• Oyo shuts five schools over protests on promotion policy

    Oyo shuts five schools over protests on promotion policy

    According to reports, the Oyo State Government on Thursday shut five schools indefinitely over the protests on cancellation of automatic promotion in public schools.

    Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, announced this at a news conference in Ibadan.

    Three of the five schools are located in Oyo East and Atiba Local Government Areas, while the remaining two are in Akinyele.

    The schools shut down are Community Secondary School, Iyana Idi-Ose; Ojoo High School, Ojoo, Ibadan; and Isale Oyo […]

  • FIRS shuts more firms over N368m tax evasion

    FIRS shuts more firms over N368m tax evasion

    The move by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to put an end to excessive tax liabilities by corporate bodies across the country continued yesterday as it grounded business activities in some companies in Lagos, Enugu and Abuja over tax debts totalling N368.11 million.

    In Yaba, Lagos, the office of Courteville Business Solutions Plc. was shut over a tax debt of over N313 million. A company official told the FIRS team that he was aware of the company’s debt but not […]

  • FIRS shuts firms in Warri, Lagos, Ilorin over unpaid taxes

    FIRS shuts firms in Warri, Lagos, Ilorin over unpaid taxes

    It was gathered that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), yesterday, ramped up its tax enforcement drive when its teams shut down the premises of companies with tax liabilities in Warri, Lagos and Ilorin.

    In Warri, Delta State, the enforcement team visited two companies including JAD Construction, where the FIRS team evicted all the staff before sealing off the premises for unremitted taxes in excess of N400million, accumulated from 2013.

    “These defaulters had the option of clearing the arrears to avoid being […]

  • NLC shuts down Lebanese firm over sack of 128 Nigerians

    NLC shuts down Lebanese firm over sack of 128 Nigerians

    According to reports, the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday led workers to shut down operations at a Lebanese Firm in Abuja, Artco Industries Limited for alleged anti-labour activities and violations of labour law in the country.

    The National President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, while addressing workers on the 2016 World Decent Day with the title ‘End Corporate Greed’, said that the NLC decided to picket the Lebanese company because the management refused to recall sacked 128 workers of […]

  • SSANU shuts FUNAAB maingate, wants VC removed

    SSANU shuts FUNAAB maingate, wants VC removed

    Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) at the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) have called for the removal of the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Bamidele Oyewole, over alleged high-handedness and financial misappropriation.

    The SSANU members also locked the main gate leading to the institution to prevent movement into and out of the school to press home their demands.

    They were seen displaying placards with various captions on Monday in the Ogun State capital, southwest Nigeria.

    SSANU has also […]

  • NOUN shuts five illegal study centres in Lagos

    NOUN shuts five illegal study centres in Lagos

    The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) said on Friday that it had identified and closed down five illegal study centres operating in different parts of Lagos.

    The Director, Media and Information of the institution, Malam Ibrahim Sheme, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

    Sheme explained that following reports from some concerned Nigerians, NOUN had to constitute a committee to monitor the activities of its study centres nationwide, in the interest of the general […]

  • NAFDAC arrests three, shuts four bakeries in Edo

    NAFDAC arrests three, shuts four bakeries in Edo

    The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control has sealed off three bakeries for allegedly engaging in unwholesome practice in Benin, the Edo State capital.

    NAFDAC also arrested three persons, suspected to be the managers of the sealed bakeries during the inspection exercise.

    The affected bakeries were identified as Godswill, Life is Good, Our Daily Bread and Stone bakeries located along Sapkonba road in Benin.

    The Edo Coordinator of NAFDAC, Mr. David West, lamented that most of the bakeries produced unhealthy loaves […]

  • Lagos shuts down 70 churches, 20 mosques, 11 hotels over noise pollution

    Lagos shuts down 70 churches, 20 mosques, 11 hotels over noise pollution

    The Lagos State Government on Wednesday, shut down 70 churches, 20 mosques and about 11 hotels, club houses and beer parlours in a move aimed at reducing noise in the state.

    The General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Bola Shabi, who made this known, said that henceforth, the state government would no longer allow make-shift buildings to be used as places of worship.

    Shabi said: “Precisely about 70 churches, 20 mosques and about 11 hotels, club houses and beer parlours […]

  • Elegushi family shuts beach over drowned UNILAG students

    Elegushi family shuts beach over drowned UNILAG students

    In honour of the two drowned students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, and towards improving the safety and management standards at the beach, the Elegushi Royal family of Ikate Land, owner of the facility, has announced the official closure of the beach.

    Addressing a briefing on behalf of the family at the Elegushi Palace in Lekki yesterday, the Asiwaju of Ikate Land, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, while condoling with the family of the late students, noted that apart from the […]

  • NNPC shuts pipeline’s valve over leak in Akwa Ibom

    NNPC shuts pipeline’s valve over leak in Akwa Ibom

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has shut a valve in a pipeline in the Niger Delta after a gas leak following an explosion, a community leader told Reuters yesterday.

    Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers has claimed it blew up the pipeline.

    “At around 4 a.m. we heard the loud noise of an explosion, then a sound like rain so we came out and saw gas gushing out from the NNPC pipeline,but there is no fire there now,” said Nsikak Joshua, a […]