The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced the suspension of its strike. But there are “conditions” given the Nigerian government for the one month old strike to end. More details expected.
The recall process for Senator Dino Melaye will commence on October 3, 2017, with the Notice of Verification. This is according to the new timetable released by INEC on Monday, Sept. 18. The last day for the submission by observers will take place October 5. The publication of the list of accredited observers will commence
The police in Lagos on Monday arraigned a 32-year-old bus driver, Alex Okoroafor, who allegedly ate a N200 plate of food and sneaked away without paying for it. The accused, a resident of Sango-Ota, Ogun, is standing trial for cheating and assault before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. According to the prosecutor, Insp. Clement Okuoimose, the
A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Monday, sentenced a 23-year-old man, Babatunde Adams to three months imprisonment for stealing an iron pillar. The judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, however, gave the convict an option of N10,000 fine. Sadiq advised the convict to desist from committing crimes, saying that the sentence would serve as a
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has arrived New York, United States for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72). The high-level events start on Tuesday. The President was accompanied by Governors Abdul’aziz Yari, David Umahi and Rotimi Akeredolu of Zamfara, Ebonyi and Ondo states respectively. He was received at the JF Kennedy
Sen. Aisha Alhassan, Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, declared on Wednesday that those criticising her Sallah visit to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Yola, were being “mischievous”. Alhassan’s visit, during which she made philosophical comments on the 2019 presidential contest, has been seen as a tacit support for Abubakar’s presidential ambition. It
Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) has been found in the throat of people engaging in oral sex. Prof. Adegboyega Fawole of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has warned. Fawole, who is of the Department of Gynaecology, UITH told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Tuesday that HPV was mostly sexually transmitted.
The Police Command in Osun on Tuesday said it arrested three male suspects, with two human heads and hands in the state. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, told newsmen in Osogbo that the suspects were arrested on Aug. 29 during a police stop and search operation. “On Aug. 29 at about 1;02 p.m,
An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded a 53-year-old man, Tajudeen Bamigbola, in Illesa Prison for allegedly impersonating to secure freedom of an Oba on trial. The Magistrate, Mrs Olubukola Awodele, ordered the remand of the convict after he pleaded guilty to the two-count charge of impersonation and false testimony. Awodele described the offences
The Police on Wednesday arraigned a 28-year-old messenger, Christopher Onmiyi, in a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly receiving stolen property. The defendant, who resides at Bakusa Dei-dei Abuja, is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and receiving stolen property. The prosecutor, Florence Auhioboh, told the court that one Chimezie Peter
A Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced a 21-year-old man, Monday Yomi, to two weeks imprisonment for stealing a generator set valued N85,000. Yomi, who resides at NEPA Junction, Apo District of the FCT had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft and begged for lenience. Magistrate
President Buhari on Wednesday receives the report of the investigative committee into the allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this after announcing
Osun pensioners challenged the state government to make public, the financial position of the local government in the state. The local government pensioners, while addressing journalists in osogbo, the state capital accused the state government of tampering with the statutory allocations of local government in the state, contrary to the provisions of the 1999 Constitution
The National Chairman of the Independent Democrats, Chief Edozie Madu, has called on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to form a political party if he ‘ thinks his movement is popular’. The Independent Democrats Chairman spoke in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Tuesday, while inaugurating the party’s
Protesters have trooped out to condemn the continuous attacks on their farms and the killings of community members and farmers in Ondo state by Fulani herdsmen who come to the south to find pasture for their cattle. Community members in Igbatoro-Akure in Akure North Local Government were on the streets to protest the death of