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Fire destroys classrooms in Kano sec. school —Police

A fire outbreak on Monday destroyed seven classrooms at Badawa Secondary School in Kano State. The state Police Public Relations Officer DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed the incident in a statement. He said the seven classrooms were razed around 1:30 a.m., adding that investigation revealed that the incident was as a result of

El-Rufai Dismisses Rumours of Car Crash

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has dispelled rumours of a ghastly accident involving his convoy. Reacting to the rumour on his verified Twitter handle, el-Rufai said there was no truth in the rumour, which went viral on the social media. He said: “I woke up after a rare 8-hour bout of

59 Rescued, 6 dead in Lagos School Building Collapse

Over 100 still trapped Following the building collapse at Baden Private Primary School at no 10 Dagara Street, Itafaji area of Lagos Island, six persons, including a pregnant woman, have been confirmed dead, while 59 persons have been rescued alive. The three-storey school building collapsed at about 10am, killing some pupils and

Fake American soldier convicted over internet scam

ABUJA—A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting at Maitama, yesterday, convicted one Osahon Scott, who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for posing as a United States military officer to perpetrate online fraud. In a count charge it filed before the court, EFCC, alleged that

FG wants full risk identification in Labour sector

The Federal Government has called for a comprehensive identification of risks associated with the Labour sector, for inclusion in the National Risk Register. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, William Alo, spoke in Abuja during the flag-off of a workshop on the Development of National Risk Register, NRR,

Ethiopian airline: Bodies of crash victims will take days to release

Families of those killed aboard Ethiopia Airlines flight 302 must wait at least five days to begin receiving some victims’ remains, the company said on Tuesday, though the identification of others is expected to take much longer. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 plunged into a field minutes after take-off on Sunday

FG insists on the prosecution of Justice Onnoghen

ABUJA—The Federal Government, yesterday, explained why it would pursue the six-count charge initiated against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to its logical conclusion. The government, through its lawyer, Mr. Aliyu Umar, SAN, insisted that Justice Onnoghen, who was suspended from office by President Muhammadu Buhari on

Army slams UK over comment on Rivers elections

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Nigerian Army has warned the United Kingdom against interfering in Nigeria’s elections following comments by the UK that the role of the military in the Rivers State elections was improper. The British High Commission in Nigeria had in a series of tweets on Monday expressed concerns over the


Air Crash: Crashed Ethiopian Airlines black box recovered

Red cross team work amid debris at the crash site of Ethiopia Airlines near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed on March 10 morning en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with 149 passengers and