Maryam Aderibigbe

Four dead as migrant boat capsizes in Spain

At least four people died when a boat carrying about 30 migrants sank off Spain’s Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, emergency services said. Rescuers were searching for more possible victims following the accident off the fishing village of Orzola in the north of Lanzarote island late Tuesday. “A small …

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Court orders Maina’s arrest, his trial in absentia

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, adjudged to have jumped bail regarding his trial involving N2bn money laundering charges. Justice Okon Abang made the order in Wednesday’s ruling in which he also revoked …

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Supreme Court dismisses suit against Bayelsa gov, deputy

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed Douye Diri as the duly elected governor of Bayelsa State. In a unanimous judgement by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, the apex court dismissed the six appeals filed against the governor and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. Justice Ngwuta, in his judgement, predicated …

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#EndSARS: Court grants bail to Eromosele

The Yaba Magistrates Court, Lagos, on Tuesday, granted bail to detained #EndSARS protester, Eromosele Adene, in the sum of N1m. The magistrate ruled against an application filed by the policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department seeking to remand Adene for an extra 30 days. Eromosele’s lawyer, Tunde Jinadu, …

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NECO releases 2020 common entrance examination results

The National Examinations Council on Monday released the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination results and fixed the national cut off marks at 142. NECO said that “16,713 candidates were absent due to the #EndSARS protests that rocked the country recently.” According to the organisation, a total of 70,580 candidates sat …

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