Day: March 7, 2018

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Jabi, on Wednesday granted bail to Maryam Sanda, who is being prosecuted for allegedly stabbing her husband, Bilyamin Bello, to death, on November 19, 2017. Justice Yusuf Halilu who granted her bail on health grounds, had previously dismissed her two previous bail applications. The judge had earlier […]

Boko Haram killed 10 people in three separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, in the latest violence against civilians in the restive region, local militia said Wednesday. On Tuesday, four loggers were killed when they stepped on a landmine left by the jihadists near Dikwa, 90 kilometres (55 miles) east of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri. […]

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it will not release the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results immediately, unlike it did in 2017. The examination is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 9, to March 17. The registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede, said this during a press conference titled “Conduct […]

The Senate on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to review his position in withholding assent on the bill to establish Peace Corps of Nigeria. This followed the adoption of a Point of Order raised by Senator Dino Melaye during plenary. Relying on the Senate rules, Melaye urged the Senate to revisit the bill with a […]

The Lagos State Government, Akinwunmi Ambode, has revealed plans to overhaul the power, transportation and education sector in the state. Ambode made this known on Tuesday while speaking at the Lagos Means Business event which was held at Victoria Island, Lagos State. The governor said that about 7.5million people come to Lagos Island district on […]

Philomina Chieshe, the official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), who claimed that the board’s N36 million was swallowed by a snake, has made a U-turn. Chieshe, who works as a clerk at the JAMB office in Markurdi, Benue state, had told top officials of the examination body that a “mysterious snake” swallowed […]

The Federal Government will from April 1 this year start the prosecution of tax defaulters who fail to take advantage of the nine-month amnesty window provided by the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme. It said that from that date, special tax courts would be established to prosecute those who failed to regularise their tax […]

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has issued a directive for necessary arrangements to be made for another mass burial in the state. The mass burial is planned to hold next week Friday, March 16. The governor gave this directive on Tuesday during his visit to Omusu village. He described the attack as unfortunate and called […]

The Plateau State Police Command has deployed about 2,309 officers to provide security during the one-day visit of President Muhammdu Buhari on Thursday. A breakdown of the figure, as contained in the operation order for the visit of the President, revealed that 42 police Inspectors, 1,687 rank and file, and 72 traffic wardens would be […]

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