• LAUTECH students appeal for end to strike

    LAUTECH students appeal for end to strike

    Students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, have appealed to the Oyo and Osun state governments, owners of the institution, to take steps to end the ongoing strike.

    They described the lack of resolution of the industrial action for the past five months as one capable of putting their academic careers in jeopardy.

    The students have been staying at home since June when workers of the university embarked on strike over non-payment of salaries.

    But some of the students who visited […]

  • Bayelsa community appeals to security agencies to tackle herdsmen menace

    Bayelsa community appeals to security agencies to tackle herdsmen menace

    Farmers in Ekpetiama Kingdom in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa on Wednesday appealed to security agencies to prevail on herdsmen who lead cattle to graze in the area to desist from the act, appealing to the authorities to wade into the matter in order to prevent any breakdown of law and order.

    The entire inhabitants of the kingdom condemned the activities of some of the herdsmen who are unable to control their herds of cattle which ravage crops.

    Ekpetiama Kingdom comprises seven […]

  • PDP crisis: Supreme Court strikes out appeals against Jegede, Makarfi faction

    PDP crisis: Supreme Court strikes out appeals against Jegede, Makarfi faction

    It was gathered that the Supreme Court on Thursday further validated the candidacy of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede as the PDP flag bearer in Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State.

    This was sequel to the striking out of all the pending interlocutory appeals filed by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party.

    Justice Walter Onnoghen, leading four other justices of the apex court, held that Wednesday’s judgment of the Court of Appeal on the main appeals rendered the interlocutory ones academic.

    Onnoghen held […]

  • Supreme Court orders Appeal court to proceed with PDP leadership appeals

    Supreme Court orders Appeal court to proceed with PDP leadership appeals

    It was gathered the Supreme Court on Tuesday gave order restoring jurisdiction to the Court of Appeal, Abuja, to determine all appeals arising from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), leadership dispute.

    Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, led three other justices of the court to arrive at the decision.

    The Appeal Court had on Oct. 18, suspended hearings into the various applications pending the decision of the apex court.

    The Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party had approached the […]

  • Ex-CJN urges constitutional amendment to narrow appeals to Supreme Court

    Ex-CJN urges constitutional amendment to narrow appeals to Supreme Court

    According to reports, the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Mahmud Mohammed, on Thursday called for a constitutional amendment to reduce appeals to the Supreme Court.

    The immediate past CJN made the call in his speech during a valedictory session organised for his exit from the bench.

    Mr. Mohammed said the volume of appeals filed in the apex court was overwhelming.

    “Permit me to re-iterate my comments made during the opening of the 2016-2017 Legal Year when I opined that our Supreme Court […]

  • Governor Bello condemns assassination of Fulani leader, appeals for calm

    Governor Bello condemns assassination of Fulani leader, appeals for calm

    According to reports, the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has condemned the assassination of the Chairman, Kogi Chapter of Wuro Miyetti-Allah Association, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar.

    Speaking in a press statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Petra Akinti Onyegbule, the governor condemns the killing, and is already working with security agencies to unravel the incident.

    Bello in the statement beg that the prevailing calm in the wake of the unfortunate crime be sustained, and strongly discouraged extrajudicial reaction from any quarters.

    “I received […]

  • Enugu NUT appeals for release of 3-year outstanding promotions for teachers

    Enugu NUT appeals for release of 3-year outstanding promotions for teachers

    According to reports, the Nigeria Union of Teachers on Wednesday appealed to Enugu State Government to release all outstanding promotions of teachers in the state.

    Comrade Paul Nnaji, NUT Chairman in the state, made the appeal in an interview with newsmen in Enugu.

    Nnaji noted that releasing the promotion would motivate and empower teachers for greater productivity.

    Nnaji said: “We are appealing to the state government to direct Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board and Post Primary School Management Board to release all […]

  • Orubebe appeals CCT judgment on property

    Orubebe appeals CCT judgment on property

    Godsday Orubebe, ex-minister of Niger Delta, on Wednesday approached the Court of Appeal, Abuja to set aside judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal that convicted him for non-declaration of an asset.

    The notice of appeal filed on October 12, was made available to newsmen by lead counsel to the appellant, Selekeowei Larry (SAN).

    Danladi Umar, Chairman of the tribunal, delivering the judgment on October 4, ordered the forfeiture of the asset, a plot of land located in Asokoro part of the […]

  • UK appeals to Nigeria to abolish death penalty

    UK appeals to Nigeria to abolish death penalty

    According to reports, the UK on Monday appealed to Nigeria to abolish the death penalty, saying that capital punishment cheapened human life.

    The UK made the appeal in a statement issued by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, on the 2016 World Day against the Death Penalty.

    Arkwright said that the British Government believed the death penalty had no place in the modern world and its use undermined human dignity.

    According to him, there is no conclusive evidence of its deterrent […]

  • ‎Kogi: Supreme Court gives reasons for dismissing Faleke, Wada’s appeals

    ‎Kogi: Supreme Court gives reasons for dismissing Faleke, Wada’s appeals

    According to reports, the Supreme Court on Friday said it dismissed the appeal of James Faleke of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Kogi governorship elections because the reliefs sought were “aberration, not known to law’’

    The court, while giving reasons for its decisions of Sept. 20 on the elections also said that the respective appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Idris Wada failed because it was “frivolous’’.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the apex […]

  • FG hails global endorsement of Buhari, appeals for continuous support from Nigerians

    FG hails global endorsement of Buhari, appeals for continuous support from Nigerians

    According to reports, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has hailed the ringing global endorsement, which President Muhammadu Buhari received from world leaders during his recent trip to the US for the 71st session of the UN General Assembly.

    Mohammed appealed to Nigerians to continue to support the President.

    In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, the Minister said it was particularly delightful to hear from world leaders that President Buhari’s determined and committed leadership as well as […]