The Lagos State Government has released a list of roads to be closed as President Muhammadu Buhari visits on Wednesday. Buhari will be in the commercial centre for the commission of some projects during the one-day visit. In a statement, the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation noted that there would be traffic diversion on some major roads to ease Buhari’s movement. It said Buhari’s visit would run from 9.00am to 3.00pm.
Atiku Abubakar‘s mother, late Mrs Kande, ‘was from Dutse,’ an official of the Dutse emirate council in Jigawa state has revealed. The royal father made this known in the wake of allegation that Atiku, a former vice-president of Nigeria, is not a Nigerian.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has warned the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, to mind his language in a reply to the latter’s allegation that the National Assembly has been padding the national budget for four years. Dogara, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, carpeted Tinubu, describing him as “ignorant of the budgetary process.”
Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka says his generation has failed Nigeria. Concise News reports that speaking on Hard Talk, a BBC programme, the scholar said the dreams people of his generation had about the country had not materialised. Zeinab Badawi, the anchor of the programme, had asked Soyinka: “Has your generation of older Nigerians failed the people?” and he responded: “Yes, I believe so.
A lawmaker from Abia state Nkeiruka Onyejeocha has asked the majority leader of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to step down for her in the race for speakership. Onyejeocha, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), made this known on Tuesday despite her party’s endorsement of Gbajabiamila for the position.
The inclusion of Justice J.O.K Oyewole as member of the Osun State governorship election appeal panel has been rejected by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The PDP said its position was predicated on the grounds that Justice Oyewole allegedly has strong connections with the All Progressives Congress (APC), which is an interested party in the appeal and cannot be neutral.
Omega Fire Ministries’ branch in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has said its founder, Apostle Johnson Suleman, bought a private jet for the “propagation of the gospel.” Concise News understands that Apostle Suleman recently purchased the private jet with several persons raising eyebrows over the development. However, in a congratulatory message to the cleric, the Dubai branch of the church said the purchase, contrary to insinuations, is not for personal gains.
The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has said the federal government will fish out killers of a Briton Faaye Mooney and a Nigerian in the Kajuru Castle Resort in Kaduna State. Lai Mohammed said this on Tuesday in Abuja while condoling with the families of the victims, Concise News understands. He described the incident as a setback to the tourism in Nigeria and vowed that justice will be served for the victims.
Beneficiaries of the Federal Government‘s social intervention programme, N-Power, are currently undergoing headcount and verification nationwide. Concise News understands that in Zamfara state, the exercise which is specifically targeted at the pioneer volunteers, that is 2016 beneficiaries commenced, Tuesday 23rd of April.
Manchester United host rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Wednesday night in a derby. Concise News reports that Pep Guardiola crosses town needing a victory to keep the Premier League title race in his side’s hands. Lose or draw and it will be an advantage to Liverpool as the battle intensifies for the top crown.