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FG Begins Process Of Appointing Ambassadors– Onyeama

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, yesterday  said the Federal Government had begun the process of appointing a new set of ambassadors to represent Nigeria in various countries of the world. Onyeama stated this at a news conference to mark one year anniversary of President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration Twenty-six  non-career ambassadors and ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary on tour of duty abroad were recalled in June 2015. They were among the 93 envoys...

Power: We Are In Very Bad Situation– Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is facing a very dire situation on power supply. He was speaking in Lusaka, Zambia, yesterday at the commencement of the African Development Bank (AfDB) annual general meeting, with the theme "Energy and Climate Change". According to Osinbajo, 45 percent of those who lack access to power in the world are from Africa with "almost half of that African share are in Nigeria." "We are faced...

Kaduna To Install CCTV Cameras To Fight Crime

The Kaduna State Government is to install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras across the state to fight crime. Coordinator of the state security outfit,  “Operation Yaki”, Col. Yakubu Yusufu Soja, disclosed this at a news conference marking the first anniversary of the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai in Kaduna state. He said work on the installation of...

43,000 Ghost Workers Uncovered In Nigerian Security Agencies

The Head of the Continuous Audit team of the Federal Government, Mohammed Dikwa, on Tuesday said N50 billion was saved so far through the audit of security agencies payroll. Mr. Dikwa said this in Abuja at a meeting between the Continuous Audit team, Minister of Finance and Heads of Para-Military agencies. President Mohammadu Buhari had set up the Continuous Audit team to look into the payroll of all Federal Government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

Court Rejects Metuh’s Request To Travel Abroad For Treatment

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed an application by the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, asking for the release of his passport to enable travel to the United Kingdom for medical treatment. Justice Okon Abang in rejecting the request in a ruling, held that the court lacked jurisdiction to order the release of Metuh’s passport having earlier directed that it should be deposited with the...

Nigerian Genital Cutters Give Conditions For Ending Female Genital Mutilation

The Circumcision Descendants Association of Nigeria have advocated the provision of alternative means of livelihood for their members as a way of curbing Female Genital Mutilation practice in south-west Nigeria. At a Summit? to End FGM in Nigeria held in Ibadan, Monday, the group said the FGM agenda would be difficult to achieve without the “full involvement” of their members. “The practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) has generated heated debates in the international development...

Buy From Street Hawkers, Go To Jail– Kaduna Govt

The Kaduna state government has enacted a law that makes it a criminal offence for any person that buys from a street hawker, making both the hawker and buyer liable for prosecution. The Spokesman of Kaduna State House of Assembly, Nuhu Goro Shadalafiya, who made this known to newsmen in Kaduna yesterday said, Governor Nasir El-Rufai should be credited for new act passed last month. The member who also spoke against the allegation that the...

Court Jails Man For Stealing N3,060

A Lugbe Grade 1 Area Court on Wednesday sentenced a 22-year-old businessman, Kingsley Okoh, to three months imprisonment for stealing N3, 060. The Judge, Mr Garba Ogbede, however, gave the convict N 20,000 option of fine. Ogbede said that: “I have no option than to sentence the convict accordingly since he had pleaded guilty to the charge.” He also ordered the convict to pay the complainant N3, 060 restitution.

FG Confirms Six States Hit By ‘Tomato Ebola’

The federal government on Tuesday confirmed the six states hit by a pest called the Tomato Leaf Miner or Tuta absoluta, commonly referred to as ‘Tomato Ebola.’ The states are Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Plateau and Lagos. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Audu Ogbeh, revealed that the pest responsible for the massive destruction of tomato in farmlands had currently invaded six states of the federation.

World Leaders Gather In Japan Ahead Of G7

US President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for a Group of Seven summit, kicking off a historic visit that will also take him to the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima. Obama was joining other leaders from the club of rich democracies for a gathering set to be dominated by the lacklustre state of the global economy. Heads of state and government from Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and host Japan were also making their...

Niger To Hand Over Scores Of Boko Haram Militants To ICC- President Issoufou

The Niger Government has arrested scores of Boko Haram militants and will hand them over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for trial, President Mahamadou Issoufou, has said. This is contained in a document from the World Humanitarian Summit, ongoing in Istanbul, Turkey, made available to reporters in New York. The document said Mr. Issoufou made this known on Tuesday during a high-level leaders’ round table titled “Uphold the Norms that Safeguard Humanity”. He...

Trump, Johnson Kiss In EU Referendum Mural

A giant mural showing Donald Trump passionately kissing Boris Johnson has appeared on the side of a building in Britain, one month before its referendum on EU membership. The mural shows the likely US Republican presidential nominee and the former mayor of London — both populists intent on shaking up their countries’ political establishments — locking lips. Trump is cradling Johnson’s shock of blond hair in his hand. The mural in Bristol, southwest England,...

FG Saves N185bn From IPPIS, Gets Rid Of 65,000 Ghost Workers

The Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr Joe Abah says the Federal Government has saved over N185 billion since the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). Abah said this while presenting the ``Status Report of Reforms” at a five-day Specialised Reforms/SERVICOM Training Programme in Abuja on Tuesday. He said a lot of remarkable reforms had taken place in the civil service, including removal of 65,000 ghost workers from IPPIS.

EFCC Declares Omisore Wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared wanted a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore. The EFCC said this on its official Facebook page on Tuesday. The commission said Omisore allegedly received N700m from a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) The anti-graft agency said Omisore had been evading arrest for several months and it thus had no choice but to declare...

Boko Haram: Air Force To Kit Unmanned Vehicles With Weapon Systems

As the Military pushes into the Sambisa Forest enclave of Boko Haram terrorists’, the Nigerian Air Force said on Tuesday that it has intensified efforts to get its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) fitted with missile guided weapon systems for combat roles. The Chief of Army Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar made this known on Tuesday at a meeting with the management of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). According to Abubakar, the Air Force...

FG Appoints New Prisons’ Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Ahmed Ja’afaru as the new Controller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS). This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Bassey Akpanyung, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. Until his appointment, Ja’afaru was an Assistant Controller General of Prisons and was serving at the Prisons Headquarters in Abuja. NAN reports...

FG To Begin Cash Transfers To 30% Poor- Uwais

The Special Adviser on Social Investments in the office of the vice president, Maryam Uwais, yesterday said the federal government would soon begin conditional cash transfers to poor families to ease hardship. Speaking during a workshop on Child Poverty and Social Protection in West and Central Africa at the ECOWAS Secretariat in Abuja yesterday, she noted that 30% of the poor in every state and local government would be catered for while the figure would be...

Court Orders IG To Arrest PDP’s Acting Chairman

A Federal High Court in Lagos has directed the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase to arrest anybody who parades ‘himself or herself’ as the  acting chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) pending the determination of a suit before it. Justice Ibrahim Buba who gave the order insisted that the order earlier issued by the court must be obeyed. The  court had earlier  granted an order stopping the convention of the party.

How Shekau’s Bodyguard Killed Boko Haram’s Chief Bomb Maker

The Nigerian Army monday confirmed the death of Boko Haram’s chief bomb maker and a high-ranking terrorist. This is just as a video was released showing the gruesome scene of how female terrorists are tasked with slaughtering women captives in parts of Sambisa forest in the North-east. Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, disclosed this in a statement, confirming that the killing of the sect’s bomb maker happened in the early hours of Monday.

Tagging All Herdsmen Criminals Can Split Nigeria – Fulani Group

The Jonde Jam Fulani Youth Association has said there is a conspiracy to tag all Fulani herdsmen across the country as criminals, warning that such a move will affect the unity of the nation. The National President of the group, Saidu Maikano who spoke to journalists in Jos, the Plateau State capital, said though there were some criminal elements among the herdsmen, it was unacceptable to tag all herdsmen criminals, especially in the South-South and South...

FG Plans Dialogue With Militants To End Pipeline Vandalism – Lai Mohammed, Kachikwu

The Minister for Information and Culture with the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Monday, said the Federal Government is considering opening a robust dialogue with the Niger-Delta militants on the need to stop militancy in the oil rich region.   The duo who spoke in an interactive session with a coalition of civil societies in Lagos, chaired by Dr. Moses Ilo, founder of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, stressed that nefarious activities of militants is currently sabotaging...