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July 17, 2018

Imo gets 16 new Perm Secs – Dr. Iwuagwu for Education

The Imo State governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha on Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at the Government House Owerri, swore in 16 new Permanent Secretaries for the Imo State civil service. The swearing in ceremony which witnessed a huge gathering of friends and well-wishers at the Government House was the actual confirmation of the senior civil servants who were appointed acting permanent secretaries about a month ago. Speaking at the occasion, Governor Okorocha congratulated the new Perm Secs on their appointment. He urged them to work hard to meet up with the expectations of his rescue mission agenda. He challenged them to…

Fake civil defence officer dupes 54 job seekers of N8.8m

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has paraded a man for impersonating an officer of the corps and defrauding 54 job seekers of N8.835 million to employ them in the NSCDC. The suspect had, however, said he was not alone in the act, citing one Inspector with the training department at the national headquarters and another top official in the anti-vandals department at the Lagos command as his collaborators. Parading the suspect, who was fully kitted in Civil Defence uniform on the rank of Chief Superintendent of Corps (CSC) in Abuja, the Corps Public Relations Officer (CPRO) and…

Syrian forces fought off an attempt by rebels to seize the sole crossing between Syria and Israel

A day after losing control of Qusair, an important town close to the Lebanese border, rebels tried to grab back the initiative with an assault on Quneitra – a demilitarized zone on the Golan Heights that is patrolled by the United Nations. For the first time since the start of the uprising in March 2011, the rebels briefly took control of the area, sending U.N. peacekeepers scurrying to their bunkers. Israeli sources said Syrian forces wrested back the site after fierce fighting. Austria said it would withdraw its 380 peacekeepers from the 1,000-strong U.N. monitoring force because of the fighting….