APPEAL COURT NULLIFIES APPOINTMENT OF 10,000 CONSTABLES BY IGP

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday nullified the recruitment of 10,000 constables carried out last year by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Olabisi Ige unanimously held that the IGP lacked the power to recruit constables for the police force. The court held that the power to carry out the recruitment was exclusively that of the Police Service Commission. The judgment upturned the December 2, 2019 verdict of the Federal High Court in Abuja…

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10 SOLDIERS KILLED IN FRESH BOKO HARAM AMBUSH

Jihadists have killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an ambush near the town of Marte in the Lake Chad region, two security sources said Wednesday. Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province carrying machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades on Tuesday opened fire on a military convoy on a “logistics supply mission”, they said.   “The terrorists killed 10 soldiers, including two officers, in the ambush,” one of the sources, told AFP. Eight soldiers were injured, said a second source who gave the same death toll. The convoy was on its…

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BOKO HARAM KILLS 10 NIGERIAN SOLDIERS IN FRESH AMBUSH

Jihadists have killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an ambush near the town of Marte in the Lake Chad region, two security sources said Wednesday. Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province carrying machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades on Tuesday opened fire on a military convoy on a “logistics supply mission”, they said. “The terrorists killed 10 soldiers, including two officers, in the ambush,” one of the sources, told AFP. Eight soldiers were injured, said a second source who gave the same death toll. The convoy was on its way…

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ABUJA COURT RESTRAINS POLICE FROM ARRESTING EX-MINISTER WHO TORTURED AND DEHUMANISED STAFF BY STRIPPING THEM NAKED AND HAVING THEIR PICS TAKEN

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday granted an order restraining the Inspector-General of Police and the Delta State Commissioner of Police from arresting a former minister of state for education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi over his alleged involvement in dehumanisation of four employees of his hotel, Signatious Hotel in Warri, Delta State.  The Delta politician was alleged to have ordered that the workers – three women and a man – be stripped naked and filmed. The police had on Wednesday declared Gbagi wanted for failing to honour its…

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POLICE DECLARES EX-MINISTER KENNETH GBAGI WANTED FOR TORTURE AND DEHUMANISATION

BREAKING: Former minister, Kenneth Gbagi, wanted over dehumanization of staff The Delta State Police Command has declared former Minister of State for Education, Chief Kenneth Gbagi wanted. The declaration is sequel to petitions indicting the former minister of dehumanizing four of his hotel staff and his refusal to oblige invitations by the Commissioner of Police, CP Muhammed Inuwa. In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Onome Onovwakpoyeya, and confirmed by our Correspondent through a phone call to the PPRO, the police urged members of the public…

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OBASANJO HOLDS CLOSED DOOR MEETING WITH MIMIKO AHEAD OF ONDO GUBER ELECTION OCTOBER 10

.Jegede may collapse structure for Agboola Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has shown interest in the Ondo governorship election slated for October 10. Consequently, he invited the immediate past governor Dr Olusegun Mimiko to his Hilltop country home in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital to discuss political happenings ahead of the poll. Sources close to the former governor said that the meeting took place yesterday and the Ondo forthcoming election was discussed amongst other pressing national issues. The meeting vanguard learnt was attended by other political leaders across the South West…

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DOUBLE WAHALA: MAN WHO ATTEMPTED SUICIDE BECAUSE OF UNEMPLOYMENT CHARGED TO COURT, GRANTED 200,000 NAIRA BAIL

‌ Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja An unemployed man, Solomon Okon, has been in police custody for over a month for allegedly drinking a poisonous substance. It was learnt that the 21-year-old, who was a porter at Havana Hospital, Surulere, Lagos, drank the poisonous substance after receiving a letter terminating his employment. A relative of Okon told The PUNCH that the incident happened in August, adding that the suspect had since been charged to court. He said, “Okon was working at Havana Hospital and received N35, 000 a month. He was squatting with…

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OJUDU, OTHERS REMAIN SUSPENDED, EKITI APC DISREGARDS NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

The crisis rocking the Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC) appears not to be over as the party has said, contrary to the positioned canvassed by the national headquarters of the party, the suspension slammed on the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Oyetunde Ojo, the in-law to APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, 9 others still remain in force. Acting on the report of the Honourable Sola Ajigbolamu-led disciplinary committee set up to probe the party leaders for alleged anti-party activities and failure…

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DAVIDO SPEAKS ON HOW HIS MOTHER DIED ON HIS FATHER’S BIRTHDAY AND WHY HE IS YET TO WED CHIOMA

Davido ‌ Multiple award-winning artiste, Davido, has revealed the cause of his mother’s death. The Fem singer stated that his mother died of cardiac arrest on his father’s birthday. He stated that he was about 10 or 11 years old when his mother died. The BET award recipient said that his mother was not very ill before her demise. Davido made this revelation in an interview with Ebuka on Bounce Radio live. “I was about 10 to 11 years old when she died. She died on my father’s birthday. Honestly,…

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FG LIFTS BAN ON EMIRATES AIRLINES AS UAE COMMENCES ISSUANCE OF VISA FOR NIGERIANS

Sodiq Oyeleke The Federal Government has lifted the ban stopping Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced this via his Twitter handle on Wednesday. He tweeted, “UAE has written to state that they agree to issue visas to Nigerians, consequently decision has been reached to allow Emirates to fly into Nigeria. “Commencement of the Visa issuance is condition precedent. Please bear with this unusual situation. Many thanks.” The minister had on September 18 announced the ban on Emirates flights to Nigeria. The Federal Government had earlier…

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