HURIWA Urges NYSC To Reinstate Dismissed Corps Members

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to reinstate the two female prospective Corp members dismissed in Ebonyi State for failing to wear trousers due to their religious belief. HURIWA said the two female corps members in the 2019 Batch C Stream 1 in Ebonyi camp were de-kitted for reportedly refusing to wear shorts, trousers just as the Batch C members of the corps are currently undergoing the three-week orientation exercise nationally. HURIWA…

Nigerian Navy Releases Promotion Of 140 Senior Officersy

The Nigerian Navy Board (NNB) has approved the promotions of 140 naval officers to various senior ranks in the Nigerian Navy. According to a statement signed on Sunday by Suleman Dahun, Director of Information said the breakdown showed that 65 Lieutenant Commanders were promoted to the rank of Commander, 26 Commanders were promoted to Captain, 32 Captains to Commodore and 17 Commodores were promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral. The statement reads in part: "The newly promoted Rear Admirals are Dickson…

Nigerian Army Council Approves Promotion Of Senior Officers

The Nigerian Army Council (NAC) has approved the promotion of senior officers to the next ranks of Major General and Brigadier General respectively. In a statement signed on Sunday in Abuja by Col. Sagir Musa, Acting Director Army Public Relations said the promotion was approved on Saturday, 9th of November by the Council. According to the statement, those promoted to Major General include, "Brigadier General S Idris, Defence Headquarters Abuja, Brigadier General DC Onyemulu, Nigerian Armed Forces…

Air Force Council Approves Promotion Of 13 AVMs, 86 Others

The Air Force Council (AFC) has approved the promotion of a total of 99 senior officers to the next higher ranks in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). The affected senior officers comprise 13 Air Commodores (Air Cdres) who were promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal (AVM), 35 Group Captains (Gp Capts) who were promoted to the rank of Air Cdre and 51 Wing Commanders (Wg Cdrs) promoted to the rank of Gp Capt. According to a statement signed by Air Commodore, Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and…

16 ISWAP Members Surrender To Troops, As One Soldier Dies

The Nigerian Army says sixteen Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) members have surrendered to troops of Sector 1, Multinational Joint Task Force at Fotokol in Borno State as one soldier paid the supreme price during the operation. Hide quoted text Col. Aminu Iliyasu, Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator in a statement said the 16 ISWAP members along with 8 of their spouses who could no longer bear the heat from the onslaught against them surrendered to the relentless troops. Iliyasu…

Dangote Group, Togo Partner To Transform Phosphate Into Fertiliser

Dangote Industries Limited and the Government of Togo have concluded an agreement to develop and transform Togolese phosphate into phosphate fertilizers for the West African sub-region; in a bid to improve consumption of the product in Africa. With over two billion tonnes of phosphate reserves, Togo is one of the leading phosphate producers in Africa. By partnering the Dangote Group, the country intends to benefit from the expertise and investment capacity of Africa's largest industrial group, according to a…

Nigeria Can Be Like China, India In Herbal Medicine – Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu has assured all herbal medical practitioners in Nigeria of the ministry’s support to ensure efficient utilization of herbs and plant to boost the nation’s economy. Onu stated this during the presentation of 'Clear Eye Vision Eye Drop' by a Consultant herbalist, Dr. Isongon, Kizito Ikor from Calabar, in his office on Friday in Abuja. He stressed the importance of plants and herbs which according to him cannot be overestimated, adding that "with the abundance…

Application Of Science, Technology Will Boost Economic Growth – Minister

The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi, has said that the application of Science and Technology will help accelerate economic growth through conversion of ideas into values. Abdullahi said this at the 4th African International Conference on Islamic Banking during the week in Lagos. He said: "I am pleased to note that a forum of this nature is been organised to fast track the development of Islamic Banking in Nigeria by the introduction of Disruptive Technologies and Innovation’’. The…

Senate Investigates Delay In Execution Of N7.7bn Kagara Dam

The Senate has mandated its Committee on Water Resources to investigate the delay in the execution of Kagara dam in Niger State despite the receipt of funding to the tune of N7.7 billion from the Federal Government. The upper chamber also called on the Federal Government to consider the socio-economic importance of the project and see to its completion without further delay. These were resolutions reached by the Senate sequel to consideration of a motion during plenary on Thursday. Sponsor of the motion, Senator…

DHQ Hands Over 86 Boko Haram Child Fighters To Rehab Centre In Borno

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said it has handed over 86 Boko Haram child fighters to the Borno State Rehabilitation Centre as part of effort to ensure that minors and other repentant insurgents in the North East are given the necessary support and opportunity to embrace peace.  It said the 86 Boko Haram child fighters voluntarily surrendered to troops of operation Lafiya Dole through the auspices of Operation Safe Corridor (OPSC) and were handed over to the Borno State Rehabilitation Centre in Bulumkutu.  Operation…