Unrest: Southeast govs tell Ndigbo what to do in Lagos

October 25, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Chairman of Southeast Governors Forum and Ebonyi state number one man Engr.  David Umahi Sunday told Igbo people living in all parts of the country to remain peaceful while they go about their legitimate businesses without fear of any sort of molestation.Governor Umahi disclosed this while reacting to a video making the rounds of a certain young man believed to Read More

CBN reads riot act to shippers, shipping coys in Nigeria

October 14, 2020 David Agba 0

Henceforth, any cargo leaving Nigerian ports without the Nigerian Export Proceeds (NXP) numbers will be turned back. The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr. Godwin Emefiele has insisted that all export goods leaving the country should carry Nigerian Export Proceeds (NXP) numbers as this was the focus of discussions during a meeting recently convened by the apex Read More

Ondo guber: INEC wants monarchs’ support over peace

September 24, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to traditional rulers in Ondo state to help promote peace and ensure the electorate complied with COVID-19 protocols during the October 10 governorship election.INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the appeal Thursday when he met with the traditional rulers in the state.Yakubu said the meeting was to solicit the traditional rulers’ support Read More

Police to hold community policing conference in Uyo

August 31, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of the ongoing implementation of the National Security Policy on Community Policing in the country, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is set to hold the 2nd edition of conference and retreat for senior police officers on community policing. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frannk Mba, in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, said: “The Inspector-General of Police, Read More

Buhari-led Council of State makes key approval

August 27, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Council of State Thursday approved the establishment of the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons.This was disclosed by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd), while briefing State House correspondents at the end of Thursday’s meeting of the Council of State chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. “Based on my recommendation to the Read More

COVID-19: PTF condemns non-compliance at Edo APC rally, Kashamu funeral

August 11, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 pandemic Monday condemned non-compliance to COVID-19 protocols at the flag-off of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial campaign in Edo state and the funeral rites of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Senator Buruji Kashamu. Speaking at a briefing in Abuja, National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force, Dr Sani Aliyu, said non-compliance Read More

Examining the legality of FIRS’ newly prescribed stamp duty rates

July 26, 2020 Onyejekwulum Ebube 0

In this piece, a legal practitioner and Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Onyejekulum Ebube examines the Stamp Duties Act 2004 as amended by the Finance Act 2020 to critique the legal basis of FIRS’ imposition of stamp duty rates on certain dutiable instruments/documents under the SDA which, he argues, are inconsistent with the provisions of the applicable statute. Introduction Following Read More

Ministry receives certificate of compliance for Lagos, Abuja, P/Harcourt Airports

June 24, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

 The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika in Abuja recently received the Outline Business Case Certificate of Compliance for the concession of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano International Airports from the Infrastructure Concession  Regulatory Commission (ICRC).  Sirika who received  the documents from the Director-General of the commission, Engr. Chidi Izuwah in his office said “with these certificates of compliance, we Read More

Nigeria to reach OPEC+ compliance by mid-July

June 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Blessing Anaro,  Nigeria did not fully comply with a pact by oil producers to rein in output to balance markets but will make additional cuts to make up for the lapse by mid-July, the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mele Kyari said yesterday.Nigeria had exceeded its quota for production cuts under an Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)+ deal by a little less than 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) in May, Kyari said in an online interview with Dubai-based research firm Gulf Intelligence.Africa’s top oil exporter aims to reach full compliance by “maximum, middle of July”, Kyari said, adding the country will by that point need to cut an additional 40,000-45,000 bpd in order to compensate for its earlier over-production.Kyari said there had been technical challenges to reining in Nigeria’s output but the country was fully committed to the cuts.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other producers agreed in April to cut supply by 9.7 million barrels per day (bpd) in May and June to support prices as coronavirus lockdowns caused demand to collapse.The group, known as OPEC+, agreed on Saturday to sustain those cuts, equal to about 10 per cent of global supply, through July.It also demanded countries such as Nigeria and Iraq, which exceeded production quotas in May and June, compensate with extra cuts in July to September.In a webinar with Nigerian oil industry stakeholders later on Wednesday, Kyari said that an oil price estimate of $27 per barrel for Nigeria’s revised budget could be on the low side as prices are recovering from two-decade lows.“There’s a hope and expectation that with all the rebalancing that’s going on we could reach $42-$45 before the end of the year, which could compensate for the low prices in March and April,” he said.Kyari said that Nigeria aimed to cap production costs at $10 a barrel by 2021 in order to remain competitive: “if you can’t do this, you walk away, this is not a business of subsidies.”

FRSC to enforce guideline on COVID-19

May 28, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has tasked motoring public to comply with the federal government’s directive on the  COVID- 19 guidelines while plying the road. The unit commander in charge of Central Business District (CBD), Chukwuma Owoechukwu, stated this Thursday while on special patrol to prevent traffic grid lock. He appealed to taxi and bus drivers to carry few passengers Read More

Eid-el-Fitr: Kaduna Police to enforce lockdown, intensify security

May 24, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Kaduna state Police Command has assured residents of the state that it would intensify security and strictly enforce the Covid-19 lockdown during the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations in the state. A statement issued and signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna state Command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, on Saturday said the state Police command has taken steps to checkmate the activities of Read More

Updated: Buhari extends eased lockdown by two weeks

May 18, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday extended the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown by two weeks across the country.Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja, said the order was extended to enable other segments of the economy Read More

Edo: Residents rush to beat curfew deadline

April 21, 2020 Patrick Ahano 0

Residents in Benin City, Edo state capital, Monday rushed home in order not to be caught in the web of the dust to dawn curfew imposed by the State government. Governor Godwin Obaseki  in a broadcast on Sunday said: “I have imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in the State for 10 days  in order to ensure strict compliance with Read More

Kaduna: Christians mark Palm Sunday at home

April 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Christians in parts of Kaduna marked this year’s Palm Sunday in their homes because of the imposed curfew by the State Government over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Checks conducted on Sunday in Kaduna by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed that most churches at areas visited, including Barnawa, High cost, Television, Romi, Sabo and Trikaniya, have remained closed in Read More

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X-raying Buhari’s COVID-19 broadcast

March 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  This was not the first time President Muhammadu Buhari is speaking to Nigerians on the raging corona virus disease  (COVID-19). He had done so using his verified twitter handle. But this is the first time he is addressing Nigerians live on the new epidemic on radio and television.  The full text of his speech was also reproduced by newspapers, Read More

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Covid-19: IGP orders AIGs, CPs to enforce social restriction orders, warns against indiscriminate arrests, detention

March 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 In a bid to prevent the spread of  the coronavirus also known as Covid-19 the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered all Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) in charge of commands to ensure that all legitimate orders given in pursuant to the containment efforts were strictly enforced within their areas of jurisdiction.This is as the police Read More

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Oyo LGs/LCDAs crisis: Sacked chairmen resume, hold prayers

January 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Some of the sacked local government chairmen in Oyo state  Monday resumed in their various offices in compliance with the directives of the state chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria , (ALGON).  ALGON chairman in Oyo state, Prince Ayodeji Abass – Aleshinloye said the sacked chairmen have successfully assumed duty in the various councils across the Read More

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FCTA releases 136 impounded tricycles to owners

December 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, Thursday in Abuja directed the release of 136 impounded tricycles to their owners in appreciation to compliance to the rule of law by the operators. The tricycles were released in a symbolic ceremony at the FCT Department of Road Transport Services (DRTS), office in Mabushi, where the unions gathered to receive them. Addressing the Read More

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Christmas: ACF tasks Christians on tolerance, peaceful co-existence

December 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has extended Christmas felicitations to Christians across the country, while urging them to imbibe the teachings of Jesus Christ in tolerating, loving and living with their neighbours peacefully. The Forum also commended the Federal Government for deciding to release former national security adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) and #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore in line with court orders Read More

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IPPIS: ASUU splits

November 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

It appears all is not well among university Lecturers over lingering Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) issues as the National Steering Committee of the Congress of University Academics, one of its faction has directed them to immediately begin enrollment in compliance with the federal government’s directive. Leadership of the group, which is a faction of the Academic Staff Read More