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NBS said only two per cent of Nigeria’s population did not pay bribes bribery to sway court judgements in their favour after meeting judges or magistrates. Judges used to illustrate the story[Credit: Vanguard News] Arecent corruption survey by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has indicated that only one per cent of the Nigerian population declined to pay bribes requested by judges for favourable outcomes in court cases between 2019 and 2023. The “third survey on corruption as experienced by the population” in Nigeria was published Thursday by the NBS, in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Drugs and…

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It was the following catalogue note that first caught my attention whilst perusing Sotheby’s website some moons ago. “The Ọ̀yọ́ Ṣàngó Female Shrine Sculpture from the Bloch Collection. This splendid Yorùbá sculpture is said to have been on the shrine for orisha Ṣàngó in Koso, a suburban hamlet to the west of the crowned town of Ọ̀yọ́. Koso is where the royal shrine for Ṣàngó is located, where the priests of Ṣàngó are initiated who in the past oversaw the organization of the Ṣàngó cult in the provincial towns thereby providing the religious basis for the Aláàfin’s authority during the…

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A team of organizations which include, Ekiti Book Club, Association of Nigerian Authors, Ekiti State Chapter and Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria, Ekiti Branch is set to celebrate Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka as he turns Ninety on July 13th in a Grand Style.The event which is to be hosted by a veteran journalist, former President Buhari’s Special Adviser and former Senator of the Federal Republic, Babafemi Ojudu at his The Farm residence, Ado-Ekiti, the State’s capital, is aimed at celebrating the literary icon who has contributed to the development of mankind in many ways. Soyinka is particularly noted…

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The European Union (EU) airports are preparing for the European Entry-Exit System (EES), set to launch in October 2024 for non-EU nationals which will involve scrapping of airport passport stamps. This new system will also require the collection of biometric data from nationals of third-world countries entering the Schengen Area. The EES aims to enhance border security and streamline border crossings. More insights The EES, set to launch in October 2024, mandates the collection of biometric data from nationals from developing (third world)countries entering the Schengen Area, aiming to enhance border security and streamline border crossings. Already, between 2020 and…

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Lagos Judges at a new legal year ceremony 75 judges of the Lagos State Judiciary are set to proceed to Brighton, United Kingdom for their one week annual retreat and conference, amidst heated debates and controversy amongst lawyers and justice stakeholders on the propriety of such massive travels in times of economic hardships Nigeria faces currently. The conference is scheduled to be held from July 15- 19, 2024. Apart from the judges, some of their support staff will also be on the trip raising fears of grounding the wheel of judicial proceedings in the state. Besides, many stakeholders complain about…

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has said only three of Nigeria’s 22 international and domestic airports are profitable. The Managing Director of FAAN, Olubunmi Kuku disclosed this on Tuesday during a Channels Television interview.He noted that 19 of the nation’s airports were being subsidized as they do not get passenger traffic commensurate to their operational cost. According to her, the majority of the 22 airports managed by FAAN required an upgrade of critical infrastructure: the terminal areas, the landside as well as the airside.The FAAN boss said many of the runways at the airports in the country have…

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In a recent development, actor Yul Edochie has distanced himself from the late filmmaker Henry Odenigbo, who was implicated in a kidnapping ring. Edochie emphasized his lack of personal connection with Odenigbo, stressing that any association drawn from their professional interaction is misleading. “Any story that has to do with me, they’ll blow it out of proportion because anything with my name on it sells, but this is wrong,” Edochie said. Earlier reports revealed that Lagos police spokesperson Benjamin Hundeyin announced the death of kidnappers in a gun battle in Ladipo Mushin, following intelligence about their plan to abduct wealthy…

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President Bola Tinubu has ordered the immediate removal of Ahmed Halilu, Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Plc (NSPM), along with four other top executives. This decision as reported marks a notable change within the company’s leadership. Ahmed Halilu, appointed in September 2022 by former President Muhammadu Buhari, is the brother of former First Lady Aisha Buhari. The removal directive also affects Executive Director of Corporate Services Ado Danjuma, Executive Director of Operations (Lagos Factory) Chris Orewa, Executive Director of Security Documents Tunji Kazeem, and Company Secretary Victoria Irabor. Victoria Irabor is married to retired General Lucky…

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Ebonyi State House of Assembly (EBHA) has enacted a motion banning exorcism and spiritual cleansing activities in Izzi land due to concerns over public safety and well-being. On Wednesday, Mr. Godwin Abiri, representing Izzi West State Constituency, introduced the motion, addressing the growing issue of exorcism in his constituency and Izzi land. According to Abiri, these practices, which involve spiritual cleansing and driving away evil spirits, have led to significant disturbances and necessitate legislative intervention. Abiri highlighted a recent crisis in Agharaoza village, Ndi-Ebo Ezzainyimagu, where a self-proclaimed prophet, Ubadimma, allegedly incited violence by accusing local individuals of witchcraft. His…

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Professor Femi Olaofe, a former Deputy Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti (EKSU) has been abducted from his residence at Housing Estate, Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti State capital.The Are- Ekiti Development Association (ÀŔEDAA) confirmed the abduction of the Professor The Association also informed that the kidnappers are demanding for N50 million ransom to release him.Also, a delegation led by AREDAA President Engr. James Adebayo met with Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Adeniran Akinwale, to discuss the kidnapping of the university don.Ekiti Commissioner of Police confirmed the incident while assuring that the investigation of the case has begun.“The Ekiti Police…

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