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Governor Wike Demands N5million From Political Parties

Governor Wike Demands N5million From Political Parties

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has signed Executive Order 21 to prohibit the use of public schools for political parties without approval from the Ministry of Education. Wike said applicants would also deposit the sum of N5million caution fees in [...]

October 7, 2022 Education
Appeal Court Orders ASUU To Call Off Strike

Appeal Court Orders ASUU To Call Off Strike

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its strike. At the court session on Friday, the appellate court said ASUU should obey the order of an industrial court which [...]

October 7, 2022 Security
US to screen travellers from Uganda for Ebola as ‘precaution’

US to screen travellers from Uganda for Ebola as ‘precaution’

President Joe Biden’s administration has announced it will test US-bound travellers from Uganda for Ebola, funnelling passengers through five airports that will conduct the screenings. The administration made the announcement on Thursday, and screenings are expected to begin immediately. Travellers who [...]

October 7, 2022 Health issues
Namadi Sambo’s Phone Stolen At Event In Abuja Amid Tight Security

Namadi Sambo’s Phone Stolen At Event In Abuja Amid Tight Security

The mobile phone of a former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, was stolen by a yet-to-be-identified person during an event in Abuja on Thursday despite his heavy security details. A former federal lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, announced this via his Twitter [...]

October 7, 2022 Security
Buhari: Nigeria’s Future Heavily Dependent On Education

Buhari: Nigeria’s Future Heavily Dependent On Education

President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday Nigeria’s future relied heavily on education, noting that no society could grow beyond its educational attainments. The President said it was in consideration of such development that his government was determined to return teachers, teaching and [...]

October 7, 2022 Education
ASUU Reacts As FG Registers CONUA, NAMDA

ASUU Reacts As FG Registers CONUA, NAMDA

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said the registration of two new trade unions by the government for academic staff in the university system is inconsequential and does not pose any threat to its existence. The National President [...]

October 6, 2022 Education
Scores Feared Dead In Borno As Motorists Climb Boko Haram IEDs

Scores Feared Dead In Borno As Motorists Climb Boko Haram IEDs

Scores of motorists and travellers were feared dead on Monday after stepping on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by members of the Boko Haram sect on the Maiduguri-Damboa-Chibok road in Borno State. This was confirmed by the Executive Chairman of [...]

October 5, 2022 Boko Haram And Terror, Incidents
Anambra Flood: NEMA Confirms One Dead, 651,000 Displaced

Anambra Flood: NEMA Confirms One Dead, 651,000 Displaced

The National Emergency Management Agency has confirmed the death of one Ginikanwa Izuoba in the Enugu-Otu, Aguleri flood. The Acting State Coordinator of the agency in Anambra, Mr Thickman Tanimu, confirmed the incident in Awka on Saturday. Tanimu said that [...]

October 5, 2022 Incidents
Gunmen Kill Community Leader In Adamawa After Collecting N2million

Gunmen Kill Community Leader In Adamawa After Collecting N2million

Bandits have murdered the kidnapped village head of Bengo, Sallau Manu, in Adamawa State, after collecting N2million ransom. Manu was abducted last week at his residence in Bengo, in the Fufore Local Government Area of the state. SaharaReporters learnt that [...]

October 1, 2022 Security
NECO releases 2022 SSCE results, records 60% pass

NECO releases 2022 SSCE results, records 60% pass

The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Thursday released the results of the internal diet of the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). The Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of the examination body, Datani Wushishi, who made the announcement in Minna, Niger State [...]

September 30, 2022 Education
11 killed, dozens missing after attack on Burkina Faso convoy

11 killed, dozens missing after attack on Burkina Faso convoy

Burkina Faso’s government says at least 11 soldiers have been killed and 50 civilians were missing after armed fighters attacked a 150-vehicle military-escorted convoy taking supplies to a northern town. In a statement on Tuesday, the government said the assault [...]

September 29, 2022 Security
Five Nigerian Soldiers Killed As Gunmen Attack Anambra Community

Five Nigerian Soldiers Killed As Gunmen Attack Anambra Community

Gunmen have reportedly killed five soldiers in Anambra while one of the assailants reportedly lost his life. The incident occurred around 1 pm on Wednesday in Umunze, Orumba South Local Government Area of the state. SaharaReporters gathered that the incident [...]

September 29, 2022 Security
DRC declares end to latest Ebola virus outbreak

DRC declares end to latest Ebola virus outbreak

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has declared an end to its latest Ebola virus outbreak, according to officials. The outbreak, the 15th recorded in the country, emerged when one case was confirmed in the eastern city of Beni, [...]

September 28, 2022 Africa, Health issues
Gunmen attack army checkpoint, two feared killed

Gunmen attack army checkpoint, two feared killed

Two persons were feared killed on Tuesday when gunmen attacked an army checkpoint in Amodu Awkunanaw, a community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria’s South-east. Some soldiers, together with some police officers, were at the checkpoint [...]

September 28, 2022 Security
Nigerian University Loses 15 Lecturers To Death

Nigerian University Loses 15 Lecturers To Death

The current strike by Nigerian university lecturers, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has resulted in about 15 lecturers passing away at the University of Calabar, Cross River State. This is as there are other fatalities every day at [...]

September 28, 2022 Education
UN says aid truck hit by debris from Ethiopian drone strike

UN says aid truck hit by debris from Ethiopian drone strike

Debris from a drone strike in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region has damaged a truck carrying humanitarian aid and belonging to the World Food Programme (WFP) and injured the truck’s driver, the United Nations agency said on Monday. The WFP said [...]

September 27, 2022 Incidents
Uganda confirms three more Ebola deaths

Uganda confirms three more Ebola deaths

Health authorities in Uganda have confirmed the death of three more Ebola patients in the country, days after declaring an outbreak of a strain of the disease in a central district. In a statement released on Friday, the health ministry [...]

September 24, 2022 Health issues
One dies in 40-year-old collapsed Lagos building

One dies in 40-year-old collapsed Lagos building

A female has been confirmed dead in the four stores building that collapsed on 2/4 Oye Sonuga Street, Palmgrove, Mushin, Lagos. The spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunboh confirmed the development. Okunboh said search and [...]

September 24, 2022 Incidents
Uganda confirms seven cases of Ebola, one death

Uganda confirms seven cases of Ebola, one death

Uganda has confirmed seven cases of Ebola, as authorities try to track down 43 contacts of known Ebola patients – two days after the East African country announced an outbreak of the contagious disease. The cases confirmed on Thursday include a [...]

September 23, 2022 Health issues
Six die in Benue boat mishap, 26 rescued

Six die in Benue boat mishap, 26 rescued

The Police Command in Benue on Thursday confirmed the death of six persons in a boat mishap which occurred in Guma Local Government Area of the state. This is contained in a statement issued in Makurdi and signed by the command’s spokesperson, [...]

September 23, 2022 Incidents
No Respite Post-EndSARS, By Chidiebere Onyishi

No Respite Post-EndSARS, By Chidiebere Onyishi

Two years after young Nigerians protested against police high-handedness across the country, there hasn’t been a significant change. All the authorities did was simply rename the rogue unit and reshuffle other police units with the same rogue operatives, basically spitting [...]

September 23, 2022 Security
Jigawa Flood: Death toll rises to 92 as governor travels on holiday

Jigawa Flood: Death toll rises to 92 as governor travels on holiday

The death toll in the widespread flooding due to torrential rainfall across Jigawa State, has increased to 92. This is as the Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru, has come under intense criticism for travelling abroad on holiday without visiting victims [...]

September 20, 2022 Incidents
Varsities may lose session as ASUU strike lingers

Varsities may lose session as ASUU strike lingers

With no end in sight to the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), seven months after, the fate of students seeking admission into the nation’s universities remains unknown as two new sets await the resumption of [...]

September 16, 2022 Education
Gunmen Attack Police Checkpoint In Ebonyi, Kill Two Officers

Gunmen Attack Police Checkpoint In Ebonyi, Kill Two Officers

Two Nigerian policemen were feared killed when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Ebonyi State. According to The Nation, the incident happened at the border between Ezza North and Ishielu local government areas on Thursday morning. The attackers were said to [...]

September 16, 2022 Security
Make Nigerians Pay More For JAMB Exam But Give Us Autonomy

Make Nigerians Pay More For JAMB Exam But Give Us Autonomy

Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, has revealed that Nigerians should be made to pay more for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in exchange for financial autonomy for the board. Oloyede, who spoke before the [...]

September 15, 2022 Education
Bridge Collapses Along Minna-Bida Road

Bridge Collapses Along Minna-Bida Road

The dilapidated bridge on Bida-Minna Road has finally collapsed at Sagamio Farms, about 23 kilometres from Bida and 60 kilometres from Minna thereby cutting off the two major towns in Niger State. LEADERSHIP gathered that the collapse of the bridge [...]

September 15, 2022 Incidents
Abductors Of Delta Council Vice Chairman Demand N30 Million Ransom

Abductors Of Delta Council Vice Chairman Demand N30 Million Ransom

The abductors of the vice chairman of Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, Frank Ozue, have established contact with his family, demanding a ransom of N30 million. The council vice chairman was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Sunday [...]

September 14, 2022 Security
At least 15 dead in bloody 48 hours in Colombia

At least 15 dead in bloody 48 hours in Colombia

At least 15 people were killed over the last two days in Colombia in a spate of violent incidents, authorities said, highlighting the huge task facing President Gustavo Petro. In the northern city of Barranquilla, six people were shot dead [...]

September 13, 2022 Incidents, International
Buhari: We Have Measures To Ensure Safety Of Nigerians

Buhari: We Have Measures To Ensure Safety Of Nigerians

The President also re-emphasized the importance of synergy between the armed forces, other security agencies and the general population for peace and security. President Buhari, who also commissioned the newly constructed Nigerian Navy Sports Complex, commended the Chief of the Naval [...]

September 10, 2022 Security
Benue Cultists Kill Three, Police Arrest 30 Suspects

Benue Cultists Kill Three, Police Arrest 30 Suspects

The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of 30 suspects in connection with the ongoing cult clash that have claimed the lives of three persons in the Gboko Local Government Area of the state. PUNCH Metro gathered that the clash involving [...]

September 9, 2022 Security