At the National Secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Yaba, members of NLC have converged and are about to commence their protest against what they call hardship being faced by Nigerians in the country.
The protesters are marching through the streets of Lagos, to the State Government House in Alausa and the State House of Assembly, to make their demands known.
Few weeks after he handed over Edo State’s administration to his All Progressives Congress (APC) successor, it appears Mr Adams Oshiomhole may be joining the leadership train of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former Governor of Edo State was in a meeting with President Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Mr Oshiomhole, a two time governor of Edo State, is visiting the President for the first time since he left office in November 2016.
The visit comes at a time speculations are strong that President Buhari may be tipping him for the position of the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), presently occupied by Mr Babachir Lawal.
Mr Oshiomhole is also said to be likely pencilled down for a ministerial job by political analysts.
When approached by reporters after the meeting to react to the appointment rumours, he refused to speak on the issue.
The former governor said (while walking away) that he was in the Aso Villa to exchange pleasantries with President Buhari following the New Year celebration.
Police have arrested 14 suspected oil vandals alongside a Navy personnel at the Ijora area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
The suspects were nabbed by men of the Lagos State Intelligence Unit of the Inspector General of Police Task Force on Vandalism.
They were arrested in the early hours of Thursday at the Ijora Olopa Jetty.
The suspected oil vandals were alleged to be illegally discharging petroleum products from a badge at anchorage to tankers also at the jetty.
Police officials at the scene declined to comment on the arrest but a reliable source told Channels Television that two of the three tankers intercepted around the jetty were loaded with 44,000 litres of suspected vandalised petroleum product each.
The source added that a directive had been given that the suspects be transferred to the Police Headquarters in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
The Federal Government says it has attained some level of success in the war against Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria’s disturbed region.
The Minister of Defence, Mr Mansur Dan-Ali, made the declaration on Thursday when he received a report from a committee on the handing-over of liberated areas in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Addressing members of the committee, he said: “Without contradicting the contents of the report, you will agree with me (that) appreciable success have been recorded against the Boko Haram insurgents, since the inception of the President Muhammadu Buhari as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
Mr Dan-Ali noted that the government would not fail to mete out the full weight of law on those who were bent on jeopardising the nation’s peace and stability.
“Once again, I want to assure you and indeed, all Nigerians that the government remains totally unchanged in its commitment to eradicating insurgency and criminality in the northeast in particular, and the nation in general,” he said.
The Defence Minister warned all persons, groups of individuals and organisations that the government would not condone any activity that could pose threat to Nigeria’s security.
He added that the Federal Government would not hesitate to seek the support of the international community in ensuring adequate security.
“All relevant security agencies of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have been mobilised and directed to swing into action to identify and stop any possible threat to our national security,” he added.