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Lagos violence: FG deploys more troops to secure public buildings

Written by on 22 October 2020

To prevent further destruction of public infrastructure in Lagos State by hoodlums, the Federal Government has deployed more security forces to guard public assets in the state. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known on Thursday morning while speaking in an interview on Arise TV. Sanwo-Olu revealed that the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen […]

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I won’t approve 2021 budget without provisions for #EndSARS victims, ASUU – Gbajabiamila

Written by on 20 October 2020

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said he will not sign the 2021 Appropriation Bill presently before the National Assembly if provisions are not made for the compensation of the families of victims of police brutality in the last decade. Gbajabiamila also said he would also not sign the budget if implementation of the agreement between […]

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#EndSARS: Implement protesters’ demands, Senate urges FG

Written by on 17 October 2020

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to speed up the implementation of the five-point demands of #EndSARS protesters. Senate Spokesperson, Dr Ajibola Basiru, made this known on Friday night. Newsmen had reported Tuesday that the Presidential Panel on the Reform of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad approved the five-point demands put forward by youths […]

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#EndSARS protests rock Ikorodu, Gbagada, Alausa

Written by on 16 October 2020

Youths on Friday continued their protest against police brutality and extortion at several locations in Lagos State. Newsmen gathered that the protesters resumed at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Alausa, Ikorodu, and Gbagada on Friday. At Gbagada, the #EndSARS protesters blocked the Gbagada-Oshodi expressway, causing gridlock. Some of the protesters were seen chanting “End […]

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World Bank to support Nigeria’s health and education sectors

Written by on 16 October 2020

World Bank Group has said it will work with the Nigerian government to strengthen the health and education sectors. The President, World Bank Group, David Malpass, said this during a press briefing at the 2020 annual general meeting on Thursday. He said, “For Nigeria, the vital steps are to strengthen the health system and the […]

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FG begins probe of UI’s 300-Level student’s death

Written by on 12 October 2020

The Federal Government has inaugurated a commission of inquiry to investigate the death of Richard Gbadebo, the 300-level student of the University of Ibadan who died in the course of duty at a factory in Ibadan on July 28. A copy of the letter on the inquiry, dated October 5 and received by the Managing […]

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FG suspends new electricity tariff by another 1 week

Written by on 12 October 2020

The Federal Government has extended the suspension of the new electricity tariff by one week. Prof. James Momoh, Chairman, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said this when the ad hoc Technical Committee on Electricity Tariff submitted its interim report at a reconvene bilateral meeting between Federal Government and Organised Labour on Monday in Abuja. The […]

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