Apapa: LASG to Commence Removal Of Trucks, Tankers From Highways, Bridges On Friday

The Lagos State Government on Thursday set up a joint operation involving security agencies and stakeholders in the maritime sector to remove all containerized trucks and tankers parked along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway commencing from Friday. Tagged ‘Operation Restore Sanity On Lagos Roads,’ the exercise will be carried out from early hours of Friday to Monday by 1000 policemen, 500 officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), 100 officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), 120 officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and 250 personnel of the Nigerian Military including…

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Nigeria To Host 73rd Meeting Of The APU In October

Nigeria will in October host the 73rd Meeting of the African Parliamentary Union (APU),  in Abuja, it was learnt yesterday. The Secretary-General of the APU, Mr. Nzi Koffi, disclosed this during a meeting with the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and the leadership of the National Assembly, in Abuja. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, welcomed the APU’s boss and members of his delegation to Nigeria and said that he is delighted that the country was selected by the…

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Crack Investigator Bala Ciroma Resumes as FCT Police Commissioner

The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public that a new Commissioner of Police has been posted to the Command. He is CP Bala Ciroma who resumed duty at the Command Headquarters on Thursday, 19th July, 2018. He took over from his predecessor CP Sadiq Abubakar Bello after a handing-over ceremony. CP Bala Ciroma holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Geography from the prestigious University of Maiduguri. He was appointed into the Nigeria Police Force in March 1990 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police…

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PDP Accuses Buhari of Plotting to Frustrate 2019 Election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu  Buhari of seeking surreptitious ploys to frustrate the conduct of the  2019 general elections, The party said President Buhari’s request to the National Assembly to  vire N242 billion already approved for other projects in the 2018 budget  to finance the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and  other agencies ahead of the 2019 general election is a booby trap  deliberately set to drag the elections into a financial controversy and  ultimately subvert the entire process. In a statement signed by The PDP…

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IBB Condoles Victims of Natural Disaster and Insecurity

Concerned about the negative effect of natural disasters and insecurity on humanity, former Military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has urged government at all levels to be proactive in taking precautionary measures to protect lives and property. General Babangida who is expressing his condolence over reported deaths from flood disasters, armed banditry and act terrorism, urged community leaders to cooperate with governments for possible solutions. General Babangida said: “I am disturbed with the rate of casualty being reported from natural disasters and acts of banditry with require our prayers and commitment…

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Oyo hosts launch of UN SDGs Yoruba Translation

The Oyo State Government will on Wednesday July 25 host the official launch of the Yoruba translation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The launch which is a collaboration of United Nations Information Centre, Lagos (UNIC), United Nations Association of Nigeria (UNAN), Initiative for Information, Arts and Culture Development in Nigeria (IACD) and the state government will hold at Mapo Hall, South East Local government area of the state. The translation of the UN SDGs goal to Yoruba is to simplify the objectives of the SDGs in executing and implementing…

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Army to Collaborate With CSO Attain Peace, Stability in Northeast

  The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai has said the Army is to Collaborate with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to attain Sustainable peace and stability in the Northeast. Buratai disclosed this on Wednesday, while declaring open a two-day Civil-Military Coordination Round table held at Command Quest House, Maiduguri. According to him, the Nigerian Army is tasked with internal security operations in aid to civil authority. He noted that a cursory examination of conflicts across the globe indicated a paradigm shift from “inter to intra state conflicts.” He declared…

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Budget Minister emphasises population management in development of the economy

  The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has stressed the need for robust population management policies. Senator Udoma who was speaking at an interactive session at the ongoing Parliamentary Open Week, which kicked off at the National Assembly in Abuja on Monday, told the lawmakers that population management is one of the 60 key programmes set out in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) as a strategic initiative to ensure that the gains of government economic policies are felt by the citizens. This was in…

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Abeokuta Flood: Amosun Deploys Cabinet Members to Join in Clearing Exercise

Cabinet members in Ogun state, have been deployed to various parts of Abeokuta, to join in the clearing of debris, following the flood, which caused havoc in the state capital, last Friday. This followed an order by Governor Ibikunle Amosun,  during the Executive Council meeting, at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, on Monday. Commissioners and other cabinet members have since join residents and relevant agencies in  cleaning up of the affected areas. The governor had earlier embarked on an assessment tour of the affected areas, blaming the sad incidence on indiscriminate…

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Computers Society names Ajimobi Digital Governor of the year

The Nigeria Computers Society has conferred the award of ‘Digital Governor of the Year’ on Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, in appreciation of what the society called his administration’s digital strides in governance.   The award was presented at the 27th national conference of the society, which the governor declared opened at the International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan, in Ibadan, on Tuesday.   Presenting the award, President, NCS, Prof. Sola Aderounmu, said that Ajimobi was given the award in recognition of his administration’s digital inclusion policies.  …

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President Buhari Meets with Nigerian Embassy Staff, Concludes Successful visit to the Netherlands

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday concluded a successful Official Visit to the Netherlands, meeting with Nigerian Embassy staff, before departing for home. At the meeting with the embassy staff and their families, the President thanked them for being worthy ambassadors. While in the Netherlands, on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, President Buhari had delivered the keynote address at the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, where he canvassed support for ICC with jurisdiction over serious cases of corruption and illicit financial flows by state actors. The President used the…

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N6.3bn Fraud: Court Adjourns Jang’s Trial to October 30

The trial of a former Governor of Plateau State Jonah Jang, accused of misappropriating state funds to the tune of N6.3billion has been adjourned to October 30, 2018. Jang, a serving senator, is standing trial before Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos on a 12-count charge of abuse of office and misappropriation of funds preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. He is being prosecuted alongside a cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, Yusuf Gyang Pam,…

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Dasuki: Court Serves Warrant of Release on DSS, AGF

Family, friends, associates await Release   The Federal High Court in Abuja has formally served a warrant of release of Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) on the Director General of Department of State Security Services (DSS) and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice. A Federal High Court had on July 2, 2018, granted Dasuki conditional bails which he had perfected full today. around 1 pm today a court bailiff accompanied by the two sureties who stood for Dasuki officially served the Director General of DSS and Minister of Justice…

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Operation Light-up Bayelsa: Governor Dickson approves funds for repair of Angima sub-Station

As part of the “Operation Light-Up Bayelsa Project” of the State Government, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has approved the release of funds to effect the immediate repair and modification of the Angiama Sub-station in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area. In fulfillment of the promise the Governor made, through the Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa, Rt. Hon. Talford Ongolo, JP, at the Southern Ijaw Session of the recently concluded Town Hall meetings in Oporoma, Headquarters of the Local Government Area. A statement by the state commissioner for Information and Orientation,…

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Saraki Seeks Closer Partnership Between Executive, Legislature

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday, called for closer partnership between the executive and legislative arms to ensure effective governance in the country. Saraki who made the call in his speech at the opening session of the 1st National Assembly Open Week (NASSOW) in Abuja, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, said it is imperative for both arms of government to better understand one another through “compromise, consultation and engagement.” “It is also my hope that during this week, we will be…

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Third Mainland Bridge to be shut for three Days for Asessment

The Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will be closed to traffic for three days from July 27, 2018, for investigative work to be conducted to assess the current condition of the Bridge, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola SAN, has explained in Abuja.   Fashola, who spoke, Monday, as Guest on the Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily in the Federal Capital Territory, said the shutdown was necessary in order to ascertain whether there had been any material deterioration between the period the first procurement for maintenance of the…

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Military Denies Reports of Boko Haram Attacks on Soldiers and Citizens in Borno, Adamawa

The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to news making the round alleging attack on soldiers and capturing of military vehicles by Boko Haram in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. The Nigerian Army wishes to state categorically that the report is not only untrue but misleading as the said report is blown out of proportion by the media. Contrary to the report, the Nigerian Army wishes to put the record straight on the issue and assure members of the public particularly residents of the North East…

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President Buhari lauds quality of Nigerian Professionals in Netherlands

“I am pleased with the quality of people I am seeing. You are high quality people. Congratulations on your personal achievements.” Those were the words of President Muhammadu Buhari as he met with members of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO), the Netherlands Chapter, Monday, on the sidelines of his Official Visit to The Hague, Netherlands. Saying he was quite pleased with their intellectual and professional achievements, the President lauded them for representing Nigeria well, and for always being in touch with their motherland. Among those who met President Buhari were Julius…

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NNPC Engages Cross River Community on 14mw Oil Palm-biodiesel Project

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commenced comprehensive community integration and stakeholders’ engagement to sensitize dwellers of Iwure, Ojor and Osomba/Akin communities of Cross River State ahead of planned oil palm-based biodiesel project in that part of the state. A release by Corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, said the 26, 000 hectares facility was designed to accommodate an oil palm plantation co-located with bio-diesel, crude palm oil co-generation plants and other facilities. Already, officials of the corporation’s Renewable Energy Division (RED) have embarked on…

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Employment: 5,000 Undergraduates begin training in three Lagos centers

At least 5,000 final year students from eight tertiary institutions in Lagos have commenced training in three different centres for the third edition of the Ready.Set.Work, an Entrepreneurship and Employability Training programme of the State’s Ministry of Education.    The training programme commenced at the weekend at the three designated centres including LASU, Ojo Campus; LASPOTECH, Ikorodu Campus and UNILAG, Akoka, with scores of professionals from different sectors of the economy, who have signed up as volunteers in the Ready.Set.Work Faculty which will run for 13 weeks.   Special Adviser to the Governor…

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