Date
January 14, 2020

Nigerian School Suspends 25 Girls Over Marlians’ Female Secret Cult Where They Don’t Wear Pants

  A woman has taken to Facebook to narrate how her 15-year-old secondary school girl and her colleagues were suspended by the school authority for belonging to Marlians cultism club. According to her narration, no fewer than 25 Secondary School students have been allegedly suspended for belonging to “Marlians’ Female Secret Cult”. The Students don’t put on pants on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as part of the cult rules. Although the woman didn’t disclose the name of the school in the Friday Facebook post on Lailanews page, she however said the school suspended them for 2 weeks. The woman, who is a deaconess said she had banned all “Naira Marley [Read]

Two killed in Edo farmers – herders Clash

  Two persons were reportedly killed on Monday in a clash between farmers and herdsmen in Sobe, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that trouble started over the alleged slaughtering of an 11-year-old boy, who had gone to fetch firewood for his family. An eyewitness said the boy, whose body was found on Sunday inside a bush, was allegedly killed by herdsmen grazing on the farm. The eyewitness, who sought anonymity, said the boy’s relatives from the Kwale extraction mobilised the youth for a reprisal, went after the herders, and killed one of them in the process. Chairman of the local government, Mr Frank Ilaboya, [Read]

Supreme Court suspends hearing of Kano, Imo, other appeals due to illness to one of the justices

  For the second time, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad has been forced to suspend hearing in the governorship appeals before the Supreme Court. Justice Muhammad, who resumed sitting in the appeals after retiring to his chambers earlier due to congestion in the court hall, suddenly announced a suspension of the hearing due to the illness of one of the seven Justices. The CJN said the Kano matter alongside the six other governorship appeals will be stood down for medical attention to the unnamed Justice. Earlier, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), counsel to the PDP governorship candidate in Kano, Abba Kabiru-Yusuf, informed the court that he was withdrawing [Read]

Nigerian senators express anger over N2 million Christmas allowance

What could you do with a Christmas bonus of N2 million? The response is faster if you are a Nigerian senator: not much. In fact, some senators have described the amount — which is only a fraction of a regular stream of benefits accrued to them — as “a mere drop” in the vast ocean of their Yuletide expenses. Others threatened to cause the Senate leadership “some headache” upon resumption from their Christmas-New Year recess later this month. “It was not enough to meet our Christmas needs,” one senator said. “In fact, some of us are already coming together to formally complain to our president.” The lawmakers received the N2 [Read]