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NPA bans gifts for security personnel, leaves put top management

Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has banned its officials from collecting and accepting gift items and souvenirs from vessel crew members whenever they board vessels for official purposes. In the minutes of meeting of the Ports Facility Security Officers, PFSO, Forum, NPA’s Assistant General Manager, Security, Mr. Mohammed Khalni, said that the purpose was to reduce access to the ports. Khalin ... Read More »

Ambode keeps promise, employs 250 persons living with disabilities into civil service

Lagos State Governor, Mr, Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday announced that in line with the promise he made at a recent Town Hall Meeting held in Ojo, the State Government would soon distribute letters of employment to 250 persons living with disabilities who would be deployed to the State Civil Service as well as the Local Government Areas and Local Council ... Read More »

Falana wants FG to respect Court Judgement over Lagos Waterways

Activist-lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has urged the Federal Government to respect the decision of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, which upheld the constitutional right of the government of Lagos State to control intra-inland waterways. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Mohammed Abass, had directed some dredgers licensed by the Federal Government to continue ... Read More »

Kashamu replies Fayose “I an mot scared of PDP Expulsion”

The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, has declared that he is not afraid of being expelled from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He faulted Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose who yesterday declared him a persona non grata in Ibadan. Kashamu, in a statement, said the Ekiti governor should be ignored by the people of the Southwest. He ... Read More »

Ogun Government approves Lifting of Moratorium on Capital Punishment-related cases

The Ogun State Executive Council has approved the lifting of a moratorium on cases relating to capital Punishment as part of measures to fast track dispensation of Justice in the state. The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Olumide Ayeni and the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Dayo Adeneye briefed newsmen after the 31st weekly Executive council meeting ... Read More »

Policeman who shot FRSC officials in Aba dismissed

The Commissioner of Police in Abia, Mr Leye Oyebade, said on Monday that the force had dismissed Police Corporal Iroh Orji, for shooting two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) at Aba. Oyebade said this while addressing newsmen on the activities of the command. He said that Orji was tried and found guilty of the offence and had ... Read More »

Strike: Resident Doctors give FG 21-day ultimatum

Resident doctors have threatened to down tools in the next 21 days except the federal government meet their demands. The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) also referred Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole; a former health minister, Dr Onyebuchi Chukwu, and one other, all life members, for sanction for carrying out activities and actions inimical to welfare and progress of ... Read More »

Igbonla Rescue:We’ll Use Holiday Period to enhance security in Schools-Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday hailed the successful rescue of the six kidnapped students of Igbonla Model College, Epe, assuring that the government would utilise the academic break to reinforce security in all schools in the State, especially in the suburb and riverine areas to prevent a reoccurrence. The Governor, who spoke through the State’s Deputy Governor, ... Read More »

10 die, six injured in tanker explosion

Ten people were burnt beyond recognition while six others sustained serious injuries when a petrol tanker went up in flames in Felele area of Lokoja on Friday. Segun Martins, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi State, who confirmed this in Lokoja, said most of the victims were passengers travelling in an 18-seater commercial bus. Also ... Read More »

How EFCC Tried to kill me twice-Patience Jonathan

The wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs Patience Jonathan, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of sending assassins after her. Alleging that she that she had survived two of such attempts, Mrs Jonathan urged the House of Representatives to quickly intervene before the EFCC would succeed in the alleged plot to eliminate her. In a letter written ... Read More »