Wednesday, 27 January, 2021

Day: January 3, 2021


No fewer than 2,311 persons have now called for the sacking of the First City Monument Bank Managing Director, Adam Nuru, over alleged infidelity with a former worker with the bank, Moyo Thomas. The petition is requesting the Central Bank Read more…


US President Donald Trump has extended a ban on new green cards and work visas by three months, citing continued weakness in the U.S. labor market due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Trump on Thursday signed a proclamation that extends to Read more…


The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested 18 suspects over it termed as “unlawful demonstration” which allegedly led to the destruction of property, including the Emir of Shinkafi’s palace.  The police spokesman in the state, SP Muhammad Shehu, stated this Read more…


Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has suspended the Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun for alleged sexual harassment of a 16-year old girl. Barakat Melojuekun, in a Facebook video post that has now gone viral, alleged that the commissioner connived with her uncle Read more…


Niger’s government says gunmen have killed more than 50 people in a suspected terror attack near the border with Mali. The onslaught comes amid election uncertainty. Suspected militants stormed two villages in western Niger late Saturday, killing at least 56 Read more…


A human rights group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, has demanded that human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, and his colleagues be released from police custody. The HEDA Resource Centre, in a release on Sunday, stated that the group would renew Read more…


An operative of the Oyo State Security Network Agency, otherwise known as Amotekun, has shot a police officer, Fatai Yekini, in Oyo town. The Amotekun officer, identified as Ibrahim Ogundele, was said to have opened fire on one of the Read more…


Director of the Chimiini language radio station Osman Awies has been arrested. This is the 2nd time the station which serves Chimiini language speakers has been shut down. Earlier this year the authorities had questioned the broadcasting in Chimiini a Read more…


Ogun State Government says it has suspended the Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, from office for alleged sexual harassment of an underaged girl. The government said the suspension would last pending the conclusion of an independent investigation into the allegation. Read more…


Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday abducted a worker of the United Nations, Garba Idris, along the Damaturu-Maiduguri road, in Borno State. The insurgents attacked some commuters near Matari village between Minok to Jakana road around 8:30am. The Boko Haram fighters Read more…