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12 Police Officers Arrested For Misconduct

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Fatai Owoseni

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni

12 policemen have been arrested in different places of Lagos by the state’s police command for one case of misconduct or the other.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, revealed this while speaking during a press briefing held at the Police Command headquarters, Ikeja.

Owoseni said the arrested officers would be investigated before any sanction.

He said the Inspector General of police, Ibrahim Idris, has warned that all policemen should comport themselves in a civilised manner and project the image of the Nigeria Police Force.

Owoseni also briefed the press on incidents in which oil wells were discovered in some homes in Lagos.

SEE: 12 Houses Shut As Police Discovers Illegal Oil Wells In Lagos

He said that on Wednesday morning, officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Police, Directorate of State Security (DSS) and some other sister agencies were at the scene to engage in the supervision and monitoring of the process of emptying the 12 oil wells discovered at Abeokuta Street, in Ilasamja.

Owoseni said, “We are at the point of emptying all the oil wells.”

Adding, “It is for the NNPC experts to test the quality of the product and also test the quality of the soil. We also want to know the source of the AGO and how it entered inside the wells. Most people have vacated the area because of fire outbreak.
He also appealed to Lagos residents to inform the police of vandals.

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Nigeria To ‘Discourage’ Medical Brain Drain – Minister

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Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire
Nigeria To ‘Discourage’ Medical Brain Drain – Minister

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said the Federal Government will do all it can to prevent medical doctors from leaving the country.

The minister stated this on Friday in Abuja after inspecting work on the new cancer centre at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Ehanire revealed that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will provide the necessary incentives to make migration unattractive for the doctors.

Also Read: Stop Giving Us Awards… Challenge Us So We Can Sit Up, Wike Tells Journalists

The Health Minister admitted that medical doctors leaving Nigeria to foreign countries has become a challenge.

He, therefore, pledged that the government will do everything possible to ensure that doctors will prefer to remain and work in the country.

Ehanire advised hospital management to spend wisely, properly maintain the facilities when completed, and seek alternative sources of funding.

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Stop Giving Us Awards… Challenge Us So We Can Sit Up, Wike Tells Journalists

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Stop Giving Us Awards… Challenge Us So We Can Sit Up, Wike Tells Journalists

Nyesom wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged the Nigerian Media to stop praising public officials and giving them awards for favoritism but to hold them accountable.

Governor Wike gave the charge when the national leadership of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday.

The governor expressed that in time past, the Nigerian Press was a strong voice and conscience of the society, but wondered what has whittled down its powers.

Also Read: Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

“What I have seen of you is that you praise us and give us award because of relationship or friendship. That’s not the way it should be. Challenge us; the people in authority and we will sit up to our responsibilities. We will have no choice than to perform and serve the people, as it should be.

The governor stated that Nigeria is in a difficult period in its history and NGE cannot shy away from performing its duties without fear or favour.

He urged them to discharge their function and be sure that they are doing what is right always.

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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The Ogun State judicial panel to investigate cases of police brutality in the state has reportedly received 20 petitions in two weeks since inauguration.

This was made known by the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Solomon Olugbemi (retired) on Friday in Abeokuta.

Also Read: Lagos Govt Relaxes Curfew From 10pm To 6am

According to a statement issued by the panel’s spokesman, Femi Osipitan, Justice Olugbemi assured the people of the state of transparency and openness by the panel.

He also stated that the panel’s maiden sitting would hold on November 5, adding that subsequent sessions would be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by 10 am at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta.

 

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