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Written by Sunday Donwa on April 10, 2019
Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has commended the National Assembly on the smooth passage of the Police Trust Fund Bill.
The IGP said the bill when passed into law, would go a long way to manage and control Special Intervention Fund of the police for the training of personnel, procurement of operational equipment, infrastructures and maintenance of police stations across the country.
Meanwhile, the Anambra state House of Assembly has passed a bill seeking to curtail burial and funeral expenses in the state.
The Bill which was sponsored by the member representing Anaocha 11 constituency, Charles Ezeani, provides that in the event of death, no person shall deposit any corpse in the mortuary or any place beyond two months from the date of the death.
Elsewhere, Civil servants in Imo State have threatened to embark on an industrial action if the state government fails to pay them their month of March salaries within seven days.
Leaders of the workers’ unions, Austin Chilakpo, Nkim Tangban and Aloy Iwuanyanwu, in a statement said the security agencies in the state should not hold leaders of the union responsible should they decide to stage a protest.
In another development, Justice Adedayo Akintoye of an Igbosere High Court, Lagos, has ordered the suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans to engage a counsel by May 17th.
Akintoye gave the order due to the absence of Evans’ counsel, Chino Obiagwu, for the third time in a row which again stalled the continuation of hearing in the on-going trial of the alleged kidnap kingpin.
The Federal Ministry of Health says it has provided insurance cover for 48 tertiary health institutions towards protecting the facilities and diagnostic equipment for optimal health care delivery services.
Director, Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Joseph Amedu, disclosed this during a sensitisation workshop on the implementation of assets insurance of parastatals under the ministry in Abuja.
AND NOW TO THE FOREIGN SCENE:
The government in Madagascar has suspended the entire police force in a town in the north east after a riot broke out following the death of young man in police custody.
The 19-year-old reportedly died after spending a night in a police cell, prompting angry crowds to take to the streets of Maroantsetra.
President Donald Trump says he has spoken to the US attorney general about tracing the origins of the inquiry that cleared him of colluding with Russia.
Trump also described the investigation by former FBI director Robert Mueller as an attempted coup.
AND IN SPORTS:
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has declared that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is available to start for the Gunners in their Europa League quarter-final against Napoli on Thursday at the Emirates Stadium.
Illness had restricted the Gabon international to a place on the bench for Sunday’s 1-0 Premier League defeat at Everton.
Meanwhile, Harry Kane says he will come back stronger after an ankle injury threatened to rule the Tottenham striker out of the rest of the season.
25-year-old Kane has been scheduled for a Magnetic resonance imaging, MRI, scan after hobbling off during Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.