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NECO : Ogun cancels November sanitation exercise

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The Ogun State government has canceled the monthly sanitation exercise for November 2019, in the State. The government said it has also lifted the restriction of movement order. This, the State government said would enable secondary school students across the state to take part in the on-going National Examination Council[…]

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CAN, Editors, others rally against hate speech bill

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We’re against bid to curtail press freedom, says Guild of Editors How to save the media, by Adefaye, Ogunleye Defamation laws inadequate to tackle hate speech, says sponsor, Sen. Abdullahi LAGOS—The groundswell of opposition against the hate speech bill before the National Assembly was taken several notches higher, yesterday, by[…]

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Border closure: Bear with us, Osinbajo begs Nigerians

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday begged Nigerians to bear with the government over the closure of the border with neighbouring countries. Osinbajo speaking at the ongoing town hall meeting which coincide with the National Festival of Arts and Culture, NAFEST in Edo State, said the border closure is in[…]

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Nigeria to lift ban on aid groups in northeast soon

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United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said Friday that Nigeria has promised to lift a ban on two international aid groups working in the restive northeast in the “next few days”. The army closed down the offices of Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Mercy Corps in northeast Nigeria in September,[…]

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Reps to review FG directive on repair of federal roads

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The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency, Femi Bamisile, said on Friday that the present financial incapability of the Federal Government to maintain federal roads made the review of the recent directive to state government not to repair the roads imperative. Bamisile, who lamented the deplorable[…]

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FG returns tollgates, approves N46bn for roads

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The Federal Government on Wednesday announced plans to ensure the return of tollgates on federal highways. The tollgates were abolished in 2003 by the administration of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the Federal[…]

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Govt’s website lists Adeosun, Fayemi as cabinet members

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The Federal Government’s website, www.nigeria.gov.ng, has listed the former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, as a current cabinet member, one year after her resignation. Adeosun, who had been replaced by Zainab Ahmed as Minister of Finance, resigned on September 18, 2018 following calls for investigation into allegations that she forged[…]

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