News - Ooni

President Buhari Hosts Traditional Rulers, Harps On Peace

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari wants traditional rulers in the country to continue to remind their subjects of the need to live in peace and unity.  The president said this on Monday when he hosted members of the national traditional rulers council of Nigeria at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.  The president who...

World Cup Qualifier: Sports Minister Dalung Sure Of Eagles Victory

3 weeks ago /
Sports  

Minister of sports and youth development Solomon Dalung says Nigeria is expecting nothing short of victory in Friday’s 2018 world cup qualifier football encounter between the super eagles of Nigeria and the indomitable lions of Cameroon. The sports minister told state house correspondents on Wednesday at the Aso Rock villa in...

Ooni Of Ife Warns Youth Against Hate Speech

1 month ago /
Nation 

In the wake of the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari back to the country, the Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has warned the youth against hate speeches that can incite Nigerians. Ooni gave the warning while hosting some youths ahead of their empowerment programme in collaboration with the...

Ooni Ends Marriage For Reasons He Described As Unpublishable

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi’s seventeen month old marriage to Olori Wuraola has reportedly crashed. The Ooni is said to have ended the marriage for reasons he described as unpublishable. Wuraola, who is also an advocate against domestic violence was formerly married to a governor and a Lebanese...

Senate Demand Review Of The Current Revenue Allocation Formular

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate wants the revenue mobilization, allocation and fiscal commission to immediately embark on a review of the current revenue allocation formular. The review is to reflect changing economic realities in the country. The lawmakers’ resolution followed a motion from senator Adamu Aliero on the need for revenue mobilization allocation and...

Boko Haram: Amnesty International Accuses Cameroon Of Torture

2 months ago /
Nation 

Amnesty International has alleged that hundreds of people in Cameroon accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured by security forces. The human rights group made the claim in a report it published on Thursday, tagged: ‘Cameroon’s secret torture chambers: human rights violations and war crimes in the fight...

UN Opposes Forced Return Of Nigerian Refugees From Cameroon

2 months ago /

The United Nations (UN) has opposed the Cameroonian government’s “forced repatriation” of 130, 000 Nigerian refugees to the border towns of Banki, Gwoza and Pulka in Borno State. According to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the repatriation is in gross violation of the tripartite agreement of voluntary return of...

Reps Condemn Alleged Killing Of Nigerians By Cameroonians

2 months ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has condemned the alleged killing of 97 Nigerians in Bakassi by Cameroonian gendarmes. Rep. Gabriel Kolawole, the sponsor of the motion of urgent national importance, informed the House of the recent attacks which according to him, contravenes the Green Tree Agreement signed by both the Nigerian and...

Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua To Visit Nigeria In August

3 months ago /
Sports  

World Boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, is set to visit Nigeria on a three-day tour in August, during which he would pay courtesy calls on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja; and the governors of Lagos and Ogun states. He would also visit some royal fathers, including the Ooni of Ife,...

Ooni, Others Preach Peaceful Co-existence Among Nigerians

3 months ago /
Nation 

Some prominent Nigerians have called on all ethnic nationalities to stop hate speeches in order not to compromise Nigeria’s unity. Speaking in an interview with reporters in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, noted that the country is better united than being apart. “Our...

Students, Workers Demand For Better Welfare As OAU Gets New VC

3 months ago /
Nation 

Students and workers of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun state have called on the new management of the institution to provide adequate welfare for the people. The call is coming on the heels of the inauguration of the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede at the Oduduwa...

NEMA Evacuates 270 Nigerian Refugees From Cameroon

3 months ago /
Nation 

Some Nigerian refugees, who recently returned from Cameroon, have been moved from the Internally Displace Persons’ camp in Mubi, Adamawa State to their home state of Borno. The 270 refugees who are mostly women and children were caught up in Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon in 2014, but managed to escape. Most...

Nigeria And Cameroon Navies To Combat Threats On Maritime Domain

4 months ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian Navy is seeking closer working relationship with the Cameroonian counterpart to check piracy, sea robberies and other maritime crimes within the Gulf of Guinea. Flag officer commanding (FOC), eastern naval command, Rear Admiral James Oluwole, gave the indication when he received the commanding officer of the Cameroonian navy ship (CNS) lt...

Southern Cameroonians In Nigeria Seek Help Through The Media

4 months ago /
Nation 

Southern Cameroonians in Nigeria want the Nigerian media to help highlight the crisis they face in their country. Coordinator of the group Cornelius kwanga, say they have no place to call home as they look up to Nigeria to solve the problem. He appealed to Nigerians to be their voice, as they...

Sultan, Ooni Call For Promotion Of National Unity

4 months ago /
Nation 

No country can survive two civil wars, which makes the call for national unity at this time very paramount. These were the words of the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III during the Traditional Rulers’ Day, as part of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of Rivers State. The event brought...

Cameroon Ends Internet Shutdown On Orders Of President Paul Biya

5 months ago /
International News 

Internet services in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions have been restored three months after they were cut off, following protests. Before the ban, authorities had warned mobile phone users that they faced jail term for spreading false information. Communications and the economy were badly affected by the shutdown. Anglophone Cameroonians in the north-west and south-west...

Cameroonian, Songwe Becomes First Female Head Of UN Economic Community For Africa

5 months ago /
International News 

Cameroonian economist and banking executive Vera Songwe has been appointed the new Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission on Africa (ECA). Dr. Songwe beat more than 70 candidates to clinch the post which was held by Dr. Carlos Lopes who stepped down from the organisation in September last year. ECA is one of...

 

Ooni Of Ife Urges States To Pay Salaries

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has deplored state governments owing workers salaries and described it not good idea. Ogunwusi host some management staff of the News Agency of Nigeria in Ile Ife, urged the affected states to think out of the box and pay their workers the...

Army Confirms 112 Dead In January’s Accidental Strike

2019 years ago /
Security 

The Nigeria Army has confirmed that 112 persons were killed in January’s accidental airstrike at the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp in Rann, Borno State. The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor, in Maiduguri, said 97 persons were injured in the attack. He also revealed that 26 foreigners that had...

Cameroon Soldiers Die In Chopper Crash

8 months ago /
Security 

At least four Cameroonian soldiers, including a general who was coordinating the fight against Nigerian Boko Haram militant Islamists, were killed Sunday in a helicopter crash, reports say. "We lost four men, including the general", named as Jacob Kodji, as well as a colonel, a senior military official who is involved...


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