MAN ARRESTED IN ANAMBRA FOR ATTEMPTING TO USE HIS FATHER, 2 SIBLINGS AND 5 FRIENDS FOR MONEY RITUAL

The Police in Anambra have arrested a 26-year-old man, Chukwuemeka Okafor,  for allegedly attempting to use his father, two siblings and five friends for money ritual. The suspect, who hailed from Ifite-Awka in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra, was arrested following information made available to the police by a vigilant resident of the community. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Garba Umar, who briefed newsmen in Amawbia on Thursday on the arrest of the suspect, said the father had innocently provided N100, 000 to his son…

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COALITION OF NORTHERN GROUPS WITHDRAW QUIT NOTICE TO IGBOS

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Coalition of Northern Groups has withdrawn the quit notice given to the Igbo living in northern part of the country to leave before October 1. The withdrawal of the quit notice was announced in Abuja on Thursday evening by the leaders of the group at a press conference. Before the announcement was made, the group members had met with the Governor of Borno State, who is also the Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum, Mallam Ibrahim Shetima and a former Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Kabiru Gaya.…

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AIR FORCE HELICOPTER CRASHES IN KADUNA KILLING INSTRUCTOR

BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft on Thursday crashed in Kaduna while on a mission. One of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, who was on board the aircraft, lost his life in the mishap. A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said the cause of the incident is unknown. Adesanya said the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) has directed the immediate constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and…

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THIS GUY RAPED THREE UNDERAGED GIRLS, AGED BETWEEN 9 & 12 IN OGUN

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 43-year-old man for allegedly having carnal knowledge with three minors, aged nine and 12 years. The man identified as Ini Udoh was accused of defiling the girls by luring them into his room under the pretense of sending them to run errands for him, in Ijoko community, Sango. The‎ Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect who lived in the same compound with the victims’ parents usually lured the girls into his room whenever their parents and his own wife…

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EX-MINISTER RELEASED AFTER RANSOM WAS PAID

Ex’Former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Usaini Akwanga, who was kidnapped by gunmen at his farm on Wamba Road in Akwanga on Aug. 22. The former minister was forcefully taken away from his farm in Kurmin Tagwaye Village, Nasarawa State. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Abubakar Bello, confirmed the release. A family source also confirmed the news to Channels Television saying that a ransom was paid before his release. http://www.naijanewspapers.com.ng/2017/08/breaking-gunmen-freed-ex-minister.html

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POLICE SQUEAKS ON EX POLICE OFFICER WHO IS NOW A SENATOR, REVEALS HIS HIDDEN SINS

BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday said the Senate Committee Chairman on Navy, Senator Isah Hamman Misau, was an ex-Police officer who left the Nigeria Police Force in controversial circumstances. The Police authority said the Senator, who left at the Force as a Deputy Superintendent of Police was being charged with several acts of serious misconducts, unprofessional wrong doings contrary to discipline, and other discreditable improper behaviors unbecoming of a Police officer that are inimical to image of the Force. The Force in a statement explained…

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BUKOLA SARAKI PROMISES QUICK PASSAGE OF ILLEGAL RECRUITMENT IN GOVERNMENT AGENCIES BILL

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate will fast track the passage of a bill that will drastically reduce the rate of illegal recruitment in government agencies. The bill titled, “Existing Vacancies in the Federal Civil Service (Prohibition) Bill” will be one of the bill that will receive accelerated passage upon the resumption of the National Assembly, Saraki revealed. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said that the Bill, which is currently due for Second Reading, will be given priority…

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BOKO HARAM AMBUSHES NIGERIAN SOLDIERS IN BORNO, MANY FEARED DEAD

An ambush by Boko Haram terrorists in Meleri, a village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, has resulted in scores of fatalities, a security source told SaharaReporters. Victims of the ambush, which occurred at about 11 am on Wednesday, included soldiers and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF). According to the source, who is not authorized to speak to journalists, the troops were attacked while undertaking a trip from Konduga town, the local government headquarters, to Kawuri, a few kilometers from Meleri. We lost soldiers and four CTJF…

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WORK BEGINS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA AFTER OFFICIALS RAISED ALARM ABOUT RATS PREVENTING THE PRESIDENT FROM WORKING IN HIS OFFICE, SEE PICS

Guess the rodents will not have a place to invade again. Work has begun in earnest at the presidential villa in Abuja following the return of president Muhammadu Buhari. It was reported that the president will work from home after rodents damaged his official office during a more than 100-day overseas medical absence. According to the president’s media adviser Garba Shehu, the animals damaged furniture and air conditioning fittings in the president’s official Abuja office while he was in London receiving treatment. Now, work has begun in major parts at…

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