Tuesday, 21 January 2014

President GEJ for World Economic Summit in Switzerland

President Goodluck Jonathan has arrived Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. In a statement in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, had said the president would be accompanied by officials from public and private sector. Abati said the president would use the event to attract beneficial global participation in the 2014 WEF on Africa which would be hosted in Abuja from May 7 to 9
Specifically, he said the president would be accompanied and supported by key members of the Federal Government’s Economic Management Team from the public and private sectors.
Abati said that the Nigerian Economic Summit Group would host special events in Davos.

Police Recover N6.5bn from Oil Subsidy, Bank Fraud

As part of its continuous quest to curb fraud, the Commissioner of Police Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Tunde Ogunsakin, has said the unit succeeded in recovering the sum of N6.5 billion from suspected fraudsters last year.

Ogunsakin, who made this disclosure Monday at the unit's headquarters in Ikoyi, Lagos, during an interactive session with journalists, said 13 exotic cars were also recovered from different parts of the country.


As the clamour for justice for the two market women in Ejigbo who were tortured continues to rise, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered that a crack team of detectives from  FCID Abuja take over investigation.

According to the FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, CSP FRANK MBA, the move was decisive resolve geared towards ensuring the speedy delivery of justice, promoting the rule of law, discouraging impunity and defending the fundamental human rights of Nigerians, particularly the alleged victims of the “Ejigbo pepper torture”.

Hope for Striking Polytechnics as FG Approves N20.4b Arrears

The Federal Government on Tuesday agreed to pay N20.4 billion arrears of new salary structure to the striking polytechnic lecturers, Supervising Minister for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said. Wike made this known at a meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) in Abuja.

He said what was delaying the payment was an agreement by both parties on the modalities for the payment. According to him, the CONTISS salary structure being agitated for by the union had been approved and also included in the 2014 budget.

SIMON KOLAWOLE LIVE: All the President’s Enemies

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Simon Kolawole Live!: By Simon Kolawole, Emailsimon.kolawole@thisdaylive.com
Does President Goodluck Jonathan sleep at night? Does he not have nightmares? Does he not wake up midnight, sweating and screaming? I have had to wonder at times - given the groundswell of opposition against him. On a daily basis, opposition keeps landing body blows on him. Opposition from within and without. If I were Jonathan, I would feel intimidated. He once described himself as the most criticised president in history. I don’t know about that. We are in the age of the social media where citizens’ messages are neither censored nor limited by time and space; the loudness and speed of travel of their voice is electronically accelerated and amplified, unlike in the past when citizens simply gathered around vendors’ stands to analyse and criticise their leaders.


Alhaji Bamanga Tukur

The Federal Government has once again proven that the era of recycling old and over used products will never end, Barely days after the former National PDP Chairman, Bamanga Tukur was kicked out, the President, Goodluck Jonthan has appointed him the chairman of the. national Railway Corporation. By this action, all those who think the railways would be reactivated better have a rethink cos they are on a long thing. As far as I am concerned, the railway revival is DEAD ON ARRIVAL cos the Tukur we know would never amount to any good there.