COVID-19: AWEP To Promote Business Growth, Increase Trade

The African Women Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP) Nigeria chapter has reiterated the commitment of the organisation to promote business growth, increase trade by creating better business environments and empower Nigerian women entrepreneurs amidst the effect of COVID-19 in the country. A statement made available to Journalists yesterday in Abuja, the national president, AWEP, Mrs Angela Ajala, said such efforts to promote business growth will be achieved via providing technical and financial training, export training, mentorship and access to finance through several business partners and a clear path to local and international…

OUR HEARTS ARE HEAVY WITH GRIEF AND OUR EYES FULL OF TEARS By: Prof. Usman Yusuf

1. A lot has been said and written about Nigeria’s deteriorating state of insecurity that one wonders what difference another voice will make. But, dark as the clouds may appear, depressing as the news may be, hopeless as the situation may seem, giving up is a luxury we can not afford. We owe it to our future generations to continue to raise our voices for the voiceless among us in the hope that things will change. 2. The deafening silence in the North to our people’s sufferings is not only…

IGP promotes 82,779 Junior Police officers ​    …… As 16 Killed by ENDSARS Rioters get posthumous promotion

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has today, 23rd November, 2020 approved the promotion of Eighty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine (82,779) Junior Police Officers to their next ranks. The promotion of the officers comprised 56,779 Sergeants to Inspector, 17,569 Corporal to Sergeants and 8,431 Constables to Corporal was part of the on-going efforts at boosting the morale of personnel and repositioning the Force for greater efficiency. Those promoted also included 86 junior officers negatively impacted by the ENDSARS riots – 16 got special posthumous promotion while 70 others…

Court orders Senator Ndume remanded in prison after failing to produce Maina

Senator Ndume, who is representing Borno south, stood as surety for Maina’s bail, who is standing trial on alleged money laundering charges.A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. However, Maina has repeatedly failed to appear in court for the continuation of his trial. In a bench ruling delivered by Justice Okon Abang, the court ordered his remand pending the fulfillment of his bail bond,…

Gov Sani- Bello condoles Nassarawa Governor over death of APC Chairman, Philip Shekwo

Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors Forum, Abubakar Sani Bello has condoled with the Government and people of Nassarawa State over the sudden death of the All Progressives Congress APC State Chairman ,Mr Philip Tattari Shekwo. Governor Sani Bello who in a condolence message expressed shock over the unfortunate incident, described the deceased as a peaceful, committed and dedicated party Leader He said “this is most unfortunate but  God is not unaware and yet He allowed it for a purpose,May God  comfort the immediate family, the APC members…

WORKFREE FRIDAY : MURIC lauds Benue govt, charges other Northern Govs, legislators to leverage on directive

Nigerian Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), which has been in the forefront of the campaign for a workfree Friday, has welcomed the three-month moratorium Benue state government granted civil servants in the stare. MURIC described it as a half measure and a temporary relief for workers in Benue State. In addition, the group called on Northern governors and legislators to leverage on the directive by declaring workfree Friday throughout the year. MURIC’s observation came on Monday, 23rd November, 2020 through its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola. According…

Gbajabiamila’s aide shot newspaper vendor thrice, says family

The family of Ifeanyichukwu Okereke, a newspaper vendor shot dead on Thursday by a security aide to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has faulted the Speaker’s account of the incident. The family, in their November 20, 2020 letter signed by their lawyer, Chidiebere Nwachukwu of Nwachukwu Nwachukwu & Co, and addressed to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, stated that the security aide shot Okereke three times and left him to bleed to death. In the letter titled, ‘Re: Gruesome public murder of Ifeanyichukwu Okereke (deceased) by the…

How We Paid Ransom To Rescue ABU Students – Parents

Parents of nine abducted students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria have explained how they took ransom to the kidnappers in the forest in the late hours of Saturday. Two of the parents told journalists in a telephone interview they paid amount varying from N500,000 to N4million to get each of the children released. According to them, while some were made to hand their ransom to members of the kidnap syndicate in Kaduna, the rest who were contacted separately, were united by the kidnappers through phone calls at Abuja junction.…

FG to slash levy on imported cars from 35% to 5%

The federal government of Nigeria has concluded plans to slash the levy to be paid on imported cars from 35 percent to five percent, according to a new bill to be presented to the national assembly.   The bill which will come as a welcome development to Nigerians who have been financially impacted by a 2020 year plagued by the Coronavirus pandemic, is contained in the draft bill of the 2020 finance bill to be presented to the national assembly. Once the bill has been passed by the legislature and…

Soldiers Went To Lekki Tollgate With Live Bullets For Self-Defence, No Gunshot Signs During My Visit – General

The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, has explained that Phase Four of military internal security operation, which was deployed at the Lekki tollgate on the night October 20, involved the use of both live and blank ammunition. He said the soldiers took live bullets to the scene for the purpose of self defence   Taiwo said a portion of the troops that operated at the tollgate on that night were indeed armed with live bullets. He, however, maintained that only soldiers with…