Breaking: Sanwo-Olu imposes 24hr curfew, says criminals have hijacked protest

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a 24hr curfew on the state. The move was in response to the ongoing #EndSARS protest that have turned violent across the state. In a tweet on his official Twitter handle; @jidesanwoolu, the governor said “I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our society. Lives and limbs have been lost as criminals and miscreants are now hiding under the umbrella of these protests to unleash mayhem…

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Kwara Gov., Abdulrazak leads #EndSARS protest in Ilorin

Dr. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Governor of Kwara State on Thursday walked along with hundreds of #EndSARS protesters to the police headquarters in Ilorin, the state capital, urging them to remain calm and peaceful while their grievances are being looked into. Acknowledging the grievances of the protesters, AbdulRazaq said he and a few governors and some businessmen have recently held a zoom meeting with some individuals involved in the protest movement following which their five-point demands were forwarded to the President, Muhammadu Buhari. According to Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to…

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INEC announces date for 2023 presidential election

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday, announced that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023. Yakubu, at the inauguration of the House of Representatives Committee on Constitution Review, said Nigeria is 855 days away from the 2023 general elections. He therefore urged the National Assembly to work fast on the exercise, ahead of the polls.

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Atiku’s company, Intels sack 600 workers

Intels Nigeria Limited, a company reportedly owned by ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubarkar has incurred the wrath of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria for laying of about 600 of its workforce. The union has therefore issued a seven-day ultimatum to the management of Intels to withdraw the sack letters issued to the embattled staff. The affected workers were said to be in its Rivers and Warri operational areas. The MWUN said the company, would face total shut down of its operations nationwide should management refuse to act accordingly. The Secretary-General of…

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Don’t be selfish, Prez. Buhari urges Akeredolu in congratulatory message

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated the governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, on his re-election and urged him to be humble and magnanimous in victory. Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled “President Buhari congratulates Rotimi Akeredolu on re-election as Ondo governor.” The President was quoted as advising Akeredolu to serve the people of the state better than how he did in his first term. He also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for organising credible election.…

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Ondo 2020: 75% of election results ready -INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says all results in the Ondo State governorship election, will be in “hopefully” by Sunday afternoon. INEC National Commissioner, Prof Anthonia Simbine, made this known during a television programme in Akure, the state capital, on Saturday evening. Simbine said about 70 per cent of the results from all polling units in the state have been uploaded on INEC results viewing portal. She, however, pointed out that the Commission was mindful of the fact that the state was riverine in nature and, therefore, results from some…

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Heavy security at National Assembly as Buhari presents 2021 budget

There was heavy presence of security operatives in and around the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, where the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is presenting the 2021 Appropriation Bill before the parliament today. The ceremony began at 11 am. There was more deployment of officers of the Department of State Services, the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Federal Road Safety Corps and sergeants-at-arms, who manned strategic points. While shops and other private businesses including banks and restaurants are closed for the day, only a…

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Lagos Speaker, Obasa in EFCC’s net, undergoes interrogation

Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, is presently undergoing interrogation at the Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Obasa was invited and he honoured the invitation at the Lagos zone office of the commission on earlier today. “He was invited, not arrested. He is responding to questions,” Uwujaren said. Obasa, who is a two-time Speaker of the House, has been facing several allegations of corruption.

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APC’s senatorial candidate, Abiru in trouble over identity fraud

Candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP in the forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial election, Babatunde Gbadamosi has sued his opposite contender in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Tokunbo Abiru, accusing the former Polaris Bank CEO of identity fraud. The PDP is therefore calling for Abiru’s disqualification over what it called “voter fraud.” According to a statement by Adetokunbo Pearse, Media Director to PDP senatorial candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi“Lagos APC true to its disregard for the rule of law and disrespect for Lagosians has classified the PDP case against its embattled candidate for…

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See list of Prez. Buhari’s nominees as Supreme Court judges

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to approve the appointment of eight new Supreme Court justices. The letter read by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, at plenary on Tuesday, said the appointment was based on the recommendations of the National Judicial Council. Buhari said his action was “in pursuant to Section 231 (2) of the 1999 Constitution as amended and upon the advice of the National Judicial Council according to their ranking and seniority in the Court of Appeal.” The nominees are, Lawal Garba, (North West), Helen…

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Court fines Senator N50m for assaulting woman

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, on Monday, awarded N50m damages against the senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo, to be paid as compensation to a female attendant at a sex-toy shop, Osimibibra Warmate, whom he assaulted. Justice Samira Bature gave the order in her judgment on the fundamental rights enforcement suit instituted by Warmate against the senator. The video clip of the alleged assault of the woman by the senator had gone viral. The police had in 2019 charged before a magistrate court in…

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What losing in Edo means -Oshiomhole

Ex-national chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday night said life was not all about winning. The former labour leader, who spoke for the first time on the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, which his party lost to the Peoples Democratic Party, said that losing was also part of life. In a video recorded in his personal gymnasium, the former governor of Edo State was philosophical as he posited that life was about winning some and losing some. “In life, you work hard…

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Edo Decides: Obaseki cruising to victory as collation continues

Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party has recorded more votes from the results of the 13 Local Governments declared so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Although 17 political parties have fielded candidates for the election, it is a two-way race between All Progressives Congress and PDP. Incumbent Governor Obaseki of PDP ran against APC standard-bearer Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Obaseki was elected on APC’s platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being denied the ticket owing to intra-party squabbles. The PDP scored 240,935 while APC had…

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Tension in Auchi as Police release suspected attacker of PDP chieftain

Palpable tension has gripped Auchi and environ following the release from Police custody one Salami Abibu, the prime suspect in the case of the gang that attacked a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Isa Ja Usman and some members of the party recently in Auchi. According to reports made available to National Infinity, Abibu also known as Abomi, was reportedly arrested on Tuesday and handed over to the police at Agbede police station and was transferred to the Auchi Area Command headed by Ms. Oki Rita Emesim. Based…

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Fayose battles Oyo Gov., Seyi Makinde over control of S/West PDP

The former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has warned the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, against tampering with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti and other South-West states. Fayose insisted that the Oyo governor has no right to interfere in the local politics being played in each South-West state despite being a zonal leader of the party. The former governor said this on Wednesday when he led the National delegates of PDP including the chairmen of the party in Osun, Ekiti, Lagos to Abeokuta, the Ogun…

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Sanwo-Olu opens Lagos Schools Sept.14

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the reopening of tertiary institutions effective September 14 while primary and Secondary Schools will reopen on 21st. “I am pleased to announce that our tertiary institutions will be allowed to reopen from September 14, 2020, all our tertiary institutions,” the governor announced during a briefing on Saturday at the State House, Marina. Schools in the country had been shut in March as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. But the Federal Government announced the resumption of graduating pupils…

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5 injured as APC thugs unleash terror on PDP chieftain -Party alleges

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State have raised an alarm over an alleged attack by thugs from rival All Progressives Congress (APC) The attack took place on Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 at the residence of a PDP chieftain in Agbede, Alhaji Issa Usman. Usman speaking with newsmen, stated that due to the fact that the APC campaign train came to Agbede, PDP members in the community gathered in his house for a low keyed celebration. “They all came into town: Adams Oshiomhole, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and…

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AU kicks as soldiers take over in Mali

The African Union has condemned the arrest of President Ibrahim Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. “We can tell you that the president and the prime minister are under our control,” a top rank soldier, who requested anonymity, told AFP. Reacting in a string of tweets, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, called for the immediate release of the duo. He also called on the United Nations and other international organisations to oppose the use of force to end Keita’s political reign in Mali. Faki wrote, “I strongly…

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What Carrington did to me -Obasanjo

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has gone down memory lane revealing how the late former American Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Walter Carrington, leaked the information of his planned arrest in 1995 by then head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha for a phantom coup and even persuaded him to accept political asylum in the United States of America. The former president revealed this in a condolence letter to the wife of the late Ambassador, Mrs Arese Carrington, a copy of which was made available to pressmen by his Special Assistant (Media) Kehinde Akinyemi,…

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Lai Mohammed, others to speak at 7th Lagos Public Relations stakeholders conference

The Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations has announced that national peace and security will be the thematic focus of the web edition of the seventh Lagos Public Relations Stakeholders’ Conference, holding on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Distinguished speakers headlining the Conference, themed: Adopting Proper Communication Strategy, Channels and Technology for National Peace and Security, include the Minster of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security, United Nations Women, Peter Mancha. Other speakers expected include the Governor of Lagos State, His…

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Tanker drivers go on strike over extortion, harassment by LASG officials

The Petroleum Tankers Drivers Association has said its planned strike will begin on Monday (tomorrow) as planned because the association has not reached an agreement with the Lagos State Government. The National Chairman of PTDA, Mr Salimonu Oladiti, said this in an interview with The PUNCH in Ibadan on Sunday. He said the issues which forced the drivers to plan to embark on an indefinite strike had not been addressed. He noted that talks between officials of the Lagos State Government and petrol tanker drivers failed to achieve the desired result. Oladiti…

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Ondo 2020: Akeredolu picks Ayedatiwa as deputy

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has confirmed former NDDC commissioner, Lucky Ayedatiwa, as his running mate for the October 10 governorship election in the state. The governor made the confirmation on Wednesday at the swearing-in ceremony of a new commissioner, Idowu Otetubi, in Akure, the state capital. Ayedatiwa, a former representative of the state on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, hails from the Ilaje Local Government Area. The governor, while announcing his choice, said he picked Ayedatiwa after wide consultations with key stakeholders including leaders of the…

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Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares Thursday, Friday public holidays

The Federal Government has declared July 30 and 31 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir Celebration. This was disclosed in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, on Thursday. According to Ehuriah, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion. The statement added: “He called on the Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and…

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Sen. Kashamu battles COVID-19

Ex-Senator Buruji Kashamu, the billionaire businessman and politician who once represented Ogun East senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, is reportedly recovering from Coronavirus. According to reports monitored on Global Excellence magazine, the famous philanthropist was said to have gone into self-isolation moments after testing positive few days ago and was on Sunday reportedly confirmed negative but is yet to be discharged from a Lagos isolation centre. The source said Kashamu, in course of treatment, developed some complications at the Lagos isolation centre, because he was diabetic and nursing high…

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Schools to open Aug. 4 -FG

The Federal Government has asked schools in the country to reopen for graduating pupils effective August 4. It also announced that this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination would commence on August 17. This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong. In the statement titled, ‘Exit Classes To Reopen August 4th’, the ministry said the agreed dates were part of the resolution reached after a consultative meeting with the education commissioners of the 36 states of the…

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Senate serve Service Chiefs ‘quit notice’

The Nigerian Senate have asked the Service Chiefs to quit as a result of killings of soldiers currently fighting armed insurgency in northern Nigeria. Chairman of Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume tabled the motion on the floor of the Senate via a point of order on Tuesday. Those who contributed to the motion lamented the implication of the disturbing development stressing that it was capable of frustrating the war against insurgency and banditry. They noted that many members of the armed forces who are scared of losing their…

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OsokoRitual: Watch video of Ekiti PDP loyalists swearing to traditional oath of allegiance to Fayose

A video of local politicians at a meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party swearing to a traditional oath of allegiance to former Ekiti State governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose has surfaced online. Present at the venue were the former chairman of the party in the state Chief Bola Olu-Ojo, former member of the State House of Assembly Hon Dayo Akinleye Maxima, Mr Mike Adeosun, Mr Segun Ademile, Mr Aniyikaye Michael Ayo, Mr Olayiwola Oderinde, Princess Oriade Adefunke, Mr Ayo Komolafe, Mr Michael Ojo, Mrs Yemisi Fajuyi, Mr Taye Olusile, Osalusi Niyi…

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Why our Acting MD collapsed -NDDC

Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)  acting managing director, reportedly collapsed at the National Assembly because he ignored his doctors’ advice on his state of health. A statement signed by the Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, said Pondei has been ill for the past two weeks but that his condition deteriorated Monday morning necessitating his doctors to advise him against attending the hearing. Odili said: “The commission wishes to disclose that Prof Pondei has been ill for the past two weeks. This morning, his condition deteriorated, and his doctors advised against attending…

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It’s all a farce, no forensic auditing going on in NDDC -Ex-Acting MD tells Reps

Accuses Akpabio of Interference The ongoing crisis rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission became messier as Ms. Joi Nunieh, former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on Friday revealed that the much-touted forensic auditing reportedly going on in the agency was a farce. In an appearance before the committee of the House of Representatives probing the affairs of the commission, conducted via Zoom, Nunieh blamed Niger Delta Affairs minister, Godswill Akpabio, for all the wrong doings that have bedevilled the agency in recent times. According to…

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Why Akpabio is gunning for me – Ex-NDDC boss

Joi Nunieh, the former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has narrated her encounter with the police who laid siege on her residence in GRA, Port Harcourt, before the arrival of Nyesom Wike, the Rivers state governor. Some policemen laid siege to Nunieh’s residence hours to her appearance before a national assembly panel investigating the NDDC. Wike subsequently freed Nunieh from the police siege. Speaking with reporters at government house, Port Harcourt, the ex-NDDC MD, who had earlier accused Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta Affairs, of perpetrating illegality at the…

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No link with branded Whiskey -Akeredolu

Barr. Rotimi Akeredolu, the Ondo State Governor, has denied reports allegedly linking him with branded bottles of a popular whiskey as part of his campaign materials for his re-election for a second term. The picture of a bottle of whiskey carrying the Ondo State logo and labelled ‘Aketi Whiskey’ has been trending on social media. The governor, however, said he knew nothing about the whiskey bottle, alleging that it was a plot by his political detractors to blackmail him. In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the…

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Oke to battle Akeredolu for Ondo APC ticket

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in the Ondo State governorship election, Barr. Olusola Oke, has submitted his nomination and expression of interest forms. He was accompanied to the national headquarters of the party by his supporters from the state. Oke said, “during the last (general) election, our party lost two senators and the presidential election due to bad leadership and anti-party activities. “I am here to present my nomination and expression of interest forms for the Ondo Governorship election. “Why indirect primary cannot be…

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Kogi Gov, Bello at war with NCDC over CJ’s death

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has disagreed with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on the cause of the death of  the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana. Justice Ajana died on Sunday in the Gwagwalada COVID-19 isolation centre. But the governor, who was speaking at the third day prayers for the deceased on Tuesday, said the late Chief Judge died a natural death, urged the people not to attribute his death to anything else. He said, “Don’t  give in to fear and evil of the issues of COVID-19; …

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COVID-19: Ondo Gov, Akeredolu test positive

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has tested positive for coronavirus. Akeredolu confirmed his status via his Twitter handle on Tuesday. He tweeted, “Today, I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self-isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated.” In a video attached to the tweet, Akeredolu said he took the COVID-19 test after being treated for malaria. The governor explained that he was advised to take the COVID-19 test by a governor at the All Progressives Congress National Executive Council…

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Photos: Tears, tight security as ex-Gov, Ajimobi is buried in Ibadan

The remains of the late acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress and immediate past governor of Oyo State, Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi was this morning laid to rest amid tears and tight security at his residence in Ibadan. Ajimobi was buried according to Islamic rites at his 6th Avenue, Yemoja Street, Oluyole Estate residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital at 10.05 am. The Agodi GRA, which was the preferred choice by the Ajimobi family, was reportedly not approved by the Oyo State Government on the ground that there is litigation…

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Refugee Commission, Borno Govt Collaborate to bring back indigenes from neighbouring countries

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) have commenced talks with the Borno State Government to bring back indigenes of the state from neighbouring countries.The Honourable Federal Commissioner of NCFRMI, Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed stated this in an exclusive interview with select journalists shortly after a meeting with a delegation of Borno State Govt led by His Excellency, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum at the Commission’s office in Abuja, Thursday.  According to him, the commission in collaboration with its development partners like United Nations High Commissioner for…

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Reps plan law on doctors’ hazard allowance as Gbajabiamila intervenes in resident doctors’ planned strike

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has once again intervened in the planned strike action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).This is not the first that the Speaker would intervene in such a matter as he had last year held several meetings with the resident doctors and other health workers union and convinced them not to embark on a planned strike at the time.Gbajabiamila said the leadership of the House would not fold its arms while resident doctors embark on strike at this time…

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Again, Buhari seeks Reps approval for $5.513bn

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives to request for the approval of fresh $5.513bn external borrowing. According to the letter read by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on Thursday, Buhari said the funds were for 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical projects, and some states of the federation. The President also presented a revised 2020 Appropriation Bill and 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper. The National Assembly had recently approved a loan of N850bn for the Federal…

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House of Reps resolves FCT health workers’ salary delays … JOHESU members to get pay in two days

… JOHESU members to get pay in two days The leadership of the House of Representatives has resolved the issues surrounding the delays in the payment of salary of some health workers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.Consequently, some of the health workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and the Assembly of Healthcare Professionals are to receive their salary on or before May 22, 2020, which will be Friday.The issues were resolved at a meeting, on Wednesday, between the leadership of the House, led by…

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Gambari resumes as CoS, pledges allegiance to Buhari

Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, resumed work at the Presidential Villa saying his primary assignment was to report directly to the president, not to the public. Prof. Gambari who stated this on Wednesday when he spoke briefly to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, commended President Buhari for finding him worthy to serve in the new capacity. “I thank the President of the Federal Republic for giving me the opportunity to serve him and of course, the country,” he said. Gambari, when…

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Meet Prof. Gambari, Buhari’s new Chief of Staff

Newly appointed Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Agboola Ibrahim Gambari, is a man who needs little or no introduction in the Nigerian political landscape. Gambari, an Ilorin Prince and one of Nigeria’s best brains in diplomacy and international relations was appointed to replace the former CoS to the President, Abba Kyari who died after a protracted battle with coronavirus. Born on November 24, 1944, in Ilorin, Kwara State, he is a respected scholar and diplomat. Gambari was Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985 and was later appointed by the…

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Gbajabiamila condoles Buhari over nephew’s death

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has condoled President Muhammadu Buhari and the members of his extended family over the demise of his nephew, Alhaji Mutari Dauda.The Speaker also prayed for the repose of the late Alhaji Mutari Dauda, who was the younger brother to Mamman Daura.The Speaker, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, also extended his condolences to the entire people of Daura Emirate over the loss.He prayed that Almighty Allah will give the President, members of his…

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Supreme Court nullifies Kalu’s conviction

Reprieve came the way of ex-Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Kalu, as the Supreme Court on Friday nullified his trial those of others, who were in December convicted and sentenced for N7.1bn fraud. Justice Mohammed Idris, who had been elevated to the Court of Appeal bench, had returned to the Federal High Court in Lagos to complete the case which started in 2007. The judge had sentenced the ex-governor to 12 years imprisonment for the fraud he allegedly perpetrated during his tenure as Abia State governor. But in a unanimous…

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Sanwo-Olu to Lagos Civil Servants: Don’t come to work tomorrow

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered all civil servants in the state, irrespective of grade levels, to stay away from work on Monday, May 4. National Infinity reports that the new directive overrides the earlier directive that officers from grade levels 12 to 15 were to report for duties on Monday. The five-week total lockdown imposed on Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States by the Federal Government in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak expires on Sunday night, May 3 and the new phase of gradual easing as directed by…

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Why COVID-19 is spreading fast in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the delayed closure of the country’s borders, seaport, and airports, including the failure of returnees to self-isolate, caused the spread of COVID-19. He said this during an Instalive interview with CNN on Wednesday. According to the governor, Lagos was prepared to curb the spread of COVID-19 but had to wait for the Federal Government to shut airport, seaport and land borders. The PUNCH reports that though Nigeria recorded its first COVID-19 death on February 27, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), officially shut the country’s airports, seaports,…

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COVID-19: Palliatives must reach all Nigerians in need – Gbajabiamila

… establishes strategic response team…House set to pass law on SIP, fresh economic stimulus The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the palliatives provided by the Federal Government at this time of lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic must reach all Nigerians in need.Gbajabiamila said although the government has done its best to reach as many Nigerians as possible, evidence showed that many Nigerians in need are yet to get any form of palliative.“The commendable palliative schemes initiated by the administration have helped alleviate the…

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Don’t open for 3rd term, LASG warns private schools

The Lagos State Ministry of Education has warned private schools in the state to shun the idea of resuming for the third term academic session until the lockdown period is over. Recall that the state government had on March 18 ordered public and private schools in the state to close down from March 23, as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, in a statement on Thursday, said all private and public schools in the state would…

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How my family suffered while I was in isolation -el-Rufai

Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has narrated his family’s ordeal during his stay in isolation and treatment for Coronavirus. The elated governor who just tested negative to COVID-19 after undergoing treatment for the infection said “My family not only went through the trauma of potentially losing a member but also the risk of being infected as well. The entire family has been supportive as usual, while my many friends and colleagues from all over the world have sent their prayers and best wishes. The governor, who made this known…

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COVID19: No curfew, its total lockdown -Osun Govt. clarifies

The State Government of Osun hereby reiterates that the second stint of the State-wide 14-day lockdown necessitated by the need to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in the State of Osun, is not a curfew but a TOTAL LOCKDOWN.This by implication means that the State Government has not relaxed the order to accommodate human or vehicular movements at certain hours of the day during the period of the lockdown. The State Government considers defiance of this directive as civil disobedience.Please be informed that all borders remain closed and interstate…

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COVID-19: Osun Information Commissioner, Egbemode, donates relief materials to Ijabe

Following the statewide lockdown necessitated by the need to curb the spread of the ravaging coronavirus in the State of Osun, and the implications of the lockdown on the people of the State which include economic hardship, the Honourable Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, has donated relief materials to indigents in Ijabe. During the hand over of the relief materials, Mrs Egbemode was received by the Onijabe of Ijabe land, Oba Felix Olaniyan Oyelade; the Chairman of Odo Otin North LCDA, Hon. Seriki Akeem; the Chairman…

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