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Ex-IGP Gambo Jimeta dies at 83…. Buhari commiserates with family

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President Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed sadness over the death of Jimeta, who died Thursday evening at rhe age of 83.

He was born in Jimeta on 15 April, 1937 and served as IGP between 1986 and 1990, when he was succeeded by Aliyu Attah.

Conveying the condolences of his family and that of the government and people of Nigeria, the President described the late crack police detective as “a man of great courage, intellect and a true Nigerian Statesman.”

“Today, Nigeria lost a great son. He lived for the nation and served with all his strength,” Buhari said.

“May Allah bless his soul and give fortitude to the bereaved family, the government and people of Adamawa State to bear this irreparable loss,” President Buhari prayed.

In April 2018, the rumour mill was abuzz that the old super cop had died, but the rumour was thrashed as rumour by a family spokesman, Mubarak.

Gambo as he was fondly called went to Jimeta Elementary School, 1947-49 and Yola Middle School, 1950-55 for his early education.

Gambo Jimeta

He thereafter went to Bauchi Provincial Secondary School, 1956-58, Government College, Keffi, 1958-59, before attending Nigeria Police College, Kaduna in 1959 and Police College, Ikeja, also the same year.

He also went to Detective Training School, Wakefield, UK, 1962, Bramhill Police College, UK, 1963, International Police Academy, Washington DC, USA, 1980 and National Police Academy, Cairo, Egypt, Wolfson College.

After leaving the police college, Gambo began his career as a Cadet sub-Inspector.

In 1963, he was promoted Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP. He became a DSP in 1967 and full superintendent in 1969.

In 1972, he was promoted Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP and Assistant Commissioner of Police in 1974.

He became Commissioner of Police in 1977 and served in Lagos, where he cut national fame, as a crack police officer, dealing with robberies in the state.

In 1982, he was promoted AIG and transferred to Force Criminal Investigation Division, Alagbon Close, Lagos.

He became a DIG in 1984 and Inspector General of Police in 1986.

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Jibrin Condemns Destruction of Political Activist’s Hotel in Kogi

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Accord Party Candidate in forthcoming gubernatorial election in Kogi State, Admiral Usman Jibrin (rtd) has condemned the attack and wanton destruction of a hotel belonging to a political activist Hon. Kabir Bala aka Okwo’ located at Ejule in Ofu Local Government Area of the state.

Reports have it that the hotel, said to be one of the best in the area, was attacked and completely razed down Wednesday night by people yet to be identified.

Admiral Jibrin in a statement to the media in Abuja, said the attack on the hotel was not only condemnable, but dastardly and unwarranted.

According to the retired Chief of Naval Staff, people should imbibe the spirit of politics without bitterness and eschew the recourse to needless violence in aspiring for positions of power.

He called on the state security apparatus to ensure an urgent and independent investigation and communicate their findings to the public to douse the tension that is building up in Kogi East.

Admiral Usman Jibrin (rtd)
Accord Party Governorship Candidate, Kogi State

The Governorship hopeful, while also calling on the State Governor, Inspector-General of Police and the Department of State Services to quickly take steps to ensure that the electioneering period leading to governorship election is devoid of all forms of criminality.

Admiral Jibrin, popularly called ‘Akpabana’ promised to bring his experience, extensive knowledge of security and universal contacts to bear on ensuring that the people of the state are safe and secure when he takes over the mantra of leadership of the state.

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TINUBU APPOINTS GEORGE AKUME, SGF, GBAJABIAMILA COS, IBRAHIM HADEJIA, DCOS

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has announced the appointment of Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as Chief of Staff, and Sen. Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, a former Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, as Deputy Chief of Staff.

Sen. George Akume
SGF

A statement by the State House Director of Information, Biodun Olajundoye said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu confirmed the appointment on Friday during a meeting with the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF),

Oladunjoye further stated that the President also named former Governor of Benue State and immediate past Minister of Special Duties, George Akume as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

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Ali Inaugurates Customs’ State-of-the-Art ‘Project Management Office’

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Customs boss, Hameed Ali (rtd), inaugurating the NCS Project Management Office in Abuja today.
Hameed Ali Inaugurates Customs’ State-of-the-Art ‘Project Management Office’

Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) on Thursday inaugurated the ‘Project Management Office’ of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS.

Ali, the Comptroller General of NCS, unveiled the facility, while also flagging off the ‘Modernisation Project’ of the Nigeria Customs, in Abuja.

The NCS helmsman, said that the project, though initiated by NCS, became a Presidential Initiative, noting that its deliverables will have a transformative impact on reform, restructuring, and revenue generation across NCS.

He said: “By leveraging technology effectively, NCS can adapt to changing market dynamics in trade, optimize our operations, and unlock new revenue streams, thereby contributing to economic growth and wellbeing of our citizens.

“The flag off of the Modernisation Project signifies not just the culmination of our efforts, but also a celebration of the NCS’s determination, resilience and foresight.

“…I pray that the Modernisation Project will be a milestone in our history, marking the beginning of a new era characterized by innovation, collaboration and sustainable growth.

“…Finally, I wish to urge the NCS to embrace the beauty and transformation that the coming years will bring. As we embark on this Modernisation Project,let us ensure that its impact reverberates throughout every border of our great nation”.

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