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Just In: Yahaya Bello appoints cleaner as senior aide

Just In: Yahaya Bello appoints cleaner as senior aide

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has announced the appointment of Peter Aliyu, a cleaner, as his Senior Special Assistant on Sanitation. Mr Bello’s spokesperson, Onogwu Mohammed, who broke the news on Saturday, said Mr Aliyu, who is speech impaired, was a former cleaner under the Geemoney Cleaning Scheme. “His appointment was announced at the...

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Hoodlums storms punctured pipeline site to take diesel

Hoodlums storms punctured pipeline site to take diesel

A rush of people on Friday besieged the site of a ruptured pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area, Lagos, to scoop diesel from the spillage. Also joined in the rush to scoop from the spillage are local vendors who sell petroleum products in jerricans in the area....

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Aisha Al-Hassan, former minister of Women Affairs dies

Aisha Al-Hassan, former minister of Women Affairs dies

Former Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan popularly known as Mama Taraba, is dead. It was gathered that Al-Hassan died at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt on Friday afternoon, May 7. She was aged 61. LIB reported that the former senator underwent a knee replacement surgery in Dubai in April, 2019. She was a...

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Gunmen attack police station, beheads officer in Rivers

Gunmen attack police station, beheads officer in Rivers

Unknown gunmen have attacked the Rumuji police station in Emohua local government area of Rivers State. It is learnt that they beheaded one officer during the attack. The gunmen also attacked and killed one police personnel at a checkpoint point at Ogbakiri junction in the same local government. The attackers also destroyed the checkpoint of...

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Kano state government approves new minimum wage for Universities’ staff

Kano state government approves new minimum wage for Universities’ staff

The Kano State government has approved the implementation of a new minimum wage for academic and non-academic staff of Yusuf Maitama Sule University and Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, the two state universities. The state’s executive council at its weekly meeting approved the release of N49, 695, 509.26 million in this regard. The...

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Supreme Court attests INEC’s power to deregister political parties

Supreme Court attests INEC’s power to deregister political parties

The Supreme Court has affirmed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) power to deregister political parties. The affirmation was made on Friday May 7 in a lawsuit filed by one of the 74 political parties deregistered by INEC in February 2020. Member of the Supreme court’s panel, Chima Nweze who delivered the lead judgment on...

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Supreme court proclaims cessation of Oyo Local Government Councils as illegal

Supreme court proclaims cessation of Oyo Local Government Councils as illegal

The Supreme court on Friday May 7, declared the dissolution of local government councils in Oyo state as illegal. The apex court also condemned their replacement with caretaker committees. It said the replacement of the council chairman with caretaker committees is unlawful. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state was widely criticized after he sacked all...

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Governor of Lagos state, Sanwo-Olu, launches Creative Lagos in partnership with Del-York Academy (Photos, Video)

Governor of Lagos state, Sanwo-Olu, launches Creative Lagos in partnership with Del-York Academy (Photos, Video)

The Lagos State Government in partnership with the Del -York Creative Academy formally launched, Creative Lagos, a special creative industry capacity building program sponsored by the Lagos State Government to train 1,000 talented young people in the Creative Industry that had come through a painstaking selection process from across the 20 local government areas and...

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Fatal accident along Lagos-Ibadan expressway leaves 14 passengers burnt to death, including three children

Fatal accident along Lagos-Ibadan expressway leaves 14 passengers burnt to death, including three children

Fourteen passengers, including three children, have been burnt to death in an accident along Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The accident, which occurred around 10:20pm on Thursday, May 6, involved a silver Toyota RAV 4 with registration number, LND 13 GS; a silver Toyota Camry marked, GGE 369 GJ and a Mazda bus with unidentified number, DailyTrust reports....