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Police burst child stealing syndicate

Anambra police command On the Tuesday this week at about 10:45am,following intelligence report by Police detectives attached to CMU Anambra State Command arrested three female suspects at Nkpor market/Tarzan junction in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State. The Suspects were arrested with two kids all males whose age ranges between 2 and 4 years respectively. The suspects could not give satisfactory explanation about the children nor where they got them. The PPRO SP Haruna Mohammed said the Case is under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution. Consequently, it was gathered that the Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang,fdc urged Parents whose children got missing and fall within the above age bracket to report at the PPRO office State Command headquarters Awka for proper identification and collect their children.


Governor Emeka Ihedioha CON, has approved the appointment of Dr. Chibuzor Iwuagwu as the Head of Service for the State Civil Service, this was made known in a press release signed by the chief press secretary to the governor, Chibuike Onyeukwu. Dr. Iwuagwu replaces Barr. Alma Eluwa who has successfully completed her service and retired. The governor thanked Barr. Eluwa for her industry and patriotism, expressing hope that she will be recommended as the need arises for more tasks at the state and federal level. Dr Chibuzo Carmelius Iwuagwu, was appointed permanent secretary in 2013, he holds a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Nigeria. He also holds M. Sc and Ph.D in Project Management from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He was until his appointment, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works. He has also served in various Ministries, including, Education, Planning and Budget, Commerce and Industry, Civic Service Commission,Transp

Onitsha Marine traders begin palliative work on market road

In their bid to avert death in Marine Modern market, Onitsha, Anambra state, sequel to the dilapidated state of some portions of marine road in the market, the traders, have commenced rehabilitation of the said portions. The chairman of the market, Chief Uzomili Onyeabo made this disclosure to newsmen in Onitsha,recalling how traders and their customers had on several ocassions escaped death by the whiskers because of the bad portions of the road. He said, "each time a vehicle passes through this marine road, on getting to the bad portion it will almost fall and that has been disturbing us. That is why we resolved to work on the road starting from the junction with Onitsha Main market. You can see we have spread the stones for other materials to follow. Although it is palliative work we are doing on the road, our Governor has promised us that he will fix the road and others for us." "we just want it to be accessible pending when Governor Willie Obiano will fi

Nigeria Police Force lists successful candidates

✔ @PoliceNG 2019 LIST OF SUCCESSFUL NPF CANDIDATES By announcement of the above listed names,  IGP ignored the court order directing it and the Police Service Commission (PSC) to maintain a status quo in the recruitment of 10, 000 officers in the country, which is bringing agitated power play among the duo. In a verdict  led  by Justice Inyang Ekwo, who gave a court order at the hearing of the case brought by the PSC against the IG on Wednesday. The PSC had brought the matter before the court, asking it to stop IGP Adamu from continuing the recruitment exercise for usurping the power of the commission. In the same vein over the week, the former police service commission chairman Chief Simon Okeke, while speaking to newsmen at his country home, said the warring parties should look at what the constitution says. Which is spelled out that, the police service commission has the ultimate right to recruit police officers and member

Breaking: Abortion, Same-sex marriage now legal in Northern Ireland

Same-sex marriage and abortion became legal in Northern Ireland at the stroke of midnight Tuesday. Abortions and same-sex marriages are now — for the first time — legal in Northern Ireland. Abortion, Same-sex marriage, now legal in Northern Ireland Legislation that the U.K.’s Parliament approved earlier this year to legalize same-sex marriage and extend abortion rights in Northern Ireland went into effect at the stroke of midnight Tuesday. Trump orders withdrawal of troops from northern Syria, Esper says(Opens in a new browser tab) Until now, the region was the only part of the U.K. that did not allow same-sex marriage, and it had the country’s most restrictive abortion rules.  With abortion now decriminalized, no criminal charges can be brought against women who seek abortion services or against health care workers who provide an abortion or assist in one. All existing investigations and criminal prosecutions relating to abortions were also dropped on Tuesday. But the final legal f

BORDER CLOSURE: Experts weigh costs and benefits

On October 14, 2019, the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, rtd Col Hameed Ali, told newsmen in Abuja that Nigeria had closed its land borders to all movement of goods, giving no timeline for re-opening them. Customs CG, Hameed Ali The Federal Government had earlier in August announced a partial border closure as part of an effort to curb smuggling of rice and other goods, which government believed can be produced locally. However, Ali’s Monday announcement was the first official confirmation of a total shutdown in trade across Nigeria’s land borders — including goods that had been moving legally. The closure has no impact on Nigeria’s economically crucial oil exports, which are shipped out almost entirely via the nation’s seaports and offshore oil platforms. Ali added that despite the land border closure, it would still be possible for goods to cross at points equipped with special scanners, but did not say where those are located. The Customs boss said reop

More injury concern for Man City, as Rodri limps out in Atalanta win

Rodri was substituted with what appeared to be a hamstring injury in the first half of Manchester City’s Champions League tie against Atalanta, as the Premier League champions’ injury problems mounted.  Man City midfielder Rodri, feeling his hamstring as he limps out The Spaniard has been filling in at center-back with fellow midfielder Fernandinho, as Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones struggled for fitness while Aymeric Laporte is sidelined until 2020 with a knee injury. Rodri started at center-back for City’s win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, helping Pep Guardiola’s side keep a clean sheet in a 2-0 win.  Guardiola failed to sign a central defender in the summer, despite club captain Vincent Kompany’s leaving to become player-manager at Anderlecht. Mbappe’s hat-trick for PSG in easy win in Belgium Kroos scores as Real Madrid edge Galatasaray in narrow win “We don’t know about Rodri yet,” Guardiola said after City’s 5-1 victory. “I think tomorrow we’ll know, hopefully it will be

Notorious kidnap suspect held in Imo

OPERATIVES of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Imo State have arrested a notorious kidnap suspect at Umuezu Ndegwu in Owerri West Council Area of the state. The suspect, Chima Okorie Uzoemenna was arrested in connection with the kidnap of an entertainer, one Izuchukwu Christopher Obiakor, in July 2018. The suspect and his gang members allegedly made away with the victim’s ash-coloured Toyota Highlander SUV after collecting ransom. Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ikeokwu Orlando in a statement on Monday said the suspect sustained severe head injuries during the operation which led to his arrest and was subsequently given treatment in a clinic. He noted that “one Dedan Osuoha was previously arrested following the said kidnap incident by operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and is presently in prison custody.” According to him, the suspect has made useful statements confessing to the crime. He disclosed further that the suspect claimed that he fled t

When false publications may amount to criminal libel

By Afe Babalola In recent times, there has been an increase in the arrest and arraignment of persons alleged to have published false and misleading information against public figures. The first of these was that of a blogger who was arrested, arraigned and subsequently remanded in prison in connection to a publication relating to a cleric. Since then there have been more of such incidents, including journalists of mainstream media outlets. Understandably, these arrests have attracted scrutiny from the public. While some have condemned what they see as highhandedness on the part of the complainants who in most cases are elected government officials, some have argued that the right to freedom of speech comes with a responsibility to keep within the law and that anyone who fails to keep within accepted boundaries must be subjected to the law.  However, most notably has been the perspective that the complainants should simply have filed civil actions against those they claim

APC seeks EFCC probe on alleged plan to sell Bayelsa oil field

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate an alleged plan by Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa to sell Atala Marginal Field (OML 46), an oil field owned by the state government. All Progressive Congress In a statement signed by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena, in Abuja on Tuesday, the party urged EFCC to uncover the details leading to Dickson’s resolve to sell the oil field. Nabena alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led government in Bayelsa was planning to sell the oil field to fund the Nov. 16 governorship election.  “Our law enforcement and anti-graft agencies cannot fold their arms while Bayelsa state is being robbed to enrich the pockets of a few people and fund the election of the PDP in the state. “EFCC must take immediate action before the outgoing governor and his cronies bankrupt the state and sell government’s owned resources to themselves,” he said. Bayelsa poll: AP

Nnewi Progressive Youth Movement Encourage Brilliant Pupils.

.........pays tuition fees for them. The Nnewi Progressive Youth Movement yesterday took the teacher's and Pupils of Ndiakwu Community Primary School by surprise. The surprise was certainly a pleasant one as they came to pay the tuition fees of the best performing Pupils in the school from Primary 1 to Primary 6. While interacting with Nigerian Notch the leader of the group Nelson Okeke said they were in the school to pay tution fee for Pupils who came tops in their various classes, a gesture he said was to encourage them to aspire higher in their pursuit of education. He however said that what they are doing as a group is to touch the lives of Pupils in schools throughout Nnewi, a measure he said will take them round the four quarters of the town. He therefore called on well meaning individuals to support the cause of the group which is to promote education in Nnewi town. The Pupils who received the gifts were very thankful to the group for the apprec