NIGERIA SURELY NEEDS A REVOLUTION SAYS ACTRESS OMOTOLA, SEE WHY

Nollywood star, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has lamented the level of insecurity in the country and called for a state of emergency in troubled zones. She also said she believes Nigeria needs some kind of ‘revolution’ to get better. The 41-year-old actress said this while fielding questions from her fans in a tweet chat, #Osexyfriday, on Friday. “I am appealing to the government to immediately see to the rising rate of depression, suicide, police brutality, ritual killings and general lack of safety in the Country. It’s at an all-time high now, there…

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POLICE ARRESTS 37 IN ABUJA FOR KIDNAPPING, ROBBERY AND RELATED

FCT Police Commissioner, Bala Ciroma The FCT Police Command has arrested 37 suspects for various crimes including kidnapping, armed robbery, hard drugs peddling among others. The Commissioner of Police for the command, Bala Ciroma, who paraded the suspects, yesterday, also announced the rescue of two children, Rejoice Godwin and Seke Godwin 7 and 9 years old, who were abducted on March 8 from Yimi village in Zuba. He said the victims were rescued at Lambata in Niger State where they were held hostage by their abductors. “The following suspects were…

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HOW WE RESCUED ISLAMIC SCHOLAR, SHEIKH AHMAD SULEIMAN – NIGERIAN ARMY

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday says a sustained covert surveillance and tactical lines of operations orchestrated concurrently with other security agencies led to the rescue of Sheikh Ahmad Suleiman. The Commander, 17 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Lt. Lukman Omoniyi, while presenting the rescued Islamic cleric to newsmen said immediately after the kidnap incidence, a marching order was given by the COAS for 17 Brigade Nigerian Army to carry out an immediate rescue operation in order to rescue the kidnapped victims. According to him, the operation was structured to reflect robust synergy…

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ABDUCTED POLICEMAN FOUND DEAD IN THE FOREST

A Deputy Superintendent of Police, Godwin Oshiogbuwe, who was abducted at Ubiaja in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State, has been found dead. His body was found in a forest on Ubiaja-Ewohimi-Agbor Road by a police tactical team. Police sources said he was killed because the kidnappers discovered that he was a policeman through his ID card and pictures in his phone. The deceased hailed from Auchi in Edo State and served in Abuja. It was learnt that the body had been deposited in a mortuary. Police…

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GUNMEN ATTACK JOURNALIST, ABDUCT WIFE, 3 OTHERS

Gunmen, on Wednesday, attacked Suleiman Abubakar, Chairman of Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Nasarawa state and abducted his wife, Yahanasu Abubakar. Suleiman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident happened at about 7 p.m. along Gudi-Garaku road in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state. According to Suleiman, the gunmen shot at the union bus they were travelling in from Keffi, where his wife went to register at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp. He said the bus ran into a…

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REPS MEMBER BEMOANS BANDITRY, KIDNAPPINGS IN KATSINA

Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Loans, Aids and Debt Management, Ahmed Safana (APC, Katsina), has called on the federal government to save Katsina State from the menace of armed bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers. Safana, who made the plea via a press statement in Abuja yesterday, lamented that his Safana/Batsari/Dansuma Federal Constituency has been taken over by armed bandits, who constantly harass and kidnap the people for ranso According to the lawmaker, just two days ago, five persons were killed at Kasai village in Batsari LGA,…

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CARDINAL OKOGIE SPEAKS ON ROLE OF THE MILITARY IN ELECTIONS

By Sam Eyoboka ALSO not left out in the ongoing debate  over the militarisation of the 2019 elections are Christian clerics who did not mince words in condemning the partisan role played by some soldiers during the exercise. Cardinal Okogie A case in point is a statement by Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie which reads thus: “I don’t think that the role of the military extends to election security, otherwise the elections will no longer be free and fair. The military has a statutory role to…

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DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS KIDNAPPING, CATTLE RUSTLING MORE DANGEROUS THAN INSURGENCY

Kidnapping, cattle rustling and farmer/ herders clashes pose more threat to the peaceful coexistence of Nigeria than the insurgency in the northeast, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali, has said. The minister, who spoke at the opening ceremony of the national workshop on civil military relations and the media which held in Kaduna, Thursday, observed that armed conflict situations often present fertile ground for friction between  the military and the media. He said the security threats call for increased inter- security agency collaboration in the area of intelligence information…

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SARS OFFICERS ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO WEAR PLAIN CLOTHES WHILE ON DUTY-ZONAL PPRO DOLAPO BADMUS

Zonal Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmus has reacted to the viral video of a Police officer who was pictured in plain clothes while carrying a gun. According to her, the officer is a member of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). She also said that SARS officers are not supposed to wear plain clothes while on duty. She revealed that the force has a special outfit for SARS officers which enables citizens to identify them when they are approached by one. Dolapo Badmus also advised citizens on what to do when…

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