Sunday, 22 October 2017

NPA Unveils Anti-Pollution Drones

PA Unveils Anti-Pollution Drones;
Ships and Ports:
The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has unveiled modern pollution and environmental equipment including drones, jet skies and booms for surveillance, monitoring and containing oil spillages on the waterways.
Other equipment unveiled includes blowers, pressure washers, skimmers, power pack absorbers and multiple dispersant sprays.
Usman also pledged the NPA’s commitment and continued support in the area of capacity building towards greater efficiency and service delivery.

Sokoto State Zakkat Commission Gets N31.5m Assistance From Govt

The Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission on Saturday disclosed that it received N31.5 million assistance from the state government.
The Chairman of the commission, Malam Lawal Maidoki, who made this disclosure in Kano, said the assistance was part of the government monthly effort to support the indigent patients in various hospitals.
He explained that it was also part of the pilot programme for 500 poor elderly persons in Sokoto town.
Maidoki, while distributing the money to various hospitals and pharmaceutical shops across the state, said that the gesture was aimed at ensuring a healthy society.

State, Wards Congresses In Kebbi: Over 2,965 Candidates Pick PDP Forms

Malam Yusuf Dingyadi, the Secretary, Caretaker’s Committee, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kebbi, disclosed on Saturday that over 2,965 candidates had purchased nomination forms ahead of State and wards Congress in the state.
Dingyadi made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the party’s secretariat in Birinin Kebbi.
”Over 2,965 candidates vying for different political positions ahead of wards and state congress of the PDP, Kebbi State had purchased their nomination forms from the party’s Caretaker Committee,” he said.

37 job openings for young Nigerians in UN – Amina Mohammed

There are 37 career openings for young Nigerians under the United Nations bureaucracy, according to UN deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed.
Mrs. Mohammed speaking  at a cultural night organised by Nigerians working at the United Nations Systems said the openings are available via the Junior Professional Officers’ (JPO) Programme, including internship for young graduates.
Nigeria, she said, has the opportunity to sponsor its youth for UN careers through the JPO, but regretted that the nation has not seized the opportunity in a long while.

Adamawa APC Stakeholders Endorse Buhari, Gov Bindow For Second Term

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa on Saturday passed vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Muhammadu Bindow, urging them to go for second term in 2019.
The stakeholders made the call at a meeting attended by party elders, members of National Assembly, State Assembly, elected council chairmen and party executives from all levels in the state.
According to them, the progress recorded in the fight against insurgency, corruption and infrastructural development at the state and national levels were laudable.
Addressing the meeting on behalf of the state government, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abba-Jimeta said Adamawa Government is interested in seeing that Buhari contested for second time in office to fully deliver on his transformation programmes.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Abdulmutallab sues U.S. over free speech, religious rights

Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigeria-born underwear bomber who is serving a life imprisonment   in the United  States of America for terrorism, has filed a suit against the US government for allegedly denying his free speech and religious rights.
Abdulmutallab,30, was jailed for trying to set off a bomb in his underwear during a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.
He is being held  at the United States Penitentiary-Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado,USA.

Police rescue kidnapped DPO, 4 others in Niger

The Police high command said it has rescued a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Niger State, Aliyu Amos, his orderly and four others who were kidnapped earlier this week in the state.
In a text message sent to The Guardian yesterday, Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said Amos, a Superintendent of Police (SP) and DPO of Sarki Pawa, was rescued along with four others by Police special forces about 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.