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Police train special intervention squad commanders

The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Olukayode Egbetokun, has inaugurated a training programme for commanders of the Special Intervention Squad (SIS). Speaking during the inauguration held at the Peacekeeping Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja on Monday, the IG said the programme is designed to prepare the trainees for the challenges associated with their new responsibility of taking up the lead positions in combating the scourge of kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, and terrorism […]

today01/29/2024 2


INEC Warns Labour Party-Obi, for Blaming the Commission of Incompetence

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has warned Labour Party, LP, and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi to stop blaming the commission for their inability to effectively prosecute their case at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT. INEC’s lawyer, Kemi Pinheiro issued this warning while reacting to a claim by the lawyer to LP and Obi, Livy Uzoukwu on Wednesday. Uzoukwu claimed that the office of the Chairman of INEC […]

today06/14/2023 12


Emefiele Direct Banks to Dispense Old N200 Notes

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, has directed 15 bank executives to make the old 200 naira notes available from today. Emefiele disclosed this after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and the House of Representatives Special Ad Hoc Committee on Naira Redesign Policy, Cashless Policy, and Currency Swap. He appealed to Nigerians to allow the policy to work because it will bring advancement to […]

today02/16/2023 8


Adamu Absolves Buhari from Lingering ASUU Strike

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, says President Muhammadu Buhari has done all within his powers to meet the offer of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. Adamu stated that Nigerians have no reason to be disappointed with the government on the issue. He revealed that the government has proposed a one-time package for the striking lecturers, stressing that it will not be paid in instalments, unlike previous agreements. The […]

today09/08/2022 20


NRC Reduces Lagos-Ibadan Trips by 67%

The hike in diesel price has forced the Nigeria Railway Corporation, NRC, to reduce the number of trips on the Lagos-Ibadan Train Service by 66.67 per cent. Managing Director of NRC, Fidet Okhiria, who disclosed this said though the service was still running, its trips have been reduced due to the persistent hike in diesel price. Okhiria added that the Corporation had sent recommendations to the Federal Ministry of Transportation […]

today08/10/2022 26


West African Leaders lift sanctions on Mali

Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, have lifted economic and financial sanctions imposed on Mali, after its military rulers proposed a 24-month transition to democracy. ECOWAS Commission President, Jean Kassi- Brou who disclosed this said the sanctions would be lifted immediately. Kassi-Brou added that borders with Mali will reopen and regional diplomats will return to Bamako. Recall that ECOWAS had imposed stiff sanctions on Mali in […]

today07/04/2022 12


NYSC makes new appointment

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has announced the appointment of Eddy Megwa as its Director of Press and Public Relations. A statement issued by NYSC Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations, Emeka Mgbemena, revealed that Megwa joined the organization in 1990 as Information Officer, after the mandatory one year service to the nation. The statement added that before his appointment, he was the NYSC coordinator in Lagos State.

today04/11/2022 22


NLC maintains stance on autonomy to arms of government

The Nigeria Labor Congress, NLC, has said its stance on total autonomy to all tiers and arms of government remains unchanged. NLC President Ayuba Wabba said this during a protest at the venue of a meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. Wabba stressed that the current status quo is hindering the development of the country. The President urged Governors to grant autonomy to other tiers of government in line with […]

today04/09/2022 23

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