Lagosians To Pay Up To N210,175 For New Vehicle Number Plates
August 19, 2021 1396 1084

Following an upward review of rates for vehicle number plates and driving licences in the country, residents of Lagos State will pay a minimum of N37,825 and up to N210,175 for new number plates. The Lagos State Government announced this in a Fac... Read more

Oyo assembly passes Makinde’s N50b supplementary budget
August 19, 2021 1296 1006

Oyo State House of Assembly yesterday passed into law, the N50 billion supplementary budget forwarded to it by Governor Seyi Makinde. The bill was passed after the consideration of the report of the Ad hoc Committee on Public Account and Appropri... Read more

Olu Of Warri Coronation: Delta CP Deploys 1,000 Policemen
August 19, 2021 1259 941

Barely 48 hours ahead of the coronation of the Olu of Warri, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State, Ari Muhammed Ali, has deployed 1,000 police personnel to provide adequate security for a hitch-free exercise.  CP Ali, in a statement signe... Read more

Nigeria Does Not Need New States
August 19, 2021 1215 873

IN a widely publicised news report, it was reported that the Senate Committee on Constitution Review recommended the creation of 20 new states, including Ibadan State, to be created from Oyo State. In addition to this recommendation, the Committee... Read more

Court turns down govt’s request to dismiss Igboho’s suit
August 19, 2021 1160 822

An Oyo State High Court in Ibadan yesterday rejected a request by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami (SAN) to stop hearing a suit instituted against the Federal Government by Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemi(aka Sund... Read more

Youths protest alleged killing of 14-year-old boy by Oyo Amotekun
August 19, 2021 1138 815

Aggrieved youths, yesterday, protested in front of the Oyo State Secretariat Complex, Agodi, Ibadan, over the alleged killing of a 14-year-old boy, simply known as Peter, by Amotekun Corps operatives. The youths were seen carrying the remains of ... Read more

Six killed in fresh Jos attack, gov convenes security meeting
August 19, 2021 1084 773

No fewer than six persons were on Tuesday night, killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia. The gunmen reportedly stormed the communities at the wee hours of the night and started shooting sporadically. Secretary General of the Irigwe Asso... Read more

Tyranny of Abuja’s dead traffic lights
August 19, 2021 1020 529

If the 172 traffic lights units mounted at various strategic points in the streets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), only 62 are functional, raising concerns over the growing number of avoidable motor accidents within the city. This is more ... Read more

We won’t allow another religious crisis in Plateau, says Lalong
August 18, 2021 2003 1306

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has declared that his administration and security agencies will do everything possible to avert a religious crisis in the state.   The state chief executive visited hospitals where many injure... Read more

Makinde promises to upgrade Ibadan airport to international standard
August 18, 2021 1775 1188

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, yesterday, reiterated his determination to upgrade dilapidated facilities at the Ibadan Airport to assume international standards.Makinde stated this during the inaugural flight of Air Peace Airline at the Alakia ... Read more

Police Probe Panel On Abba Kyari Yet To Submit Report ― FHQ
August 18, 2021 1559 1056

The Police High Command on Tuesday night stated that the investigation into the alleged indictment of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari by the FBI being conducted by the NPF Special Investigation Panel, (SIP) was still in progress. I... Read more

ACF asks Fed Govt to prosecute repentant Boko Haram members
August 18, 2021 1401 779

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has expressed doubt about the sincerity of Boko Haram members who have surrendered to government troops. The forum urged the government to prosecute them or free all others currently in custody. In a statement,... Read more

FG extends Special Public Works programme
August 18, 2021 1324 763

The Federal Government has approved the extension of the Special Public Works (SPW) programme.Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, disclosed this in Nasarawa State, yesterday, at the opening of a three-day training/meeting o... Read more

Protect yourselves against banditry, Masari tells Katsina residents
August 18, 2021 1290 743

Governor Aminu Masari, yesterday, charged vulnerable residents of Katsina State to arm themselves against banditry. He said it was morally wrong for people to submit meekly to the hoodlums without any attempt to defend themselves, noting that sec... Read more

Biden Insists US Won’t Remain In Afghanistan Despite Chaos
August 17, 2021 2248 1473

President Joe Biden said on Monday he stood “squarely behind” his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan despite searing images of chaos in Kabul that exposed the limits of U.S. power and plunged him into the worst crisis of... Read more

Abiodun receives prominent Nigerians over father’s death
August 17, 2021 1938 1216

Yobe State Governor and National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mai Mala Buni; his Jigawa and Kebbi state counterparts, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and Muhammad Abubakar, yesterday, paid a condolence visit to the Og... Read more

Buhari, Atiku, Lawan, governors, others hail IBB at 80
August 17, 2021 1789 1116

President Muhammadu Buhari and many eminent Nigerians have poured encomiums on former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) on today’s celebration of his 80th birthday.   Other Nigerians who sent birthd... Read more

Mixed feelings, fresh challenges trail legislation
August 17, 2021 1722 1039

After five decades of operating an obsolete Petroleum Act, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, signed into law, the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), not minding the controversial sections and criticisms that trailed the bill. Working from home i... Read more

NYSC to corps members: seek military help if you travel after 6 p.m
August 17, 2021 1661 1019

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has advised corps members who intend to embark on journeys after 6 p.m to seek help from military barracks, corps lodges, NYSC state secretariats and pala... Read more

Jos crisis rages as governor restates imposition of curfews
August 17, 2021 1459 722

An end to the Jos uprising seems far, as bodies of four males had been recovered at Yan Taya junction within Jos North and deposited at the Plateau Specialist Hospital by the police. A 300 Level female student of the University of Jos (UNIJOS), w... Read more

House of Representatives member dies
August 16, 2021 2350 1504

The lawmaker representing Akure North and Akure South in the House of Representatives, Hon Omolafe Adedayo Isaac aka”Expensive”, is dead. Hon Omolafe died around 2am in a private hospital in Akure, the Ondo State capital. Omolafe was... Read more

Buhari to deliver 2,000 digital projects by December, says Pantami
August 16, 2021 2090 1338

President Muhammadu Buhari is targeting the inauguration of 2,000 digital infrastructure projects across the country by the end of the year, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has said. He said 1,667 of the proje... Read more

Afghanistan President Flees Country As Taliban Forces Seize Presidential Palace
August 16, 2021 2011 1240

AFGHANISTAN’S embattled president left the country on Sunday, joining his fellow citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban and signaling the end of a 20-year Western experiment aimed at remaking Afghanistan.  ... Read more

Reintegrating repented Boko Haram terrorists disastrous to Borno, says Governor Zulum
August 16, 2021 1862 957

Governor Babagana Zulum, at the weekend, declared that the surrendering of 1,000 repentant Boko Haram terrorists had left Borno State and its people with two extremely difficult security dimensions. According to him, the current security situatio... Read more

Five die in fresh Kaduna attack, homes, vehicle torched
August 16, 2021 1763 843

Five persons have been killed and nine houses burnt in a fresh attack at Madamai village in Kaura council area of Kaduna State by unidentified hoodlums. A vehicle was also vandalised in the process. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home... Read more

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