Sunday, 22 October 2017
Saturday, 21 October 2017
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today commissioned the newly resuscitated Machine Tools Workshop at its Base in Makurdi, in line with ongoing efforts towards robust logistics support and maintenance culture to sustain platforms and equipment serviceability, one of the key drivers of the vision of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. According to the CAS, the import of this key driver "is to increase self-sufficiency, reduce dependence on foreign organizations for maintenance of military hardware and saving of foreign exchange for Nigeria. Machine tools enable the fabrication of some aircraft parts, thereby facilitating effective and efficient repairs of especially aircraft airframes. Accordingly, the newly commissioned Machine Tools Workshop would be invaluable to some of the processes through which the NAF sustains its equipment and platform serviceability.
Today's event, which took place at 131 Engineering Group, Makurdi, is one of the numerous benefits from the strategic partnerships between the NAF and several universities in Nigeria, as facilitated by the incumbent NAF leadership. Other benefits derived from the collaboration include the modification of the antiskid system of the Alpha Jet aircraft, construction of test benches, receipt of 2 patent rights and emergence of the NAF as the best overall research institution at the 2017 Nigeria Technology and Innovation Expo, among others. According to Air Marshal Abubakar, more than 6 research projects are currently ongoing in partnership with universities and research institutions in the country, which conforms to another key driver namely “strategic partnership with MDAs for enhanced Research and Development.
The Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Idris, expressed appreciation to the CAS for ensuring the reactivation of the machines in the Workshop, through collaboration with the University of Maiduguri, 25 years after they were abandoned. The machines were renovated in a record time of 4 weeks and at a much lower amount compared to the quotations received from different companies. The commissioning ceremony was also used to induct the first set of trainees to benefit from the newly introduced Machinist Course. The successful trainees would later operate the equipment in the new Workshop and similar workshops in the NAF.
Troops of 3 Battalion under 22 Brigade on Friday, 20th October 2017 at about 11.30am while on routine patrol came under Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) ambush close to Missini Village along Dikwa - Ngala road, northern part of Borno State. The gallant troops cleared the ambush and neutralised 3 Boko Haram terrorists.
The team recovered 1 AK-47 rifle with registration number KO357026 and 39 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition from the terrorists.
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
The Sokoto Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has seized contraband goods worth N30 million in the last six months.
The Comptroller, Federal Operation Unit Zone B, Kaduna, Mr. Usman Dakingari, made the disclosure to THISDAY, shortly after inspecting the seized items at the command headquarters Sokoto yesterday.
He said the seized items which include rice, vehicles, vegetable oil as well as second hand clothes and shoes, were seized at the borders in Sokoto and Kebbi States.
President Buhari Visits Mausoleum Of Turkey’s Founding Father, Lauds Relations Between Nigeria, Turkey
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, laid a wreath at the mausoleum of Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before meeting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace.
Accompanied by Nigeria’s Ambassador to Turkey, Iliyasu Paragalda and other senior government officials, President Buhari laid the wreath in red and white colours of the Turkish flag at the tomb of Ataturk and later observed a minute silence.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
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Two weeks after his break, Naseem finally settled in Kaduna for his 1 year service where his PPA is at Government Day Secondary School Unguwan Sarki in Kaduna Central.
Naseem visits Usaima more often as they’re now closer while Usaima is always spending her weekends at Addah Nusaiba’s house in Kaduna, including some of the school breaks
Hajiya and everyone in the house are wondering why Usaima is always with Addah Nusaiba in Kaduna. “Gaba daya ta juya ma Kano baya”.
Gov Kashim Shettima Commends Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) for its Corporate Social Responsibility drive in Borno
... Commends Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) for its Corporate Social Responsibility drive.
Northern Governors Wife Elected Wife of Bauchi State Governor Haj Hadiza Abubakar as New Chairperson
A man known as Mr. Vitalis Kember has reunited with his family after leaving home after his wife gave birth to a set of triplets in Benue state. The woman who has been squatting in a kitchen after giving birth to the babies last Sunday - has been receiving help from well meaning Nigerians after support was solicited on her behalf on social media.
According to reports, the father who is a farmer and commercial cyclist departed for unknown reasons and never showed up after the birth of the triplets.
Gov El-rufai approved the appointment of Engr Aliyu Ibn Shehu as the New MD of Kaduna Water Corporation
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
The process is holding at the Agency's Corporate Headquarters, Abuja and it is strictly based on equity
The medical charity, World Medical Relief (WMR) has provided medical equipment and supplies worth over N1.4 billion to the Yobe State Government to support the Gaidam administration's effort to make healthcare more accessible and affordable and accelerate Yobe's recovery from years of Boko Haram violence.
Monday, 16 October 2017
The Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Justice Ishaq Bello has turned down a request by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister Of Justice, asking the court to issue a warrant summoning the Senator Representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Isah Misau.
The office of the AGF had on October 10, 2017, filed two separate charges against Senator Misau for making false allegations against the Inspector General Of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
It will be recalled that the Federal Government through the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has filed two separate sets of charges against the Senator Misau prosecution accusing him of making “injurious falsehood” against Idris and the Nigeria Police Force.
Senator Misau is been accused of making a false statement claiming that about N10 billion is being received by the Inspector-General of Police on monthly basis from oil companies, banks, hotels and individuals as bribes for police protection.
The charge, which was endorsed by the AGF stated that “such false statement of fact would harm the reputation of Mr Ibrahim Idris, the serving Inspector-General of Police, the Nigeria Police Force and the Police Service Commission.
In a chamber sitting, counsel to the Federal Government told Justice Isaq Bello to issue a summon to compel Senator Misau to appear in court if he cannot be served by the police.
But Justice Bello said that the government cannot anticipate that the accused will not accept summons, he asked the counsel to first serve the Senator and then return to court with particulars showing whether he received the summons or not.
According to Justice Bello, it is too early for the police to start its case with hostility when it has not followed laid down rules of the court and the constitution. He then adjourned to October 19, to enable service of the case summon to Senator Misau
Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Enahire, paid a courtesy visit to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at Sokoto Government House.
The Junior Minister is in Sokoto to flag off the nationwide Inspection of medical lab science equipment.