• FUTA Council: Why we can’t remove Vice Chancellor, Adebiyi

    FUTA Council: Why we can’t remove Vice Chancellor, Adebiyi

    The  Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, has waded into the lingering crisis that engulfed the university following agitations by some staff unions for the removal of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi Daramola.

    The Council has accordingly set up an investigative committee to examine the remote and immediate causes of the crisis that has grounded academic activities in the institution in the last eight weeks.

    Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the FUTA Governing Council, Dr Mohammed Shata, briefed newsmen in […]

  • Medical council inducts 493 foreign-trained medical doctors, six dentists

    Medical council inducts 493 foreign-trained medical doctors, six dentists

    According to reports, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria on Tuesday swore-in 493 foreign-trained medical doctors and six dental surgeons.

    Dr. Abdulmumini Ibrahim, the Registrar of the council, at the induction ceremony in Abuja, said the 493 doctors were those who were successful out of the 563 medical candidates that registered for the October assessment examination conducted by the council.

    Ibrahim also said all six dental candidates scaled through the exams.

    While congratulating the successful candidates, Ibrahim urged them to uphold the […]

  • ICPC quizzes Ex-Akwa Ibom council chair over alleged diversion of N500m

    ICPC quizzes Ex-Akwa Ibom council chair over alleged diversion of N500m

    In line with the anti-corruption stance of the Federal Government, the Independent Corrupt Practices (and other related offences) Commission (ICPC) has commenced investigation into the management of appropriated funds at the Local Government level in Akwa Ibom State.

    Following a petition to the anti-graft agency by political stakeholders and civil society groups in Esit Eket Local Government Area of the State, it was gathered the tenure of Deacon Ibanga Etang, who chaired the Council between 2011 and 2015.

    The petitioners drawn from […]

  • Lagos lawyer sues Ambode over council appointments

    Lagos lawyer sues Ambode over council appointments

    Aggrieved over the appointment of sole administrators for the 57 local government areas and local council development areas in Lagos state, a Lagos-based lawyer, Tope Alabi has sued Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the Federal High Court, Lagos.

    He is seeking for a declaration that the appointments violated the 1999 Constitution and are therefore illegal, null and void.

    Besides the governor, other respondents in the suit are the Lagos Attorney-General and the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

    Alabi said the councils were […]

  • Council seals 373 illegal pharmacies in Kaduna

    Council seals 373 illegal pharmacies in Kaduna

    Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has said that it had sealed up 373 illegal pharmacies and patent medicine stores in Kaduna for offences ranging from operating without registration, non-renewal of license to dispensing controlled drugs without supervision.

    The Director, Inspection and Monitoring PCN, Anthonia Aruya, told journalists in Kaduna at the weekend that PCN inspected 435 premises made up of 44 pharmacies and 391 patent medicine shops out of which 15 illegal pharmacies and 358 patient medicine stores were sealed.

    According to […]

  • Kaduna council official bags 10 years for money laundering

    Kaduna council official bags 10 years for money laundering

    A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna presided over by Justice Evelyn Anyadike on Thursday convicted one Aminu Ya’u, a former cashier of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State for money laundering.

    The court found the accused guilty on two counts of money laundering and sentenced to five years imprisonment on each count.

    However, following the plea for mercy by his counsel, D.G. La’ah, and submissions of the prosecution counsel, M. S. Abubakar, that the court should be guided by the […]

  • Ex-Adamawa council chairman jailed 70 years for fraud

    Ex-Adamawa council chairman jailed 70 years for fraud

    A former Chairman of Hong Local Government Council in Adamawa State, Ibrahim Baba Gayius, has been convicted and sentenced to 70 years imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Yola for fraud.

    The report of the former local government boss’s conviction emanated from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    According to the report, on October 6, 2016, Justice B. B. Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Yola convicted Gayius.

    Convicted alongside the LG boss was the Chief Accounting Officer of the local government.

    They […]

  • Council refutes alleged deployment of non-teaching staff to classrooms

    Council refutes alleged deployment of non-teaching staff to classrooms

    According to reports, the Mosan-Okunola Local Council Development Area in Lagos State on Friday refuted allegation of deploying non-teaching staff to classrooms in some primary schools in the area.

    Rotimi Ogunwuyi, the Sole Administrator of the LCDA, refuted the allegation during an interview with newsmen in Lagos.

    Ogunwuyi said that the allegation, being peddled by people that non-teaching staff were being deployed to classrooms in public schools in the state, was a figment of their imagination.

    Some parents have expressed concern that non-teaching […]

  • Niger Delta Council blasts MEND, Avengers, says they are armed robbers

    Niger Delta Council blasts MEND, Avengers, says they are armed robbers

    It was gathered that the Supreme Niger Delta Youth Council WorldWide, SNDYCW, has disowned the Niger Delta Avengers and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, describing their activities as “pure armed robbery.”

    The President General of the Council, Prince Michael Newgent Eaton, stated this when the council met with the leadership of the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, in Kaduna on Thursday.

    He noted categorically that members of the MEND and the Avengers should be arrested and prosecuted.

    Ekamon remarked […]

  • Council staff goes beserk, stabs 3, kills self

    Council staff goes beserk, stabs 3, kills self

    Pandemonium broke out in Ode-Ekiti, headquarters of Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State yesterday when an employee of the council simply  identified as Aderiye, allegedly committed  suicide after stabbing  three persons.

    The deceased, whose remains  had been deposited in a morgue, was a security guard at the private  residence of the council Chairman, Mrs Sade Akinrinmola.

    It was gathered the middle aged-man was said to have reported to work on Tuesday after the Monday public holiday hale and hearty without any […]

  • Council abolishes illegal speed bumps on highways – FRSC

    Council abolishes illegal speed bumps on highways – FRSC

    According to reports, the National Council on Works has approved the removal of all illegal and inappropriate speed breakers on the nation’s highways.

    Bisi Kazeem, the Head of Media Relations and Strategy, Federal Road Safety Corps, made this known to newsmen on Friday in Abuja.

    Speed bump is a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway.

    Kazeem said a task force has been set up to assess the correct location and the type of speed bumps […]