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Police Need N10bn to Modify Burnt Stations, Barracks in Lagos

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With the annihilation of 25 police headquarters, 20 watch vehicles, three garisson huts and correspondence contraptions, the Lagos State Police Order, will need at any rate N10 billion to supplant the offices lost to the #EndSARS fights in the express, We examination has appeared.

As indicated by the state police order, the 25 stations consumed in the state are: Orile, Amukoko, Layeni, Ilasamaja, Ikotun, Ajah, Igando, Elemoro, Makinde, Onipanu, Ebute Ero, Pen Film, Isokoko, Alade, Cele, Igbo Elerin, Shibiri, Gbagada, Onilekere, Makoko, Daleko, Asahun, Makinyo, Amuwo-Odofin and Hostile to Abducting unit at Surulere.

Other police headquarters that were vandalized yet not consumed were Ojo, Ojodu, Mowo, PPL and Morogbo.

Different misfortunes acquired by the police were scorched case documents, PC sets, individual and vehicle shows, individual vehicles and outfits of police officers and above all, weapons plundered from the ordnance.

The order has, be that as it may, recouped 18 rifles trucked away by criminals while more are as yet absent.

Lagos State Lead representative, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, after a harsh evaluation of crushed property in the state, had said it would cost over N1 trillion to revamp public and private property pulverized by criminals in Lagos.

In any case, We examinations uncovered that it would cost about N300 million to revamp one consumed police headquarters to the norm of Orile Police Division, which was worked by Office for Global Turn of events (DFID) guidelines.

This figure is diverse for the expense of revamping the consumed military enclosure and purchasing new watch vehicles.

We checks uncovered that a police headquarters worked with DFID guidelines, similar to the Orile Police Division before it was burned to the ground, must contain an examination room, gathering room, workplaces cum-spaces for the divisional cop, divisional wrongdoing official and station official and other chief staff officials with inbuilt comfort and climate control systems.

We accumulated that the correspondence/control room additionally should be first rate, with breezy cells for male and female, just as a standard accommodation.

Likewise, the examination room is a need for any advanced station.

For a police headquarters worked to UN standard, the police headquarters must be a story-working to oblige all the previously mentioned workplaces and rooms, not at all like what is reachable over the state where police headquarters possess dilapidated cabins.

A cop, who gave a breakdown of the expense, revealed to THISDAY that to modify a cutting edge police headquarters, there ought to be solace and openness in accordance with worldwide principles.

As per the official: “In the standard insightful room, the financing must take care of the expense for work stations for the Analytical Cops (Initial public offering), a CCTV to screen and record cross examinations (this keeps the Initial public offering from utilizing power to remove admissions), following machines, coordinated unique mark information base (for criminal profiling and finger impression information), profiling documented and writing material.

“The correspondence/control room is another cost-serious piece of preparing the advanced police headquarters. The expense was fixed at N10 million for each station.

“Between the individual walkie-talkie and the radio set in the vehicles that cost N75, 000 and N250,000 per unit, separately, other gear expected to fit the control room are the PC sets, web offices and writing material, among others.

“With 25 police headquarters consumed over the state and revamping to UN standard fixed at N300 million every, this implies a sum of N7.5 billion would be exhausted.”

Notwithstanding, for the police watch vehicles that were singed, the expense of another one is fixed between N10 million and N15 million, that implies the absolute expense of supplanting every one of the 20 vehicles that were scorched will cost the administration about N300 million.

Two Shielded Faculty Transporters (APC) having a place with the Quick Reaction Crew (RRS) were decimated by the rampaging gangsters.

We checks uncovered that the expense of supplanting the two APCs is about N140 million, at N70million each.

For the three encampment in Mafoluku, Makinde and Ojodu (where shops were additionally scorched), each obliges around 100 homes, the expense of revamping was fixed at N400 million each.

In the arsenal, the gangsters carried off an obscure number of AK47 weapons and guns, from every one of the police headquarters they visited.

At the nearby equal market value, We assembled that one can get an AK-47 for N150, 000 relying upon the sort, while a gun will cost between N70, 000 and N100, 000.

Despite the fact that the police are yet to concoct an all out number of weapons that were taken, We discovered that around 18 have been recuperated over the state.

Taking note of how perilous it will be for such weapons to be in the possession of some unacceptable individuals, particularly with the forthcoming Yuletide, a senior cop, who talked on namelessness, said Lagos inhabitants ought to be on the caution.

He said following the standdown request by the police order, police officers were demotivated and may be hesitant to battle the approaching rebellion.

The official said it was discouraging when the great ones were rebuffed close by the rotten ones in the power.

He stated: “Frankly, you have to feel the beat of the police, particularly the lower framework, they are mad and feel mortified that they ran despite peril on the sets of their bosses.

“In spite of the fact that we have begun recouping a portion of our arms, the issue is that we can’t represent what was taken. We are as yet taking stock to recognize what was taken from every division.”

Then, however the police in Lagos are yet to put a figure to the quantity of expired officials, it was accumulated that more than 40 of them are right now in various clinics, with some fundamentally harmed.

Out of the 40 harmed officials, 19 of them were RRS officials and as revealed by us before, they were en route to calm their associates who did the night move when they were assaulted.

 

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Obadiah Mailafia, former CBN Deputy Gov is deadObadiah Mailafia, former CBN Deputy Gov is dead

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Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria is dead.

Mailafia, the 64-year-old reportedly passed away on Sunday morning at the National Hospital Abuja.

Recall that Obadiah Mailafia stirred controversy after he granted an interview accusing most top government officials of sponsoring terrorism in Nigeria.

Confirming his death, Fani-Kayode on his Twitter page wrote: “I am saddened by the passing of my dear friend & brother Mr. Obadiah Mailafiya who was one of the most powerful and progressive voices in our country. I was informed that he passed on this morning. He was a great nationalist, a believer in Nigeria, a kind and gentle soul.”

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APGA disowns Jude Njoku as Party National Chairman, insists on Oye

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The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has refuted viral claims of a court pronouncement affirming Chief Edozie Njoku as the party’s national chairman.

The All Progressive Grand Alliance is currently battling a leadership crisis that has led to the emergence of several factions, coupled with court litigations among each of the factions claiming to be the authentic elected national working committee (NWC) of the party.

A party chieftain, Edozie Njoku had approached the federal high court and sought among other reliefs, a declaration of the court in his favour as the National Chairman of APGA.

He also prayed the court to mandate Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise him as the National Chairman of APGA and to stop recognizing Victor Ike Oye as the National Chairman of the party.

However, APGA, in a statement by its Chairman in Imo State, John Iwuala, while clarifying the outcome of court proceedings in the matter between Oye and Njoku held Friday, said Njoku breached part rules by appearing in court with a new lawyer.

“Trouble started in the court when he, (Edozie Njoku) in his usual way brought a lawyer for APGA as against the National legal adviser of the party, Sly Ezenwoke Esq. The question now is: who is to represent APGA as lawyer among the duo? he asked.

“After series of deliberations, the court later asked both lawyers to file briefs and decided to pronounce the authentic lawyer at the end of the matter on judgement. This decision did not go down well with Dr Oye and APGA, hence they approached the court of Appeal.

“On Friday, 17 Sept. 202, the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division directed that the matter be sent back to the Federal High Court for continuation. There is nothing beyond this.

“The court of Appeal has every right to invoke the authorities of Order 47 of the court of Appeal Act to assume jurisdiction as the court of first instance but didn’t want to do so as the substance of the case has already been dealt with by three appeal court judgements via Kano, Awka and Enugu respectively.

“It baffled the leadership of APGA Imo State Chapter how these fake news peddlers behave in a myopic way of feeding the public with fake news. This calls for a cry of reasoning and ecology of reasonableness.

“It must be recalled that this matter emanated from Bauchi State, where the plaintiff and his co-travellers went for “forum shopping’ to deceive the judge who on sighting danger that both plaintiff and defendant are same persons, sponsored by the same person, just trying to mislead the court, washed his hands off from it, the case was transferred to Abuja and Dr Victor Ike Oye was notified of the ongoing matter. What they specialize in is to sue, bring their lawyer and bring a lawyer for the defendant without the knowledge of the defendant until judgement is secured. That was what they did in Jigawa. Though the court of Appeal Kano division has set it aside and declared *Dr Oye as the duly elected and authentic National Chairman of APGA in a well organized and INEC monitored National Convention held on 31st May 2019.

“With the return of this matter to the High Court yesterday (Friday) from the court of Appeal Abuja, the matter is as good as dead as the High court lacks jurisdiction to hear any matter of which substance has already been heard and finally determined by the Court of Appeal. This one, three appeal court judgements in favour of Dr Oye including the award of N10m against Edozie Njoku for disturbing APGA and the courts of the land.

“I am seeing another N10m award against him soon. I wish with this, the reading public, especially our Anambra indigenes resident here in Imo State can remain calm and unperturbed over the fake news.

“We all know the pains you pass through when this fake, fabricated and malicious news came up as it has to do with the emergence of Prof Chukwuma Soludo as the next Governor of Anambra State, come November 2021”.

APGA accused political jobbers of peddling the fake viral news to mislead the reading public as part of their failed strategies to truncate the party’s chances for the November 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra state.

 

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Nigerian health workers issue fresh strike notice, lists demands

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The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have issued a fresh notice of industrial action.

The notice confirms negotiations with the government is still ongoing as the recent strike notice expired the night of September 17.

JOHESU Acting General Secretary, Matthew Ajorutu, said an Expanded National Executive Council (NEC) emergency meeting of the unions was held on Friday.

In attendance were the Presidents and General Secretaries of affiliate unions and professional associations, NEC members of affiliate unions and JOHESU Chairmen and Secretaries at the state and branch levels.

The session appraised the reports of JOHESU negotiation and conciliation meetings with the federal government since the declaration of the trade dispute through the 15 days strike notice issued on September 2.

Ajorutu noted that NEC discussed the appeal by President Muhammadu Buhari on the need to show understanding with his administration and the pledge to pay any debt owed to health workers.

The scribe disclosed NEC received and examined reports of congresses held at various health facilities across the country on the mobilisation for the fresh strike notice starting September 18.

Ajorutu asked the Federal Ministry of Health to ensure speedy circularisation of all establishment and welfare matters as agreed during negotiation meetings.

The unions urged that the computation of the adjusted Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) for JOHESU members be completed and submitted to FG’s High-Level Body (HLB) not later than September 22, as agreed.

”NEC-in-session urges the Federal Government to ensure that the High-Level Body (HLB) completes and submits the computation of the adjusted CONHESS for inclusion in the 2022 budget within the Sept. 30th, submission window.

”NEC urges the Federal Government to reciprocate the patriotic humanitarian gesture of JOHESU in the interest of the larger Nigerian masses to expeditiously resolve all the demands within the fifteen days window”, the joint statement added.

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