The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has disowned the Department of State Services and its sacked Director General, Lawal Daura, over the invasion and blockage of the National Assembly by operatives of the DSS.
Idris, who was summoned alongside Daura by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, before the sack of the DSS boss, said the police had nothing to do with the blockade despite the arrival of a fully loaded police van while the action was on.
In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Jimoh Moshood, the police stated: “The Nigeria Police Force wishes to categorically state that its personnel was not involved in any way whatsoever in the blockade of the National Assembly in the early hours of today, 7th August 2018.
“The Force was not informed and has no pre-knowledge of the blockade.
“The Nigeria Police Force hereby implores the Media and the general Public to disregard in entirety insinuations that Police personnel were involved in the blockade as untrue, misleading and a misinformation.
“The Nigeria Police Force will continue to ensure that the rule of law prevails, sustain unflinching respect, support and protection of all constituent authorities and democratic institutions in the Country, while maintaining law and order, protection of lives and property Nationwide.”
Senator To Sue Akpabio For Mentioning His Name In NDDC Contract Scam
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions in the 8th Senate, Senator Sam Anyanwu, said on Tuesday that he had directed his lawyers to file lawsuits against the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
Anyanwu, who addressed journalists in Abuja, said he was dragging Akpabio to court for mentioning his name among lawmakers, who had links to the projects awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission in 2018.
The senator, who was also a member of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs in the 8th Senate, denied being a beneficiary of the NDDC projects.
Anyanwu said, “I tried calling him (Akpabio), a couple of times, he has not picked my calls.
“By tomorrow (Wednesday) or Thursday, my lawyers are going to write to Akpabio to retract it or give us the facts after which, if he doesn’t do anything about this, I will take the next step.
“I was shocked that the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs could mention my name that I was awarded contracts.
“I am from Imo State, which is one of the oil-producing states and a member of NDDC; if you remember, it was because of the suffering of the South-East that I moved and sponsored the bill for South-East Development Commission.
“As a member of the committee on NDDC, I attracted projects to my constituency, no contract was ever awarded to me.
“I’m using this medium to call on NDDC to go to my constituency and complete the projects they have started.”
Akpabio had in a letter to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on July 23, linked Senators Peter Nwaoboshi, Mathew Urhoghide, James Manager and Anyanwu, to the contracts awarded by the NDDC in 2018.
All the federal lawmakers he mentioned had, however, denied being beneficiaries of the said contracts.
BREAKING: I Didn’t Say Lawmakers Got 60 Percent of NDDC Contracts —- Akpabio
The Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied accusing members of the National Assembly of collecting 60 percent of the contracts at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Akpabio, in a letter read on the floor of the House during Plenary by the Speaker on Thursday, said the only reference he made to 60 percent during his presentation before the NDDC committee on Monday was in response to a question by a member of the committee.
He said the member had sought to know whether a Medical Director can serve as an Executive Director Project, to which he responded by saying that since 50 to 60 percent of NDDC contracts were medical-related, there was nothing wrong with a Medical Director serving in that capacity.
He also said that the Executive Director Project of the NDDC forwarded to him a list of 19 owed contracts which the Chairman of the House Committee on NDDC insisted must be paid before the 2020 budget of the commission is passed.
He also said that the NDDC has jot executed any contract under the 2020 budget since it has not been passed, while the 2019 budget was passed in April and has not been implemented
The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, however, referred the letter to the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges.
U.K School Hires 10-Year-Old Nigerian Tech Genius, Emmanuella Mayaki, As Its New Coding Instructor
10-year-old Emmanuella Mayaki, has been hired by a school in the United Kingdom to be a coding instructor, and that sure is a huge feat for the young girl.
The Nigerian is a coding and programming prodigy and has gotten her first job at the tender age.
Emmanuella Mayaki received her first job at the Southfield Primary School in Coventry, England, as the after school coding club teacher.
According to Face 2 Face Africa, she will be responsible for teaching other kids her age about the basics of coding including HTML and CSS.
Southfield Primary School selected Emmanuella Mayaki for the job because of her extraordinary skill and knowledge in the area.
Mayaki’s passion for technology started at 7 years old. At age 9, she obtained a diploma with a specialty in multiple software programs including Advanced PowerPoint, Desktop Publishing, and Advanced Excel. She is still actively learning other coding languages and programs to expand her knowledge even further.
“In the club, there are currently about nine pupils. Hopefully, the club will increase its members in September,” she said in an interview with Face 2 Face Africa.
“Today, my Academy App among others is already on Google Play store where I pass on knowledge of coding and graphics. I remember at age seven, I set a target to become a professional web designer and analyst at age nine, and I have accomplished it,” she added. “In the first week, I was pretty nervous because I had never taught a group of children. Although, my experience was sublime because I gained experience and I also enriched my skills. My observations were that not everyone grasps how to do it on their first try and there are some that they rush through it in a breeze.”
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