Gridlock: LASG to acquire 2000 units micro buses — Commissioner

Dr Frederic Oladeinde, Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, says the state government plans to acquire 2000 units of 11 and 13 seat microbuses to ease gridlock in the state. Oladeinde made the disclosure during an oversight visit by the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Transportation, led by Mr Temitope Adewale (Ifako-Ijaiye I), on Wednesday in Lagos. …

No excuse for sexual harassment — Osinbajo

Professor Yemi Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the notion that victims or potential victims of sexual harassment are architects of their fate, especially by their attitude, dressing or willingness to be in a compromising place with their violators is wrong. Osinbajo was quoted in a statement in Abuja by his aide, Laolu Akande, to have expressed this view …

Desist from using fake, altered, stolen travel documents, Babandede warns Nigerians

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede has warned Nigerians to desist from using fake, altered, invalidated, withdrawn, stolen and lost travel documents. Babandede, who gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja,  said that such documents had been automatically made available to 194 member countries …

Makinde promises completion of 351 Primary healthcare centres by 2023

Governor Seyi Makinde Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has promised to complete no fewer than 351 model primary health centres across the state before the end of his administration in 2023. Makinde, who made the promise on Wednesday in Saki town during the inauguration of the Saki Specialist Hospital, said that one primary healthcare centre would be built …

LBIC advocates housing finance for civil servants

The Lagos Building Investment Company (LBIC) Plc says it is intensifying processes to ensure that civil servants in Lagos State have access to funding and own homes. The Chairman of LBIC, Mr Hakeem Ogunniran, said this on Wednesday while speaking to journalists after paying a courtesy visit to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu at Lagos House, Ikeja. Ogunniran said that …

My husband must not die in vain, widow of suspect who died in Lagos police custody cries out

A Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Nigeria news, Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc Late Yemi Taiwo By Evelyn Usman One of the men arrested for allegedly planning to abduct the newly installed monarch of Isiu, in Ikorodu area of Lagos, Oba …

COVID-19: Ondo releases guidelines on school resumption, others

Dayo Johnson – Akure ONDO State government has announced September 14 as the new date for resumption for Junior Secondary School JSS 3 students in the state. It says the move was to enable students in the category to prepare for their certification examination. Chairman of the State Interministerial Committee on COVID-19 and the Vice-Chancellor, University of Medical …

Just in: UK appoints Ben Llewellyn-Jones as Dep. High Commissioner in Lagos

New British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos The UK Government  says it has appointed Llewellyn-Jones, Order of the British Empire (OBE ) as the new British Deputy High Commissioner (DHC) in Lagos, Nigeria. Ndidiamaka Eze, Press and Public Affairs Officer, British Deputy High Commission, Lagos, made the disclosure in  a statement on Wednesday. Eze said that Llewellyn-Jones was an experienced diplomat, who had …

Gana’s killing: Why will army kill criminal that surrendered, Nigerians ask

By Nwafor Sunday Reactions have continued to trail the arrest and death of the most wanted criminal in Benue state, Terwase Akwaza, alias ‘Gana’. According to the Commander, 4 Special Forces Command, Doma, Nasarawa state, Moundhey Ali, Gana was killed on Tuesday at a roadblock mounted by the army along Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi road following exchange of gunfire. Recall that …

Sexual harassment: We reject notion victims are responsible for abuse ― Osinbajo

Offenders should be visited with the strictest possible consequences Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has rejected the notion that victims or potential victims of sexual harassment are architects of their fate especially by their attitude, dressing or willingness to be in a compromising place with their violators is wrong and should be resisted in every situation. The victim must …

Auxiliary nurse stabs roommate’s lover in Lagos

By Esther Onyegbula A 27-year old auxiliary nurse, Agum Blessing, is currently cooling off in one of the cells at the State Criminal and Investigation Department (SCID) Yaba for allegedly stabbing her roommate’s lover in Ikotun area of Lagos. The incident, it was learned, happened at 23, Adekola Street off Arida bus stops Ikotun about 10pm last Sunday. …

Breaking: Replace striking Doctors with Corps members – FG

By Nwafor Sunday Federal Government Wednesday asked the Management officials of federal tertiary hospitals across the country to replace striking doctors with Corps Members. This is to help fight coronavirus that has bedeviled human kind. Disclosing this in a statement, Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said its high time well-meaning medical professionals should close ranks and confront the …

PDP urges FG to allow private sectors drive country’s economy

The People Democratic Party (PDP), National Working Committee (NWC), has urged the Federal Government to allow the private sectors to drive the country’s economy. The PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus, gave the advice while receiving a delegation of the party’s women to the party’s campaign office, Legacy House, to protest against the state of the economy. According …

Passengers without COVID-19 negative PCR test to pay $3,500 fine ― NCAA

By Dirisu Yakubu The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA has imposed a fine of $3,500 each on flying passengers to Nigeria who do not have a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction, PCR test as the federal government intensifies measures to rid the country of the ugly virus. This was made known in an All Operators Letter, AOL marked …

Stock market extends loss by N38bn

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) extended losing streak on Wednesday for the third consecutive days with the market capitalisation declining further by N38 billion. The market capitalisation dipped N38 billion to close lower at N13.263 trillion compared with N13.301 trillion on Tuesday. Also, NSE All-Share Index shed 72.41 points or 0.28 per cent to close at 25,424.91 points. …

Covid-19: We have spent N20bn on health workers’ allowance, says Mamora

The minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has dispelled rumor making the rounds that Federal Government was not committed to the welfare of health workers in the country. Speaking when he appeared on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, Mamor, said:  “We have been able to disburse close to N20 billion and I repeat close to N20 …

Achievements: PDP blasts Buhari over directive to ministers

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus and President Muhammadu Buhari By Dirisu Yakubu The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has taken exception to the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to his ministers to commence immediate propagation of the achievements of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government. This is even as the party asked the President …

Niger: Crisis engulfs PDP as members want NWC member out

By Dirisu Yakubu Fresh crisis hits the Niger state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as aggrieved members stormed the Legacy House, Presidential campaign headquarters of the party in protest, demanding the removal of a member of the National Working Committee, NWC, the national financial secretary, Abdullahi Hussaini Maibasira. The protesters numbering over three hundred stormed the party …

Otuaro visits Delta aggrieved community, pleads for time to dialogue with Chevron

By Emma Amaize DEPUTY Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro, Wednesday, visited Ugborodo Community, Warri South-West Local Government Area, where women and youths protested, Tuesday, against Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, over alleged abandonment, appealing for calm, as government has intervened in the dispute. The protesters complained that the company was not adhering to the Memorandum of Understanding …

Senate urges NESG not to mislead Nigerians on New Banking Act

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions has expressed concern over the campaign against the presidential assent to the recently passed Bank and other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) 2020 by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG). Chairman  of the Committee, Senator Uba Sani in a statement on Wednesday, stated that the NESG, which …