IIP-SARS panel threatens CSP Danjuma Ochejeh with arrest warrant  ….  as two widows link husbands’ deaths to alleged police brutality

The Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of Human Rights Violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police on Monday warned that it might issue a warrant of arrest on Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Danjuma Ochejeh of Delta state Police Command over allegations of human rights violations by the Police against Ochekpe Community of Anambra state and three other complainants. The Panel noted that it will not hesitate to issue a warrant of arrest on CSP Ochejeh for failing to appear before it…

NEW YEAR BROADCAST BY HIS EXCELLENCY, GOVERNOR YAHAYA BELLO OF KOGI STATE TO THE CITIZENS OF KOGI STATE ON 1ST JANUARY, 2020

My Dear Kogites,   I am overjoyed to see 2021, along with every Kogite and every Nigerian, at home and in the Diaspora, who has been equally privileged by the Almighty. We are grateful to God for the blessing of crossing from one year into another.   We are all winners, just for surviving 2020. As a state, Kogi has many reasons to be thankful. As individuals, we all have many reasons to thank God. Last year was the year that demonstrated to humanity in no uncertain terms just how…

Christmas : Senate President congratulates Christian faithful,preaches love, tolerance, sacrifice

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with the Christian faithful and Nigerians generally as they joined the rest of the world in celebrating Christmas. Lawan noted that this year’s celebration came at a time when the world was combatting the resurgence of the Coronavirus pandemic, which has forced many countries to ramp up health safety protocols at a time when people traditionally gather to share love in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. The Senate President also noted that aside from the global health emergency of COVID-19,…

2020 budget: N’Assembly won’t approve another extension request, says Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly would not accede to another request from the Executive to extend the capital implementation of the 2020 budget. Lawan stated this in his remark after the upper chamber passed a N13.58 trillion budget for the 2021 fiscal year. According to the Senate President, the National Assembly’s approval granting extension for implementation of the capital component of the 2020 budget last week, should therefore be fully utilized by Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government. He added that the extension…

Extras Judicial Killing: IIP-SARS summons ASP Marcus Joe, Operation Skolombo over death of Emmanuel Ephraim

The Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) other units of the Nigerian Police has summoned ASP Marcus Joe who allegedly deposited the body of Emmanuel Ita Ephraim at a General Hospital mortuary in Calabar, Cross River state to appear before it on February 9, 2021 and explain the circumstances of the death of the victim. The  Cross River State Police Command is also to furnish the panel with its entries in respect of movement of the corpse to the hospital mortuary on…

FCT 2021 appropriation bill scales second reading in Senate

The Federal Capital Territory Appropriation Bill for the 2021 fiscal year scaled second reading during plenary on Tuesday. The bill which was sponsored by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (APC – Kebbi North), seeks to authorize the sum of N299,963,491,523 from the Federal Capital Territory Administration Consolidated Revenue Fund. Out of the total amount, the sum of N74,523,382,813 is for personnel cots; N61,788,967,930 is for Overhead Costs; while N163,651,140,779 is for Capital Projects. According to Senator Abdullahi, “the thrust of the FCT 2021 Statutory Budget is to ensure an effective…

N’Assembly ‘ll continue to support Buhari’s social intervention programmes – Lawan     …. as Senate urges Buhari to rescind sack of NDE DG

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly will continue to support the Social Intervention Programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. According to Lawan, the various intervention programmes by the federal government seek to reduce unemployment figures across the country. The Senate President made this known in his remarks after consideration of a motion during plenary urging the Senate to appeal for the reversal or suspension of the presidential directive on the removal of Dr. Nasiru Mohammed Ladan Argungu as the Director-General of the National…

Gov Sule unveils West Africa largest Cinema in Marraba,woos French investors

Nasarawa State Governor,  Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has commissioned a 300 capacity cinema, the largest in the country, as well as the entire West African region, built by a French company, Canal Olympia. Engr Sule commissioned the edifice, in Marraba, Karu Local Government Area, on Monday. While commissioning the facility, the Governor appealed to other French investors coming to Nigeria, to see Nasarawa State as investment destination.  Sule said his administration was doing everything possible to make Nasarawa State an investment destination, that is not only compatible but peaceful, in order…

NiDCOM Boss commends CBN on its  new Forex policy,says it’s diaspora friendly

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for its newly adopted policy, to grant unfettered access to Forex from Diaspora Remittances. The Chairman/CEO of  the Commission, Hon.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, gave the commendation while hosting the first Honorary Consul of Columbia to Nigeria, Her Excellency, Hon. Maricel Romero Cantillo during a courtesy visit to the Commission in Abuja. Dabiri-Erewa said Nigerians in the diaspora were happy with the policy which will ultimately impact positively on diaspora remittances and Investments in Nigeria, saying the Commission has…

Buhari orders release of mass transit buses

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, directed the release of mass transit buses to ease the transportation challenges Nigerians are facing. The president also thanked Nigerians for what he called their patience as the nation continues to witness economic and other challenges. He also thanked members of the organised labour for their “maturity and patriotism.” According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President spoke at the virtual unveiling of the National Gas Expansion Programme and National Auto-gas Roll-out Initiative at the Presidential…