Mobile police base for southern Kaduna – I-G

The Nigeria Police on Saturday said it would establish a mobile police base in Kafanchan to address security problems in Southern part of Kaduna State. The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, announced this to news men during a fact finding visit to the trouble area. “ From the discussion I had with Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir El-rufai, we have decided to station a mobile police base in Kafanchan.

Assistant Commissioner of Police commits suicide in Edo

Jethro Ibileke/Benin Edo State Police Command was Wednesday hit by tragedy, as an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), in charge of Training and Development has allegedly committed suicide in Benin City. The police officer who was identified as Chri…

Association ousts Iyaloja of Ibadanland over alleged fraud

Ibadan Joint Traders Association has announced the removal of Alhaja Labake Lawal as the Iyaloja of Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the traders at their congress at Olupoyi Compound, Ibadan, unanimously voted for the removal of La…

Obasanjo visits Soun of Ogbomoso

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan Former Nigeria President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday visited Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade 111 According to a source, Obasanjo who arrived Ogbomoso at around 6pm in company of the former Oyo State Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Chief Olayiwola Olakojo was received at the palace by the chairman, Senate committee on ICT and cybercrime, Senator Adulfatai Buhari. Obasanjo, who wore a purple lace ‘agbada’ was said to have dinner of Amala and Gbegiri after which he held a brief secret meeting with Soun which was assumed to centre on politics, unity of south west and Nigeria entirely. According to a source close to the palace, “Soun was happy to have received such august visitor and when such people come visiting, Baba will discuss issues bothering on the development of the country, Oyo state and his domain which is Ogbomoso, I can’t say if they discuss politics.

Buhari Begins Actualisation of ECOWAS Mandate

In the discharge of his mandate as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mediator for The Gambia, President Muhammadu Buhari has activated the process for the execution of his task . One of the outcomes of the just-concluded ECOWAS Sum…

EPL: Chelsea beat Stoke City 4-2 to go 13 games unbeaten

Kazeem Audu Premier League leaders Chelsea equaled top flight record of 13 consecutive wins in a single season after overcoming valiant Stoke in a English Premier League thriller at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. An exceptionally entertaining second half…

Chevron Nigeria appoints new Managing Director

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has announced the appointment of Mr Jeffrey Ewing to the position of Chairman and Managing Director of Chevron companies in Nigeria, effective January 1, 2017. Its General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs (PG…

2017 will bring succour, says Dogara

Speaker if House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has urged Nigerians to be resilient in the face of the current hardship in the country. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity on in Abuja on Saturday, Mr Turaki Hassan…

Don’t despair, things will get better in 2017 – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said that things would get better for Nigerians in 2017. A statement by Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Senate President in Abuja on Saturday, urged Nigerians to remain hopeful in spite of the current hardship. Saraki commended Nigerians for their  resilience  in the face of difficulties, stressing that the nation’s challenges were surmountable.

Gov Ortom to clear salary arrears in 2017

Gov Samuel Ortom  of Benue said on Saturday in Makurdi that the state would clear outstanding salaries  of state and Local Government workers in 2017. The promise was contained in the Governor’s New Year message that was signed by the Chief Press Secretary Mr Terver Akase. NAN reports that state government workers are being owed four months salaries, while local government and primary school teachers were being owed eight months.

President Buhari initiates moves for orderly transition in Gambia

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has activated a process of ensuring orderly transition of power in The Gambia, in discharge of his mandate as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mediator in the disputed poll between President elect, Adama Barrow and the incumbent Yahya Jammeh. President Jammeh had rejected the result of result of the Presidential election held on December 1, 2016 which he lost and had congratulated the President elect before backing off few days later to reject the outcome of the poll. One of the outcomes of the just-concluded ECOWAS Summit held on  December 17, 2016 in Abuja was the decision to designate President Muhammadu Buhari as the Mediator for The Gambia with  Mr.