Monday 24 August 2015

Okagbare Finish Last in IAAF World Championship 100m Final

This is not good for Nigeria Blessing Okagbare as she failed in her bid to win her first 100m gold at the 2015 IAAF World Championships, as she came last in the women’s race at the Beijing National Stadium in China.

Boko Haram: Nigeria Air Force Intercepts Sect Logistics Supply

The Nigerian Air Force says it has Intercepted and destroyed two trailers suspected to be carrying logistics support to members of the Boko Haram sect.

The Nigerian Air Force in a statement by its spokesman, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, explained that Air Force Agusta helicopter on armed reconnaissance mission around the Nigeria-Cameroon border, destroyed the trailers said to have been covered and parked at different locations in the bush around the border town of Belel.

President Buhari Orders Probe Of Weapons Procurement Since 2007

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Security Adviser to convene an investigative committee on the procurement of hardware and munitions in the Armed Forces from 2007 till now.

The investigative committee’s mandate is to identify irregularities and make recommendations for streamlining the procurement process in the Armed Forces.

“The establishment of the investigative committee is in keeping with President Buhari’s determination to stamp out corruption and irregularities in Nigeria’s public service”, a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adeshina said.

DSS Charges Former National Security Adviser To Court Over Illegal Fire Arms

The former National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Col Mohammed Dasuki has been charged to court for possession of fire arms without license.

The crime, according to the Directorate of State Services (DSS), is punishable under Section 27(i)(a)(i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 LFN 2004.

In a statement released on Monday, the DSS said this is in line with the commitment of the service to the rule of law, in which nobody is deemed to be above the law, no matter how highly placed in the society.

Channels TV Signs MoU With United Nations

Channels Television has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations on news coverage.
“It is a great pleasure for me to deliver a very important project which has been discussed and agreed upon by the Department of Public Information of the United Nations and Channels Television”, the UN Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-moon said after the signing.