Monday, 25 September 2017

Ortom Presents Vehicles To Security Agencies

By Geoffrey Jimin
Governor Samuel Ortom today presented 16 vehicles to security agencies in the State to enable them respond swiftly to calls and challenges.
Making the presentation at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi the Governor charged the state security outfit, Operation Zenda, made up of the military, Police, Civil Defence and the State Security Services to scale up the fight against crime.
He stated that the vehicles will be stationed in Makurdi, Gboko, Katsina-Ala and Otukpo from where they will convey operatives to flash points promptly.

Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi states Begins Public Hearing on True Federalism

The All Progressives Congress (APC)'s Committee on True Federalism held a zonal public hearing for Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi states today at the Seat of the Caliphate.
Governors of Sokoto, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal; Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, represented by his deputy, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala; and Kebbi, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu attended the event.
Plateau State Governor, Hon Simon Bako Lalong, who is also the Chairman of the APC Committee on True Federalism for North West, graced the all-important event.

FG’s interventions not enough to clear Benue’s salary arrears — Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has disclosed that the financial intervention of the federal government was not enough to help the his administration clear the over N69 billion backlog of salaries, pensions and gratuity inherited from the last administration.

Ortom, who spoke at the inauguration of Provinces four and three of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in the state, held separately in Gboko and Makurdi, explained that his administration had been able to clear a substantial part of the wage, despite the challenge.

Adamawa Assembly removes Deputy Speaker, three other officers

The Adamawa House of Assembly on Monday impeached four of the principal officers, including the Deputy Speaker, Sunday Peter, and the Majority Leader, Musa Mahmud.
Others removed were the Deputy Majority Leader, Mutawali Mohammed, and the Minority Leader, Justina Nkom (SDP-Lamurde) State Constituency.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Speaker, Kabiru Mijinyawa, presided over the first plenary after the house resumed from a six-week recess.

Police to Arraign Man, 77, for Raping 12-year-old girl in Gombe

The Gombe State Police Command has said that it will soon charge to court a 77-year-old man, Abubakar Jauro of Bolari Quarters in Gombe metropolis, for having canal knowledge of a 12-year-old girl.
A press release by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Obed Mary Mallum, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Monday, said the command under the new Police Commissioner, Shina Tairu Olukolu, is poised to strive and serve the public better.

Pardon: EFCC Challenges Gov. Tambawal’s Decision

The EFCC today, September 25, 2017 filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division, challenging the Judgment delivered by the Sokoto State High in respect of pardon granted by the Governor of Sokoto, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to five accused persons who were charged alongside the former Governor of Sokoto State Attahiru Bafarawa. 

President Buhari Congratulates Angela Merkel On Victory At The Polls

President Buhari Congratulates Angela Merkel On Victory At The Polls
President Muhammadu Buhari joins world leaders and well-wishers in congratulating German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her victory at the polls.
President Buhari felicitates with the German Chancellor’s party for producing leadership for the country for over 12 years, and winning another opportunity to sustain the legacy of good work.