Gov Sani Bello urges Federal Fire Service to Protect National Assets

Niger State Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello has called on the presence of the Federal Fire Service in critical facilities of the Federal Government across the country. Governor Sani Bello made the call when he interacted with the Controller General (CG), Dr Liman Ibrahim Alhaji who was on a courtesy call at the Government House, Minna. The Governor who noted that the presence of the Federal Fire Service in critical areas particularly Petrol Depots that usually experience huge number of petrol tankers stationed at different points,would be of great help in case…

Conflict Sensitive Reporting, Panacea for Insecurity By Mahmud Abdulsalam

Insecurity has caused severe havoc to several facets of the nation’s economy. But the devastation it wrought on national security is better imagined. Though, not its statutory responsibility, the Nigerian military, has since been drafted to assist the Nigerian Police, and its sister security agencies, tackle internal unrests. The military has, in recent times, deployed effective strategies to tackle violent crimes in the country. It has launched combat operations, and military exercises to checkmate activities of Boko Haram, and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in the…

El-Rufai to sack 233 teachers in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board is set to dismiss 233 teachers working with fake certificates. Chairman of the board, Tijjani Abdullahi, announced this at a news conference in Kaduna on Thursday. Abdullahi said the board embarked upon certificate verification in April as part of its responsibility to ensure that teachers actually had the qualifications they presented. He said so far, the board had verified 451 certificates by contacting the institutions that awarded them “Nine of the 13 institutions contacted have responded. “The responses show that 233 teachers presented…

Why Toilet Matters By Zainab Naseer Ahmad

Yesterday was another Wednesday and its one of the days for our weekly radio program with the title Hasken Matasa “Light of the youth” which is a program by Youth Society for the Prevention of Inectious Disease and Social Vices (YOSPIS)   In partnership with Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) with support from Aminu Magashi Garba foundation which is basically the first project I started working on from the time I emerged as the excutive director of YOSPIS and yesterday’s topic is on Toilet/ lack of public convenences in…

IIP-SARS: Panel lauds NHRC Media Team,Nigerian Press

 Chairman of the Independent Investigative Panel on human rights violations by defunct SARS, justice Suleiman Galadima rtd, on Wednesday commended the NHRC media team and members of the press. Galadima noted with appreciation the high level professionalism exhibited by the Commission’s media team and the external press covering the activities of the panel. The retired justice who is heading the 11- man fact finding panel made particular reference to the  commitment  exhibited in diligently following up all matters before the panel and reporting same accurately. Corroborating the commendation made by…

The Once Elegant Joseph Wayas By Eric Teniola (This article was published two years ago) By  Eric Teniola

 Dr. Wayas, who is from Basang, Obudu, in Obanliku local government area of Cross River State, with its headquarters at Sankwala, is a man I have known for long. He speaks fluent Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba and French. I visited him recently at his Asokoro residence in Abuja. Due to old age and failing health, the once elegance of Dr. Wayas is falling. Dr. Joseph Wayas (77) is the first Senate president to act as president of Nigeria. That was in 1983 following the absence of President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari…

Between Ortom and Benue People. By Olusegun Adeniyi

Governor Sam Ortom is angry with the people of Benue State. And last Saturday, he publicly expressed his feelings at the commissioning of a Pentecostal Church in Makurdi, the state capital. Before we get to what he said about his people, let’s begin with the issue. Ortom accuses Benue people of peddling unfounded allegations about him. “Every new building you see in Benue State, they say that it’s Samuel Ortom that is building (it); ‘he is stealing and doing that,’” Ortom said from the pulpit. “In politics, people say a…

Nasarawa Govt signs joint venture agreements with three investors in retail, agribusiness

Nasarawa State Government has signed separate joint venture agreements with three investors, in agribusiness and retail, aimed at turning around the local economy, as well as create jobs opportunities for the people. The three joint venture agreements were entered into between the Nasarawa State Government and the investors, at a ceremony which held at the Government House, on Thursday. The investors involved in the agreements were Vertmance Resources Ltd and Silvex International Ltd, for agribusiness, Barlow and  Barrow International Ltd, for the establishment of retail and recreational centre in Karu,…

PROPERTY SEIZURE: IIP-SARS seeks Police cooperation to serve justice

Chairman of the Independent Investigative Panel on SARS, Justice Suleiman Galadima rtd,  on Thursday asked ACP Magawate Mode to assist the panel with vital information that will enhance it’s ability to serve justice appropriately. ,Justice Galadima rtd specifically requested that the ACP furnish the panel with a sequential list of DPO’s who had served in Maitama, Abuja from 2013 – 2020. In a case of alleged intimidation, Disobedience of court order and confiscation of properties, counsel to the pertitioner had failed to provide the name of the DPO linked to…