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IGP asked to stop Governor Wike from inaugurating ‘state police’ in Rivers State.

A group known as the Free Rivers Development Initiative (FRDI) has called on Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to stop Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State from inaugurating the neighborhood corps.

Wike gave assent to a bill establishing the neighbourhood safety corps on Thursday.

Some of the functions of the corps include detection of crime, arrest of offenders with or without a warrant and bearing arms in performance of their duties, among others.

But speaking with journalists at the weekend, Ngerebala Sampson, president of the FRDI, said the corps is “state police in disguise” which contravenes section 214 of the constitution that established the Nigeria police.

Ngerebala said they are not opposed to Rivers government in taking steps to safeguard the state but it should be done with the collaboration of federal security agencies in the country.

He alleged that Wike would use the corps to not only attack political opponents but rig the 2019 election.

“Having given assent …

Mamora, Former Lawmaker Rejects Buhari's Appointment.

A former lawmaker, Senator Olurunnimbe Mamora, has rejected his appointment as the Chairman of the Abuja Investment and Infrastructure Centre.

Mamora, who was the Deputy Director-General of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation during the 2015 presidential election, was nominated for the job by the President.

However, it was learnt that during the inauguration of the board of the AIIC a few weeks ago, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in the 2016 Ondo State governorship election, Mrs. Jumoke Ajasin-Anifowoshe, was named the chairman.

Ajasin-Anifowose, who is the daughter of the first Governor of the old Ondo State, Adekunle Ajasin, was sworn in by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Muhammad Bello.

Investigations by our correspondent showed that the ex-lawmaker rejected the appointment.

A reliable source told our correspondent that Mamora had met with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and expressed his disp…