Story Written By: Wale Odunsi

Three final year law students of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria have been abducted.
They were seized on the notorious Kaduna-Abuja Expressway Tuesday afternoon.

A source disclosed to PRNigeria that the names of the undergraduates are Fatima from Taraba, Maryam from Niger and Umar from Katsina States respectively.
The source said: “The three abducted students are all 500-Level law students of ABU Zaria. We learn that the kidnappers initially demanded for N50m ransom each but later reduced to N5m because they are students who are yet to be working.”
A passenger who escaped during the encounter with the kidnappers told PRNigeria that the abductors attacked commercial … >>> Read Full Story

US Visa
The U.S. Embassy, Abuja has denied blocking appointment dates for visa interview of Nigerians seeking to travel to that country.

The Public Affairs Department of the Embassy made this known on Wednesday in Abuja.
The embassy said, “there has been no block on visa interviews. There are interview appointment opportunities available”, in a very short and tacit reply.
NAN reports that a visa interview is intended for a more in-depth communication between the applicant and the representative of a diplomatic office.
A citizen of a foreign country, who wishes to enter the U.S. is expected to first obtain a visa, either a non-immigrant … >>> Read Full Story

The federal government has promised to collaborate with the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) to take the country to the next level in terms of development.
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Paulen Tallen, made the promise on Wednesday in Abuja when members of NCWS led by the president, Mrs Gloria Shoda, paid the minister a visit.
She said that women had the capacity to address the insecurity that was currently ravaging the country.

According to her, women are mothers and wives to these youths and men that are causing this problem.
“We need to talk and pray to them for God to take … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: by Bankole

A Lugbe Senior Magistrates’ Court in Abuja on Wednesday, sentenced two friends who pleaded guilty to stealing a wallet containing N30,000 to one month in prison each

Senior Magistrate Aminu Eri, who sentenced Abdulrasheed Adeleke, 32 and Jamilu Ibrahim, 19, who all reside in Area 1, Abuja, however, gave them an option to a fine of N5,000 each.
Eri held that the court would be lenient to convicts because they did not waste the court’s time by their admission of guilt.
He advised them to be of good behaviour and desist from crime in the future.
Also read: 8 robbers on death sentence threaten judge, … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: John Owen Nwachukwu

Coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has revealed that Bordeaux striker, Josh Maja might be handed a late call-up to the Super Eagles squad ahead of their upcoming friendly against Ukraine.
The London-born 20-year-old has a British passport but he is not provisionally cap-tied to England, meaning he is free to make his international debut for Nigeria without submitting a request to FIFA to change his association.

Rohr told Le Point Gold, ”I ate with Samuel Kalu and Josh Maja, since we have a second Nigerian in Bordeaux, he is eligible for Nigeria.
”I already started talking with him about the selection, absolutely.
”We … >>> Read Full Story

Commissioner for Housing, Akinderu-Fatai
An estate agent has swindled 250 house seekers in Lagos of the sum of N65 million, even as the Lagos State Government raised the alarm over increasing fraud in real estate transactions, vowing to explore legal option to protect residents.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Housing, Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, said that government would explore legal options to ensure dubious real estate swindlers were punished.
Akinderu-Fatai, while receiving some victims of accommodation scam from Alapere in Ketu area of the state, said: “The state government has declared a war against fraudulent practitioners in the real estate sector. Government is determined to make … >>> Read Full Story


Kuni Tyessi in Abuja

For the maintenance of the mental, social and psychological well-being of students, the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has said that the federal government will no longer tolerate bullying in the nation’s schools, maintaining that the damage the act does calls for concern.

Nwajiuba stated this in Abuja at a training of over 100 young boys and girls on anti-bullying organised by “I am the future of Nigeria youth initiative”, a non-profit organisation in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the Federal Capital Territory Authority, the Nigeria Police Force and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

Nwajiuba … >>> Read Full Story