Lagos to establish anti-corruption agency like EFCC

The Lagos State Government is set to establish an Anti-Corruption Commission, with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday signing the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Bill 2021 into law. Sanwo-Olu said during the signing ceremony at Lagos House, Ikeja, that the move was to deepen the culture of accountability and transparency in the expenditure of appropriated public funds. Read Full Story

Passengers beat up United Nigeria Airline staff in Owerri after flight is delayed for 9 hours

Tempers flared and a handful of United Nigeria Airline staff was rough handled, shoved in the faces, and had to run for their lives after they were unable to explain why a Lagos bound flight from Owerri, the Imo State capital, had to be delayed for nine hours. The incident played out at the Sam Mbakwe international cargo airport in Owerri on Sunday, April 18, 2021, after passengers were handed boarding passes for an 11:30am flight that never took off until 7pm. Read Full Story

Defence minister to troops: don’t be afraid of bullets

Defence Minister Bashir Magashi on Sunday challenged troops to step up the fight against terrorists by becoming more daring and should not be afraid of “the bullet.” Magashi, a retired Brig.-Gen. said what should be on the minds of the troops while battling insurgents should be to secure the country. Read Full Story

Buhari receives briefings from Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received a briefing from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. This is as the President returned last week Thursday to the country after a 16-day medical checkup in the United Kingdom. Read Full Story

NGF Sets Date To Implement Financial Autonomy For Judiciary

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has said it will ensure the implementation of financial autonomy for state legislative and judiciary institutions by May 2021. Chairman of the NGF, Dr. Kayode Fayemi gave the assurance after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari at the Statehouse. Read Full Story

Sanwo-Olu explains why Amotekun is not in Lagos state

The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said operatives of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps, are doing Amotekun’s work in the state. Sanwo-Olu stated this while speaking during an interview at the Lagos House. According to him, apart from community policing, LNSC operatives also engage in border patrol. Read Full Story

Petrol: No increase in ex-depot Price in May – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will not increase the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol in May. The Group Managing Director, Malam Mele Kyari, made this known at the end of a closed-door meeting with Petroleum Transport Drivers (PTD), National Association of Road Transporters Owners (NARTO), and oil marketers in Abuja on Monday. Read Full Story

Activist Alexey Navalny transferred to hospital after US warned about consequences for Russia if he dies

Jailed Russian critic, Alexey Navalny has been moved from prison to a regional hospital for prisoners as concerns grow amongst the international community over his health. Navalny has been on hunger strike since March 31, demanding “proper medical care” and to be examined by an independent doctor — something his team claims he has been unable to get in the penal colony in Pokrov. Read Full Story

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin warns that players involved in the European Super League could be banned from playing champions league & the World Cup

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has stated that clubs and players involved in the proposed breakaway European Super League could be banned ‘as soon as possible’ from all of its competitions and the World Cup. Addressing an emergency meeting on Monday, April 19, after 12 of Europe’s top clubs announced the European Super League, Ceferin launched a scathing attack on the plan, which could change the game of football forever. Read Full Story

FG admits revenues crashing, says Nigeria faces hard times

The  Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, on Monday, admitted that Nigeria’s economy was facing a difficult time, saying states must improve their internally generated revenues. Ahmed, who stated this in an interview on a daily breakfast show on the Nigerian Television Authority, Good Morning Nigeria, stated that the money shared at the March  Federation Account Allocation Committee was short of N50bn. Read Full Story