Thirteen commissioners of Police recently promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police, have been deployed to various commands and zones of the Nigerian Police Force, on the order of the Inspector General Mohammed Adamu.
The posting takes immediate effect. Adamu charged them to bring their vast experiences and professionalism to bear in advancing the fortunes of the Force.
He further directed the officers to ensure adequate supervision of their formations and commands to enhance the drive at repositioning the Force for improved service delivery.
Full list of the Senior Police Officers
AIG Dan Bature,fdc – AIG DFA FHQ
AIG Hyelasinda Kimo Musa – AIG PMF
AIG Yunana Y. Babas, mni– AIG Zone 8 Lokoja
AIG Dan Mallam Mohammed,fdc – AIG SPU
AIG Mua’zu Zubairu Halilu – AIG CTU
AIG Rabiu Yusuf – AIG ICT
AIG Ahmed Iliyasu – AIG Zone 2, Lagos
AIG Mohammed Uba Kura – AIG Maritime
AIG Zaki M. Ahmed – AIG Zone 6, Calabar
AIG Zama Bala Senchi – AIG Community Policing
AIG Bello A. Sadiq – AIG Zone 1, Kano
AIG Austin Agbonlahor Iwero,fdc – AIG DOPS FHQ
AIG Lawal Ado – AIG Works
The International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation (IWEC) has announced the appointment of Ibukun Awosika to their Board of Directors as its New President. Awosika is the Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s Premier and Leading financial services provider.
Mrs. Awosika was elected to replace Miguel Valls, former president of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce and president of the IWEC Foundation, who passed away last month. “The Foundation is very excited to announce the appointment of our new president,” stated Ruth A. Davis, IWEC Chairwoman and distinguished former U.S. Ambassador. “Ibukun Awosika has been a solid, steady presence at IWEC since its inception, and she is also a past IWEC awardee. Ibukun has not missed one IWEC Conference since 2008 and has lent her voice and experience not only to our conferences, but to our meetings after joining our Board in 2017. We are delighted that our Board of Directors voted on her appointment, and we’ll introduce her as our president at our upcoming 12th Annual IWEC Foundation Conference in New Delhi, on November 10th.”
The Foundation’s 2019 Conference will focus on “Connecting Women Businesses Globally: Leading the Way to Innovation and Integration”. The event would be hosted locally by the FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), which represents over 5000 women entrepreneurs and professionals across India. This year, IWEC welcomes 39 awardees from 18 countries, with a combined revenue of over US$5.7 billion among all awardees to date.
IWEC Foundation Vice Chair, Carmen Castillo, CEO of SDI International, adds: “Ibukun has demonstrated a significant commitment to IWEC over the years. Her breadth of knowledge extends from being an entrepreneur running SOKOA Chair Centre Limited, to overseeing the board of directors for the renowned First Bank of Nigeria Limited. We are looking forward to her wise counsel and to continuously drive IWEC globally as a source of support, connection and impact for women business owners all over the world.”
Ibukun Awosika heads Nigeria’s premier bank, and she is also the founder and CEO of the Chair Centre Group, an association of large companies in the manufacturing, retail, and financial security services. Mrs. Awosika further holds seats in the corporate boards of Cadbury Nigeria, Digital Jewel Limited and the Convention on Business Integrity, and she is a former chair of several other enterprise boards.
Ibukun is a graduate of Chemistry from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Nigeria, an alumna of the Chief Executive Program of Lagos Business School, the Global Executive MBA of IESE Business School, Wharton’s Global CEO Program, and the IESE and China European International Business School (CEIBS). Ibukun is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur and the first Nigerian recipient of the prestigious International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) Award as a nominee of the US Department of State in 2008. Ibukun is also a best-selling author and motivational speaker.
Ibukun was just honoured last month with the International Friendship Award presented at the IESE Business School by the Queen of Spain.
The Tafawa Balewa Square venue of the on-going 33rd Lagos International Trade Fair was agog on Friday with excitement as the grandmasters of data, Globacom, engaged visitors to the Fair in a “Meet and Greet Brodasghaggi” session.
Samuel Perry alias Brodashaggi joined Glo Regional Activation Manager, Lagos and Ogun, Mr. Olufolahan Faseyitan and Globacom Customer Care Representatives to attend to the needs of hundreds of visitors who thronged Glo stand at the Fair.
Fielding questions on the Fair Radio, Samuel Perry (Brodashaggi) said Nigerians were showing great love to Globacom because “a network that is giving out should be celebrated. It is not only giving out cash but trade establishment tools like Keke (tricycles), Industrial Sewing machines, Grinding machines and power generators”.
Also speaking, Globacom’s Regional Activation Manager, Lagos and Ogun, Mr. Olufolahan Faseyitan urged Nigerians to use the opportunity of the on-going “Recharge and Win Big” promo popularly called “My Own Don Beta” to get rewards for their loyalty over the years.
A cross section of visitors to the Glo stand at the Fair commended Globacom for the cool ambience of its stand which offered shelter from the sweltering heat.
One of them, High Chief Ayodele Arogbonlo, an Isanlu, Kogi State based farmer, said “I love the energy level here. We are being attended to in a courteous manner. The network is very good. I have been enjoying it for over 15 years”.
Some of the winners of the lucky dip for visitors who purchased items worth N2,000 and more, praised the network for being people friendly. Thirty-six-year old, Uzendu Roseline said “Glo thank you very much. I am so pleased. This has added value to my life as I will give this phone given to me to my daughter”.
Fifty-one-year old Olayinka Bamidele, a stationery trader at Kakawa, Lagos said “may God continue to prosper Glo. I am grateful for this gift after purchasing a Tecno phone”.
Henry Awanebi, an instrumentalist who lives on Victoria Island, Lagos commended Glo for the speed of its 4G which he has been using for over a year while 17-year-old Nkiru Egbunna who lives in Egbeda area of Lagos State said she is using Glo because of its pocket friendly data plans and the 5 times bonus.
Phone accessories seller, 36-year-old Biodun Ganiyu said “I really appreciate Glo, they surprised me seriously. I am very happy and I am glowing with pride.”
The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed receiving the court order on the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the Revolution Now movement.
Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3 and later flown to Abuja where he is being detained.
A federal high court in Abuja had granted him bail but after fulfilling the conditions of the bail, the secret police did not allow him leave its custody.
This sparked a nationwide outrage, with Femi Falana, his lawyer, threatening to sue the DSS.
In a statement on Friday, Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the DSS, said while the agency has received the order, no one has visited the DSS to take delivery of the activist.
“The DSS wishes to confirm that it has received the court order for the release of Omoyele Sowore,” the statement read.
“It is important that the public notes that since the receipt of the Order, no person has turned up at the DSS to take delivery of him. This becomes imperative for reasons of accountability.
“However, the Court has been properly briefed on this development and the steps being taken to ensure compliance with its Order.
“The Service, under the leadership of Yusuf Magaji Bichi (fwc), as the Director General, is not a lawless organization and will never obstruct justice or disobey Court Orders. It, therefore, affirms that it will do all that is needful once the appropriate processes have been concluded.”
The Buhari Presidency has confirmed the sack of 35 aides of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and said it was all part of “an unprecedented overhaul of the nation’s seat of government” and not a move to emasculate the Vice-President by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The President’s spokesman Garba Shehu, confirmed that in the overhaul, a number of political appointments have either been revoked or not renewed in the Second Term.
Shehu said the workforce in the presidency is oversized and bloated and acts as a drag on efficiency, thus leading to the trimming of VP’s staff.
“The exercise, which has been ordered by the President, is to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the cost of administration.
“As may have been noticed by discerning members of the public, a number of political appointees among the few that served in the office of the President were not returned for the Second Term
He did not however give an indication of the downsizing among the aides working for the President directly..
But Shehu explained why Osinbajo had to lose more staff.
“There has been a streamlining of staff going on for a while. The President has always had fewer staff than the Vice President, and there were always plans to reduce the number of staff at the Villa.
“The streamlining was not personal or targeted to undermine the Vice President’s office, as the so-called insider sources quoted by the media appear to make it seem.
“The President is in absolute control of his government. The media should stop attributing non-existent powers to some people. There cannot be anyone too powerful for President Buhari to control”.
According to reports, President Buhari had initially authorised the reappointment of the 35 aides and redeployment to the ministries.
Thus the Vice-President found the sack letters at variance with the President’s order.
Some reports said the VP has retrieved the letters and awaiting the President’s return on 17 November for confirmation.
But Shehu’s statement appears to be a silver bullet of sort, confirming that it was the president that countermanded himself.