Domestic flights to resume July 8 — Sirika

Abuja – The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday in Abuja said domestic flights that had been suspended since March 20, would finally resume on July 8. Sirika announced this in a statement signed by Mr James Odaudu, the Director of Public Affairs, in the ministry. He said flights would commence at Nnamdi…

Don’t usurp powers of executive, lawyers tell NASS

Abuja – A group of lawyers with the name Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA), has advised the National Assembly (NASS) members not to indulge in actions capable of portraying them as usurpers of executive functions. Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi, convener of COPA gave the advice on Wednesday in a statement following Tuesday’s rowdy…

National Assembly Suspends FG’s Public Works Program

Following the face-off between the National Assembly and the Honorable Minister of state, Labour, Productivity and Employment, Barrister Fetus Keyamo, the lawmakers have decided to put on hold the program until implementation modalities is properly explained to the National Assembly. This was contained in a statement issued jointly by the leadership of the Senate and…

COVID-19: Obaseki calls for caution as confirmed cases exceed 1000, deaths rise to 39

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has expressed worry over the alarming rate of community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state, urging residents to be cautious and observe precautionary measures against the spread of the infectious disease. In a statement, the governor noted that the state has exceeded the 1,000 threshold and recorded…

COVID-19: Akeredolu tests positive

Akure – Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has tested positive for COVID-19. Akeredolu made the disclosure on Tuesday on his verified twitter account, @RotimiAkeredolu. The governor, who said he had malaria a few days ago, explained that he was treated and ” got over it.” “And as at the time we had our party…

Edo COVID-19 frontline workers to get outstanding allowance, as govt concludes payroll vetting

…‘We demobilised COVID-19 screening taskforce after exceeding target’ The Edo State Government has said the frontline workers temporarily engaged in screening and testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state would be paid their outstanding allowance upon the conclusion of the vetting of their payroll. Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr….

Osinbajo, NASS leadership confer on planned hike on electricity tariff

Abuja – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja met with Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the proposed increase in electricity tariff. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Osinbajo, heads the Power Sector Reform Coordination Working Group. The National Assembly had in…