Angry Soldier Kills Four Of His Colleagues In Borno

An aggrieved soldier has opened fire on his colleagues at army super camp 15 in Malam Fatori, Borno state, killing four of them and leaving two injured.   Sagir Musa, spokesman of the army, who confirmed the tragic incident, said it happened in the early hours of Wednesday. [Read]

VAT, Electricity Tariff Hike: NLC Spoils For War

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday said it would mobilise Nigerians to resist any form of increment in the electricity tariff, be it in form of Value Added Tax (VAT) or others. This is even as it said it has nothing to do with the ongoing public hearing on the proposed increase in the electricity tariff across the country. President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, who spoke in Lagos yesterday warned that the labour centre would not support any increase in the electricity tariff as it would further impoverish Nigerians. “The Tariff increase cannot be the answer to power failure in Nigeria, rather it would lead to [Read]

NERC Bars Discos From Billing Unmetered Residents Above N1800

Amidst sustained outrages on over billing, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has barred the 11 Distribution Companies (DisCos) from charging residential customers above an average of N1,800 monthly until they are metered. In an Order 197 signed by the Chairman, Prof. James Momoh and the Commissioner, Legal, Licencing & Compliance, Dafe Akpeneye, NERC said the new order repeals the 2012 estimated billing regulation effective since last Thursday. It also said electricity consumers have grown from five million in 2012 to over 10m by December 2019. But about 52 percent of them are not metered and are placed on estimated billing by the DisCos. It said the Meter Assets Provider [Read]

Kayode Ogundamisi Blasts Femi Fani-Kayode And His Father, Remilekun Fani-Kayode

The cat was let out the bag on Tuesday when the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode called out popular social and political commentator, Kayode Ogundamisi over the judgment by the Abuja Federal High Court Judge, Justice Okon Abang, indicting the former publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh of corrupt practices at the 2015 presidential election to the tune of 400 million naira.   In the judgment, The Federal High Court in Abuja sentenced Mr Olisa Metuh, to seven years in prison.   Justice Okon Abang handed down the sentence in his judgment on Tuesday on seven counts of money laundering and criminal diversion of funds [Read]

Mild Drama As Monguno, Kyari Meet In Aso Rock

After weeks of a reported rivalry between the Chief of Staff (Cos) to the President, Abba Kyari and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd), they met yesterday for the first time. Kyari and Monguno were in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to witness the inauguration of a 12-member National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) by President Muhammadu Buhari. For weeks, the duo has been at daggers drawn, with the NSA accusing the CoS of undue interference in matters bordering on national security, a role which is originally within the purview of his (Monguno) office, among other scathing allegations. In a memo, the NSA had warned the president’s “all-powerful” chief [Read]

Rebecca Sharibu Joins London Protest On Leah Sharibu 2nd Anniversary Abduction

Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of 16 year-old schoolgirl Leah Sharibu, joined a protest outside the Nigerian High Commission in London, organised by CSW to mark the second anniversary of her daughter’s abduction and calling on the Nigerian government to do everything in its power to secure her release. Leah Sharibu was the sole Christian among 110 schoolgirls abducted by the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) faction of Boko Haram from their school in Dapchi, Yobe state on 19 February 2018. While her surviving classmates returned a month later following government negotiations, she was denied her freedom for refusing to convert as a precondition for release. Speaking outside the Nigerian [Read]

Father Mbaka Blames Buhari Of Insecurity

Enugu Catholic priest Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka has blamed President Mohammadu Buhari of being completely responsible for the worsened insecurity in Nigeria. According to the Priest, Nigeria’s problems, including insecurity had deteriorated earlier that Buhari assumed leadership of the country, adding that those who plot to destabilize Nigeria will receive the worst hit.   Mbaka made the statements in Enugu during his homily to celebrate the Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of lent.   In his ‘state of the nation’ message, Fr. Mbaka berated those he said we’re cajoling the Buhari administration for the harrowing experience Nigerians are presently passing through, without going back to history.   He insisted that [Read]

Herdsmen Invade Benue With 4000 Cows

Tension has again gripped communities in Benue State following a massive influx of over 4000 cows and Fulani herdsmen in four local government areas of the state. This is just as a suspected Fulani pastoralists last Sunday reportedly gang-rapped a mother of five children to coma in Ejule Owukpa, Ogbadibo Local Government area of the state. The local government areas invaded by the Fulani herdsmen include Guma, Kwande, Agatu, Ado and Logo. Residents in those areas told New Telegraph in confidence that the presence herds of cattle is frightening, stressing that some people have already started fleeing their homes. “With the movement of large herds of cattle in our community, [Read]

OGUN FLAGS OFF 14KM IJEBU-ODE-EPE ROAD TODAY

  In a bid to ease the hardship being experienced by road users and also improve the socio-economic status of the people across the State, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun is set to flag off the 14km Ijebu Ode/Mojoda- Epe Road.   A release signed by the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in the State, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, indicated that the ground breaking ceremony will come up on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at Ikoto junction along Ijebu-ode- Epe Road in Odogbolu Local Government Area by 10am.   It added that the project, when completed would significantly reduce man-hour spent on traveling from the Gateway State linking other States, [Read]

Police Dismiss SARS Officers Linked To Remo Stars Player Tiyamiyu’s Death

  Olaniyi Ogunsoro, an Inspector with the Abeokuta Zonal Intervention Squad of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, has been dismissed from the service following the death of Remo Football FC star, Kazeem Tiyamiyu on Saturday.   Ogunsoro was dismissed following the approval by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone II, Ahmed Iliyasu.   Ogun State Police Command had, Monday, recommended his dismissal to the AIG after facing a Departmental Orderly Room trial where he was found guilty of unprofessional conducts.   The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the dismissal of Ogunsoro to Daily Independent.   Ogunsoro was alleged to have arrested the footballer popularly [Read]

NERC Stops Estimated Billing By Discos

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) to stop further collection of electricity bill under the estimated billing system.   The suspension order signed by NERC’s Chairman, Mr. James Momoh and Commissioner, Legal, Licensing and Compliance, Mr. Dafe Akpeneye, takes effect from February 20, and has been circulated to all Discos concerned.   The copy of the directive order sighted by Daily Sun titled ‘‘Order on the Capping of Estimated Bills in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), repeals the methodology for estimated billion regulations 2012 and shall cease to have effect on the issuance of a new order on the same subject [Read]

IGP Adamu Scraps SARS Satellite Offices

SAGAMU – The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Abubakar Adamu, on Tuesday, ordered the closure of all Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) satellite offices. The directive followed Monday’s protests in Sagamu against SARS. The people had marched against the killing of Remo Stars Football Club player, Tiamiyu Kazeem aka Kaka, in Ogun State. Adamu announced the scrap when he accompanied Governor Dapo Abiodun, on a condolence visit to the home of the deceased Vice-Captain of Remo Stars. The IGP was represented by Deputy Inspector General of Police, in-charge of Research and Planning, Peter Ogunyanwo. He ordered that all activities at the satellite offices should be handed over to Commissioners of Police [Read]

Buba Galadima Kicks As AMCON Takes Over Company Home

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has announced the taken over of the residence and company of Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, over “debts to the tune of N900 million”. But Buba Galadima said the takeover is a political vendetta. A statement by Mr. Jude Nwauzor, the corporation’s corporate communications head, yesterday said Galadima and Bedko Nigeria Limited, his company, owe AMCON nearly N900 million which was collected during the first phase of Eligible Bank Assets purchase from Unity Bank Plc in 2011.   This latest move by the corporation followed series of warning to debtors it would name and shame them if they refused [Read]

Mohammed Adamu: Police Need 250,000 Rifles, 1,000 APCs, 774 Drones

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said apart from inadequate personnel, the Nigeria Police Force needed no fewer than 1,000 armoured personnel carriers and 250,000 assault rifles with corresponding ammunition.   Adamu, who disclosed this at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs, tagged, ‘Repositioning the Nigeria Police for an Enhanced Service Delivery, said the country needed 2,000,000 tear gas canisters and smoke grenades.   Other equipment the IG said the force required included 200,000 riot gunners and smoke pistols, 1,000 tracking devices, and 774 operational drones, among others.   He also lamented that poor remuneration scared best and suitable applicants away [Read]

Buba Galadima’s Company Taken Over By AMCON Over ₦900 Million Loan

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has taken over the Abuja residence and company of Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, over “debts to the tune of N900 million”.   Jude Nwauzor, the corporation’s corporate communications head, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.   He said Galadima and Bedko Nigeria Limited, his company, owe AMCON nearly N900 million, obtained as loan during the first phase of Eligible Bank Assets purchase from Unity Bank Plc in 2011.   The spokesman said the order to take over the assets was granted by a federal high court in Abuja, with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1136/2019.   The properties taken over [Read]