ACJA 2015: Civil society group calls for attitudinal change by police officers

By Emmanuel Udom The Civil Society Observatory Group, has disclosed that attitudinal change of officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, is a critical factor in the effective and successful implementation of ACJA 2015 in Nigeria The group in a statement on the implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria said it has identified the urgent need for attitudinal change of police officers as critical for the successful implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 by the police. The Group made this call during…

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Court orders arrest of CCB chairman

By Mabel Yakubu A Kaduna State High Court on Friday issued a warrant of arrest against the Chairman of Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, for contempt. The warrant of arrest was issued by Justice Mario Mohammed after the chairman had ignored several summons by the court in a suit between Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i and Today’s publishing Company Limited, and one other. A warrant form obtained directed that police personnel and authorities should arrest the CCB Chairman and produce him before the court on Feb. 13, 2019. Earlier, Today…

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Hold your fire, Buhari begs Boko Haram terrorists ahead 2019 elections

By Emmanuel Udom President Muhammadu Buhari seems to be deeply concerned with the safety of eligible voters from the north-eastern part of the country, ahead of the 2019 general elections. Dependable security sources told www.newsdirect.com.ng  that less than one month to the elections, Buhari allegedly begged Boko Haram terrorists to hold their fires. The terrorists are perceived to be on the ‘offensive’ in Bornu, Bauchi, Benue, Adamawa, Yobe and other states, where media reports have it that quite a number of soldiers and other security  agents as well as civilians…

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Utomo Obong is now the festival binding all Efiks together – Efiok Cobham

                            By Ita Akpan Calabar The chairman of the 2018 Utomo Obong, former Deputy Governor Barrister Efiok Cobham has described the homage Cultural Festival as the events that bind the 12 ancestral clans of the Efik Kingdom together since its inception 7-years ago and pledges for its continuity. He said, “This celebration has bound us together since its inception 7-years ago, it is the celebration of love, unity, and togetherness, therefore we must continue to eschew peace…

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Police, NURTW meet over 2019 elections in Lagos

    By Emmanuel Udom       The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal called for a peaceful election campaign as he meets transport stakeholders in the state. Edgal urged the union members to be more peaceful saying that their union is an integral part of the coming election which is the reason why INEC has decided to partner with the union for logistics during the election. “You know people still had the mindset that you are still the union of those days not knowing you have grown past…

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LASG prepares to clampdown on illegal traders on railway tracks

By Emmanuel Udom Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force are set to clampdown on all illegal traders on railway tracks across the State. Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that heavy convergence of illegal traders selling and buying goods around railway tracks is suicidal and eye-sore. He said “strategically this unusual and very risky trading practice has led to the death of some people, especially those who were not quick enough to depart the scene for an oncoming train” CSP Egbeyemi maintained that in accordance with the…

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Why community leader, police allegedly ‘conspires to kill’ bizman in Anambra

  By Emmanuel Udom   Mr George Okoye, elder brother of Angus Okoye, the 48-year-old businessman, that was found dead at the boundary between Isu Aniocha and Nawgu in Anambra state has explained to www.newstracker.com.ng the build-up to this dead-end for his junior brother. Speaking in an exclusive interview with our correspondent yesterday in Lagos, George Okoye, an elder, said the angle dished out by the police in Anambra state that his late brother was killed during a communal clash was not correct, saying the community has been peaceful.  …

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The many benefits of citizen journalism

By Emmanuel Udom Citizen journalism is all about people collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information especially on the social media. This is not my definition, but that of Wikipedia. As we all know, our world is now a global village. Therefore, we all are reporters or citizen journalists using online platforms to tell the entire world what is happening around us. Trained journalists now rely on the social media and citizen reporters to get tips on what is happening around the world. These tips are downloaded and then…

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Okowa gives marching order on Effurun/Warri flood control

… As study committee submits preliminary report By Prosper Onome  DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has said his administration would commence work to check perennial flooding in Effurun/Warri and its environs this dry season. Governor Okowa gave the assurance in Asaba while receiving the preliminary report of the Committee to Study and Advise Government On Measures To Tackle Flooding In Effurun/Warri and Environs. Governor Okowa who commended the Committee for carrying out their functions within stipulated period, disclosed that the issue of checking flooding in Effurun/Warri and environs…

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Lagos: Rapid Response Squad publishes book on anti-crime war

By Emmanuel Udom / Suraju Raji    The 80- page book, published by Rapid Response Squad (RRS) unit of Lagos State Police command and edited by the Assistant commissioner of Police Olatunji Disu, contained intrinsic value as it x-rays the immense achievements of the RRS. The book with glossy hard cover highlighted the modus operandi of the Rapid Response Squad, it also x-rays the state of the art equipment, cars and Helicopters donated by the Lagos State government to the squad. The book also highlights official services of RRS to…

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