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LASU streams landing of Indian satellite on moon

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Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello,Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), has commended the Consulate General of India for choosing the institution as one of the viewing centres for the launch of her space craft, Chandrayaan three, to the moon.

Olatunji-Bello, represented by Mrs Adenike Boyo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), said this at the live viewing of the landing of the Indian satellite on the moon, organised by the High Commission of India, Lagos, on Wednesday.

A satellite that was recently launched by the Indian Nation landed on the moon on Wednesday, and LASU was designated as one of the centres where the landing was viewed live by school pupils.

The vice chancellor said they were glad to be associated with the initiative, as it aligned with their drive to leverage science and technology.

“This is an historical event on the South Pole, as Indians would cherish Chandrayaan three for life because it will enrich their memories and exposure to the world on science and technology.

“The institution is willing to further work on mutual beneficial programmes and initiatives towards building a better place for Lagosians,”she said.

Mahesh Narasimhan, Consulate General of India, Lagos, said this was their third mission to the moon and Chandrayaan three was a great success.

” Chandrayaan three landed on the South Pole of the moon and no country in the world has landed there, which is a big achievement for us.

“We chose LASU to view the streaming because LASU is one of the great universities in Nigeria, and particularly, Lagos State,” he said.

Ramesh Biswal, Coordinator, Sanyukta Bharitiya Association, Lagos chapter, said this was a big achievement, not only for Indians, but for other countries in the world.

 

He said that Chandrayaan three would explore the moon and enable people to see many things on the moon.

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Fagbemi warns against obstructing EFCC from performing its lawful duty

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The Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN has warned against obstructing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from carrying out its lawful duty .

Fagbemi’s warning is contained in a statement in Abuja.

“This is a matter of very grave concern, it is now beyond doubt that the EFCC is given power by the law to invite any person of interest to interact with them in the course of their investigations into any matter, regardless of status.

“Therefore, the least that we can all do when invited, is not to put any obstruction in the way of EFCC, but to honourably answer their invitation.

“A situation where public officials who are themselves subject of protection by law enforcement agents will set up a stratagem of obstruction to the civil and commendable efforts of the EFCC to perform its duty is to say the least, insufferably disquieting’’.

He added that running away from the law will not resolve issues at stake but only exacerbate them.

“Nigeria has a vibrant judicial system that is capable of protecting everyone who follows the rule of law in seeking protection.

“I therefore encourage anyone who has been invited by the EFCC or any other agency to immediately toe the path of decency and civility by honouring such invitation instead of embarking on a temporising self-help and escapism.

 

“This can only put our country in bad light before the rest of the world’’.

He said institutions of state should be allowed to function effectively and efficiently.

“I stand for the rule of law and will promptly call EFCC, and indeed any other agency to order when there is an indication of any transgressions of the fundamental rights of any Nigerian by any of the agencies’’.

NAN reports that the EFCC had on Wednesday warned members of the public that it was a criminal offence to obstruct officers of the Commission from carrying out their lawful duties.

Section 38(2)(a(b) of the EFCC Establishment Act makes it an offence to prevent officers of the Commission from carrying out their lawful duties. Culprits risk a jail term of not less than five years.

The warning , the EFCC said, became necessary against the background of the increasing tendency by persons and groups under investigation by the Commission to take the laws into their hands by recruiting thugs to obstruct lawful operations of the EFCC.

On several occasions, the anti graft agency said, operatives of the Commission have had to exercise utmost restraint in the face of such provocation to avoid a breakdown of law and order.

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Unknown Gunmen Abduct Channelstv Reporter In Port-harcourt

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Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped Joshua Rogers, the ChannelsTV reporter in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Politics Nigeria learnt that Rogers was picked up close to his residence at Rumuosi in Port Harcourt and to an unknown destination by the gunmen around 9pm on Thursday, April 11.

The reporter was driving his official ChannelsTV branded car when the hoodlums accosted, pointed a gun at him and took him away in the same vehicle.

 

Rogers was said to be returning from his official assignment in Government House after a trip to Andoni for a government event when the incident happened.

Already, the gunmen were said to have contacted his wife and demanded a N30million ransom for bis release.

His cameraman confirmed the incident and appealed to his abductors to set him free unconditionally.

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