Fed Govt begins rehabilitation work on Lagos bridges
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the current bridge rehabilitations in Lagos state will bring discomfort to road users and therefore appealed to Lagos residents to be calm.
Fashola made the appeal at a stakeholders’ interactive meeting on the comprehensive repair of the Eko and Apongbon bridges, held at Ijora-Olopa, in Lagos.
Fashola mentioned that several portions of Eko Bridge became worn out due to years of neglect, hence the ongoing rehabilitation.
No Extension of Timeline for Party Primaries – INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday said it has no intention of extending the timeline for party primaries.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu made the comment while speaking at a consultative meeting with leaders of political parties in Abuja.
Yakubu, who insisted that there was no going back on the official timeline for political primaries, asked parties to ensure their primaries make room for Women, youths and persons with disability
Political parties in the country had asked INEC to extend the timelines for the 2023 general elections by two months but the April 4 and June 3 remains.
Moghalu Pays N25m For ADC Presidential Forms
A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Kingsley Moghalu, on Tuesday in Abuja, formally joined the 2023 presidential race after paying N25m to obtain the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
Moghalu told newsmen at the ADC national secretariat that politics in Nigeria should be detribalized for the nation to grow and take its rightful place in the comity of nations.
He promised to tackle insecurity, inflation and improve education sector, among other challenges facing the country.
Abuja-Kaduna train attack: Victims still in captivity 10 weeks after
Ten weeks after the Abuja-Kaduna train attack, Abducted train passengers are still in captivity with their captors.
The bandits, who refused to accept monetary ransom, had threatened to kill all the abducted passengers if the federal government refused to free their members in government custody.
Bandits had on March 27, kidnapped over 300 Kaduna-Abuja train passengers after killing eight, and wounding 26 others.
Yusuf invites Musa, Simon, 28 others for Mexico, Ecuador friendlies
Super Eagles’ First Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf has released a list of 30 players, including Captain Ahmed Musa and forward Moses Simon, ahead of the prestigious international friendly matches against the ‘A’ Men National Teams of Mexico and Ecuador in the United States of America.
The three-time African champions will clash with CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico at the AT & T Stadium in Dallas, State of Texas on Saturday, 28th May, before flying to New Jersey to tackle Ecuador at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison on Thursday, 2nd June.
Only 25 players will make the final list for the tour, which is preparatory to next month’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Sierra Leone in Abuja 9th June and São Tomé & Príncipe in Marrakech, Morocco 13th June.