Wednesday , 26 April 2017

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Osinbajo panel continues investigation of suspended SGF and DG of NIA

The suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, was on Tuesday quizzed by committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate him and the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ayo Oke. Lawal appeared before the committee at a session that started at about …

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Husband murders wife who was 3 months pregnant

Wonders shall never cease, as that was the untimely death of one Mrs. Titilayo Shodipo, who was allegedly killed by her husband, was three months pregnant, according to the neighbours. PUNCH Metro learnt that after the police locked up the house of the couple shortly after the incident on Monday, their …

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Police arrests man for Pipelines Vandalism

A suspected pipeline vandal identified as , Fatai Karounwi, has been arrested by the police, after he confessed the he makes N50,000 every day in the illegal act, adding that he had vandalised over 40 pipes before he was arrested by the police. Karounwi, aka Kokoro, who said he had been …

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Court sentences teenger to death by hanging

An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo has sentenced a 19-year-old man, Samuel Job, and three other persons to death by hanging for conspiracy and armed robbery. Justice Olubunmi Ayoola, in a judgment delivered in Osogbo on Tuesday, also sentenced to death Joseph Moses, aged 24, Gideon Ode, aged …

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600 herdsmen killed in the past 2 years – Miyetti

Usman Ngelzarma, National Secretary, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, said on Tuesday that members of the association had lost over two million cows to rustlers in the last two years. Mr. Ngelzarma made the remark in an in interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Jalingo. …

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EFCC withdraws case against former first lady, Patience Jonathan

The former first lady of Nigeria,  Patience Jonathan, has been given the permission to withdraw her money, the Federal High Court in Lagos has granted her unrestrained access to her recently unfrozen $5.9 million. The court had on April 6th unfrozen the money which was earlier seized by the Economic …

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Court remands former governor of Niger State in Prison

The Niger State High Court has remanded the past governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, in prison custody until May 4, a court has ruled. The ruling was made by Justice Mohammed Mayaki of the Niger State High Court also ordered that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, …

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Nigeria Customs redeploys 4072 senior officers

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has approved the redeployment of 4,072 senior officers to commands across the four zones of the service. The deployment is contained in a circular issued on Tuesday in Lagos by Mrs T.M Isa, NCS Acting Assistant Comptroller-General, Human Resources Department. According to Isa, the redeployed …

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INEC sensitizes residents in Ogun State ahead of registration

The residents of Ogun State have been sensitized by the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ogun on Tuesday as a stakeholders’ forum was organised ahead of the Voters Registration exercise scheduled to commence nationwide on Thursday. INEC Administrative Secretary in the state, Mr Kayode Oladimeji, said at the forum …

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Man rescued after jumping into the well

A 45 year old man has been rescued after he allegedly attempted to commit suicide by jumping into a well at a residence in Kujore street in the Ojota area of Lagos state today April 25th. Men of the Lagos state Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) were alerted at about 6am …

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Harvard produces first dead and blind graduate

There is always ability in disability, that was the story of Haben Girma, who is  the first Deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, a feat which earned her recognition as a White House Champion of Change, Forbes 30 under 30, and BBC Women of Africa Hero. Since her …

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Teenager commits suicide after forced into marriage

A young girl allegedly committed suicide in the Northern part of Nigeria, after she was forced into marriage. According to a report by Hausa online news platform, SirrinsU Media, the girl was found hanging from a tree after she reportedly killed herself because she was forced into marriage. See the …

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Court sentences four armed robbers to life imprisonment

An Osun High Court on Tuesday in Osogbo sentenced four persons to death for conspiracy and armed robbery. The convicts, Joseph Moses, 24, Samuel Job, 19, Gideon Ode, 25, and Daniel Abraham, 24, were brought to the court on a four-count charge of armed robbery and conspiracy. The prosecutor, Abdulrahman …

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Business Registration will now take 48 hours

Individuals intending to register to their businesses in Nigeria  can now have it done in just 48 hours from the previous 10 days. The panel also approved 24-hour timeline for company registration from when application form was completed and all required documents made available. Those were among highlights of a …

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27 persons killed in motor accident

27 persons were confirmed dead by the Kenyan police in a collision between a passenger bus and a trailer truck. Police say the accident took place along the major road linking two of Kenya’s biggest cities, capital Nairobi and the port of Mombasa. Leornard Kimaiyo, the police chief in the …

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FG stops double payment to amnesty beneficiaries

The Coordinator of Presidential Amnesty Programme,Retired Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh said the government has changed its way paying double to beneficiaries in training is against the Federal Government’s rules and has been stopped with immediate effect. Boroh said this in a statement by Mr Owei Lakemfa, Media & Communication Consultant, Presidential …

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Court grants Nnamdi Kanu bail

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. The Judge who presided over the case,  Binta Nyako said the bail was granted on  “health grounds”. The judge also gave a stern warning to the defendant not …

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WAEC announces the commencement of GCE registration today

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has announced that it will commence registration for the General Certificate Examination (GCE) 2017 for private candidates on Friday. The examination body disclosed this on its official tweeter handle, @waecnigeria. A screen shot of the registration information was also shared in the tweet. It …

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LASG seals Lekki based church for building without consent

A Lekki-based church, named  This Present House,has been sealed by the Lagos State Government  for allegedly constructing without title documents and requisite building permit in contravention of the Lagos State Regional and Urban Planning Law 2010. This was made known in a press release by the Commissioner for Physical Planning …

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Gov. Fayose arrive Abuja to support Nnamdi Kanu

Governor of Ekiti State,  Ayodele Fayose  has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for the proceedings of the ongoing trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, and his co-accused. The Governor was already seated in the courtroom for over 30 minutes before Kanu …

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