Author: Senior Editor

COVID-19: Event centers in Lagos can now open – LASG

The Lagos state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has lifted the restrictions on event centres in the Hospitality and Tourism industry due to the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, announced this during a live Instagram session on Sunday. She[Read More…]

Nassarawa Governor sacks secretary to state government

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has sacked the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed-Tijani. Ahmed-Tijjani was Commissioner for Education in the administration of Sen. Umaru Al-Makura, immediate past governor of the state. The announcement is contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Hamza Gayam, the Permanent[Read More…]

15 years after being murdered by the Police, no justice yet for Apo 6

Today makes it 15 years since 5 traders along with their female friend were brutally murdered by men of the Nigerian Police Force led by then Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Danjuma Ibrahim at gimbiya street, Garriki Abuja The 6 victims were(1)Ifeanyi Ozor, (2)Chinedu Meniru, (3) Anthony Nwokike, (4) Paulinus[Read More…]

Northern Nigeria and the danger of a single story

As I dropped my bag at the Old Garage in Ado-Ekiti, nervous and in trepidation about my first ever trip up north, I read Psalm 23 seven times and recited my mantra of safety. Some historians believe that Lord Lugard amalgamated the northern and southern protectorate mainly for economic rather than political[Read More…]

COVID-19: IGP unveils new operational guidelines, take steps to end Police/Public Conflict

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has unveiled a new Operational Guidelines for the Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies on COVID-19 prevention enforcement duties, today, 8th June, 2020 at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. This is part of measures to foster a more harmonious relationship between the[Read More…]

NAPTIP publishes names, photographs of some convicted rapists in Nigeria

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has published the names and photographs of some persons convicted of sexual offences in Nigeria. Julie Okah-Donli, director-general of NAPTIP, who published the list over the weekend, said more names would be published as soon as they were convicted.[Read More…]

Dolapo Osinbajo: A lesson in humility

Sometime in 2014, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo launched an aptly entitled book, ’They Call Me Mama.’ The book, which told the story of Mrs. Osinbajo’s decade of working with street boys in Lagos, gave the public an insight into the persistence, forthrightness and benevolence of the woman that would later become[Read More…]

Candidates can now print result notifications – JAMB

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), says candidates who participated in the just concluded 2020 UTME can now print their result notification slips. The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results which had earlier been made available to candidates can now be printed free from the board’s website: JAMB disclosed[Read More…]

Kogi Government donates N10m toward burial of slain police officers

Kogi state Government has donated N10 million toward the burial of eight police officers and two civilians killed during the June 4 robbery attack in Isanlu, Yagba East Local Government Area. A Government statement issued in Lokoja on Monday said that the state Deputy Governor, Chief Edward Onoja, presented the[Read More…]

IPOB is using false allegations of persecution of Christians against the Nigerian State – FG

The presidency has released the statement below accusing rhe indigenous people of Biafra, a separatist group, of working to discredit the Nigerian government internationally, particularly in the U.S. and Europe. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wants an independent country of Biafra, made up of the Igbo-speaking part of Nigeria, largely in[Read More…]