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No Herdsmen Or Almajirai In Imo, Uzodimma Assures

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, has debunked rumour that Fulani herdsmen are hiding in different parts of the state.

Uzodimma said there was no truth in such rumours and that those spreading them were desperate to destabilise the state.

Addressing newsmen on Friday at Government House, Owerri after inspection of ongoing roads and drainages in Owerri and its environs, the governor reiterated that, under his watch, Imo and the citizens are safe.

Uzodimma, who expressed satisfaction with the level of work being carried out by the various contractors, noted that the projects which are now at different stages of completion are being done according to specifications.

He added that the state is using the period of the Covid-19-induced lockdown to carry out some critical earth works on the awarded contracts so as to make things easier as soon as the lockdown is completely relaxed.

He enjoined Imo residents to continue to support the policies and programmes of his administration.

The ongoing roads inspected include Federal Secretariat Road along Port Harcourt Road, Owerri; Area A, World Bank, Owerri; Assumpta Cathedral, Port Harcourt Road; Assumpta Yar’Adua Junction, Owerri; Okigwe Road roundabout water collection pit; Old Saint John’s Laboratory Relief Market Road, Chukwuma Nwoha to Egbu Road; and Lake Nwaebere to Shoprite Road.

The governor was accompanied on the inspection by the Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Cosmas Iwu; the Chief of Staff, Government House, Nnamdi Anyaehie; Commissioners for Works, Information and Strategy, Raph Nwosu and Declan Emelumba respectively, and other government dignitaries.

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Incase you find this ring leader and his colleague in your country , Don’t give him your job and don’t associate with him, He is an assassin

We re putting this here for future purposes, This men re Ramsey County Sheriff’s ex Officers, The front assassin is Derek Chauvin and is currently being held at the Ramsey County Jail in St. Paul as at 30 of May 2020, according to Bureau of Criminal Apprehension spokesperson Jill Oliveira. Chauvin has been charged with murder and manslaughter following the death of Floyd George. Documents show that his bail was set at $500,000. The assistants assassins re Thomas K. Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng. The issue now is that the his fellow rascal and racist re trying hard to cover up for him (Derek Chauvin) They go as far as faking an autopsy to deceive the masses, Incase he was later flown out of the country secretly , Pls don’t give him any chance and don’t give him any job, He and his fellow criminals can’t find no help in America unless the government take him and his colleagues back and that will make Minneapolis another Chicago full of shooting so we doubt if the Government will ever try that, Just Incase you find him and above listed names anywhere, Don’t associate with him/Them for your safety, Failure to adhere to this warning will lead to the breakdown of your business because the media will find out and believe it you re going down with him or any of them, Regards. Below is the attached pic chauvin and one other officer, Two other officers pic re yet to be found .

Chauvin

His colleague

Chauvin in action
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FRSC Board Approves Promotion Of 42 Senior Officers

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) board on Friday approved the promotion of 10 corps commanders to the rank of assistant corps marshals and 32 deputy corps commanders to the rank of corps commanders.

The approval was sequel to the virtual meeting of the FRSC board on promotion of senior officers, where the promotion exercise was diligently deliberated upon.

Deputy Corps Public Education Officer, Mccharm Sambo, said in a statement on Saturday that the promotion takes effect from May 29.

He gave the list of the officers promoted to assistant corps marshals as follows: Corps Commander Bisi Kazeem, who is presently, the Corps Public Education Officer at the National Headquarters (RSHQ) Abuja; Corps Commander Hyginus Omeje, the Sector Commander, Lagos State; Corps Commander Clement Oladele, Sector Commander, Ogun State; Corps Commander Francis Udoma, Sector Commander, Imo State; Corps Commander Shehu Iliyasu, the Corps Procurement Officer RSHQ; Corps Commander Benjamin Anafa, Corps Commander in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, Operations Department, RSHQ and four others.

The newly promoted corps commanders are Deputy Corps Commander (DCC) Segun Ogungbemide, Sector Head of Operations, Ondo State Sector Command; DCC Godwin Ntukidem, the Principal Staff Officer II to the Corps Marshal; DCC Kukbol Gonji, the Deputy Corps Legal Adviser; DCC LD Shehu; DCC CM Onukwubiri; DCC IG Ibrahim and 26 others.

The board chairman, Bukhari Bello, expressed his satisfaction with the high level of transparency and objectivity that heralded the whole process and urged the promoted officers to show more commitment and rededicate themselves to achieving the corporate mission of the corps which is to eradicate road traffic crashes and create a safer motoring environment in the country.

He stated that the promotion exercise is part of the commission’s drive towards rewarding excellence and hard work in line with the administrative philosophy of the present leadership of the FRSC.

According to the statement, Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi equally congratulated the newly elevated officers for their excellent performances during the exercise.

While noting that every promotion comes with greater responsibilities, Oyeyemi charged them to put in their best in the course of their duties as their new ranks call for more focus and dedication.

The promotion exercise began with medical examination, physical fitness test, computer based examination and virtual oral interview.

On decorating the newly promoted officers, Oyeyemi immediately directed that all affected officers are to be decorated in their respective zonal commands and the decoration is to be conducted in strict compliance with health protocols in consideration of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Abacha Stole Close To $1bn As Head Of State — President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says about $1 billion was “stolen under a previous, undemocratic junta in the 1990s.”

In an article published in US-based magazine, Buhari thanked the “friendly nations” that returned the stolen funds.

Buhari did not mention the late military dictator, Sani Abacha, by name. He had severally in the past spoken well of Abacha.

The president’s latest remarks come weeks after receiving $311 million in repatriated Abacha loot from the United States and the Bailiwick of Jersey.

According to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, the recovered money would be used in expediting the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Abuja-Kano road, and the Second Niger Bridge.

Nigeria had previously recovered funds looted by Abacha from the UK and Switzerland.

In the article, Buhari said the country could move forward with road, rail and power station construction, “partly under own resources, thanks to close to $1bn of funds stolen from the people of Nigeria under a previous, undemocratic junta in the 1990s that have now been returned to our country from the US, UK and Switzerland.”

He added, “That the friendly nations agreed to return the funds after so long is a testament to the fact that, with our governance reforms, Nigeria is rightly seen as an increasingly stable and beneficial place to transact and invest.”

The president said although no country or continent has a permanent monopoly in manufacturing jobs, Africa is positioned to seize opportunities that would benefit the world.

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BREAKING!!! Ex-NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru, Is Dead

The immediate past Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, has died at age 60.

NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari, announced his passage on Saturday morning on Twitter.

“My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night. He was of exemplary character and disposition. May Allah forgive him and have mercy upon him,” he wrote.

Mr Kyari did not state the cause of death.

Baru was the 18th GMD of NNPC. He served in the position from July 2016 to July 2019 and had previously served as the Group General Manager (GGM) of National Petroleum Investment Management Services.

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Davido Buys Mansion In Banana Island (Videos)

Singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has bought a new house in Banana Island, Lagos.

The 27-year-old made this known on Friday when he shared videos of the house, which comes with an elevator inside, on Instastories.

On April 13, the ‘Risky’ singer bought a house for some of his staff, including his Personal Assistant, Aloma.

“Made my staff landlords,” he captioned a photo of the house on Instagram.

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Another Death Looms In Aso Rock, CoS Will Run Into Crisis — Primate Ayodele

Founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church in Ejigbo, Lagos, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has warned that President Muhammadu Buhari might lose another “special aide” if he does not pray.

Buhari, in April, lost his chief of staff, Abba Kyari, to complications arising from the coronavirus disease.

In a series of prophecies, Ayodele urged the president to be active in governance and pray against losing another aide.

The cleric said the new chief of staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, would step on toes, forcing politicians to plot his removal.

He said: “Buhari should wake up, he doesn’t have a grip on his government.

“There will be crisis in Buhari’s government and he must be prayerful so as not to lose another special aide.

“Chief of Staff will step on toes because he wants to change so many things.

“The politicians will also frame him up. Prayers need to be made so as not to see another death in the villa.”

On security, Ayodele said the service chiefs needed to be changed “because they are one of the reasons we still have security threats by insurgents. Once they are replaced, insurgency will stop.”

He stated that Nigeria’s economy is in shambles because the country is in big debt and that the government is only lying to the citizens.

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AfDB: Okonjo-Iweala Declares Support For Adesina

Former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has thrown her weight behind the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, as the bank’s board begins fresh probe on him.

In a tweet on Friday, Mrs Okonjo-Iweala congratulated Adesina on his fifth anniversary as AfDB boss and wished him more years at the helm of the bank’s affairs.

“Akin Congrats on your fifth anniversary and more as we look towards the future,” the former World Bank executive wrote.

Without any known contender, Adesina is due for re-election in August.

The bank’s board, however, was forced to begin an independent investigation on allegations against him, following pressure from the United States.

Adesina was accused of giving contracts to acquaintances, appointing relatives and friends to strategic positions, and giving preferential treatment to Nigeria and Nigerians among other claims.

He had earlier been cleared by the AfDB ethics committee.

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Police Officers Who Allegedly Killed 16-Year-Old Girl Arrested (Photos)

The arrest of a police officer who allegedly shot a 16-year-old girl dead in the Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos state on Wednesday, May 27 has been confirmed by the Spokesperson of Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana.

The trigger-happy policeman was trying to arrest a bus driver for violating the nationwide curfew and allegedly shot the bus conductor dead as well as young Tina during the process.

After the unfortunate incident, Nigerians took to social media using the hashtag #JusticeofTina to demand the arrest and prosecution of the erring police officer.

Reacting to the sad development, the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana this afternoon announced via his Twitter handle that the erring police officer has been arrested and will be made to face the full weight of the law.

”The killer cop is identified, arrested and detained at the Headquarters. He will face the full weight of the law. Justice will surely prevail. Members of the Public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation.” Bala tweeted.

Meanwhile, the photos of the accused police officers have been released by the spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, Bala Elkana. The names of the police officers were identified as ASP Theophilus Otobo and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke.

He said the police officers have been subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings and if found culpable, will be arraigned in Court.

Narrating how the tragic incident happened, Bala said; “The incident happened on 26th May, 2020 at about 2245 hours.

“The said Police Officers fired shots from their pin down point along Berger by third mainland bridge, in a circumstances yet to be determined one Musa Yakubu ‘m’ 35 years was injured at the point and a stray bullet hit Tina at Berger Yanaworu Bus stop.

“The bullet pierced through the left upper side of her lap. She was rushed to hospital by a team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer. The battle to safe her life lasted for two days, she died on 28th May, 2020 at about 2129 hours while on admission. The second person is in stable condition.” the statement in part read.

Bala added that the Police have been in contact with the families of the victims from the day of the incident.

”The Command deeply sympathised with the family and friends of the deceased person. The Commissioner of Police calls for calm and assures the family that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will face the full weight of the law. He reiterated his stance on zero tolerance for impunity. Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation,” the statement read.

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One Dead, Eight Injured In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Auto-Crash

One person has died while eight others sustained injuries in multiple accidents on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, said on Friday.

State Sector Commander of FRSC, Clement Oladele, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota that the accident occurred around 10.25 am on Thursday.

Mr Oladele explained that a DAF tanker without registration number heading toward Ibadan from Lagos lost control at Ishara Bridge, near Ogere, and rammed into two Mazda buses marked BGD 229 XW and RUW 504 XA.

The Sector Commander said that 14 people were involved in the accident, adding that a male adult died while others sustained injuries.

“The corpse of the victim was deposited at Ipara Morgue,Ogun, while seven victims were taken to Victory Hospital,Ogere.

“The eighth survivor was taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, for intensive treatment,” he said.

Oladele implored motorists to drive cautiously and adhere strictly to the prescribed maximum speed limit of 50 km per hour at construction zones to avoid loss of lives and property.

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BREAKING!!! Court Discharges Sen Adeleke‎ Over Alleged Exams Malpractices

A Federal High Court in Abuja has discharged Senator Ademola Adeleke in the alleged examination malpractices trial involving him and four others.

In a ruling on Friday, Justice Inyang Ekwo said he discharged Adeleke in view of the prosecution’s decision to withdraw charges against him.

Adeleke was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State in the 2018 election.

‎Justice Ekwo, however, continued with the trial of the other four co-defendants in the case, who were re-arraigned on Thursday on a seven-count amended charge filed in the name of the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

The co-defendants are Sikiru Adeleke, who is said to be the senator’s relative, Aregbesola Mufutau, a head teacher; Gbadamosi Ojo, registrar; and Dare Olutope, a teacher.

Sikiru is accused of fraudulently registering as a student of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Ojo-Aro, Osun State, to enable him sit for the National Examinations Council (NECO) examination of June/July 2017.

The other three defendants are accused of aiding the commission of the alleged offence.

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Buhari Loves Rotimi Amaechi Like His Son – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, says President Muhammadu Buhari loves the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, like a son.

Mr El-Rufai was quoted in a statement on Thursday by the transport ministry on Amaechi’s 55th birthday.

The statement said a former Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, anchored a gathering on Zoom on Wednesday to mark the occasion.

El-Rufai praised Amaechi for his great personality which made the president love him in spite of oppositions.

“President Buhari loves Amaechi like a son, he trusts him absolutely which is why in spite of all opposition, many attempts to put Amaechi in a bad light, he twice selected him to lead his campaign and also as the Minister of Transportation,” he said in the statement.

“Amaechi’s key leadership quality is his sense of inclusion, he likes to bring everyone on board, he loves teamwork, he empowers people to put in their best, he doesn’t pretend to know it all or try to do everything.

“He is one of the few politicians from the Niger Delta that is Pan Nigeria. I think in the history of Nigeria there hasn’t been any minister of transportation that has been able to achieve the landmark Amaechi has achieved in very difficult circumstances.

“I am very proud of you, am very proud to be associated with you, I am a beneficiary of your friendship, your love, and your generosity.

“You have helped me a lot in my campaign, you have raised money for me, you have given me ideas on how to be a better politician and I have learned a lot from you.”

El-Rufai added that he was confident Amaechi would be among those looked upon to take Nigeria higher.

The Zoom birthday conference had distinguished personalities, including musicians and comedians, to light up the day.

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JUST IN!!! FG, Obasanjo Criticize US Over Fresh Probe Request On AfDB’s President, Adesina

The Federal Government, through the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, on Thursday opposed the decision of the board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) to conduct an independent investigation into allegations against the bank’s president, Akinwumi Adesina.

Adesina is a former minister of agriculture in Nigeria.

Mrs Ahmed, in a letter she personally signed and addressed to chairman of the board of governors, Kaba Niale, said the move was not in line with laid-down procedures, and insisted that due process must be followed to “protect and preserve the bank.”

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in a letter he personally addressed to former presidents of some African countries, also expressed his disapproval of the development.

The board’s move to conduct independent investigation came after pressure from the United States.

Adesina was accused of giving contracts to acquaintances, appointing relatives and friends to strategic positions, and giving preferential treatment to Nigeria and Nigerians among other claims.

But the AfDB ethics committee cleared him of the allegations raised by whistleblowers.

In the letter, the minister said: “The call for an independent investigation of the President is outside of the laid-down rules, procedures and governing system of the bank and its Articles as it relates to the Code of Conduct on Ethics for the President.

“As Board of Governors, we must uphold the rule of law and respect the governance system of the bank.

“If there are any governance issues that need improvement, these can be considered and amendments proposed for adoption in line with the laid-down rules.”

Noting that the Nigerian government had followed the matter “very closely”, Ahmed stressed that the ethics committee had dismissed the allegations by the whistleblowers.

She revealed that the Federal Government welcomed the conclusion reached by the ethics committee, which, according to her, called on all oversight organs of the bank to answer relevant questions and provide information relating to the allegations.

“The ethics committee also called on the whistleblowers to submit any additional evidence, facts and documents to buttress their allegations but they did not,” she said.

Ahmed further stated that the ethics committee followed the rules, laws, procedures and guidelines in conducting and completing its work, adding that the chair of the board also followed due process when she concurred with the committee’s report, which dismissed the allegations.

With no known opposition, Adesina is due for re-election in August.

In his letter, however, Obasanjo also faulted the independent investigation, saying the allegations were part of an attempt by some non-regional member countries of the bank to frustrate Adesina’s re-election for a second term.

He condemned the role played by the US, saying it ridiculed the bank’s entire governance system, which had been in place since 1964.

Urging the African leaders to rise up and defend the bank, Obasanjo said, “If we do not rise up and defend the AfDB Group, this might mean the end of the bank, as its governance will be hijacked away from Africa.”

He urged the presidents to collectively issue a press statement to support the laid-down procedures followed in evaluating the allegations.

Meanwhile, the Bureau of the Boards of Governors of the bank on Thursday denied asking Adesina to step down for the independent probe.

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Wellwishers raise over $1 MILLION for George Floyd’s family in just over 24 hours on GoFundMe as they call for cops who ‘murdered’ him to be arrested

Wellwishers raise over $1 MILLION for George Floyd’s family in just over 24 hours on GoFundMe as they call for cops who ‘murdered’ him to be arrested

Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, set up a GoFundMe page on Wednesday afternoon, less than two days after footage emerged of 46-year-old George passing out on the ground on Monday after four officers arrested him for allegedly trying to use forged documents at a Minneapolis deli.

But in the wake of the tragedy, his surviving family members have been overwhelmed with kindness, with 43,000 different donors raising a staggering $1,020,020 in just 22 hours towards George Floyd’s memorial fund.

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BREAKING!!! Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 9000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday announced 387 new coronavirus cases in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 9302.

In a tweet, the NCDC said that of the 387 new cases, Lagos has 254, FCT-29, Jigawa-24, Edo-22, Oyo-15, Rivers-14 and Kaduna-11.

Others are Borno-six, Kano-three, two each in Plateau, Yobe, Gombe and Bauchi and one in Ondo.

According to the agency, two new coronavirus-related deaths were recorded, bringing the total number of deaths to 261.

Also, the number of coronavirus patients discharged rose to 2697 from 2592 the previous day.

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COVID-19: NYSC Members Fix Wedding For 5am To Avoid Crowd

Two members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will be joined in holy matrimony in Kaduna on Saturday, May 30 at 5 am to avoid crowd in line with coronavirus safety guidelines.

Felicia Haruna from Kaduna State and Mark Makafan from Kogi State fell in love during their service year and will be wedded at St Peter Claver Catholic Church Cathedral, Kafanchan, Kaduna State.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Thursday gave the would-be couple his blessings and called for tolerance.

Ibrahim was returning from Gombe State where rainstorm destroyed the corps’ Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Centre.

He urged other corps members to emulate the duo.

The NYSC DG tossed a nuptial drink for the couple and showered them with gifts, including money.

Plateau State NYSC coordinator, Caroline Embu, said the corps was happy for the intending couple.

“I am exceptionally happy because this doesn’t come often and when it happens and it is right under our nose, it brings joy to both NYSC and members of staff here,” she said.

Makafan said he met Haruna during their orientation course at the NYSC Orientation Camp.

He said: “We started a relationship that is leading to marriage, while in camp as members of Platoon 7.

“The moment I met her, something told me that she is my wife. As faith would have it, we will be husband and wife this Saturday.”

On her part, Haruna said she was one of the ladies who decided not to date a corps’ member.

“But I am not just dating but marrying one. The moment he came to me something told me that he is more than a friend. And by the grace of God I am going to spend the rest of my life with,” she said.

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The Nigeria Police celebrates International Day Of UN Peacekeepers

As we look down on memory lane how would you rate the Nigeria Police?

The Nigeria Police Force is the principal law enforcement and the lead security agency in Nigeria  with a staff strength of about 371,800.

The NPF is a very large organization consisting of 36 State commands grouped into 12 zones and 7 administrative organs.[ The agency is currently headed by IGP Adamu Muhammed

Nigeria Police Force was first established in 1820. The first person to have the highest rank in all the police is commissioner general colonel KK. In 1879 a 1,200-member armed paramilitary Hausa Constabulary was formed. In 1896 the Lagos Police was established. A similar force, the Niger Coast Constabulary, was formed in Calabar in 1894 under the newly proclaimed Niger Coast Protectorate. In the north, the Royal Niger Company set up the Royal Niger Company Constabulary in 1888 with headquarters at Lokoja. 

Although generally considered an attractive career, the NPF experienced endemic problems with recruiting, training, inefficiency, and indiscipline, and it lacked expertise in specialized fields. which is a common issue in many part of the world police

History of Nigeria Police Force keeping position

Nigeria first provided UN peacekeepers to Congo (ONUC) from 1960 to 1964. Since then, Nigeria has been an active participant in UN peacekeeping missions, deploying police contingents, unarmed military observers, military staff officers, formed police units, police advisors and civilian experts to over 25 UN 

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