APC primary: God punishing Ambode, wife for sacking, evicting Lagos chaplain

A senior Pastor of the Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ in Akure, Ondo State, Pastor Adewale Giwa has stated that the political travails of Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode was caused by the sack of Presiding Chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Venerable Femi Taiwo. The cleric advised him and […]

Nigeria at 58: Akeredolu pardons 17 prisoners

Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has pardoned 17 prisoners. According to a press release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Segun Ajiboye, the move was part of the celebrations to commemorate the country’s 58th Independence anniversary. The statement reads: “Governor Akeredolu pardons the lucky beneficiaries of the prerogative of mercy in […]

Nigeria at 58: How Gov. Bello pardoned 287 prisoners

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has granted unconditional pardon to four prison inmates on death row and two others convicted and held in prison as part of Nigeria’s 58th Independence anniversary. He also commuted the death sentence of 20 inmates to various terms of imprisonment, discharged 40 others and ordered payment of fines for […]

APC primary: Lagos senator dumps Ambode, backs Tinubu’s candidate

Less than 24 hours to the rescheduled governorship primaries of the APC in Lagos State, Sen. Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West), has joined in declaring support for Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in his bid to fly the party’s flag in the 2019 Lagos State governorship election. Adeola’s position was contained in a statement by his media […]

Rivers communities get clean water after 100yrs of dependence on well

After depending on well water for over 100 years, relief has come the way of some communities in Rivers through the provision of boreholes by the European Union, (EU), and the United Nations Children Fund, (UNICEF), to ease their water problems. Narrating their experiences to the Daily Times during a visit to some of the […]

Osinbajo, Gowon, Kumuyi hopeful of greater Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday admonished Nigerians to make more sacrifices for the development of the country, assuring them that the nation would rise beyond the imagination of the world. He spoke at the church service to mark the independence anniversary at the National Christian Center in Abuja. In his short remarks, the vice president […]

Crisis, confusion in Ekiti, Ogun as polls fail to hold

Crisis now brews in the Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) over alleged imposition of candidate for the House of Representatives election. Eight aspirants from Ekiti Central Constituency 1 had petitioned the party leadership, accusing the deputy governor-elect, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, of favouring a particular aspirant currently seeking the APC ticket to emerge as its […]

At 58, Nigeria mires self in economic uncertainties

Nigeria, no doubt, has the global reputation as a country rich in natural resources. That alone confers the nation a right to economic wellbeing, if only inclusive development goal and commitment to good governance are given. But developing events have only placed the expected progress to the sidelines, with a fast rising slogan “huge potential” […]

Police arrest 15 suspected child traffickers in Rivers

The police in Rivers State have arrested 15 suspects over alleged involvement in child trafficking. The Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, disclosed that the intelligence unit of the command, acting on a tip off, stormed four baby factories in the state and arrested the operators, including 12 pregnant young girls. Ahmed said one of the […]

Flood threatens property markets in eight states

Property owners trying to sell their properties in flood-hit parts of the country are yielding to pressure to drop prices as demands for homes in some of the affected locations have reduced drastically, The Guardian investigation has revealed. After weeks of flooding in major cities, especially in eight states, some houses have been submerged in […]

Ambode fights dirty as Tinubu backs Sanwo-Olu

When Mr. Akinwumi Ambode set out to address a world press conference, he was not predictable. Like his multi-coloured short-sleeved shirt, he was not identified with a single colour of mood. But it did not take long before it became clear Ambode would not be chummy with his political family. He was a different person. […]

Ambode 2019: Lagos Commissioner Of Police Faces Imminent Transfer

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Imohimi Edgal could be transferred out of Lagos State due to political reasons. The body language of most members of Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), before and after a stakeholders meeting at the party’s secretariat yesterday, showed that they were not satisfied with the weak […]