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Illegal sit-at-home: Enugu CP embarks on confidence-building patrol, interface with traders

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Illegal sit-at-home: Enugu CP embarks on confidence-building patrol, interface with traders

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, has embarked on a confidence-building patrol and interface with traders and transporters within the state.

Uzuegbu on Monday interfaced with traders, transporters and others within Eke-Obinagu, Emene, Afia Nine, Abakpa, Mayor, Garriki markets and transport parks among others during his patrol.

The commissioner used the opportunity of the patrol to encourage citizens to, in line with the pronouncement of Gov. Peter Mbah, help in stopping the illegal sit-at-home order in the state.

The commissioner called on the good people of Enugu State to go about their lawful businesses without any form of fear or intimidation on Mondays.

“This patrol is to entrench a policing pattern/initiative that is Grassroots-driven, Proactive, People-oriented and Problem-solving (G-3Ps).

“The G-3Ps initiative will ensure the security and safety of the people; as it remained topmost on my policing agenda for the state,” he said.

Uzuegbu also noted that the police, working with other security forces and law-abiding citizens, would remain undaunted in stabilising security and order in the state.

The CP was joined in the patrol by DCP Fidelis Ogarabe, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department, and ACP Onyeamu Akaeme, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in the Department of Operations.

Another senior officer in his entourage was the Assistant of Commissioner of Police, ACP Princewill Ijeoma, the Commanding Officer of 3 Police Mobile Force (PMF) Squadron, Enugu.

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I Still Get Attacked By People – Yakubu Aiyegbeni Reveals

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In a recent interview, former Nigerian football star Yakubu Aiyegbeni has revealed that he continues to receive messages and criticisms from fans, years after his infamous miss during the 2010 FIFA World Cup match against South Korea.

The moment, etched into football history, occurred during Nigeria’s crucial group stage game against South Korea. With the score tied at 2-2 and a spot in the knockout stages on the line, Aiyegbeni found himself with what seemed like an open goal opportunity. However, to the shock of fans worldwide, he missed the chance, leaving Nigeria unable to secure the much-needed victory.

Despite this moment happening over a decade ago, Aiyegbeni expressed his surprise at the ongoing messages he receives about the miss. “I still get messages from people, different messages,” he stated in the interview. “It’s surprising how that moment still sticks with people, even after all these years.”

The striker, who had a successful career playing for clubs like Everton and Portsmouth in the English Premier League, admitted that the miss was a tough moment in his career. “Of course, it was a big moment, and I wish it had gone differently. But in football, you have highs and lows,” he remarked.

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Job Losses, Factory Closures Loom As Unsold Goods Pile Up — MAN

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AGAINST the backdrop of sustained pressure in the foreign exchange market and high cost of production, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN has indicated that inventory of unsold goods is escalating to levels now threatening the existence of companies operating in the production sector of the economy with attendant job losses.

Findings show that as of the weekend the foreign exchange market had recorded over 254 per cent plunge in the value of the naira since flotation of the currency by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in June 2023.

Recall that the naira traded for N471 per dollar in the official I&E market on June 13, 2023 before the floatation of the currency, but exchanged for N1,665.50 to a dollar as at February 23, 2024 on the Nigerian Foreign Exchange Market (NAFEM), indicating a depreciation of more than 253.6 per cent over the eight-month period. The forex crisis is also stoking inflation, and coupled with high energy costs, purchasing power has continued plummet, stifling demand for goods.

Speaking on the impact of this development on the manufacturing sector, Director General, MAN, Segun Ajayi-Kadir, said: “There are reports that across the board, many warehouses and plants of many manufacturing firms are stockpiled with unsold goods manufactured last year. “The development is as a result of the devastating effects of the exchange rate crisis, inflation, fake and sub-standard goods, smuggling and other macro-economics challenges.”

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