• EFCC quizzes 2 UNICAL hospital contractors for inflated vehicles cost

    EFCC quizzes 2 UNICAL hospital contractors for inflated vehicles cost

    Two contractors have been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in connection with the purchase of two vehicles by the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross Rivers state.

    The two vehicles: a Coastal Bus was purchased for N49 million and a Toyota Hiace Ambulance was purchased for N62 million, whereas the actual cost for the two was below half the cost.

    Most absurd was the discovery that the two contractors were the highest bidders and one of them […]

  • Police Banned Use Of Vehicles Without Plate Numbers, Tinted Glasses In Ebonyi

    Police Banned Use Of Vehicles Without Plate Numbers, Tinted Glasses In Ebonyi

    Ebonyi State Police command has warned that no vehicle should ply the roads in the state without plate numbers and also reiterated that the ban on the use of tinted glasses in cars without permit is still in force.

    The State Commissioner of Police, CP, Peace Ibekwe Abdallah, gave the warning during the media summit of the Correspondents’ chapel of the Ebonyi State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Abakaliki, as part of strategies in ensuring a crime-free Yuletide.

    In […]

  • Reps inspect 95 Federal Government vehicles seized by ICPC

    Reps inspect 95 Federal Government vehicles seized by ICPC

    According to reports, the House of Representatives Committee on Anti-Corruption has inspected 95 Federal Government vehicles seized by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) from various government officials after the winding down of the activities of the defunct Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (Sure-P) by the current administration.

    The inspection formed part of the visit by members of the committee to ICPC on oversight duties.

    Speaking, while conducting the members round the seized vehicles, the ICPC Chairman, Mr […]

  • Cross River SUBEB to distribute textbooks, vehicles, chairs to primary schools

    Cross River SUBEB to distribute textbooks, vehicles, chairs to primary schools

    According to reports, the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Cross River, has taken delivery of 75,000 textbooks and 17,200 plastic furniture for distribution to Primary Schools in the state.

    The state Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Dr Stephen Odey, made the disclosure on Monday in Calabar while briefing newsmen on the activities of the board.

    He said that apart from the textbooks and chairs, the board also received four Hilux vehicles and a Prado Jeep for effective monitoring of schools across […]

  • EFCC receives 21 operational vehicles

    EFCC receives 21 operational vehicles

    According to reports, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on Wednesday appealed to Nigerians to support the anti-graft agency to move the country forward.

    Magu made the appeal when he unveiled 21 operational vehicles at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

    Magu said the vehicles, which included pick-up vans and buses, were provided by the Federal Government to enhance the commission’s operations in the war against corruption.

    Magu said: “They are operational vehicles supplied to us by the […]

  • FEC approves purchase of 38 patrol vehicles for mines inspectorate

    FEC approves purchase of 38 patrol vehicles for mines inspectorate

    According to reports, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the purchase of 38 patrol vehicles for Mines Inspectorates across the country at a total cost of N327 million.

    The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.

    According to him, each of the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will get one of the Nissan four-wheel patrol vehicle, while additional one will be given to […]

  • Rivers Governor Wike donates patrol vehicles to FRSC

    Rivers Governor Wike donates patrol vehicles to FRSC

    Governor Nyeson Wike of Rivers has donated two patrol vehicles to the state Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

    According to a statement by Mr Bisi Kazeem, Head, Media Relations and Strategy, FRSC, the gesture is in line with the partnership with the leadership of the FRSC.

    Wike commended the staff of the sector command for their immense contributions to the socio-economic development of the state, especially in the area of effective traffic management and security.

    He assured that his […]

  • 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 […]

  • Customs to auction seized Imo Government vehicles – CGC

    Customs to auction seized Imo Government vehicles – CGC

    It was gathered that the Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Colonel Hameed Ali, says the service would auction seized vehicles belonging to Imo State Government, brought into Nigeria without payment of customs duty.

    Ali said this during an oversight visit by the Senate Committee on Customs on Tuesday in Abuja.

    According to him, many cars on Nigerian roads use fake customs papers, adding that most of the cars were smuggled.

    Ali said: “We (customs) are giving Nigerians with fake customs papers grace to pay […]

  • Imported commercial vehicles must be fitted with speed limiter from January 1 – FRSC

    Imported commercial vehicles must be fitted with speed limiter from January 1 – FRSC

    According to reports, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, on Monday said all commercial vehicles coming into the country from January 1, 2017 must be fitted with speed limiter.

    Oyeyemi stated this in Kaduna when he visited the FRSC Sector Command for routine interaction with personnel to strengthen operational duties and general service delivery.

    Oyeyemi, represented by the Head of Operations, FRSC Headquarters, Abuja, Deputy Corps Marshal Ojeme Ewhrudjakpor, said that the measure was to ensure safety […]

  • FG to stop sale of substandard vehicles, parts

    FG to stop sale of substandard vehicles, parts

    It was gathered that the National Automotive Design and Development Council has said it will take necessary steps to combat the sale of substandard vehicles and fake auto parts across the country

    The Director-General, NADDC, Mr. Aminu Jalal, who spoke through the agency’s Technical Adviser, Mr. Abubakar Dalhat, at a training workshop in Kano, said the council in collaboration with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria had adopted over 130 international automotive standards for safety.

    The NADDC DG said as part measures being […]