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Lagos CJ frees 18 inmates

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Lagos Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba, on Tuesday granted freedom to 18 inmates of Kirikiri Medium Security Custodial Centre.Their release followed directives from President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief of Nigeria (CJN), Justice IbrahimTanko Muha...Read more

S’East governors, Ohanaeze set up Alaigbo Stabilization Fund

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The South East Governors, in conjunction with Ohanaeze Ndigbo, have agreed to set up a driving force for the development of Igbo land known as Alaigbo Stabilization Fund.A statement by Chief Emeka Attamah, the media adviser to the president genera...Read more

Warri chief arrested for ‘abduction, murder’ in Edo

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A member of the Warri Council of Chiefs, Johnson Atseleghe, has been arrested by the Edo Police Command over alleged abduction and murder of one Sunny Etchie, a youth leader of oil-rich KoloKolo community in the state.The Command’s Public Re...Read more

Synergy key to tackling Nigeria’s border management issues, says Osinbajo

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As government and other stakeholders continue to seek solutions for a more effective border management in Nigeria, renewed efforts will be channeled towards improving synergy amongst agencies involved in border management, Vice President Yemi Osin...Read more

Akeredolu tests positive for COVID-19

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Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19, has begun treatment at home.Akeredolu said he is still very strong to continue working from home where he is self- isolating.The Governor stated that he had malaria...Read more

Aviation restart: FAAN to implement flight spacing at airports

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The Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Capt. Rabiu Yadudu said the agency would implement flight spacing at all its airports in order to ensure total safety once the airspace is reopened for flight services.This is ...Read more

Group urges APC chieftain to declare for Senate

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Ikorodu Progressives Group (IKOPROG) on Monday asked former Lagos State House of Assembly member Lanre Odesanya to declare for Senate in Lagos East District.The seat became vacant, following the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo.Odesanya, a 52-year-ol...Read more

‘AbdulRazaq in order over council chairmen’s suspension’

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Kwara State House of Assembly has said Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq acted well by extending the suspension of the 16 local government council chairmen.It described as false allegation in some quarters that members of the House of Assembly are c...Read more

Lagos shuts facilities for flouting safety guidelines

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Lagos State Government has sealed off lounges, bars, spas and night clubs for flouting Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s order on closure of social clubs, to curb the spread of Coronavirus.The Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr....Read more

Yoruba youths celebrate Fashola, others

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Besides Fashola, who turned 57 yesterday, the council also felicitated with former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who also turned 57 this month.Others who marked their birthdays recently are Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, 45, and Lola A...Read more

APC to begin nationwide reconciliation

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Caretaker/Extra-ordinary Convention Committee on Monday unfolded plans for what it described as “nationwide reconciliation” to restore peace and cohesion in the ruling party.Its chairman, Yo...Read more

El-Rufa’i raises panel on Zangon-Kataf crisis

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Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has resolved to find a permanent solution to the perennial crises that keep erupting in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area.The State Executive Council has set up a committee to develop a White Paper on t...Read more

IGP orders police to restore deputy governor’s security detail

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Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has ordered Police Commissioner Bolaji Salami to restore the security details of Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi with immediate effect.The IGP’s directive was contained in a memo addressed to th...Read more

‘ADC poised to win Edo poll’

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The running mate to the African Democratic Congress (ADC) governorship candidate in Edo State, Mabel Oboh, has boasted that the party will win the September 19 election.Oboh, a renowned Nollywood entertainer, addressing reporters in Benin after em...Read more

‘Ayade deserves national assignment in 2023’

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Some Cross River State residents have said that Governor Ben Ayade’s performance at state level qualifies him for national assignment when his tenure ends in 2023.They said Ayade had attracted “massive investments” and revamped t...Read more

Court strikes out suit against Obaseki

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit filed against Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.The plaintiffs, in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/553/2020, accused the governor of engaging in certificate forgery.Listed as plaintiffs in th...Read more

Edo APC seeks support for Ize-Iyamu

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A former chairman of Ovia North East Local Government of Edo State, Mr. Solomon Odemwingie, has urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to bury the hatchet and support Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the party’s governorsh...Read more

Minister, CSOs canvass peaceful poll

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A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Ondo State has advised parties to curb plans for violence in the coming election.The Chairman, Mr. Franklin Oloniju, speaking when he visited Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Tayo Alasoad...Read more

No face mask, no govt service

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The Federal Government on Monday said it would strictly enforce the use of face masks in public, especially in government and commercial premises.Anyone not wearing a facemask will be denied entry and service; state governments are to drive enforc...Read more

Electricity tariff hike to wait as Lawan, Gbajabiamila intervene

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The 100 per cent hike in electricity tariff slated to commence Wednesday has been put on hold.This follows the National Assembly leadership’s intervention at a meeting with the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos), the National Electr...Read more

Ondo City NBA gets new exco

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The Nigerian Bar Association  (NBA), Ondo Branch, has elected a new executive to run its affairs in the next two years.The new officers are: Chairman, Thompson Akinyemi; General Secretary, Anthony Oladunjoye; Treasurer, Ms. Omowumi Akinrintan...Read more

Abia Govt threatens legal action, gives EFCC 7 days to unseal six ‘wrongly’ sealed properties

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The Abia Government says it has given a seven-day ultimatum to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to unseal six government properties that were ‘wrongly ‘sealed in the state. The state Honorable Attorney General and C...Read more

Zangon Kataf crisis: Kaduna govt sets up eight-member White Paper drafting committee

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The Kaduna State Executive Council has set up an eight-member committee to draft a White Paper on the two reports of the Justice Rahila Cudjoe Commission of Inquiry into the Zangon-Kataf riots of February and May 1992. The eight-member committee ...Read more

Blame Nigeria’s backwardness on Fulanis – Igbo youths

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The backwardness of Nigeria has been blamed on the Fulanis who have ruled the country for several years without ”anything to show” for holding levers of power. The National President of Ohaneze Youth Council, Igboayaka O. Igboayaka ma...Read more

Akire of Ikire stool: High court dismisses monarch’s application

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An Osun State High court sitting in Ikire on Monday dismissed the application of Akire of Ikire, Olatunde Falabi that he should not be removed from the royal stool. Prince Tajudeen Olarewaju of Aketula ruling House had filed a suit against the in...Read more

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