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TRENDING NOW: Buhari Orders Deployment Of 16 Warships, Don't Join June 12 Protest- Nigerian Governor Says

Buhari Orders Deployment Of 16 Warships.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday ordered the deployment of 16 warships and three helicopters to fight maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea.Photo Credit: Daily Trust

The president also flagged off the Lagos-Ibadan rail for commercial operations.Photo Credit: Google

Buhari, who launched the maritime equipment acquired for the Deep Blue Project of the Federal Ministry of Transportation in Lagos, said the deployment of the assets is to ensure a greater action is taken within the country’s water and beyond.

He said the oceans and sea accounts for over 80 percent transportation requirements of the global economy and that concerted efforts are being made to address the security challenges.

The president said it is evident in the recently established Gulf of Guinea Maritime Collaboration Framework by Nigeria and the Inter-regional Coordination Centre Yaoundé through the facilitation of NIMASA/Industry Joint Working Group to tackle maritime security in the region.

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, blamed the elite who he claimed were profiteering from the state of insecurity in the maritime.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, however thanked the president for ensuring that the project came alive.

Don't Join June 12 Protest- Yahaya Bello.

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has warned Nigerian students not to join the proposed nationwide June 12 protest.Photo Credit: Peoples Gazette

He warned that persons without the country’s interest at heart might hijack the protest, which could turn disastrous.

Mr Bello also advised the students not to allow themselves to be used by politicians, who want them to be seen only as troublemakers and not responsible enough to hold leadership positions.

The governor stated this when the association’s leadership visited him on Thursday in Abuja, urging them to respect the recognition of Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He also promised to engage with Mr Buhari and facilitate a meeting with him over their demands if they would heed his advice.

Kaduna Raises Alarm Over Attacks On Abuja Road, Kafanchan, Seven Communities.

The Kaduna State Government has alerted security agencies to the need to deploy more personnel to Kaduna-Abuja Road, Kafanchan and at least seven other communities, saying it got intelligence of attacks on these locations.Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters

The memo which was obtained by SaharaReporters on Friday was signed by the commissioner, Samuel Aruwan.

It was copied to the state commissioner, National Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kaduna State Government, the police, the military and the Department of State Security Service.

NYSC Will Not Be Scrapped Says House Of Reps.

The Chairman House Committee on Youth Development, Mr Yemi Adaramodu has given assurance that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme would not be scrapped.Photo Credit: Daily Post

Adaramodu gave the assurance at the unveiling of nine books on NYSC and a maiden NYSC film to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the scheme in Abuja on Thursday, NAN reports.

He said that sponsoring a bill on scraping the scheme should not rattle the agency because any member has the right to sponsor bill at the National Assembly.

Buhari Speaks On Recruiting 10,000 More Police Officers.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed that no fewer than 10,000 new police officers are being recruited to add to the nations’ security.Photo Credit: Naija News

Naija News understands that President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this on Thursday, June 10, while delivering a speech in Lagos on his one-day visit for the inauguration of various projects.

Buhari who spoke while conducting the handing over of security equipment by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to the Lagos State Police Command during his one-day official visit to the State, said: “We are currently recruiting 10,000 new police officers to reinforce our personnel capacity across the country.

The president also during the event, directed the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission to implement an increase in the salaries and wages of police officers in Nigeria.

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