Sanwo-olu presents N1.155trn budget, to stop pensions of ex-govs, deputies

Nigerians have commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s plan to abolish a law which provides for the payment of hefty pension and other entitlements his predecessors and deputy governors of Lagos State. During the presentation of next year’s N1.155 trillion “Budget of Rekindled Hope” to the state House of Assembly on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, SanwoOlu made…

Confusion, uncertainty as United States opposes Okonjo-Iweala as WTO boss

In its bid to elect a new leader, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been plunged into confusion and uncertainty after the United States rejected Nigeria’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the global organization’s next directorgeneral. Earlier on Wednesday, the coast was clear that the former Nigerian finance minister would become the first African director-general of…

Kogi on fire as looting continues in Abuja, Calabar

File: Hoodlums loot palliatives By Boluwaji Obahopo, Omeiza Ajayi, Emma Una, Luminous Jannamike & Ike Uchechukwu Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State, was ,like a war zone Sunday night through yesterday, as hoodlums seeking COVID-19 palliatives clashed with security operatives and invaded the state’s Agricultural Development Project, ADP, and private warehouses, carting away fertilizers and…

#EndSARS protests: Violence continues as Buhari sues for peace

President Muhammadu Buhari …Your voice has been heard, stop the protests, Buhari tells youths …To world leaders: Get your facts right before taking position …One dead as Army repels jailbreak in Warri Prison …Gunfire as Ikoyi Prison comes under attack …Protesters break into Okitipupa prison, free 58 inmates …Police station, LG office, Akeredolu’s campaign office…

BREAKING: Buhari addresses Nigerians at 7pm

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the security situation in the country by 7pm. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari addresses the nation.’ The statement read, “Following detailed briefing by security chiefs on the current situation in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari…

LIVE UPDATES: Ondo State Governorship Election

The Ondo state governorship election is being tightly contested between incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party and deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party. Although 17 political parties fielded candidates for the election, the three aforementioned candidates seem to be at the…

Nigeria @60: Buhari to address Nigerians from Eagle Square

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday will address Nigerians on the nation’s 60th independence from the Eagle Square, Abuja. READ ALSO: Buhari approves N13.08bn for 2021 proposed budget Daily Times Nigeria gathered that the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, announced the development on Wednesday in a statement titled, ‘October 1: President…

BREAKING: APC suspends Gov. Fayemi

Leaders of a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has announced the suspension of Governor Kayode Fayemi. READ ALSO: Ekiti Assembly suspends LG chairman over Fayemi’s campaign posters According to a statement released by the faction, the governor was suspended due to “his numerous anti-party activities, especially his role in the…