Fish Out Killers Of Rivers DPO,Egbetokun Orders

Mohammed Shosanya

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has ordered immediate investigation, arrest, and prosecution of all the culprits who killed SP Bako Angbashim,the Divisional Police Officer, Ahoada Division in Rivers State.

He was humiliated, gruesomely murdered, and mutilated by some hardened armed criminals in Ahoada area of Rivers State on Friday, 8th September, 2023, while on operation in the area.

The police boss,who gave the order to fish out killers of the cop in a statement on Saturday signed by Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Force Headquarters, Abuja,ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi,condemned the act.

The murder of the senior cop is not only an affront on national status but also a reflection of a lack of patriotism and gross illegality,the statement said.

The statement quoted the police boss as emphasizing that such nefarious acts against any operative in Nigeria, will not be taken with levity as all the perpetrators will face the full wrath of the law.

He commiserated with the family,colleagues and friends of SP Bako Angbashim,and urged them to embody his dedication,humility,and selflessness.

NSIB Begins Probe On United Nigeria Airlines Incident

Mohammed Shosanya

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau, (NSIB) has begun investigation into a serious incident involving an Embraer ERJ145 with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-BWY belonging to United Nigeria Airlines.

The accident which occurred around 06:33pm (Local Time) on 7th September, 2023 had 51 passengers and 4 crew members onboard the aircraft and was en-route Lagos from Abuja.

The aircraft on landing on Runway 18R of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, skidded off the runway.
Fortunately, there was no injury or fatality recorded.

The bureau has assured the public that it will release the preliminary report soon,according to a by Tunji Oketunbi signed on behalf of the Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection on Saturday.

It said:”The NSIB, hereby, solicits information from the general public in form of pictures, video or recording evidences to assist in conducting a comprehensive investigation.

“The Bureau can be reached through and NSIB_Nigeria on its social media platforms. The Bureau can also be reached on its emergency line +234-807-709-0909.

‘”The NSIB will appreciate that the general public and press respect the privacy of the people involved and not assume the cause of the serious incident until formal report is released.”

We’re Not Involved In Oil Theft, Says Chevron

Mohammed Shosanya

Chevron Nigeria Limited CNL, operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited NNPCL,says it has no blame in the pervading oil theft in the country.

Its General Manager,Policy Government and Public Affairs,Esimaje Brikinn,gave the clarification in a statement on Saturday against the backdrop of a report in one of the online media platforms blaming international oil companies, communities and other stakeholders for the oil theft that has hindered the growth of the oil industry.

Chevron and another international oil company were specifically mentioned in the report allegedly attributed to the Chairman of the House of Representatives ad hoc committee set up to investigate crude oil theft.

Brikinn punctured the report and described same as untrue, incorrect, and made without any basis.

He reiterated his company’s commitment to supporting the collaborative efforts to prevent oil theft and pipeline vandalism in its area of operation,and affirmed that illegal bunkering and oil theft in the Niger Delta region has negatively impacted CNL’s operation and has devastating effects on the nation’s economy and the environment in the Niger Delta region.

He said his company continues to monitor the environment in its areas of operations and report any suspected illegal activity and breaches to the relevant government security forces and regulatory agencies.

He disclosed that CNL has helped in reducing pipeline vandalism and oil theft in Niger delta region by collaborating with communities around the areas of the company’s operations to set up the Community Pipeline and Facilities Surveillance Programme (CPFSP) in 2005.

Through the CPFSP, he said,CNL continues to tackle the challenge of oil theft and pipeline vandalism and engage the community youth in pipeline surveillance to reduce oil theft in CNL’s area of operation.

The company also deploys security surveillance equipment and other technologies in addition to physical water-borne patrols by the CPFSP and the government security forces.

He noted that CNL’s commitment to working with government agencies and others to prevent oil theft and its impact on the environment was recently commended by the Special Investigation Panel on Oil Theft/Losses in Nigeria set up by the Federal Government during their visit to CNL’s operations.

“CNL is committed to the highest ethical standards and business principles. CNL operates as a responsible company and conducts its business in full compliance with the law and in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. CNL will continue to work with the Nigerian government towards the development of the oil and gas industry and the Nigerian economy generally”, Esimaje stated.