Author Archives: Rukayat Yisau

27 Missing Policemen not Yet Declared Dead – IGP

27 Missing Policemen not Yet Declared Dead – IGP

Solomon Arase, Inspector-General of Police, IGP, on Tuesday said the 27 policemen who went missing after terrorists attacked Gwoza, Borno State, in August 2014, are yet to be declared dead. Arase disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen after inaugurating the board of directors of the Nigeria Police Property Development and Construction Company Limited, NIPPDCC.

Eight out of 10 Malala Assassination Suspects ‘Secretly Acquitted’

Reports have emerged that eight out of the 10 men reportedly jailed for the attempted assassination of Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani teenage schoolgirl and right activist, have been secretly acquitted. In April, officials in Pakistan said that 10 Taliban fighters had been found guilty and received 25-year jail terms, considered a life sentence in Pakistan. But

Naval Boss Appeals for More Funding

Oyibe Jibrin, Chief of Naval Staff, has appealed to concerned authorities to provide more funding for the force in order to enable it carry out its statutory functions effectively. Jibrin made the appeal on Tuesday during the closing ceremony of activities marking the 59th Anniversary of the Nigerian Navy in Lagos. The naval boss reiterated

Wike Appoints Chief Judge, Reinstates Sacked Lecturers

Nyesom Wike, newly sworn-in governor of Rivers State, has announced the appointment of Daisy Okocha as the Chief Judge of the state. He announced the appointment during his inaugural speech immediately after being installed by Kate Abiri, the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State. The new governor also directed that all state owned courts that have

EFCC Re-arraigns Sylva For Fraud

Timipre Sylva, Former Governor of Bayelsa State, on Monday took fresh plea over a six-count criminal charge filed against him by ‎the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Sylva is facing trial over allegations that he masterminded the illegal diversion of funds from the Bayelsa State treasury during his administration. The former governor was accused

President Jonathan Appoints New NPIC Boss

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Uju Hassan-Baba as the new executive secretary/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, NIPC, with immediate effect. Reuben Abati, special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, announced the appointment of Hassan-Baba earlier today. The new NIPC boss had served previously as Director-General, Legal Aid

Buhari: Japan Promises Improved Ties with Nigeria

Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister, has assured Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President-elect, that his country would strongly support the Nigerian government under his in coming administration. In a special message delivered to Buhari by the Japanese Embassy officials in Abuja, the Prime Minister described Buhari’s victory at the recently concluded presidential election as a success for

FG Orders Verification of Workers’ Certificates

The Federal Government has directed that a verification and revalidation exercise be carried out on all credentials and records of all staff in the Federal Civil Service. Danladi Kifasi, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, gave this directive to officials managing the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System. This was contained in a

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