One killed in attempt to kidnap provost of Taraba College of Education.

One person has been confirmed dead in an attempt to kidnap Dr. Mike Dio-Jen, the Provost of Taraba College of Education Zing, at his residence in Jalingo.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday, at the Green Beach area of Kona ward, in Jalingo.
An eye witness who spoke under anonymity said the kidnappers who came in their numbers, fired several gunshots at the gate of the provost’s house and forced their way in.
They, however, met stiff resistance by security operatives, guarding the provost’s house and this led to the … >>> Read Full Story



By Alex Enumah
The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the jail sentence on former Governor of Taraba State, Rev. Jolly Nyame, convicted of corruption charges.
A five-man panel of the apex court presided over by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, however set aside all fines slammed on him by both the trial court and the Court of Appeal.

In the lead judgment read by Justice Aminu Augie, the apex court while noting that the lower court was in order in reducing the initial prison terms from 14 years to 12 years, however set aside all the fines imposed amounting to about N500 million for being excessive and … >>> Read Full Story



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The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has identified basic education as an effective instrument in tackling female genital mutilation, noting that his administration will not relent in increasing access for girl-child education in the state.

Governor Obaseki said this in commemoration of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, a United Nations-sponsored annual awareness day, as part of efforts to eradicate the global menace.
The governor said Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violation of girls’ fundamental human right and cannot be justified by any cultural or religious myth, adding that more access to education is needed to … >>> Read Full Story



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Sequel to the claims by a Fulani group that they own Nigeria from Sokoto to the Atlantic Ocean, the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, on Friday, disowned the Fulani group, saying no one can Islamise or Christianize Nigeria.

He also said in all the over hundred books of Usman Danfodio, there was no place where it was written that Nigeria belong to the Fulanis.
The Sultan disclosed this while speaking at the Interfaith Mediation Centre in conjunction with the Plateau State Peace Building Agency first annual Plateau State Forgiveness and Reconciliation Day.

“I am the leader of Usman Danfodio dynasty, I have … >>> Read Full Story



Magistrate Court

An Igbosere High Court has fixed April 1 to deliver judgment in a case of forgery, forcible entry and criminal damage to a N45 million property against Ms Olaide Ibraheem, a Director in the Lagos State Government.
The criminal action followed a dispute between Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and his former lover, Ibraheem.
Ibraheem, the defendant in the criminal suit, is the Director, Administration and Human Resources, Lagos State Office of Civic Engagement.
She was arraigned on May 22, 2017, on a three-count charge of forgery, forcible entry and criminal damage to the property.
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A plane bringing home the first Canadians from Wuhan, epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, landed Friday at a Canadian military base where they will be quarantined.

The government-chartered jetliner landed at Trenton air force base east of Toronto at around 6:30 am (11:30 am GMT), after a refueling stopover in Vancouver. It carried 174 passengers, said Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.
Another American plane with 39 Canadians on board also landed in Vancouver, he said. Those passengers were to take a connecting government flight to Trenton later in the day.
Several countries including the United States and France have already repatriated their … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: Wale Odunsi

An Army corporal has killed a Mobile Police Officer, Sergeant Rowland Tafida in Borno State.

The homicide occurred after a face-off at Makara Area of Gwoza Local Government Area (LGA).
The corporal opened fire on the deceased and his colleagues with an Anti-Gun Aircraft (AAG). The shooting also damaged some facilities at the Limankara Police Training Camp.

Tafida was among the MOPOL Special Forces Team deployed to Gwoza last August, on counter-insurgency operations and would have completed his six months anti-terrorism operation on February 8, 2020.
Rowland, a father of two young girls, had already planned to depart Borno this weekend after his tour of … >>> Read Full Story