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NEC To Declare State Of Emergency In Education


The National Economic Council is working towards declaring a state of emergency in the nation’s education sector. Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the monthly meeting of the council presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. All the 36 state governors are members of the council.

BRT Bus Crushes Power Bike Rider To Death


A power bike rider, whose identity has yet to be established, has been killed by a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle, in the Agric area of Ikorodu, Lagos State. The incident, which happened on Wednesday, reportedly occurred in the BRT lane. Newsmen gathered that the rider had tried to avoid hitting a pedestrian who was

‘If I lay Curses On You, DK Olukoya’s Prayer Will Not Save You’ – Man Calls Out Billionaire Mountain Of Fire Pastor Asking His Wife Out


A billionaire real estate agent, who also doubles as a pastor of the renowned Mountain Of Fire church, has come under fire on Twitter by a man for allegedly enticing his wife with juicy contracts and asking her out. . According to the Twitter user, the billionaire Mountain of Fire pastor who is also a real

Nigerians React To New Executive Order Signed By President Buhari That Enforces Nigerians Who Hold Offshore Assets And Incomes To Pay Tax To Nigeria


Yesterday, Buhari singed a new Executive Order that mandate Nigerian taxpayers who hold offshore assets and incomes to, within a period of 12 months, voluntarily declare those assets and pay taxes on them. He wrote: I have signed a new Executive Order (EO 008), the Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization Scheme (VOARS), mandating Nigerian taxpayers who

Siblings arraigned for duping BDC operators


The police on Tuesday arraigned two siblings, David Okwuanalu and Graham Mike Okwuanalu, for allegedly swindling two Bureau De Change operators out of a total of $50,000. The Okwuanalus were arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos on four counts bordering on conspiracy and fraud. The police prosecuting counsel from the Force Criminal Intelligence

Police Arrest Kidnapper, Rescue Five-Month-Old Baby


Twenty-two-year old Suliyat Badmus has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly kidnapping a five-month-old baby in Lagos. The state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, on Wednesday said the mother of the child, Shukurat Opeoluwadu, had gone to hawk local herbs on September 26, 2018, when the suspect allegedly took

2019: Ogun Gov Must Come From Ijebu Remo, Group Insists


A group, the Ijebu/Remo Forum, has said it is only fair that the next governor of Ogun State should be elected from Ogun East, particularly Ijebu/Remo. The forum, which comprises of elder statesmen from Ijebu/Remo, expressed delight at the emergence of Prince Adedapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun

APC Battles Post-Primary Crises, Buhari Meets Amosun


The All Progressives Congress on Tuesday battled to resolve crises thrown up by its governorship and legislative primaries. The investigations showed that the governing party was facing a Herculean task resolving the crises caused by the primaries in Ogun, Zamfara, Adamawa and Imo states. There also complaints by national and state assemblies aspirants from many states

Lagos Lawyer Arraigned For Procuring False Court Judgment


A Lagos-based lawyer, Edward Oseghale, has been arraigned before an Ogba Magistrates’ Court for procuring false court judgement. Newsmen learnt that Oseghale allegedly forged a judgment purportedly given by Mrs Toluwalase Abayomi, the magistrate of Court 4, Surulere Magistrates’ Court. He was alleged to have used the forged judgment to evict a tenant from a house

Again, NASS Legislative Aides Protest Non-Payment Of Salaries, Allowances


Legislative aides at the National Assembly on Tuesday welcomed lawmakers back from their annual recess with a protest over alleged non-payment of salaries, Duty Tour Allowances (DTA) and other entitlements. The protesters, numbering over 50, besieged the chambers’ lobby, carrying placards with different inscriptions and rendered solidarity songs. The leader of the workers, Mr Nyakmo

Command Arrests Producer Of Adulterated Wine In Lagos


THIRTY-two-year-old Ifeanyi Udeh has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for alleged production of adulterated fruit wine. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, said on Monday that operatives of the command intercepted the suspect during a stop-and-search duty in Agbowa, in the Ikorodu area of the state. Imohimi said Udeh confessed

Tinubu Says Herdsmen Crisis Caused By Water Scarcity


An All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has asked the government to immediately convert unused land to grazing routes as this will curb incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen. Tinubu said this in Abuja on Monday at a national summit on conflict resolution. The event, which was organised by The Nation and TV Continental, was themed: ‘Towards an

Man Jailed For Stealing Girlfriend’s Phone


An Ogba Magistrates’ Court has sentenced a 26-year-old man, Ifeanyi Chijioke, to one month imprisonment for stealing a phone valued at N150,000 and a sum of N20,000. The police arraigned Chijioke on one count of stealing. The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge. The magistrate, W.A. Salami, gave Chijioke, who was said to be a

Police Arraign Sexagenarian, Teenagers For Sodomy


  The police on Friday arraigned a sexagenarian, Rabiu Tanko, and two teenagers, Mohammed Samiu and Musa Mustapha, alleged to have been engaged in sodomy. Tanko, 62; Samiu, 18; and Mustapha, 16, were brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos on two counts of conspiracy and having unlawful sexual intercourse. The News Agency

42-Year-Old Man Caught With 380g Of Cocaine


A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Friday, sentenced a 42-year-old man, Chris Ani, to a term of four years imprisonment for trafficking 380g of Cocaine. Ani was arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) before Justice Ayokunle Faji on a charge of drug trafficking. He pleaded not guilty to the charges when

Motorist Beats Woman To A Pulp For Scratching Car


A motorist, John Nwakwo, has been arrested by the police for allegedly beating up a woman, Olufunmilayo Oyelade, to a pulp. Newsmen gathered that the duo had been involved in an accident which dented Nwakwo’s vehicle. Nwakwo reportedly assaulted the victim and dragged her into a gutter until she became unconscious. The 43-year-old Oyelade said she

Covenant University Ranked Best Nigerian Varsity


Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State has become the highest ranked Nigerian university in the latest Times Higher Education ranking released on September 26, 2018. The body is behind the world’s most influential university ranking, and with almost five decades of experience as a source of analysis and insight on higher education. Its data and bench

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