Borno Governor, Zulum, Tasks Military On Displaced Boko Haram Victims

  Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, has said that the only way Nigeria can end insurgency in the North-East was for the military to allow victims of Boko Haram attacks to go back to their communities. Zulum said victims have been frustrated and denied access to their farmlands for agricultural and aqua culture activities. The Borno governor spoke on Tuesday in Abuja during...

Oshiomhole Pleads For Forgiveness As APC Asks Members To Withdraw Court Cases

Embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has asked members of the National Working Committee to forgive him of all shortcomings in piloting the affairs of the party. Oshiomhole made the plea on Tuesday in Abuja at the end of the meeting by the  committee. He said that the move was aimed at promoting peace and building...

Coronavirus: Nigerian Senate Calls For Travel Ban On High Risk Countries

The Nigerian Senate has called for travel ban on high risk countries with Coronavirus. The lawmakers on Tuesday said entry should be banned to flights from the United Kingdom and China. This came after Nigeria announced its third case of Coronavirus on Tuesday. Source link

Supreme Court To Announce Date For Review Of Zamfara Judgment

  The Supreme Court in Abuja on Tuesday reserved ruling on the All Progressives Congress’ application for the review of its judgment nullifying the party’s victories in the general elections held in 2019 in Zamfara State, a report by PUNCH said. A five-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, said the date of...

After Buhari Failed To Visit Site Of Lagos Explosion, Governor Sanwo-Olu Takes Photographs Of Tragedy To President In Abuja

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday jetted to Abuja to show President Muhammadu Buhari photographs of Sunday's explosion in the Abule Ado area of the state. President Buhari, who failed to visit site of the devastation more than 24 hours after the incident, which claimed at least 17 lives and destroyed more than 50 buildings, on Monday...

Appeal Court Reinstates Oshiomhole As National Chairman Of APC

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has returned Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress. The three-man panel led by Abubakar Yahaya ordered a stay of execution of the ruling by the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, pending the determination of the appeal filed by Oshiomhole. Justice Danlami Senchi of the FCT High Court had ordered...

Action Democratic Party Calls For Investigation Into Lagos Explosion

The Action Democratic Party has called for an investigation to unravel the cause of the explosion that led to a fire incident at Abule-Ado area of Lagos State on Sunday.  The explosion and ensuing fire led to the death of at least 17 persons with over 50 houses including a church and school destroyed. While the cause of the incident...

Lagos Government Announces N2bn Relief Fund For Victims Of Explosion

The Lagos State Government has announced a N2bn relief fund for victims of Sunday’s explosion in the Abule-Ado area of the state. Governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made the announcement while addressing journalists at the scene of the explosion on Monday. He said that an additional sum of N250m will be released immediately and announced that an investigative committee...

All Progressives Congress Suspends NEC Meeting Indefinitely

The All Progressives Congress has suspended indefinitely its National Executive Council meeting scheduled to hold on March 17, 2020. Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum and governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, made the announcement after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. The suspension of the NEC was one of the agreements reached during the meeting between Buhari...

Group Cautions Nigerian Government Against Blaming Coronavirus For 2020 Budget Implementation Delay

The Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice has urged the Nigerian Government to stop blaming the current upheaval in the implementation of the 2020 budget on Coronavirus outbreak. Executive Chairman of the CHRSJ, Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, stated that the government lacked the competence to manage the nation’s economy in a sustainable manner. The group was responding to claims by Minister...

Buhari Condoles With Victims Of Lagos Explosion

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to victims of Lagos explosion. The explosion that rocked Abule Ado area of Lagos and environs on Sunday morning led to the death of over 15 persons and destroyed more than 50 houses. Buhari, who expressed his thoughts via Twitter, said, "I received with sadness the news of the explosion in Lagos, which...

EXCLUSIVE: Imo Governor, Uzodinma, Appoints Thug Arrested For Electoral Fraud Into State Government

Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, has appointed Innocent Ikpamezie as General Manager of Owerri Capital Development Authority.  Ikpamezie was one of four persons arrested and paraded by the police in Abuja for electoral fraud in 2018.Uzodinma made the appointment after a controversial judgment by the Supreme Court brought him into office as governor of Imo State on January 14, 2020. Findings by...

Osinbajo Confirms Death Of Police Escort

Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, has confirmed the death of one of his police escorts. The escort, identified as Inspector Ali Gomina, died while escorting Osinbajo to the airport on a trip to Lagos. Sources had revealed that Gomina was knocked down by a trailer while clearing the way for Osinbajo’s motorcade. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant...

Tension Mounts In Taraba As Governor Ishaku Remains Unseen For Over 80 Days

There is growing tension in Taraba State at the moment following the disappearance of Governor Darius Ishaku for over 80 days.  Since leaving the state capital, Jalingo, in December 2019 and moving to Abuja without transferring power to his deputy, Ishaku had not been seen in public.  His last official outing in Jalingo was on December 19, 2019 when he...