JTF takes on Boko Haram
Angered by the continuous sacrilegious acts of the insurgents in the northeast, Nigeria, particularly in Borno and Yobe state, over 10,000 members of civilian JTF, hunters as well as members of the Nigerian legion ( retired soldiers) have stormed the palace of the Shehu of Borno, His Royal Highness, Alahji Abubakar Kyari Umar Ibn Garbai Al’amin El-kanemi to receive his blessings as they set to join the military to take over Sambisa forest.
This is coming barely 24 hours after the Shehu declared three days, alms giving, fasting and prayers among all religious faithful in the state so as to restore peace back to the state and the country in general. Read more
South West PDP Removes Chairman
The People’s Democratic Party in the South West has passed a vote of no confidence on its Chairman, Mr Ishola Filani, replacing him with Lanre Orimoloye who until his appointment was the Treasurer of the zone.
This was the outcome of its zonal meeting held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Read more
Ebola: Schools will resume this month – FG
Primary and secondary schools across the country are now to resume from the current holiday in the middle of September instead of October 13 earlier decreed by the Federal Government in the wake of the outbreak of the killer Ebola virus disease (EVD).
Federal Government announced the new development in Abuja on Wednesday following improvement in the management and control of the disease. Read more
US, UK, FG move to stop Boko Haram’s funding
As part of efforts to end insurgency in Nigeria, delegates at a one-day security meeting held, yesterday, in Abuja, called for tracking of local and external sources of funds, logistics, arms and ammunition to the outlawed Boko Haram group.
They also called for strict enforcement of relevant United Nations (UN) and other international sanctions against terrorist groups. Read more
Adamawa Panel Threatens to Arrest Former SSG
The Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry saddled with the responsibility of investigating the financial transaction of the Adamawa State Government from June 2007 to June 2014, Justice Bobbo Umar, has threatened to issue a warrant of arrest to the immediate past Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Kobis Aris Thimnu, for failing to appear before the commission.
Justice Umar made the commission’s position known on Wednesday while receiving oral evidence from the counsel of the former Secretary to State Government, Barrister Adeniji Adesinu. Read more
Jonathan Inuagurates National Council On Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday inaugurated the National Council on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), stating that its creation is aimed at building an economy that works for all Nigerians.
The Council is chaired by Vice President Namadi Sambo. Read more
FG To Create Industrial Parks Across The Country
The Federal Government has said it will set up Industrial parks for Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (SMEs) to enable ease of running small businesses.
This was stated by the Minister of Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, while briefing journalists after the inauguration of the National Council on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) chaired by Vice President Namadi Sambo. Read more
Gov Ahmed seeks FG’s collaboration on projects
Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has called for an interface between the state government and the Federal Road Maintenance Agency on road maintenance and allied matters to avoid duplication of efforts and ensure better results.
Governor Ahmed said this while inspecting the Ohan bridge along Alapa in Asa local government area of the state during an unscheduled inspection of the bridge that links Kwara and Oyo States. Read more
FEC ratifies N485trillion for 30-year infrastructure master plan
The Federal Government yesterday ratified a thirty-year National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP) that would cost N485 trillion. This is as a document which is to serve as blueprint for accelerated integrated infrastructure development in the country from 2014 to 2043 was endorsed at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.
The draft NIIMP is a blueprint for integrated infrastructure development for the next 30 years based on the country’s economic growth aspirations and in line with the nation’s vision 2020:20. Read more
Peter Odemwingie Ruled Out Of 2015 AFCON
Stoke City’s Peter Odemwingie has confirmed that he will have to undergo surgery after damaging knee ligaments in last weekend’s clash away to Manchester City.
Though the Nigeria National Teamer and the medical personnel at Stoke City have failed to disclose the attacker’s recovery period, similar ailments take at least six months before the injured player attains maximum fitness. Read more
Botswana may miss Senegal qualifier over Ebola fears
Botswana’s senior national football team may not honour its Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Senegal over Ebola fears, the state-run Daily News reported Wednesday.The Zebras are supposed to host Senegal, which is among the affected countries, on September 10 after playing against Tunisia on September 6.
During a meeting to brief the Zebras players about the Ebola disease, the director of the Department of Sports and Recreation Falcon Sedimo told players not to be disappointed in case the game is cancelled as a precaution. Read more
NFF Drags Congo To CAF
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has drag their counterpart to CAF over their refusal to avail them their travelling plans ahead of Saturday’s 2015 AFCON qualifier cracker in Calabar between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Cougo’s Red Devils.
Nigeria welcome Congo to Calabar on Saturday for the qualifier which kick-off put at 5pm local time. Read more
NFF Lists Candidates for Executive Committee Elections
The reconstituted Electoral Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), yesterday released the list of eligible candidates to contest its rescheduled elections into the executive committee of the federation slated to hold tomorrow.
According to the list published on the website of the committee last night, immediate past president of the NFF, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, was not one of the candidates to contest the top most office in the administration of the game in the country. Read more
Israel shows evidence of rocket fire from Gaza schools
The Israeli military has provided its most detailed assessment yet of the conduct and impact of the Gaza war, including photographs indicating that militants stored and fired rockets from schools and a breakdown of the toll inflicted on Hamas.
In a briefing at its headquarters in Tel Aviv, the Israel Defense Forces presented a minute picture of the structure and capability of Hamas and other militant groups operating in Gaza, an effort to explain the severity of the threat Israel faced and justify Israel’s heavy tank shelling and air strikes during the 50-day conflict — tactics that drew international criticism. Read more
Africa set for an oil and gas boom
Africa’s energy industry could soar in the coming years, with Mozambique and Tanzania set to emerge as new frontiers if they can attract enough badly needed investment, a report said Wednesday.
Six of the top 10 global discoveries in 2013 were made in Africa, with more than 500 companies now exploring across to the continent, according to a study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Read more