NAF War Col­lege in­au­gu­rates 19 se­nior of­fi­cers

Weekly Trust - - News - Hope Abah Em­manuel, Makurdi Dick­son S. Adama, Jos Is­mail Kebbi Ade­bayo, Lami Sadiq, Jos Birnin

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

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