Connect with us

News

Insecurity: IGP summons all DIGs, AIGs, CPs, others

Avatar

Published

on

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has taken down a syndicate involved in the production and distribution of counterfeit truck number plates, as revealed in a statement released on Sunday. The crackdown resulted in the confiscation of a total of 249 fraudulent vehicle plate numbers and 149 Minimum Safety Standard (MSS) stickers.

In ongoing efforts to combat the enduring problem of traffic congestion, the NPA introduced an electronic call-up system named ‘Eto,’ managed by the Truck Transit Park Limited, to facilitate the organized movement of trucks to and from the port.

According to reports, this ‘Eto’ application was exploited by illicit individuals who significantly inflated call-up prices, leading to disruption and financial strain. Originally priced at N21,500 by TTP, the call-up fees experienced a drastic surge to approximately N150,000 per call-up.

In response to the manipulation of its electronic system, the NPA conducted a thorough spot check at the MPS Pregate, resulting in the discovery of 249 counterfeit vehicle plate numbers and 149 MSS stickers. Subsequent investigations at an undisclosed terminal revealed an additional 169 vehicle plate numbers and 133 MSS stickers not affixed to any trucks.

The NPA’s statement disclosed that the terminal manager at the location where the counterfeit items were found has been summoned for questioning, and the seized plate numbers and stickers have been secured.

Advertisement

The NPA emphasized that these findings confirm its assertion of a deliberate and well-coordinated attempt to undermine the electronic call-up system. The system, initiated by the NPA, aims to eliminate human involvement in managing port traffic, addressing the persistent issue of traffic gridlock that negatively impacts the national economy.

“The NPA is, however, determined to consolidate the e-call-up project and its other process automation initiatives to grow the maritime sector to its full potential,” the statement concluded.

News

‘Some people have turned into monitoring spirits because of Tinubu’ – Joe Igbokwe

Avatar

Published

on

Joe Igbokwe, a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, raised concerns on Saturday about the constant monitoring of President Bola Tinubu. Igbokwe claimed that some individuals have resorted to witchcraft and “monitoring spirits” to keep an eye on Tinubu.

He explained that these individuals are observing Tinubu closely to catch any mistakes or mishaps, wherever he goes. Posting on his Facebook page, Igbokwe predicted that this scrutiny will persist for the next eight years.

He wrote: “Some people have turned to monitoring spirits. They follow PBAT anywhere he goes to see if he will make mistakes, if he will fall down, or if he will be received very well in any country he goes to. This is witchcraft and they will do this for 8 years. Mark this.”

Tinubu had a slip during the Democracy Day celebration at Eagles Square on June 12. Addressing the incident later at a Democracy Day dinner at the Presidential Villa, the President commented: “Early this morning, I had a swagger and it’s on social media. They’re confused about whether I was doing bugger or babariga.

“But it is a day to celebrate democracy. Why doing dobale on the day? I’m a traditional Yoruba boy. I did my dobale.”

Advertisement
Continue Reading

News

‘We’re still owed salaries in Abia State University’ – ASUU

Avatar

Published

on

The Abia State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has claimed that many of its members did not receive their April and May salaries, and those who were paid had deductions from their salaries. ASUU Chairperson Chidi Mbah and Secretary Victor Obisike stated that despite announcements from the Abia government and social media reports indicating that salaries had been settled, only a few staff members with accounts at commercial banks received their April salaries, and even fewer received their May salaries.

The ASUU leaders highlighted that this inconsistency in salary payments and deductions has caused financial difficulties, anxiety, and uncertainty among the affected staff. They noted that staff members who did receive their April or May salaries experienced unexplained deductions ranging from N8,000 to N53,000.

This irregular payment system has made it difficult for the unions within the university to determine the status of their check-off dues, which are usually deducted at the source. Additionally, ASUU emphasized that 11 months of outstanding salary arrears remain unpaid, despite repeated assurances from the government.

ASUU expressed its support for Governor Alex Otti’s efforts to improve Abia State University but urged government officials to avoid politicizing the salary payment issue. They appealed to the state government to promptly address the concerns raised and ensure that all outstanding salaries, including the arrears, are paid in full to alleviate the financial hardships faced by the university staff.

Continue Reading

News

Sanusi: Ado Bayero was never Emir of Kano – Gov Yusuf’s spokesman

Avatar

Published

on

Sanusi Bature, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State, has asserted that Aminu Ado Bayero was never the Emir of Kano. According to Bature, former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje appointed Bayero as the Emir of the eight metropolitan local governments of Kano city.

During an appearance on Arise Television, Bature explained that Ganduje’s appointment of Bayero as emir was part of a political maneuver that compromised the integrity of the historic Kano Emirate, which predates Nigeria and its constitution by over a thousand years.

Bature stated: “The governor’s action was intended to protect the emirate’s integrity as an institution. The Emirate of Kano has a history that predates Nigeria, with people living under a single Emir for over a thousand years. Ganduje’s administration politicized this history, which Yusuf promised to rectify during his campaign to restore the emirate’s lost glory.”

He further remarked, “This is not the first time an Emir has been deposed; Ganduje did it, and Sanusi left Kano for peace to prevail. Now Sanusi has returned to Kano after the law was repealed.”

Clarifying Bayero’s status, Bature said, “Aminu Ado Bayero was never the Emir of Kano. He was appointed as the Emir of the eight metropolitan local governments of Kano city. With the revision of the law under a unified Kano, the emirate Bayero served no longer exists. He was the Emir of the Kano city emirate, not the entire 44 local governments of Kano, a status created by Ganduje’s 2019 Emirate law.”

Advertisement

Governor Yusuf deposed Ado Bayero and reinstated Muhammed Sanusi as the Emir of Kano. Despite this, Ado Bayero has refused to leave his Nassarawa palace and has challenged the state government’s action in court.

Continue Reading

Trending