BREAKING: Lagos Assembly challenges court’s jurisdiction to hear Ambode’s suit

The Lagos State House of Assembly has filed a preliminary objection challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the suit filed by former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

It is, therefore, asking the court to strike out the suit.
Ambode, in the suit, is seeking to stop the probe of his administration over procurement of 820 buses for public transportation.
At Wednesday’s proceeding, lead counsel for the state Assembly, Lawal Pedro, SAN, informed the court that Ambode’s lawyer Taiwo Oyetibo has served his team with a copy of his client counter affidavit to the preliminary objection.

The matter was subsequently adjourned to February 16, 2019 for hearing.
At the last proceeding, Justice Yetunde Adesanya had ordered parties in the suit to maintain status quo.
Other defendants in the suit include House Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa; House Clerk, Mr A.A Sanni; Chairman of the Ad hoc probe committee, Fatai Mojeed and all members of the committee.
Source: thenationonline

Sinach welcomes first child five years after

Famous gospel singer and songwriter, Osinachi Kalu, popularly known as Sinach has welcomed her first child after five years of marriage.

Senior Pastor of Christ Embassy, Chris Oyakhilome PhD shared the news of the arrival on Sunday, November 17, 2019.
The ‘I know who I am’ crooner who also won an award for ‘song of the year’ with her single titled ‘overflow’ was called to the podium to receive the award, there the news on the arrival of her first child was made which got everyone excited.

Bayelsa has shown willingness to change destiny – Lokpobiri

Former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has commended the people of Bayelsa State for changing their destiny by voting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday election.

Lokpobiri said the victory of the APC was a loud and clear message from Bayelsans that they were ready and willing to ensure prosperity and good governance.

Akpabio, Ekpenyong’s DGs in war of words over rerun poll

Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio and his opponent Senator Chris Ekpenyong are in war of words over the rerun poll for Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

The Appeal Court sitting in the neighbouring Calabar, Cross River state, had ordered a rerun to determine the actual winner of Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial district.

Six things you should know about Yahaya Bello

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello winner of the 2019 governorship election in Kogi state.
Bello scored a total of 406,222 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the PDP, Engr Musa Wada who polled a total of 189,704 votes.
Here are six things you should know about Bello
1. Yahya Adoza Bello was born in Okene, Kogi state on June 18, 1975.

Self medication can cause miscarriage

Also:Taking painkillers in early pregnancy could lead to miscarriage

The Medical Director, Jericho Hospitals, with branches at Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos and Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Dr. Adebayo Boye, in this interview with Omolara  Akintoye, explains why pregnant women should avoid self-medication and why they need to take their routine drugs during pregnancy

Lagos fights gastroenteritis epidemic


THE Lagos State Government has confirmed that the outbreak of Gastroenteritis has killed 11 people in the state while out of 400 cases 370 have been treated and discharged.

Sanwo-Olu reaffirms government’s commitment to public health

THE wife of Lagos State governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has reaffirmed the commitment of the current administration in the state of its readiness to give prompt attention to public health.

10 things you probably didn’t know about David Lyon

David Lyon has been declared winner of the just concluded gubernatorial election in Bayelsa State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, November 17, 2019.

APC governors welcome Lyon, pledge further cooperation with Bello

The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) has welcomed the Bayelsa State governor-elect, Chief David Lyon, into its fold, congratulating him on his victory during last Saturday’s election.

I’ll unite Bayelsa despite party differences, says Lyon

The Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon, has promised to unite the entire people of the state no matter their political party differences.

‘We kidnapped businessman with information from his cowboy’

One of six members of a kidnapping syndicate has recounted how the syndicate got to its target businessman, Abubakar Bashar, by using information from the boy who herds his cow for him.

BREAKING: Buhari receives Lyon in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Police, other security officials complicit in Kogi election violence – CDD

The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has said that security officials were complicit in the violence and disruption that characterised the Kogi State elections.
Jibrin Ibrahim, a senior fellow of the CDD, said this on Monday during a press conference in Abuja.

INTERPOL arrests ex-AGF Adoke in UAE over $1.6b Malabu oil block

THE International Police (INTERPOL) has detained a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Lagos seals mosques, churches over noise pollution

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, (LASEPA) has clamped down of some mosques and churches for persistent environmental pollution and disruption of public peace.

Wada heads for tribunal, says Kogi poll a coup

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 Kogi State governorship election, Musa Wada, has described the election as a coup against the people.

Anambra: Police, robbery suspects in gun battle

One injured, hospitalized

Nwanosike Onu, Awka and Emma Elekwa, Onitsha

A suspected armed robber has sustained gunshot injuries in a gun duel between the police and armed robbers along Onitsha/Enugu expressway, Anambra state.

Hate Speech bill not to give Buhari third term, says Senator Abdullahi

Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, on Monday said that the proposed controversial Hate Speech Bill recently introduced by the Senate was not meant to pave way for President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged third term agenda.

Omo-Agege, Sanwo-Olu call for tough laws against rape, sexual abuse

Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, on Monday called for tougher laws against rape and sexual abuse in Nigeria .
Omo-Agege who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Electronic and New Media, Lara Owoaye-Wise, made this known at the launch of the campaign against rape and sexual abuse in Abuja.

Gbajabiamila congratulates Bello, Lyon

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Yahaya Bello and David Lyon, for emerging victorious.

Tension brews in Ekiti Varsity over alleged plot to sack over 500 staff

There is palpable fear in Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti as the university management was alleged of making underground moves to sack over 500 staff of the institution.

Photos: Jonathan, wife celebrate Lyon’s victory with APC leaders

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, wife celebrating with Jigawa Governor Badaru, Chairman APC Campaign Organisation with Senator Ita Enang during a visit to their residence on Saturday evening
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, wife, pictured celebrating with Jigawa Governor Badaru, Chairman APC Campaign Organisation with Senator Ita Enang during a visit to their residence on Saturday evening.

Yahaya Bello declared winner of Kogi governorship election

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has been declared winner of the Saturday, November 16, governorship election in the state.
Mr Bello polled a total of 406,222 votes to defeat the PDP candidate, Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 189,704 votes.

20 “hidden” destinations of purported health spendings in 2020 proposed budget

About N5 billion will go to service major construction works in the nation’s health sector in the 2020 proposed budget, but development experts, working around accountability process in public budgeting, worry that this may come to waste because the projects they are nominated to develop are not captured in the vision of the Ministry of Health, the regulatory institution for health development in the country.

Controversy as Buhari sacks Osinbajo’s aides

• No cold war in Aso Rock, presidency insists

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo chaired the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting yesterday on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari who is in London on a ‘private visit’. The duty, however, did little to douse speculations that relations between him and his principal have hit an all-time low.