May God give Nigeria prudent, honest leaders like Jakande –Tinubu
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday, hailed the late first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, saying the country needed more leaders with integrity and pragmatism.
Jakande, who served between October 1, 1979, and December 31, 1983, passed away last Thursday at the age of 91.
Tinubu, who is also a former governor of Lagos, spoke at the eighth-day Fidau prayer session for Jakande , saying had started his political career at the late ex-governor’s house.
I would have lost my leg if I did not flee to Niger Republic ― Maina
Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), on Friday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that his leg would have been amputated if he did not travel to Niger Republic for medicare.Maina, in his affidavit to support the bail application filed before Justice Okon Abang, said a surgical operation was performed on his kneel to save his leg from amputation.
He urged the court to grant his prayer for bail so that he could attend to his current deteriorating health challenge.
FCT Minister charges Ambassadors to showcase Nigeria’s positive image in Diaspora
FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has tasked Ambassadors Designate and Consuls General who were recently deployed by President Muhammadu Buhari to convey the message of unity to Nigerians in the diaspora.
The Minister gave the charge on Friday when the envoys visited the FCTA as part of their induction exercise.
The Minister said that the FCT symbolizes the unity of Nigeria and also reminded them that the theme for the 60th independence anniversary of Nigeria was also unity and togetherness of her people.
EFCC: Lawyer sues Senate, asks court to stop Bawa’s confirmation
The new Chairman - designate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who is expected to face Senate screening soon, is beset by a legal hurdle following a controversy surrounding his rank,
It was learnt that a lawyer, Osuagwu Ugochukwu, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to stop the Senate confirmation of the chairman - designate.
The court document marked FHC / ABJ /CS/ 196 / 2021 was received at the Office of the Senate President on Thursday, according to an acknowledgement copy obtained by our correspondent on Friday.
CALL ON UNARMED NIGERIANS TO DEFEND THEMSELVES: Magashi, Defence minister under fire
MINISTER of Defence, General Bashir Magashi, faced barrage of criticisms, weekend, over his proclamation that weaponless Nigerians should defend themselves against bandits.
Angry reactions have continued to trail the remarks credited to the Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (retd) asking Nigerians to defend themselves whenever they were attacked by bandits and other criminal elements.
The Minister of Defence, while reacting to the kidnap of students in Niger State had tasked Nigerians to defend themselves.
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