TUC, NLC Pledge Support For Buhari Anti-corruption Campaign

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and civil society on Wednesday called for capital punishment for corrupt officials as is obtainable in China and India. Making the call at a joint news conference in Abuja, the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, and TUC President, Bobboi Kaigama, said the campaign against corruption must be […]

We’d Pay Our Workers Before Sallah, Aregbesola Assures

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has disclosed that his administration would ensure the payment of workers’ salary arrears before the forthcoming Sallah festival. Governor Aregbesola made the disclosure while addressing some workers and other stakeholders of the state Tuesday evening in Osogbo. Governor Aregbesola who described the state workforce as cooperative said he personally shared […]

Inferno, Other Tragedies Claim 10 Lives In Lagos

Tragedies hit some parts of Lagos on Wednesday, 9th September, 2015 when different tragic incidents across the state claimed 10 lives. In Surulere, eight members of the same family died in an overnight inferno after they were all burnt to death in tragic fire incident apparently caused by a lighted candle. The family of eight […]

Nigeria Premier University, UI Gets New VC

The governing council of the University of Ibadan on Wednesday announced Prof Idowu Olayinka, 57, as the new Vice Chancellor of the institution. Olayinka is taking over from Prof. Isaac Adewole, whose tenure ends on November 30. The professor of geology is the first VC of the school to emerge from the Faculty of Science […]

Free Prepaid Metres Flout Rules Given By NERC- IBDEC

The Ogun State Regional Technical Manager, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc, Mr. Abiodun Akindele, has said the company will not be able to give prepaid meters free of charge to its customers for now. He said this while speaking in Abeokuta on Tuesday on the sidelines of the stakeholders’ consultation forum on tariff review. He […]

Marijuana Peddler Goes Blind Awaiting Trail Since 2013

A 21-year-old man, Nura Abdullahi, has been sentenced to a jail term of five years for unlawfully dealing in 62 kilogrammes of marijuana. Abdullahi, who was convicted and sentenced on Wednesday, was said to have become visually-impaired in the prison custody, where he was awaiting trial since his arrest on March 19, 2013. His eventual […]

Man Sentenced To Six Months For Kidnapping Three-Year Old Boy

A Minna Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday sentenced one Kabiru Salisu to six months imprisonment for abducting a 3-year-old boy. Magistrate Amina Musa said that abduction was a serious crime and one that would have brought agony to the child’s parents. Musa, however, said the convict has shown remorse and sentenced him to six months imprisonment […]

United Nations To Train 32 Ex-militants

The United Nations has indicated interest in bringing 32 ex-militants in Cote d’ Ivoire under their wing. In a statement by the Presidential Amnesty Office on Tuesday, it said that the 32 ex-militants were waiting to get their letters of engagement from the UN office in the West African country. The Head, Post-Training Unit of […]

Pope Francis Makes Marriage Annulment Easier

Pope Francis on Tuesday announced the adjustment of the Catholich Church procedure for divorce. This to make it easier for Roman Catholics to obtain marriage annulments, a change intended to streamline a process long criticised by many Catholics as too cumbersome, complicated and expensive, The New York Times reports. Under the updated rules, the process […]

Ambode Signs, Approves Release Of 2500 Certificates Of Occupancy

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode on Tuesday signed and approved the immediate release of 2500 Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) to property owners across the state from Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Executive Secretary in the Lands Bureau, Mr Olukayode Ogunnubi who disclosed this to journalists, said the development was in line with Governor […]