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Slain Ammi: Women Group March for Justice, to Yobe Assembly.

The National Council for Women Society in Nigeria (NCWSN) Yobe State Chapter, have marched to Yobe House of Assembly, seeking for Justice to be done for the slained Ammi Adamu Mammam.

Ammi Adamu Mamman  was murdered by an unknown persons at her residence, New Bra-Bra Quarters in Damaturu, last week in a very controversial circumstance.

As the suspects were still unknown however her husband has been detained by crime scene investigators security operatives (police) for questioning.

The women were by the state Commissioner Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Hajjia Mairo Amshi.

In an emotional tune, Amshi said that they were in the House of Assembly to seek Justice for the death of Ammi who she said ” is a mother, sister and daughter to her family and her life was cut short in manner she did not deserved, as a responsible Assembly who enacted laws on Protection of Gender Base Violence in the state and other similar laws for the protection of human rights.

” I am pleading and appealing to you (Legislators) to make sure the perpetrators of this henious act were made to face the full wrath of the law” said Amshi.

Earlier the group were received at the premises of the House by the Speaker Yobe State House of Assembly Hon.Chiroma Buba Mashio, represented by the Deputy Speaker Rt.Hon.Ya’u Usman Dachia who is also the Chair House Committee on Security, Petition and Human Rights , along side principal officers and host of other Hon.Members.

The Speaker thanked the group for the peaceful procession and assured them of House’s readiness in making sure that the culprit were fish out and face the music.

A letter of demand presented to House and made available to newsmen signed by the State Co-ordinator Hajjia Fatima Kolo,mentioned some key demands:

“We seek Justice without compromise;
No body/government or Agency should interfere in the Justice system let the law take it’s course and Justice prevail;

“Such human acts should not repeat itself on any woman in Yobe State;
An end to gender base violence and all forms of abuse to female gender in Yobe State” the letter concluded

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Lagos clampdown on illegal estate development

The Lagos State Government has clamped down on illegal estate developments around the Epe corridor of the state.

The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Oluyinka Olumide, said this in a statement on Saturday in Lagos.

He stated that he led a special joint exercise to the axis on Thursday and Friday, based on the directive of the state executive council.

He mentioned some of the areas covered during the exercise to include: Alaro City, Okorisan, Igbodu, Molajoye, Shaala, Ketu, and Epe.

Olumide said notices were also served on estate developments such as Patriot Bay Estate, Smart City Estate, the Legend and Hilton Royal Garden.

Others are Greenland Estate, Legacy City, Isinmi Lagos, Dominion City, Topview Estate, and Ibi Alafia, among others.

He pointed out that erring estate developers were requested to visit relevant authorities to perfect their documents.

According to him, under no circumstances should any developer go ahead to start the development of estates without obtaining layout approval, planning permit, and fencing permit as may be required.

The commissioner added that the requirements were necessary to ensure the attainment of an organised, livable and sustainable built environment.

Olumide explained that layout approval was required for proper arrangement of the estate to give room for appropriate services and infrastructure, while the planning permit addressed the planning requirements on individual plots in the estate.

He urged property up-takers and buyers to be wary of investing in estates without approval, to avoid needless embarrassment from government officials.

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Police detain ADC to Fmr. Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

The aide-de-camp (ADC) to former Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, has been arrested and detained by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

The Female police officer and others were arrested days after the former governor evaded arrest by EFCC operatives on Wednesday, April 17.

The officers were taken into custody on suspicion of aiding and abetting Bello’s escape from EFCC operatives.

The anti-graft agency had stormed Bello’s house to arrest him over allegations of money laundering and financial misconduct while in office.

The Nigeria Police Force has yet to release an official statement regarding the arrests, but police sources say the officers could face charges related to obstruction of justice or conspiracy to hinder a law enforcement operation.

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Zamfara govt suspends commandant state security outfit over allegations of poor funding

The Zamfara State Government has suspended the Commandant of the local security outfit, Community Protection Guards, CPG, Colonel Rabiu Garba (retd).

This is contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Mallam Abubakar Nakwadahe and made available to newsmen in Gusau, the State capital.

The statement said in part, “This is to inform the general public that, Zamfara State government has suspended Colonel Rabiu Garba as Commandant of the state Community Protection Guards”.

“The suspension takes immediate effect”.

According to DAILY POST no reason for his suspension was given but it was gathered that the suspension may not be unconnected with the radio live program he granted where he accused the state government of poor funding of the Community Protection Guards.

In a radio live program at the Vision FM radio Gusau, Colonel Garba said the state government has failed to give financial support to the Protection Guards.

He lamented that since their inauguration, the state government has not provided them with any takeoff grant.

Garba also said the officials of the protection guards were paid their salary only once since they were appointed four months ago.

He said members of the Community Protection Guards have been suffering from poor funding from the state government, a situation which he said has been crippling their activities in the fight against banditry.

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