Army vows to flush out criminals in Kogi

The Nigerian Army on Friday began a Field Training Exercise, tagged ”EX AYEM AKPATUMA 11” and vowed to flush out criminals from their various hideouts across Kogi State. The exercise AYEM AKPATUM II will be conducted simultaneously in Kogi Taraba, Nassarawa and Benue States from Nov. 1 to Dec. 23. Maj. Nick Ejeh, the Intelligence

CBN spends N113.56b to print naira in two years

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) spent N113.56 billion to print naira in two years, a report has said. The report from the Currency Operations Department of the CBN said the regulator spent N64.04 billion on printing banknotes in 2018 and N49.52 billion in the corresponding period of 2017 bringing the total to N113.56 billion

You will pay duties if your luggage is worth more than N50,000 – Customs DG

The Nigeria Customs Service has reemphasized that passengers passing through any Nigeria international airports can only be allowed to go through with goods or items with only N50,000 or less current market value. This clarification was made by the  Public Relations Officer of the Service, DC  Joseph Attah on behalf of the  Comptroller-General of Customs.

Principal sacked for underfeeding students in Bauchi

Bauchi State Ministry of Education has sacked the Principal of Hasan Usman Katsina Unity College for under-feeding his students. A statement by the Commissioner for Education, Dr Aliyu Tilde, said the sacked Principal along with two storekeepers were found serving the food of 350 students to over 1,200 students last weekend in spite of the

Ogun customs seize 2,251 bags of rice

Despite the closure of the border, the Ogun 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has said it intercepted 2,251 bags of 50kg foreign rice smuggled into the country in September. It said the rice came in through illegal routes in communities at Idiroko border in the Ipokia Local Government Area of the state. The

Two Boko Haram repentants enrol in NOUN

The Chairman of Council of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Peter Okebukola noted in a recent press conference that two repentant of the insurgent group, Boko Haram have decided to enrol for degree programmes in the institution. At the press conference, Okebukola said the Council of the institution had approved the recommendation of

I won’t withdraw my child from public school because of kidnappers – El-Rufai

Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State has said that his child will remain in public school in spite of the ‘invasion’ of the state by kidnappers and Boko Haram elements. El-Rufa’i gave the assurance in a chat with newsmen on Friday in Abuja. On Wednesday, Kaduna witnessed the abduction of six students and two teachers at the

Six times Buhari has disobeyed court orders

The refusal of the Department of State Services to release Omoyele Sowore , the publisher of SaharaReporters, an online news platform from its custody has brought to mind several other instances where the government ignored court orders. From unlawful imprisonment to outright refusal to obey court directives , below are some of the instance where

For Buhari’s sake, so many projects go to Daura

Many projects have been completed with several still ongoing. Some are still being planned as sites have been allocated for them. Some of the projects include rehabilitation or expansion of existing ones, re-activation and completion of those abandoned as well as new ones. Heavy-duty machines and construction sites can be seen at different locations executing

Go back to South Africa, Obasanjo advises returnees

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised Nigerians who were evacuated from South Africa to be ready to go back to the country if a bilateral commission meeting scheduled between President Muhammadu Buhari and South African President , Cyril Ramaphosa yielded a positive outcome . The former President also enjoined the leadership of South Africa and

Two DSS officers die in auto crash

The Department of State Service on Friday September 27, 2019 lost two of its personnel in a fatal car crash. A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services, National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunaya, indicated that the incident occurred in the evening at Gidan Busa Katari, along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway. “The team

FG to drag judge before NJC for granting Sowore bail

There were indications last night that the federal government was contemplating reporting Justice Taiwo Taiwo, to the National Judicial Council (NJC) on account of his decision to grant bail to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Justice Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja admitted Sowore to bail on Tuesday and dismissed

Banker charged to court over RUGA’s comment

Banker, Francis Agumobi, on Friday appeared in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates Court, Abuja, for allegedly accusing his kinsman of acquiring land for RUGA project. NAN reports that Agumobi of Okija, Anambra State, is charged with four counts of criminal conspiracy, forgery, defamation of character and injurious falsehood. The Prosecution Counsel, Victor Okoro, alleged

Pastor Tunde Bakare tells Buhari to overhaul Nigeria’s education system

Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly has urged the Nigerian Government to completely overhaul the education system in the country to produce quality graduates. Bakare made the call on Friday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeriaat the ongoing Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Annual Goalkeepers meetings in New York, United States.