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EFCC boss task youths on integrity for corruption-free society

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EFCC boss task youths on integrity for corruption-free society

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Abuja, March 11, 2019 Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has urged youths to uphold the tenets of integrity and high morals in their dealings with one another for a corruption-free society.

Magu gave this advice at the inauguration ceremony of  Anti-Corruption Club of students of Government Secondary School, Enugu,

The club was inaugurated by the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).

Mr Tony Orilade, the EFCC Spokesman, said in a statement issued to the newsmen in Abuja, that Magu was represented by Bethel Ede of the Public Affairs Unit of the agency in the zone.

“Integrity results in dignity and respect; as future leaders, do not get involved in corruption at any level.

“These include examination malpractice, truancy, cultism, drug abuse and all other social vices common with secondary school students.

“In all you do, always remember that a good name is better than silver and gold.

“Do not indulge in corrupt practices that will ruin you, your future, and rob you of a good name in future,” Magu said.

Mr Ozi Agualize, the Head of Education Department of ICPC in South-East Zone, also charged youths to be diligent and concentrate on their academics.

“We all know what corruption has done in our country and it hurts me because the youth suffer the effects of corruption more, and so I charge you to be role models to other students,” he said.

Mr Paul Chukwu, the NYSC Enugu North CDS Coordinator,  commended the initiative of the Anti-Corruption Club.

He said that the club should impart knowledge to students and help them come up with projects that would constantly remind them to be of good conducts.

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Kidnapping: Again police rescue 4-year-old boy, arrest 2 suspects in Kano

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The Kano State Police Command said on Friday it has rescued a four-year-old boy, Abdulrahman Dalha who was kidnapped at Zangon Rimi quarters in Ungoggo Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed the rescue of the boy in a statement issued to newsmen in Kano on Friday.

According to Haruna, “a complaint was received on Nov. 10 at about 1500hrs at Zango Police Division that unknown persons have kidnapped one Abdulrahman Dalha, a four year old boy of Zango quarters, Ungoggo LGA of Kano State, demanding N4 million as ransom.

He said the command’s Anti-kidnapping team of Operation Puff-Adder was immediately mobilised and directed to track down, arrest and bring the perpetrators to book within 24 hours.

He said the operatives swung into action and arrested the principal suspect at Zangon Dakata quarters while planning to collect the ransom.

The Police spokesman said the principal suspect, Anas Isa, 22, confessed to the commission of the crime and led Puff-Adder operatives to the house of his aunty at Inusawa village in Ungoggo Local Government Area where the kidnapped victim was rescued.

“His accomplice, Umar Hassan popularly known as Liman of Zangon Rimi, a relative to the victim was apprehended.

“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded, “ he said.

He,therefore, called on the residents of the state to continue to cooperate with the police by giving timely information for prompt response.

Edited by Saidu Adamu/Maharazu Ahmed

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Abia Controller of Corrections warns new intakes against illegal transactions with inmates

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Mr Julius Ezugwu, the Controller, Abia Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service, has warned newly recruited personnel of the organisation against illegal transactions with the inmates, especially on illicit drugs and communication gadgets.

Ezugwu gave the warning in Umuahia on Friday during a brief ceremony to mark the end of a one-month induction course for the personnel.

He said that the service frowns against such transactions between members of staff and inmates, especially trafficking on drugs, such as cannabis sativa and tramadol as well as communication gadgets, like phones, among others.

He urged them to work conscientiously to touch the lives of the inmates, saying that they were employed to “re-adjust the mala-adjusted.”

Ezugwu said: “You are very fortunate to be among the people recruited because so many people applied but were not successful.

“As the first set of officers recruited for the service, a lot is expected of you.

“I urge you to be law-abiding and professional in your actions because the service will not condone any form of indiscipline.”

He commended them for being loyal throughout the induction course and charged them to accept their postings in good faith.

The Staff Officer and Assistant Controller of Corrections, Mr Augustine Nnubia, said that the new intakes would be posted to three major correctional facilities in Umuahia, Aba and Arochukwu.

He said that the 108 intakes, comprising 76 males and 31 females, hail from the 17 local government areas of Abia, either by birth or marriage, adding that they were selected on merit.

Nigeria News Agency reports that the Nigerian Correctional Service Act 2019, which was enacted as part the Federal Government’s reform initiatives, repealed the Nigerian Prisons Service Act.

(Edited by Jane-Frances Oraka/Sam Oditah)

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NAF training helicopter crash in Enugu

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A training helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has crashed in the NAF Base in Enugu after returning from a routine training exercise.

According to NAF twitter account on Friday in Enugu, the crash occurred on Thursday after a routine training.

It said that although there were casualties, the cause of the incident ws still sketchy and unknown.

@NigAirForce twitter that was re-twitted by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola‏, reads; “NAF helicopter suffers mishap upon landing in Enugu.

“Helicopter has crashed on landing in Enugu after a routine flight today. Fortunately, there were no fatalities or injuries to any crew member or persons on the ground.

“@CAS_AMSadique has directed that a Board of Inquiry be constituted to determine the causes of the accident.

“@NigAirForce continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general public as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians. Details later’’.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that efforts to get NAF officials on ground at the NAF Ground Training Command (GTC), Enugu, to speak on the incident was not successful.

Those that responded to calls, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that it was only NAF Headquarters that can authoritatively speak on the matter.

Edited by Ismail Abdulaziz

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NAF confirms helicopter crash in Enugu, no casualty

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Enugu, Nov. 14, 2019 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed the crash-landing of its helicopter on Thursday at its base in Enugu.

A statement on Friday in NAF’s Twitter handle, said that the incident occurred after a routine flight and that though the blades of the helicopter broke but there were no casualties.

The statement said that the cause of incident could not be ascertained.

The statement reads: “@NigAirForce Helicopter has crashed on landing in Enugu after a routine flight today. Fortunately, there were no fatalities or injuries to any crew member or persons on the ground.

“@CAS_AMSadique has directed that a Board of Inquiry be constituted to determine the causes of the accident.

“Nigeria Air Force continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general public as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians.”

The base is close to Akanu Ibiam International airport where repair works have commenced after it’s closure in August this year.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the scene of the crash was cordoned-off as members of the public attempted to have full glare of the incident.

Edited by Maureen Atuonwu

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Police arrest suspect in killing of student in Kaduna

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Kaduna State Police  Command has confirmed the arrest of a suspect in the killing of a student, Hassan Abdullah of Government Secondary Rigachikun, in Igabi Local Government Area, Kaduna State.

The incident occurred in the school premises on Thursday at about 11 am when the suspect, Sani Umar, who is not a student of the school, accosted Abdullahi and allegedly stabbed him with a knife.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, told the Nigeria News Agency on Friday in Kaduna that the victim died on the way to hospital.

Sabo said Umar had been arrested and is undergoing investigation.

According to him, the matter was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to unravel the circumstances that led to the incident.

The police spokesman assured that the suspect would be prosecuted after the investigation.

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Edited by Hawa Lawal/Maharazu Ahmed

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FRSC to end articulated vehicles crash in Anambra -Commander

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The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has expressed concern over the death and injuries resulting from accident involving articulated vehicles in the state.

Mr Andrew Kumapayi, Sector Commander of the FRSC in Anambra said this while addressing participants in the Motorcade Rally held in Awka.

The event was part of the activities marking the 2019 African Road Safety Day and World Day for Remembrance of Victims of Road Traffic Crashes which will end on Nov. 17.

Kumapayi said lack of adherence to road safety rules and recklessness of drivers of these vehicles had sent many people to their early graves, maimed many and brought grief to some families.

He said the celebration was an opportunity to remind motorists that life has no duplicate and must be protected by ensuring that sense of safety of self and others guide all on the road.

Kumapayi blamed the spate of crashes in the state partly on the poor conditions of the trucks.

He restated the resolve of the state command to enforce safety including installation of Speed Limiting Device and checking conditions of the vehicles.

“We have had enough of these crash involving tanker and trucks. On this occasion we are sensitising and warning all motorists to observe safety rules because these accidents must stop.”

He said the sector had strategised for effective patrol of the state ahead of the usual Christmas and New Year traffic.

Nigeria News Agency reports that the Remembrance Week continues with hospital visit to accident victims in hospital on Saturday and ends with thanksgiving at St. Patrick Cathedral, Awka on Sunday.

Edited by Ismail Abdulaziz

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