LAGOS — Since the painful death of the late Sylvester Oromoni- a 12-year-old Dowen college student who died from the injuries incurred from an alleged bully in school, rage has filled Nigerians and celebrities as they voice their outrage concerning the incident, demanding answers and action from both the school authority and the Lagos State Government, respectively. Nollywood Actress, Kate Henshaw who had no post in relation to the issue in the heat of the...

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The Ogun State government has arrested and sentenced at least 124 persons to community service for open defecation. Dapo Abiodun, Special Adviser to Governor on Environment and the Chief Executive Officer of the Ogun State Waste Management Authority (OGWAMA), Ola Oresanya, disclosed this to Journalists Thursday in Abeokuta. “The offenders were arrested in various parts of the state with 82 of them arrested in the Mowe-Ibafo axis in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the...

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GUSAU — In order to curtail the spread of fake news, Zamfara State has barred officials from Ministries, Departments and Agencies from disseminating information regarding policies and programmes of the government. The Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, made the disclosure while addressing members of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists on Thursday in Gusau. Dosara said the Zamfara State Government centralized information management to the ministry to curtail the spread of...

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LAGOS — The Lagos judicial panel has accused the state government of trying to avoid its responsibility by noting computer errors in the #EndSARS report. This statement was a reaction to the state government’s white paper released last week Following the release of the panel report which confirmed the shooting of armless protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in October 2020, the Lagos government released the White Paper. A report that dismissed some of the findings...

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KADUNA — Mr. Tijjani Abdullahi, Chairman Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB) announced that 233 teachers with fake certificates would be dismissed. He added that names of the 233 teachers found to have presented fake certificates will be uploaded on the website of the Kaduna State Government. At a news briefing yesterday in Kaduna, Abdullahi said that the culprits would be prosecuted for forgery. “So far, the board has verified 451 certificates by contacting...

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ABUJA  — A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) against the Corporate Affairs Commission and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, dismissed the suit over the failure of the plaintiff to comply with the law in the name used in filing the originating summons. “This application lacks merit and ought to be dismissed and I hereby...

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KANO — A boat carrying over 40 passengers, including pupils of Madinatu Islamiyya School in Bagwai Local Government Area of Kano State has capsized killing more than 20 passengers. The deceased students were said to be on their way to attend Maulud, an Islamic celebration held annually to commemorate the Birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad when the incident happened along Badau village to Bagwai town. According to a source in Bagwai General Hospital, about...

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ABAKALIKI — Following a lingering crisis in the Effium community of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Governor David Umahi has announced the sacking of Coordinators of two Development Centres and all civil servants. The Governor also announced the suspension of salaries of permanent Secretaries from the area and further disclosed that he would approach the State House of Assembly for the way forward on the Chairman of the Council and the two House...

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ABUJA — A suspect, Dayabu Mohammed, 27, who hails from Soba council of Kaduna State, who allegedly runs errands for bandits in the Northeast and Northcentral parts of the country was among 32 others arrested for various alleged offences. Force spokesman Frank Mba said at a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday said Mohammed was arrested on November 10 in Saminaka, Kaduna State, while conveying 250 rounds of live ammunition and five AK47 magazines to...

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YOBE — A wildfire, late Tuesday evening along Gulani-Teteba town in the Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State destroyed many farmlands, including crops. The cause of the fire, which is yet to be ascertained, gutted farmlands with a total distance of about 7 kilometers. The incident had caused panic, apprehension among people within the farming community. The Chairman Gulani Local Government Council, Alhaji Dayyabu Ilu Jibilwa, who confirmed the incident, said his team would...

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