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PDP Governors, Others Meet Buhari
Some governors elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party and even the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday met with ailing Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari at his official residence in London. The governors included Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Umar Ganduje (Kano), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Kashim Shetimma (Borno), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo) and led by the chairman of the Nigeria’s Governor Forum Abdulaziz Yari.
Man with 4 Wives Dies during Sex Romp with Mistress
A man identified simply as Atere has died in Ilorin, Kwara State under uncertain circumstances. However, it is believed the man who is married to 4 wives died during a sex romp with one of his mistresses at a hotel in an area of Ilorin. The incident which happened on Wednesday was witnessed by staffs of the hotel.
Osun Not Owing Workers’ Salaries
The governor elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has disclosed that his administration does not owe any worker in the state salary arrears. In fact, he mentioned that workers in the state had been duly paid up till June and dismissed such speculations as efforts by his adversaries to ridicule his administration.
Death Toll in Lagos Building Collapse Rises to 8
The death toll from the collapsed building at Lagos Island has risen to about 8. This is just as 15 people were said to have been rescued by the combined efforts of men of the Lagos State Emergency Response Unit and well-wishers. This is the second case of building collapse in Lagos in 2 weeks and this has raised concerns about the integrity of structures erected in the coastal city.
Customs Dismantle Illegal Checkpoints
The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs, Col. Hameed Ali has ordered the complete dismantling of illegal checkpoints all across the federation. This was just as he disclosed that checkpoints should only be within 40km of land borders. More so, that information patrols should not last more than 24 hours.
Nigerian Prostitutes Cry Out for Legislation of Trade
Sex workers and night crawlers operating in Nigeria have urged the Federal Government to consider their plights and legalize the trade of prostitution in the country. This was just as they decried the spate of extortion and harassment by men of the security outfits.
Nigerian Police Redeploy All Officers Serving Along Abuja-Kaduna Expessway
The authorities of the Nigerian Police have ordered the immediate redeployment of all officers serving along the Abuja- Kaduna Expressway. This is following the spate of kidnappings and crime along the expressway. The affected officers include Area Commanders, Divisional Police Commanders, Assistant Superintendents and down the ranks.
Soldiers Rescue Kidnapped NNPC Staff
Officers of the Nigerian Army have rescued about seven staff members of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation who were kidnapped by Bokoharam sect. The rescue operation which was carried out in Borno State has been widely commended by Nigerians far and near.
CBN Pumps in $195m more to Boost Forex Supply
Following repeated interventions by the federal government through its financial regulatory agency CBN. There are speculations the naira may stabilise further against the dollar at the rate of N368 to $1. This would be a huge relief for manufacturers and importers in the country.
9mobile to Get Foreign Investors in 6 Months
There are reports that several telecommunications giants such as Vodacom, BUA, Virgin and more may be developing interest in the rebranded 9mobile. This is just as Etisalat has successfully pulled out of operations in Nigeria owing to a huge debt profile recorded in about nine commercial banks in the country.