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The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu

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South-West disagrees as Presidency says IG’ll determine Amotekun’s structure

The South-West states, through the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria Commission, have disagreed with the Presidency that the Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Operation Amotekun, will now be run in accordance with the structure defined by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said on Tuesday on Sunrise Daily, a programme of Channels Television, that the structure of the security network would be as prescribed by the IG.

“Whatever name they go by, Amotekun or whatever, will be streamlined and they will be run in accordance with the structure as defined by the Inspector-General of Police. They will be localised; they will be owned by the local communities. They will be managed by them,” he said.

Dankwambo wasted over N3bn on uncompleted park –Yahaya

The Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, on Tuesday, lamented that the immediate past administration in the state wasted over N3bn on an abandoned mega park project.

Yahaya stated this when he inspected the uncompleted park, which was started by the administration of his predecessor, Ibrahim Dankwambo.

“Over N3bn is wasted and has caused havoc to the environment; you hold whoever that decided to put these structures in place responsible and liable for whatever happens to us.

Supreme Court to rule on Bello’s election Aug 31

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, fixed Monday, August 31, for judgments on two appeals challenging the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

The court’s seven-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, fixed the date after lawyers representing the appellants and the respondents in the two cases adopted their briefs of argument on Tuesday.

The separate appeals were filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and the Socialist Democratic Party, along with their respective governorship candidates, who were dissatisfied with the outcome of the November 16, 2019 poll.

Ogun serial killer smoked out with technology before death – CP

The Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Edward Ajogun, on Tuesday disclosed that he and his men employed technology to smoke out alleged serial killer and drug addict, Feyisola Dosumu, from a dungeon and shot him dead.

Ajogun said the command employed technology to fish out the suspect when it became difficult to apprehend him where he hid in the bush.

Dosumu, aka Spartan, had been declared wanted by the police. He had reportedly killed no fewer than seven people in Ogere and Iperu-Remo, in the Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State.

We’re spending $6.15bn funding on power sector reform – Minister

The Federal Government has so far secured a total of $6.15bn (about N2.37tn) funding for the power sector and is currently reforming the industry with the fund, the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, has said.

Mamman, who marked one year in office on August 21, 2020, said the fund was being used to improve the electricity supply experience of Nigerians.

Fani-Kayode adamant as Nigerians knock ex-minister for calling reporter stupid

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has come under heavy criticism for calling a journalist, Eyo Charles, “stupid” during a press conference in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

In a video, which has since gone viral on the social media, Fani-Kayode was seen giving the Daily Trust reporter a dressing down for asking him a “stupid question.”

The journalist was said to have asked Fani-Kayode who bankrolled his recent tour of some southern states.

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