arms

57,000 live ammunition belonging to JTF is missing

The shades of mystery casing the influx of arms and ammunition into illegal hands may be gradually unravelling. Recently, the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts reportedly beamed its klieg light into the 2010 query raised by the Auditor-General (AG) of the Federation against indiscriminate disappearance of rifles and ammunition allocated to some state…

Egypt-army-topples

Egypt: Army topples Islamist President Morsi

The Egyptian army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi after a week of bloodshed that killed nearly 50 people as millions took to the streets to demand an end to his turbulent single year of rule. The announcement, made on state television by Morsi’s own defence minister, armed forces chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, drew a…

Australia-Canada

Canada & Australia vote $1.89bn to support mining in Nigeria

Australia and Canada have launched a two-year programme to support the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development in developing the Nigeria’s mineral sector in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable way. The programme is expected to contribute to improved employment, economic diversification and development of small to medium scale exploitation of quarry materials, gems, gold…

Anambra-protest

Victims of Boko Haram in Anambra are protesting

Victims of Boko Haram insurgency in the North, who were resettled in Okpoko, near Onitsha, Anambra State, yesterday protested what they called “forceful ejection from their petty trading points—kiosks”. The over 500 protesters lamented that the make-shift structures between the plastic market and Okpoko junction where they traded were demolished by the government. They said…

Nigeria-Senate

FG Nigeria not ready for state police

Federal Government, yesterday, said that rather than ask for the creation of state police system, Nigerians should help the present police force to discharge its duty of protecting lives and property. Government also said that since crime-fighting had become scientific, new recruitment procedures into the Force be science based, adding that new recruits would be…