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Imohimi Edgar is the new Commissioner of Police Lagos State.......

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has appointed, Imohimi Edgar, as the new Commissioner of Police in-charge-of the Lagos State Command, following Edgar’s recent promotion by the Police Service Commission.Edgar, a seasoned police officer, who was until his promotion the Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP, in-charge-of Operations, in Lagos State.

 

He was instrumental in ending activities of the dreaded Badoo cult and militants carrying out kidnappings within Ikorodu and its adjoining communities. He was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force, as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, on February 2, 1986, serving in various commands and formations of the NPF within the country in several capacities, spending most of his days at the Lagos State Police Command. A 1984 graduate of Art at the University of Jos, who went on to bag a master degree in Public and International Affairs at the University of Lagos in 2004, Edgar is highly trained on Community and Intelligence Gathering Policing, enabling him in organising the first Community Policing summits in Ikeja GRA, Lagos State. It’s on record that Edgar, who served as the Divisional Police Officer of Shomolu Police Division, Seme Police Division, Ikeja and Surelere Police Divisions, between the year 2003 and 2011, as a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, before he was promoted and appointed the Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, in-charge-of the Area A Command in Lagos.

 

He ‎obtained a diploma degree in Police Science. ‎ He also obtained a certificate of National Security for Nigeria Defense Intelligence at the Centre of Strategic Studies Galilee International Management Institute Israel and the Defense Intelligence College Abuja in 2015, which necessitated his appointment as the ACP in-charge-of the Intelligence at the Police Force Headquarters Abuja. An expert in Community Policing, Edgar attended several courses organised by the Department For International Development DFID, United Kingdom, in Lagos, Awka, Anambra States and Staff College Jos, Plateau State, making him Community Policing in Nigeria. 

 

In 2010, Edgal, as DPO Ikeja Division, launched the first Community Policing in Ikeja Lagos State. He hosted security stakeholders in Ikeja, at Savoy Suite, GRA and lectured participants on how to assist the police on Community Policing. Following his promotion to the rank of a DCP and his appointment as DC ops Lagos State, Edgar through his community policing experience, mobilised a joint security operatives, involving members of the Oodua Progress Congress OPC, Ikorodu Local Vigilante, Oyebo, the Departments of State Security, DSS, Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps, ‎traditionalists and some local chiefs in Ikorodu, in tackling the menace of the Badoo cult group, which has killed several persons in Ikorodu and Ogijo areas of Lagos and Ogun State, his effort aided the discovery of a suspected notorious shrine which is used for ritual purposes . He was also said to have played a huge role in the successful rescue of the six kidnapped students, of Lagos Model College, Igbonla, Epe, who were abducted on May 25, 2017 by gunmen who invaded the school. Edgal was said to have mobilised policemen from the Anti-Robbery and Kidnapping units of the Lagos Command Police, and their counterparts at the Marine Police in attacking and killing members of the kidnap gang when they attempted to snatching some police gunboats, from the Marine Police Post in Ajah. The leader of the kidnap gang, known as America was killed in that operation, his death and the subsequent arrest of relatives of his gang members compelled members of the gang in releasing the kidnapped students in Ondo State.‎

GOLDBERG SET TO EMPOWER YORUBA YOUTHS WITH ISEDOWO

Goldberg, a brand from the stable of Nigerian Breweries Plc, is set to unveil an empowerment scheme tagged ‘Isedowo’ in the Southwestern part of Nigeria on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

 

Isedowo, which is designed to equip young Yoruba men and women with the support to grow their businesses, will be unveiled at the palace of the revered monarch, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II.

 

Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc, said that, in addition to Goldberg’s commitment to culture and the tradition of the Yoruba people, it would use Isedowo to inspire entrepreneurship in the region thus impacting employment and income generation.

 

“Through Isedowo, Goldberg will extend its links with the people of the Southwest beyond culture and tradition to the entrepreneurial passion of the people,” he said.

 

Commenting on the modalities for the scheme, Agu said that interested participants would be required to showcase their business ideas and how it impacts the society in order to benefit from the empowerment scheme.

 

Participants will go through a screening and selection process across the Southwest after which the top 100 participants will be rewarded with a grant of N300, 000 each to be invested in growing their business.

 

Goldberg is known across the Southwest as a leading supporter of culture and tradition, and through Isedowo, it will help the youth to achieve their business and entrepreneurial potential.

 

 

Bode Opeseitan appointed PR ambassador of A.Y.E, world’s largest entrepreneurship network..

Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.E), the world’s largest entrepreneurship network, has appointed Olabode Opeseitan, a top public relations (PR) practitioner, as its ambassador.

 

The network, which has its headquarters in Johannesburg, South-Africa, has over 12.6 million members across Africa.

 

In a statement signed by Joy Michael, A.Y.E’s regional manager, the organisation said Opeseitan’s “enormous continental” public relations experience would be harnessed to support the entrepreneurial skills of young Africans and transforming them into a global economic power house.

 

“Our focus at A.Y.E is the successful development of Africa’s budding entrepreneurs through mutual networking in collaboration with established captains of industry, government parastatals and international organisations,” the statement read.

 

“We are delighted that Mr Opeseitan identifies with A.Y.E’s objectives and has accepted to be our PR ambassador, thereby using his decades of experience in journalism, public relations, events and promotions to support the bold agenda of A.Y.E to uplift Africa’s budding entrepreneurs.”

 

In his acceptance remarks, Opeseitan congratulated A.Y.E for what he called its very noble objectives and thanked the organisation for considering him worthy of the honour.

 

He promised to use his knowledge and extensive pan-Africa contacts to support “the virtuous and altruistic mission of the group”.

 

Opeseitan who, with other like minds, founded SA&B, a new fully integrated marketing communications company in August 2017, had worked at African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) – the oldest privately-owned newspaper in Nigeria – where he rose to the position of Saturday editor. of ANN’s publications and joined Globacom Limited in 2003, where he served in various capacities, including the director of PR.

 

He joined Globacom Limited in 2003, where he served in various capacities, including the director of PR, events and promotions until July 2017.

 

Founded by Summy Smart Francis in 2010, A.Y.E is a non-profit organisation based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

It facilitates intra-trade among African entrepreneurs in 20 African countries, United States of America and the United Kingdom.

 

WHY WE SUPPORT GLOBAL INTERNS CAREER WORKSHOP – TPT

TPT International Limited has explained its involvement in the career workshop, organised by Global Interns, to upgrade participants’ skills to meet the workplace expectation of today and the future.

 

The workshop, which attracted over 100 participants from secondary schools and tertiary institutions, was held on Tuesday in Lagos and co-sponsored by TPT International Limited, a foremost award-winning public relations firm.

 

The sponsorship, according to Mr. Adetokunbo Modupe, TPT’s Chairman and Lead Strategist, is in line with the agency’s culture of giving back to the society by supporting platforms that provides mentorship and inspiration to develop a better society, in addition to promoting great talents and innovations from thought processes to idea generations and implementation.

 

“As part of our giving back to the society and helping to shape the future of the generation next, the Global Interns-powered career planning and internship opportunities workshop has been co-sponsored by TPT International Limited because we believe that the workshop provides an opportunity for us to support the shaping of a better future for our younger generations,” he said.

 

The TPT Chairman added that the company has impacted greatly in the Public Relations industry by altering some of its practices with his innovative style, thereby remaining actively relevant in the PR space in Nigerian and beyond not only by consulting, but by giving back to the society.

 

Olufunmilayo Modupe, Principal Adviser of Global Interns Company and Chief Facilitator of the workshop, expressed her gratitude for the sponsorship and commended the agency for supporting causes that add values to the younger generation in shaping a better future.

 

“I am elated by this sponsorship from TPT International which has helped us a great deal in amplifying and championing the plight of the younger generation in the right direction. With TPT’s support, we have been able to let Nigerians and her neighbours know the value of shaping a better future for our school kids and young adults,” she said.

 

Speaking at the occasion, Oluwaseyi Adeoye, Chief Executive Officer of Pierrine Consulting, who is also one of the facilitators, explained that the interaction and engagement of the students is a pointer to the fact that the Career Connect Series has achieved its aim of giving the participants’ the platform to ask questions and be educated on planning their career.

 

The primary objective of the Career Connect Series is to bring all stakeholders – the employers, employees and students – together, bridge the knowledge gap between the students and the employers and improve the transition from high school to university to being an employee or an entrepreneur, so as to add values to the pupils’ lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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