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CROSS RIVER STATE POLICE COMMAND REITERATES RESOLVE TO COMBAT CRIME AND RESTORE THE STATE TO ITS PEACEFUL STATUS.
The cross river state police command has reiterated its resolve to combat crime and restore the state to its peaceful status.
Police public relations officer, ASP, Irene Ugbo who spoke on the heels of a recent crisis between rival cult groups in Calabar South on Saturday, said some persons have already been arrested in connection with the incident and more culprits will be brought to book.
Irene also allayed fears of clashes between herdsmen and indigenes of communities in Odukpani local government area.

NIGERIA POLICE FORCE ARRAIGNS NATIONAL COMMANDANT OF THE PEACE CORPS OF NIGERIA.
The Nigeria police Force has arraigned the national commandant of the Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh.
Akoh was brought into the Federal High Court Abuja alongside other senior officers of the corps.
He was arrested over an allegation of illegal establishment of the organization and the use of military training facilities for intended personnel of the Corps.
Reports say the police detained Akoh on Sunday, March 19, after he submitted himself for questioning at the FCT police command.
Recall that Akoh and 49 senior officers of the corps were arrested and detained about two weeks ago.

FOREIGN
18 DIE IN WINDSTORM CALAMITY AT POPULAR WATERFALL IN GHANA.
At least 18 people have died and 22 others injured, after a large tree fell on students who were swimming during a storm at a popular waterfall spot in Kintampo, Ghana.
Kintampolocal police Chief Owusu Boampong who spoke with newsmen, said rescue teams used chainsaws to cut through the fallen tree to free those who were trapped underneath the tree.
Police and fire service personnel were involved in the rescue operation at the scene in Ghana’s central Brong-Ahafo region, north of the capital Accra.
However, President Nana Akufo-Addo has sent his condolences to the families of the victims.

ENTERTAINMENT
FORMER US PRESIDENTS BARACK OBAMA AND BILL CLINTON PAY TRIBUTE TO LATE ROCK N ROLL LEGEND CHUCK BERRY.
Former US presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have paid tribute to late rock n roll legend Chuck Berry, who died on Saturday at his home in Missouri at the age of 90.
Clinton, who revealed that he and his wife Hillary loved Berry so dearly, said the singer was inseparable from his music as he portrayed himself as being utterly original and distinctly American.
Clinton said Berry’s life was a treasure and a triumph, and will never be forgotten by his numerous fans and lovely family.

PRESIDENCY
The presidency has stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari has never been involved in any fraudulent act for selfish interests.
This was stated by the Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari Lauretta Onochie, in response to concerned Nigerians over the recent order by the President that the second tranche of the Paris club refund be released to state governors.
Onochie who explained that the directive is aimed at alleviating the sufferings of Nigerian workers, stressed that the President is not a businessman and has always depended on his salary.
Onochie however, urged Nigerians in states where salaries are owed to become active citizens by insisting that their salaries are paid.
Meanwhile, the senior special assistant on media and publicity to the president Garbu Shehu, has revealed that president Buhari has been mostly working from home since his return from a medical vacation.
This was revealed to newsmen after Shehu was asked about the president’s work schedule.
Shehu explained that the president does not follow official working hours, because he works round the clock to ensure the progress of the nation.

FG
The Federal Government has formally confirmed that Nigeria has reached self-sufficiency in the production of cement, as the nation is now an exporter of the commodity to many neighbouring countries.
This comes after the Minister for Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi, led a team to Dangote Cement plants in Ibese, Ogun state, attributing the achievement to Dangote Cement which spare headed the backward integration policy introduced by the government.
Fayemi who recalled that Nigeria imported over 60 per cent of her cement needs in the past, added that the government is focusing on agriculture and solid minerals to tackle the country’s economic challenges.

WOHD
As the world marks the 2017 World Oral Health Day today, Dentists have called for good oral hygiene habits, avoiding risk factors and having a regular dental check-up from early life to maintain optimal oral health into old age.
The world oral health day is an international day set aside to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth, to promote worldwide oral health awareness and to encourage everyone to pay attention to their oral hygiene in a bid to help reduce the global burden of oral disease.
With this year’s theme as “LIVE MOUTH SMART”, the Nigerian Dental Association has recommended that individuals brush at least twice daily with tooth brushes changed after every three months, and avoid too much of sugary food.

SPORT
Michail Antonio’s hopes of earning a first England cap this month has been dashed by a hamstring injury that has forced the West Ham United winger’s withdrawal from the squad for fixtures against Germany and Lithuania.
The 26-year-old reported the injury following West Ham’s 3-2 Premier League defeat against Leicester City on Saturday.

Whyte Daniel

March 20th, 2017

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