Woman bites Ikeja Electric workers over power disconnection

A 28-year-old trader, Kemi Shopade, who allegedly assaulted two Ikeja Electric workers that wanted to disconnect her electricity wire, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Shopade, resident of Alaguntan, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, is being tried for conspiracy and assault. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, said that the accused committed the offences on Nov….

Absence of DSS stalls hearing on Wike’s suit against IGP, others

A Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday could not hear Rivers Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike’s application for an injunction against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and two others. The development was due to absence of Director of Department of State Service. The other respondents are: the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Department…

AU disputes claims of rights violations by its troops in Somalia

The African Union Commission on Wednesday rejected allegations of human rights violations by its peacekeepers in Somalia, saying the United Nations did not carry out thorough probe into certain incidents on its mission’s operations. A report published the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights…

Christmas: Gov. Ugwuanyi offers free ride to Enugu indigenes

In the spirit of Christmas, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, has offered free transportation for indigenes of the state residing in other parts of Nigeria, who intend to return home to celebrate the festive season with their loved ones. Announcing the welfare package, Managing Director, Enugu State Transport Company (ENTRACO), Mr. Bob Itanyi, said…

Bauchi gov’s wife distributes delivery kits pregnant women, nutritional meals malnourished children

FROM: PAUL ORUDE BAUCHI Wife of the Bauchi State governor, Hajiya Hadiza Abubakar, through her pet project, Bauchi Sustainable Women Economic Empowerment and Peace Initiative (B-SWEEP), has launched the second phase of the distribution of delivery kits to 800 pregnant women and nutritional meals for 600 malnourished children under the age of five. The governor’s…

ACF urges FG to probe fuel scarcity

From: Noah Ebije, Kaduna Irked by ongoing fuel scarcity across the country, the apex northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has urged the Federal Government to fish out those behind the scarcity. The group wondered why there should be fuel scarcity at this period when there had been steady supply of the product since…

Lagos recreational parks set to host visitors, guests at Yuletide

Mr Abdulateef Olajide, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) on Wednesday said that its recreational parks were ready to host families and children at Yuletide. Olajide told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that all LASPARK parks would start to receive visitors and fun seekers from Dec.14,…

Stop intimidating us with restructuring, northern senators tell proponents

From: Agaju Madugba, Katsina The Northern Senators’ Forum rose from its two-day retreat in Katsina State, on Wednesday, urging proponents of restructuring of the country to desist from intimidating the region with the proposal. The senators, however, did not take a definite position on the contentious issue of restructuring of the country. However, the Forum,…