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Immediate past General Manager of the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency, LASIMRA, Chief Jide Odekunle, during the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos State is dead.

Former LASIMRA chief dies of coronavirus in Lagos

Immediate past General Manager of the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency, LASIMRA, Chief Jide Odekunle, during the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos State is dead. He was said to have died at age 53 of COVID-19 complications.
The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NNPC announces top-management level appointments, redeployments

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced new appointments and redeployments in the National Oil Company, as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen and reposition NNPC for greater efficiency, transparency and profitability in line with the Next Level Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
TIMAAS General Manager-Commandant Bright Chinedu Ikokwu, who made the disclosure in Aba at the weekend, said that the agency would not take kindly to motorists who would want to bribe his men.

Abia traffic agency sacks over 10 personnel for bribery

Over 10 personnel of the Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency of Abia State (TIMAAS) were sacked for bribery, in addition to a sizeable number suspended for other acts of indiscipline, in the first quarter of 2020, the agency says.
At least four bodies have been recovered after a boat capsized in Lagos on Friday, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said.

Five dead, two missing as boat capsizes in Lagos

Five persons were confirmed dead in the early hours of Saturday, while two passengers were declared missing after a commercial boat enroute Ikorodu area of Lagos capsized.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari suspends NSITF boss, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate and indefinite suspension from Office of the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mr Adebayo Somefun.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday condoled with the former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, over the death of his mother, Alhaja Wosilat Obanikoro.

Court restrains police, others from Senator Obanikoro’s land

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has restrained the Nigeria Police from taking over a property in Jahi District, Abuja, belonging to Bhodes Integrated Limited.

Lagos begins enforcement of laws on distressed buildings

The Lagos State Government on Sunday has begun stiff enforcement of laws against distressed buildings and called on property owners to carry out immediate integrity tests or risk demolition.

FAAN to deploy robots in airports

As the country gears up to restart commercial flights, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria is set to deploy robots in its airports all over the country.
Residents of Abia have expressed concern over the two confirmed index cases of COVID-19 in the state, saying that the development has proved to doubting Thomases that the pandemic is real.

Abia inaugurates probe panel on Umuahia building collapse

The Abia Government has inaugurated a panel to probe the collapse of a three-storey building in Umuahia.
The General Manager of Rivers United, Chief Okey Kpalukwu stated this during a media chat with journalists in Port Harcourt Friday shortly after briefing the sponsors of the team.

Rivers United commend Sports Minister, NFF, LMC over PPG

The management of Rivers United has commended the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare; President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and Chairman, League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko for their determined efforts to bring the Nigerian Professional Football League to a conclusive end.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Borno governor appoints new heads for flour mills, transport agency

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the appointment of Mr Mohammed Bukar as General Manager, Maiduguri Flour Mills.
A new date for the conference will be announced as soon as possible, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, spokesperson for FAAN said.

FAAN relocates headquarters to Abuja

The General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, made this known in a statement on Tuesday, adding that the decision was in compliance with the Federal Ministry of Aviation’s directive that agencies in the sector relocate their headquarters to Abuja.
There was pandemonium in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State following the drowning of three children in a river.

One missing, three rescued in Lagos boat mishap

“Marine Police will carry out further investigation while LASEMA (Lagos State Emergency Management Agency) and LASWA will continue the search for the missing person,” he said

NAMA relocates corporate headquarters to Abuja

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has relocated its corporate headquarters from Lagos to Abuja. Mr Khalid Emele, General Manager, Public Affairs of the agency, gave this hint in a statement on Sunday in Lagos. Newsmen...
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Governor AbdulRazaq appoints Kayode Aremu as Kwara Radio chief

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has appointed the General Manager of Sobi FM, Ilorin, Mr Kayode Aremu, as the new General Manager of Kwara Radio.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina to build 722-bed capacity isolation centres

The Katsina State government has said it is building isolation centres, with a combined 722-bed capacity, across the state for effective treatment of COVID-19 patients.
The Captain of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Omololu Waheed, has described as second to none the commitment of the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, to the welfare of the team.

3SC skipper hails Oyo governor, club management

The Captain of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Omololu Waheed, has described as second to none the commitment of the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, to the welfare of the team.

Nigerian airports to resume

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said it has put in place arrangements on passenger facilitation, ahead of resumption of flights.

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NCF not a political party yet – spokesman

The newly formed National Consultative Front (NCF) has said it was yet to metamorphosed into a political party but remains a meeting of like minds to chart a way of getting the country out of the wood.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, whose appointment was confirmed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, also reiterated her commitment to giving focal and priority attention to capacity building.

Nigerian government warns civil servants against flouting coronavirus guidelines

The Federal Government has warned federal civil servants against flouting the workplace guidelines put in place to flatten the curve of coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Former Enugu SSG Samson Ukpabi passes on

A former Secretary to Enugu State Government and former Rector Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna Prof Samson Ukpabi is dead.
US President Donald Trump looks on as he hosts the 2020 “Salute to America” event in honor of Independence Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 4, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

US Sunbelt mayors push back against Trump’s virus optimism

US Sunbelt mayors warned Sunday that their cities are at risk of being overwhelmed by a surge of coronavirus cases as they pushed back against US President Donald Trump’s attempt to minimize the gravity of the spreading virus.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Ondo governor appoints two new aides

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the appointment of Mr Oluwole Moneyin and Mrs Charity Thiti, as Special Assistants on special duties and women mobilisation respectively.