Stakeholders applaud CP Edgal on police accountability

RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE Lagos The Stakeholders Forum On Police Accountability ( SFOPA) has applauded the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Edgal Imohimi over his Accountability policy in policing. The group posited that the policy has largely accounted for improved public perception of the police in Lagos since his assumption assumption of office. National Coordinator of Network On Police Reform In Nigeria (NOPRIN) Okechukwu Nwanguma made the submission at the inauguration of the  Forum Wednesday in Lagos. The Forum, formed with the purpose of providing a platform for regular engagement and interacting…

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Bears maintain grip on Nigerian stocks as benchmark index dips 0.13%

By www.businessamlive.com The bears at the Nigerian equities market maintained a firm grip in Monday’s trading session as benchmark index, the NSEASI declined 13bps to settle at 35,399.28 points while year-to-date (YTD) loss further dipped to -7.4 percent. As a result, market capitalization lost N17.0 billion in value to close at N12.9 trillion. The day’s negative performance was largely driven by selloffs in UBA (-3.2%), GUINNESS (-4.3%), GUARANTY (-0.5%) and ZENITH (-0.6%) – stocks with a large weight on the index. On the flip side, activity level was mixed as…

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PDP leads in Obudu bye election

 By Ita Akpan Calabar  People Democratic Party, PDP has taken the leads in the recent Obudu State Constituency by-election conducted by the National Electoral Commission, INEC over the weekend. Declaring the result of the Bye-election, Dr. Anthony Inyang who was the returning officer of the bye-election announced that PDP candidate, Abbey Ekpukpen leads 3 other candidates with a total 12,712 votes. Breaking down another result, Dr. Anthony said, opposition candidates Ishamali Bendebel of All Progressives, APC Congress secured 4345 votes, Awafang Clement of Mega Party of Nigeria scored 132 votes…

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MRA inducts Department of Petroleum Resources into ‘FOI Hall “of Shame’

For its relentless dedication to secrecy and attendant disregard for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Nigeria’s petroleum regulatory agency, into its “FOI Hall of Shame.” MRA’s FOI Programme Manager, Mr Ridwan Sulaimon, noted in a statement in Lagos that “the induction of the DPR into the FOI Hall of Shame evidences a rot in the oil and gas sector that is pervasive, deep-seated and apparently intractable, as it is the fourth public institution in the sector to…

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Grand finale of 05 Initiative Medical Outreach, Okowa pledges to continue to deliver people oriented programmes

 By Onome Prosper THOUSANDS of Deltans today, Monday, August 13,   participated in the free eye treatment organized by 05 Initiative free Medical Outreach in Asaba with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa assuring that his administration will continue to deliver on programmes that will empower the people and make them happy. The 05 Free Medical Outreach in collaboration with Restore Sight Africa Initiative and the Delta State Government commenced free medical treatment for Deltans three months ago and capped their activities with a grand finale at the Oshimili South local government area. According…

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Lagos: customs rakes in N8.6bn in 6 months

By Sly Ani The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal operations unit Zone A Ikeja Lagos nets over N8.6 billion within the first half of the year 2018. This was contained in a release signed for the Controller of the Unit, Comptroller Mohammed Uba, by the unit image make Jerry Attah. Reviewing his score card during the period under review the Comptroller said that the Unit in its anti-smuggling operations intercepted various contraband with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of 8,214,486,072.75 between January and June 2018. According to Mohammed, the unit through…

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2019 general elections : Ndokwa nation demands developmental strategies from politicians

By Onome Prosper  The people of Ndokwa Nation have set rules for any politician seeking to be elected or appointed to any public office in the area to be met or will not enjoy the support of the people in the 2019 general elections.  Speaking in a stakeholders meeting of the 37 clans President-Generals in Ndokwa land in Kwale, under the auspices of Ani Ndokwa Clans Association ANCA, Prince Igwe Nzekwe, the Coordinator of the group, demanded development from politicians forthwith. Prince Nzekwe noted that ANCA is the association of…

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Lawal Daura: A long, lawless journey to dismissals

  By Samuel Ogundipe He flouted the constitution. He disregarded court orders. He grabbed citizens and held them incommunicado without charges. And then, he expressed no scruples about it all. Lawal Daura is now out of the State Security Service, but his ruthless exploits are unlikely to be forgotten by Nigerians for the foreseeable future. A native of Daura, Katsina State, who graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Mr Daura joined the SSS in 1982. In 2003, he was appointed Deputy Director Presidential Communication, Command and Control Centre at the…

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‘Why I did not inform Osinbajo before blocking NASS complex’- sacked DSS boss, Daura

Sacked Director General of Deartment of State Services, Lawal Daura has revealed that he did not inform acting president Yemi Osinbajo before he deployed his men to the National Assembly complex on Tuesday August 7. He told police interrogators that he acted based on intelligence report that some persons were planning to smuggle “undisclosed weapons and incriminating items into the National Assembly Complex. Daura is currently being detained in a private house in Abuja pending conclusion of investigation into his matter. A leaked police report signed by the Inspector General…

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Planed strike: ASUU rejects Babalakin-led FG negotiation team

By Ita Akpan Calabar The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the organized working body of  Universities in Nigeria, has inanimously rejected the Federal Government negotiating team led by Wale Babalakin for what they termed  lack of confidence in his ability to continue with members of the Union. President of  ASUU Biodun Ogunyemi said this at its meeting at the University of Calabar, Calabar, on 4th-5th of August 2018. NEC reviewed the state of affairs in our country – with special focus on the crisis in…

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