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Senate amends Customs Act

The Senate has set aside two legislative days to amend and pass the Nigerian Customs Service Management Act 2017. In the new amendment, the Upper Chamber scrapped the governing board of the Nigeria Customs Service and replaced it with the Nigerian Customs Commission. The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, noted during Wednesday’s plenary that the amendment of the bill would bring ... Read More »

Osinbajo grants Lagos’ request to rebuild Int’l Airport Road

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has granted permission to the Lagos State Government to embark upon a total reconstruction of the International Airport Road from Oshodi. In a Press Statement signed on Wednesday by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello, the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode who made the disclosure, commended the Acting President for his ... Read More »

Moses, Mikel out of South Africa tie

Nigeria has left out in-form Chelsea star Victor Moses from their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa next month. Captain John Obi Mikel is also among the high-profile names missing in the squad list released by Super Eagles Coach, Genort Rohr for the match against South Africa. Moses is being omitted despite having a splendid season with Chelsea ... Read More »

Exclusive: What is wrong with Oskar Ibru

By Adeleke Adeosun Something is certainly not right with the ever bubbly socialite, Olorogun Oskar Christopher Eyovbirere, the first son of billionaire businessman and Patriarch of the Ibru Dynasty, the late Olorogun Michael Ibru. There are indications that he may have been hit with some kind of illness that have made him lose his usually shine. He has lot his ... Read More »

Aregbesola swear in Exco Members

Osun State Governor, Ogbeni  Rauf Aregbesola yesterday swore in his executive council made up of 22 commissioners and 16 special advisers. On the list of the commissioners are an Associate Professor of Economics, Olalekan Dauda Yinusa; a Doctor of Law, Ajibola Basiru and a former Senator, Mudasiru Hussain. The governor said he and his deputy, Mrs Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori, would ... Read More »

Chaplain: CAN backs Lagos Govt, says “Sack in order”

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos State Chapter on Tuesday denied involvement of the wife of the State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode in the sacking of former Presiding Chaplain of Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Venerable Femi Taiwo, saying that the allegation was not only untrue but unjust and erroneous. A newspaper had alleged in its series of ... Read More »

Two dead,14 rescued as 3-Storey building collapses in Lagos

Two people, the foreman called Baba Ibeji and a 5 year-old, Faida have been confirmed dead while 14 people were rescued following the collapse of a 3-storey building in Oke Arin Lagos. The Landlord was said to have given the job to a contractor, who allegedly advised him to pull down the structure due to its poor condition. However, the ... Read More »

FC Barcelona appoints new Coach

FC Barcelona has released a statement on Monday to announce that the former Athletic Club boss will take over from at Camp Nou this summer The Catalan Club confirmed that Ernesto Valverde will be their new coach for the 2017-18 season. The 53-year-old stepped down after four seasons in a second spell at Athletic Club last week and was widely ... Read More »

Activist & INEC Institute Boss, Prof. Abubakar Momoh is dead

Abubakar Momoh, prominent Nigerian civil society leader and director general of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Electoral Institute, has died. Mr. Momoh, a professor, who sat on the board of several nongovernmental organisations, died early Monday, his associates said. His associate and lawyer, Abdul Mahmoud, confirmed to news. “It’s true, I have just spoken to his brother-in-law,” he told PREMIUM ... Read More »

Lagos Kidnappers demand N400m for students, principals

Kidnappers of six pupils of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla in Epe have demanded a N400 million ransom for their release. They are understood to have got in touch with the parents of the kidnapped children to make the demand. But Governor Akinwunmi Ambode told pupils at a parade to mark this year’s Children’s Day at the Agege Stadium, Lagos ... Read More »