POLITICS

Shoprite Imminent Closure: Nigerians Show Mixed Reaction

Mixed reactions have trailed the news that broke on Monday that South Africa retail giant, Shoprite is making plans to leave Nigeria. Channels Television reported that the company, which is one of Africa’s largest supermarket chains, had begun a formal process to leave Nigeria 15 years after it began operations in the country. According to… Continue reading Shoprite Imminent Closure: Nigerians Show Mixed Reaction

Governance

Lagos State Approves Reopening of Sit in Services at Restaurants_Ada Nkong

The Lagos State Government has approved reopening of restaurants in the state at 50 per cent capacity from August 14. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who Spoke during a COVID-19 briefing on Saturday at the State House in Marina, said the restaurants and other public places must maintain social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor also… Continue reading Lagos State Approves Reopening of Sit in Services at Restaurants_Ada Nkong

POLITICS · WORLD NEWS

UK Officials ‘ New Trump Dilemma: What if He Loses? _Ada Nkong

Queen Elizabeth II threw him an extravagant state banquet at Buckingham Palace. Former Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed him to Blenheim Palace, the family seat of his hero, Winston Churchill. Her successor, Boris Johnson, refused to join a global chorus of criticism after he ordered troops to break up a Black Lives Matter protest outside… Continue reading UK Officials ‘ New Trump Dilemma: What if He Loses? _Ada Nkong

Governance

President Buhari Urges Muslims to Exhibit the Virtues of the Prophet, Calls for Understanding over Religious Gathering Restrictions_Ada Nkong

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians for understanding over the restrictions imposed on them in view of the COVID-19.The President spoke in a goodwill message to Muslims as they celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir, made available by his media aide,Mallam Garbage Shehu , saying the restrictions were not intended by the federal government to inconvenience anybody.… Continue reading President Buhari Urges Muslims to Exhibit the Virtues of the Prophet, Calls for Understanding over Religious Gathering Restrictions_Ada Nkong

Governance

FG Declares July 30,31 Public Holidays to Mark the Sallah_Ada Nkong

Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 have been declared as public holidays by the Federal Government to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir Celebration. A statement issued on Tuesday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah states :" the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and… Continue reading FG Declares July 30,31 Public Holidays to Mark the Sallah_Ada Nkong

Governance

Full Text PTF Chairman’s Speech Announcing Extension of Partial Lockdown_Ada Nkong

REMARKS BY THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION/CHAIRMAN OF THE PTF-COVID-19 AT THE NATIONAL PRESS BRIEFING OF MONDAY, 27TH JULY, 2020 ​I welcome you all to the National Briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 for Monday, 27th July 2020. You will recall that we briefed the nation on the 29th… Continue reading Full Text PTF Chairman’s Speech Announcing Extension of Partial Lockdown_Ada Nkong

Crime

Suicide: Police Investigate Death of Jilted Lover in Kano_Ada Nkong

The Police Command in Kano State says it has begun investigations into the death of a 22-year-old jilted lover, Ashiru Danrimi, who allegedly committed suicide. The spokesman of the Command, Mr Abdullahi Haruna, a DSP, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Sunday. Haruna alleged that… Continue reading Suicide: Police Investigate Death of Jilted Lover in Kano_Ada Nkong

Governance

43 buildings at Airport road sealed by Lagos State Government_Femi Ehiabhi

The Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development says it has sealed 43 buildings on Airport Road for violating the physical planning laws. Mukaila Sanusi, for the ministry, said in a statement on Thursday that the Commissioner, Dr Idris Salako, supervised the exercise on Wednesday. Salako said most of the buildings, including 13… Continue reading 43 buildings at Airport road sealed by Lagos State Government_Femi Ehiabhi