Delta clarifies airport concession, approves construction of more roads

Delta State Government on Thursday said Asaba International Airport was not sold but only concessioned for 30 years to make for its adequate upgrade into a world-class airport, by the concessionaire. The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, made this known while briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting of the State’s Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in Asaba. Aniagwu … Continue reading Delta clarifies airport concession, approves construction of more roads

Third Mainland Bridge to be reopened “this weekend’’ – Fashola

The Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos would be totally reopened to traffic ‘’this weekend,’’ the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Fashola, who gave the assurance during a radio phone-in programme Thursday, did not specify which day of the weekend to expect the reopening. “I can tell you now that this weekend, it will be … Continue reading Third Mainland Bridge to be reopened “this weekend’’ – Fashola

Zulum visits Dikwa, shares N115m, food to 34,000

… Orders special medicals for attacked CJTFs Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum spent Thursday in Dikwa, supervising distribution of social protect cash and food varieties to 34,000 vulnerable women and male households. 23,000 women, received N5,000 cash from a total of N115m, while 11,000 male heads of households were each provided a of rice, a bag of beans, a bag of maize grid, and … Continue reading Zulum visits Dikwa, shares N115m, food to 34,000

SEC wins as Court strikes out Oando Directors’ suit

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has secured a big win as the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, struck out three cases filed by Oando Plc and some of its directors against the Commission for lack of jurisdiction. The Court dismissed the cases in a judgement delivered by Hon. Justice F.O.G. Ogunbanjo. Oando Plc and three of its directors namely, Adewale Tinubu, … Continue reading SEC wins as Court strikes out Oando Directors’ suit

Farmers/herders clash: Northern govs ‘ll soon end nomadic movement — El-Rufai

The governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has assured that the clashes between herders and farmers will soon be a thing of the past as northern governors are determined to end normadic movement of cattle and people in the shortest possible time. Speaking when he visited the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC), he argued that once the movement is curtailed, the recurring … Continue reading Farmers/herders clash: Northern govs ‘ll soon end nomadic movement — El-Rufai

Youths shut down Nigeria Governors’ Forum headquarters in protest

Hundreds of youths under the umbrella of Nigerian Youth Union (NYU), and others have shut down the headquarters of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in protest. The Youths in their large numbers barricaded the NGF office located at Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama, Abuja, as early as 9am denying staff and guests opportunities to access the office. Their peaceful action temporarily caused pandemonium as commuters were … Continue reading Youths shut down Nigeria Governors’ Forum headquarters in protest

N3.1bn Money Laundering: Court Adjourn Suswam’s Trial till March 24

Justice A.R Mohammed of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the money laundering trial of a former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam and his co-defendant, Omadachi Okolobia, a former commissioner for finance, Benue State till March 24, 2021 for ruling on the defence objection to the examination of the fourth prosecution witness by counsel to EFCC, and continuation of trail. At … Continue reading N3.1bn Money Laundering: Court Adjourn Suswam’s Trial till March 24

Makinde commissions Awotan Landfill, unveils Clean and Green Waste Trucks

…pledges to fix Awotan Health Centre, install solar lights …says project will provide 3,000 jobs for residents Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Thursday, commissioned the Awotan Landfill Project and also unveiled the Clean and Green Waste Trucks, to improve environmental and social well-being of residents of the state. Governor Makinde, who stated this while speaking at the official commissioning of the Awotan Landfill … Continue reading Makinde commissions Awotan Landfill, unveils Clean and Green Waste Trucks

Scales: Court Disqualifies Lawyer as Defence Witness

The trial-within-trial of a suspected serial fraudster, Scales Ishola Olatunji was cut short on Thursday, February 25, 2021 following a ruling by Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State which disqualified one Barrister Peter Mba from giving his testimony as a defence witness in the matter. Scales is being prosecuted by the Uyo zonal office of the Economic … Continue reading Scales: Court Disqualifies Lawyer as Defence Witness

Operation Puff Adder2: Police arrest 48 notorious criminal suspects

…Recover 14-AK47 Rifles, 27 other prohibited firearms, 4 POS Machines, others Following the flag-off of ‘Operation Puff Adder II’ by the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni on 15th February, 2021, to reinvigorate the ongoing fight against violent crimes in the country and bring the perpetrators to book, operatives of the FIB Intelligence Response Team and Special Tactical Squad of the Force … Continue reading Operation Puff Adder2: Police arrest 48 notorious criminal suspects