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ASUU distorting facts, peddling falsehood —LASU

AUTHORITIES of the Lagos State University, Ojo, has reacted to the recent call by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Lagos Zone, on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to appoint an independent panel of inquiry to look into an alleged crisis in the institution. In a statement signed by the Coordinator, Centre for Information Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ademola Adekoya, the ...

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‘Kano govt has paid N1.2bn UBE counterpart fund’

The Kano State government says it has paid over N1.2 billion as its counterpart funding for the Universal Basic Education programme. Malam Mohammed Garba, the state’s Commissioner for Education, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Kano. “The State Executive Council approved the money for immediate payment to the federal government as its counterpart funding for the Universal Basic ...

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Obaseki Orders Arrest Of Two BUA Cement Staff, Shuts Obu Mines

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has ordered the immediate shut down of Obu Mines in Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area and ordered the arrest of two BUA cement staff. The governor gave the orders on Wednesday when he visited the mine site and discovered that work was ongoing despite the directives from the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development to ...

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Benue killings: Ortom escapes mob attack as residents protest

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State escaped mob attack on Wednesday as thousands of youths, in Makurdi, the state capital, protested the killings, on Monday, in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state. The protesters also defied the tear gas thrown at them by security operatives and also nearly mobbed the governor, who had to break off from ...

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Gov Sani Bello Of Niger State Swears In 14 New Commissioners

Niger State governor, Sani Bello on Wednesday swore in 14 new commissioners. Bello, at the Government House in Minna, warned them against all forms of corrupt practices. “It will interest you to know that we have put in place a mechanism to monitor, evaluate and assess your performance. “I congratulate you and urge you to take this call to service ...

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Rivers killings: Wike places N200m bounty on perpetrators

Following the Crossover night shootout in which 17 persons were killed in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government of  Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike, has placed a N200 million bounty for information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the massacre. Speaking on Tuesday when he led the Rivers State Security Council on a fact-finding/sympathy visit to the families of the ...

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Police arrest Badoo cult leader, chief herbalist

Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday recorded a major breakthrough in the fight against the menace of Badoo cult with the arrest of the group’s herbalist, Fatai Adebayo alias Alese. Police disclosed that it had earlier at the weekend arrested the cult leader, just as it confirmed the demolition of the shrine located at No 38, Ayegbami Quarters in Imosan, where the ...

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Ex-governor of old Kaduna State, Lawal Kaita, is dead

The former governor of old Kaduna state and one of the Northern region prominent politician, Alhaji Lawal Kaita, is dead. Late Kaita died on Tuesday evening at the Turkish Hospital in Abuja, after a protracted illness. A family source who pleaded anonymity said that the elder statesman had been battling with his health. Kaita who defeated the ruling Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) ...

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Ambode’s wife presents gifts to first babies of 2018

Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle, has underscored the importance of routine immunization and post-natal care for the survival and growth of newborns, saying it was important for nursing mothers to pay greater attention to the health of their children. The governor’s wife also enjoined expectant mothers in the state to justify government’s huge investment in maternal and infant ...

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Full Transcript: President Buhari’s New Year Address (VIDEOS)

President Muhammadu Buhari today performed his first official function for the New Year by addressing Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast. The President spoke about the fuel crisis in the country, his administration’s plans for infrastructure development – rail, roads and power, as well as the calls for the restructuring of the country. Read his full speech below: I join my ...

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