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I regret not having Yoruba as Speaker – Jonathan

I regret not having Yoruba as Speaker – Jonathan

By Chesa Chesa Abuja and Gbenga Faturoti, Oshogbo   President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday publicly lamented that he was unable to make a Yoruba politician the Speaker of the House…

Jonathan seeking third term, says Kwankwaso

Jonathan seeking third term, says Kwankwaso

By Rotimi Akinwumi  / Snr Correspondent, Abuja   Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Friday accused President Goodluck Jonathan of seeking a third term in office, which he said is against…

Scores killed in Kano mosque blast

Scores killed in Kano mosque blast

Scores of people were feared dead in a bomb blast at Kano Central Mosque, near the Emir’s palace on Friday, witnesses and the spokesperson of the Military Joint Task Force…

Sperm can carry Ebola for 82 days -WHO

The International Red Cross said it had launched a N480 million emergency fund to support intervention programmes for victims of insurgency in the North East. The Secretary-General of the Nigeria…

Red Cross launches N480m emergency fund for victims of insurgency

The International Red Cross said it had launched a N480 million emergency fund to support intervention programmes for victims of insurgency in the North East. The Secretary-General of the Nigeria…

Appeal Court ordered NICON to offset N1.7bn debt

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has asked NICON Group of Companies Plc to go ahead and obey the judgement of a Federal High Court in Lagos, which…

Court refuses to stop PDP primaries

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday rejected an ex parte application filed by a suspended Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Sunday Soledolu, seeking…

Tambuwal wants IG jailed for ‘flouting court order’

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to summon the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, to explain why he…

Stakeholders blame LASU crises on poor funding, bad leadership

Stakeholders of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, on Friday said that poor funding, government interference and bad leadership were the root causes of the looming crises in the institution.…

Lagos PDP raises alarm over plans to disrupt House of Assembly primaries

The Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday alleged that some of its detractors were planning to disrupt its House of Assembly primaries scheduled for Saturday,…

Re-issued: Ebola victim’s father decries alleged employer’s neglect of family

Chief Sam Ejelonu, the father of Justina, the first Nigerian nurse, who died of Ebola virus disease, has decried alleged inhuman treatment to his family by his daughter’s employer. Justina,…

Market association president criticises devaluation of naira

Chief Felica Sani, the President, Market Men and Women Association of Nigeria, has criticised the recent devaluation of the naira effected by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Sani told…

PVC: Fashola urges INEC not to disenfranchise voters in Lagos State

Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Friday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to disenfranchise voters in the state. Fashola spoke with journalists at his polling unit…

Second phase of PVC distribution in Lagos underway

The Permanent Voter Card (PVC) distribution in the remaining nine local government areas of Lagos State got underway on Friday, with eligible voters having different experiences. At the Alimosho Local…

Players hail sponsor of Asoju Oba Table Tennis Cup

Players on Friday in Lagos praised Chief Molade -Okoya Thomas, sponsor of the annual Asoju Oba Table Tennis Cup for continued support to the development of the sport. The News…

NSE market capitalisation dips by N53bn

NSE market capitalisation dips by N53bn

Activities at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday took a downward trend, shedding N53 billion after appreciating for three consecutive days. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that…

Doctors protest LASG’s non-payment of salaries

Doctors in the employment of Lagos State Government on Friday protested non-payment of their two months’ salaries and non-employment of resident doctors. The doctors, under the aegis of the Medical…

TUC, PENGASSAN task Alison-Madueke to be good ambassador

Some organised labour unions have congratulated the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, on her appointment as the first female OPEC President and urged her to be a good…

Group alleges plan to rig state Assembly primaries

Prior to the House of Assembly primaries scheduled to take place in all the local government areas of Delta State, a group, Concerned Citizens for Good Governance, has revealed a…

Lagos Security Trust Fund receives N271.9m – Executive Secretary

The Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) has so far in the year received N249 million in cash and N52.9 million in kind, a top official of the fund has…

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