OSHIOMHOLE INAUGURATES APC SCREENING COMMITTEES FOR BAYELSA AND KOGI GUBER ELECTIONS

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Abuja The National Chairman of the All Progressives Committee, Adams Oshiomhole, said the party had become wiser from courts judgements which disqualified its candidates for ineligibility in the past. He said the party would guide against fielding candidates with questionable dates of birth, educational qualifications and various errors which the opposition party could latch on to snatch victory after losing at the polls. Specifically, he cited the case of Taraba State where the Supreme Court disqualified its governorship candidate after participating in all stages of the election. Oshiomhole…

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NEW INTERIOR MINISTER SAYS HE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT MINISTRY

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The newly appointed Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said he knows little about the policies and operations of his ministry, adding that all he knows about the ministry was what he read in the newspapers. He said this when he visited the ministry shortly after he was inaugurated and assigned a portfolio alongside others by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, on Wednesday. The former Osun State governor said, “I don’t really know much about the operations or policies of the ministry apart from stories about…

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COUPLE FOUND DEAD IN THEIR HOME IN NIGER, SEE PIX

A couple in Niger state was found dead in their home in the early hours of today August 21st. According to reports, the couple went about their businesses yesterday August 20th and retired to their home later in the evening. Sadly this morning, they were both found dead by their neighbors. The cause of their death is yet unknown. However their remains have been buried according to Islamic rites. https://www.042hits.com/couple-found-dead-in-their-home-in-niger-state-photos/

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SARS OFFICERS WHO KILLED UNARMED LAGOS PHONE THIEVES POINTBLANK ARRESTED

The arrested policemen. Fabiyi Omomayara, Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, Sergeant Solomon Sunday and Corporal Aliyu Mukaila. Police photo Samson Folarin The Lagos State Police Command has arrested the four policemen who killed two suspected phone thieves in broad daylight in the Igando area of the state. Police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said they would face murder charges. A viral video had surfaced on the social media on Tuesday, showing the officers manhandling, and, later, ultimately, the suspects. Elkana identified the policemen as Inspector Fabiyi Omomayara, Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, Sergeant Solomon Sunday and…

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BREAKING: BUHARI CREATES NEW MINISTRY

President Muhammadu Buhari this afternoon announced the portfolios of his ministers. Most of the returning Ministers went back to where they were before with Fashola’s portfolios now reduced to Works and Housing while the Power Ministry now stands on its own. Special Duties Ministry also came back and it is to be headed by former Senator George Akume. A new Ministry, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs was however created. It is to be headed by a new Minister, Sadiya Umar Faruk, who unti her appointmentw as the head of the National…

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WIKE CALLS FOR ARREST OF SARS OFFICIALS WHO SHOT AND KILLED PHONE THIEVES

Governor Nyesom Wike has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) that shot and killed suspected phone thieves in Lagos. The SARS operatives were depicted in a viral video on social media as shooting and killing two individuals. Reacting to the killing, Wike on his official Twitter handle, @NyesomWlKE, called on the Nigeria Police Force to identify the cops and prosecute them for murder. The governor wrote, “This disturbing video showing extrajudicial killings of two men who have already been “disarmed” is beyond…

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SEE LIST OF MINISTERS AND THEIR PORTFOLIOS

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assigned portfolios to the newly sworn-in ministers. The full list is below: Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah (Abia State) -Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development 2. Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa State) -Minister of the Federal Capital Territory 3. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom State)- Minsiter of Niger Delta 4. Chris Ngige  (Anambra State)- Minister of Labour and Employment 5. Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra State) Minister of State Environment 6.Adamu Adamu (Bauchi State) Minister of Education 7.Ambassador Maryam Katagun (Bauchi State) State 8. Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa State) Minister of…

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KADUNA POLICE OUTLAW VOLUNTEER SECURITY OUTFIT IN THE STATE

Godwin ISENYO, Kaduna. The Kaduna State Police Command on Wednesday banned the activities of a volunteer security outfit, known as Yan Sa Kai/Yan Bula throughout the 23 Local Government Areas of the state. According to a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, on no account must any individual or group parade themselves as members of the outlawed security outfit across the state. The police spokesman said the command would deal decisively with any errant individual or group who violated the order. The police chief said, “The Kaduna…

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