Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado, has told the First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, to intimate her husband, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that Nigerians are in dire condition.
The northern monarch said this while receiving Mrs. Tinubu to Kano on an official visit.
She said, “Although, we have several means of communicating to him on our needs and request, but yours is certainly a surest way to the President”.
The emir had his speech translated from Hausa to English Language by an erudite senior palace Counsellor.
He added, ” I want to admit that you inherited this situation, but the horrific decline in standard of living under your administration is alarming that deserves urgent attention”.
The Fulani emir of Kano commented on the relocation of key parastatals out of the federal capital Territory to the President’s home state.
Aminu Ado Bayero stated that “we are indeed suspicious on why Mr. President single-handedly relocate key departments of CBN, and outright relocation of FAAN to Lagos”.
Ado Bayero added, “We are receiving series of messages from my subjects, and most of them expressed concern over relocation of CBN and FAAN to Lagos.”
He admonished the federal government to “come out clean on this matter and talk to Nigerians in the Languages they would understand”.
Bayero, however, asked the sitting President to “Do more enlightenment on this matter, I for one cannot tell the actual intentions of the Government, we should be made to actually understand why the relocation of the CBN and FAAN offices back to Lagos”.
The first class emir said, “the issues of Insecurity is another serious problems confronting us as a people, and of course, I know your Government inherited it, but something more seriously should be done to takes care of the threats”.
Aminu Ado Bayero seized the opportunity to commend Mrs Tinubu for her care for the wellbeing of the Nigerian children.
He advised on the need to actualise her pet Program under the Renewed Hope Agenda to accommodate the less privileged.
He commended Oluremi Tinubu for supporting the people of Plateau during the crises there and prayed that similar gestures be readily offered to others in need.
FCT Minister Approves Promotion for 8,785 FCTA Staff
Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Barr Nyesom Wike has approved the promotion of 8,785 Staff of the FCT Administration to new grade levels.
Mr Udo Samuel Atang, the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration said a promotion examination was conducted for the staff.
This was contained in a statement made available on Thursday by the Director of Information & Communication, FCT, Muhammad Hazat Sule.
It explained that out of the 9,710 staff who sat for the examinations as stipulated by the Public Service Rules, only 8,785 were successful.
In specifics, out of the 3,924 eligible staff of the Common Services Departments only, 3,295 Staff were promoted.
Of the 933 staff of the Professional and Technical who participated in the examination, only 918 were promoted.
Also, only 1,144 staff among the 1,179 staff of Health department benefitted from the promotion.
In the education department, 3,428 staff out of the 3,674 staff were promoted.
“The Acting Permanent Secretary, therefore, urged all Staff of the Administration to reciprocate the Minister’s kind gesture by supporting the leadership of the Administration to deliver on Mr. President’s Renewed Hope Agenda, particularly the Ministerial Performance Bond for Presidential Priorities and Deliverables.”
Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robber, Recovers Pump Action Gun, One Cut To Size Gun, A Tricycle, Announces Death Of Armed Suspect
Delta state police command have arrested two suspected armed robbers terrorizing innocent tricycle passengers along the PTI Junction to Orerokpe and recovers a pump action gun, one cut to size gun and a tricycle and announced the death of an armed suspect who engages police in a gun duel at Okpanam town.
According to the Police Public Relations Officers to the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, the arrests of the hoodlums came following the reassurance by the Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Olufemi Abaniwonda to leave no room for criminality to grow and thrive in Delta State while affirming the Command’s resolve to pursue and prosecute criminals to the fullest extent of the law.
According to Edafe, following a complaints on the robbery incidents at Redeem Road, Okpanam town, and other parts of the State, the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi issued a firm warning to DPO’s and Area commander’s in Asaba on the need to step up and nip the ugly trend in the bud.
He stated that In line with the directive, on March 4, 2024 at about 0255hrs, while working on a distress call, the DELTA HAWK Team collaborating with the Okpanam Divisional Police Headquarters, proceeded to Marble Hill Junction in response to a distress call about an ongoing armed robbery operation at Play Learn Academy School.
The officers mounted surveillance within the scene of the robbery, where they sighted an Okada rider and two occupants.
Upon sighting the team advancing towards them, they took to their heels and immediately started shooting at the police operatives_and the during the gun duel, one of the suspected armed robbers sustained gunshot injuries, while one English Pump action gun, and one cut-to-size single barrel gun with three cartridges were recovered.
The injured suspect was taken to the Hospital where he died while receiving treatment. Efforts are on top gear to recover more firearms and further arrest other fleeing suspects.
In another development, on March 1, 2024, at about 1950hrs, following information from a lady (name withheld), a female resident who reported that at about 1915hrs of same date, while she boarded a tricycle (Keke) from PTI Junction to Orerokpe Community with two other passengers including the driver, that while approaching Okudiete Community in Okpe LGA, the three boys suddenly attacked and pushed her out of the moving tricycle, making away with her phone, handbag containing money and other valuables.
The victim immediately boarded another tricycle and reported the incident to Orerokpe Police Division. Upon receipt of the report, the DPO Orerokpe CSP Paul Oboware deployed his Visibility Patrol Team on a stop and search duty at Oha-Junction.
Sequel to the tip-off, the patrol team swiftly gave the robbers a hurt chase and succeeded in arresting two of the suspects. Meanwhile, one of the hoodlums escaped through the bush, and all items robbed from the victim were recovered from the robbers including a tricycle with REG NO: ASB56QD.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are notorious robbers who specialize in robbing unsuspecting passengers of their personal belongings while in transit on a tricycle. Similarly, efforts are ongoing to arrest the other fleeing suspect and to discover other associates of the syndicate.
CP Olufemi Abaniwonda reassured the steadfastness and commitment to uphold law and order in Delta State. He further appeals to the public to be law-abiding and live within the ambit of the law, urging that anyone with information on crime can always reach out through the CONTROL ROOM numbers: 08036684974; 08125958005; 09053872287, that callers may opt to remain anonymous. He noted that while the police command has the responsibility to ensure the safety of lives and properties, the citizens in turn have the responsibility of helping the police achieve their mandate by reaching out to the police.
Hard time: Nigerians call for adoption of parliamentary system
Following President Bola Tinubu’s removal of fuel subsidy, Nigerians are facing economic hardships and are calling for a change from the presidential system of government to parliamentary system of government.
The Nigerian economy has been severely strained due to the removal of the fuel subsidy, resulting in increased prices of essential commodities and transportation fares.
Some political analysts who on what they feel about the development noted that the current economic downturn has underscored the inadequacies of the presidential system in addressing pressing issues facing our nation.
According to report, the House of Representatives has also introduced a bill seeking to return Nigeria to the parliamentary system of government at the federal, state and local government levels effective from 2031.
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