Month: May 2021

Suspended Abiodun’s Aide Fails to Meet Bail Conditions

BY SHITTA SOFIYAT The suspended aide to Ogun state Governor Dapo Abiodun, Abidemi Rufai, has failed to meet his bail conditions. A federal in magistrate in New York, USA, had rejected the bail application after appearing before magistrate Ramon Reyes yesterday. Rufai’s lawyer, Michael barrows of garden city, New York, said the suspect’s brother, Alaba …

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Lagos Teenage Factory Worker Killed in Industrial Accident on Resumption Day

BY SHITTA SOFIYAT Seventeen-year-old Babatunde Abdulrahmon has succumbed to the injuries he sustained on the day he resumed work as a mixer at a manufacturing company, mingyi trading company limited, satellite town, Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos state. News men gathered that the teenager, who went to the company in search of work, …

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Senate Passes Bill to Upgrade Yabatech to Federal University

BY SHITTA SOFIYAT The senate has passed a bill seeking to upgrade Yaba College of technology to a federal university of technology; also a bill was passed to establish the federal university, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi state. The approval for the establishment of both universities followed the consideration of two separate reports by the committee on tertiary …

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Buhari Approves Four Airports as Special Economic Zones

BY SHITTA SOFIYAT President, Muhammad Buhari , has approved four airports in Nigeria as special economic zones. The approved airports are Murtala Muhammed international airport in Lagos state, Port Harcourt international Airport, in rivers state, Mallam Aminu Kano international airport in Kano state and Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport in Abuja. This was disclosed today by …

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We are Investigating independent Peoples of Biafra, Oodua Threats, says Odumosu

BY SHITTA SOFIYAT Lagos police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu has said security agencies in the state were on top of threats by Oodua republic and the independent peoples of Biafra agitators to disrupt law and order, and attack soft targets, respectively. He stated this at a stakeholders’ forum on security chaired by Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu at …

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2021 UTME: Mock Examination Slips Ready for Printing, Says JAMB

BY SHITTA SOFIYAT The joint admissions and matriculations board has said that mock examination slips for its unified tertiary matriculation examination can now be printed out in preparation for the exercise. The joint admissions and matriculations board made this known in its weekly bulletin of the office of the registrar, which was made available to …

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Probe Alleged Looting in Npa Under Bala Usman, Reps Tell EFCC

BY SHITTA SOFIYAT The minority caucus in the House of Representatives has called on the economic and financial crimes commission to immediately investigate the managing director of the Nigerian ports authority, Hadiza Bala-Usman, over alleged looting of revenue under her management. The caucus, in a statement issued today by the minority leader of the house, …

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Troops Neutralize Key Bandits’ Leaders, 48 Others in Zamfara

BY SHITTA SOFIYAT Not fewer than 48 bandits were neutralized by troops of 8 divisions, Nigerian army operating in Zamfara in the ongoing clampdown on banditry and other heinous crimes in the North West. Key bandits’ leaders were also killed by troops while another notorious gang leader, simply identified as Jummo, sustained gunshot wound, the …

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Bandits Kidnap 12 Muslim Worshippers During Midnight Prayers in Katsina

BY SHITTA SOFIYAT Twelve Muslim worshippers have been abducted by bandits while observing Tahajjud at a mosque located in the outskirt of Jibiya town of Katsina state. A resident of the affected community, Mallam Fahad Mukhtar confirmed the abduction to newsmen in Katsina this morning. He further explained that the gunmen arrived at the mosque …

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