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FCT is not safe haven for kidnappers, vandals- NSCDC boss

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By Muhammad Tanimu, Abuja

The Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Dr. Peter Simon Maigari, has vowed to swiftly rid Abuja, the nation’s capital city of the seemingly unending menace of kidnapping and vandalism.

Maigari, disclosed that already he is talking with heads of other security agencies such as; Commissioner of Police, Director of State Security Service (SSS) and the Armed forces to see how to effectively tackle the menace particularly identified notorious areas of the territory.

The New Commandant made the assertion yesterday, while answering questions from journalists, during an official familiarisation visit to the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, in his office, in Area 11, Garki-Abuja.

According to him: “Vandals know that FCT is no longer a safe haven for them. And I want to assure the residents of the FCT that they will sleep with their two eyes closed.

“I’m coming from Kogi state, and if you know the history of Kogi, it’s a state that is bounded by nine border states including the FCT. You know what Kogi state used to be then, before I went there in 2019 as the Commandant.

“Then, the issue of kidnapping was so rampant, but when we got there, with collaboration with other sister security agencies, we were able to stem the issue of kidnapping.

“And I can assure you that such will happen here (FCT). I’m already talking with other colleagues; Commissioner of Police, Director of State Security Service (SSS) and the Armed forces to see how we will rid the FCT of the menace.

“And I want to assure that my predecessor has laid a very solid foundation, and I’m going to be on it, as I’m coming with experience from several places I have been to.”

Maigari, who hails from Kaduna State, replaced Commandant Mathias Ohieme as the head of FCT Command of the NSCDC and had commanded the corps in Bauchi, Kwara and Kogi states.


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Oregon dog’s 12-inch ears earn Guinness World Record

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Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).
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An Oregon woman’s black and tan coonhound earned a Guinness World Record when each of her ears was measured at 12.38 inches long.

Guinness said Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).

Olsen said she always knew Lou’s ears were “extravagantly long,” but she only decided to measure them while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“All black and tan coonhounds have beautiful long ears, some are just longer than others,” Olsen, a veterinary technician, told Guinness.

Olsen said Lou’s especially long ears have not led to any medical complications for the canine.

“Of course everyone wants to touch the ears, they’re very easy to fall in love with with just one sighting,” she said.

Olsen said Lou is also a competitor at dog shows and has earned titles from the American Kennel Club and Rally Obedience.

Source: (UPI)


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Breaking: Ganduje appoints new Emir of Gaya

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has in the early hours of Sunday appointed Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya.

Ibrahim-Gaya succeeded his late father, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died at the age of 91 years after protracted illness.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji announced the appointment on behalf of the Governor.

More to come…


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Tanks head for Kosovo-Serb border as Balkans tensions grow

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A Kosovo security unit trooper guards the border with Serbia as the Balkan nations trade accusations.
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Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti has accused neighbouring Serbia of “provoking a serious international conflict”, with tensions between the two countries at their highest for years.

In the latest flashpoint, two interior ministry offices in northern Kosovo were on Saturday attacked near border crossings blocked by local Serbs angered by a ban on cars with Serbian licence plates entering the country.

The car registration office in the town of Zubin Potok was set ablaze, and two hand grenades were thrown at the civil registration office in the nearby town of Zvecan, though they did not go off, police said.

There was no mention of any casualties.

Serbs from Kosovo’s north have blocked two main roads near the border since the government ban went into force on Monday.

Drivers from Serbia must now use temporary printed registration details that are valid for 60 days.

The Kosovo government says its move mirrors measures in force in Serbia against drivers from Kosovo since 2008, when Kosovo declared independence from their neighbour.

Serb fighter planes flew close to the border crossing of Jarinje where protesters cheered them. A day before, three helicopters also flew in the vicinity.

Media in Belgrade reported that tanks and other military equipment were heading towards the border, but the Serb army did not give any details.

NATO’s mission in Kosovo, where peacekeepers maintain a fragile peace, called for restraint.

Source: (NewDaily)


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