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Shun Divisive Tendencies, Focus on Unity, Police Urge Youths

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By Gom Mirian, Abuja

The Commissioner of Police Legal, CP Daso Oruebo has called on Nigerian youths to concentrate more on things that unite the nation, rather than issues that are divisive.

CP Oruebo made the call on Monday when the West African students union (WASU) conferred an award for a special recognition of excellence to its personnel ASP Simon Lough for his outstanding contributions to the fight against criminality in the Country at Force headquarters in Abuja.

Speaking against the backdrop of security challenges and fears about the future of the country, Oruebo expressed satisfaction that the award and recognition is coming from youths whom are perpetrators of the current crimes prosecuted in the country.

Oruebo who was represented by CSP Joe Offor, Force legal section, urged youths to imbibe in them the culture of patriotism and work hard to take responsibilities as leaders that will take the nation to a greater heights.

“We appreciate the students’ observations to have notice the services of one of our very best, before today he had headed several other legal sections of the force and we have been harvesting successes.

“When you people told us of your coming to appreciate him it was not a thing of surprise to us because he has been in the habit of receiving awards.

“The Inspector General of Police is aware, the members of the political class are aware of his contributions towards fighting crime and criminality and we are very proud of him. The joy is not because he is receiving an award today , but we are happy by the particular sect of people that are giving this award because when we talk of insecurity in the country today its people of your age that are constituting nuisance of insecurity.

 But you people choose to be law abiding and doing the right thing that is commendable,” he said.

On his part, the Assistant Commissioners of Police legal, ASP Simon Lough, applauded the union for finding his service worthy of recognition and urged them to put aside all difference and work hard to take major positions in the country to make a difference.

Speaking earlier on behalf of the delegation of the WASU, Comrade Muhammad Bello, secretary General of the union, said the union has found ASP Simon lough worthy of recognition following closely his laudable feat achieved in the fight against crime and criminality in the Country over the years and deemed it fit to appreciate his hard work and resilience while in service.

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BIPC activates judicial processes to eject allottees from estates

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The Benue Investment and Property Company Limited (BIPC), on Wednesday, obtained judicial administrative order to individuals who have defaulted on the terms of payment for the BIPC Evergreen Estates located at Nyiman and Northbank axis in Makurdi of Benue State.

The Managing Director of the company, Dr.

Raymond Asemakaha, explained that the affected persons were earlier given a sufficient grace period before the judicial process of ejection was activated.

Dr.Asemakaha in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Makurdi, the decision to eject the allottees followed the expiration of the period of grace conveyed to the allottees/occupants of BIPC Evergreen Housing Estates.

He said affected allottees are yet to pay the purchase price as stipulated in the Provisional Offer letters, adding that the management is pleased to inform the general public that the company has activated administrative and Judicial processes of ejecting such allottees/occupants.

“As a business entity with a mandate to maximize profits for the shareholder, Management is compelled to explore this line of action in order to minimize the losses associated with the continued occupation of the estates by such allottees/occupants.”

“The ejection exercise is not in any way aimed at victimizing the allottees /occupants as the company has exhausted the internal remedies provided in the provisional offer letter including but not limited to verbal and written persuasion to the allottees/occupants of the Estates to pay the purchase price annually or monthly but to no avail.”

“Members of the public are therefore enjoined not to be misled by the unsubstantiated reasons advanced by such allottees as noncompliance with the ejection exercise will attract punitive legal consequences” the statement concluded.

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Give Tinubu More Time to Solve Challenges – Gowon

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Retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon has urged Nigerians to give more time to the  President Bola Tinubu-led administration, toward resolving the various challenges confronting the country.

He added that it was too early in the life of the administration to begin to resolve all the inherited crisis in different sectors.

Gowon said this after a meeting with Tinubu at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday in Abuja.

“Well, I was telling him that no Nigerian leader that get there and will not have all the report of what is being said about him.

“But certainly, there’s no doubt from what one hears and what one sees on the various media.

I think the government is trying its best to deal with the various problems of the country.

“Don’t you worry,  you will get criticised but people who get there know better than you know.

“I think all what one can say is that Nigerians, we’ve got to give the President time to get things really done. And it is too early to say absolute result, perfect result will be achieved now.”

Gowon said  the meeting with the President also centred on the issue of the challenges facing the ECOWAS subregions, adding that it must be settled amicably.

“Being the surviving leader, or founding fathers of the ECOWAS, I think we had to discuss some of his plans in order to see what can be done to bring the matter under control,” Gowon said.

He debunked claims on social media that he refused to attend an event organised by ECOWAS, adding that this was probably due to miscommunication.

“I think there was a miscommunication but then, it gave the opportunity for the  President to call me so that we can discuss what I was to do.”(NAN)

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Tinubu Appoints New Immigration CG

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of DCG Kemi Nandap,  as the new Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

A statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Wednesday in Abuja, disclosed that the appointment is with effect from March 1.

“The President anticipates that the new comptroller-general will deepen the ongoing reforms in the service and create a robust mechanism for efficient and dedicated service delivery to Nigerians.

“As well as strengthen the nation’s security through proactive and effective border security and migration management.

He said that Nandap would take over from Mrs Caroline Adepoju, whose term in office expires on Feb.

29.

Ngelale said that before her appointment, Nandap was the Deputy Comptroller – General (DCG)  in charge of the Migration Directorate of the service.(NAN)

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