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NAF releasd names of deceased officers in crashed military plane

  The Nigeria Air Force on Sunday released the names of officers who died in the Beechcraft Kingair B350i plane crash. In a statement issued by the Air Force spokesman, Ibikunle Daramola, the officers are; Flight Lieutenant Haruna Gadzama (Captain), Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo (Co-pilot), Flying Officer Micheal Okpara (Airborne Tactical Observation System specialist). Others included Warrant Officer Bassey Etim (ATOS specialist), Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi (ATOS specialist), Sergeant Ugochukwu Oluka (ATOS specialist), Aircraftman Adewale Johnson (Onboard Technician). The jet en route Minna in Niger State crashed close to the runway of the Abuja airport after reporting engine failure. The NAF spokesman explained that Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, has ordered an immediate probe of the accident. “This is to confirm that a Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crashed while returning to the Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure enro

Senator Yahaya Abdullahi To Governors: Stop Running To Buhari Over Insecurity

The Senate has challenged the 36 state governors to sit down with their people and address security challenges rather than always run to the Presidency for solutions. Addressing reporters in Abuja on Monday, Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi, said the Senate was disturbed that herdsmen/farmers’ crises, banditry and insurgency remain unabated. Abdullahi said the Senate would on resumption today debate a motion by Deputy Senate Leader Ajayi Boroffice, on the incessant clashes between herders and farmers across the country. He said: “These are issues that should be resolved at the local level either through dialogue anchored on the spirit of give and take. “Whatever crises that are involved should be resolved by political leaders at appropriate levels be it, at the National Assembly, at the level of the governors, local government and even councillorship level where state actors are expected to sit down with their people so that a lot of these issues can be articulated and addressed by the l

El-Rufai To Gumi: We Can’t Negotiate With Bandits

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that his administration is at war with bandits and so cannot negotiate with them. The governor also ruled out the issue of forgiveness and compensation for bandits being advocated by the state based Islamic Scholar, Dr Ahmad Gumi. Tambuwal: ‘Fura da nono’ hawkers supplying drugs to band it El-Rufai said eliminating the bandits is the only solution to banditry in the region . Daily Trust reported recently how Dr Gumi visited communities within Kaduna facing insecurity in the state as well as Zamfara State to meet with bandits. According to El-Rufai, he never believed that a Fulani herdsman who ventured into banditry and collecting millions of naira as ransom will repent. The governor disclosed this in an interview with BBC Hausa radio as monitored on Monday. He said he spoke with the Islamic Scholar Dr Gumi who he described as his friend that majority of these bandits don’t believed in religion which is why they killed without mercy. ‎Accord

CBN: Why We Banned Cryptocurrency In Nigeria by Official

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reacted to condemnations trailing the directive to Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) to desist from transacting in cryptocurrencies. In a statement on Sunday, Osita Nwanisobi, Acting Director, Corporate Communications, clarified that that the CBN circular of February 5, 2021 did not place any new restrictions on cryptocurrencies. He recalled that all banks in the country had earlier been forbidden, through CBN’s circular dated January 12, 2017, not to use, hold, trade and/or transact in cryptocurrencies. Nwanisobi noted that the CBN’s position on cryptocurrencies is not an outlier as many countries, central banks, international financial institutions, and distinguished investors and economists have also warned against its use. He said China, Canada, Taiwan, Indonesia, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iran, Bangladesh, Nepal and Cambodia have all placed certain level of restrictions on financial institutions faci

Sheikh Gumi to President Buhari: Negotiate with unrepentant Fulani bandits, grant amnesty to them

Ahmed Muhammad Gumi, a renowned Islamic scholar has called on the federal and state governments to grant amnesty to repentant bandits. According to the Islamic scholar, there will be serious bloodshed and merciless killings if the government and security agencies continue to engage the bandits on operation fire-for-fire. This call was made by the Islamic Scholar, Gumi while addressing newsmen at the chamber of the Government House in Gusau, the state capital Sheikh Gumi explained that the late President Musa Yar’Adua granted amnesty to militants in the South-South zone and went extra mile to create the ministry of Niger Delta Affairs which sheikh Gumi said calmed down the tensed situation. “Negotiations remain the best option for conflict resolution. Negotiations settled the grievances of the militants in the South-South so president Buhari should borrow from that ideology to end terror attacks in his own government,” sheikh Gumi added. According to Sheikh Gumi, almost all the he

NIN Enrolment: We Have Commenced Registration – Glo by Official

Enrolment of people who are yet to register for their National Identification Number (NIN) has commenced immediately at Glo outlets. The Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) granted approval license to Globacom last week to commence NIN enrolment for people who are yet to register. A statement released by Globacom on Friday indicates that the company has already deployed devices aligned with NIMC standards and has commenced the exercise in several Gloworld outlets, adding that arrangements are being concluded for retail outlets that are not live yet for NIN enrolment to also begin soon. The company urged subscribers who are yet to link their NIN with their mobile numbers, to text their NIN to 109, adding that they can also dial *109# to submit their NIN or call 109 to update their NIN via voice call. It assured Glo customers of its commitment to memorable calling experience on the Glo network and its unalloyed support for the government’s efforts to create a secure and s

Airtel commences NIN registration in retail outlets across Nigeria

Airtel commences NIN registration in retail outlets across Nigeria Airtel commences NIN registration in retail outlets across Nigeria Airtel Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications service provider on Thursday says it has commenced the National Identity Number (NIN) registration exercise in its retail outlets across the country. Airtel in a statement made available to Newsmen in Lagos said it was following approval from the Federal Government which granted them a verification and enrolment license. The telco said that while selected retail outlets in Lagos and Abuja were now fully operational to register Nigerians for the NIN exercise, work was currently ongoing to expand its NIN footprints to cover more areas and states. It added that residents of Abuja could now visit Transcorp Hilton situated in Mataima or Airtel showrooms at Carpet Plaza and Aminu Kano Crescent in Wuse 2. According to the statement, those in Lagos could walk into Airtel Express Point, Oyin Jolayemi, Victoria Is

NIN registration: Identifying every Nigerian will curb crime, achieve digital economy – Pantami

The Federal Government has noted that its efforts in encouraging Nigerians to register for the National Identity Number, NIN, under the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is a strategic and critical effort to ensure that citizens have a credible, converged and consistent database for identity purposes. Speaking at the Global Privacy Day Celebration, 2021, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, said the value of the registration exercise would become appreciated with the ease at which e-government services would be delivered, the reduction in crime, and general efficiency guaranteed by the database. According to the Minister, “Identifying every Nigeria is a soft infrastructure needed to achieve our digital economy objective. “Indeed, the needed pieces for the digital economy is falling in place and we are committed to laying a solid and lasting foundation for a digital Nigeria.” Speaking further, Pantami said, I am more delighted to see tha

NIMC licences MTN, other telcos to register Nigerians for NIN

Telecommunications companies have been licensed to register people who do not have National Identity Numbers to reduce the large crowds at the offices of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the government agency said. NIMC director-general Aliyu Aziz said some other private and public organisations had also been licensed by the commission to avoid overcrowding at the commission’s offices. “We have licensed private and public sector organisations including telcos (telecommunications companies) so as to create more centres,” Aziz told PRNigeria. Aziz’s diclosure came after Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, constituted a committee to address the demands of NIMC employees. NIMC workers had downed tools on January 7, 2021 in protest against the poor welfare and exposure to COVID-19. The strike was suspended days after. Nigeria government in December 2020 all SIMs that were not registered with valid NINs on the network of telecommunications