Danmallam told NAN in Enugu that his command was working round the clock to ensure that the existing peace and security in the state remained without dent. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his overwhelming support to the Police and other sister security agencies in the state. “The command in collaboration with sister security agencies had been working round the clock to ensure adequate protection as well as security for every resident of the state notwithstanding where they live. “We are calling on the residents of the state not to panic as we are on top of the situation,’’ he said. NAN reports that the command recently embarked on security sensitisation of the residents through various media, especially in local radio and television houses.
January 21, 2018 13:30 UTC
The 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be live in a couple of hours. One of the things that make the SAG Awards is that it’s an award ceremony for actors by actors. This year, the bar has been raised higher as it will be the first time all-female presenters will present awards. The awards air live simultaneously on TNT and TBS tonight at 2 a.m. GMT+1- Nigerian Time. You can also catch the PEOPLE TV red carpet live stream at 11:30 p.m GMT+1- Nigerian Time.
January 21, 2018 13:07 UTC
Construction materials and equipment have been moved out of the project yard under the bridge in Apapa. “We completed work on the bridge and opened it to traffic in November and we moved out of site first week of December, 2017. The Marine Beach Bridge is now stable and safe for use. NAN reports that the Marine Beach Bridge was damaged by fire about 11 years ago but contract for repair of the bridge was awarded in 2012. The Marine Beach Bridge was captured in the 2017 budget and the contractor on the project moved to site on March 5, 2017 resulting in partial closure of the bridge for repairs.
January 21, 2018 12:56 UTC
Daura Emirate Youth Progressive Movement, on Sunday, said it would purchase nominations forms for President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State to enable them recontest in the 2019 general elections. Malam Abdulkadir Lawal, the chairman of the movement, disclosed this in Daura at a rally, which was attended by thousands of youths from the five local governments areas under Daura Emirate. The five local governments areas under of the emirate include Daura, Baure, Zango, Mai’adua and Sandamu. “We will purchase the forms as part of our contribution to support the two political leaders to recontest during the polls.”He said the movement decided to purchase the forms following Buhari and Masari’s exceptional performance in office.
January 21, 2018 12:11 UTC
Clement Nnachi, AbakalikiThe National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party South-East zone, Chief Austin Umahi, has declared that the party would soon commence “Operation Show your Permanent Voters Cards” by members during rallies. Umahi made the declaration on Saturday during a solidarity rally, held at Government Field Obiozara Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state, in support of Governor David Umahi 2nd Term re-election 2019. The rally was organized by the people of old Ohaozara clan comprising Onicha, Ohaozara and Ivo local Government Councils of Ebonyi State. “Very soon we are going to embark on “Operation show your PVC’s during rallies, this will make party faithful know the merits of having their cards,” he emphasized. The PDP boss disclosed that the party would soon embark on house to house campaigns to sensitize the people on the ideals and achievements of Governors of PDP controlled States, especially in Ebonyi State.
January 21, 2018 12:00 UTC
THE Lagos International Trade Fair is the premier International Trade Fair in Nigeria. Over the years the trade fair complex has evolved in management, moving from one concessionaire to another. “However, with the taking over of the complex by the LITFC Management, we expect a new turnaround of things in the complex. One of the major problems affecting the trade fair is the deterioration of infrastructure along the axis. Mrs Lucy Adams, who operates a restaurant at the complex, also spoke on the complex and its major attraction which is the international trade fair.
January 21, 2018 10:23 UTC
In this report, MUHAMMAD SABIU writes that teachers in Kaduna embarked on a strike after they were sacked by the state government but the crisis came to a dramatic end after the intervention of the labour union and other stakeholders. FOR residents and indigenes of Kaduna state and indeed Nigerians generally, the imbroglio between the Kaduna state government and its teachers has been of utmost interest for the past few months. To this end, at the end of the stakeholders’ meeting, two important decisions were made. The meeting which was held at the Teachers End well Hotel on Thursday, 18th January 2018 saw members of the state executive in attendance. To this end, the teachers union posited that “the state wing of the NUT, Kaduna State met today 18th January 2018 to review the situation in the light of the pronouncement of the Kaduna state government which was broadcast on the state media outfit, the KSMC.
January 21, 2018 10:22 UTC
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) came up with series of campaign promises in the 2015 election season. If the jury is out there, the scorecard for the APC in the area of economy would stay far below average. The Boko Haram insurgents have also remained very bold in the Borno axis and have been attacking military formations. Despite the advertised victory over Boko Haram, the internally displaced persons (IDPs) have not relocated to their homes. Like the Biblical story of pass over, once a suspect waves the flag of the ruling party, he or she is passed over.
January 21, 2018 10:08 UTC
“If we cannot fight for our arts, what, then are we fighting for? Save the future, promote arts and culture To fight for arts is to fight for the salvation of humanity.” – Winston Churchill2017 was an outstanding year for the arts and culture community in Lagos. Being the pulse of the country, the state saw tremendous developments in the arts and culture community. Another major event of 2017 was the extensive wield of public space for arts by the Lagos State government. Majority of people still believe that government has an important role to play in the course of the development of arts and culture.
January 21, 2018 09:11 UTC
Hata told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Jos that 2017 year was the board’s most challenging year. He said that in 2016 their target was N77 million but that they generated N120 million instead. He regretted that the board only generated N64.7 million out of its targeted N80 million in 2017 due to lack of equipment and gross under staff. “Last year we marked many illegal structures for demolition but were unable to carry out the demolition exercise because of lack of equipment, ” Hata explained. The general manager said that the board was expecting N30 million from their tenants but collected only N7.1 million due to recession.
January 21, 2018 08:48 UTC
Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh on Sunday called for extending cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers beyond 2018 after a deal to shore up crude prices. We need to be talking about a longer framework for our cooperation,” Faleh said before a meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC countries in Muscat. This is the first time OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia explicitly calls for extending a 2016 deal between oil producers to cut back production to combat a global oil glut. “I am talking about extending the framework that we started –- which is the declaration of cooperation -– beyond 2018,” Faleh told reporters. Faleh said oil producers have not yet achieved their target of reducing world stocks to normal levels and striking a balance between supply and demand.
January 21, 2018 08:26 UTC
The tension at Onicha-Olona community in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, occasioned by the killing of a farmer by Fulani herdsmen on Friday has been doused. A middle-aged man believed to hail from Ebonyi State was shot dead in his farm on Agba Road at about 3.00 p.m on the fateful day when he confronted the three herdsmen for setting the fire near his farm. Following the murder, youths in the community mobilised for a reprisal but were cut short when the state government quickly intervened to calm frayed nerves. The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the state governor on security, Chief Casidy Iloba told Sunday Tribune that what could have snowballed into mayhem was brought under control as the youth decided to remain calm after a meeting his office brokered which was held in the palace of the traditional ruler of the community in the early hours of SaturdayAccording to him, efforts were being made by the security forces to arrest the herdsmen saying, “The whole community is now calm. All efforts made to reach the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Andy Aniamaka to comment on the matter proved abortive.
“We have been in Abuja for three days holding meetings of the Progressive Governors with the APC leadership. There is a need for him to complete his second term as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and he should go ahead to declare. “We also deliberated and the unanimous decision was reached that we liaise with the campaign team to be headed by the Minister of Transport, Chief Amaechi as the Director-General. The governors also endorsed his re-appointment as the Director-General of the Campaign team due to his track record during the last election, he said”. All the governors were asked to put up a team, a credible team, as members of the Campaign Council.
A fire outbreak on Friday night gutted three duplexes on 34 Road, B Close of Gowon Estate, Egbeda, Lagos. According to Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasaq Fadipe, who spoke with Sunday Tribune, two fire trucks from Ikotun and Agege were on ground noting that there was, however, no casualty recorded in the inferno. However, the arrival and efforts of a combined team of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and State Fire Service officials to the scene helped to quench the fire. He also praised the DPO of the Gowon Estate Police Station, Mr Adeniyi Adedeji, for personally leading his team to the scene to provide security. A LASEMA officer, who identified himself as Mr Olaolu Odufuwa said that the cause of the fire could not be ascertained immediately.
GOVERNOR Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Saturday allayed the fears of residents over the resurgence of waste on major highways and streets, assuring that his administration was on top of the situation and working round the clock to make it a thing of the past. But more importantly now is to speak to the fact that yes, we are having some challenges in the area of waste management in Lagos today. So, every part of Lagos will have street sweepers that are unique to them and live in their neighborhood. Isiofia, in his remark, thanked Governor Ambode for the opportunity to serve the people, assuring that his men would hit the ground running in line with the mandate to keep the state clean. He said though the starting point might be difficult but assured that every efforts would be made to change the face of Lagos for good.
January 21, 2018 08:15 UTC