Hoodlums disrupt electoral process in Ikorodu - PM News.
Over 50 hoodlums disrupted the electoral process in the polling units at Agbala town, Ikorodu, during the Lagos-bye elections Saturday.
The hoodlums who claimed to belong to different cult groups ( Eiye and Aiye included) stormed polling unit 009 and polling unit 008, ward 18, Agbala village, Ikorodu Local Government Area.
As of 11.48 am, the entrance of the polling unit 008, in Agbala village, was closed with the 3 security officers at the scene overwhelmed.
Trouble started when the different cult groups demanded money in exchange for the peaceful conduct of the voting exercise.
However, a man yet-to-be-identified gave out money to one of the cultists which led to an uproar from other members.
Police arrest student over alleged killing of Benue varsity professor - Daily Post.
The Police Command in Benue says it has arrested Mr Jeremiah Nnamdi, a student of Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi over the alleged killing of an associate professor at the institution, Karl Kwaghger.
This was contained in a statement on Saturday by the Command’s spokesperson, DSP Catherine Anene.
Recall that the University don was killed on Nov. 28 at the Tarka Foundation, Gboko, where he had gone for relaxation.
The police said the suspect, who hails from Imo State was arrested in Abuja while trying to sell a car belonging to the deceased.
“Swiftly, police detectives were deployed to the scene where they met the victim brutally stabbed on his ribs and a cut on his neck.
“The victim was rushed to Bishop Murray Hospital where he was confirmed dead and was deposited at the morgue.
“During the investigation, one Jeremiah Nnamdi of Umigwe village, Imo State, a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi was arrested in Abuja where he went to sell the car of the deceased.”
According to the police, the suspect has already confessed to the crime, and further investigation is ongoing.
“The suspect confessed to the crime and further stated that his initial intention was to threaten the victim with a make-believe gun and rob the deceased of his car.
“But he ended up killing him because of his resistance and took the car away,” the police added.
￼Kidnapped Chinese expatriate didn’t pay N100m ransom - PM News.
The Nigeria-China Friendship Association has debunked reports that N100 million was paid as ransom to secure the release of a Chinese, who was kidnapped recently in Ekiti.
According to the statement released on Saturday, the group dismissed the report of ransom payment as unsubstantiated and irresponsible.
The statement was jointly issued by Amb. Olusola Onadipe, Amb. Jonathan Coker, Amb. Adegboyega Ariyo and Mr Bola Akinbolawa, who are all members of the association.
“This report was first released by a small network media.
“Now, some mainstream media in Nigeria have reprinted the reports, which mislead Nigerians’ judgment and this will have serious consequence,” the association members said.
They accused those behind the reports of trying “to destroy the friendship between the governments and people of the two countries.
“We extremely despise this despicable practice of conspiracy behind the scenes,” the statement said, adding that the report was aimed at putting the people of Nigeria and China in danger.
The report of ransom payment was published by News Agency of Nigeria.
Gbadamosi votes, accuses APC of sponsoring violence in Ikorodu - PM News.
Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi has cast his vote in the ongoing election.
He accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of sponsoring violence in some parts of the state.
The PDP candidate who voted around 9:40am said he got reports of violence in some parts of the state, allegedly being piloted by APC thugs.
He also decried lateness in the commencement of voting, saying that INEC officials kicked off the exercise around 9:22am instead of 8:00am.
Gbadamosi, who voted at polling unit 014, Isele, also said he is apprehensive about the outcome of the poll, giving the history of election rigging in Nigeria and Lagos.
He said there was calmness in his area, but alleged that “there are some disturbances in some parts of Ikorodu by the other side. They believe that violence and rigging will earn them victory. It is very sad.”
Gbadamosi called on residents to come out and vote to end the problems in the area.
Zamfara bye election: G8 group reunites with Yari to battle PDP - Daily Post.
The G8 group, a faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC) that battled former governor, Abdul Aziz Yari in 2019 over governorship primary election has reunited with the former governor to fight PDP in today’s Bakura Local Government bye-election in Zamfara State.
Our correspondent can authoritatively report that former governor Mahmud’s Aliyu Shinkafi and other members of the group were seen campaigning for APC for the bye-election in Bakura.
But when contacted, one of the G8 group member, senator Kabiru Marafa said that he was done politically with former governor Abdul Aziz Yari, saying that he had already built his political dynasty before Yari became somebody in Zamfara State politics.
” I don’t want to join issues with former governor, Abdul Aziz Yari because he is a junior politician in Zamfara State politics.”
According to one of the G8 group members, Hon. Aminu Sank Jaji, there is no permanent friend nor permanent enemy in politics, saying that Abdul Aziz Yari has become the APC leader in the state.
“There is no doubt about that, even the PDP members are very much aware of in this state”
This reporter noticed that the only G8 members that did not grace the occasion were senator Kabiru Garba Marafa and Hon. Lawal Dare Dauda
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