News from States

  • British envoy lauds Ogun on industrialisation drive

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta The British High Commission in Nigeria has lauded the Ogun State government on its aggressive industrial revolution drive, thereby making the state a haven for businesses in the country. Giving the commendation on Friday was the Deputy British High Commissioner, Mr. Jonny Baxter when he led a team from the British High Commission, Lagos, to the…

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  • Customs to auction bag of rice at N10,000

    Kunle Sani The Nigerian Customs service (NCS) said it has initiated a nationwide sale of seized items, with a bag of rice being auctioned at the price of N10,000. The Comptroller-General of the NCS, Bashir Adeniyi, said this during a press briefing on Thursday in Lagos. During the briefing, Adeniyi emphasized the NCS’s commitment to ensuring food security and accessibility…

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  • OGSG to sell 100 trucks of rice at affordable price

    …poor, elderly, and vulnerable to get free allocation By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta Ogun State has purchased 100 trucks load of rice to be sold at cheaper rates to residents to cushion the effect of the rise in the prices of goods in the country. The state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun stated this on Wednesday while speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting…

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  • Hardship: Osun CSO’s chairman, Lawal berates TUC’s position to back out of proposed nationwide protest

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo The Chairman, Osun Civil Societies Coalition (OCSC), Comrade Waheed Lawal, has berated the Trade Union Congress (TUC) decision to back out of the proposed 2-day nationwide protest over the economic hardship facing Nigerians. Lawal, made the statement during a peaceful protest staged by the coalition in Osogbo on Thursday against the economic hardship ravaging the country.…

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  • Gov.  Adeleke debunks taking N10bn loan facility

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke has denied taking N10billion loan and as well not planning to take any such loan now The Governor, through the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, in a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo, was reacting to a report that his government obtained N10 billion loan facility in…

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  • APC Rerun: Tinubu wants free, fair direct primaries in Edo, says Oshiomole

    Kunle Sanni Adams Oshiomhole, who represents Edo North at the Senate, has revealed that President Bola Tinubu desires a free and fair rerun primary election for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket in the state. Westernpost reported that the APC in Edo State announced that the gubernatorial primary elections were inconclusive. In a statement issued by the party’s national…

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  • Armed banditry: Yoruba groups call on IGP to establish police stations in Ekiti communities

    A Yoruba group under the auspices of Ekamefa Peoples Congress (EPEC) has asked, Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun to establish police stations in Ekamefa town of Ekiti state. EPEC is the alliance of six ancient communities that comprise: Iyemero, Irele, Oke-Ako, Itapaji, Ipao and Ijowa Ekiti, all in Ekiti. On January 30, two traditional rulers returning from a meeting in…

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  • Over 150 houses affected by flooding in Lagos communities, says NEMA

    Innocent Raphael The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said about 151 houses in the Command and Ipaja communities of Lagos were flooded due to recent rainfall. NEMA Lagos territorial coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye in a statement, said a preliminary assessment was conducted in some communities affected by the rainfall. He said 35 houses were affected at Isale Aboru, 29 at Ikola…

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  • Gov. Adeleke advocates stronger Public- Private Partnership for NYSC

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has called for an immediate reform of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to effect an institutionalized Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the management of the service. Adeleke, who made the call during the visit of the Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Yushau Dogara Ahmed in his office,  said the…

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  • Edo state primaries inconclusive, says APC

    Kunle Sanni The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has announced that the gubernatorial primary elections have not been concluded. In a statement issued by the party’s national publicity secretary, Felix Morka on Tuesday said the party has agreed on a fixed date for the completion of the Primary Election Process. The party fixed Thursday, February 22 for the…

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