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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Senate invites IGP over community policing

THE Senate on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Police Affairs to invite the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to suggest ways and means the country could actualise community policing. The directive followed a motion on “The need to Post Junior Cadre of Nigeria Police Force to their States and Local Government to enhance community policing in Nigeria” sponsored by ... Read More »

Expulsion of Nigeria from financial intelligence units imminent – Group warns

MEDIA Initiative against Injustice, Violence and Corruption, MIIVOC, a civil organisation, has warned Nigeria’s federal government to immediately act on the report of the committee to harmonise issues around the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Agency Bill, to save the nation from imminent expulsion from the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units. Walter Duru, executive director of the MIIVOC, who gave the ... Read More »

This trial will collapse – Saraki

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, February 6, stated that he sympathised with Danladi Umar, the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, over the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s, EFCC, attempts to bring up a case for which he (Umar) had previously cleared, days before the resumption of Saraki’s case. In a series of tweets, and ... Read More »

Farmers/herdsmen clashes: Buhari warns against reprisal attacks

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday warned against reprisal attacks to strengthen security in parts of the country. Buhari, who issued the warning while inaugurating the Comprehensive Special School, Lafia, Nasarawa State. The president admonished victims of reported attacks and urged them not to engage in reprisals. He enjoined all citizens to always resist the temptation of engaging in reprisals, saying ... Read More »

Insecurity: N200bn investments stalled in agro allied industry – LCCI

THE Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says an estimated N200 billion planned investment in an agro allied industry has been put on hold in the country over insecurity challenges. The President of LCCI, Mr Babatunde Ruwase, disclosed this in Lagos during ‘Security meets Business” Dialogue session organised by the chamber. Ruwase said that there was no better time ... Read More »

Magnitude-6.0 earthquake hits Taiwan, causes hotel collapse

A devastating earthquake off the eastern coast of Taiwan caused the collapse of a hotel, government sources said on Tuesday. “The magnitude-6.0 earthquake’s epicentre was 18.3 kilometres north of Hualien County Hall at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers,’’ Taiwain’s Central Weather Bureau said. The quake, recorded at 23:50 local time Tuesday (1550 GMT), could be felt across Taiwan, with ... Read More »

JAMB to collaborate with EFCC on corruption

THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will collaborate effectively with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in the fight against corruption. The Registrar of the Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede stated this on Tuesday in Abuja when the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu visited the board in Bwari, Abuja. Oloyede, while appreciating the Commission ... Read More »

2019 Elections: Senate, Reps adopt reordered sequence of election

The National Assembly Conference Committee on Electoral Act (amendment) Bill on Tuesday adopted the reordered sequence of the 2019 General Elections, making presidential election last. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the House of Representatives had few weeks ago, began process to amend the Electoral Act 2010 with the inclusion of section 25(1) in the law. This was ... Read More »