Photos: Check Out New Enugu state Infectious Disease Hospital

The Enugu State Infectious Disease Hospital, formerly known as Colliery Hospital Enugu, getting set to commence operations for isolation and treatment of patients with infectious diseases, courtesy of Governor

Breaking: Governor Obaseki reappoints Osarodion Ogie as SSG

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has approved the reappointment of Osarodion Ogie as Secretary to the State Government.

Governor Obaseki made the announcement via his twitter handle where he  maintained that Osarodion's appointment remains the only appointment made for now as all other appointments will be made in February 2021 up


Murtala Gwarmai, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State on Youth Development, has distributed donkeys and other items to empower young people in the state. 

The distribution took place at the premises of the state’s Ministry of Youth and Sports on Thursday.

VIDEO: Former Senate President Bukola Saraki Enters Ilorin in Grand Style

For the first time  after the 2019 general elections , former senate  President Bukola Saraki is back in Ilorin, his Hometown.



Bill aqnd Melinda Gates have pledged to donate an additional $70m to ensure that everyone around the world had access to the new COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer and BioNTech had announced success in early vaccine trials for Coronavirus.


By Emmanuel Ifesinachi

In effort to further improve the commercial profile and strengthen the economy of the State, the Anambra State Government in partnership with JC Michaels Ltd (the Developers) and Keystone Bank Nig. Ltd has embarked on building a One Hundred and Ten Million Dollar ($110M) Anambra Ultra-Modern International Market at Isiagu, Awka-South Local Government Area.

Foundation floats football tournament for Anambra LGA


Kenechukwu Ofomah


It promises to be a memorable yuletide season for the 15 communities of Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State as a non-government organization, Prince Onyendozi Foundation on Thursday unveiled its Football tournament for the Council area.




The Ebonyi State police command has confirmed the alleged killing of the legislative aide to the State House of Assembly deputy speaker, Kingsley Obasi by yet to be identified gunmen.

Former President Jerry Rawlings of Ghana has died from complications of COVID-19.


TheCable gathered that the ex-president died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana, on Thursday morning.

A military ruler, who later joined politics, Rawlings ruled Ghana from 1981 to 2001.

He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected president of Ghana.


An epidemic may break out within the environs of the Ore General Hospital, Ondo State, as hundreds of corpses are piling up on the premises of the hospital’s mortuary.

PUNCH Metro learnt from recent visitors to the public hospital that bodies of men and women were openly placed on corridors where they were beaten by rain.

Lai Mohammed Refuses To Speak On #EndSARS Promoters’ Frozen Accounts


MINISTER of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Wednesday, declined to comment on the freezing of bank accounts belonging to some perceived actors in the peaceful #EndSARS protests by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, saying he has been constrained to comment on the matter.

Ex-Governors’ Pensions: Tinubu Finally Relies Sanwo-Olu

NATIONAL leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Wednesday commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s decision to repeal the Lagos State law that ensures life pensions for former governors and deputy governors.




The Federal Government has confirmed granting Dangote, BUA, and gas supply waivers for land exports.

Spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), DC Joseph Attah, explained that the three firms were exempted on account of what they produce in other West African countries.

I’m Leaving PDP For APC, Umahi Tells Secondus, Others

 The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, told the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja on Tuesday that he was leaving the party.

He said he would join the ruling All Progressives Congress which he claimed would protect the interest of the South-East in the 2023 elections.


Otu Omenani Ojoto seeks dethronement of monarch, Mbamalu for desecrating their land

The custodians of the culture and traditions of Ojoto Community in Idemili South Council Area of Anambra on Tuesday, called on the State Governor, Willie Obiano to look into the activities of the traditional ruler of the town, Igwe Gerald Mbamalu, which they say, desecrate their land.

BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu To Abolish Pension For Ex-Govs, Deputies

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday announced his intention to repeal the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007), which provides for payment of pension and other entitlements to former Governors and their Deputies.



The founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Mr Atedo Peterside, has accused the Nigerian government of suffocating other businesses to favour Dangote Industries Limited.

Peterside was reacting to news that the federal government has granted Dangote Cement a waiver to export cement through the closed land borders.

Umahi To Igbo: IPOB Trying To Incite Another Civil War, Be Careful Of Them


…As Governor Wike says there cannot be Nigeria without Ndigbo

THE Chairman of South East Governor’s Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi last Sunday led a delegation of Ndigbo to Rivers State to find out what transpired in Oyigbo community and how best those affected can live peacefully in the State.

#EndSARS: Let Peace Reign, My Generation Is Exiting, Buhari Tells Nigerian Youth

“Our own generation is on the last lap, we are exiting,” President Buhari said in response to the recent EndSARS protest.

Nigerian youths would do well to keep the peace, as it is in their own interest ultimately, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.

#EndSARS: Govt Should Be Trustworthy On Reforms, Says Amina Mohammed

Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, says the reforms promised by government in relation to the #EndSARS protests must show improved level of trust in governance.

Youth across the country had taken to the streets in October to demand an end to police brutality under the #EndSARS campaign.


Northern Leaders Interested In Controlling Nigeria, See Southerners As Tools – Odumakin, Afenifere Spokesperson ‌


Spokesman for the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Mr Yinka Odumakin, tells ALEXANDER OKERE why the South is opposed to the resolutions made at a recent meeting of northern leaders, Inspector General of Police, etc. in Kaduna State.

Some leaders from the North, including governors, serving members of the regime of the President, Major General Muhamadu Buhari (retd.); and traditional rulers met in Kaduna State on November 2, 2020, and, among other things, described the recent #EndSARS protest as one that was subversive and had a separatist agenda. What is your reaction to that?





UAE Relaxes Islamic Law On Alcohol, Cohabitation, Honour Killings

The United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday a major overhaul of the country’s Islamic personal laws, allowing unmarried couples to cohabitate, loosening alcohol restrictions and criminalizing so-called “honour killings.”

Rivers Will Continue To Be A Home To Igbos ― Wike

Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the state will continue to be home to people of the Igbo Ethnic Nationality.

Governor Wike gave the assurance during a meeting with South-East Governors, the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo and the Igbo community in the state at Government House,  Port Harcourt on Sunday.

2023: Why Presidency Should Come To South East — Ohanaeze Ndigbo


…South East Govs ask FG to look into demands

…Meeting with South-East leaders ‘extremely fruitful’ — Lai Mohammed

President General of Ohanaeze-Ndigbo, John Nwodo, has said the next president should come from the South East in 2023 to promote national unity.

Nwodo, who made the call at a meeting with a Presidential delegation, led by Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, in Enugu yesterday, also urged the Federal Government to develop the South-East Development Commission and create room for at least two states in the South East.

South-West Govs, Ministers, Monarchs Urge Overhauling Of Nation’s Security


•Demand special protection for region’s economic interests

•Seek reopening of borders, equal treatment for all citizens

•Want FG to use existing laws to check fake news

South-west governors, ministers and monarchs yesterday called for a comprehensive review of the nation’s security system and advised that a review and implementation of reports of constitutional conferences, including the 2014 National Conference with respect to security, among other salient issues, would be the correct decision to make.

The leaders at a meeting in Lagos with a presidential delegation led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, also canvassed special protection for the region’s economic interests and assets.

In a communiqué issued after the meeting, the leaders said the review of reports of constitutional conferences held in the past would facilitate the implementation of some of the recommendations, especially with reference to security, economy and equal treatment for citizens.

The communiqué, signed by the Chairman of the South-west Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, noted that the prolonged closure of the border has caused economic difficulties and should be re-examined to alleviate problems of the people in the border communities and the soaring prices of some essential commodities.

Twitter User Links Three Top #EndSARS Activists To Atiku

David Abdulrazak Atta, a Twitter user, has linked Modupe Odele, Rinu Oduala and Mr Macaroni, three top #EndSARS activists, to Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president. 

The trio are among prominent figures at the forefront of the #EndSARS protest aimed at ending police brutality and excesses of operatives of the now-disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS).


Anambra 2021: Group urges ex-AMAC boss, Ukachukwu to replace Obiano


From Chuks Collins, Awka

The race for the 2021 Anambra state governorship seat began on a novel dimension yesterday with a group under the aegis of Sustenance of Faith in Governance(SOFIG)calling on the former boss of Abuja Municipal Area Council(AMAC) and later the member of Federal House of Representatives representing Abuja Area council, Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu to go for it.

No Evidence To Prosecute 33 Indicted SARS Operatives –AGF

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has said there is no sufficient evidence to prosecute the 33 operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad indicted in last year’s report of a Presidential Investigative Panel, Sunday PUNCH has learnt.

The AGF’s office has therefore asked the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, to set up “a special investigation team” to conduct “thorough investigation” into the cases.

This is contained in a report of a committee set up by the AGF, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), to review the individual cases recommended for prosecution by the special presidential panel.

Our correspondent on Friday obtained the excerpts of the report from a top police source.

#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Called Me To Say Col Bello Was Shooting At Lekki, Gen Tells Lagos Panel

•We only fired blank ammunition to scare hoodlums – Bello

 …insists nobody was shot dead, says protesters happy seeing soldiers

•Hoodlums threw stones, broken bottles at us – Army commanders

•Panel suspends sitting as youths protest CBN’s freezing of members’ accounts

The Commander, 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Brig Gen Musa Etsu-Ndagi, representing the Nigerian Army on the Lagos State Security Council, has said he received a phone call from the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, around 7.23pm on October 20,2020 informing him that a certain Lt Col Bello was reportedly shooting at the Lekki tollgate where #EndSARS protesters were gathered.

Obasanjo Congratulates Biden, Says ‘It’s A Victory Of Good Over Evil’


Former Nigeria’s President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated Mr. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., President-Elect of the United States of America, (USA) over his victory at the presidential poll that held on Tuesday.

Biden’s First Statement: I’m Honored To Be Elected; I’ll Be President For All Americans

Hours after defeating Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden, has said that he was honored that Americans chose him as their leader.

Biden who said yesterday that Trump was not his enemy but simply his opponent, opined that he would be a president for everyone including those who did not vote for him.


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