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Alakija’s Famfa Oil donates N1 billion to fight coronavirus

The Chairman and Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil LTD, Modupe and Folorunsho Alakija, have donated N1 billion to support Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19. Famfa Oil Ltd, an indigenous exploration and production oil company in Nigeria, announced its contribution through a statement on Sunday. According to the statement, the donation includes…

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun

Coronavirus: Ogun shuts routes to other states, Benin Republic

The Ogun State Government has announced the closure of its routes to neighbouring states and the international border with the Republic of Benin. The closure will be effected at 12 midnight on Sunday. It will be in force for two weeks in the first instance. Ogun shares boundaries with Lagos,…

Google Headquarters [Photo Credit: Android Headlines]

Coronavirus: Google commits $800 million to support small businesses, health workers, others

The CEO of Google and Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, has announced a new $800 million commitment to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), health organisations and governments, and health workers "on the frontline of coronavirus". Mr Pichai made this known in a statement published on Google's blog on Friday. According to…

Lagos launches emergency food provision for residents

Coronavirus: Lagos to deliver food packs to residents

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has unveiled a food provision project for the indigent and most vulnerable in the state in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the statement made available on the official Twitter page of Lagos State, the economic stimulus, which comes in form…

President Donald Trump

Trump approves chloroquine for coronavirus treatment in U.S.

President Donald Trump has approved the use of chloroquine for the treatment of the coronavirus. "It's been around for a long time, so we know if things don't go as planned, it's not going to killing anybody," Mr Trump told journalists at the White House Thursday. Chloroquine has been in…

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun

Coronavirus: Ogun Extends Ban to Schools, Worship centres

The Ogun State Government has said the ban on high-density gatherings affects all schools- whether they are public or privately run, as well as all religious activities in the state. It said this is due to the global spread of the Coronavirus, which resulted in the recent ban of all…

Kings College, Lagos

Lagos shuts down schools over Coronavirus

The Lagos State Government has ordered that all public and private schools in the state be shut from Monday, March 23, 2020. The decision was taken as part of the preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus. According to a statement posted on the official twitter page of Lagos…

Hope Uzodinma in, Emeka Ihedioha out in Imo

Uzodinma laments misappropriation of allocations to Imo oil producing communities

The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has decried the alleged misappropriation of allocations to oil-producing communities in the state by the elite and leaders of the area. The governor who was speaking at the palace of the traditional ruler of the Mmahu community in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area,…

Nigerian university bans students’ press club

The management of Adamawa State University has banned a students' press club operating in the institution for three months for allegedly posing a threat “to the security of other students on campus”. In a letter forwarded to the president of the press club, signed by the Acting Registrar, Ahmed Ghaji,…

Insecurity: Over 3,000 killed in Nigeria in 2019 — Report

At least 3188 persons were killed in 2019 in Nigeria, a new report that tracked casualties in conflicts, violent clashes and extrajudicial killings across the country has said. According to Nigeria Mourns, 3188 people lost their lives between January and December 2019 as a result of violent incidents which include…

Amotekun, a model of community policing started by South-West governors [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Ekiti approves law establishing Amotekun

The Ekiti State Executive Council on Wednesday approved a bill for the establishment of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps. The government of Ekiti State had earlier published the bill for a law to establish the State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps on its website for…

Gov. Fayemi at the site of the blast

Bomb explodes near Ekiti govt house

There was an explosion in the old secretariat of the Ekiti State Government, Ado Ekiti, Saturday morning as a suspected bomb went off next door to the governor’s office. According to The Cable, the explosion brought down a building around the area and also affected a section of the state's…

ICPC Operatives

376,631 apply for 220 ICPC jobs

One of the nation's anti-graft agencies, the ICPC, has announced that 376,631 applications were received to fill 220 available positions it is offering. In a statement made available on its official Twitter handle, the commission maintained that only applicants with specialised skills and required disciplines as listed in its offer…

Dr Kayode Fayemi, newly elected governor of Ekiti State [Pic: Pulse.ng]

Fayemi appoints first female head of service in Ekiti

The governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has appointed Morenike Babafemi as the new head of service in the state’s civil service. Mrs Babafemi, who has had a stint as acting head of service, before proceeding on an overseas training program last year, was, until the new appointment, a visiting…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Under fire after ban on keke, okada, Lagos govt promises alternative

The Lagos State Government has promised to provide alternative means of transportation for Lagosians in the wake of its ban on commercial motorcyclists and tricyclists in certain areas of the metropolis. It also praised 'keke' and 'okada' riders for complying with their restriction from six LGAs, major highways and bridges.…

The Ariel Foods facility constructed in Alaro City.

Sanwo-Olu commissions ‘largest ready-to-use therapeutic food factory’ in Lekki Free Zone

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday commissioned a multibillion dollars investment project in Alaro City, Lekki Free Trade Zone. The governor, who was represented by a permanent secretary in the ministry of commerce, Bola Balogun, said the project is a testament to Lagos being one of the leading…

Tricycles

Operators lament ban on ‘okada, keke’ by Lagos govt

Commercial motorcycles and tricycles' operators in Lagos State have expressed displeasure over the ban imposed on them by the state government. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how the state government banned the operation of motorcycles (popularly called Okada) and tricycles (Keke) across the state. Gbenga Omotosho, the commissioner for information and…

Traffic Gridlock in Lagos

How Lagos can solve its traffic problem – Survey

An upgrade of the infrastructure in the water transport sector to encourage commuters to patronise boats and ferries would help end the perennial traffic congestion in Lagos, a new survey has said. The survey, conducted by the research firm, SBM Intelligence, stated that a focus on water transportation would also…

Ogun on map

Ogun confirms new case of Lassa fever, says patient alive

The Ogun State Government has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in the state, with a firm assurance that all is being done to contain it. According to a press release by the Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker, made available on the official Twitter page of the Ogun State Government,…

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FRSC to impound trailers carrying containers without proper latching

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi has decried the carriage of containers by flatbed trailers without proper latching, on the highways, and has ordered the immediate impoundment of such vehicles by patrol teams. In a press statement made available on Twitter by the Corps Pubic Education…

Lassa fever

Kaduna confirms new case of Lassa fever

The Kaduna State Government has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in a young male from Chikun Local Government Area. Its health ministry said the victim is now being treated at the Infectious Diseases Control Centre. The government urged the public to maintain the highest standard of individual hygiene and…

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Nigerian undergraduate sentenced to 13 years imprisonment

A final year student of Business Administration in a private university located in Ondo State, Fisayo Adetoro, has been found guilty of impersonation, forgery and money laundering. Mr Adetoro was, therefore, sentenced to 13 years in prison and also to pay N1 million as fine. In a statement posted on…

At least two people died while 11 trailers were destroyed in a pipeline explosion at Eroko Road, Ile Epo Bus Stop in Abule Egba.

Sanwo-Olu commiserates with victims of Abule-Egba pipeline explosion

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commiserated with families that lost their loved ones following a pipeline explosion that occurred at Abule Egba on Sunday. He also sympathised with those that lost property and other valuable items to the inferno. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how three people died…

PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus.

Imo Judgement: PDP to hold protest Monday

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has announced that it would hold its planned protest on Monday. The PDP National Organising Secretary, Austin Akobundu, in a statement said "the protest is to register the displeasure of the party against the current state of affairs in the country, especially the miscarriages of…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Sanwo-Olu reshuffles Lagos cabinet, appoints three new members

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle, with the appointment of three new members. In a statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Gboyega Akosile, he said eight cabinet portfolios affected by the redeployment include ministries of local government, special duties, wealth…