Wednesday, June 23, 2021



2021 UTME: JAMB delists 25 CBT centres [FULL LIST]

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has delisted 25 Computer-Based Test, CBT centres across the country for poor performance at the 2021 Unified...

#EndSARS: Panel summons Garki Hospital CMD, 1 other over alleged extra judicial killing

An Independent Panel has summoned the Chief Medical Director, CMD, Garki General Hospital, Abuja and the Registrar, Medical and Dental Practitioners Council, MDCN, to appear before it on December 2.

NIS recruitment scam: Absence of judge stalls trial of ex-Minister Abba Moro

The absence of Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, stalled the trial continuation of former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, and others.

#EndSARS: Abuja Federal High Court shutdown 

The Federal High Court, FHC, Abuja, was, on Thursday, shutdown amidst the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country.

Industrial court treated 1,486 cases in 2019 – President

The President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, NICN, Justice Benedict Kanyip, said on Monday in Abuja that the court disposed of 1, 486 cases in the  out gone 2019 to 2020 legal year.

Alleged pension fraud: I don’t know Maina’s whereabouts, Sen. Ndume tells court

Senator Ali Ndume, on Friday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that he did not know the whereabouts of ex-Chairman, Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

175 stranded Nigerians evacuated from Uganda

A total of 175 stranded Nigerians on Thursday arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 1.05 p.m. from Uganda via Galistair.

[JUST IN] COVID-19: FEC approves N8.49bn for procurement of testing kits

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved N8.49 billion for purchase of 12 assorted items for COVID-19 testing by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

Malami: Court to hear N2bn suit against Sowore, others Sept. 30

The Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed Sept. 30 to hear a libel case filed by Global Integrity Crusade Network, GICN, a Civil Society Organisation against Sahara Reporters and its Publisher, Omoyele Sowore.

Arik Air resumes reconnection flights to Kano, Yola

Arik  Air on Monday announced  the  resumption of  its flight  operations  to  Mallam  Aminu  Kano  International Airport, Kano, and Yola Airport from July 28.

Terrorism: 6 guns admitted in evidence against Wadume, 6 others

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday, admitted six guns including AK47 rifles in evidence against alleged Taraba kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala alias Wadume and six others.

Absence of judge stalls trial of kidnap kingpin, Wadume, others

The absence of Justic Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, hindered the continuation of trial of kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu, popularly known as Wadume.

5 hospitals reject 60-year-old woman after taking ill in Abuja hotel

About five high-profile healthcare facilities in Abuja have rejected a sick businesswoman who fell ill at an unnamed hotel in Gwarimpa, a high-brow area in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

How Turaki diverted N200m meant for security townhall meetings, by Jonathan’s ex-aide

Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s aide, Umar Tahir, on Tuesday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that an ex-Minister, Taminu Turaki, released N200 million out of the N359 million for a security sensitisation programme in parts of the country in 2014. 

Nigerian govt suspends airline that conveyed Naira Marley to Abuja

The airline that flew Naira Marley to and fro the nation’s capital, Abuja is in trouble.

Orji Kalu resumes ‘whipping’ at Senate

The Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Tuesday resumed duty at the senate by attending plenary after his release from Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja.

Lagos, Abuja, P/Harcourt, Kano airports to reopen soon – NCAA

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has expressed optimized that flight operations would soon resume at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja; Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja; Aminu Kano Airport, Kano and the Port Harcourt Airport, Choba, Rivers State.

Dozens of brides to-be express disappointment over lockdown extension in Lagos

Some brides to-be in Lagos on Wednesday expressed disappointment at the extension of the lockdown of the state by the Federal Government.

Covid-19: Dana Air offers Nigerian govt free aircraft for transportation of relief materials

Dana Air has offered its resources, aircraft and crew to assist the Nigerian Government’s efforts towards curbing the further spread of Covid-19 in the country.

Sowore, Bakare file N1bn suit against SSS, court fixes March 25 for hearing

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will, on March 25, hear a separate suit filed by Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, against the Department of State Services, SSS, over alleged unlawful detention.

Nigerian govt to establish 6th special laboratory to test Lassa fever

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says Federal Government will soon establish a special laboratory to boost the testing capacity of Lassa fever in the country.

Flooding: Abuja agency alerts residents on early warning signs

The Emergency Management Agency of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, FCT, has advised residents of the city in the flood-prone areas to be conscious of early warning signs of flooding.

Court sentences husband to death by hanging for killing wife

An FCT High Court in Jabi, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced  a 38-year-old man, Eric Chigbor, to death  by hanging for  killing his wife.

UniAbuja to begin Railway Engineering course

The University of Abuja, UniAbuja, has disclosed plans to introduce Railway Engineering as an academic programme in its Faculty of Engineering, saying that the institution will be the first university to offer such a specialized branch of study in the country.

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