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Police Service Commission Warns Officers Against Harassing Nigerians

The Chairman of Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith admonished personnel of the Nigeria Police over the many reported cases of police harassment of citizens.

He said this during the Pull-Out-Parade ceremony for the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, David Folawiyo, on Wednesday, at force headquarters in Abuja

On another note, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has approved the posting of Ag. DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, to the Force Headquarters as member of the Force Management Team and coordinating DIG in-charge of the South-West geopolitical zone of the country.

Kokumo, who was recently elevation to Ag. DIG was the AIG in charge of the Zone-2 Headquarters, Lagos, took over from DIG Folawiyo and would be heading the Department of Research and Planning of the Force.

 

Bill to Tackle Production of Counterfeit Goods Passes Second Reading in Senate

A Bill for an Act to introduce measures aimed against the manufacturing, production, possession, and distribution of counterfeit goods in Nigeria has passed through its second reading at the Senate on Wednesday.

The bill sponsored by Senator Ibikunle Amosun also provides for a criminal investigation into counterfeiting and seeks to make the prosecution of such crimeless cumbersome to provide effective control of counterfeit goods.

Presenting the lead debate on the bill, Senator Amosun explained that the proposed legislation was imperative as existing legislation have largely been limited, restrictive, and weak in enforcement mechanism.

He listed some of them to include the Trademark Act, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Act, and Standards Organisation of Nigeria Act.

 

27 Die In Channel’s Deadliest Migrant Boat Tragedy

At least 27 migrants trying to reach England from France died on Wednesday when their boat sank off the northern French coast, the deadliest disaster since the Channel became a hub for clandestine crossings.

President Emmanuel Macron vowed France would not allow the Channel to become a “cemetery” and also spoke to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to agree on stepping up efforts to thwart the traffickers blamed for the surge in crossings.

The disaster caused the highest death toll since at least 2018 when migrants began using boats en masse to cross the Channel. It comes as tensions grow between London and Paris over the record numbers of people crossing.

Prosecutors opened a manslaughter probe after the boat sank off the northern port city of Calais. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said four suspected traffickers accused of being directly linked to the doomed crossing in a long inflatable boat had been arrested.

 

Five Killed In Car Bombing In Somalia Capital

Five people have died and over a dozen injured as a result of a car bombing near a school in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday

There was a car bomb blast, five people were confirmed dead and 15 others were wounded there were no immediate claims of responsibility for the blast, including a deadly attack on Saturday that killed a prominent Somali journalist, Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, who was the director of government-owned Radio in Mogadishu, he was a fierce critic of the Al-Qaeda-linked militants.

Al-Shabaab, which has been waging a violent insurgency against the country’s fragile government since 2007, claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in a statement, saying its fighters had long pursued the journalist.

 

Victor Osimhen to miss 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

Victor Osimhen is set to miss out on the 2021 African Cup of Nations holding in Cameroon after undergoing surgery on his cheekbones on Tuesday.

Osimhen suffered multiple facial fractures as a result of a thudding clash of heads during Napoli’s defeat at Inter Milan, the Serie A leaders.

An official statement released by Napoli via its website confirmed the successful operation of the Nigerian striker saying he was operated on this morning with a prognosis estimated to be around 90 days.

This indicates Osimhen will be a doubt for Gernot Rohr’s squad selection as Nigeria aims to win the African football tournament for the fourth time. 

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