Renewed zeal among security agents ‘ll soon end security challenges in Niger state – Gov Sani Bello 

Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has said with the renewed zeal amongst the security agencies in the country and the support of the Federal Government, the security challenges in the state will soon be over. Governor Sani Bello made this known in an interview after a special prayer session for God’s intervention to bring an end to the insecurity that has bedevilled parts of the country ,held at the Minna Central Mosque. He urged everyone to remain calm as the state has received tremendous support adding that with the…

World Press Freedom Day: NUJ FCT demands adherence to FoI Act

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, FCT Council has enjoined public institutions and those financed with public finances to adhere to the Freedom of Information Act, FoI. The union made the call on Sunday in Abuja ahead of the 2021 World Press Freedom Day with the theme, “Information as a Public Good.” In a statement by the Chairman of Council, Emmanuel Ogbeche, he said the day serves as “a call to affirm the importance of cherishing information as a public good, and exploring what can be done in the production,…

Gov Sani Bello celebrates Blueprint Newspaper Publisher, Mohammed Idris Malagi @55

Chairman North Central Governors Forum and Governor of Niger State Abubakar Sani Bello has felicitated with the Publisher of Blue Print Newspaper Mohammed Idris Malagi on his 55th birthday. The Governor in a birthday message, described Idris Malagi as a generous and selfless personality whose philanthropic acts have brought hope to many. The Chairman NCGF said as a Public Relations Practitioner, and a Publisher, the celebrant is an icon in the media related business having risen to the position of General Secretary of Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN). Sani…

MAY DAY : NHRC Boss felicitates Nigerian workers, reiterates need to mainstream human rights for industrial harmony

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate the 2021 International Workers Day, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has  restated its commitment to ensuring that human rights principles are mainstreamed into labour practices in various workplaces and amongst labour unions across Nigeria. This is to ensure a sustainable industrial harmony, improved productivity and efficient service delivery. Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu who stated this in Abuja during the celebration of this year’s Worker’s Day also known as international Labour Day, observed that mainstreaming human rights…

Danbatta condoles with Emirs of Kano, Bichi over Mother’s demise

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta on Friday led a high-powered delegation of the Commission to condole with the Emirs of Kano and Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero respectively over the demise of their mother, late Hajiya Maryam Ado Bayero, Mai Babban Dakin Kano.   Danbatta, who also submitted two letters of condolence, one on behalf of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Isa Ibrahim Pantami and the other on behalf of the Management…

Police intercept 753 GPMG ammunition in Abakaliki .….   Recover 2 AK47 Rifles, 5 Pump Action Guns, 6 Pistols, others, from  Bank Robbers

The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command have intercepted 753 live ammunition of General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) concealed in a sac being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State to Umuahia in Abia State. The intelligence-driven covert operation, which led to the interception and recovery of the deadly ammunition, was part of efforts by the Force to identify and crack down on criminal networks and supply chains for weapons and ammunition in and around the country. Comprehensive investigations aimed at bringing…

Insecurity: Bello commends Vigilantees for repelling kidnappers

Gang of notorious kidnappers operating in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State on Sunday met their waterloo when the Joint Taskforce of Neighborhood watch, vigilantes, hunters and other security agents repelled the kidnappers leading to the death of the gang members and release of three captives. The kidnappers by names; Monday Mimiko alias Aneni the law and Abu Billi alias Don German died during the crossfire with the security personnel while two others escaped with gunshot wounds. The security team also freed 3 persons kidnapped by the gang during…

Femi Odekunle; The pains that wont go! By Haruspice

He called me, ‘Spicy, come January 7th to 12th 2021, we shall go into hiding -somewhere in Nasarawa state where work on the book you wrote on me can be finally done’. Which I answered with an exciting voice,’ Yes sir’! 12 December 2020, the man came down with the deadly virus. My professor was taken to isolation where the journey to his eventual departure began. He battled the virus just like he had battled all other burdens of life. On the 12th day of his isolation, he tested negative…