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Compliance with COVID-19 protocols at Lagos churches reopen

Churches in Lagos State were flung open to worshippers after five months since tgeir closure due to tbe incidence of coronavirus pandemic globally. Their reopening was in line with the directives of the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, which also gave the churches the directive to obey some coronavirus protocols, including wearing if face…

What Zulum, North East Govs demanded from FG

The Northeast Governors Forum on Saturday charged the Federal Government to ensure that the Armed Forces intensify effort to secure sections of the communities that are difficult to involve in public participation in the region. The forums announced Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum as its Chairman for the period of two years, while urging…

Obasanjo tests negative for COVID-19

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has tested negative for COVID-19. The former President took the test last Friday at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Pent House residence, Okemosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. His Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, disclosed on Sunday the result conducted by Dr Olukunle Oluwasemowo of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory 54gene,…

We’ve been cut off from Rivers, Bayelsa – Odual community

For residents of Odual kingdom, accessing their ancestral home is like the proverbial camel passing through the eyes of a needle. Despite its rich mineral resources and prominent sons and daughters who have occupied positions of authority in the country, the sleepy and rustic Rivers community still lacks basic infrastructural facilities. In 2005, one of…

BREAKING: Senator Buruji Kashamu dies of COVID-19

The former Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Buruji Kashamu is dead. His former colleague, Senator Ben Bruce, confirmed this on Saturday. In a tweet, Bruce revealed Kashamu died of COVID-19 at First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos after he was rushed there about a week ago.

Petrol tanker falls in Lagos

A tanker conveying 45,000 litres of petrol has fallen sideways in Anthony Village, Gbagada area of Lagos. LASEMA spokesperson Nosa Okunbor confirmed the incident. He said the LASEMA response team undertaking a recovery operation at press time. Details shortly…  

Southern Kaduna: Makarfi seeks intervention of FG, leaders

Former Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has expressed concern over the spate of killings in the southern part of Kaduna State. He said it had become imperative for the federal and state governments to engage all the stakeholders, especially traditional rulers, political and religion leaders…

Oyo Govt Probes Death Of UI Student, Promises To Compensate Family

The Oyo State Government has commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a student of the University of Ibadan, Richard Gbadebo. This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Dr Bashir Olanrewaju when he led a state government delegation on a condolence visit to the residence of…

Ogun monarchs demand removal of LG Chairman over disrespect

Traditional rulers in Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State have asked the House of Assembly to remove the Transition Chairman in the council, Femi Onanuga, for alleged arrogance and disrespect to the traditional institution. The monarchs described him as unfit to occupy the position owing to his “disrespect” to them. Daily Trust reports that…

Police kill 8 bandits, recover 30 cows in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command said it has killed eight suspected bandits and recovered 30 cows after an encounter at Zamfarawa village of Batsari Local Government Area, LGA. The spokesman of the command, SP Gambo Isah, said: “On 06/08/2020 at about 01:00hrs, DPO Batsari Division led “Operation Puff Adder” and “Sharan Daji” to Zamfarawa village…

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