Thursday, 19 October 2017

Gov Jibrilla Bindow commiserates with Gov Lalong:

Adamawa state government has expressed its willingness to contribute to a peaceful coexistence among the various tribes in Plateau state.
Governor of Adamawa state, Sen Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla Bindow, who stated this when he led state government delegation to console the government and people of Plateau, over the recent killings in the state, explained that there cannot be meaningful development without peace and harmony.
The governor said he will collaborate with the Lamido Adamawa, who is the leader of Tapital Pulaku worldwide, to hold consultations with all Fulani residing in Miango, the community that was attacked.
He however said, "this would be possible only after investigation into the matter have been concluded, to enable government establish those responsible for the attacks".

Yobe State Gov. Gaidam Discusses Healthcare Capacity Building with Inceptima, Others

H.E. Governor Ibrahim Gaidam today met with the Chief Executive Officer of Inceptima Management Solution, a U.S-based programme management firm, Asmaa Idrisu to discuss ways to improve efficiency and build more capacity for government hospitals across Yobe State.

Sule Lamido’s trial adjourned till November 15

 Justice Babatunde Quadri of Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday adjourned trial of former Governor of Jigawa, Sule Lamido, until Nov. 15.
Lamido is being prosecuted alongside his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, and two others by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 27-count charge bordering on abuse of office and money laundering.
At the resumed hearing, counsel to the defendants, Kanu Agabi (SAN), informed the court of his appearance in the matter for the first time.
Agabi said “I am coming here for the first time in this case and I am pleading with the court to give me time to familiarise with the case.

Governors: Paris Club refund is right of states

States are not begging the Federal Government for money, but asking to be paid the Paris Club refund, which is their entitlement, a governor said yesterday.
Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar said the President’s statement to the governors at a meeting on Tuesday was part of his usual concern for the plight of workers. He did not see it as an indictment of the states’ helmsmen.
The governor said: “Don’t forget, this is money that belongs to us. We are not begging for anything, but demanding what belongs to us and that it should be paid to us.”

Kidnapping of policemen embarrassing, says IG

Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris yesterday castigated police officers for being careless to the extent that they are kidnapped.
He described as embarrassing and annoying the recent kidnap of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Sarkin Pawa in Niger State.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Amos Aliyu was on Sunday abducted near his home at Turin Fulani by unidentified persons.

World Bank Denies Disagreeing With Adeosun On Foreign Borrowings

The World Bank Group, on Wednesday, denied that the Bank disagreed with the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, over the borrowings by the Nigerian Government to stimulate the economy and finance infrastructure projects in the country.
In a mail to the Minister by the Senior Communications Officer of the World Bank, Mr. Rachid Benmessaoud, the Bank averred that the media misrepresented and quoted out of context the comments made by its Senior Economist for Nigeria, Gloria Joseph-Raji, at an event in Abuja, the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Love And It's Destiny Chapter Eight

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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”.

Cholera, measles kill 56 in Borno, Kano

About 56 children have died in the ongoing cholera and measles outbreak in Borno and Kano states.
While cholera is said to have killed 50 in Borno, measles is said to have claimed six lives in Kano.
Residents in the affected communities and stakeholders in the sector are thus calling on the state governments to quickly arrest the spread of the diseases.

Scene from Science School Dawakin Kudu, as students destroy school properties in Kano

Student of Science School Dawakin Kudu, Kano State recently went on rampage and destroyed the office of their Principal and vehicles of their teachers during a riot.

Atiku Abubakar's son remanded for contempt of court order over custody battle with his Ex-wife

A Magistrate Court sitting in the Tinubu area of Lagos on Wednesday remanded Aminu Abubakar, the son of a former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku in the transit cell for disobeying a court order.
Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye ordered the remand for an alleged disobedience of a court order directing him to produce his son, seven-year-old Amir Atiku in court today (Wednesday).
Following the proceedings in a case brought by Aminu Atiku’s estranged wife, Ms. Bolori, the court had made the order for the emergency evacuation and protection of the child pending the hearing of the case today.

50-year after Buhari approves payment of pension to retired Biafra Police

Succour has come the way of police officers who served in the defunct Biafran Police during the 30 months Nigeria Civil war as President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension to the police officers who were granted presidential pardon in 2000.
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) Wednesday announced that about 162 of such retired police officers and 57 Next of Kin of those who have died will be paid their pension benefits in the first phase of the payment with effect from Friday, October 20, 2017 in Enugu.

Jonathan, IBB hold closed door meeting in Minna

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida Wednesday held discussions regarding the forthcoming People’s Democratic Party (PDP) convention in Minna, Niger state.
The meeting which was held behind closed door meeting at the Uphill Residence of Babangida went on for hours.
Former president Jonathan who was accompanied by Senator Nimi Barigha Amange arrived the Niger state capital at about 10.00am in a black GMC bullet proof SUV jeep with registration number ABJ 961ER with eight other vehicles on his convoy.

Gov Kashim Shettima Commends Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) for its Corporate Social Responsibility drive in Borno

Governor Kashim Shettima continues routine inspections
... Commends Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) for its Corporate Social Responsibility drive.
Governor Shettima made the commendation during his usual routine inspections when he inspected two blocks of classrooms jointly constructed by the State Government and the NSE in providing affordable and quality education to the pupils.

Northern Governors Wife Elected Wife of Bauchi State Governor Haj Hadiza Abubakar as New Chairperson

Wives of Nigerian Northern Governors have held their quarterly meeting in Yankari, Bauchi state.
They were welcomed with a short opening session which had His Excellency Governor MA Abubakar in attendance.
The ladies immediately went into a closed meeting during which a new exco was elected and wife of Bauchi state Governor H.E. Haj Hadiza Abubakar emerged the new Chairperson. Other issues discussed include updates and next steps on the ongoing program against Drug Abuse, advocacy on Immunization rounds going on nationally, completing legal framework and constitution of the forum and furnishing the

Man Who Left After His Wife Gave Birth To Triplets In Benue Returns

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

The Kaduna State Government has announced the appointment of a new management for the Kaduna State Water Corporation, and the dissolution of the board of the corporation
“The governor of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Engineer Aliyu Ibn Shehu as the Managing Director/CEO of the Kaduna State Water Corporation. The governor also approved the appointment of Mr. Silas Agai Liman as Deputy Managing Director of the corporation.
“In addition to approving the new top management, the government has also announced the dissolution of the board of the Kaduna State Water Corporation. The board is to handover to the Commissioner of Water Resources who will exercise the functions of the board until it is reconstituted. The government wishes to thank members of the erstwhile board for their services.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

NITDA Completes 2016/2017 Scholarship Application Process

In line with its identified strategic roadmap of transforming Nigeria into a knowledge based economy through Human Capital Development, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) invited the 2016/2017 scholarship applicants to verify their credentials, conduct a written assessment test and oral interview, after which, an award letter will be issued to successful candidates.
The process is holding at the Agency's Corporate Headquarters, Abuja and it is strictly based on equity

FG acquire technologies to fight Boko Haram- Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai said on Tuesday that the Federal Government (FG) is currently into acquisition, installation and application of modern technologies in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorist group in the country.
He said the development was made possible through the federal government collaboration with the United States of America, Isreal, United Kingdom, Jordan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He added that these countries are also helping regarding capacity building for personnel of the Armed Forces.

APC Stop Borrowing In The Interest Of Nigeria - PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wishes to draw the attention of all Nigerians to the warning by the World Bank on the danger inherent in the continued unbridled borrowing by the President Muhammadu Buhari led Government under the guise of funding National expenditures instead of looking inwards and developing the Nation’s resources for a sustainable revenue flow.
2. As a Political Party that was in power for 16 years; that worked assiduously to take the Nation out of debt, we are appalled at the rate the Government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been stacking debt for the future generations without any corresponding infrastructural development in the Country to justify the Huge Borrowing .

Buhari worried over unpaid workers’ salaries in states

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday expressed concern over the growing complaints and agitations by workers in states over unpaid salaries and allowances, in spite of interventions by the Federal Government.
Receiving a group of governors led by the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Abdul’Aziz Abubakar Yari, at the State House, President Buhari said the plight of workers in the states need urgent attention as many could barely survive.

50-year-old man rapes 3-year-old girl to death in Katsina State

A 50-year-old man, Abdullahi Sani has been arrested by police for allegedly raping a three-year -old girl to death in Jabiri, Funtua local government area of Katsina State.
Spokesperson for the State PiliceCommand, DSP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the development on Mondaysaid Sani lured the child to an uncompleted building and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

President Buhari Departs Abuja On Wednesday To Attend Ninth D-8 Summit In Instabul

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to jet out of Abuja tomorrow Wednesday, 18th October to attend the ninth summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday.
This was made known today via the President’s official twitter handle @MBuhari.
The tweets also further explain that the President is leaving early because of a pre-scheduled appointment with Turkish President, Recep Erdogan.
See tweets below:

Sokoto sends 239 lab workers back to school to upgrade their knowledge for professional licensing

Sokoto state government said it has sent 239 medical lab workers back to school to upgrade their knowledge and prepare them for professional licensing before allowing them to continue work under the state ministry of health.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this when he received the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who paid him a courtesy visit at Sokoto Government House.
“We have sent 230 holders of Ordinary National Diploma (OND) who are presently working in our medical laboratories for a one year abridged program at the Sultan Abdulrahman School of Health Technology, Gwadabawa to update their knowledge and enable them write council examinations and become certified laboratory technicians.

Okonjo-Iweala Reveals How Buhari Can Effectively Fight Corruption

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigeria and other countries can fight corruption through strengthening institutions and incentives which could help shape the behaviour of people.
Okonjo-Iweala said this during a panel discussion tagged, “Fighting corruption’’ at the World Bank/IMF headquarters in Washington DC, United States, US.
She noted that the introduction of technologies in the financial administration would help checkmate corrupt practices.

Medical Charity WMR Provides Yobe N1.4 Billion Medical Equipment, Supplies

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.
WMR President George V. Samson made this known when H.E Governor Ibrahim Gaidam visited the medical charity's world headquarters in Detroit, Michigan in the United States yesterday.
WMR is a non-profit, multi-funded charitable organization that collects and distributes medical and dental equipment and supplies within the US and around the world to help the sick and the less privileged.

'Striking Kogi workers are political civil servants’

Govt to enforce no-work, no-pay law
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has described striking workers in the state as political civil servants.
He was addressing State House correspondents yesterday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
To check the trend of the politically-induced strikes, he said his administration would enforce the ‘no-work, no-pay’ policy in the state.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Court Rejects AGF’s Request To Summon Misau

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 Visits Tambuwal

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.

Bauchi State Orphans and Vulnerable Children Agency to enroll 10,000 orphans in school

The Bauchi State Orphans and Vulnerable Children Agency, says it will enrol 100, 000 orphans and vulnerable children into primary schools across the state this academic session.

Gunmen Defy Curfew, Kill Six In Plateau Village

Six persons have been reported killed after gunmen attacked a village at Miango district in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The deceased – three male, two female and an infant – were said to have been killed and others injured when the assailants attacked Tegbe village on Saturday after the state government had imposed a 12-hour curfew on the local government.

There Is No $25 Billion NNPC Contracts Anywhere – Presidency

• Communities sue Kachikwu, others over Ogoni cleanup
The presidency has dismissed the claim that $25 billion contracts were awarded by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) or that the amount is missing.
According to the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, no contracts were awarded by the NNPC based on the memo of the Petroleum Resources Minister of State, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu to President Muhammadu Buhari, even though the impression has been maliciously created in the past few weeks.

$25b NNPC contracts not awarded, presidency insists

• Communities sue Kachikwu, others over Ogoni cleanup
The presidency has dismissed the claim that $25 billion contracts were awarded by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) or that the amount is missing.
According to the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, no contracts were awarded by the NNPC based on the memo of the Petroleum Resources Minister of State, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu to President Muhammadu Buhari, even though the impression has been maliciously created in the past few weeks.

Saraki urges collective fight against terrorism

Senate President Bukola Saraki, says it is the collective responsibility of world leaders to combat terrorism, reaffirming Nigeria’s commitment to the fight.
Saraki said this during bilateral meeting with the Speaker of the Parliament of Iran, Ali, Larijani, at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia on Monday.
The senate president said time has come for all world leaders to join forces to eliminate “the greatest enemy”.

Atiku’s associate dumps APC for PDP in Kaduna

An associate of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Kaduna State, Malam Isah Dansallah, has defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Dansallah, a founding member of the APC, was appointed Chairman of Kajuru Local Council in Kaduna State by Governor Nasir el-Rufai. He told journalists in Kaduna yesterday that he could no longer stay with his APC as a result of what he called “lack of good governance.”

Nigerians need to be patient with Buhari - Sen. Gaya

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Sen. Kabiru Gaya, has urged Nigerians to be patient with the present administration as it works towards entrenching good governance. He made the call while speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly on Sunday at St. Petersburg, Russia.
Gaya, who is the Vice President of the IPU, Africa, urged Nigerians to engage in constructive criticism of government policies rather than castigating the leadership.

Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan, Buhari are accidental leaders —Ghali Umar Na’Abba

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali UmarNa’Abba, has taken a swipe at all the leaders that had governed Nigeria since May 1999 and the current government, describing them as accidental leaders.
Those who have ruled Nigeria as Presidents since 1999 include former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, late Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan and the current President, Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, accidental leadership brings about trial and error in governance, which has been the problem of Nigeria since 1999.He also expressed regret that leadership recruitment process in the country had been hijacked by a few politicians.
Speaking at the 2016/2017 Matriculation and Fellowship Endowment ceremony of National Institute for Legislative Studies, NILS, in Abuja, weekend, Na’Abba blamed the nation’s leadership recruitment process for the accidental leadership problem in the country.

Kano records over 98,000 malaria cases this year- Commissioner for Health

Kano State Commissioner for Health Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso at the weekend said the state recorded about 97,845 cases of malaria this year.
He added that the campaign against malaria is gaining momentum, compared to the 104,745 cases recorded in 2016.
Getso, who spoke at the launch of the state malaria quarterly bulletin, designed by AFENET, a non-governmental health organisation promoting a healthy Africa, described malaria as a high-cost disease.

Attack on ex-IG: Police trail suspected armed robbers

Detectives have launched manhunt for suspected armed robbers, who made a botched attempt to enter the home of a former Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomasie.
The police said its preliminary findings pointed to a case of armed robbery and not assassination attempt.
But it, however, asked its detectives to leave all clues open in order to track down the suspects.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Former Ogun state Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel Visits Dr. Sule Lamido At Bamaina Mansion in Jigawa

One of the aspirants of PDP National chairmanship former Ogun state Governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel has visited the Nigeria's leader of the talakawas Dr. Sule Lamido CON at his home town Bamaina in Jigawa State.
He was received and led to the leader by Jigawa State PDP deputy chairman. Hon. Babandi Ibrahim

State House Medical Centre Received Only 33% Capital Allocation- Presidency

The attention of the Presidency has been drawn to recent media reports suggesting that the State House Medical Centre had received N11.01billion as appropriation for the period 2015-2017.
According to the Permanent Secretary, State House, Jalal A. Arabi, contrary to the above claims, out of the total Capital Appropriation of N2,941,062,044.00 and Recurrent Appropriation of N465,935,358.00 for the period under reference, only the sum of N969,681,821.53 (representing 32.97%) for Capital and

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to invest $30m in Niger and Kaduna states to boost Agricultural sector

Niger and kaduna states to get $30 million to boost Agricultural sector
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) says it will invest $30 million to boost agriculture in Nigeria within the next four years.
Dr Kehinde Makinde, the Country Team Leader, AGRA, Nigeria, made this known at a workshop on Economic Impact Assessment of the Micro Reforms for African Agribusiness (MIRA) project, on Wednesday in Abuja.
He explained that the money would be used to support small holder farmers across the country.
He said that the project, which would focus on promoting rice, maize and cassava, would last from 2017 to 2021.

Unknown Gunmen Abducted Three APDA Chieftains in Kogi

Three local government leaders of Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance (APDA) in Kogi State were on Friday, kidnapped by yet to be identified gunmen in Kogi State.
The abducted party chieftains are Ademu Kadir from Idah Local Government Area, Alilu Omo and Ocholi from Igalamela-Odolu Local Government Area.
onfirming the abduction to journalists, the Kogi State Chairman of APDA, Abdulmumini Ibrahim, said: “the officers were abducted on their way to Idah after attending the inaugural meeting of the state working committee of the party in Lokoja on Friday.”

Wife of Kogi state Governor, Haj. Amina Launches Hayat Foundation in Abuja

The Chairperson KADENAP Hajia Aisha Ummi G Elrufai was at the launch of Hayat Foundation. The event took place on 13/10/17 at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja.
The Hayat Foundation is founded by the Wife of the Kogi State Governor, H.E Haj. Amina Oyiza Bello Esq. to cater for children with Celebra palsy and other special needs.
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle.

Chevron Nigeria to establish hybrid library in Sokoto secondary school

Chevron Nigeria Ltd has announced plans to establish a fully-stocked hybrid library in one of the secondary schools in Sokoto State.
Director of Policy, Government and Polic Affairs of Chevron Nigeria Ltd, Senator Gbenga Aluko who confirmed this on Thursday in Sokoto when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at his office, said, Chevron in the past established a chest clinic at the Murtala Muhammed Sokoto Specialist Hospital, while a number of Sokoto indigenes had benefitted from the company's scholarship for medical and engineering students.

Aso Rock Clinic: I Am Not Under Investigation – Jonathan Insists

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has made it clear that he is not under probe by the committee set up by the House of Representatives, to investigate how the budget allocated to the State House Medical Centre since 2015 was spent.
Jonathan, in a statement signed by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, said he had nothing to do with the 2015 Budget before he handed over power to President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29 of the same year.
He therefore said there was no way his administration would be included in the expected probe of allocations to the clinic.