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Police commission elevates four AIGs, CP to DIG



  • 13 CPs promoted AIG

Four assistant inspectors- general of police and one commissioner of police have been promoted to the substantive rank of deputy inspector-general of police.

The announcement of the new promotion made on Friday by the Police Service Commission, also included 13 commissioners of police elevated to the position of assistant inspectors- general of police.

This is coming about 24 hours after the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, approved the promotion of 4,134 traffic warden officers to their next ranks.

The new DIGs were expected to represent their geo-political zones in the Police Management Team.

The new DIGs are Usman Baba, currently acting DIG Administration; Dan Mallam Mohammed, AIG in charge of Zone 13 Ukpo, Anambra State; David Folawiyo, AIG in charge of Zone 17, Akure and Joseph Egbunike, CP, Budget.

A statement by the PSC spokesman,  Ikechukwu Ani, said the decision was taken at the meeting of the commission in Abuja.

The 13 CPs promoted to AIGs are the CP, Kebbi State, Augunbiade Lasore; retired CPs Uche Anozie, and  Kenneth Ebrimson; CP, Osun State, Undie Adie and Olugbenga Adeyanju, CP, Adamawa State.

Others are the CP, Edo State, Johnson  Kokumo; the Commandant, Police College, Ikeja, Ajani Babatunde; retired CP Olukolu Shina; former Force Public Relations Officer and currently, Commandant, Police Staff College Jos, Awunah Donald.

The list also include the CP, Delta State, Hafiz Inuwa; CP Interpol, Garba  Umar; CP Armament, Omololu Bishi and Isaac Akinmoyede, presently CP Imo State.

The statement read in part, “The 23 Deputy Commissioners of Police promoted to the next rank of Commissioner of Police include, retired DCP Godwin Job; DCP OPS, Kwara, Abimbola Shokoya and DCP Administration, Bauchi, Christopher Owolabi.

“The commission also promoted 599 Superintendents of Police to the next rank of Chief Superintendent of Police. They include;  Etim Inyang, FCT Command, SP Glory Udoka, O/C Gender Unit, State CID, Enugu; Celestina  Kalu, former PPRO, Delta State and currently DPO Ogudu, Lagos State.”

The police commission also elevated 21 officers who lost their lives during the #EndSARS protests and another 121 officers injured during the crisis.

The PSC Chairman, Musiliu Smith, who presided over the meeting, enjoined the beneficiaries to rededicate themselves to the service of their fatherland.

He promised that the commission would continue to ensure that promotion of deserving police officers “will be prompt and merit-driven.”

4,134 traffic wardens promoted

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has approved the promotion of 4,134 traffic warden officers to their next ranks.

The beneficiaries include 65 officers who were elevated to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Traffic; 245 officers to Assistant Superintendent of Traffic II; 138 officers to Senior Traffic Warden; 3,683 men to Grade I and three men who were elevated from Grade III to Grade II.

This was contained in a statement on Thursday, by the Nigeria Police Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, titled, ‘IGP promotes 4,135 traffic Warden officers.’

It stated, “The IG notes that the promotion of the officers is part of the ongoing efforts by the Force to ensure that deserving personnel are promoted accordingly, to encourage hard work and further entrench the culture of merit, excellence and dedication to duties.”


Four die, one missing as Lagos-Kano bus plunges into Kogi river



Tragedy struck Tuesday night in Kogi State as an 18-seater bus plunged into the Black River, a tributary to River Niger, in the Koton Karfe area, killing four of its occupants.

Solomon Agure, Kogi State Sector Commander of the Federal road Safety Corps, confirmed that the accident occurred around 7.30pm.

He said the bus with registration number Plateau – JJN 73 XA took off from Ijora Seven Up park in Lagos and was heading for Kano.

According to Agure, four people, including a woman, died in the accident while seven others were critically injured.

The driver was said to have lost control of the vehicle after sleeping off.

The state Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Suleiman Mafara, said after receiving a distress call, his men in conjunction with FRSC officials and volunteer divers moved to the scene.

He said four corpses had been recovered and 13 others rescued alive while one person could not be accounted for.

He added that his men and other Security personnel were working to recover the only person yet to be accounted for.

The recovered corpses, according to Marafa, have been deposited at a mortuary in Lokoja.

He warned drivers and commuters to adhere strictly to road safety guidelines so as to avoid preventable accidents on the highways.

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Lagos governor hails Remi Tinubu at 61



Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, Oluremi Tinubu, on the occasion of her 61st birthday.

Governor Sanwo-Olu described the former First Lady of Lagos State as a great asset to Lagos State and Nigeria, who has contributed immeasurably towards nation-building.

The governor in a statement by Gboyega Akosile, his Chief Press Secretary, said the three-term senator and philanthropist has contributed immensely to humanity and governance with her laudable programmes as First Lady and currently as a member of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly.

He added that the federal lawmaker has played critical roles in the growth and development of Lagos State and Nigeria, thereby setting examples for other women in leadership and governance.

He said, “On behalf of my dear wife, Ibijoke and the good people of Lagos State, I heartily congratulate a political icon, the distinguished Senator Oluremi Tinubu on the occasion of her 61st birthday celebration.

“Over the years, Senator Oluremi Tinubu has emblazoned her name on the national and international stage as a lover of truth, an advocate of social justice, philanthropist and a loud voice of the voiceless.

“Senator Tinubu’s penchant for diligence and distinction is evident in her contributions to the development of Nigeria’s socio-economic and political landscape as former First Lady in Lagos State and as distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic.

“On this occasion of her 61st birthday, I pray that God will continue to preserve and grant her good health to enable our distinguished Senator Oluremi Tinubu to render more service to humanity, Nigeria and our beloved State, Lagos.”







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Imo mob lynches suspected ESN member trying to enforce sit-at-home order



Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mr Rabiu Hussaini

A mob lynched an alleged leader of the proscribed Eastern Security Network (ESN) on Monday while trying to enforce a sit-at-home order alongside his gang members.

Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mr Rabiu Hussaini, confirmed the incident in a press statement signed by the police spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam.

He stated that before police patrol team could arrive at the scene, the ESN member had been lynched, while his gang members fled.

He added that Hussaini had directed that the lynching suspects must be handed over to the police for proper investigation.

In the press statement, Abattam said residents of Umuagbavo Oru Ahiara in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo came out of their houses and were going about their lawful businesses.

“Suddenly, one Obinwanne Iwu, 34 years, a native of Ahiara in the same local government area who is an escapee of Imo Correctional Centre, Owerri, went to the market with his gang trying to enforce a sit-at-home order of the proscribed IPOB/ESN terror group.

“They were shouting at the top of their voices that `today is Monday and everybody must obey the sit at home order’ ‘’ he said.

He added that the harassment did not go down well with the people who resisted the gang.

He said the angry mob in their numbers held Iwu, tied his hands behind his back while others fled the scene.

In the process, the suspect was mercilessly beaten to death before the police patrol team arrived at the scene.

“Efforts made by the police patrol team to arrest the perpetrators proved abortive as they all fled the scene on sighting the patrol team,’’ Abattam stated.


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