Niger Assembly to amend Anti-Kidnapping law to punish bandits informants  

Niger State House of Assembly has expressed the need to amend the law relating to kidnapping to provide adequate punishment for people who serve as informants to bandits in the State. The Speaker of the House, Abdullahi Bawa Wuse stated this when he led other members of the State Legislature to the Government House to commiserate with the Governor on the recent abduction of  Students and NSTA bus passengers recently. “We have decided that by next week, we will amend the law to include with a view to giving informants…

NCC denies reports on allocation of 383 million new phone numbers to operators in Q1 2021

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)has denied a news story in a national daily which wrongly interpreted an update report on National Numbering Plan, posted by the Commission on its official website. The report published by the media outfit with the headline: “NCC allocates 383 million new telephone numbers to operators,” purported that the Commission allocated 383 million new telephone lines to telecoms service providers in the first quarter of 2021 alone. “For the avoidance of doubt, the update report posted on the Commission’s website on Friday 19th, February, 2021, under…

Why I don’t visit Abuja for solution to security challenges – Gov Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has revealed that the successes recorded in security in the state were resultant effects of communal collaboration, honesty alongside synergy between government, security agencies and the community. He added that it was not in his character to visit the Federal Government to demand for solutions to concerns in area of security but rather, his government was constantly in tune with the people of the state down to the grassroots. Governor Bello made this known on Thursday while appearing on Channels Television Sunrise Daily to bare…

Minimum wage: Osun already paying – NLC chair 

The Osun State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has dismissed media report that listed Osun among states in the country that were yet to implement the new national minimum wage. A newspaper had erroneously reported that during the last Central Working Committee and National Executive Council meeting of the NLC held in Abuja between 17 and 18 of February, 2020, Osun was mentioned among states in the country that are yet to implement the new minimum wage However, a statement by the State Chairman of the NLC, Jacob…

NIGER ABDUCTION: Saraki,other PDP chieftains visit Gov Sani Bello,harp on national unity 

National integration and unity came to the fore as Governor Abubakar Sani Bello received members of the National Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on a sympathy visit over the recent abductions in Niger State. Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (former Senate President) who is the leader of the delegation condemned the abduction and called for national unity to end the menace that has bedevilled the country. Senator Saraki said that it was a national issue that should be devoid of partisanship, urging Nigerians to come together to solve…