Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, on Tuesday cautioned the Federal Government against the proposed establishment of Ruga settlements across the country for herdsmen. Concise News reports that Soyinka warned that the move will set the country on fire if not checked while speaking at the launch of United Nations’ Solutions 17 SDG programme in Lagos.
A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos on Tuesday granted an application filed by former governor of Ekiti state Ayodele Fayose seeking permission to travel out of Nigeria. Concise News learned that Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke granted the application after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) re-arraigned Fayose before him over allegations of laundering N6.9billion.
God is a Nigeria for preserving the country despite what it has gone through, according to former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Concise News understands that Obasanjo noted this, Monday, at the 9th Toyin Falola Annual International Conference held at the Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday announced the list of principal officers for the Ninth Senate. Concise News learned that the list was sent to him by the leadership of the All Progressives Party (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The organised labour has hinted that they could embark on industrial action if the current state of affairs regarding the issue of consequential adjustment arising from the new national Minimum wage of N30,000 per month remains unchanged. Concise News reports that the organised labour is operating under the aegis of the Trade Union Side (TUS) of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC); the eight Unions in the Public Services of the Federal and 36 State Governments.
The lawmaker representing Adamawa North (PDP) in the Nigerian Senate, Senator Elisha Abbo has been caught on camera physically assaulting a woman at an adult toy shop in Abuja. Abbo, 41, who is Nigeria’s youngest senator, was caught hitting the woman after she begged him not to assault the shopowner whom the lawmaker accused of insulting him.
The lawmaker representing Adamawa-North senatorial district, Senator Elisha Abbo, has confirmed that he was indeed the man in a viral video who was seen beating up a lady in a sex toy. First reported by Premium Times, the assault has sparked outrage with many Nigerians calling for his prosecution and urging the Senate to also discipline him.
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has said that it would not shield pentecostal pastors who take undue advantage of their congregants. PFN President, Rev. Felix Omobude, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Benin, the Edo State capital.
The Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde on Tuesday said the state was technically impoverished. Makinde stated this while receiving in audience members of the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan, led by the Pro-Chancellor of the institution and Chairman of Council, Dr Waklek Mutka, who were on a courtesy visit to his office in Ibadan.
Nigeria will meet defending champions Cameroon in the Round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. The Super Eagles failed to top the group B, finishing as after a surprise 2-0 defeat to newcomers Madagascar.