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Police, SSS, Military Stopped From Evicting Emir Sanusi

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High Court sitting in Kano state has stopped the Nigerian Police, State Security Service (SSS) and Nigerian military from evicting the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

JUST IN: Court Rejects Kanu’s Fresh Request For Bail, Transfer From DSS Custody

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, dismissed a fresh application the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, filed to be released on bail, pending the determination of the treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against him. The court, in the ruling that was delivered by trial Justice Binta Nyako, said it was not minded to exercise its discretion in favour of the defendant, whom it said jumped the bail it earlier granted him.

Court Convicts Surgeon over Botched Surgery Leading to Patient's Death

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The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State on Friday has convicted and sentenced a medical doctor and founder of MedContour Services, Anuoluwapo Adepoju, who was standing trial for conducting a failed plastic surgery that resulted in the death of one Nneka Onwuzuligbo in 2020. Justice Mohammed Liman found her guilty and sentenced her to a one-year jail term. The doctor’s conviction was announced by Babatunde Irukera, the former head of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), who instituted the case against Ms Adepoju to bring justice for the deceased and her family.

NUC Directs VCs To Appoint Acting Deputies

Education

The Federal Government through the National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed all the Vice Chancellors (VCs) in Federal Universities whose tenure will soon end, to nominate their deputies to temporarily serve as acting VCs. This directive was made known in a circular addressed to the affected outgoing VCs and signed by the Executive Secretary of NUC, Chris Maiyaki who stated that this development followed the earlier directive by the Federal Ministry of Education.

NELFUND Lunches Application Portal For Student Loan

Education

The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) the official government body for student loans, has on Friday announced that the application portal for the student loan is now open.
The loan website became active in the early hours of Friday, however, the first phase of the loan is open to students of federal tertiary institutions, the first phase. NELFUND spokesman Nasir Ayitogo listed the step-by-step application for the loan.

Tinubu Orders Review of Tertiary Institution Board

Education

Inconsistencies in the recent appointment of governing boards of tertiary institutions have prompted President Bola Tinubu to order a total and comprehensive review of the process before the inauguration and retreat being planned for the nominees. In a statement issued by Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, he recalled that the Federal Ministry of Education recently released names of nominees for chairmen, Pro-Chancellors, and members of the boards and councils of universities, Polytechnics, and colleges of education. It also announced that the inauguration and retreat for the nominees will take place on 31 May.

Kano Emirate Skirmishes: Court Bars Bayero, Others From Parading As Emir

Security

A ruling has been made by a High Court in Kano State, Nigeria prohibiting Aminu Ado Bayero from presenting himself as the 15th Emir of Kano. The court has also directed the police to remove him from the mini palace at the State Road until June 1st, 2024 when the substantive motion will be heard. In addition to Bayero, the verdict also had an impact on other traditional leaders: Nasiru Ado Bayero, Ibrahim Abubakar II, Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa, and Aliyu Ibrahim Gaya are restrained from parading themselves as emirs of Bichi, Gaya, Rano, and Karaye, respectively.

Many Feared Dead As Mosque Collapses in Lagos

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A total of three persons lost their lives and seven persons with various degrees of injuries were rescued at the building collapse incident at Papa Ajao, Mushin, Lagos. Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday in Lagos“Following an extensive exercise, the final casualty report on the above incident is that there were 3 fatalities and 7 casualties varying in severity.“The affected buildings have been leveled to ground zero,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

Nigerian Immigrations To Commence Home delivery of passports in June - Minister

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Beginning from June 2024, the Nigerian Immigration Service will start home delivery of passports in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kano, and Abuja, the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has assured. The Minister spoke on Friday when he inspected the electronic gates at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport’s new terminal in Abuja.

Nigerian Pilgrims In Saudi Arabia for Hajj Bemoans Quality of Meal Served

Religion

Nigerians presently in Saudi Arabia for the 2024 Hajj have bemoaned the quality and quantity of the meals they are being served despite paying over Eight million naira (N8 Million) for the function.
This was revealed by a Facebook user, Babagana Digima, who posted a small portion of pap and three bean cake (Akara) claiming it was breakfast served to the pilgrims on Tuesday. This is coming after some catering service companies in Madinah contracted to prepare and serve Nigerian dishes to pilgrims have expressed readiness to provide sumptuous meals throughout their stay for the holy period.

Kano Emirate's Crisis: Sanusi Receives Appointment Letter, Court Halt Reinstatement

Religion

The reinstated Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido has arrived at Kano State Government House to receive his letter of appointment before resuming duty as the new emir. 

50 Journalists To Be Married Off - Kano Hisbah

Religion

The Kano State Hisbah Board has extended a mass wedding invitation to 50 journalists as part of its plan for the second batch of the program. 

NUC Directs VCs To Appoint Acting Deputies

Education

The Federal Government through the National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed all the Vice Chancellors (VCs) in Federal Universities whose tenure will soon end, to nominate their deputies to temporarily serve as acting VCs. This directive was made known in a circular addressed to the affected outgoing VCs and signed by the Executive Secretary of NUC, Chris Maiyaki who stated that this development followed the earlier directive by the Federal Ministry of Education.

Police, SSS, Military Stopped From Evicting Emir Sanusi

Crime Watch

High Court sitting in Kano state has stopped the Nigerian Police, State Security Service (SSS) and Nigerian military from evicting the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Nigerian Pilgrims In Saudi Arabia for Hajj Bemoans Quality of Meal Served

Religion

Nigerians presently in Saudi Arabia for the 2024 Hajj have bemoaned the quality and quantity of the meals they are being served despite paying over Eight million naira (N8 Million) for the function.
This was revealed by a Facebook user, Babagana Digima, who posted a small portion of pap and three bean cake (Akara) claiming it was breakfast served to the pilgrims on Tuesday. This is coming after some catering service companies in Madinah contracted to prepare and serve Nigerian dishes to pilgrims have expressed readiness to provide sumptuous meals throughout their stay for the holy period.