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Nobody Should Rubbish Civil Defence – NAOSNP President, Oki

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The President of the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), Mr. Samson Oki, has commended the solid efforts the men and officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) are making in safeguarding the nation’s assets and infrastructure ever since its inception, and more especially under the leadership of the Commandant General, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, saying that nobody has any rights to rubbish the Corps, they have lived up to expectations.

Oki made the remarks when he led a delegation of the Association’s executive to pay a working visit on the Commandant of the Corps, Lagos State Command, Adedotun Sunday Keshinro, in his office at the state headquarters, Alausa, Ikeja.

The NAOSNP president, recognised the achievements of the Lagos Command under the leadership of Keshinro, and urged a continuous synergy between the Corps and the media.

“We have seen. We have heard, and we have reported the gigantic strides you have shown ever since you took over the helms of affairs in Lagos State, and we commend you while urging you to sustain the tempo, taking into cognizance that CG Audi has turned around the fortunes of the Corps in frustrating the activities of oil bunkerers, and assets and infrastructure vandals, ” Oki noted.

He eulogised the cordial relationship that has existed between the media, especially NAOSNP, and the Corps, from the national to the states, adding however, that it could be taken a notch higher by getting the media more involved in the activities of the Corps other than just being recipients of releases and statements.

“Every activity should be reported from various angles, and it behoves on the journalist to witness it, and feed the public with what they see. So there’s the need to invite the media for firsthand information at all times,” Oki harped.

Responding, the State Commandant, who was represented at the meeting by the Deputy Commandant of Corps, Budget, Planning, Research and Statistics (B-PRS), Olusola Jimoh, lauded NAOSNP’s unbiased reportage of security news over the years, urging the members to keep up with the good work, stating that “we are all equal stakeholders in the Nigerian project”.

He further noted that the Association has distinguished itself in reporting security issues, thereby promoting safety and security not only in Lagos State, but the entire nation.

The two groups pledged to sustain their relationship, which has projected the NSCDC in a positive light, and created a positive measuring value for the activities of the Corps.

The President used the opportunity to present a certificate of credence to CC Keshinro to identify with his efforts and achievements as well as invite him and the NSCDC family to the Association’s forthcoming NAOSNP Walks and Workshop billed for May 21 and 22, 2024.

Among other executive members of the Association, who were present at the parley were the Public Relations Officer, Mr. Eric Elezuo; Treasurer, Bakene Kazeem; Mrs. Bose Adelaja, Mr. David Oladimeji, Mr. Femi Arikawe and Mr. Godwin Onyemaechi.

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Police Dismissed Officers Caught Fighting in Viral Video, FPRO Clarifies, Says Incident Happened in 2020

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The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has said that the video making the rounds in the social media about two offiers fighting in the public space is an old video, adding that the incident occurred in 2020.

In a press statement made available to this medium, the FPRO noted the two erring officers, who were identified as F/NO. 491112 Cpl Ozimaede Aidonojie and F/NO. 516384 PC Salubi Stephen, have since been dismissed.

He wrote:

The Nigeria Police Force is aware of a video circulating on social media platforms depicting a street fight involving two police officers. The two officers involved were identified as F/NO. 491112 Cpl Ozimaede Aidonojie and F/NO. 516384 PC Salubi Stephen, both of whom served at the Ebele Divisional Police Headquarters in Edo State.

Upon thorough examination of the video in question, it has been confirmed that this regrettable incident occurred in the year 2020. The behavior displayed by the officers during this altercation, witnessed by members of the public who had to intervene to separate them, is completely unacceptable and unbecoming of officers entrusted with upholding law and order.

In response to this serious breach of professional ethics, both Cpl Ozimaede Aidonojie and PC Salubi Stephen have been dismissed from the Force. Their dismissal was officially communicated through a Police wireless signal with reference number CH 6450/EDS/PROV/VOL.3/188, dated April 24, 2020.

The Nigeria Police Force wishes to reiterate its condemnation of such act in the strongest terms, while assuring resolute commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity among its personnel.

Members of the public are encouraged to continue to partner with the Force, as partnership is key to promoting accountability and transparency in the Force, as well as enhancing a safe and secure environment for all.

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Lagos Govt Ban Extension Classes Vows Repercussions for Defaulting Schools, Teachers

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The Lagos State government has issued a stern warning to teachers and schools against extending official hours for fee-paying extra lessons.

This directive was announced by the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Jamiu Tolani Alli-Balogun, during the unveiling of a block of classrooms and furniture at Amuwo Odofin Junior High School complex.

Alli-Balogun emphasized that the extra hour after the official closing time – typically used for paid lessons – ought to be for extracurricular activities. The activities, the commissioner said, include clubs such as the Red Cross, Red Crescent, Boys Scouts, Boys/Girls Brigade, STEM Club, Writing and Debate Club, are essential for the well-rounded development of students.

Expressing his disapproval of the practice where the first lesson of the day is often neglected by teachers, Alli-Balogun warned that any teacher found derelict in their duties would face strict consequences.

“Do your job at the right time between 8.00am and 2.00pm and leave the extra hour for reading or extracurricular activities.

“We will no longer condone using that time for fee-paying extra lessons in our schools. Education is free in Lagos State, and nobody should be charging any fee for anything,” he warned.

The commissioner made these remarks during the inauguration of new classroom facilities and furniture at the Amuwo-Odofin Junior High School Complex, a project sponsored by Grimaldi Group and Ports & Terminal Multiservices Ltd.

He urged students to fully engage in the various social activities and clubs available to ensure their holistic development.

Alli-Balogun’s stern message underscores the government’s commitment to free education and the importance of extracurricular activities in fostering a balanced educational environment.

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MNJTF Intercepts Boko Haram Logistics Movement, Kill One, Recover Weapons

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Troops of Sector 2 Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) based in Bagasola, Chad, have neutralized one suspected terrorist as well as frustrate the logistics movement of the Boko Haram group.

The achievement was part of the ongoing Operation Lake Sanity 2, of the task force through an ambush on Monday, according to a statement signed by the Chief Public Information Officer, Lt. Col. Abubakar Abdullahi, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP).

This operation took place on Litri Island, situated on the border between Chad and Nigeria in the Central Lake Chad, resulting in the neutralization of one terrorist. The troops were able to recover several items from the operation, including one AK 47 rifle, 2 x magazines, one unexploded ordnance device, a mobile phone, and other personal belongings. This marks a blow to terrorist capabilities in the area.

Complementing this success, on 11 May 2024, troops from 19 Brigade Sector 3 MNJTF disrupted a logistics movement by Boko Haram terrorists in the Burwarti area of Kukawa LGA, Borno State, Nigeria. The ambush led to the capture of 2 motorcycles, one Baofeng radio, 4 bags of millet, and various miscellaneous items. Following this operation, on 12 May 2024, a clearance operation from Burwarti to Daban Masara resulted in the intercept of a civilian vehicle by troops. The vehicle, driven by Mr Baba Ado, carrying passengers and empty baskets towards Daban Masara, was found 6km east of Burwarti. After a thorough search and interrogation, Mr Baba Ado, who was on the 19 Brigade’s watch list, was detained for further investigation.

Adding to these successes, on 13 May 2024, the Nigerien Gendarmerie in Sector 4 MNJTF located in Diffa, Niger Republic, seized petroleum products concealed within sacks of maize cereals. This operation, conducted about 5km from the main road on the outskirts of Diffa town, thwarted an attempt to smuggle these products past security checkpoints, products that were destined for terrorist groups operating within the Lake Chad Basin.

These collective efforts significantly undermine the logistical and operational capabilities of terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin region. The MNJTF remains committed to eradicate the menace of terrorism and restore peace and security to the region.

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