FATHER KILLS SON OVER HIS PROPOSAL TO MARRY OLDER WOMAN IN ANAMBRA

Tony Okafor,Awka A father in Awka, the Anambra State capital, whose name could not be ascertained as of press time, has allegedly killed his only son, Chibuzor, for  proposing to marry a woman older than he (Chibuzor) is. It was alleged that the man  procured the services of  some men believed to be soldiers to execute the act. An eyewitness told our correspondent that the men in the Nigerian Army uniform had beaten their victim to a coma.  He, however, died at a nearby hospital where he was taken to. The…

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ALLEGATIONS AGAINST IGP MUST NOT BE SWEPT AWAY SAYS PDP

Allegations against IGP shouldn’t be swept away like that of Magu – PDP today.ng The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the federal government against “sweeping the allegations against Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), under the carpet”. Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, had accused Idris of collecting bribes from oil companies and banks where police officers are posted to provide security. In a series of tweets on Monday, the PDP said it was worried over the “deafening silence” of the federal government on the matter. It said the…

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CRIMINAL WHO LED THE GANG THAT ATTEMPTED TO ASSASSINATE DINO MELAIYE KILLED

Notorious criminal simply known as Luckman who allegedly led his gang to Senator Dino Melaye’s house at Ayetoro-Gbede in an assassination attempt in April has been killed. Luckman had been on the wanted list of the Kogi State Police Command after some of his members were arrested. Our correspondent reliably gathered on Sunday, Sept.3, that the notorious criminal from Obeiba in Ihima, Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State was killed on Sunday afternoon during an exchange of fire with the police. According to the sources, the heavily armed policemen…

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APC LEADER BISI AKANDE EXPLAINS WHY YOUTHS MAY NOT TAKE OVER THE POLITICAL SCENE QUICK

Former interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande has said that the brand of democratic system in Nigeria is akin to military junta, noting that political players are not better than military dictators and despots. The former Osun State Governor also expressed pessimism over the competence of the youths to take over the mantle of leadership, saying there is total erosion of values among the young generation. “The core value system is no more in place. We have a mixture of the negative and positive…

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ASUU SAYS FG NOT READY FOR NEGOTIATIONS

ASUU chairman at the University of Ibadan, Dr Deji Omole, who said this on a radio programme monitored in Ibadan, said the FG could end the strike by implementing the agreement it reached with the union. He explained that all that the union was demanding from the FG was to use public funds to develop public education in the country. He noted that the union would not shy away from embracing purposeful dialogue with the FG over the development. “ASUU has never run away from negotiations. The issue in connection…

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LAGOS CP ORDERS REMOVAL OF OC ANTI-KIDNAPPING OVER 50,000 BRIBE

Samson Folarin The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the removal of the Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Cultism Squad, State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CSP Akinade Adejobi. Adejobi and his officers were alleged to have taken N50,000 for the bail of one Blessing Taiwo, over an alleged theft. They were also alleged to have seized the victim’s phone pending when a balance of N20,000 would be paid on Tuesday. Blessing’s sister, Florence, had claimed she (Florence) was sexually harassed by the policemen who put hands into her…

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FORMER VEEPEE ALEX EKWUEME SPEAKS ON VIOLENCE AND THE FORTHCOMING ANAMBRA GUBER ELECTIONS

By Francis Ekpone Nigeria’s former vice president and one of the founding fathers of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Alex Ekwueme, has warned politicians, political parties and their candidates participating in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election to desist from acts capable of promoting violence during the electioneering period. Pa Ekwueme gave the warning over the weekend in a brief chat with Orient Daily in his country home, Oko, Orumba North local government area of Anambra state. He was playing host to a non-governmental organisation, Centre for Strategic Leadership and…

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