*IG orders audit of police investments, subsidiaries *NLNG gets new CEO as Omotowa bows out

*IG orders audit of police investments, subsidiaries *NLNG gets new CEO as Omotowa bows out


IG orders audit of police investments, subsidiaries

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has engaged the services of two audit firms, Messers Nsebot William & Co. and Gbenga Abimbola & Co. to undertake the audit of Police investments and subsidiaries. The order is contained in a statement issued by the Force spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Don Awunah, in Abuja on Thursday. Idris gave the order while addressing the Board and Management of Police Investments Bodies and subsidiaries at the Police Force Headquarters. He said the measure was in line with the Federal Government’s agenda to institutionalise fiscal discipline, transparency, probity and accountability in the management of public funds. Read more

NLNG gets new CEO as Omotowa bows out

The Board of Directors of the Nigeria LNG Limited on Thursday approved the appointment of Mr. Tony Attah as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Babs Omotowa, who has held the position for nearly five years, will be returning to Shell International in the Hague, ‎Netherlands, according to a statement signed by the company’s General Manager, External Relations, Kudo Eresia-Eke. The NLNG said Omotowa, who was appointed CEO by the board in December 2011, would be sorely missed for his uncommon vision, professionalism, compassion and commitment. Read more

Reps postpone sex scandal hearing

The absence of the Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Geoffery Onyeama, has stalled the ongoing sex scandal hearing of three members of the House of Representatives. Read more

UN accused of failing as north-east Nigeria at risk of famine

The UN has been accused of failing to act quickly enough to save hundreds of thousands of lives in northern Nigeria where a food crisis already killing hundreds of people a day is poised to become the most devastating in decades. Nigerian authorities, who maintain tight control over humanitarian and media access to the region, have also been accused of deliberate negligence and attempting to conceal the scale of the crisis. Read more

Return to the old admission order

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, last month announced the scrapping of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Some cheered the gesture; others jeered it. He promised to provide a guideline for tertiary institutions to follow in admitting students for the 2016/2017 academic session. When the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) published a point-based system for admission on its website last week, it became a subject of debate. Read more

‘Dialogue, not war, guarantees national peace’

Ever wondered what  dialogue can achieve during crisis resolutions? It is a lot better than quarrelling and if sustained, it can guarantee national peace, a professor of English and Literary Studies University of Calabar, Ndubuisi Osuagwu, has said. Osuagwu, who is the President of the All Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), said the youth constitute the most ideal segment in the campaign for dialogue. Read more

Don counsels parents on best child-parent bonding tactics

Head of Department of Educational Foundation at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof Ngozi Osarenren, has advised parents to train their wards to resist peer pressure and guide their use of the social media. She said this at a parenting seminar tagged: “Godly Parenting seminar 2016”,  organised by Wellspring College, Omole Estate, Ikeja. Read more

ABU launches online MBA

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has launched an online Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programme where examinations can be written at designated centres in Lagos, Abuja and Zaria. Distance Learning Centre Director, Prof Adamu Hassan, in a statement, said the programme was designed to allow students attend lectures without coming to the physical campus, while the working class need not quit their jobs as lectures would be available electronically on both the web platform and mobile devices to give the desired flexibility. Read more

Graduating pupils urged to learn from Brexit vote

Graduating pupils of Edgewood College, Lekki, have been advised to pick basic lessons from the Brexit vote to guide them through their future endevours. Guest Speaker at the school’s valedictory service and graduation, Mr Kola Ayeye, pointed out major lessons he got from the vote, which he said if considered, could have earned a good legacy for the British Prime Minister, David Cameron. Read more

Plateau to rescue education from collapse

The Executive Chairman, Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (PSUBEB), Prof Mathew Sule, has lamented the deplorable standard of education at primary and secondary levels such that a Primary Four pupil cannot speak English language. Sule, challenged the new Education Secretaries for the 17 Local Government Education Authorities (LGEA) to work towards rescuing the system from total collapse. Read more

Abia Poly to move in 30 months

The Chairman of the newly-inaugurated Governing Council of the Abia State Polytechnic Aba, Abia State, Chief Chuku Wachuku has assured students, teachers and the state government that construction work at the permanent site of the institution would be completed in the next thirty months. It is located in Osisioma, off Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway. Wachuku gave this assurance after paying an unscheduled visit to the permanent site with some members of the council. Read more

Glamour as District rewards workers, pupils

It was glamour at a level never seen before in the history of education merit awards programmes in Lagos State when Education District I honoured deserving workers, retirees, schools and pupils. It was at a star-studded programme at the Excellence Hotel and Conference Centre, Ogba, penultimate Wednesday. The banquet hall of the hotel was tastefully furnished – a far cry from the Government College, Agege school hall that had hosted previous editions of the honours programme. The guests dressed the part – with principals of the over 300 junior and senior secondary schools in the district turning up in suits and matching ties for men, and scarves for women. Read more

Ibrahimovic breaks another Manchester United record

The official announcement of the Ibrahimovic one-year deal racked up over 525,000 likes on Instagram as posts involving the 34-year-old dominate the club’s all-time top 10. Ibrahimovic is yet to kick a ball for Manchester United but he cannot stop breaking records for his new club. Read more


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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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