BREAKING: 58 new cases of COVID-19 take Nigeria’s total to 59,345. Death toll now 1,113

Nigeria on Sunday recorded 58 fresh COVID-19 cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which disclosed this on its Twitter handle, said the cases were recorded in eight states of the federation and Abuja. It added that no  COVID-19 death   was recorded on Sunday. Consequently, the number of COVID-19 fatalities stood at 1,113 … Read more

Ondo deputy governor absent at governorship debate

The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, was absent at the state’s governorship debate held on Sunday in Akure. The debate, titled: “2020 Ondo Governorship Election: Face the Voters” was organised by media organisations, labour unions, civil society groups, religious bodies and other critical stakeholders in the state. Agboola is the  Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) … Read more

Lagos police commissioner threatens to arrest, dismiss erring SARS operatives

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has threatened to arrest, dismiss and prosecute any policeman attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other tactical squads for violating the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu’s restriction of their operations in the state. In a statement issued by the command’s spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police … Read more

Trust is the bedrock of Nigeria’s economic development —Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday described trust as the bedrock of the nation’s economic development. Osinbajo, according to a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, stated this in a keynote address he delivered at the Nigeria Leadership Initiative webinar series. He said the nation’s entire credit system was … Read more

PDP urges Buhari not to ‘succumb to pressure’ on Ondo election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to succumb to pressure and renege on his resolve not to interfere in elections, especially in next Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State. The PDP National Publicity Secretary,  Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan , made the call at a news conference in Abuja. Ologbondiyan urged … Read more

Lagos PDP gives Fayose seven days to retract attack on Bode George

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has given former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, seven days to retract a statement against Chief Bode George. Fayose had, during the inauguration of the PDP campaign committee for the Lagos-East senatorial by-election, said the party must send George to political retirement to make progress. However, in … Read more

Edo PDP, Assembly Speaker renew call for by-election on 14 lawmakers’ seats loyal to Oshiomhole

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Edo, Tony Aziegbemi has said the party had concluded plans to write the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct bye-election into the 14 vacant seats in the state House of Assembly seat. The seats had been vacant after 14 lawmakers, loyal to the former national chairman of … Read more

Iran implements stricter restrictions as covid-19 cases mount

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has imposed stricter measures in and around the country’s capital of Tehran to curb the rising COVID-19 cases with most of its 32 provinces currently classified as red. While announcing the strict measures on Saturday, the president said that the new restrictions and potential penalties are being considered for government agencies, … Read more

OPINION: Did SARS needs an overhaul or ban?

The   recent horrific killing   of a young Nigerian by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) — an arm of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) — has once again brought the #EndSARS campaign to life. SARS has, over the years, earned a notorious reputation of a brutal agency following cases of extrajudicial killings, … Read more

2023: PDP may dump zoning, as Secondus says party’s presidential ticket open to all

Arguments that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the south may have been ignore by the opposition party. This is as the national chairman of the opposition party, Uche Secondus, on Saturday declared that the party’s ticket for the next presidential election would be open to all party members. According … Read more

Sars worse than criminals – Apostle Johnson Suleman explains why they should be proscribed

Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries, on Saturday, called for the proscription of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. Suleman explained that SARS was a disgrace to the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, hence should be proscribed. In a tweet, the clergyman stressed that some SARS operatives are worse than criminals. According to the fiery preacher, so … Read more

Kwara Governor cuts grass for school resumption

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Saturday, led other state officials to cut grasses at Mount Carmel College in Ilorin. The exercise was ahead of school resumption on Monday, NAN reports. AbdulRazaq noted that his action was meant to inspire people to take responsibilities for government’s facilities located in their areas. The governor arrived the … Read more

Tinubu Attends Atiku, Ribadu’s Children Wedding

Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday met with some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Atiku met with Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the APC, Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai during the wedding faithia of his son, Aliyu. Noticeable at the wedding was former Governor of Kano State, … Read more

BREAKING: 160 new cases of COVID-19 take Nigeria’s total to 59,287. Death toll now 1,113

Nigeria on Saturday recorded 160 fresh COVID-19 cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which disclosed this on its Twitter handle, said the cases were recorded in 12 states of the federation and Abuja. It added that one person died from complications resulting from the virus on Saturday. Consequently, the number of  COVID-19 fatalities … Read more

Ondo guber candidates promising reduction in tuition fees deceitful —Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, said on Saturday the governorship candidates promising drastic reduction in tuition fees in the state were being deceitful. The governor, who stated this during an interactive session with the youth and students of various associations in the state’s tertiary institutions in Akure, said it would be difficult for the state … Read more

Buhari’s govt more corrupt than Shagari’s —APC chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Mumakai Unagha, said on Saturday President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was more corrupt than ex-President Shehu Shagari’s. The late Shagari’s administration was toppled in a military coup led by the president on December 31, 1983. Buhari, who was Nigeria’s head of state from January 1, 1984, to … Read more