President Muhamadu Buhari has promised that the Federal Government would support universities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East. Buhari who was represented by Prof. Salihu Abdullahi, made this known on Saturday at the 23rd Convocation of Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola. He said the government would provide a special fund to MAUTECH to enable it to complete some vital projects. “In the light of the peculiarity of your location in the north-eastern part of the country, I am aware that you have had your own share of the insurgency trauma. “Government identifies with you in this. We are, indeed, committed to supporting and intervening in the affected universities as we do in the other lower levels of education. “To this end, the gover
Abuja based Lecturer and lawyer, Daniel Bwala, has criticised the Presidency over what he perceives as ‘corruption residing in the power house’ following an allegation leveled against the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the State House Clinic, Dr. Hussain Munir, by the First Lady, Aisha Buhari. The President’s wife had during the opening of a two-day Stakeholders meeting held in Abuja two days ago, slammed the CMD over lack of facilities and medicines at the State House medical centre, despite budgetary allocation of N3.8bn. But appearing on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Bwala said corruption no doubt dwelt in the ‘powerhouse.’ He added, “It is intriguing actually. I hold the view that if a place is called a hospital, and you don’t have the basis that syringes, hand gloves,
The Senate on Wednesday declined to endorse the budgetary plan of Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, over deceitful contracts entered with a few organizations by the administration. The senate said a report demonstrated that the administration had gone into arrangement of concurrence with organizations in Nigeria and abroad against due process. The understanding throughout the years had supposedly rendered the administration unequipped for transmitting its income to the Federal Government as it (assention) purportedly swallows the greater part of its income. Responding to this, Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Interior, Bayero Nafada, Gombe-PDP, said the panel's exertion at examining the arrangements had proved abortive. He explained that some of the companies are un...
Another militant group called the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers have led a coalition with nine other militant groups, and have promised to resume attacks that will further deepen the nation's woes if urgent steps were not taken to address issues troubling the Niger Delta. This came after Reformed Niger Delta Avengers "RNDA" in coalition with nine other militants groups, led by Major General Johnmark Ezonbi at a crucial meeting held at the creeks of Benin River expressed its readiness to carry out its threat to bring down crude oil productions to zero level, which accompanied its ultimatum to the Federal Government. The militants, who restated their two-week ultimatum to the Federal Government to open talks with Pan Niger Delta People's Congress, PNDPC, led by the former National Chai...
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Former ADC to the former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha, Major-General Abdul-Malik Jibrin (rtd), said the issue of agitations and insecurity in Nigeria was disturbing and challenging and urged government to synergise the functions of national assets and develop them with a very formidable armed forces and well trained and well funded police and other security agencies. “The National Security Adviser (NSA) should coordinate the activities of these security outfits and come out with a way forward and do what is needed to be done”, he told Daily Trust. “Boko Haram, IPOB, and Niger Delta militants target the youths who are by-products of political thuggery and the almighty corruption that this government is fighting. “It is alleged that politicians who were given money for t
The Nigerian Government has urged a Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail granted to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and return him to prison. According to the government, that Kanu has breached the conditions attached to the bail granted him on April 25 this year on health ground and has allegedly conducted himself in manners that threaten public peace. It also cited Kanu’s alleged threat that elections would not hold in South East states until the government conducts a referendum on whether or not Biafra should secede. The government, in a counter-motion, dated August 1, 2017 filed by Magaji Labaran of the Federal Ministry of Justice, urged the court to dismiss an application by Kanu, seeking a review of the bail conditions. It noted that no
Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, the Acting President, has approved the appointment of new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. This announcement was made Thursday by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita. However, portfolios will be announced in due course. PERMANENT SECRETARY STATE OF ORIGIN EHURIA GEORGINA EKEOMA ABIA AKPAN EDET SUNDAY AKWA IBOM ANAGBOGU IFEOMA NKIRUKA ANAMBRA WALSON-JACK DIIARAU DIDI ESTHER BAYELSA GEKPE GRACE ISU CROSS RIVER ALIBOH LEON LAWRENCE DELTA UWAIFO OSARENOMA CLEMENT EDO FOLAYAN AYODELE OLANIYI
ALLEGES PLOT TO RELEASE MORE CHIBOK GIRLS: Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has revealed that the United States “Country Report on Terrorism 2016” and the Transparency International Report revealing corruption in the military is a confirmation of his position that the APC led federal government lied to Nigerians that Boko Haram was technically defeated. He said; “With over 120 Nigerians killed by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State last month alone, it is necessary for the federal government to face the reality that it has a very long walk to victory in the fight against the insurgents.” In a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday by the governor’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, he also alleged there will be an arr
Publisher and media tycoon, Dele Momodu has said that he spoke with Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi about their emergency meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday. Amaechi visited the ailing President in the Abuja House, London along with Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) John Oyegun and Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha. Momodu, writing on his Twitter page late on Sunday, admitted that he had a video call with the former Rivers Governor, to confirm the visit and also ask about Buhari’s wellbeing. He wrote: “The Biblical Thomas could easily have been a Nigerian as we doubt everything; just had a video call with ROTIMI AMAECHI in London. “ROTIMI AMAECHI has confirmed to me in a video call minutes ago tha