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2019 Elections: Police to build relationship with INEC



The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed that it will strengthen the existing relationship with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure the success of the 2019 general elections.

According to the Kogi Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu, made the statement on Thursday in Lokoja when he received the new Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Prof. James Apam.

Inalegwu told his guest that Kogi was “not hot’’ as being portrayed.

He said that the problem of violence before, during and after elections in the state had been tackled by the police in collaboration with other security agencies.

He said that police was on top of the security concern relating to the ongoing continuous voter registration in Dekina and Ayangba communities.

The Commissioner said the state was at the center of the country and shares borders with nine states and the FCT.

“This unique position is partly responsible for the security challenge facing the state,’’ he said.

He assured the new REC of the readiness of his command to ensure the safety of voters, electoral officials, and materials during the 2019 elections.

Inalegwu also promised that the police would provide security for INEC offices in all the 21 local government areas in the state to ensure the safety of staff and materials.

Earlier, the new REC Prof. Apam told the police commissioner that INEC was desirous of improving its relationship with the police to sustain and improve on its performance in the 2015 polls.

He attributed the success achieved in the 2015 elections to cooperation among all critical stakeholders, including the police, the media, political parties, politicians and the security agencies.

Apam said that the process leading towards the 2019 elections had started with the ongoing voter registration and urged eligible voters to register.

The REC also visited the state Director of the State Security Service and the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps to seek their support for the INEC.

Source: ( PM News )


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Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)



A drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu is currently the talk of social media.

Passersby who saw a drunk police officer carrying a gun, seized the gun from him then poured water on him to help revive him.

In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.

A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman’s head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.

Watch the video below:

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Nurse who is HIV positive, reveals how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus



A nurse who is HIV positive is currently making rounds on social media and has taken to social media and revealed how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus.

The South African lady identified as Angela Motsusi disclosed this in a recent post she made on her Facebook wall.

According to her, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.

She wrote on Facebook, “Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica”

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Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari



Boko Haram: 'Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead' Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

Former Nigeria’s minister of Education, Dr Obaigeli Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to do more than being hurt in restoring peace in the nation.

She made this remark in reaction to President Buhari’s statement that he is hurt following the beheading of 43 farmers in Borno by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect on Saturday.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Attack By Boko Haram On Borno Farmers

Reacting to the gruesome murder, Ezekwesili urged the President not to be hurt rather pursue justice for victims of the insurgent group.

She wrote:

In another tweet, the former Minister of Education queried the whereabouts of security operatives during the whole attack. She wrote:

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