Buhari approves N13.3 billion for take-off of Community Policing Initiative
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N13.3billion for the take-off of the Community Policing initiative across the country.
The president made this known at the opening of a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat organised to assess progress made towards the achievement of the nine key priorities of his administration on Monday in Abuja.
Buhari stated that the approval was part of measures to consolidate efforts aimed at enhancing security nationwide while stating that the Ministry of Defence had been instructed to create a modest military-industrial complex for the local production of weapons to meet some of the requirements of the country’s armed forces.
ICPC Arraigns Ex-Presidential Aide, Obono-Obla Over Alleged Certificate Forgery
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned a former presidential aide, Okoi Obono-Obla, over allegations of certificate forgery.
The ICPC’s spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, on Monday said that Obono-Obla who was the former Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property was charged with two counts before Justice C.L. Dabup of the Jos Judicial Division of the High Court of Plateau State.
ICPC maintained its allegations that the former SPIP chair presented a fake result with a credit pass in English Literature to the University of Jos, with which he secured admission to study law.
Six Women, Nine Children Escape from Boko Haram Captivity
Six women and nine children who were kidnapped in the North-East have escaped their captors on Monday, after walking for six days through the bush to freedom.
The 15 hostages were seized separately from the farming villages of Takulashi in Borno state’s Chibok district and Cofure in neighbouring Adamawa’s Hong district several months ago.
Three of the hostages along with their five children were seized during a raid on Takulashi in October last year, while the other three with their four children were abducted from Cofure in May, according to Zuwaira Gambo, Borno’s women affairs commissioner.
COVID-19: Nigeria records nine deaths, 284 new infections Monday
Nigeria on Monday recorded nine deaths from the coronavirus pandemic as well as 284 new infections across 19 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in an update on its Facebook page on Monday night noted that the new cases raised the total number of infections in the country to 207,978 and the death toll now stands at 2,756.
The centre added that 195,626 cases have been cleared and discharged, while 9,597 are still down with the illness.
Germany Become First Team to Qualify For 2022 World Cup
Germany continued their spotless record under new coach Hansi Flick and secured qualification for the 2022 World Cup as Chelsea striker Timo Werner scored twice in a 4-0 rout of North Macedonia on Monday.
Just months after they slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat to the same opponent on home soil, Germany cruised to a dominant win in Skopje to increase their lead at the top of Group J to eight points and secure their berth at next year’s tournament in Qatar.
Werner’s Chelsea team-mate Kai Havertz also got on the scoresheet and Jamal Musiala scored his first international goal as Germany made it five wins out of five under Flick, who took over from Joachim Loew after Euro 2020.
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