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UN Trains Aviation Security Officials On Counter Terrorism

To combat the spate of terrorism threats globally, the United Nations Aviation School Project has commenced training of all Aviation Security (AVSEC) personnel in Nigeria. According to the GM, Public Relations, NCAA. Sam Adurogboye, the objective is to effectively mitigate the threat posed to civil aviation by terrorist organizations. It will also provide a key element for a robust national aviation securit ...

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Tambuwal flags off N1.56 billion Fadama III agric scheme

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has flagged off Fadama III additional financing for the year 2016/2017 dry season intervention in Sokoto State. The event, which held at Kurfi village of Kware LGA, will cover the 23 local government councils with a combined cost of N1.56 billion. The programme is aimed at distribution of agricultural inputs equipment, agro-chemicals and other farm tools to ninety production c ...

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Kaduna Electric Visits Janruwa, Seeks Cooperation from Community

Following the recent installation of 500KVA and 300KVA in Janruwa 1 and Janruwa Extension respectively, Kaduna Electric has gone a step further to engage the community in an interactive session with a view to building a mutually rewarding relationship. In his welcome address, the Leader of the JanruwaElectricity Committee, Major Jacob Iyela, enjoinedthe community members to protect the recently installed fa ...

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Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP; Better Late…By Issa Aremu

Many thanks to the Vanguard group for the extended invitation to yours comradely to the Weekend Economic Discourse to proffer solutions to the nation’s economic problems. Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, was the Keynote Speaker at the Discourse. He was as cynical of the recovery plan as he has been almost dogmatically hard on what he long dubbed Buharicomics ...

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NANS Ends Three-Day Prayer For Buhari, Demands Education Subsidy

The National Association of Nigerian Students in Abuja on Sunday canvassed the introduction of subsidy in education sector to check insurgency and rising crime in the country. NANS also advised President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently seek ways of establishing special courts on anti-corruption matters, saying the delay in prosecution of individuals involved in corruption cases was inimical to the ongoing anti ...

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FOREX: Speculators Panic As CBN Moves To Inject More Dollars

There are strong indications that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is unrelenting in its move to ensure liquidity in the interbank FOREX market, as it will inject more foreign exchange into market early this week. The information about the action of the apex bank, which became rife over the weekend, has reportedly sent jitters to those currency speculators who hitherto took advantage of the scarcity of for ...

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MADE holds Private Sector Investment Forum in Owerri

With funding from UKaid, Market Development Programme in the Niger Delta (MADE) is set to hold a one-day private sector investment forum. The forum, which is billed to hold on Thursday in Owerri, the Imo State Capital has the theme, “Opportunities in Cassava as Live Stock Feeds and Pellets” will focus on bringing together strategic representatives of the different links in the cassava processing value chain ...

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Ogbemudia’s Death Struck Me With ‘Helpless Awe’ –IBB

Former Military  President, General Ibrahim B. Babangida, IBB has said  the sudden death of General Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia,  “struck me with helpless awe.” IBB who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday further  said,  “I haven’t finished swallowing the bitter pill of General Adebayo Adeyinka’s passing on, when I got the news of General Ogbemudia’s exit. It truly hurts. “Here was a leader whom I enjoye ...

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Groups Petition Jigawa Govt Over Acquisition Of Farmlands By Chinese Firm

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), which is a coalition of over 150 anti-corruption organisation, in collaboration with African Network for Economic and Environmental Justice (ANEEJ) has urged the government of Jigawa State to urgently addressed the displacement of farmers in 36 communities of their farmlands to a Chinese plantation. In a petition issued by the anti-graft coalition and si ...

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Adoke Explodes: Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan Endorsed Malabu Oil Deal

A former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN has once again opened up on the Malabu oil deal, insisting  that so far, the public is being “sold a fiction.” Adoke stated this in his latest letter to his successor Abubakar Malami. According to the former Minister, “recent actions of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to impugn the settlement w ...

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Etim, Ibokessien, Other PDP Stalwarts Shun APC

Attempts by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State to make a bold statement in Ikot Ekpene has hit the rocks, following the inability of the party to pull significant political heavyweights in the area into its fold. It was gathered that despite several mouth watering offers allegedly masterminded by the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Nsima Ekere,  fo ...

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Troops Subdue Pregnant Suicide Bomber, Other in Borno

Security operatives and members of Civilian JTF volunteer group have intercepted a pregnant suicide bomber and another woman in Borno State. The two female suicide bombers, according to a release  by PRNigeria subdued when they refused to surrender and attempted to attack a security post. The incident occurred in Ummarari village  along mulai axis of Maiduguri Damboa road at the outskirts of Maiduguri. The ...

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