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EKITI: SCHOOLS AND OTHER SOCIAL ACTIVITIES TO BEGIN AS FROM AUGUST 10

EKITI: SCHOOLS AND OTHER SOCIAL ACTIVITIES TO BEGIN AS FROM AUGUST 10

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday, announced that schools would resume on August 10 in the state for final year students in Senior Secondary School 3 private and public schools. Fayemi also said religious centres would be reopened on August 14. The Governor announced this in a statewide broadcast, according to a statement...

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MANCHESTER CITY SIGNS IN NEW PLAYER

MANCHESTER CITY SIGNS IN NEW PLAYER

Manchester City on Wednesday announced the signing of Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake on a five-year deal. City agreed a £40 million ($52 million) fee for the Netherlands centre-back, rising to a potential £41 million. Ake is City’s second signing of the delayed summer transfer window, after the club landed Spain Under-21s winger Ferran Torres from...

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ORTOM SWEARS IN IKWULONO AS NEW HEALTH COMMISSIONER

ORTOM SWEARS IN IKWULONO AS NEW HEALTH COMMISSIONER

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday, swore in Dr Emmanuel Ikwulono as the new Commissioner for Health and Human Services in the state. Ikwulono replaces Dr Sunday Ongbabo, who resigned his appointment last week. According to a statement on Wednesday by the state government, Ortom acknowledged the importance of the health ministry to healthcare...

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FASANMI BURIED :GOVS OTHERS BID AFENIFERE LEADER FAREWELL

FASANMI BURIED :GOVS OTHERS BID AFENIFERE LEADER FAREWELL

The remains of the Afenire leader, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, were on Tuesday interred in his Iye Ekiti hometown in the Ilejemeje Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Fasanmi died last week in Osun State at the age of 94. Eminent Nigerians, including governors Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos); Osun State Deputy Governor, Mr...

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BANDITRY : BUHARI MASARI MEET AT ASO ROCK

BANDITRY : BUHARI MASARI MEET AT ASO ROCK

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, met with the governor of his home state, Katsina, Aminu Masari. The agenda of the meeting held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, has yet to be made public as of the time of filing this report.

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COVID-19 : 306 NIGERIANS RETURN HOME FROM UAE

COVID-19 : 306 NIGERIANS RETURN HOME FROM UAE

At least 306 Nigerians stranded in the United Arab Emirates due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said. Announcing via Twitter on Wednesday, NIDCOM said the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 8:44 am. Some of the evacuees disembarked in Abuja while the others proceeded...

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HATE SPEECH: LAI MOHAMMED HAS HIJACKED NBC DG’S POWERS SAYS IREDIA

HATE SPEECH: LAI MOHAMMED HAS HIJACKED NBC DG’S POWERS SAYS IREDIA

Professor of Broadcast Management and Media Law, Tonnie Iredia, says the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has hijacked the duties of the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission hence the hasty review of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code. Iredia, who is a veteran journalist, said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Wednesday while reacting...

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POLICE USE TEAR GAS ON REVOLUTIONNOW PROTESTERS IN LAGOS

POLICE USE TEAR GAS ON REVOLUTIONNOW PROTESTERS IN LAGOS

Men of the Lagos State Police Command have clamped down on residents who joined the #RevolutionNow protest in the state. UGAMATV gathered that no fewer than 20 of the protesters, including Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, were arrested. One of the protesters, Jamiu Towolawi, said the police also attacked members of the group around the Ikeja...

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BREAKING : FIRE GUTS ECOWAS SECRETARIAT IN ABUJA

BREAKING : FIRE GUTS ECOWAS SECRETARIAT IN ABUJA

There was a fire outbreak at the Accounts and Finance department of the Economic Community of West African States Commission secretariat, Asokoro, Abuja, on Tuesday night. It was learnt that the fire was put out by men of the Federal Fire Service shortly after. The FFS spokesperson, Ugo Huan, could not be reached on the...