Police return to regular operations in Anambra, urge calm

The Police Command in Anambra has resumed regular security operations after the violent turn of the #EndSARS protests. Recall  that police operations were significantly reduced after the attacks on lives and properties of men in the command. Mr John Abang, Commissioner of Police in Anambra said that no fewer than four policemen were killed, while 11 …

Buhari welcomes COVID-19 Vaccine

President Muhammadu Buhari By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the arrival of the first effective coronavirus vaccine after a successful human trial phase. This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in a statement he issued in Abuja last night. ALSO READ: Ex-Army …

Buhari welcomes COVID-19 Vaccine

Garba Shehu By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA-PRESIDENT  Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the arrival of first effective coronavirus vaccine after a successful human trial phase. This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in a statement he issued in Abuja last night. READ ALSO:EndSARS: Osun Judicial Panel …

#EndSARS: Police in Edo issues 7-day ultimatum to arms looters

By Ozioruva Aliu BENIN CITY – THE police in Edo state have issued a seven- day ultimatum to suspected hoodlums, who hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protests in Edo State to return all stolen arms, ammunition and other items or face dire consequences. Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo in a statement also promised handsome rewards for persons …

EndSARS: Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry holds inaugural sitting Thursday

The Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry constituted to look into cases of alleged police brutality, human rights violations and extra-judicial killings by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Osun, has announced that it will begin sitting on Thursday. Secretary of the Panel, Kemi Bello said this in a statement she signed and …

Mystery gang rape,kill girls in Kaduna community

 rape  -as locale finds dead girl near cemetery By Ibrahim HassanWuyo For the second time in this year, ,lifeless bodies of two young girls were dumped by unknown persons in Kurmin Mashi area of Kaduna town,throwing  residents into fear and confusion. The Commissioner,Kaduna Ministry of Human Services and Social Development, Hafsat Muhammad-Baba, has expressed sadness over …

Ex-Army General appeals dismissal of N8bn suit against Lagos govt, others

Retired Maj.-Gen. AbdulRauf Tijani has appealed the judgment of a Federal High Court, Abuja, which dismissed his suit against Lagos Government over alleged unlawful seizure of his expanse of land in the state. Justice Inyang Ekwo had, on Oct. 14 in a judgment, dismissed the N8 billion damages suit on the grounds that the suit …

FG loses Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office

Omeiza Ajayi The Federal Government has announced the death of the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation OSGF, Mr Babatunde Lawal. Mr Lawal who died last Friday after an illness was 56 years and was the Deputy Secretary of the Federal Executive Council FEC. ALSO READ: International collaborations crucial …

US, Nigeria, 81-member global coalition meet over ISIS threats in West Africa

ISIS The United States of America, Federal Republic of Nigeria and 81-member global coalition are set to meet over threats by ISIS on West Africa states. The meeting, scheduled to hold 10th November, is aimed at reaffirming the coalition’s commitment to counter threats from ISIS and its branches worldwide. A statement from the office of …

COVID-19 causes social unrest in Nigeria, others, says UN

The United Nations (UN) has identified the socio-economic impact of Coronavirus pandemic as the main factor responsible for the social unrest being witnessed in some countries across the world, including Nigeria. The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Hajiya Amina Mohammed, stated this when she addressed State House correspondents at the end of her official …

CSOs, media’ll hold govt at all levels responsible for human capital devt — ANEEJ

By Gabriel Ewepu The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, Monday, maintained that Civil Society Organisations and Media will hold the government at all levels responsible for human capital development. This was contained in the address of welcome by the Executive Director, Rev David Ugolor, represented by Deputy Executive Director, ANEEJ, Comrade Leo …

WAEC postpones 2020 WASSCE for private candidates to Nov. 30

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has postponed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, 2020 Second Series. This is contained in a statement issued to newsman on Monday in Lagos by the council’s Acting Head, Public Affairs, Mr Damianus Ojijeogu. According to Ojijeogu, the examination, which was initially scheduled to commence …

Trump sacks defence secretary Mark Esper after failed re-election bid

Donald Trump has sacked his defence secretary Mark Esper on Monday, in his first major official act since losing re-election at the weekend. “Mark Esper has been terminated,” Mr Trump wrote on Twitter. Christopher Miller would take over “effective immediately”, he added. Mr Miller, a former Green Beret, currently serves as director of the national counter-terrorism centre, a unit within …

International collaborations crucial for timely COVID-19 recovery – Osinbajo

Professor Yemi Osinbajo …..VP: Cites FG, Germany, Siemens power initiative as model In dealing with the disruptions caused by COVID-19 on economies and livelihoods, stronger international cooperation and collaboration among countries will be crucial in addressing the situation and expediting economic recovery, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Monday at …

Army hands over notorious kidnap kingpin, 7 others to police in Calabar

Suspects By Ike Uchechukwu The Nigerian Army has handed over kidnap suspects as well as sea pirates and four others arrested by Sector 4 Land Component of Operation Delta Safe, OPDS, to the Nigeria Police. Vanguard learned that the four-man gang led by Ita Oku Ndiyo(a.ka Commander Musty), 27 year graduate of Cross River University of …

Int’l collaboration crucial to COVID-19 recovery – Osinbajo

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA- VICE President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday said that stronger international cooperation and collaboration among countries was crucial to deal with the disruptions caused by COVID-19 on economies and livelihoods and expedite economic recovery. Prof. Osinbajo stated this at the 8th German-Nigerian virtual Business Forum which featured presentations by representatives of the German …

COVID-19 vaccine 90% effective in Phase 3 trial, says Pfizer

A vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech was 90 percent effective in preventing Covid-19 infections in ongoing Phase 3 trials, the companies announced Monday. The statement was released as soaring coronavirus cases across the world have forced many millions of people back into lockdown, causing further damage to ravaged economies. European stock markets and …

Senate orders BPP to Submit records of projects valued in 2020

Senate By Henry Umoru ABUJA- THE Senate yesterday asked the  Director – General of Bureau of Public Procurement ( BPP), Mr Mamman Ahmadu,  to as a matter of urgency, furnish it with detailed records of projects and values  that came to the Bureau this year. Senate’s request for the records was sequel to failure of the BPP’s …

Reps suspend consideration of Refugee Commission’s Budget over late arrival

By Levinus Nwabughiogu House of Representatives committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and Humanitarian matters yesterday suspended the consideration of budget performance by the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced over late submission of documents. The Committee reached the resolution via a motion by Rep. Awaji Inombek Dagomie Abiante (PDP,  Rivers). He said …

FG approves constitution of Visitation Panels for public universities

The Federal Government has approved the constitution of Visitation Panels to oversight the activities of all Federal Universities in the country. Prof. Abubakar Abdulraheed, Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), made this known on Monday in Abuja. He stated this at the 2nd Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities …