Skitmaker, Mr. Macaroni, has kicked against the response of the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in the “expensive phone saga.”
Recall that Adejobi had shared a photo of DSP David Victoria, the secretary to the IGP, on X, and some Nigerians were quick to notice the expensive phone she was holding.
They immediately pointed that she shouldn’t be able to afford the phone with her salary as a police woman and went on to accuse her of being involved in illicit activities to be able to buy such luxury.
Adejobi spotted a comment and asked the X user to withdraw his statement. He argued that police officers are not paupers.
“Police officers are not paupers. Withdraw your statement. It’s ridiculous to us to say a DSP can’t use Samsung fold 2…. you need to reason straight and be objective. Do you know what it is to be a DSP?” he responded
Reacting to Adejobi’s comment, Mr Macaroni stated that police officers also need to withdraw every statement they have made profiling Nigerian youths they see using expensive items and tagging them as fraudsters.
Television personality, Bill Maher has asked current U.S President Joe Biden to withdraw from the 2024 presidential race.
Maher who admitted that Biden has done a good job so far and has brought some normalcy back to The White House, however, stated that Biden may not be able to defeat Donald Trump again because voters are scared about his age, as well as physical and mental acuity.
According to him, Trump must be defeated or democracy will surely die. He also said that it doesn’t matter at this point whether Biden is sharp enough for a second term as even Dems have deep reservations, and perception is now reality.
The ‘Real Time’ host further stated that age should not be an automatic disqualifier, and should be case by case.
On Trump, Maher said even though he’s around the same age as Biden, he seems more vibrant. He said “Trump is like KISS. He puts on the face paint and the wig and he looks like he did in 1978!”
French President, Emmanuel Macron has announced that his country will withdraw its ambassador and troops from Niger Republic following the July coup that overthrew democratically-elected President Mohamed Bazoum.
France has 1,500 troops at its base in Niger and refused a request by the new military rulers for its ambassador to leave.
France’s troops were also asked to leave its former colonies Mali and Burkina Faso.
Thousands of people have protested in recent weeks in the capital Niamey, including outside a military base housing French soldiers. The new rulers had been demanding the exit of the French ambassador and troops after Macron refused to recognise the coup.
Macron on Sunday, September 24, announced he will order the immediate withdrawal of his troops and France’s ambassador to Niger.
“France has decided to withdraw its ambassador. In the next hours our ambassador and several diplomats will return to France,” Macron said in a televised interview on Sunday.
He added that military cooperation was “over” and French troops would withdraw in “the months and weeks to come” with a full pullout “by the end of the year”.
Macron said he told the ousted Bazoum on Sunday that “France has decided to bring back its ambassador, and in the coming hours our ambassador and several diplomats will return to France.”
Macron further stated France’s position that Bazoum was being held “hostage” and remained the “sole legitimate authority” in the country.
“He was targeted by this coup d’etat because he was carrying out courageous reforms and because there was a largely ethnic settling of scores and a lot of political cowardice,” he said.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) imposed sanctions in the wake of the July coup, warning that it could intervene militarily if diplomatic efforts to return Bazoum to power fail, as a last resort. But ECOWAS stopped its rhetoric as regional countries threw their weight behind the new military rulers.
Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, immediately withdrew his statement after he was caught on tape announcing that a little token had been sent to each Senator’s account as they embark on vacation.
The lawmakers went into recess on Monday, August 8, and are to resume on September 26. While speaking during its plenary on August 8, Akpabio who appeared not to know he was being televised live, announced that the clerk of the House had sent a ‘’little token” to the accounts of each Senator as they go on holiday.
‘’In other to enable all of us to enjoy our holiday, a token has been sent to our various accounts by the clerk of the National Assembly” he said
It appears that he was immediately alerted that he was on live TV, and he thereafter withdrew his statement, saying;
‘’I withdraw that statement. In other to allow you enjoy your holiday, the Senate President has sent prayers to your mailboxes to assist you on a safe journey and return”
The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has withdrawn the Police Mobile Force (PMF) personnel previously attached to prominent individuals, including Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of former President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as the ones attached to a nephew of former President Buhari, Mamman Daura.
The order for the withdrawal was contained in a police wireless message released by the police. Other personalities affected by the withdrawal include Boss Mustapha, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and Iyorchia Ayu, a former Senate President.
According to the authorities, this move comes as part of an ongoing reassessment and reorganization of security details by the Nigerian Police Force. The police says the withdrawal of PMF personnel from these high-profile individuals is not indicative of any specific threat or security breach. Instead, it aligns with the broader goal of streamlining security arrangements to meet the evolving security needs of the nation.
While the affected individuals may no longer have PMF personnel assigned exclusively to their protection, it is important to note that they will still benefit from other security arrangements provided by relevant agencies.
Below is the full list of individuals as obtained from the police.
“POLICE WIRELESS MESSAGE”
FROM: MOPOL 45 FHỌ ABUJA
TO: DSP LAURETTA IRUONAGBE/DSP YUSUF ISHAQ A./DSP OKEME EMMANUEL/DSP
ILESANMI TEMIDAYO/DSP EMMANUEL I. AKANIRO/DSP YAKUBU FRANCIS/DSP CHINDO OBADIAH ATEGE/DSP ZAKARI A. MOHAMMED/ASP OSORI ABDULLAHI SANI/ASP JOB ANDREW/ASP IYAPO EMMANUEL OLUWADAMILOLA/ASP YAKUBU ANTHONY
INFO: NIGPOL DOPS FHQ/AIGPOL MOPOL FHQ ABUJA
CB: 4001/DOPS/45PMF/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.15/353 X ORDER AND DIRECTIVES X YOU ARE
DIRECTED TO WITHDRAW ALL PERSONNEL MINE X ATTACHED TO THE UNDER LISTED
POLITICIANS X FORMER GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE- CHIEF IKEDI OHAKIM X FORMER
SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION – HON BOSS MUSTAPHA X
FORMER GOVERNOR OF BAUCHI STATE- HON. ADAMU MUAZU X FORMER GOVERNOR
OF IMO STATE- HON. ROCHAS OKOROCHA X FORMER GOVERNOR OF GOMBE STATE-
HON. DANJUMA GOJE X FORMER GOVERNOR OF OGUN STATE- HON. GBENGA DANIEL X
FORMER GOVERNOR OF ZAMFARA STATE – MATAWALLE X FORMER MINISTER OF
POLICE AFFAIRS – HON. MAIGARI DINGYADI X FORMER MINISTER OF STATE PETROLEUM – HON. TIMI PRE-SILVA X FORMER CLERK NATIONAL ASSEMBLY X AISHA
BUHARI BROTHER X DAURA – BROTHER TO FORMER PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU
BUHARI X APC NATIONAL WOMEN LEADER X MINISTER OF STATE FOR MINES AND
STEEL X CHAIRMAN SENATE COMMITTEE ON POLICE AFFAIRS – SEN. HALIRU DAUDA
JIKA X MINISTER OF STATE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY X MINISTER OF STATE FOR
POWER X NATIONAL CHAIRMAN PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY – SEN. IYORCHIA AYU X
CHAIRMAN HOUSE COMMITTEE ON POLICE AFFAIRS – HON. RABIU LAWAN X FORMER
MINISTER OF STATE BUDGET AND NATIONAL PLANNING – PRINCE CLEM IKANADE
AGBA X FORMER SENATOR DR. STEPHEN ADEY X TREAT AS VERY IMPORTANT X ABOVE
FOR YOUR INFORMATION PLEASE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Medical doctors in Cross River State have withdrawn their services until further notice following the kidnap of one of their colleagues from her residence in Calabar, the state capital, last Thursday, July 13.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Cross River, Dr Felix Archibong, confirmed the development in a letter on Sunday, July 16, after an emergency general meeting in Calabar. The association called on the state government and security agencies to see to the release of their member.
“Dr. Ekanem Ephraim, a medical practitioner with the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), was kidnapped from her residence by armed men who pretended to be patients at about 7.30 p.m. The doctors noted that despite all their efforts in ensuring the release of their colleague, Ephraim has remained in captivity.
The association thereafter resolved to embark on a total and indefinite withdrawal of medical services effective immediately in solidarity with our member still in the hands of her abductors.
This withdrawal of medical service will involve all hospitals in the state both federal, state, private and Mission.
The State government should activate all necessary instruments at its disposal to ensure the timely and unconditional release of our member in the hands of her abductors.” the state chapter of the NMA said
It added that the NMA in Cross River was not oblivious to the hardship its withdrawal of services would have on the citizens but appealed to the relevant security agencies to ensure a timely release of its abducted member.
Abdulmajid Kwamanda, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, has reacted to report of President-Elect, Bola Tinubu having a meeting with Rabiu Kwankwaso, candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the just concluded elections in France, with the aim of forming a unity government.
Addressing reporters in Kano on Thursday, May 18, Kwamanda said the party in the entire north-west zone would not welcome Kwankwaso and will withdraw their support for Tinubu if Kwankwaso is given a portfolio in his government.
“We in the north-west do not welcome Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to our party APC. We do not accept the idea of Bola Tinubu giving him any appointment even as low as a messenger in our dear party.
“Should Tinubu ignore our outcry and appoint Kwankwaso, we are going to disrupt the entire APC in the north and withdraw our support for him.
“If we set the party on fire, not even Tinubu as a president can put out that fire. We are north and the people are our people.
“We have invested all our efforts, integrity and dignity in the North to mobilize the people to vote for Tinubu, they refused to vote for a fellow northerner just for him to win in the region and now come and embrace our major opposition. We will not accept that.
“We assure Tinubu that we will turn our backs on him if he decides to ignore our call. We don’t welcome Kwankwaso to our party and don’t give him any appointments.”
A staff of the Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo, Mr Ademola Adesola, slumped and died while queuing in a bank within the school to withdraw N5,000 new notes.
The Head of the Publicity and Public Relations Unit of the university, Mr Jeariogbe Olaniyi, who confirmed the incident to the Nigerian Tribune on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, said the Grade Level 13 officer drove himself to the school in the morning.
According to Mr Olaniyi, around 11.30 am, the deceased left the office for the bank to collect money from his account. While waiting, he slumped and died in the process.
He said the deceased spent only about 30 minutes in the queue when he suddenly collapsed and could not be revived.
Olaniyi said he was rushed to the university clinic for attention but all efforts to revive him proved abortive.
He said while Mr Adesola’s death is painful, the university would want to put on record that it had more than one deputy bursar and that the deceased was not one of them.
He said Mr Adesola joined the service of the university as a typist in 1986 and rose to the Chief Executive Officer (Account) on Grade Level 13.