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Apapa gridlock: Lagos task force frees service lane to ease traffic

…As Ambode Extends Operation For 48 Hours …Holds Stakeholders Meeting Monday In Alausa The Joint Task Force set up by the Lagos State Government involving security agencies and stakeholders in the maritime sector to remove all containerized trucks and tankers parked along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway has opened up the service lane in the axis. Speaking…

Adeleke emerges PDP gov candidate in Osun

Senator Ademola Adeleke has emerged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for the September 22, 2018 Osun State governorship election. Adeleke, a serving Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District in the Senate, scored 1,569 votes to defeat Akin Ogunbiyi with 1,562 votes who came second. Others candidates who contested in the governorship primary were: Alhaji…

IBB mourns Coomassie, Katsina-Alu

The former military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has extended his condolences to the families of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu and former Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomassie (Sardaunan Katsina) who died recently. General Babangida said: “I received with shock the death of two eminent personalities whom I knew closely and…

Full text of NGE communique on anti-media bill in Senate

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE NIGERIAN GUILD OF EDITORS HELD ON FRIDAY JULY 20, 2018, AT LAGOS AIRPORT HOTEL, IKEJA, LAGOS STATE. The Standing Committee discussed the state of the nation and the media and took particular note of the Nigerian Press Council Act 1992 (Repeal and Enactment…

Mass Comm students launch environmental campaign

The Department of Mass Communication of the University of Ilorin in conjunction with the Department of Health Promotion and Environmental Education has organised a one-day environmental campaign tagged “Trash it well” at the University of the Ilorin. According to the Students, the Campaign rally which held on Thursday, 19th of July around the school premises,…

NGE says Senate must stop anti-journalism bill forthwith

The Nigeria Guild of Editors, NGE, has condemned the Nigerian Press Council Act 1992 (Repeal and Enactment Bill 2018) which is currently before the Senate and has passed second reading. The NGE, in the meeting by its Standing Committee, on Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Airport Hotel, Lagos, said the bill seeks to criminalise…

Buhari’s Executive Order 006 of 2018, by NIG

Perhaps mindful of the growing perception that the anti-corruption crusade of his government, which was the major plank upon which he was elected, has not been as effective as promised, President Muhammadu Buhari recently sought to add bite to it by issuing Presidential Executive Order 6 of 2018. The order seeks to enforce the temporary…

Oil regains holding steady

Oil prices held steady on Thursday and in early trading on Friday after a top Saudi official said that oil production would remain flat in July compared to June and that Saudi Arabia does not want to oversupply the market. Previous comments suggested that Saudi Arabia would ramp up to 10.8 million barrels per day…

Dogara mourns ex-IGP Coomasie

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has expressed grief over the death of former Inspector General of Police and Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomasie, who died Yesterday. In a condolence message, Dogara described the late Sardaunan Katsina as an illustrious Nigerian and eminent statesman who served the country meritoriously…

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