Governor Sanwo-Olu Insists Okada Proposed Ban Remains June 1

The Governor of Lagos State Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reiterated that there is no going back on the June 1, 2022 proposed date for the ban of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada on highways of his state. The governor made the declaration while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday evening, after the State Security Meeting, at Lagos House, Ikeja attended by Heads of security services in the state are at the meeting. The ban is in six local governments, Surulere, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, Apapa, Eti-Osa and Ikeja. The Local…

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EFCC Explains Why They Forcefully Invaded And Arrested Rochas Okorocha

The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have explained why the commission invaded the Maitama, Abuja home of a former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, to effect his arrest. Videos of Okorocha’s humiliation went viral yesterday May 24, 2022, following the arrest. Mr Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media & Publicity at the EFCC in a release stated that the move followed the refusal of the former governor to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the Commission. EFCC, he added had…

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Tricycle Ban: Police To Arrest Riders, Passengers In Lagos

Following the ban on tricycle across six local government areas of Lagos State by the state government, the Police Command in Lagos State has announced that it will arrest both motorcyclists, and passengers as part of measures to enforce the ban on commercial motorcycle operations in Lagos State. Mr Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesperson announced this at the weekend in his Twitter handle. “Under the new total ban of motorcycles in the six local government areas of Lagos State, passengers and riders alike will be arrested and prosecuted. The passenger…

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Pitcher Awards 2022 Winners Announced

The Pitcher Festival of Creativity 2022 ended on May 21, with the release of the Pitcher Awards Show video by the festival. The video announced top winners at the awards including Gold, Good, Grand Prix and Agency of the Year.  This was followed by the release of all winners from Shortlist to Grand Prix at the Pitcher Festival website. With the latest announcement, Pitcher Festival has also recognized the winners of the Entertainment Agency of the Year, Digital Agency of the Year and Media Agency of the Year. According to…

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Chartered Flights By Governors: Daily Trust Got it Wrong

By Yinka Oyebode The attention of the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has been drawn to a news report by the Daily Trust Newspaper, May 20, 2022, edition, where the Governor was alleged to have squandered millions of state funds on chartered flight in the course of his recent political activities. The unduly generalised report, titled; “Wike, Fayemi, Tambuwal, six other governors squander millions on private jets,” is not only inaccurate and misleading, it is bereft of facts, which made it fall short of the journalistic standard for…

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Electoral Judicial Manual Committee Inaugurated

Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, the President of the Court of Appeal, on Wednesday (May 18, 2022) inaugurated a 13-man Electoral Judicial Manual Committee (EJMC). The inauguration, which held at the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja, has Justice Ignatius Agube as Chairman. According to the Appeal Court President, members of the Committee were carefully selected having regards to their experience and expertise not only in electoral matters but also in general judicial administration. She urged the committee to among other things, consider the extant decisions of the Courts and Tribunals in…

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Federal Government Suspends Ahmed Idris Over Alleged N80billion Fraud

News reaching our newsroom has it that the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, has been suspended indefinitely by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed. His suspension is coming days after his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N80 billion fraud. Ahmed announced the suspension of the AGF through a letter dated May 18, 2022. The minister stated that the suspension was to allow for “proper and unhindered investigation” in line with public service rules. Recall that…

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NIPR Reaffirms Commitment To Rebrand Nigeria

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has reaffirmed its commitment toward rebranding the image of the country if it gets the much-needed support from the Nigerian government. Expressing their views on rebranding the country, the practitioners said they are ready and committed as it is their field and will do it effectively if the Nigerian government gives the institute needed support. Responding to inquiry on the government’s willingness to invest in public relations towards rebranding the country, Comfort Nwankwo, the Chairman of Lagos NIPR, noted that there is no…

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Lagos State Orders Total Ban On Commercial Motorcycle Effective June 1, 2022

In an applauded reaction to the insecurity posed by commercial motorcycle riders in Lagos State otherwise known as ‘Okada’, the Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced a total ban on motorcycles, in six Local Government Areas (LGAs) and nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state. With the pronouncement, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Abiodun Alabi, has also directed his men to ensure complete enforcement of the governor’s order in the listed councils and areas from the commencement date. The governor, who made the…

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Reverend Fr. Alphonsus Uboh Regains Freedom From Kidnappers

The abducted Catholic Priest, Alphonsus Uboh of St. Pius X Parish in Ikot Abasi Akpan, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State who we reported was kidnapped few days ago has regained his freedom. Sources close to the Parish, said the priest was released around 2:00 a.m. on Thursday May 12, 2022. The source was however silent on the probability of ransom payment before he regained freedom. It would be recalled that Fr. Uboh, was kidnapped on Sunday May 8, 2022, around 7:30 p.m. at his residence shortly…

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