…as Imo Reps provides autos, bikes, grinding machines to constituents
By Levinus Nwabughiogu-Abuja
Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has charged Nigerians in positions of authority to develop the tradition of giving again to the individuals.
He mentioned the welfare of the individuals needs to be of concern to Nigerians elected or appointed to serve always.
Gbajabiamila spoke on the Central Faculty Umuozu, Nwagele LGA, Imo State through the constituency empowerment of Isu/Njaba/Nkwerre/Nwangele and Ideato North/South Federal Constituencies by Rep Ugonna Ozurigbo and Rep. Paschal Obi respectively.
Gbajabiamila, who was represented on the occasions by the Majority Chief of the Home, Rep. Alhassan Ado Doguwa, mentioned the common empowerment of the constituents has the last word potential of lifting a lot of individuals out of poverty and make them helpful to the society.
The Home Chief was accompanied by the Deputy Whip of the Home, Rep. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, Rep. Bello Kaoje (Kebbi), Rep. Bello Nagari (Taraba), Rep. Babangida Alhassan (Kano), Rep. Samaila Suleiman (Kaduna), Rep. Sani Bala (Kano) and Particular Assistant to Speaker Gbajabiamila on Legislative Issues, Hon. Nnanna Igbokwe.
A former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, a former governorship candidate within the state, Uche Nwosu, and members of the normal rulers’ council from the 2 Federal Constituencies additionally graced the empowerment programmes.
Whereas appreciating the legislative efforts and the financial empowerment of their constituents, Gbajabiamila mentioned the occasions of the day grew to become worthwhile contemplating the dire financial scenario foisted on Nigerians by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The Speaker urged the beneficiaries to indicate appreciation by rising their respective trades in order that they might empower others.
“Conscious of our current financial scenario, what is occurring right here at present is what has been happening across the whole nation by each member of the Home of Representatives.
“What we’re witnessing right here at present and across the nation by members of the Home of Representatives is to indicate that we aren’t solely delicate but additionally accountable to the individuals who have elected us into workplace.”
Gbajabiamila assured that the Home will proceed to help and complement the insurance policies and programmes of the federal government on the centre and the states towards resolving socio-political, financial and safety challenges confronting the nation.
Appreciating the Speaker in his comment, Uzorigbo, who was on the third section of his empowerment programmes offered 60 business autos to beneficiaries from amongst his constituents on the Central Faculty Umuozu, Nwagele LGA.
He disclosed that the Speaker was instrumental to the inclusion of the Metropolis Centre undertaking within the nationwide finances.
On the Civic Centre Ogboko, Ideato South LGA, over 300 individuals have been offered with business autos, bikes, stitching machines, grinding machines and family supplies, together with foams, amongst a number of different financial objects by Rep. Paschal Obi.
Ohanaeze Basic Meeting asks Buhari to think about Igbo for IGP
…Rights group duties PSC on fairness, equity in subsequent promotions
By Clifford Ndujihe & Anayo Okoli
OHANAEZE Ndigbo Basic Meeting Worldwide, OGA, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to think about appointing an Igbo as the following Inspector-Basic of Police, IGP.
The group was reacting to the president’s appointment of latest service chiefs – Fortunate Irabor, chief of defence workers; Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of military workers; Awwal Gambo, chief of naval workers, and Isiaka Amao, chief of air workers, on Tuesday
In a press release by its President-Basic, Onuorah Onyeachonam, yesterday, the group stated President Buhari excluded Igbo from the appointments and urged him to nominate probably the most senior Igbo within the power as IGP.
“There is no such thing as a Igbo man among the many newly appointed service chiefs. Those that declare that the newly appointed Chief of Defence Employees, Maj Gen Leo Irabor is an Igbo man ought to inform us if Irabor is an Igbo title,” he stated.
“Because the Inspector Basic of Police is due for retirement and quick on the brink of exit the police apex place, we name on the APC- led Federal Authorities to think about an Igbo man for the place of the Inspector Basic of Police. If there is no such thing as a Igbo man or lady certified for the job of the IGP, promote the Igbo subsequent in line within the Police Pressure to slot in.”
Rights group writes PSC over promotions in Police, requires fairness, equity
The OGA spoke as the Worldwide Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Legislation, Intersociety wrote the Police Service Fee, PSC, asking it to amongst different points, deliberate on who succeeds, the present IGP and tackle what it known as “Igbo exclusion and different obvious injustices in police promotions.”
Within the letter to the fee signed by Emeka Umeagbalasi, Board Chairman, Chinwe Umeche, head, democracy and good governance and Obianuju Pleasure Igboeli, head, civil liberties and rule of legislation, the group urged the fee to appropriate all marginalization within the power, notably on promotions.
Noting that Adamu is due for retirement on February 1 and three DIGs, 10 AIGs have reached retirement age and are anticipated to go along with IGP Adamu, the group stated there are ”a lot of different senior cops who’re a part of the Nigeria Police Administration Group chaired by the outgoing IGP.
“As your Fee is probably going conscious, three DIGs and ten AIGs have reached retirement age and can statutorily retire with IGP Abubakar subsequent Monday, 1st Feb 2021, having joined the Pressure with the outgoing IGP on 1st Feb 1986.
“The three retiring DIGs are DIG Baraya, DIG Ogbizi and DIG Oyabade and the 10 retiring Police AIGs are: AIG Karma, AIG Larmode, AIG Mustapha, AIG Inakwu, AIG Mava, AIG Babajide, AIG Babas, AIG Amba, AIG Akpan and AIG Adeoye.
“We due to this fact, want to carry to its consideration and remind similar of the outcries generated by the Fee’s final promotions on 18th December 2020.
“The outcries by the general public, public curiosity teams and direct victims of the shoddy promotions vary from deliberate complete exclusion of Igbo/Southeast officers from the rank of Police AIG and abysmal allocation of CP slots to the area in addition to padding the lists of these made CPs, DCPs and ACPs and unjust exclusion from the promotion lists of senior officers due for promotion particularly these within the rank of ACP scheduled for promotion to the rank of DCP having efficiently undergone the obligatory Promotion Exams and Annual Efficiency Analysis Reviews (APERs).
“It’s on account of the above that Intersociety is writing your Fee and calling on you to frontally, justly and judiciously tackle Igbo exclusion and different obvious injustices thrown up within the final promotion train which was greeted by widespread outcries and misgivings.
“The vacuum created by ten retiring AIGs is a golden alternative for PSC to make amend. Already, fears are rising broadly that there could also be one other spherical of promotion train outdoors the confines of regional balancing, advantage and seniority.
“We hereby connect for the perusal of your Fee and as a ‘working doc’ our expert-opinion paper, launched on 29th Dec 2020, findings made within the four-page investigative report which we really feel is able to frontally addressing the stated injustices, if judiciously studied and acted upon by your Fee.
“The investigative findings had frowned at complete exclusion of Igbo/Southeast from the checklist of Police AIGs to the extent that in a foreign country’s 36 serving AIGs and 17 Police Zonal Instructions, headed by similar AIGs, no Igbo/Southeast is amongst them.
“Within the rank of CPs, too, in a foreign country’s 119, solely eight, as a substitute of a minimum of 19, are from Igbo/South-East and of the eight, solely six have a minimal of 1 year-and-a-half to remain within the Pressure.
“It’s due to this fact our agency demand that these obvious injustices highlighted above have to be frontally and justly addressed. There’s want to seize the 17 ACPs omitted within the December 18, 2020 promotions within the new promotions.”
Airtel commences NIN registration in stores throughout Nigeria
Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications service supplier on Thursday says it has commenced the Nationwide Id Quantity (NIN) registration train in its stores throughout the nation.
Airtel in an announcement made out there to Newsmen in Lagos mentioned it was following approval from the Federal Authorities which granted them a verification and enrolment license.
The telco mentioned that whereas chosen stores in Lagos and Abuja have been now totally operational to register Nigerians for the NIN train, work was presently ongoing to broaden its NIN footprints to cowl extra areas and states.
It added that residents of Abuja might now go to Transcorp Hilton located in Mataima or Airtel showrooms at Carpet Plaza and Aminu Kano Crescent in Wuse 2.
In response to the assertion, these in Lagos might stroll into Airtel Specific Level, Oyin Jolayemi, Victoria Island or Airtel showroom in Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos.
It mentioned that Lagos residents might additionally go to the Airtel showroom in Tejuosho, Yaba; Isheri Street, Ogba, and the Airtel showroom in Oba Akran, Ikeja to register for the NIN train.
Talking on this new improvement, Segun Ogunsanya, the Chief Government Officer, Airtel Nigeria, counseled the Minister of Communications and Digital Economic system, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, for increasing the NIN registration shops.
“Airtel is all the time in search of alternatives to cooperate and accomplice with the Nigerian authorities on initiatives that may make life simpler and higher for Nigerians.
“As a law-abiding and accountable company citizen, we’re all the time able to go further mile for our esteemed stakeholders and that’s the reason we’re happy to accomplice with the Federal Authorities and the Nationwide Id Administration Fee on residents’ registration train.
“Prospects who have already got NINs have the choice to ship their NINs to Airtel through USSD, SMS, or by way of the Airtel Self Care app or web site to replace their SIM registration particulars,” Ogunsanya mentioned.
Makinde deploys 200 Amotekun operatives in Ibarapa, Oke-Ogun
…We’ll fish out arsonists of Igboho’s home —IGP
…Registration: Ondo reads riot act to herdsmen
…Govt denies herdsmen relocation to Ekiti forest
…Be aware of your utterances —Yoruba youths warn Northern leaders
By Dayo Johnson, Dapo Akinrefon, Evelyn Usman, Rotimi Ojomoyela, Adeola Badru & Gabriel Olawale
GOVERNOR Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, yesterday, disclosed the safety measures his administration has adopted to sort out insecurity in Ibarapa land, Oke-Ogun and different areas of Oyo State.
This got here on a day the Inspector-Basic of Police, IGP, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, yesterday, vowed to fish out these burnt the home of Chief Sunday Adeyemo also called Sunday Igboho.
Equally, the Commandant of the Ondo State Safety Company, codenamed Amotekun Corps, Mr. Adetunji Adeleye, yesterday, warned that herdsmen in authorities forest reserves, who fail to register throughout the stipulated time, could be penalised.
Additionally, the Ekiti State Authorities refuted claims that herdsmen fleeing Ondo State are relocating to Ekiti forests following the 7-day ultimatum issued by Governor Akeredolu.
Makinde deploys 200 Amotekun operatives in Ibarapa, Oke-Ogun
Governor Makinde, who made this identified on his verified social media pages, famous that extra Amotekun operatives will probably be deployed to the Ibarapa zone.
His phrases: “Following the assembly held with representatives of Igangan, Ibarapaland which was attended by safety stakeholders together with the lately appointed Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko, our administration has give you a safety technique for that zone. The technique contains the deployment of extra Operatives of the Amotekun Corps.
“We now have resolved to redeploy 200 members of the Oyo State Western Nigeria Safety Community codenamed Amotekun to kidnapping/banditry hotspots within the state, particularly within the Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun zones. These operatives will launch missions to rid the forests of criminals. They are going to be presenting day by day reviews of the actions to me within the quick run and periodic reviews in the long term.”
“Within the subsequent few weeks, we’ll maintain city corridor conferences and group outreaches, bringing collectively residents and safety businesses to speak about any problems with rapid concern and the way they are often resolved by dialogue and more practical group policing.
“As acknowledged in an earlier press convention, we will probably be continuing with the documentation of foreigners, particularly those that are working in mines. It will be sure that solely foreigners who’ve reputable pursuits in Oyo State will stay inside our territory.”
We’ll fish out arsonists of Igboho’s home—IGP
The IGP, whereas commissioning the primary section of a block of 10 flats for Senior Police Officers in Ikeja, Lagos State, described the act as felony.
He mentioned: “Anyone that goes to burn anyone’s property, it’s nothing however felony. We now have already requested our males to fish out whoever did that and the individual will probably be punished. We now have legal guidelines on this nation and we should respect them. If anyone runs fowl of the regulation, he have to be punished.
“Each citizen of this nation has a accountability to this nation too. Due to this fact, those that have data on the arsonists ought to come out and provides it to the Police, to allow the Police to do their job.”
Registration: Ondo govt reads riot act to herdsmen
Additionally, Commander of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo State, Mr. Adeleye promised that herdsmen, who should not have a real enterprise within the state, wouldn’t be registered.
Adeleye mentioned: “After the registration train, these cleared will probably be issued licences to function within the state and should abide by the foundations of engagement as stipulated by the regulation of the land.
“As for individuals who need to register, we’ll profile the individual, know his background, what he desires to do, and ensure it’s reputable, pays vital charges to the federal government and he will probably be issued the mandatory licence.
“Anyone who didn’t register throughout the stipulated time will face the wrought of the regulation.”
Additionally talking, the Chairman of MACBAN within the state, Alhaji Garuba Bello mentioned the herders have began registering.
Govt denies herdsmen relocation to Ekiti forest
In a associated improvement, the Ekiti State authorities, in an announcement by the Commissioner for Data and Values Orientation, Mr. Akin Omole described the information report as a figment of the creativeness of the writer and pure hypothesis probably originating from the latest safety menace within the neighboring Ondo State.
Omole mentioned: “The State Authorities sympathises with all those that had been affected by this and would really like the group to be assured that no efforts will probably be spared to make sure that Ekiti residents can conduct their affairs in peace, unhindered by criminals of any variety.”
He, nevertheless, suggested the individuals to ignore all unsubstantiated information reviews and go about their lawful endeavors with out worry of intimidation or threats to their lives and property.
Be aware of your utterances—Yoruba youths warn Northern leaders
In the meantime, the Alliance of Yoruba Youth Council, AYYC, yesterday, warned leaders of the Arewa Consultative Discussion board, ACF, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation, MACBAN, and Northern political leaders to be aware of their utterances and speeches given the on-going rift between Fulani herdsmen and farmers within the Southwest.
In an announcement by the President-Basic of the group, Dr. Akande Babatunde warned Northern leaders of the results of inflammatory and hate speeches being uttered by them in reacting to the eviction order given to Fulani herdsmen dwelling within the Ondo State authorities forest reserves and the order to all Fulani herdsmen to register with the state authorities inside seven days.
Babatunde mentioned: “No accountable and responsive governor will fold his arms whereas armed Fulanis are killing his individuals; he’s sure to take pressing motion and that is what Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had executed.”
Additionally, faulted the arrest order on Chief Sunday Adeyemo, he mentioned: “We condemned in totality the reprisal assault on the home of Sunday Igboho throughout which his home was burnt down some few days in the past, and implored the safety brokers to guarantee that the culprits are dropped at guide.”
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