolowo’s statues, seven others

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri After unveiling the statues of two African presidents, Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Ellen Sirleaf Johnson of Liberia, Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha is set to unveil 10 more statues. Even though his actions had generated lots of controversies, Saturday PUNCH learnt on Friday that the governor would soon unveil more statues. Our correspondent visited the Ikemba Ojukwu Centre in Owerri, Imo State capital, where the statues were erected, but security men didn’t allow him to enter. However, a top Government House official told our correspondent…

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