ONDO IS NOT RIVERS, AKEREDOLU WARNS WIKE OVER 2020 GUBER ELECTION

Ondo is not Rivers, Akeredolu tells Wike The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has warned his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, to steer clear of the October 10 governorship election in the state. Wike had on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Friday declared that Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party will win the Ondo Governorship election. The Rivers governor claimed that the All Progressives Congress was putting INEC under pressure to win the poll for Akeredolu, having lost in Edo State. However, Akeredolu, who spoke through the…

Read More

AIR FORCE ANNOUNCES 60TH INDEPENDENCE FLY PAST PREPARATIONS NOTICE FOR ABUJA RESIDENTS

NIGERIAN AIR FORCE FLY-PAST FOR NIGERIA’s 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION This is to inform the general public that, as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary Celebration, the Nigerian Air Force will be conducting an aerial display at the Eagle Square, Abuja on Thursday, 1 October 2020. Rehearsals for the event, which started yesterday, 24 September 2020, will involve military aircraft flying at low level. Members of the public are please requested not to panic but go about their normal activities. IBIKUNLE DARAMOLA Air Commodore Director of Public…

Read More

ADAMAWA DEPUTY GOVERNOR’S OFFICE BURGLED FOURTH TIME IN TWO MONTHS WITH VALUABLES STOLEN

It was gathered that the deputy governor’s office was burgled four times in two months, leading to the loss of three television sets, one window-sized air conditioner among other valuables. The office complex of the deputy governor of Adamawa State, Crowther Seth, has been burgled and valuables carted away, SaharaReporters has learnt. It was gathered that the deputy governor’s office was burgled four times in two months, leading to the loss of three television sets, one window-sized air conditioner among other valuables. A senior administrative officer in the office, Audu…

Read More

BANDITS KILL SENIOR ARMY OFFICER, 2 OTHER IN KATSINA

A senior army officer and two soldiers have been killed by bandits in Unguwar Doka Village under Faskari Local Government Area of Kastina State. According to reports from the area, the soldiers, who were on routine patrol, ran into an ambush by the bandits, which led to their death. GunmenGoogle Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday. Onyeuko said, “They successfully cleared the village of the marauders to the admiration of the locals. During the encounter, troops successfully neutralized 21…

Read More

1 MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD; 2 CONMEN BAG 20 YEARS JAIL TERM IN ABUJA

Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja, on Friday, convicted and sentenced two men, Mahmud A. Mohammed and Ikechukwu Nkwocha-Philip to 10 years in prison each without an option of fine for fraud. Also convicted was a company, Al-Maqarinaz International Limited, belonging to Mohammed. The three convicts were arraigned alongside Globtec Resources Limited (third defendant) by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on a four-count charge, bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of $1,000,000.00 (One Million US Dollars). EFCC…

Read More

NIGERIAN-BRITISH ACTOR, DAVID OYELOWO LOSES FATHER TO CANCER

Nigerian-British actor, David Oyelowo, is currently in mourning as his father has died of colon cancer. The Selma actor took to his verified Instagram page to announce the death of his father. Eulogizing his father, the actor simply said, “My brothers and I knew him as our protector, guardian, hero, encourager and our lovely Daddy.” Oyelowo revealed that his father died of colon cancer, an illness he had been battling for years. The actor wrote, “It is with a heavy heart that I bring the news of the passing of…

Read More

7 JUDGES ACCUSE GOVERNOR LALONG OF HOLDING ON TO THEIR 119MIL NAIRA ALLOWANCES FOR 5 YEARS

By Robert Egbe Seven judges of the Plateau State Judiciary have accused Governor Simon Lalong of unlawfully withholding their accommodation allowances of N119,112,840 for between four and five years. They said five judicial officers had been unpaid for five years, while two others were being owed for four years. The judges alleged Lalong, a lawyer, deliberately seized their entitlements while paying other judicial officers regularly. They made the allegations in a September 8 letter to Governor Lalong by their lawyer, Chief Adeniyi Akintola, SAN. When contacted, Plateau Commissioner for Information…

Read More

HOW JIHADISTS AMBUSHED BORNO GOVERNOR’S CONVOY AGAIN, KILLED 15

Jihadist fighters linked to the Islamic State group on Friday killed 15 security personnel in an ambush on the convoy of the regional governor in restive northeast Nigeria, three security said. Sources told AFP that eight policemen, three soldiers and four members of a government-backed militia were killed in the attack on vehicles carrying Borno governor Babagana Umara Zulum near the town of Baga on the shores of Lake Chad. The insurgents opened fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades as the convoy was passing through a village close to…

Read More

BOKO HARAM KILLS 15 SECURITY OFFICIALS IN ANOTHER AMBUSH IN BORNO

At least 15 security personnel comprising eight policemen, three soldiers and four Civilian-JTF personnel died today after suspected Boko Haram gunmen ambushed a convoy of Borno officials travelling to Baga town. The attacked officials, according to sources familiar with the attack, were heading to Baga town ahead of government’s planned return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Maiduguri to the camps. A battery of armed soldiers and police officers, as well as Civilian-JTF personnel, were deployed to provide escort to the officials. The convoy ran into an ambush by Boko…

Read More

NIGERIA’S AVIATION WORKERS TO SHUT AIRSPACE AS THEY JOIN OTHER WORKERS TO WITHDRAW SERVICES ON MONDAY

Four aviation unions have backed the Organised Labour nationwide strike expected to commence on Monday. The unions asked their members to withdraw services from all aerodromes nationwide indefinitely. With this, airspace may not be open for operations from Monday. This was confirmed to The PUNCH by the General Secretary of the National Union of Aviation Employees, Aba Ocheme. He said, “Sure. Airports will not operate from Monday.” The four aviation unions joining the strike are the National Union of Air Transport Employees, National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, Air…

Read More