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#Justice4SarsVictim Court Convicts Dismissed SARS Operative, Four Others, Over Extra-Judicial Killings

  Last Friday, a State High Court in Benin City, Edo Sate, sentenced to death a police corporal, Joseph Omotosho who served with the now defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit, over extra-judicial killing. Omotosho and four other police constables, alleged to still be at large, were found guilty by the Court following their trial on an eight-count charge of conspiracy, murder and stealing. The said police constables were found guilty for killing a car dealer, Benson Obodeh, in 2015. The late Obodeh was suspected by the police to belong to a criminal gang. The four other dismissed constables...

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30% Reduction in Number of Out-of-School Children, Major Achievement — BMO

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described the reduction in the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria by more than three million as a major achievement by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.  The group said in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke that it was not an easy task anywhere in the world to reduce the figure of out of school children from 10.1million to 6.9 million in one year. “We see it as a fulfilment of a promise by a key member of the Buhari administration in the aftermath of a 2015...

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FG Decision to Source Oxygen Locally, a Welcome Departure from PDP-era Practice – BMO

The Federal Government’s decision to establish gas plants locally rather than bankroll an importation spree has been described as patriotic and a major difference between the Muhammadu Buhari administration and its predecessors. “The nation’s dire oxygen need would have presented another God-sent opportunity for unscrupulous officials in previous PDP-led administrations to indulge in a procurement binge with the attendant embezzlement of funds and depletion of the country’s external reserves,” the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) noted in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke. “We welcome the decision of the Federal Government to set up...

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MSMEs Survival Fund: We must find ways of doing more – Osinbajo

*FG Covid-19 Stimulus package impacts about a million already *VP also meets automotive manufacturers on new tariffs With the kind of impact and interest already generated among Nigerians by the ongoing implementation of the Survival Fund under the Economic Sustainability Plan, there is now a need to expand the scope and reach of the benefits to an even larger number of the populace, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. This hint was dropped at a virtual meeting held just before the Christmas holidays between Prof. Osinbajo and the Steering Committee of the MSMEs Survival Fund. The meeting was...

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