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Court Sacks AMCON directors in NICON, Nigeria Reinsurance

A federal High Court sitting in Abuja upon motion of expertis filed by Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim and NICON Investment Limited and others, has granted an interim order restraining Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and others from taking further steps regarding reconstitution and appointment of the defendants into the Board and management of NICON. The suit No: PHC/ABJ/CS/760/2021 dated July 29, 2021 and filed on July 30, 2021 by the attorneys to the applicants, C.I. Okpoko, SAN, and C.C. Ogbonna Esq, prayed for an interim order to set down the…

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91 Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters, families surrender in N’ East – Army

The Nigerian Army says the troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have taken custody of 91 Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and their families who surrendered recently in the North East. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja said the troops of 202 Battalion took custody of eight insurgents and their families, comprising 10 adult females and 22 children, who surrendered at Ruwaza village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. He said the troops…

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Kyari Assures AKK Gas Pipeline Project ‘ll Be Delivered on Schedule, Create Prosperity

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has assured that the ongoing 614kilometres Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project would be delivered on schedule, create prosperity through massive job opportunities and guarantee peace for the country.A statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Dr. Kennie Obateru, disclosed that the GMD stated this Thursday at Gas Sector Stakeholders’ Forum which held in Kano, Kano State, with theme: “Optimizing the Economic Development Capacity of Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline Project”.In a…

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EFCC has recovered N5.4bn from trapped N12bn for NHIS, says ES

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered N5.4billion for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Prof. Muhammad Sambo, the Executive Secretary, NHIS, disclosed this when he led the management of the agency on a courtesy visit to the EFCC headquarters in Abuja. “In total, the EFCC has been able to recover about N5.4billion for us out of the N12.085b that has been trapped. “This is a monumental achievement and that is why we will ensure that we remain good partners to the EFCC,” he said. Sambo commended the…

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No Nigerian parent jokes with education, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says no Nigerian parent jokes with education, as they know that if their children or wards missed the opportunity of being educated, they have missed a lot. The Nigerian leader said this at a panel session at the Global Education Summit in London, on Thursday. According to him, the size and population of Nigeria are challenges for any administration, but in spite of this, the government and people realise that education is the starting point for success. “You can’t succeed outside your educational qualification. Anybody who missed…

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NYSC DG consoles families of 5 corps members, A’ Ibom Gov

The Director-General (DG), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig -Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Thursday in Uyo, commiserated with the families of five corps members who died on Abuja-Abaji highway on Wednesday. The corps members who hailed from Akwa Ibom and graduated from the University of Uyo, lost their lives in the road crash on their way to the NYSC orientation camp in Katsina State. Ibrahim also directed that the NYSC flag be flown at half mast for three days, in honour of the departed corps members. The D-G said that…

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FRSC arrests 110 traffic violators in Lagos Operation Thunderstorm

The Lagos Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, says the corps has arrested 110 traffic violators on Wednesday under its Operation Thunderstorm. Ogungbemide disclosed this in a statement by the FRSC Route Commander and Public Education Officer, Mrs Olabisi Sonusi, in Lagos. He explained that the command had began a special operation, tagged “Operation Thunderstorm”, to clamp down on Very Important Personalities (VIPs) for flagrant disobedience to the National Road Traffic Regulations. According to him, the corps has noticed a new trend of aberration and disregard…

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NOUN appoints 3rd Deputy VC for technology, innovation

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has appointed Prof. Monioluwa Olaniyi as the third Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Institution, following the approval of the University’s Senate. A statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Ibrahim Sheme, Director, Media and Publicity of NOUN, the varsity appointed the female professor as the pioneer DVC in charge of Technology, Innovation and Research. According to the statement, the appointment makes the the University the only one in Nigeria with three Deputy Vice Chancellors and also makes Olaniyi the second female emerging as DVC…

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Nigerian Consulate in New York to enrol nationals for NIN

The Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York says it is making arrangement to enrol Nigerians within its jurisdiction for the National Identification Number (NIN) in line with the directive from the Federal Government. The Consul-General, Amb. Lot Egopija, stated at a hybrid Town Hall meeting held at Nigeria House in New York for Nigerian nationals within the jurisdiction. Egopija said the Consulate had received a directive from the headquarters (Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to enrol its nationals. The Nigerian envoy said the Consulate would soon conclude arrangements with the…

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Military ‘ll soon end insurgency, banditry, says Commandant

Maj.-Gen Ibrahim Yusuf, the Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), has said that the Nigerian military will soon end insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other forms of insecurity in the country. Yusuf said this at the ongoing Exercise Camp Highland for the 68 Regular Courses for Army Cadets on Tuesday. The exercise is holding at the Leadership and Training Centre, Shere hills, near Jos, According to the commandant, regular trainings and retraining of officers and men would make them better equipped to fight all forms of insecurity in the country.…

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