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Osinbajo Appoints 21 Permanent Secretaries
The Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 21 permanent secretaries in the federal civil service. This was contained in a statement signed by the Head of Civil Service of the federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita in Abuja. According to her, the selection process was rigorous.
Saraki Confirms Sack of 98 Aides
The Senate President has released a statement to confirm the sacking of aides numbering about 98. You’ll recall that there were reports that the Senate President and former governor of Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki had sacked his aides yesterday, albeit they were not confirmed. The majority of aides affected are staffs of the National Assembly Management who were deployed to the Office of the Senate President.
Ohanaeze: Kanu Cannot Stop Anambra Elections
The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reiterated its stance towards ensuring the smooth conduct of the gubernatorial elections in Anambra this year. More so, the group challenged the audacity of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu to issue a sit-at-home order concerning the purported elections.
Presidency Commends Senate for Backing Buhari
The Presidency has decried the recent spate of protests urging the ailing and erstwhile president of Nigeria to resign. More so, it has released a statement to commend the apex legislative arm of the country for backing President Buhari who has been on medical vacation for extended period. This is coming at a time another group of protesters are challenging Charly boy’s group and the rationale of their anti-Buhari stance.
NIPOST Shuts Down 3 Illegal Courier Companies
The Courier Regulatory Department of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) has shut down the activities of about 3 courier companies said to be operating illegally in the country. The move which came albeit as a shock is seen as a drive by the apex postal service operating in Nigeria to ensure efficient and diligent service in the nations’ postal and deliveries sector.
Residents Lay Siege at Kidnappers Den
Following the discovery of kidnappers den at the Obadeyi Ajala, Ijaiye end of the Lagos- Abeokuta expressway, residents of the community have laid siege at the tunnels as they expect to apprehend more fleeing suspects who are stuck in the den. Recall that about two suspects were set ablaze yesterday. More so, the notorious cult group Badoo have continued incessant attacks in Ikorodu environs despite efforts to curb them.
Jerry Rawlings Cautions Nigerian over Genocidal Statements
Former President of Ghana was at the University of Ibadan by invitation and he took out time to counsel Nigerians against ethnic conflicts and issuing derogatory statements. Recall that with the deadlock meeting which took place between the coalition of northern youths and prominent leaders of Igbo extraction, former vice-president has urged the country to be wary of an impending genocide.
Human Remains Discovered at New Kidnappers Den near Ikeja
It is another tale of suspense in Lagos State as another kidnappers den was discovered at Ile-Zik along the Lagos- Abeokuta Expressway. This is the second incidence of discovery of ritualists hideouts this week. More so, a total of five suspects were said to be apprehended and are being interrogated at Isokoko Police Division.
High-Profile Defectors to PDP in 3 Weeks
There are reports that the governor of Rivers State is set to woo stakeholders such as the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar to the party ahead of their national convention. This is just as the governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa will head the committee planning the convention.
Nigeria’s Forex Market Continue to Improve
With frequent mediations by the federal government through its financial regulatory agency CBN. There are speculations the naira may stabilize further against the dollar at the rate of N368 to $1. This would be a huge relief for manufacturers and importers in the country.