the Boko Haram on Sunday where Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the group,
declared that he’s alive and in good health.The military had
last month claimed that Shekau was fatally injured in the shoulder in an
air strike by the Nigeria Airforce in Sambisa forest during which many
Boko Haram commanders were killed.
In its reaction to the new Boko
Haram video, Nigerian Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman,
described Shekau as mentally sick and unstable. He urged members of the
public to ignore him as the group’s ability to fight has been degraded.
will increase its investment in Nigeria by $4.1 billion between 2016 and
2017 and raise it up to $10 billion by 2019.
Adesina, gave the indication while speaking with State House
Correspondents after its delegation met with Vice President Yemi
Osinbajo and the Economic Management Team.
the Federal Government in its budget to enable it to deal with the
current economic challenges.
FG appoints new heads for NEPAD, PTDF, others
The Federal Government has approved the appointment of 13
Chief Executives in some parastatals and agencies, thereby marking an
end to the tenure of various occupants of the positions.
A statement issued on Monday evening by the Director of
Press and Public Relations in the Office of the Secretary to the
Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi, with Ref. No.
PPR/OSGF/PR/03, said the appointments were approved by President
While Joseph Ari was named Director-General of Industrial
Training Fund, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), becomes the
Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency.
The government also appointed Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote,
Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Monitoring Board, while Osita
Anthony Aboloma becomes DG of Standard Organisation of Nigeria.
Mamman Amadu is the DG of Bureau of Public Procurement,
while the mantle of leadership in Pension Transitional Arrangement
Directorate fell on Sharon Ikeazor.
Princess Gloria Akobundu becomes the National
Coordinator/Chief Executive of New Partnership for Africa’s Development,
just as Alhaji Ahmed Bobboi was named Executive Secretary of Petroleum
While Umana Okon Umana becomes the Managing Director of Oil
and Gas Free Zone Authority, Sa’adiya Faruq has been appointed Federal
Commissioner for National Commission for Refugees, Migrant and
Internally Displaced Persons.
The government also named Usman Abubakar as chairman of
Nigerian Railway Corporation; Dr. Bello Aliyu Gusau, Executive
Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund and Yewande Sadiku,
Executive Secretary, Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission.
Governor Wike appoints Special Assistant on Traffic Lights
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has appointed Daye Graham-Douglas as his Special Assistant on Street/Traffic Lights.
The appointment is contained in a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special
Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media who noted
that the appointment takes immediate effect.
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Army to deploy 1,900 personnel, 6 drones, 6 gunboats
A total of 1,900 military personnel would participate in the governorship election rescheduled for Wednesday, September 28.
In addition, two drones are to be deployed in each of the three senatorial districts and six gunboats for the riverine areas.
The Commander, 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General
Benbela Raji disclosed this yesterday evening while briefing journalists
shortly after a combined security meeting with the Independent National
Electoral Commission(INEC) and other sister agencies in Benin.
Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode on Monday
launched the distribution of shoes and socks to 175,000 public primary
school pupils in Lagos State by her foundation, Hope For Women In
Nigeria Initiative (HOFOWEM).
She counseled parents and guardians
against using their children and wards to sell goods in traffic and on
the streets, urging them to desist from all forms of child abuse and
child labour, saying that parents should send their children to school
rather than use them to hawk to avoid the dangers involved.
NUT threatens strike over unpaid entitlements
State branch said on Monday that it would embark on strike over non
payment of entitlements to primary school teachers.
made this known in an interview with newsmen on the sideline of the
emergency meeting of the NUT National Executive Council held in Kaduna.
failed to settle the Leave Transport Grant of primary school teachers
since 2015 even though it had been deducted from their salaries.