Ambode’s Humiliation: Will Obaseki Follow Suit? By Tony Ademiluyi

Obaseki has allegedly been running from pillar to post including a secret visit to Tinubu to ensure that he returns back to power later this year. History repeats itself because man in his usual frailty learns the stories but never the salient lessons. This weakness of man ensures that events are perpetually recycled when such needless rigmarole could have been nipped in the bud. In the 2015 build up to the elections in Lagos state, the question of the lips of most Lagosians was Ambode who? He had no political…

Abe-Igi’ to wear new look – National Theatre management

The Management of the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos says plans are in top gear to give Abe-Igi, the popular open bar and restaurant within the facility, a new look. The Spokesperson of the National Theatre, Steph Ogundele, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the step was to make the place, noted for artistes’ convergence and public rendezvous, more attractive. Ogundele said upon completion, Abe-Igi would not only wear a new look, but will also be totally rebranded. He said: “It is part of the management’s plan towards a post-COVID-19…

PSC and relevance of oversight in policing in Nigeria By Rommy Mom

The recent misunderstanding between the Police Service Commission and the Nigeria Police Force with regard to recruitment as well as the recent moves by the National Assembly to transfer constitutional powers and the mandate of the PSC to the Inspector General of Police’s office, call for reflection regarding the need for the existence of the oversight body. It appears as if the message being sent is that it makes better sense for the police to police itself. These current attempts by the National Assembly at stripping the PSC of its…

2 relatives of Covid-19 patient test positive in Osun

The Government of the State of Osun has confirmed the discovery of two new cases of Coronavirus in the state. A statement by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, disclosed that the two new patients are relatives of an earlier confirmed case from Ikire, in Irewole local government area of the state. He said the detection of the additional two new cases has jerked up the total number of confirmed cases in the State to 49. Isamotu revealed that the state had successfully treated and discharged 36 patients…

Oyo govt, Police vow to fish out killers of Raped Student, Pregnant Woman 

The Oyo State government and the Nigeria Police Oyo state Command have vowed to work harmoniously to ensure the arrest of killers of a pregnant woman, Azeezat Shomuyiwa and an 18-year-old student of Federal College of Animal Health and Production, Barakat Bello, who was raped and killed in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state. A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, stated that the Special Adviser to the governor on Security Matters, Fatai Owoseni, a retired Commissioner of Police and the…

KENNETH GBANDI: Appoint me Or I die! … Reply to Mr Oghene, Gbandi’s Boy-Friday.

Urhobos are known for values and integrity. I seriously doubt if Mr Oghene, who prides himself as of one Nigeria’s Professional & Entrepreneurs Forum, Europe, UK Chapter (not Nigeria Entrepreneurs Forum – NEF founded by Sidney E. INEGBEDION, PhD and situated at Block C, Room 241, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Old Federal Secretariat, Garki, Abuja) is one. Whatever that body or group connotes (if ever it exists and not the imagination of Gbandi and his attention-seeking ‘boiz’ coined in their idiosyncratic manner to bamboozle the public) is…

Reps assures NiDCOM on diaspora voting

Chairperson, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs,Hon. Tolulope Akande-Shadipe has assured Nigerians living abroad that the committee was working on it . Akande-Shadipe who led her committee on oversight function to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) in Abuja on Friday, said the House was strategizing on strengthening existing laws through legislative reforms to guarantee voting rights for Nigerians in the Diaspora during general elections in the country. The Chairperson explained that the Diaspora voting bill is a sensitive matter which required a constitutional amendment…

COURT JUDGMENT: Gov Yahaya Bello calls for calm

Following the recent Judgement of the High Court that declared Ajaokuta, Lokoja and Kogi-Koto local government areas of the state as parts of the Igala Kingdom, the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has urged citizens of the areas to remain calm and not to take laws into their own hands over the development. In a state broadcast on Friday, 5th of June, 2020, the Governor clarified that the court judgment was a legal procedure and those concerned should seek the same procedure for redress Bello also read riot acts to…

ISANLU ROBBERY ATTACK : IGP orders manhunt for perpetrators …deploys IRT, STS , FSARS Crack Detectives to Kogi State

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered a full-scale manhunt for the perpetrators of the attack on Isanlu Police station and a commercial bank in Yagba East LGA of Kogi State on 4th June, 2020. The IGP while condemning the incident, has deployed a team of crack detectives from the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), the Special Tactical Squad (STS) and Federal-SARS to Kogi State to ensure that the criminals are apprehended and brought to book. The IGP has also directed the Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police in charge…

COVID-19: FG donates 600 bags of Rice to Vulnerable Youths

The Federal Government has donated 600 bags of rice to assist vulnerable youths across the country. The donation of palliative to the youths was facilitated by the Minister for Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Affairs. The rice was handed over to the leadership of the National Youth Council of Nigeria led by Ambassador Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo who has distributed it to youths across the country. While thanking the government for the gesture, Sukubo said, “We are indeed very…