Obaseki launches sex offenders’ register, urges prosecutors to prioritise sexual cases

By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday, launched the state’s Sex offenders’ Register, with a charge to prosecutors to prioritise all cases of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in the state. The governor also inaugurated the state’s Sexual Assault Referral Center (SARC) in Benin City, named after Vivian Ogu, a…

DG NEMA lauds stakeholders collaboration in tackling emergencies

From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), AVM Muhammadu Muhammad has acknowledged the support of stakeholders in tackling emergencies, while soliciting more support. He expressed this at a stakeholders meeting in Kaduna yesterday. The DG who was represented by NEMA’s Deputy Director Research and Forecasting, Abdullahi Usman, said…

Engineering company gets NSE commendation award

By Mashe Umaru Gwamna The Eighteenth Engineering Company International Ltd (EEC), has received Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) commendation award. The award was presented to the company for the Construction of Gona-Garko-Gujuba-Kalshingi road in Gombe state. The road network which spur to Maiduguri new by pass is an 18.5km road completed in March,2020. While commending…

Court orders resident doctors to resume work

By Vivian Okejeme, Abuja The National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Abuja, has granted an order of interim injunction directing the National Association of Resident Doctors to immediately cease its strike/industrial action. Justice Ibrahim Galadima also ordered the striking doctors to resume duties forthwith until the hearing and determination of the pending Motion on notice. Meanwhile,…

NSCDC withdraws licences of 2 Guard Companies

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos, on Wednesday said it had withdrawn the operating licences of two Private Guard Companies (PGCs) over failure to renew their operating licences. The NSCDC Lagos Commandant, Mr Iskil Makinde, confirmed the PGCs’ suspension in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos. NAN…

Buhari justifies borrowing, says loans in public interest

By Egena Sunday Ode President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday justified government borrowing to finance infrastructure, asserting that his government took loans in the interest of the country to solve the dire shortfall in infrastructure. Speaking at a virtual meeting with members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) at the State House, in Abuja, President Buhari…

ELIP, JIMAF call for appointment of Board Members for health care agencies in Jigawa

From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse The non governmental organisations popularly known as Eceptional Leadership and Integrity Promotion Initiative (ELIP) incollaboration with the Jigawa state MNCH Accountability Forum (JiMAF) have called on the state government to expedite action on the appointment of governing boards for the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (SPHCDA) and State Contributory Health Management…