Closure Of Wharf Road, Marine Bridge May Create Port Congestion — Association

Closure Of Wharf Road, Marine Bridge May Create Port Congestion — Association

The Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) has advised that the planned simultaneous closure of the Marine Bridge and Wharf Road in Apapa, Lagos, from next week may cause congestion at the port. The Spokesman of STOAN, Mr Bolaji Akinola, gave the advice in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday. He said the simultaneous closure of the Wharf Road and the Marine Bridge would lead to a build-up of cargo inside the port…

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Army Requires Right Mix Of Weapons To Achieve Mandate – Rep. Shawulu

Army Requires Right Mix Of Weapons To Achieve Mandate – Rep. Shawulu

Rep. Rimamnde Shawulu says the Nigerian Army  requires the right mix of weapons at the right time and in the right quantity to achieve its mandate. Shawulu, who is the Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Army, said this on Thursday while declaring open the two-day 2nd army “Procurement Awareness Seminar.’’ The lawmaker, who was the special guest at the occasion, however, noted that logistics requirement of the security agencies were numerous and expensive. He…

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Safety Helmet : FRSC Arrests 600 Motorcyclists In Bauchi

Safety Helmet : FRSC Arrests 600 Motorcyclists In Bauchi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC ) in Bauchi state, said it arrested over 600 motorcyclists towards the end of 2017 for non compliance with the use of safety helmet. The Deputy Corps Commander, Mr Paul Guar, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Bauchi. “Aside other offences like the number plate, lack of motorcycle papers, we arrested over 600 people for non usage of safety helmet,“…

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Fresh odds as APC governors bite Buhari’s bullet

Fresh odds as APC governors bite Buhari’s bullet

At last, the decision by governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to recognise the credibility of President Muhammadu Buhari’s position has sent the party stalwarts back to the drawing board.The matter at issue presently is how to balance the crucial contending issues between the state governors, who had been the bulwark of support for the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and those who want the National Working Committee (NWC) rejigged….

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We’ll Resist Attempts To Discredit Ekweremadu – Ohaneze

We’ll Resist Attempts To Discredit Ekweremadu – Ohaneze

Ohaneze Ndigbo, the Pan-Igbo socio-cultural group, said it would resist any attempt to discredit Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu. President-General of the group, Chief Nnia Nwodo, in a statement on Thursday, in Enugu, said it was preposterous for the Federal Government to be carrying out unwarranted inquisition into Ekweremadu’s life. He said that the allegation that Ekweremadu, the highest ranking Igbo politician in the country, embezzled public funds without any prima facie…

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Kremlin Calls Facebook’s Removal Of Russian Media Accounts Censorship

Kremlin Calls Facebook’s Removal Of Russian Media Accounts Censorship

The Kremlin on Thursday said Facebook’s removal of accounts controlled by various Russian media was a hostile move that smacked of censorship. Facebook said on Tuesday it had deleted hundreds of Russian accounts and pages associated with a “troll factory” indicted by U.S. prosecutors for fake activist and political posts in the 2016 U.S. election campaign. When asked about Facebook’s move, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov agreed with a questioner from one of the affected media…

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Arsenal Will Embrace Europa Pressure – Wenger

Arsenal Will Embrace Europa Pressure – Wenger

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have “taken the time to grieve” after their League Cup pummelling by Manchester City and are ready to face the pressure of a Europa League quarterfinal against CSKA Moscow. The Gunners are sixth in the Premier League, a huge 13 points off fourth-placed arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Only the top four sides in the Premier League qualify for the Champions League, which means Arsenal’s only realistic route back into European club football’s…

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Reversing The Alarming Statistics Of Neonatal Deaths

Reversing The Alarming Statistics Of Neonatal Deaths

Maternal and neonatal mortality rate in Nigeria is still high in spite of concerted efforts at eradicating the menace. In this report, ODIRI UCHENUNU-IBEH presents graphic report of the situation in Southwest states of Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Ekiti. A report obtained by LEADERSHIP has revealed that neonatal mortality, which is the probability of a child dying within 28 days, constitute more than half of the under five deaths in south-west states in Nigeria. According…

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IGP Reinstates Kogi Commissioner Of Police, Ali Janga

IGP Reinstates Kogi Commissioner Of Police, Ali Janga

Mr Ali Janga has been reinstated as the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, the state police command spokesman, ASP William Aya, has confirmed. Aya told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lokoja on Thursday that Janga returned to office on April 3 on the order of the Inspector -General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris. He said that Janga was reinstated after meeting the one week ultimatum given to him by the Inspector -General of…

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Nigeria Customs Gets New Uniform

Nigeria Customs Gets New Uniform

The management of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has approved an additional uniform that will give officers and men variety that can be worn depending on the weather and assignment to be executed. The additional uniform which was officially presented to the public by the acting deputy comptroller-general of Customs in charge of Tariff and Trade, Isa Talatu Mairo and the Service Public Relations Officer, DC Joseph Attah, has white atop the usual ash coloured…

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