The Late 5: No more ‘wife of the president,’ I am now First Lady – Aisha Buhari; Sanwo-Olu increases LASTMA officers’ allowance | Other stories

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No more ‘wife of the president,’ I am now First Lady – Aisha Buhari

Wife of the President Aisha Buhari on Thursday, announced her decision to be addressed as the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She disclosed her new official title at the presentation of awards to the former and current wives of governors of the 36 states.

The event held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Sanwo-Olu increases LASTMA officers’ allowance

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu today announced one hundred percent increase in the allowances of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA officials to encourage and motivate the workers in the performance of their duties and also in fulfilment of his vision to make traffic management and transportation number one priority in his administration.

Buhari asks CBN to blacklist firms smuggling 43 restricted items

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to blacklist any firm, its owner and top executives caught smuggling any of the 43 items ineligible for foreign exchange (forex). Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor, disclosed this during a meeting with oil palm producers in Abuja on Friday.

Supreme Court sacks Nigerian senator

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal by David Umaru to affirm him as the senator-elect of Niger East senatorial district. The court in a unanimous judgement led by Ibrahim Muhammad held that Mr Umaru, who was elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), was not validly nominated by the party.

We are in a hurry to cover lost grounds – Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan on Friday said that the Ninth National Assembly was in a hurry to cover lost grounds, saying that the Eight Assembly did not perform to utmost capacity.


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