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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…

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…

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…

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…

Buhari expresses sympathy as Coomasie is buried

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday offered condolences to the family and relatives of the late Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie, and to the government and people of Katsina State, describing him as a valiant officer who brought honour to the nation. The President, who was represented at the funeral in Katsina by a federal…

Buhari to S/Leone envoy: Nigeria happy to support African nations

President Muhammadu Buhari said Friday in Abuja that it is a thing of joy for Nigeria to lend a helping hand to any African country in distress. While receiving the outgoing High Commissioner of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Her Excellency, Mrs Haja Afsatu Kabba, at the State House, the President said brotherly assistance extended…

Ignore the crocodile tears of selfish leaders, FG tells Nigerians

The Presidency, on Friday, said it considered a communiqué issued by some ethnic and sectional groups assembled in Abuja recently as the shedding of crocodile tears by selfish leaders, who felt alienated after a transparent and accountable system halted their disproportionate survival on resources of the state. The communiqué issued by the leaders of some…

NAF fighter aircraft neutralises B/Haram terrorists in Borno

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on 15 July 2018, neutralized several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) at BULAGALAYE and KWAKWA, both in Borno State. The air strikes on both locations were a result of efforts to trail and neutralize fleeing terrorists after Nigerian Army (NA) troops had repelled the attack on their…

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