NAPAAS signs N15bn agreement with partners

Personal Asset Acquisition Scheme (NAPAAS) has signed a whopping N15 billion loan agreement with a consortium of financiers to boost its economic empowerment programme for interested Ex-Servicemen and other organized pension groups. The MOU which took place Friday during a Business Roundtable with investors and shareholders in Abuja in the presence of Chairman, Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation and Vice Chairman, NAPAAS Advisory Governing Board Council, Alh. (Dr) Umaru Abdul Mutallab had the representative of ex-servicemen, Jaiz Takaful Insurance, Prospers Finance, Chams plc and other stakeholders/investors present at the ceremony.…

THE AROJAH STUDENTS PLAYWRITING PRIZE (TASPP) 2021

INTRODUCTION: It was a modest begining last year for the maiden edition of The Arojah Students Playwriting Prize with Ọjọ́ Miracle Joshua of Obafemi Awolowo University emerging as the pioneer winner of the N100,000 prize money with his play, _Justice:A Mirage?_ Submissions for the 2021 edition of the competition is open from between March 1st and May 31st, 2021 WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? The competition is open to all playwrights of Nigerian heritage who are undergraduates across tertiary institutions – Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges around the world. HOW TO PARTICIPATE The…

SGBV : NHRC Boss reiterates commission’s resolve to enforce human rights

The Executive Secretary NHRC, Tony Ojukwu Esq, has reiterated the Commissions commitment to protect, promote and enforce human rights of Nigerians and those living in the country.   Mr.Ojukwu gave the assurance during the second round of the Special Investigation Panel on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) sitting in Calabar, Cross River State.   The NHRC boss who also Chaired the panel stated that violence based on gender considerations was a global challenge facing all spheres of human society irrespective of their levels of development.   According to him,…

IIP-SARS : DNA test shows woman not mother of her “Son”

Dr Kelvin Nwabueze a consultant  pathologist and the head of the anatomic pathology and forensic medicine at Asokoro district hospital Abuja, has appeared before the Justice Suleiman Galadima led IIP-SARS panel regarding the issue of alleged abduction and enforced disappearance of a child Elijah Tanko brought before the panel by an indigent woman, Esther Elijah. The medical practitioner informed the panel that in July 2020 he was contacted by DCP Abba Kyari of the Inspector General of Police intelligence Response Team to run a DNA test on a child recovered…

Reps urges FG to urgently rescue kidnapped Chibok Pastor from Boko Haram

The House of Representatives on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to urgently rescue one Pastor Bulus of the EYN Church who was kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram, during their invasion of his community in Borno State. Moving the motion of urgent public importance Hon. Ahmed Jaha said that there was need to urgently rescue one Pastor Bulus of the EYN Church in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State from the clutches of suspected Boko Haram insurgents and it was seconded by Hon.Ahmed Awal. In leading the debate, Hon.Jaha…

my husband was arrested by heavily armed policemen ,died in their custody, Petitioner tells IIP-SARS

Widow to late Mr. Emmanuel Ogbogu, Mrs. Ebele Ogbogu (petitioner), in continuation of hearing in her petition which came up today, March 2, 2021 recounted before the Independent Investigative panel on police brutality sitting in Abuja how her husband was arrested by six heavily armed police men. The matter which bothered on alleged enforced disappearance, Mrs. Ogbogu informed the panel that the men, who were in Mufti arrived in two cars, arbitrarily arrested her husband and took him away to an unknown destination. All attempts to get their identities failed,…

Take fight to bandits, insurgents, Lawan charges new CDS, Service Chiefs

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has charged the newly confirmed Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs to take the fight to bandits and insurgents in a renewed bid to ensure security of lives and properties across states in the country.   Lawan gave the charge during plenary in his remarks after the confirmation of their nominations by the Upper Chamber.   The confirmed nominees are: Major General Lucky Eluoye Onyenucheya Irabor – Chief of Defence Staff; Major General Ibrahim Attahiru – Chief of Army Staff; Rear Asmiral Awwal…

Gov Sani Bello condoles Etsu Nupe,Kagara Emirate over demise of Emir

Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors Forum, Abubakar Sani Bello has expressed great shock over the news of the death of Emir of Kagara, Alhaji Salihu Tanko. The Governor, in a statement described the death of the Emir as collosal loss to the state in general and the Kagara Emirate in particular. “We have lost a First Class Emir, a member of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, an Octagenerian and an Elder Statesman whose wise counsel has been of immense value to this administration and those before…

IIP-SARS; Police said I killed Kudirat Abiola,planned to kill Sanusi Lamido Sanusi – Petitioner

A retired army officer, Mohammed Labaran yesterday, March 1st 2021, narrated before the Independent Investigative Panel on SARS and other Units of the Nigerian Force how the police accused him of the murder of Kudirat Abiola and also an attempt by him to kill Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (The deposed Emir of Kano). In the matter which bothered on alleged unlawful arrest and detention; Torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, denial of right to property and abuse of office, Labaran told the panel that towards his retirement from the Nigerian Army, he…

Gov Sule convenes security meeting to address banditry, security in public schools

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has convened an expanded security council meeting, aimed at addressing issues bordering on banditry, as well as providing adequate security in public schools, especially girls’ schools. The expanded security meeting held at the Government House, on Monday, with the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, members of the state executive council, heads of security agencies and representatives of traditional rulers led by the Emir of Lafia, HRH Justice Sidi Bage (rtd). Declaring the meeting open, Engineer Sule said emerging security situations within the country…