Home Topics Council

Council

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has settled the dispute between some prominent traditional rulers in Ekiti state and the state government.

Ooni settles Ekiti traditional rulers, government tussle

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has settled the dispute between some prominent traditional rulers in Ekiti state and the state government.
Traditional worshipers in Remo axis of Ogun State, under the umbrella of “the Osugbo Remo – in – Council” has declared that they are not cannibalistic, warning members of the Ogun State House of Assembly to drop the bill aimed to review the installation and burial of traditional rulers in the state.

We’re not cannibalistic – Ogun monarchs

Traditional worshipers in Remo axis of Ogun State, under the umbrella of “the Osugbo Remo – in – Council” has declared that they are not cannibalistic, warning members of the Ogun State House of Assembly to drop the bill aimed to review the installation and burial of traditional rulers in the state.
NLC

Plateau NLC urges women to shun sentiments, unite

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Plateau Council, has urged Nigerian women to shun sentiments and unite in order to achieve the 35 per cent affirmation in politics and equality.

ECOWAS Parliament: Sierra Leonean, Nigerian emerge speaker, deputy

Hon. Boucary Chaibou from Republic of Niger was elected as Second Deputy Speaker; Hon. Aklesso Atcholi from Togo as Third Deputy Speaker, while Hon. Adja Pinto from Guinea Bissau was elected as the Fourth Deputy.

WAEC appoints new head of Nigeria national office

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has appointed Mr. Patrick Ehidiamen Areghan as the new Head of its National Office (WAEC) Nigeria.

Zakat: Gumel emirate distributes 792 bags of grains to less privileged

The Gumel Emirate Council Zakat Committee in Jigawa has distributed 792 bags of grains to 510 less privileged persons as charity.
City authorities in Kigali have banned concerts, rallies and other mass gatherings in the capital as a preventive measure against coronavirus, despite Rwanda recording no confirmed cases of the illness.

Rwanda bans public gatherings amid coronavirus fears

City authorities in Kigali have banned concerts, rallies and other mass gatherings in the capital as a preventive measure against coronavirus, despite Rwanda recording no confirmed cases of the illness.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: Nigeria promises $100,000 as four scientists present solutions

Following the promise of N36 million by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to any scientist who is able to find not just a cure but a better way of managing the Coronavirus and Lassa fever, four scientists in the country have laid claim to having solutions to the ravaging diseases.

South Africa appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as economic advisory council member

The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has expanded the country’s Economic Advisory Council, with the appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as a member of the Council.
The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka has offered employment to no fewer than 100 graduates of the university, who made first class in various fields of studies in the university.

University of Lagos suspends 51st convocation

The hope of some 13,489 fresh graduates of the University of Lagos, Akoka, who had been scheduled to receive their certificates next week may have been dashed as the university management has called off its 2020 convocation ceremonies.
Zainab Ahmed

Coronavirus: Nigeria may review 2020 budget – minister

To this end, the Federal Government is likely to review the N10.59 trillion 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly on December 5 and signed into law on December 17, 2019, by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Benue asks company to refund N923 million over failed contract

The Benue Executive Council has mandated Hajaig Construction Nig. Ltd to refund N923 million to the state coffers after it allegedly failed to execute a 47.2 kilometre road contract.
Timi Bello, Director of Business FCT; Kayode Aiyegbusi, Chairman FCT HQ; Thespian Isreal Eboh, National President, NANTAP; Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, DG NCAC; Oludotun Osunsanya (FTA) and Ngozi Duru, Sec. Gen. FCT Chapter, at the Council’s headquarters, Abuja.

NANTAP supports NCAC chief on protection of government property

The National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP) has come out in support of Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture and Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

PDP wins Enugu council election

Like in the last council elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship candidates who contested the Feb. 29, 2020 Local Government election in Enugu State on Saturday won their counterparts from 35 other political parties.
Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, spoke on Thursday at a public service innovation conference organised for Federal Permanent Secretaries, Directors-General/Chief Executive Officers of Agencies/Parastatals and Heads of Tertiary Institution in the country.

Kogi NUJ lauds President Buhari over confirmation of Folashade Yemi-Esan as Head of Service

The Kogi State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the confirmation of the appointment of Folashade Yemi Esan as the substantive Head of the Federal Civil Service.

Senator Okorocha’s ‘My People, My People Road’ projects big scam – officials

The Directors of Administration and General Services of Oru East and Ideato South councils of Imo State, Mr Eustace Chidi Okere and Mrs Osuji Ngozi Chuks, have said that the ‘My People, My People Road’ projects initiated by former Governor Rochas Okorocha were big-time scams.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.

Governor Okowa: Amotekun model won’t work in South-South

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has revealed that adopting the “Amotekun” model of the Western Region was not an option in the South-South region.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Outrage as police vehicle hits, kills woman, injures others in Jigawa

The Jigawa Police Command, has confirmed that its patrol vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian, Hauwa Danladi-Turis, and injured four others in Malammadori Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Recent Stories

A research assistant holds coronavirus test samples. Peter Steffen-dpa via AP

HIV drug, which successfully treats coronavirus, moving to phase two trials

An experimental HIV drug that has been used to successfully treat COVID-19 patients is in its second phase of testing with the Food and Drug Administration and could potentially be approved for use in four weeks, its manufacturer says.

Ondo: We can treat coronavirus patient

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said that the state is well equipped to treat the only COVID-19 patient it currently has. Governor Akeredolu said the patient would not be transferred to Lagos State.

Petroleum industry’s coronavirus donations hit N21 billion

Total petroleum industry donations for the fight against the COVID-19 yesterday hit N11billion as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced additional contributions of N11billion.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC speaks on reported coronavirus case in Abuja estate

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has explained the circumstances of the reported COVID-19 infected individual at an apartment in the NNPC Estate in the Garki Area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Groups provide relief material for vulnerable Nigerians

More groups have donated food, relief materials to vulnerable Nigerians in recent times to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.