Rose Oko exemplified the spirit of unity in the 9th Senate – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described the Late Senator Rose Oko as one whose life exemplified the spirit of unity for which the Ninth Senate is known. Lawan stated this during a valedictory session which held on Tuesday in honour of the lawmaker, who until her death represented Cross River North in the National Assembly. The lawmaker who served as Chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment, died of an undisclosed illness in the United Kingdom on March 23, 2020. The Senate President while paying tribute to the…

IGP vows to end extra-judicial activities of FSARS operatives, others  …..   as Minister of Youth and Sports calls for town hall meetings

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has reaffirmed his commitment to the ongoing reforms in the Nigeria Police Force especially as it concerned the activities of the Federal Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Special Tactical Units of the Force.   IGP Adamu made this known during a courtesy call on him by the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare on Monday, 5th October, 2020, at the Force Headquarters, Louis Edet House, Abuja.   The IGP then called on the citizens to exercise patience as the reforms in FSARS…

Police release Numbers To Call For Complaints Against FSARS,Others

Nigeria Police Force as part of its efforts to deepen transparency and accountability in the operations of FSARS and other Tactical Squads units,released the following numbers and Social Media handles to members of the public to report complaints (as well as commendations) against members of the FSARS and other Tactical Squads:   IGP Monitoring Unit: 08036242591 FSARS: 08038537625 08036067446 08036059332 08069702133 FORCE PUBLIC COMPLAINT BUREAU 07056792065 Calls/SMS/whatsapp 08088450152 Calls/SMS/whatsapp Email: pressforabuja@police.gov.ng Twitter: @PoliceNG facebook.com/ngpolice COMPLAINT RESPONSE UNIT (CRU) 08057000001 – Calls Only 08057000002 – Calls Only 08057000003 – SMS &…

Petrol price may drop this month – Marketers

The pump price of petrol may reduce marginally this month, going by the fall in global crude oil prices, oil marketers said on Sunday. According to them, since the cost of petrol has been largely determined by the price of crude oil, the recent marginal plunge in crude oil cost could lead to a drop in petrol price in Nigeria. Findings by our correspondent on Sunday showed that Brent, the global benchmark against which Nigeria’s crude is priced, dropped in price by $1.66 or 4.06 per cent as at 13.20pm…

Jonathan Accepts Shagari Son’s Apology Over Role In 2015 That Made Buhari Win

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said he had accepted the plea for forgiveness by Shagari Aminu, the son of an ex-president, Late Shehu Shagari.   Aminu had recently tendered a public apology to Jonathan to ask for his forgiveness over the role he played in 2015 that saw President Muhammadu Buhari defeat Jonathan in the presidential election of that year. “Let me use this opportunity to tender a public apology to former President Jonathan and seek forgiveness because I helped to divide the Peoples Democratic Party and bring down…

Zulum replies ex-DSS chief, says ‘I never defied security reports’ 

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has denied claims that he defied security reports before the multiple attacks on his convoy by terrorists at Baga. Last week, former Deputy Director of Department of State Services (DSS), Dennis Amakiri, had said that the governor defied warnings by security operatives against going out of Maiduguri. A senior official in Borno government told The Guardian on Saturday that the governor could not have ignored warnings from his security details. According to him, Borno has a security council comprising heads of all military and…

Nigeria’s External Reserves Hit $35.72bn In September

The country’s foreign reserves stood at $35.723bn as of September 29, according to the Central Bank of Nigeria.   The CBN disclosed that the reserves, which had continued to rise and fall in recent weeks, stood at $35.67bn as of September 1 and rose to $35.81bn as of September 17.   The reserves rose by $65m from $35.59bn as of August 20 to $35.66bn as of August 27.   It had earlier lost $278.91m from $35.87bn on July 29 to $35.59bn on August 19 after which it returned to a…

ONDO GUBER POLL: NYSC DG assures on corps members’ neutrality   …..  as INEC  holds Stakeholders’ Sensitization Meeting

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has assured that Corps Members will be neutral in the discharge of their duties during October 10 Governorship election in Ondo State. Ibrahim gave the assurance today at the INEC Stakeholders’ Sensitization Meeting held preparatory to the election in Akure, the State capital. He said the widespread commendations that usually followed performances of the Corps Members in previous exercises such as voters registration and administration of elections had strengthened the Scheme’s resolve to continue to discharge its best for national service. “We will remain…

NIDCOM Chair calls for full implementation of Nigeria-South Africa Bi-National Commission

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said if the content of the Nigeria – South Africa Bi-National Commission is implemented to the letter, Early Warning Systems, Security and Intelligence Gathering as well as People to People Contacts will be achieved. The NIDCOM Chairman stated this at a high level meeting with the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria Amb. Thami Mseleku in Abuja. The NIDCOM Chairman/CEO  believed that between Government to Government, there were no perceptions and mindsets but the challenges were People to People Relations,…