RRS nabs 2 robbery suspects at Oshodi
Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two robbery suspects and recovered a locally made pistol and charms while robbing their victims at the Oshodi area of the state.
Men of the Rapid Response Team, RRS, intercepted the robbers who were riding on a motorcycle suspiciously in the early yesterday, while on patrol around Oshodi.
Police arrest herbalist with human skull in Osun
The Police Command in Osun said it arrested a herbalist with human skull during its routine patrol on Ile-Ife-Ibadan road on July 7.
Mr Olawale Olokode, Osun Commissioner of Police, made this known during the parade of suspects at the police command in Osogbo on Tuesday.
Olokode explained that on July 7, at about 8.00 a.m., police team on routine highway patrol on Ile-Ife/Ibadan road intercepted a Honda Accord vehicle with Reg. No. AGL 412 CD.
Troops halt attempt to abduct commuters in Borno, rescue 17
A coordinated operation by the Nigerian and regional troops eliminated scores of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in camps within Abadam, Borno State.
The troops of Sector 1 Operation Hadin Kai, deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) along Maiduguri-Damaturu road, have rescued 17 civilians from being kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
2023: Shehu Sani tackles Edo Deputy Gov, Shuaibu over alleged secession comments
Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani has condemned threat of secession reportedly attributed to the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shuaibu on the event that power does not shift to the south in 2023.
Sani, who was reacting to the alleged comment on Wednesday, also noted that the reported threats and intimidation against the North is counterproductive.
Nnamdi Kanu: Biafra group unveils plans to attack Nigeria, Cameroon Governments, destroy economy
Biafra Nations League, BNL, a separatist group in Bakassi Peninsula has vowed to commence militancy operations in the oil rich region.
The BNL threatened that it will not spare any ship found entering Nigeria or Cameroon through the Peninsula coastal line.
This was contained in a statement by the National Leader of BNL, Princewill Chimezie Richard and Chief of Staff, Linus Asuquo Essien.
Jihadists attack two Niger towns, kill all male Christians, destroy Catholic Church
All male Christians in Fantio and Dolbel, two towns in the Tillabéri region in South West of Niger Republic, have been wiped off by Jihadists.
The women with lttle children and babies who were spared during the bloody attack, fled to the Dori region of Burkina Faso.
According to PM News, AID to the Church in Need, (ACN), which reported the attacks, quoted the fleeing women as saying the Jihadists launched the deadly attack on the towns twice, killing the Christian men.
42% of citizens believe all Nigerians are corrupt –Report
About 42.4 per cent of citizens believe that all Nigerians are corrupt while 51 per cent believe all public officials are corrupt.
This is according to a quantitative survey conducted by the Akin Fadeyi Foundation as part of its three-year project end-line report published in Abuja on Tuesday.
The survey, which sampled the opinion of 35, 427 Nigerians across the six geopolitical zones within a 60-day period, however, shows that about 87.62 of respondents believe that the fight against corruption could be won while 12.38 per cent believe corruption could not be won.
Biden forced to pivot foreign policy focus to crises in neighboring nations
(CNN)President Joe Biden has staked his presidency on America's return -- a return to normalcy amid the coronavirus pandemic, a return to the global stage following four years of Trump-era isolationism and, arguably, a return to many of the policy positions adopted by the Obama administration.
But recent incidents in the Caribbean mark a moment in which the Biden administration may be in uncharted territory.
The Presidency on Wednesday lashed out at state governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party over their positions in a communique they issued at the end of their recent meeting in Uyo.
It described the communique as a spectacular demonstration to the people of Nigeria as to why this party and its representatives should not be entrusted with national leadership any time soon.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement titled ‘PDP Governors’ Forum Communiqué ignores real solutions.
PDP govs not supporting herders crisis
ABUJA– THE Presidency, Wednesday, accused governors elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, of refusing to support the initiative to end herders crisis in the country and thereby save livestocks and lives.
The Presidency also accused the opposition PDP Governors of profligacy and contradiction in its call to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to appreciate the value of the Naira, saying that the position of the governors would damage exports – including oil revenues on which NNPC depends as well as damage small businesses and employment.
High poverty: Experts back World Bank, fault Buhari, agency compiles list
The Federal Government on Wednesday said it was compiling a list of Nigerians lifted out of poverty by the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
The National Coordinator of the National Social Investment Programme, Umar Bindir, who gave this indication in an interview with one of our correspondents in Abuja, stated that the agency would soon begin an assessment of the programme to know those it had lifted out of poverty.
Kano civil servant flee, another arrested over employment scam
An employee of the Kano State Agency for Mass Education, Tijjani Alaramma, has fled, while his colleague, Abubakar Jibril, 33, has been arrested by the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for allegedly selling fake employment letters to unsuspecting jobseekers.
This was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Ibrahim Idris, which was made available on Wednesday.
Gunmen abduct 4 Chinese railway workers, kill policeman in Ogun village
No fever than four people have been kidnapped by some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Alaagba village in Ogun State.
DAILY POST gathered that the four people who are all workers of a Chinese company handling the Lagos-Ibadan standard guage railway project were kidnapped on Wednesday.
Our correspondent gathered from sources that the kidnappers who dressed in black caftan were about eight.
Police unravel how Zaria men kill friend because of N385, 000
The Kaduna State Police Command has unravelled how two men in Zaria ,Kaduna State connived to kill their friend in order to avoid refunding the sum of N385,000 they owed the deceased.
The Police Public Relations Officer( PPRO), ASP Mohammad Jalige,said at at a press briefing that on the 5th June, 2021 at about 0900hrs the Command received a complaint from one Bashir of Zaria town that on the 4th June, 2021 at about 1000hrs his biological son, one Idris Bashir left home and never returned up to the time he was filing the report and was suspecting his sons friend ,one Mannir Salihu as responsible for his son’s disappearance.
DEMOLITION: Traders protest, as FG moves to restore Festac Town
Agboju Amuwo Planks and Building Materials Market, Wednesday, protested at the Federal Housing Authority, FHA, office in Festac Town against the demolition of their market, just as the FHA said it has commenced restoration of the festival town, starting with the demolition of illegal structures.
Speaking at a stakeholders meeting on the restoration of Festac town organised by FHA, its South-West Zonal Manager, Mr. Akintola Olagbemiro, said in 2020, there was a petition to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, about illegal structures that had taken over Festac Town.
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