Monthly Archives: March 2019

Nigerian students, others contribute $42.4bn to U.S economy

The U. S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) says Nigerians and other international students contributed 42.4 billion dollars to the U. S. economy in 2017/2018 session.A senior official of the Bureau, who spoke on condition of anonymity, announced this during the Tour of the U.S. Community Colleges and Workforce Development programme in Washington D.C on ...

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How lawmakers threatene me over bribe – NAFDAC DG

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye, has revealed some ‘abnormalities’ she has experienced during her time on the job.According to her when she assumed her role as NAFDAC DG, some House of Representatives members demanded bribes from her and even threatened her upon refusing to concede to their demand.“When I ...

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Ganduje donates N600,000 to 6 corps members attacked by armed robbers

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has donated N100,000 to each of the corps members attacked by some armed robbers on their way to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp at Kusalla in Karaye Local Government Area of the state.The governor, who made the donation on Friday while declaring open the 2019 batch ‘A’ three-week orientation course, said ...

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High tension cable kills food vendor in Umuahia

An unidentified female food vendor was killed by high tension cable on Thursday, along Okpara Square in Umuahia, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The woman, an assistant food vendor, had her life cut short while trying to rescue her co-worker from an electric shock. According to an eyewitness, the deceased had rushed to save her colleague, who the high tension cable ...

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EFCC nabs man for alleged N343m investment scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested one Ayodele Olaniyi for allegedly defrauding unsuspecting investors of N343 million.EFCC’s Spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade made this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.He said that Olaniyi’s arrest followed a petition to the EFCC in February, which was investigated by its operatives.“The petitioner had alleged that Olaniyi ...

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CJN condemns improper dressing of lawyers to court

The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Mohammed has condemned what he described as despicable dressing by some lawyers to court.Akande  Festus, Director, Press and Information, Supreme Court in a statement on Thursday said the CJN made this known during a courtesy visit by members of the Abuja Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association, (NBA)The CJN said that ...

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Former President explain why Youths should snatch power

Nigeria’s former ruler Olusegun Obasanjo has said democracy is taking root in Africa, but warned that rising political stars would struggle to unseat old leaders unless they join forces during elections. Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo Obasanjo, who was a military ruler for three years from 1976 and then a civilian leader from 1999 to 2007, said African countries were making ...

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Breaking: Appeal Court Upholds Fayemi’s victory

The victory of Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election held in Ekiti State has been upheld by the Court of Appeal in Abuja. A three-man panel of the court, in judgment a moment ago, dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the election. Kolapo Olusola for lacking in ...

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NNPC Recruitment: NANs threatens protest over age limit

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to reconsider the age limit contained in its recent vacancy notice to avoid mass protests.The association made the call on Thursday in a statement jointly signed by Comrades Abubakar Muhammed Gambo and Idowu Odebunmi, Senate President and Chairman Anti-corruption Committee of NANS.According to NANS, ...

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2 men in court over murder of taxify driver

Two men, Ikechukwu Ozurumba and Chima Chukwuemeka, were on Thursday docked before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged murder of a taxify taxi driver.Ozurumba, 28 and Chukwuemeka, 34, were also charged with the theft of the taxi driver’s car valued at N1.5 million.They are facing a five-count charge bordering on murder, theft and accessory after the fact, preferred ...

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