The Lagos state government has banned the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Oshodi area of the state. This follows the violence that led to the death of Rasaq Bello, a leader of Motorcycle Operators’ Association of Lagos State (MOALS) in Oshodi, popularly known as Hamburger. Activities of NURTW in all the seven branches in the area were suspended indefinitely. The affected branches are LOB A, LOB D, LOB J, Oshodi A, Oshodi B, Oshodi C and Oshodi D. Addressing the briefing, the State’s Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi said throughout the...Read More
Author: Olalekan Adigun
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has received various petitions as a fallout of the party Chairmanship and Councillorship primaries held recently in the state. The Appeal Committee set up by the party has rounded up its sitting, according to The Guardian. Although, the total number of petitions received by the committee was not disclosed, a source in the party told The Guardian yesterday that most of the petitions bothered on imposition of candidates, disregard to Article 20 of the APC Constitution and denial of members of the right to elect their preferred candidates. The...Read More
General Election campaigning is returning at full throttle amid an escalating war of words over terrorism in the wake of the London Bridge attack. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn used a speech on Sunday evening to turn his fire on Theresa May, accusing her of denying police and security services the resources they need while suppressing evidence of Saudi support for violent extremists. Conservatives hit back with a broadside on Mr Corbyn’s record of opposing counter-terror laws and the use of shoot-to-kill tactics by police facing armed attackers. Powerful and damning warning about @Theresa_May‘s police cuts from a former Head of...Read More
Against the backdrop of the terrorist attacks over the weekend in London, major Arab countries have severed their ties to Qatar for “supporting terrorism and opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world.” Reuters reports. It was reported that Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday. The Gulf Arab states and Egypt reportedly have already long resented Qatar’s support for Islamists, especially the Muslim Brotherhood which they regard as a dangerous political enemy. Announcing the closure of transport ties with...Read More
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), ActionAid Nigeria, has urged the federal government on the need to orientate citizens on how corruption affects every individual in the society as a key to eradicating corruption. Premium Times reports. The chairman of the governing board of the group, Patricia Donli, made the call during a press conference after the organisation’s Annual General Meeting held in Abuja on Saturday. In her address titled “State of the Nigeria Nation,” she said corruption remains the greatest epidemic in the country and citizens ought to be aware of the link between corruption and the lack of infrastructure...Read More
Olalekan Waheed ADIGUN is an independent political risk analyst and strategist. He received his BSc(Politics, Philosophy & Economics) from Ife University before getting engaged with a research, contents development and digital solutions’ firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is presently an MSc (Political Science) candidate at the University of Lagos.