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FRIDAY MORNING HEADLINE: Court Convicts 21-year-old Kwasu Graduate, 2 ISWAP Commanders Escape & More

ChrisVip
By ChrisVip | self meida writer
Published 23 days ago - 1745 views

Source: Daily Post


1. Akande is shameless – APC chieftain, Oki

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Fouad Oki, has described the pioneer interim National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, as shameless.

Oki said that comment of the pioneer interim National Chairman on APC membership registration and revalidation exercise is “gibberish”.

Akande, On Wednesday, condemned the ongoing APC membership registration and revalidation exercise, described it as wasteful at a time the nation’s economy was on the downturn.


Source: Daily Post


2. POLITICS: You owe Nigeria, join APC – Buhari to youths

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged youths in Nigeria to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘‘Young people owe this country the responsibility to deploy their energy and creativity in every field – health, science, education, sports, agriculture, etc – and bring up innovations that would be in tandem with the changing dynamics of the world”, he said on Thursday.

The Nigerian leader spoke at a virtual meeting with APC youths. He joined from the State House, Abuja.


Source: The Punch

3. Gunmen raid FCT community, kidnap PUNCH reporter, two others

Gunmen on Wednesday abducted a PUNCH reporter, Okechukwu Nnodim, at his house in the Arab Road area of Kubwa, Abuja.

The kidnappers also attacked his neighbours and went away with the two sons of a widow, Mrs Faith Gbeyide.

Narrating the incident on Thursday, Nnodim’s wife, Oluchi, explained that her husband was working on his laptop when five strange men scaled the fence around 11pm and entered their compound, ordering them to open the door.


Source: Vanguard


4. METROKwara: Court convicts 21-year-old KWASU graduate for alleged internet fraud

A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, on Thursday, ordered a 21-year old graduate of Kwara state University, KWASU, Malete, to pay N100,000 fine or serve six months jail term.

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, convicted the suspect over offences bordering on love scam.

Ahmed, was arraigned before the court, by the Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on one count charge of internet fraud contrary to Section 95 and punishable under Section 334 of the Penal code.


Source: Vanguard

 5. Two ISWAP senior commanders escape, as troops overrun camps.

Nigerian troops backed by jets have taken control of several camps of IS-linked jihadists, with two senior commanders escaping after several other ranking militants were killed, two military sources told AFP Thursday.

Troops overran Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) camps in an area straddling Yobe and Borno states after a month-long military operation, the sources said.

The operations have been ongoing as President Muhammadu Buhari replaced his four top military commanders after months of pressure over his government’s failure to end the country’s more than decade-long Islamist insurgency.

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