New Nigeria Collective …A Movement for Good Governance COMMUNIQUÉ ON FIVE YEARS OF BUHARI: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

The leadership of New Nigeria Collective (NNC), a non- government, non-profit making organisation, yesterday, at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, reviewed the state of the nation, coming at a time the federal government marked its fifth year in office and the first of the second term of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. The NNC noted without biases, the weight of the challenges that are currently besetting governments at all… Continue Reading

Churches, Mosques To Reopen As FG Lifts Ban On Religious Gatherings

The federal government has lifted restrictions on worship places in the country. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 made this disclosure on Monday in a Press briefing in Abuja. The new directive is coming months after the ban on churches and mosques were enabled. Some states have since opened their religious centres. The federal government however said the reopening of worship centres is still largely based… Continue Reading

The conversation that revealed Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat came ready for Lagosians

                              This conversation took place at the Babajide Sanwo-Olu campaign office, a 3-storey building on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The discussion was between Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The latter’s office was about three doors away from the former’s who had just returned from an outing. It was a sunny… Continue Reading

Hospitals’ refusal to treat patients leads to more deaths – FG

                                  The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday raised the alarm over increasing deaths caused by rejection of patients in the country’s hospitals. The PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha,   at the task force press conference in Abuja, lamented that despite the admonition of the Federal Ministry… Continue Reading

Popular dancer Tessy Yembra is dead

After a protracted illness, ace dancer Tessy Yembra finally gave up the ghost yesterday in Lagos. Tessy nicknamed African Tina Turner was famous for her dance prowess in late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister’s Fuji Gabage àlbum 1985 and Sir Shina Peters’ Ijo Shina. Details later.

How Late Chief Of Staff To President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, Triggered ‘Fight’ Between Abike Dabiri-Erewa And Communications Minister, Pantami

More facts have emerged on how late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyrari, failed to treat and forward a letter written by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, to President Buhari on the crisis between the agency and Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami. The duo had been embroiled in a disagreement since February this year after Pantami… Continue Reading


                                     Lagos State Government, in her continuous effort to provide the much needed relief to taxpayers and mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 pandemic, has through the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) further extended the deadline for filing of Annual Tax Returns to June 30, 2020. Annual returns for individuals (both employees… Continue Reading

Fraud!!! Zamfara State Governor spends  N3b on fasting, Sallah welfare

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara says his administration had spent over N3 billion on various welfare packages during Ramadan and preparation for Sallah. The governor announced this in a state-wide broadcast in commemoration of the Sallah festival to mark the end of the 30 days Ramadan fast. He said that over N2.9 billion was spent in feeding indigents during the fasting period and buying of assorted grains distributed to the… Continue Reading

Pasuma, Owen Gee back Sanwo-Olu’s Maskup Lagos, share free face masks

                                       Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Maskup Lagos initiative received a major boost as two top celebrities, Wasiu Alabi, the Fuji super star popularly known as Pasuma and Owen Osemwengie, a famous comedian better known as Owen Gee, have thrown their weights behind the Maskup Lagos project.  The Lagos State Government launched… Continue Reading


•LASEPA, Safety Commission To Re-Register, Assess Businesses Before Re-Opening •‘Infected Govt House Staffers Have Recovered’ – Governor Lagos State is considering full re-opening of the critical sectors of its economy, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, revealed on Sunday. But, the move will not be pushed in a hurry. In the coming days, Sanwo-Olu said the State Government would be rolling out Register-to-Open initiative as part of the plans that would enable it… Continue Reading

Two Chinese Nabbed for Offering N100Million Bribe to EFCC Official

Messrs Meng Wei Kun and Xu Koi both Senior Officials of China Zhonghao Nig. Ltd,a Construction firm, have been arrested by the Sokoto Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for attempting to bribe its Zonal Head, Mr. Abdullahi Lawal with N50 million bribe. The money was meant to compromise the officer who is leading a team of investigators probing the abandonment of a N50 billion road… Continue Reading

Osinbajo now chairs our group, Association of Short People –El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday said Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is the current chairman of a group he called the Nigerian Association of Short People. The diminutive governor said with the equally short Osinbajo holding the position of the Vice President, “we are represented at the highest echelons of governance.” El-Rufai posted the message on his Twitter handle, @elrufai, while reacting to a video of an interview he granted… Continue Reading

Terrorism In Idumuje-Ugboko: Victims Speak Out, Demand Justice

.. The Rain Oil Boss, Gabriel Ogbechie’s Connections Exposed!                                    Some victims of the terrorism in Idumuje-Ugboko, Delta State, which took place on May 18, 2017 have cried out for justice. The mayhem was carried out by Prince Chukwunonso Justin Nwoko, his financiers and suspected gang members. The victims expressed their grievances and demanded… Continue Reading


The 9th Annual Yes International Magazine Lecture slated for Friday, June 19, 2020 has been postponed – and this, according to Azuh Arinze, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, is because of the ravaging and rampaging coronavirus pandemic which has brought the world on its knees. The postponement  of the annual event, billed for the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, with Mr. Steve Babaeko of X3M Ideas and Chief Olusegun Osoba as guest speaker… Continue Reading

Car crushes man making video call to girlfriend

Tragedy struck on Wednesday when a 26-year-old man, Olajide Asade, was crushed to death by a commercial car, while he was making a video call to his girlfriend at the Adedero village on the Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu Expressway. The accident involved a Honda Odyssey car with number plate AAA 589 FV, which was conveying crates of eggs. It was gathered that the deceased was reportedly making a video call to his girlfriend… Continue Reading

No apologies for using Chloroquine to cure coronavirus –Bauchi gov

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed says he has no apologies for backing the use of Chroloquine and  Zithromax to treat coronavirus patients in his state. The ex-Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, who was the state’s  CoVID-19 index case,  had said he was treated with the drugs while in self-isolation, after he tested positive for the killer virus on March 23. And Mohammed said he suffered criticism for authorising the… Continue Reading


⁵ The attention of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has been drawn to the recent worrisome development in the House of Representatives, with regard to the controversy surrounding the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC Bill, captioned “Infectious Disease Bill” presumably meant to ‘strengthen the NCDC’. The Bill was introduced by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. The party has been reliably briefed that the… Continue Reading

Good News: Lagos discharges 26 Covid 19 patient’s

COVID-19 Update by the Incident Commander, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu  Good people of Lagos, Today, 26 more COVID19 Lagos patients; 14 males and 12 females including 2 foreign nationals – a Polish and a Filipino have been discharged from our Yaba and Onikan Isolation facilities to reunite with the society. The patients, 14 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba and 12 from the Onikan Isolation Centre were discharged having fully… Continue Reading


…Gov: ‘Labour Is A Critical Engine Room Of Our Growth’ …NLC, TUC Hail Sanwo-Olu On Workers’ Welfare The atmosphere was sombre on Friday at the State House in Marina, where the Lagos State Government and leaders of organised labour unions held a low-key event to commemorate the 2020 Workers’ Day. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu used the opportunity of the May Day anniversary to appreciate frontline health and emergency workers, whom he… Continue Reading

I’m alive – Na’abba

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’abba is not dead, contrary to speculations on social media. Refuting the story, Na’abba who is currently in London, declared: “For the information of all my colleagues, I’m hale and hearty here in London. “I will be back in Abuja as soon as flights are available.” The false news that the 62-year-old died of coronavirus started on Friday morning and gained traction… Continue Reading

Infected health workers rise from 40 to 113 in one week

COVID-19 patients seeking alternative treatment, FG laments Donate your buildings as isolation centres, minister begs Nigerians Sanwo-Olu blames late border, airport closure for spread The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie  Ehanire, on Thursday, revealed that 113 health workers had been infected with COVID-19. Ehanire, who disclosed this at the press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja,  said  they included  workers in the public and private health… Continue Reading

Atiku’s Son Recovers, Discharged and free of Coronavirus

Mohammed Abubakar, a son of former Vice-President, has recovered from COVID-19 and discharged after testing negative twice. The 31-year-old was confirmed to have contracted the virus on March 19 and subsequently transferred to an isolation center in Abuja. Experts described Atiku’s son 40-day ordeal as one of the longest ever recorded in the country since the first infection was confirmed in Lagos on February 27. His father, Atiku Abubakar, in… Continue Reading

Architect Teju Ajayi’s father died at 73

  One of Lagos most sought after Architect and Chief Executive Officer of The Architects Place Ltd, a company with specialty in Design and Construction, Arch. Teju Ajayi has announced the passing of his father, Pa Julius Dada Ajayi. The Lagos socialite made the sad news public Saturday, April 18th, 2020 in the afternoon. His late father, transitioned into glory on the auspicious date of his 73rd birthday at about… Continue Reading

Buhari extends lockdown in Ogun, Lagos, FCT by one week

  President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the federal capital territory (FCT) by one week. In a nationwide broadcast on Monday, the president explained that he consulted widely before taking the decision. He commended Nigerians for the level of endurance shown throughout the four weeks that the lockdown has lasted. Buhari advised Nigerians to adhere the guidelines of the presidential task force on COVID-19 and… Continue Reading

Boko Haram kills five in ex-Borno gov’s convoy

  Boko Haram has killed five persons in the convoy of a former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway. A security source said the terrorists attacked Sheriff’s convoy around Auno, few kilometres to Maiduguri. The source disclosed that Sheriff was travelling to Maiduguri from Abuja on Thursday evening to take part in the third day post-burial prayer for his father, Galadima Sheriff, who died… Continue Reading

Femi Fani-Kayode: The Spy Who Fooled Us By Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi

So, Femi knows what was REALLY going on in this country? ACCESS to persons who were troubling us was not a challenge to him. He was a fraternal member of the shrine of the gods of our hardship, yet FFK posed to be the voice of the masses at sunrise to the elites he had dinner with at sun set._ Shocking seems to be the eulogy of unbelievable tributes that… Continue Reading

STORYCOVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Increases Hazard Allowance Of Health Workers In Lagos

  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Tuesday, increased the hazard allowance of health workers in the state public service from N5,000 to N25,000. This was confirmed in a tweet by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Jubril Gawat. Gawat said the increment was for the month of April 2020. A circular dated April 21, 2020, and signed by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola,… Continue Reading


One of Nigeria’s biggest car dealers, Chief Willy Anumudu has died at 68! The Chairman of GLOBE MOTORS, Victoria Island, suffered some health challenges few days ago and “was tested for COVID-19 which came out negative”. He was to be air-lifted to Germany this morning but died about 4am. A jolly good fellow, Willy was everybody’s friend and a prominent Lagos socialite. As at the time of his death, he… Continue Reading


  …Governor Condemns Stigmatisation Of Patients, Urges Muslims To Obey Restriction Guidelines As Ramadan Begins   By next week, the use of face mask may be made mandatory in Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu revealed on Monday during a statewide briefing held at the State House in Marina. The Governor said the rise in the number of confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State indicated a slow… Continue Reading

IMF excludes Nigeria from 25 nations granted debt relief

    The International Monetary Fund has granted debt relief to 25 countries, mostly African nations excluding Nigeria. A statement by the Managing Director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, said it would provide $500m in grant-based debt service relief to these countries. “Today, I am pleased to say that our executive board approved immediate debt service relief to 25 of the IMF’s member countries under the IMF’s revamped Catastrophe Containment… Continue Reading

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