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Anambra Election: NSCDC Boss Charges Personnel On Professionalism

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…Reads Riot Act to Officers

Dr Ahmed Audi, Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has read the Riot Act to personnel deployed to Anambra for the November 6 governorship election.

Audi during a situational visit to Anambra on Friday, charged all personnel deployed for the election security coverage to be professional as they apply minimum force during the exercise.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Corps’ Public Relations Officer, Mr Olusola Odumosu.

According to the statement, Audi said that the rules of engagement must be strictly adhered to and observe highest level of professionalism, civility, decorum and respect for the rights of all voters.

He noted that voters have the right to exercise their franchise to elect the next governor of their choice.

“The Corps has a duty to protect lives and property of all citizens of the state irrespective of their political affinity.
“NSCDC is apolitical in nature, civil in orientation, but very dogged in its operations,” he said.

 The CG said that the Corps was working in synergy with sister agencies to forestall any form of attack on voters, security agencies, sensitive and non-sensitive election materials.

“INEC permanent and ad-hoc staff and all other apparatus’ deployed to ensure a hitch free election,” he stated.

Anambra Election: NSCDC Boss Charges Personnel On Professionalism

He further appealed to all eligible voters to embrace peace and eschew violence or anything that was capable of jeopardizing the democratic process.

“There will be an arrest of any breach of peace or vandalism of critical national assets and infrastructure of government before, during and after the election,” he said.

The NSCDC boss urged the people to go about their legitimate businesses without any fear of violence or deadly attacks as adequate security had been put in place within the state.

Audi reiterated the arms bearing personnel that accidental discharge was not contained in the Corps’ Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), as such, no one should be found wanting.

“Any personnel that takes law into his hands by killing or maiming anyone unjustly will be seriously dealt with,” he warned.

The CG finally assured the deployed personnel of the FG’s zeal to ensure proper welfare and safety of all duty men and officers.

“This is to motivate and encourage you to shun all vices of corruption and compromise capable of tarnishing the hard-earned reputation and integrity of the Corps.

“What is due to Caesar must be given to Caesar and the era of monkey dey work, baboon dey chop is over under my administration,” the CG said.

NAN also reports that the NSCDC had deployed 20,000 of its personnel from Anambra and other neighboring state commands to all nooks and crannies of the state for undisguised information gathering operations.

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2023: I Will Not Impose My Successor On Rivers — Wike

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Thursday said he would not impose any governorship aspirant of his choice on the people of Rivers come 2023.

Wike gave the assurance in a statement issued by Mr. Kelvin Ebiri, his Special Assistant on Media, in Port Harcourt.

He assured that the leadership of the party would meet to decide who to support at the appropriate time.

Wike however said that he is obliged to ensure that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wins the 2023 governorship election in Rivers.

“One mistake I will not make is to impose somebody. From my experience as a student of history, reality has shown that it is difficult for you to say Joseph is the man I can trust.

”Until you give somebody power and money, that is only when you will know whether that person is trustworthy or not,” he said.

Wike stated that God would not allow someone who will destroy all the remarkable progress the state had made over the years to be the next governor.

”God will ensure that it is only someone who is courageous, firm and ready to protect the interest of Rivers that will succeed me.

“Rivers is a state that so many people have an interest in. It is a state that you have to put your feet on the ground. It is a state that you have to annoy a lot of Nigerians and a lot of Nigerians will hate you.

“But what is important is for you to know is what is good for your people and stand for your people. Do not allow personal interest to sway you against the interest of your people,” Wike stated.

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VIDEO: Moment Obi Cubana Met Wizkid Backstage At London Show

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Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana, a Nigerian entrepreneur, and businessman who chairs the Obi Cubana group of companies showed up at the O2 Arena in London venue of the talked about, a sold-out concert by Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known as Wizkid.

Cubana like many other notable Nigerians was in attendance to support one of Nigeria’s most successful artists who kicked off the beginning of his O2 arena concert as he treated his 20,000 fans with premium entertainment for three nights in a roll.

On the first night, he had on stage with him other artistes like American Superstar Chris Brown. He also brought hitmaker Tems, Buju with the Golden Voice, British Singer Ella Mai, and British rapper Skepta who all featured in his ‘Made In Lagos’ album, as he performed songs from there.

The Popular socialite and businessman, who had shared a video of himself and Wizkid after his third night show at the O2 Arena, London wrote on his page, “Proud of you #wizkidayo“

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Former Senate President Joseph Wayas Is Dead

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Former Senate President in the Second Republic, Joseph Wayas is dead.

The death of Joseph Wayas, was announced by Governor Ben Ayade’s spokesman, Christian Ita on Thursday.

According to the governor, Joseph Wayas gave up the ghost in the early hours of Tuesday in a London hospital.

Ayade said the late politician has left a lasting legacy that will be remembered for a long time, describing the death of the 80-year-old as a monumental loss to the state and Nigeria.

He, however, condoled with the family of Wayas and said his death is a “collective loss and the pains a shared one”.

The statement reads: “As a state, Cross River is in pains as we mourn the passing of our illustrious son. He was a rare gem. Dr Wayas’ demise is indeed a monumental loss to our dear state and Nigeria,” Ayade was quoted as saying.

“As Senate President, Dr Wayas contributed to the deepening of Nigeria’s democratic ethos through his robust and vibrant leadership of the upper legislative chamber.

“And since his retirement from active politics, the former Senate President had been playing a fatherly and stabilising role in the politics and affairs of our state.”

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