Saturday, 31 October, 2020

Category: Local.


Alibaba Agama-lafiya, the Special Adviser on Religious Affairs to the Governor of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has allegedly diverted millions of naira meant for disbursement to Islamic Clerics and Imams in the State, who participated in the special prayers Read more…


Joseph Thalama Dawha, a former group managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is dead. Dawha who was appointed to replace Andrew Yakubu as NNPC GMD by Goodluck Jonathan in 2014, died after a brief illness. Mele Kyari, Read more…


Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the loan the Nigerian Government got from China for the rail projects being done in parts the country will be paid back over the next 20 years. Amaechi in a statement Read more…

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has settled a N500,000 loan for Adeyinka Abiodun, a resident who wanted to commit suicide by jumping into the lagoon. Abiodun was stopped on Friday by the police around the Third Mainland Bridge as he attempted to kill himself. Bala Elkana, Lagos police spokesperson, in a statement on Sunday said 45-year-old Abiodun had defaulted on a loan he took to boost his business, and as a result wanted to end his life. “He stated that in March 2020, he procured a loan of N390,000 with monthly repayment plan for six months and accrued interest of N142,287:25 from a microfinance bank in Lagos Island,” the statement read. “The loan was collected with intent to upgrade his wine retail business, but the business failed and the money was lost. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and a Master’s degree in business administration. He is married with two children. He is currently attending medical and counselling sessions. The microfinance bank was contacted and they confirmed the loan. “The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, moved with compassion, came to the rescue by repaying the loan. “Worried by the rate in which people are killing themselves, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc, enjoined Lagosians to always explore other means of addressing life challenges than resorting to taking their own lives, as suicide is never an option.” The spokesman said this is the eighth suicide attempt foiled by the police in Lagos in the last two months. Well-meaning individuals were also urged to always reach out to the needy and underprivileged persons around them. In February, TheCable reported how a man jumped into the lagoon, but was later rescued.


Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has settled a N500,000 loan for Adeyinka Abiodun, a resident who wanted to commit suicide by jumping into the lagoon.  Abiodun was stopped on Friday by the police around the Third Mainland Bridge as he Read more…


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, spent at the weekend, supervised and monitored traffic flow at the popular Allen Junction on Obafemi Awolowo Way in Ikeja, to have first hand understanding of vehicular movement at the newly re-designed junction.   Read more…


Aisha Yesufu, co-convener of BringBackOurGirls, BBOG, advocacy group has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari over his trip to Mali. Aisha Yesufu said Buhari has become a ‘travel blogger’, who enjoys hopping around the world. She made the remark while berating Buhari Read more…


As part of his administration’s commitment to improving access to electricity for sustainable economic development,  Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sealed a pact with the United Agency for International Development (USAID) to launch the State Integrated Resource Plan. It Read more…


The embattled Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu is being confronted with more allegations. The Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel asked him to account for 380 houses and seven vessels loaded with crude oil. The probe Read more…


Wife of Akwa Ibom State governor,  Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel, has advised female youths in the State to shun the get-rich-quick syndrome and unhealthy competition. Mrs. Emmanuel who gave the advice yesterday when she hosted the leaders of  Akwa Ibom Read more…


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has heard that a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke in 2015 ordered the removal of $70million from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 12 padlocked bags. A former NNPC official Read more…