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20 Families Of Slain Police Officers Get N9.9m

The Nigeria Police Force on Wednesday in Abuja, disbursed N9.9 million to 20 families of police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of police in charge of Zone 7, Abuja, Mr Taiwo Lakanu, who presented cheques to the beneficiaries in Abuja, said that the gesture was in fulfilment of the force`s life insurance policy. “The scheme was put in place to alleviate the suffering of family members of personnel who either died or sustain near fatal injuries in the course of duty,“…

‘You’re Selfish, Ungrateful,’ Akeredolu Knocks Ondo Civil Servants

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has described the state’s civil servants as selfish and ungrateful. He said this following the ultimatum given to him by the workers that they would proceed on an industrial action if he failed to pay the backlog of salary arrears from the N20 billion Paris Club Refund. According to the governor, it was unfair for the civil servants to agitate for such, as his government paid all salary arrears after assuming office. The governor said: “Generally, people are selfish and…

Earth Tremor: FG Commissions Abuja Monitoring Centre

The federal government has commissioned earthquake monitoring command and control centre at the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) headquarters, Abuja. The minister of state, Ministry of Mines and Steal Development, Abubakar Bwari commissioned the centre on Tuesday. He said the establishment was aimed at curbing a repeat of recent earth tremors that occurred in the FCT, Abuja. Recall that there was earth tremor in Mpape in September and Maitama area of the FCT in November. The Abuja centre is to serve as…

Senate Fails To Form Quorum, Adjourns For One Week

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday adjourned for one week over its inability to form a quorum of the number of senators required to hold plenary. The Senators had assembled to hold today’s plenary but were forced to adjourn due to low turn out of lawmakers. Some absent senators were said to be engaged in oversight functions. The motion to adjourn plenary was moved by Senator Philip Aduda, who noted that, “We are less than 10, Mr President,” adding that, “I want to move that since we have not (formed) quorum, we may…

Gov Ikpeazu Fulfils Promise, Approves Road Construction In Abam Community

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has commenced the procurement for the construction of the 6km ring road through Ndi Okorie -Eziafor -Atan -Ndi Oji Abam Ring Road, in Arochukwu LGA. This development is part of measures Governor Ikpeazu has taken to fulfil the promise he made to Ndi-Abam during the Grand civic reception organised in his honour on the 18th of August, 2018, which was held in Uzo-Abam. The Commissioner for Works, Hon. Eziuche Ubani while inspecting the site assured the people that all the necessary…

Residents Advised To Keep-Off As Army Conducts Range Shooting In Zaria

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its School of Military Police, Zaria, would conduct Annual Range Classification from Monday to Nov. 23 and advised residents to keep-off the area. Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Depot Nigerian Army/Nigerian Military School, Lt. Adekunle Adeyemi-Akinleye, stated in a statement in Zaria. Adeyemi-Akinleye said that the exercise would be conducted at its shooting range located at Tohu and Kabama villages in Dogarawa, Sabobgari Local Government Area, Kaduna State. He…

Buhari To Honour Jonathan As Special Guest At Book Launch

President Muhammadu Buhari has been announced as the Special guest of honour at the historic launch of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan’s book “Transition Hours”. The launch is expected to hold on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo will be the occasion’s chairman, General TY Danjuma will be the chief book presenter, while Justice Salihu Alfa-Belgore will review the book. The royal father of the day will be the Obi of Onitsha, Chief Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe and the chief…

Senate To Pass Police Reform Bill November — Saraki

The Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed hope that the Nigerian Police Reform Bill would be passed before the end of November. Saraki, who hinted that civil society organisations (CSOs) and lawyers contributed to the drafting of new Bill, reiterated the Senate’s commitment to fast-tracking the passage of the Bill. In a statement, on Tuesday, signed by his Special Assistant on New Media, Olu Onemola, Saraki emphasised that the passage of the Bill would help to create a more responsive and…

3 Ex-Governors Convicted For Corruption Under Buhari

At least three former governors have been successfully convicted for various corruption-related offences by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) since President Muhammadu Buhari took power in 2015. President Buhari had repeatedly said fighting corruption to the barest minimum is at the core of his administration’s objectives. On Monday, the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, said the Commission had secured 703 convictions since 2015 when the Buhari administration took power. Among the…

Murder: Court Remands Togolese Cook In Prison Pending DPP Advice

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday ordered that a 22-year-old Togolese cook, Sunday Anani, be remanded in prison for 30 days, pending advice from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Mr Anani is facing a charge of murder before Chief Magistrate, O.O Oshin. In her ruling, Mrs Oshin, adjourned until December 18 for the DPP’s advice. Earlier, the prosecution, J.I Eboseremene told the court that the accused committed the offence on October 31, at the deceased’s…