Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has pardoned four prisoners in commemoration of Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary, based on the powers conferred on him by the constitution.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday joined world leaders in congratulating Brazil’s newly elected President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on winning a hard-fought, divisive runoff election.
Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s media aide in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said Buhari congratulated the new leader on staging an astonishing comeback after leaving office and serving a jail term.
Buhari said he hoped that Lula as President would further enhance the excellent relations between Nigeria and Brazil.
“I look forward to working together with the newly elected President of Brazil to continue the excellent bilateral cooperation and growing trade relations between our two countries,” the president added. (NAN)
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 37,832 of 60,370 newly printed Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for new registrants are still uncollected in Lagos State, six months after release
A businesswoman, Bukola Orekoya, was on Monday docked in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly assaulting her domestic worker.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), says credible, free and fair elections will help enthrone and strengthen good governance in Nigeria.
Mr Deryck Fritz, Chief Technical Advisor, Elections, of the body, stated this on Monday at a workshop tagged: “2023 General Election: Capacity Building Workshop for Voter Education Providers”, in Calabar.
The Police in Oyo state have arrested two former employees of the defunct National Electricity Power Authority (NEPA) and a fake military personnel over alleged transformer theft and unlawful possession of firearms.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed no fewer than 11 persons dead and one unconscious in a ghastly accident close to the Four Corner Junction along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
A Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed Feb. 6 for the mention of a suit filed against the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, and former President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick.
The matter, which was scheduled for Monday, could not go on, hence, counsel to the parties in the suit agreed on the new date.
The Federal Government has frowned at the travel advisories issued by some embassies to their personnel in Nigeria, urging Nigerians and other residents to go about their businesses without fears.
The National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno, stated this when he addressed State House correspondents after an emergency security meeting summoned by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja.
Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State on Monday carried out a minor reshuffle of his cabinet by appointing two commissioners and four special advisers.
He said at their swearing-in in Gombe, that the move was part of efforts to maintain his administration’s set objectives and good governance.
He said it was also to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.
The Adamawa State Government says it has so far spent N5 billion on settlement of backlog of pension and gratuity arrears of retired civil servants out of the inherited backlog of N20 billion.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart for London, United Kingdom, for routine medical check-up.
Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, confirmed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo, says it has arrested no fewer than 48 suspects over alleged illicit drug trafficking in October.
This is contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja by Mr Buba Wakawa, the NDLEA Commander in the state.