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Monday, May 6th, 2019


Orange executives to face trial over workers’ suicide

May 6, 2019 Former bosses at French telecoms operator Orange were due to go on trial on Monday over a series of suicides at the company in the late 2000s. Ex-CEO Didier Lombard with six other former executives and the company itself, are accused of moral harassment in the first case of its kind on this scale in France, setting a potential precedent for large businesses. The incident was a traumatic episode that shocked the nation and raised questions over corporate culture. The trial in Paris’ criminal court, is expectedRead More

Cease-fire at Israel-Gaza border

May 6, 2019 A surge in violence between Gaza and Israel has come to a lull with Palestinian officials reporting that Egypt has mediated a ceasefire. Monday’s cease-fire ended the most serious spate of cross-border clashes for months. The latest round of fighting, along the Israel-Gaza border,  broke out on Friday, peaking on Sunday when rockets and missiles from Gaza killed four civilians in southern Israel. In response, Israeli airstrikes killed twenty-one Palestinians, including twelve civilians, over the weekend. On Monday, two Palestinian officials and a TV station belonging toRead More

Police arrest suspect accused of murder

May 6, 2019 The Police command in Anambra State has arrested the second suspect alleged to be involved in the killing of the President-General of Nimo community, late Chief Frank Igboka. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mustapha Dandaura who made this known while parading the suspect at the Police headquarters in Amawbia, gave his name as Okoye, popularly called IBB. He said the suspect was traced and arrested in his hideout at old INEC road, Awka, on the third of this month, following an intelligence information. InRead More

Court remands 2 men for sexually assaulting

May 6, 2019 An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday ordered that two men be remanded in prison for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl. Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Amzat, who did not take the pleas of the defendants, ordered that they should be remanded in Kirikiri Prison and the case file sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice. She adjourned the case until June 6. The defendants, whose addresses were not provided, are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, assault and defilement. Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Benson Emuerhi,Read More

FCTA insists on ban of coaster buses in FCT

May 6, 2019 The FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Service (DRTS) has reiterated the ban on the use of mini and medium capacity buses known as ‘coaster’ from operating within the Territory. The Secretary, DRTS, Mr Kayode Opeifa, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, says the ban was in accordance with the Federal Capital Territory Administration transportation master plan. The Secretary, said that the reminder became necessary following the number of such buses presently on major roads in the FCT flouting the directive. Mr Opeifa said that officers ofRead More

Yobe to distribute 2.3 million mosquito nets

May 6, 2019 Executive Secretary, Yobe Primary Healthcare Management Board, Dr Mohammed Lawan-Gana, said on Monday that the state government in collaboration with a group, Malaria Consortium, would distribute 2.3 million mosquito nets to fight malaria across the state. Dr Lawan-Gana disclosed this in Damaturu at an orientation session with the media on Long-Lasting Insecticidal Net campaign in the state. The Secretary, who was represented by the Director Disease Control of the board, Mohammed Ali, said the nets were increased from 1.5 million in 2011 to 2.3 million in 2019,Read More