NSE Confers Fellowship On 52 Members

By Perpetua Onuegbu Abuja, – The Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), on Wednesday conferred fellowship status on 52 engineers that have distinguished themselves in different fields of engineering. The event took place in Abuja, and it is the 21st in the series of conferment Lecture and Ceremony with the theme; “Nigeria Drainage Pattern and Flood Events.” The President of NSE Tasiu Gidari-Wudil (FNSE), congratulated the …

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NUJ Calls For End To Intimidation, Impunity Against Journalists

By Collins Yakubu-HammerAbuja, – The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called for an end to intimidation and impunity against journalists in the country. In a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, the National Secretary of the union, Malam Shuaibu Leman, said the union joined the rest of the world to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. He urged government at …

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NEMA Donates Drugs, Consumables To 3 Hospitals In Kano

By Ramatu Garba Kano, – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Wednesday, donated drugs and consumable items to three hospitals in Kano, to support victims of disasters in the state. NEMA Director-General, Mustapha Habib, said the donation was part of Federal Government’s effort to support people affected by gas explosions and other forms of disasters. Habib, represented by the Territorial Coordinator for Kano and Jigawa offices, …

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Indicted MDAs: Lagos Assembly Begins Deliberation On Auditor-General’s Report

By Adekunle Williams Ikeja – The Lagos State House of Assembly is probing  the 2021 Auditor-General’s Statutory Report on  accounts of indicted Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in Lagos State.The Chairman, house Committee on Public Accounts Committee (state) Mr Nurudeen Saka-Solaja made this disclosure at  the opening remarks before the commencement of the probe on Wednesday at the assembly complex.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) …

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Applicant In Court For Alleged Attempt To Steal A Car

By Hauwa Gold Abuja, – An applicant, Yusuf Isah, was on Wednesday docked in an Upper Area Court, Karu, Abuja, for allegedly attempting to steal a car at Garki shopping plaza. The police charged Isah, who is of no fixed address, with attempt to commit an offence. The Prosecution Counsel, Olanrewaju Osho, told the court that the matter was reported at the FCT Area Command …

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Day Muri Royal Family Honores Dr. Aminu Jauro Hassan

By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo One of the rarest things to witness is a royal recommendation and honor to someone for excellent public service. Dr. Aminu Jauro Hassan recently received this rather rare honor when the Muri royal family organized a reception in his honor where he was given a royal award for excellent public service in Jalingo. At the reception held in Jalingo at the …

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2 Pub Owners In Germany To Boycott Screening Qatar World Cup Games

Berlin, – Two pub owners in Germany will not be showing matches from the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. They said they took the decision from “an ethical standpoint” given the Gulf state’s record on human rights. Qatar, the first Middle Eastern country to host the World Cup, has come under intense international pressure for its treatment of foreign workers and restrictive social laws. …

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PM Apologises For Quip At News Conference Over Itaewon Tragedy

Seoul, – South Korea Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, on Wednesday, apologised for making a quip at a news briefing with foreign journalists with regard to the Halloween crowd crush in Itaewon. “Regardless of the circumstances, I apologise for making people feel uncomfortable,’’ Han said in a statement. Earlier, during the media briefing on Tuesday, Han was asked what is “the beginning and the end’’ of …

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Senate Committee to Invite Minister of Finance over Army Budget Implementation

By Abubakar Liman The Senate Committee on Army has said it will invite the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed over the implementation of the 2022 budget of the Nigerian Army. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, who made this known during the 2023 Budget Defence of the Army on Tuesday said the invitation becomes necessary in view of the 2022 budget …

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Britan’s Sunak Reverses Decision To Skip COP27 Climate Talks

London, – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has reversed his decision to skip COP27 and will attend the climate summit in Egypt next week, he has announced. Sunak wrote on Twitter that there was “no long-term prosperity without action on climate change”, and no energy security without investing in renewables, as he confirmed he would attend this year’s UN talks. Sunak was initially not planning …

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Agric minister dismisses concern over imminent food shortage in advance

By Liman Abubakar The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr.Mohammed Abubakar has dismissed concerns that Nigerian would experience food shortage in the coming months. Abubakar said this, while responding to questions from lawmakers on Monday at the budget defence session of the ministry. Royal News reports that the budget defence was jointly organised by Senate and House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture. Some of …

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Police Release Six of Davido’s Domestic Staff, Detain Two

The Lagos state police command has detained two of the eight domestic staff of singer Davido invited for questioning over the demise of his three-year-old son, Ifeanyi. The toddler unfortunately drowned in his father’s Banana Island apartment on Monday, October 31. They had reported that eight of the domestic staff were invited for questioning on Tuesday November Speaking to the media, the spokesperson of the …

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Senate task FCTA on completion of Kyarmi district, commencement of Maitama extension

…As the committee rattles Departments, Agencies, Area Councils Secretariat By Liman Abubakar Senate Committee on FCT on Tuesday tasked the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA) to fast tract the process of completing the projects at the Kyarmi district, and commence work immediately at the Adamu Aleiro (Maitama extension). The committee chairman Senator Smart Adeyemi made the request after the submission of the project contractor Kataka …

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NG-CARES: FCT Minister Of State Disburses 215m To Beneficiaries

By Salisu Sani-Idris Abuja, – The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has disbursed N215 million to 5,054 beneficiaries of the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) in the nation’s capital. Aliyu, while disbursing the funds, explained that the figure was made up of 3,650 beneficiaries of Social Transfer scheme, and 1,404 beneficiaries of Livelihoods grant. She said that the social transfer would …

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I Have No Regrets Being President Buhari’s Minister – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister of Information and Culture has stated that he has zero regrets about being a minister under President Buhari. The minister stated this in Abuja when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Information and National Orientation to defend the ministry’s 2023 budget proposal on Tuesday, November 1. Responding to a question by a member of the committee, the …

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Update: Police Release Six Of Davido’s Domestic Staff, Detain Two

Two out of eight domestic staff of superstar singer, Davido that were picked up by the Lagos state police command over the demise of his 3-year-old son, Ifeanyi have been detained. The toddler unfortunately drowned in his father’s Banana Island apartment on Monday, October 31. Precisepost had reported that eight of the domestic staff were invited for questioning on Tuesday November 1. Speaking to LIB, …

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