4 CIVIL DEFENCE OFFICIALS ABDUCTED IN KOGI, KIDNAPPERS DEMAND 30MIL

• Abductors demands N30M Four officers of the Kogi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps( NSCDC) were on Thursday abducted in the state by unknown gunmen. The officers were on their way to Benue State to attend promotion examinations when they were kidnapped in Kogi east. According to a source close to one of the victims, the five officers were travelling in an official vehicle when they were abducted around Ajegwu Junction on Itobe Anyigba highway in Ofu local government council of the state. ALSO READ: Shippers Council…

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WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR PUSHING HER HUSBAND TO DEATH DURING FIGHT IN KANO

From Muhammad Kabir, Kano A Kano State High Court on Friday sentenced one Rashida Saidu to death by hanging for killing her husband, Adamu Ali. The convict was charged to court following her alleged complicity in the death of her husband, who was until his death, a staff of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Kano. Prosecution Counsel, Mariam Jilbrin had told the court that Mrs Saidu engaged her husband in a fight at their residence in Dorayi Quarters about a year ago. He added that during the fight, she…

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EFCC ARRESTS KANO COMMISSIONER OVER 76MILLION NAIRA FRAUD

Operatives of the Kano Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested the state Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr. Mukhtar Ishaq, over allegations bordering on diversion of N76 million. The commissioner, who was arrested on Thursday, was alleged to have diverted the funds during his tenure as Chairman of Kano Municipal Local Government. The EFCC, in a statement, Friday, by its acting spokesperson, Mr. Tony Orilade, said: “Mukhtar’s trouble followed a petition which states that while he was Chairman, Kano Municipal, he allegedly diverted N76,000,000 which…

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KADUNA GOVT GOES TO APPEAL AFTER COURT FREES 92 SHIITES

By Ibrahim Hassan Dissatisfied with the discharge and acquittal of Zakzaky’s disciples by a court in Kaduna on Friday,the Kaduna State Government said it will appeal the acquittal of the defendants in the State versus Mahdi Munkaila and 91 others,  one of the cases arising from the Zaria clashes of December 2015. A statement issued by the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Aisha Dikko lamented that  ‘’after calling 36 witnesses and tendering 106 exhibits, the prosecution was  surprised that the court concluded that a legally admissible case had not…

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OLUWO: I HAVE NOT BEEN SUSPENDED

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi. Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi has said that he was never suspended as Oluwo of Iwoland and that he remains the one and only Oluwo of Iwoland. The Council of Obas in Osun State on Friday suspended Oba Akanbi for misconduct and set up a committee to recommend further decision on him. At its meeting in Osogbo, the state capital on Friday, the Council said the conduct of the Iwo monarch since he became Oba does not portray the traditional institution well. The…

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FIRE GUTS SECTION OF UTAKO PARK, DRIVERS PASSENGERS RUN FOR SAFETY, SEE PIX

Breaking: Fire rages inside Abuja popular motor park; Passengers, drivers scamper for safety Passengers who besieged the popular Utako motor park in Abuja were seen scampering for safety following unexpected fire that broke out around the area. “The fire incidence actually affected some shops inside the park,” an eye witness told Abujapress As the time of filling fire service operatives were still on their way to quell the inferno. https://www.abujapress.com/2020/02/breaking-fire-rages-inside-abuja.html?m=1  

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US EXPOSES FG’S PLAN TO HAND OVER 100MIL DOLLARS FROM ABACHA LOOT TO KEBBI GOVERNOR,KICKS AGAINST MOVE

The U.S. is opposing plans by Nigeria’s government to hand about $100 million the American authorities say was stolen by deceased former dictator Sani Abacha to a top ruling party official. The disagreement may hamper future cooperation between the two nations to recover state money moved offshore by Abacha, who Transparency International estimates may have looted as much as $5 billion during his 1993-98 rule. A commitment by Nigeria to transfer the funds to Kebbi state Governor Abubakar Bagudu appears to undermine Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge to quell rampant…

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NOLLYWOOD ACTOR DIES IN ABIA HOTEL, SEE PICS

Nollywood actor, Frank Dallas is reportedly dead. He died on Wednesday February 19 in his hotel room in Abia State while attending a summit. In a statement released by the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) PRO Monalisa Chinda-Coker, it was gathered that the President of the Guild, Mr. Emeja Rollas cancelled all official activities for three days to mourn the late actor. With heart full of sorrow, we announce the sudden death of the immediate past National PRO of GNU, Frank Dallas Ebulukwu. The National President of AGN, Ejezie Emeka…

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OLUWO OF IWO SUSPENDED FOR 6 MONTHS

Osun state traditional rulers council has suspended the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi for six months over his attempt to drag the institution into the mud with his public conduct. The council at its emergency meeting held at the Finance Building at the State Secretariat on Friday banned the monarch from attending its meetings and also constituted a committee headed by Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Adedotun to further investigate the matter. Addressing journalists after the meeting, the Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Adedotun said the decision was not…

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LADY SEEN FLOGGING HER MOTHER AFTER PASTOR ACCUSED HER OF BEING A WITCH

Lady seen flogging her mother after her pastor accused her of being a witch (video) A trending video on social media shows a lady flogging her mother after her pastor told her that her mother is a witch. In a horrific video shared by a social media user identified as Sam Ituama, the lady is seen hitting her mother with a cane in public.  Sam Ituama captioned the video: “This girl is beating up her own mother while her friends videotaped and giggled because her pastor tagged her a…

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