A Kwara State Civil Servant is said to have been arrested for reportedly insulting Senate President Bukola Saraki. This is according to a report posted by Sahara Reporters on it’s official twitter page. The arrested civil Servant, Biodun Baba, is reportedly being prepared to be arraigned in court soon. According to Sahara Reporters, Mr. Baba is allegedly being charged to court for posting insulting comments on his Facebook page, directed at Saraki. See what Sahara reporters tweeted below;
The Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, today, relieved three of his Commissioners of their duties and sworn in two new commissioners during the Executive Council meeting of the state. The sacked Commissioners include Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, Commissioner for Information; Charles Ndukwe, Commissioner for Youth and Sports; as well as Barrister Smart Ogbe; Commissioner for Intel Government Affairs . A new commissioner of Information, Mr. Ogbuagu Anikwe was then sworn in while Joseph Udedi was sworn in as the new commissioner for Youth and Sports with a replacement for the inter governmental Affairs commissioner yet to be revealed The Enugu State governor, however, said, in a statement, that the move was part of steps being taken to reshape his cabinet in order to improve the delivery of g...
The Senate has voted for the removal of the Decree establishing the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) from the Nigerian constitution. It is said that the motion for the removal was voted by the senators to facilitate any further amendment, where necessary. The motion for the removal of the Decree from the constitution was unanimously voted for by the Senators. Two more decrees; State Independent Electoral, and Public Complaint Commission were also voted to be deleted out of the Nigerian constitution by the Senators.
The Nigerian Senate has changed the Name of the Nigeria Police Force. The Senators voted to change the name to the Nigerian Police from its former appellation, the Nigeria Police Force. The move for the name change is coming as part of the ongoing process of constitutional reforms by the eighth assembly. 87 Senators were said to have voted for the name change with two Senators voting against, while one sustained .
President Buhari, today received the six-man delegation who departed the country yesterday to pay him a courtesy visit in London. The delegates who are representing the Nigerian Governors Forum were pictured with the President and his wife, Aisha at the Abuja House in London. The delegation are being led by the Chairman of the Governors Forum, Governor, Abdulaziz Yari. See more photos of the Governors with President Buhari and his wife in London below;
Another Military officer has reportedly been killed by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group. This is according to Imam Imam, media aide to the Sokoto State Governor who took to his social media page to break the news According to Imam, the officer, Captain M. Maiwada was killed during a gun battle with members of the terrorist group on Wednesday, July 26th. Here is what he wrote below;
The President of the United States, Donald Trump has announced a ban on the recruitment of transgender people into the US military. Trump stated that the decision to opt for the ban was based on the “medical costs and disruption” that arises from allowing transgender individuals serve in the US military. The President made the statement in a series of tweets today. He wrote: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank y...
Another building has reportedly collapsed in the Lekki area of Lagos state. This was revealed by a facebook user, Narudeen Akinsemoyin today. He posted a video of the building that reportedly collapsed on his Facebook page. According to Akinseyomin, the collapsed building is located at Tokunbo street in Lekki, Lagos State.
A group of campaigners have taken to the streets to protest at the National Assembly, Abuja. The group identified as #NotTooYoungToRun campaigners stormed the premises of the National Assembly today to protest. The campaigners are demanding the passage of a bill that will allow for young people to participate in politics. Here are some photos from the protest below;
The identity of the witty handler of the EFCC’s twitter account was finally revealed yesterday. The handler whose government name is Olufemi Olukayode Adeyeyemi but goes by Fshaw on social media is surprisingly a fast rising rap artiste. FShaw whose identity had been hidden by the EFCC worked with the anti graft agency for nearly a Year as a Youth corper. He rounded off his Youth Service yesterday and hence, decided to move on to pursue his career in music Not long after his identity was revealed, his followers on twitter shot from 2,000 to almost 14,000. Not a bad way for his music career to kick off..
According to reports, some PDP governors have been included amongst the six-man delegation that would later today, visit President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja house in London. The Governors of Cross River State, Emmanuel Udom; Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, Zamfara Stare, Abdulaziz Yari as well as that of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi are part of the six-man delegation that would be visiting the President in London today. The visit was said to have been facilitated by Babagana Munguno, National Security Adviser. The governors are expected to fly to London and return back to the country tomorrow, Wednesday, July 26th. This is coming after some APC Chieftains and selected APC governors visited the President on Sunday, 23rd July
Finally, we now know the face behind the famous Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Twitter account. Nigerians had often asked the EFCC to reveal the face behind all the ribcracking and viral tweets being posted on its official Twitter page. The Anti graft Agency has now revealed the face of the hitherto anonymous individual behind many of its twitter posts that have trended on social media. Although, it appears he would no longer be handling the Twitter account anymore, we however, now know the face behind the humorous and witty statements that have been posted on the EFCC’s Twitter account. See reactions below;