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FRSC HAS REDUCED ACCIDENT RATES BY 62 PER CENT – OFFICIAL

By Tayo Joseph, Lagos The FRSC has reduced the rate of road accidents in Nigeria by 62 per cent since its establishment on Feb. 18, 1988, according to its Kaduna sector commander, Mr Umar Ibrahim. “The corps has recorded a milestone; it has reduced road accidents from 25,792 in 1988 …

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BOKO HARAM ATTACK DAPCHI IN YOBE

By Tayo Joseph, Lagos Yobe Commissioner of police, AbdulMaliki Sumonu, on Monday confirmed an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari local government area. Sumonu confirmed the attack in an interview. He said “at about 5.30 p.m today, the suspected insurgents attacked Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari …

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AJIMOBI ORDERS ARREST, PROSECUTION OF GUN-WIELDING HERDSMEN

By Tayo Joseph, Lagos …as stakeholders brainstorm on causes of herdsmen-farmers clash Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has directed security agencies to begin the immediate arrest and prosecution of Fulani herdsmen caught carrying guns and other dangerous weapons across the state. The governor gave the directive at a stakeholders’ …

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NNPC ADVOCATES CLOSER TIES AMONG AFRICAN COUNTRIES IN OIL SECTOR

By Tayo Joseph Lagos The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has called for closer collaboration among African nations not only in oil and gas but across all sectors to leapfrog the economies in the continent.   Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, made this submission during his …

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ALL RECOVERED ASSETS TO BE SOLD-OFF – PRESIDENT BUHARI

By Tayo Joseph Lagos President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Daura, his hometown, said all mismanaged and misappropriated national assets recovered will be sold off and proceeds paid to the treasury for the benefit of the country. President Buhari who gave the assurance when he received representatives of social groups in …

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FOUNDATION TO CARRY OUT FREE EYE SURGERY FOR 250 KWARANS IN MARCH

By Tunde Akanbi Kwara An Ilorin-based Non-Governmental Organization, Mohammed Ajia Ibrahim (MAI) Foundation has fixed the third of March, this year to conduct free eye treatment for residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. About 250 people are being targeted to benefit from the first phase of the eye test …

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FRESH N10BILLION NHIS SCAM: APC GOVERNMENT STINKS – PDP

…Says Presidency Has No Honour Left The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Presidency has no honour left after reports that it concealed a N10 billion theft perpetrated by its officials at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). It said the nation is being shoved to the …

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COLEMAN BREAKS 20 YEARS WORLD RECORD IN 60 METRES

By Tayo Joseph, Lagos World silver medalist Christian Coleman broke the world record in the 60 metres, when he ran 6.34 seconds at the U.S. indoor national championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday. Fellow American Maurice Greene had held the record of 6.39 seconds for 20 years. “It feels …

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KUJE PARENTS REJECT MEASLES VACCINE FOR CHILDREN – PHC COORDINATOR

By Adebisi Adeyemi, Lagos Some parents in Kuje Area Council, FCT, have prevented their children from receiving measles vaccination in the ongoing immunisation in the area. The Primary Health Care Coordinator of the council, Mr Haruna Agwai, disclosed this in an interview on Monday at Kuje. According to him, some …

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