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Reopening of worship centres: Okotie rejects Sanwo-Olu’s guidelines

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Rev. Chris Okotie has rejected the latest guidelines issued by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the reopening of worship centres.In a statement released in Lagos, on Friday, the Pastor of the Household of God Church, Oregun, Lagos...Read more

Acting chief judge: Controversy trails extension of Eneji’s tenure in C/River

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The Acting Chief Judge of Cross River State, Justice Maurice Eneji, has been given a tenure extension for another three months to continue in acting capacity amidst controversy.The letter conveying the tenure extension was written by the Chief Jud...Read more

Stakeholders back Uzodimma on new Imo University of Agric

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Stakeholders from Umuagwo in Imo State,  have lent  their  support to Governor  Hope Uzodinma’s  plan to establish  a new Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences on their land.The stakehol...Read more

Nursing mother, others abducted as pirates attack boat in Rivers

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The Rivers State Police Command has launched a manhunt for sea pirates, who attacked a passenger boat and abducted some of the travellers in Degema Local Government Area of the state.Gunmen suspected to be sea pirates have hijacked a passenger boa...Read more

‘Tears kept flowing from our daughter’s eyes even in coma’

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When she departed her family’s residence at No. 3, Michael Avenue, Ohovbe Quarters, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, Edo State penultimate Wednesday, 23-year-old Uwaila Vera Omozuwa had no inkling of the ugly fate that awaited her.Since going to the near...Read more

Don’t open schools now — Varsity chancellor

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Against the continuous spread of coronavirous disease in Nigeria, the Chancellor of the Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State,  Dr. Ramon Adedoyin, has advised the government not to reopen  schools, churches, mosques and similar inst...Read more

Lagos Commissioner Lawal is new Oniru

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The nomination and appointment of Lagos State’s former Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, as the new Oba-Elect of Iruland (the Oniru-Elect of Iruland) has been approved by the Lagos State Executive Council, under the leader...Read more

Complete list of COVID-19 test centres in Lagos

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  1.  Ifako Ijaiye Local Government – Ifako Mini Stadium (College Road beside Ifako General Hospital  2. Somolu Local Government – Wright Memorial Primary Health Centre (Emmanuel Street, Somolu)  3.  Ojo Local ...Read more

Protests rock Lagos, Abuja over rising rape cases, sexual assault against women

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Group of protesters on Friday stormed the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja, and police command in Lagos to protest the rising spate of rape, sexual violence, assault against women, incest in the country.Unanimously, they demanded that th...Read more

Coronavirus: Lagos may run out of isolation bed spaces in three weeks

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Lagos State may have no more bed spaces for coronavirus patients in the next three weeks if the current rate of infection keeps rising, Health Commissioner Akin Abayomi warned on Friday.Confirmed cases  across the country rose by 328 to a tot...Read more

I don’t care about second term, says Nasarawa governor

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In a chat with journalists in Lafia, the state capital, to mark his first anniversary in office, the governor said he was grateful to God for giving him a four-year mandate; a period he deems long enough for him to contribute his quota to the deve...Read more

AfDB board bows to US pressure, approves fresh probe of Adesina

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The African Development Bank  has opened an independent inquiry into allegations of embezzlement and preferential treatment against its embattled president Akinwumi Adesina, who is seeking re-election in August.The investigation is in respons...Read more

COVID-19 claims 42 per cent of Nigerian jobs, says NBS

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With the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic still unraveling, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says 42 per cent of Nigerian employees have lost their jobs on account of the disease.The bureau, in a report just published, said the econo...Read more

Corruption: Obasa not maintaining multiple accounts with us — Banks

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Officials of Ecobank, Wema Bank and Polaris on Friday denied that Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa is operating multiple bank accounts with them.Some representatives of the banks spoke before the 9-man House Adhoc...Read more

Anger in House of Reps over rising killings, insecurity

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There was anger in the House of Representatives on Thursday over rising killings and insecurity in the country.The lawmakers resolved to invite the service chiefs, the National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Department of State Services (DSS) Dire...Read more

Reps’ NDDC committee chair ready for probe

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The House Committee Chairman of Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has expressed his readiness to face a probe, if found culpable of any misconduct.The lawmaker was responding to the suggestion of Ijaw nationalist and S...Read more

‘U.S. mistaken on AfDB’s Adesina’

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The Vice President, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI), Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, has affirmed that the American Treasury department is mistaken about its call for a fresh probe of the President of African Development Bank, Dr Ak...Read more

NCDC confirms 350 new cases as Lagos discharges 24 more patients

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THREE hundred and fifty COVID-19 cases were confirmed last night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).Lagos, which recorded the highest number – 102 – had earlier in the ...Read more

AfDB Bureau of Govs exonerate Adesina

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The Bureau of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB), comprising of Finance Ministers from all 81 shareholding countries, has upheld the conclusions of the Ethics Committee of the Board in favour of the Bank’s Presiden...Read more

Dakolo vs Fatoyinbo: Police to revisit rape case

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The Police Force will be revisiting  the rape case filed by Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo,the General Overseer of Commonwealth of Zion Church(COZA).The Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department of the Nigerian P...Read more

CAN seeks review of worship time to 90 minutes

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has requested that worship centres be allowed to go beyond one hour.The association stated this during a meeting with the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), in Abuja on Thursday.CAN’s ...Read more

Obaseki backtracks on exclusion of lawmakers-elect

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EDO State State Governor Godwin Obaseki began on Thursday the process of truce with 14 elected lawmakers who have been excluded from the affairs of the House of Assembly since January.He named Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Simon Lalong (Pl...Read more

Nigeria records 350 new cases of COVID-19, total now 11,516

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced on Thursday that it recorded 350 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number in the country to 11,516.According to its official Twitter handle, all new cases, as at June 4, 2020, Nige...Read more

‘Nigerian lady offered for sale in Lebanon refuses to return home’

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A Nigerian lady who was offered for sale at $1,000 in Lebanon, Peace Busari, has refused to return to the country, the Chairman of Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said.The NiDCOM chairman, who spoke on Thursday durin...Read more

Churches, mosques, hotels to open in Lagos June 19

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Worship centres are to reopen in Lagos as the government on Thursday released guidelines to further ease the lockdown.Also to commence business are hotels and the hospitality industry, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said.The reopening of churches, mo...Read more

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