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Today's Headlines: King Charles: I’m Confident You Will Protect global environment - Obi; IG Redeploys 86 DCPs, 20 ACPs

I’m Confident You Will Protect global environment – Obi

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the February 25 presidential election, Peter Obi has congratulated King Charles III and Queen Camilla on their coronation.

Obi said he believed his ascension will give better support to poorer ones, especially in Africa.

The congratulatory message was contained in a post via his verified Twitter handle on Saturday.

Recall that King Charles III was officially crowned on Saturday in Westminster Abbey. Also, Camilla was crowned as the Queen consort.

The former Anambra State governor in his message said he is confident King Charles would champion the protection of global environment.

He wrote, “I most heartily congratulate King Charles III and Queen Camilla on their coronation today. As one who is honoured to have personally met and discussed with you, especially on your campaigns for development and climate issues, I am confident in your desire to champion the protection of our global environment for good.

IG Redeploys 86 DCPs, 206 ACPs

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the posting of 86 Deputy Commissioners of Police and 206 Assistant Commissioners of Police to various zonal commands, states commands and police formations, across the country.

The senior officers are to deputise other senior Commissioners of Police and other most senior officers in the discharge of critical administrative, investigative and operational policing duties for an effective and citizen-led policing system nationwide.

The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

Adejobi said, “The postings were done in order to strengthen and catalyse national security mechanisms towards an improved policing system across the country. The IG assured the general public of effective policing for the betterment of our dear nation.

“He charged the senior officers to ensure strategic display of experience, commitment to service, respect for fundamental rights, and evolve effective strategies for crime control.”

Yar’Adua Never Liked Politics_Turai

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A former First Lady of Nigeria, Hajiya Turai, has said that her late husband, Umaru Yar’Adua, never wanted to be President nor was desperate about the position.

She added that her late husband never liked politics and only became the President of the country by destiny.

The late Yar’Adua served as the President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010. He was declared the winner of the presidential election held on April 21, 2007, and was sworn in on May 29, 2007. He died on May 5, 2010.

Turai said this on Saturday while speaking to the BBC Hausa Service on the 13th-year anniversary of her husband’s death.

She said, “His life ambition was to be a teacher, come home from school, sit with his family and crack jokes till another day. He never wanted politics or governance but as Allah willed, he joined politics and became President.

Although he was a President, at that time, his lifestyle hadn’t changed. He never borrowed expensive life and remained simple and an easygoing person.”

Turai, who also spoke on how much she has missed him said, “I think about Yar’Adua every day, anniversary or no anniversary. I think about him and miss him every single day.

Youths Insist On Barau

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The Matasan Siyasar Arewa (MSA) also known as Young Northern Progressive Politicians said it would be in the interest of fairness and justice for Kano State-born Senator Barau Jibrin to be supported for the Senate Presidency of the incoming 10th National Assembly.

Convener and leader of the group, Mallam Abdulrahaman Haruna Danja, who made the call yesterday in Abuja at the end of a meeting of the coalition, said: “As a body, we declare our unwavering support for Senator Barau Jibrin who is undoubtedly the most competent and qualified candidate for the position of the Senate President.”

In addition, Senator Barau comes from the Northwest which recorded the highest votes that gave Asiwaju victory at the polls. Politics is a game of numbers and your relevance is determined by the numbers you bring to the table,” Danja said.

While noting that Matasan Siyasar Arewa is a group of different youths that worked tirelessly for the APC and emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shetima, he said, it is in that spirit that the best thing for the APC is to zone the Senate presidency to North West for their contributions.

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