Anambra Governorship Election: Police To Deploy 21,084 Personnel
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has said the
force would deploy 21,084 policemen to Anambra for the Nov. 28
Idris made the disclosure at the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue session in Abuja.
He said that 17,320 policemen would be deployed to the 4,330 polling
units across the state while 280 of them would be deployed to the
He said that the Force Headquarters would provide additional 300
vehicles to the 80 operational vehicles in the Police Command in
Idris said that additional police mobile force units had also been
deployed to Anambra and other states in the South-East and South-South
for the governorship election.
The IGP explained that the deployment was to ensure that criminal elements were removed from the states before the election.
Charly Boy Hired To Attack Buhari, Okorocha- Imo State Government
The government of Imo State has alleged that Mr. Charles Oputa aka Charly Boy, Convener of OurMumuDonDo Movement, was hired
by the enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Rochas Okorocha,
Imo State governor, to damage the reputation of the two men and their
administrations. The allegation was made in a statement issued by Mr.
Sam Onwumeodo, Chief Press Secretary to the Imo State governor.
According to Mr. Onwumeodo, Charly Boy was hired by Mr. Okorocha’s
opponents in 2014 and premiered his attacks on the governor during the
burial of his father, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa. The attack, said the
state government, was after Charly Boy had received financial support
from the government for the burial of the late jurist.
The Imo State government alleged that Charly Boy was recruited this year
by opponents of President Buhari, who wanted to exploit the illness of
the President through the demand for his resignation by protests
headlined by OurMumuDonDo Movement.
Aside from the financial support extended to Charly Boy, the state
government said it built the road to his late father’s house as well as a
High Court Complex named after the jurist.
“Charly Boy personally came to Government House to collect. But before
the burial, they told him that the former President had directed that he
should not allow Governor Okorocha to talk at the burial service, not
minding that protocol demanded that the governor should talk.
Acting on the script given to him, Charly Boy snatched the microphone
from a sitting governor, who came to honor his late father and who also
gave money for the burial. He did that to satisfy Governor Okorocha’s
opponents and see whether that could help them in the 2015 election,”
said the statement,
Till date, it added, Charly Boy has not apologized to Mr. Okorocha and
has continued to attack the administration of the governor. The former
President of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, the state
government equally alleged, was at the weekend in Owerri, where he
insulted Mr. Okorocha. This, said Mr. Onwumeodo, was part of the script.
“He deceived some notable Human Rights people like Professor Chidi
Odinkalu into coming to Owerri over the relocation of Ekeukwu Market
without such innocent figures knowing he was recruited since 2014
against Governor Okorocha. He looks for every opportunity to malign the
governor,” he said.
Mr. Onwumeodo wondered if President Buhari was the first president to be
ill for OurMumuDonDo Movement to demand his resignation.
“It is important to ask Charly Boy where he was for the 16 years the
previous administrations mismanaged the fortunes of this country. And
they have so greatly empowered him that today, he moves in lengthy
convoy with not less than 15 assorted jeeps with an avalanche of
security aides who look overfed,” said the Imo State governor’s
I’ll Fight Corruption Better Than Buhari- Atiku Abubakar
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has vowed to fight corruption like never before if given the chance to preside over Nigeria’s affairs.
Atiku also challenged those he described as his self-righteous political
enemies to either prove his alleged corrupt activities or keep quiet.
The APC chieftain said this during a facility tour of the new ultra-modern Yaliam Press Limited in Jabi area of Abuja on Monday.
Atiku was quoted as saying, “he would fight corruption like never before
if he is given the opportunity to preside over the affairs of the
The former Vice-President said, “It is sickening to continue to
regurgitate allegations of corruption against me by people who have
failed to come forward with a single shred of evidence of my misconduct
while in office.”
He noted that people who lacked initiative, personal resourcefulness and
ideas about wealth creation, “always assume that a man cannot build
himself without stealing.”
“People who are bereft of ideas about entrepreneurial spirit always
think that everyone else is a thief just like them,” he added.
900 Benue Flood Victims Treated For Malaria
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that the health
facilities at the Internally Displaced Persons camps and the health
condition of flood victims taking refuge at the Internally Displaced
Persons camps in Makurdi were satisfactory.
However, about 900 victims of flood at the IDPs camp have been treated for malaria.
Adewale said this during an assessment visit to the IDPs camps at the
Makurdi International Market and the Presidential Task Force Compound at
Abagena, North Bank on Monday.
According him, the health needs of the IDPs at the two camps were being
met which, he said, was a reflection of the combined efforts of the
Benue State Government and the Nigerian Air Force Medical Outposts at
Adewole said, “My visit was to donate relief materials including drugs
and insecticide-treated nets and to also assess the health needs of the
victims with a view to complementing the efforts of the Benue State
Government and the Nigerian Air Force.
“I believe there would be more support from the Federal Government soon.”
Director In Lagos Ministry Of Youths Commits Suicide
A Director in Lagos State Ministry of Youths, identified as Mr Oludare Buraimoh, has committed suicide by hanging in his room.
who lives at Unity Estate, Phase II, Gbonagun, Abeokuta, took his life
at about 4.00 p.m. on Monday after attending to his son Dotun, who was
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), many
sympathisers, who spoke in silent tones about the ugly incident, were
seen in the compound.
Dotun told NAN that the incident happened around 4.00 p.m. after his father gave him a drug to treat malaria.
were both at home; he came to give me a drug and left me thinking he
was going to retire to his room. But when I did not hear his voice I
called him, but no response came.
“I, thereafter, went to his
room only to find him hanging on the ceiling with a traditional Aso Oke
tied to his neck and a stool with which he committed the suicide.
“I then alerted the neighbours, who in turn, told me to alert the police, which I did,”
The wife of the deceased said she was yet to come to terms with her husband’s despicable act.
“I don’t know what came over him, it is inexplicable.
have been surviving through the thick and thin and now that we ought to
sit down and enjoy after all the years of toiling, he decided to take
“He did not show any sign of depression at the time he committed suicide.
“He was in high spirit, what led him to this remained a riddle,”
The Obantoko Police Station, where the incident was reported, confirmed the suicide.
Rasheed Olaleye of the station confirmed the incident, but declined to
give further comments, saying that the DPO would be in the best position
to handle the case.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at General Hospital, Abeokuta, after clearance from the police.