Stella Dimoko Daily News Roundup


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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Daily News Roundup

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith has resigned his position. It was gathered that the Board of the Commission asked Smith to resign following the ongoing crisis with the Nigeria Police Force and he accepted.

-. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has insisted on the resignation of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu. Makinde, who belongs to the camp of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, made this call at the South-West PDP stakeholders’ meeting with the presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

-. The Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says it is unthinkable to keep displaced persons in camp for over five years, expressing worry over the plight of displaced persons in the State. Executive Secretary of SEMA, Dr Emmanuel Shior, made the remark on Wednesday while addressing journalists in Makurdi during the monthly food distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the State.

-. The 19 northern governors and all the traditional rulers in the region have called for the amendment of the 1999 Constitution to give legal backing to State police. This recommendation was contained in the communiqué issued at the end of the meeting of the Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Northern Traditional Rulers’ Council (NTRC) held on Monday night in Abuja.

-. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Olamilekan Adeola, said on Wednesday that over 400 out of 541 Federal Government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies are to be scrapped as recommended by Stephen Orosanye-led Presidential Committee on agencies’ rationalisation.

-. An Ikeja Special Offences Court will on Monday rule on a bail application filed by Olanrewaju James, also known as Baba Ijesha, whether the convict has met special circumstances for the court to grant him bail. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo fixed the date after taking arguments from both the prosecuting and defence counsel.

-. President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked Nigerians to hope and pray for God’s will to be done as the country prepares to elect a new president, governors and lawmakers at national and States’ levels in next year’s general elections. He spoke at the opening of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion Standing Committee Meeting, yesterday, in Abuja.

-. The Federal Government, yesterday, described as illegal a protest staged by members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Tuesday which resulted in a gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. For second consecutive days, students, under the aegis of NANS, had obstructed traffic on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and in the Oyo State capital.

-. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to present the proposed N19.76 trillion 2023 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly in the first week of October. Gbajabiamila stated this, yesterday, in Abuja, while inspecting ongoing renovation on the main chamber of the House of Representatives.

-. The Lagos State Government, yesterday, warned that due to prevailing environmental issues, danger looms in coastal areas of Apapa, Ojo, Ikorodu, Ibeju Lekki and Badagry local government areas of the State if human attitude to the environment is not appropriately checked.

- Musa David, a twenty-five-year-old student of the Department of Banking and Finance, Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic (WUFP), Birnin Kebbi, has reportedly committed suicide.

- An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded 46 year old Samuel Harrison at the Kirikiri Correctional Center for alleged theft of his employer’s car and other valuables.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. O Fajana remanded the defendant after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy and stealing committed on July 9 at Lekki, Lagos.

They contravened sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of the State.

The police officer informed the court that the litigant, Janet Essien hired the service of Harrison who resumed on the said date.

The defendant took his boss to the salon on his first day at work and waited outside. But Essien couldn’t find him when she later stepped out.

“Two iphones valued, N600,000 and one apple laptop valued, N550,000 were inside the car, total, N8.1million”, Akinleye said.
The prosecutor disclosed that the car was tracked and Harrison eventually apprehended in Isolo.

NAN reports that the case was adjourned until September 28 for sentencing

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  1. Politics up and down in this country

  2. Chai! Never knew Baba Ijesha is still being held in prison.
    Another student commits suicide again....hnnmmm.

  3. May God bring peace and stability to Nigeria especially as we approach elections

  4. Na wah ooh. God pls rescue our dear country from all sort of negative stories 🙏

  5. This suicide things is sickening. God please help our minds.

  6. Thanks for the update Stellz.

    More updates:
    Imo state governor has taken inec to court to scrap out the use of BVAS machine for the 2023 election.
    Me: No wonder agbado and him goons no bother for media interviews because him don finish plans to rig the coming election but Thank God for God. As them dey plan, God dey expose them.

    A court hearing is currently ongoing in Lagos state to stop the Obidient fitness walk for Peter Obi scheduled for Oct 1 2022.
    Me: Obidients are unstopable. even APC nor reach. They should go and verify


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