Tokyo 2020: Sports Ministry Assures Nigerians Of Better Outing

As the battle for a place among the athletes at the Olympic trials continues today, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has assured Nigerians of a better outing at the Olympic Games holding in July, in Tokyo Japan. The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Engr. Nebeolisa Anako gave the assurance on Sunday at the Sports Complex of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, venue of the Athletics Trials for the Olympic qualification. Read Full Story

Lagos panel receives autopsy reports of 99 persons killed during #EndSARS protests

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry has received the autopsy reports of 99 persons killed during the #EndSARS protests in the state on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Chief Pathologist of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, John Obafunwa, had earlier told the panel that out of the 99 bodies, only three were recovered from Lekki. Read Full Story

SERAP sues FG, Lai Mohammed for asking broadcasters to stop using Twitter

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Federal Government and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed before the Federal High Court, Abuja over their “unlawful directive to all TV and radio stations.” SERAP says Buhari’s government has consistently made policies and given directives to crack down on media freedom. Read Full Story

Prince Charles ‘to change legal documents to ensure Prince Harry and Meghan’s son Archie won’t become a prince’

Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, is about to make a key move to ensure Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie, doesn’t become a prince, according to new reports. Prince Charles is trying to slim down the eye-watering cost of the monarchy to taxpayers and is set to change key legal documents to ensure fringe members of their families do not have titles in the monarchy. Charles believes the public is fed up with footing the bill for fringe members of the Royal family. Read Full Story

2nd Niger bridge will be completed in 2022- Fashola says

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says the Second Niger Bridge which is currently being constructed, will be completed in 2022. According to Fashola, the bridge, which will serve as a major link between the south-east and the south-west will be delivered between the second and third quarters of 2022. Read Full Story

NADECO sends SOS to UN over Buhari’s government

The umbrella body of pro-democracy groups in Nigeria, the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), has formally written a ‘Save our Souls’ letter to the United Nations (UN), asking the international body to prevent the collapse of the country. The letter was a reference to the one earlier written to President Muhammadu Buhari and entitled: ‘Re-Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari about the Unacceptable Deterioration of National Security and Political Stability Under Your Watch’. Read Full Story

Again, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, PANDEF, PDP, Tackle FG over Restructuring

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Middle Belt Forum, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Kaduna State branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday tackled President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for taking a position on restructuring that they say is contrary to the wishes of the majority of Nigerians. Read Full Story

Anger over Buhari’s jibe at restructuring advocates

Apex ethnic groups and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday expressed shock and anger over President Muhammadu Buhari’s jibe at advocates of restructuring of the polity. The President at the weekend described advocates of restructuring and secession as “naïve and mischievously dangerous.” Read Full Story

JAMB blames NIN requirement as revenue drops to N5.8bn

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has attributed the drop in the revenue generated from the sale of forms for the 2021 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examinations and the Direct Entry Examinations to the introduction of the National Identification Number requirement into the registration process which made it impossible for some prospective candidates to register. Read Full Story