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Coalition Urges Buhari To Extend Tenure Of IGP Adamu



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Says his performance needs continuation, consolidation.

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja

Coalition of youth and student organisations, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to extend tenure of Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, as February 1, 2021 is expected date of retirement from the Nigeria Police Force.

This was contained in a statement signed by the convener, Comrade Isah Jabbi, explained why they want IGP Adamu reappointed for another tenure for the top police job, and that it is based on his achievement that has transformed the police profession.

According to the statement continuity of IGP Adamu would be a morale boaster to police personnel in the fight against criminality in the country, which the coalition said had assessed performance of the Police boss, as it observed that there has been series of reforms under his leadership that have injected professionalism and productivity among officers and men, hence demanded consolidation by reappointing him (IGP Adamu) as his reforms that have yielded the expected results, therefore will guarantee further transformation and positive reforms Nigerians want to see in accordance with the much anticipated 21st century compliant Nigeria Police Force the country deserves.

The statement reads in part, “While we appreciate the forthright decision of our dear President Muhammadu Buhari, to have appointed one of our best hands, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, as the IGP then, we are proud to say that the President’s decision has been justified to a huge extent, despite the challenges posed by our internal security.

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“The morale of the officers and men of our police force, is now always high and this has been made possible by the visionary and dynamic leadership style of Mr Muhammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police, under whose leadership the Nigerian  Police has continued to record tremendous successes both against our security challenges and in the general well being of Officers and Men of the force.

“IGP Adamu’s brutal confrontation of Banditry is not only a pacesetter in the history of the Nigeria Police, he is a man with many ‘firsts’ .

“The Nigerian Police under his leadership has conducted successful recruitment, training, and deployment of 10,000 police recruits in line with Federal Government’s manpower development plan of the Nigeria Police.

“Enhancement of Operational Capacity of the Force with the procurement of Patrol Vehicles including 46 Police Smart Surveillance (CCTV Camera-on-the Move) Vehicles, Tactical Operations Vehicles fitted with state-of-the-art surveillance equipment; Armoured Personnel Carriers; Troop Carriers; and 7 Anti-Riot Water Cannon Trucks.

“The leadership of the Force under IGP Adamu has also achieved the completion and launch of: The Nigeria Police National Command and Control Centre (NPF-C4i). The first phase of the Nigerian Police Crime and Incident Data Centre (NPC & IDB).

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“Deployment of cutting-edge technology in our crime management operations with the acquisition of the Police Smart Surveillance Vehicle which is fitted with high-resolution, long-distance CCTV monitoring equipment with night electronic functionalities and is linked to the Nigeria Police National Command and Control Centre (NPF-C4i).

“The vehicles are currently being deployed for real-time electronic monitoring of the Abuja-Kaduna highway and other major highways and vulnerable locations across the country including the electronic surveillance of NNPC pipelines in the country.

“Strengthening of our democratic values, with the provision of requisite quality leadership that guaranteed the successful conduct of the 2019 General Elections, and other off-season elections that were conducted under his tenure.

“Upon assumption of Office, IGP Adamu identified the abuses associated with the promotion process as a fundamental factor in the less than optimal productivity profile of police personnel.

“Hence, he set out to address the welfare concerns by restoring confidence and integrity in the process. Under this policy, he discouraged the abuses associated with special promotion and stabilized the promotion system by upholding the principle of merit and seniority.

“Hence, the anxiety associated with the promotion in the Police which often impact on productivity has been addressed and officers are now motivated, more than ever before, to perform their duties assured that they shall be rewarded within the dictates of our traditional policing standards.

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“The police fight against Banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery across the country under the leadership IGP Adamu, has brought crime to the barest minimum.”

On defending the nation’s internal security the statement asserted that “The Police continually maintained a posture to defend Nigeria’s internal security, IGP Adamu understands the power of unity and that is why he maintained robust security relations with security agencies in the county, and together they have achieved tremendous success.

“The Police/Civil relationship has also improved tremendously and the civilian population now sees more reasons to support the Police like never before. A situation which has enables the Police to carry out many successful operations with the help of the civilians who volunteer information to them.”

Meanwhile, the coalition in the statement concluded and pointed that, “Mr Adamu’s patriotism and commitment to Nigeria is unparalleled, and as the popular maxim says, ‘the reward for hard work and exemplary leadership skills is more work’, and such, should be considered to continue to pilot the affairs of the Nigerian Police.”

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Ize-Iyamu restates commitment to Appeal suit, debunks report linking him to NDDC



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The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the last Edo guber election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has restated his focus on the appeal filed in court to defend the legitimacy of his candidacy in the election, while also dismissing reports linking him to the NDDC Chairmanship.

In a brief statement released by his media team on Friday, Pastor Ize-Iyamu maintained that the Edo State Chapter of the APC is united and in sync with the national leadership of the party in its efforts to grow membership and strengthen the party’s bond with Nigerians across the country.

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He says his exclusive focus remains on obtaining justice and establishing the truth in court, laying to rest insinuations made in certain source-less reports making unfounded speculations that a supposed contest for the NDDC chairmanship may be causing a rift in the party.

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Other well-sourced reports have corroborated Ize-Iyamu’s assertion as members and leaders of the APC in Edo State have expressed satisfaction and overwhelming confidence in the party’s direction under the leadership of Col. David Imuse [Rtd].


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Engineer Sule commissions remodeled Nasarawa Governor’s lodge in Asokoro



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Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has commissioned the remodeled Nasarawa Governor’s Lodge, in Asokoro, Abuja.

Commissioning the massive edifice during a brief ceremony, Engineer Sule, emphasized that the structure is not just for the use of the Governor of the state, but the entire people of Nasarawa State, urging stakeholders to utilize the facility to showcase the state.

“This place is actually not a Governor’s Lodge but for the people of Nasarawa State. Any time you have the opportunity to invite investors, partners coming to see Nasarawa State, please feel to come here and have your first meeting with them.

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“This will show them that we are serious in the state,” the Governor said.

Engineer Sule commended the immediate past administration of Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura, for upgrading both the Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro, as well as converting the Nasarawa State Liaison Office in to a hotel.

According to the Governor, on his assumption of office, his administration leased out the hotel built by the former governor to an investors at the rate of N100m per annum.

“Instead of using, we leased out the hotel at the rate of N100m annually to an investors. We took the money for two years and invested the N200m to remodel the Governor’s Lodge,” he explained.

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On his part, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Liaison Office, Hon. Yusuf Maianguwa, said the state government lodge before the coming of the present administration was an eyesore.

While commending the administration of Engineer Sule for remodelling the lodge, the SSA however appealed for government to conduct meetings and other official engagements at the newly commissioned lodge.

Prominent sons and daughters of the state, including the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Barrister Muhammad Abdullahi Hassan, member Federal House of Representative, Hon. Abdulmumini Ari, Director General A. A Sule Campaign Organization, Senator John Damboyi, two former deputy governors namely Senator Solomon Ewuga and Chief Micheal Abdul.

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abdullahi A Sule of Nasarawa State

Others are, Alhaji Bala Tafida, former SSG, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Tijani and former zonal APC vice chairman, North Central, Alhaji Suleiman Wambai, among others.

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Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s NDDC Chairmanship Ambition Causing Disunity In Edo APC Family



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The embattled 2020 Edo APC Guber candidate, Pastor Osagie ize Iyamu is facing another fresh challenges that may set the party in the state on fire over his quest to get the chairmanship of the NDDC board.

In a move considered by many in the APC as wicked and greedy, the embattled Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is supporting and sponsoring one of the internally displaced Politicians in Edo State, Barr. Washington Osifo to sue the Attorney Seneral, the Senate, the minister of the Niger delta, the NDDC and the Sole Administrator.

In the originating summons, filed at the Federal High Court Benin Division , Barr Washington Osifo is asking the court to sack the nddc management board as presently constituted, to pave the way for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is pushing to be announced as the chairman of the board.

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Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu told some of his supporters that he wants the chairmanship of the board to be able to run and finance the state Chapter of the APC that is in tatters. Some of his supporters are of the view that nothing will come out of his legal tussles with the PDP and Gov Obaseki hence his quest to pursue the NDDC Chairmanship.

A section of the APC party Faithfuls are warming up for war with the Guber candidate, they are of the opinion that pastor Osagie ize Iyamu brought political misfortune upon the party and that he has lost his political capital because he even lost his local government, senatorial district and the state to the PDP.

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