Senate President congratulates Okonjo-Iweala on her emergence as WTO DG

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, congratulated Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her emergence as the first African and first female Director-General of the World Trade Organization ( WTO). Lawan also congratulated Nigeria on  the latest feat of its great daughter on the international stage. He applauded the quiet but dogged diplomacy of Nigeria and the unwavering commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari which, no doubt, contributed to the acknowledgement of the sterling credentials of Dr Okonjo-Iweala and her ultimate triumph in the prolonged contest for the  very important position. “I heartily…

INTERNAL SECURITY: IGP flags-off Operation Puff Adder II  ….   Says operation targeted at reclaiming public space from criminals

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu on Monday, 15th February, 2021 flagged-off a reinvigorated special security action plan, code named ‘Operation Puff Adder II ’ to reinforce the ongoing fight against banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and other violent crimes in the country.   The new special operation, which will be intelligence-led and community-driven, will be executed in sustained collaboration with the Armed Forces, the Intelligence Community and other sister security agencies. It is aimed at re-dominating and reclaiming the public space from criminals that are bent on threatening the internal…

Omisore defects to APC, registers in Ile-Ife  ….  as Lawal, his running mate in 2018 guber to follow suit on Tuesday

 A former Deputy Governor of Osun, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has formalised his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as he registered with the party on Monday.  Omisore was the Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in the 2018 governorship contest. His running mate, Hon.Yemi Lawal, who is the state’s Commissioner for Youth and Sports, is also expected to formally register with the APC on Tuesday. Omisore who defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2018, having contested the governorship elections twice -first in 2014 and 2018 and later…

OYO CRISIS: IGP deploys intervention,stabilization forces …  orders DIG in charge of South-West, David Folawiyo to coordinate Operations  

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of Police Intervention and Stabilization Forces to Oyo State to reclaim the public space, reinforce security and bolster public confidence in the areas affected by the recent crisis in the State.   The deployments, consisting largely of intelligence and operational assets of the Force, included four (4) Units of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), seasoned operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and one (1) operational/surveillance Police helicopter from the Police Air-wing department.   The Intervention Force is…

Niger SSG inspects projects in Mashegu Local Govt, tasks council Chair on grassroots development

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG),Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has commended the Executive Chairman of Mashegu Local Government Council, Hon. Alhassan Isah Mazakuka for embarking on people-oriented projects. Ahmed Matane made the commendation when he inspected some projects executed by Mashegu Local Government Council at Mashegu, recently. The SSG further stressed that the execution of the projects by Mashegu Local Government Council would change the narratives about what grassroots development and the Government’s responsibilities are all about. According to the SSG, “all the projects visited tallied with the…