Justice Lambo Akambi of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital has nullified the process which elected the Local Government Council chairmen in the state for flouting order of court.
Akambi in his ruling on Thursday accused the Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi-led past government of the state of lawlessness, deliberate disobedience to the court and announced the setting aside of the May 23rd 2015 elections which produced them.
President Muhammed Buhari today while receiving members of
the Bring Back Our Girls group at the state house said the response from the
past administration immediately after the Chibok girls were kidnapped was very
unimpressive and unfortunate.
He said it portrayed Nigeria in bad light in the
We cannot rationalize the government’s incompetence in
handling this issue,” he said.
President Buhari has endorsed a three-pronged relief package that will end the workers plight by ordering the sharing of about $2.1 billion (N413.7 billion) in fresh allocation between the states and the federal government.
The money is to be sourced, with presidential approval, from the recent Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) proceeds paid into the federation account.
…frees 182 Boko Haram suspects Army Chief, Lt. Col. Kenneth Minimah has called on soldiers fighting the Boko Haram insurgency to win the war as a mark of honor for their colleagues who died in the course of the war.
The Chief of Army Staff who was addressing soldiers at the graveyards of the fallen heroes of the ongoing war against the Boko Haram insurgents at the wreath laying ceremony to mark this year Army Day Celebration which was shifted to Maiduguri, the theater of war of the Boko Haram counter-insurgency war said; "The only way to honour our officers and men who lie ahead of me is to ensure that this war is won and I promise that we will win this war”.
The Late Legendary prolific striker for the National team, Rashidi Yekini was celebrated in Portugal today, having played for VICTORIA SETUBA FOOTBALL CLUB. Thet legendary Striker died on May 4, 2012.
Yekini scored 37 goals as a Nigerian international, and represented the nation in five major tournaments, including two World Cups where he scored the country's first-ever goal in the competition. He was also named the African Footballer of the Year in 1993.
The Nigerian Football Federation has sacked Stephen Keshi as the Head Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria. The termination of his appointment is contained in a statement released by NFF Executive Committee today Saturday July 4th.
Speaker, House of Representative , Hon. Yakubu Dogara, President Muhammadu Buhari (SPEAKING), Chairman All Progressive Congress (APC). Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki during the APC National Executive Council meeting at their National Headquarter wuse 11 in Abuja on Friday.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday directed his deputy, Dr. Mrs. Oluranti Adebule to effect the immediate rehabilitation and provision of welfare assistance to Mrs. Ruth Uche, the mother of three set of twins whose husband absconded from their home in Agege, Lagos.
The Lagos State Government on Thursday commiserated with families of six pupils who drowned when a fibre boat conveying them to school was hit by a motorised boat within the Ebute Ojo waterways in Ojo Local Government area Wednesday.
In a joint press briefing at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Managing Director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Yinka Marinho described the incident as unfortunate, saying that the incident occurred despite government’s increasing efforts to make the waterways safe for residents.
Jimi Agbaje, PDP governorship candidate in the last Lagos state governorship election has lost his bid to challenge Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's victory at the April 11th Governorship election.
The Lagos state election tribunal sitting in Ikeja today July 1st struck out his petition. Justice Muhammad Sirajo who led the three-man tribunal panel, upheld the preliminary objection raised by Chief Wole Olanipekun that the petition was incompetent.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s visit on Wednesday to Maiduguri, the capital of the troubled Borno State, was heralded by suicide bomb attacks.
The Punch can report that two suicide bombers (a male and a female) detonated bombs in Molai village few kilometres from scenes visited by Osinbajo, who was in the town to visit internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Former Minster of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has changed his name following his discharge and acquittal of money laundering charges on Wednesday by a Federal High Court in Lagos.
Fani-Kayode, who read a prepared speech outside the courtroom shortly after Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia set him free, said his trial which began in 2008 had almost destroyed his life, his family and his reputation.
Rihanna has surpassed more than 100 million gold and platinum song certifications, elevating her to No. 1 on RIAA's list of artists with most digital single awards and making her the first artist to surpass RIAA's 100 million cumulative singles award threshold.