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Nigeria need institutional framework to combat proliferation of small arms-PRESCOM 

Babatunde Opalana  To combat and reduce proliferation of small arms and light weapons which has been a major security threat in Nigeria, there is the need to put in place an institutional framework in accordance with regulations of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) and other international best practices. Nigeria,

Nigeria to destroy 5000 illicit weapons in Zamfara

•Over 1000 SAWL destroyed in Benue, Katsina  Babatunde Opalana  The Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM) has disclosed that Nigerian government has finalised plans to destroy over 5000 illicit weapons recovered in Zamfara State, North West of the country. The Programmes Coordinator of PRESCOM,  Mr. Dickson Orji, disclosed this  in

2019: INEC Releases Election Timeline, Hints At Expansion Of Voters’ Register

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released proposed dates for the 2019 general elections. The votes begin in about 434 days in Africa’s most populated country. Chairman of the agency, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said vote for Presidential and National Assembly Elections will hold on February 16, 2019 while the Governorship,

UPDATE: 403 Nigerians evacuated from Libya

Jude Johnson  The concerted efforts to evacuate Nigerians trapped in slave camps in Libya is yielding a result with 403 of the migrants returned safely back to the country. An official from National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) who claimed anonymity informed Global Sentinel about the return of 144 Nigerians

Group Writes US Embassy, Demands Atiku’s Visa Status

An Anti-corruption group, the Leadership and Accountability Initiative has petitioned the Embassy of the United States of America over the controversies surrounding the visa status of former Vice President, Alh. Atiku Abubakar. It could be recalled that former President Olusegun Obasanjo had alleged that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar cannot step

Musuem and Monuments Commission gets new Directed-General

Babatunde Opalana  The Federal Government has  appointed Mr. Emeka Obiora Onuegbu as the new Director General of the National Commission for Museum and Monuments (NCMM). The Acting Director-General, Mr. Dapo Sijuade in a statement on Monday said the has been approved by the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. According to Sijuade, the appointment follows