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Security in Kano, Bauchi, Nasarawa bar VIP’s use of siren, quasi security units participation, restrict movements, others



Security agencies in Kano, Bauchi, Nasarawa states has put in place the needed security apparatus to ensure security, protection of lives and properties during the gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections while imposing restriction of movements of persons and vehicular movement across the States from Friday 12 midnight to 6pm on elections day.

The restriction order was contain in a press released signed by the Police Public Relations officers of the three states command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, Kano, SP Ahmad Wakil, Bauchi and DSP Rahman Nansel of Nasarawa state.

The restriction in Movements also includes Motor Vehicles, Tricycles and Motorcycles except persons that are on essential services withing the scope of Fire Service, Ambulances, medical personnels,  trucks, accredited election observers with duly means of identification, observers vehicles, INEC staff and their likes.

The police warn that anyone caught violating the order will be arrested, the Vehicle, Tricycle, Motorcycle will be impounded.

The security agencies also barred very Important personalities (VIPs)  and politicians from going to polling unit with their security details, pets or dogs on Election day. 

“Hence, the Unauthorized use of sirens, revolving lights, covered plate numbers and tinted glasses is still in force and violators will be sanctioned appropriately.”

They also revealed that only eligible Voters and political party agents identified by INEC will be allowed at the Polling Units pointing out that carrying weapons of any kind are not allowed and nobody will be allowed at the Polling Units with Political Party Logo or Identity while all forms of loitering at the Polling Units will not be tolerated.

Other’s barred from the polling units are State-established and owned security outfits/organizations, KAROTA, quasi-security units, private guards and other security outfits are further directed to desist from participating in the election security management. 

Anybody seen brandishing a weapon before, during or after the election will be dealt with ruthlessly according to the provisions of the law.

The step taken on the election according to the security is to ensure public order management, the safety of the electorates, ensure free fair, credible elections as well as to assist the security agencies with effective policing to deter miscreants and political thugs from disrupting the electoral process.

The security personnels stressed that operatives attached to the various Commands in conjunction with other security agencies will be deployed to ensure full enforcement and anyone found deliberately directly or indirectly flouting this order (s) will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly

Kano state Command in collaboration with Sister Security Agencies disclosed that it has set all machinery in place to ensure a peaceful Gubernatorial and State house of Assembly Elections that is taking place tomorrow in all the 44 LGA,  484 Wards and 11,222 Polling Units through the inter-agency consultative committee on election security (ICCES)

The Bauchi state command urged members of the public to contact the Nigeria Police Force, the joint Election Monitoring group and Operations Control Room domiciled at State Headquarters, Yandoka Road Bauchi via the ‘NPF Rescue Me App’ available on Android and IOS, or via the Npf Rescue Me Emergency Toll-free line on 08031230631, 08151849417 or 09053872273 to report suspicious persons, activities or request security response.

The Nasarawa State Police Command said some desperate group of politicians in a move to truncate the electoral process in the State have resort to importing political thugs into some local governments of the state that includes Nasarawa Eggon,  Akwanga, Toto and Kokona.     

The Command in view of the foregoing, warn all politicians nursing the volatile idea of disrupting the electoral process to desist, from such adding that only accredited observers, journalists, security agents and one accredited political party agent each from all registered political parties would be allowed entrance in all collation centres across the State.

The Nasarawa state Commissioner of Police, Maiyaki Baba assures the State of maximum security while advising parents to warn their wards to stay away from any contemplated illegality pointing out that anyone found wanting no matter how highly placed he/she is in the society will be arrested and be made to face the full wrath of the law.                          


ACF hails Gov. Yusuf 50% slash down of school fees, says the move is exemplary



The Arewa Consultative Forum( ACF) has hail the 50% reduction of school fees for indigent students by the incumbent Governor, of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf as exemplary and worthy to emulate by other governor’s.

Gov. Yusuf has recently cut down 50% reduction in the registration fee for the 2023/2024 academic session for all Kano State indigenes studying regular courses at the Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano, Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbotso, Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Dambatta and other state owned tertiary institutions accross the state to cushion  the worsening economic situation people have been going through. 

While reacting to the governor’s initiative, the Chairman of the forum, Dr. Goni Farouk Umar  described the decision as both revolutionary and a hallmark of visionary leadership. 

He noted with delight the Kano State government’s resolve to restore its foreign scholarship programme designed to sponsor 1001 best graduates which demonstrates the government compassion that resulted in the payment of N700million registration fees for 700 Kano State students at the Bayero University Kano. 

The ACF leader noted that both the slashing of the fees in state owned institutions, and the off-setting of the BUK fees would go along way to ease the burden on parents and the students occasioned by the current economic hardship. 

Dr  Umar who describe education as power, and pivot in society’s advancement, prayed for the successful implementation of the government’s pro-poor education policies.

 He also appealed to all sections of the community to support educational development in all facets. 

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Nigeria’s President Tinubu say’s country’s pilgrim who return $80,000 to owner in Saudi is a pride of all.



President of Nigeria, Mr  Ahmed Bola Tinubu will honour Zamfara pilgrim Hajiya A’ishatu ‘Yan Guru Nahuce who found $80,000 in Saudi Arabia during the last Hajj exercise and return the money to it’s rightful owner. Chairman Zamfara State Hajj Commission, Alhaji Musa Mallaha has revealed.

Mallaha disclosed that the president is overwhelmed by the act of honesty exhibited by the female pilgrim hence he directed the National Hajj Commission to organize a national press conference to interview the woman for record keeping while in Saudi.

When the directives was given by the president according to Mallaha, the woman was already airlifted back to Nigeria adding that arrangements are in top gear to ensure the presidential directives is implemented as soon as possible.

Mr. Mallaha who revealed that president Tinubu expressed delight and pointed out that Hajiya Nahuce has brought respect and honour to her country Nigeria said the commission’s preparation towards the national press conference in Nigeria now will include the State governor, Dauda Lawan keying into the activities.

Mallaha further said that her honesty is a pride to all Muslims accross the globe.

The woman during the last excise stumbled into the money while performing Tawaff at the Ka’abah, she said that she kick the bag of the money to a distance for fear of been trample upon if she bow down to pick it up because of the large crowd. An Arab Pilgrim who saw her action pick the bag and gave it to her thinking that it was hers.

Mrs. Nahuce who was sponsored to Hajj by her son’s revealed that it was her first trip to the holy land.

She further revealed in an interview that, she took the money to the officials of her local government Hajj commission and handed it over. The officials met Saudi Authorities and within few days the owner was found and the money was returned to him.

She commented that she was not aware of the magnitude of her action until she was back home to Nigeria where she understands that the news went viral before her arrival

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Nigerian Army neutralize 7 bandits, comb bush for others in Zamfara



Nigerian Army neutralized seven Armed Bandits while several others flee with gunshots wounds in the late hours of Monday. 

The bandits in large number according to reliable source attempted to infiltrate and attack the troops at Kango Sabuwa. The gallant troops of Sector 1 Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with troops deployed at Forward Operating Base Wanke were steps ahead of them.

This was achieved by the troops in an ambush operation along the route suspected to be used by the Bandits.

The troops Shortly after the encounter proceeds in pursuit of other fleeing wounded bandits, recovered 1 Machine Gun, ammunition and 6 Motorcycles from the armed bandits.

The Commander Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji, Major General Godwin Mutkut commends the troops for their bravery and resilience in dealing with the Armed Bandits.

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