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Badoo killings: I-GP sets up mobile police base in Ikorodu

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In a move to curb the rampant criminal activities in Ikorodu, the police high command on Monday inaugurated the Squadron 63 Mobile Police Base in Igbogbo Baiyeku area of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the Squadron 63 Police Mobile Force (PMF), headed by a superintendent of police, was equiped with dozens of combat-ready anti-riot policemen to curb crime rates in the area.

Inaugurating the mobile police unit, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, said that Ikorodu had over the years grown to become one of the fastest developing Lagos suburbs with thriving commercial and social activities of emerging cities.

“Ritual killings, murders, kidnappings, armed robbery and others have become features of Ikorodu and this experience brings the urgent need to strengthen security around Ikorodu and the environs,” the I-GP said.

The I-GP was represented by Mr Folusho Adebanjo, a deputy inspectors general of police.

He urged the community to collaborate and support the new security unit by providing useful information to curtail insecurity in the area.

Speaking at the ocassion, Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, said that the establishment of the PMF squadron base in Ikorodu would help in reducing crime rate in the area to the bearest minimum.

“Community policing and safety partnership is working and I can promise that the year 2018 is going to be more of action and less talk.
“Squadron 63 is here, in the next one week you will see their deployment and of course crime rate will reduce drastically,” said the Lagos police commissioner.

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, represented by Tunji Bello, Secretary to the Lagos State Government, said that PMF Squadron 63 was established in Igbogbo Baiyeku to effectively address the security challenges in Ikorodu area.

“Universally, the primary responsibility of government is to ensure the safety and security of its citizenry.

“No meaningful development can be achieved in an atmosphere of chaos, fear and uncertainty about safety of lives and property.

Ambode commended the I-GP for his partnership with the state and prompt approval of the base to ensure that criminals do not have a safe haven in any part of the state.

Earlier, Mr Sesan Daini, Chairman, Igbogbo Baiyeku Local Council Development Area, commended the police and the state govenment for establishing the security unit and assured that the community would synergise with the security agency.

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BREAKING: Ex-OAU lecturer, Akindele in Sex-for-Marks scandal remanded in prison

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Prof Richard Iyiola Akindele

Prof Richard Iyiola Akindele


Prof Richard Iyiola Akindele, the former lecturer with Obafemi Awolowo University, accused by her student, Monica Osagie, of demanding sex to pass her has been remanded in prison custody.

Akindele was arraigned on Monday by the Independent Corrupt Practises and other Related Offences Commission before Justice Maureen Onyetenu of a Federal High Court, Osogbo, on four counts bothering on alteration of age and demanding sex to pass her student.

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Akwa Ibom House of Assembly under heavy attack by APC thugs, PDP alleges

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The Peoples Democratic Party, on Monday, alleged that the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly premises was attacked by thugs, suspected to be working for the opposition party.

In a tweet on its verified Twitter handle @OfficialPDPNig shared a photo and said, “the thugs allegedly invaded the complex, chanting the slogan “APC! Change” as they set fire and blocked the entrance to the Assembly complex.”

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BREAKING: Atiku launches presidential campaign, calls it ‘The Atiku Plan’

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Atiku Abubakar, PDP’s presidential candidate

Atiku Abubakar, PDP’s presidential candidate


The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has launched his campaign for the 2019 presidential elections.

In an ongoing live broadcast via his verified Twitter handle Atiku Abubakar @atiku, the ex-vice president said: “Today, I am formally presenting myself to you as the presidential candidate of not just the @OfficialPDPNig, but of the hopes and aspirations of all Nigerians..

“The most important question in this election is: “Are you better off than you were four years ago? Are we richer or poorer?” That is why our primary focus is on getting Nigeria working again.

“I am strongly of the view that I am just one Nigerian and one Nigerian cannot be as wise as all Nigerians. That is why I will offer an inclusive leadership.

“Atiku Abubakar is 100% for 100% of Nigerians, 100% of the time..

“Too often, Nigerians have been promised better governance by those seeking their votes.

“Such individuals have preyed on the legitimate desires of our people for their conditions to be improved, that they make all sorts of promises.

“I am not one for making grandiose promises. Rather than promises, I believe in policies.

“A promise is an indication to do a future action. A policy is a plan to achieve future goals.

“As the International Monetary Fund stated very recently, it is the failure of this government to have a coherent and comprehensive set of policies combined with poor leadership that has led to its failure to deliver.

“Over the last 18 months, I have worked with the best experts Nigeria has to offer to come up with policies and plans that when implemented will get Nigeria going in the right direction again.”

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