The Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, has directed his appointees seeking elective offices to quit with effect from Thursday, May 5, as he is set to reshuffle his cabinet. He gave the order today in a statement by his Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Christian Ita.According to the statement, the Governor directed that “any political appointee presently serving in his government but desires to seek an elective position in the forthcoming 2023 elections…"Ayade asks appointees to resign, set to reshuffle cabinet"
Thomas Tuchel has revealed that Germany defender Antonio Rudiger will leave Chelsea when his contract expires at the end of this season. Tuchel had hoped to persuade Rudiger to stay at Stamford Bridge, but the centre-back has opted to end his five-year spell with the Premier League club. Chelsea’s attempts to keep Rudiger were hampered by the British government’s sanctions on Russian owner Roman Abramovich, which included a rule that existing players could not sign…"Rudiger Will Leave Chelsea At End Of Season – Tuchel"
The 15 per cent National Automotive Council levy slammed on used imported vehicles by the Nigeria Customs Service may have started splitting clearing agents as a faction plans a strike action while another sues for dialogue. The NCS had recently introduced a 15 per cent NAC levy on used imported vehicles, a decision which didn’t go down well with clearing agents in the country’s maritime sector. The agents have argued that the NAC levy is…"National Automotive Council levy: Clearing agents split over strike, plan protest"
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday defeated his rival Marine Le Pen in presidential elections, projections showed, prompting a wave of relief in Europe that the far-right had been prevented from taking power. According to projections by polling firms, centrist Macron was set to win 57.0-58.5 per cent of the vote compared with Le Pen on 41.5-43.0 percent. The result is narrower than the second-round clash in 2017, when the same two candidates met in…"Macron Defeats Le Pen In French Election"
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has come forward to state that the Lagos Blue line rail is at 90 percent completion, maintaining that the project would be delivered in the first quarter of next year. The Governor made the comment on Sunday while addressing journalists at the Marina Train Station after inspection of works on the Blue Line rail project and stations at the National Theatre Iganmu, Orile, Suru Alaba, Mile 2, and Marina axis of the…"Lagosians Will Use Blue Line Rail By Q1 2023, Says Sanwo-Olu"
The Imo State Government has come forward to state that it will conduct a mass burial for the victims of the Friday night explosion at an illegal refinery located in a forest in Abaezi community in the Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of the state. The Head of Operations of the National Emergency Management Agency in the state, Ifeanyi Nnaji, said that the mass burial would be carried out by the state ministries of Petroleum…"Imo to conduct mass burial for victims of illegal refinery explosion"
West Ham United are reportedly right in the race to sign Union Berlin record goals scorer striker Taiwo Awoniyi in the summer transfer window. Awoniyi has bagged an impressive 18 goals and four assists in 39 games for Union Berlin so far this season. According to a report from Bild, the Hammers will have to pay €20m euros if they want to sign the 24-year-old centre-forward in the summer. CC PUNCHONLINE"West Ham want €20m Awoniyi to replace Antonio"
According to a new report by the National Bureau of Statistics, THE average retail price for cooking gas increased by 83.62 per cent from N2057.71 in March 2021, The report indicated that the average price for refilling a 5kg cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) stood at N3778.30 in March 2022, from N3708.58 recorded in February 2022, showing an increase of 1.88 percent month-on-month. According to the state profile analysis, the highest average price…"Business: Cooking gas price jumps by 83% in one year –NBS report"
THE pan-Northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum, has come forward to state that it is willing to mediate in the impasse between the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government to end the protracted strike. The Northern body said the idea was to end the strike following the uncompromising stance of university lecturers and the government. The ACF through its Secretary-General, Malam Aliyu, in a statement in Kaduna on Thursday, said its intention…"Strike: ACF to mediate in FG, ASUU impasse"
US President Joe Biden announced yesterday stating that new package of $800 million in military aid for Ukraine, saying it would help Kyiv in the fight against Russian forces in the Donbas region. The Pentagon came forward to state that the newest round of US support will include 72 155mm howitzers, 72 armored vehicles to tow them, 144,000 rounds of ammunition, and more than 120 “Phoenix Ghost” tactical drones recently developed by the US Air…"Biden announces new $800m military aid for Ukraine"