Sallah: No orderlies, protocol staff around airports, FAAN tells VIPs

July 19, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

For the umpteenth time, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reiterated it will not allow protocol officers and orderlies into terminals of airport buildings just as the facilities are witnessing a surge in passenger traffic as Nigerians head home to celebrate the Muslims Eid-El-Kabir Festival across the country. The country’s airports management Authority affirmed the decision is consequent Read More

Corps Marshal Oyeyemi felicitates with Muslims, assures free-crash Sallah

July 19, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has felicitated with the Muslim faithful on the occasion of this year’s Eid –el-Kabir Sallah celebration, urging motorists to take issues of safety during the celebration seriously. The Corps Marshal stated this in his Sallah message in which he assured members of the public that the ongoing Read More

Breaking: NAFDAC approves Moderna, Sputnik, another AstraZeneca vaccines as Delta COVID-19 variant spreads

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has just announced the approval of three new vaccines for use in the country. Director General of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye who disclosed on Thursday morning in Abuja gave their names as Moderna of Rovi Pharma Madrid, Spain, AstraZeneca AZD1222 of SK Bioscience Co Limited, Republic of Korea and 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

Breaking: Pandemonium at APC’s Buhari House over building collapse rumours

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

  There was pandemonium Thursday at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently named after President Muhammadu Buhari over rumours that the building was shaking and was about to collapse. The said ruling party house is situated at no 40, Blantyre street Wuse 11, Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory. According to eyewitnesses, the rumours started at Read More

Attacks on schools: NSCDC releases survey on nationwide vulnerability

June 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the spate of attacks and kidnapping of students in schools across the country, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has conducted a vulnerability survey of all schools in the country across the six geopolitical zones, states, senatorial districts and local governments. NSCDC Commandant General Dr Ahmed Audi stated this while briefing corps personnel at the National Headquarters Abuja on Read More

Illegal development: Tension as community leaders fight AMAC chairman

June 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Palpable tension is building up at Karu Community, as some Indigenous leaders accuse Abuja Municipal Area Council  (AMAC ) Chairman, Abdullahi Candido of abuse of office by deliberately distorting the original development plans at Primary Healthcare Centre  (PHC ) in Karu. The worried leaders said that the ongoing illegal construction of shops, meant for commercial purposes within the premises of the Read More

Sultan commissions N658m new hajj camp in Bauchi

June 7, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The sultan of Sokoto Sa’ad Abubakar III on Monday commissioned the new model hajj camp built by governor Bala Mohammed at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa international airport Bauchi. Speaking during the commissioning of the camp, governor Bala explained that the sum of N658 million was expended in the project. He said the new camp has male and female hostels 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

Air crashes: NAF to conduct safety audit of its operational, engineering units

May 25, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

In view of recent crashes involving its aircrafts, the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) has constituted a committee to conduct a safety audit of all its operational and engineering units.Blueprint reports that a NAF aircraft crashed on Friday in Kaduna, killing the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 others.Also, in March, a NAF Alpha-Jet aircraft disappeared from radar in Read More

COVID-19: Karaye orientation camp receives jab

May 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

COVID-19 vaccination is ongoing  in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp at Karaye, Kano state. The NYSC management, complying with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), makes sure that all prospective corps members are given the COVID-19 jab in order to curtail possible spread of the pandemic.A statement from the office of the Director-General of National Youth Service Read More

Expert tasks women on dangers of Ponzi schemes, non-essential purchases

May 23, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Nigerian women have been charged to beware of investing their monies into Ponzi schemes promising financial independence and high returns, stressing the need for adherence to the 30-day rule of savings instead. Mrs Titilola Oladejo, a Financial and Investment Expert, gave the charge Saturday, at a webinar on Skills and Tools on Practical Financial Advice, organised by Mothers United and Read More

Still on illegal use of sirens

May 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is public knowledge that successive Inspectors-General of Police have come raving with anger over the arbitrary use of sirens by every Tom, Dick and Harry but no sanctions are meted out to violators to the extent that such orders are laughed off as the barking of a toothless bulldog. Consequently, the practice has continued unabated to the chagrin of Read More

Imo police arrest killers of police sergeant

May 16, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Five notorious armed robbers who murdered Sergeant Joseph Nwaka, attached to the Department of Operations and collected his arms have been arrested. According to a statement issued by the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro Saturday, the Crime Prevention and Control strategies adopted by the Imo State Police Command under him to rid Imo state of activities of  the Read More

A letter to Jaafar Jaafar

May 9, 2021 Farouk Abdulhamid 0

Last week, I listened to a BBC Hausa programme in which Jaafar Jaafar, Editor-in-Chief of the online Daily Nigerian who also made viral, the yet to be authenticated video clips of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was interviewed.  Though I started listening to the programme half way, I later realized that Jaafar was interviewed in London. Upon further inquiries, I was Read More