NSCDC warns pipeline vandals to desist or face the law

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps in Bayelsa, on Sunday warned oil thieves and pipeline vandals in the area to steer clear of the infrastructure or risk crackdown by the law.

The Commandant of NSCDC in the state, Mrs Christiana Abiakam, who gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Yenagoa, said that the corps was committed to stopping the crime.

She said that the command was determined to overcome the obstacles before it.

She said that to that end, the corps would work collaboratively with sister security agencies in joint operations to sustain the stability so far achieved in the crude oil operational environment for increased oil production.

“We will not be deterred by the challenges before us.

“We have resolved to sustain the fight against economic crime by oil thieves and vandals of oil facilities and we have sent warnings to them.

“With our intensified and intelligence-driven operations, the criminals will have no option other than…

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Quality representation key to economic stability, says Gwada

Alhaji Shuaibu Gwada, a senatorial aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress on Sunday said that quality representation at all levels of the legislature was key to sustainable and stable economy.

Gwada told the News Agency of Nigeria  in Abuja that self-sufficiency would be possible with enabling laws that would promote local content.

He said that legislation should be channeled to resist all manner of dependence on importation.

“The senate or the lower chamber is supposed to be a place where men with vision for great Nigeria should be.

“We must have like minds that would promote industrialisation and self-reliance,” Gwada said.

The APC member noted that it was time to make a choice between Chinese goods and Nigerian goods.

According to him, we need to rise above consumer-based economy to a productive driven economy.

Gwada, who commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision in promoting self-reliance, called on the 8th Assembly to support him.

He urged…

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JAMB remits N7.8bn to FG from 2018 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has remitted another N7.8 billion to the Federal Government.

The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos.

According to him, the board has planned to remit the amount as surplus to the Federal Government as was done in 2017.

Benjamin said that the amount was the surplus generated from the conduct of the board’s 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

“However, government in its magnanimity, graciously directed that we remit about N5.6 billion and use the balance for restructuring of the board’s headquarters to meet up with its international status.

“We, therefore, want to appreciate the governing board of JAMB led by Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe for the tremendous support in ensuring that the current administration’s vision of transparency and accountability as fully embraced by JAMB is sustained.

“The Ndukwe-led board had,…

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