THE Federal Government has declared Monday, 6 October and Tuesday, 7 October, 2014 as public holiday to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, made the declaration, on Friday, on behalf of the government.
Moro, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Magaji Abubakar, congratulated Muslims and enjoined them to join hands with President Goodluck Jonathan in his efforts at building a peaceful, united and virile nation.
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the arrest and prosecution of Ekiti State governor-elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose, for allegedly leading a band of thugs to beat up a judge and then instigating his supporters to attack and burn down the opposition secretariat in the state.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said since Fayose did not yet enjoy any immunity, he should be arrested over the attack.
It said every time
INDICATIONS emerged on Friday that the Ogun State deputy governor, Prince Segun Adesegun and some members of the National Assembly have dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for a political group, the Action Group of Nigeria (AGN).
Saturday Tribune reliably gathered that Adesegun was at the senatorial meetings of the new party held in Ogun East and Ogun Central on Wednesday and Thursday.
Adesegun, who is a loyalist of a former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba, had been absent from
An Ikeja High Court in Lagos State, on Friday, adjourned judgment on a suit challenging the ban on hijab in public primary and secondary schools in Lagos State till October 17.
The adjournment, it was gathered, was necessitated by the ongoing activities marking the 2014/2015 legal year by the state judiciary.
It was further gathered that the Registrar of Justice, Grace Onyeabo, had sent notices of the adjournment to parties in the suit.
However, the plaintiffs, Muslim Students Society
The United States government has commended Nigeria on its efforts to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Mr David Gilmour, the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Africa Affairs, gave the commendation while briefing some United Nations correspondents in New York on Friday.
According to him, Nigeria was one of the first nations to respond when it donated 3.5 million dollars two months ago to ECOWAS for humanitarian aid and capacity building to the three Ebola affected
Taraba State High Court, in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, has granted Governor Danbaba Suntaiâ€™s prayers to serve the Speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly, Mr Josiah Kente, and the Acting Governor, Alhaji Garba, the originating processes in motion to stop them from taking further actions against the office of the governor of the state.
Justice Silas Haruna noted that it was important to grant the relief since the defendants were not found at their various addresses
A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Friday discharged and acquitted the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Adeyemi ikuforiji, alongside his aide, Mr Oyebode Atoyebi, over allegations of money laundering made against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Ruling on the no case submission initiated by the Speaker together with his aide, the court, presided over by Justice Ibrahim Buba, declared that the prosecution had failed to establish a prima-facie
NO fewer than three persons were injured on Friday following studentsâ€™ violent protest that crippled activities at the Uyo campus of the Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic.
It was learnt the studentsâ€™ leaders, under the aegis of the Joint Executive Council of Student Associations on Campus Association (JECAC), called out their members in protest against managementâ€™s alleged refusal to allow Students Union activities on the campus.
Saturday Tribune findings revealed that prior to Fridayâ€™s protest,
Deaths from infectious diseases like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia are likely to soar in West African countries, where a vast outbreak of Ebola has crushed health systems and killed nurses and doctors.
Specialists on deadly diseases said deaths from malaria alone, which even before the Ebola crisis, has killed around 100,000 a year in the West Africa region as a whole, could increase four-fold in Ebola-hit countries as people miss out on life-saving treatments.
Even at this point, said Professor
The Lagos State government, through the Muslim Pilgrims Board, has given cash awards of 100 Saudi Riyal N4,000 to each of the 3082 members of the state contingent to this yearâ€™s hajj for the purchase of Ihram clothing.
The State Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, and Amir-ul-Hajj of the contingent, Alhaji Mohammed Bello Oyinlomo-Danmole, who disclosed this during an interview in Saudi Arabia, said the gesture was to ensure the convenience of the pilgrims and the overall success of
Hundreds of zonal chairmen of Lagos State branch of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) stormed the national headquarters of the association in Abuja, protesting what they called an attempt to impose a candidate by the state government as their overall chairman.
The union leaders and their members, who came to the Zone 7 headquarters of the association with placards bearing different inscriptions, alleged that since their former chairman, Adefowoku Olorode, died on about three
Ahead of the 2015 general election, 28 groups across the country have endorsed the presidential bid of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who declared for the race in Abuja on Wednesday.
The endorsement came just as one of the groups from the South-west, AAA Collective, clarified its position on its earlier endorsement of the former Vice President earlier in the week.
The groups, in a joint press statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Friday, observed that their endorsement
THE Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Kayode Aderanti, has appointed a new public relations officer for the state, while the former image maker, Ngozi Braide, has been redeployed to the state Criminal Investigations Department, Panti.
The new police image maker, Kenneth Nwosu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, was until his appointment, serving at the Force Headquaters in Abuja
Braide, in a press statement that she signed and made available to the Saturday Tribune said, â€œ This is to
The Chairman, Foreign Links Campus, Moro, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Dr Fola Akinosun, was on Thursday, received back into the fold of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
The ceremony, which took place at Lam Adesina Primary School, Felele, Ibadan in Ward 12 of Ibadan South East Local Government Area, attracted the creme of the society and members of APC.
While receiving Akinosun on behalf of the Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, an assistant to
A former acting National Vice-Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Adedeji Doherty, on Friday, formally declared his aspiration to fly the partyâ€™s flag in the 2015 governorship elections in Lagos State.
With the declaration, Doherty, an engineer, is seeking the partyâ€™s governorship ticket in Lagos for the third time.
Doherty, who arrived at the PDP state secretariat in Ikeja, Lagos State with hundreds of his supporters, said he remained the best aspirant for the ticket.
Members of the Labour Party (LP) in Osun State have called for the restructuring of the organs of the party in the state with a view to restructuring it to meet future challenges.
The move, if taken, the LP members insisted, would bring about the needed discipline among its members and at the same time, enable the party to reposition for the coming elections in 2015.
These were contained in a communique issued and signed by its candidate in the August 9 governorship election in the state, Alhaji
GOVERNOR Godswil Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State has called on political parties in the country to support the present administration at the state and federal levels for the success, unity and progress of Nigeria.
Akpabio, who made the call during the week when the Chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Dr. Inusa Tanko and members paid him a courtesy visit at Governorâ€™s Office, Uyo, said: â€œOnce a government is elected into office, other political parties must support that government
THE Bayelsa State government has said that sand-filling work has been completed at the site of the state-owned International Cargo Airport project at Amassoma.
The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, made the disclosure while conducting a delegation of the National Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on an inspection tour of the site.
The commissioner explained that civil and other construction related works would commence as soon the sand, which
Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital was paralysed on Friday as violence erupted in the wake of the murder on Thursday night of a former state chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Chief Omolafe Aderiye.
The violence had commenced on Thursday night shortly after the murder of Aderiye, with angry people joined by suspected hoodlums engaging in the destruction of public and private properties, burning of vehicles as well as houses.
The violence extended late into the night,
Two weeks after the collapse of a building on the premises of the Synagogue of All Nations (SCOAN), Ikotun, the Lagos State government has commenced the identification of bodies recovered from the site of the collapse.
According to reports, forensic identification, including Deoxyribon Nucleic Acid (DNA) analysis of the bodies would be carried out with the state government calling on family members and all nationals who fear their relations could have been in the collapse, to show up.