Judiciary

Absence of judge stalls el-Zakzaky’s trial

The absence of Justice Gideon Kurada of a Kaduna High Court on Thursday staled the arraignment of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim el-Zakzaky; and his wife, Zeenat, over alleged culpable homicide. The Kaduna State Government had brought eight charge against the IMN leader and his wife. They are being charged for

Health

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world’s most dangerous viruses, including Ebola. “Only four people, three researchers and a technician, are authorised to go inside the P4,” said virologist Illich Mombo, who

Security

DSS raids Abaribe’s Abuja residence

The Department of State Services (DSS) raided the Abuja residence of Eyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south, on Friday evening. The secret police arrested him on Friday morning without disclosing the reasons, though it is believed to be in connection with the surtey he stood for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra

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