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Today's Headlines: MURIC hails President Buhari, Police to recruit 20,000 officers

MURIC hails President Buhari

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A group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described the ongoing fuel crisis in the United Kingdom as an opportunity for Nigerians to appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari whose administration has registered near zero fuel queues in the six years of his administration.

In a press statement issued on Wednesday by its director, Professor Ishaq, he said Britain had been enmeshed in fuel shortages resulting in long queues at petrol stations in the past two weeks.

Of a total of 8,000 filling stations in Britain, up to two-thirds of 5,500 fuel stations have run out of supply.

He said the British army had been put on red alert to intervene, while the government of Boris Johnson had offered temporary visas to 5,000 foreign fuel tanker drivers.

Police to recruit 20,000 officers

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has announced that the security agency will soon recruit 20,000 officers.

Baba made the disclosure in Ibadan during a working visit to Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde.

The IGP said the police were determined to increase its strength and size to further boost internal security.

Baba noted that with issues delaying the recruitment process resolved, President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval for enlistment.

The police chief assured every state and local government area would benefit as the officers would serve in their respective LG after training.

Baba explained that his visit was to interact with stakeholders on community policing among other issues.

Court stops EFCC from retrying Orji Uzor Kalu

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The Federal High Court has prohibited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from retrying former Abia Governor, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order while delivering judgment in an application filed by the former governor seeking an order of the court prohibiting the EFCC from retrying him on a charge for which he had already been tried and convicted.

Makinde presents N294bn budget to Oyo assembly

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has presented a budget of N294 billion to the state House of Assembly.

Makinde made the budget presentation before the lawmakers in Ibadan on Wednesday. The budget is for the 2022 fiscal year.

He christened the budget as the budget of growth and opportunities.

Makinde, while speaking further, added that his administration will inject N156,000,136,971 into the economy of the state.

According to the governor, a sum of N138,516,308,136 would be spent on recurrent expenditure.

Do not return schools to missionaries – Oyo Muslims tell Makinde

PhMuslims in Oyo State, under the auspices of Muslim Community of Oyo State (MUCOYS) have advised Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State not to return schools to the missionaries.

They made this disclosure via a statement signed by Alhaji Kunle Sanni and Alhaji Murisiku Siyanbade, the Chairman and the Secretary, respectively, and made available to DAILY POST on Wednesday.

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