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Lagos APC members cry foul over Dep.Gov. Hamzat’s appointment as Council Election Chairman as his insincerity and inconsistency in question!

  If what is going round in the political terrain of Lagos state, especially Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government concerning the appointment of the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat as APC Local Government Screening and Council Election Committee Chairman and Primary Elections Committee, then extra care must be taken to a biased imposition of some candidates on the electorate ... Read More »

Senate probes CCT Chairman, Umar, over alleged assault

The incident occurred on March 29, 2021. Sagwak had also petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to probe the incident. Senator Istifanus Gyang (Plateau North) submitted a petition on the incident to the Senate on behalf of his constituent, Sagwak. Sagwak, had in his petition dated April 9 2021 and signed by his lawyer, Samuel Ihensekhien, accused the CCT ... Read More »

SSANU, NASU shut OAU over non-payment of allowance

  Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife chapter, yesterday protested non-payment of their allowances. They stormed the main gate of the institution around 10:15am and shut it, chanting anti-management songs. The protesters later shut other gates leading to the school before barricading the staff quarters. The ... Read More »

NBA faults extension of IGP’s tenure

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has faulted the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the tenure of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu. The association has consequently sued the government at the Federal High Court in Lagos to compel a reversal of the purported tenure extension. The suit, marked: FHC/L/CS/214/2021 has as defendants – the President of ... Read More »

Gov’s aides, Ebonyi council chair, lawmaker, others arrested

Ebonyi Police Commissioner Aliyu Garba on Sunday arrested Chairman of Ohaukwu Local government area, Clement Odah and lawmaker representing Ohaukwu North state Constituency, Chinedu Awọ over the recent killings and destruction of properties in the community. Also arrested were some 30 other major stakeholders from the community, including Coordinator of Effium Development Centre, Sunday Agbo and his Effium South DC ... Read More »

Air fares to drop following VAT removal

Airl are planning to reduce fares in response to the removal of 7.5 per cent ValueOhunayoTax (VAT). The suspension of VAT from air fares took effect from January 1, 2021, as part of incentives contained in the Finance Act 2020. Airline operators told our correspondent  that they have received the directive on VAT removal from the government, but they are ... Read More »

FORTIFY ELECTORAL PROCESS – LSHA JUDICIARY C’MTTE TASK LASIEC

Lagos State House of Assembly through its Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petition and LASIEC has charged Local governments in the State on the need to bolster the election processes, especially during the forthcoming election. Chairman, Hon. Victor Akande who led the Committee on an Inspection to the State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC in various Local Governments, LG and ... Read More »

POWER ISSUES : Lawmakers seek sanctions for DisCos for ‘defrauding Nigerians’

  …Nigeria now generates 13,000mw of power’ THE House of Representatives on Wednesday asked the Minister of Power to sanction the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) for “irresponsibility” and “wickedness” in power distribution. Lawmakers took turns to recount the experiences of their constituents in the hands of DisCos, who they accused of defrauding Nigerians with impunity. They said nothing would bring ... Read More »

NO CRISIS IN NASU SAYS NATIONAL PRESIDENT COMRADE MAKOLO HASSAN

The story in town is that the rumor about NASU is a configuration of factions, but there is no element of truth in it, because, the real body has come out to debunk the false and unconfirmed rumors. This stable, Newsthumb, gathered from authoritative sources that there is no crisis whatsoever in the union. We can confirm to you authoritatively ... Read More »

International Literacy Day 2020: FirstBank Set The Pace With Innovative e-learning Solutions

Covid-19 brought a huge challenge to education and literacy, First Bank of Nigeria Limited responded with a Rosetta stone of innovative e-learning initiatives that have far-reaching effects Since 1967 that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have been celebrating International Literacy Day to promote the importance of literacy and education, every September 8 had witnessed book gifting, ... Read More »

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