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IGP LAUDS OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION FOR NPF CONTINGENT IN INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS

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The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has lauded the recent commendations for personnel of the Nigeria Police Force in international peacekeeping efforts.

 

The United Nations, through its Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), recognized 140 officers and men of the Nigeria Police Contingent for their professionalism and outstanding performance in fostering peace and stability in Northern Mali. Similarly, the African Union presented Awards of Excellence and Professionalism to the Nigeria Formed Police Unit, comprising 160 officers and men deployed in Somalia, acknowledging their gallantry, professionalism, and dedication in countering Al-Shabaab terrorist elements.

This was disclosed in a statement released by the Force’s Spokesperson ACP Muyiwa Adejobi on Saturday.

 

According to Adejobi, the accolades extend beyond individual police officers deployed to UN missions in South Sudan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, and Somalia, among others. The Nigeria Police Force has consistently received awards commending the professionalism, dedication to duty, and exceptional performance of its officers, earning them a reputation as among the best in the field. Furthermore, Nigeria Police officers hold key positions at the Police Division of UN Headquarters and African Union Headquarters, where they continue to diligently execute their duties, garnering respect and admiration.

 

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has expressed confidence in the integrity, professionalism, and outstanding performance of NPF officers. Consequently, ECOWAS has requested the deployment of Nigeria Police officers and men to its missions in Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone. It is noteworthy that upon arrival in peacekeeping missions, NPF officers undergo competence-based interviews and selection processes aligned with international standards and best practices. Their consistent placement in strategic positions is proof of their competence and commitment to the missions’ success.

 

The Inspector General of Police expresses gratitude for these prestigious recognitions, which serve as a testament to the dedication, professionalism, and outstanding performance of Nigeria Police Officers in promoting global peace and security. The IGP further reassures that the police will consistently adopt modern standard operating procedures to accord quality service delivery, in all spheres, to Nigerians across the country.

 

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Gov. Aiyedatiwa Inaugurates New Commissioners, Charges Them On Selfless Service 

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The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Lucky  Aiyedatiwa, on Friday inaugurated the 12 newly appointed Commissioners into the State Executive Council.

This was disclosed in a statement released by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary Ebenezer Adeniyan on Friday.

The newly inaugurated Commissioners are Pastor Segun Ayerin, Mr Olaolu Akindolire, Alhaji Amidu Takuro, Dr Banji Ajaka, Mr Boye Ologbese, Mr Sunday Akinwalire, Deaconess Lola Fagbemi, Mr Saka Yusuf Ogunleye, Mr Rasheed Badmus, Mr Olayato Aribo, Mr Adewale Akinlosotu and Barr Gbenga Olaniyi.

The Governor urged them to justify their appointments through dedicated service, emphasizing the administration’s commitment to accelerated development and good governance.

The governor said; “Let me congratulate the newly inaugurated appointees for being worthy of consideration as Honourable Commissioners in Ondo State. Some of you are returning, while others are new Commissioners. In the main, you have a duty to justify your appointment or reappointment as the case may be. I must inform you that this administration is in a hurry to deliver on its mandate and make life more meaningful to the people.

“The torch of accelerated development that we hold aloft in trust for the people is irreversible. You must guard your loins and hit the ground running in your various offices. You must foster a good working relationship with the workers, especially the Permanent Secretaries and other Accounting Officers.

“Let us bear in mind that the government and people of Ondo State are united in their thirst for credible performance, development and good governance. You must excuse corruption or any act that is not nurturing to good governance and overriding public interest. Thus, I like to implore all friends, families and well-wishers of the new appointees to refrain from putting undue pressures on them so that they can concentrate and discharge their duties in the overall best interest of the State.”

Highlighting the administration’s accomplishments in various sectors, Governor Aiyedatiwa emphasized the strides made in addressing salary arrears, gratuity payments, employment opportunities, infrastructure development, and security enhancement.

He stressed the administration’s focus on collaboration with federal and corporate entities to stimulate economic growth and ensure food security in the state.

The Governor called for peaceful conduct during the upcoming gubernatorial primary elections, stressing the importance of upholding democratic principles and avoiding divisive actions.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Tayo Oluwatuyi, emphasized the importance of wholehearted commitment from the newly inaugurated Commissioners. He stressed that their forthcoming responsibilities transcend mere formalities, symbolizing principles of justice and equity.

Oluwatuyi urged them to labor tirelessly, demonstrating unwavering dedication, reminding them that the authority vested in their positions is not for personal enrichment but for the welfare of the people.

Speaking on behalf of the newly inaugurated Commissioners, Dr Banji Ajaka appreciated Governor Aiyedatiwa for the trust reposed in them, with a promise not to disappoint the Governor and the people of the State.

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Olubadan throne to remain vacant says second-in-command

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The Olubadan-designate, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin is ill and not physically fit to rule as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

The Otun-Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Abimbola Ajibola, stated this on Tuesday.

Olubadan stool became vacant after the demise of the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, who reigned for two years and died at 81.

Olakulehin would rank among the oldest monarchs to ascend to the position.

Ajibola, who made this known in a briefing at his Sanyo private residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, said the Olubadan-Designate be given time to get well before he is pronounced.

He said: “What is in need for hurry? Someone (Olakulehin) we have not seen. He has not spoken with us. He has not spoken with Ibadan people.

“I am his second in command, I’m his lieutenant. He has not called me to say, ‘My Otun, I’m back. So, tell your people. And when are you seeing me?’ They are just forcing him because of their own selfish interest.”

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Ogun APC Youth Group condemns PDP for hailing Speaker’s alleged removal

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A political group known as the All Progressives Congress Youth Alliance for Justice (APC-YAJ) in Ogun state has condemned the Ogun state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for hailing the alleged removal of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kunle Oluomo.

 

In a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday by its Coordinator, Suraj Fadairo, the group said, “The comments of the PDP shows that it has more than a hand in the orchestrated plot to change the leadership of the Assembly. Both the timing and the manner of alleged leadership change which happened a few days after the Supreme Court affirmed the re-election of His Excellency, Governor Dapo Abiodun (CON) goes to show that it was pre-planned.

 

“When the purported leadership change at the House of Assembly is viewed against the backdrop that the PDP and its defeated candidate were boasting that they would soon take over the reins of government in the state and had in fact made appointments and constituted an imaginary state executive council, then the full picture would be clearer to the discerning.

 

“The whole scenario of perjury and forgery has the trappings of the PDP. They are known for their crooked ways of inducement through vote-buying and money laundering.

 

“What is discomfiting and still a mystery is how some members of our party allowed themselves to be co-opted into the divisive and destructive politics of the PDP and its mindless minders.

 

“We hold that even if there were genuine grievances against the Rt. Hon. Oluomo-led leadership of the Assembly, there are channels of communication and ventilation of such within the party and government that could have been explored. But, what did we see? A few misguided members of our party in the House joining hands with the minority PDP to attempt a leadership change and thereby disrupt the cordial relationship peace being enjoyed between the executive and legislative arms of government in the state.”

 

The group said it noted the role played by the Minority Leader of the House of Assembly in the whole saga, adding that the comments by the PDP was in furtherance of his role and “the invidious agenda of his party”.

 

“We take particular notice of the conspicuous role of the Minority Leader in the whole saga and now the comments by his party, the PDP,” the statement read in part.

 

The APC-YAJ urged the leaders of the APC and youths to stand by the party and government.

 

“It is in the light of all these that we wish to urge the leadership of our party in the state and faithful party men, women and youths to rise up and stand by our party and government so that the defeated opposition (PDP) would not get through the backdoor what it could not get at the polls and the courts,” the group added.

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