Nigerians remain stranded as petrol scarcity persist

Queues lengthened yesterday at petrol stations in some parts of Lagos State as motorists battled to fill their vehicle tanks. Many residents, especially pupils, their parents, workers, and traders were caught in the web with fewer commercial buses on the roads. Many bus stops were filled with hundreds of stranded passengers while roads hosting some […]

Fuel Scarcity: Lagos, Oyo, Ondo, Osun, Edo, others experience severe scarcity

The shortage of fuel yesterday spread to Lagos State. Motorists and others waited for hours in queues at the few filling stations dispensing the product. Other states that experienced acute scarcity are Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Edo, Anambra, Enugu, Abia, Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and Jigawa. The scarcity first hit the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) […]

Elections: The need for legislative intervention on distorted electoral calendar

Before the November 11 governorship elections in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states, the debate on the rationality of off-season elections has never been as loud as it currently is among stakeholders since the first one was held in 2006. While many think such off-calendar elections are inevitable, others believe they incur more expenses and eat […]

NLC, retirees lament as 26 states fail to join contributory pension scheme

Only six states and the Federal Capital Territory have fully implemented the Contributory Pension Scheme as of the end of June 2023, according to the National Pension Commission. According to PenCom’s second quarter report for 2023, apart from the FCT, states fully implementing the CPS are Lagos, Osun, Kaduna, Ekiti, Edo, and Ondo. No fewer […]

Amotekun nabs ex-convict over alleged theft in Osun

Police arrest man over girl-child rape in Bauchi

Amotekun Corps in Osun said it arrested a 32-year-old ex-convict for allegedly stealing some iron well ring moulds at Ifelodun Community, Agunbelewo, Osogbo. Brig.-Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, Osun Amotekun State Commander, made this known in a statement on Thursday. Adewinmbi said the suspect, who was engaged as a labourer at a construction site in Ifelodun, was […]