COVID-19 NEWS: 126 new cases, 59,127 total – NCDC

COVID-19 NEWS: 126 new cases, 59,127 total – NCDC

NCDC COVID-19 NEWS: The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night, reported 126 new COVID-19 cases which sums the country’s coronavirus tally to 59,127 cases. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control on Friday, recorded 126 new covid-19 cases with no death case. NCDC disclosed this on their official tweeter page during the daily COVID-19 news report on Friday night. READ…

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Why FG extended rail line to Niger Republic – Lai Mohammed

Why FG extended rail line to Niger Republic – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says the extension of rail line construction from Lagos-Kano-Katsina to Marradi in Niger Republic was approved for economic and commercial benefits. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave the explanation on Friday when he featured on Nigeria Television Authority live programme, “Good Morning Nigeria”. Specifically, the minister said the rail extension is intended for Nigeria to…

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COVID-19: FG orders full reopening of Nigerian schools

COVID-19: FG orders full reopening of Nigerian schools

The Nigerian federal government on Friday, ordered nationwide reopening of schools starting from October 12th. The directive issued by the minister for Education, Adamu Adamu in Abuja during a media briefing is coming despite the covid-19 pandemic which necessitated the closure of all schools a few months ago. Mr Adamu said government had made prior consultation with stakeholders in the…

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BAYELSA: Appeal nullifies Tribunal’s order sacking Gov Diri

BAYELSA: Appeal nullifies Tribunal's order sacking Gov Diri

The Appeal court on Friday overturned an election tribunal court ruling which had earlier nullified the election of Governor Douye Diri as the Bayelsa State governor. The five-man panel stated that the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal acted outside its jurisdiction by nullifying the election of Governor Diri. The tribunal had while ruling on a petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic…

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Labour suspends proposed strike as FG holds electricity tariff hike

Labour suspends proposed strike as FG holds electricity tariff hike

The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have suspended the strike scheduled to commence today (Monday). This development followed an agreement reached by the NLC with the Federal Government at a meeting which started at 8.30pm on Sunday and ended at 2:50am this morning. After exhaustive deliberations on the issues raised by the labour centres, the meeting agreed…

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COVID-19 FUND: I have nothing to hide, Akeredolu replies PDP

COVID-19 FUND: I have nothing to hide, Akeredolu replies PDP

The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has denied the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cliams of his government mismanaging the state’s covid-19 fund. He warned PDP against spreading false information that he was not ready to account for the COVID-19 funds, he also urged them to play issue-based politics The governor said this while responding to a request by PDP through…

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VERBAL WAR: Amaechi shouldn’t be a minister, he should be in jail – Wike

Verbal War: Amaechi shouldn't be a minister, he should be in jail – Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has added bombs to the ongoing verbal war against his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, claiming that the ex-governor should be in jail and not a minister. Wike who made the comments during a live interview on AIT’s Focus Nigeria beamed from Government House, Port Harcourt, on Monday, in reaction to comments by Amaechi over the…

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Fomer Delta State Governor, Uduaghan returns to PDP

Fomer Delta State Governor, Uduaghan returns to PDP

A former governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which he left in the heat of the 2015 campaigns to join the All Progressive Party (APC). The ceremony for the governor’s official defection to his former party is holding today (Monday), at Unit 1, Ward 6, Abigborodo, Warri North Local Government Area of…

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No going back, Labour says after meeting Gbajabiamila over proposed strike

No going back, Labour says after meeting Gbajabiamila over proposed strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Sunday had a closed door meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila over its proposed strike action from Monday, September 28. The meeting held at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja and was intended to mediate and resolve the impasse between Organised Labour and the Federal Government (FG). The labour…

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COVID-19 NEWS: 136 new cases, 58,198 total – NCDC

COVID-19 NEWS: 136 new cases, 58,198 total – NCDC

NCDC COVID-19 NEWS: The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday night, reported 136 new COVID-19 cases which sums the country’s coronavirus tally to 58,198 cases. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control on Friday, recorded 136 new covid-19 cases and 3 deaths in Nigeria. NCDC disclosed this on their official tweeter page during the daily COVID-19 news report on Friday. READ…

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COVID-19 CASE REPORT: 213 new cases, 58,062 total – NCDC

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: 213 new cases, 58,062 total – NCDC

COVID-19 CASE REPORT: The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night, report 213 new COVID-19 cases which sums the country’s coronavirus tally to 58,062 cases. NCDC also, reported two death cases on Friday. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control ,NCDC, disclosed this on their official tweeter page during the daily COVID-19 news report. READ ALSO: Yobe govt shifts LGA election…

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IPAC declines postponement of Yobe local council election

IPAC declines postponement of Yobe local council election

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has rejected the postponement of the local government council election in Yobe State. The state Independent Electoral Commission on Friday announced the postponement of the election from December 5 to February next year. The Chairman of the commission, Dr. Mamman Mohammed, who announced the postponement of the election at a press briefing in Damaturu,…

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Yobe govt shifts LGA election due to COVID-19 increase

Yobe govt shifts LGA election due to COVID-19 increase

The Yobe State local government council (LGA) election earlier scheduled for December 5th, 2020 has been shifted to a new date. This was made known on Thursday by the Executive Chairman of the Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission,(YOSIEC), Mamman Mohammed. While addressing newsmen in Damaturu, the State capital, Mohammed cited the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the state as the reason for…

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Igbos in diaspora must return home to develop igboland – Umahi

Igbos in diaspora must return home to develop igboland – Umahi

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi and the President-General Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Nnia Nwodo, on Tuesday reiterated the need for Igbos in diaspora to return home and invest towards economic development of the region. The two Igbo leaders, who spoke in Abakaliki on Tuesday, on the occasion of the Ebonyi Business Forum, which held at the Ecumenical Centre, said…

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No one will die of COVID-19 in Taraba – Gov Ishaku

No one will die of COVID-19 in Taraba – Gov Ishaku

Darius Ishaku, the Taraba State Governor in a statement on Wednesday, said his administration was doing all in their power to ensure that nobody in the state die of COVID-19 Virus. Ishaku said his administration was expanding testing and isolation facilities in the state to ensure proper handling of COVID-19 cases in the State. He disclosed this when members of…

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Buhari tells UN Assembly how he tackles terrorism, poverty in Nigeria

Buhari tells UN Assembly how he tackles terrorism, poverty in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sensitized the United Nations Assembly on how his administration is tackling terrorism and poverty in Nigeria. This was contained in a statement released on Wednesday by the president’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Buhari stated this in his speech at the general debate of the 75th Session of the United Nations (UN) General…

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Jegede reveals why he did not pick Ajayi as running mate

Jegede reveals why he did not pick Ajayi as running mate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the upcoming Ondo governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, has revealed reason why he did not pick the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, as his running mate. Recall that Ajayi had defected from APC to the PDP, inorder to secure a governorship ticket to run against the APC candidate and incumbent governor of the state, Governor Rotimi…

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President Buhari orders reduction of NPK fertilizer price

President Buhari orders reduction of NPK fertilizer price

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the reduction of NPK fertilizer price from N5,500 to N5,000 to help local farmers and ensure food security in the country. The Vice-Chairman of the National Food Security Council, Atiku Bagudu, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting presided over by the Chief of Staff to the president, Prof. Ibrahim…

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PETROL HIKE: NLC vows to go on nationwide protest, strike

PETROL PRICE HIKE: NLC vows on nationwide protest, strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday vowed to proceed with its planned nationwide strike and protest over the Federal Government’s refusal to reverse the recent increase in petrol price and electricity tariff in the country, saying that the increase will only add more suffering to the already suffering Nigerians. NLC last week said it would proceed on a nationwide…

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BREAKING: LASTMA headquarters on fire

BREAKING: LASTMA headquarters on fire

On Tuesday, fire gutted a section of the headquarters of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority(LASTMA), Oshodi, Lagos. LASTMA made this known in a statement by its Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Filade Olumide. The statement was titled, ‘Minor fire incident at LASTMA headquarters’. LASTMA General Manager, Olajide Oduyoye, was quoted as saying that the “fire was immediately put out”. READ…

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Buhari meets Mai Buni, Ganduje over Edo election

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday held a closed-door meeting with the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee Mai Mala Buni and the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mai Mala Buni and Ganduje who are also the governors of Yobe and Kano States respectively, were believed to have met with president Buhari to…

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EDO ELECTION: President Buhari congratulates Obaseki

EDO ELECTION: President Buhari congratulates Obaseki

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, congratulated the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his victory at the state governorship election held on Saturday. Obaseki, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the poll. The President, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba…

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BREAKING: Obaseki emerges winner, defeats Ize-Iyamu with over 84,000 votes

BREAKING: Obaseki emerges winner, defeats Ize-Iyamu with over 84,000 votes

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, winner of the September 19 governorship election in Edo state. INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, announced the result of the election on Sunday. Obaseki, who contested under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 307,955 votes to defeat his closest rival and governorship…

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El-Rufai to participate in Kaduna Int’l Marathon competition

SOUTHERN KADUNA: El-Rufai blames killings on Religious Leaders

The Kaduna state governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai on Saturday, said that he has already registered to participate in the forthcoming Kaduna International Marathon competition and  would not do more than 5km int he maiden Kaduna International Marathon 2020 scheduled for November 21,  2020 is expected to gulp N300 million with 10 elite athletes expected from across the world. According to…

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Woman delivers baby boy under Ajah bridge in Lagos

Woman delivers baby boy under Ajah bridge in Lagos State

A 35 years old woman, Ms Blessing Emmanuel, on Saturday, fell into labour and was delivered of a baby boy under the flyover bridge in Ajah area of Lagos State. The incident occurred at about 4.30p.m. The woman, who hails from Cross River State, was said to be homeless, but personnel from Lagos State Ambulance Services from Eti-Osa, were said…

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EDO GUBER: protect your votes, Saraki tells Edo people

EDO GUBER: protect your votes, Saraki tells Edo people

Nigeria’s immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has urged voters in Edo State to protect their votes in the state’s guber election. He said this in a series of tweets after voting was concluded at many units in the election. Saraki said, “The on-going #EdoDecides2020 is getting to the crucial stages. I urge the good people of Edo State not…

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Lagos govt orders full reopening of churches, mosques

Lagos govt orders full reopening of churches, mosques

The Lagos State Government has approved the full reopening of churches and mosques in the state following the Nationwide shutdown of worship centres early this year as a measures to control the spread of the ravaging covid-19 pandemic. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this on Saturday at a briefing in Lagos. According to the governor, mosques can hold their prayers…

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Obaseki’s overjoyed supporter falls from speeding vehicle

Obaseki’s overjoyed supporter falls from speeding vehicle

Obaseki’s overjoyed supporter falls from speeding vehicle: A yet-to-be-identified supporter of Governor Godwin Obaseki has fallen from a speeding vehicle. The young man was part of the youths, in a vehicle, jubilating over results announced in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate Obaseki. The incident happened in front of Ugbekun Primary School in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area around 4:05…

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Don’t disrespect Nigeria, FG tells US, UK over visa restrictions

VISA BAN: Don’t disrespect Nigeria, FG tells US, UK

Nigeria Federal Government has shown displeasure on the Visa ban placed on some categories of Nigerian Citizens by the United States and the United Kingdom concerning the Edo, Ondo governorship elections. It also expressed concern over the visa restrictions imposed by the US on unnamed politicians for alleged involvement in electoral violence during the Kogi and Bayelsa states governorship polls.…

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EDO GUBER: PDP alleges harassment of its governors by Police

EDO GUBER: PDP alleges harassment of its governors by Police

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, on Friday accused the Nigerian police of harassing PDP Governors ahead of tomorrow’s governorship election in Edo State. Secondus, who disclosed this at an emergency press briefing in Abuja, said information available to the PDP indicated that the party’s governors were being harassed by the police at the West End…

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