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#EndSARS: 100,000 sign petition to ICC demanding IGP prosecution

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Over 100,000 people have signed a petition asking the International Criminal Court (ICC) to arrest and prosecute Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), for alleged crimes against humanity.

As of Monday night, at least 105,000 signed the petition which accused the police IG of “unleashing war” against Nigerians protesting abuse of human rights by the police.

Fresh cases of police brutality triggered protests calling for an end to the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), which has been accused of excessive use of force, arbitrary arrests and extrajudicial killings.

Although the police IG dissolved the unit, protesters insist on concrete steps that would ensure the reform of the security agency as well as justice for victims of brutality.

Videos and pictures shared on social media also showed police officers dispersing protesters with teargas and live bullets.

The petition stated that at least 10 protesters had been killed in various parts of the country, and urged the ICC to order the IGP’s arrest.

“The Nigeria Police under the leadership of the IG of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has unleashed war against defenceless and innocent Nigerian youths whose only crime was demanding an end to extortion, harassment, illegal arrests, detention, and wanton killings by the rogue police unit, SARS,” the petition read.

“In the last three days, following popular peaceful protests across Nigeria, no less than 10 peaceful protestors have been reportedly shot dead, including Jimoh Isiaq, and countless others arrested and detained by the members of the criminal unit in the police while the extortions still continue unabated.

“It is on this premise that this petition seeks the support of everyone to compel the International Criminal Court at The Hague to order the arrest and prosecution of the IG of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for crime against humanity, as the head of the Nigeria Police Force that has carried out the heinous crime against youths in Nigeria.

”Earlier this year, it was reportedly that more than 50 occasions during which the police reportedly killed 92 Nigerians within one year.”

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FG names Nwabuoku to oversee Accountant General Office  

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The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Mr Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to oversee the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF).

This follows the ongoing investigation of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) over N80 billion fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, was quoted as saying this in a letter dated May 20, 2022.

The appointment will be pending the outcome of the investigation, according to a statement by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

The statement also read in part, “Mr Anamekwe is expected to carry out his duty in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level.

“Currently, he is director, Inspectorate Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, and presently he is overseeing the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.”

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56 people eating Nigeria like termites — Al Mustapha alleges

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Former Chief Security Officer to late military Head of State General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al Mustapha

…Says Nigerian soldiers have turned into a police

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Buhari appoints Semiu Adeniran new stastician general

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Semiu Adeniran as the Statistician General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics.

The appointment follows the demise of the former statistician general, Dr Simon Harry, on April 13, 2022, eight months into his five-year tenure.
A statement by Sufuyan Ojeifo, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, said, “Adeniran is a professional statistician of repute with bias for Demography and Social Statistics. He has over three decades of statistical hands-on experience garnered from various local and international institutions.”

“Until his appointment, Mr Semiu was the Director of Demographic and Household Statistics at the National Bureau of Statistics.”

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