Nigerian govt to build three new correctional centres

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said on Friday the Federal Government would construct three new correctional centres with 3,000 capacity in the country. READ ALSO; LG Polls: Lagos Govt Restricts Movement Aregbesola, who disclosed this at the commissioning of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Osun State Command Headquarters Complex in Osogbo, said the decision … Read more

Voters with temporary cards to vote in Lagos local council election – LASIEC

The Chairman of Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), Justice Ayotunde Phillips, said on Friday voters with Temporary Voter Cards (TVCs) would be allowed to vote in the state’s local council election. READ ALSO; Report: Lagos NURTW generates N123 billion yearly Phillips, who disclosed this during a media briefing held at the commission’s headquarters in … Read more

Report: Lagos NURTW generates N123 billion yearly

The Lagos chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, locally called agberos, generates about N123.08bn annually, which could service the annual budget of Nasarawa, Niger, and Yobe states put together, a statistical report by the International Centre for Investigative Report has shown. The data, which was released on Thursday, showed that the money was realised through levies on passenger vehicles, motorcycles … Read more

‘Nigeria yet to state charges against Igboho’ – lawyers reveal details of court hearing

The Nigerian government has not come up with charges that could lead to the extradition of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, currently detained in Benin Republic. READ ALSO; Court Orders DSS To Produce Igboho’s Associates Lawyers to Sunday Igboho made this known after the Yoruba rights activist appeared at Cour D’Appel De Cotonou … Read more

PHOTOS: Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony with colourful fireworks and diverse cultural display

The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics has officially begun with an opening ceremony that displayed colourful fireworks and the brilliance of diverse cultures. The opening ceremony took place on Friday at an empty stadium in Tokyo. READ ALSO; PDP And The Battle Ahead Of 2023 – Chibuzo Ukaibe The ceremony was officially declared open by Hironomiya Naruhito, the emperor of Japan. Other dignitaries present at the ceremony include Emmanuel Macron, president … Read more

Protests in Tokyo over commencement of Olympics

There were various anti-Olympic protests in the Japanese capital as the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Games got underway at the national stadium on Friday. READ ALSO; Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa joins turkish club Fatih Karagumruk Dozens of people, surrounded by police, gathered at the city hall with banners saying “Put out the Olympic torch”, “No Olympics”, and one which called the Games a “Global crime … Read more

Flaunting wealth in public a serious security risk – DSS official warns

An official of the Department of State Services (DSS) has warned that the public display of wealth constitutes a great security risk. READ ALSO; Court Orders DSS To Produce Igboho’s Associates Paul Oduh, the deputy director, security enforcement, DSS Kwara command, gave the warning on Friday in Ilorin, capital of the state. He said the deliberate exhibition of affluence and a flamboyant … Read more

Sydney COVID-19 Outbreak A ‘National Emergency’ As Cases Spike

Sydney’s fast-growing coronavirus outbreak has become a “national emergency,” state leaders said Friday, as Australia’s largest city reported another record number of new infections. READ ALSO; Giannis Antetokounmpo And The Milwaukee Bucks Are 2020/2021 NBA Champions Admitting a month-long lockdown had failed to stop a Delta-variant outbreak, the state of New South Wales pleaded for Canberra to … Read more

Bandits Kill 48, Raze Over 300 Houses In Kaduna In One Week

No fewer than 48 people have been killed and over 300 houses burnt down by gunmen suspected to be bandits in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The gunmen were said to have carried out the coordinated attacks in a stretch of one week. Speaking during a press conference on Thursday in Kaduna, … Read more

Do Vaccinated People Need To Go Back To Masking?

With the Delta variant pushing US Covid cases back up, fully vaccinated people are wondering whether they need to start masking indoors again. READ ALSO; Comedian Dave Chappelle Reveals He Wants To Move To Ghana Covid vaccines remain extremely effective against the worst outcomes of the disease — hospitalization and death — and breakthrough infections … Read more

Police Rescue 11-Year-Old Boy From Kidnappers In Edo

The police in Edo State on Friday rescued an 11-year-old boy from kidnappers, authorities confirmed to Channels Television. This followed a report received by the Ososo Divisional Headquarters that the victim was abducted at Ososo in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of the state on July 19. READ ALSO; “Nobody owes you anything other than what … Read more

‘Keep Your Cheque’, President Buhari Tells Businessmen To Remember The Needy

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged businessmen, contractors and other privileged Nigerians who are beneficiaries of government patronage to always engage in Corporate Social Responsibility, instead of seeking to favour individuals with gifts. READ ALSO; Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa joins turkish club Fatih Karagumruk According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the … Read more

Police To Deploy Additional 25,000 Officers Ahead Of Lagos Council Polls

An additional 25,000 policemen will be deployed to beef up security in the local government elections scheduled to hold on Saturday in Lagos State. READ ALSO; Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa joins turkish club Fatih Karagumruk The Chairperson, Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), Justice Ayo Philips, disclosed this on Channels TV’s Politics Today on … Read more

Lagos Council Polls: Again, Court Rejects Move To Stop Elections

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has again rejected an appeal to stop the local government elections scheduled to hold Saturday in the state. READ ALSO; EFCC Arraigns Man for Credit Card Fraud in Lagos The Alliance of Social Democrats and 10 other political parties had filed the suit against the Lagos State Independent … Read more

Sierra Leone Lawmakers Vote To Abolish Death Penalty

A majority of lawmakers in Sierra Leone’s parliament voted Friday to abolish the death penalty, according to a journalist who was present in the chamber.  READ ALSO; 13 die, 12 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident Capital punishment in the West African state will be replaced with life imprisonment or a minimum 30-year jail term. No … Read more

President Buhari Returns To Abuja From Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari is on his way to Abuja after spending eight days in his country home, Daura Katsina State. READ ALSO; Be Fair In Documenting Us, Buhari Tells Historians And Intellectuals Before his departure at about 4:00 pm on Friday, the president received the guard of honour from troops of the Nigerian Army and … Read more

Pope To Skip Sunday Mass As He Recovers From Surgery

Pope Francis will not lead mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica this weekend as he continues to recover from colon surgery earlier this month, the Holy See said Friday. READ ALSO; Cholera kills 60 in Abuja “It’s completely normal, the pope continues to heal, “the Holy See said in a statement. The 84-year-old pope will nevertheless … Read more

Ugandan Weightlifter Who Went Missing In Japan Deported

Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko has returned home on Friday, days after he went missing from a pre-Olympics camp in western Japan.  Local media reports that Ssekitoleko is being held at the Ugandan police headquarters to determine if he committed an offence or not. READ ALSO; 13 die, 12 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident His pregnant … Read more