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The Ogun State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Akingbolahan Adeniran says the state government will parley with leadership of the state police command, as part of the efforts to strengthen the security network and ensure hitch-free of inauguration of Amotekun security outfit in the state after passing into law.

Adeniran made this known at a courtesy call to the office of the Ogun state Police Commissioner of Police, Eleweeran, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

He said that Amotekun was established to provide security for residents of the state against hooliganism, kidnapping, armed robbery and cultism, noting that it was instituted to counter or compete with Federal Government’s apparatus in the country.

He assured the police of state government commitment to strengthen and improve on the security of lives and property of the entire country through the formation of Amotekun outfit.

“Indeed, it is obvious that formation of Amotekun was not to compete or flex muscles with  in the police, State Security Services (SSS), Civil Defence  and other security outfit but to complement the efforts of the existing government’s securities in the country”, Adeniran said

He said that government needs the support of the police especially in the area of sensitive operations, which has to do with interpretation of laws and area of Administration of Criminal Justice Law (2017), monitoring to ensure the implementation of the law, which would be Co-chaired by  the Chief Judge and State Attorney-General.

He added that the law could not be viable and completed without the representatives of police, noting that police has potential in the implementation of Law, as they were the law enforcement agents in the country.

Adeniran said the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law, Review of Land Grabbing Laws, Sexual Harassment Laws Laws on Kidnapping and others need to do with police for a more effective and efficient approach.

He also assured the police command leadership of establishment of forensic centre at the Police Headquarter to complement their work, for thorough investigative purposes, and to reduce business of cyber crime in the state.

“Though, I really appreciate the state police command for the meritorious work in fighting crimes in the state, kidnapping has reduced in the state, armed robbery, land grabbing and other social vices has also reduced, but they really need state government attention too, to complement their work”, Adeniran added

In his submission, the Ogun State Police Commissioner, CP. Kenneth Ebrimson, said security was everybody business, noting that it was not the monopoly of Police to secure lives and property but to collectively tackle the menace of insecurity in the state.

He added that the essence of security operatives was to ensure the safety of lives and property as part of the responsibilities of police to achieve the state and federal government’s accomplishments missions and mandates.

He added that Amotekun issues was blown out of proportion and good intentions of the initiators, as some tagged it from a regional connectivity, and southwestern security outfit to fight their enemies.

Ebrimson, said Amotekun was not different from what was already on the ground, likes of Vigilante Group, So Safe Corps and many others, which they have partnering with police to provide security to the entire state.

He said that a lot of awareness was needed to convince the notion of people in their misconception about the Amotekun, noting that he sees the Amotekun outfit to assist and complement the efforts of the police and other existing security apparatus in the country.

He said the greatest challenges before the police now was Cultism, which the police needed to deployed 90percent of their arsenal to combat, especially in the Sagamu area of the state, saying that it was a mother of kidnapping, armed robbery, murder and land grabbing.

Those at the parlay meetings including; Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation Department, Mr. Wale Abass, Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of Administration, Mr. Abiodun Alamutu, Assistant Commissioner of Police in Charge of Operations, Mr. Muyideen Obe, Mr. Segun Olaitan, Director of Public Prosecutions in the Ogun Ministry Of Justice and Special Assistant to the Governor on Legal Matters, Miss. Adejoke Are.

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UPDATED: COVID-19 Update by the Incident Commander, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu



31 more #COVID19Lagos patients; 15 females and 16 males, all Nigerians were discharged from our Isolation facilities today to reunite with the society.


The patients; 13 from Agidingbi, 8 from Onikan, 8 from Gbagada, 1 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospita, Yaba and 1 from LUTH Isolation Centres were discharged after full recovery and testing negative to COVID-19.


This brings to 1771, the number of #COVID19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged from Lagos Isolation Centres.


Let’s continue to adhere strictly to #PhysicalDistancing and #handhygiene principles #ForACOVID19FreeLagos

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Schools Reopening: Give Students Monetary Stimulus Or Forgo Tuition Fees, Jumu’ah Appeals To Buhari, Governors, Others



A Political Analyst and Social Commentator, Jumu’ah Abiodun has appealed to Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and the Governors of 36 states of the federation to give Nigerian tertiary institutions students financial stimulus or forgo this session school fees.
Jumu’ah in his open letter addressed to President Buhari copied the Nigeria Governors’ Forum through their Chairman, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Nigerian Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila respectively said it’s important for them to provide this stimulus in order to save many of the students from dropping out of schools due to financial crisis ravaging the country.
Others copied in his letter are National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemaka Uwajuiba, the Conference of Speakers of the State Legislatures of Nigeria, National Association of Nigeria Students, National Association of Polytechnics Students and National Board for Technical Education.
The activist explained that lots of parents are facing economic hardship despite gradual phases of reopening of the economy from the global lockdown.
Jumu’ah explained further to the federal and state governments that property owners are not to be blamed because most of them built their properties with loans.
He then enjoined the government to increase the testing capacity as the majority of confirmed cases and the deaths toll reported are for influential people in the country.
The Social Commentator in his letter also sent special greetings to medical teams, caregivers, journalists and men of Nigeria Police Force specifically Lagos State Command led by CP Hakeem Odumosu and Commander of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad, ACP Tunji Disu who according to him have done a great job during the global lockdown.
The full letter read:
As-salamu Alaykum Your Excellency Sir, let me start by introducing myself, my name is Jumu’ah Abiodun, a Political Analyst, Social Commentator, Journalist and a Concerned Citizen of this great country.
Your Excellency Sir, I will like to commend you, your deputy, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Chairman of your COVID-19 Taskforce Team, Boss Mustapha, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and their wonderful teams for your great effort in fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. Believe me Your Excellency Sir, we are in this together.
Don’t let me forget my special greetings to those medical teams, caregivers, journalists and men of Nigeria Police Force specifically Lagos State Command led by CP Hakeem Odumosu and Commander of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad they have been wonderful during the lockdown. “You are all doing a great job”
Your Excellency Sir, as a Social Commentator, I’m very much more on ground, very much closer to my fellow citizens than you Sir. There’s need for you and your team to increase the testing capability, the total number of confirmed cases and deaths toll reported on a daily basis are far beyond what is out there. Majority of tests done so far are from the influential people and their families, though, some people with a strong immune system would get healed without not being under any ventilator or visiting any health care facilities, while so many people are dying of the deadly virus every hour.
Your Excellency Sir, without not wasting so much of your precious time reading my letter, let me go straight to the points.
We all know that the number 4 agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved by the year 2030 is for every child to have access to Quality Education.
The main aim of my Open Letter is to appeal to you to provide financial stimulus or forgo current session fees for all federal tertiary institutions students in Nigeria.
Your Excellency Sir, looking at the current economic situation of this country ravaging on us by the COVID-19 pandemic, you will agree with me that so many students will drop out of school due to not being able to pay their fees.
Mr President Sir, it has come to my attention that some property owners are already sending messages to students for renewal of their various hostels or accommodations. By and large, Your Excellency Sir, we can’t blame some of these properties owners as most of them are on mortgage payments scheme, some survive, feed and finance their own wards school fees through their investments.
Your Excellency Sir, by doing this, I use this opportunity to appeal to you to meet Nigeria Governors’ so as for them to initiate the same in their respective states with their various state universities, polytechnics and other higher institutions of learning.
May the peace and blessing of Allah be with you and your family Mr President Sir.
Ma Salaam
Yours faithfully
Jumu’ah Abiodun
The President of the Nigerian Senate
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum
The Leadership of the All Progressives Congress
The Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives
The Conference of Speakers of the State Legislatures of Nigeria
Minister of Education
Minister of State for Education
National Association of Nigeria Students
National Association of Polytechnics Students
National Board for Technical Education
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First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider,  has graduated 28 successful candidates in its inaugural FirstBank Management Associates Programme (FMAP), virtually held on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 via the Zoom video conferencing application. The programme which commenced in 2018 had a total of 48 candidates selected from thousands of entries and applications received nationwide.

FMAP is a 24-month fast-track comprehensive developmental programme targeted at young, dynamic, self-motivated and highly driven individuals that possess the right skill set and excellent leadership potential among Junior and entry-level cadre staff. Entries and applications for the programme enrolment was also extended to the public

Speaking about the programme, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, CEO, FirstBank said “It is an intensive skill development programme structured to enhance acute thinking, financial, methodical skills of staff. The bank would continue to reinvest in its human capital to create a kind of leadership needed for future growth and development

“This is part of the Bank’s strategic objectives of infusing and developing leadership at requisite levels across its staff hierarchy, aimed at building the next generation of leaders who will be groomed to drive the Bank’s vision of being Africa’s Bank of first choice”, he concluded.

At the end of the programme, successful candidates are moved to middle management, becoming Management Associates irrespective of their grades at the point of entry.
Cross country postings and secondment opportunities is also offered to such staff to provide them with global exposure and network.

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