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Jonathan Urges Nigerians To Support Govt Efforts, Says Insecurity Is Global

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to support the government’s fight against insecurity in order to collectively tackle the menace. Jonathan made the call on Friday in Abuja during the exclusive command performance by the Commonwealth Community Choir. The choir, also known as the Port-Harcourt Male Ensemble International, was tagged ‘Peace for All Nations. The event was hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama. The former president said insecurity was a global phenomenon that was not peculiar to Nigeria due to the excesses of terrorists across the…

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NNPC GMD, Kyari Assures Indigenous Shipping Companies Of Support

The Nigerian National petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed its readiness to support indigenous fleet owners to enjoy greater patronage and participation in the oil and gas maritime business in Nigeria. The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, gave the assurance while playing host to members of the Nigerian Fleet Implementation Committee who paid a working visit to the NNPC Towers, Abuja. Mallam Kyari said with the scale of the Corporation’s activities in the maritime sector, NNPC would get more active in the affairs of the Fleet Management Committee…

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Military Air Strikes Kill Scores Of Terrorists In Sambisa Forest – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has eliminated scores of terrorists in multiple air strikes on Sambisa Forest. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Enenche said the air raids were conducted at Bone and Mudu in Yale-Kumshe axis as well as ‘S’ Region in Sambisa Forest on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. He said air strikes were executed with a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships…

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FIRS Generates N4.17trn In Revenue With COVID-19 Pandemic

Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Mr Muhammad Nami, has said that a total of N4,178 trillion was generated in taxes from January to October. 2020. Nami, represented by the Coordinating Director, Enforcement Support Group, FIRS, Mr Ezra Zubairu, made this known at the opening ceremony of the Lagos International Trade Fair (LITF) in Lagos. The fair had as its theme: “Connecting Businesses, Creating Value”. Nami stated that the target for the period was N4.23 trillion which indicates that the amount generated represents 99 per cent of the target for the period. According…

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IGP Orders Withdrawal Of States’ Judicial Panel Of Inquiry Suit

………..Reassures Police Commitment To Reforms The Inspector General of Police, (IGP) M.A Adamu has ordered for the immediate discontinuation and withdrawal of the suit challenging the legality of the States’ Judicial Panel of Inquiry into alleged brutality by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). In a statement, Force spokesperson, DCP Frank Mba said: “The IGP’s order, today, 4th December, 2020, is sequel to the outcome of investigations into the role played by the Force Legal Section in the institution of the said suit. Recall that the IGP had yesterday, 3rd December, 2020, ordered…

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Court sentences painter to 6 months imprisonment for extortion

An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Friday sentenced a 19-year-old painter, Sagir Umar to 6 months imprisonment for extorting valuables from a truck driver. The Judge, Lawal Suleiman, however, gave him an option of fine of N10, 000 after he pleaded guilty to the charge. He said the judgment would serve as deterrent to those who would want to indulge in such act. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Monday Dabit told the court that the case was reported at the Angwan Rogo Police Station Jos on…

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FG approves charges on new Lagos-Ibadan rail

The Federal Government has approved charges on the new Lagos-Ibadan rail standard gauge which would begins operations by January, 2021. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, made the disclosure during the inauguration of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA) in Abuja on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the theme for the 2nd Annual Summit is “Building Sustainable Transport Infrastructure in Nigeria: Opportunities, Innovations and Technologies”. Amaechi said: “I have received the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the…

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After jumping bail, EFCC produces fugitive ex-pension boss Maina in court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, produced the former Chairman, the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abulrasheed Maina, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, to stand his trial. Maina who is being prosecuted by the EFCC on N2 billion money laundering charges had jumped bail and fled to Republic of Niger. He was extradited to Nigeria on Thursday about two weeks after the court revoked his bail, ordered his arrest and directed that his trial would proceed in his absence pending when security agencies would be…

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EndSARS: Panel Joins Garki Hospital CMD As Party To Corps Member’s Death

The National Human Rights Commission panel, investigating allegations of human rights violations against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on Thursday in Abuja, joined the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Garki General Hospital, Abuja as a necessary party in a petition before the panel. The CMD was joined as a party in the petition filed by a lady, Chinenye Igwetu, on the alleged extra-judicial killing of her younger sister, Linda Igwetu. The deceased was a member of the National Youths Service Corps as at the time of her death, allegedly caused by…

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EndSARS: IGP Queries Legal Officer Over Suit Challenging Judicial Panel Of Inquiry

…….Orders Investigations Into Alleged Suit Touching On States The Inspector General of Police, (IGP) M.A Adamu, has directed immediate investigations into a suit purportedly challenging the legality of the States’ Judicial Panel of Inquiry, investigating allegations by citizens against officers of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). In a statement Force spokesperson, DCP Frank Mba said: “The IGP, who gave the order on the heels of trending reports in the media, today 3rd December, 2020, expressed the disapproval of the Force Management Team on the matter and ordered investigations into the alleged…

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