Experts to brainstorm on unregulated illegal sand mining

November 23, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Coalition of women right advancement groups and stakeholders will hold a one consultative forum on Wednesday in Lagos to brainstorm and raise awareness amongst key state and non-state actors on the impact of unregulated and illegal sand mining on women. The organisers said women from the Rabaka coastal community in Ikorodu local government area will share their experiences on the Read More

Breaking: APC state congress won’t hold in Abia, elders declare

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of elders and leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state led by Senator Chris Adighije, has said that the party’s state congress scheduled for Saturday 16th October, will not hold. The elders asked the national leadership under governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state to call back the state congress committee sent to Abia state. Read More

Osun mining: Reps move to ascertain number of licensed operators

September 29, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has expressed concern over the raising spate of illegal mining in the Ijesa area of Osun state, thereby moving to ascertain the actual number of licensed operators. To this end, the House Wednesday mandated its committee on Solid Minerals Development to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, to ascertain the authorised and Read More

Lead pit collapse kills 3 illegal miners in Benue

September 29, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

No fewer than three persons, Tuesday, died while one other was injured when a Lead mining pit collapsed in Anyiin, Logo local government area of Benue state. Chairman of the area, Comrade Terséer Agbe, disclosed to journalists in an interview, saying the miners refused to heed to several warnings from the council to stop their activities. He said the miners 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

Niger auctions charcoal bags seized from illegal wood dealers

September 8, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Niger state Task Force on Forest Exploitation has auctioned about 500 bags of charcoal confiscated from illegal dealers in the state at the cost of N1000 per bag. Speaking at the occasion, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, warned that government would not hesitate to deal with anyone caught engaged in indiscriminate felling of trees Read More

FCTA moves against criminals, nabs 14 in city centre

September 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As a swift response to public outcry over incessant criminal activities and attacks on residents, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday stormed some of the dreaded flash points within the City Centre, arresting 14 suspects, recovered dangerous weapons and destroying their shanties.  The worst hit by the manhunt operations were the areas around Bolingo hotels, Church Gate Towers, Read More

Ranching: PDP condemns Umahi for secretly collecting N6bn

August 26, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter Thursday lambasted governor David Umahi for secretly collecting the sum of 6 billion naira for ranching programme in the state. Special Assistant to President Buhari, Gabar Shehu had on Wednesday night in program on channels television revealed that Ebonyi among three other state in the federation accessed 24 billion naira for ranching. Read More

FCTA decries massive return of umbrella markets in Mpape

August 22, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has decried massive return of umbrella markets at Mpape community, following a few days break of demolition of illegal structures in the area. Mr Ikharo Attah, the Chairman FCTA Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation, made statement during an evaluation visit to the area on Sunday in Abuja. He told residents of the area that Read More

Stop the illegal land seizure in Bauchi state

August 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

I would like to draw the attention of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state to the injustice meted to the poor people residing near old airport in Azare, Katagum local government of Bauchi state. Sir, in the early morning of August 12, during a rainfall, some security personnel and court officials raided that aforementioned area and threw so many households Read More

Reject outcome of Osun ward congress, APC group tells Buni

August 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Members of the Osun Progressives (TOP) have called on Governor Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to reject the outcome of the ward congresses held in the state in its entirety. While describing the exercise as a sham, the APC faction narrated how Osun state government allegedly manipulated the exercise. The group loyal to Read More

Bauchi removes 7, 000 illegal workers, pensioners from payroll

July 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government has removed over 7, 000 illegal workers and pensioners from payroll. This disclosure was made Thursday evening by the state deputy governor Baba Tela and chairman of the high powered committee set up by governor Bala Mohammed to find a lasting solution to the challenges of salary payment in the state public service.    The committee was Read More

Okorocha demands recognition of Nwafor-led APC in Imo

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The crisis rocking the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken another dimension as the former governor of the state Rochas Okorocha, has asked the national leadership of the party to only recognise Daniel Nwafor-led executive for peace to reign. Okorocha who led a group known as Imo APC Pioneer Group to a meeting at the Read More

Press freedom: Report knocks FG, govs, NASS, others over abuse of journalist’s rights

July 1, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The federal and state governments, National Assembly, security agencies, among others have been fingered in a report cataloging abuses of rights of journalists practising in Nigeria The report titled: “The State of Media Freedom in Nigeria,” launched by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Media Foundation for West Africa(MFWA), at the NUJ Secretariat in Abuja, focused on the last Read More

Court sentences hemp seller to 2-yr jail in Osun

June 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Makinde Gbolahan, for illegal possession of 11kg hemp, otherwise known as cannabis sativa.  The prosecutor, Ogaga Azugo, said the convict was arrested by the operatives of Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on April 11, 2017 at Gbongan in Ayedaade local government area Read More

Governor Bala, please save Ningi from deforestation

June 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

It saddens one’s heart to see truck-loads of timber and charcoal going out of Burra Forest in Ningi local government area of Bauchi state in almost every minute. These illegal businesses are increasing every day, the residents of the area are crying out loud as a result of indiscriminate felling of trees in Burra axis. For quite a long time, Read More

Matawalle appoints Abdullahi chairman anti- illegal mining C’ttee

June 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has inaugurated a 20 man Anti-illegal mining committee with his Special Adviser on Inter-Governmental Affairs, Alhaji Sani Abdullahi (Wamban Shinkafi) as chairman This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen and signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa Wednesday. Governor Matawalle said the institution of Read More

NAHCON cautions intending pilgrims on fraudsters

May 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has advised intending pilgrims to be on alert in order not to fall victims of fraudsters advertising Hajj slots for this year’s hajj. The Commission’s chairman and chief executive officer, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, gave the warning in a statement issued Friday in Abuja by the head of public affairs, Mrs. Fatima Sanda Usara. Read More

Impersonation: IMAN petitions police IG, demands arrest of retired DIG

May 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Importer’s Association of Nigeria (IMAN) said it has petitioned the Inspector General of Police and the Police Service Commission over alleged impersonation by one retired DIG Philom Leha  Ibrahim. The organisation has also demanded that retired DIG Leha  Ibrahim be arrested, investigated and if found guilty be prosecuted. In a statement made available to newsmen Thursday in Abuja by Read More

Osun APC chieftains at war over formation of splinter group

May 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The former acting Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Osun state, Elder Adelowo Adebiyi and the Acting Secretary of ‘Igbimo Agba’ (APC Elders Caucus), Hon Akinremi Omolaoye, have disagreed over the legality of a splinter group formed within the party, The Osun Progressives (TOP).  The TOP, a political group believed to be loyal to former Governor Rauf Aregbesola, was Read More

FCTA task team impounds 72 motorcycles, vehicles, tricycles

May 24, 2021 FCTA 0

As the task team continues with its clampdown on illegal motor parks and garages in Abuja, officials of the FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services otherwise known as Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) in collaboration with FCTA Command and Control Task team on city Sanitation Monday raided and confiscated automobiles from some notorious hotspots within the nation’s capital city centre. No Read More

EFCC recovers over N1bn cash from civil servant

May 20, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, Thursday disclosed that the Anti-graft agency last week recovered over N1 billion cash sitting in one bank account from a Civil Servant. Bawa made the disclosure while appearing before the Senate Committee on Finance, investiating the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)  and payment of 1 % stamp duty by contractors  Read More