Myanmar’s Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

The 75-year-old Nobel laureate and ousted leader of Myanmar Suu Kyi has not been seen in public since being detained in the early hours of February 1 as the military deposed her government and seized power. The generals have used increasingly brutal methods to try to quell a growing protest movement against their rule, while Suu Kyi faces a raft of criminal charges that could see her barred for life from office. Read Full Story

Sultan Announces Sighting Of Moon, Says Ramadan Begins Tuesday

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on Monday night announced the sighting of the moon and noted that the 2021 Ramadan will begin on Tuesday, April 13th. This is according to a broadcast by the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar. Read Full Story

Doctors Threaten To Resume Strike In Four Weeks If Demands Are Not Met

Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have asked the Federal Government to honor its agreement with the union. They warned that should the government fail to honor its agreement in the next four weeks, they would be forced to declare another indefinite nationwide industrial action. Read Full Story

Arapaja emerges PDP South-West Zonal Chairman

At the end of voting in the ongoing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South West Zonal Congress, a one-time deputy governor of Oyo State, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja has emerged as the South-West Zonal Chairman. Arapaja who is a candidate of the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde emerged winner by edging out his opponent, Dr. Eddy Olafeso with a total of 343 votes against his opponents 330 votes. Read Full Story

Senate summons NICON, AIICO, others over N17.4bn pension remittances

The Senate Public Accounts Committee has summoned the management of the NICON Insurance Plc, AIICO Insurance, and other insurance companies over their alleged failure to remit N17.4bn pension fund to the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate. The Senate hinged the summon on the 2016 report of the Auditor-General for the Federation which unraveled the alleged non-remittance of N17.4bn pension fund to PTAD. Read Full Story

PDP: Makinde is Southwest leader — Fayose

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has conceded the leadership of the party to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State. Addressing the party delegates before the conduct of the delegate election in Osogbo on Monday, Fayose said the issues in the build-up to the congress were circumstantial which must be addressed. Read Full Story

BREAKING: Criminals planning attacks on airports – FG

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has raised the alarm over planned attacks on airports across the country. FAAN said it received an alert from the ministry of aviation over the planned attacks. In a memo, FAAN Deputy General Manager of Administration and Logistics, S.M. Mamman explained the elements were considering carrying out attacks in Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos airports. Read Full Story

Sanwo-Olu urges Nigerians to intensify prayers for peace

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged Nigerians to intensify prayers for the peace of God to reign over the nation. Sanwo-Olu stated this at the 2021 Pre-Ramadan lecture/Prayer to usher in the Holy month of fasting held on Monday at the Lagos State House Mosque, Alausa, Ikeja. Read Full Story

Attack on Ebonyi community not by Fulani herdsmen – Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe

The Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Kelechi Igwe, has denied reports claiming that the attacks on the people of Umuogudu Akpu-Ngbo Community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the State, in the early hours of on Monday, April 12, was carried out by Fulani herdsmen. Read Full Story