Kano Singer’s Death Sentence: Falana Drags FG, Kano Govt to African Commission

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Kano Singer’s Death Sentence: Falana Drags FG, Kano Govt to African Commission       The Kano state government and the federal government have been dragged to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia, following a petition written by human rights activist, Femi Falana over the death sentence issued to Kano singer, Sharif Yahya Sharif. In the petition dated 8th September 2020, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria asked the commission to exercise its mandates and authority under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights…

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Breaking: Bus, Moving Train Collide in Oshodi

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Breaking: Bus, Moving Train Collide in Oshodi     A passenger vehicle with six passengers has collided with a moving commuter train at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos. The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu who confirmed the incident said the vehicle suddenly veered onto the tracks and collided with the train. More to follow…

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Lagos Names Classes That Will Resume School September 21

Resume School September 21

Lagos Names Classes That Will Resume School September 21       Lagos State Government has named classes that will resume school on September 21 amidst the coronavirus in Nigeria. Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, has confirmed that only current JSS3 and SS2 students, will resume school on September 21. The Head, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. The statement emphasized that the state will adopt a phased approach in the opening of public schools. “This phased approach…

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Pregnant Woman Shot Dead in Ikorodu Cult Clash

Shot Dead

Pregnant Woman Shot Dead in Ikorodu Cult Clash       A pregnant woman Risikat Saliman, 35, was shot dead during a bloody clash between suspected cult groups at Aleke community in Ikorodu, Lagos State on Thursday. It was gathered that dozens of suspected cultists invaded Aleke community market around 8pm and started shooting sporadically, killing the woman. The Baale of Aleke Adeniyi Okemati said the hoodlums had gunned down the mother of two before the arrival of policemen from Imota division. “I don’t know why they came and be…

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Planned Strike: FG Threatens To Sanction JOHESU

Planned Strike

Planned Strike: FG Threatens To Sanction JOHESU     The Federal Government has threatened to sanction members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) over its planned strike. The union had threatened to embark on a nationwide seven-day warning strike if the government fails to meet their demands which include payment of hazard and inducement allowance by mid-night of Sunday, September 13. In a statement signed by its national chairman, Joy Josiah, JOHESU said the warning strike will only involve federal institutions while the states and local government health institutions…

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Professor Florence Obi Becomes First Female UNICAL VC

Professor Florence Obi

Professor Florence Obi Becomes First Female UNICAL VC       Professor Florence Obi has emerged as the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar. Obi clinched the position on Thursday, September 10 after hours of meeting by the governing council of the institution led by Senator Nkechi Nwaogu. The screening which was held at the UNICAL hotel conference center lasted for hours and a total of 13 aspirants were screened. Obi is the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the UNICAL after 45 years since the institution was established. Obi before…

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Killed Militia Leader, Gana’s Wife Demands ₦5 Billion Compensation from Federal Govt

Militia Leader

Killed Militia Leader, Gana’s Wife Demands ₦5 Billion Compensation from Federal Govt     Wantor Akwaza, wife of murdered militia leader, Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana has demanded compensation from the Nigerian Government over the killing of her husband by the Military. Gana was shot dead by Soldiers shortly after he surrendered to the Benue state government under its Amnesty Program. It was gathered that soldiers snatched Gana from a government convoy of repentant militants in Gboko. An emotional Mrs. Wantor, who is Gana’s second wife, further disclosed that…

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Breaking: Kaduna Assembly Approves Castration as Punishment for Rapists

Castration as Punishment

Breaking: Kaduna Assembly Approves Castration as Punishment for Rapists       The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Friday approved castration as punishment for anybody convicted for rape in the state. This follows the amendment of the State Penal Code (No.5), law of 2017 which stipulates stiffer penalties for rapists in the state as part of the effort to protect women and children against any form of gender violence. “Anyone convicted of rape will have his organ surgically removed so that even upon completion of his jail term, will…

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Socialist Party Protest: ‘No Journalist Was Intentionally Arrested By Police’ – Lagos PPRO

Socialist Party Protest: ‘No Journalist Was Intentionally Arrested By Police’ – Lagos PPRO       Lagos State Police Command has said no journalist was intentionally arrested at the Ojuelegba scene of the protest organized by the Socialist Party of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos. Responding to National Association of Online Security Reporters (NAOSRE) inquiry, Lagos Police Command’s spokesman, Superintendent Olumuyiwa Adejobi said, “The men were picked alongside with some protesters and they were immediately released by the Commissioner when they produced their Identity Cards. So, no journalist was intentionally…

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INEC Reacts to Fire Incident at Ondo Office, says Incident Won’t Affect Polls

INEC Reacts to Fire Incident at Ondo Office, says Incident Won’t Affect Polls       The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has reacted to last night’s fire incident at its Ondo State office and its effect on the forthcoming guber election. According to Spokesman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Festus Okoye, election in Ondo State will proceed despite the setback caused by the fire incident which destroyed more than 5000 card readers on Thursday night. Mr Okoye, who was in Akure for preparations for the governorship election scheduled…

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