I Have No Immediate Plan to Be Lagos Governor, Says Gbajabiamila
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says he has no immediate plan to become the governor of Lagos State.
He stated this when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm monitored by SignatureTV,
He was reacting to speculations that he was making a move to contest the governorship election in Lagos State in 2023.
According to him, the incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is doing quite well despite the challenges he is facing.
Rising unemployment can wipe out Nigeria, elite unsafe –Ngige
The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, has warned that the rising rate of unemployment poses a great danger to the country.
The minister said this on Tuesday at the inaugural partnership economy summit organised by the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs in Abuja.
He also attributed lack of education to some of the problems bedeviling the country, adding that if not tackled the country might be completely wiped out.
The summit was tagged, ‘Translating Sustainable Development Goals to local businesses in Nigeria.’
Ngige said, “We are in trouble as a country. We are in trouble and anybody who tells you he doesn’t know we are in trouble is lying to himself and once you lie to yourself.
UNIBEN VC orders immediate closure of varsity over students’ protest
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof. Lilian Salami, has announced the immediate closure of the University no later than noon on Wednesday following the protest that rocked the institution on Tuesday, in other to prevent any form of breakdown of law and order within and outside the campuses of the University.
The students of the institution blocked the ever-busy Benin-Lagos Expressway and the Ekheuan Road over a N20,000 late registration fee imposed by the school authority, describing the decision as unpleasant particularly amidst the unfavourable economic situation in the country.
Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Drops Further To 17.01% In August – NBS Report
Nigeria’s Consumer Price Index, which measures inflation has dropped by 0.37 per cent to 17.01 per cent (year-on-year) in August, from the 17.38 per cent recorded in July.
According to the latest data released by the National Bureau of Statistics, the composite food index also dropped to 20.30 per cent against 21.03 per cent in July.
At the same time, the country’s urban inflation rate fell to 17.59 per cent year-on-year, from 18.01 per cent recorded two months ago, rural inflation rate tapered to 16.43 per cent from a previous 16.75 per cent, while core inflation, which excludes the prices of volatile agricultural produce dropped by 0.31 percent to 13.41 per cent in from 13.72 per cent recorded in July.
Super Falcons Battle Mali In Aisha Buhari Cup Opening Match
The maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament in the City of Lagos is kicking off today with Nine-time African champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria set to battle the Female Eagles of Mali.
Both teams had a feel of the remodelled Mobolaji Johnson Arena, hitherto known as Onikan Stadium yesterday, less than 24 hours to the opening Group A fixture.
Four-time African Woman Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala who plays professional football in Spain for FC Barcelona will motivate the Super Falcons.
The star-studded Super Falcons squad also has renowned strikers like Rasheedat Ajibade, Francisca Ordega , Uchenna Kanu; Desire Oparanozie and Esther Okoronkwo.