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FCT Police seize illegal ammunition

The Police, under Operation Puff Adder have intercepted six thousand foreign live ammunition from a four-man gang that specialises in the illegal importation of weapons. Parading the suspects in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba said the ammunition was intercepted around the border of Shaki in Oyo State as they were being brought in from North Africa. He said this was part of the efforts of the police to stop the proliferation of weapons. Also paraded was a gang that specialises in kidnapping across the northern partRead More


IGP felicitates with Nigerians on Eid-el-fitri

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Abubakar Adamu Mohammed, heartily felicitates with Nigerians, most especially the Muslim Faithful throughout the country on the occasion of the celebration of the 2019 Eid-el- Fitri. Meanwhile, the IGP has assured the Nigerian public of adequate security before, during and after the celebration in all States of the Federation and the FCT. Assistant Inspectors General of Police, AIGs, and Commissioners of Police in charge of Zones and State Commands nationwide have been directed to intensify security in all ‘Eid praying grounds’ and other sensitive locations including recreationRead More


Pres. Buhari to host Lake Chad Security Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will host leaders of the Lake Basin Commission to an informal Security Summit on the sidelines of his forthcoming Second Term inaugural ceremonies slated for June 12 in Abuja. The president made this known during a bilateral meeting with the Chadian President Idris Deby Itno in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday. According to the president, the summit is to come up with new strategies to bring to a permanent end, the Boko Haram terrorismRead More


Etsu Nupe donates land for NSCDC training school

The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar has donated land to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for the establishment of its training school in Bida, Niger state. The Etsu Nupe stated this while on a courtesy visit to the Headquarters of the Corps in Abuja. The Commandant General of NSCDC Abdullahi Muhammadu acknowledged the contributions of the Royal Father for the donation of the land, assured the Royal Father of the Corps’ readiness in constructing the Training Institute as soon as possible with all the necessary equipment on ground.Read More


FRSC deploys 856 personnel for patrol

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Kano State has deployed 856 personnel for effective patrol to ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Fitri celebration. The FRSC Commander in the state, Zubairu Mato, stated this while briefing newsmen in Kano on Saturday. He said that the personnel comprised of 666 regular marshals while the remaining 190 were special marshals. According to him, the operation is a nationwide activity with the aim of ensuring safety of lives and property of road users before, during and after the Sallah. Mr Mato said that the operationRead More


NBC says e-payments hit N34.02trn in Q1, 2019

Nigeria’s statistics bureau says a total of 557,083,712 electronic-payment transactions valued at N34.02 trillion were recorded in selected banks across the country in the first quarter, 2019. The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, said this in a report on Selected Banking Sector Data: Sectorial Breakdown of Credit, ePayment Channels and Staff Strength data posted on its website. It said Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System, NIBSS, Instant Payment, NIP, transactions dominated the volume of transactions recorded with 232,816,102 volume of NIP transactions valued at N24.17 trillion were recorded within the period underRead More


Eid: Tuesday, Wednesday declared public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, as public holidays to mark the Muslim Eid-Fitri Celebration. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, said in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Ehuriah enjoined Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation. She admonished Nigerians to shun hate speeches and divisive tendencies and join hands with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to build a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria so asRead More


NECO procures 8,000 biometric machines, eliminates scratch cards

The National Examinations Council, NECO, has procured 8,000 units of biometric capturing machines to fight identity theft and other irregularities during its May/June 2019 Senior School Certificate Examination, SSCE, exercise. NECO also procured 20 Hilux vans in an effort to speed up the distribution and delivery of its examination materials, and address other logistic problems. While commissioning the vehicles and machines at NECO headquarters in Minna, Niger State, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arch Sonny Echono, stressed that the biometric capturing machines were essential to ensure the credibilityRead More


Gov. Fintiri appoints SSG, DG media

The Adamawa State Governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri has appointed Alhaji Bashir Ahmad as the new Secretary to the Government of the State. Speaking shortly after swearing- in the new Secretary to the government, Governor Fintiri, said the appointment of Alhaji Ahmad was based on his attitude of transparency and prudence. While congratulating the Secretary to Government, Governor Fintiri charged him to step on toes where necessary. The newly appointed Secretary to the government of the state, promised to discharge the responsibility bestowed on him according to the law. Also, Mr.Read More


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Group urges President Buhari to assent pending Health Bills by May 30, 2019 Headlines, Health, News, Nigeria No Comments 18 views President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to give quick assent to all Pending Health Bills passed by the 8th Assembly. The Chairman of a Non-Governmental Organization, National Advocates for Health, Professor Oladapo Ladipo made the call at a news briefing in Abuja. Professor Ladipo who was represented by a member of the NGO, Mr Mohammed Usman, noted that assent to the bills would solve most of the country’s healthRead More