Centenary City: House Seeks Prosecution Of Anyim, Bala Mohammed

Centenary City Project: House Seeks Prosecution Of Pius Anyim, Bala MohammedThe House of Representatives has called for the prosecution of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Pius Anyim, for his role in the Centenary City Project.

The lawmakers also sought for the prosecution of former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed.

The call was one of the recommendations adopted by the House on Thursday, after considering the report of its Committee which investigated the matter.

The lawmakers also approved the recommendation that the Code of Conduct Bureau, as well as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission should investigate the roles played by both former public officers in the project.

Mimiko Commissions Public Service Training Institute In Ondo

Olusegun Mimiko Commissions Public Service Training Institute In OndoOndo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has commissioned the Public Service Training Institute which would serve as a breeding ground for public servants in the state and beyond.

The institute is located in Ilaramokin in Ifedore Local Government Area in the central senatorial district of the southwest Nigerian state.

It was envisioned in 2011 as part of the Governor Mimiko-led administration’s commitment towards ensuring efficient and effective service in the state’s public sector.

In his address at the event, the Governor said that he admitted that the feats recorded by his administration in key sectors such as health, education and urban renewal would not have been possible but for the dedication of the public service.

He expressed hope that the institute would be able to deliver generalised and customised training for the public service in the state as well as interested organisation or individual.

The guest speaker at the occasion, who is an Afenifere Chieftain, Mr Sehinde Arogbofa, commended Governor Mimiko for the establishment of the institute.

He expressed hope that humanity would benefit from the gesture, stressing the importance of education and productivity in any venture.

The commissioning was witnessed by dignitaries such as a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Olu Falae; a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore and a former Permanent Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Health, Mr Dere Awosika, among others.

The edifice has a number of facilities which include: an administrative block, a 300 capacity conference hall, a 100 capacity boardroom and a standard restaurant.

Others include five standard lecture theatres, 10 syndicate rooms and library facilities among others.

Police Boss Orders Arraignment Of Suspected Abductors Of Falae

IGP Arase Orders Prosecution Of Falae's Suspected AbductorsThe Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has ordered the arraignment of the suspected kidnappers of Chief Olu Falae in an Ondo Magistrate court in Nigeria’s south-western region.

According to the police, the decision came after discreet investigations into the abduction of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the subsequent arrest of his suspected abductors, two weeks after his release.

The former presidential candidate was kidnapped from his farm in Ondo State on Monday, September 21 but was subsequently released by his captors on Thursday, September 24.

The Police have filed a five-count charge against the five suspects, who abducted the elder statesman.

A statement released on Friday by the Police said “the IGP, while commending his men for the quick arrest of the suspects, said the Nigeria Police under his leadership will leave no stone unturned at ensuring that all criminals in the country are brought to justice”.

He also solicited Nigerians cooperation and partnership with the Police, stressing that “with credible and quick information, the job of protecting lives and property comes with ease”.

Police Arrest Olu Falae’s Abductors

Olu Falae's Abductors Arrested By PoliceThe Nigeria Police has arrested five of the eight abductors of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae.

The arrest is coming about two weeks after the elder statesman was released in Akure, Ondo State capital in Nigeria’s south-western region.

A confirmed source of the Ondo State Police Command disclosed that the suspects were arrested in Niger, Ekiti and Ondo States by the Special Intelligence Team deployed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase.

The source also hinted that part of the alleged ransom paid by the family has also been recovered.

The former SGF was kidnapped from his farm in Ondo State on Monday (September 21) with his abductors demanding for a cash sum of N100 million, later reduced to N90 million as ransom.

President Muhammadu Buhari consequently directed the IGP and other security agencies to take all necessary action to ensure the safe and speedy rescue of the former SGF.

Younger brother to the elder statesman, Sunday Falae, confirmed to Channels Television that the former presidential candidate was released by his captors on Thursday, September 24.