PDP Govs Reject Community Policing, Back State Police

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, yesterday, declared that they have lost confidence in the neutrality and capacity of community policing to serve the purposes assigned to it in the Police Act 2020. Speaking shortly after their meeting in Abuja, they said the newly introduced community policing infrastructure was already being abused. A communiqué issued by Chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, noted that Nigeria Police Act envisaged that community policing should serve as a decentralised measure of grassroots policing and various roles were assigned to various parties, including…

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Ethnic Crisis: IGP Deploys Special Forces To Oyo

The Inspector General of Police  Mohammed Adamu has ordered immediate deployment of Police Intervention and Stabilization Forces to Oyo State to reclaim the public space, reinforce security and bolster public confidence in the areas affected by the recent crisis in the State. According to the statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, The deployment consists largely of intelligence and operational assets of the force including four 4 Units of the Police Mobile Force PMF, seasoned operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and one 1 operational/surveillance Police…

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APC Crisis: Lai Mohammed Wants Kwara APC Registration Cancel

Information and culture minister Lai Mohammed has called for registration and validation of All Progressives Congress to be cancelled in Kwara. The exercise is ongoing, but Mohammed told a press conference in his Oro hometown that officials sent to conduct the exercise have violated the party’s guidelines for distributing registration and revalidation materials. He also accused the committee of taking sides on the crisis rocking Kwara APC by sidelining major ‘stakeholders’ who worked for the election of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. The crisis centres around a rift between AbdulRazaq and a…

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FG Says Nigeria’s Security Situation Better Than In 2015

The Federal Government on Monday said although the country was facing security challenges, the current situation is better than what the present regime met at its inception in 2015. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this while answering questions at a press conference in Abuja. “I can say without hesitation that, though Nigeria is facing security challenges, the situation is far better than what we met in 2015,” the minister said. He explained that before the inception of the present regime, bombings by Boko Haram members were…

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Senate Holds Special Session, Passes 2021 Budget Monday

The National Assembly announced on Wednesday that it would hold an emergency session on Monday next week to consider and pass the 2021 Appropriation Bill before proceeding on its Christmas/New Year break on the same day. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who announced the development at plenary on Wednesday, said the delay was to accommodate fresh demands from the executive arm of government regarding the fiscal document. The Federal Government had on Tuesday written the National Assembly to demand a fresh review of the 2020 Appropriation Act. The…

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Ghana’s Opposition Rejects Election Results

Ghana’s opposition has rejected presidential and parliamentary election results, a party official said late on Wednesday, adding that it intends to take steps to appeal the electoral commission’s decision. “Overwhelming evidence available makes it impossible for us to accept this spurious and hurried conclusion,” Haruna Iddrisu, a member of parliament for the National Democratic Congress party said after the electoral commission announced President Akufo-Addo had won Monday’s vote with 51.59 percent, beating the NDC’s leader John Mahama’s 47.36 percent. “We intend to take decisive and concrete steps, both with the…

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APC NEC Extends Caretaker Committee Tenure, Dissolves Zonal, States, Ward Leadership

The Ruling All Progressives Congress APC Has  Extended The Tenure Of The Caretaker Committee Led By Yobe State Governor For Another Six Months. The Extension Came As Part Of Resolution After The Party’s National Executive Committee Meeting At Presidential Villa. Correspondent Alhassan Bala Report The APC Leadership  Also Announced The Dissolution Of All Zonal And State Leaders. Spread the love

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Court Orders Maina To Remain In Prison Till Trial Ends

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, ordered that the arrested fugitive and former Chairman, the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, be remanded at a correctional centre, pending conclusion of his trial. Justice Okon Abang gave the order following counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Abubakar’s oral application to the effect. At the resumed hearing, Abubakar, urged the court to make an order for Maina’s remand in correctional centre having been produced in court after jumping bail. He said Maina was produced in…

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#ENDSARS: Interior Minister Aregbesola Meets Stakeholders In Osun

In compliance with Presidential directive, that all members of the Federal Executive Council, should travel to their respective states and hold consultative meetings and engagements with relevant stakeholders in their states with the view to ensuring that a repeat of the #ENDSARS protest that rocked most cities in the country including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, including other breach of security does not occur again. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola began Stakeholders’ Engagement Meeting with different Stakeholders in Osun State. As part of the stakeholders’ meeting, the…

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Maina: Court Grants Senator Ndume Bail On Good Behaviour

Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to Senator Ali Ndume following his remand at the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Kuje, FCT on Monday. Justice Okon Abang on Friday said that the bail was pending the determination of the appeal by Ndume challenging his remand over his inability to produce the former chairman of the of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. The judge ordered Ndume to produce one surety who must  be a respectable member of the society and who must possess landed property in the…

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