News from States

Oyo denies move to privatize public schools

By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan  Oyo State Government has debunked the rumours making the rounds that its new policy direction on education is aimed at privatizing its secondary schools.

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Persistent stormy rainfall worries Aregbesola

By Akeeb Alarape, Osogbo  Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has expressed worries over incessant stormy rainfall being experienced in the country. 

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Amosun grants land titles to 1000 prospective home owners

By Isaac Mosaku, Abeokuta  Ogun State Governor has distributed Certificate of Occupancy and other title documents to the 12th batch of beneficiaries under Ogun Homeowners’ Charter programme. 

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Physically challenged lock down Calabar over official ‘insensitivity’

By Samuel Ita, Calabar

 

No fewer than 300 members of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities on Wednesday blocked the Murtala Mohammed Highway in Calabar to protest alleged insensitivity of the Cross River State Government to their plight.

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EFCC docks two Catholic priests for fraud

 By Obinna Achi, Awka

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has dragged two prominent catholic priests to a Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra state capital for allegedly obtaining money by tricks (OBT).

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Drama as murder victim’s family rejects government’s prosecution lawyer

By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan

 

Family members of a murder victim, late Lowo Oyediran has filled a petition to involve a private lawyer in the prosecution of his (Oyediran’s) wife.

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Kebbi woos Cattle rustlers with amnesty

By Kabir Argungu, Birnin Kebbi

 

Kebbi State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Sama'ila Dabai Yombe has reiterated the state government’s desire to rehabilitate and settle the cattle rustlers in the state.

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Tragedy in Ondo town as man beheads three year-old niece 

By Samuel Faleye, Akure

 

Tragedy occurred on Tuesday night at Ilepa quarters in Ikare-Akoko, Akoko North East local government area of Ondo State when a 42 year-old man, Mr. Samuel Omosaba allegedly beheaded his three year-old niece, Adubarin Kola.

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Lagos court condemns two to death for armed robbery

By Dotun Omolaja, Lagos

A state High Court sitting in Ikeja, has sentenced two men, Omoilodan Seun and Gbenga Kayode to death by hanging for armed robbery.

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Court adjourns in case of female lawyer’s murder of spouse to March 1 

By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan 

 

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan has adjourned the case of a female lawyer, Mrs Yewande Oyediran, who was alleged have killed her husband in Ibadan to March 1 for mention. 

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