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July 16, 2018

Court Declares Imo Task Force Illegal …Awards N5m to victim

If you have been bruised and insulted by the excesses of some young, over-zealous and under-employed men, ambushing motorists on “One Way” streets with nails and planks, deflating tyres, removing plate numbers, extorting money, bullying and harassing motorists and impounding vehicles, you may now dry your tears. This is because the Imo State High Court has declared the task force illegal and awarded N5 million to one of their victims. Hon. Justice Eze Francis Njemanze turned the table, when he delivered judgment in favour of Mr. Jude Ogamba on March 21, 2017. He declared as illegal, the Task Force Committee…

Police retirees decry neglect by pension managers

Retired personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) at the weekend in Benin, Edo State, expressed concern voer what they termed “gross isolation and neglect by their pension managers of the PENCOM Act 2004”. They said they were in the dark on what accrued from their contributed pension scheme after 35 years of service in the country.  President General of the association, Dr. Moses Ajeka, made the lamentation while inaugurating Edo State Chapter, Elders Club of Nigeria (PENCOM retired police officers) in Benin.  According to him, the club, which came into being in October 2010, was an umbrella body of…

Syrian forces fought off an attempt by rebels to seize the sole crossing between Syria and Israel

A day after losing control of Qusair, an important town close to the Lebanese border, rebels tried to grab back the initiative with an assault on Quneitra – a demilitarized zone on the Golan Heights that is patrolled by the United Nations. For the first time since the start of the uprising in March 2011, the rebels briefly took control of the area, sending U.N. peacekeepers scurrying to their bunkers. Israeli sources said Syrian forces wrested back the site after fierce fighting. Austria said it would withdraw its 380 peacekeepers from the 1,000-strong U.N. monitoring force because of the fighting….

The Need for Proper Orientation for traffic Task Forces

Imo State is steadily attracting hundreds of inquisitive visitors and tourists who want to see for themselves Governor Rochas Okorocha’s unbelievable structural and infrastructural accomplishments. Both the landscape and skyscape of the major cities of Okigwe, Orlu and especially, Owerri the state capital have changed so drastically that anyone who was last in Imo State by mid-year of 2011, barely two years ago, would question his eyes if they were seeing correctly should he enter the state today. This is not a debatable political issue.  One is talking of what the eye can see and perceive. It is therefore horrific…