The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has on Thursday said the Nigerian economy has exited recession in the fourth quarter of 2020, recording its first growth in three quarters since the lifting of the COVID-19 linked lockdown.
The General overseer of the Citadel of Global Community Church in Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare has kicked against his critics for praising Tinibu at the pulpit where he commended the APC National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinibu for contributing to the Yoruba states in Nigeria. The pastor described his critics as “undertakers” calling on any of them with proof that he was bribed to rain praises of Tinibu during a congregational gathering in his church, saying nobody is rich enough to buy his opinion.
Senator representing Abia Central, Theodore Orji has announced that he would be quitting politics in 2023 in a bid to give way for more youths in politics. The senator set to complete his eight years in the senate in 2023 also vowed to resist every pressure to keep him active in politics beyond 2023. He made the disclosure during a wedding in Umuahia South Local Government Area, noting that the younger generation would make an innovative impact in Nigerian politics. "Your future as Abians is bright. I have since decided to quit politics in 2023 to give way for you all.
A magistrate court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, has granted bail to Omoyele Sowore, convener of the Revolution Now Movement, in the sum of N20 million. Sowore, Peter Williams, Sanyaolu Juwon, Emmanuel Bulus, and Damilare Adenola were all arrested on New Year’s eve during a procession organized and led by Sowore.
Professor Jerry Agada, a former Minister of Education has on Tuesday died at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Makurdi in Benue State following a brief illness. The 68-year-old who was once the National President of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and up until the time of his death, a Chairman of the Benue State Civil Service Commission died after a week of being hospitalized. Prof. Agada was also the Principal, Government College Makurdi. He served as Permanent Secretary, Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs l in Benue state. The seasoned writer who authored several books aspired for the Governorship position under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The President Muhammadu Buhari is on a seven (7) days private visit to his home town, Daura in Katsina state. The President who last visited his hometown in December 2019 departed the Nations capital, Abuja for his hometown. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed in a statement titled “President Buhari in Daura on week-long private visit” said Buhari will undertake private engagements while in Daura.