The Big 5: UBEC chairman, daughter regain freedom; 1,071 killed, 685 kidnapped in first quarter of 2019 – IG | Other top stories

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Buhari has approved community policing – IG

President Muhammed Buhari has approved the adoption of a community police system to combat growing security threats across Nigeria, the IG of Police has said.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, made the announcement Tuesday at the Forum of Northern Traditional Rulers in Kaduna.

Tambuwal threatens to take legal action against APC leaders

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, says his government will take legal actions against the All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders “spreading falsehood” in the state.

Tambuwal gave the warning in a series of tweets on Monday. However, he did not mention names of the APC leaders

Another recession around in the corner – Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), has warned incoming governors to be prepared for another cycle of recession.

Speaking at the opening the ceremony of an induction programme for newly-elected and returning governors in Abuja, Yari who is the governor of Zamfara, said there is a possibility of a recession by the mid-2020 till third quarter of 2021.

1,071 killed, 685 kidnapped in first quarter of 2019 – IG

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Adamu, said that 1,071 persons lost their lives in crime-related cases across the country in the first quarter of 2019. The IGP made this known during the quarterly Northern Traditional Rulers’ Council meeting held on Tuesday in Kaduna.

UBEC chairman, daughter regain freedom

Muhammed Mahmood, chairman, board of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), and his daughter have been released by their abductors.

Their release was confirmed by Hussain Danladi, one of Mahmood’s aides. Mahmood and his daughter were abducted along Kaduna-Abuja road on Monday afternoon while travelling from Kaduna to the federal capital territory (FCT).

 

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