Category Archives: Local News

Slavery: Nigerian victims can’t sue Libya, says Falana

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A  human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has said that Nigerian victims of slavery have no court to sue Libya for the violation of their rights. Falana said in a statement on Sunday that the victims would have been able to approach the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights sitting in Arusha, Tanzania, […]

Saudi Arabia lifts 35-year ban on cinemas

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Saudi Arabia on Monday announced a lifting of the kingdom’s decades-long ban on cinemas, a landmark decision part of a series of social reforms ushered in by the powerful crown prince. The culture and information ministry announced in a statement that “commercial cinemas will be allowed to operate in the kingdom as of early 2018, […]

N78.59bn paid into civil servants RSA

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The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, says N78.593bn has been paid into employees’ Retirement Savings Accounts maintained by 10 Pension Fund Administrators as of March 2017. Ambode stated this on Thursday in Ikeja, where the Lagos State Government was conferred with the ‘Award for Excellence on Pension Matters’ by Peninscope Professional Warranty Limited. The governor, […]

We recommended Justice Ademola’s sacking to Buhari – NJC …says judge’s resignation, an afterthought

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The National Judicial Council said on Thursday that it had recommended Justices Adeniyi Ademola and Segun Tokode, both of the Federal High Court for compulsory retirement over acts of misconduct. This was despite that Justice Ademola claimed to have voluntarily resigned on Wednesday. A statement by NJC’s Director of Information, Mr. Soji Oye, said on […]

JAMB begins 2018 UTME registration in 700 centres

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has begun registration for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in over 700 centres across the 36 states of the federation. The board advised candidates to avoid being conned by fraudulent operators, noting that an extension would not be given for the UTME registration. The JAMB’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, […]

FG okays enrolment of corpers for NHIS scheme

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The Federal Government has approved the enrolment of National Youth Service Corps members in the National Health Insurance Scheme. The Director General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Suleiman  Kazaure, announced this at the NYSC orientation camp in Ede, Osun State on Thursday during his inspection visit. He said participation in the scheme would give corps […]

US lawmakers deny Democrat’s bid to impeach Trump

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The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected a congressman’s motion Wednesday to impeach President Trump, as Democratic Party leaders argued that now was not the time to pursue the effort. Lawmakers voted 364 to 58 in rejection of liberal Democrat Al Green’s resolution to begin impeachment proceedings against the Republican president. The vote was not […]

GE to cut 12,000 jobs in power unit

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Embattled industrial giant General Electric announced Thursday it would cut approximately 12,000 blue collar and white collar jobs in its GE Power unit, more than a fifth of the total, in a bid to cut costs. “The headcount reductions, combined with actions taken previously in 2017, will position GE Power to reach its announced target […]

BREAKING: I don’t want to be misquoted, Amaechi tells Lagos journalists

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The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, visited the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Thursday, where he met Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for about one hour. At the end of the meeting, Amaechi declined to talk to journalists saying, “I don’t want to be misquoted.” Details later.

Abacha loot: Nigeria set to receive $321m from Switzerland, says AGF

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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has said the government of Switzerland is set to return in tranches the sum of $321m stolen from Nigeria and stashed in the foreign nation by the late former Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, and his family. A statement by the AGF’s […]