Actors Guild of Nigeria secures Chiwetalu Agu’s release from DSS custody
The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), has finally secured the release of veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, from custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), headquarters in Abuja.
The guild in their official Instagram page said Agu, was released on Tuesday.
The statement signed by the Director of Communication for the guild Monalisa Chinda said the release was facilitated by The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas.
The elated veteran actor thanked God for surviving the ordeal and commended the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria for their relentless efforts in securing his release from the detention.
Gunmen kill sergeant, sack Bayelsa police station
Gunmen on Tuesday killed a Police Sergeant in an attack on the Divisional Police Station, Kolo, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The gunmen also ransacked the Station for arms and carted away the service rifle of the deceased and one other rifle from the armoury.
Investigations revealed that the gunmen numbering six reportedly opened fire on the police team conducting stop-and-search of vehicles in front of the police station.
The three policemen were on duty as of the time of the incident, and the remaining two tried to return firepower but had to scamper for safety as they were outnumbered.
The deceased policeman was said to have been rushed to the hospital where he received medical attention but later died.
The spokesman of the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said the police have launched a tactical investigation into the incident.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Ben Nebolisa Okolo to Bayelsa State as the new Commissioner of Police.
We can’t fund 2022 budget because Nigerians hate paying taxes –FIRS
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has claimed that the Federal Government would be hampered in funding the N16.9 trillion 2022 budget because Nigerians were not faithful in tax remittances.
Chairman of the agency, Muhammad Nami, in a television interview, on Tuesday said only N4.2trillion was collected as taxes in nine months.
According to him, the figure was insufficient to fund the budget presented to the National Assembly last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that if Nigerians were faithful, the country would have generated sufficient funds to execute the N16.9 trillion Budget.
He also revealed that the FIRS will pay more attention to taxes that it claimed have been ignored for long. #
Appointments of service chiefs should be representative –Gov Mohammed
Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed on Tuesday blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the spate of insecurity, poverty and unemployment in the country.
The governor who spoke at a book launch said the federal government’s marginalisation of some regions in the country would continue to embolden agitations across the country.
He advocated that Nigeria should be returned to politics of shared values and common grounds where the command of national defence and appointment of service chief should be equitably shared across board.
Bauchi-Darazo highway now most dangerous route -FRSC
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bauchi State, Yusuf Abdullahi, says that the Bauchi-Darazo route is the most dangerous in the state so far and has claimed many lives and properties.
He stated this in an interview shortly after the 2021 -ember months enlightenment campaign with the theme: “Maintain a safe speed, avoid night travels and enjoy quality road experience,” was flagged off at the Central Motor park in Bauchi.
The FRSC Boss stated that crashes along the Bauchi-Jos road which used to be the most dangerous route in the state have drastically reduced
He solicited the support of road transport unions, religious leaders, village heads, media organizations and the general public to widen the scope of enlightenment and education on road safety matters among their subjects on dangers associated with over-speeding and night travels to reduce road traffic crashed on the roads.