Ganduje appoints Yahuza Bello Pro chancellor YSMU
Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has approved the appointment of Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, outgoing Vice Chancellor,
Bayero University, Kano (BUK) as Pro Chancellor and chairman Governing Council of Yusuf Maitama Sule University.
This was contained in a press statement issued by the commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba.
The statement said appointment of the professor of Mathematics who earned his doctorate in Mathematics in 1988 from the University of Arkansas, is with immediate effect.
“He won a federal scholarship for exceptional performance in undergraduate studies in BUK and emerged as the best graduating student in the university and also won the Alhaji Aminu Dantata Prize.
“His name was included in the Graduating School Dean’s List for obtaining ‘A’ in all courses during his PhD programme in 1988 at the University of Arkansas.
According to the statement,
Professor Bello had held several academic leadership positions in the University including Head, Department of Mathematical Sciences, 1991 to 1999; Dean, Faculty of Science, 1995-1999; and Director, Centre for Information Technology, 2003-2007.
Other positions hekd by Belli include Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, 2009-2010; and two term Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), that earned him the first and longest Deputy Vice-Chancellor in the history of BUK.
Governor Ganduje also approved the renaming of the constructed/dualised Maiduguri Road (Opp Mobile Police Qtrs)-CBN Qtrs-Zaria Road after the pioneer Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Council of Northwest University (now Yusuf Maitama Sule University), Mallam Sule Yahaya Hamma.
Malam Hamma, a graduate of Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a Master’s in Public Administration, worked in various capacities in the Kano state government including head of Political and Economic Affairs Division, Cabinet Office, before his appointment as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) from 1979-1983. He was awarded with the National Honour of Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) in 1983.
He served as Board member, Nigerian Airways, National Primary Education Commission, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation among others. He was Political Advisor to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha from 1996-1998 and also served as Director General, Muhammadu Buhari Presidential campaign three times from 2003-2011.
IGP Baba effects new posting/ Redeployment of AIGs
Following the new Manpower Development Policy of the Force, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting and redeployment of twenty-four (24) Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to Zonal Commands and Formations
The IGP has assured the nation that the posting and redeployment of the Senior Police Officers will further help in driving the new policing vision, which amongst other things, is targeted at improving policing services across the country and effectively responding to security threats in the country.
The posting and the redeployment of the Senior Police Officers he said is with immediate effect.
With the posting and redeployment,AIG Bala Ciroma Moves to Zone-7 Abuja, AIG Usman Belel, AIG John Amadi and AIG Adeleke Adeyinka are posted to FCID Annex Lagos, Maritime and Zone 9 Umuahia respectively.
The posting and redeployment was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by Force public Relations officer Cp Frank Mba indicates that,
AIG SPU FHQ ABUJA – AIG ZAKI M. AHMED
AIG ZONE 4 MAKURDI – AIG MUSTAPHA DANDAURA
AIG CTU FHQ ABUJA – AIG DANSUKI D. GALADANCHI, mni
AIG ZONE 17 AKURE – AIG OKON ETIM ENE, mni
AIG BORDER PATROL FHQ ABUJA – AIG USMAN D. NAGOGO
AIG ZONE 7 ABUJA – AIG BALA CIROMA
AIG ZONE 9 UMUAHIA – AIG ADELEKE ADEYINKA BODE
AIG ZONE 13 UKPO-DUNUKOFIA AWKA – AIG MURI UMAR MUSA
COMMANDANT POLAC WUDIL-KANO – AIG LAWAL JIMETA TANKO
AIG FCID ANNEX LAGOS – AIG USMAN ALHASSAN BELEL.
AIG DOPS FHQ ABUJA – AIG ADEBOLA EMMANUEL LONGE.
AIG INVESTMENT FHQ ABUJA – AIG MUSA ADZE, fdc
AIG DICT FHQ ABUJA – AIG PHILIP SULE MAKU, fdc
AIG ZONE 6 CALABAR – AIG USMAN SULE GOMNA
AIG COOPERATIVE – AIG ADAMU USMAN
AIG ZONE 3 YOLA – AIG DANIEL SOKARI-PEDRO, mni
AIG DTD FHQ ABUJA – AIG AHMED MOHAMMED AZARE
AIG FCID ANNEX KADUNA – AIG MAIGANA ALHAJI SANI
AIG ZONE 12 BAUCHI – AIG AUDU ADAMU MADAKI
AIG MARITIME LAGOS – AIG JOHN OGBONNAYA AMADI, mni
AIG ZONE 8 LOKOJA – AIG EDE AYUBA EKPEJI
AIG ARMAMENT FHQ ABUJA – AIG MOHAMMED L. BAGEGA
AIG ZONE 15 MAIDUGURI – AIG BELLO MAKWASHI
AIG WORKS FHQ ABUJA – AIG BALARABE ABUBAKAR
Hunters arrest three kidnappers, recover guns, other items in Kogi
Hunters from Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday nabbed two kidnappers suspected to be terrorizing the area while security operatives recovered three guns from the arrested criminals
The chairman of Okehi Local Government Area Hon Abdulraheem Ohiare Ozovehe who led the operation to the kidnapper’s hideout in Arima, Ijumu LGA said exhibits they recovered were two (2) guns from Murne Beji, a locally made medium barrelled Revolver using AK 47 bullets and a locally made long-barrelled gun.
He stated that the two other members of the kidnap gang who were at large before, Kadi Abdullahi and Rabiu Muhammadu (Rabe) were also arrested and a locally made pistol recovered from them.
The chairman inducated that the suspects have been remanded in custody and helping the Security Agencies with useful information that would help in the arrest of others.
The Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Muhammed Onogwu while commenting on the issue said the state’s security architecture has continued to stand the test of time adding that it has recorded successes against several intricacies by criminal elements
He opined that the results they were recording were maily due to the boost in the morale and support by the Hovernor to security operatives
Onogwu commended security agencies in the state for their effort in ensuring there is peace in the state.
The chief press Secretary noted that the effort of the Kogi State Government to keep the momentum as the safest state in the country is yielding good results.
He noted that the Governor has at various fora made commitment to securing the lives and property of the citizens and make the state a no go zone for criminal elements
He reiterated that Government at all levels would continue to sustain the drive for a peaceful Kogi state by making every nooks and cranny of the state unsafe for criminal elements and their sponsors
NDLEA nabs lady drug trafficker that camouflages with Hijab to evade arrest
A 36-year-old lady, Chioma Afam, who uses multiple identities and wears hijab to evade security scrutiny has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in Benue state.
She.was arrested along with her partner, Peace Chidinma Caleb, 22, for trying to smuggle a total of 296,000 tablets of Diazepam and Exol-5 from Onitsha, Anambra state to Gombe state.
Director of Media and Advocacy of the Agency Femi Babafemi in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday said
Chioma uses multiple names such as Amina, Uzoamaka and Ifunaya to cover her criminal activities.
He said she was arrested on Saturday 17th July, 2021, along with the 22-year-old Peace Chidinma Caleb who also wears hijab as a cover for her nefarious activities during routine checks and profiling of inward vehicles into Makurdi, the Benue state capital. “Their vehicle coming from Onitsha, Anambra state was intercepted along Makurdi – Alliade road while heading to Gombe State via Makurdi.
“A search of their vehicle led to the discovery of 43kilograms of Diazepam and 33kg of Exol-5, both weighing 76 kilograms with a total of Two Hundred and Ninety Six Thousand (296,000) tablets packed in four large ‘Ghana must go’ bags.
“Curiously, the two interstate drug traffickers have rebuffed efforts to take pictures with the exhibits without wearing their hijab.”
Babafemi also indicated that, the Ondo state command of the Agency on Sunday 18th July, 2021 intercepted one Olu Ameh, a commercial motorcycle rider with 465 kilograms of cannabis sativa along Ijagba-Ute road in Ose local government area of the state.
“The illicit substance was said to have been bought from one Joseph in Ago-Akure, Akure North LGA and being conveyed to the buyer, a certain Egbonwon at Ijagba village in Ose LGA.
Reacting to the two seizures and arrests, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA commended the commanders, officers and men of the Benue and Ondo state Commands of the Agency for their efforts to ensure that no illicit substance is allowed to pass through their areas of responsibility under whatever guise or cover to destroy the lives of innocent Nigerians in other parts of the country. While wishing them and their colleagues in other Commands across Nigeria a happy sallah celebration, he charged them to remain vigilant at all times.
“For us in NDLEA, a kilogram of illicit drug seized by our gallant and courageous officers across the country is a kilogram less what is available on the streets and in our communities and that is why we’ll continue to encourage all our officers and men to continue to give their best in our pursuit of the mandate President Muhammadu Buhari has given us”, Gen. Marwa stated on Wednesday in Abuja.
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