NAF War College inaugurates 19 senior officers
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air War College on Friday inaugurated 19 senior officers as participants for Course 4/2018 in order to upgrade their knowledge on emerging trends in air power.
Commandant of the Civil society groups accredited by the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) to observe Wednesday’s local government elections have insisted that the process was generally peaceful, transparent, free and fair.
Among the 13 local government areas where elections were conducted, 11 were announced, two inconclusive with the ruling APC declared winner.
However, the PDP rejected the results saying there were gross irregularities, doctoring of results by returning officers and their agents were intimidated and chased away. The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) on Friday sealed 343 Pharmacies, Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors (PPMVS) in Kebbi State. Director, Inspection and Monitoring of the Council, Mrs. Anthonia O. Aruya while briefing journalists in Birnin Kebbi said they violated the council’s law and regulations. Operation Safe Haven security outfit Commander, Major General Augustine Agundu, yesterday said some of his men had been captured and or killed in recent disturbances in Plateau State.
Agundu said yesterday at an extraordinary meeting of traditional rulers on the recent violence in parts of Plateau State hat a police officer attached to OPSH had disappeared since June while a soldier had also gone missing in the last two weeks with no traces of their bodies. College, Air Vice Marshal Charles Oghomwen, said in Makurdi that the course was necessary for the country’s solution to security challenges.
Oghomwen added that the course would provide a new benchmark for further prospects and growth of capable senior military commanders of service.
Observers insist Plateau LG polls free, fair
The state PDP Chairman, Damishi Sango, said while voters were waiting at the different collation centres, the electoral and returning officers disappeared and until the point when PLASIEC were announcing the results, some of their people were still waiting at the collation centers for the results to be collected.
He urged Governor Simon Lalong and the APC in the state not to do anything that would breach the peace.
But in a communiqué on behalf of the observers by Comrade Peter Nwokolo of Citizens Rights, they said PLASIEC did a good job and that their invaluable commitment to a transparent and credible process was commendable.
Pharmacists Council seals 343 pharmacies
She said after five days of inspection of 498, most of the sealed pharmacies were found guilty of improper handling of controlled substances, unhygienic environment, poor documentation and dispensing of ethicalprescription of drugs among others. She wondered how they were able to handle medicines in their facilities and the attendant serious public health implications.
Security agents being killed in Plateau-OPSH
The Special Task Force Commander stressed that apart from three soldiers from the Special Forces Team that were killed in September and buried last week, another soldier was abducted during the recent security breach in parts of Jos city.
“Even in the course of that violence in Rukuba road, a soldier was going to visit his family and after buying some suya meat for the family, he was captured in the midst of that mayhem and has disappeared till now, we have not seen the body, I can go on and on,” he said.
From left: Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Reps.), Suleiman Kawu; Zamfara State Governor Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari; and Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, address State House correspondents after the Jumat prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday Photo Felix Onigbinde