Author: Biyi Lawrence

LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Femi Fani-Kayode has said the former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s National vice chairman, Bode George has some personal issues with presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, saying he is obsessed with him George in an interview on Wednesday had lampooned Tinubu and the ruling party over the state of affairs within the nation, saying the nation cannot be entrusted to the former governor of Lagos State, who mismanaged resources when he was at the helm of affairs. Reacting to the the PDP chieftain’s statement, Chief Fani-Kayode said it is disheartening to…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Emirates Airlines has disclosed plans to suspend all flights to and from Nigeria on September 1, over its inability to repatriate about 85 million dollars in revenue from the country. This is contained in a statement by the airlines, through its media consultant in Nigeria, JSP Communications in Lagos on Thursday. “Emirates has tried every avenue to address our ongoing challenges in repatriating funds from Nigeria and we have made considerable efforts to initiate dialogue with the relevant authorities for their urgent intervention to help find a viable solution. “Regrettably, there has been no progress.…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE Of NAIJA)- The Lagos State Government has extended the ban on commercial motorcycles to four other Local Government Areas and five Local Council Development Areas. The Commissioner for Transport, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, confirmed this on Thursday. According to Oladeinde, the decision was taken after a review of the earlier ban on commercial motorcycles operation in six local councils. The additional councils where the total Okada ban is pronounced include Kosofe Local Government, Oshodi-Isolo Local Government, Shomolu Local Government, and Mushin Local Government. Others are Ikosi-Isherri LCDA, Agboyi-Ketu LCDA, Isolo LCDA, Bariga LCDA, and Odi-Olowo LCDA. Governor Babajide…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has confirmed the shutdown of national electric power following the industrial dispute declared by the electricity workers. Ndidi Mbah, General Manager, public affairs, TCN, said this in a statement on Wednesday. The national electricity grid on Wednesday morning began a nosedive from over 4,000 megawatts (MW) to 762MW. According to data from the Independent System Operation (ISO), a section of TCN, power generation on the grid was 4,149.40MW as of 6am from 21 power plants on Wednesday but drastically dropped to 1,635MW from 17 plants. By 12 noon, the grid had…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested the Managing director and Chief Executive of Marvelrock Pharmaceuticals and Stores Limited, Orakwe Chibuike Celestine, for allegedly engaging in sales of illicit drugs on e-commerce platform, Jiji.ng. NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, said the suspect, a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Abuja, registered the pharmaceutical company on December 16, 2014 with the certificate and support of a licensed pharmacist, who opted out of the deal in 2017. The suspect continued running the business and enrolled it on Jiji.ng platform in 2019. Babafemi said the…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE Of NAIJA)- Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has visited Afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti at his residence in Lagos State Recall Femi had described Peter Obi as not being different from the other politicians he claims he wants to rescue Nigeria from. Kuti had said, “Why would I support Tinubu? Please don’t get me angry. I believe Peter Obi and Atiku are friends for him to be his Vice President if they had won the last election, so why should I not have doubts? “If Obi wins and things change, then we’ll jubilate but no…

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LAGOS, Nigeria ( VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Court of Appeal in Kano has upheld the judgement of the Kano High Court, ordering the retrial of a 22-year-old musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, who was sentenced to death, after being convicted of blasphemy Recall he was accused of one count of insulting the religious creed, contrary to Section 382 (6) of the Kano State Sharia Penal Code Law of 2000, for a series of audio messages circulated via WhatsApp which became public knowledge in March 2020. Sharif-Aminu went into hiding following the backlash that followed his recording after protesters burnt down his family…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE Of NAIJA)- Fire, on Wednesday, has gutted parts of a shopping complex on Ligali Ayorinde Street in the Victoria Island area of Lagos State. Channels Television gathered that the inferno started in the early hours of Wednesday in one of the shops where combustible items such as tyres and car batteries were stored. The South-West Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident. He said the fire has been brought under control after officials of the state and Federal Fire Services battled to put it out. The cause of the inferno, which lasted for…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in Mohammed Bello Shehu as the Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) PRESIDENT BUHARI PRESIDES OVER FEC MEETING & SWEARS-IN NEW RMAFC CHAIR MB SHEHU 1A&B. The New Chairman, Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, (RMAFC) Alhaji Mohammed Bello Shehu and President Muhammadu Buhari during the Swearing-in of the New Chairman, Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, held at the Council Chambers State House Abuja, PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. AUG 17TH 2022 PRESIDENT BUHARI PRESIDES OVER FEC MEETING & SWEARS-IN NEW RMAFC CHAIR MB SHEHU 3. L-R;…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Wole Oke, Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public accounts has disclosed how the Ministry of Agriculture spent N18.9 billion on bush clearing during the COVID-19 lockdown. He said the ministry disclosed this while responding to a probe on how it spent N18.9 billion. The agric ministry is the subject of an investigation by the House committee into a N18.9 billion contract for bush clearing, preparing the ground, and restoring soil plant laboratories during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown. “During the lockdown of the country as a result of COVID-19, some companies took contracts…

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