Stakeholders applaud CP Edgal on police accountability

RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE Lagos The Stakeholders Forum On Police Accountability ( SFOPA) has applauded the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Edgal Imohimi over his Accountability policy in policing. The group posited that the policy has largely accounted for improved public perception of the police in Lagos since his assumption assumption of office. National Coordinator of Network On Police Reform In Nigeria (NOPRIN) Okechukwu Nwanguma made the submission at the inauguration of the  Forum Wednesday in Lagos. The Forum, formed with the purpose of providing a platform for regular engagement and interacting…

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Grand finale of 05 Initiative Medical Outreach, Okowa pledges to continue to deliver people oriented programmes

 By Onome Prosper THOUSANDS of Deltans today, Monday, August 13,   participated in the free eye treatment organized by 05 Initiative free Medical Outreach in Asaba with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa assuring that his administration will continue to deliver on programmes that will empower the people and make them happy. The 05 Free Medical Outreach in collaboration with Restore Sight Africa Initiative and the Delta State Government commenced free medical treatment for Deltans three months ago and capped their activities with a grand finale at the Oshimili South local government area. According…

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Lagos: customs rakes in N8.6bn in 6 months

By Sly Ani The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal operations unit Zone A Ikeja Lagos nets over N8.6 billion within the first half of the year 2018. This was contained in a release signed for the Controller of the Unit, Comptroller Mohammed Uba, by the unit image make Jerry Attah. Reviewing his score card during the period under review the Comptroller said that the Unit in its anti-smuggling operations intercepted various contraband with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of 8,214,486,072.75 between January and June 2018. According to Mohammed, the unit through…

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2019 general elections : Ndokwa nation demands developmental strategies from politicians

By Onome Prosper  The people of Ndokwa Nation have set rules for any politician seeking to be elected or appointed to any public office in the area to be met or will not enjoy the support of the people in the 2019 general elections.  Speaking in a stakeholders meeting of the 37 clans President-Generals in Ndokwa land in Kwale, under the auspices of Ani Ndokwa Clans Association ANCA, Prince Igwe Nzekwe, the Coordinator of the group, demanded development from politicians forthwith. Prince Nzekwe noted that ANCA is the association of…

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Lawal Daura: A long, lawless journey to dismissals

  By Samuel Ogundipe He flouted the constitution. He disregarded court orders. He grabbed citizens and held them incommunicado without charges. And then, he expressed no scruples about it all. Lawal Daura is now out of the State Security Service, but his ruthless exploits are unlikely to be forgotten by Nigerians for the foreseeable future. A native of Daura, Katsina State, who graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Mr Daura joined the SSS in 1982. In 2003, he was appointed Deputy Director Presidential Communication, Command and Control Centre at the…

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‘Why I did not inform Osinbajo before blocking NASS complex’- sacked DSS boss, Daura

Sacked Director General of Deartment of State Services, Lawal Daura has revealed that he did not inform acting president Yemi Osinbajo before he deployed his men to the National Assembly complex on Tuesday August 7. He told police interrogators that he acted based on intelligence report that some persons were planning to smuggle “undisclosed weapons and incriminating items into the National Assembly Complex. Daura is currently being detained in a private house in Abuja pending conclusion of investigation into his matter. A leaked police report signed by the Inspector General…

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EFCC freezes accounts of Akwa Ibom government

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen the bank accounts of the Akwa Ibom state government. A top official of the government disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday. The source said Udom Emmanuel, the governor, and accountant-general of the state were shocked by the development. The report of the freezing of Akwa Ibom government accounts happened 24 hours after the commission blocked those of Benue government. Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the anti-graft agency, did not respond to inquiries by The Cable.    

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Vee-pee Osinbajo sacks Lawal Daura, DSS boss

 In what appears to be a twist to the siege on the National Assembly by security operatives on Tuesday, the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has sacked the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Lawal Daura. The DSS and the police had locked down the National Assembly on Tuesday, even as the Senate leadership had scheduled a meeting to hold in the chambers in the afternoon. Lawmakers who came with the hope of attending the meeting were denied entry into the Assembly by the security operatives. Lawmakers elected on the…

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Julius Berger begins construction of 5-lane Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

By Emmanuel Udom Ogun Construction giant, Julius Berger has commenced the construction of a 5-lane Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, which will begin around Abule Egba, through to Abeokuta, capital of Ogun state. Our correspondent, who travelled the entire length of the expressway on Today, Friday, observed that some houses, banks, eateries, hotels, fuel stations, and other building on both sides of the expressway, have been marked for demolition One of the construction workers at Owode busstop told our correspondent off record, while marking portions    of the expressway that the project could be…

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Godwin Etim John is the authentic APC chairman in Cross River- INEC

                      Ita Akpan Calabar The Resident Electoral Commissioner of Cross River State, Frankland Briyai has declared on Wednesday that the commission only recognize Mr. Godwin Etim John as the authentic chairman of All Progressives Congress APC, Cross River State chapter. Speaking in Calabar on Wednesday in a stakeholders forum at the Commission headquarters, the INEC Commissioner said from the information available from INEC office Abuja to his office in Calabar, Godwin Etim John led executive is the authentic party executive…

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