Group wants Kwara South APC elders sanctioned over comments on Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed A group under the aegis of Kwara South Youths Agenda has cautioned the Kwara South All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Forum against arrogating to itself the power to speak on behalf of the people of the senatorial district. A statement by the Chairman and Secretary of the group,  Mr Yusuf Kolawole Muideen and Mr Soliu Hameen respectively on Thursday took a swipe at the elders forum for what it described as a self serving agenda. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that…

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Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board promotes 18,954 officers in 4 Services

Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, (Rtd) The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services (CDFIP) Board has approved the promotion of eighteen thousand, nine hundred and fifty four officers (18,954) in the four services. Secretary of the Board,  Malam  Al-Hassan Yakmut, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He said that the approval for the 2018 promotion exercise was the highpoint of the Board’s meeting presided over by the Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, (Rtd),  who is also Chairman of the Board on Friday, May 17.…

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Buhari confirms Adamu as substantive IGP

IGP Mohammad Adamu President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment of Mohammed Adamu as Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police. The confirmation was made Thursday during the meeting of the Nigeria Police Council, headed by Mr Buhari, at the Presidential Villa Abuja. The newly elected chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, announced the decision while addressing State House correspondents. “Police Council met this afternoon, presided by the chairman President Muhammadu Buhari. The Council looked at the records of the acting IGP who has been in the saddle since…

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Hague: Prime Minister’s official ride

Hague, Netherlands: Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, leaves on his bicycle after voting in the European elections. Photograph: Phil Nijhuis/AP  

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Kashgar, China: Arm(ed) muscle at war

A joint team from China and Tajikistan patrols on the side of the pagoda in north-west China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region Photograph: A Ran/Costfoto/Barcroft Media.  

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India election 2019: Narendra Modi thanks voters for ‘historic mandate’

Mr Modi’s Hindu nationalist politics were under scrutiny in the marathon election Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the people of India for giving him a “historic mandate” of five more years in office, after a landslide victory in the general election. “We all want a new India. I want to bow down my head and say thank you,” he said in a victory address to supporters of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP is projected to get about 300 of the 543 seats in parliament. It is likely…

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Stella Orakwue, is new Plateau FRSC sector commander

Mrs Stella Orakwue has been appointed the Sector Commander in charge of Plateau Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). The Corps Public Education Officer in the state, Mr Andrew Bala disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Jos. According to him, Orakwue replaced Mrs Pat Emeordi, who retired from service on May 14. Bala said the new commander who hails from Awka Local Government Area of Anambra, holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Estate Management from Auchi Polytechnic and a masters’ degree in Public Administration from…

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Anambra gov’t arrest another suspected illegal revenue collector

By Sunny A. David, Awka Anambra State Government has arrested one Mr. Ogochukwu Udefi for alleged illegal tax and levy collection from shuttle drivers at Abagana, Njikoka Council Area of the state. The alleged illegal tax collector was picked up at his operating area along Oye Agu Abagana axis, by the taskforce Unit of the Anambra State Ministry of Trade and Commerce, Market and Wealth Creation. Items recovered from the 34-year-old suspect who hails from Awgu, Enugu State, included cash of N11, 520 and all kinds of unsold motor tickets.…

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Arik Air to reopen routes as aircraft return from maintenance

Nigerian carrier, Arik Air says it will be reopening more routes following the return of its aircraft from maintenance overseas. The Chief Executive Officer of Arik Air, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Thursday in Lagos. Ilegbodu said another of the airline’s aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) returned from maintenance on Thursday from abroad. According to him, this is coming eight days after another of Arik Air’s aircraft, a Boeing 737-700NG, returned to service from C-check abroad. Ilegbodu said the airline’s mission was…

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Anambra targets expansion of bee-farming value chain

File photo of bee-farming By Sunny A. David, Awka More than 200 farmers from different parts of Anambra State are currently participating in a three-day capacity building workshop on Beekeeping in Awka. The training organized by the State Government and the Apicultural Society of Nigeria was aimed at opening the Bee Keep market value chain in the state agricultural development. Speaking at the event, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mechanization, Processing and Export, Mr. Afam Mbanefo represented by the State Agriculture Development Programme Manager, (ADP), Mr. Jude Nwankwo restated the state…

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