Bolanle Olabimtan

    ‘Don’t harass your lecturers’ – minister tells UNIPORT female students

‘Don’t harass your lecturers’ – minister tells UNIPORT female students

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says female students should stop going to lecturers unnecessarily.He made the remark on Tuesday at the unveiling of a policy document against sexual harassment by the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT).Represented by Ijeoma Duru, the assistant director, tertiary department of the ministry, Adamu also warned students against harassing their lecturers.“The federal ministry of education is [...]

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    Buhari asks senate to confirm Tsoho as CJ of federal high court

Buhari asks senate to confirm Tsoho as CJ of federal high court

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated John Tosho as the substantive chief judge (CJ) of the federal high court.Buhari, through a letter, which was read on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, asked that Tsoho's nomination be duly considered and confirmed.“Pursuant to Section 250(1) of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), I hereby write to [...]

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    Amaechi: Insecurity drove Abuja-Kaduna train daily traffic from 1000 to 3700

Amaechi: Insecurity drove Abuja-Kaduna train daily traffic from 1000 to 3700

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the passenger traffic on Abuja-Kaduna railway has increased from 1,000 to 3,700.He said the number of train users rose to 3,700 daily from its carrying capacity of 1,000 people owing to the rise of kidnapping and other security challenges on Abuja-Kaduna road.“The actual number of passengers that the service can take for the sitting [...]

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    Supreme court to hear Atiku/Obi’s appeal on Oct 30

Supreme court to hear Atiku/Obi’s appeal on Oct 30

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has fixed Wednesday, October 30, to hear an appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi, his running mate.The party made this known on its official Twitter page on Sunday.“Breaking News! The Supreme Court of Nigeria has scheduled to hear the Appeal of the @OfficialPDPNig and @atiku [...]

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    Ozekhome: We’re worried over delay in naming judges for Atiku’s appeal

Ozekhome: We’re worried over delay in naming judges for Atiku’s appeal

Mike Ozekhome, counsel of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, has expressed his concern over the delay by the supreme court to constitute the presidential election appeal panel.Ozekhome said Atiku's legal team is worried about the delay because election petitions are time-bound.“We are very worried about it because election petitions are time-bound and [...]

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    Court sets aside arrest warrant against Adoke, Etete

Court sets aside arrest warrant against Adoke, Etete

The high court of the federal capital territory (FCT) has set aside its order for the arrest of Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, Dan Etete, former minister of petroleum, and four others over the OPL 245/Malabu affair.In a ruling on Friday, Danlami Senchi, the judge, nullified the warrant of arrest he issued on April 17, 2019.The [...]

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    Maina sent to prison, son moved to police custody (updated)

Maina sent to prison, son moved to police custody (updated)

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered that Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), be remanded in prison until his bail application is taken.After his arraignment on allegations of money laundering on Friday, Ahmed Raji, counsel to the former pension chief, asked the court to hear his application for bail.However, the prosecution counsel in [...]

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    EFCC arraigns Maina and son

EFCC arraigns Maina and son

Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) has arrived at the federal high court in Abuja to be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Maina arrived at the court in the company of Faisal, his son who is also to be arraigned, at 8:52am.He is accused of being involved in pension fraud to the [...]

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    EFCC re-arraigns Maurice Iwu over ‘N1.23bn fraud’

EFCC re-arraigns Maurice Iwu over ‘N1.23bn fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned Maurice Iwu, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over allegation of N1.2 billion fraud.Iwu pleaded not guilty to a four-count charge before Nicholas Oweibo, judge of the federal high court in Lagos, on Thursday.The anti-graft agency had earlier arraigned the former INEC chairman before Chuka Obiozor, also [...]

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    Bolaji Abdullahi: Afghanistan has more women in parliament than Nigeria

Bolaji Abdullahi: Afghanistan has more women in parliament than Nigeria

Bolaji Abdullahi, former spokesman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), says Afghanistan, home of the Taliban, has more women in its national parliament than Nigeria.Abdullahi said this in a paper he delivered at the Osasu show symposium in Abuja on Wednesday.He said besides Afghanistan, which has 18% female representation, Sudan has 27.7% and 26.8% female representation in the lower and [...]

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    Banker to court: We spent 10 days counting Fayose’s N1.2bn

Banker to court: We spent 10 days counting Fayose’s N1.2bn

Sunday Alade, former manager of a Zenith Bank branch in Akure, Ondo state, told the federal high court in Lagos on Wednesday that it took 10 days to count the N1.2 billion which was moved to the bank’s branch on behalf of Ayodele Fayose, for governor of Ekiti state.While being led in evidence by Rotimi Jacobs, counsel to the Economic [...]

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    Chido Onumah files N150m suit against DSS over arrest

Chido Onumah files N150m suit against DSS over arrest

Chido Onumah, coordinator of African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), has filed a suit against the Department of State Services (DSS) over his "unlawful arrest and detention".DSS operatives detained Onumah at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on September 29.Onumah said he was arrested because he wore a T-shirt with the inscription, “We Are All Biafrans”.In a fundamental human [...]

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    ‘Politicians using terrorism charges to silence critics’

‘Politicians using terrorism charges to silence critics’

Journalists for Democratic Rights (JODER) says terrorism charges are being used by Nigerian political office holders to silence and intimidate critics.In a statement signed by Adewale Adeoye, executive director of the group and Taiwo Adeleye, programmes officer, the group said the anti-terrorism act has lost its essence because it has become a tool in the hands of the ruling class [...]

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    LEAP Africa’s social innovators programme to hold Nov 14

LEAP Africa’s social innovators programme to hold Nov 14

The 2019 Social Innovators Programme and Awards (SIPA) of LEAP Africa, a youth-focused leadership development organisation, will hold at Shell Hall, MUSON Centre, Lagos, on November 14, 2019.The programme is in conjunction with Union Bank.In a statement, Kehinde Ayeni, communications  and public relations manager of LEAP Africa, said the programme is meant to celebrate young people."Through SIPA, LEAP and all its [...]

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    After 12 years, court to deliver judgement on Orji Kalu’s  ‘N7bn fraud case’

After 12 years, court to deliver judgement on Orji Kalu’s ‘N7bn fraud case’

A federal high court in Lagos has fixed December 2 for judgement in the trial of Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state.Mohammed Idris, the judge, fixed the date on Tuesday after the prosecution and the defence adopted their final written addresses.Kalu alongside Slok Nigeria Limited, his company and Udeh Udeogu, his director of finance and accounts while he [...]

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    Judge: I’m concerned no one is willing to be Sowore’s surety

Judge: I’m concerned no one is willing to be Sowore’s surety

Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge presiding over the case of Omoyele Sowore,convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, says she is concerned that the activist has not meet the bail conditions granted to him.While ruling on the application for variation of the bail conditions on Monday, Ojukwu said: "Considering the pedigree of the first defendant as observed in his application, it is rather unfortunate [...]

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