Human rights attorney Femi Falana has called on the Oyo and Osun State governments to ensure that the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) is reopened without any further delay. The senior advocate made the call on Monday at the memorial symposium held in honor of Professor Funmi Adewunmi at the Osun State University Ikire… (0 comment)

The Inspector General of Police Special Tactical Squad(STS) in Kano on Sunday intercepted an armed robbers’ blockade between Lamba and Dansiri Villages in Bichi Local Government Area on the Kano to Katsina Road, killing three suspects.   Spokesman of the police in Kano, DSP Magaji Musa Majia, told reporters on Monday the action followed complaints received by the Command from traders, nearby villagers and other road users on the activities of robbers most especially on Sundays, which is a weekly… (0 comment)

Inmates of Okaka Prison in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State detonated an improvised explosive device in an attempted jailbreak on Monday. While six inmates were arrested after the explosion, others may have escaped, according to prison sources. Victor Chiabua, Controller of the Nigerian Prisons Service in the state, said that the incident occurred at about 9:02 p.m.… (0 comment)

Mike Okeme, the Special Adviser to Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Labour Relations and SERVICOM, last Friday escaped being lynched during an election of the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) held at the La-Diva Hotel in Asaba. Okeme, a former state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), who was working round the… (0 comment)

The Ondo State government has shut down the Ondo State Radiovision Corporation (OSRC), SaharaReporters can authoritatively report. The media station was closed down over the weekend following public outcry over the station’s ineffectiveness and redundancy. The broadcast media station, located at Orita Obele along Ijare Road, is the only state-owned television station that propagates the… (0 comment)

A pro-democracy group, Concerned Nigerians, has called on the National Assembly to amend Section 144 of the constitution, which deals with the incapacitation of the President and Vice President. The call was made in a statement jointly signed by Messrs. Deji Adeyanju and John Danfulani, Convener and Secretary of the group respectively.     The… (0 comment)

The federal government has directed the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to remit to the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) 5 percent of revenue accruing from passenger service charge (PSC). The pronouncement has been a subject of controversy, pitting pressure groups in the aviation sector against the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika. The… (0 comment)

Ailing Nigerian Preisdent Muhamadu Buhari met with some All Progressives Congress party governors and leaders today in London ina n elaborately designed setting to portray Buhari as in improved health condition. However, no video of Mr. Buhari was provided, only a still photo from Presidental photographers. Below is the statement from President Buhari’s sopkespersons regarding… (0 comment)

The famous Nigerian broadcaster, Pa Adebayo Faleti, died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 86. In addition to his broadcasting work, Mr. Faleti was a poet, journalist, writer and actor. He was also pioneer of the first television station in Nigeria, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV),… (0 comment)

The administration at the University of Ibadan has refused to comment on OS Professional Service financial audit report that revealed a series of acts of financial mismanagement at the institution.  Our correspondent made several attempts to obtain a response from officials of the university, but his efforts were rebuffed in a hostile manner.  The audit… (0 comment)
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