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11 facts you should know about late Ajimobi

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Former Oyo Senator Abiola Ajimobi died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday.   Below are facts you should know about Abiola Ajimobi   1. Abiola Ajimobi was born on December 16, 1949 at Oja-Iba, Ibadan.   2. His grandfather wa...Read more

APC, Senate, Oyetola, others congratulate Gbajabiamila, Sanwo-Olu

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Leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Senate as well as Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola have congratulated House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on their 58...Read more

594 fresh COVID-19 cases confirmed in Nigeria

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night, confirmed the discovery of 594 fresh Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in over 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).   It listed the states and the figures as “L...Read more

Court dismisses suit seeking Omo-Agege’s sack

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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday dismissed a suit that sought to sack Ovie Omo-Agege as the Deputy Senate President and senator representing Delta Central.   In a judgment, Justice Ahmed Mohammed held that the suit, filed by the In...Read more

World Bank to Nigerians: brace for worst recession

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The World Bank has urged Nigerians to brace for the worst recession since the 1980s.   According to the blobal bank, the twin calamities of collapse in oil prices and COVID-19 pandemic are expected to plunge the economy into a severe econom...Read more

Tinubu: One of Yoruba’s best gone

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All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday described death of former Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi as a loss to the Yoruba race.   In a condolence he titled: “Tribute to a great man: Sena...Read more

Governors to address resident doctors’ grievances

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Members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have resolved to address the concerns raised by resident doctors, who recently suspended their nationwide strike after the NGF’s intervention.   The NGF promised to work with the Fed...Read more

SON urges hand sanitisers’ manufacturers to adhere to standards

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The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has warned manufacturers of hand sanitisers and liquid hand washes to adhere strictly to global best practices.   It said failure to do so would attract penalties.   The agency said quality...Read more

Rivers imposes N10m fine for weddings contravening guidelines

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The Rivers State Government has approved COVID-19 guidelines for marriages and weddings with N10 million fine to be paid by violators.   Commissioner for Information and Communications Paulinus Nsirim said the guidelines were approved by th...Read more

Nasarawa spends N536m on virus battle

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Nasarawa State Deputy Governor Emmanuel Akabe has claimed that the state government has spent over N536 million to contain the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.   Akabe, who doubles as chairman of the Nasarawa State Task Force on COV...Read more

Lagos inaugurates 10-man committee for cooperative college

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Lagos State Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat has inaugurated the Governing Council for the Lagos State Cooperative College, Agege with a charge to the new board members to set a precedence of excellence.   He challenged the committee members ...Read more

Fed Govt evacuates 167 Nigerians from South Africa

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The Federal Government has evacuated 167 Nigerians from South Africa and are now enroute to Nigeria, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama said.   Onyeama, in a series of tweet on his handle @GeoffreyOnyeama, said the Nigerians h...Read more

No division in ECOWAS over single currency, says Onyeama

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Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are set to meet to discuss issues bordering on the adoption of the single currency – the Eco –  for the sub-region.   Nigeria’s Minister of Fore...Read more

Pandemic has far-reaching impact on global drug markets, says UNODC

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The COVID-19 crisis and economic downturn threatened to further compound drug dangers, the latest World Drug Report released on Thursday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has stated.   The report also analyses the impa...Read more

Ogun ‘managing 300 cases’ as home-care

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Ogun State Government on Thursday revealed that there are 300 COVID-19 cases being managed under a home-care arrangement.   It added that 400 other patients have been discharged.   Commissioner of Health Dr. Yomi Coker said the decis...Read more

Face shields not sufficient to protect against virus, says NCDC

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday emphasised that the use of face shields is not sufficient to protect anyone from the infection of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.   It, however, said face shields, which a lot of Niger...Read more

‘Integrity test on buildings ensures safety’

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Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory (LSMTL) has kicked off the non-destructive test on public school infrastructure to prevent building collapse.   The test would ensure safety of pupils, students and workers.   Speaking at Omol...Read more

Wike okays fourth flyover in Rivers

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Rivers State has approved a new flyover, measuring 505 metres, at the GRA junction on Port Harcourt/Aba Expressway.   Commissioner for Works Austin Ben-Chioma, who spoke in Port Harcourt on Thursday, said the approval was given during the S...Read more

‘Hasten repair of Badagry Expressway’

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Medical sales representatives delivering medicines and other essentials to hospitals and pharmacies in Badagry, Lagos State, have deplored the worsening Badagry Expressway.   Chairman of the Association of Medical Representatives Profession...Read more

Court frees OAU ex-acting VC, bursar

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An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo has discharged and acquitted the former Acting Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Prof. Anthony Elujoba and ex-Acting Bursar Mrs. Josephine Akeredolu of abuse of office and fina...Read more

Appeal Court throws out PDP’s suit

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has thrown out an appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Osulwo Tibetan.   Tibetan had filed the appeal against the ele...Read more

Non-interest banking gains mass appeal, converts

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Non-interest banking in Nigeria is a relatively new concept that is fast gaining mass appeal and converts. Non-Interest banking is an alternative financial service to conventional banking services available to all irrespective of religious inclina...Read more

Monarchs raise committee for Akeredolu’s re-election

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Ondo Council of Obas has said it has raised a committee to mobilise people to vote for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in the October governorship election.   The monarchs, who endorsed Akeredolu for a second term, were led by the Chairman a...Read more

Rivers APC hails caretaker committee, Lyon

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The Acting Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Igo Aguma, has congratulated the National Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the party led by the Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni.   Aguma i...Read more

States to begin COVID-19 testing next week

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From next week, every state will be able to conduct COVID-19 tests, the Federal Government said on Thursday.   Tests will no longer be exclusively handled by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihe...Read more

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