TERRORISTS STEAL.OUR UNIFORMS TO COMMIT ATROCITIES SAYS ARMY CHIEF, BURATAI

Olaleye Aluko The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen Tukur Buratai, has said terrorists stole weapons, uniforms and boots from the troops in the North-East and used them to perpetrate crimes. Buratai said this in an interview with Voxafrica TV, a United Kingdom-based station, on Saturday. He was reacting to allegations of abuses by the army raised by the Amnesty International. The army chief noted that terrorists gave misleading information to the AI, accusing the army of those crimes. Buratai said, “AI is an international non-governmental organisation that has its own…

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WHY HMOs SHOULD BE SCRAPPED- HEALTH MINISTER

NHIS boss: Health managers operating without licence James Emejo in Abuja The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, wednesday called for the scrapping of Health Management Organisations (HMOs) operating under National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for among other things, failing to deliver on their healthcare mandate. He said a total sum of over N351 billion had been paid to the HMOs by the federal government within the past 12 years without measurable improvement in health care delivery for Nigerians. Speaking at a two-day investigative hearing organised by the House of…

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IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT INAUGURATES NEW SECURITY OUT, RRS FOR INTERNAL SECURITY

The Nigeria Immigration Service has inaugurated a new‎ security unit called the Rapid Response Squad to assist in emergencies and ensuring internal security in the country. The Comptroller-General of the NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede disclosed this on Saturday‎ at the combined passing out parade of 456 Border Patrol Corps at the Immigration training school, Kano. “‎As a paramilitary agency we are aware of the several security threats in the country, sometimes emergencies come and we are asked to squat and we might not just be ready that is the idea…

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AMBODE IS LYING, AM NOT FRUSTRATING HIM, SAYS FASHOLA

The minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babtunde Fashola, has debunked the claims by the governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, that he is being frustrated by the federal government. Fashola says he is not frustrating Ambode Governor Ambode had accused the federal ministry of Works of frustrating his move to fix the very bad portion of the Lagos International Airport Road from Oshodi. Fashola, the immediate past governor of Lagos state, is the head of the ministry being accused by Ambode. Fashola said the works ministry had approved several…

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I AM NOT AN MC SAYS DAYO BENJAMINS- LANIYI

Dayo Benjamins-Laniyi Dayo Benjamins-Laniyi is a compere who has excelled amongst her equals. Over the years, she has done over 10,000 hours speaking publicly. As an enterprise communicator, she has interpreted the values of events effortlessly. “The qualities of what I have embraced have embraced me. Over the years I have done my 10,000 hours. I am not an MC but an EC, i.e. an Enterprise Communicator because I interpret the value of events, clients and business above coming to speak English or being a diva. Most times, I end…

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OSINBAJO TO PERFORM THE GROUNDBREAKING OF LAGOS IBADAN RAIL.LINE ON TUESDAY

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will on Tuesday next week perform the Ground Breaking ceremony to mark the commencement of the construction of Lagos-Ibadan Railway Line.The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) will perform the ground breaking of the Lagos-Ibadan Railway Line which is the Second Segment of the Lagos-Kano Standard Gauge Railway System with an extension to the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa. The chef host of the historic event is the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi while the event will be attended by important dignitaries cutting across…

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GHOST CORPERS: NYSC INTRODUCES MONTHLY BIOMETRIC CAPTURING

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has introduced a biometric technology for the corps members’ monthly clearance in South West, a development that will expose those who absent themselves from their places of primary assignment. The Director General of NYSC, Brig-Gen Suleiman Kazure who stated this in Ibadan at the opening ceremony of the training workshop on Biometric Clearance of Corps Members in Local Government Areas in SouthWest with the theme “Ensuring Accountability in Corps members activities using ICT, said that biometric technology will not only address absenteeism during service…

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FUEL SCARCITY IMMINENT AS IPMAN THREATENS STRIKE

Lagos State chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has threatened to go on strike in the next few days over  the exorbitant prices charged by depot owners on fuel and extortion by officials of the Department of Petroleum Reources (DPR). The group, in a statement endorsed by its chairman, Alhaji Ayo Alanamu, and General Secretary, Prince Kunle Oyenuga, also threatened to shut down all its members 2000 fuel stations across the state and its environs. According to IPMAN, its members were expected to buy a litre…

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WRONGFUL AND HARMFUL MAST INSTALLATION: KWARA ASSEMBLY INVITES MTN

Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Kwara State House of Assembly has summoned MTN to appear before its Committee on Public Petition over alleged wrong installation of its mast on Judges Quarters’ Road (Budo Egba), Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The committee, according to a statement by the media aide to the assembly’s speaker, Alhaji Sanni Abdulrahman, alleged that the erection of the mast was causing environmental hazards to the people of the area. The assembly’s summons followed a complaint by a resident of the area, Chief Oladele Olanrewaju, through his counsel,…

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KEYSTONE BANK CUSTOMERS AGONISE AS CASH TRANSFER PROBLEMS HIT BANK

Prince Qasim Edu Why not refund my account accordingly? It’s now 16 working days Keystone Bank response Dear Prince, Thank you for contacting us and our sincere apologies for the inconveniences caused. Kindly inbox us your account and the said transaction details, to enable us confirm status and resolve your complaint accordingly. Best Regards. Olalekan Ibrahim This bank, many things are not working. I can’t get internet banking token code for over two months. Keystone Bank response Dear Olalekan Ibrahim, please accept our sincere apologies for any inconveniences this may…

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