• Ebonyi varsity VC, other principal officers sacked

    Ebonyi varsity VC, other principal officers sacked

    Following the amendment of the Ebonyi State University (EBSU) Law 005 of 2016, which has been assented to by Governor David Umahi, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, in Abakaliki, Prof Francis Idike, and other principal officers of the institution have been ordered to immediately vacate their offices.

    Giving the order yesterday in Abakaliki after assenting to the amended law, Umahi said having exhausted their eight-year tenure as stipulated in the amendment, the officers should bow out with immediate effect (with effect […]

  • See What Customs Officers Discovered Inside an Intercepted Petrol Tanker in Ogun (Photo)

    See What Customs Officers Discovered Inside an Intercepted Petrol Tanker in Ogun (Photo)

    The Ogun State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted a petrol tanker and about 25 other vehicles loaded with smuggled bags of rice.

    A petrol tanker and about 25 other vehicles reportedly loaded with smuggled bags of rice, have been intercepted by the gallant operatives of the Ogun State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, on Monday November 15, 2016, along the Idiroko border area, on its way to Lagos.

    Speaking to correspondents at the command’s Idiroko border […]

  • Ebonyi State Governor Umahi orders EBSU VC and principal officers to vacate office immediately

    Ebonyi State Governor Umahi orders EBSU VC and principal officers to vacate office immediately

    Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has ordered the Vice Chancellor of the State University (EBSU), Abakaliki, Prof Francis Idike, and other Principal officers of the institution to immediately vacate office having exhausted their 8 years tenure as stipulated in the 2016 EBSU amendment law 005 of 2016 assented to by the State Governor on Friday.

    Umahi shortly after assenting to the law at the State Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Abakaliki, stated that with the new law in place, the Vice […]

  • We’ve seized over 1000 diplomatic passports from former public officers – NIS CG

    We’ve seized over 1000 diplomatic passports from former public officers – NIS CG

    According to reports, the Comptroller General (CG), of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, on Saturday disclosed that no fewer than a thousand diplomatic passports have been intercepted and seized from former political office holders who failed to handover their passport upon leaving office.

    Babandede had in May ordered the arrest of former political office holders and retired public servants who are still in possession of Official/Diplomatic passports, directing officers on duty at the various airports in the country to […]

  • Kano Police Present Four Officers Wounded By Shiites

    Kano Police Present Four Officers Wounded By Shiites

    Police authorities in Kano state, have presented four officers allegedly wounded by the outlawed Shiite members, during their Arba’een procession.

    This comes nearly a week since the clash between mobile police officers in the state and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).

    Presenting the officers to reporters at the command’s headquarters, Police Public Relations officer, DSP Magaji Majia, confirmed the recovery of some weapons from the Shiites on the day of the clash.

    “These are the four police officers wounded by […]

  • Why police officers killed shiite members in Kano – IGP, Idris explains

    Why police officers killed shiite members in Kano – IGP, Idris explains

    It was gathered that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Idris Ibrahim, has explained why police officers killed some Shiites members in Kano yesterday.

    Recall that about 15 Shiite members and one policeman reportedly lost their lives during yesterday’s clash between the movement and the police in Kano.

    Addressing State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday, the Police boss explained that the police opened fire on the Shiite members in self defence, adding that members of the sect were […]

  • Smugglers kill 70 Customs officers  in 2016, says Hameed Ali

    Smugglers kill 70 Customs officers in 2016, says Hameed Ali

    According to reports, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has disclosed that the service has lost 70 officers to smugglers this year.

    Ali said this when members of Rice Millers Association of Nigeria visited on Wednesday in Abuja.

    He said the biggest problem Customs had was the issue of smuggling. According to him, rice smuggling is counterproductive to health, adding that the life span of rice is two years.

    He said most of the smugglers re-bagged the rice […]

  • Ex-NBA chairman lauds NJC for suspending indicted judicial officers

    Ex-NBA chairman lauds NJC for suspending indicted judicial officers

    Mr. Taidi Jonathan, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Minna branch, has commended the National Judicial Council (NJC) for suspending the indicted judicial officers to enable them to clear their reputation before competent courts of law.

    Jonathan spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Friday.

    He said that the decision of the NJC would restore public confidence in the disciplinarian process of judicial officers.

    He advocated a total overhaul of the NJC and state judicial service […]

  • Tension in Lagos as soldiers, custom officers clash

    Tension in Lagos as soldiers, custom officers clash

    There was tension at the Nigerian Army Shopping Arena, Bolade, in the Oshodi area of Lagos State on Thursday as some officers of the Nigeria Customs Service clashed with soldiers in the market.

    It was gathered that trouble started when the customs officers traced six missing containers, suspected to have carried contraband, to the market and moved to impound them.

    It was also learnt that soldiers at the market prevented the customs officers from impounding the containers, which were driven into the […]

  • Nigeria Police dismiss six senior officers

    Nigeria Police dismiss six senior officers

    According to reports, the Police Service Commission, has dismissed six senior officers for impersonation, forgery, insubordination, negligence and disobedience to lawful order.

    The dismissals involved Superintendents of Police, Assistant Superintendents and a Chief Superintendent of Police.

    The commission at its plenary meeting on Thursday in Abuja, also rejected the recommendation of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for special promotion of 12 officers.

    These were part of the decisions taken by the Commission on 55 disciplinary cases brought before it, a statement on […]

  • Prisons boss warns officers against inmates escape, conspiracy

    Prisons boss warns officers against inmates escape, conspiracy

    According to reports, the Controller General, Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), Ja’afaru Ahmed, has warned men and officers of the service against escape of inmates from any of the facilities across the nation.

    He stressed the need for them to redouble their efforts towards effectively policing and ensuring that adequate security is maintained in and around prisons.

    He gave the warning while on a snap visit to Suleja Prison in Niger State, to assess staff commitment to work as well as know the […]