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Fiery Anglican Priest, Ajayi, launches memoir, “The Gardener”

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A retired priest of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Venerable Emmanuel O. Ajayi is set to launch his memoir, The Gardener.

The book which catalogues some of his experiences in his over four decades of active ministry work will be unveiled to the public on Tuesday April 6, at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Oboroke-Ihima in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi state.

The occasion will also feature a thanksgiving and Holy Communion to commemorate his 80th birthday.

In an invite made available to our Correspondent, Ven. Ajayi attained the grand age of 80 years on Wednesday, 10th June, 2020.

“We had to defer celebrations in line with the mood of the nation brought about by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic”, the organizers stated.

The statement added that the book is a firsthand narrative of some of the author’s experiences as an Anglican Priest and “I have no doubt that it will serve as a guide for those still in active ministry and as a reflective tool for those in retirement and the Laity as well”.

The event will be chaired (virtually) by the Co-chairman of the Board of Trustees BoT, Pan-Niger Delta Forum PANDEF and former Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Arc. (Obong) Victor Attah, and also co-chaired by a grassroots Politician and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC in Kogi state, Chief M.J Ozovehe, while a former Minister of State, FCT, and National Secretary (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress APC, Sen. James Akpanudoedehe Ph.D, is expected as Special Guest of Honour.

Other dignitaries expected at the occasion a philanthropist and former Governorship Candidate of the Action Congress AC and Labour Party in Rivers State, Prince Tonye JT Princewill, a former Chief Press Secretary to the APC National Chairman and serving Commissioner for Commerce and Industry in Imo state, Hon. Simon Ebegbulem, President, Khalif Cares Foundation Abuja, Dist. Khalifa Abdulrahman Okene and Chief Press Secretary to the Kogi state Governor, Hon. Mohammed “Galacticus” Onogwu among a host of others.

Royal fathers expected to grace the occasion are their royal highnesses, the Ohi of Ihima, Alhaji Ahmed Abdulraheem Ogido; the Obobanyi of Ohionwa Clan, Dr Ahmed E. Jimoh; and the Ohiomata of Odumi Clan, Chief James Otaru, while the Anglican Bishop of Okene Diocese, Rt. Rev. (Dr) Emmanuel Onsachi will be the Spiritual Father of the Day.

The statement added that the book will be reviewed by Rev. Canon James Ozigi.

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Wada heads PDP screening committee for Anambra 2021

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Wada heads PDP screening committee for Anambra 2021

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) has appointed immediate past Governor of Kogi State Idris Wada as Chairman of the Screening Committee for its aspirants in upcoming Anambra governorship election.

The party made the disclosure in a statement issued by its National Organising Secretary, retired Col. Austin Akobundu, in Abuja on Saturday.
Akobundu indicated that the party also approved the nomination of South East Zonal Secretary of the party, Chief James Ugwu, as Secretary of the screening committee.
Other members of the committee according to Akobundu include: Sen. Ehigie Uzamere, Mrs Martha Bodunrin and Mr Jones Onyereri.

He said that the screening exercise is scheduled for Monday April 12, and Tuesday April 13, at the National Working Committee Hall, Wadata Plaza, Abuja, at 9:00 a.m.

“It is expected that the aspirants will exercise exemplary conduct and strict adherence to rules and regulations during the assessment that will justify the confidence reposed in them by the leadership of our party,” he said.

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Acting IGP retains Frank Mba as spokesperson

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Acting IGP retains Frank Mba as spokesperson 

The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the posting of AIG Hafiz Inuwa as the Force Secretary and member of the Force Management Team. 

This was contained in a statement that was signed by the force Public relations officer Frank Mba and issued in Abuja on FridayThe statement indicated that IGP also approved the re-appointment of CP Frank Mba and Ag. CP Idowu Owohunwa as the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) and Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to the IGP respectively. The new Force Secretary, AIG Hafiz Inuwa takes over from AIG Mustapha Dandaura who has been redeployed to Zone-7 Police Headquarters, Abuja. AIG Hafiz Inuwa holds a Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA). 
Prior to his appointment as the Force Secretary, he was the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone-13 Ukpo -Dunukofia in Awka, Anambra State, covering Anambra and Enugu State Police Commands. 
He also previously served as the Commissioner of Police in charge of Delta and Cross River States, amongst other strategic positions. He is a member of the prestigious National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS), Kuru, Jos. CP Frank Mba, a lawyer and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), is also an alumnus of the University of Dundee, Scotland – United Kingdom, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Law. An IVLP scholar, he holds a Diploma in Police Strategic Management from the University of Virginia, USA and a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy (FBINA) in Quantico, Virginia, USA. He also holds a Certificate in National and International Security from Harvard University, USA. A veteran Public Relations (PR) practitioner, he is being re-appointed as the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) and the Image-maker for the Nigeria Police Force for the third time. Acting CP Idowu Owohunwa, the newly re-appointed Principal Staff Officer to the Inspector General of Police (PSO-IGP), holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Studies and Policing from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. A Chevening Scholar, Ag. CP Owohunwa also holds a Diploma in Police Strategic Management at the University of Virginia, USA and a graduate of the globally recognized FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, USA.  Ag. CP Owohunwa was the PSO-IGP between 2015 and 2016, and to the immediate past Inspector General of Police. This re-appointment marks the third time he is holding the position as the Principal Staff Officer to the Inspector-General of Police. In a similar vein, the IGP has ordered the posting of the following officers; CSP Idris Abdullahi Abubakar as the PSO II to the IGP, SP Isah Abdulhamid as PA-IGP, SP Nura Kabir Hanga as Secretary – IGP, amongst other personal aides.   The statement said the Senior Police Officers are expected to bring their professional and intellectual exposure to bear in assisting the IGP and his Management Team in developing/implementing strategic policing policies and plans, all directed at stabilizing internal security, modernizing police operations and restoring police primacy in the protection of lives and property of citizens. The appointments/postings of the Senior Officers and personal aides take immediate effect.

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Acting IGP promises to provide professional, responsive policing

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*** to restore the primacy of Police in internal security

The acting inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has promised to use his tenure to provide the highest possible level of professional and responsive policing system

This he said will enable the police to give Nigerians safety, treat them with civility and hold their human rights sacred.

Speaking in his remarks during the handing over ceremony at the Force headquarters Abuja, he challenged the citizens to change their mind sets and be prepared to work with the police in the interest of community safety and national security.
“I am mindful of the yearnings of Nigerians for a policing system that will not only assure them of their safety, but treat them with civility and hold their human rights sacred.

“I am fully conscious of the task ahead and His Excellency’s expectations. By the Grace of Almighty Allah (SWT), I shall not let the nation down.
“To the Police officers, I call on you to continue to support me with prayers so that this journey we are commencing together today shall lead us to the desired destination.
“Being appointed to head the largest Police Force in Africa both in terms of personnel profile and operational jurisdiction is to me, more than a fulfilment of destiny.
“It is a call to national duty, particularly, at this critical time that our nation is experiencing increasingly complex and pervasive security threats occasioned by terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, secessionist agitation and sundry highly organized crimes.”
He said though the challenge of leading the Force to address the threats in the shortest possible time frame, restore security order, and return the nation to the path of national unity appear daunting it is achievable.
According to him, inspired by the extensive years of service, I can confidently say that the Nigeria Police is endowed with some of the finest, courageous and patriotic officers who, undoubtedly, shall support me to advance the internal security vision of the President.”

Baba said, he is encouraged  by the fact that the outgoing Inspector General of Police has laid a solid foundation and entrenched a culture of professional efficiency in the Force.

“These will stimulate me in my capacity as the new Acting Inspector General of Police, to strengthen our strategies and provide the requisite leadership that will change the narratives in relation to our operational approach to the current security threats.

“The task of restoring the primacy of the Nigeria Police in the internal security architecture of the country is the main challenge ahead of us.

“It is, however, a task that I am convinced we can surmount if we resolve as a people to partner and present a common front against the subversive and criminal elements who are the common enemies of our nation.”
“As IGP Adamu exits the Force, I call on you all to join me in celebrating one of the greatest policing icons of our time and to put on record our immense appreciation of his laudable contributions to the Nigeria Police Force.”

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