Makinde to declare Hijrah holiday from Next Year

…charges Muslims and non-Muslims to embrace peaceful coexistence …as state marks Mawlud Nabbiyy celebration Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from next year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community in the state. Makinde, who made the declaration during the celebration of 2021 Mawlud Nabiyy, held at the Remembrance Arcade of the … Continue reading Makinde to declare Hijrah holiday from Next Year

Oba of Benin appoints new priest for Holy Aruosa

The Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare ll, has approved the appointment of Mr Igbinoghodua Edebiri, as Presiding Priest (Ohen-Osa) of the Holly Aruosa Cathedral. A statement by the Secretary to the Benin Traditional Council (BTC), Frank Irabor, disclosed that the appointment followed a recommendation by the Elders Council of the Benin national Church. The statement directed the new priest to immediately open the Cathedral for worship. … Continue reading Oba of Benin appoints new priest for Holy Aruosa

Third mainland bridge to shut down for 24hrs to remove rehabilitation equipment

The Lagos State Government has announced plans to shut the Third Mainland Bridge from midnight on Friday, 26th to midnight on Saturday, 27th February 2021, for the removal of equipment used for the replacement of expansion joints, among others. A statement signed by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, stated that the total closure of the bridge for 24 hours is to enable … Continue reading Third mainland bridge to shut down for 24hrs to remove rehabilitation equipment

Lagos LAWMA partners NESTREA to encourage proper handling and management of e-waste in Lagos

… Identifies 30 Collection Centres Going by the determination of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration to promote healthy living and safeguard environmental quality that is consistent with the social and economic needs of the people, the State government, through LAWMA and LASEPA, has partnered with the National Environmental Standards & Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) to encourage proper handling and management of e-waste in the State. … Continue reading Lagos LAWMA partners NESTREA to encourage proper handling and management of e-waste in Lagos

FG to begin trial of 5,000 suspected Boko Haram terrorist

The Federal Government says it will soon begin the trial of 5,000 suspected Boko Haram members who are in various detention facilities across the country. The Director General of Legal Aid Council, Aliyu Abubakar, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to Borno Governor Babagana Zulum at the Government House, Maiduguri.Abubakar identified Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri, Kainji Correctional facilities, among the locations were the suspects are being … Continue reading FG to begin trial of 5,000 suspected Boko Haram terrorist

Senate committee assures NDDC of support, collaboration

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has assured the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of the support and collaboration of his committee in the task of developing the Niger Delta region. Speaking during the oversight visit of the Senate Committee at the NDDC permanent headquarters in Port Harcourt, Senator Nwaboshi stated that the Commission’s strategy of engagement and collaboration was … Continue reading Senate committee assures NDDC of support, collaboration

Bawa Scales Senate Hurdle, States Vision for the EFCC

The Senate today, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 confirmed the appointment of Abdurasheed Bawa as the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The confirmation was the climax of a screening session that lasted for over two hours in which the new EFCC boss, took several questions as well as valuable pieces of advice from the distinguished senators. The members of the red … Continue reading Bawa Scales Senate Hurdle, States Vision for the EFCC

Attack on Abayi Police Station: IGP Adamu warns on attack as 8 people are arrested, arms and ammunition recovered

The Police in Abia State Command successfully neutralised (4) four attackers, arrested (8) eight persons and recovered arms and ammunition from hoodlums who carried out an unprovoked attack on Abayi Police Station, Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of Abia State in the early hours of 23rd February, 2021. It is worth noting that the hoodlums numbering about two hundred persons, armed with AK47 rifles and … Continue reading Attack on Abayi Police Station: IGP Adamu warns on attack as 8 people are arrested, arms and ammunition recovered

Deregistration: Court dismisses African Peoples Alliance suit against INEC

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, dismissed a suit challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s power to deregister the African Peoples Alliance (APA) as political party in the country. Delivering judgment, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, held that he was bound by the decision of the Court of Appeal which upheld the powers of INEC to deregister political parties.   The News Agency of Nigeria reports  … Continue reading Deregistration: Court dismisses African Peoples Alliance suit against INEC

EFCC urges court not to vacate order against Maina

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, urged the Federal High Court, Abuja not to set aside its order of Nov. 18, 2020 against Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task force Team (PRTT). Counsel to the EFCC, Mohammed Abubakar, told Justice Okon Abang to reject Maina’s request on the ground that it was made to delay justice in his trial. The … Continue reading EFCC urges court not to vacate order against Maina