Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says he would not sign the 2021 Appropriation Bill if provisions are not made for the compensation of families of victims of police brutality in the last decade. Gbajabiamila gave other conditions for signing the budget to include better welfare package provisions for police officers and implementation […]

Following last night’s shooting at the Lekki toll gate, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered an investigation into the incident and called on Lagosians to remain calm. Sanwo-Olu advised security agents not to arrest anyone because of the curfew, which is to last for twenty-four hours. The Governor in a statement signed by the Commissioner for […]

Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has tasked contractors to take into consideration the safety of host communities around rail lines. Speaking during a routine inspection of the Lagos -Ibadan rail project Amaechi said some communities had complained several times about the inadequate pedestrian crossing and overpasses on rail lines. According to a statement by the […]

Central Bank of Nigeria is threatening to sanction exporters who ship out goods without Nigerian Export Proceeds numbers. Governor of the bank, Godwin Emefiele, who gave the note of caution at a virtual meeting, accused many shipping companies of failing to comply with the Federal Government directives that such shipments carry the Nigerian Export Proceeds […]

Wading into the protests across the country against police brutality, the Former President Goodluck Jonathan has warned that no Nigerian’s blood should be spilled.   Taking to Twitter, Jonathan who described the protest as peaceful, said the move would advance the cause of Nigeria.   The ex-president said though people were free to hold different […]

Henceforth, Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS unit in Lagos Police Command would no longer detain suspects in their cells. Such action has been banned by the State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu. Speaking in a televised porogramme, Odumosu directed SARS officers to only move out on information and notify the Area Commander before carrying out their operations. […]

New emergency aid has been approved by the International Monetary Fund for twenty-eight of the world’s poorest countries to help them cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement, which follows a similar measure passed in April for 25 countries, is intended to help the countries cover their debt repayments to the IMF […]

Restructuring: Buhari won’t succumb to threats of breakup, says presidency Presidency has described recent calls by individuals and groups for the restructuring of the country as unwarranted and unpatriotic outbursts. Over the weekend, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, joined other prominent Nigerians in the call in order to […]

Embattled Akinwunmi Adesina has been re-elected as President of the Africa Development Bank. Adesina was re-elected by the Board of Governors of the Bank at the ongoing AfDB’s virtual annual meeting in Abidjan today. Personal Assistant on Social Media to President Buhari, Lauretta Onochie confirmed the development on her official Twitter page. Adesina’s re-election became […]

Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye has confirmed that Chloroquine can kill the COVID-19 virus at the early stage. Professor Adeyeye also said Remdesivir, produced by Gilead Sciences Incorporated has equally been shown to kill the virus at late stages. Speaking at a virtual news conference […]

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