UNIFEMGA to honour 25 members with Special Awards

The Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA) is to honour 25 of its members specially on Saturday March 6, for their achievements and contributions to the development of the association. In a statement issued by Dr Shamsideen Adenopo, the National Public Relations Officer said that the 11th in the series of the honours’ day will hold simultaneously in five states through the hybrid system of physical and virtual. The states were Kwara at Kwara Hotel, Ilorin, Abuja: Voyage International School, Kaura District, Abuja, Oyo, Qiblah Schools, Aleshinloye, Ibadan., Osun,…

​Personnel discipline, professionalism ,key to national security, says IGP – as NPF, PSC strengthen ties, hold retreat 

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has re-affirmed the commitment of the Force to enhancing internal discipline and professionalism among its workforce, noted that personnel discipline and professionalism are key to national security. The IGP made this known,Tuesday 23rd February, 2021 at the Force Headquarters, Abuja during the opening of a one-day Retreat organized by the Force in collaboration with the Police Service Commission (PSC), for Members of the Police Management Team. The retreat, the IGP further noted, provided an ample opportunity for the Leadership of the Force to,…

We ‘ll tap corps members’ potentials for national development – NYSC DG

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has stated that NYSC Scheme would continue to tap the potentials of Corps Members and harness it for the socio-economic development of the country. He stated this Tuesday 23rd Feb.,2021 at the Public Service Institute in Abuja while addressing NYSC staff before the commencement of senior staff promotion examination. He said there was the need to consolidate on the relevance of the Scheme and also expand its frontiers for societal growth. The Director-General further advised the candidates for the examination…

Shell staff, two others lured to death by fake lover met on dating site

A worker with Shell Oil Services Company has been killed after hooking up with a supposed “lady” on a dating site, Tinder.   The victim, Progress Benin Disi, was lured to an isolated area and killed. Unfortunately, Disi didn’t know the “lady” he had been chatting with on the dating site was actually a man and member of a five-man gang, which specialised in using dating sites to lure people to lonely spots and thereafter collect their valuables. The suspects do not only pretend to be women, but rich women.…

REVEALED: Why bandits are yet to release abducted Niger schoolboys, staff

There were strong indications on Monday that a disagreement among bandits in Niger State was delaying the release of 27 students and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara, who were abducted on Wednesday.   A top government source, who confided in The PUNCH, said the bandits, who carried out the abduction, had not agreed with the warlord government negotiated with. There was controversy over the release of the abductees on Sunday. Earlier in the day, officials of the Niger State and security sources said the abductees had been released…

ALLEGED EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLING: IIP-SARS insists on appearance of three policemen

The Independent Investigative Panel on human rights violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police Tuesday insisted that three policemen who took Ovoke Godwin Onomrerhino (now deceased) out for investigation before he allegedly jumped off a moving police vehicle should appear to enable the panel unravel the circumstances that led to the death of the victim. The Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Inspector Kambari Tambari had on 3rd of December, 2020 had testified before the 11-Member panel chaired by Justice Suleiman Galadima (rtd) that…

Panel writes Attorney-General to enforce N20m awards against police

A case bordering on disobedience of court order came up for hearing at the on going Independent Investigative Panel on SARS and other units of the Nigeria Police. In a complaint filed by O.J. Okoroze-Egbo, the counsel to the complainant, stated that the high court in Delta State gave judgement against the police to pay N20,000,000 as compensation to the complainant, whose son was extrajudicially killed by the police . The Counsel informed the Justice Suleiman Galadima (retd) led panel that since the delivery of the judgement at the Delta…

Gov Sani Bello commiserates with Lapai Emirate over Commissioner father’s death 

Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has sympathized with Lapai Emirate over the death of Jibrin Salihu, one of the Kingmakers and father to the Commissioner of Education in Niger State. Governor Sani Bello said that the death of the Kingmaker has created a vacuum that would be hard to fill. He then commiserated with Alhaji Umaru Bago III the Emir of Lapai, Hajiya Hanatu Jibrin Salihu the commissioner of Education and her entire family members as well as Lapai Emirate. “Death is inevitable, therefore I urge you to take…

Senate confirms Ex-Service Chiefs as Ambassadors-Designate 

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nominations of the former Service Chiefs as Ambassadors-Designate. The confirmation of the nominees followed consideration of the report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The former Service Chiefs confirmed are: General Abayomi G. Olonisakin (Rtd), Ekiti; Lt. General Tukur Y. Buratai (Rtd), Borno; Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete E. Ibas (Rtd), Cross River; and Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar (Rtd), Bauchi; Also confirmed was Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (Rtd), Kano. Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa, in his presentation said…

Ooni unveils Adire textile production hub, harps on youth engagement

The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Monday launched an Adire textile production hub; a cultural centre built on a 30,000 square meters of land with a vision to empower the youths through the revival of local fabrics. While declaring the hub opened within the premises of the Ife Ground Resorts, Ile-Ife, Ooni Ogunwusi revealed that the ancient Adire textile is an agelong tradition of Ife, from where he said it was taken to the Abeokuta by the Egbas and other parts of the world. “Our…