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Naebi Dynamic Concept makes bold strides towards enhancing service delivery



An indigenous operator in the Aviation sector, NAEBI Dynamic Concepts Limited is acquiring additional equipment to enhance its service delivery.
The Company is acquiring Information Technology Tracking Devices , Body-worn Cameras , Control Room complete Facility Rack fitted amongst other support Information Technology Facilities that will capture and relay data for Helicopters flying in and out of Nigeria.
Mr. Chike Stanley, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NAEBI Dynamic Concepts Limited stated that the move to re-fleet its equipment profile, is part of the Company’s strategy to ensure it achieve its objectives  on job creation and fulfilling its mandate of generating revenue for the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Speaking on the development, an official of the  Equipment Company in the United Kingdom – Tensor,  Mr Martin Head stated  that its  company is working with Messrs NAEBI Dynamic Concepts Limited and the Federal Ministry of Aviation & Aerospace Development to achieve the tracking of Helicopters in and out of Nigeria from the Control Room.
He confirmed the reliability of the Equipment describing them as very robust and innovative with a unique software which would aid comprehensive and accurate investigation for the Company’s operations.
Speaking more on the efforts to consolidate on its service delivery, Mr. Stanley said NAEBI Dynamic Concepts Limited will be acquiring a Mobile Radar to help cover low level flights from 5000 feet above sea level with high density cameras and other technological devices to be deployed to the area.
According to him, the thrust is to contribute in increasing the nation’s Gross Domestic Product  through the Ministry of Aviation; creating jobs, and reduce security risks and youth restiveness especially in the Niger Delta Region.
The NAEBI Chief Executive further revealed that the project scope would assist the Government in collating data on the day-to-day movements of helicopters in Nigeria.
He emphasized that the Company’s operation is playing a huge role in reducing the unemployment rate and lauded the Federal Government for supporting the NAEBI Dynamic Concepts Limited project.
He also thanked representatives of the Ministry Of Aviation and Aerospace Development, who were part of the entourage to the United Kingdom to obtain first-hand information on the project and process.
During the meeting, Mr. Christopher Omoaghe, the Special Advisor to the Minister on Special Projects and Duties, spoke on behalf of the Ministry of Aviation & Aerospace Development highlighting the challenges faced by the Ministry , including the provision of incorrect schedules and data, as well as the submission of falsified amounts by operators attempting to bypass the system.
Also in the entourage were the Director of Corporate Services, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, and the Deputy Director Air Transport, Federal ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development.
Mr. Stanley applauded the team from the Federal Ministry of Aviation & Aerospace Development, for their involvement in the project, assuring them of the company’s capacity to deliver on the set timelines.
He said:  “Work has commenced and the current delay is on easy access and compliance.”
This  he said  would take about three months. As for  the launch of the project, he stated that that it would take about a year for the Control Room be delivered.
He said :” We intend to train another batch of Helicopter Monitoring Officers (HMOs) in Aviation Security (AVSEC) basic 1, 2, 3, Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) courses by the first quarter of 2024, as well as  deploy needed equipment that will enhance efficient navigational services.
“We believe in the overall success of this initiative and will continue to do all we can while upholding International standard practice in fulfilling our mandate. This is in furtherance of our aim to  to forestall revenue losses.
 “To this end, we began by consulting with stakeholders in the industry, including the Helicopter Operators, Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)’s Airspace Managers, Air Traffic Controllers, Executive Governors in the Niger Delta Region and the International Oil Companies (ILOs)/Local Oil Companies (LOCs).
“He stated that :” We have left nothing to chance in developing this value chain with a series of strategic activities. We have also continued to engage State Government in the Niger Delta Region, having provided and commissioned operational vehicles and a call centre in Port Harcourt International AirPort , General Aviation Terminal Building.
“In the last three years, we have sustained our operations adding value to the industry with the mandate given us by the Government . We have successfully sensitized the stakeholders and public on the project.”
He thanked the  Minister of Aviation & Aerospace Development for being forthright and showing the will to reposition the aviation sector to meet with international standards and practice.
Also, he commended the Minister  for tackling the bureaucracy in the system to fast-track development.
He expressed the optimism that the company will do more despite the challenges it is facing.
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Reps pass resolution on arrest of WAEC officials over misappropriation of funds



Reps pass resolution on arrest of WAEC officials over alleged misappropriation of funds

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution for the detention of top officials of West African Examination Council (WAEC) for failing to account for the funds appropriated to the organisation.

The resolution was pass d during an investigative hearing carried out by the House Committee on Basic Examination Bodies, chaired by Hon. Oforji Oboku.

The officials are: Amos Josiah Dangut, Head of National Office, WAEC Nigeria, who represented the Registrar; Angus Okeleze, Senior Deputy Registrar; Victor Odu, Acting Director of Finance; Segun Jerumeh, Deputy Director of Finance.

The motion for the arrest of the four WAEC officers was sequel to the adoption of a motion sponsored by Hon. Uchenna Okonkwo, during an investigative hearing, after the officials failed to answer their questions to their satisfaction.

The lawmakers during the hearing were in heated arguments with the WAEC officials whether the examination body was accountable to Parliament or not.

Dangut had earlier in his presentation to the Committee argued that WAEC was not an agency of government, hence not accountable as other agencies.

But the lawmakers insisted that WAEC Nigeria was a creation of an Act of the National Assembly, hence must account for all their activities to them.

The lawmakers also pointed out that WAEC’s convention dictates that they must submit to the legislation of any of its member countries.

Following the arguments, Hon. Okonkwo said: “I will like to move a motion that while pending the investigation to look into the activities of WAEC Nigeria, the invited Guests before should be taken into custody and held at the Police Post while we seek for solutions for these issues they are bringing upon Nigerians.”

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Meanwhile, there was mild drama at the venue of the investigative hearing as one of the WAEC officials kept shouting at the lawmakers that it was being unfair to them.

Thereafter the WAEC officials were taken away by members of the Sergeant at Arms of the National Assembly where they were detained in one of the member’s office for about 15 minutes.

However, after a brief closed door session, the Committee resolved to allow them go and come back at a later date with relevant documents demanded of them.

In his intervention, Oboku who presided over the session, directed the WAEC management to bring the audited statement of accounts of the examinations body from 2018 till date.

He also directed that the delegation to present relevant documents in respect to a N5 billion loan that the Organisation secured in 2022 to buy a customised calculator among others.

The Chairman said WAEC cannot operate outside the supervision of the National Assembly.

He insisted the WAEC officials bring the requested documents, else there would be sanctions.

Source: Authorrity Nigeria

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EFCC’s failure to file processes stalls Kwankwaso’s rights enforcement suit



Military capable of ending security challenges, says Kwankwaso

The inability of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to file processes before a Kano High Court on Tuesday stalled hearing in a fundamental rights suit filed by the 2023 presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso and seven others.

The other applicants are the NNPP, Dr Ajuji Ahmed, Dipo Olayanku, Ahmed Balewa, Chief Clement Anele, Folashade Aliu, and Buba Galadima.

When the matter came up for hearing,
Counsel to the EFCC , Mr Idris Ibrahim-Haruna, told the court he was not ready and sought for an adjournment to enable him file responses.

“My lord service was effected in Abuja. We are very sorry for the inconveniences and seek for another date to enable us file our responses.”

Responding, Counsel to the applicants, Mr Robert Hon, told the court that he was ready to proceed with the hearing.

He urged the court to dismiss the application by the EFCC counsel seeking for an adjournment for not giving the court a genuine reason for not filing their responses.

“My lord we served the respondent with all the court processes on June 10, and by the rules of this court they have five days to file their responses.”

He urged the court to adjourn the case for definite hearing.
Justice Yusuf Ubale, ordered the EFCC counsel to file his responses and adjourned the matter until October 24, for definite hearing.

The court had on June 10, granted an Interim order stopping the EFCC from arresting Kwankwaso and the seven responders.

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Shelve planned protest -Tinubu begs Nigerians



Don’t devalue naira after implementing new national minimum wage – Workers tell Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has appealed to Nigerians to shelve planned protests against bad governance in the country, slated for next month.

The appeal was made known by Information Minister Mohammed Idris, who briefed State House correspondents after a meeting with the President on Tuesday.

Idris said Tinubu urged the organisers of the protest to shelve the plan and await the President’s response to their complaints.

“The issue of the planned protest, Mr President does not see any need for that. He’s asked them to shelve that plan. He’s asked them to await the government’s response to all their pleas,” the minister said.

The protest against economic hardship, which is gaining traction on social media, has been scheduled to hold across all states of the Federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, starting from August 1.

DAILY POST reports that the prices of food and basic commodities have gone through the roof in the last months.

Many Nigerians currently are battling one of the country’s worst inflation and economic crisis sparked by the government’s twin policies of petrol subsidy removal and unification of forex windows.

Source: Daily Post

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Amnesty International warns Tinubu’s govt against threatening protesters



Presidency: Obi’s supporters behind planned protests

Global human rights movement, Amnesty International has berated the Bola Tinubu-led government for threatening protesters.

AI was reacting to comments made by Tinubu’s media aide, Dada Olusegun, who said those planning the nationwide protests in the country will “meet the strongest resistance of your lives.”

In a post on X, the organisation stated:

”Threatening peaceful protesters is unlawful. It is a clear attack on freedom of assembly — which is guaranteed by international law and Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution:

”Nigerians must not be denied the constitutionally and internationally guaranteed right to peaceful protest; through veiled threats of violence and false insinuations.”

Source: Naija news

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Senate passes ₦70,000 national minimum wage bill



The Senate on Tuesday speedily passed the National Minimum Wage Act 2019 (Amendment Bill). The bill, which scaled first, second

The Senate on Tuesday speedily passed the National Minimum Wage Act 2019 (Amendment Bill).

The bill, which scaled first, second and third readings, just minutes after it was transmitted by President Bola Tinubu, was instantly passed by the upper chamber.

In a unanimous vote after a clause consideration in the Committee of the Whole, the National Minimum Wage Bill scaled third reading and was passed.

Earlier on Tuesday, the President transmitted the National Minimum Wage Bill to the National Assembly for consideration and passage.

The President separately wrote the Senate and the House of Representatives requesting expedited consideration of a bill for an Act to amend the National Minimum Wage Act, 2019 to increase the National Minimum Wage from ₦30,000 to ₦70,000.

The President also asked the lawmakers to reduce the time for periodic review of the national minimum wage from five years to three years and related matters.

Last Thursday, Tinubu and the leadership of the Organised Labour agreed on ₦70,000 as the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

The truce between the government and labour sides followed a series of talks between labour leaders and the President in the last few weeks after months of failed talks between labour organs and a tripartite committee on minimum wage constituted by the President in January.

The committee, which comprised state and federal governments and the Organised Private Sector, had proposed ₦62,000 while labour insisted on ₦250,000 as the new minimum wage for workers who currently earn ₦30,000 as minimum wage.

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Labour had said ₦30,000 was unsustainable for any worker going by the economic vagaries of inflation and high cost of living which followed the removal of petrol subsidy by the President.

Despite its initial insistence on ₦250,000 as the new minimum wage, Labour accepted the President’s offer of ₦70,000 last Thursday.

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, said Labour accepted ₦70,000 and rejected a proposal by President Bola Tinubu to pay ₦250,000 minimum wage on a condition to increase petrol prices.

He also said Labour agreed to the ₦70,000 offer because minimum wage won’t be reviewed once in five years anymore but once every three years.

The transmission of the wage bill came about six weeks after the President said in his Democracy Day speech on June 12, 2024, that an executive bill on the new national minimum wage for workers would be sent to the National Assembly for passage.


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Robbers rape two female students of Tai Solarin University



Armed robbers have raped two female students of the Ogun State-owned Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu Ode.

Armed robbers have raped two female students of the Ogun State-owned Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu Ode.

It was gathered that the two first-year female students of the institution were raped by robbers on Monday.

The incident reportedly occurred around 12:30 am when the robbers invaded students’ apartments.

A source at the school disclosed that the suspects, armed with guns, forced the students to surrender their phones and other belongings before leading them to an uncompleted building where they took turns to rape them.

Police spokesperson in the state Omolola Odutola confirmed the incident in Abeokuta, the state capital.

“The incident was reported at the Igbeba Police Division at about 10 am. Our operatives immediately combed the area in search of the suspects. Efforts are in top gear to arrest everyone involved in the crime.

“In the meantime, the survivors have been taken to the school clinic for treatment,” she said.



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