Author archives: Bashir M. Yusuf

FG Linked suspected volcanic eruption to Leakage of Current on High Tension Wire.

The Federal government of Nigeria has revealed that the erupted hot molten material suspected to be volcanic magma around Katampe, Abuja on October 3, was not volcanic. Addressing press briefing in Abuja, the government, through the Director-General, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency Alex Nwegbu linked it to a high leakage of current that melted a 33…

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30% of truck drivers have vision problems – FRCS!

Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi has revealed that about 30 per cent of drivers of articulated vehicles have vision problems and can hardly see well at night. Oyeyemi said this was the outcome of a recent research conducted by the corps following frequent road accidents involving trailers/tankers leading to loss…

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AMCON can force ADR infrastructure in courts in its debt recovery mandate – Court of Appeal.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, and the President of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, said the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) can force the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) infrastructure in courts in its debt recovery mandate. The two justices spoke in Abuja at the interactive session between Justices of Supreme Court;…

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National Assembly resumes sitting today!

As the National Assembly resumes sitting today, lawmakers will be faced with major issues ranging from attempt by the ruling party All Progressives Congress, APC, to impeach the presiding officers, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, to the urgency needed to handle the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, budget. Some lawmakers of the ruling party…

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African governments urged to take action against global warming.

African governments have been urged to take swift action against global warming, as millions of people in the continent are in danger of being pushed into poverty and hunger. Oxfam International, an amalgamation of 20 non-governmental organisations working with partners in over 90 countries to end the injustices that cause poverty. This followed a new…

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INEC advised political parties to adhere to electoral timetable.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised political parties and their candidates to adhere to electoral timetable on commencement of election campaigns ahead of the 2019 general elections. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, gave the advice at the Workshop for election professionals from the Commonwealth Africa Region in Abuja. Yakubu reminded political…

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Newly elected NUJ President described the dead of vice chairman Ebonyi council as tragic.

The  Newly elected NUJ national President Comrade Chris Isiquzo has commiserated with the family of the late vice chairman of Ebonyi state council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists’ Sir Sam Nweke. The President described the incident as tragic and prayed for the soul of Sam and for God to grant his family the fortitude…

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NDLEA decries high-level of Tramadol abuse among youths.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has decried continuous high-level of abuse of Tramadol and codeine syrup among Nigerian youth and women. NDLEA Chairman, retired Colonel Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, stated this while delivering Nigeria’s statement on ‘Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice and World Drug Problem’ at the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters, New York.…

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Boko Haram, the most severe humanitarian crisis in the world today – UN!

The United Nations has described the humanitarian crisis caused by Boko Haram in the northeast as the most severe in the world today  saying that 7.7 million people are still in severe need of humanitarian assistance in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States alone. Speaking at a press conference in Maiduguri after their official visits of…

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Officials from the German Foreign Office have concluded a two-week training programme organized for 135 police officers…

Officials from the German Foreign Office have concluded a two-week training programme organized for 135 police officers that would head a reformed Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the 36 states of the federation. Speaking at the closing ceremony at the Police College Ikeja, Lagos, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said the intensive training…

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