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Senate Moves To Stop Killings, Okays ‘Special Budget’ For Military

The Senate on Wednesday agreed to a special budget for security agencies that would enable them tackle security challenges in the country. The decision was part of resolve made yesterday when the Red Chamber met with heads of security agencies. The lawmakers had last week invited the security chiefs over the proliferation of firearms and widespread killings across the country. In the meeting held behind closed-door, Senate President Bukola Saraki said the security chiefs were given two weeks to present the budget.…

You Keep Recycling Reports, Presidency Faults Amnesty Int’l Indictment On Military

The Nigerian Presidency, has reacted to the report released by the Amnesty International alleging human rights violation by Nigerian security agencies. The reaction was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Thursday. Recall that the Nigerian Military had announced that it had received credible intelligence report of a plan by the AI to release a false report on “fictitious rape incidents” in IDPs camps in the…

Finally, Amnesty Int’l Releases Report On Security Agencies

Human rights organization, Amnesty International, has finally released its report on how the Nigerian Army allegedly maltreat and abuse women and children taking refuge in Internally Displaced camps. The organization, in a new report released Thursday, entitled “They betrayed us”, accused Nigerian security forces of raping thousands of women and girls at the IDPs camps in the country. The global rights group, in a statement by its Director, Osai Ojigho, alleged, that the military men were sexually exploiting…

Military Accuses Amnesty International Of Planned ‘Malicious’ Report

The Nigerian Military, on Wednesday, accused the Amnesty International of planning to release a "malicious report" on activities of its troops at Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the country’s north east. In a statement published on its official website today, the military said rather than work with Nigerian security agencies as seen in other climes, the Amnesty International allegedly preferes to engage in its "frequet ritual" of reporting "falsehood". The statement as published by the military reads in…

PHOTOS: Oyo-Ita Opens Service-Wide Sensitisation Workshop For Ministries

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Ms. Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Wednesday declared open a service-wide sensitization workshop for Directorate level officers in Ministries and Extra-Ministerial Departments. The event which was organized by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), was held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. The workshop was aimed at bringing the officers up to speed with the modalities for implementation of the 2017-2020 Federal Civil Service Strategy…

Why Minimum Wage Increase Is On The Table – Oyo-Ita

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Ms. Winifred Oyo-Ita, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the constitution of the Presidential Committee on Minimum Wage. Speaking during a service wide sensitization workshop on the 2017-2020 Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan (FCSSIP), Oyo-Ita said the committee’s resolve will bring a lasting solution to the prayers of “poor civil servants”. The workshop, which was organized for Directorate level Officers (GL 15-17) in the Ministry and…

Killing Of Twins Still Existing As NGO Rescues Two In Abuja

Despite the effort put in place by the late Marry Slessor to abort the killing of twins in Nigeria, it is very horrific that a tradition like this still exist in 21st century Nigeria. A Nigerian maternal health advocate and humanitarian worker, Nkasi Obim Nebo, revealed that a village identified as Kaida, Gwagwalada, on the outskirts of Abuja still practices the hanging of newborn twins to death. Nebo, who led a team of medical doctors of the PeachAid Medical Initiative to the community, took to social media to…

How UNICEF Pays Parents In The North To Send Their Kids To School

The United Nations International Children Fund (UNICEF), last Thursday commenced payment to parents in the north, basically Niger and Sokoto states, to enable them to send their children to schools. N193 million has been allocated to Niger State, while N50 million was allocated to the Sokoto state to boost girl-child enrolment in primary schools. Each parent gets N5000 to removes financial barriers to children’s schooling This was revealed by the Niger State Coordinator of CTP, Mr. Idris Arzika, at a UNICEF…

Buhari ‘An Ungrateful Ignoramus’ For Attacking OBJ – Ex-Presidential Aide

President Muhammadu Buhari has been deemed “an ungrateful ignoramus” by a former presidential aide for attacking ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo at the State House on Tuesday. Recall that President Buhari, while treating members of the Buhari Support Organisation to a meeting at the Presidential Villa yesterday, had claimed $16 billion electricity fund was mismanaged under a former president who claimed to have spent the sum on the power sector. THE WHISTLER reported that Obasanjo refuted the allegation while further…

Customs Boss To ‘Lazy Nigerians’: Don’t Expect Manna From Heaven

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali, has described Nigerians who are hungry as lazy, advising them to go and work. Ali said this on Wednesday when he led the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja. Speaking during the visit, the Customs boss said manner doesn’t fall from Heaven as only the hardworking will have enough to eat. According to him, “there was never a time in Nigeria that food is dropped in the mouth of the…