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The Senator representing Southern Borno and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume has denied reports linking him to the calls for decentralisation of the Nigerian Army University, sited in his constituency, Biu Borno State.

Ndume said having made concerted efforts and personally sponsored the bill for the establishment of the institution, which was sited in Biu Local Government Area of his constituency, he couldn’t have called for its decentralisation, knowing fully well that he is one of the frontline lobbyists to ensure that NAUB was established.

Reports in some traditional and new media claimed the Senator had asked the Nigerian Army and the National Universities Commission (NUC) to consider decentralisation of the institution at a public hearing on the establishment of the institution in Abuja.

But reacting to the reports, Senator Ndume said, although in public hearing, everyone who attends is at liberty to express his/her opinion on related issues, it was rather one of his colleagues from the southeast region who made the statement and not him.

His words: ”I have to distance myself from the statement credited to me in some media platforms that I called for decentralisation of NAUB during a public hearing.

“I never suggested that and I didn’t say so. So don’t mind the mischief-makers.

“Remember I am the sponsor of the bill. If I wanted that I would have included it in the initial bill. It was the Senator from Anambra who canvased for the decentralisation and the NUC representative present said that it was not possible.

“That was her opinion, and she is entitled to it at such occasion. Nobody can change the fact that I sponsored the bill for the establishment of the university which is a necessary legislative requirement that will give it legal backing.

“What will I gain from the decentralization? Mischief-makers will always see good things negatively. Let us pray for the successful completion of the legislative process. May Allah guide us to the right path,” Ndume said.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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