Uzodinma, Okorocha have turned Imo into terror, theatre of war – PDP
The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused Governor Hope Uzodinma and his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha, of turning the state into a terror, theatre of war and conflict zone.
PDP, in a statement by its State’s Publicity Secretary, Ogubundu Nwadike, on Monday, alleged that the actions of Uzodinma and Okorocha were causing anxiety and tension in ImRecall that Okorocha was arrested after he allegedly broke into an estate belonging to his wife which was sealed by the Imo government.
Mai Tangale stool: 16 protesters arrested in Gombe – Commissioner
The Gombe State Government says 16 suspects, including security personnel, have been arrested in connection with attacks in Billiri Local Government Area of the state, over demands by the people for the state to name the Mai Tangale of the area.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that violent protest was recorded in Billiri from Tuesday, as women in black attire blocked the Gombe-Yola federal highway over alleged state government’s delay in appointing the new Mai Tangale after kingmakers recommended three persons.
Mr Dauda Batari, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Ethical Orientation, made this known at a news conference on Monday in Gombe shortly after the security council meeting presided by Gov. Inuwa Yahaya.
Protesters shut Lagos/Benin Road over extortion
The Flicthers Association in Ondo State, on Monday, protested the alledged illegal extortion, molestation and coercion by the Ogun State Revenue agencies.
The protesters, who blocked the ever busy Lagos/Benin Road at Ajebamide area, a border community in Odigbo Local Council Area of Ondo State, hindered the free flow of traffic movement for about 40 minutes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the protesters carried different placards with inscriptions: “Stop Unlawful Collection of N50,000 only from Our Members at Atoyo Junction”, ” Abiodun, Call Your People to Order”, “Stop Illegal Ticketing on the Highway” and “Unlawful Ticketing by Ogun State Govt. at Atoyo Junction”.
Sheikh Gumi met with bandits near military post, says ex-DSS director
A former Assistant Director with the Department of State Services, Mr. Dennis Amachree, says the compound where Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi, met bandits in Niger State to discuss the release of the abducted students and teachers of Government Science College, Kangara, is very close to a military post.
Amachree, however, said the security officials were asked to drop their weapons at a nearby military outpost before they were allowed to gain entry into the compound where about 700 bandits were camped.
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