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Yuletide: Police order enforcement on ban of fireworks, knockouts in Akwa Ibom

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The Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State Command, CP Andrew Amiengheme, has ordered the immediate enforcement on the ban in the sale or use of fireworks or other explosives during the Christmas and the new year celebrations in the state.

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He added that the use of such explosives are capable of causing fire outbreaks this period.

The commissioner, who stated this in a statement signed by the command Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, urged parents and guardians to warn their wards against the use of fireworks as the police operatives have been mandated to Clampdown on the users.

The CP also announced that security has been beefed up in all parts of the state for a successful celebration of the yuletide and beyond even as he called on the people to report suspicious elements to the Police directly or by calling the following numbers ; 080-392-13071, 0802 091 3810.

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The statement in parts, “The Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State Police Command, *CP AMIENGHEME ANDREW, psc(+), fdc* has ordered the immediate enforcement of the ban on the use of fireworks across the State during the Christmas and New year celebrations.

“The CP notes that the law banning the sale and use of prohibited explosives (knockouts inclusive) is still in force.

“He has therefore requested parents/guardians to warn their children/wards to refrain from the use of all kinds of prohibited fireworks during and after the yuletide.

“He further warns those who burn tyres on the main roads and highways during festivities to desist forthwith as such acts destroys the road and are capable of causing fire outbreaks.”

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Suspected serial burglar nabbed in Ibadan over stealing of N2m phones, laptops, other items

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From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan

Nemesis has caught up with a 23-year-old suspected serial burglar, Tobi Awoola, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, for burglary and stealing of phones and accessories worth over N2million in Challenge area of the city.

Police operatives, attached to Felele Divisional Headquartres of Oyo State Command, apprehended him on Saturday January 22, 2022. He was said to have been living at a community on Oleyo Ayegun Road in Ibadan.

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The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, Adewale Osifeso, a Superintendent of Police (SP), made this known to journalists in Ibadan on Tuesday via a press release, which he issued on behalf of the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko.

According to him, the success recorded in the case was part of conscious effort to continue ridding the state off unscrupulous and sinister-minded elements, describing the suspect as an habitual burglar in connection with a case of burglary and stealing, which occurred at about 8p.m on Thursday December 28, 2021 at Choice Plaza, Challenge area Ibadan.

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Osifeso continued: “However, as a result of painstaking and diligent investigations, through the swift deployment of intelligence and tactical assets, the suspect, one Awoola Tobi ‘m’ was tracked and apprehended in possession of the following items which were hitherto reported stolen. These recovered items include; 16 I-Phone mobile phones, a white earpiece, one unbranded white coloured earpod, a Sony Vio laptop, one Dell laptop and a black shuttle bag.

“Preliminary investigations and voluntary confessions made by the suspect revealed that he broke into the mobile phone and accessories shop situated at Choice Plaza, Challenge, Ibadan. This time unaided with the intent of stealing and re-selling the items.”

Osifeso stated that efforts have been emplaced to break into the suspect’s criminal network, adding that state police command “seeks the cooperation of the good people of the state in providing credible and timely information to help maintain the relative peace and tranquility enjoyed in the State.”

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Beijing 2022: Buhari  wishes Nigerian athletes participating in  Olympic, Paralympic Winter Games success 

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Buhari From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has wished Nigerian athletes participating in the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games success at the competition.

According to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said he trusts that Nigerian athletes participating in different events will excel at the competition, surpassing the previous record in PyeongChang, South Korea, in 2018, when the nation competed for the first time.

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He said recognises that the Olympic Games is a platform for closer friendship and cooperation between countries, expressing sincere hopes that all athletes, in the pursuit of their Olympic dream, would promote the core values of the Games: excellence, friendship and respect.

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The President congratulated China on hosting the Winter Olympics, lauding Beijing for making history as the first “dual Olympic city” in the world’s Olympic history, having hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008.

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As a friendly and brotherly country to Nigeria, President Buhari affirmed the support of the Nigerian government and its people to China.

He expressed the believes that with China’s rich experience in organising international events, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, with the slogan “Together for a Shared Future”, will be delivered as a splendid, exceptional and extraordinary Olympic event for the world.

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