Forest Guards: Enugu Govt Distributes Motorcycles, Bicycles To 260 Wards

The Enugu State Government has commenced the distribution of the 260 motorcycles and 260 bicycles it procured for the 260 electoral wards in the state, to complement and facilitate the operations of the Forest Guards. It would be recalled that the state government engaged 1,700 Forest Guards and purchased 260 security vehicles, which were distributed to the 260 electoral wards in the state for their operations. The state government also purchased 100 units of Innoson patrol vans equipped with communication gadgets, which were distributed to the security agencies in the…

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NCC Restates Commitment To Promote Competition, Research-Based Policies

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reiterated its commitment to maintaining an enabling environment for healthy competition among telecommunications operators. The Commission said this was necessary to ensure the provision of qualitative and efficient services throughout the country in line with global best practices. The Commission equally declared its commitment to regularly undertake cost-based studies in order to ensure fair pricing of data and voice services in a bid to protect Nigerians and consumers in the telecom sector. Josephine Amuwa, Director, Policy, Competition, and Economic Analysis (PCEA) Department, NCC gave…

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Northern Governors, CNG Clash Over Operation Shege Ka Fasa

Northern governors and the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) clashed over Operation Shege Ka Fasa, a security outfit, whose symbols were unveiled by the CNG recently. The Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Mr. Simon Lalong, in an interview with one of our correspondents, said northern governors were not part of the security outfit. But the CNG said that its decision not to consult northern governors was deliberate, saying the governors would have swept it under the carpet if they were consulted. The coalition also hit the…

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Insecurity: South-East Governors To Harmonise ‘Forest Guard’ Model

All is set for the Southeast governors to harmonize the various states’ security models and resolve disagreements that have delayed the take-off of its regional security outfit. It was gathered that security, especially the resolution of grey areas in the operation of an acceptable regional security outfit, will top the agenda of today’s meeting of the Southeast Governors Forum in Enugu. A source close to one of the state governors confided on Saturday that “if not for disagreements on the modalities of operation of the regional outfit, Southeast would have…

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South-East Governors Strengthen Regional Security Outfit

The governors of the southeast geo-political zone rose from a closed-door meeting at the Government House, Enugu, disclosing their plan to forward a bill to South East State Houses of Assembly to enact a law to back-up the South East Regional Security Programme. Briefing newsmen after the meeting which lasted over five hours, the Chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi stated that the arrangement with the States Houses of Assembly will arrive at a name for the regional security outfit. Engr. Umahi,…

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Union Bank’s Recapitalisation: Supreme Court Orders Fresh Hearing Of Aggrieved Shareholders’ suit

The Supreme Court has set aside the refusal of the Federal High Court, Lagos to hear a suit by some aggrieved shareholders of Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN). The shareholders, led by Boniface Okezie, are by their suit, challenging among others, the 2009 sack of the bank’s directors by the then Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Lamido Sanusi, his appointment of Funke Osibodu as the bank’s Managing Director and the injection of funds into the bank in the name of recapitalization. In a ruling, the Federal High Court struck…

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VAT on sms, calls: Meet FIRS, minister tells subscribers

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has asked subscribers who have expressed concern over the additional charges on voice calls, SMS and data to direct their grievances to the Federal Inland Revenue Service. Patanmi, in a statement, said his office had been swamped with complaints and inquiries concerning the new Value Added Tax charges on voice calls and text messages introduced by Mobile Network Operators. He said he was not aware of the development as he had not been consulted on the matter. Telecommunication operators had…

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Mrs. Obiageri Mazi, Igbo School Teacher Gets Triple Promotion After Her Enconter With Borno State Governor

Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has promoted an Igbo primary school teacher, Mrs. Obiagelli Mazi, who was in a viral video with him on Friday. Our correspondent gathered that a Grade Level 12 class teacher, Mrs. Obiageri Mazi, who had an encounter with Governor Zulum at 6:30 am on Friday, has been promoted to an assistant headmistress. The Executive Chairman, Borno State Universal Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Shettima Kullima, conveyed the promotion notice after his recommendation was approved by Zulum. The governor had during an outing at 6:30 am on…

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Ihedioha Asks Supreme Court To Set Aside Imo Guber Verdict

Former Imo State Governor, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has finally approached the Supreme Court to set aside its own judgment, which nullified his election on January 14. Disclosing this in Abuja, during a press briefing, the immediate past Imo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Ndukwe Nnawuchi (SAN), said the former governor is seeking one-relief: Asking the apex court to set aside its judgment, which nullified his election. Dissatisfied with the outcome of the January 14 Supreme Court’s judgment, Nnawuchi said the former governor and his party, the People Democratic Party…

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Governor Zulum Gives Igbo Teacher Of 31 Years Triple Promotion To Assistant Headmistress

Borno Governor, Umara Zulum, has given a cash reward and accelerated promotion to Mrs. Obiagelli Mazi, a woman who has served in the state for 31 years. Mrs. Obiagelli, a level 12 class teacher, hails from Abia state. In a trending video, Zulum during an outing at 6:30 am on Friday to assess facilities at Shehu Sanda Kyarimi Primary school under Jere local government met Mrs. Obiagelli already waiting for her pupils. Zulum commended and rewarded her with personal cash of N100, 000 nearly three times her monthly salary of…

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