The House of Representatives has mandated the committees on Ports, Harbour, Waterways and Maritime Safety Administration, to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Transportation to ensure the provision of vessels to improve the quality of training of cadets.
The members said provision of such vessels would enable the maritime sector to provide the mandatory advanced certification for shipboard officers and ratings.
The UN, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, has released two million dollars to sustain the response to a deadly cholera outbreak in Yobe State.
The outbreak, which was officially declared in four local government areas on March 28, has so far recorded 404 cases and 15 deaths.
The UN will honour three Nigerian peacekeepers, as the world marks the 2018 International Day of UN Peacekeepers to be commemorated on June 1, at the UN headquarters in New York.
The fallen Nigerian peacekeepers to be honoured are Lt. Col. Ali Suleiman, who served with the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Warrant Officer Remmy Amakwe, who was deployed with the African Union–United Nations Mission in Darfur.
Mr Kolawole Shogaolu, would also be honoured for serving in a civilian capacity in the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government will build the next generation of billionaires from among the youth through a new empowerment programme, Startup Nigeria.
Osinbajo who was represented by his Special Adviser Mr Ife Adebayo said this at the inauguration of the innovation’s support hub of the North Central in Abuja.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, FCT command has introduced a special programme “Surprise Raiding Strategy’’ to curb drug abuse and trafficking among youths in the territory.
The command explained that the SRS involved surprise raids on traffickers’ black spots and hideouts such as Zone 4, Bannex, Jabi and other areas in the outskirts of the FCT.