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NDLEA proposes drug test for university students, security agencies, govt. appointees

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), says it will seek government approval to conduct drug tests on tertiary institutions’ new students, security agencies’ fresh recruits and appointees.    Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Rtd), Chairman of the...

2023: I am not nursing presidential ambition – Ortom

            Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says he is not nursing any presidential ambition. Ortom made the clarification in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Terver Akase...

FMC MD threatens court action over alleged defamation

      Femi Adeleke Abeokuta       The Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Prof Adewale Musa-Olomu has threatened to sue the management of Global Excellence magazine for alleged defamation of character.           Musa-Olomu handed handed down a seven-day...

176 killed, 990 injured in Ogun road accidents – TRACE

    Femi Adeleke Abeokuta       The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) on Monday, said 176 persons died while 990 others sustained various degrees of injuries in various road accidents across the state in 2020.           The spokesman of...

Lack of food: Mother of 8 seeks dissolution of 19-year-old marriage

            A 38-year-old housewife, Hafsat Muazu, on Monday prayed a Shari’a Court at Rigasa, Kaduna, to dissolve her 19-year-old marriage to Ishaku Aliyu, over lack of food. The mother of eight children and resident of Rigasa...

Court in Uganda rules de facto house arrest of Bobi Wine illegal

              Uganda’s High Court on Monday ruled that the continued deployment of the police and military around the home of opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, Bobi Wine, is illegal, a judicial spokesman said.   “The ruling was made...

Drama, As Sergeant Verbally Attack Judicial Panel Member in Ogun

Femi Adeleke Abeokuta A mild drama ensued on Monday at the Ogun state Judicial Panel of Investigation when a police officer, Sergeant Adeleke Olalekan verbally attacked and allegedly threatened a member of the panel.                       The incident happened during...

FBI vetting National Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

By LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to...

Ogun foremost politician, Martins-Kuye dies at 78

Femi Adeleke Abeokuta Ogun State foremost politician and a former Minister of State for Finance Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye is dead. Martin-Kuye, who was also a Minister of Commerce and Industry from Ogun East Senatorial District, Ogun State...

Boko Haram faction sacks Marte, captures military base

Government troops and hundreds of residents have been forced to flee after an armed group overran a town and captured a military base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state in an attack claimed by the...