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Tinubu celebrates Akanbi at 59

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has felicitated Senator Rilwan Akanbi on the occasion of his 59th birthday. Tinubu described Akanbi, who who represented the Oyo South Senatorial District in the 8th Senate, as a grass roots politician and a philanthropist. Tinubu in statement by his Media Office said, “Warm felicitations to Senator Rilwan Akanbi […]

Buhari, N’Assembly, govs condole with Adeboye over son’s death

Olalekan Adetayo, John Alechenu, Sunday Aborisade, Leke Baiyewu, Samson Folarin, Olufemi Olaniyi, Abiodun Nejo, Peter Dada, Patrick Odey, Bola Bamigbola, Victor Ayeni and Deborah Tolu-Kolawole Published 7 May 2021 THE President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the Senate President, Ahmad Lawal, were among prominent Nigerians who took turns on Thursday to express their condolences to the General Overseer of […]

Monarchs must get permission before accommodating settlers – Akeredolu

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has warned traditional rulers against allowing cultists in their various domains. The governor gave the warning following the violent clashes among youths of Ikare Akoko town in the Akoko North East Local Government and Owo, the headquarters of the Owo LGA in the past few days, during which about 10 people were reportedly killed. […]

Cash crunch: States bleeding, in bad situation, says Umahi

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has said states are struggling to survive owing to the dwindling revenue allocations to them. Umahi, who is Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum, said this on Thursday when he featured on ‘Politics Today’, a current affairs programme of Channels Television. The governor stated this in response to the question if the states […]

Assembly plans legislative, research institute

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday read for the second time a bill to establish a legislative and research institute to foster the transmission of knowledge from one generation to the next. The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, said the bill was to entrench an efficient and effective legislative institute in the state and to solve the problem of councilmen […]

Judiciary, parliamentary workers’ strike to end soon -FG

The Federal Government has expressed optimism that the strike of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, and the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria would end soon. Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, expressed this belief while addressing newsmen at the end of a conciliation meeting between the government negotiating team, and the two unions on Thursday in Abuja. […]

US Army okays ponytails for female soldiers

The United States Army has announced an update to its grooming policy, which allows female soldiers to wear ponytails while dressed in all authorised U.S. Army uniforms The change in policy was motivated by a drive towards inclusivity and diversity. A report released by the Army Public Affairs on Thursday read, “The Army previously approved healthier hairstyle options that are […]

Buhari suspends Hadiza Usman as NPA MD

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the suspension of the Managing Director, Nigeria Ports Authority, Hadiza Usman, The PUNCH has learnt. Multiple Presidency sources, who did not want their names mentioned, confirmed the development to our correspondent on Thursday evening. The sources however did not disclose Usman’s offence. “I can confirm to you that she has actually […]

BREAKING: Fire guts Cairo Market in Oshodi, Lagos

File photo: Scene of fire incident Fire on Thursday night gutted the Cairo Market in the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos State, The PUNCH has learnt. It was gathered that the fire, whose cause was yet to be known as of the time of filing this report, affected the fabrics section of the market. Spokesperson for Lagos State Emergency […]