• Ambode sets to commission another 114 roads in 2017

    Ambode sets to commission another 114 roads in 2017

    The Lagos State government has promised to embark on the second phase of another 114 roads to cut across the 57 council areas in the first quarter of next year, to open-up the rural areas in the state.

    Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperative, Rotimi Ogunleye, who disclosed this during the 16th Professor Anthony Afolabi Adegbola Memorial Lecture organised by Ikorodu Division Resource Development Group (IDRDG), Ikorodu, Lagos, where he was conferred with a Merit Award, said provision of infrastructure remains […]

  • Lagos House of Assembly orders safety commission boss to vacate office until given approval

    Lagos House of Assembly orders safety commission boss to vacate office until given approval

    According to reports, the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday ordered the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission Hakeem Dickson, to vacate office until given approval by the House.

    The order followed an observation by the Chairman, House Committee on Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Olusola Shokunle, that Dickson was occupying the position without the approval of the House.

    Shokunle told the House that Dickson had not been given approved at any time by the Assembly.

    The lawmaker added that such a development […]

  • Justice Wada assures fairness in Kogi commission

    Justice Wada assures fairness in Kogi commission

    Justice Wada Abubakar Omar (RTD), chairman Kogi state Judicial Commission of Inquiry, has assured the public that the commission was not out to witch hunt anybody but to discharge its duties without fear or favour.

    The Judicial Commission of Inquiry was set up to probe public officers in kogi state who held office from 2003 to date, and commenced sitting yesterday in Lokoja.

    Justice Wada urged the counsels as well as the general public to cooperate with the commission to enable it […]

  • Osun Assembly approves Aregbesola’s nominee as Civil Service Commission’s commissioner

    Osun Assembly approves Aregbesola’s nominee as Civil Service Commission’s commissioner

    It was gathered that the Osun State House of Assembly has approved Gov. Rauf Aregbesola’s nominee, Mr Adebowale Asaolu, as Commissioner 1 in the State Civil Service Commission.

    Governor had written a letter to the Assembly for approval of Asaolu to replace the late Robert Adebiyi, a former commissioner with the commission.

    The letter was read at the assembly’s plenary by the Speaker, Mr Najeem Salaam. The motion for the approval of the nominee was moved by the leader of the house, […]

  • Edo: Buhari to visit Oba, commission projects

    Edo: Buhari to visit Oba, commission projects

    President Muhammadu Buhari will pay a two-day official visit to Edo State on Monday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 8.

    In a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, the president will use the occasion to pay a courtesy call on the Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II and thereafter commission projects in the state, including the new five-Star Central Hospital in Benin City; the Upper Siluko Road and the Samuel Ogbemudia College (formerly […]

  • Senate, Police commission resolve dispute over recruitment of 10,000 personnel

    Senate, Police commission resolve dispute over recruitment of 10,000 personnel

    According to reports, the suspended recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the police force would soon commence, Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim, said Monday.

    The targeted recruitment was put on hold following disagreement between the Senate and the Police Service Commission (PSC) over the modus operandi of the recruitment.

    The upper chamber had in a letter some weeks ago requested the PSC to suspend the exercise over alleged irregularity in the criteria adopted for the recruitment.

    Findings showed that the […]

  • Police Service Commission promotes four CPs to AIG

    Police Service Commission promotes four CPs to AIG

    It was gathered that the Police Service Commission (PSC) has promoted four Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors-General of Police.

    Those promoted include, Henry Fadairo, CP, Jigawa State Command, Pius Imue, CP, Railway Command; Felix Ogundeji, CP, Intelligence, Force Headquarters, Abuja and Ezekiel Zang, CP, Air Wing, Force Headquarters.

    A statement on Friday in Abuja by the Commission’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said the promotions has been conveyed to the Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, for implementation.

    “In the letter, […]

  • Army to commission female combatant officers – Buratai

    Army to commission female combatant officers – Buratai

    Chief Of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, said the Nigerian Army has concluded plans to review the Harmonized Terms And Conditions of Service (HTACOS), for officers to address the commission of female Regular Combatant officers in the service.

    Buratai said this has become necessary as the first batch of female regular combatant officers currently undergoing training at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) would soon complete their training and be commissioned into the Nigerian Army.

    The army chief, who made this known while […]

  • NUJ demands resuscitation of BRACED Commission

    NUJ demands resuscitation of BRACED Commission

    According to reports, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has demanded the resuscitation of the BRACED commission; an economic block comprising the South-South States of Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Cross River, Edo and Delta, in order to deliberate on issues of common interest confronting the region, especially on the economy and security fronts.

    The call was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the union’s zone F meeting held at the weekend in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

    The communiqué, […]

  • President Buhari to commission the Abuja-Kaduna railway today (photos)

    President Buhari to commission the Abuja-Kaduna railway today (photos)

    President Buhari will commission the $1 billion Abuja – Kaduna railway today July 26th. The project was initiated by the last administration & completed by this administration.

    President Buhari will commission the $1 billion Abuja – Kaduna railway today July 26th. The project was initiated by the last administration & completed by this

  • Poll bribery scandal: Anti-graft commission quizzes fresh 11 INEC staff over N120m

    Poll bribery scandal: Anti-graft commission quizzes fresh 11 INEC staff over N120m

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday said it has interrogated 11 employees of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over N120million poll bribery sum allegedly received from some politicians during the 2015 general election.

    The affected staff, who were electoral officers in charge of the 11 local government areas of Gombe State, were grilled at the Gombe State Zonal office of the EFCC.

    Most of them admitted to have benefitted from the bribe sum which was routed through a retired […]