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  •   DSS urges ASUU to call off strike Strike By Nabilu Balarabe Damaturu Sept 22 The Department of State Security DSS on Thursday appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to call off the ongoing strike The Director of the Service in charge of Yobe Mr Yunusa Abdulkadir made the plea in Damaturu at the Third Quarterly Conference of the State Directors of Security in the North East Zone He noted that the strike which paralysed university education in the country had security implications In as much as we know that ASUU is pursuing a genuine cause they should take a deeper look at the peculiarities of North East region that has stayed for over a decade in the hands of insurgents Yunusa said The director also called for the establishment of psychiatric hospital in Yobe to check post traumatic disorder caused by insurgency He said failure to do so could lead to high victims of trauma who could pose another security threat to the state other than that of the insurgents In his remarks the Chairman of the Occasion Mr Hassan Abdullahi said the conference would analyse security threats share experiences and chat a way forward Abdullahi who is also the DSS Director for Bauchi State listed the security challenges in the zone to include insurgency Kidnapping banditry and cattle rustling He commended the state government for its unwavering support and co operation to the DSS and other security outfits The state deputy governor Alhaji Idi Gubana described the conference as timely considering the current security challenges in the country He said although successes had been recorded in the fight against insurgency more work needed to be done to ensure total decimation of remnants of the terrorists in the state and the region Gubana assured that Gov Mai Mala Buni s administration would always align itself with the goals and objectives of all the security agencies in the state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that highlights of the occasion included award presentation to the Emirs of Fika and Damaturu Muhammad Ibn Abali and Alhaji Shehu Hashimi for their critical roles in the war against insurgency respectively NewsSourceCredit NAN
    DSS urges ASUU to call off strike
      DSS urges ASUU to call off strike Strike By Nabilu Balarabe Damaturu Sept 22 The Department of State Security DSS on Thursday appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to call off the ongoing strike The Director of the Service in charge of Yobe Mr Yunusa Abdulkadir made the plea in Damaturu at the Third Quarterly Conference of the State Directors of Security in the North East Zone He noted that the strike which paralysed university education in the country had security implications In as much as we know that ASUU is pursuing a genuine cause they should take a deeper look at the peculiarities of North East region that has stayed for over a decade in the hands of insurgents Yunusa said The director also called for the establishment of psychiatric hospital in Yobe to check post traumatic disorder caused by insurgency He said failure to do so could lead to high victims of trauma who could pose another security threat to the state other than that of the insurgents In his remarks the Chairman of the Occasion Mr Hassan Abdullahi said the conference would analyse security threats share experiences and chat a way forward Abdullahi who is also the DSS Director for Bauchi State listed the security challenges in the zone to include insurgency Kidnapping banditry and cattle rustling He commended the state government for its unwavering support and co operation to the DSS and other security outfits The state deputy governor Alhaji Idi Gubana described the conference as timely considering the current security challenges in the country He said although successes had been recorded in the fight against insurgency more work needed to be done to ensure total decimation of remnants of the terrorists in the state and the region Gubana assured that Gov Mai Mala Buni s administration would always align itself with the goals and objectives of all the security agencies in the state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that highlights of the occasion included award presentation to the Emirs of Fika and Damaturu Muhammad Ibn Abali and Alhaji Shehu Hashimi for their critical roles in the war against insurgency respectively NewsSourceCredit NAN
    DSS urges ASUU to call off strike
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    DSS urges ASUU to call off strike

    DSS urges ASUU to call off strike Strike By Nabilu Balarabe Damaturu, Sept 22 The Department of State Security (DSS) on Thursday appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off the ongoing strike.

    The Director of the Service in charge of Yobe, Mr Yunusa Abdulkadir made the plea in Damaturu at the Third Quarterly Conference of the State Directors of Security in the North-East Zone. He noted that the strike, which paralysed university education in the country, had security implications.

    “In as much as we know that ASUU is pursuing a genuine cause, they should take a deeper look at the peculiarities of North-East region that has stayed for over a decade in the hands of insurgents,” Yunusa said.

    The director also called for the establishment of psychiatric hospital in Yobe to check post traumatic disorder caused by insurgency.

    He said failure to do so could lead to high victims of trauma, who could pose another security threat to the state other than that of the insurgents.

    In his remarks, the Chairman of the Occasion, Mr Hassan Abdullahi said the conference would analyse security threats, share experiences and chat a way forward.

    Abdullahi, who is also the DSS Director for Bauchi State, listed the security challenges in the zone to include insurgency, Kidnapping, banditry and cattle rustling.

    He commended the state government for its unwavering support and co-operation to the DSS and other security outfits.

    The state deputy governor, Alhaji Idi Gubana described the conference as timely considering the current security challenges in the country.

    He said although successes had been recorded in the fight against insurgency, more work needed to be done to ensure total decimation of remnants of the terrorists in the state and the region.

    Gubana assured that Gov. Mai Mala Buni’s administration would always align itself with the goals and objectives of all the security agencies in the state.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that highlights of the occasion included award presentation to the Emirs of Fika and Damaturu, Muhammad Ibn Abali and Alhaji Shehu Hashimi, for their critical roles in the war against insurgency, respectively.


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  •  Maj Gen Ibrahim Ali the Commander Operation Safe Haven OPSH maintaining peace in Plateau and environs says the military will remain neutral and fair to all in securing the nation The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the OPSH is a multi task force in charge of security of lives and properties in Plateau Bauchi and parts of southern Kaduna I It was established 2010 and comprises of the Nigerian Army Navy Air Force Police Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC and Department of State Security DSS the Police component consists of the Mobile Police and the Special Investigation Bureau SIB Ali who is also the General Officer Commanding GOC III Division of the Nigerian Army Rukuba near Jos made this known when he received a delegation from the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue visited him Wednesday in Jos He said that the OPSH adopted non kinetic strategies toward eradicate violence tendencies that could led to chaos in the society He maintained that the operation has zero tolerance for human rights violation adding that its target is to create a more secured environment for the actualisation of steady growth and development Ali who lauded the organisation for its role in mitigating conflict in communities said that the meeting would strengthen the relationship between it and the military particularly in the areas of information sharing and prompt response to security threats Earlier the leader of the delegation and Project Associate of the organisation Mrs Olufemi Domkap lauded OPSH for responding to security threats base on credible information provided by it She said that the group had made huge contribution toward influencing the lives of troublemakers in society to embrace peace and friendliness among diverse ethnic and religious groups Domkap however highlighted the need to strengthen the capacity of women for the enhancement of back door conversation during conflict resolution She called for the training of traditional rulers in the areas of mediation and conflict resolution adding if communities adopt local method of dispute resolution permanent peace can be achieved NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Military remains neutral, fair to all – Commander
     Maj Gen Ibrahim Ali the Commander Operation Safe Haven OPSH maintaining peace in Plateau and environs says the military will remain neutral and fair to all in securing the nation The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the OPSH is a multi task force in charge of security of lives and properties in Plateau Bauchi and parts of southern Kaduna I It was established 2010 and comprises of the Nigerian Army Navy Air Force Police Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC and Department of State Security DSS the Police component consists of the Mobile Police and the Special Investigation Bureau SIB Ali who is also the General Officer Commanding GOC III Division of the Nigerian Army Rukuba near Jos made this known when he received a delegation from the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue visited him Wednesday in Jos He said that the OPSH adopted non kinetic strategies toward eradicate violence tendencies that could led to chaos in the society He maintained that the operation has zero tolerance for human rights violation adding that its target is to create a more secured environment for the actualisation of steady growth and development Ali who lauded the organisation for its role in mitigating conflict in communities said that the meeting would strengthen the relationship between it and the military particularly in the areas of information sharing and prompt response to security threats Earlier the leader of the delegation and Project Associate of the organisation Mrs Olufemi Domkap lauded OPSH for responding to security threats base on credible information provided by it She said that the group had made huge contribution toward influencing the lives of troublemakers in society to embrace peace and friendliness among diverse ethnic and religious groups Domkap however highlighted the need to strengthen the capacity of women for the enhancement of back door conversation during conflict resolution She called for the training of traditional rulers in the areas of mediation and conflict resolution adding if communities adopt local method of dispute resolution permanent peace can be achieved NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Military remains neutral, fair to all – Commander
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    Military remains neutral, fair to all – Commander

    Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali,  the Commander, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) maintaining peace in Plateau and environs says the military will remain neutral and fair to all in securing the nation.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the OPSH  is a multi task force in charge of security of lives and properties in Plateau, Bauchi and parts of southern Kaduna.

    IIt was established 2010 and comprises of the Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and Department of State Security (DSS), the Police component consists of the Mobile Police and the Special Investigation Bureau (SIB).

    Ali, who is also the General Officer Commanding (GOC) III Division of the Nigerian Army, Rukuba,  near Jos, made this known when he received a delegation from the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue visited him Wednesday in Jos.He said that the OPSH adopted non-kinetic strategies toward eradicate violence-tendencies that could led to chaos in the society.

    He maintained that the operation has zero tolerance for human rights violation, adding that its target is to create a more secured environment for the actualisation of steady growth and development.

    Ali, who lauded the organisation for its role in mitigating conflict in communities, said that the meeting would strengthen the relationship between it and the military particularly in the areas of information sharing and prompt response to security threats.

    Earlier, the leader of the delegation and Project Associate of the organisation, Mrs Olufemi Domkap, lauded OPSH for responding to security threats base on credible information provided by it.

    She said that the group had made huge contribution toward influencing the lives of troublemakers in society to embrace peace and friendliness among diverse ethnic and religious groups.

    Domkap, however, highlighted the need to strengthen the capacity of women for the enhancement of ”back-door” conversation during conflict resolution.

    She called for the training of traditional rulers in the areas of mediation and conflict resolution, adding if communities adopt local method of dispute resolution permanent peace can be achieved.


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  •  Executive Secretary of Pension Transitional Arrangement of Directorate PTAD Dr Chioma Ejikeme has reiterated the agency s commitment to safeguarding pensioners and their payments She said this during a sensitisation and collaboration forum with anti graft agencies and other relevant stakeholders in Abuja on Monday Ejikeme said that thhe directorate had engaged Department of State Security DSS Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC Others according to her are Office of the Accountant General of the Federation OAGF Public Complaints Commission PCC and Nigerian Union of Pensioners NUP She said that the stakeholders were to continually re strategise and come to terms with the realities of pension payments and its attendant challenges We will recall that pension industry had been swarmed with complaints of extortion by fraudsters and phone calls demanding for money to quicken computation and payment of outstanding liabilities The past ineffective and poor management in the industry before the pension reforms had put pension management under the Defined Benefit Scheme DBS in bad light The advent of the reforms requires that the directorate have two pronged solutions settling the outstanding pension arrears and monthly payroll management and curbing fraud within the pension industry Ejikeme said She further stated that the directorate was providing a paradigm shift in the delivery of its mandate The success has been multi faceted spanning verification use of technology in computation a technology based seamless payment system and most importantly continuous synergy with security agencies to reduce malpractices and fraud in the management under DBS she said The executive secretary said that the OAGF had ensured timely release subject to availability of funds We work with them to ensure effective and conclusive payment reconciliation and our success has been possible through collaboration with our other friendly stakeholders Notwithstanding these feats there is always room for improvement and this forum presents an opportunity for all present to contribute Ejikeme said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PTAD reiterates commitment to safeguarding pensioners’ payments
     Executive Secretary of Pension Transitional Arrangement of Directorate PTAD Dr Chioma Ejikeme has reiterated the agency s commitment to safeguarding pensioners and their payments She said this during a sensitisation and collaboration forum with anti graft agencies and other relevant stakeholders in Abuja on Monday Ejikeme said that thhe directorate had engaged Department of State Security DSS Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC Others according to her are Office of the Accountant General of the Federation OAGF Public Complaints Commission PCC and Nigerian Union of Pensioners NUP She said that the stakeholders were to continually re strategise and come to terms with the realities of pension payments and its attendant challenges We will recall that pension industry had been swarmed with complaints of extortion by fraudsters and phone calls demanding for money to quicken computation and payment of outstanding liabilities The past ineffective and poor management in the industry before the pension reforms had put pension management under the Defined Benefit Scheme DBS in bad light The advent of the reforms requires that the directorate have two pronged solutions settling the outstanding pension arrears and monthly payroll management and curbing fraud within the pension industry Ejikeme said She further stated that the directorate was providing a paradigm shift in the delivery of its mandate The success has been multi faceted spanning verification use of technology in computation a technology based seamless payment system and most importantly continuous synergy with security agencies to reduce malpractices and fraud in the management under DBS she said The executive secretary said that the OAGF had ensured timely release subject to availability of funds We work with them to ensure effective and conclusive payment reconciliation and our success has been possible through collaboration with our other friendly stakeholders Notwithstanding these feats there is always room for improvement and this forum presents an opportunity for all present to contribute Ejikeme said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PTAD reiterates commitment to safeguarding pensioners’ payments
    Economy2 months ago

    PTAD reiterates commitment to safeguarding pensioners’ payments

    Executive Secretary of Pension Transitional Arrangement of Directorate (PTAD), Dr Chioma Ejikeme, has reiterated the agency’s commitment to safeguarding pensioners and their payments.

    She said this during a sensitisation and collaboration forum with anti-graft agencies and other relevant stakeholders in Abuja on Monday.

    Ejikeme said that thhe directorate had engaged Department of State Security (DSS), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

    Others, according to her, are: Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF), Public Complaints Commission (PCC) and Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP).

    She said that the stakeholders were to continually re-strategise and come to terms with the realities of pension payments and its attendant challenges.

    “We will recall that pension industry had been swarmed with complaints of extortion by fraudsters and phone calls demanding for money to quicken computation and payment of outstanding liabilities.

    “The past ineffective and poor management in the industry before the pension reforms had put pension management under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) in bad light.

    “The advent of the reforms requires that the directorate have two-pronged solutions: settling the outstanding pension arrears and monthly payroll management and curbing fraud within the pension industry,” Ejikeme said.

    She further stated that the directorate was providing a paradigm shift in the delivery of its mandate.

    “The success has been multi-faceted, spanning verification, use of technology in computation, a technology-based seamless payment system and most importantly, continuous synergy with security agencies to reduce malpractices and fraud in the management under DBS,” she said.

    The executive secretary said that the OAGF had ensured timely release, subject to availability of funds.

    “We work with them to ensure effective and conclusive payment reconciliation, and our success has been possible through collaboration with our other friendly stakeholders.

    “Notwithstanding these feats, there is always room for improvement, and this forum presents an opportunity for all present to contribute,” Ejikeme said.


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  •  The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA has inaugurated the Expert Level Planning Team ELPT to draft the National Maritime Security Strategy NMSS to sustain the Agency s successes in the fight against piracy The Director General NIMASA Dr Bashir Jamoh made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos Jamoh also commended the International Maritime Organisation IMO for its technical support to Nigeria by assigning facilitators to assist the country According to him maritime security will always be of priority concern to the Agency He noted that it was the bedrock and guarantee of every meaningful shipping enterprise Jamoh said the strategy would become the culmination of all the various efforts initiatives partnerships the Agency started out under its Triple S of Maritime Security Safety and Shipping Development There can be no doubt to the fact that maritime security is the bedrock and guarantee of every meaningful shipping enterprise From the crew to cargo to carrier to the coast and quayside there must be security all the way for confidence to drive shipping economics Maritime security has always been and will continue to remain a priority You are all aware of the current successes achieved in ensuring maritime security within the nation s maritime domain and the Gulf of Guinea GoG as a whole Specifically the GoG region is experiencing an unprecedented decline in piracy incidents over the past three decades he said He noted that the International Maritime Bureau recently confirmed that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea had declined for real This is a fact that we can all be proud of Also this is the product of concerted efforts of the Agency in collaboration with other relevant government bodies The government bodies are the Nigerian Navy Nigerian Air Force Nigerian Police Force Nigerian Army the Department of State Security DSS and several other state and non state actors and stakeholders having security responsibilities he said Jamoh said that NIMASA was mindful of the dynamic nature of maritime security threats hence the need to take deliberate steps to ensure sustainability of its achievements This he said would be through the establishment of a coordinated whole of government approach in dealing with issues of maritime security I am therefore hopeful that by the end of this programme not only will you be trained as Maritime Security Professionals MSPs you will also be equipped with the requisite skills to offer similar training on behalf of the Agency to individuals who intend to carry out specific maritime security functions The ELPT is to develop a blueprint of the National Maritime Security Strategy NMSS This will serve as the basis for your determination of the members of the cross government Working Group WG that will execute subsequent steps of this drafting process he said Jamoh thanked the International Maritime Organisation IMO for the technical assistance through Mr Philip Heyl and Retired Rear Admiral O C Medani of the Nigerian Navy facilitating the sessions He added that the IMO s unflinching assistance had enabled the Agency to develop a workable multi phase plan which it was currently executing NewsSourceCredit NAN
     Piracy: NIMASA boss inaugurates expert team on maritime security
     The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA has inaugurated the Expert Level Planning Team ELPT to draft the National Maritime Security Strategy NMSS to sustain the Agency s successes in the fight against piracy The Director General NIMASA Dr Bashir Jamoh made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos Jamoh also commended the International Maritime Organisation IMO for its technical support to Nigeria by assigning facilitators to assist the country According to him maritime security will always be of priority concern to the Agency He noted that it was the bedrock and guarantee of every meaningful shipping enterprise Jamoh said the strategy would become the culmination of all the various efforts initiatives partnerships the Agency started out under its Triple S of Maritime Security Safety and Shipping Development There can be no doubt to the fact that maritime security is the bedrock and guarantee of every meaningful shipping enterprise From the crew to cargo to carrier to the coast and quayside there must be security all the way for confidence to drive shipping economics Maritime security has always been and will continue to remain a priority You are all aware of the current successes achieved in ensuring maritime security within the nation s maritime domain and the Gulf of Guinea GoG as a whole Specifically the GoG region is experiencing an unprecedented decline in piracy incidents over the past three decades he said He noted that the International Maritime Bureau recently confirmed that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea had declined for real This is a fact that we can all be proud of Also this is the product of concerted efforts of the Agency in collaboration with other relevant government bodies The government bodies are the Nigerian Navy Nigerian Air Force Nigerian Police Force Nigerian Army the Department of State Security DSS and several other state and non state actors and stakeholders having security responsibilities he said Jamoh said that NIMASA was mindful of the dynamic nature of maritime security threats hence the need to take deliberate steps to ensure sustainability of its achievements This he said would be through the establishment of a coordinated whole of government approach in dealing with issues of maritime security I am therefore hopeful that by the end of this programme not only will you be trained as Maritime Security Professionals MSPs you will also be equipped with the requisite skills to offer similar training on behalf of the Agency to individuals who intend to carry out specific maritime security functions The ELPT is to develop a blueprint of the National Maritime Security Strategy NMSS This will serve as the basis for your determination of the members of the cross government Working Group WG that will execute subsequent steps of this drafting process he said Jamoh thanked the International Maritime Organisation IMO for the technical assistance through Mr Philip Heyl and Retired Rear Admiral O C Medani of the Nigerian Navy facilitating the sessions He added that the IMO s unflinching assistance had enabled the Agency to develop a workable multi phase plan which it was currently executing NewsSourceCredit NAN
     Piracy: NIMASA boss inaugurates expert team on maritime security
    Economy2 months ago

     Piracy: NIMASA boss inaugurates expert team on maritime security

    The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has inaugurated the Expert Level Planning Team (ELPT) to draft the National Maritime Security Strategy (NMSS) to sustain the Agency’s successes in the fight against piracy.

    The Director-General, NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.

    Jamoh also commended the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for its technical support to Nigeria by assigning facilitators to assist the country.

    According to him, maritime security will always be of priority concern to the Agency.

    He noted that it was the bedrock and guarantee of every meaningful shipping enterprise.

    Jamoh said the strategy would become the culmination of all the various efforts, initiatives, partnerships the Agency started out under its “Triple S” of Maritime Security, Safety and Shipping Development.

    “There can be no doubt, to the fact, that maritime security is the bedrock and guarantee of every meaningful shipping enterprise.

    “From the crew, to cargo, to carrier, to the coast and quayside, there must be security all the way for confidence to drive shipping economics.

    “Maritime security has always been and will continue to remain a priority.

    You are all aware of the current successes achieved in ensuring maritime security within the nation’s maritime domain and the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), as a whole.

    “Specifically, the GoG region is experiencing an unprecedented decline in piracy incidents over the past three decades,” he said.

    He noted that the International Maritime Bureau recently confirmed that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea had declined for real.

    “This is a fact that we can all be proud of.

    Also, this is the product of concerted efforts of the Agency in collaboration with other relevant government bodies.

    “The government bodies are the Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Air Force, Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Army, the Department of State Security (DSS), and several other state and non-state actors and stakeholders having security responsibilities,” he said.

    Jamoh said that NIMASA was mindful of the dynamic nature of maritime security threats; hence the need to take deliberate steps to ensure sustainability of its achievements This, he said, would be through the establishment of a coordinated, whole-of-government approach in dealing with issues of maritime security.

    “I am, therefore, hopeful that by the end of this programme, not only will you be trained as Maritime Security Professionals (MSPs), you will also be equipped with the requisite skills to offer similar training on behalf of the Agency to individuals who intend to carry out specific maritime security functions.

    “The ELPT is to develop a blueprint of the National Maritime Security Strategy (NMSS).

    This will serve as the basis for your determination of the members of the cross government Working Group (WG) that will execute subsequent steps of this drafting process,” he said.

    Jamoh thanked the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the technical assistance through Mr Philip Heyl and Retired Rear Admiral O.C Medani of the Nigerian Navy facilitating the sessions.

    He added that the IMO’s unflinching assistance had enabled the Agency to develop a workable, multi-phase plan, which it was currently executing.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The absence of Mr Simbi Wabote Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board NCDMB in a Federal High Court on Monday stalled the trial of Bara Ogidi a Bayelsa based blogger charged with cyberstalking The Department of State Security DSS charged Ogidi with false report targeted at Wabote Wabote listed as a star witness to the DSS was slated to give evidence in the ongoing trial before Justice Isa Dashen but was unavoidably absent The matter was adjourned until Nov 1 In the charge the DSS alleged that Ogidi accused Wabote of offering him N10 million to lure him to testify in his favour in a defamation suit filed by the NCDMB Executive Secretary against Mr Jackson Ude The DSS said the publication caused annoyance enmity hatred and ill will towards Wabote The state department said the offence of cyberstalking is contrary to and punishable under Section 24 1 b of the Cybercrime Prohibition Prevention etc Act 2015 The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge and was admitted to bail in sum of N5million with one surety in like sum NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Alleged cyberstalking: Absence of key witness stalls trial of Bayelsa blogger
     The absence of Mr Simbi Wabote Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board NCDMB in a Federal High Court on Monday stalled the trial of Bara Ogidi a Bayelsa based blogger charged with cyberstalking The Department of State Security DSS charged Ogidi with false report targeted at Wabote Wabote listed as a star witness to the DSS was slated to give evidence in the ongoing trial before Justice Isa Dashen but was unavoidably absent The matter was adjourned until Nov 1 In the charge the DSS alleged that Ogidi accused Wabote of offering him N10 million to lure him to testify in his favour in a defamation suit filed by the NCDMB Executive Secretary against Mr Jackson Ude The DSS said the publication caused annoyance enmity hatred and ill will towards Wabote The state department said the offence of cyberstalking is contrary to and punishable under Section 24 1 b of the Cybercrime Prohibition Prevention etc Act 2015 The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge and was admitted to bail in sum of N5million with one surety in like sum NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Alleged cyberstalking: Absence of key witness stalls trial of Bayelsa blogger
    General news2 months ago

    Alleged cyberstalking: Absence of key witness stalls trial of Bayelsa blogger

    The absence of Mr Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB,  in a Federal High Court on Monday stalled the trial of Bara Ogidi, a Bayelsa-based blogger charged with cyberstalking.

    The Department of State Security (DSS) charged Ogidi with false report targeted at Wabote.

    Wabote, listed as a star witness to the DSS, was slated to give evidence in the ongoing trial before Justice Isa Dashen but was unavoidably absent .

    The matter was adjourned until Nov. 1.

    In the charge, the DSS alleged that  Ogidi  accused Wabote of offering him N10 million to lure him to testify in his favour in a defamation suit filed by the NCDMB Executive Secretary against Mr Jackson Ude. The DSS said the publication caused annoyance, enmity, hatred and ill will towards  Wabote.

    The state department said the offence of cyberstalking is  contrary to and punishable under Section 24(1)b of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act, 2015.

    The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge and was admitted to bail in sum of N5million with one surety in like sum. 

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  A 26 year old Nigerian Aloysius Onyekwe has allegedly excreted 47 wraps of Cocaine after he was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA Onyekwe was arrested in Ibadan following an intelligence report shared by the Department of State Security DSS The Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja Babafemi said the desperate bid by the drug trafficker to travel by road to Algeria through Sokoto state with ingested 47 wraps of cocaine in his stomach was frustrated by NDLEA personnel He said that Onyekwe who hailed from Owerri West LGA Imo state was arrested on Sunday July 3 at Ojoo Park Ibadan where he went to board a vehicle enroute Sokoto to Algeria According to Babafemi the suspect traveled with an 18 year old lady Blessing Nwoke The father of a 10 month old child passed out the 47 pellets of cocaine in five excretions He confessed that he began his journey to Algeria from Cele area of Okota Lagos where he ingested the illicit drug weighing 1 1kg he said Also in Oyo State no fewer than 1 900 tablets of Tramadol 225mg were seized from a drug dealer Mustapha Ijabula 22 who hailed from Mubi area of Adamawa Babafemi said Ijabula who was arrested in a Yola Adamawa bound commercial vehicle stopped for routine search along Lagos Ibadan expressway In Akwa Ibom state a trans border trafficker Fonkou Dassi 31 was on Friday arrested with 6 000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg weighing 3kg by officers of Marine Unit of the agency This was when a commercial boat he boarded was intercepted and searched on his way to Cameroon The suspect concealed the recovered drugs inside indomie noodles cartoon he said In the same vein a wanted drug dealer Uduak Samuel 29 was arrested on Tuesday July 5 after attending a court proceeding where his wife was undergoing trial in another drug case Babafemi said that the suspect had abandoned a cannabis sativa exhibit weighing 9kg when his house was searched on June 27 and had been on the run since then During his arrest Uduak was still found in possession of a wrap of skunk he said Meanwhile in Edo state a notorious drug dealer Beauty Dauda 27 was arrested with various quantities of Meth heroin cannabis and crack cocaine in a densely populated slum along Lagos bypass Benin City Babafemi said that Dauda was arrested on July 6 after NDLEA operatives broke through the ring of protection often provided her by hoodlums and touts in the area NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Man excretes 47 wraps of cocaine
     A 26 year old Nigerian Aloysius Onyekwe has allegedly excreted 47 wraps of Cocaine after he was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA Onyekwe was arrested in Ibadan following an intelligence report shared by the Department of State Security DSS The Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja Babafemi said the desperate bid by the drug trafficker to travel by road to Algeria through Sokoto state with ingested 47 wraps of cocaine in his stomach was frustrated by NDLEA personnel He said that Onyekwe who hailed from Owerri West LGA Imo state was arrested on Sunday July 3 at Ojoo Park Ibadan where he went to board a vehicle enroute Sokoto to Algeria According to Babafemi the suspect traveled with an 18 year old lady Blessing Nwoke The father of a 10 month old child passed out the 47 pellets of cocaine in five excretions He confessed that he began his journey to Algeria from Cele area of Okota Lagos where he ingested the illicit drug weighing 1 1kg he said Also in Oyo State no fewer than 1 900 tablets of Tramadol 225mg were seized from a drug dealer Mustapha Ijabula 22 who hailed from Mubi area of Adamawa Babafemi said Ijabula who was arrested in a Yola Adamawa bound commercial vehicle stopped for routine search along Lagos Ibadan expressway In Akwa Ibom state a trans border trafficker Fonkou Dassi 31 was on Friday arrested with 6 000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg weighing 3kg by officers of Marine Unit of the agency This was when a commercial boat he boarded was intercepted and searched on his way to Cameroon The suspect concealed the recovered drugs inside indomie noodles cartoon he said In the same vein a wanted drug dealer Uduak Samuel 29 was arrested on Tuesday July 5 after attending a court proceeding where his wife was undergoing trial in another drug case Babafemi said that the suspect had abandoned a cannabis sativa exhibit weighing 9kg when his house was searched on June 27 and had been on the run since then During his arrest Uduak was still found in possession of a wrap of skunk he said Meanwhile in Edo state a notorious drug dealer Beauty Dauda 27 was arrested with various quantities of Meth heroin cannabis and crack cocaine in a densely populated slum along Lagos bypass Benin City Babafemi said that Dauda was arrested on July 6 after NDLEA operatives broke through the ring of protection often provided her by hoodlums and touts in the area NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Man excretes 47 wraps of cocaine
    Defence/Security3 months ago

    Man excretes 47 wraps of cocaine

    A 26-year old Nigerian, Aloysius Onyekwe has allegedly  excreted 47 wraps of Cocaine after he was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).Onyekwe was arrested in Ibadan, following an intelligence report shared by the Department of State Security, (DSS).The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.Babafemi said the desperate bid by the drug trafficker to travel by road to Algeria through Sokoto state with ingested 47 wraps of cocaine in his stomach was frustrated by NDLEA personnel.He said that Onyekwe, who hailed from Owerri West LGA, Imo state, was arrested on Sunday July 3 at Ojoo Park, Ibadan where he went to board a vehicle enroute Sokoto to Algeria.According to Babafemi, the suspect traveled with an 18-year old lady, Blessing Nwoke.“The father of a 10-month old child, passed out the 47 pellets of cocaine in five excretions“He confessed that he began his journey to Algeria from Cele area of Okota, Lagos where he ingested the illicit drug, weighing 1.1kg,”he said.Also in Oyo State, no fewer than 1,900 tablets of Tramadol 225mg were seized from a drug dealer, Mustapha Ijabula, 22, who hailed from Mubi area of Adamawa.Babafemi said Ijabula, who was arrested in a Yola, Adamawa-bound commercial vehicle stopped for routine search along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.“In Akwa Ibom state, a trans-border trafficker, Fonkou Dassi, 31, was on Friday arrested with 6,000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg weighing 3kg by officers of Marine Unit of the agency.“This was when a commercial boat he boarded was intercepted and searched on his way to Cameroon. The suspect concealed the recovered drugs inside indomie noodles cartoon,”he said.In the same vein, a wanted drug dealer, Uduak Samuel, 29, was arrested on Tuesday July 5 after attending a court proceeding where his wife was undergoing trial in another drug case.Babafemi said that the suspect had abandoned a cannabis sativa exhibit weighing 9kg when his house was searched on June 27 and had been on the run since then.“During his arrest, Uduak was still found in possession of a wrap of skunk,” he said.Meanwhile, in Edo state, a notorious drug dealer, Beauty Dauda, 27, was arrested with various quantities of Meth, heroin, cannabis and crack cocaine in a densely populated slum along Lagos bypass, Benin City.Babafemi said that Dauda was arrested on July 6 after NDLEA operatives broke through the ring of protection often provided her by hoodlums and touts in the area.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  A Federal High Court in Yenagoa on Friday admitted a Bayelsa based blogger Bara Ogidi charged with alleged cyberstalking to N5million bail The Department of State Security DSS arraigned Ogidi for alleged false report targeted at the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board NCDMB Mr Simbi Wabote Ogidi a publisher of an online new media Tracknews is facing a two count charge of cyberstalking Ruling on the bail application filed by Ogidi s counsel Temedie Great trial judge Justice Isa Dashen ordered that the surety must be a responsible citizen who resides and owns landed property within the court s jurisdiction He further ordered that in the alternative if the surety is a civil servant the surety must not be below the rank of a Director The judge adjourned the case until July 25 for continuation of trial and ruled that the defendant should remain in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Centre at Okaka in Yenagoa The DSS alleged that Ogidi accused Wabote of offering him N10 million to lure him to testify in his favour in a defamation suit filed by the NCDMB Executive Secretary against Mr Jackson Ude Count 1 CYBERSTALKING contrary to and punishable under Section 24 1 b of the Cybercrime Prohibition Prevention etc Act 2015 You OGIDI BEN BARA on Feb 11 caused a false information to be disseminated via various online newspaper outfits including THE EAGLE ONLINE The DSS said the publication caused annoyance enmity hatred and ill will towards Wabote The state department said the offence of cyberstalking is contrary to and punishable under Section 24 1 b of the Cybercrime Prohibition Prevention etc Act 2015 NAN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Alleged cyberstalking: Court admits Bayelsa blogger to N5m bail
     A Federal High Court in Yenagoa on Friday admitted a Bayelsa based blogger Bara Ogidi charged with alleged cyberstalking to N5million bail The Department of State Security DSS arraigned Ogidi for alleged false report targeted at the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board NCDMB Mr Simbi Wabote Ogidi a publisher of an online new media Tracknews is facing a two count charge of cyberstalking Ruling on the bail application filed by Ogidi s counsel Temedie Great trial judge Justice Isa Dashen ordered that the surety must be a responsible citizen who resides and owns landed property within the court s jurisdiction He further ordered that in the alternative if the surety is a civil servant the surety must not be below the rank of a Director The judge adjourned the case until July 25 for continuation of trial and ruled that the defendant should remain in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Centre at Okaka in Yenagoa The DSS alleged that Ogidi accused Wabote of offering him N10 million to lure him to testify in his favour in a defamation suit filed by the NCDMB Executive Secretary against Mr Jackson Ude Count 1 CYBERSTALKING contrary to and punishable under Section 24 1 b of the Cybercrime Prohibition Prevention etc Act 2015 You OGIDI BEN BARA on Feb 11 caused a false information to be disseminated via various online newspaper outfits including THE EAGLE ONLINE The DSS said the publication caused annoyance enmity hatred and ill will towards Wabote The state department said the offence of cyberstalking is contrary to and punishable under Section 24 1 b of the Cybercrime Prohibition Prevention etc Act 2015 NAN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Alleged cyberstalking: Court admits Bayelsa blogger to N5m bail
    General news4 months ago

    Alleged cyberstalking: Court admits Bayelsa blogger to N5m bail

    A Federal High Court in Yenagoa on Friday admitted a Bayelsa-based blogger, Bara Ogidi, charged with alleged cyberstalking to N5million bail.

    The Department of State Security (DSS) arraigned Ogidi, for alleged false report targeted at the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr Simbi Wabote.

    Ogidi, a publisher of an online new media, Tracknews, is facing a two count charge of cyberstalking.

    Ruling on the bail application filed by Ogidi’s counsel, Temedie Great, trial judge, Justice Isa Dashen ordered that the surety must be a responsible citizen who resides and owns landed property within the court’s jurisdiction.

    He further ordered that in the alternative, if the surety is a civil servant, the surety must not be below the rank of a Director.

    The judge adjourned the case until July 25 for continuation of trial and ruled that the defendant should remain in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Centre at Okaka in Yenagoa.

    The DSS alleged that  Ogidi  accused Wabote of offering him N10 million to lure him to testify in his favour in a defamation suit filed by the NCDMB Executive Secretary against Mr Jackson Ude.

    “Count 1 “CYBERSTALKING, contrary to and punishable under Section 24(1)b of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act, 2015”

    “You OGIDI BEN BARA on Feb. 11, caused a false information to be disseminated via various online newspaper outfits including “THE EAGLE ONLINE”

    The DSS said the publication caused annoyance, enmity, hatred and ill will towards  Wabote.

    The state department said the offence of cyberstalking is  contrary to and punishable under Section 24(1)b of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act, 2015.(NAN)

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  No fewer than 55 scrap metal collectors lost their lives in series of attacks coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents in the last three weeks in Borno The Commissioner of Police in the state Abdu Umar made this known while speaking on the sideline of a security stakeholders meeting on Saturday in Maiduguri The stakeholders comprised Police Army Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC and Department of State Security DSS among others The meeting was to deliberate and proffer solution to the incessant attacks on scrap metal collectors in the state Umar said the insurgents killed 32 scrap metal collectors at Modu village in Kala Balge Local Government Area while 23 others murdered at Mukdala village of Dikwa LGA respectively He said the victims sneaked into the forests located about 25 kilometers from the towns without informing the security agencies for scrap metal collection He said that Gov Babagana Zulum directed security agencies to adopt proactive measures to stop the killings to forestall future occurrence of the incident The state government is working to come up with a policy plans to checkmate these activities This is because the government have had bad experience where infrastructure and individual vehicles especially in liberated communities are being vandalised by scrap metal collectors And it is surprising that the unions said none of the victims in Kala Balge and Dikwa were their members The government is really concerned about the welfare and safety of every citizens it set up a committee to check these activities with a view to fashioning out ways to forestall future occurrences he said Also commenting Malam Umar Usman Chairman Scrab Metal Association in the state said the victims of the Kala Balge and Dikwa attacks were not registered members of the association He alleged that the victims were Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in the affected communities According to him the association is monitoring activities of over 3 000 registered scrap metal collectors across 27 LGAs of the state The chairman further refuted alleged vandalism of critical infrastructure by its members adding that the association liaised with the security agencies and community leaders before transacting on scrap metals NAN
    55 scrap metal collectors killed in Borno – Police
     No fewer than 55 scrap metal collectors lost their lives in series of attacks coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents in the last three weeks in Borno The Commissioner of Police in the state Abdu Umar made this known while speaking on the sideline of a security stakeholders meeting on Saturday in Maiduguri The stakeholders comprised Police Army Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC and Department of State Security DSS among others The meeting was to deliberate and proffer solution to the incessant attacks on scrap metal collectors in the state Umar said the insurgents killed 32 scrap metal collectors at Modu village in Kala Balge Local Government Area while 23 others murdered at Mukdala village of Dikwa LGA respectively He said the victims sneaked into the forests located about 25 kilometers from the towns without informing the security agencies for scrap metal collection He said that Gov Babagana Zulum directed security agencies to adopt proactive measures to stop the killings to forestall future occurrence of the incident The state government is working to come up with a policy plans to checkmate these activities This is because the government have had bad experience where infrastructure and individual vehicles especially in liberated communities are being vandalised by scrap metal collectors And it is surprising that the unions said none of the victims in Kala Balge and Dikwa were their members The government is really concerned about the welfare and safety of every citizens it set up a committee to check these activities with a view to fashioning out ways to forestall future occurrences he said Also commenting Malam Umar Usman Chairman Scrab Metal Association in the state said the victims of the Kala Balge and Dikwa attacks were not registered members of the association He alleged that the victims were Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in the affected communities According to him the association is monitoring activities of over 3 000 registered scrap metal collectors across 27 LGAs of the state The chairman further refuted alleged vandalism of critical infrastructure by its members adding that the association liaised with the security agencies and community leaders before transacting on scrap metals NAN
    55 scrap metal collectors killed in Borno – Police
    Defence/Security4 months ago

    55 scrap metal collectors killed in Borno – Police

    No fewer than 55 scrap metal collectors lost their lives in series of attacks coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents in the last three weeks in Borno.The Commissioner of Police in the state, Abdu Umar made this known while speaking on the sideline of a security stakeholders’ meeting on Saturday in Maiduguri.The stakeholders comprised Police, Army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and Department of State Security (DSS) among others.The meeting was to deliberate and proffer solution to the incessant attacks on scrap metal collectors in the state.Umar said the insurgents killed 32 scrap metal collectors at Modu village in Kala-Balge Local Government Area while 23 others murdered at Mukdala village of Dikwa LGA, respectively.He said the victims sneaked into the forests, located about 25 kilometers from the towns without informing the security agencies for scrap metal collection.He said that Gov. Babagana Zulum directed security agencies to adopt proactive measures to stop the killings to forestall future occurrence of the incident.“The state government is working to come up with a policy plans to checkmate these activities.   “This is because the government have had bad experience where infrastructure and individual vehicles, especially in liberated communities are being vandalised by scrap metal collectors.“And it is surprising that the unions said none of the victims in Kala Balge and Dikwa were their members.   “The government is really concerned about the welfare and safety of every citizens, it set up a committee to check these activities with a view to fashioning out ways to forestall future occurrences,” he said.   Also commenting, Malam Umar Usman, Chairman, Scrab Metal Association in the state, said the victims of the Kala-Balge and Dikwa attacks were not registered members of the association.He alleged that the victims were Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the affected communities.According to him, the association is monitoring activities of over 3,000 registered scrap metal collectors across 27 LGAs of the state.The chairman further refuted alleged vandalism of critical infrastructure by its members, adding that the association liaised with the security agencies and community leaders before transacting on scrap metals.

    (NAN)

  •   The APC House of Assembly primaries in Lagos State has been delayed at some venues due to late arrival of electoral materials Some of the venues included Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 Ikorodu Central Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA Somolu Constituency II Agege LGA Surulere Constituency 1 Kosofe Constituency 1 Constituency 1 and II and Mushin Constituency 1 and II among others The News Agency of Nigeria reports that officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC were present at all the venues with heavy security presence Security personnel from the Nigeria Police Department of State Security DSS NSCDC Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps LNSC were fully represented NAN reports that at Ikorodu Central the primary election had not started by 4 20 pm when the report was filed The APC Chairman Ikorodu central Mr Waheed Animashaun said the election was on hold because the APC electoral officers to conduct the primaries were also dedicated to conduct similar elections in other places We have also been told that they have not been given materials from the state headquarters because of the ongoing governorship primary election he said APC leaders and delegates could be seen at the venue of the primaries waiting for election materials Also NAN observed that the premises for the election at Amuwo Odofin was calm but party officials and members were nowhere to be seen The electoral officer who refused to disclose his name said they had instructed the delegates aspirants and party members to keep away from the venue to avoid loitering He said they would be alerted once the materials arrived and accreditation would commence thereafter NAN however reports that it was a different story at Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA as correspondents were told that the absence of electoral officers and materials may lead to postponement Even the electoral officers are not on ground so the elections may be shifted to Friday he said NAN reports that as at 5 p m the Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA venue was scanty and most of the delegates had left NAN
    APC primaries: Late arrival of electoral materials delay election across Lagos
      The APC House of Assembly primaries in Lagos State has been delayed at some venues due to late arrival of electoral materials Some of the venues included Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 Ikorodu Central Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA Somolu Constituency II Agege LGA Surulere Constituency 1 Kosofe Constituency 1 Constituency 1 and II and Mushin Constituency 1 and II among others The News Agency of Nigeria reports that officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC were present at all the venues with heavy security presence Security personnel from the Nigeria Police Department of State Security DSS NSCDC Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps LNSC were fully represented NAN reports that at Ikorodu Central the primary election had not started by 4 20 pm when the report was filed The APC Chairman Ikorodu central Mr Waheed Animashaun said the election was on hold because the APC electoral officers to conduct the primaries were also dedicated to conduct similar elections in other places We have also been told that they have not been given materials from the state headquarters because of the ongoing governorship primary election he said APC leaders and delegates could be seen at the venue of the primaries waiting for election materials Also NAN observed that the premises for the election at Amuwo Odofin was calm but party officials and members were nowhere to be seen The electoral officer who refused to disclose his name said they had instructed the delegates aspirants and party members to keep away from the venue to avoid loitering He said they would be alerted once the materials arrived and accreditation would commence thereafter NAN however reports that it was a different story at Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA as correspondents were told that the absence of electoral officers and materials may lead to postponement Even the electoral officers are not on ground so the elections may be shifted to Friday he said NAN reports that as at 5 p m the Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA venue was scanty and most of the delegates had left NAN
    APC primaries: Late arrival of electoral materials delay election across Lagos
    General news4 months ago

    APC primaries: Late arrival of electoral materials delay election across Lagos

    The APC  House of Assembly primaries in Lagos State has  been delayed at some venues due to late arrival of electoral materials.Some of the venues included Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1, Ikorodu Central, Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA, Somolu Constituency II, Agege LGA, Surulere Constituency 1, Kosofe Constituency 1, Constituency 1 and II, and Mushin Constituency 1 and II among others.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that officials of the Independent  National Electoral Commission  (INEC) were present at all the venues with heavy security presence.

    Security personnel from the Nigeria Police, Department of State Security (DSS), NSCDC, Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) were fully represented.NAN reports that at Ikorodu Central, the primary election had not started by 4:20 pm when the report was filed.The APC Chairman, Ikorodu central, Mr Waheed Animashaun, said  the election was on hold because the APC electoral officers to conduct the primaries were also dedicated to conduct similar elections in other places.“We have also been told that they have not been given materials from the state headquarters because of the ongoing governorship primary election,” he said.APC leaders and delegates could be seen at the venue of the primaries, waiting for election materials.Also, NAN observed that the premises for the election at Amuwo- Odofin was calm, but party officials and members were nowhere to be seen.The electoral officer, who refused to disclose his name, said they had instructed the delegates, aspirants and party members to keep away from the venue to avoid loitering.He said they would be alerted once the materials arrived and accreditation would commence thereafter.NAN, however,  reports that it was a different story at Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA, as correspondents were told that the absence of electoral officers and materials may lead to  postponement.

    “Even the electoral officers are not on ground, so the elections may be shifted to Friday, ” he said.NAN reports that as at 5 p.m., the Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA venue was scanty and most of the delegates had left.

    (NAN)

  •  Security operatives on Thursday mounted heavy presence at the venue of the special state congress of the APC to select its governorship candidate for 2023 general election in Lagos State The News Agency of Nigeria report that the APC Governorship special congress is holding at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena formerly known as Onikan Stadium on Lagos Island The security personnel were strategically positioned at various entrances and within the premises of the venue Several patrol vehicles and Armoured Personnel Carrier were also stationed at the access roads leading to the venue Some of the security agencies personnel at the venue included the Nigeria Police Department of State Security DSS Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Police Bomb Squad and Private Security NAN reports that the special state congress had started with accreditation of ad hoc delegates from the 20 Local Government Areas of the state as at the time of filing this report Members of the electoral committee for the primary were around and delegates were moving around expecting the voting to begin Speaking to NAN Mr Ademola Sadiq the Chairman of the Accreditation Sub Committee for the Governorship Primary Support Committee said that he was impressed by the peaceful and smooth accreditation ahead of the election The accreditation has been so well organised and some local government ad hoc delegates are only expecting two or delegates to be completely cleared On the whole we are 1 225 delegates Hopefully by my estimation we have attended to about 800 people so we are expecting just some few lo a government right now In another 20 minutes we should be able to be done with accreditation Sadiq said He also expressed the hope that the exercise would be successful I am expecting outstanding success of the primaries We are lucky because the number of delegates have bee prune down because of the non signing of the Electoral Act amendment by President Buhari Muhammadu We just have 1225 so within two hours all of them should be able to vote and we disperse the chairman told NAN NAN reports that apart from the incumbent Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu who is seeking reelection ticket two other aspirants in the race were former Commissioners in the state Wale Oluwo and AbdulAhmed Mustapha NAN
    Heavy security as APC holds governorship primary in Lagos
     Security operatives on Thursday mounted heavy presence at the venue of the special state congress of the APC to select its governorship candidate for 2023 general election in Lagos State The News Agency of Nigeria report that the APC Governorship special congress is holding at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena formerly known as Onikan Stadium on Lagos Island The security personnel were strategically positioned at various entrances and within the premises of the venue Several patrol vehicles and Armoured Personnel Carrier were also stationed at the access roads leading to the venue Some of the security agencies personnel at the venue included the Nigeria Police Department of State Security DSS Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Police Bomb Squad and Private Security NAN reports that the special state congress had started with accreditation of ad hoc delegates from the 20 Local Government Areas of the state as at the time of filing this report Members of the electoral committee for the primary were around and delegates were moving around expecting the voting to begin Speaking to NAN Mr Ademola Sadiq the Chairman of the Accreditation Sub Committee for the Governorship Primary Support Committee said that he was impressed by the peaceful and smooth accreditation ahead of the election The accreditation has been so well organised and some local government ad hoc delegates are only expecting two or delegates to be completely cleared On the whole we are 1 225 delegates Hopefully by my estimation we have attended to about 800 people so we are expecting just some few lo a government right now In another 20 minutes we should be able to be done with accreditation Sadiq said He also expressed the hope that the exercise would be successful I am expecting outstanding success of the primaries We are lucky because the number of delegates have bee prune down because of the non signing of the Electoral Act amendment by President Buhari Muhammadu We just have 1225 so within two hours all of them should be able to vote and we disperse the chairman told NAN NAN reports that apart from the incumbent Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu who is seeking reelection ticket two other aspirants in the race were former Commissioners in the state Wale Oluwo and AbdulAhmed Mustapha NAN
    Heavy security as APC holds governorship primary in Lagos
    General news4 months ago

    Heavy security as APC holds governorship primary in Lagos

    Security operatives on Thursday, mounted heavy presence at the venue of the special state congress of the APC to select its governorship candidate for 2023 general election in Lagos State.

    The News Agency of Nigeria report that the APC Governorship special congress is holding at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, formerly known as Onikan Stadium on Lagos Island.

    The security personnel were strategically positioned at various entrances and within the premises of the venue.

    Several patrol vehicles and Armoured Personnel Carrier were also stationed at the access roads leading to the venue.

    Some of the security agencies personnel at the venue included the Nigeria Police, Department of State Security (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Police Bomb Squad and Private Security.

    NAN reports that the special state congress had started with accreditation of ad hoc delegates from the 20 Local Government Areas of the state as at the time of filing this report.

    Members of the electoral committee for the primary were around and delegates were moving around, expecting the voting to begin.

    Speaking to NAN, Mr Ademola Sadiq, the Chairman of the Accreditation Sub-Committee for the Governorship Primary Support Committee, said that he was impressed by the peaceful and smooth accreditation ahead of the election.

    “The accreditation has been so well organised and some local government ad hoc delegates are only expecting two or delegates to be completely cleared.

    “On the whole we are 1,225 delegates. Hopefully, by my estimation, we have attended to about 800 people so we are expecting just some few lo a government right now.

    “In another 20 minutes we should be able to be done with accreditation,” Sadiq said.

    He also expressed the hope that the exercise would be successful.

    “I am expecting outstanding success of the primaries. We are lucky because the number of delegates have bee prune down because of the non-signing of the Electoral Act amendment (by President Buhari Muhammadu).

    “We just have 1225, so within two hours, all of them should be able to vote and we disperse,” the chairman told NAN.

    NAN reports that apart from the incumbent, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is seeking reelection ticket, two other aspirants in the race were former Commissioners in the state, Wale Oluwo and AbdulAhmed Mustapha.

    (NAN)