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IGP appoints Disu as Kyari’s replacement at IRT

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has approved the posting of Tunji Disu, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team.

The appointment of the officer was sequel to the police management’s decision to fill the leadership gap within the unit caused by the suspension of the former IRT head, Abba Kyari, who is under investigation for alleged collusion in a $1.1 million Internet fraud perpetrated by a suspect, Abass Ramon, commonly known as Hushpuppi.

A statement on Monday by the police spokesman, Frank Mba, titled, ‘IGP appoints DCP Tunji Disu as Head, Police Intelligence Response Team,’ said the positing was with immediate effect.

The statement said, “The IG charged the new head of the IRT to demonstrate his professional competence in his leadership of the unit.

“He also assured citizens that the IRT will remain focused in the discharge of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices.

Prior to his appointment, Disu, a former Commander of the Rapid Response Squad Lagos State, was the DCP, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

He had also previously served at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Rivers State as the Deputy Head of the unit.

He was also a former Commander of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the African Union Peace Keeping Mission in Dafur, Sudan.

The new IRT head holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Lagos State University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State.

He has also attended several professional courses both at home and abroad, including Small Arms Smuggling Training in Botswana, Internet Fraud Training at the Cambridge University, United Kingdom; Strategic Leadership Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos; Forensic Investigations and Criminal Intelligence Course at the University of Lagos, amongst others.

He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations and Chattered Institute of Personnel management, amongst other professional bodies.

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President Tinubu To Address Joint Sitting Of National Assembly Tomorrow

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As part the event to commemorate 25 years of unbroken democracy and Legislature in Nigeria, there will be joint sitting of both the Senate and the House of Representatives on Wednesday 29 May, 2024.

This is contained in a statement by clerk to the national Assembly Sani Magaji Tambuwal and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

The statement indicates that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will address the joint sitting on state of the nation and also flag off the National Assembly Library.

Senators and Honourable Members are expected to be seated by 9am.

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Sanusi Reinstated As Emir Of Kano

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Four years after Muhammadu Sanusi II was deposed as the Emir of Kano, Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has reinstated him to the throne.

“With the full support of the kingmakers, I have approved the reappointment of Malam Sanusi Lamido,” the governor said to cheers at the Art Chamber of the Kano State Government House around 5:16 pm on Thursday.

He announced the decision right after signing the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 into law.

The new law replaces the Kano State Emirates Council Law, 2019, and dissolves the emirate councils created by Governor Yusuf’s predecessor Abdullahi Ganduje.

It was based on the law that Ganduje split the Kano Emirate into five in December 2019 and deposed the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II on March 9, 2020. The emirates created by the Ganduje administration were Karaye, Bichi, Rano, and Gaya, in addition to Kano.

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FG Offers 2-Month Free Ride On Abuja Light Rail

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The federal government has offered 2-month free ride services to passengers on the Abuja Light rail after its inauguration on Monday.

Nyesom Wike, The FCT Minister, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday at a ministerial press briefing on the one year in office of President Bola Tinubu.

He said President Tinubu would inaugurate the rail project on Monday, while it would start commercial services on Tuesday.

“For those who are saying that the rail system had already been commissioned, don’t make a mistake. What was earlier commissioned was the building. What we want to commission on Monday is commercial operations.

“If you are going to the airport, from here to airport is 20 minutes. Seeing is believing. Go on Tuesday. We are going to allow for free rides for two months.

“You know, Mr. President, he can even say extend it to six months just to reduce the pain of our people. That is renewed hope agenda. When you say something, you do it,” Wike said.

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