FG to give security cover at Zungeru Hydro power Dam to ensure speedy completion …… as Chinese government loses $20 million to 7months delay 

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has said the Federal Government of Nigeria is designing a robust security architecture around the Zungeru Hydro Power Dam to ensure its speedy completion within the next three months.   The Governor who made the disclosure when he received on a courtesy visit, the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E. Chui Jianchun said a multilevel security backup is being arranged to ensure the safety of the Chinese expatriates working on site as well as protect the facilities.   He said despite the overwhelming security…

For pyrates and their confraternity By Lasisi Olagunju

Like graceful, snowy egrets basking in the afternoon light, the Pyrates Confraternity sailed out last week on the streets of Lagos. In white and scarlet, they did it with much noise and got lots of shrieks from owls and bats of the night. It was their outing; the beauty of their song triggered the chat I had with some friends who thought the song melodious but inappropriate. The pyrates sang about “Baba” whose hands shake and legs quake and yet insists that it is his turn to be king. Some…

Tributes as NHRC Director Procurement, Yetunde Haastrup bows out 

It was mixed reactions on Monday August 15, 2022 as staff poured encomiums on the Director Procurement, Mrs Yetunde Haastrup who bowed out of active service at the attainment of sixty years. Staff converged at the Bukhari Bello Auditorium to celebrate one of the finest Directors who had served the Commission in different capacities. The Executive Secretary Tony Ojukwu who was represented at the event by the Director, Economic, Social Cultural Rights Musa Salihu, stated that the commission will greatly miss the valuable services and presence of Mrs Haastrup, who…

FIGHT AGAINST INSURGENCY: NHRC Boss extols Nigerian Armed Forces

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Chief Tony Ojukwu SAN has extolled the efforts and sacrifices of the Nigerian Armed Forces as well as the commitments of the Governments and citizens of the North-Eastern States towards Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration of communities affected by Boko Haram insurgency.   Ojukwu gave this commendation at a Traditional and Religious Leaders Forum on Transitional Justice and Reconciliation in North East Nigeria. At the event which took place in Maiduguri, Borno State, the Executive Secretary said the Armed Forces have made…

MEETING WITH PDP GOVS: Peter Obi is Redrawing Nigerian Political Map – POS

The Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) has praised the Labour Party’s Presidential candidate for building bridges of understanding beyond partisan leanings, following his widely reported closed door meeting with some PDP leaders, including Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and other key stakeholders of the major opposition Party. Reacting to the development, the Director of Strategic Communication of the foremost support group of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Onwuasoanya FCC Jones said that the visit was part of the steps…

TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE: Ojukwu restates NHRC commitment toward successful implementation in Northeast

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Chief Tony Ojukwu SAN, has restated the Commission’s commitment to the successful implementation of the Transitional Justice Project in the North East. He emphasized that promoting Reconciliation, Reintegration and Transitional Justice will contribute tremendously to restoring lasting peace in the North East. The Executive Secretary who lamented over the situation in Maiduguri, Borno state at the inaugural Traditional and Religious Leaders Forum on Transitional Justice and Reconciliation in North East Nigeria urged leaders in the area to assist the Commission…

Despite a peaceful Presidential election,it is not yet Uhuru for Kenya

Despite the verdict of local and international observers that adjudged the recently conducted Kenyan Presidential election as free and credible,the announcement of victory for William Ruto was unfortunately followed by protests as in the previous elections. The first sign of the possibility of post- election violence is the dissenting position of four electoral commissioner even before the announcement of the final results by the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission ( INBC ).The four Electoral Commissioners who are said to be recently appointed by the current President Uhuru Kenyatta announced in…

Dr Akor felicitates with Federal Lawmaker, Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali on his Birthday

The Director General, National Productivity Centre NPC, Dr Kashim Akor has congratulated federal lawmaker representing Ankpa Federal constituency in the House of Representatives,Hon. Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali, (Halims).   A statement personally signed and released to newsmen by the Director General said the commemoration of this year’s birthday was laced with selfless and people oriented leadership to the people of his constituenncy, Kogi State and Nigeria at large.   He lauded the genuine commitment and extension of dividends of democracy to the people, particularly his constituenncy, as well as defending the…

Gov Matawalle empowers Community Protection Guards,calls for concerted efforts against banditry

Zamfara state Governor, Bello Mohammed has provided the newly launched Community Protection Guards (CPG) with 1,500 specially equipped motorcycles and 20 specially treated vans, all equipped with lawfully allowed weapons for their take-off.   The Governor disclosed this in a state-wide broadcast at the Government House today 16th August,2022. He said the state Government will continue to improve on the newly established Community Protection Guards in order to have sufficient and efficient complement to the law enforcement agents working in the state.   He noted the relative peace recorded in…