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Abuja To Host 2020 Democracy Heroes Awards , Aisha Buhari , Others To Be Honoured

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Abuja To Host 8th Edition Of Democracy Heroes Award As Aisha Buhari, Others To be Honoured
Its countdown to one of Nigeria’s most prestigious award and recognition ceremony as Nigerians anticipates the glits and glamour occasion of the 8th Edition of Democracy Heroes Awards-DHA, holding on the 14th of October 2020 at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The forthcoming award event will honour the reputable and notable performance of distinguished Personalities across key public and private sectors in the country.
According to reports, the occasion of the biggest political and most attended award event in Africa will witness the presence of the First Lady of Nigeria, HE. Mrs. Aisha Buhari, VP Yemi Osinbajo, IGP Mohammed Adamu, His Imperial Majesty, the OONI of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye, Attorney General of Nigeria, Justice Abubakar Malami SAN, Minister of Women Affairs and Social Dev. HR Mrs. Paullen Tallen, President/Group CEO of Transcorp, Mrs. Owen Omogiafo, amongst others.
Nominated Award Recipients for the the DHA2020 has commended the Organising committee of the 2020 Democracy Heroes Awards, as well as Nigerians, for considering them worthy for such prestigious honour and recognition. Speaking with the Principal Executive of DHA, Mr. Ajagbonna had described the forthcoming 14th October event as a bombshell in the history of award events in Nigeria.
He noted that all hands are on deck, as it assured Guests and Participants that all necessary Covid19 protocols will be duely adhered to, especially as the event is proudly supported and powered by the Federal Ministry of Health and other renowned and national agencies in Nigeria.
Democracy Heroes Awards-DHA, has continue to record impressive participation and notable recognition. Over the years, the event has recognised the outstanding performance of key players to the growth and development of Democracy on Nigeria.

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Makinde Under Attack Over N100m Donation To Monarch

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Some protesters had last Sunday invaded the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi and destroyed some property.

Makinde, who visited the palace on Monday, announced the donation of N100m for the rehabilitation of the damaged portion of the palace.Alao, however, faulted the governor’s donation, describing it as reckless spending “considering the financial situation of the state”.

The AD chieftain in a statement by his Media Aide, Omotayo Iyanda, declared that as a good public finance manager, it was wrong for Makinde to just deep his hand into public coffers and spend recklessly.

In the same vein, a former chief whip of the state house of assembly, Abiodun Adigun-Hammed, has advised the people of the state to call Makinde to order over what he described as lavish spending.

The PDP spokesman in the state, Engr. Akeem Olatunji, said the opposition parties were confused, adding that some of them were saying the money was not enough while some of them were saying it was too much.

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Makinde commended over proposed rehabilitation of Saki-Igboho road

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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has been commended for the State Executive Council (SEC) approval of the rehabilitation of the 45.3km Saki-Igboho Road in Oke-Ogun area of the state.

An Ibadan-based businessman, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, gave the commendation in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan at the weekend. Adeyemo, who hails from Igboho in Orelope Local Government Area of Oyo State, noted that the move by the state government under the leadership of Governor Makinde was commendable.

He added that the development was an attestation to the fact that the governor is a man of his words as he had promised during his governorship campaign to ensure that all nooks and crannies of the state would witness development when he became governor of the state.

He said, “I am very sure when the rehabilitation work on the road is completed, it would further boost economic ties between the two towns, part of which is agriculture that prides the towns as two major hubs for food production in the state.

“I want to thank the governor and the entire members of the SEC for considering the rehabilitation of the road. I am very sure that the people of the two towns who are direct beneficiaries of the road would make judicious use of it and would forever remain grateful to the present administration in the state.”

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IGP Lists Requirements For SWAT Operatives As Training Begins today

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Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday, revealed the requirements for officers to be trained in the new police tactical team to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
He said the training of selected officers for the Special Weapons and Tactics team would commence on Monday, October 19, 2020.
The IGP noted that no ex-SARS operatives were shortlisted in the SWAT team.
Adamu also explained that “the officers selected for the training are young, smart and energetic officers who have acquired not less than seven (7) years working experience with clean service records – no pending disciplinary matters, no record of violation of rights of citizens or misuse of firearms – and are physically fit to withstand the rigour of SWAT Training and Operations.
“The selected officers shall be subjected to physical fitness test, medical and toxicology screening etc and those found to be unsuitable shall be discharged.”
This was contained in a statement on Sunday by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba. The statement was titled, ‘NPF New Tactical Team Commences Training Monday Oct 19’.
Adamu promised Nigerians that the SWAT team “will operate within very high professional and ethical standards, rule of law and dictates of best international policing practices.”
He also disclosed that to ensure adequate training and screening of SWAT operatives, the Nigeria Police Force has partnered the International Committee of the Red Cross and other development partners for the training which begins tomorrow at the Police Mobile Force Training School, Ila Oragun, Osun State and the PMF Training School, Ende Hills, Nasarawa State.
He said the ICRC “will handle topics touching on humanitarian laws, police conduct in conflict situation, human rights standard especially in the use of force and firearms, arrest and detention amongst others.
“Other areas of the training program will include modern-day police ethics and values, intelligence-led policing, operation planning/tactical decision-making processes, hostage rescue tactics and operation, weapon handling, first aid/basic life-saving skills, stress/fear management, police-citizens relations and emotional intelligence etc.
“The training modules will be handled by other carefully selected development partners, security experts as well as veterans from the civil society and human rights community.”
The IGP sought the cooperation of Nigerians “in the ongoing development drive for a new and reformed Nigeria Police Force” while “he enjoined them to be patient and to believe in the reform processes which are all directed at ensuring the security, safety and rights of all.”
For about two weeks now, the #EndSARS protests have been taking place across major cities in the country with youths calling for the reform of the police force.
Major highways across the country have been blocked thereby grounding economic activities.
The youths have been resolute and firm in their stand that they would not leave the streets until the much-needed reforms were actualised.

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