Today’s Daily Brief: NDLEA dares Court, vows to maintain siege on Kashamu’s house, IGP To Nigerians: Stop Corrupting Our Policemen, and more

The inspector general of police, IGP Solomon Arase, on Tuesday heaped the blame for corruption in the police on Nigerians and sent out an appeal that Nigerians should stop corrupting his officers and men.

Arase made the appeal while fielding questions from journalists during his meeting with deputy inspectors general of police, assistant inspectors general of police and command commissioners of police where he called on the public not to corrupt police personnel by giving them bribes.


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said that an order issued by a federal court, Tuesday, directing its personnel to vacate Buruji Kashamu’s home, would not stop it from performing its statutory responsibilities “in a lawful manner”.

Mr. Kashamu, a prominent member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party and Senator-elect for Ogun East, is wanted in the United States for drug related offences.

A Court in Lagos had issued a ruling ordering NDLEA operatives who had laid a siege on Mr. Kashamu’s home in Lagos, since the early hours of Saturday, to vacate the politician’s house.


Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has sworn in Mr. Alhassan Mohammed as Chairman, Etsako West Local Government Area and immediately suspended him for two months.

The new Chairman was sworn-in, following the death, last Friday, of the former Chairman of the Local Government, Alhaji Hassan Kadiri.

The Governor directed the new Vice Chairman of the Local Government, Mr. Busari Yusuf, to act as the interim Chairman pending the findings of a panel of enquiry to investigate the allegations against the new Chairman.


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, bowed out on Tuesday, handing over the leadership of the legislature to his Deputy, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, who will round off the tenure of the House on June 5.

Tambuwal, who is the Governor-elect for Sokoto State, will be inaugurated on May 29 (Friday) as governor.

His decision to transfer power to Ihedioha ahead of May 29 was to avoid a possible constitutional crisis of taking oath of office for two separate offices.


News have been making rounds that the All Progressives Congress (APC) zoned the seat of Senate President to the North central but APC has denied reports that its National Working Committee (NWC) had zoned the seats of the Senate President and House Speaker to the North-Central and South-West respectively.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by APC National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, the party said it is deeply embarrassed by the story, apparently planted in the media to sow the seed of instability in the party.



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