PRAWA, CSO Forum fault executing inmates to decongest custodial centers

August 5, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) and the CSO Forum on detention and corrections in Nigeria has called on both the federal and state governments to desist from the execution of condemned inmates as a solution to congestion in custodial centers.They called for effective implementation of Nigerian laws that address the issue of high number of awaiting trial persons in Read More

Cross River: Ayade relaxes curfew

August 3, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Cross River state governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has relaxed the curfew placed on the state following the spate of security challenges there. A press statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita, Monday, said the decision to relax the curfew followed the improvement in the security situation in the state. “Following a Read More

Congresses: Mischief makers propagating confusion in APC – Omo-Agege

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege has said that some mischief makers were behind the propagation of confusion aimed at misleading party members into a state of disarray in the party. The deputy senate president, however, warned that the proponents of congresses cancellation should “eschew mischievous behaviours and deliberate attempts at misinterpreting and misrepresenting the law to satisfy an egocentric agenda.” Read More

Breaking: Appeal court sacks Odey, declares Jarigbe as Senator

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Court of Appeal in Calabar has declared Hon. Jerigbe Agom Jerigbe the duly elected Senator for Cross River North. It declared him the lawful candidate of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) in the December 5, 2020 By-election for the seat. The three-man Appeal Tribunal headed by Hon. Justice Chioma I. Nwosu also invalidated the certificate of return earlier issued to Read More

Breaking: Baba Ijesha back in Court over ‘sexual assault’

July 27, 2021 Editor 0

The embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha is back in court in continuation of his trial over alleged abuse of a minor. On Monday, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned the matter after the counsel for comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, also known as Princess, played primary evidence against the embattled actor. The actor, who is being tried over charges bordering on Read More

PIB: Hold Dickson responsible if violence breaks in N/Delta – South-south forum

July 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Emerging Leaders’ Forum (SELF) has told President Muhammadu Buhari and all the Niger Delta leaders to hold former governor Seriaki Dickson responsible in case of any outbreak of violence in the Niger Delta. The forum also described as irresponsible and disgraceful the accusation made against the Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva by the former governor Read More

Breaking: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays to celebrate Eid-El-Kabir

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday July 20 and Wednesday July 21, 2021, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulates all Muslim faithful and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this occasion. “I call on Muslims to continue Read More

Cultism: Court remands 16 varsity students in Minna

July 15, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A Minna Chief Magistrate Court has remanded 16 boys charged for being suspected members of a secret cult and joining unlawful gathering in Lapai. The boys mostly students and graduates of the Niger state University also known as  the Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda University Lapai (IBBUL), according to the First Information  Report  (FIR) were on Thursday arraignment before the court on 2 count Read More

Court remands 2 in Minna for linking Abubakar with bandits’ helicopter

July 7, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Minna Niger state Wednesday remanded two persons accused of publishing injurious statement on social media against former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, linking him with ownership of a Chooper suspected to be supplying  arms to bandits  in the state.  The accused suspects, Abdulkareem Ajibola and Anas Umar were charged under  section 24(1B) of the Cyber crime law. The Read More

Dogara demands apology from online blog over N1bn diversion report

July 4, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and member Representing Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency of Bauchi state, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has threatened to institute legal action against publishers of Bauchi based online news blog Wikki Times over alleged defamatory story published against him on June 28, 2021. In the said story, the online medium alleged that the former Speaker “connived” Read More

FCT NSCDC to partner lawyers without borders

July 2, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

The commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory Command (FCT) Command, Peter Maigari, has promised to cooperate with Lawyers Without Borders to achieve its primary objective of No Torture and Maltreatment of suspects under custody. Maigari, who disclosed this when he granted audience to lawyers without borders in his office Thursday, added that one of the core mandates Read More

Why Nigeria should remain indivisible entity – IwuanyanwuBy

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Thursday, canvassed the indivisibility of Nigeria as a nation. Iwuanyanwu’s call is coming as the federal government extradited to the country on Tuesday, the separatist leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Iwuanyanwu who spoke in Abuja when the National Association of University Students (NAUS) conferred on him, the ‘Ambassador Read More

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Why cultism persists in schools – Ebonyi govt

July 1, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Ebonyi state ministry of Justice has identified corporal punishment in schools as the cause of increase in cultism in the society. The ministry said students and pupils were being tortured in schools by teachers who give them such punishment which in turn makes them go into cultism. The ministry disclosed this through its gender desk officer in charge of child Read More

Court sentences hemp seller to 2-yr jail in Osun

June 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Makinde Gbolahan, for illegal possession of 11kg hemp, otherwise known as cannabis sativa.  The prosecutor, Ogaga Azugo, said the convict was arrested by the operatives of Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on April 11, 2017 at Gbongan in Ayedaade local government area Read More

Yobe: British Council, MCN resolve 409 disputes through traditional system

June 30, 2021 Editor 0

About 409 disputes that might have escalated to conflicts in Yobe state have been resolved in the last one year by British Council Programme, Managing Conflict in Northeast Nigeria. The MCN state team Lead, Abdulkadir Sambo, disclosed this during a one-day Lesson Sharing Event of Community Peace and Safety Partnership in Damaturu, the state capital. Sambo said the traditional system Read More

Kano: Ganduje signs agreement to build 5000 houses for teachers

June 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

 Following his declaration of free education and improved welfare for the teachers and other civil servants in Kano state, the state governor, Abudullahi Umar Ganduje, has signed an agreement to build five thousands houses for the teachers. The agreement was signed by the Kano state Commissiober for Justice Mohammed Lawan on behalf of the government while director general of Family Read More

Stakeholders want NBC vested with license approval powers, kick against tariff control

June 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some stakeholders in the media industry on Wednesday said that Presidential powers to approve broadcasting license in the country should be removed and vested in the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) The stakeholders spoke at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation and Ethics and Values in Abuja. The participants argued that the office Read More

Breaking: Tinubu’s posters flood Abuja

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Posters of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have flooded parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja even as Nigeria celebrates her democracy day anniversary. The posters which carries Tinubu’s bold picture and name surfaced on Sunday strategically pasted on public infrastructure like traffic kiosks, bus stops and other public places in the nation’s Read More

June 12: CSOs holds procession amid tight security in Osun

June 12, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun Civil Society Coalition Saturday held procession in celebration of June 12 almost two kilometers to the government house, Osogbo.  The CSOs had gathered at Okefia junction as early as 8am, carrying placards of various inscription such as “Save Nigeria from Sinking,” “We Want Change in Nigeria”, “Resign If You Are Tired Buhari,” “Restructure Nigeria Now’, among others.  The Read More

June 12: Osun warns protesters as military commences show of force

June 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Government has warned protesters planning to occupy the state on June 12 to beware of those that might be planning to hijack the protest. The Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on security, Mrs Abiodun Ige, said the state government will not allow anybody to rupture the peace and tranquility that have existed in the state.  She said Read More

40-year-old man caught with human head in Osun

June 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command has arrested a 40-year-old man, Kabiru Oyeduntan, with a human head.  The suspect, who was paraded by the state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, was alleged to be a ritualist.  According to the CP, the suspect was arrested around 9pm of Thursday, June 10, 2021 at quarry area, Apomu in Isokan local government area of the Read More

Buhari didn’t ban Twitter but on suspension in Nigeria – APC

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The youths wing of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Muhammadu Buhari did not ban Twitter in Nigeria but on temporary suspension. National youths leader of the ruling party, Barr. Ismaeel Ahmed, told newsmen Wednesday in Abuja that he was not personally happy about the development, adding that the controversy will soon be resolved amicably. Barr. Ahmed Read More

Biafra: Call for referendum now, Northern women tell Buhari, NASS

June 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following persistent agitations for the Biafra nation, some Nothern women under the aegis of Amalgamation of Northern Women Association in Nigeria (ANWAN) have staged a protest asking President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly to immediately call for a referendum and allow Igbos to go. The women in their hundreds held the protest at the Unity Fountain Read More

Pantami: Nigeria begins production of SIM cards, Smartphones

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said the country now has capacity to produce SIM cards and iPhone for the continent of Africa. The minister said henceforth importation of SIM cards and other 60-70 percent of items needed in telecommunications sector will be produced locally. Speaking with newsmen at the national secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday Read More