Anambra orders transporters, traders to ‘operate fully on all weekdays’

Government of Anambra has ordered transporters and traders in the state to go about their normal activities and ignore any directive asking residents to stay at home. This was contained in a statement released on Saturday by the commissioner for information in Anambra, C. Don Adinuba. According to Adinuba, all sectors of the economy are expected to […]

It is shameful for pensioners to protest, Dakuku Peterside tells Wike

Former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has stated that it is shameful to Rivers state for pensioners to protest over understanding entitlements. Recall that pensioners in Rivers state on Wednesday took to the streets to protest the non-payment of their gratuities and pension arrears “since 2012”. According to report, the […]

Domiciliary: No plan to convert currencies — CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it has no plan to convert foreign currencies in the domiciliary accounts of bank customers. The Director of Corporate Communications, Mr. Osita Nwasinobi, said this in a statement yesterday. The statement reads: “the attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been drawn to a fake […]

Bandits will no longer get amnesty – Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle has stated that his administration will no longer grant amnesty to bandits Matawale had earlier stated that dialogue remains the best option to tackle banditry in the country. Matawalle while speaking after attending the Juma’at prayer on Friday said amnesty offered to bandits no longer stands as many of them […]

Pantami’s fake FUTO professorship is a “fraud a religious leader shouldn’t be identified with” – Kperogi

Renowned Nigerian columnist and blogger, Farooq Kperogi has reacted to an advertorial placed in the Daily Trust by Zamfara State governor, Bello Muhammad Mutawalle to congratulate the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami on his “promotion to the Rank of Full Professor of Cybersecurity” by an unnamed university. In an article […]

Rotimi Amaechi: NIMASA not a revenue generating agency

Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has stated that the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) was not set up as a revenue generating agency. According to Amaechi, the mandate of the agency was to act as a regulator of maritime safety and security. This was contained in a statement released by the ministry’s director of […]

Proposed Kano train station will be like Ebute Meta Mega Station – FG

The Federal Government says the approved design for the Dawachiki, Kano Train Station will be a mega station similar to the Ebute-Metta train station in Lagos. Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, made this known in a statement, signed by the Director of Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Mr Eric Ojiekwe on Saturday. […]

Kano bans unauthorised sale, renting of houses over insecurity

Government of Kano has stated that no property should be sold or rented out to any individual or group until there is clearance given by a district head or his representatives. This was contained in a statement issued by Musa Tanko Muhammad, press secretary to Usman Alhaji, Kano secretary to the state government (SSG). Muhammad said […]

Jigawa LG reopens schools after chloera outbreak

Guri, a local government in Jigawa state has announced the reopening of schools closed due to the cholera outbreak in the area. This announcement was made by the education secretary, Alhaji Sale Tata Alanjo while addressing questions from newsmen. He said the Education Authority had ordered the immediate re-opening of six schools that were closed […]

FG spent N6trn on terrorism war, lost N5.4trn to tax evasion – EFCC chairman

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has disclosed that the federal government has spent N6 trillion on the war against insurgency since 2018 and lost N5.4 trillion to tax evasion by multi-national corporations operating in the country between 2011 and 2021. This was stated on Friday by the EFCC chairman, […]

‘I did not improve immigration alone’ – Babandede retires as Comptroller General

Comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammed Babandede has retired after spending 36 years in service. The deputy comptroller-general in charge of finance and accounts, Idris Isah Jere is expected to take over in acting capacity, pending the appointment of a new comptroller-general by President Muhammadu Buhari. Babandede while addressing people at a valedictory session organised […]

Buhari govt to borrow $3bn via Eurobonds in October

The Federal Government has disclosed plans to raise $3bn from Eurobond sales in the second week of October. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who disclosed this during an interview on Bloomberg TV on Thursday said that the $3bn constituted half of the amount needed from external borrowings to fund the […]

Buhari’s visit to Imo not for 2023 elections – Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state has nothing to do with the 2023 elections. Uzodinma said Buhari was simply on a working visit. The governor, who stated this while appearing on Channels Television, said Buhari commissioned projects while in the state. “Our people came out to […]

Zamfara IDPs now returning to their communities, says Commissioner

Commissioner for humanitarian affairs and disaster management in Zamfara, Faika Ahmed has disclosed that internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the state have started returning to their various communities. This was disclosed on Friday by the minister at a media briefing in Gusau, the Zamfara capital. She said the IDPs, comprising mostly women and children, were accompanied […]

Buhari names new Atomic Energy Commission Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Yusuf Aminu Ahmed as Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC). Director, Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation OSGF, Willie Bassey, disclosed this in a signed statement Friday in Abuja. He said the appointment is for an […]

APC: We Don’t Want Igbo Presidency In 2023 – Hope Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has stated that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is not looking for an Igbo president in 2023. The Imo state governor dismissed reports that the ruling party is working to zone the 2023 presidential election ticket to the southeast zone. Speaking in an interview with Channels Television on […]

Lagos4Lagos sets the records straight on Kayode Opeifa’s volteface

***Says his action vindicated Jandor’s reservations against adoption of a political orphan like Opeifa The attention of the Lagos4Lagos movement has been drawn to a statement credited to the former Lagos State Commisioner for Transport, Hon. Kayode Opeifa, purportedly dissociating himself from the recently published Delegates List following the last APC congress held in Lagos.While […]

Buhari urges striking doctors to return to work

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday has called on health workers to return to their duty posts. He also urged others contemplating strikes to opt for settlement of issues by negotiation, no matter how long it takes. The president made the appeal when he hosted members of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) at the State House, Abuja, on […]

Appeal court halts Rivers, Lagos from collecting VAT

The governments of Rivers and Lagos states have been ordered by a court of appeal sitting in Abuja not to collect Value Added Taxes (VAT), pending the determination of an appeal filed by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). According to the appellate court, the order was to preserve the ‘Res’ (subject matter) of the appeal before […]

Sheikh Gumi blasts Buhari’s aide over ‘bandit-lover’ tag

Ahmad Gumi, popular Islamic cleric has blasted the special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina over a bandit-lover tag in his article. Recall that Femi Adesina had in an article titled, ‘I Like This Pampering. Don’t You?’, hailed the military the ongoing offensive against bandits, a development which Gumi said is affecting […]

Sanwo-Olu signs VAT bill into law

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday signed into law the State VAT Bill. The state commissioner for information and strategy Gbenga Omotosho in a statement said the governor signed the “bill for a law to impose and charge VAT on certain goods and services” in Lagos State. “By this act, the Bill has now […]

Insecurity will become history soon, says Femi Adesina

Special adviser to Nigeria’s president on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has stated that the military is sending bandits to God to answer for their sins. Adesina in an article released on Thursday entitled, ‘I Like This Pampering. Don’t you?’ disclosed that these criminals that have terrorised Zamfara, Kaduna and Niger states among others were given […]

Kogi opposes Lagos, Rivers VAT bills

Government of Kogi state has stated that it will not jump on the bandwagon of Lagos and Rivers in the bid to make the collection of value-added tax (VAT) exclusive for states. Recall that Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike was the first to assent the VAT bill on August 20 — just 10 days after […]

Sultan of Sokoto: God did not make a mistake bringing Nigeria together

Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar II has stated that Nigeria being one entity is not a mistake because God wanted it to be that way. This was stated on Thursday by the monarch at the 2020 Leadership Newspaper award and conference in Abuja. The traditional ruler further stated that the country’s division will not stop […]

Nigeria records 727 infections in 17 states and FCT

As the battle against COVID-19 continues, Nigeria has recorded 727 new cases of the deadly virus in 18 states and the federal capital territory. This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update on Thursday. According to the agency, the infections were reported in 17 states and the federal capital territory […]

Anambra guber: Any group planning to disrupt election won’t be tolerated – FG

The federal government has stated that it will not tolerate any group or persons planning to disrupt the smooth conduct of the Anambra governorship election. This was stated on Thursday by the national security adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno who was represented by Sanusi Galadima at the quarterly meeting of the inter-agency consultative committee on election […]

Oyo govt set to clamp down on illegal miners, revenue defaulters

The Oyo State Government has warned illegal miners to desist from the act or be ready to face the wrath of the law. Chairman, Oyo State Minerals Development Agency, Mr. Abiodun Oni, who disclosed this, yesterday in Ibadan, also warned operators within the state to comply with the extant rules and regulations guiding the mining […]