Nigeria elected member of UN Economic and Social Council

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday in New York elected Nigeria along with 17 other countries into the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN. President of the UN General Assembly and Presiding Officer, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande (right), with the Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management, Movses Abelian, during the election held… Continue reading Nigeria elected member of UN Economic and Social Council

COVID-19: Zamfara govt. expresses readiness to reopen schools

Zamfara state government says it is ready to reopen all its schools shut down some months ago due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara. [Twitter/@Bellomatawalle1] The state’s Commissioner of Education, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Wednesday. “I want to assure to… Continue reading COVID-19: Zamfara govt. expresses readiness to reopen schools

Churches, mosques to remain closed in Ekiti – Government

All worship houses in Ekiti are to remain closed, the state government declared on Wednesday. Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi (Guardian) The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, announced this at a COVID- 19 press briefing in Ado Ekiti, saying it was to curb the spread of the virus. Yaya-Kolade said the state also has six… Continue reading Churches, mosques to remain closed in Ekiti – Government

President Buhari fires his security details over Aso Villa crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari has fired his security details and other persons in Aso Villa for their role in the crisis between his wife, Aisha, and his assistant Sabiu “Tunde” Yusuf. Those fired by Buhari on Wednesday, June 17, included his Chief Personal Security Officer, Chief Detail to President, ADC to the First Lady, Escort Commander, ADC… Continue reading President Buhari fires his security details over Aso Villa crisis

Naira slumps to 452/$ as speculations, debt weaken market

The dollar exchanged for N452 at the parallel market on Wednesday over speculations by operators in the market and the effect of the country’s rising foreign debt. The Central Bank of Nigeria resumed foreign exchange sales in April ending to commercial banks, to be made accessible to customers wishing to pay school fees, and businesses… Continue reading Naira slumps to 452/$ as speculations, debt weaken market

Flash flood takes over Lagos roads after heavy downpour (photos)

The early morning downpour in Lagos has resulted in heavy flooding, causing traffic on major roads. According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), some of the places in Lagos experiencing flash flood include: Ikeja – Along Lagos Abeokuta Expressway – Ifako and Oworo INW 3MB – Otedola Bridge – Gbagada – Osborne – Alfred Rewane… Continue reading Flash flood takes over Lagos roads after heavy downpour (photos)

Seven nations vie for UN Security Council seats

‌ The UN General Assembly began voting Wednesday to elect five new members of the Security Council for 2021 and 2022, with battles underway for the Western and African seats. Kenya and Djibouti were facing off for one seat, while in the Western bloc, three nations – Canada, Ireland and Norway – are vying for… Continue reading Seven nations vie for UN Security Council seats

House of Representatives Complex shut down for fumigation

The management of the National Assembly has shut down the House of Representatives Complex for a routine fumigation exercise. During the two-day exercise, staff of the the house are expected to stay away from the complex. They’ve been directed to resume normal duties on Monday June 22, but it is still not clear if scheduled House committee functions will go ahead or… Continue reading House of Representatives Complex shut down for fumigation

Why Lagos can’t reopen schools now – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has given reasons for the continued closure of schools and tertiary institutions in the state. Sanwo-Olu gave the reasons two weeks after announcing that guidelines for reopening schools would be made public in the state. He spoke during the 15th press briefing held at the State House in Marina to… Continue reading Why Lagos can’t reopen schools now – Sanwo-Olu

UK PM, Boris Johnson involved in a car crash outside Parliament (photos)

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson was involved in a car crash just outside the Parliament on Wednesday afternoon. The Prime Minister had just left the gates of the Palace of Westminster and onto Parliament Square in Westminster when a protester ran out into the road and leaped in front of his £54,000 Jaguar car. The driver applied a sudden break,… Continue reading UK PM, Boris Johnson involved in a car crash outside Parliament (photos)