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Police withdraws personnel attached to private firms, individuals.



Police withdraws personnel attached to private firms, individuals.

Police withdraws personnel attached to private firms, individuals.


On Monday orders to immediately withdraw personnel attached to private companies and individuals was issued.

The police boss also ordered the return all Police SPY number plates to Force Transport Officer, said Abayomi Shogunle, head of Nigerian Police’s Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit.

The Inspector-General of Police ( I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate withdrawal of all policemen attached to Very Important Personalities (VIPs), political and public office holders in the country.

Idris gave the order at the monthly meeting with Commissioners of Police and above on Monday in Abuja.

“A directive for the withdrawal of all police officers deployed to VIPs, political and public office holders, with immediate effect, is hereby given,”he said.

He said that the order became expedient in view of the current security challenges in the country, adding that it was aimed at enhancing effective and efficient policing of the country.

Idris said that the directive included business entrepreneurs, multinational companies as well corporate individuals.

The police boss said that a memo would be forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari for approval.

He added that the approval would also serve as a guideline or template for the deployment of officers to VIPs, political and public office holders.

Idris said that a Task Force had been constituted at the Force Headquarters to ensure compliance to the directive while command commissioners would replicate same at their various commands.

He said that organisations and individuals that required services of the police and are found worthy would be considered by the Special Protection Unit ( SPU) of the force.

Idris explained further that this would be on application for re-validation through the state commissioners of police where they are resident.

“I am charging the commissioners of police with the responsibility of supervising such official deployment and thereby holding them accountable,”he said.

On illegal use of siren and spy number plate, Idris directed all holders to return them to the Force Transport Officer ( FTO) in Abuja to apply for re-validation.

He said that a Task Force would be formed at the command levels by state commissioners of police to ensure compliance.

Idris said that when formed, the list of members of the task force would be forwarded to the DIG operations on March 31.

He said that criminals now take advantage of the situation to perpetrate heinous crimes across the country.

The police boss also warned individuals covering their vehicle number plate and using siren illegally to desist forthwith.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has decorated some newly promoted senior police officers with their next ranks.

The officers include : AIG Danjuma Ibrahim, AIG Istifanus Shettima, AIG Jimoh Ozi-Obeh, CP Dasuki Galadanchi, CP Bello Yahaya, CP Mukaddas Garba, CP Fave Semali, among others.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Police Service Commission on March 6, approved the promotion of 414 senior police officers

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Kogi Governor Approves Implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage for workers



Kogi Governor Approves Implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage for workers

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has approved the implementation of N30,000 as minimum wage for the workers in the state.


The secretary to the state government, Folashade Ayoade disclosed this on Tuesday after an extensive meeting with the organized labour in Lokoja


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She blamed the delay in the implementation on the inability for the committee to meet regularly due to the covid-19 pandemic which has been overcome.


The SSG equally commended the organised labour for their understanding and patience, which she said has resulted into the signing of the implementation of the new minimum wage.

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No Petrol Price Hike in June, Says FG



No Petrol Price Hike in June, Says FG

The Federal Government on Friday said it would not increase petrol price in June despite the recommendation by the Nigeria Governors Forum that the cost of the commodity is increased.

A committee set up by the Nigeria Governor’s Forum had on Wednesday recommended a petrol price of between N408.5/litre and N380/litre, and also called for immediate removal of petrol subsidy.

However, in a statement issued and signed by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, in Abuja on Friday, the government ruled out the possibility of a hike in petrol price any time soon.

The minister guaranteed Nigerians that the cost of the commodity would remain the same at between N162/litre and N165/litre.

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Sylva said, “Once again it has become necessary to assure Nigerians that despite the huge burden of under-recovery, the Federal Government is not in a hurry to increase the price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) to reflect current market realities.

“The current price of petrol will be retained in the month of June until the ongoing engagement with organised labour is concluded.”

“This clarification becomes necessary in the light of recent reports regarding the resolution of the Nigeria Governors Forum to increase the pump price of petrol.” He added.

The minister stated that he would like to strongly urge petroleum products marketers, not to engage in any activity that could jeopardise the supply and distribution system in place.

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NIMC Calls for Reduced Public Panic




The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Thursday said that there is no cause for panic regarding the two weeks deadline for deactivation of subscribers identity module (sim) cards that are not linked with users’ national identity number (NIN).

The Commission explained that adequate arrangements have been made to capture the data of 200 million Nigerians within the next five years.

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It added that the steps taken so far to ensure that all subscribers have NIN in their sim cards are meant to address the security challenges facing the country.

The Commission also said the telecommunications operators would be involved in the exercise.

The Spokesman of NIMC,  Kayode Adegoke said that government has approved licensing of over 200 institutions to carry out “enrolment of Nigerians and legal residents into the national identity database on behalf of the national identity management commission.”

Adegoke said the initiative was aimed at addressing the bottlenecks associated with the capturing of citizens data by NIMC.

He added that the method would increase the enrolment centres from the current 1,000 to 10,000 across the country.

He said the NIMC is desirous of scaling up its assignment to regulatory functions after the completion of the exercise.

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