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Adamawa Govt Lifts 24-hour Curfew, Imposes new Restriction

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The Adamawa State government has reviewed the 24-hour curfew it imposed on Sunday, July 30, 2023, following attacks on business premises by hoodlums.

The new curfew will now run from 6pm to 6am, according to a statement issued by the state government on Monday.

The statement said the revision was made to allow people to continue with their lawful businesses.

The initial curfew was imposed after hoodlums broke into shops and business premises and carted away foodstuff, commodities, and other valuables. The state government said the curfew was necessary to prevent further attacks and to restore law and order.

The statement said the state government will continue to monitor the situation and take further action as necessary.

The full statement reads:

Adamawa Security: Government Eases Curfew

Adamawa State officials have eased a 24-hour curfew imposed across the 21 Local Government Areas following the activities of hoodlums on Sunday that broke into Government warehouses carting away food and nonfood items.

The relaxation of the curfew follows a meeting in the early hours of Monday morning between security chiefs and Government officials led by the Deputy Governor, Prof Kaletapwa George Farauta.

Addressing the Press shortly after the meeting, the Deputy Governor announced that the curfew has been reviewed from 6pm to 6am and will be reviewed hourly while authorities will maintain an increased security presence to ensure compliance to Government’s directive and that criminals do not disrupt the peace of the State.

While urging Parents to send their children and wards to school as well as the reopening of businesses premises, she warned hoodlums and the public to abide by the curfew and remain courteous and cooperative if approached and questioned by security personnel.

Prof Farauta noted that Government will not fold its arms and allow miscreants disrupt the peace of the State.

Humwashi Wonosikou
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
31:07:2023

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Police Rejects Tainted Recruitment List, Demands Transparency

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– Police discovers anomalies in recruitment list
– List contains unqualified and medically unfit candidates
– IGP demands transparent review of recruitment process

The Nigeria Police Force has rejected the Police Service Commission’s recruitment list due to alleged irregularities and corruption.

The list contained names of unqualified and medically unfit candidates who did not apply or failed the recruitment exercise.

Furthermore, the police spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed that the list included individuals who were disqualified due to financial dealings and corrupt practices.

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun, has written to the Chairman of the Police Service Commission objecting to the list.

Consequently, the police have dissociated themselves from the published list and called for a transparent review of the recruitment process.

“The same people who recruited anyhow for the police today will turn round to accuse the police tomorrow of inefficiency when their recruits start messing up,” Adejobi stated.

The police are determined to recruit “qualified, competent, trainable, and productive hands into the Nigeria Police Force.

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Rivers Varsity Suspends Four Students Over Brutal Assault

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– Four students suspended for assaulting a colleague
– Suspension lasts for one academic session
– Students urged to live in peace and harmony

The Rivers State University has suspended four students linked to the brutalization of their colleague, Victor Tobins. The students, who are members of the Man O’ War, were suspended for one academic session.

According to the university’s management, the students’ actions contravened the institution’s regulations. Management saw the actions as contrary to the regulations of the University.

The students had beaten Tobins, a 300-level student, black and blue, inflicting injuries on his right eye and other parts of his body. The development sparked a protest among students, who demanded the disbandment of the Man O’ War from campus.

The university’s management intervened, promising to take action within 24 hours. The management has since suspended the four students, urging students to live in peace and harmony.

“We urge the student population to continue to live in peace and harmony and comply scrupulously with all the rules and regulations of the University,” the management said.

 

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