NYSC resumes orientaion camp in Adamawa after 3 years of suspension

The National Youth Service Corps has resumed orientation of corps members in Adamawa after three years suspension due to insecurity caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the state. The last orientation was held in Adamawa in March 2013. The State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, on Tuesday said 2, 500 corps members were deployed to the state. He More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Gambia’s National Assembly revokes state of emergency

Gambia’s National Assembly on Tuesday revoked a state of emergency declared by former leader Yahya Jammeh in an attempt to stay in power. The move comes shortly before President Adama Barrow returns to Gambia More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Gambia: ECOWAS force to remain for 6 months

The ECOWAS Commission has said its coalition force in The Gambia would remain for the next six months, as requested by President Adama Barrow. Marcel de Souza said this while briefing members of the diplomatic corps More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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No government in Gambia yet – ECOWAS

Five days after former President, Yahya Jammeh quit power, there is no government in The Gambia. The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) said on Tuesday the newly inaugurated President Adama Barrow More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Brewing Crisis: Osun University shut

Authorities of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN) on Monday ordered students out of the campus. The authorities which said the school was not shut explained that its decision to order the students out of the campus More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Access to Justice flays police over alleged harassment of journalists

Access to Justice has lashed out at the Nigeria Police over the arrest and harassment of Premium Times publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, alongside its judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu even as it condemned the raid More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Don’t go to Libya, FG warns Nigerians

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Monday advised Nigerian migrants to avoid Libya. Dabiri-Erewa said the warning was necessary for recalcitrant More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Jammeh goes into exile with stolen $11 million Gambians’ fund, exotic cars–Barrow’s Aide

The disgraced former President of the Gambian, Mr Yahya Jammeh has allegedly stolen $11million (500m dalasi) in the past weeks before going into exile. Mr Mai Fatty, the Adviser to the New President, Adama Barrow More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Disturbance: Osogbo students want Nigeria Police probe own officers who shot two UNIOSUN students

The Osogbo National Students’ Union (ONSU) on Monday pushed for the probe of two suspected police officers who shot two Osun State University students over the weekend. ONSU which condemned the unwarranted More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Ex-education minister dies at 80

The remains of the former Minister of State for Education, Saka Saadu, was on Monday committed to mother earth at his GRA residence in llorin, the Kwara State capital. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that he More...