Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has allegedly sacked his Chief Security Officer (CSO), Promise Wosu, a Superintendent of Police (SP).
A top official at Government House, Port Harcourt, who spoke in confidence on Thursday, disclosed that a livid Wike decided to remove the CSO for alleged corrupt practices.
The Rivers Police Spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) told our correspondent he had not been briefed about the development.
Wosu was Rivers Commander of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) before he was redeployed to Government House, Port Harcourt in 2015 as Wike’s CSO.
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South-West Governors Meet In Lagos, Visit Tinubu
The South-West Governors Forum on Tuesday held a meeting in Lagos State to discuss the issue of insecurity and other related concerns in the region.
Chairman of the forum and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, chaired the meeting which took place at the Lagos House in the Marina area of the state.
At the end of the meeting that lasted several hours behind closed doors, Governor Akeredolu disclosed that part of their deliberations bordered on the security situation in the region and ideas of how to address the challenge.
He said the governors also had a discussion on the Oodua Group, a company owned by all the six states in the South West.
The governor, however, declined to give further details on the group, stressing that the forum was not willing to share full information on the meeting.
“We deliberated on a number of issues that we have common ground and National issues,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olabode Olatunde.
“We deliberated on our common heritage which is the Oodua group of companies. At the end of the day, we agreed on some things; and it is not something we want to discuss in the open, especially the ones on security.”
Those present included the host governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as well as Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti).
Although Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State was absent, he was represented by his deputy, Rauf Olaniyan.
Meanwhile, the governors also visited the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, who recently returned to the country after a medical trip to the United Kingdom.
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Crisis: Nigeria Will Find Solution When Buhari Leaves Office, Says Afenifere
The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Tuesday, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s exit from power in 2023 would signal an end to the crisis in Nigeria.
The group also said Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) can’t solve the myriad of challenges facing the country.
The Acting leader of the group, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, said this while interacting with newsmen after the group’s monthly meeting held in his Sanya-Ogbo residence, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
He said Afenifere had lost hope on Buhari solving the problems in the country.
The Octogenarian accused the President of having a vested interest in the activities of bandits whom he said, should have been declared terrorists .
Adebanjo insisted that the group might not be part of the coming election if the country is not restructured before 2023 election.
The Yoruba leader suggested a national government as part of the measures to solve the problems of the country .
He said, “The solution to the problem is for the man (Buhari) to leave the place.
“The APC has no solution to our problem. What we are talking about is to form a national government to implement restructuring. All areas of conflicts are embedded in restructuring the country.”
On the need for Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists , Adebanjo said, “We have told him long time ago. National Assembly and Commodore (Kunle) Olawunmi have also said it that he should declare bandits as terrorists.”
Meanwhile, Afenifere has described the visit led by its acting leader of the group to former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu, as “purely a humanitarian visit”.
The National Publicity Secretary of the group, Jare Ajayi, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen shortly after the meeting.
A delegation of the group had last Tuesday, visited Tinubu at his Ikoyi residence following his return from medical trip in the United Kingdom.
Ajayi said:” The visit of our leaders to former Governor Bola Tinubu is purely on humanitarian ground. He is a Yoruba son. We do not forsake ourselves.
“Afenifere members are Omoluabis and humanists. What the leaders have done is the hallmark of thoroughbred Yoruba men and women.
“We may disagree on principles but we are not political enemies. Even if there is a disagreement on issues, it does not mean that we should not relate.”
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Anambra Poll: INEC Denies Mass Resignation Of Ad-Hoc Staff Over IPOB Threat
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has refuted reports that its ad-hoc staff resigned over threats by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra State, Nwachukwu Orji, said the Commission is still recruiting ad-hoc staff members.
Reports had it that ad-hoc staff of INEC terminated their appointment en mass over IPOB-linked threats ahead of the governorship election in the state.
However, Orji described such reports as false and without substance.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Orji said: “INEC is still in the process of recruiting the Adhoc workers, in fact we just finished the Adhoc training before this false report.
“As the head of the Commission in Anambra, I am telling you authoritatively that we have more than enough manpower for the conduct of the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra,” he said.
Anambra 2021 Governorship election is slated for November 6.
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