IGP Abubakar Adamu Mohammed Assumes Office.

The Formal Inspector General of police Idris Ibrahim hands over to AG.IGP Abubakar Adamu Mohammed. With the appointment and assumption of duty of the New Inspector General of police AG.IGP Abubakar Adamu Mohammed to office has drawn a national and international policing leadership experience to bridge the missing link.The IGP during his speech said ” The absence of leadership has always been the missing link in policing  in Nigeria, it is my conviction, therefore, that if the quality personnel potentials of the force are blended with purposeful and motivational leadership at…

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Kogi Gov. Appoints Onogwu Mohammed as new chief press Secretary

Kogi state governor, His excellency Yahaya Adoza Bello has approved the immediate appointment of Onogwu Muhammed as the Chief press Secretary. He is to replace Petra Akinti Onyegbule who resigned earlier this week. The governor also announced the appointments of the following into his new direction government. Hon. Ogbodo Patience Yemi Senior Special Assistant to your Excellency on Multilateral and Donor Agencies Sanusi Abdul Usman Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties Kogi East (Governor’s Office) Opeyemi Ajiboye Special Assistant to the Governor on Grassroots Connect Kabba/Ijumu Federal…

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2019: A Clarion Call For Change In Government

With less than two months to go, Nigerians are still pondering on which presidential candidate to vote for in the general elections of 2019. It will be definitely fun to watch the winner of the election. In the build up of 2015 presidential election, many Nigerians were meant to believe that corruption increased by unimaginable proportions, leading to hardship, hunger, frustration and withdrawal. In fact, one of the strongest points the opposition had against the government of President Goodluck Jonathan was his seeming inability to curb insurgency. Criticisms were rife.…

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Cacophony of Predictions of 2019: Heaven is empty, all the prophets are in Nigeria

By Jonathan Ochemeje In Nigeria, the year 2019 appears to be the year of astrologers. As 2018 was ticking to a close, star gazers, prophets, fortune tellers and apostles were busy brandishing their quivers of predictions.  It was not surprising that the predictions of what 2019 holds were as deafening as the knuckle cracking of the New Year knockouts. Many of the predictions bordered on the outcome of the 2019 presidential elections. As if competing with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, most of the prophets fell short of releasing…

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Group blames poor economy on insecurity

The Promoters Hunters Forum, PHF, under the aegis of Alhaji Akitu Abubakar support group and the People’s Democratic Party PDP has said that the state of insecurity in the country has gradually derailed the nation’s economic growth. The National coordinator of the group Misbawu Sani who made this known in Abuja promised to hunt for more supporters across the country for Atiku Abubakar vowing to turnout in their numbers to vote for the PDP presidental candidate in the forth coming general elections. Sani who graved for urgent need to salvage…

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Lagos 2019: Parties, Candidates sign peace pact as police promise adequate security

As part of the measures to set the tone for the 2019 elections in Lagos state, the Commissioner of Police in the state Mr. Edgal Imohimi, has promised to provide adequate security for all candidates and political parties and their candidates before, during and after the elections. The CP who disclosed this at the Stakeholders meeting at the Officers Mess, Ikeja on Wednesday warned all political parties to desist from thuggery, do-or die politics and other conducts capable of causing a breach of peace in the state. He lamented that…

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U.S. supports full inclusion of persons with disabilities

The United States Consulate in Lagos on Thursday called for more concerted efforts to ensure the full inclusion of persons living with disabilities in every aspect of social, political, economic, and cultural life. Delivering remarks at a program organized by Project Enable Africa in commemoration of the 2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, U.S. Consulate Public Affairs Officer Russell Brooks, reaffirmed the U.S. government’s support for the inclusion of persons with disabilities. Brooks explained that the United States, as part of its foreign policy, works to remove barriers and…

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Group seeks an end for all discriminatory policies against female police officers

  CLEEN Foundation is seeking for the abolishing of all discriminatory policies and practices affecting female police officers including unmarried, married and pregnant ones and other extant rules affecting the Police as an equal opportunity employer. This was contained in Memoranda and Position on the Police Bill for an Act demanding repealing of the Police Act CAP P19 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and enacts the Nigeria Police Act 2018. The group presented her position at the Public Hearing by the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, December 5,…

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Ikeja Electric Wins SERAS Innovation Prize for 2018

Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), has won this year’s edition of SERAS Innovation Prize at the SERAS Awards held last Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos. The DisCo bagged the prestigious award, which was keenly contested by Union Bank Plc, ISON BPO, Access Bank and Data Jaja, in a category that focused on innovative and sustainable ideas with positive environmental impact on society. Ikeja Electric which was making its debut appearance at the prestigious Awards, was nominated in three categories; Best Corporate Communications…

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Xquitzit launches ‘Open and Naked’ programme against domestic violence

A radio and television programme named ‘Open and Naked’, a programme on domestic violence and other forms of violence against humanity has been launched in Lagos State, to stop domestic violence in the country. The programme, initiated by Mary-Jane Chinew Ejiofor, is coming on the heels of rampant cases of domestic violence against children, women and men. Ejiofor, while explaining the ‘Open and Naked’ concept, stated that the programme is a platform whereby the abused members of the society, irrespective of their gender could come and air their experiences concerning…

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MRA names Ministry of Defence as winners of ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Ministry of Defence as the 70th inductee into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing the Ministry of refusing to submit itself to civilian oversight by failing to abide by its duties and obligations under a democratically enacted Law. In a statement in Lagos, Mr. Ayode Longe, MRA’s Programme Director, told the Ministry that the mere fact that its functions touch on security and defence matters does not exempt it from the requirements of transparency and accountability, adding that as a…

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Seadogs raise awareness on HIV/AIDS

All over the globe, December Ist, is set aside by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a special day to raise awareness on the prevalence of the dreaded HIV/AIDS pandemic that ravages the world. The aims however is to continually bring to people’s consciousness the paramount need to be protected and thereby help reduce the spread of the virus. This is why the theme of 2018 campaign is hinged on, “know your status”. In principle, WHO urges people to know their infection status through testing and access to treatment and…

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Making the State of Osun an African Alternative Energy Center: the story of IRAGBIJI ARAGBIJI and its bright future

Iragbiji is arguably the most peaceful and serene community in Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State, South west Nigeria. though rustic, its appealing physical feature signify its potential for a greatness that will be driven by the clairvoyance of the town`s huge human capital. Iragbiji`s mountains and hills, flora and fauna make it the tourist destination any day. These beautiful sceneries have for decades remained the defining factors that instill the historical essence of this town that has now produced the present governor of the state–Gboyega Oyetola; the erstwhile…

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U.S. advocates concerted action to end violence against women, girls

U.S. Consul General John Bray on Monday urged Nigerians to take a firm stand against impunity, stigma and the culture of silence which fuel violence against women and girls in the country. Speaking at a public lecture organized by the rights group Women Arise and the United Nations Information Center, to mark the commencement of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Consul-General Bray noted that curbing escalating violence against women and girls would require candid testimony by survivors and open discussion of the societal factors that perpetuate gender-based violence.…

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Media Rights Agenda attacks Lagos University Teaching Hospital over FOI

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), this week bags the Media Rights Agenda (MRA)’s induction into its weekly ‘Hall of Shame’ ratings of the federal government and agencies poor record on Freedom of Information,FOI, law since its establishment. LUTH was inducted into “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” for undermining the right to information in Nigeria guaranteed by the FOI Act, evidenced by its non-compliance with almost all aspects of the Law over the last seven years. Announcing the induction of LUTH into the FOI Hall of Shame, in…

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EFCC boss, Magu meets with NCA over PEPs

  Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu on Thursday, 22 November, 2018 met with the National Crime Agency, NCA, in the United Kingdom to discuss the efforts of the Commission in the recovering of all ill-gotten assets domiciled in foreign jurisdiction by Nigerian’s Politically Exposed Persons, PEPs. Outside the recovery of assets, the EFCC Boss in the course of the high power meeting with officials of the NCA will also present the Commission’s position on ways to fast-track the extradition of all PEPs who…

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Magu Assures Whistle-Blowers of Safety

  Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has once again urged the public to support the whistle-blowing policy, of President Muhammadu Buhari, while stressing that the security of the informant is guaranteed. “The whistle-blower can report to the authorities through a secure online portal, which would also conceal the identity of the blower through the ministry of finance or through law enforcement agencies like EFCC,” he said. Magu said this at a Town Hall meeting organized on Whistle Blowing and Fight against Corruption in Nigeria,…

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EFCC re-arraigns two for internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos office, on Thursday, November 22, 2018, re-arraigned one Sylvester Osolase before Justice O.A. Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a four-count charge bordering on possession of documents containing false information. The offence is contrary to Section 6, 8(b) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006. One of the counts reads: ” That you, Sylvester Osolase, on or about the 27th of May, 2018 at Lagos, within the…

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Harvest of arrests at Lagos police command…CP commends Lagos residents for whist-blowing

No fewer than 60 suspected criminals were paraded by the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, on Friday during the command’s monthly briefing in the state. Commissioner of police Lagos State, Edegal Imohimi, while stating the state of security in Lagos State, explained that his command is ready for the yuletide and the political season, especially now that political campaigns have kicked-off in earnest adding that his command will not rest until crime and criminality is reduced at the barest minimum. Imohimi, used the occasion to warn parents to work on…

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Ikeja Electric bags Corporate Pacesetter, HSE Campaign of the Year Awards

  Leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), has won two prestigious awards – Corporate Pacesetter (Power Sector) and HSE Campaign of the Year awards, in recognition of its HSE Initiatives and innovative approach in educating Nigerians through the use of its proprietary Power Play game. The awards were presented to Ikeja Electric at the 2018 Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence (9jaSAFE Award), a respected body set up to recognize the outstanding performances and initiatives of companies, organizations, Individuals, groups, Schools and institutions towards promoting and raising safety consciousness.…

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