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Photos of APC And PDP Governors Who Visited Buhari Departing London For Nigeria

The six Governors selected by the Nigerian Governors forum who travelled to London to see President Buhari are said to be on their way back to the country. This was disclosed not long ago by the Kano State Government House’ Director General of Media and Communications, Salihu Tanko Yakasi, on social media. The governors had departed Nigeria on the night of Tuesday, July 25 for London to meet with the President. Photos of the Governors with the President and his wife, Aisha Buhari at the Abuja house in London went viral on social media. Yakassi has now confirmed that they are leaving London for Nigeria today after he posted photos of them boarding a presidential flight and wrote; “His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR and other governors representing the Nigerian Governor...

Senate Changes Name Of Nigeria Police Force (See The New Name)

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 .

Senate Bars Former President Goodluck Jonathan From Contesting Again

The Nigerian Senate has passed a new bill that would stop former Goodluck Jonathan for contesting for President again. The senate passed a motion for the bill during the voting of a series of bills on the floor of the house on Wednesday. The Bill stipulates a single tenure of four years for a former vice president who wants to contest for President after completing the tenure a sitting president. This now means that former President Goodluck Jonathan who, while he was a vice President had completed the tenure of Late President Umaru Yar’adua would not be eligible to run for the office of President on a second term even though he had ruled as an elected president for only a single term.

Senate Approves INEC To Conduct LG Elections

Following the recent moves for reforms in the 1999 Constitution, the Senate has today, voted to denude State Governments of the power to conduct elections for their respective Local Government Councils This new move brings to 33, the items proposed in the report on the 1999 Constitution amendment bill presented on Tuesday by Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President. The DPS’ report had 32 items originally, which included the autonomy of the local government councils Senator Dino Melaye, (APC Kogi), however, noted that the conduct of local government elections by states does not support the idea of autonomy of the local government areas. According to Sen. Melaye, the local government elections should be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, saying “How do we speak...

CAF Shifts Nations Cup From January To June; Expands Slots From 16 To 24 Teams

The Confederation of African Football have expanded, by eight, the number of teams that will be participating in the African Cup Of Nations Tournament. This will now increase the number of teams participating in the continental tournament from 16 to 24 from the next edition in 2019 going forward. The decision for the expansion of biannual continental competition was reached during the recent CAF Symposium which took place in Morocco and a statement has been issued to that effect by the working party of CAF. In addition to the expansion, the time for the tournament will be moved from the usual January-February period to June-July which which will further align the tournament with Europe’s football calendar.

NYSC Releases Latest Update For 2017 Batch A Stream 2 Orientation Course

The management of the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) today released a statement regarding the 2017 BATCH A Stream II orientation course. The statement urged the prospective corp members to exercise patience as preparation for the conduct of the orientation course is at advanced stage. It also called on them to disregard any other report being circulated about the date of the commencement of the orientation course, adding that it would however, “commence in no distant time”. It read: The NYSC Management wishes to inform Prospective Corps Members that preparation for the conduct of the 2017 Batch ‘A’ (Stream II) Orientation Course is at advanced stage. Management appreciates your sense of patriotism as demonstrated in your eagerness to join other compatriots in national servi...

Information Minister, Lai Mohammed Booed At Ongoing Glo Lafta Fest

Telecommunications giant, Globacom’s Glo Lafta Fest is currently ongoing at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. The event has, in attendance, many prominent figures in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry such as RMD, Omawunmi, Funke Akindele amongst others. Also, making a surprise appearance, was the Honourable minister Of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The minister was rightly recognised by one of the hosts on the night, actress, Uche Jombo and introduced to the audience. However, the Minister was shockingly booed severally by those in attendance as he stood up to acknowledge the introduction. It was not exactly clear why the Minister was booed, however, one of the performing comedians, Princewill, came on stage shortly after to suggest to the Minister that he was booed because th...

Meet Captain Joan Obasi, Nigeria’s Youngest Female Pilot

Captain Joan Obasi is said to be the youngest female pilot in the Nigeria. She currently works with Arik Air as pilot flying flights from Lagos to Johannesburg and has also been given recognition by the United States, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with her name included in the Certification Database of the FAA. Obasi initially worked as a flight attendant before gaining certification to become a pilot. See more pictures of the pretty pilot below: .

Breaking: Gov. Ambode Suspends Baale Of Shangisha For Faking Own Kidnap

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has suspended Chief Yusuf Ogundare, the Baale of Shangisha in Magodo, for allegedly faking his kidnap. The Governor approved the suspension of the monarch on Thursday, after it was alleged that he faked his July 5th kidnap which supposedly occurred around the Center for Management Development Road located at Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area in Lagos. The suspension by the Governor was contained in a memo signed by Hon Teslim Folami, Lagos State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs and addressed to Ikosi-Isheri LCDA’s Sole Administrator. The memo which barred the traditional ruler from, henceforth, parading himself as the Baale of Shangisha till further notice, read in part; “I am directed to convey the app...

9Mobile: Etisalat Nigeria Gets New Brand Name

Etisalat Nigeria has had its name changed in a bid to rebrand and stabilize the current status of the company. Although, the new brand name is yet to be unveiled to the public, reports however, reveals that the new brand name is 9Mobile. This was announced on Thursday in Lagos during an executive meeting where the new name was adopted, with notifications sent to all its staff across board. The telecoms company has also noted that the new change in the name of its brand will not in any way affect its operations. Speaking on getting Etisalat back on track, Boye Olusanya, new Chief Executive of the company, said; “Etisalat Nigeria has 20 million subscribers, making it the country’s number four mobile operator with a 14 percent market share. Our mandate is to make sure the business runs ...

Supreme Court Ruling On PDP Chairmanship: Ali Modu Sheriff Congratulates Makarfi

Ali Modu Sheriff has reacted to the supreme court ruling on Wednesday that sacked him as the National Chairman of the peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Sheriff had been in a long drawn battle for the National Chairmanship of the PDP with Ahmed Makarfi who has now been affirmed as the legitimate chairman by the supreme court. Sheriff took to Twitter to congratulate Makarfi for his Supreme Court victory today. See what Ali Modu Sheriff tweeted below;

BIAFRA: Philip Effiong Associate Professor. Biafra? Yes!!, Apologies? No!!

Not many Nigerians know the name Philip Effiong (snr) and his role during the Biafran Civil war nor understood the political dynamics of 1966 – 1970 that thrust this fine gentlemen to leadership position at a critic time for eastern Nigeria. In recognition of the need for the state of Biafra, Philip Effiong (jnr) has decided to state his views and position on the ongoing clamour for the restoration of the State of Biafran Republic. in the country as well as the current attention being enjoyed by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Philip Effiong (jnr) wrote thus; On this day (July 6, 1967), exactly 50 years ago, my family lived in Enugu in what was then eastern Nigeria, when the Nigerian Government set out to implement its “Police Action” against the br...

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