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Police redeploy 36 CPs

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The Police Service Commission has approved the redeployment of 37 Police Commissioners to State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory.

The commission, in a statement on Wednesday by its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said the posting was  in line with Section 215 of the 1999 Constitution, which empowered it to appoint officers to states as CPs.

Affected by the exercise were the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, who has been deployed to Kogi State and Ikechukwu Nwodibo, who was posted to Taraba State.

Others include  J. Habila,  Abia; Adejo Adaji, Adamawa; Murtala Mani, Akwa Ibom; Karma Hosea, Anambra; Mohammed Mohmmed, Bauchi; P. Okafor,   Bayelsa; Dibai  Yakadi, Benue; J. Opadokun, Borno; Henry Fadairo, Cross River and Usman Alkali, Delta State.

The deployment also affected P. Abdallah, Ebonyi; Chris Ezike,  Edo; Etop  James Ekiti; Mohammed Adamu, Enugu; Austin Iwar, Gombe; T. Lakanu, Imo; Tilli Abubakar, Jigawa; U. Shehu Kaduna and M. Katsina, Kano.

Others were U. Abdullahi, Katsina;  Yakubu Jubrin, Kebbi; E. Amadasun,  Kwara; Fatai Owoseni, Lagos; Mohammed Usman,  Nasarawa; Abubakar Marafa, Niger;  Abdulmajid Ali, Ogun; M. Ogbodu, Ondo; K. Shodipo,   Osun; Leye Oyebade,  Oyo; Nasiru Oki, Plateau; Hyelasinda  Musa, Rivers; Salisu Abdullahi, Sokoto; Zanna Ibrahim, Yobe and Femi Ogunbayode, Zamfara state.

Wilson Inalegwu retains his position as FCT CP.

The Chairman of the Commission, Mike  Okiro, said the redeployment was to reinvigorate the State Commands for more effective and efficient policing “in line with the Change Agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.”

He advised the CPs to take their jobs seriously and ensure that they were committed to the enforcement of law and order and protection of lives and property within the ambit of the rule of law.

He wished them success in their new endeavours.

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Deborah Samuel: Adeboye postpones RCCG crusade in Sokoto

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Pastor Enoch Adeboye has postponed the crusade scheduled to hold in Sokoto following the tension over Deborah Samuel’s murder.

The deceased was a 200-level Home Economics student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education.

Last Thursday, she was beaten, stoned and burnt by Muslim youths who accused her of blasphemy.

In a Facebook post Monday night, Adeboye announced the shift of the planned religious event which now holds virtually.

The Redeemed Christan Church of God (RCCG) General Overseer, however, noted that God is able to fix all situations.

Adeboye, who conveyed his message in parable, quoted Richard Halverson, the late American Presbyterian minister who served as United States Senate chaplain.

Halverson had said intercession is the universal work for Christians and that no continent, nation, city, office nor power can stop prayers.

“Postponed but God turned it around. We Trust In Our God’s Big Picture Plan!”, Adeboye wrote.

The Christian leader insisted believers serve a God who specialises in using the impossible situation for His glory.

Adeboye noted that if in doubt, they should look closely at the death and resurrection of Jesus.

“Devil thought he killed Him, but His death and resurrection resulted into life for many. He keeps turning it around for our good. It is in this might that we proceed”, he added.

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Deborah Samuel: Gov Tambuwal relaxes curfew

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew he imposed on the state capital following violent protest over the arrest of some youths allegedly involved in the killing Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student.

Tambuwal in a statement issued by his Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Isah Bajini, said the revised curfew will now be from dusk to dawn in Sokoto township.

The statement noted that “Sequel to the briefing by the security heads in the State, the State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has ordered the relaxation of the 24-hour curfew in force in Sokoto metropolis

“The revised curfew will now be from dusk to dawn in Sokoto township. This is with a view to affording people the window to pursue their legitimate businesses and other means of livelihood.”

Recall that following the lynching of the 200-level student for allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammed, the State’s police command arrested some persons linked to the incident.

However, a large number of Muslim boys who were angered by the arrest, stormed the streets in the State on Saturday, demanding the release of the suspects.

The development, which triggered tension in several parts of the State, made the Governor to impose the curfew.

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Arsonists burn down LG secretariat, Magistrate Court in Anambra

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Suspected arsonists have burnt down Idemili North Local Government secretariat in Ogidi and a Magistrate Court in the area.

Sources said the arsonists entered the premises on Sunday night to perpetuate the act, burning down all files, properties in the secretariat, including the secretariat building.

Videos and pictures circulating online showed that the entire buildings were reduced to rubbles, while vehicles parked inside the Local Government secretariat were also burnt to ashes.

The State Police Command has also confirmed the development, attributing it to unidentified arsonists.

DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the spokesperson of the State Police Command said: “Yes, the incident was confirmed, and our men were there to restore normalcy.

“Right now, the fire has been put off, and calm has been restored to the area,” Ikenga said.

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