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Army to Review its Operations

Current National and global security concerns demands that the Nigerian Army ensure regular review of operations to keep date with the dynamics.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai stated this while on a working visit to the Headquarters of the one Division of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna.

Flood Claims Six Lives in Karu

Communities residing around Karu new layout in Nasarawa state are living in fear as flooding claimed six lives in the area recently.

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura on a sympathy  visit to the community directed the relocation of residents to avert similar disaster.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at Aso Villa Chapel

There is no doubt that the Country is facing huge challenges, but with trust, perseverance and faith, they can be overcome.

This is the view of clerics at the Sunday Service held at the Aso Villa Chapel where Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his Household worshipped.

Iranian Embassy Encourage Girl Child Education

Iranian Embassy in Nigeria is championing the course of enlightening Nigerian women on girl child education and the role of women in nation building.

The cultural section of the Embassy organized a one day seminar in Abuja to proffer solutions to achieve the set objectives.

Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Archdiocesan Day

Christians have been urged to seek God’s face at all times and in all their dealings, so that their stay on earth will be beneficial to humanity.

Rev. Charles Eneh of Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Catholic Communion gave the charge at a sermon to mark their Archdiocesan Cultural day in Abuja.

General Abdulsalami Visits Governor Obiano

Former head of state General Abdulsalami Abubakar has commended Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State for his development strides.

He gave the commendation when he paid him a courtesy call at the government lodge Anambra.

Airlift Taraba Pilgrims

The airlift of intending Muslim Pilgrims from Taraba State for the 2016 Hajj exercise has commenced at the Yola International Airport.

Former Minister Interred

It was indeed a rain of tributes and tears as the body of Chief Ojo Maduekwe was buried at Asaga-Ohafia, Abia State.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu described the former Minister and ambassador as a worthy patriot and trusted leader.

Amosun Hosts Summer Camps

Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun has advised participants of the 2016 Summer Camp organized by the government to make good use of the knowledge and skills acquired.

Governor Amosun gave the advice while hosting the 115 student participants and their instructors at the Government House, Abeokuta.

Apapa Bridge Open To Traffic

The Apapa outward bound bridge in Lagos is now open to traffic after emergency repair works.

This is to ease congestion resulting from the closure of the bridge.

NIPOST Conference on Effective Service Delivery

Transforming Expedite Mail Service Ems/Parcel Nigeria to a world class Courier outfit was the focus of the Parcel Manager Conference held in Minna, Niger State Capital.

The Conference which had participants drawn from the thirty six States and the Federal Capital Territory is aimed at evolving strategies for effective service delivery in the Country.

Information Minister at Lagos Festival

As part of activities lined up to mark Lagos State at 50, the third in the series a festival colloquium has been staged in Lagos.

Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed commended Lagos State Government for promoting culture and tourism.

APC Chairman Meets Ondo Aspirants     

The All Progressives Congress has assured all aspirants contesting the Ondo State Governorship election that there will be no imposition of candidate in the election of the standard bearer for the party.

At a meeting with all of the Aspirants in Abuja, the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun assured of fair play to all aspirants.

23 Aspirants are jostling for the APC ticket in the Ondo State’s November 26th governorship election.

Liberian Vice president Visits Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar

African leaders have been told to maximize efforts at promoting peaceful coexistence and economic growth of the continent.

Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar the third made the remark while receiving Liberia’s Vice President Joseph Nyima Boaki Senior in his place.

Senate President Bukola Saraki has described late justice James Omo-Agege, a former Chief

Judge of Delta State as a reputable jurist  whose  cerebral judgements would continue to serve as precedents in the legal profession.

Saraki in a statement by his special adviser on Media and Publicity Yusuph Olaniyonu said the late Chief Judge departed at a time his services were most needed.

He prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the departed and urged the deceased family to be consoled by the worthy legacies of selflessness and distinguished service left behind by their patriarch.

Immigration Service Retreat 

A retreat on strategic planning and change management, to focus the Nigeria Immigration Service has ended in Kano.

At its commencement, Minister of Interior, Abdul-Rahaman Dambazau affirmed Federal Government’s readiness to give the Service a robust outlook to compete favourably with its counterpart across the world.

NUPC Training & Passing out Parade     

The National Unity and Peace Corps says if endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari as envisaged come September 2016 it will work assiduously to compliment other security agencies in entrenching peace and stability in the country.

The Commandant General Dr. Chinedu Nneji re-iterated this at the training and passing out parade of the corps in Abuja.

Obasanjo Visits Adamawa   

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has commended the Federal Government’s policies on agriculture which are expected to increase food production.

Chief Obasanjo was speaking when he visited on Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla of Adamawa State.

COAS at 2016 Battle Inoculation

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai has commended the management of the Nigeria Defence Academy for upholding standards and discipline in the training of Army Cadets.

He gave the commendation while at the 2016 Battle inoculation at the Table Hill, Kachia in Kaduna State.

Osun Festival

The Federal Government is committed to the revival of the tourist sites and National Monuments, as part of reforms targeting   sectors of the nation’s economy.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed stated this at the grand finale of this year’s Osun Oshogbo festival.

Buhari Media Support Group on BBOG

The Buhari Media Support Group has appealed to the Bring Back our Girls advocacy group to put off its proposed demonstration to the presidential Villa

To avoid needless complications capable of undermining the efforts of the Government to rescue the girls safely.

A statement issued by the Secretary to the Group Casside Madueke appeals to Bring Back our Girls campaign group to encourage the government in its silent approach to overcome the Boko Harma insurgents which will untimely lead to the safe rescue of the girls.

The statement adds that, any protest will only advance the propaganda agenda of the Boko Haram bandits.

Al-Makura Flags off Community Based Sanitation

Concern by the high concentration of waste in Karu area of Nasarawa State which some time lead to flooding, the Nasarawa State Government has launched a sustainable community-based sanitation exercise.

Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura flagged off the exercise to cover the entire state.


Speed Breakers are designed to slow down or break the speed of vehicles, particularly in densely populated areas.

This is with a view to reduce accidents involving pedestrians contrary to this objective; the abuse of speed bumps is now on the increase.

Indiscriminate Erection of Speed Breakers

Speed bumps are all important road infrastructure found in many parts of Lagos State.

An from Lagos comes a report that non-compliance with safety standards and specifications when providing speed bumps have resulted in various sizes and types that abound across the metropolis.

Sports Update

Nigeria Wins Bronze at Rio

Nigeria wins Rio 2016 Olympic football bronze medal after a 3 – 2 defeat of Honduras in the third place match as Usain Bolt adds another triple – triple.

As the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro finally climaxes with the closing ceremony Sunday Midnight, Nigeria ends her campaign with a Bronze Medal in football event.

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