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New Teachers’ Retirement Age: Nigerian govt directs schools on implementation

The Nigerian government has reiterated that the approved retirement age and years of service for teachers “apply to all education officers, irrespective of their posting”. In a new circular signed by the permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew Adejo, the government explained that there would be no limit on the implementation of the retirement...

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First photos from the funeral of gospel artiste, Osinachi Nwachukwu, happening in Isochi Umunnechi in Abia state 

The funeral of gospel artiste, Late Osinachi Nwachukwu, is currently taking place in Isochi Umunnechi, her paternal hometown in Abia state. The singer died in April. There have been allegations that she suffered domestic violence from her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, during her marriage. Her family members accused the late singer’s husband of domestic violence, leading to her...

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Dollar Rises By 21%, Forex Shortage Worsens After PDP, APC Presidential Primaries

Dollar exchanged at N603 (average) at Lagos and Abuja parallel markets on Tuesday, indicating a worsening liquidity crisis in the foreign exchange market of Africa’s biggest oil producer. Between June 2021, and June 2022, dollar-to-naira exchange rate has risen from N500 to N603 at the parallel market, signifying the greenback appreciated by 21 per cent...

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Gunmen kill SS3 student in Benue 

Gunmen kill SS3 student in Benue 

A Senior Secondary School 3 student, Charity Eze, has been killed by yet to be identified gunmen in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State.   It was gathered that the 17-year-old student student of St. Monica Girls Secondary School, Otukpo, was shot dead about 10:30pm on Friday, June 10, at her father’s residence on No....

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Subsidy deductions hit states hard, govs owe salaries, workers lament

Subsidy deductions hit states hard, govs owe salaries, workers lament

Adelani Adepegba, Okechukwu Nnodim, Abiodun Nejo, Sunday Nwakanma, John Charles, Tukur Muntari, Daud Olatunji, Raphael Ede, Peter Dada, Adeyinka Adedipe, Dennis Naku, Dogara Bitrus Edward, Nnachi and Chidiebube Okeoma2 May 2022 State workers and pensioners on Sunday lamented they were carrying the burden of a cash crunch in the country with many state governments failing...

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Pastor’s baby killed as wife, female members fight over alleged affair with cleric

Pastor’s baby killed as wife, female members fight over alleged affair with cleric

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 50-year-old pastor, Isaac Akinbola, and two female members of his church for allegedly assaulting his wife, Dasola Akinbola, leading to the death of their eight-month-old baby, Obadiah Akinbola. The pastor and the two female members, identified as Esther Olowolayemo, 29, and Oluwakemi Oshinbajo, 30, were...

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Fire guts Odo Eran plank market in Lagos 

Fire on Sunday gutted a plank market at Odo Eran Bus Stop Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos. The cause of the fire incident, which started around 3am, couldn’t be ascertained as of the time of filing this report. Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs. Adeseye Margaret, confirmed the incident. She said, “The Lagos State...

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Nigerian doctor killed in Abuja-Kaduna train had resigned last month and was about relocating this friday- Friend claims 

Nigerian doctor killed in Abuja-Kaduna train had resigned last month and was about relocating this friday- Friend claims 

A friend of Dr Chinelo, the doctor killed during last night’s attack on the Abuja-Kaduna railway has said the deceased resigned from her job last month and was to Nigeria out of Nigeria this Friday before meeting her untimely death last night. “Dr Chinelo was making an honest living, she was working at St Gerald’s...