- NAF Launches Operation Rattle Snake 3, bombs Boko Haram hideout in Borno
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said on Wednesday that its Air Task Force (ATF), Operation Lafiya Dole, has launched Operation Rattle Snake 3 against terrorists’ elements in the Northeast of the Country. The Air Interdiction Operation, which commenced Tuesday, 4 February 2020, will target selected locations within the Northeast in order to further degrade the remnants of the terrorists as well as deny them freedom of action.
- Buhari on Insurgency: 90% of Boko Haram’s victims are Muslims
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday declared that 90 percent of Boko Haram’s victims in the past years were Muslims. He said in an article in Speaking Out; a guest opinion column for Christianity Today, published in the US
- This Is The Most Callous Gov’t Since Nigeria Became A Nation – David Oyedepo Blast Buhari
The founder of winners Church, David oyedepo angrily rained curses on terrorist during the covenant hour of prayer today. “This is the most callous government since Nigeria became a nation. I am told that some government official have been trying to cover the captured vagabond. If you cover it, your generation will remain under a curse for eternity.”
- Lagosians lament on twitter as Okada, Keke ban bites
Reactions have continued to trail the ban on the operations of commercial motorcycles riders also know as Okada as well as tricycles – Keke Marwa in six local government areas of Lagos state as residents took to the social media to express their displeasure with the new policy. The State Government had on Jan 28 outlawed the operation of the two means of transportation.
- Budget under threat as oil sinks to $54
The international oil benchmark, Brent crude, plummeted to its lowest level in more than a year on Monday, trading below the Federal Government’s benchmark for the 2020 budget, as the coronavirus outbreak hit fuel demand in China.
- AGF Malami says Nigeria to spend Abacha loot on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, two others
Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, has highlighted how the country will spend the US$308 million looted by the late former Head of State, General Sani Abacha when it is finally returned.
- JAMB makes N5.6 Billion from sales of UTME/DE forms, others in three weeks
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that the body generated N5,615,803,467.00 revenue from the sales of forms for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) examination to admission seekers in the nation’s tertiary institutions.
- We’ll expedite action on Amotekun’s legal framework —S/West speakers
Speakers of the Houses of Assembly in the South West, yesterday, expressed their readiness to accelerate the passage of the bill on the security outfit, codenamed Amotekun, as soon as it is forwarded to them by the executive arm of government. They insisted that Amotekun is an idea which time has come, adding that there was no going back.
- Rivers govt seals NLC secretariat
The Rivers State Government on Sunday night sealed the secretariat of the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress located on D-Line axis of Port Harcourt. A letter from the State Bureau for Special Duties indicated that the premises of the NLC was sealed to allow for structural integrity test.
The Chairperson of labour in the state, Beatrice Itubo, said that the action of the state government was as a result of the controversy surrounding the payment of the minimum wage. She further insisted that the minimum wage paid by the state government did not reflect the new national minimum wage or the principle of collective bargaining.
- FG implements IPPIS module, goes after ghost workers.
Folashade Yemi-Esan – The Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation on Monday, said that the Federal Government has activated a new process aimed at eliminating ghost workers who collect salaries without certificates or letters of appointment from the government.
- Kaduna Beefs Up Security At Rigasa Train Station: Kidnapping.
The latest security arrangement by the government comes on the heels of rumoured attacks on passengers along the road leading to the railway station by suspected kidnappers.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said a combined team of army, police and other security agencies have been stationed around the station and environs to ensure that passengers are adequately protected.
- The US announces an additional $40m aid to Nigeria
The United States has announced an additional 40-million-dollar (N14 billion) aid to Nigeria to address the humanitarian crisis arising from decades of the Boko Haram insurgency.
- WHO: Garlic, Salt Water Can’t Prevent Coronavirus Infection
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that eating garlic and regularly rinsing the nose with a saline solution will not guard against coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV).
WHO further noted that though garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties, however, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from 2019-nCoV.
- Corona-virus: No Nigerian in China infected so far- Ambassador
The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, has disclosed that a total of 60 Nigerians were living in Wuhan city where the coronavirus broke out from. He added that no Nigerian in China had been infected by the virus.
- Protesters storm Lagos marathon venue over Okada ban.
Youths on Saturday stormed the venue of 2020 Lagos City Marathon, Eko Atlantic to protest against the ban of motorcycles (Okada) and tricycle (Keke).
- Buhari disclosed Nigeria’s Visa Policy.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday officially presented Nigeria’s Visa policy at the Statehouse, Abuja. This was announced by the President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on his verified Twitter handle.
- US Visa ban, a wakeup call for Nigerians – Onuesoke
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has described the United States (US) immigrant visa ban on Nigerians as a wakeup call to both the citizens and leaders of the country to think on how to put improve the country as they have no other country to call their own.