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UI Don Nelson Fashina Lists Measures To Check Insecurity

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UI Don Nelson Fashina Lists Measures To Check Insecurity
A representative of the Chief of Army Staff presenting Prof. Fashina the plaque of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre as a mark of honour from the Nigerian Army.

A professor at the University of Ibadan, Nelson Fashina, has listed some measures to be deployed to check insecurity in the country.

Prof. Fashina outlined these measures as a guest lecturer at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Asokoro, Abuja on Tuesday.

Fashina, a super vigilante cop, National Commander and a distinguished scholar was invited by the Nigerian Army to deliver the lecture on behalf of all the entire structured and core vigilante informal security groups in Nigeria in order to address the kernel of vigilante relevance to national security.

The lecture which became seminal was explosive in its fearless chronicle of the achievements and failures of the security agencies in tackling national insecurity problems.

Fashina argued for the relevance of the vigilantes in securing the nation’s ungoverned and security porous spaces – the forests and bushes as hideouts for the Boko Haram bandits.

According to him, the total population of the regular security personnel in Nigeria is not enough to combat and conquer the terrorists.

Therefore, he appealed to the Nigerian Army as the parent-security agency and to the Nigeria Police and all its extended police family, to support the National Assembly in the bid to enable a legislation of the well disciplined, well structured, patriotic and nationalized set of CAC incorporated vigilantes as a formal security agency.

He made scholarly and sociological distinctions between two types of vigilantes: 1. “Ethnic Militia Vigilantes” (Negative Vigilantes) who are subversive of national unity and of the government, and who are criminals of electoral violence in Nigeria. 2. CAC incorporated vigilante groups whose data base is with the Nigeria Police and the NSCDC. He argued that category 2 vigilantes are the patriotic volunteer/informal security groups who have been assisting the police in crime detection, prevention, report, and arrest, and that they have also been successfully assisting the military in the Joint Task Force operations against the Boko Haram guerillas in the Northeast and other terrorist afflicted regions in Nigeria.

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Essentially, Fashina argued that Boko Haram being driven by religious, socio-economic and and political ideologies of subversion cannot be overcome with physical counter-insurgency strategies. Rather, he called for psychological, logical, and social orientation strategies to divest the Boko Haram enemies’ minds from their wrong affiliations with inhuman, ungodly and false indoctrinations.

According to him, crisis is an endemic part of any society that arises from grievances against the state, especially in capitalist societies.

He averred that conscious attempts should be made by the state/government to reduce the gap of socio-economic inequalities, as a giant step to reducing crime and criminalities.

He talked about the need for a massive creation of employment through the establishment of a new security agency from the vigilantes, especially the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, and the Hunters Group of Nigeria, because the HGN has no internal leadership crisis and their personnel are well disciplined and ready to undertake formal national security assignment of policing the forest, the bushes and the schools, being the spaces yet to be secured.

He said the aim and objectives of the HGN do not duplicate duties of the Nigeria Police or the Civil Defence. He said the VGN was the oldest and most structured group whose Bill was passed by the 8th National Assembly, but the Bill has not been Assented to by the President.

He called for a synergy between VGN and the HGN in the realization of the nation’s noble objective in national security. He appealed to the already existing Govt security agencies to eschew what he called the “co-wife” pattern of unhealthy rivalry and jealousy against the personnel of the standing and well structured informal vigilante security groups that are assisting them in crime control on voluntary and pro-bono basis.

He rounded off by advising the vigilante groups to comply to the strictures of lawful ethics in their conduct and assisting roles in aid of both police and military duties.

The lecture is full of high levels of conceptual definitions and applications of theories of security, under the Community Policing Initiative of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

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BREAKING:Lagos Govt Arraigns Chrisland School, Principal, Others Over Death Of Pupil Whitney Adeniran

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Chrisland pupil Whitney

The Lagos State government has arraigned Chrisland School, Opebi, its principal, vice principal and two other employees over the death of one of the school’s pupils, 12-year-old Whitney Adeniran.

On Wednesday, the government of Lagos State had filed charges against Chrisland School and four others over the death of the 12-year-old pupil, Whitney Adeniran.

The school and its workers were accused of involuntary manslaughter and reckless and negligent acts.

The workers who were arraigned before Justice Oyindamola Ogala of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja include Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Mrs Belinda Amao, Nwatu Ugochi Victoria and Chrisland School Limited.

The school principal, Mrs Belinda Amao, broke down in tears while in the dock as the court and counsel tried to agree on a date for the commencement of the trial.

Whitney died during the school’s inter-house sports competition at Agege Stadium in Lagos on February 9.

Blessing Adeniran, her mother, had accused Chrisland of negligence over her daughter’s death.

The school’s management, however, dismissed insinuations that there was foul play in the death, saying she slumped in public.

Chrisland also argued that Whitney complained about “not-too-buoyant health” a few days before she died.

However, an autopsy conducted at the Lagos State University Hospital (LASUTH) confirmed that the deceased died from “asphyxia and electrocution”.

In the charges filed on behalf of the state government by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Babajide Martins, who disclosed that their negligence killed Whitney because they failed to ensure her safety.

The charge also disclosed that they all acted in a reckless and negligent manner that endangered human life.

The offences are contrary to Sections 224 & 251 of the Criminal Law, C17, Vol.3, Laws of Lagos State, 2015

If found guilty, the offences carry a penalty of life imprisonment and two-year jail terms respectively.

On Tuesday, the state government granted access to Chrisland High School, Opebi branch, to open for physical learning ahead of the school’s forthcoming examination after parents’ appeal.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had ordered that the school be shut down on March 3, 2023, following the investigation into Whitney’s death.

Sanwo-Olu through the state Ministry of Education said the closure of the school would pave the way for unhindered investigation and afford all stakeholders, including parents, students, staff and friends of the deceased, time to grieve.

The reopening followed an appeal by the Parents of all Chrisland School Units who visited the Ministry of Education on Monday to seek the government’s understanding for “the sake of 500 plus students some of whom also have terminal examinations.”

The management of the school had tendered an apology over Whitney’s death.

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BREAKING: Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff Oladipo Diya Dies

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Retired Lt.General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya, the former Chief of Staff in General Sani Abacha’s military government, is dead.

His death was confirmed by Prince Oyesinmilola Diya. He said the former military administrator of Ogun State passed on to glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.

Born on the 3rd of April, 1944, Diya was military Governor of Ogun State after the Buhari-Idiagbon coup of December 31st, 1983.

Diya joined the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and fought during the Nigerian Civil War.

He later attended the US Army School of Infantry, the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1980–1981) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

While serving in the military, Diya studied law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained an LLB degree, and then at the Nigerian Law School, where he was called to bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He held other top military posts like GOC, 82 Division and finally the Chief of General Staff (military Vice President) to Gen Sani Abacha

The statement read: “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.

“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.

“Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family.”

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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor

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BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
Governor Adeleke

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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