Lagos Extends Restriction Of Movement For LG Elections

Lagos Extends Restriction Of Movement For LG Elections

The Lagos State Government has announced an extension on the restriction on vehicular movement around the state on July 22 for the Local Government elections. The government has said that the restriction will now be enforced between 7 am and 3 pm on Saturday, July 22, to allow for a smooth conduct of the Local Government elections and unhindered participation. The statement was issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy of Lagos State, Steve Ayorinde. The commissioner, in the statement, also reiterated the call for peaceful and orderly conduct by the…

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NYSC denies plans to slash corps members allowance from N19,800 to N14,800

NYSC denies plans to slash corps members allowance from N19,800 to N14,800

The Management of the NYSC has debunked reports on Social media that it was planning to slash corps members’ allowance by 25%. The scheme debunked the reports in a statement released via its Facebook wall this morning. The Management of the NYSC hereby refutes the content of a mischievous information circulating in the social media to the effect that corps members’ allowance has been slashed by 25%. In the first instance, the document quoted a “Brigadier General Bamidele Oluwami” the purported NYSC Director General as the source of its information….

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Sijuwade family Plans Royal 1st Year Remembrance For Late Oba Okunade Sijuwade

Sijuwade family Plans Royal 1st Year Remembrance For Late Oba Okunade Sijuwade

The first year Remembrance of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, the 50th Ooni of Ife, has been fixed to hold this week. The two-day event will kick off on Thursday, 28 July, 2016, with a Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Ayegbaju, Ife. This will then be followed by a grand reception at the Castle of Mercy, Ede Road, Ile-Ife. The following day, Friday. 29 July, a Colloquium, titled, “The Life and Times of Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, The 50th Ooni of Ife, will be…

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FG declares March 25th, 28th as public holidays to celebrate Easter

FG declares March 25th, 28th as public holidays to celebrate Easter

The Federal ‎government has declared Friday, March 25th and Monday, March 28th as public holidays to mark Good Friday and Easter celebrations. Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made this known in a statement issued by the acting Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido in Abuja today March 22nd.            

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BUHARI DENIES BACKING SENATE PRESIDENCY ASPIRANT

BUHARI DENIES BACKING SENATE PRESIDENCY ASPIRANT

THE PRESIDENT-ELECT, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, HAS DENIED BACKING ONE OF THE ASPIRANTS TO THE SENATE PRESIDENCY, SAYING HE IS WILLING TO WORK WITH ANY LEADER OF THE SENATE IRRESPECTIVE OF WHAT PART OF THE COUNTRY HE OR SHE ORIGINATES FROM. IN A STATEMENT IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY, BUHARI DESCRIBED AS FALSE, INSINUATIONS THAT HE WAS IN SUPPORT OF ANY PARTICULAR SENATOR’S EMERGENCE AS LEADER OR THAT HE BELONGS TO ANY CAMP PUSHING FOR THE EMERGENCE OF A LEADER FROM A PARTICULAR PART OF THE COUNTRY. HE ADDED THAT THESE INSINUATIONS WERE…

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GEJ picks Namadi Sambo as his running mate for 2015 election

GEJ picks Namadi Sambo as his running mate for 2015 election

President Jonathan has picked VP Namadi Sambo as his running mate for next year’s elections. The President made this known at the PDP Presidential Convention that held at the Eagles Square, Abuja. President Jonathan who was ratified as the party’s presidential candidate having won all 2,812 delegates votes at the convention, told party faithfuls in his acceptance speech that he had picked his “tested and loyal” Vice President as his running mate.   Rumors were rift a few months ago of the possibility of Jonathan dropping VP Sambo and picking…

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APC Rules Out Fashola As Vice presidential candidate

APC Rules Out Fashola As Vice presidential candidate

  The APC has ruled out the possibility of the Governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola as a possible running mate to any of the Presidential aspirants in the party. According to a chieftain of the party who spoke on condition of anonymity to Punch, Gov. Fashola’s religion has disqualified him as a possible running mate since the party would be fielding a Muslim as its Presidential candidate. The chieftain said the party was not going to be fielding a Muslim-Muslim ticket hence the decision to drop Gov Fashola as a…

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