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EU court backs migrant deportations by Austria, Slovenia

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The EU’s top court on Wednesday backed decisions by Austria and Slovenia to deport asylum seekers back to Croatia at the height of the European migrant crisis in 2015. With its ruling, the European Court of Justice upheld the EU’s controversial Dublin rule, whereby would-be refugees must file for asylum ...

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Dozens feared dead in Lagos building collapse

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For the umpteenth time, tragedy struck the city of Lagos as a four-storey building collapsed in Lagos Island, injuring at scores of residents with dozens others still trapped under the rubble feared dead. Yesterday’s collapse is coming barely days after a similar accident occurred in Abule Egba area of the ...

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NAPTIP rescues 4,724 victims of human trafficking in 4 years

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) said it had rescued 4,724 victims of human trafficking from 2013 to June 2017. Mrs Rosemary Okoro, an Assistant Director, Research and Planning Department of the agency, disclosed this at the 22nd National Stakeholders Consultative Forum on Wednesday in ...

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EFCC says it recovers N328.9bn from Conoil, Oando, others

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered a total of N328.9 billion from nine major oil marketers in one year. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Uwujaren identified the marketers as Conoil Plc, Total Plc, OVH ...

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25 found dead as toll from Indian floods nears 120

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The bodies of 25 people, including 17 members of a single family, were pulled from the mud Wednesday as the death toll from major flooding in India climbed towards 120, an official said. Authorities found the bodies in two villages in hard-hit Banaskantha district, Gujarat, as floodwaters receded, said assistant ...

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Trump’s bid to rally base marked by protests

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Fresh from a rare legislative victory, Donald Trump tried to shore up ebbing popular support Tuesday at a raucous rally in Youngstown, Ohio, that was marred by a string of protests. Recapturing his full campaign bombast, Trump held forth for almost an hour: heralding a Congressional step toward upending his ...

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FG approves the reduction of tax payable by telecom companies

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The tax payable by telecommunications operators have been reduced by the Federal Government on Tuesday in order to enable them to expand their services to the hinterland. It stated this through the Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, at the 2017 Information Communications Technology and Telecommunication Expo in Lagos, which ...

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Senate establishes Nigerian Peace Corps in the country

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The Senate on Tuesday passed the bill seeking to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps in concurrence with the House of Representatives. The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, in its report, which was considered at the plenary on Tuesday, strongly criticised the establishment of the corps. But ...

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Photos Of Two Notorious Robbers in Lagos Who Were Caught

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Yakubu Sadiq and Ayemojuba Saidi after they were caught Two notorious robbers have been caught and paraded by the police in Lagos State. A 26-year-old man, Yakubu Sadiq, a robbery suspect was caught by Okada riders and handed over to the Police when his gun went off prematurely during a ...

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Female Kidnapper Caught And stri*ped in Lagos

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A female kidnapper was stripped by residents of Ajao Estate area of Lagos for hypnotising a teenage girl in the pretence of asking for directions to a warehouse. According to the Facebook post by Lord-mayor Esione, the teenage girl was saved by her uncle, who coincidentally drove through the street ...

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Adebayo faleti should be celebrated not mourned- Wole Soyinka

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Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and a former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, have described the death of renowned author, poet, broadcaster and actor, Pa Adebayo Faleti, as a huge loss to the ...

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