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Gov AbdulRazaq Commissions New Model Police Station In Ilorin



Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Tuesday acknowledged the important roles the Nigerian Police Force is playing to maintain law and order and guarantee safety in all parts of the country.

Fidel Info reports that He said no investment will be too much to improve their working condition and welfare.

AbdulRazaq commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, for uniquely seeking to promote the well-being of the police officers and equip them with the necessary infrastructure to succeed.

The Governor spoke in Ilorin at the commissioning of a New Model Police Station along Madi Road in Ilorin West LG of Kwara State — an edifice built at the instance of the IGP.

“We are privileged to be one of the first states to benefit from this initiative. Needless to say that the Police Force has gone through several phases in its development. One of the phases was during Inspector General of Police Gambo Jimeta when the uniform was changed. And this is another landmark phase where the police infrastructure and welfare would be upgraded,” he said.

“If one is coming down the Madi road and asks for the direction of the Police station, the person would have passed here before realizing it, because this is not an ordinary building. It does not look like our normal police stations.”

The Governor called on all public officeholders to be innovative and always make an impact, saying the administration will continue to support the police and other security agencies.

“The emphasis should be placed on the need to improve and upgrade. When we are in a position we should leave it better than how we met it. That is what IG Alkali has done and continues to do by making sure that the facilities, infrastructure, and welfare of the Police are his priority,” he added.

“I feel very proud that this type of facility is in Kwara State. I will raise it during our next Governors’ Forum meeting that whenever we want to assist the police in developing infrastructure, we should go with this model.

“And we in Kwara will also try and replicate this building in the years ahead. I visited some of the barracks and was not too happy with the way things are. We have done some things and we will do more. We know that the government is limited by the scarcity of resources, while also trying to allocate funds for all sectors of the economy.”

He appreciated the Police State Command and other security agencies for doing their best to keep Kwara among the safest states in the country.

The event was attended by the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba; State Commissioner of Police Paul Odama; Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security Aliyu Muyideen; representative of the Emir of Ilorin and Balogin Alanamu of Ilorin Dr. Abubakar Usman Jos; among other dignitaries and community representatives.

IGP Alkali, for his part, said he was in the State to commission the Police station, which he noted was built to add more value to policing standards in the state.

“Your Excellency, this is one of the projects with which we feel we can add value to our policing in this country. We pray we can have more of this in the State and the Country at large,” he said.

He thanked Governor AbdulRazaq for his government’s investment in the security sector and asked the host community to maintain the project.

“I also want to appeal that this edifice belongs to members of the public, and not the police. You need to protect it under whatever situations. It is here to serve you and provide security,” according to the super cop.

State Commissioner of Police Paul Odama, in his address, said the State government under AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is giving the command the necessary support and empowerment to excel in their task to protect the lives and properties of Kwarans.

“Kwara State is a state of harmony, as such the Command is doing everything possible to make the State permanently harmonious. This effort is made possible by the support given to the Command by the government of His Excellency, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.”

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Chrisland School Will Be Sued For Manslaughter- Sanwo Olu



The Lagos State Government, led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced that it will sue Chrisland High School, Ikeja, along with some members of staff and a vendor, for “Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless and Negligent Acts,” following the death of a 12-year-old student, Whitney Adeniran, during a sporting event organised by the school.

Fidel Info reports that In a statement released by the Director of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, the incident occurred on the 9th of February 2023, during an inter-house sports event at the Agege Sports Stadium.

Whitney Adeniran had reportedly slumped during the event and was immediately rushed to the Agege Central Hospital, where she was confirmed to have been brought in dead by the doctor on duty.

The statement further revealed that the case was referred to the police, who carried out a thorough investigation with the help of other agencies. The file was subsequently forwarded to the DPP’s Office on Monday, March 20, 2023, for review of the duplicate case file.

On March 23, 2023, the DPP issued his legal advice and concluded that a prima facie case of Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless and Negligent Acts had been established against the school, some members of staff, and one of the vendors.

The statement noted that they shall be charged with the offences of Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless and Negligent Acts, contrary to Sections 224 & 251 of the Criminal Law, Ch C17, Vol.3, Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The Lagos State Government’s decision to sue Chrisland High School and others for manslaughter and negligence has come as a shock to many, and has raised questions about the safety measures in place during sporting events in schools.

The case highlights the need for schools to prioritize safety measures during events to prevent such unfortunate incidents from happening in the future.

The Lagos State Government’s move to hold those responsible accountable for their actions is a step in the right direction and is a message to other schools to take the safety of their students seriously.

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Buhari Assents To Several Bills



President Muhammad Buhari has assented to the legislation requiring the President-elect and governors-elect to submit the names of individuals nominated as ministries or commissioners within 60 days of taking the oath of office for confirmation by the Senate or State House of Assembly.

Fidel Info reports that In addition, he signed three other legislation, 14 other constitutional amendment bills, and the State Houses of Assembly’s financial and state judiciary autonomy bills.

The Administration claims that this advances Section 58(4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, in a statement on Friday, made this known.

The highlights of the assented Constitutional Alteration Bills, among others, are ensuring financial independence of State Houses of Assembly and State Judiciary; regulating the first session and inauguration of members-elect of the National and State Houses of Assembly and for related matters.

The statement read, “Others are ensuring that the President and governors submit the names of persons nominated as ministers or commissioners within 60 days of taking the oath of office for confirmation by the Senate or State House of Assembly; and for related matters; enabling states generate, transmit, and distribute electricity in areas covered by the national grid; and for related matters.”

“Excluding the period of intervening events in the computation of time for determining pre-election matters petitions, etc; regulating the first session and inauguration of members-elect of the national and state assemblies; changing prisons to correctional service and re-designate correctional service in the concurrent list; and moving item “railway” from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent list.”

The President also assented to three other bills: The Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology Act, The Nigerian Institute of International Relations Act, and The Federal Medical Centres (Amendment) Acts.

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Kwara Gov Directs Residents To Collect Old, New Naira Notes



Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has asked residents of the state, especially marketers, to collect and spend the old and new naira notes as both are still legal tenders in the country.

Fidel Info reports that According to a Kwara State Government House statement on Tuesday, ”Per the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the latest circular of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the old naira notes still remain a legal tender in the country. Banks are now officially issuing the old naira notes (including N500, N1000). I, therefore, urge all residents of our state to spend and receive both the old and the new naira notes.” 

“This appeal especially goes to our marketers/traders. Further rejection of the old naira notes is in breach of the Supreme Court judgment. Such rejection is also inflicting economic pains on ourselves. Marketers, and indeed everyone in the state, can and should receive the old and new naira notes since commercial banks are now receiving the two. Citizens are to note that rejection of the legal tender, such as the old naira note, is a serious crime under our law.

“I also implore the banks to kindly extend every support within their powers to our people to ease all their transactions as things return to normal.”

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