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Nigerian Navy Celebrates 63rd Anniversary, Reels Out Achievements

The Nigerian Navy, NN says it has been able to reduce pirate/sea robbery within Nigerian waters between 2016 to date because of its dedicated operation, code-named Operation TSARE TEKU. The Operation aimed at combating attacks on shipping and other illegal activities within Nigeria’s maritime domain according to the service saw it recording a huge success. Chief of Policy and Plans of the NN, Rear Admiral Bee Ibe Enwo stated this today, May 22, 2019 in a Press Briefing to mark the 63rd anniversary celebration of!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Read Buhari’s Full Speech At Valedictory FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, presided over the valedictory federal executive council (FEC) meeting. The president at the meeting, thanked his ministers for delivering on their jobs during the last three and a half years in office. Buhari, in the lengthy statement after listing out the achievements of his administration, further asked his ministers to keep working until May 28th. Read Mr Buhari’s full speech below: CLOSING REMARKS BY H.E. PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AT THE VALEDICTORY SESSION FOR!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Unemployment: Frustrated Nigerian Burns His BSc, NYSC Certificates

A Nigerian man simply identified as Korede has burnt his Bachelor of Science, BSc and National Youth Service Corps, NYSC certificates. In a video posted on Instagram, the young man was seen setting his BSc and NYSC certificates ablaze after being unable to get a Job five years after graduation. According to him, he graduated 5 years ago from the Ladoke Akintola University at the age of 23 and is yet to secure a job. He added that he got admission to further his education in a Canadian University but was!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Reps Rejects Police Reform Bill

A month after the Senate passed the Police reform bill, the House of Representatives has rejected it. The Senate had on April 17 passed the bill following the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs. The bill which was rejected today at plenary seeks to repeal the Police Act of 2004 as it would “provide for the framework for the police service” as well as ensure partnership between the police and communities. According to reports the provisions of the bill include: Establishment of a!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

What You Need To Know About Traffic Offences And Penalties – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said it will begin full implementation of the Penalty Point System on traffic offenders from June 1st, 2019. Penalty Point System is a punishment awarded by the court for a driving offence and recorded cumulatively on a persons driving license. Recall that the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, during a critical summit on Information Technology at the FRSC National Headquarters, Abuja, said that traffic offenders who accumulate 10 to 14 penalty points will!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Again, Bandits Raid Katsina Communities, Kill Over 30

After a week some Katsina residents took to the street in protest to the unrestrained attacks of bandits on citizens, suspected bandits have again launched other attacks on some communities in the state which have left more than 30 people killed. According to reports, the attacks were between Monday and Tuesday. The communities affected included Mara Zamfarawa village in Danmusa local government area (LGA); Sabon-Layin Galadima community of Faskari LGA; and Yar’Gamji village of Batsari LGA. Residents of the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Buhari Presides Over Valedictory FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over valedictory federal executive council (FEC) meeting. The meeting which started shortly after the president entered the council chambers of the presidential villa, Abuja, is the last meeting of Buhari’s first term in office. The Muslim opening prayer was said by the minister of environment, Sulieman Hassan, while the Christian prayer was said by Niger Delta minister, Usani Usani. All ministers were present as at the time the meeting went into closed door session!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

9TH Reps: Ebonyi Gov. David Umahi Endorses Gbajabiamila For Speaker

The aspiration of Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila for Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives seem to be gradually becoming reality following his open endorsement for the position by the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi. Umahi gave the endorsement when he played host to Gbajabiamila at the Presidential Lodge of the Government House, Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital. The visit of Gbajabiamila to Ebonyi which was to seek the support of the Governor and members-elect of the House of Representatives from the state, had!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

FG Establishes Secondary Education Commission, Reduces Unity Schools’ Charges

The Federal Government has approved the establishment of a Secondary Education Commission to oversee the operations of secondary schools in the country. Prof. Anthony Anwukah, Minister of State for Education, who made the disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday at a valedictory news conference, said President Muhammadu Buhari recently gave approval to the establishment of the commission. He also said that the Federal Government has reviewed downwards the charges in Unity Colleges from N83,000 to N49,500. The minister said!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Police Foil Plan To Disrupt May 29 Inauguration

The Ogun State Police Command has uncovered plans by some “unscrupulous elements” to disrupt the inauguration of the Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on May 29, 2019. This was revealed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Tuesday in Abeokuta. According to him, the individuals intended to carry out the disruptive scheming on the planned inauguration through orchestrated rallies, processions and assemblies in public places across the State. The statement read: “The Security!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…
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