• FRSC announces free driving training in Niger

    FRSC announces free driving training in Niger

    According to reports, the Federal Road Safety Corps has called on organisations in Niger to take advantage of the free driving training as “Ember Months’’ lasts.

    ‎The Sector Commander, Susan Ajenge, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Minna.‎

    She said that FRSC had sensitised various organisations on the free-driving training, adding that “it is left for organisations to mobilise their staff for the training’’.

    Ajenge said: “The essence ‎is to ensure accident-free season.

    “We implore every […]

  • Nigerian Military launches operation to free remaining Chibok girls from Boko Haram insurgents

    Nigerian Military launches operation to free remaining Chibok girls from Boko Haram insurgents

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Army Wednesday launched an operation tagged: ‘Operation Rescue Finale’ targeted at rescuing the remaining Chibok schoolgirls from Boko Haram insurgents.

    The military revealed that the assault operation would finally free the girls abducted on April 14, 2014.

    Addressing a press conference in Maiduguri wednesday, the head of the counter-insurgency operation in the North-east (Operation Lafiya Dole), Major General Lucky Irabor said the military was more determined than ever to free the remaining Chibok girls.

    He noted that […]

  • Abia Governor Ikpeazu sues for peaceful, free, fair LG polls

    Abia Governor Ikpeazu sues for peaceful, free, fair LG polls

    Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has applauded various political parties in Abia State for their keen interest in the upcoming local government election slated for December 17, 2016.

    The governor particularly commended the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for conducting peaceful primaries across the state and urges winners and losers to continue to conduct themselves peacefully.

    The governor, who also received information on skirmishes witnessed at some locations condemned all acts of violence, regardless of the reason, as the […]

  • Governor El-Rufai to distribute 20,000 free prepaid metres

    Governor El-Rufai to distribute 20,000 free prepaid metres

    Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State would flag-off the distribution of 20,000 electricity prepaid metres for customers in the state.

    This is contained in a statement issued by the company’s Head, Corporate Communication, Mr Abdulazeez Abdullahi, and made available on Monday in Kaduna.

    Abdullahi said the metres are part of the 50,000 the Kaduna Electric metres earmarked for distribution in its franchise states of Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi.

    “After the successful flag-off of the mass deployment of 50,000 prepaid smart metres in […]

  • Speed Limit Device: Private vehicles free till 2017

    Speed Limit Device: Private vehicles free till 2017

    It was gathered that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday in Lagos says the subtle enforcement of speed limit is only on commercial and fleet operators, while that of private vehicles will commence in 2017.

    Mrs Ojeme Ewhrudjakpor, Deputy Corps Marshal (DCM) Operations of the corps, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the subtle enforcement on the speed limit “is not for private vehicles for now”.

    “For now we are not looking at private vehicle owners because we […]

  • Obanikoro’s family seeks N100m to free him from EFCC custody

    Obanikoro’s family seeks N100m to free him from EFCC custody

    It was gathered that the family and associates of the former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, are intensifying efforts to raise N100m to release him from the detention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    A source said the family had taken a decision that the former minister would not spend another week in the detention facility of the commission.

    Obanikoro flew into the country on Monday last week and has since been held by the EFCC, whose operatives […]

  • NYSC: Corp members to get free accommodation in Jigawa

    NYSC: Corp members to get free accommodation in Jigawa

    According to reports, the Jigawa State government has promised to construct lodges for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in each of the 27 local government areas of the State in 2017.

    Head of the State Civil Service (HoS), Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa, made the disclosure on Thursday after meeting with the executives of the state chapter of the Muslim Corps members Association of Nigeria (MCAN) in Dutse, the Jigawa capital.

    Inuwa disclosed that the lodges would be 10 bedrooms each to […]

  • Bail remains free, roadblock banned – Police

    Bail remains free, roadblock banned – Police

    According to reports, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 6, Abubakar Marafa, has re-affirmed that bailing of suspects remain free.

    Marafa said this in on Tuesday in Abakaliki when he visited the Ebonyi State Police Command, which is one of the commands under the zone.

    Marafa said: “There should not be any form of payment for bail as the Inspector-General of Police has mandated that this instruction should be carried to the latter.”

    According to the AIG, the ban on […]

  • Onaiyekan backs swap deal to free remaining Chibok girls

    Onaiyekan backs swap deal to free remaining Chibok girls

    The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has urged the Federal Government to explore all possible avenues, including swap deals, to ensure the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents more than two years ago.

    He spoke with journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Friday.

    On the denial by the Federal Government that the release of the 21 Chiboks girls on Thursday was through a swap deal, the cardinal […]

  • Coalition advocates 12-year compulsory free education policy in Nigeria

    Coalition advocates 12-year compulsory free education policy in Nigeria

    According to reports, the Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All has called for the implementation of a 12-year compulsory free education policy in Nigeria.

    Chioma Osuji, Policy Advisor, made the call in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

    Osuji said that the policy would promote quality education and sustainable development and help actualise the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Osuji said that the 12-year policy was necessary as it would cover both basic and senior secondary education.

    She said this should replace […]

  • Federal government frustrated my efforts to free Chibok girls trice – Boko Haram close pal, Salkida

    Federal government frustrated my efforts to free Chibok girls trice – Boko Haram close pal, Salkida

    Freelance journalist, Ahmad Salkida, has revealed that several attempts made by him to free the abducted Chibok girls from captivity had been frustrated by the federal government.

    Salkida, who is believed to have direct links to Boko Haram terrorists, said he met the girls and their captors at the instance of the federal government.

    In an email to Newsmen on Sunday, Salkida faulted the narratives of the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and President Muhammadu Buhari’s biographer, Professor John Paden, on […]