It is to the knowledge of most Nigerians that Nigeria as a country via her Air Force (NAF) has taken delivery of the first six out of a total of 12 Embraer A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircrafts ordered by the big West African nation. Six of these light attack aircrafts were delivered to Nigeria days ago, to the delight of many Nigerians, and the Federal government.
Regarding the shooting down of an alpha jet military aircraft by bandits in the north of Nigeria on July 18th, Colonel Tony Nyiam (rtd) has given his expert analysis on what must have transpired. In his capacity as a security expert and analyst, the military veteran attributed the downing of the aircraft to old age, which he claimed caused it to be vulnerable to enemy fire.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the extension of the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification from July 26, 2021 to October 31, 2021. This was made known by the Director, Public Affairs Nigerian Communications Commission, Ikechukwu Adinde and the Head, Corporate Communications, Nigeria Identity Management Commission, Kayode Adegoke, in a joint statement on Sunday.
A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos has dismissed First Bank Plc, preliminary objection to stop an impending judgment of fifty million naira in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed against it by a Senior lawyer and human rights activist, Johnson Odion Esezoobo. Justice Daniel Osiagor dismissed First Bank Plc and Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) preliminary objections for lack of merit.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, also popularly known as Asuu seemed to have threatened the Nigerian Government of the possibility of going on a new Industrial Action, months after it had called off the long industrial action that caused a long delay in the curriculum of federal universities across the country.
Money laundering has been an issue that the Federal government along with its various anti graft agencies have been contending with for so many years. Corrupt leaders embezzle funds and launder these stolen funds abroad. The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has however in a fresh update declared war on shady and corrupt politicians along with Internet fraudster (also known as Yahoo Boys) who engage in these crimes.
(Photo Credit: The Nation) There was a plane crash yesterday at the Ilorin International Airport runway. According to investigation, the plane crashed at about 9:30 am on Friday upon landing in llorin from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Many people including prominent Nigerians were on board when the life-threatening incident to place, according to the report on The Nation, the plane had a tyre burst which caused a huge bang to the plane.
Nobel Laurette, Wole Soyinka has stated once again that if the Federal Government fails to act, there is no hope for Nigeria to remain united as a nation. Nigeria, according to Soyinka, cannot continue to exist as a single country unless it decentralizes as soon as possible.
Reviving grazing routes Omeiza09 studio.opera.com With the view to resolve the increasing insecurity issues in Nigeria, the Federal government is looking towards reviving grazing routes, as a solution to farmers headers conflict. This article is looking at the pros and cons of the policy statement. One of the major problems facing Nigeria today is undebatably insecurity, as a result of conflicts between farmers and cattle rearers.
Yomi Alliyu (SAN), Igboho’s Lawyer had claim that his client was facing Abnormal treatment, as his legs and hands Are Chained like an animal in police custody. Yomi Alliyu Said: “The invasion and malicious destruction of the applicant’s residence and properties at about 1am to 3am by the 2nd and 3rd respondents is a violation of the applicant’s fundamental human right to his privacy and that of his home and guided by sections 37, 43 and 44 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights
"We Have So Many Poor People In Nigeria Because A Lot Of Money Are Not Accounted For" -Pastor Sunday
Outspoken Nigerian cleric and writer, Dr Sunday Adelaja has taken to his Facebook page to state a reason while there are so many poor people in Nigeria. (Dr. Sunday Adelaja) In a video made available on his official Facebook page, Adelaja laments that so many are poor in the country because lots of money are unaccounted for.
The Beninese Court sitting in Cotonou, Benin Republic, has asked the Federal government to provide on Monday, whatever evidence it has against Sunday Igboho. The Federal government is accusing Sunday of allegedly trafficking of weapons and inciting violence capable of causing social disturbance. He was declared wanted by the DSS, earlier in July after his Ibadan house was raided by the DSS who killed two of his household and arrested 12 others.
Information gathered from a reliable source says that the federal government has concluded plans to establish herdsmen settlements and grazing areas in no fewer than six states. According to the report, the federal government instituted a scheme known as Livestock Intervention Programme to ensure the actualization of the plan.
The Southern Kaduna People's Union (SOKAPU), Middle Belt Forum (MBF) and Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), have all called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government to declare killer herdsmen, armed bandits and kidnappers terrorists. The President of Southern Kaduna People's Union, Jonathan Asake, made this call at a press conference in Kaduna.
In 2023, the people of Akwa Ibom State will elect a new Governor who will pilot the affairs of the state after Governor Udom Emmanuel. With the political understanding in Akwa Ibom State, Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District of the state will likely produce the next Governor.
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wole Soyinka, has insisted that Nigeria may not stand together if the federal government fails to change its system. According to the playwright, the only solution to keep Nigeria united is through the decentralization of power. He stated that some people have used the word 'restructure' to replace decentralize.
The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has told a Federal high court in Lagos state that they've not stopped Nigerians from using Twitter as majority of the people still access it through the use of Virtual Private Network, otherwise known as the VPN. This came after a Human Rights lawyer, Effiong allegedly sued the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Malami, and the Federal Government for suspending the social media platform.
The second Niger Bridge was a project initiated under the administration of Goodluck Jonathan and we commend the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari led government in sustaining the project. The second Niger Bridge is a project commissioned to eliminate the traffic congestion on the Niger river bridge, improve road safety, while at the same time create greater opportunities for local residents and strengthen the entire region.
As we all know, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha jet air craft, returning from a successful air interdiction mission between the boundaries of Zamfara and kaduna state came under intense enemy fire which led to it's crash in Zamfara State. According to reports gathered, a pilot identified as lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, has been rescued after intense gunfire by Bandits grounded the Nigerian air force alpha jet aircraft in Zamfara State.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has debunked the widely speculated rumours that they are considering obtaining loans from the wealthy businessman, Obi Cubana. Obi Cubana who is popularly known as an opulent businessman owning various nightclubs and hotels hosted an extravagant party for his Mother's Burial last week where different wealthy men of the country were present.