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Police To Launch Special Intervention Squad In Bauchi State – I-G

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The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Kayode Egbetokun, says that the force is set to launch the establishment of a Special Intervention Squad (SIS) to respond to all forms of crises in Bauchi state.

The I-G said this in Bauchi on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state.

Egbetokun, said he would establish the squad in all the states of the federation, adding that 10 states had been selected as pilot states and Bauchi state was one of them.

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According to him, by the time the squad fully takes off, the days of the bandits and other criminals terrorising the country will be numbered.

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He explained that members of this squad would be carefully selected, specially trained, equipped and specially motivated.

The I-G added that the squad would not engage in routine anti-crime patrol, but they would be based, housed, fed, taken care of and trained.

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“It’s either they are on an intervention mission, or they are in their base training.

“Their mission will be to respond to all crises. If there is any crisis anywhere, this squad will be deployed to intervene in those crises and return to base to continue training.

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“From our experience, we found out that if we face a particular state that is troubled by bandits, as we are chasing them away from that state, they are moving into neighbouring states.

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“And if you go to that state, they will still move to another state, and we want to stop this. If we have the squad in all the states, as we are chasing them out from a place, they will not have another place to run to.

“Bauchi state is a peaceful state, but we don’t want the peace of the state to be broken in any way, therefore, Bauchi state has been selected as one of the pilot states,” he said.

He lauded the Bauchi state governor for his unwavering support to the police in the state and urged him to extend the same gesture to the establishment of the squad in the state.

Reacting, Gov. Bala Mohammed thanked the I-G for selecting Bauchi state as one of the pilot states and promised to give all it takes to support the squad.

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“We are ready to work with the police all through and I have always been doing that and that Special Intervention Squad you are establishing, we are very grateful that you are including us.

“Definitely, whatever support you need from us, we are going to give it because security is the main thing we need, it’s what we need to go to school, farm, markets and live a peaceful life,” said the governor.

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Drama As US-based Model Accidentally Uploads ‘Cozy’ Photo With Davido

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A U.S-based model identified as Bonita Maria has caused a stir on social media after inadvertently sharing a ‘cozy’ photo of herself and Nigerian singer, Davido.

The photo which has sent the internet into a frenzy captured the model and Davido in what appeared to be an intimate pose.

The duo could be seen close together in a relaxed, comfortable pose, with Davido’s arm around her.

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Despite the photo’s swift retraction, it quickly made rounds across various social media platforms, with netizens speculating on the nature of their relationship.

Although as of press time, representatives of the singer are yet to comment on the trending photo.

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Davido, a prominent figure in the Afrobeats music scene, has been under the public eye for both his musical achievements and personal endeavors.

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With numerous awards and accolades to his name, including multiple MTV Africa Music Awards and BET Awards, Davido has established himself as a global ambassador for Afrobeats music.

The singer’s distinctive style, characterized by infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, has earned him a dedicated fan base worldwide.

 

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Nigeria May Adopt Chinese Water Transport System

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Nigerian maritime stakeholders and authorities have concluded plans to understudy the Chinese waterways transport model with a view to perfecting Nigeria’s waterways transportation system.

In a statement, the Head of Maritime Roundtable Breakfast Meeting, MBRBM, Mrs Tosan Edodo-Emore, said that China being the largest country with the largest inland waterways is apt to teach Nigeria on how best to manage and improve water transport system.

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She said that the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Madam Yan Yuqing, is expected to share the Chinese experience with the Sino-Nigeria Maritime Relationship and lessons to be learnt from China at the summit scheduled for April 18, 2024.

According to the Edodo-Emore, the Summit themed, “Security and New Technologies in Inland Waterways Transportation”, will have some heads of maritime institutions

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NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians On Banned Soap

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The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has drawn Nigerians’ attention to the ban on Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 Mystic Flower), by European Union (EU).

The notification is contained in a public alert with No. 012/2024, signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, and issued to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.

The product does not comply with the cosmetic products regulation; it also contains Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA), which is prohibited in cosmetic products due to its risk of harming the reproductive system.

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“It also causes harm to the health of unborn children and may cause skin sensitisation.

“It is as a result of the defective nature of the product that the EU banned it.

“The products is not in NAFDAC database; importers, distributors, retailers and consumers are to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain,” she said.

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Adeyeye called on marketers and consumers to avoid the importation, distribution, sale and use of the product, saying that product’s authenticity and physical condition must be carefully checked.

She called on members of the public in possession of the product to discontinue sale or use, and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

The NAFDAC boss advised healthcare professionals and consumers to report any suspicion of adverse reaction or substandard and falsified regulated products to the nearest NAFDAC office on 0800-162-3322 or via email: sf.alert@nafdac.gov.ng.

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She also encouraged healthcare professionals and patients to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of the product, to the nearest NAFDAC office.

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