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Month: July 2024

Alleged witchcraft: Pastor, two others remanded for dehumanizing 90-year-old woman, others

The Edo State Police Command says it has arrested a pastor and one other for alleged dehumanization and brutalization of a 90-year-old, Adishetu Atairu, the Chief Imam of Ofukpo-Ekperi community in Etsako Central Local Government of Edo state and six…

UNILORIN student dies, others injured in campus crash

Tragedy hit the University of Ilorin as some yet-to-be-identified students and a shuttle driver got involved in a fatal auto crash at the school’s main gate, which led to the death of a student. It was gathered on Thursday that…

I’m an unofficial APC member, says Shaibu

The reinstated Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philips Shaibu, on Friday, said he was already an unofficial member of the All Progressives Congress. He said the only thing still keeping him in the Peoples Democratic Party was because he was…

Reps plead against anti-govt protest, accept 50% salary cut

Members of the House of Representatives, on Thursday, agreed to donate 50 per cent of their salaries for a period of six months to assist the Federal Government in addressing the economic situation in the country. The resolution of the…

ICYMI: Dangote Refinery Products Inferior To Imported Ones; Nigeria Can’t Rely On Them Alone To Avoid Monopoly – Nigerian Agency, NMDPRA

Farouk Ahmed, the Chief Executive of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has cautioned Nigerians against over-dependence on products from the Dangote refinery. Ahmed highlighted concerns over the consistency and standardisation of the refinery’s output, stating that…

Just In: Planes grounded as global IT outage hits airlines, media, banks

Airlines’ operations in countries like Singapore, the United States and Australia have been disrupted due to a major global cyber outage affecting services. The massive information technology (IT) outage, which began in the early hours of today, also affected banks…

Police nab 13-year-old boy acting as informant for bandits

The police in Katsina have arrested a 13-year-old boy suspected to be providing information to armed bandits. Police spokesman Abubakar Sadiq-Aliyu disclosed this in Katsina. “On July 3, the command, in collaboration with members of the Katsina State Community Watch…

NYSC clears self of wrongdoing in Ogun poly student’s death

The Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps, Ogun State, Mrs Olayinka Nasamu, on Wednesday said it knew nothing over a hit-and-run driver who crushed to death a student of Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Saapade, Aiyepe Annexe, Pelumi David Idowu, in front…

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2024 UTME: JAMB releases list of most preferred Nigerian universities by candidates

University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Lagos State University (LASU) and University of Lagos (UNILAG) have emerged the most preferred tertiary institutions by candidates who sat the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). While UNILORIN ranked first with 64.143 applicants, LASU ranked…

Kano Emirate Crisis: Governor presents appointment letter to reinstated emir

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has presented a letter of appointment to the new Emir of Gaya Emirate, Aliyu Abdulkadir. The emir is the only one among the five deposed emirs to be reinstated by Governor Yusuf. This followed…