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Timilehin Adebiyi joins Heirs Life as Communications Manager

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Marketing communications professional, Timilehin Adebiyi has been appointed as Communications Manager for Nigeria’s life insurance company, Heirs Life Assurance Limited.

In his new role, Timilehin will oversee all internal and external communications and CSR activities for Heirs Insurance Limited and Heirs Life Assurance. He will also be involved in developing and implementing organizational publicity strategies for company events, and creating and managing robust communications plans, among others.

Before joining Heirs Life Assurance, he was the PR & Communications Adviser at ID Africa, a marketing, media and technology company in Lagos.

At ID Africa, Timilehin worked on various communications campaigns and projects for local and multinational companies, including Big Brother Naija seasons 5 &6, Nigerian Idol Season 6, Betway 5s League, Lori Systems Nigeria launch, and DStv Step Up.

Heirs Life is a digital life insurance company providing simple, quick, reliable, and accessible financial security plans to individuals and businesses. With a wide range of personalized investment and pure protection plans, Heirs Life assures a dependable safety net and emotional shield to customers and their loved ones during periods of uncertainty or loss.

Timilehin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Federal University, Oye Ekiti, and is a study member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. Timilehin also holds other certifications in marketing and public relations.

Heirs Life Assurance is a subsidiary of Heirs Holdings, a pan-African investment group with a presence across three continents and 20 African countries.

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NIIA DG, IPCR, others proffer solutions to democratic issues in Nigeria, Africa

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Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Institute of Peace and Conflicts Resolution (IPCR) and many other international affairs analysts have proffered solutions to democratic issues in the country and Africa generally.

The International Affairs Analysts such as Professor Femi Otubanjo, Associate Professor Efem Ubi, Professor Warisu Alli, Professor Victor Adetula, Professor Habu Mohammad, Professor Kolawole Ogundowole, and others spoke at the Conference on Democratic consolidation and the resurgence of military coups in Africa, organized by the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs on Tuesday in Lagos.

The Director-General, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Professor Eghosa Osaghae advocated for more democracy as there cannot never be less democracy for the growth and development of the nation.

Eghosa acknowledged the existence of problems but stated that they can be addressed by democracy.

He explained the timeliness of the conference even as he reiterated that problems are not just analyzed but provided solutions.

“There are problems and these problems can be solved by democracy.

“The conference is very timely and we are pleased opening this discussion so that we don’t only analyze what the problem is but also provide or suggest solutions.

“There can only be more democracy and more democracy. There can never be less democracy.” He said

Representative of the Institute of Peace and Conflicts Resolution (IPCR), Mr Andrew Gwaza noted the need for democracy to be indigenous as it must be important to what is concerned to the people.

Andrew explained that it must resonate with the affairs and yearnings of the people, as well as involve youth in the democratic governance of the country for the preservation of democracy.

“There is a need for democracy to be indigenous. It must be important to what is concerned to the people.

“It must resonate with the affairs and yearnings of the people. The youth must be involved in the democratic governance of the country for the preservation of democracy.” Gwaza said.

Dean at the School of Post Graduate Studies, University of Jos, Professor Warisu Alli defined Democracy as an idea about governance which suggests that the management of the affairs of the people should involve the people and that they should have access to information, and freedom to participate in the affairs concerning them.

Meanwhile, Warisu condemned the presidential system as having driven enormous powers to the President which allows them to descend into being totalitarian.

He, therefore, suggested a cursory look at the working of the presidential system, noting that the parliamentary system should be adopted.

Professor of International Relations & Development Studies at the University of Jos, Prof Victor Adetula advocated for a genuine civil society for the entrenchment of democracy, saying that civil society is not virile and that it lacks capacity.

He stated that democracy is fragmented and factionalized and unable to align appropriately

We need a civil society that is genuine for democracy. Civil society is not virile. It lacks the capacity.

“ It is fragmented and factionalized and unable to align appropriately. Nigeria and many other countries are challenged for growth and development.

“it is just capable of leading the democratic struggle that as it may. If it is not coordinated, it cannot be the basis of citizens’ actions must be engaged but it has to be well-coordinated” He said.

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Police arrest suspected killers of Police officer in Imo

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The Imo State police command has arrested some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/ Eastern Security Network (ESN) suspected to be the killers of a Police officer in Ubah Agwa Community, Oguta Local Government Area of  Imo State.

The team also discovered deadly shrines including charms and ammunition, and a live python used in fortifying themselves before attacks.

In a statement issued on Thursday by the Imo Police Command Public Relations Officer, CSP Michael Abattam said the raid was in reaction to the receipt of credible information.

The PPRO explained that the command received an information that the native doctor who prepares charms for fortifications against bullets and knives for members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network ( ESN ) and led in the attack and killing of a police officer in Agwa Community has returned after fleeing the Community.

He further stated that the Command’s Tactical Teams hastily mobilised and with the positive revelations made in the course of interrogating the suspects earlier arrested in connection with the killing, the team was able to locate the criminal hideout in Ubah Agwa in Oguta LGA of Imo State and immediately cordoned area and tactical went into the den.

According to him, the hoodlums on sighting the police operatives attempted to escape only to discover that the whole escape route has been saturated with police operatives hence, they were arrested.

Those arrested include Casmire Mgbugha, Hycent Chimezie,  Hycent Azunna,  Hycent Ifesinachi,  Hycent Chimobi, Chukwuemeka Wisdom, and a 72 yesterday old Nnadii Clifford.

CSP Abattam noted that the team recovered from the terror camp; one Toyota Camry car with registration number AKD 73 BF LAGOS, one live Python, eight locally made Pistols,  eighteen rounds of live cartridges, one Biafra flag, a pair of Police Camouflage uniforms belonging to late Inspector Felicia Nwagbara ‘f’ who has been declared missing since 2017 by police authorities.

The PPRO added that one of the suspects Hycent Chimezie was shot in his leg while attempting to escape when the team was coming out of the criminals’ hideout.

He said that in the course of interrogation, the suspects confessed to having murdered late Inspector Felicia Nwagbara who was the second wife to one of the suspects – Casmire Mgbugba.

 The suspects further stated that they are the manufacturers of the locally made guns recovered from them adding that apart from using them to perpetrate crimes, they sell to robbers and kidnappers.

The Imo State Police Command, however, expressed her appreciation to the good people of Imo State for their undaunting support while assuring them of the command’s commitments to sustaining the already improved security architecture in the state.

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