The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, said on Tuesday that 840 Nigerian soldiers killed by the Boko Haram terrorists from 2013 till date were buried in the Military cemetery located in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
He said the figure did not include other soldiers killed by the insurgents and buried in other military cemeteries located in other parts of the North-East geopolitical zone.
Ndume, who stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja on the findings by his colleagues who recently returned from Maiduguri, however, denied reports of mass burial of soldiers killed by the terrorists.
He also said the … >>> Read Full Story
Forwards deep offshore and inland basin PSC bill to Senate
Deji Elumoye in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sought the approval of Senate for N10.069billion promissory note for Kogi state.
He also forwarded to the upper chamber for consideration and passage the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) Amendment Bill 2019.
President Buhari had in a letter to the Senate read at plenary by the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, stated that the promissory note approval was required to offset bills incurred by the Kogi state on projects executed on behalf of the federal government.
Lawan, thereafter, referred the President’s request … >>> Read Full Story
Kingsley Omonobi and Joseph Erunke
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday produced its first-ever female fighter pilot and first female combat helicopter pilot.
Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique
The service also decorated the first female Air Warrant Officer, who was said to have braced all odds and proved herself worthy of the promotion to the enviable rank of Air Warrant officer.
The development came just as the NAF said its counter-insurgency efforts would soon be greatly enhanced with the acquisition of two additional helicopter gunships.
The two female fighter pilots – Flying Officer Kafayat Sank and Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile – who broke the service’ … >>> Read Full Story
The absence of Grace Taiga, former director, Legal Services in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, who is alleged to be involved in the P&ID multiple fraud, on Tuesday in an FCT High Court in Gudu, stalled hearing in the matter.
Mr Ola Olanipekun, counsel to Taiga, informed the court that the defendant was sick and on admission at the Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching hospital.
He further informed the court that all efforts made to have the hospital bring her to the court proved abortive as she was not strong enough to be moved.
Olanipekun then urged the court to adjourn sitting to give the defendant enough … >>> Read Full Story
The suspect with the money
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Makurdi zonal office, on Tuesday arraigned one Akintunde Ogunrinde (a.k.a Kekere) on a one-count allegation of intent to defraud.
Ogunrinde was alleged to have used a UBA ATM card belonging to one Ademola Adewuyi to obtain the sum of N800,000 from a UBA ATM machine.
He was arraigned before Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon sitting at the Federal High Court Makurdi, Benue State.
Ogunrinde was remanded in prison custody pending the perfection of his bail conditions and the case was adjourned to November 21, 2019 for trial.
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Imo State Governor, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has stated that quality projects would be the hallmark of his administration as standards would not be compromised in any of the projects his administration would implement across the state.
Ihedioha made this statement during his tour of the 27 local government areas in Imo State to inspect and assess projects that were built by the Chairmen of Interim Management Committees.
He had visited seven local governments thus far, where he echoed the benefits and importance of the ongoing construction of a befitting secretariat complex and mini stadium/sports center to the people of the state.
The governor visited … >>> Read Full Story
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday warned the public against fraudsters and scammers claiming to have shortlisted candidates for the recruitment exercise on behalf of the agency.
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
Mr Jonah Achema, Head of Public Affairs, NDLEA, gave the warning in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Achema said that the agency would not shortlist secretly, noting that many innocent people had been victims of such fraudsters.
“Fraudsters have started sending NDLEA employment letters and messages to people.
“This was a message received by an applicant, “Dear X, Congratulations for Joining NDLEA. Your service … >>> Read Full Story