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Be Mindful of Sensational Reports That Could Trigger Crises, GOC Urges Correspondents

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The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Major General Lawrence Fejokwu has appealed to Defence Correspondents to be mindful of sensational reports that could trigger crises and attract negative inferences against Nigeria Army or country as a whole.

The GOC made the appeal while receiving Division’s Defence Correspondents at the Headquarters of the Division in Victoria Island, Lagos.

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He urged for a stronger collaboration by ensuring that Defence Correspondents are guided by the principle of balance reportage while reporting on activities of the Division and by extension Nigerian Army.

General Lawrence assured that he would exercise an open – door policy that would give Defence Correspondents unfettered access to clarify any report on the activities of Nigerian Army within his Area of responsibility adding that if such clarification is beyond him he would guide them on the next step to take.

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Major General Fejokwu while speaking on his expectations on security within Lagos and Ogun States maintained that Military is here to protect all law abiding citizens by ensuring that the go about their bussiness in the safest environment.

” Intelligence is a major key to solving any security challenges as the battle can only be won if the civil populace bring credible information that can be used to nip security challenges in the bud before they snowball into crises”

” Division will keep members of the press informed on the progress made in terms of security measures put in place to improve the 2 States” he said

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Responding on possible plans of the 81 Division to prevent possible attacks on Government facilities within his area of responsibility, the GOC stated that the military in conjunction with other various Agencies are working on strategies to contain any attacks but for for operational security reasons he would not disclose such measures.

” Very soon the press would start seeing manifestation of significant improvement in the security architecture of the States”.

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22-year-old man to die by hanging for robbery

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A 22-year Kehinde Olajide has been sentenced to death by hanging for armed robbery in Ekiti State.

A High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Thursday sentenced Kehinde for involvement in robberies.

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He was docked for arming himself with dangerous weapons to rob Dayo Folorunsho, Saka Yusuf, Adeoye Oluwatosin, Adeola Oluwatobi, Olayemi Aremu, Hambali Ojo and Ayodele Oluwafemi of their belongings.

Justice Lekan Ogunmoye who pronounced the judgement, said that “the prosecution had proved ingredients of armed robbery against the convict without any reasonable doubt

Ogunmoye said, “He is hereby sentenced to death by hanging until he is dead. May God almighty have mercy upon his soul”.

The convict and others who were involved in the alleged robbery were charged with nine count charges bordering on conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms and robbery.

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The three other men involved in the robbery include, Kareem Azeez (24), Bamisile Lateef (28) and Adebayo Basiru (25).

The Judge, however, acquitted them for lack of proof of the offence they were charged for.

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Census: Kano Government to count Fulani Herders, Household owners

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Kano State Government said it will create a system to count Fulani Herdsmen and household owners in the state.

Director General Bureau of Statistic, Baballe Ammani stated this in an interview with Correspondent, Umar Idris Shuaibu.

Ammani said it’s imperative to tackle the security challenges facing Northern part of the country, and to improve means of livelihood.

Earlier on, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje built Ruga Settlement for Fulani Herdsmen purposely to bring an end to the traditional system of going to the southern part of this country, which comes with challenges.

“You see Fulani community in Kano tried well to gather themselves, bury their particular differences to confront His Excellency Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to over look what he can do to improves the system in which they are operating, help their children to attain highest level in life as every Nigerian.

“He agreed and ordered us to conduct the census, that will give chance for Government to know actually what they can to assist their plight”, Baballe Ammani said.

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The Director General Bureau of Statistic also noted that census of household will be conducted too, to know the actual number of Kano residents especially when it comes to developmental projects.

“You know targeting social amenities to a community is not easy if you didn’t predict the number of populace, with this we’ll achieve more in the remaining years we have”, Ammani stated.

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It’s no more a news Herdsmen and Farmers clash in the country, ethnic or religions problem that lead to the killing of both parties, loss of wealth amongst others.

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Ganduje Commiserates With AIG Bello Over’s Death

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state condoles with the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Zone One, Sadiq Bello over the death of his father, Alhaji Muhammad Bello Jega (Maikaji).

In a statement by Abba Anwar
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State said ” When the information about the death of the father of AIG Zone One reached us, we received it with shock. A real community leader, whose good name was a true blessing to his people and all other neighbouring communities, has passed away,”

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He sympathised that, “Ours is to now pray for Allah’s Blessing and Forgiveness for the soul of the departed gentleman. His was indeed a good and exemplary life.”

Governor Ganduje said, “It is therefore on behalf of the government and good people of Kano state, that I am commiserating with the families of Alhaji Bello, whose good training and unrelenting commitment in raising good family, saw AIG Sadiq Bello, coming from this respected and respectful family.”

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hat, “May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. May Allah forgive all his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Jannatul Fiddaus. May his family follow his footsteps in their endeavours.”

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Governor Ganduje has since sent a powerful delegation to Jega to officially commiserate with the family of the deceased. The delegation has Hon Nura Muhammad Dankadai, Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Hon Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso, Commissioner for Rural and Community Development, Alhaji Abubakar Sahabo Bawuro and Engineer Shehu Fari.

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