Showing posts with label govt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label govt. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

LIVE UPDATES: Kiev fierce clashes: govt and opposition talks fail, new wave of unrest in Ukraine.

Twenty-five people have been killed in clashes between rioters and police in Kiev by 6 am local time on Wednesday, the Ukrainian press office said.

"Twenty-five people have died: eight of them after hospitalization in city healthcare institutions, four at an Interior Ministry hospital, 13 dead were delivered to the Kiev city clinical bureau of forensic medicine," a spokesperson said. A total of 351 people who were injured during clashes in the city center sought medical assistance, according to Kiev paramedic brigades and healthcare institutions.

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    "Border guards have been trying to divert transport vehicles to other checkpoints," the spokesperson said.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bayelsa State Govt Demolishes Gov. Dickson's Personal Home

Bayelsa State Government on Wednesday demolished a one-storey private building owned by Governor Seriake dickson because it obstructed the Right-of-Way as well as intruding on the state Capital City Master Plan.

Deputy Governor John Jonah told journalists that the location of the Governor’s house obstructed the Right-of-Way, hence there would be no compensation for him.
He said:

Sunday, August 25, 2013

IBB, not Buhari, overthrew Shagari's govt -- Col. Nyiam

In this interview, Col. Tony Nyiam, who was part of the failed attempt to oust the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida's military government in 1990, tells WAHEED BAKARE and ALLWELL OKPI, how the Orkar coup originated and its relevance to Nigerian politics

IBB, not Buhari, overthrew Shagari's govt -- Col. Nyiam

In this interview, Col. Tony Nyiam, who was part of the failed attempt to oust the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida's military government in 1990, tells WAHEED BAKARE and ALLWELL OKPI, how the Orkar coup originated and its relevance to Nigerian politics

You said what has come to be known as the Orkar coup was not a coup but an action. What is the difference between the two?
I said it was a pro-democracy action to stop a situation where there would have been perpetual diarchy in Nigeria, where politicians in uniform would have put a system in place for them to rule forever. I'm talking about a system similar to what the Arab uprising dismantled in Egypt.
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Friday, August 23, 2013

Lawyer rejects govt report on underage prisoners

A lawyer, Mr. Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem, has rejected the report of the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaye, on the alleged imprisonment of some under-18 children by the state’s Special Court.

Adetola-Kazeem, through his group, Prisoners’ Rights Initiative, had petitioned Ipaye alleging that there were underage children among those who were sentenced for minor environmental offences by the Special Court in Alausa, Ikeja on May 2, 2013.
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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Why Al-Mustapha, Shofolahan Deserve to die – Lagos govt

By Abdulwahab Abdulah
It is not yet uhuru for Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer, CSO, to late Head of State, Gen Sani Abacha, over his acquittal by the Court of Appeal as Lagos State government on Monday, filed an appeal at the Supreme Court to challenge the court’s decision that set him and Alhaji Lateef Shofolahan free over the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola. Shofolahan was Kudirat’s aide.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaye, who disclosed this, said the state government took the decision after one month of thorough evaluation of the judgment and found out “there are enough and very good grounds for appeal.”
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Saturday, August 17, 2013

El-Rufai in agony because he’s not in govt — Presidency

The Presidency on Saturday said 70 per cent of members of the newly registered All Progressives Congress were those the Peoples Democratic Party had rejected.
The, APC, it added  was destined to fail because the emergence  was based on  personal hatred  for President Goodluck Jonathan even when the President was yet to make up his mind for the 2015 race.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin  Okupe, stated this in an interview on Liberty FM, Kaduna,  which  was monitored by our correspondent on Saturday.
“They just go around gallivanting and parading themselves. Who are they? Seventy per cent of their members are former PDP people. So, what new thing are they coming up with?” he said.
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El-Rufai in agony because he’s not in govt — Presidency

The Presidency on Saturday said 70 per cent of members of the newly registered All Progressives Congress were those the Peoples Democratic Party had rejected.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Private jet owners barred from govt terminal

A chartered jet operator, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said, “I think this is an unfair deal. Why should we all be forced to leave the international terminal to a private facility? This is not best practice any where in the world for the government to force operators to be patronising only one Fixed Base Operation.
“What is wrong with our present arrangement? Is this free to us all or this will be an additional cost to our already strained budget? No consultation whatsoever from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on this before the implementation. There are so many questions. Is this another ‘food for the boys’ arrangement? This is so unfair.”

Thursday, August 1, 2013

£3,000 UK Visa Bond: We Will Retaliate –Federal Govt Insists

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Tuesday insisted on retaliatory action against British citizens if their government went ahead with its plan to impose a £3,000 visa bond on visitors from Nigeria and five other Commonwealth countries.
“If and when a communication to that effect is received, the Federal Government will take appropriate steps to reflect its national interest. ”
Governor expressed displeasure that the UK authorities, which already set November as the discriminatory policy’s commencement time, had not formally communicate to it on the next step of action.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Lagos Govt restates commitment to developing LASU

Lagos State Government has restated its commitment to significantly improving infrastructure within the Lagos State University. The government added that such infrastructural development would serve as a launch pad for LASU’s  transformation into a world-class institution.
Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, said this while delivering a paper titled, ‘The place of Infrastructural Development in the Transformation of Tertiary Education’ at the 3rd International Conference of Faculty of Education, according to a statement on Sunday.
The commissioner explained that the government was desirous of leveraging on the relationship between “human capital, public infrastructure and structural transformation” to achieve its goals for the institution.
He added that the Babatunde Fashola administration believed that tertiary education was the driving force behind growth.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

No self-respecting govt will allow new UK visa policy – Onyeka

EDDIE ONYEKA Esq., is the founding Partner of  HARVARD CHAMBERS, with offices in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and the United Kingdom. He is reputed to be the pioneer and foremost immigration attorney in Nigeria.
HARVARD CHAMBERS has been involved in the practice of immigration for over 15 years and has a long line of clients for whom it handles immigration appeals and applications, particularly before the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal in the UK.

What is your take on the United Kingdom 3000- pound visa bond?

I want to say that over the years the entire immigration policy of the UK has been undergoing a lot of changes in such ways that even those who are abreast of the UK immigration laws and rules find it difficult to keep pace with the changes that come out all the time. Now, this proposal to charge 3000 pounds is a continuation of the process the present government introduced since they assumed office. Before now there were a lot of changes and some were worse than this. My take is that it is illegal and discriminatory.
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Container Truck Crushes Man, Govt Meat Van

Tragedy struck on Thursday at Ikeja Along Bus Stop on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Lagos State, after a heavily   loaded 40-foot container truck fell on a government meat van, crushed a passerby, and wounded several others. Eyewitnesses said the truck had swerved off the road to avoid colliding with some policemen, who were chasing a motorcycle rider, before the incident occurred around 9am.
The victim, identified as Samuel Ogunnaike, was an employee of a popular phone dealer in Computer Village, Ikeja, and was on his way to the office when he met his death. Any hope that he could survive the accident was dashed after he was trapped for about four hours before his body was retrieved from the wreckage.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Nigeria: Kidnapped high-ranking Lagos govt. official released unhurt

Security - Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, Chairman of the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, a suburb of Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, who was abducted by gunmen Monday, has been released unhurt, according to local media reports.

The reports said the Head of the Council’s Information Unit, Rabiu Hassan, confirmed the release of the Chairman who was kidnapped Monday.

The reports said Mr. Bamigbetan, who was abducted a few metres from his home, was released over night Friday after the kidnappers collected over 20 million Naira (about US$ 133,000) in ransom.

The reports said the kidnappers had asked for a ransom of US$ 1 million.

Family members said Mr. Bamigbetan, a former Chief Press Secretary to former Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is in good health.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Terrorists' Lagos hideout owned by Bayelsa State Govt - Monarch

The house where security operatives arrested nine suspected terrorists, including a Chadian, in Ijora-Badia, a Lagos mainland suburb, belongs to Bayelsa State government, a monarch claimed. 

Yesterday Ojora of Ijora, Oba Fatai Oyeyinka Aromire, in whose domain soldiers attached to Lagos internal security outfit – Operation-MESA, arrested the suspects accused the government of Bayelsa State of complicity in the presence of terrorist suspects in Nigeria’s economic hub. 

Oba Aromire blamed the government for abandoning the property, a development he said encouraged miscreants to use it as a hideout.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Eucharia Anunobi Join hands with Imo govt for developmental drive

See what she said  below...
In a bid to support the Rescue Mission agenda of Governor Anayo Rochas Okorocha’s led administration, Nollywood actress, Evangelist Eucharia Anunobi has shown interest of joining in partnership with the Imo State government and other well-meaning Imolites to make the State drive developmentally for the general purpose of all.
The Imo born thespian disclosed this shortly after she paid a courtesy visit to the Imo State Liaison office in Lagos State with her team of top Nollywood movie practitioners.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

KETU FIRE: Lagos State Govt Promises To Help Reconstruct Market

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has assured traders at the Ifelodun plank market, Ketu, of his administration’s readiness to support them financially in rebuilding the market which was razed by fire last Thursday.

Fashola, who spoke during an inspection of the market on Sunday, said the incident was unfortunate, adding that his administration was poised to assuage the losses incurred by the traders.
Fashola said it was unfortunate that the traders did not have insurance because it was very important especially in the event of fire or other disasters.
He said, “You traders are part of your problems. You ought to have insurance. All your equipment that got burnt, including the woods, should be handled by insurance companies.
“What we must do if you want me to help is that we must make it compulsory for everybody to have insurance because there is no way people as many as this can work in a place and there won’t be eventualities.
“So, insurance is for situations like this and I use this opportunity to tell traders not affected by the fire to also get insurance because it is not very expensive. That is how it is done worldwide and ours must not be different.”
While responding to questions from journalists, Fashola said it was ridiculous that some people were spreading rumours that government had a hand in the inferno which caused the traders to lose goods and equipment worth millions of naira.
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He said, “How can people say such a thing. People can be incredible. In fact, I will not dignify it with an answer.”
The governor also insisted that insurance was good for the traders, adding that if Nigerians could embrace the culture of insurance, it would improve the economy.
He said, “We appeal to all markets and companies that we should insure our businesses, warehouses and inventory of goods. That is what insurance is for. It is insurance companies that the traders should be talking to now and not the government.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Puzzle over Fed. Govt N3bn grant to Nollywood

By Benjamin Njoku
Jubilation has continued to greet the decision of the federal government to create  a N3bn grant for the entertainment industry sub-sector, despite expression of fear by some stakeholders over the accessibility of the grant.
Last Saturday,  President Goodluck Jonathan announced a N3 bn grant to support the nation’s motion picture  industry. He also launched a programme known as “Project Nollywood,”  which he said will help  to support the key components of the industry’s value chain through a dedicated grant.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

45,000 ghost workers on payroll, says Fed Govt

Fourty-five thousand ghost workers have been uncovered in 215 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government under the Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS), the Federal Government said yesterday.
Briefing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, the Minister of State for Finance, Yerima Ngama said the IPPIS was introduced to enhance efficiency in personnel cost, planning and budgeting on actual verified number and not estimates.
According to him, the government has audited 215 MDAs and 153,019 workers as of January this year.
The minister said that 321 MDAs have not been captured in the IPPIS, adding that government has also established the Treasury Single Account (TSA) as a unified structure of government bank account, which gives a consolidated view of the cash position.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Emir Of Kano Attack: Kano Govt Donates Three-Bedroom Flats, N1m To Families Of Slain Aides

Although no amount of  money can bring back the dead, it can at least help to offset some burden occassioned by the loss of a loved one. Perhaps that was what the Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso had in mind when he donated a three-bedroom flat and N1 million each to the families of three members of staff of the Kano Emirate who lost their lives protecting the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, when gunmen attacked his convoy one week ago.


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