The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), retired Col. Hammed Ali, said operatives of the ongoing Joint Border Security had seized items worth N1.4 billion since the partial closure of borders.
Ali disclosed this during a joint news conference with his counterpart from the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Mohammed Babandede, in Abuja on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the joint border security exercise, codenamed “Exercise Swift Response”, commenced operation on Aug. 20.
It is set up to ensure a better security of the country’s territorial integrity, particularly the land and maritime borders against trans-border security concerns.
The exercise is being coordinated … >>> Read Full Story
Gov. Seyi Makinde
By Gbenro Adesina
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has assured that soon, Ibadan Airport located at Alakia Area would be upgraded to facilitate cargo operations and international flights, adding that the state government is already discussing with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, on the realization of this goal.
Makinde, who stated this at the weekend while addressing a crowd that gathered for a civic reception in his honour at his ancestral village, Ajia, in Ona Ara Local Government Area of the state prepared the minds of the residents for unprecedented development that his administration would bring to the state.… >>> Read Full Story
The federal government, KAS Prints and Canon are into joint partnership in the training and empowerment of Nigerian youths in the areas of digital graphic designs and printing.
The partnership will equally favour printing entrepreneurs, graphic artists and digital photographers.
The partnership was officially unveiled at the weekend in Lagos during the launch of the Revolutionary Canon 10,000VP Digital Print Equipment and KP2 Partnership programme for printers, graphic artists, print entrepreneurs, publishers and digital photographers at the Eko Hotels and Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Addressing the audience during the launch, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of KAS Prints, Prince Ademola Kasumu, who described … >>> Read Full Story
By Emem Idio – Yenagoa
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared that a total of 867, 088 registered voters will cast their votes in the November 16 Bayelsa State Governorship Election.
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
The INEC National Commissioner, in charge of Bayelsa, Edo and Rivers State, Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu, disclosed this in Yenagoa yesterday at the official display and presentation of INEC Voter Register to the forty-five political parties contesting the election in the state
Agbamuche-Mbu, who also presented the soft copies to the parties explained that the document revealed the number of registered voters in each polling unit, registration area, … >>> Read Full Story
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday said the alleged violent attack by members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on embattled National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has further confirmed that the dysfunctional APC has finally been disintegrated.
PDP said the fact that APC members openly took up arms against its leadership was a huge demonstration of their “eternal rejection of the APC and the President Muhammadu Buhari Presidency, particularly for the ruins they have caused our nation.”
A statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said “For APC members to publicly call their National Chairman a “thief”, as reported in the open media, amply captures the … >>> Read Full Story
Osinbajo, Tinubu, Toyin Saraki, Bukola Saraki
We invite our readers to write the most imaginative caption for this photograph at the weekend, showing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Toyin-Ojora Saraki and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The four were captured in Lagos at the 60th birthday of Hajia Bola Shagaya, who is Osinbajo’s in-law.
What could Toyin-Ojora Saraki be saying to Asiwaju? Blaming him for Otoge Revolution, that swept her hubby out of Kwara and the senate? Was Asiwaju saying he didn’t invent ‘Otoge’?
Whatever was going on here, we must say that Toyin is a thorough-bred Yoruba woman, who in any day, … >>> Read Full Story
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to collaborate with the Interpol to promote maritime security through a special project, tagged “Project AGWE.”
The project which will involve Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Togo, Ghana and Benin Republic is aimed at ridding Nigeria and the other countries involved of economic sabotage in the maritime environment.
The disclosure was made weekend, at the EFCC headquarters by the acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu, alongside Anastasia Kirillas, Interpol’s Analyst and leader of Interpol’s delegation, which came on a working visit to the commission.
According to Kirillas, the essence of “Project AGWE” is for the designated countries to … >>> Read Full Story