7 KIDNAPPERS ARRESTED IN ONDO

Seven kidnappers arrested in Ondo Damisi Ojo Men of the Joint Security Task Force, put in place by the Ondo State Government to curb insecurity, have arrested seven suspected kidnappers at Emure-Ile junction on Owo/Akure road. Parading the suspects at the police headquarters in Akure yesterday, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Owena Cantonment, Maj. Ojo Adenegan and police spokesman Femi Joseph said they were arrested at a hideout inside Emure-Owo forest during a raid. Joseph said the task force also nabbed kidnappers’ informants, who monitored their (task force’s) operations.…

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MASSIVE REDEPLOYMENT OF SENIOR OFFICERS COMING SAYS NEW IGP

THERE will be massive deployment in the police ahead of the forthcoming elections, Acting Inspector-General (Ag. IG) of Police Mohammed Adamu told senior officers yesterday. He also warned politicians to refrain from activities that can trigger violence, saying that the Force will not hesitate to deal decisively with anyone who poses a threat to peace. Adamu spoke at the Force Headquarters in Abuja after taking the baton from Ibrahim Idris, who retired from service on Tuesday as IG after turning 60, the statutory retirement age. He said: “In the interim,…

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MAGU: DETECTIVES IN GHANA TO BLOCK SLUSH FUNDS

Politicians relying on slush funds to run their campaigns will not have it easy, The Nation has learnt. Detectives are off to Ghana to block repatriation of such funds. The mission to Ghana is headed by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu. The anti-graft agency is also hunting for properties bought with illicit cash by some Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) in Ghana and other West African countries. The EFCC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Ghana Financial Intelligence Centre…

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ATIKU PROMISES TO CHANGE CBN GOVERNOR IF ELECTED

Atiku at PDP Plateau Rally. Photo/Twitter/ Atiku Nigeria’s main opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said he would appoint a new central bank governor and float the naira if he wins next month’s elections. Godwin Emefiele is not doing a good job, Abubakar said, adding that he’d make the change when the governor’s first term ends in June. “I don’t think he’s pursued the right policies,” Abubakar, 72, said Wednesday in an interview in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. “We have to have the right people in there.” Under Emefiele, who was appointed…

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BUHARI GOOFS, SAYS’ I CAME INTO OFFICE 19TH MAY’

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he came into office on the “19th of May 2015”. The President said this on Wednesday at the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in Lokoja, capital of Kogi State, while thanking the crowd for turning up at short notice. “I’m very impressed at this very short notice [sic], you turned out for so many hours standing in the sun to see us and to listen to us,” he said. “I assure you that I am very aware of your appreciation…

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BUHARI’S REFUSAL TO SIGN ELECTORAL BILL MAKES 2019 ELECTIONS PRONE TO RIGGING- EX NBA CHAIRMAN

siteadmin / 10 hours ago Monday Ubani, former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the electoral bill will make the 2019 elections prone to manipulation. He stated this at the 15th edition of the Chief Gani Fawehinmi Annual Lecture/Symposium organised by the Nigerian Bar Association (Ikeja branch) on Tuesday at the Macke Hall, Airport Hotel, Ikeja in Lagos State. “I would have expected the President of the country to have signed that electoral bill; it would have made some high level of…

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BUHARI EXPRESSES DOUBTS OVER GANDUJE DOLLARS BRIBERY VIDEOS

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed doubts about the videos portraying Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State, as receiving what appeared to be kickbacks from a contractor. He stated this while responding to a question on the subject at a townhall event organised, tagged ‘The Candidates’. The event held at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja on Wednesday night, courtesy of MacArthur Foundation. While answering a question on why he seemed not to mind the corruption allegation against Ganduje, Buhari said: “Can Ganduje fail to trust somebody to give the money to him? “That clip,…

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MAN COMMITS SUICIDE IN HOTEL IN FESTAC, LAGOS

A middle-aged man has reportedly committed suicide in a hotel located on 4th Avenue, Festac Town in Lagos State. His corpse was said to have been discovered by a staff of the hotel on Monday. The deceased, identified as Moses Prince, reportedly drank an insecticide known as sniper. He checked into the hotel on Sunday, but on the next day, one of the cleaners who went to clean his room was said to have raised the alarm, upon discovering his lifeless body, with a foamy white substance coming out from…

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MAN REMANDED IN PRISON FOR ATTEMPTING TO RAPE HOMELESS WOMAN IN LAGOS

A 40-year-old man, Peter Makinwa, who was accused of attempting to rape a homeless woman, was on Wednesday remanded in Ikoyi Prison. The accused, who is a barber by profession, appeared before a Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court on a two-count charge of attempted rape and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, remanded Makinwa in Ikoyi prison after he pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecutor, Sgt. Hafsat Ajibode, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Jan. 9 at…

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GO TO COURT IF YOU TRULY WANT RESTRUCTURING SAYS OSINBAJO

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians who are agitating for change in the nation’s system of government to approach a competent court of law, if truly they want the restructuring of the country. Osinbajo disclosed this on Wednesday in Ibadan, Oyo state at the 80th birthday celebration of a former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande. Speaking on the theme: “Nigeria: Achieving National Unity Through Peaceful Restructuring,” Prof. Osinbajo faulted the presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, who is promising to restructure Nigeria if…

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