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IGP’s Tenure Extended, Rules For Retirement Changed — Police Affairs Minister

Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), will not be retiring during the general elections as had been previously anticipated, according to Minister of Police Affairs Mohammed Dingyadi.


During a press conference at the State House following the first Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting of the year, he clarified as reporters questioned him.

Dingyadi added that the Police Act 2020 had altered the guidelines for an IGP’s retirement after asserting that Baba already had an appointment letter extending his term in office.

According to recent media reports, the IGP will turn 60 on March 1, 2023, and will be expected to abide by the law requiring public employees to retire at that age.




1) The last two victims of the state’s Igueben train kidnapping have been rescued, according to the , which announced yesterday that seven people, including two traditional heads, have been detained. After the first weekly State Executive Council meeting of the year, Chris Nehikhare, the Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, spoke to newsmen and said: “We are pleased to announce that the last two victims have been rescued and seven suspects, including two village chiefs, are in custody.

2) At Ndiegoro Community in Aba South Local Government Area of Abia State, there was a shootout between the police and suspected cultists that resulted in the deaths of two people. A shootout broke out between the two groups after the suspected cultists blocked a police patrol team from the Ndiegoro Division from entering the area.

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3) The biggest issue facing Nigeria has been pinpointed by Rabiu Kwankwaso, presidential candidate for the New Nigeria Peoples Party, or NNPP as “Big Men”. Speaking at Chatham House about his plans for Nigeria, Kwankwaso revealed this.


4) Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has provided more information regarding why a proposed merger with the presidential candidate of the , LP, didn’t work out. On Wednesday, Kwankwaso claimed they were unable to come to an agreement because LP was experiencing the height of the media frenzy. He was speaking at the Chatham House in London.

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5) A lawsuit seeking the disqualification of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Bola Ahmed Tinubu for their Muslim-Muslim presidential candidacies for the 2023 election was dismissed by Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday. The judge dismissed the lawsuit brought by Mr. Osigwe Ahmed Momoh, an attorney with offices in Abuja, for lack of locus standi on the part of the plaintiff.

6) Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate for president, has instructed party members to present the results of their voting districts in order to be appointed to positions of authority and awarded contracts if he is elected. During a town hall meeting with the stakeholders on Wednesday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, he made this statement.


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7) The 2023 elections, according to Rivers State Governor , are a fight to the bitter end. At a PDP rally in Rivers, Wike, the spearhead of the governors’ opposition to Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, made this statement.

8) Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has ruled out the possibility of resigning or working with Mr. Peter Obi, the candidate for the Labour Party (LP), to overthrow the All Progressives Congress (APC). Yesterday, Kwankwaso gave a speech at Chatham House in London, .

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9) On Wednesday, the Investors and Exporters window quoted the naira at 461.25 to the . The amount represented a 0.05 percent increase over the 461.50 it traded for on Tuesday.


10) Senator Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who is running for governor of Kaduna State, has pledged to review some of the administration’s policies that the public believes to be unfavorable. On Wednesday, Sani said that as a human, Governor Nasir El-Rufai is bound to make some errors at the governorship debate sponsored by BBC Hausa in Kaduna.

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