Insecurity: Onu harps on indigenous manufacturing of security equipment

November 22, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that Nigeria needs to intensify efforts in producing equipment to help in the fight against insecurity and further equip the armed forces. The Minister stated this when he received the report of the inter-ministerial committee on implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the federal government and Read More

APC presidential aspirant Ayom lauds Buhari, Xi Jinping bilateral cooperation

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and real estate mogul, Moses Ayom has described the relationship between Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and China’s counterpart Xi Jinping as the standard for bilateral cooperation in the world. Ayom, who is aspiring to succeed President Buhari in 2023, said in a goodwill message to both countries marking 50 years of Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

FG wants attackers of firefighters in Kogi brought to book

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has condemned the reported attack on some firefighters and fire trucks by hoodlums in Kogi state, saying such act “is unacceptable and those responsible will definitely not go unpunished.” Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Dr. Liman Ibrahim, has however has vowed that those behind the act described as ‘dastardly’ will surely be punished The Read More

Oyetola inaugurates 360 newly-recruited Amotekun officers

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday inaugurated 360 newly-recruited officers into the State Security Network Agency ”Amotekun Corps’. This is just as he disclosed recruitment of 750 vigilantes across all local governments in the state to provide intelligence on the activities and suspicious movements of criminals in the state. The Amotekun Corps was inaugurated at the Wole Soyinka Grammar School, Ejigbo, Read More

Pictures: Kogi govt procures Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber

August 29, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, has procured Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber to strengthen the state’s healthcare system and provide quality healthcare Services. The newly acquired equipment is hoping to strengthen the critical institutions and systems required to effectively provide affordable and quality healthcare service to the people. The governor, in a statement, signed by the Read More

Relieve for Int’l passengers as FAAN installs check-in equipment

August 23, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Passengers travelling out of Nigeria through the international wings of the Lagos and Abuja airports are poised to experience reliefs with the installation of passengers check-in equipment by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the two terminals. The equipment had hitherto experienced technical glitches when the contract of Societe International Telecommunication Aeronautiques (SITA), the company that has hitherto Read More

Rotary Int’l donates medical kits to 370 health facilities

August 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Rotary International has donated Family Planning equipment worth N20 million to 370 health facilities across the 36 states and FCT in a bid to reduce maternal and neonatal death in Nigeria. Items donated included 1,110 Cuscos Vaginal Speculum, 1,110 Vulselum Forceps, 1,110 Uterine Sound, 1,110 Starlight Plain Scissors, 1,110 Dissecting Forceps, 1,110 Galli Pot with cover, 370 Tray with cover and Read More

BREAKING: Fire outbreak pulls down furniture, other shops in Anambra community (VIDEO)

August 23, 2021 Editor 0

Raging fire on Monday consumed entire furniture and surrounding shops in Nibo, Awka South local government area Anambra state. A video circulating on social media revealed that the shops are located along Amawbia-Nibo road, almost opposite a government-owned community health centre, popularly known as Maternity. According to an eyewitness, the fire burnt commercial properties including ready-made upholstery house and office-fitted Read More

Wike promises N5m monthly for maintainance of FFS firefighting trucks

August 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has pledged five million monthly to the Federal Fire Service (FFS) for the maintenance of firefighting trucks in the state. He made the promise during the commissioning of one modern firefighting truck, Basic Life Support Ambulance (BLS) and one water tanker in Port Harcourt. In a statement released Friday in Abuja and signed by the Read More

NAF establishes directorate of veteran affairs

July 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

In a bid to stimulate better welfare packages for Nigerian Air Force (NAF) veterans and their families, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has approved the establishment of the Directorate of Veteran Affairs. A statement by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet Friday, said the CAS disclosed this while declaring open a 2-day Conference for NAF Read More

Yobe gov. donates textbooks, lab equipment, others to schools

July 28, 2021 Editorial III 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni, has distributed textbooks, laboratory equipments and chemicals worth over N1billion.Director General press and Media affairs to the governor Mamman Mohammed stated this on Tuesday in a statement made available to journalist in Damaturu. He said classroom and office furniture worth over 1billion were procured and distributed to schools across the state,as over 10,000 teachers Read More

Sallah: NSCDC boss orders massive deployment nationwide

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has ordered a massive deployment of officers and men of the corps to every nooks and crannies of the country, most especially all identified flash points to ensure that the public is safe and government infrastructures are heavily guarded before, during and after the festive season. Read More

Police kill 10 bandits, lose 2 in Niger

July 18, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Nigerian Police Special Unit, Operation PUFF ADDER Saturday killed 10 bandits in gun battle in Kundu village in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state.  The bandits  were reported to have  attack the police base recently established in the village due to incessant attacks and kidnap of a Royal father.  It was learnt  that  the police however  lost two of Read More

Fire disasters: Gombe ‘ll invest more resources to safe lives, property – Gov Yahaya

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gombe state governor, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, has pledged his administration’s commitment to safeguard lives and property of citizens by investing more resources to combat fire outbreaks in the state. Governor Yahaya said he was ready to double efforts to assist the federal fire Service and state fire service to ensure safety of lives and property. Speaking Tuesday during the commissioning Read More

Nigerians overlooking health benefits, opportunities in mushroom, expert laments

June 25, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A health expert, Dr. Stella Iwuagwu, has enumerated the health benefits of mushroom, lamenting that Nigerians are overlooking the economic opportunities inherent in mushroom farming, while complaining of unemployment. Addressing participants Thursday in Abuja during the first National Mushroom Summit Exhibition and Awards organized by the National Mushroom Growers, Processors and Marketers Association, with the theme “harnessing the nation’s non Read More

Insecurity: ‘Buhari’s govt acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Navy 42-yrs after’

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that Nigeria recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979 under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC group also said the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received anout 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of Present administration Read More

Fire disaster: FG commissions 20 life-support ambulances, 7 firefighting trucks

June 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned another twenty new Basic Life Support Ambulance buses and seven state-of-the-art firefighting trucks as part of efforts to reduce incidences of fire disasters in the country. The newly acquired equipment were part of the N10.4 billion infrastructure upgrade approved by the Federal Executive Council on March 3, comprising of 44 firefighting engines, 15 water tankers, Read More

Yobe trains health personnel on ICU, SBCU

May 17, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state government in collaboration with Saving One Million Lives programmes for RESULTS (SOLM pforR) are to train 10 nurses and doctors on Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Special Baby Care Unit (SBCU) in the state. Briefing journalists shortly after a meeting on the preparations of the training, Yobe state Commissioner for Health, Mohammed Lawan Gana, said the health workers Read More

The $1bn expended on medical tourism

May 17, 2021 Editorial III 0

The recent disclosure by the Managing Director of the Nigeria Export Processing Zone (NEPZA), Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, that the proposed world class medical enclave in Nigerian is aimed at ending the about $1 billion expended on medical tourism annually by Nigerians is a welcome development. This is more so, bearing the fact that the novel Covid-19 pandemic and the consequential Read More

Eid-el-fitr: NSCDC deploys new tactics, technology to forestall insecurity

May 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has ordered the zonal commanders to beef up security in all the state commands under their jurisdiction by deploying improved tactics to maintain security before, during and after the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. NSCDC revealed that it has set up a technology called Integrated Electronic Arrest Reporting System Read More

Lawmaker confirms impeachment move against Buhari

May 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A member of the National Assembly representing Gwer East federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Mark Gbillah, Monday confirmed that impeachment move was eventually moved against President Muhammadu Buhari because of the administration’s failure to respond to issues of national security.  Gbillah who is the Deputy Chairman House Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), spoke on a private radio station, Read More

2021 Bentley Flying Spur brings new features, improved refinement

May 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Bentley claims to have “eliminated” noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) as part of a subtle round of updates to its new Flying Spur saloon. After a year on sale, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class rival has gained a raft of new standard equipment alongside the refinement-boosting tweaks, as well as an enhanced array of personalisation options. Bentley used ‘virtual prototyping’ processes to Read More

Geidam: Bala meets security agents over influx of people to Bauchi

May 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the influx of people to some local government areas of Bauchi state who fled from Geidam in Yobe state as a result of attacks by Boko Haram militants, governor Bala Mohammed on Monday met with security agencies and traditional rulers over security threats in the affected areas. Briefing journalists shortly after the security meeting at the government house Bauchi, Read More