The Boko Haram scare in Abuja

September 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The alarm raised recently by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) bordering on the fact that there are Boko Haram terrorist camps in and around the Federal Capital Territory, asking its officers in Abuja to stay alert should not be taken lightly. The matter is quite worrisome owing to the fact that Boko Haram had attacked the FCT on three previous Read More

FEC approves N26.06bn for Works, Aviation Ministries, NDLEA

September 2, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved contracts worth N26.06 billion for various projects in the Ministry of Works and Housing, Ministry of Aviation and Ministry of Justice.Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the 14th virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola said the council gave two approvals Read More

PCN seals off 499 pharmacies, patent medicine shops in Kwara

August 4, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed off 30 pharmacies and 469 patent medicine shops totalling 499 medicine premises in Kwara for various offences. The PCN’s Director of Enforcement, Pharmacist Stephen Esumobi, made this known in Ilorin while addressing newsmen on the council’s efforts at sanitising the sector in the state. Pharm. Esumobi, said that PCN enforcement team was Read More

Interrogating Western paranoid about China’s Hong Kong

July 28, 2020 Charles Onunaiju 0

Since proclamation and coming into operation of the law of the People’s Republic of China on safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong special Administrative Region, some leading western countries, notably the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada have been particularly paranoia. Article I of the law was explicit that “the law is enacted, in accordance Read More

NIMASA vows tougher action against uncertified boat skippers

July 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Against the background of recent fatal boat mishaps on the country’s inland waterways, Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has said that the agency would get tough with untrained and uncertified boat skippers, who often ignore safety procedures and endanger the lives of passengers.Jamoh stated this in Lagos during a courtesy visit to Read More

El-Rufai lauds Kaduna traffic authority on Covid-19 fight

July 2, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai has commended the Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Authority (KASTLEA) for being one of the security agencies that helped in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 during the lockdown.The governor, who said this at the presentation of 15 peugeot pick-up vans allocated to KASTLEA, said the marshalls were visible during the lockdown, noting that their sense Read More

Covid-19: IGP moves to end conflict between police and public, GBV By

June 8, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

In a bid to foster more harmonious relationship between the Police and members of the public and provide a new set of policing tools for tackling emerging crimes including domestic violence, child molestation, rape, and other Gender Based Violence (GBV) the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has unveiled a new operational guidelines for the Police and other law Read More

Zazzau Emirate appeals to residents over rising Covid-19 cases

June 4, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Zazzau Emirate Council has appealed to people of the emirate to observe the Covid-19 protocols and protect themselves from the disease.The emirate council said Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital, Zaria is already overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.   The Chairman Zazzau traditional leaders committee on health and Salenken Zazzau, Dr Abdulkadir Bello Salanke, who disclosed this during a sensitisation meeting organised by the emirate Read More

COVID-19: FG told to lift inter-state travel ban

June 3, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

A coalition of some Civil Society Oorganisations (CSOs), has asked the federal government to lift the inter-state travel ban currently in place, as according to it, the expected objectives were not being achieved. Operating under the aegis of COVID-19 Situation Room and Research Centre, the group justified its position on facts that while the ban prevented the smooth running of Read More

Kano govt, IGP unseal rice coy after court judgment

May 27, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Kano state government have bowed to a judgment by a Federal High Court in Abuja which ordered them to unseal Tiamin rice company. This medium reports that the company which was unlawfully sealed up about two months ago. Consequently, the Tiamin Rice Mill, Tiamin Multi-services Global Limited and Alhaji Aliyu Ali Ibrahim, had Read More

Coronavirus: FG set to meet sanitizer producers

April 23, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Federal Government is collaborating with stakeholders in the production circle to harness the benefits of the production of ethanol in making sanitiser to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.The Federal Government through the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba, Richard Adeniyi Adebayo who disclosed this in Abuja at the weekly engagement with the Emergency Operation Read More

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COVID-19: Obiano directs returnees to stay away from public appearance, shuts down civil service

March 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has shutdown state civil service, urging workers to work from home from Tuesday, March 24 as a way to curtail spread of deadly coronavirus.Obiano, who appointed 22-member action committee on Covid-19 headed by himself, said that despite the 14-day work-from-home order, any civil servant might be called upon at any given time to handle Read More

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FG’ll begin sack of quack teachers from public, private schools this month – TRCN

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Segun Ajiboye Wednesday hinted of the federal government plan to begin enforcement and monitoring of compliance of sack of unregistered teachers from schools across the country. Professor Ajiboye, who dropped the hint while speaking with journalists in Ibadan declared that the monitoring is to kick off next week, Monday, March 9. Read More

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Reps’ deputy minority leader decries Justice Odili’s home invasion

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, has condemned the attack on the residence of Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.Thugs were reported to have attacked her home over the verdict of the apex court on the Bayelsa governorship election delivered by her.  Okechukwu in a statement on Thursday however  insisted that judicial Read More

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34 motorists arraigned for traffic violations

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Monday arraigned no fewer than 34 traffic offenders before the mobile court as intensive enforcement of traffic rules began in the territory. Briefing journalists in Abuja, the director of FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), Mr. Wadata Bodinga, stated that the enforcement would continue until motorists abide by traffic rules and regulations in Read More

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Anambra residents tasked on good environmental hygiene

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Managing Director, Anambra State Clear Drainage and Forest Reservation Agency, Mr Chido Obidiegwu, on Wednesday, urged Anambra residents to maintain good environmental hygiene. Obidiegwu, who made the appeal in Awka, while his team was inspecting some residents and shop owners, who are blocking passage of water in major drainages, disclosed that blocking water channels was detrimental to health and Read More

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Kaduna introduces electronic traffic enforcement

January 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Kaduna state government has automated Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Authority (KASTLEA) processes and the commencement of electronic traffic enforcement with effect from January 1, 2020.  A statement signed by the special adviser to Governor Nasir el-Rufai on media and communication, Muyiwa Adekeye ,said  the automation process includes the “electronic documentation of all traffic fines, vehicle accidents and Read More

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ICAC releases new enforcement measures for unruly passengers, others

December 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 The International Civil Aviation community is set to activate new enforcement measures for unruly passengers and terrorists.The new measures, which become effective January 2020, empowers airlines to better deal with unruly passengers and improve aviation security. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, while depositing the ratification in Montreal, Canada recently, said the feat was in line with Nigeria’s efforts to Read More

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IMB reports 30% piracy drop as Deep Blue Project kicks in

October 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported a drop in piracy attacks in Nigeria in the third quarter of 2019. IMB said in its latest report, “Nigeria has reduced Q3 piracy attacks from 41 in 2018 to 29 in 2019,” which represents nearly 30 per cent year-on-year reduction. This is as the Deep Blue Project, a comprehensive maritime security architecture Read More

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Cultism, drug business: Abia community cries for help

August 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Inhabitants of Ndiolumbe in Isiala Ngwa South, Abia State have decried the high wave of cultism, drug business, rape and other related crimes in the community. They appealed to the Abia state Police Command, Army, Nigerian Civil Defence, Nigerian Drug Law enforcement Agency (NDLEA), to come to their rescue. In their separate interviews with sources in the community who craved Read More

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Police brutality: Man sends SoS to FG, NBA, activists, others

July 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A victim of police brutality, Mr. Olaide Adebayo, has call on the Federal Government, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and human rights activists to help him compel the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, to ensure the enforcement of a court judgment delivered on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the High Court sitting in Ibadan which awarded the sum of N20 Read More

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Kogi seeks police support to shut down illegal schools

July 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kogi state has solicited the support of the police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for the implementation and enforcement of the law to shut down all illegal schools running across the state. The state’s Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Rosemary Osikoya, made the call when she visited the state’s Commandant of NSCDC, Mr Ayodele Philip Read More

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FCT DRTS and presidential assignments

June 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The history of the existence of the vehicle inspection offices in the country is such that requires elaboration and comprehensive analysis for the benefit of other traffic related agencies who out of sheer jealousy and rivalry have moved to amend the Acts establishing them in order to monopolise traffic related issues to their authority. If not, why the recent move Read More

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Cultists, other criminals to bag 20 years in Bayelsa

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Bayelsa state governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has signed the Secret Cult, Societies and Similar Activities Prohibition Amendment Law 2018, making it mandatory for offenders to be jailed upon conviction for not less than 20 years without an option of fine. Dickson expressed worry about the rise in cult and other related activities in the state, especially in Yenagoa and Read More