Mr Dunoma said the committee is to investigate the entire incident, with a view to evaluating the immediate and remote causes of the fire, determining the extent of damage, and making recommendations to forestall future recurrence.
While the committee is expected to turn in its reports within the next two weeks, the FAAN MD said the Police will also continue their investigation to unravel the cause of the incident.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has disclosed details of his monthly salary as well as security votes and has challenged the National Assembly to do same.
He advised the leadership of the National Assembly to disclose the details of its budget, as well as the salaries and allowances of its leadership.
This was in response to the challenge from the Speaker of the House Of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, that governors should make public their security budgets and how they disburse local government funds.
The Governor released details of his monthly salary of 470, 000 Naira, and a summary of the state’s major expenditure.
He disclosed that expenses from security votes in 2017 came to 1.5 billion Naira for the procurement and installation of CCTV cameras for the metropolis and 193 million Naira for procurement of geo-position interceptor and location of GSM UMTS systems.
He further added that 265 million Naira went into the procurement of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and the establishment of a forensic laboratory.
In addition, 2.6 billion Naira was said to have been allocated to support the network of Federal Security Agencies in 2017 and the total was put at 4.459 billion Naira.
Justice Tsoho of the Federal High Court, has fixed May 18 to hear plaintiffs application in the Malabu Oil case between the Nigerian government and some oil companies.
The application was made ex-parte by plaintiff for leave of court to serve writ of summons and other processes on 3rd defendant at 21/22 Marina Lagos.
The plaintiffs also sought date for motion for application for interlocutory reliefs.
On March 17, Justice Tsoho had set aside EFCC chairman’s application in the case and directed parties in the case who had an issue with the Malabu deal (OPL 245), to file fresh cases to ventilate their grievances.
Ruling on an application filed by the EFCC, Justice John Tsoho, upheld the application filed by Nigerian Agip Oil Exploration and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited, challenging the order of forfeiture.
He held that the orders for forfeiture were initially made based on the ex-parte application filed by the EFCC which was irregularly filed.
The judge also dismissed an application filed by Malabu Oil and Gas Limited seeking to, among others, stay the earlier reserved ruling on the applications by Agip and Shell.
Supporters of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites, have taken to the streets of Abuja in what they have termed a ‘free El-Zakzaky’ protest.
In an attempt to disperse the protesters who converged on Unity Fountain, the Police sprayed them with teargas, having failed to disperse them with water, which thereafter forced them to move into the streets.
Former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Professor Chidi Odinkalu, who addressed the protesters before they were chased out of the Unity Fountain, advised the Federal Government to respect the rule of law by releasing the group leader, (Sheikh) Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
A Federal High Court in Abuja had on December 2, 2016, ordered his release and awarded a cumulative sum of 50 million Naira to the Zakzakys and ordered the AGF and IGP to provide him a new accommodation and security in any part of Kaduna or Northern region that they prefer within 45 days; a judgment which is however yet to be obeyed.
The Shi’ites leader has however remained in custody for 485 days now, despite the judgment.
The headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has been gutted by fire.
The fire outbreak reported to have started on Tuesday morning, is currently crippling activities at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos state and causing massive traffic build-up along the Ikeja –Agege Motorway.
Reports say the fire started from the Finance Department but firemen have been on ground to put out the flames.
Although the cause of the incident as well as the extent of damage done is yet to be ascertained, the impact is said to have led to a long queue of vehicles while some passengers have resorted to trekking to their destinations.
Workers were however moved to safety from the inferno and are awaiting the fire services to finish their jobs.
According to FAAN’s acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, investigation is being carried out to find out the cause of the fire outbreak.
In a statement made available to Channels Television, FAAN assured travelers, airport users and the general public that the incident did not affect operations as normal operations continue unhindered.
The Group of seven industrialised nations (G7) Foreign Ministers, are working towards a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the U.S. Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson, flies to Russia to persuade Moscow to abandon its Syrian ally.
Mr Tillerson is also scheduled to meet officials from the allied Middle Eastern countries before heading to Moscow.
The U.K has suggested threatening tightly-focused sanctions on Russian and Syrian military officers following the latest apparent use of chemical weapons in Syria.
Syria however, denies it carried out the chemical attack on the rebel-held town of khan Sheikhoun that left 89 people dead last week.
In response to the attack, the U.S said it destroyed a fifth of the Syrian operational aircraft in an air strike on the Shayrat airbase.
One person has died while 16 others are being treated for severe burns in Calabar the Cross River state capital.
The death and injuries occurred following an explosion linked to kerosene adulteration.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Asibong Inyang, who visited the victims at the hospital said the government is investigating the incident to find the root cause of the explosions.
She said the Ministry of Health would also educate residents on the dangers of using adulterated products, and promised to donate medical accessories to the ward in support of their treatment.
Also, while speaking to journalists, the State Commissioner for Petroleum, Itaya Asuquo Nyong, gave the assurance that his ministry would investigate those behind the adulteration and bring the culprits to book.
“We will set up an investigative panel cos we want to get to the root cause of the matter and find out where this product is bought and I intend to involve the services of the operative agencies in this operation, because we intend to ensure that adequate punishment is given. We should never experience such in the state”.
Some of the victims who spoke to Journalists, expressed that they were in deep pains as a result of the burns from the explosion.