KUDOS, KNOCKS TRAIL PRISONS NAME CHANGE

Magnus Eze, Enugu, Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa and Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Mixed reactions have trailed the the new Nigerian Prisons Service amended bill into law,  signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday,  which changes the name of the Nigeria Prisons Services to Nigerian Correctional Service. In the amended law, the Nigerian Correctional Service facilities nationwide would …

EL-ZAKZAKY LEAVES INDIAN HOSPITAL FOR NIGERIA WITHOUT TREATMENT

Following disagreement over medical personnel to attend to him, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has left India for Nigeria without treatment.The Shiite leader departed New Dehli, India by 5pm and is expected to touch down at the Nnamdi AzikiiweInternational Airport, Abuja before 2am.Revealing this development, President of the media …

SHAKE-UP IN ARMY: GOC, THEATRE COMMANDERS, OTHERS APPOINTED

Following pressures to end the 10-year-old insurgency and buoy its fighting capacity, the Nigerian Army has announced the appointment of a new acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) for 7 Division Maiduguri, Borno State. He is Brigadier-General AK Ibrahim. He is also the new theatre commander for Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole. He takes over from Major-General Bulama …

FG SETS UP COMMITTEES ON REVENUE SHARING FORMULA, EXPAND REVENUE BASE

The Federal Government has constituted 12 committees to review the present revenue sharing formula of the federation as well as ways to expand the revenue base of the nation. Chairman, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Mr. Elias Mbas made the disclosure,  yesterday, in Abuja at the inauguration of chairmen and members of the Committees. …

FARMERS CALL FOR REVIEW OF ANCHOR BORROWERS LOANS

Farmers in Borno are calling for a review of the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers’ agricultural loan programme to ensure that its goal to encourage domestic food production is fulfilled. An agro-allied entrepreneur and leading anchor implementing partner in Borno State, Alhaji Abba Kale, told Daily Sun in an interview in Maiduguri that the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) launched by President …