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

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Dapchi girls: MMWG commends Buhari, demands release of Chibok girls

March 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the security agencies for the release of Dapchi school girls. The group in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, urged the president to use the same method he used in securing the Dapchi girls, to secure the release of the remaining Chibok Read More

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We ‘ve rescued 13, 000 tracfficked persons – NAPTIP

March 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah-Donli, has said that no fewer than 13,000 trafficked persons have been rescued by the agency. Okah-Donli disclosed disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in New York at the premiere of a movie about human trafficking in Nigeria. The movie, ‘Mrs Adams’, which premiered Read More

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10 killed in Ogun road crash

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 2

By Peter Moses Abeokuta Barely five days to Christmas celebration, no fewer than 10 people were confirmed dead in a road crash involving a Daf truck and a Toyota Litace bus at Olokuta village, along Abeokuta /Ibadan expressway in Ogun state on Tuesday night. The Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi told reporters yesterday in Read More

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Christmas: Lawyers want South-east road blocks dismantled

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

A group of lawyers under the aegis of ‘Otu ka Iwu’ have condemned the incessant harassment, intimidation and extortion of traveller’s by law enforcement agencies on the Lagos-Benin-Onitsha Expressway and roads in the South-east region. In a statement on Tuesday, the lawyers decried a situation where the stretch of road from Lagos (in the South-west) to Onitsha (in the South-east) Read More

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FESTAC: Our maintenance culture is poor – Fakorede

December 12, 2017 Editorial IV 1

Shola Fakorede, President Festac Town Residents Association, in this chat with TOPE MUSOWO, speaks on the idea and achievements of FESTAC, among other issues On Festac at 40, assessment Well, so far so good, it is a combination of the good, the bad, the ugly, there are very good aspects of Festac and also the bad aspect which we are Read More