Nigerian Navy celebrates success amist covid-19

June 2, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Nigerian Navy on Monday said that crime has reduced in the maritime sector of the Niger Delta region due to the sustained efforts of its personnel in policing the maritime domain. Rear Admiral Saidu Garba Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Central Naval Command in yenagoa disclosed this during a chat with newsmen in yenagoa shortly after the end of Navy Read More

Abu Dhabi Ports sets up COVID-19 testing facilities

April 30, 2020 David Agba 0

Abu Dhabi Ports has set up COVID-19 testing facilities at Zayed and Khalifa ports with the capacity to test up to 700 daily.The 150sqm facilities were constructed in just a single day and are staffed by fully qualified medical personnel who can conduct tests in minutes with results in 24 hours. With the new facilities in place, Abu Dhabi Ports Read More

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‘Don’t politicise Coronavirus outbreak, commend Buhari’

March 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the opposition against politicising the first incidence of Coronavirus in the country, saying the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration should be commended for acting swiftly to contain the disease. APC in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, Sunday in Abuja also commended what it described as “the proactive Read More

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FG needs to encourage indigenous manufacturers- Yusuf

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A Nigerian, but UK based technology consultant, Dr Jamiu Yusuf in an interview with EMEKA NZE, says the federal government needs to encourage indigenous manufacturers in order to transform the economy already in battered state. The three notable policy trusts of this present administration are fighting corruption, insecurity and repositioning the economy. To what extent has the federal government tackled Read More

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Insecurity: NAF to deploy more air assets, special forces

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is set to deploy additional air assets and NAF Regiment and Special Forces personnel to troubled areas in the North west  to beef up security arrangement. The North west has been facing issues of armed banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling for more than four years. While playing host to governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari, at Read More

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Corruption: Movement wants AG office equipped with requisite staff

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Convener Take Back Nigeria Movement and Co-convener Say No Campaign, Jaye Gaskia has advised that for President Mohammadu Buhari to curb the fight against corruption, he must empower the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation and of the states, with requisite staffing, personnel, and facilities and equipment.   Gaskia in an interview said the federal government must also make Read More

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LG poll: NSCDC deploys 1,950 personnel in Niger

November 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Niger state command, said it had deployed 1,950 personnel across the 25 local government areas for Saturday’s council elections in the state. The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr George Edem, who disclosed this in Minna, Tuesday, said the deployment was to enable eligible voters to exercise their franchise without any fear Read More

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2020: NAHCON presents, defends budget

October 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has presented a proposed budget expenditure of N1.07 billion for its 2020 fiscal year before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.  Mrs Fatima Usara, the head of Public affairs division of NAHCON disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement in Abuja. Usara explained that the acting chairman of NAHCON, Mr Abdullahi Muhammad, said the Read More

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NAF probes ‘killing of 2 persons’ in Sokoto by personnel

October 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has begun investigation into alleged killing of two persons by its personnel at Mabera area of Sokoto state. NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said this in a statement.An online media had reported alleged killing of the persons in the area, as a result of a fracas between NAF personnel and suspected Islamic Movement of Nigeria Read More

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Sallah: NSCDC deploys 4,000 personnel

August 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

In a bid to ensure crime free Sallah celebration, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Commandant Patrick Ukpan, has ordered 4,000 deployments of her personnel to beef up security.  A statement signed by the command’s spokesman, David Akinbinu said the personnel would be drawn from all formations of the corps in Read More

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Insurer improves customer service centre to resolve complaints

June 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Linkage Assurance Plc has strengthened its Customer Service Centre to ensure customers get the best of attention and are able to resolve their complaints without going through hassles. The service centre, which has been equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and more trained personnel will ensure that customers have unrestricted access to the care officers for any complaints they may have before Read More

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Immigration gets technical, operational support from German partner

January 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has received technical and operational supports from one of its development partners, the Dautsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbait (GIZ), a German firm. The items which were received by the Comptroller General of Immigration Muhammed Babandede at the Service Headquarters, Abuja, include: 16 motor bikes, 10 Radio devices, 3 Binoculars, 6 laptops, 700 A3 size curriculum Read More

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LG polls: ‘Bayelsa not ready for electronic voting’

April 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Dr Bertola Perekeme is the chairman Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission. As the state’s council election draws near, he spoke with JOY EMMANUEL on the level of preparedness for council election. What is your level of preparedness for the next council election in the state? You may be aware that this commission was inaugurated on 15th of November, last year. Read More

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FRSC officials assault journalist

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), FCT Sector Command, yesterday assaulted a Defence Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr. Johnson Eyiangho, at the Command’s office in Zone 7. The officials beat up Eyiangho at about 11: 15a.m when he was assigned to cover the fracas between the FRSC personnel and officials of the Abuja Environmental Read More

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Boko Haram: CESJET hails Buhari, military over cops, lecturers’ release

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Kaduna The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the International Red Cross over the recent release of the University of Maiduguri lecturers and the policewomen that were abducted and held hostage by the Boko Haram. The three lecturers were abducted by Boko Haram in Magumeri and Damboa road, near Maiduguri, Borno state, Read More

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Reps c’ttee chair lauds PTAD verification exercise in Kano

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Ene Osang Abuja The chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Pensions, Hassan Shekarau, has appraised the ongoing verification of the NITEL/Mtel pensioners by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) in Kano state. In a statement issued yesterday by PTAD management, Shekarau made the commendation when he visited the centre where the pensioners from adjoining states in the North-west gathered Read More

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2018: Civil Defence boss calls for unity among personnel

January 10, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Stories by Bode Olagoke Abuja The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has called for unity of purpose among the personnel of the agency. Gana, stated this in his new year briefing to the top management team and other senior officers of the corps at the headquarters, Abuja. The NSCDC boss said the Read More

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Our military bracing up to challenges of national unity – Minister

December 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Helen Oji Abuja The Nigeria Armed Forces has risen to the challenges of collective action for national unity and security, Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali has said. The minister stated this while inaugurating 270 blocks of flat for the personnel of the military at the Mogadishu cantonment, Abuja. According to him, the military profession is a challenging career that Read More

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Navy recovers 1,330 jerry cans of petrol from oil thieves

December 18, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Navy says they have recovered 1,330 jerry cans filled with petrol during a raid on oil thieves in Atlas Cove Island in Lagos. The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROCT Commander, Rear Adm. Maurice Eno, told journalists on Saturday night that the product was evacuated from a storage facility in Ilado/Idimangoro area of the island. According to the naval Read More

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Campaigners reject police ‘re-organisation’ of SARS

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Anti-SARS campaigners have rejected the directive of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, for the reorganisation of the embattled anti-robbery department, saying “it is a measure a little too late.” Idris issued the directive yesterday afternoon for all police commissioners to cease issuing orders to SARS operatives at state level across the country, three days after Nigerians flooded the Read More

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US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

A plane carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday while on the way to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the US Navy said. The Navy says eight people who were recovered from the crash of a transport aircraft in the Pacific are in good condition and the search continues for three other missing personnel. Read More