COVID-19: Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State gives out 8,000 jobs in one dayIshola Wasiu
IMF approves $3.4 billion emergency funding for Nigeria regarding Corona VirusIshola Wasiu
Covid-19: Three medical doctors in Lagos test positive for CoronavirusIshola Wasiu
France has banned politicians from hiring or employing their spouses or children as parliamentary assistants under rules adopted in response to a scandal involving former Prime Minister, Francois Fillon and his wife.
Officials say at least 48 people have been injured, five of them seriously, after a train crashed at a station in the Spanish city of Barcelona this morning.
Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has blamed Nigerian banks for creating a friendly atmosphere for looters to steal money, noting that they are doing everything possible to make sure that the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, is severed from the agency. Magu made the allegation when he received a delegation of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, who were at the Commission’s Head Office in Abuja yesterday July 27th.
Yesterday, Engr. Olalekan Shodeinde the General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) warned building Owners and Developers to desist from adding other floors or structures to old and existing buildings without obtaining necessary approvals which are given after a thorough engineering appraisal and integrity test on the structure.
At about 2pm two days ago, 25th of July eyewitnesses called the Toll-free emergency line 112 to report that a building had collapsed at No 3 Massey street, Lagos Island. The Emergency responders immediately left base for the scene. As at 7pm last night, 5 children and 10 adults had been rescued. 20 hours after the collapse, the recovery operation is still ongoing by the emergency responders of the LASEMA Response Unit and other responder agencies searching through the debris with Heavy duty and light rescue equipment to ensure that they are no other victims trapped in the rubble.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has stated that Anambra governorship election will not hold if Nigeria is not restructured before October 1, 2017”,
As part of deterrent measures to stamp out rape, Zimbabwean Information minister Christopher Mushohwe has revealed that the government has proposed a mandatory 60-year jail sentence for people convicted of raping minors aged 12 years and below, and the disabled, while a 40-year prison term is to stand for all rape cases. The proposals were said to have been made in Cabinet and would help as a guide to the proposed amendments to the Criminal Law Act.
Bauchi state governor, Mohammed Abubakar, today dissolved the state Executive Council and sacked his entire cabinet. In a statement released by his chief press secretary, Abubakar Al-Sadique, the governor named Mohammed Umar as the new secretary to the state government. Speculations about the planned reshuffle within the state political circle had been on for over two months.
The Senate has asked the Federal government to as a matter of urgency, make dollar available to intending pilgrims at N200. The senate made the call after it received the report on “Extortion of Pilgrims By National Hajj Commission” by its committee on foreign affairs presented by Monsurat Sunmonu yesterday. The report in part reads
Telecoms company Etisalat has transformed to 9mobile and today unveiled their new logo