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Eid-el-Adha: Gov Bagudu Extols Achievements of Buhari, Lauds Him for Reposing Confidence in Malami

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Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Friday, in Birnin Kebbi, extolled the sterling and tangible achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, expressing delight that, Nigeria was now better off with Buhari in the saddle of her leadership.

Bagudu also lauded Buhari’s tremendous confidence in an illustrious son of the state, Abubakar Malami, SAN, who is the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation for his effort in leading the ardous fight against the social cancer , corruption.

Governor Bagudu flanked by the Minister for Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) made the commendation in his sallah message to the Muslims, shortly after the two rakaats prayer offered at Government House, Birnin Kebbi.

Bagudu noted that, Buhari had successfully delivered on all the three cardinal promises which he promised his 2015 campaign.

He said: ” On security, there are increasing efforts by the security agencies to bolster peace and security in the nation .

” Currently, there is no territory of the country that is under the control of insurgents like he inherited .

” Kebbi state has also remained one of the most peaceful states, sequel to these glaring commendable efforts by the president .”

Gov Bagudu also averred that , Buhari succeeded in turning around the economy of the country , like he pledged. .

” In this direction, Kebbi State had received colossal attention and support, and it has responded to the clarion call.

” Kebbi now contributes to national self sufficiency in food production,” the Kebbi governor, added.

Bagudu explained that, it was only ten days ago that Buhari received a12.5 kilos gold bar producued by artisinal miners in the state.

In the same vein, Gov Bagudu recalled that, only two months ago, a N 20 billion Tomatoes processing company began operations in Ngaski local government of the state.

According to him, while many of such firms were springing up, Kebbi state was now the first forte of call by Nigerians who want to buy rice.

Bagudu also stated that, Buhari has promised that, there will be no impunity before the law, ensure transparency and accountability .

He noted,” he has also expressed confidence in our illustrious son of Kebbi, Abubakar Malami,SAN. The president is proud of him, just like we are.

” He is diligently discharging his duties, though with some formidable odds.”

The governor also urged people of the state to abide strictly to all safety protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in the society during the sallah period.

On his part, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN called on Muslims to fervently continue praying for a more peaceful and prosperous Nigeria.

The Minister who joined governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu in observing the 2 Eid rakaats at Government House, Birnin Kebbi also felicitate with Muslim faithfuls on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Adha.

According to the Minister, the period of Eid of sacrifices comes with numerous lessons including sincerity, honesty, commitment, sacrifice, selflessness,
introspection and empathy, among others.

Malami called for enhanced mutual understanding, peaceful co-existence, good neighborliness amongst people of the state and urged Muslims as they celebrate the Eid to continue
to be law-abiding and have sober reflection..

Earlier, Imam Yusuf Abubakar Suru who led the two Eids rakaat prayers admonished Muslims to imbibe the lessons of the Eid period.

He described the Eid prayer as a symbol of unity among the Muslims while also calling on all Muslims to pray fervently for the end of the dreaded Coronvirus pandemic.

 

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26 Kidnapped FRSC Officials Regain Freedom – Gov. Sule

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The 26 officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) kidnapped along Mararaban-Udege in Nasarawa State have regained their freedom.

Governor Abdullahi Sule disclosed this on Monday at the Government House in Lafia, the state capital.

Governor Sule said the recent release of the remaining batch of seven officials has led to the complete freedom of the FRSC operatives that were abducted last week.

Three of the officials had earlier been rescued by security personnel on September 15, a day after 10 officers of the corps were seized in an attack by suspected bandits.

“All the twenty-something officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps that were kidnapped, all of them were released yesterday.

“I want to thank all the security (agencies) and those that have worked very hard to ensure that we achieve that feat.

“I want to thank them for all the efforts they are making to ensure that Nasarawa remains safe,” the governor said.

The officials were travelling for a training programme at FRSC Academy in Udi when they were attacked by suspected bandits

Following their abduction, the police authorities in Nasarawa State announced the rescue of three operatives earlier.

The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe disclosed this to the Channels Television in an exclusive interview on September 15.

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EFCC, Navy Re-Strategise Against Oil Theft

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As part of efforts to stem the tide of criminal activities in the maritime sector, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Nigeria Navy have agreed to review their strategies.

This resolve was expressed on Monday, September 21, 2020 during a courtesy visit by the Zonal Head of the Lagos office of EFCC, AbdulRasheeed Bawa, to Commodore Ibrahim Aliyu Shetima, Commander, Nigeria Navy Ship, NSS BEECROFT, Apapa Lagos.

Speaking during the visit, Bawa said: “The EFCC has the mandate to prosecute arrested suspects for illegal dealings in petroleum products and other maritime-related crimes and it has lived up to its billings. We will continue to curtail the activities of the criminals in the maritime industry”.

Bawa, who conveyed the regards of the acting Chairman, Umar Mohammed, to Shetimma, acknowledged the existing cooperation and working relationship between the EFCC and the Navy.

The Lagos Zonal Head, who used the occasion to officially introduce himself to the Commander, also sought a more robust collaboration and deepening of the existing working relationship.

Bawa, who also gave an update on the progress of the cases handed over to the EFCC Lagos Zonal Office, added that “We have recorded a 90 per cent success rate in our cases in court.

“Out of the 46 cases handed over to the Commission in the course of the collaboration, 22 of them have been completed successfully, including 17 vessels and their products forfeited to the Federal Government after diligent investigation and prosecution, while 18 others are at advanced stages of prosecution in various courts”.

Bawa further expressed the readiness of the Commission to look into whatever challenges that might be hindering the speedy prosecution of suspects over illegal oil deals, adding that “the Commission would continue to strategize and be more proactive in the investigation of cases handed over to it so as to ensure that products in the vessels are evacuated promptly.”

Earlier, Shettima had expressed his gratitude over the visit, saying, “This visit could not have come at a better time. I am impressed by the progress the Commission had made so far on the prosecution of maritime-related offenders.

“We appreciate your efforts and timely intervention in the evacuation of suspects and prompt prosecution.

“Globally, maritime resources are important and Nigeria is not an exemption. We must continue to work together to protect the industry and curtail the activities of the criminals.”

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President Buhari Congratulates Obaseki, Reiterates Commitment To Free, Fair Elections

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Godwin Obaseki on his re-election as governor of Edo State.

He congratulated him on Sunday in a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, urging him to continue to show grace and humility in victory.

The President also commended the election process in the state, reiterating the government’s commitment to free and fair elections.

“My commitment to free and fair elections is firm because without free and fair elections, the foundation of our political and moral authority will be weak,” he said.

“I have consistently advocated for free and fair elections in the country because it is the bedrock of true democratic order.

“Democracy will mean nothing if the votes of the people don’t count or if their mandate is fraudulently tampered with.”

Speaking further, President Buhari also commended the people of the state, the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.

It was a dramatic process that saw Obaseki run a governorship race against Ize-Iyamu for a second time in four years.

Governor Obaseki and His Deputy, Philip Shaibu have been re-elected into office for another four-year tenure.

Both men faced each other in 2016, albeit with Obasek flying the flag of the APC and Ize-Iyamu flying that of the PDP.

A political rift between the governor and Oshiomhole which spiraled beyond the state to national politics, saw both men switch parties and square up against each other on platforms they once criticised.

The campaign, characterised by drama and controversy that did not spare the State House of Assembly, was tempered by the intervention of the Oba of Benin to calm fears that the poll could turn violence heightened.

A peace accord was also signed by all the candidates days before the poll as stakeholders made concerted efforts to ensure a successful poll.

Overall, most of the stakeholders rated the exercise as largely peaceful, free and fair.

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