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The acting Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, said the Nigeria Police Force would remain apolitical and not support any political party in upcoming general elections.

Adamu gave the assurance when a Joint International Observation Mission to Nigerias elections visited him on Friday in Abuja.

The mission comprised the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and International Republican Institute (IRI)

The police boss said that adequate arrangements had been put in place to curtail any security challenge that may arise during the elections.

He said that the force, in collaboration with other security agencies, had also made adequate security arrangement for observers and the media.

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He said that the force would not tolerate persons covering the elections without identification cards.

If you are not with identification card, we believe you are there to cause trouble, he said.

Adamu said that the force had trained its personnel, who would be on election duty, on election security management which included providing security for INEC officials, voters and others.

Earlier, the leader of the delegation and former President of Botswana, Mr Festus Mogae, had said that the NDI and IRI were non-partisan organisations.

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He said that they were working in the country in consultation with the Nigerian people.

Also speaking, former President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, said that Nigeria was responsible for providing security for its people.

She said that it was the duty of the mission to if the elections were credible or not.

Another member of the delegation, former Vice President of Gambia, Fatumata Tambajang, said that they were in the country to learn from the Nigerian people.

She underscored the importance of security for observers and the electorate during elections.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Bauchi youths disappointed after finding warehouse empty

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By Charly Agwam – Bauchi
Following the widespread looting at Covid-19 warehouses across the nation, Bauchi state youths who attempted to raid a store where COVID-19 palliatives were kept on Sunday were disappointed after finding it empty.
The State governor, Bala Mohammed who made this known on his twitter handle on Sunday, said he ordered his Chief of Staff to open the warehouse when he learnt that youths had laid siege on the store to loot palliatives.
He said, “Today, hoodlums attempted a raid on the #COVID-19 palliative warehouse in Bauchi State. My Chief of Staff was informed and he ordered the warehouse to be opened.
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“They saw it was empty, and they turned back. And that’s because we shared everything to beneficiaries as and when due. For accountability, when we started distribution months ago, I ensured to set up a high powered committee that included myself, my deputy, the State @OfficialPDPNig Chairman and Chairmen of all political parties in the state, including traditional rulers, and others.”
“The core of my mandate remains the crucial drive to give Bauchi State citizens a better prospect and more excellent opportunity for a prosperous life. We are doing this, and we will continue to do more. #GreaterBauchi.”
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BREAKING: Curfew now 8pm to 6am —Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos State Governor , Babajide Sanwo -Olu , has again reviewed the curfew imposed on the state to curb the civil unrest in the aftermath of the # EndSARS protests against police brutality .
Sanwo – Olu had eased the 24 -hour curfew on Friday to start from 6pm to 8 am.
But in a notice on Sunday evening by his Commissioner for Information and Strategy , Gbenga Omotoso , the governor said the curfew time is now between the hours of 8 pm and 6am , meaning that residents can go out by 6 am and return home before 8 pm .
The commissioner stated , “ The curfew in Lagos State has been reviewed . Restriction time is now 8 pm to 6 am .
“ Lagosians are enjoined to plan their journey times as they go about their lawful businesses . Public schools remain shut till further notice .”

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