OPERATION HADIN KAI: Theatre Commander visits sector 2 AOR …holds parley with  CJTF, NURTW in Damaturu

The Theatre Commander (TC) Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Major General Christopher Musa has visited Headquarters Sector 2 Area of Responsibility in continuation of his familiarization tour of Sectors within the Theatre of operations.  The visit which took place on Thursday 29 July, 2021 was part of his operational activities to assess the combat readiness and preparedness of troops of the sector. During the tour, the Theatre Commander urged the troops to remain focused, determined and more proactive in their operational engagements, in order to dominate…

defence spokesman  … cautions against sensational Journalism

The newly appointed Director of Defence Information (DDI), Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr has called on the Nigerian media to guide against sensational reportage which seek to undermine national security. Maj  Gen Sawyerr gave the charge while taking over as the new spokesman of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), in a brief ceremony held today, 30 July, 2021 at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja. The DDI who described the media as a vital component in the entire process of any campaign plan, either conventional or asymmetric warfare, solicited media…

Experts identify crop as solution to malnutrition in Nigeria

Experts and other key stakeholders in agriculture and food sector had identified African Yam Bean (AYB) as a food security crop with numerous benefits and capable of tackling malnutrition in the country. They made this known during the showcase of event on foods from AYB at the University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan. The event was organised by Peas’ n Chips Entrepreneurs project, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Agroimpact Projects and Empowerment Initiative, UI Women’s Society. In her opening speech, Dr Sarafat Tijani, the Peas’n Chips Entrepreneurs Project Stakeholder…

NAF establishes Directorate of Veteran Affairs

In a bid to stimulate better welfare packages for Nigerian Air Force (NAF) veterans and their families, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has approved the immediate establishment of the Directorate of Veteran Affairs. The new Directorate, domiciled under the Administration Branch, will also be responsible for interfacing with similar structures in sister Services towards harnessing necessary benefits for NAF retirees under existing Federal Government programmes for veterans, among other responsibilities. The CAS disclosed this while recently declaring open a 2-day Conference for NAF Administrative and…

Revised AOL, Spectrum Pricing Regulations ‘ll strengthen Telecoms market structure, enhance competition – NCC Boss

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said that the ongoing amendments to two major regulatory instruments of the Commission will help in strengthening and ensuring a fair and competitive telecoms market in Nigeria. The two regulatory instruments are the Annual Operating Levy Regulations (AOL) and the Frequency Spectrum (Fees and Pricing, etc.) Regulations for which the Commission organized a public inquiry in Abuja on Thursday, July 29, 2021. The first instrument on AOL ensured that all licensees are properly and…

ARMY RECRUITMENT: Be good Ambassadors of Niger state, SSG charges candidates

The Secretary to the Niger State  Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane enjoined indigenes of Niger State who applied for enlistment into the Nigerian Army 81 Regular Recruits to be good ambassadors of the state while at the training. Addressing the Candidates at the Military Cantonment shortly before their departure for the final Military fitness exercise in Falgore Forest, Kano, Ahmed Matane announced that to make the transportation of the Candidates to Kano a hitch-free one, State Government has provided NSTA Buses and supported the One Hundred and Twenty Candidates with…

NYSC DG condoles with Akwa-Ibom Govt over corps members’ death

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC, Brigadier General Shu’aibu Ibrahim today condoled with the Government and people of Akwa-Ibom State over the death of four (4) Prospective Corps members who are indigenes of the State. In his condolence message which he personally delivered to Governor Udom Emmanuel, the Director-General expressed shock over the news of the demise of the ‘promising patriots who were full of enthusiasm and vigour to serve their fatherland’. He added that the death of the Prospective Corps members was a great loss not…

Niger commences second phase of Whole School Development Approach  …..  facilitates purchase of 400 tricycles at 464.1m 

Following the ban of commercial motorcycles in Minna, the Niger State Capital, due to insecurity, the State Ministry of Transportation is standing as guarantor to purchase 400 tricycles to the operators at the cost of N464.1m to ease the movement of people. Commissioner for Transportation, Hajiya Ramatu Mohammed Yar’adua, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Ibrahim Garba Musa disclosed this during post State Executive press briefing at the Government House, Minna. Hajiya Ramatu said 400 tricycles (200 each of BAJAJ and TVS) are to complement the existing…

NORTH-EAST: NHRC calls for transitional justice

The Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tony Ojukwu Esq, said the path to Reconciliation, Reintegration and Reconstruction of Communities that were affected by insurgency in the North-East can be effectively sustained in the atmosphere of peace and community process of transitional, restitutive and restorative justice. Ojukwu stated this during the Entry Dialogue and Stakeholders’ Consultative Workshop on Reconciliation, Transitional and Restorative Justice in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe State. At the event which served as an inaugural activity of the Commission’s new partnership with the United Nation Development Fund…

Niger Govt set to establish Agency for Motor Vehicles Administration, Agency for Traffic Management 

Niger State Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello has, on July 28, 2021, assented to the Laws establishing the Agency for Vehicle Administration as well as that of an Agency for Traffic Management in the state. At a brief event in Government House Minna, the Governor said the Motor Vehicle Agency is mandated to register Motor Vehicles, issue and renew Motor Vehicle Licenses as well as issue Road Worthiness Certificate among others. Governor Sani Bello disclosed that the Traffic Management Agency was to ensure general superintendence and management of the road and Waterway…