CABINET APPROVES ICT ROADMAP FOR 2017 – 2020
Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council has released the Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) roadmap for 2017-2020 in respect of the implementation by the government.
The meeting which took place in the council chambers of the
Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday was headed by Acting President
Yemi Osinbajo. He, however, noted that the reason for the ICT roadmap
is to make Nigerian youths acquire high skills of digitisation.
TAMBUWAL VOWS TO TAKE CARE OF PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED
The governor of Sokoto state, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has promised to take care of the well-being of children of beggars,
vulnerable and less privileged members of the society. He announced this during a special iftar session organised for them at Sokoto
He promised to empower all and sundry to ensure they have something to do as to permanently support themselves and their families. Tambuwal urged parents to ensure all their children are being treated and immunised against child killer diseases.
LAGOS SIGNS MOU WITH BASF WEST AFRICA
The Lagos state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BASF West Africa to make known their mutual agreement in establishing a mobile science academy to conduct research that could help transform the education sector of the state.
Governor Ambode who was ably represented by the Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule stressed that the facility will enable students acquire practical knowledge in the field. The head of market area Africa stated that the two parties are committed.
IGBOS FREE TO LIVE ANYWHERE – FG
The Federal Government yesterday in Abuja responded to the quit notice given to the Igbos to vacate the northern region within three months.
Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, urged the
Igbos and other Nigerians to go about their normal businesses without fear of visible actions. He said government would bring any individual or group to bear the full weight of the law who violate rights of citizens of the country. He further called for national unity and love
for one another.
DSS INVITATION IS A PLOY TO EXTRADITE ME – KASHAMU
Senator Buruji Kashamu told Federal High Court on Wednesday, June 7,
2017, in Abuja that the Inspector General of Police and the Department
of State Services have plans to send him to the United States to face
trial on drug related offences.
According to the IPO, Mr.David Igbodo, the police were inviting
Kashamu to make a statement before a special investigative panel set up to look into the allegation of attempted assassination
brought against him. However, rather than honouring the police
invitation, the senator chose to write a counter petition on the
issue. Mr. Raphael Oluyede, counsel to Kashamu, prayed the Court to
protect his client from further harassment.
GOV. AKEREDOLU ORDERS DISSOLUTION OF OIL C’TTEES IN ILAJE AND ESE-ODE
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state through his Chief Press
Secretary (Mr. Olusegun Ajiboye) said that the governor
has dissolved all oil – related Committees in Ilaje and Ese-Ode local government of the state and the dissolution would takes immediate
The secretary, however, advised all oil companies in the area to take
note and desist from dealing with members of such committees and
comply with the directives as the governor remains committed in the
progress and development of the state.
INEC REGISTERS 5 NEW POLITICAL PARTIES
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered
five new political parties, which brings the number of political
parties in Nigeria to 45. The parties include, Young Progressive
Party (YPP), Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP), All Democratic Peoples Movement (ADPM) and Action Democratic Party (ADP).
Recently, 95 political associations have applied to INEC for
registration as political parties but two of the associations
voluntarily withdrew their applications. INEC made the announcement in Kaduna on Wednesday evening after several hours of the commission’s
COURT REFUSES TO STAY FURTHER PROCEEDING IN FANI -KAYODE’S TRIAL
The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday refused to suspend the
trial of the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode,
pending the hearing of his application seeking to transfer the matter to Abuja.
The minister urged the court to stay further proceedings in the case,
but the judge, Justice Rilwan Alkawa dismissed the oral motion holding
that Fani-Kayode’s application is not yet ripe for hearing.
BOKO HARAM GUNMEN ELIMINATED IN MAIDUGURI – ARMY
Nigerian Army has said that its troops have neutralized Boko Haram
gunmen who attempted to attack Jiddari Polo community in Maiduguri,
the Borno state capital on Wednesday evening.
The Army spokesperson, Brigadier Sani Kukasheka Usman said that
residents of the area who had planned to flee from their homes were reassured with rapid response of Nigerian troops. He enjoined
residents not to panic as the situation is under control.
BURYING PROBLEMS UNDER THE CARPET WOULD NOT MAKE THOSE PROBLEMS GO AWAY – ATIKU
Former vice president and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives
Congress, Atiku Abubakar in a statement issued by his media office on Wednesday in Abuja warned politicians of all hues to peacefully
discuss and resolve negotiations and not through threat to fellow
He made the statement concerning the ultimatum issued by a Northern
Youth Coalition to the Igbos to quit the region. The former vice
President, however, appealed to authorities to address the challenges of youth restiveness and not burying problems under the carpet as it
would produce future complications.