ANAMBRA 2023: ANDY UBA MAPS OUT PLAN TO COMBAT ATTACK ON SECURITY MEN, DECRIES POLITICAL BLACKMAIL

Andy Uba: How I’ll Stop Attacks On Security Men in Anambra Decries “politics of blackmail” As the governorship election in Anambra State draws near, an aspirant on the platform of All Progressives’ Congress (APC), Senator Andy Uba has promised to, if elected, tackle the rising stem of attacks on security agencies by unknown gunmen. Uba decried what he described as “politics of blackmail” amongst governorship contenders, advising that campaigns should be issues’ based. He spoke to reporters at the ongoing 11th Synod of the Anglican diocese of Abuja. Noted Uba,…

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LAGOS POLICE SEIZES 480 GUNS FROM OKADA RIDERS, SET TO BAN COMMERCIAL MOTORCYCLES NEXT WEEK

Lagos to ban okada next week, police sieze 480 guns from riders •320 arrested for crimes •3,805 motorcycles to be crushed •Residents are united against okada —Commissioner •We won’t quit —Operators THE Lagos State government is expected to launch a new transportation policy on Tuesday, with the governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, making a big announcement on okada operation in the state. If he decides on a statewide ban, the direction in which everything is pointing is expected to follow in days ahead, with serious socio-economic and even political implications and…

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NLC SET TO SHUT DOWN AIRPORT, BANKS, SCHOOLS, POWER, UTILITIES IN KADUNA BY TOMORROW

 Rasheed Bamawo Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai Activities at the Kaduna International Airport, Kaduna, would be paralysed from the midnight of Sunday following the industrial action declared in Kaduna by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). Foremost Aviation unions – the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) have issued a joint notice to join the strike in compliance with the NLC directive. The NLC had declared the industrial action to protest what it…

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NIGERIA TAKES DELIVERY OF 3 JF-17 FIGHTER JETS FROM PAKISTAN

 Murtala Abdullahi  Nigeria is set to induct three newly acquired JF-17 Thunder multiple fighter jets, as the country continues to intensify the use of airpower for internal security operations. The induction of the fourth generation all weather, day and night, multi-role fighter JF-17 will make the aircraft the most advanced fixed-wing in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) inventory since the decommissioning of the air force Anglo-French SEPECAT Jaguar jets in the early 1990s. The JF-17 combat aircraft is manufactured jointly by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation of China and Pakistan Aeronautical…

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SEE WHY ISWAP IS RECRUITING SENIOR CITIZENS IN THEIR 60s AND 70s INTO THEIR ARMY NOW, SEE PIX

The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Friday, May 14, released pictures suggesting it may have conscripted senior citizens into its fold as fighters. The terror group, in the caption under the photograph, wrote in Arabic: “Part of the atmosphere of the blessed Eid al-Fitr in Nigeria.” The men in the picture appear to be at least between 60 to 70 years old, with two of them spotting greybeards. All three men had AK-47 assault rifles strapped to their necks. Two of them wore overflowing traditional dresses and…

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NIGERIANS KNOCK YAHAYA BELLO AS HE CLAIMS THEY WANT HIM FOR 2023 PRESIDENCY: WHICH NIGERIANS IS HE REFERRING TO THEY ASK?

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has been knocked by Nigerians over his desire to run for Nigerian president in 2023. Bello, during an interview on Friday, declared that he will not disappoint “all Nigerians” who want him to run for president. His statement, however, did not go down well with most Nigerians as they took to social media to slam the governor. Reacting to the statement, @SA_Emmanuel tweeted, “Nobody is asking you to run for presidency please. Enough of all these talks; no Nigerian will ever vote for…

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MAN DUMPS GIRLFRIEND’S CORPSE, BABY INSIDE BAUCHI SEWAGE, AFTERMATH OF ABORTION THAT WENT AWRY

The Nigeria Police, Bauchi Command said it has arrested a suspect, Lamido Gunduma who conspired with his friend Ishaq Abdullahi to dump the body of a decomposing lady, Jamila Saidu and her child inside sewage in Unguwar Yari-Mari, Jamaare local government area of Bauchi state. According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Bauchi Command, SP Ahmed Wakil, the suspect’s induced labour in Jamila Saidu led to her death and the newborn baby. The PPRO noted in a press release that was shared with Vanguard on Friday that the…

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ANGER AS COUPLE IS ARRESTED FOR STARVING AND CAGING A 12-YR OLD GIRL FOR 8 MONTHS

The Sokoto Police Command has rescued a 12-year-old girl, Joy Emmanuel, from solitary confinement of eight months. The girl was said to have been caged for that period by her guardians identified as Emmanuel Basey and his wife Esther Emmanuel at the Sokoto Cinema area in Sokoto North Local Government Area. File photo used to illustrate story. Joy was also said to have been starved. It was gathered that the couple claimed “she is mentally unstable” but were later proven otherwise by the police. The spokesman for the Sokoto State…

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11 REMAINING KATSINA KIDNAP VICTIMS ESCAPE FROM THEIR CAPTORS

The remaining 11 persons who were recently abducted from Jibiya Mosque in Katsina State have regained freedom. DAILY POST had reported that over 40 persons were on Monday abducted from a mosque at Jibya town in the state while observing midnight prayers. According to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Gambo Ishaka, 30 of the abductees were immediately rescued by the joint security operatives, leaving others in captivity. However, in a new development, an eyewitness told Channels TV on Saturday that 11 others have been freed. He said their release…

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