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Today's Headlines: Police Arrests Wanted IPOB Member In Imo, Archbishop Calls Buhari To Act Swiftly To Save Nigerians

Police arrest 'wanted IPOB member' in Imo 

The Imo police command says it arrested one Uchenna Chukwu, a suspected kingpin of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

In a statement, Mike Abattam, the police spokesman in the state, said the suspect was arrested at Ehime-Mbano LGA of the state.

He said the police also killed an IPOB member who joined other members to frustrate the arrest of the kingpin.

He said Chukwu, aged 34, played a major role in the killing of police officers and burning of police stations in Imo and had long been declared wanted by the police.


Insecurity: Archbishop calls Buhari to act swiftly to save Nigerians

The Archbishop of Kwara Province of Anglican Communion, Israel Afolabi Amoo, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to act swiftly to save Nigerians from a total collapse of the nation’s economy.

He observed that the security challenges coupled with the farmers/herders clashes, ethnic clashes, banditry, and kidnapping called for proactive measures by the government of the day to save Nigerians from the hardship they are going through.

Speaking at the 22nd provincial meeting held at the Diocese of Jebba, Kwara, the Archbishop noted that the country’s economic landscape is on the brink following the security challenges in the country.


We seized ex-Gov Peter Odili's passport on EFCC's order - Immigration tells court 

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Friday at the Federal High Court in Abuja insisted that the international passport of a former Rivers State Governor, Sir Peter Odili, was seized by its operatives on the order of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The agency begged the high court to dismiss a suit instituted by the former governor to compel the release of the passport to him.

Counsel to the Immigration, Mr Jimoh Abdulkadir Adamu, while defending the action of his clients tendered a letter by EFCC instructing Immigration to seize the passport because Odili was on the watchlist for some infractions


Tyranny never pays – Emeka Ike demands release of Chiwetalu Agu, Nnamdi Kanu 

Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike has asked the Nigerian government to immediately release colleague, Chiwetalu Agu,

Emeka Ike made the demand while condemning the arrest of Chiwetalu Agu by the Nigerian Army.

Recall that Chiwetalu Agu was arrested on Thursday in Onitsha for wearing an outfit made with the Biafran flag.

Emeka Ike on Friday warned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to employ dialogue, stating that tyranny never pays in cases like this.


I'll make Ogun safest state in Nigeria, says new CP 

The new Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Lanre Bankole on Thursday, assumed office on Thursday, vowing to make Ogun “the safest state in Nigeria.”


Bankole, officially assumed ofrice at the State Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, said he has a vision to make Ogun one of the safest states in Nigeria.

The new CP, a graduate of English language from the University of Lagos who hails from Lagos Island local Government area of Lagos State, replaced Edward Ajogun who retired last Friday upon clocking 60 years of age.

Speaking with newsmen, Bankole promised to tackle “peculiar case” in Ijebu – Ode where armed robbery threat has forced bankers to close operations in the last two weeks.

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