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Notorious Kidnapper To Surrender Self, Arms In Nasarawa, IGP Prepares For Community Policing In North Central Zone.



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By Idris Ahmed, Abuja

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has disclosed that a notorious kidnapper operating in the state, Buju Bazamfare, has accepted to surrender to the police alongside his arms.

Engineer Sule disclosed while on a thank-you visit to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, in Abuja, on Thursday.

The Governor commended police institutions in the state, especially the state Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe and his team, for ensuring that peace and harmony are maintained in the state.

The Governor confided in the IGP that he recently came face to face with the kidnapper, among others, who are willing to surrender along with their weapons.

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“I was told that during the conference, they are willing to come face to face with you and also surrender their weapons as well as surrender themselves, “ the Governor told the IGP.

While describing the feat as a huge progress towards reducing crime and criminalities in the state, Engineer Sule thanked the IGP for all the support he continue to give the state.

In his response, IGP Adamu, disclosed that a security summit for the North Central zone is scheduled to hold in Lafia on January 22, where stakeholders will come together, traditional rulers, vigilantes, political leaders, as well as other security agencies, to brainstorm and identify peculiar problems associated with security in the zone.

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The IGP said the move was preparatory to deploying community policing fully in the year, stressing however that community policing is not a regional initiative but a state based initiative.

“It’s a local community based initiative where cooperation will come from the grassroot, from village level to district level to local government level up to the state,” he explained.

The police boss pointed out that with community policing, the community drives the process in terms of coming together, identifying those within their localities that are prone to committing crime or even problems that can lead to crimes like drugs and others.

“They will work with police in order to get these people out of their communities or those things that can cause commission of crime,” the IGP stated.

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Barr. Tanko Congratulates Gov Bello On Victory At Supreme Court, Says The Apex Court Judgement As An Affirmation Of The People’s will As Expressed In November 16 Poll.



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Gov Yahaya Bello and his Deputy David Edward Onoja, celebrating supreme court verdict. 


By Yahaya Idris, Kogi.


The immediate past Administrator of Koton-Karfe, Kogi Local Government Area, Hon. Barr. Chief Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku, has congratulated his benefactor and incumbent Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, over Monday’s Supreme Court Verdict that validated his election as Governor.

Barr. Tanko who is also the Senior Special Assistant on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to Governor Bello, described the apex court Judgement as an affirmation of the people’s will as expressed through their votes in the November 16, governorship election in the state.

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In a statement signed by his Media Aide, Yahaya Idris and made available to newsmen said, “It is a great day for democracy and the people of Kogi State.

Barr. Muhammed Tanko Osuku, rejoice with Governor Bello on Supreme court verdict

“The highest court in the country has finally settled the controversies surrounding the Kogi governorship election and affirmed Governor Yahaya Bello as the true winner of the election.

“I want to congratulate Governor Yahaya Bello and his Deputy Chief David Edward Onoja on their victory at the Supreme Court. This victory is for the good people of Kogi state, they are the real winners in the context. We have no doubt in Gov. Bello’s ability to take Kogi State to the next level of development and prosperity”.

Hon. Chief Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa, SSA on LG and Chieftaincy Affairs to Kogi State Governor.

He however, pray for long life, sound health and strength of the Governor to enable him go on with the laudable programs he has started.

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Barr. M. Tanko Musa Congratulates Sen. Adeyemi On Appeal Court victory.



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Yahaya Idris, Lokoja.

The Senior Special Assistant on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Hon. Chief Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku, have congratulated Kogi West Senator Smart Adeyemi on the Appeal Court judgment in Abuja which affirmed his emergence as the Senator duly elected at the November 16, 2019 election.

Reacting to the judgment, the SSA in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Yahaya Idris, said the Appeal Court verdict was a victory for democracy and the good people of the Kogi West, which according to him, the APC gave their overwhelm support in view of what the Alhaji Yahaya Bello led administration was doing since its assumption of office.

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Barr. Tanko who is the immediate past Administrator of Koton-Karfe, Kogi Local Government Area, while thanking God for the victory, appreciated the judiciary for rising up to its solemn responsibility of ensuring that justice prevails, stressing that the judgment was a clear indication that the third arm of government is the last hope of the common man. Describing it as a true reflection of the wishes of the people of the Kogi West, especially those at the grassroots.

“He therefore, wishes to call on Sen. Dino Melaye and opposition to drop their difference in the interest of the zone and join hands with our visionary Senator to move western zone forward.

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The Court of Appeal in Abuja, had on Tuesday, dismissed the appeal by the former Senator and aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16, 2019 Senatorial election, Senator Dino Melaye, seeking to upturn the emergence of Senator Smart Adeyemi

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New Direction Practice: Federal High Court Judge, Hon. Justice John Terhemba Tsoho Introduce New Way Of Law Practice In Abuja



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In a bid to ensure speed and modern way of law practice in the country, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Honourable Justice John Terhemba Tsoho has issued new Practice Directions, entitled: FEDERAL HIGH COURT OF NIGERIA, PRACTICE DIRECTIONS (NO. 2) 2020.

A press statement signed by Acting Information Officer, Oby Catherine Nwandu says Its objective, as stated in the preamble is that, it is issued:
In the exercise of the power conferred on the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria by Section 254 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,1999 (as amended) and pursuant to the provision of Section 2(10) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fourth Alteration, No.21) Act 2017, which amends the provision of Section 285 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) mandating all trial courts in every pre-election matter to deliver judgment within 180 days from the date of filing the suit.
The salient provisions contained therein are as follows:

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1. That These Practice Direction shall, save to the extent and as may otherwise be ordered by the Honourable Chief Judge, apply to all pre-election matters filed before the Federal High Court of Nigeria.

2. Nothing in the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2019 shall prevent a Judge of the Court from hearing a pre-election matter already pending before the Court, during the vacation period until judgement is delivered.

3(i) No petition shall be entertained against a Judge of the Court hearing a pre-election matter, save from a party on record in such matter.

(ii) Where a party on record petitions as in (i) above, such petition shall be accompanied by an affidavit verifying the contents of the petition.

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(iii) the party shall cause same to be served on the Judge and all parties on record, notwithstanding that the petition is addressed to the Honourable, the Chief Judge of the Court.

(iv) Where the petition is addressed to the Honourable, the Chief Judge, the proof of service of the advanced copies on all parties on record and the Judge concerned shall accompany the petition.”

The Practice Directions, made at Abuja and dated on Friday, the 24th day of July, 2020 also took effect from that same date.

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