» TimelessPost

Responsible govt shouldn’t joke with quality healthcare, education – Mimiko

focus more on its social-democratic ideological commitment to the people for the party to have a good outing at the forthcoming governorship election in the state. He said the ZLP ideologically stood tall among other parties in the state because of its focus on quality healthcare and affordable education. Mimiko stated this on Saturday during the inauguration of […]

Returning officer flees, as thugs invade INEC collation centre in Imo

There was panic at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s collation centre for the supplementary election in Orlu/Orsu/Oru West Federal Constituency of Imo State as political thugs invaded the centre and tore the result sheets. The political thugs beat the intelligence of the security men at the entrance of the collation centre and made their way straight to the […]

South-East can’t get 2023 Presidency with intimidation — ACF Secretary General, Sani

In this interview with GODWIN ISENYO, the Secretary-General of the Arewa Consultative Forum, Anthony Sani, says the South-East cannot get the 2023 presidency by threatening other regions What’s your view of the recent Supreme Court judgement on the Imo governorship election which sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor, replacing him with Hope Uzodinma who came a distant fourth? The […]

10 eligible, wealthy bachelors

The first son of billionaire businessman, Dr Mike Adenuga, Jide’s marital status has been the topic of several debates. Rich, handsome and blessed with an eye for business, Jide is undoubtedly the crush of many ladies. The entrepreneur was at a time a director at the defunct Equitorial Trust Bank, owned by his father. He is also the […]

10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has assured Nigerians of high security and level playing ground ahead of today’s re-run elections in 28 Federal and State Constituencies across the country. He also ordered a comprehensive security arrangement for all INEC offices and facilities in the affected eleven […]

Sokoto Assembly rerun: We are unaware of APC candidate’s defection to PDP – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Sokoto State has said it was not aware of the defection of the All Progressive Congress candidate, Alhaji Bature Lili in the State House of Assembly rerun election to the Peoples Democratic Party. The state assembly rerun election is slated for Saturday, 25th January 2020. The lawmaker had on Wednesday defected to […]

Akwa Ibom rerun: Blame PDP for Essien LG violence, says Akpabio

Akwa Ibom rerun: Blame PDP for Essien LG violence, says Akpabio Gov Udom Emmanuel and Senator Godswill Akpabio Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has dissociated himself from the alleged violence in the Akwa Ibom rerun election in Essien Udim Local Government Area. A statement by Akpabio’s Chief Press Secretary, Anietie Ekong, on Saturday, said the decision […]

South-West govs back Tinubu, Afenifere hits APC leader

APC national leader takes neutral position on operation • Tinubu’s statement lacks substance, says Yoruba umbrella group • Former Lagos governor made objective observations – Akeredolu   Eniola Akinkuotu, Adelani Adepegba, Mudiaga Affe, Success Nwogu, Peter Dada, Abiodun Nejo, Wale Oyewale and Bola Bamigbola South-West governors and the apex Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Wednesday differed on the […]

Renewed attacks: Uncover, block sources of Boko Haram, ISWAP funds, DHQ tells EU, others

  Terrorists brandish brand new weapons, says military Insurgents encircling Maiduguri, residents warn The Defence Headquarters has called on the international community to uncover and block sources of funding for Boko Haram, Islamic State West Africa Province and other terrorist groups in the country. Also, the apex northern group, the Arewa Consultative Forum, supported the North-East residents as […]

UTME: JAMB withdraws 11 centres’ licences for charging above N4700

  The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has withdrawn licences from 11 centres for charging candidates exorbitant amount in the ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations registration. Registrar of the board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, made this known at an interactive session with stakeholders in Abuja on Tuesday. The registrar listed some of the centres whose licences were withdrawn […]

United States To Place Visa Restriction On Nigeria, Six Other Countries

United States To Place Visa Restriction On Nigeria, Six Other Countries The Department of Homeland Security didn’t respond to request for comment while the State Department also declined to comment. The United States is planning to place stiff travel restrictions on Nigerians aiming to enter America. Wall Street Journal reports that apart from Nigeria, other countries to be […]

Who is afraid of Amotekun

In the past 10 days, about 100 people were killed by Boko Haram, bandits and highway kidnappers in different parts of northern part of Nigeria. The Emir of Potiskum escaped being kidnapped by spending the night in the forest, but some of his aides were killed. However, these killings were not the key issue in the news last […]

African countries lost over $2bn to Internet shutdowns –Report

African countries dominated the list, with 12 of the 21 countries that experienced shutdowns being on the continent. The major Internet blackouts and social media shutdowns cost African economies a combined $2.36bn during the year, according to Connecting Africa. Sudan, Algeria and Chad all feature in the top 10 in terms of shutdown costs, while Internet access roadblocks […]

Fresh attack on Southern Kaduna, inhuman, unfortunate — El-Rufai

  Governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday described as “inhuman and unfortunate” the bandits’ attack on Gora-Gan village in the Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Southern Kaduna on Friday. The attack claimed two lives while the injured were reportedly taken to hospital for treatment. Some gunmen had invaded the village market square and opened fire […]

Eleven workers killed in Siberia fire

private sawmill in the Prichulymsky settlement and the wooden shack was used to house workers despite its substandard conditions, authorities said. The regional governor arrived at the scene of the tragedy and tasked officials with conducting a fire safety inspection in the entire region. Investigators said they opened a criminal probe into negligent manslaughter. Millions of migrant workers […]

Estate residents accuse power firm of extortion, overbilling

  Residents of the Ashamu Estate in Oke-Afa, Ejigbo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, have accused the Ikeja Electric of extortion and outrageous billing. According to the residents, the bills given to power consumers by the IE do not reflect their actual consumption as the charges are often increased intermittently. The residents reiterated their position that […]

Malami writes Makinde to reinstate sacked ALGON members

POLITICS Malami writes Makinde to reinstate sacked ALGON members The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN), has asked Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to reverse the dissolution of local government administration in the state. This was contained in a letter dated January 14, 2020, addressed to the Attorney-General and Commissioner for […]

Policy uncertainty weakens Nigeria’s economic outlook – World Bank

  Uncertainty over the direction of the Federal Government’s policies has weakened Nigeria’s economic outlook, according to the World Bank’s January 2020 Global Economic Prospects report. The World Bank in the report projected that the Nigerian economy would grow by 2.1 per cent this year. The projected growth rate was described as ‘subdued’. The predicted growth rate, which […]

PenCom orders PFAs to raise retirees’ pensions

The National Pension Commission has directed the Pension Fund Administrators to implement pension enhancement for retirees on programmed withdrawal under the Contributory Pension Scheme. PenCom said in a statement that this would be the second edition of the pension enhancement for retirees on the programmed withdrawal mode of retirement. It stated, “The pension enhancement is for Contributory Pension […]

Lagos-Ibadan rail can’t be completed in April, says FG

The Lagos-Ibadan railway project cannot be completed in April this year as earlier projected, the Federal Government has declared. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this on Monday while inspecting the project, alongside the Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemi Saraki, and the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde. Amaechi observed that the current state of work on […]

UPDATED: Five die, 39 vehicles razed, 150 people displaced in Lagos pipeline explosion

The number of deaths recorded in the pipeline explosion that rocked the Ekoro area of Abule-Egba, Lagos State, on Sunday, January 19, 2020, has increased to five. The explosion was reportedly caused by the activities of vandals, who ruptured the pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in the area in a bid to steal fuel. The […]

ISWAP free five kidnapped aid workers

Islamic State-aligned jihadists have released five local aid workers abducted last month in Borno State, security sources and one of those freed said Thursday. I The aid workers were seized along with other passengers in two separate incidents in December when fighters from Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) disguised as soldiers intercepted vehicles on highways outside the […]

Motorists, commuters spend hours in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway gridlock

Contractor, FRSC block Long Bridge’s side route Our Correspondents Hundreds of motorists and commuters were left stranded for several hours on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday. Those affected the most were motorists and commuters travelling from Ibafo to Berger bus stop end of the road following the closure of a section of the road for construction work to […]

Operation Amotekun: Governors should not give up

Some of the security vehicles provided by South-West states for the Western Nigeria Security Network and some dignitaries at the inauguration of Operation Amotekun in Ibadan. Creating an adversarial spirit, the Federal Government has declared the security outfit of the South-West states code-named “Operation Amotekun (Leopard),” illegal. The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami […]

Amotekun is not illegal: A reply to Malami

On Tuesday, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, described as illegal the newly launched South-West security outfit codenamed, Amotekun. The Chief Law Officer, acting on behalf of the Federal Government, strongly posited that “no state government, whether singly or in a group, has the legal right and competence to establish any form of organisation or agency […]

FG’s position on Amotekun unfair – National Youth Council of Nigeria

Some of the security vehicles provided by South-West states for the Western Nigeria Security Network and some dignitaries at the inauguration of Operation Amotekun in Ibadan…on Thursday. Photos: Wale Oyewale, Oyo State Government and NAN The National Youth Council of Nigeria has said that the position of the Federal Government on the Southwest security outfit codenamed, Operation Amotekun, […]

You slept while Nigerians were being killed, Soyinka tells Amotekun foes

Playwright and social critic, Prof Wole Soyinka, has advised those he said were sleeping all the while Nigerians were being killed to return to sleep, instead of tagging as illegal Operation Amotekun (leopard) initiated by the South-West governors to tackle insecurity in the region. The Western Nigeria Security Outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun was launched in Ibadan, Oyo State, […]

Another Maina’s sister testifies against him, disowns account opened in her name

Another younger sister of Abdulrasheed Maina, Mrs. Nafisat Aliyu, on Wednesday, appeared before the Federal High Court in Abuja to testify against him in his ongoing trial. Aliyu made the second of Maina’s sisters to testify against him in his ongoing corruption trial after their sister, Mrs Fatima Abdullahi, appeared in court for the same purpose on December […]

WHO lists urgent health challenges for the next decade

The World Health Organisation has listed the urgent health challenges that must be tackled globally within the next decade. This was contained in the global health challenges released on Monday, in collaboration with its experts globally, and signed by the WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The list contains 13 global concerns as follow: Healthcare Equality “Persistent and […]

Bear no grudge against those who opposed you, Tinubu warns Uzodinma

A former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, has warned the Imo State Governor-elect, Hope Uzodinma, not to bear grudges against those who opposed his governorship ambition. Tinubu said this while congratulating Uzodinma on his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday. The All Progressives Congress’ national leader also cautioned the governor-elect against actions that could lead to disunity among […]

The Association of Resident Doctors at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, has suspended the ongoing strike at the hospital.

  The Association of Resident Doctors at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, has suspended the ongoing strike at the hospital. The President of the association, Dr Adejo Arome, at an emergency congress meeting on Wednesday, said the management of the hospital had shown enough commitment that necessitated the suspension of the strike. He lauded the support and […]

Suspend electricity tariff hike, Reps tell power minister

The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Power, to suspend the planned upward review of electricity tariff until the National Assembly lifts the embargo. The House Committee on Power, which met with the ministry, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and distribution companies in Abuja on Tuesday, asked that the policy, scheduled for […]

Basic guidelines to having a baby

Basic guidelines to having a baby The top six environmental toxins to avoid are the following: Pesticides: They are found in non-organic fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy and unfiltered tap water Formaldehyde: This can be found in air fresheners, deodorants, floor polish, upholstery cleaners Bisphenols: These are found in plastic containers and they can leach into food and […]