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NAF gets 10 Trucks to enhance operation

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Yola, Kebbi, has acquired 10 heavy trucks from the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to enhance its operational efficiency.

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Saddique Abubakar inaugurated the vehicles on Friday at the NAF base,Yola.

Abubakar, represented by NAF Chief of Logistics, AVM Aminu Yakubu, said that the vehicles were procured from the NCS through auction.
“The vehicles after the purchase had been fully refurbished and allocated to various Units of the NAF.

“The vehicles will undoubtedly enhance our operational efficiency by easing the distribution of  logistic supplies to units around the country as well as support our counter insurgency and other internal security efforts,” Abubakar said.

The CAS said that the gesture of the Custom service would support its efforts towards bequeathing a robust logistic support system.

He expressed immense appreciation of the thoughtfulness of the Comptroller General of the NCS, Col. Hameed Ali Rtd., for the numerous support to NAF.

It was reported  that the trucks include  five extra long bodies and Five extra short bodies.

The vehicles have been formally issued to 21 QRW Agatu, 23 QRW Gembu. 643 ESD Ikeja and 203 CRG Gombe.Others were deployed to RTCA  Bauchi, 633 CAD Makurdi and 407 ACTG Kainji.

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Adamawa Ex-Commissioner, Sajoh now IPMA National President

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The International professional Managers Association UK has appointed Former Adamawa state commissioner  Ahmad Sajoh  as its Nigerian council President.

Sajoh, former commissioner of information and strategy planning during Bindo’s led  administration  received his  appointment letter on 17th November, 2020  and is expected to commence work immediately.

Mr T T Akinsanya who signed the appointment letter on behalf of the head of African regional headquarters said Sajoh over the years has being contributing to the development and growth of the association in many ways.

Recall that IPMA is an International Examining, Licensing and Regulatory Professional body formed for the purpose of providing practicing managers with the opportunity to participate and to be part of the process of improving managerial performance and effectiveness in all areas of business, industry and public administration.

IPMA whose primary objective, as an International examining, licensing and regulatory professional body, is to improve the key skills required for effective management.

Their examination and licensing qualifying scheme they strive to create awareness and understanding of new technology and new techniques of management so that their qualified managers have the necessary skills to improve their personal effectiveness for their organisations and also to enable them to have a satisfying and rewarding career in Management.

” We also support and promote professionalism in the manner managers conduct themselves when dealing with people and organisations in the business and work environment.

 

”Through our membership and examination scheme we also ensure that our members uphold the high standards of management skills and expertise required by all employers in all sectors of economic activity.

”Our examination and membership structure will assure potential employers about your qualities and that you are competent and have the abilities to perform and deliver results,” IPMA stated in a statement.

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Kidnappers Abduct Minister of Agriculture’s brother in Kano

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Suspected gunmen on Monday morning stormed the family house of Minister of Agriculture, Alh Sabo Nanono, and whisked away his brother named, Babawuro Tofai.

Personal Assistant to the Minister, Umar Wali who confirmed the abduction  said the gunmen attacked the house around 1.00 am, in Gabasawa local government area of Kano State

‘’Before abducting Babawuro Tofai, a young boy in the house was also beaten and he sustained a fracture in the course of the attack,’’ said Wali.

He said they are yet to get communication with the abductor.

Reports earlier say  that earlier on Monday around 2.00 am, gunmen attacked Tumpapi village, Garko local government area beheaded a man and matcheted his son.

The duo were buried around 9.00 am on Monday.

The spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, when contacted could not be reached as his phone was switched off.

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Terrible! Gunmen Storm ABU Zaria, abduct lecturer

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A day after bandits released nine abducted students of the French Department of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, gunmen have invaded the institution and kidnapped a lecturer.

According to a statement by Auwalu Umar, the institution’s Director of Public Affairs, the incident took place at Sardauna crescent on the main campus.

Although he did not mention the name of the lecturer, an online newspaper, Saheliantimes, simply gave his name as “Dr Bako.”

The university spokesperson said the lecturer was initially kidnapped along with his wife and daughter.

He said the wife and daughter were released “when security agents chased the kidnappers into the bush.”

“At about 12:50 a.m. on Monday, 23rd November, 2020, kidnappers invaded the house of a staff member of the university on Sardauna crescent, area BZ, main campus, Samaru, Zaria. They went away with him along with his wife and daughter.

“The University security division quickly informed the operatives of the police intelligence response team that advanced to the scene following the distress call. There was an exchange of fire between the kidnappers and the mobile police operatives. When it was clear that they would be overpowered, the kidnappers ran into the bush along with the victims.

“As the police went after them up to kasuwar Da’a village bothering the university, the kidnappers then released the wife and daughter and went away with the husband. Some empty shells were recovered from the scene.

“The inspector general of police and other security agencies, as well as all relevant government establishments have been duly informed of the unfortunate incident,” the statement read.

ABU Zaria has suffered attacks by kidnappers lately.

It could be recalled that last week, the abduction of nine students who were on their way to Lagos for an academic program.

Their abductors reportedly demanded N270 million as ransom. The students were later released after a ransom was paid.

Kaduna, Katsina , Zamfara and Niger States have seen have seen more frequent attacks from bandits in recent years, despite increased security presence in the area.

Only recently, some  police officers on a special assignment were kidnapped in Katsina State.

The officers were on their way to Zamfara State from Borno to carry out a special assignment before they were abducted.

They have been released, according to the police.

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