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Aregbesola’s mega schools useless – Osun education commissioner

Osun State Commissioner for Education, Dipo Eluwole has described mega schools built by the Rauf Aregbesola’s administration as not useful without appropriate input. Addressing newsmen at the State Ministry of Education complex on Friday to discuss the state’s preparation for an education summit, he said the gigantic schools are now rotting away because there is […]

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Davido, AY, others among 100 most notable peace icons in Africa

Nigerian music superstars David Adeleke, also known as Davido, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema and ace comedian AY Makun have been listed among the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the stars were named in the ‘Peace building row call’ at unveiling news conference by […]

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Our plant is not shut down — NLNG

The Nigeria LNG Ltd. (NLNG) says the operation at its plant on Bonny Island is ongoing, despite a Force Majeure that is still in effect. It said that the Force Majeure, caused by the unavailability of major liquids evacuation pipelines, was due to acts of sabotage and vandalism and had not halted the overall operations […]

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Court remands man in prison  for killing his younger brother’s sons

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a 37-year-old man, Taiwo Ishola, for killing his younger brother’s two children The defendant whose address was not provided is facing a one-count charge of murder. The Police Counsel, F.A. Oyewole who moved a motion in relation to Section 306 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Laws of […]

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8-year-old boy escapes lynching after being accused of stealing plastic materials

An eight-year-old boy (name withheld) narrowly escaped being lynched by residents of Olola area of Odo-Ona in Ibadan on Friday for allegedly stealing plastic materials. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who was at the scene, reports that it took the intervention of some parents to convince the angry residents to set the boy […]

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Italy appoints Spalletti as new coach of national team

Luciano Spalletti, who led Napoli to the Serie A title last season, has been appointed coach of European champions Italy, the Italian football federation (FIGC) announced on Friday. Spalletti takes over from Roberto Mancini, who resigned unexpectedly last Sunday after five years in the job. Spalletti ended Napoli’s 33-year wait for the Serie A trophy […]

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NSCDC nabs four rail track vandals in Nasarawa

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has arrested four suspected rail track vandals in Nasarawa State. CSC Babawale Afolabi, NSCDC National Public Relations Officer, in a statement said the Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad intercepted an articulated DAF truck conveying large quantities of vandalised rail track iron concealed inside iron scrap. […]

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