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Emirship Tussle: Police Deploy Armed Personnel To Flashpoints In Kano



The Kano State Police Command says it has heightened its security presence to identified flashpoints in and around the metropolis to tackle any potential security threats in the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Kano.

“Equipped and armed personnel have been deployed to handle any unforeseen circumstances around the identified areas.

“The state government’s order banning all protests would be strictly enforced with vigor, adding that anyone found participating would be arrested and prosecuted,” Mr Gumel said.

According to him, residents are advised to go about their lawful activities without fear, as the police and state security agencies have taken comprehensive measures to ensure the safety and security of the state.

He added that the security measures in place would deal decisively with any form of security threats in the state.

“We are equal to the tasks any person or group of people found fomenting trouble will be decisively dealt with accordingly.

“The police will not tolerate any form of violence or criminality, and anyone found with weapons will be arrested and charged with armed robbery”, he said.

The commissioner of police appealed to residents to cooperate with security agencies by reporting any suspicious individuals or activities, noting that this would ensure the sustenance of peace in the state.

“With a comprehensive security network in place, the police and state security agencies are committed to maintaining the peaceful atmosphere that Kano is known for”, he added.

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LG Autonomy: Supreme Court Judgment A Distraction -Governor Makinde



“They said there is a judgment of the Supreme Court on local government autonomy. I think it is just a distraction. We must face the real issue that we have.

“The issue that we have is that we are not producing enough. We are not productive. Maybe it may be part of the problem, we want to have value for what is being shared but our problem is productivity.

“How much are those LGAs generating within their domains? Can they survive without handouts from Abuja? Handouts from Abuja, is that the way to go? Is it sustainable?” -Governor Seyi Makinde, Oyo At Audience With NUJ

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You Cannot Benefit From Country You Curse – Shettima Warns Nigerians



Kashim Shettima has warned Nigerians against hauling curses on the country as a result of the hardship, stating that it would be impossible for abusers to benefit from a system they have abused.

He stated that there are a lot of opportunities in Nigeria and therefore urged Nigerians to count their blessings instead of putting the country down through words.

In his words, “Let us count our blessings. Let us not put our country down.

He emphasized that, “It cannot be tales of woes all the time. As bad as things are today and with all the inflation, there are sectors that are doing incredibly well. The health sector is doing very well.

The petroleum sector is doing well. The Agric sector is doing well, for those who are planting cassava.

“People buy it there on the farm. I am not saying that things are easy. The government has come with very tough reforms.

“However, you have to position yourself in the reform. If you go out and say Nigeria is a shitty country, forgive my French, you are going to get shitty results.

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President Bola Tinubu steps aside as ECOWAS Chairman as his tenure comes to an end today (Sunday).



The 65th Ordinary Session of the Authority is holding at the Presidential Villa in Abuja where he is expected to pass on the torch to another leader.

The Military leaders of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso rule out returning to ECOWAS even as President Bola Tinubu leads Heads of State of the 15-member bloc in a Summit in Abuja to persuade them to return.

“Westerners consider that we belong to them and our wealth also belongs to them. They think that they are the ones who must continue to tell us what is good for our states. This era is gone forever; our resources will remain for us and our populations,”
says Burkina Faso’s leader, Capt. Ibrahim Traoré.

“”Our people have irrevocably turned their back on ECOWAS,” Niger’s General Abdourahamane Tiani says.

“The attack on one of us will be an attack on all the other members,” insists Mali’s leader, Col. Assimi Goïta.

The trio signed a confederation treaty on Saturday, underscoring their determination to chart a joint course and exit the bloc which is urging them to return to democratic rule.

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