Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Daily Daesh D-Day Dilemma

by Ghassan Kadi

In the closing article of “The Daesh Chronicles”; The Prognosis, I raised the alarm about the high likelihood of Daesh attacks increasing in frequency and domain of activity. I even warned that they may become daily events that the West will one day have to contemplate.

In hindsight, I did not expect the escalation of those attacks to reach this threshold so soon, because daily attacks are already a reality in the West; especially Europe.

 Imo state University Law student shot dead at the school's gate, this afternoon

Another Three Nigerian Firms get Oil Licence (pix)

UGANDA;Country picks Nigerian, Australian firms for oil licensing round
Uganda has picked three Nigerian companies and one from Australia for its oil exploration licensing round, inviting them to negotiate for production sharing agreements, it said on Monday.
It announced its first competitive bidding round for six exploration blocks, covering a total of 3,000 square kilometres (1,150 square miles), in February 2015.
Bidding documents were issued to 16 oil firms but only seven submitted bids.

Budget Scandal: APC Summons Jibrin

– Abdulmumuni Jibrin, a former chairman of the House committee on appropriation has been summoned by the APC

– Jibrin’s summoning is not unconnected with his move to deal with Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

– Dogara might soon have his security details withdrawn by the government

Buhari Will Build 5000 Houses In Each State Of The Federation - Shehuri

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that his administration will build 5,000 houses in every state for public workers every year over the next three years.

The assurance was made monday during the ground breaking ceremony of Nigeria’s first civil servants housing estate in Apo Extension, Abuja under the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) programme.

FG Plans Death Sentence For Vandals

LAGOS — The Federal Government, yesterday, spoke of plans to sponsor death penalty bill against vandals and others who attack critical national assets.

This came on a day military and police authorities opened up on the prosecution of Operation Awathe in the South Western Coast, promising to terminate activities of vandals and militants who have terrorised the people of the area and vandalised critical state assets.

After decades of deadlocks, Ajaokuta Steel Company's ownership crisis ends, as FG retakes it

 Today, the FG took a major step in its plan to revitalise the steel sector as it signed a renegotiated concession agreement with Global Steel Holdings Limited for the Nigerian Iron Ore Mining Company (NIOMCO), Itakpe, PremiumTimes reports.

By the new agreement, the Ajaokuta Steel Complex has now reverted to the FG, effectively freeing the entity from all contractual encumbrances that had left it uncompleted and non-functional for decades, while GSHL retains NIOMCO. .

22-yr-old tailor slumped and died

Hours after being threatened that he wouldn't live to see the next day, 22-yr-old tailor slumped and died

According to Punchng, Orobiyi Street, Alagbado, Lagos State, experienced chaos on Sunday, after Lukmon Shotunde, 22, slumped and died. This prompted residents to attack one Taofeek Sodiq, who had a disagreement with Shotunde, earlier that day. .