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No national security without food security- Amb Tunde Oladunjoye

No national security without food security- Amb Tunde Oladunjoye

“Today, our nation is bedeviled by a hydra-headed monster of insecurity as manifested and manifesting in Boko Haram insurgency, Fulani-herdsmen conflict, Niger Delta militancy, kidnapping, armed robbery and counting.” BRIEF REMARKS BY AMBASSADOR TUNDE OLADUNJOYE AT THE CONFERENCE ON “THE ISSUE OF PEACE AND SECURITY IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA” ORGANISED BY COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES (COSMAS), TAI SOLARIN UNIVERSITY ... Read More »

Buhari presents N10.33 trillion budget to NASS for 2020 (see highlights and full speech)

Buhari presents N10.33 trillion budget to NASS for 2020 (see highlights and full speech)

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented a budget of N10.33 trillion to the joint session of the National Assembly for approval for the 2020 fiscal year. Some of the key capital spending allocations in the Budget include: a. Works and Housing: N262 billion; b. Power: N127 billion; c. Transportation: N123 billion; d. Universal Basic Education Commission: N112 billion; e. ... Read More »

Facebook expands third-party fact-checking program beyond Nigeria, four others, to 10 countries across sub-Saharan Africa

Facebook expands third-party fact-checking program beyond Nigeria, four others, to 10 countries across sub-Saharan Africa

  PRESS RELEASE Facebook Expands its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme to 10 Countries across Sub-Saharan Africa Feedback from the Facebook community is one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 8, 2019/ — Joining third-party fact-checking programmes in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal, Facebook (https://www.Facebook.com/) today announced the ... Read More »

Flood sweeps away Ondo varsity final year student

Flood sweeps away Ondo varsity final year student

The torrential rainfall of almost eight hours on Monday evening claimed the life of a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko Southwest local government. Sources said the deceased simply called ‘Doyin’, an Indigene of Ekiti state, was away to an unknown destination by heavy flood from a canal very close to her residence in the town. Her ... Read More »

Opinion: Cameron May Be Right, By Babafemi Ojudu

Opinion: Cameron May Be Right, By Babafemi Ojudu

I have read both the accounts of the former British Prime Minister and that of our former president Dr Goodluck Jonathan on what transpired in the early days of the kidnap of the Chibok girls. For those not following this story and the  accusation and counter accusations that has followed let me state it basically as it is so that ... Read More »

Aregbesola lists factors responsible for migration challenges in W/Africa

Aregbesola lists factors responsible for migration challenges in W/Africa

  Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday, enumerated factors that have negatively impacted on the challenges of migration in West Africa. Aregbesola spoke at the opening of a two-day regional conference on: “Migration in West Africa: Challenges and Solutions” organised by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), a German foundation, in Abuja. He was represented by the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun condemns killing of three students by customs vehicle chasing smugglers

Gov Abiodun condemns killing of three students by customs vehicle chasing smugglers

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has promised to investigate Monday’s tragedy that saw the death of three students of Ojumo Community High School, Ihunbo in Ipokia Local Government Area of the State. The Governor also promised to bring the culprits to book while condemning the incident. In a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on ... Read More »

Our operatives did not tamper with boxes containing N900 million CBN mutilated notes-EFCC

Our operatives did not tamper with boxes containing N900 million CBN mutilated notes-EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to alleged disappearance of  N900 million CBN mutilated notes from its custody. In its reaction titled CBN Mutilated Notes: N900m Did Not Disappear in EFCC Custody, the anti graft agency stated that: “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to reports by a section of ... Read More »

Danbatta , others in Dubai with Pantami as GITEX 2019 opens

Danbatta , others in Dubai with Pantami as GITEX 2019 opens

  L-R: Grace Ojougboh, Head, International Affairs, NCC; Dr. Henry Nkemadu, Director, Public Affairs, NCC; Kashifu Abdullahi, Director General, National Information technology Development Agency (NITDA); Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, Minister of Communications; Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC; Salisu Abdu, Head, Enforcement, NCC and Nkechi Obiekwe, Deputy Director, Projects., NCC at the expo.   … Nigeria synergises with ... Read More »

Mum-of-two falls into three-day coma after drinking Diet Coke due to severe allergy

Mum-of-two falls into three-day coma after drinking Diet Coke due to severe allergy

Elizabeth Perkins at home with her sons Matthew, 6, and Jacob, 2. [Photo: Caters] A mum of two fell into a three day long coma after taking just one sip of Diet Coke. Elizabeth Perkins, 30, suffers from a severe allergy to artificial sweeteners aspartame and asphetame, which are found in diet soft drinks as well as a number of ... Read More »

Faces at 70th anniversary at UI Department of Adult Education &Lecture

Faces at 70th anniversary at UI Department of Adult Education &Lecture

  L-R: Prof Eyitope Ogunmodede Vice Chancellor Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, representing the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu with the Vice Chancellor University of Ibadan Prof Idowu Olayinka and Prof Rashid Aderinoye Head Department of Adult Education University of Ibadan. The 70 years Anniversary of Department of Adult Education Lecture of the University of Ibadan took place on Oct ... Read More »

Security: Osun govt set to turn popular Olajoku’s park to security base

Security: Osun govt set to turn popular Olajoku’s park to security base

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has said that to effectively police the Osogbo-Gbongan-Ibadan road, the popular Olajoku’s park located at Gbongan junction will be rehabilitated and converted to a Joint Task Force base of the security agencies. Addressing the journalists shortly after the inspection of the facilities yesterday, the governor said the decision was taken after justifying the significance ... Read More »

Insecurity: Fayemi Advocates Multi-Level Security System

Insecurity: Fayemi Advocates Multi-Level Security System

  …calls for state and community police, inter-agency cooperation* The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has stressed the need for the country to adopt a multi-level approach in tackling security challenges, urging government to develop enduring national security policies. Dr Fayemi, who spoke on Friday at a Public lecture titled “Perspectives on Security Challenges in Nigeria from 1999 ... Read More »

Fowler: Court Dismisses ‘Vacate Office Order Plea’

Fowler: Court Dismisses ‘Vacate Office Order Plea’

Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court Kano, on Monday, struck out a plea that the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Mr. Tunde Fowler be asked to vacate his office on account of claims that his tenure has expired. Justice Allagoa made the order in Kano following a request by   JohnMary C. Jideobi, counsel to the plaintiff, Stanley Okwara. ... Read More »