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

Crime Watch

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.

Court Rejects Binance Executive’s Bail Plea

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, refused to grant bail to a top official of Binance Holdings Limited, Tigran Gambaryan, who is currently in prison custody. The court, in the ruling that was delivered by Justice Emeka Nwite, said it was not convinced that the defendant, who is facing a five-count money laundering and terrorism financing charge alongside the company, would be available to face his trial once he is released on bail.

NAFDAC Busts Fake Cosmetic Dealers In Abuja, Arrests 5

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The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Wednesday in Abuja arrested five persons for selling counterfeit cosmetics during an enforcement to curb substandard goods at the Garki and Wuse axis. Speaking with newsmen after the enforcement, Mr Embugushiki-Musa Godiya, NAFDAC Head of Investigation and Enforcement, Federal Taskforce, said that the arrested persons would be investigated.

FG Appoints Governing Councils Of Tertiary Institutions

Education

The federal government has constituted the governing councils of federal universities in the country.

ASUU Threatens Fresh Strike, Charges FG To Meet Demands

Education

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to go on a nationwide strike due to their dissatisfaction with the government's handling of their demands. Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, president of the union, stated that the decision was made after a meeting of its national executive council, as there has been no meaningful effort by the government to address their demands in the last ten years.

World Bank Set To Renovate 58 Public Schools In Oyo

Education

The Oyo state government in collaboration with Global Partnership for Education (GPE), a World Bank-assisted programme has disbursed grants for the renovation of 58 public schools in the state. This was revealed by the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Prof. Salihu Adelabu during a meeting with stakeholders in Ibadan on Monday.

Just In: Fire Outbreak At NNPC Apapa Tank Farm

Security

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, NNPCL Tank Farm located at Kayode Street, Marine Beach, in the Apapa area of Lagos was this Friday afternoon gutted ablaze by fire outbreak. According to an eyewitness account, Mr Tunde Are, the raging inferno started at about 11:00 am and was still raging while effort was underway to call fire service. He said people were running to the scene in hope that they might contain the fire before a rescue team arrived to the place. 

Senate Okays Bill For Establishment Of NorthWest Development Commission

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The Senate had yesterday during the plenary passed for third reading a bill seeking to establish the North West Development Commission (NWDC).This followed the presentation of a report by the Committee on Special Duties read by its Chairman, Kaka Shehu Garbai (APC Borno Central), during plenary, the bill which was initially sponsored by Senator Barau Jibrin. During the presentation of the report, Shehu said, “The intent and purpose of the bill is structured for the socio-development of the North West Geopolitical Zone,” and pleaded that the Senate approves it. 

NIMET Raises Alarm Over Possibility Of High-Risk Flooding In Kano

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has alerted Kano State residents to the possibility of high-risk flooding in 14 out of the 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state. The NIMET Kano/Jigawa Territorial Coordinator, Dr Nuradeen Abdullahi, stated this at a Disaster Risk Management Stakeholders Coordination Meeting on Seasonal Climate Prediction and Annual Flood Outlook in Kano.

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. 

2024 Hajj Inaugural Flight To Take Off May 15 - NAHCON

Religion

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says Nigeria’s inaugural flight to Saudi Arabia for this year’s hajj will take off on May 15, 2024. This was made known by NAHCON Chairman/CEO, Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi, in his opening remark at the first National Stakeholder Summit of Nigeria’s Hajj and Umrah Industry held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.

Eid-El-Fitr: President Tinubu Urges Nigerians To Remain Hopeful

Religion

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday reassured Nigerians of his commitment to the Renewed Hope Agenda of his administration. Mr president gave the reassurance while speaking with newsmen after Eid-el-Fitr prayer at the Dodan Barracks, Ikoyi, Lagos State. President Tinubu stressed that the agenda would result in a better Nigeria. He advised Nigerians to protect the integrity of the nation more than outsiders. He also praised Nigerians for resilience, sacrifice, and endurance. “Be cheerful givers, love the country more than others.

FG Appoints Governing Councils Of Tertiary Institutions

Education

The federal government has constituted the governing councils of federal universities in the country.

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

Crime Watch

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.

Court Rejects Binance Executive’s Bail Plea

Crime Watch

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, refused to grant bail to a top official of Binance Holdings Limited, Tigran Gambaryan, who is currently in prison custody. The court, in the ruling that was delivered by Justice Emeka Nwite, said it was not convinced that the defendant, who is facing a five-count money laundering and terrorism financing charge alongside the company, would be available to face his trial once he is released on bail.