PDP SOUTHWEST GROUP CLEARS 11 CHIEFTAINS TO CONTEST NATIONAL CHAIRMANSHIP POST

Olagunsoye Oyinlola A Peoples Democratic Party group, Alliance for PDP South-West, has come up with a list of 11 party chieftains from the South-West for the national chairmanship position of the party. On the list are a former Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola; former PDP Deputy National Chairman, Chief Olabode George; and former Ekiti State governors, Ayo Fayose, and Segun Oni. Others are a former Lagos State PDP governorship candidate, Mr Jimi Agbaje; former PDP National Secretary, Prof Wale Oladipo; former Ondo State PDP governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN);…

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WHY BURATAI, OTHER SERVICE CHIEFS ARE YET TO BE GIVEN AMBASSADORIAL POSTINGS MONTHS AFTER BEING CLEARED BY SENATE

President Muhammadu Buhari had on February 4, 2021, appointed the retired service chiefs as non-career ambassadors. The nominees are General Abayomi Olonisakin (Rtd) – Ekiti; Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (Rtd) – Borno; Vice Admiral Ibok-Ette Ibas (Rtd) – Cross River; Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Rtd) – Bauchi; and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (Rtd) – Kano. Gen Olonisakin had served as Chief of Defense Staff (CDS); Buratai as Chief of Army Staff (COAS); Ibas as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS); Abubakar as Chief of Air Staff (CAS) and Usman…

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REPS COMMITTEE SET TO INVITE, MALAMI, BAWA, OTHERS OVER PROBE OF RECOVERED ASSETS

Leke Baiyewu File: Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila An ad hoc committee set up by the House of Representatives to compile and review projects and fixed assets belonging to the Federal Government across Nigeria is set to re-invite the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN);  and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello. The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, is also to appear before the committee. The committee, at its investigative hearing on March 11, 2021, invited…

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HOW BANDIT’S WIFE SET FREE 11 MUSLIMS ABDUCTED FROM KATSINA MOSQUE

The remaining 11 persons who were recently abducted from Jibiya Mosque in Katsina State have regained freedom. DAILY POST had reported that over 40 persons were on Monday abducted from a mosque at Jibya town in the state while observing midnight prayers. According to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Gambo Ishaka, 30 of the abductees were immediately rescued by the joint security operatives, leaving others in captivity. However, in a new development, an eyewitness told Channels TV on Saturday that 11 others have been freed. He said…

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HOW BANDIT’S WIFE SET FREE 11 MUSLIMS ABDUCTED FROM KATSINA MOSQUE

The remaining 11 persons who were recently abducted from Jibiya Mosque in Katsina State have regained freedom. DAILY POST had reported that over 40 persons were on Monday abducted from a mosque at Jibya town in the state while observing midnight prayers. According to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Gambo Ishaka, 30 of the abductees were immediately rescued by the joint security operatives, leaving others in captivity. However, in a new development, an eyewitness told Channels TV on Saturday that 11 others have been freed. He said…

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#JUSTICEFORHINYUMOREN: NIGERIANS DEMAND FURTHER PROBE, BELIEVE POLICE COVERING UP SOME FACTS

Godfrey George   Uduak Frank Akpan Nigerians have slammed Uduak Akpan, the suspected killer of 26-year-old jobseeker, Iniubong Umoren, for the comments he made when he was paraded on Friday, accusing the police of staging the parade. They described Akpan’s accounts of the incident as “incoherent and illogical.” Akpan, who was paraded at the Akwa Ibom State Police Headquarters in Uyo, alongside his father, had said he killed Umoren in self-defence, when she “became violent.” Appearing in a shirt with the inscription “The Mudder Squad,” he spoke to journalists about…

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POLICE ARRESTS FIVE WITH TWO TRUCKLOADS OF VANDALISED LOCOMOTIVE RAIL TRACK SLEEPERS IN KADUNA

The Police Command in Kaduna State on Saturday said it had arrested five suspected rail tracks vandals and recovered two trucks loaded with locomotive rail track sleepers. The spokesperson for the command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, announced the arrest in a statement he issued in Kaduna. Jalige said the command on May 13, acted on reliable information, arrested five suspected rail-trail vandals in Dalle Village of Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state and recovered the items. According to him, the suspects are currently undergoing interrogation and effort is being intensified…

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POLICE ARRESTS FIVE WITH TWO TRUCKLOADS OF VANDALISED LOCOMOTIVE RAIL TRACK SLEEPERS IN KADUNA

The Police Command in Kaduna State on Saturday said it had arrested five suspected rail tracks vandals and recovered two trucks loaded with locomotive rail track sleepers. The spokesperson for the command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, announced the arrest in a statement he issued in Kaduna. Jalige said the command on May 13, acted on reliable information, arrested five suspected rail-trail vandals in Dalle Village of Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state and recovered the items. According to him, the suspects are currently undergoing interrogation and effort is being intensified…

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BUHARI DEPARTS FOR PARIS TODAY

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday depart Abuja for Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend the African Finance Summit.   Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. According to him, the summit will focus on reviewing the African economy following shocks from the Coronavirus pandemic and getting relief, especially from the increased debt burden on countries. He added that the summit, to be hosted by President Emmanuel Macron, would draw major stakeholders in…

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ANAMBRA 2023: ANDY UBA MAPS OUT PLAN TO COMBAT ATTACK ON SECURITY MEN, DECRIES POLITICAL BLACKMAIL

Andy Uba: How I’ll Stop Attacks On Security Men in Anambra Decries “politics of blackmail” As the governorship election in Anambra State draws near, an aspirant on the platform of All Progressives’ Congress (APC), Senator Andy Uba has promised to, if elected, tackle the rising stem of attacks on security agencies by unknown gunmen. Uba decried what he described as “politics of blackmail” amongst governorship contenders, advising that campaigns should be issues’ based. He spoke to reporters at the ongoing 11th Synod of the Anglican diocese of Abuja. Noted Uba,…

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