PRESIDENCY PROBES ARRESTS AND RAPE OF LADIES IN ABUJA

Wale Odunsi  The presidency has reacted to allegations of rape against police personnel in Abuja. Some ladies, who were convicted by a mobile court for alleged prostitution, on Thursday narrated how they were harassed, molested and assaulted by men of the Nigeria Police in Abuja. The ladies said they were arrested during a raid by the agents of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Joint Task Team, which is comprised of the Department of Development Control, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) and the Social Development Secretariat (SDS). On Sunday, Laolu Akande,…

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RAMADAN FASTING STARTS MONDAY SAYS SULTAN OF SOKOTO

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Monday the first day of Ramadan fast in Nigeria. Abubakar announced the sighting of the new crescent in Sokoto on Sunday in a radio and television broadcast. He said the new moon was sighted in various places across the country, which indicates that Sunday is the end of 8th Islamic month of Sha’aban. The Sultan said that reports of the moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organisations across the country. “Upon due verification and authentication by the national moon sighting…

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BOKO HARAM SACKS ANOTHER MILITARY FORMATION IN BORNO

BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI Suspected armed members of the most dreaded terrorists group in Nigeria, Boko Haram, Sunday invaded a Military Formation at the outskirts of Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State, and sacked all the inhabitants Due to lack of telecommunications networks, information on the attacks was delayed.s Sources claimed that both Boko Haram and some security operatives suffered quiet a number of casualties in the clash, as residents of Magumeri fled into the bush for safety. Already, some residents have started returning back from bush after 48hours…

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ONE DIES, MANY INJURED AS APC, PDP SUPPORTERS CLASH IN KOGI

Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja Ahead of November 2 governorship election in  Kogi State, thugs suspected to be members of the ruling party – All Progressive Congress and the opposition People’s Democratic party had a bloody clash on Sunday afternoon at Ayingba leaving one dead with many sustaining various degrees of injuries. The name of the deceased was given as Ismaila, Yakubu Agba, who was said to be the APC youth leader in the town and also a revenue collector of cash crops in Dekina local government. Ayingba, in the Eastern Senatorial…

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BANDITRY: ARMY BANS USE OF OKADA IN 7 STATES UP NORTH

By: Kingsley Omonobi Abuja – In furtherance of its efforts at curtailing the murderous activities of armed bandits and kidnappers in Northern states, the Nigerian Army under its Exercise Harbin Kunama 111 has banned the use of motorcycles in 7 states of the North noting that perpetrators of these criminal acts made use of the Okada. A statement titled ‘Enforcement of Ban on the use of Motorcycles in Ex-Harbin Kunama Area of Responsibility’, signed by Col Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, made the disclosure in Abuja on Sunday.…

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BUHARI RETURNS AFTER 10-DAY PRIVATE VISIT TO UK

John Ameh, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country after his 10-day visit to the United Kingdom. The President’s aircraft touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, about 6.25pm. The Presidency, in announcing his return, seized the opportunity to lampoon some online media outfits and opposition groups it said were “irresponsible” by insinuating that Buhari went for a medical check-up. It noted that some of the groups even said Buhari had already been hospitalised in London. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,…

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KOGI, EDO, NASS LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS HIT UP APC

  By Nicholas Uwerunonye For the ruling APC, there seems to be no dull moment. At a time when the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari has hardly begun, permutations for 2023 presidential election have continued to heat up the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, setting political interests against one another. As matters stand in the party, these early maneuverings for the 2023 electoral contest may likely scuttle alleged ambition of APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, to pick the party’s ticket, barring any upset at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.…

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GUNMEN ABDUCT PERM SEC IN TARABA

Justin Tyopuusu Jalingo Unknown gunmen on Sunday abducted the Permanent Secretary in the Taraba State Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs. Susana Jonathan Mrs. Jonathan was kidnapped in her house around the ATC area of Jalingo at about 2:17am on Sunday, local residents told our correspondent. This is coming barely five days after the Deputy Registrar of the Taraba State University Jalingo, Mr. Sanusi Sa’ad, was kidnapped in his house in the university’s quarters, a few meters away from the house of the abducted Permanent Secretary. Residents of the area said…

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FEMI OTEDOLA REMEMBERS DAD WHO DIED 5 YEARS AGO, SEE PICS

Shared with Caption … It’s been 5 years without you Dad! Time truly goes by very fast but your memories remain. 21 years ago, when I sold the first house I ever built to buy diesel trucks I also requested a loan and you graciously obliged which became a turning point in my success! Rest on my dearly beloved father, rest on Sir Micheal Otedola! �� F.Ote� SOURCE: https://soundaza.com/femi-otedola-remembers-late-father-after-5-years-shares-picture/

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LADY WHO DECLARED MOTHER MISSING 4 DAYS AGO FINDS OUT SHE DIED IN AN ACCIDENT

A Nigerian lady who declared her mum missing 4 days ago, has found out that she died in an accident shortly after she left Akure for Lagos on Wednesday, May 1. Recall that the Twitter user @ifedohlapo who revealed that all effort to reach her mum turned out fruitless, begged Nigerians with information of a road accident or kidnap in that axis to reach out to her. “I’m looking for my mom, she was on a road trip from Akure to Lagos yesterday 1/5/2019 and all effort to reach her…

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