Confirming Bawa ‘ll boost anti-graft war, TI rating – NUJ FCT

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has commended the nomination of Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).   Bawa was on Tuesday nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari to head the EFCC which has been without a substantive head for nearly six years now.   In a statement on Tuesday following the announcement, the NUJ FCT expressed the hope that the confirmation of the new EFCC boss by the Senate will boost the war against corruption and reflect positively on the country’s anti-corruption…

Buhari names Abdulrasheed Bawa EFCC Chairman, requests Senate confirmation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004. Bawa, 40, is a trained EFCC investigator with vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic crimes. He has undergone several specialized trainings in…

Okorocha advocates diversification of economy into entertainment industry

By Haruna Salami     The Senator representing Imo west, Rochas Okorocha has advocated the diversification of the nation’s economy from oil to creative technology.   He made this known while speaking in his bill before the Senate for the establishment of University of Creative Technology, Orlu, Imo state.   According to the former governor Imo state, technology is the way to go and one of the gifts of this nation now is the entertainment industry.   “Nigeria is a world leader when it comes to entertainment – call it…

Mother, 3 children detained for asking police of her missing husband  

One Mrs. Bolanle Ohore and her three children were detained at the SARS, (Abattoir) for three days when she went to inquire about the whereabout of her husband. In the case of unlawful arrest, detention, enforced disappearance, extortion, and abuse of office which was heard on Monday, February 15, 2021, by the IIP-SARS, counsel to the petitioner Wisdom Edun Esq. narrated how Mrs. Bolanle was compelled to pay the sum of N50, 000.00 before she and her three children who were detained could be released from custody. According to him,…

IIP-SARS :Retired DSP demands compensation from Nigeria police

A petitioner, Mr.Mamman Danladi, who is also a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police, was demanding compensation the Nigerian Police Force for allegedly torturing his nephew to death. Mr. Danladi told the Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police on Monday that his nephew was extra judicially killed over an alleged theft. In his testimony before the Justice Suleiman Galadima led panel, Danladi , a retired  Deputy Superintendent of Police said that on 10th January,2007…

NYSC DG tasks corps members on modern trends in agriculture

Corps Members have been advised to equip themselves with modern trends in agricultural practices. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave this advise on Monday in an address during a virtual seminar with the theme, “Alleviating Hunger and Poverty through Agriculture: Today’s Youth-Tomorrow’s Leaders”, organised by Corps Members serving at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan. He noted that the NYSC Management seeks active participation of Corps Members in agriculture which is in alignment with Federal Government’s drive to boost agriculture, so as to diversify national economy from over…

Education, health remain my Govt’s priority– Gov Bello …  receives report on CUSTECH’s college of Medicine take-off

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has promised that his administration would mop out every available fund to ensure that its Health and education institutions gets the deserving attention it required to position them among the best in the country. Governor Bello made this known on Monday while receiving a report on the take-off of the College of Medicine at the Confluence University of Technology, Osara and other related matters. The Governor noted that the Committee’s estimated amount of over 2 billion naira as indicated in its report to facilitate the…

NAPTIP to establish Training Academy in Nasarawa

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has disclosed plans to establish a regional training academy for the entire West Africa in Nasarawa State. Director General of NAPTIP, Hajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, made this known when she led her team on a courtesy call at the Lafia Government House, on Monday. While commending Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, for supporting the agency carry out its mandate, the NAPTIP DG, specifically thanked the Governor for accepting the agency establish its regional training academy,…

We are not recruiting,NCC warns job seekers  

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reacted to  the false advertisements being circulated online soliciting applications for a purported recruitment exercise by the Commission for 2021/2022.   The Commission in a statement signed by its Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde stated that :  ‘The Commission is NOT recruiting either directly or through any proxy for any position.’ ” The general public is hereby warned to be wary and vigilant to avoid falling victim to the ploys of fraudsters and scammers who are circulating the false recruitment notices.   ‘The public should note that…

Land Racketeering: What FCTA Should Do

The authorities of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), have been offered a way out of perpetual land racketeering especially at the area council level; mapping and quick issuance of certificate of occupancy. An Abuja-based lawyer and estate manager, Mr. Nweke Chukwudi,, made this known in an interview with our correspondent.   Chukwudi, who was the pioneer first vice chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, Unity Bar, Bwari, fingered area council officials as the worst culprits in double allocations.   “Area council officials are to be feared when it comes…