Senate asks Ag.IGP, security agencies to investigate Ebonyi killings

The Senate has called on the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the killings and kidnapping of citizens in Ebonyi state by alleged herdsmen. The upper chamber made the call amid resolutions reached, sequel to the consideration of a motion brought to the floor by Senator Sam Egwu (PDP, Ebonyi North) during plenary on Wednesday. Coming under order 42 and 52 of the Senate Rules, Egwu, in the motion titled: “urgent need for the federal government’s intervention to end the serial killing…

Senate confirms Shaba as NASRDA DG

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Halilu Ahmad Shaba as the Director General, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).   Shaba’s confirmation followed the consideration of a report by the Senate Committee on Science and Technology.   In her presentation, Chairman of the Committee, Senator Uche Lilian Ekwunife, said although the Committee did not receive any petition against Shaba’s nomination from any member of the Space Council, the few received from some groups were not substantiated with verifiable evidence.   According to the lawmaker, Shaba showed evidence…

Senate urges NEMA to provide relief to windstorm victims in Benue

The Senate on Wednesday, urged the National Emergency Management Agency to, as a matter of urgency, mobilize resources to supply relief and rehabilitation materials to victims of windstorm in several communities in Benue State. The call on the Agency was made by the upper chamber after a motion was brought to the floor by Senator representing Benue South in the National Assembly, Abba Moro. The lawmaker relied on Order 42 and 52 of the Senate Standing Rules to present his motion titled: “Urgent Need to Buffer The Corollaries of Windstorm…

NCC Sensitises Telecom Consumers at 2021 Enugu International Trade Fair  

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in line with its tradition of exploring avenues to engage with telecom consumers, has taken advantage of the opportunity of this year’s edition of the Enugu International Trade Fair to enlighten telecom consumers on their rights and privileges within the telecommunications sector. Addressing a large audience of telecom consumers during the NCC Special Day held at recently-concluded 32nd Enugu International Trade Fair organised by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, said events…

Gov Bello mourns Ex-Milad,Ahmed Usman 

 Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has mourned the demise of an Igala Icon and former Military Administrator of Ondo and Oyo states, Col. Ahmed Usman who died on Tuesday at the age of 70 in Jos, Plateau State. The Governor in his condolence message on Wednesday signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammed Onogwu noted that his death although very painful but it was comforting that the late Icon lived a fulfilled life. Governor Bello described Col. Usman who hailed from Okura, Dekina Local Government of the State as a…