Connect with us

Nigerian News

Osun Govt Bans Social Gathering, Other Celebrations At Osun-Osogbo Festival

Published

on

Osun Govt Bans Social Gathering, Other Celebrations At Osun-Osogbo Festival

The Osun State government has on Wednesday placed a ban on social activities and gatherings at this year’s Osun-Osogbo Festival.

Announcing the decision, the state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon Obawale Adebisi said the position of the government became necessary because of the spike in the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

READ:  Osun 2018: Omisore Mocks Absent Adeleke At TV Debate

However, the state government approved the observance of traditional rites and routines associated with the festival. Also, only authorized persons and worshippers will be allowed into the grove.

READ:  Saraki, Ganduje Set To Clash In Osun

The commissioner added that worshippers must comply with the state government’s COVID-19 Protocols.

Nigerian News

30 Injured, 23 Buildings, 15 Vehicles Destroyed In Lagos Explosion – Officials

Published

on

By

30 Injured, 23 Buildings, 15 Vehicles Destroyed In Lagos Tanker-Gas Explosion - Officials

Thirty persons are confirmed injured in a Lagos gas explosion that occurred on Thursday in Iju-Ishaga and Iju-Ajuwon communities in Ifako-Ijaiye council area of Lagos State.

READ:  Former Dean Of Osun State Polytechnic Files Lawsuit Over Dismissal

National Emergency Management Agency southwest coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye says the tanker was trying to enter a gas plant when it exploded.

NEMA says 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were burnt.

READ:  Senate Presidency: APC Disunited As Lawan, Ndume Declares To Contest

No deaths were reported.

Residents of the area have appealed to the state government to relocate gas plants away from residential areas.

Continue Reading

Nigerian News

Ekiti APC Crisis Worsens As Faction ‘Suspends’ Fayemi From Party

Published

on

By

Ekiti APC Crisis Worsens As Faction 'Suspends' Fayemi From Party

The crisis in Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has worsened as the party suspends the state governor Kayode Fayemi for what it called anti-party activities.

READ:  Saraki, Ganduje Set To Clash In Osun

A party statement accused Fayemi of playing a contrary role to the provisions of the party in the recently concluded Edo governorship election.

APC executives claim that five days before the Edo election, Gov Fayemi hosted PDP big wig Femi Fani- Kayode in the government house in Ado Ekiti and planned a coup against Edo APC.

READ:  Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje Trade Words On Social Media

The party also said governor Fayemi played a role in the gubernatorial election in Oyo state and supported the PDP candidate to defeat that of APC.

READ:  Senate Presidency: APC Disunited As Lawan, Ndume Declares To Contest

Continue Reading

Nigerian News

Bauchi Govt Update On Devastating Effects Of Flood, As NEMA Warns State, Others

Published

on

By

Bauchi State governor, senator Bala Abdulkhadir Mohammed, says the recent flooding in the state had claimed at least 25 lives while seventeen others sustained varying degrees of injuries. The governor gave the update when a delegation of the National Emergency Management team, NEMA, visited him at the government house in Bauchi.  The delegation was led by NEMA’s director-general, retired air vice marshal Muhammad A. Muhammad.

READ:  Former Dean Of Osun State Polytechnic Files Lawsuit Over Dismissal

The governor said as many as thirty-five hundred houses and more than two thousand farmlands worth nearly one billion naira were destroyed by flooding.

The governor was represented by his deputy, senator Baba Tella who said 16 of the 20 local government areas of Bauchi State experienced flood this year.  He said the flooding was caused by unusual rainfall experienced so far.

READ:  Osun Elections: PDP Threatens To Sue INEC

The governor has called on the federal government to do more to mitigate the effects of flood.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2018 African News Network. All Rights Reserved.

%d bloggers like this: