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IGP orders posting, redeployment of senior officers

IGP orders posting, redeployment of senior officers By Monday IjehThe Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the posting and redeployment of senior police officers. This is in line with the recent presidential approval for the re-organisation of the force. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He said the presidential approval included the creation of an additional Department, the Directorate of Intelligence, expansion of the police zonal structure from 12 to 17 and the creation of two additional FCID annexes. According to Mba, the Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) affected by the posting and redeployment are Mr Adeleye Oyebade, Head, Department of Research and Planning and Mr Ibrahim Lamorde, Head,

4 dead, 4 missing in Lagos boat mishap

4 dead, 4 missing in Lagos boat mishap By Yemi Adeleye The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), has confirmed four passengers killed and four others missing in a boat mishap on Friday night in Ikorodu Lagos. Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, the General Manager of the agency, confirmed that the accident happened at Owode/Ibeshe near Ikorodu at about 8.00 p.m. on Friday evening. Emmanuel said the boat, marked Lalek Marine, carrying 20 passengers was heading to Ikorodu from Ebute-Ero when it capsized. He said that 11 passengers were rescued while one person was critically injured. “On Friday night, a-20 capacity passenger boat with the name “Lalek Marine” was suspected to have left Ebute Ero Jetty around 8.00 p.m. (after the approved sailing time of 6.00 p.m.) and didn’t

Don’t usurp powers of executive, lawyers tell NASS

Don’t usurp powers of executive, lawyers tell NASS A group of lawyers with the name Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA), has advised the National Assembly (NASS) members not to indulge in actions capable of portraying them as usurpers of executive functions. NASS Complex By Emmanuel Afonne A group of lawyers with the name Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA), has advised the National Assembly (NASS) members not to indulge in actions capable of portraying them as usurpers of executive functions. Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi, convener of COPA gave the advice in a statement following Tuesday’s rowdy session as lawmakers and Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour trade words over sharing of 774,000 employment slots. Olajengbaesi while reacting to the development said

BENEFITS OF AKK GAS PIPELINE PROJECT, BY PRESIDENT BUHARI

BENEFITS OF AKK GAS PIPELINE PROJECT, BY PRESIDENT BUHARI President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday affirmed the Nigerian government's commitment to ensure timely delivery of the landmark Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas (AKK) pipeline project within budgetary allocation and specifications. Speaking at the virtual flag-off ceremony of the project at the Ajaokuta, Kogi State and Rigachikun, Kaduna State camp sites simultaneously, President Buhari said the project was very dear to the people of Nigeria and must succeed. The President, therefore, directed the NNPC and partners to remain focused, noting that the AKK project is part of the delivery of the present administration’s Next Level Agenda for sustainable development, enhancement of economic prosperity and increase of the country’s infrastructure assets. Governors Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and Nasir El-Rufai

COVID-19: FG extends Phase II of eased lockdown by 4 weeks

COVID-19: FG extends Phase II of eased lockdown by 4 weeks Mr Boss MustaphaBy Abujah Racheal The Federal Government on Monday extended the Phase II of the eased lockdown by another four weeks with effect from Tuesday June 30. Mr Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) said this on Monday at the daily briefing in Abuja. “I am pleased to inform you that Mr President has carefully considered the 5th Interim Report of the PTF and has accordingly approved. “That with the exception of some modifications to be expatiated upon later, the phase two of the eased lockdown be extended by another four weeks with effect from Tuesday, June 30,’’

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