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Ambode appoints new Head of Service

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday approved the appointment of Mrs. Folasade Sidikatu Adesoye as the 20th Head of Service (HOS) in the State. A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Habib Aruna, said Mrs. Adesoye’s appointment, will take effect on November 11, 2017, following the statutory retirement of the outgoing HOS, Mrs. ... Read More »

Exclusive: Tinubu jets out to London

While hundreds of sympathisers and associates have thronged his Bourdillion Road, Ikoyi, Lagos home, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has jetted out of Nigeria! A family source revealed to The Light News that the Jagaban Borgu left Nigeria this morning and maybe heading to London to see the wife and children of his lates son, ... Read More »

Tragedy: Bola Tinubu loses first son, Jide

Former Lagos State Governor and APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has lost his first son, Babajide. The cause of death is still sketchy but the sad news was broken via social media today. Those who knew him said that Jide had a striking resemblance to his father and took ill a few weeks ago before he reportedly died ... Read More »

Court throws out Diezani’s application for trial in Nigeria

By Leke Adeosun The intention of former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison Madueke to be joined in a money laundering suit and be extradited from the UK to face trial has been thrown out by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Justice Mohammed Aikawa disagreed with the submission of Diezani’s lawyer, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN that his client is a ... Read More »

Mainagate Bombshell: “I told Buhari this was wrong”-Oyo-Ita opens up

The Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita,  has said  President Muhammadu Buhari is aware of the reinstatement of a former Chairman  of the Pension Reforms Commission, Mallam Abdulrasheed Maina, into the civil service. She however said she warned the President against it according to a Punch Exclusive. Oyo-Ita said that her warning was based on the implications ... Read More »

What Change: New SFG is Babchir Lawal’s first cousin-Dr. Junaid Muhammed

A member of the House of Representatives during the Second Republic, Dr Junaid Muhammed, has revealed that the newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, is a first cousin to Babachir Lawal. “Before you begin to celebrate the appointment of Boss Mustapha as the new SGF, do you know that he is in fact, Babachir Lawal’s first cousin? ... Read More »

Vimbai set to take career to new level, signs with Temple Management

Lagos-based Zimbabwean TV personality, Vimbai Mutinhiri is breaking new career boundaries by teaming up with pan-African talent agency based out of Nigeria, Temple Management Company (TMC). The beautiful former co-host of the Africa Magic Viewers Award (AMVCA) sealed the new move when she recently signed a management agreement at the corporate headquarters of the company in Victoria Island, Lagos. Having ... Read More »

Galadima replaces Salami on Corruption Cases Monitoring Commitee

Former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami has been replaced as the head of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) by the National Judicial Council (NJC). Mr Soji Oye, the Director of Information of the NJC, disclosed on Tuesday that Salami was replaced with a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Suleiman ... Read More »

Dutch Queen visits Ambode lauds Lagos health efforts

Queen of Netherlands, Her Majesty, Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode as part of efforts to advance the United Nation’s financial inclusion advocacy as a vehicle to alleviate poverty and fostering equitable economic growth in Nigeria. Queen Maxima, who was visiting Nigeria for the first time in the last ... Read More »

Toyin Saraki wants more partnership between governments and Philanthropists

The Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki has called for better partnership between governments, their agencies and philanthropists in order to avoid a ” one-size-fits-all” approach for proffering solutions. Mrs Saraki made the assertion today as a Panelist at the African Philanthropy Forum, which this year has the theme “African Philanthropy in a Changing Global ... Read More »