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Vindictive Governor Seyi Makinde has bared his fangs in a major move aimed solely at stopping a former governor of Oyo State and Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief (Sen) Rashidi Ladoja, from ascending the Olubadan throne whenever God says it will be his turn. Ladoja is currently the most senior High Chief in the Otun Olubadan Line whose turn it is to mount the stool after Oba Owolabi Olakulehin who was coronated yesterday. He is consequently the next-in-line to the throne. Makinde, OYOINSIGHT.COM gathered, made the move as a sort of revenge against Ladoja who did not support the…

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will literally have to break the Central Bank of Nigeria to engage highly-sought-after Herve Renard as the next coach of the Super Eagles. This is after the French coach demanded a monthly salary of $180,000 (about N253m), among several other conditions. A top official said, “Yes, the NFF have made contact with Renard for the Super Eagles job, but the biggest stumbling block is that he is demanding a salary of $180,000 (a month), which in Naira is almost close to 300 Million. “This will be the highest ever paid to a coach and the…

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In a remarkable display of fitness and determination, 73-year-old Roseline Umar has captured the admiration of Nigerians with her impressive weightlifting and boxing routines, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. A video of Mrs. Umar showcasing her workout regimen went viral, sparking widespread praises and amazement. During an interview with the BBC, Umar explained how her commitment to the gym has transformed her life, making her feel youthful and energetic. “I feel like I have a younger woman’s body,” she highlighted her love for bench pressing and jokingly warned people not to mess with her because of her knowledge of boxing. Mrs.…

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Amidst the skyrocketed hike in prices of foods and commodities, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi has read out riot acts to market men and women in the ancient city.  Themonarch, through his chiefs on Friday, cancelled all market associations, saying that traders were free to sell at their own prices. The chiefs in a video obtained by Osun Defender, while delivering the message of the monarch, told the market women who were also seen in the video receiving the message that nobody should coerced or fixed prices for others. The Ooni also ordered that a portion of pepper…

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US intelligence discovered earlier this year that the Russian government planned to assassinate the chief executive of a powerful German arms manufacturer that has been producing artillery shells and military vehicles for Ukraine, according to five US and western officials familiar with the episode. The plot was one of a series of Russian plans to assassinate defense industry executives across Europe who were supporting Ukraine’s war effort, these sources said. The plan to kill Armin Papperger, a white-haired goliath who has led the German manufacturing charge in support of Kyiv, was the most mature. When the Americans learned of the effort, they informed Germany, whose…

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High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a serious health condition that is marked by a sudden increase in the pressure at which the blood flows against artery walls. This unusually extra pressure in the blood flow puts excessive stress on the heart and blood vessels, making it prone to suffer serious health conditions raising your chances of suffering serious heart diseases, such as stroke, and heart attack. There are various contributing factors to this health condition, including lifestyle choices like poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and heavy drinking. Since high BP is a result of poor lifestyle habits, let us understand how…

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The recent liquidation of Heritage Bank and the attendant apprehension over depositors’ money has raised more concerns for users of fintech companies licensed to operate as mobile money operators (MMOs) such as Opay, Palmpay, and Paga, among others.  However, the existence of a body like the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has brought succour to many customers of the liquidated bank, who are now receiving their funds up to the covered amount of N5 million. In the same vein, customers of mobile money operators, that are also insured by the NDIC are covered and are sure to receive their money…

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr. Abubakar Dantsoho as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The President has also approved the appointment of Senator Adedayo Adeyeye as Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Dr. Dantsoho holds a Doctorate degree in Maritime Technology from Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, and a Master’s degree in International Transport from Cardiff University of Wales, United Kingdom. Before his appointment, he had served in various roles in the Nigerian Ports Authority as Assistant General Manager; Technical Assistant to the Managing Director; Port Manager, Onne…

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Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, said on Friday that the ascension of Oba Akinloye Owolabi Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland is a testament to the enduring and resilient spirit of Ibadan.  The governor noted that the coronation of Oba Olakulehin has also put individuals who chose to focus on things that divide Ibadan in their place, as Oba Olakulehin has now taken the crown to Ibadan North-East and Ona-Ara. Governor Makinde stated this at the historic Mapo Hall Grounds, where he presented the staff and instrument of office to Oba Olakulehin, during an elaborate event organised by the…

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About 200 students were trapped in the Jos school building that collapsed in Jos, the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Musa Ashoms, has confirmed. The Saints Academy, a secondary school in Jos, collapsed on Friday, while students were writing their third term examination. Ashoms, who visited the scene in the company of other commissioners, including that of secondary education, said that the school had a total population of about 400. The commissioner said that part of the school that collapsed was accommodating about 200 students. “The collapsed building has resulted in casualties, and injured students are still being evacuated…

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