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Police arrest Lagos govt employee attempting to commit suicide
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Police arrest Lagos govt employee attempting to commit suicide

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command arrested a middle-aged man who attempted to commit suicide. Adekunle Ajisebutu, Public Relations Officer, in a statement on Saturday gave the deceased’s identity as Akinlolu Ajayi, 54, an employee of Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC). Ajayi, resident of No.1, Owodunni Street, Oworonsoki, was seen on the Third Mainland Bridge trying to jump into the lagoon at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) waterfront. The anti-crime patrol team of the Bariga Police Division on a routine patrol of the area rescued and took him into protective custody. Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, appealed to members of the public not to take their own lives no matter the challenges. The Police boss warned that such a condemnab...
Lekki toll gate: Lagos End SARS panel being frustrated – Member, Adegboruwa
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Lekki toll gate: Lagos End SARS panel being frustrated – Member, Adegboruwa

A legal practitioner, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has alerted the public of attempts to frustrate the outcome of the probe of the Nigerian Army invasion of the Lekki toll gate. Adegboruwa is a member of the Lagos Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) raised an alarm on Saturday in a terse statement. He said there are plans to block the panel “from reaching meaningful conclusions” on the shootings, promising to provide details. On October 20, 2020, troops marched to the Lekki tollgate and opened fire to disperse hundreds of protesting Nigerians. The youth-led nationwide demonstration forced the Federal Government to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a notorious police unit. Across the country, SARS has been indicte...
Miyetti Allah confirms kidnappers killed Chairman in Kaduna
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Miyetti Allah confirms kidnappers killed Chairman in Kaduna

Miyetti Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has announced the death of Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi, also known as Danbardi, the association’s Chairman in Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The association announced this in a statement by its National Secretary, Othman Ngelzarma and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, in Abuja, saying that the deceased, aged 58, was killed by kidnappers on Friday. “The death of Abubakar brings to five the number of MACBAN officials killed either by bandits, kidnappers or cattle rustlers this year across the country”, the statement said. Ngelzarma stated that Abdullahi’s lifeless body was found by the roadside on Friday, after being kidnapped from his home in Lere on Sept. 16 and ransom paid. “Al...
Alleged fraudster Mompha gives EFCC deadline to apologize
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Alleged fraudster Mompha gives EFCC deadline to apologize

An alleged fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a. Mompha, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to apologize over an alleged libellous publication. Mompha made the demand in a letter signed by his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole. The Instagram celebrity warned the EFCC that failure to comply within 14 days will cause him to take legal action. Oyewole said the anti-graft agency’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren made a libellous and defamatory statement about Mompha. The legal practitioner insists his client is not a criminal or fraudster as painted in the publication and had nothing to do with convicted Hamza Koudeih (HK). Last week, Justice Tijjani Garba Ringim of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, convicted and sentenced Koudeih, a Lebanese, to one-year imprison...
ABU appoints Samaila, Gurin as new Registrar, Bursar
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ABU appoints Samaila, Gurin as new Registrar, Bursar

The Governing Council of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria has appointed Rabiu Samaila as the substantive Registrar. The institution also named Mohammed-Bello Gurin as the new Bursar. Auwal Umar, ABU Public Affairs Director made the announcement in a statement at the weekend. The appointments were approved by the Joint Council/Senate Selection Board at its meeting on September 17. The new officials will for a one-term period of five years. Umar was Deputy Registrar, Human Resources Development Department. He takes over from ex-Registrar, Abdullahi Kundila, whose tenure expired on June 2. Umar was Acting Registrar and Secretary to Council on two occasions – December 2014 to September 2015; and February to June 2016. Gurin earlier served as Bursar of the Federal...
N-Power: FG starts payment of outstanding arrears to beneficiaries
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N-Power: FG starts payment of outstanding arrears to beneficiaries

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has commenced the payment of arrears of stipends for batches A and B of the 2016 and 2018 volunteers of the N-Power programme nationwide. Permanent Secretary, Bashir Alkali, provided the update in a statement on Friday. Alkali said the accounts of 14,021 volunteers were flagged in March 2020 by the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) for various reasons. They include multiple bank accounts and receiving multiple salaries from other government ministries/agencies. Alkali said the acts violated the regulations guiding the N-Power volunteer programme. He disclosed that after an investigation in collaboration with relevant government agencies, 9,066 volun...
MASSOB to Gbajabiamila: You are wrong to compare IPOB, Biafra agitators to ISWAP, Boko Haram
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MASSOB to Gbajabiamila: You are wrong to compare IPOB, Biafra agitators to ISWAP, Boko Haram

The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has warned the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to refrain from linking IPOB and Pro Biafra group with ISWAP and Boko Haram. MASSOB asked Gbajabiamila to go for a psychiatric evaluation to determine mental health and receive treatment if not ok. The group gave the warning in a statement signed by MASSOB leadership, Uchenna Madu and Edeson Samuel, forwarded to DAILY POST on Thursday. The statement reads in part: “We Condemn the statement credited to the speaker of House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, where he said that the Yoruba Nation agitators, IPOB and other pro-Biafra agitators are not different from ISWAP and Boko Haram organization. “It is u...
NSCDC loses officer in Jigawa road crash
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NSCDC loses officer in Jigawa road crash

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa State has confirmed the death of DSC Idris Lawan. The spokesman, CSC Adamu Shehu in a statement on Minday said Lawan died in a fatal crash. The accident occurred on the Kano-Hadejia road while the deceased was on his way to Malam Madori town. Shehu was Malam Madori was Lawan’s place of primary assignment. The Commandant, Mustapha Talba has commiserated with the family and personnel of the corps. Talba prayed to God to have mercy on the departed soul and look after his family. Lawan joined the NSCDC in 2010 as ASC II and served in various capacities. He was Acting Divisional Officer, Kafin Hausa, and Divisional Officer, Kafin-Hausa and Maigatari until his passing.
13 gorillas test positive for COVID-19 in Atlanta zoo
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13 gorillas test positive for COVID-19 in Atlanta zoo

Thirteen western lowland gorillas at Zoo Atlanta have tested positive for Coronavirus. Staff were alerted when several of the zoo’s troop of 20 western lowland gorillas began exhibiting symptoms, including runny noses, mild coughing and loss of appetite. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that fecal samples and swabs sent to the University of Georgia’s veterinary diagnostic laboratory showed that 13 of the great apes were positive for Coronavirus.   A statement released by the management of the zoo wrote;   "Recently, Gorilla Care Team members observed coughing, nasal discharge, and minor changes in appetite in several members of the gorilla population. "Upon the onset of these signs, the Animal Care and Veterinary Teams immediately pursued testing for S...
NDLEA intercepts 24,311kgs of heroin, codeine in fresh drug busts in Lagos
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NDLEA intercepts 24,311kgs of heroin, codeine in fresh drug busts in Lagos

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency on Sunday said it intercepted 24, 311kgs of heroin and codeine in another raid at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja and the Tincan seaport, Apapa, Lagos State. In a statement on Sunday, Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, said Operatives of the Agency seized over 24, 311 kilograms of heroin, codeine as well as Arizona and Colorado variants of cannabis in fresh drug busts. The statement said the first seizure came on Friday 3rd September 2021 at the SAHCO export shed of the MMIA where two consignments containing 10.350kg heroin and 25.2kg cannabis from South Africa were intercepted. The statement said, in a series of sting operations between Saturday 4th Sept and Monday 6th Sept, in diff...
Kwara police arrests five suspected ritualists, recover remains of victim
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Kwara police arrests five suspected ritualists, recover remains of victim

Five suspected ritualists have been arrested by the Kwara State Police Command over the alleged murder of a sex worker simply identified as Abigail for money ritual purposes. They are Samuel Peter Tsado, Mohammed Garba,( aka Madi), Abubakar Mohammed (aka Malam Baba Pati, Mohammed Ahmadu Nma, and Baba Karin. The spokesman of the state police command, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, revealed this in a statement in Ilorin on Friday, saying three others were still at large. In a graphic account of the alleged act committed by the suspects, Okasanmi disclosed that ” on 29/06/2021, at about 2308 hours, an unknown person, later identified as Samuel Peter Tsado, of Patigi, Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State, went to Victory Hotel, Patigi and requested for the service of a commercial sex worke...
Gov Abdulrazaq meets Fashola over bad federal roads in Kwara
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Gov Abdulrazaq meets Fashola over bad federal roads in Kwara

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, on Thursday, appealed to the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, to fix the bad state of federal government roads in the state. The appeal was tabled at a marathon meeting with the Works Minister in Abuja, according to a statement by the governor’s spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye in Ilorin. Accompanied by the state Works Commissioner, Rotimi Iliasu, the governor, thanked the Federal Government for its projects in the state. Governor Abdulrazaq, however, drew the attention of the Works Minister to the deplorable condition of some Federal roads in Kwara state. He “Appealed to the Minister of Works to fix the failed roads to ease the burden of the state.” Some of the roads include Kishi-Kaiama, dualisation of Eiyekorin-Jebba highw...
Triple H undergoes a surgery after a cardiac event
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Triple H undergoes a surgery after a cardiac event

WWE's Triple H is said to be recovering after undergoing a surgery following a cardiac event last week. WWE issued a statement on Wednesday September 8, announcing that Triple H underwent a procedure last week following a cardiac event that was caused by a genetic heart issue. He’s expected to make a full recovery. The statement read; “Paul Levesque, a.k.a. Triple H, underwent a successful procedure last week at Yale New Haven Hospital following a cardiac event. “The episode was caused by a genetic heart issue and Paul is expected to make a full recovery.”   52-year-old Triple H currently serves as the WWE executive vice president of global talent strategy and development. He has been an executive with the company for over a decade and is the founder and executive produc...
Jigawa: Badaru sacks pension board chairman, Fagam
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Jigawa: Badaru sacks pension board chairman, Fagam

Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has sacked the Executive Secretary, Jigawa State and Local Governments Contributory Pension Scheme Board, Hashim Ahmad Fagam. This was contained in a press statement signed by the State Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Hussaini Ali Kila and forwarded to DAILY POST. The statement said Fagam was relieved of his appointment with immediate effect. The statement, however, directed the former Executive Secretary to report back to his former MDA (Water Board) for reassignment.
Police arrest fake Corps member with forged HND certificate in Adamawa
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Police arrest fake Corps member with forged HND certificate in Adamawa

Adamawa State Police Command has arrested one Dada Gbenga Ayomilekan, who was parading himself as a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) A forged HND certificate and fake identification card among other documents were recovered from the suspect. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, September 7, said the suspect was arrested by operatives attached to the State Intelligence Bureau, while on an intensive surveillance patrol to ensure safety and security in NYSC Orientation Camp in Girei Local Government Area. "The suspect and resident of Hokolul street, Oyun tipper garage, Ilorin, Kwara state claimed to have graduated from Plateau State Polytechnic with lower credit grade and was sent to NYSC orientation camp an...
COAS tasks RSMs on restoration of regimentation
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COAS tasks RSMs on restoration of regimentation

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday tasked Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSM) on restoration of regiments. In a statement on Tuesday by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, he said: “The Chief Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has enjoined Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSM) of the Nigerian Army (NA) to ensure the complete restoration of regimentation in the Army.” According to the statement, the Chief of Army Staff made the calls because of the critical role RSMs play in every unit/formation of the Army. “General Yahaya stated this, while declaring open, the Regimental Sergeant Majors Convention 2021, holding at the Headquarters 2 Division, Ibadan, with the theme “Professionalism in a Regimented Environment: The RSMs in Perspective”,the stateme...
Insecurity: We only suspend boarding facilities – Adamawa Govt
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Insecurity: We only suspend boarding facilities – Adamawa Govt

The Adamawa State Government says it only suspended boarding facilities in schools but did not close any school. The government said in a statement late Monday evening that it did not close any school as was reported in some mediums. The state Ministry of Education was widely reported on Sunday as announcing closure of 30 boarding secondary schools across the state for security reasons. In a statement signed by Humwashi Wonosikou, the Press Secretary to Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, the government explained that a Ministry of Education statement earlier quoted and reported on Sunday was categorical on deboarding and not total closure. It said the Commissioner of Education and Human Capital Development announced that 30 Boarding Junior Secondary Schools out of the 34 in the sta...
Health workers threaten sit-at-home amid resident doctors’ strike
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Health workers threaten sit-at-home amid resident doctors’ strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Association have vowed not to go back on their two-week strike notice. The unions’ threat came amid the ongoing industrial action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). The federal government has scheduled a meeting with them on Tuesday. Charles Akpan, Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour issued a statement on Monday. Ministry Chris Ngige will chair the meeting at the minister’s conference room at 2pm, Akpan announced. On September 3, JOHESU gave a 15-day ultimatum over outstanding welfare allowances owed to its members. Their demands include adjustment of Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHES) as in Consolidated Medical Salary Structure...
Police confirm killing of two gang leaders in Rivers community
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Police confirm killing of two gang leaders in Rivers community

Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the killing of two notorious cult gang leaders allegedly terrorizing Ibaa community in Emohua Local Government Area of the state. The command said the officers while acting on credible information, arrested one Goodluck Ezekwu A.K.A ‘Big Daddy, the leader of the notorious gang who killed a member a local vigilante group in Ibaa, Amobi Oguzo and his son, Prince Oguzo two weeks ago. The Command in a statement on Monday by its Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni said Big Daddy who was “arrested in Imo State and taken to custody”. The statement said during interrogation he made a useful confessions and led the police team to Ibaa community, where one Ebere Amesi and other members of the gang were hibernating. According to the statement, ...
Five-year-old boy drowns in well in Kano
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Five-year-old boy drowns in well in Kano

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of a five-year-old boy who drowned after falling inside a well at Zangon Dinya in Bagwai Local Government Area of Kano State. The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Saminu Abdullahi, said this in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday September 3, in Kano. Abdullahi explained that the incident happened on Thursday night. “We received a distress call from Bichi division at about 08:30 p.m. from one Muhammad Usman and we sent our rescue team to the scene at 08.45 pm,” he said. Abdullahi said the young boy named Yusha’u Usman was later brought out of the well dead. He added that the corpse of the drowned boy has been handed over to ward head of Zangon Dinya Bagwai, Malam Yahaya Sule.
5-year-old boy drowns in Kano well
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5-year-old boy drowns in Kano well

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of Yusha’u Usman who died inside a well at Zangon Dinya in Bagwai Local Government Area of Kano State. Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, the Public Relations Officer of the Service, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday in Kano, NAN reports. Abdullahi explained that the 5-year-old died on Thursday night. “We received a distress call at about 08:30 p.m from one Muhammad Usman about the unfortunate incident. “We immediately dispatched our rescue team to the scene but Usman was brought out of the well dead by the time they got to the scene of the incident,” he said. He, however, noted that the incident is being investigated while the corpse of the deceased has been handed over to ward head of Zangon Dinya Bagwai, M...
Plateau: Irigwe people not behind Rukuba road killings – Monarch
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Plateau: Irigwe people not behind Rukuba road killings – Monarch

The Brra Nggwe Rigwe, Ronku Aka, has said the Irigwe people were not behind the killing of commuters at Rukuba Road in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. DAILY POST recalls that on August 14, 2021, hoodlums killed 22 commuters at Rukuba road and injured scores. The Police Command in the state had in a statement accused Irigwe youths of being behind the killings. Aka, who is the acting Chairman, Bassa Traditional Council, said this when members of the Plateau chapter of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) visited him on Friday in Miango. But the Royal father said his people are peaceful, insisting that they were not involved in the unfortunate incident. He said the allegations were aimed at painting the good people of Irigwe in a bad light and setti...
Politics Ekiti 2022: PDP releases timetable, commences sale of forms september 13
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Politics Ekiti 2022: PDP releases timetable, commences sale of forms september 13

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has released its timetable and schedule of activities in early preparation for the June 18, 2022 Ekiti Governorship Election. In a statement on Thursday by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of PDP, said, besides the timetable, the National Working Committee (NWC) has approved the Sales of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from Monday, September 13 to Thursday, September 30, 2021.Ekiti State He said October 5, 2021 is the last date for the submission of forms. According to the statement, the NWC has also fixed the Screening of Aspirants for Monday, October 11, 2021. He added that appeals on the screening exercise are scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2021. “Consequently, the PDP congresses to elect the 3-man Adhoc W...
IGP reacts as police arrest 1,503 high-profile criminal suspects, rescue 393 victims
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IGP reacts as police arrest 1,503 high-profile criminal suspects, rescue 393 victims

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has commended the Katsina State Police Command for arresting 1,503 high-profile criminal suspects and securing the freedom of 393 kidnapped victims The command also recovered 4-GPMG, 37-AK47 rifles, 288 anti-aircraft ammunition This was contained in a statement on Friday by CP Frank Mba Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja He further commended the state command for rescuing kidnapped victims and reuniting them with their families, as it showed improving public confidence. He said the IGP gave the commendation during a one-day official visit to Katsina State on Thursday, 2nd September, 2021. He said the visit was part of efforts at carrying out on-the-spot security assessments in the State, and to...
BBNaija: Angel is a child, I feel bad she disrespected you – Tega tells Boma
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BBNaija: Angel is a child, I feel bad she disrespected you – Tega tells Boma

Big Brother Naija housemate, Tega, has waded into the clash between Angel and Boma. DAILY POST had reported that the clash started when Boma confronted Angel and accused her of calling him a kiss and tell. Boma hurled insults at Angel’s family members and also said the BBNaija platform was her biggest achievement. He said Angel is a child and wondered why Biggie allowed her into the house. Angered by the statement, Angel insulted Boma and warned him not to ever use her as a highlight in the house. Speaking on Friday, Tega said she felt bad that Angel disrespected Boma during their alteration. Tega said Angel, who is 21-year old, is like a younger sister to her and she felt bad that a small child spoke to Boma in that manner. “I felt terrible because she’s like my young...
Nigeria: UNICEF condemns abduction of 100 students in Zamfara, says 23 escaped, 2 with bullet wounds
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Nigeria: UNICEF condemns abduction of 100 students in Zamfara, says 23 escaped, 2 with bullet wounds

UNICEF on Thursday said it is horrified by yet another attack on an educational institution in Nigeria, following the abduction of 100 students and a teacher of Government Day Secondary School Kaya in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, north-west Nigeria. A statement from Samuel Kaalu, Communications Specialist said Of the abducted students, 23 students escaped and returned home – two of them with bullet wounds. “The abducted students are aged between 14 and 19. “We strongly condemn this attack, which has happened just a few days after kidnapped students of a school in Niger State, north-central Nigeria, were freed,” said Mr. Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria. “We call on the authorities to take expedited action to rescue these students and reu...
Ajiroba of Lagos, Rasheed Williams is dead, Sanwo-Olu reacts
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Ajiroba of Lagos, Rasheed Williams is dead, Sanwo-Olu reacts

The Ajiroba of Lagos, Chief Rasheed Williams, has passed away. Williams died Monday morning and was buried in the afternoon in line with Islamic injunction. Williams, a renowned socialite, was a member of Metropolitan Club, Yoruba Tennis Club and Eko Club, where he was the first president. Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a statement, said the deceased lived a good life and served humanity. Sanwo-Olu recalled how Williams combined work and social life in a way that impacted the state and the nation positively. He said Willams served Lagos meritoriously as a member of the Constituent Assembly, representing the Lagos lsland Local Government. “He also contributed his quota to the growth and development of Lagos in different capacities”, Sanwo-Olu noted. The governor said the fifth ...
Actor Junior Pope Odonwodo responds after his colleague Onyi Alex said it’s a ‘sin’ for a broke man to declare love for her
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Actor Junior Pope Odonwodo responds after his colleague Onyi Alex said it’s a ‘sin’ for a broke man to declare love for her

Actor,  Junior Pope Odonwodo has reacted to actress Onyi Alex's statement that it's a sin for a broke man to say he loves her. The actress had taken to her Instagram Stories to say she doesn't want to be broke, which is why she works hard. She added that broke men should only "trip" for her from a distance because she doesn't want a "leech". Responding, Junior Pope said many rich men help broke women by setting them up then asked why women can't do same for men. He went on to say that "with a broke guy or girl with prospects, you can build an empire." See his post below.  
Liverpool condemn further homophobic chants during Chelsea draw
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Liverpool condemn further homophobic chants during Chelsea draw

Blues loanee Billy Gilmour was targeted while playing against the Reds for Norwich, and a similar incident has now occurred at Anfield   Liverpool have condemned homophobic chants which occurred during their game against Chelsea on Saturday, with certain supporters aiming an offensive song at the opposition once again despite Jurgen Klopp's recent pleas. Klopp publically called for Liverpool fans to cut out the 'Chelsea rent boy' chant last week, having seen Blues loanee Billy Gilmour targeted while playing in Norwich's 3-0 defeat to the Reds at Carrow Road on August 14. Liverpool also released a statement branding the song "offensive and inappropriate", but the homophobic insults were heard once again when Chelsea arrived at Anfield for a top-of-the-table clash on Augus...
Probe AuGF, Aghughu over contradictions on alleged missing N4.973trn – HURIWA to EFCC
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Probe AuGF, Aghughu over contradictions on alleged missing N4.973trn – HURIWA to EFCC

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has asked the Auditor-General of the Federation, AuGF, Adolphus Aghughu, to avoid semantic gymnastics when he gives the nation a run-down of the audits of ministries and agencies. The rights group flayed Aghughu for recanting his findings on the consolidated financial statement of the Federal Government in 2019. It wondered how the AGF is denying that any cash was missing after he told the National Assembly on the 18th of August 2021 that unsubstantiated balances amounting to N4.973 trillion were observed by his office in the audit carried out on the consolidated financial statement of the Federal Government in 2019. HURIWA expressed shock that the President Muhammadu Buhari government which claims to be fighting corruption was ...
Barack Obama Reacts to Afghanistan Terror Attacks That Killed US Soldiers
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Barack Obama Reacts to Afghanistan Terror Attacks That Killed US Soldiers

Former US president, Barack Obama has condemned terrorist attack outside the Kabul airport on Thursday. The attack killed and injured over 100 persons, including US soldiers. The statement released Friday morning, August 27 grieves with the over 90 Afghans who were killed, while he also sent his condolences to the now 13 confirmed US service members who were killed. Read the full statement: “Like so many of you, Michelle and I were heartbroken to hear about the terrorist attack outside the Kabul airport that killed and wounded so many U.S. service members, as well as Afghan men, women, and children.   "As president, nothing was more painful than grieving with the loved ones of Americans who gave their lives serving our country. As President Biden said, these service members a...
Enugu at 30: Ekweremadu pays tribute to founding fathers
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Enugu at 30: Ekweremadu pays tribute to founding fathers

Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has felicitated with the government and people of Enugu State as the state clocked 30 years on Friday. Ekweremadu, in a statement entitled “Enugu: 30 and Fledging” and made available to newsmen by his Media Adviser, Uche Anichukwu, poured encomiums on successive leaders of the state and the founding fathers, saying although there had been challenges, the state had made progress, while potentials remained enormous. “This day will always remain special to the Waawa people as we also remain grateful to the military administration of General Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd) for graciously creating Enugu State some 30 years ago. “Although there has been challenges, I must congratulate and commend successive leaders of the state, name...
Man nabbed after obtaining N38m from ‘Yahoo boys’ to stop EFCC arrest
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Man nabbed after obtaining N38m from ‘Yahoo boys’ to stop EFCC arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Ladeji Kelvin Babatunde. He was nabbed after allegedly obtaining over N38,000,000 from suspected internet fraudsters. Babatunde had boasted that he would prevent their arrest by the commission. An EFCC statement on Facebook said the defendant posed as an operative to perpetrate the act. “A four-bedroom uncompleted apartment located at Ikola Road, Alagbado, Lagos, which was developed with the proceeds of the fraud, was recovered from him”, it reads. Babatunde will be charged to court after the completion of investigation.
Flood: Buni charges traditional rulers to enlighten subjects on dangers of waterways blockage
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Flood: Buni charges traditional rulers to enlighten subjects on dangers of waterways blockage

Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has charged traditional rulers in the state to enlighten their communities on the need to keep the waterways free from blockage. Buni, in a statement signed by his spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, on Wednesday visited the emirs of Damaturu, Fika and Potiskum to sympathise with them over the recent floods recorded in some communities in the emirates. He assured the monarchs that the government would work towards providing permanent solutions to the floods in their communities. “Government will consider building massive water ways, drainages and channels to divert the flow of the rain water from residential buildings”, he said. The governor, however, noted that some of the floods were preventable once structures were built on water ways, while chargi...
NDA attack: DHQ begins investigation, says CCTV operators were awake
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NDA attack: DHQ begins investigation, says CCTV operators were awake

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has insisted its personnel in charge of the closed circuit television (CCTV) were awake when suspected bandits invaded the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna on Tuesday. During the attack, two officers were killed, while another was abducted. Some reports claimed those monitoring the CCTV fell asleep during the incident. However, in its statement on Wednesday, DHQ said “the allegation is untrue”. DHQ spokesman, Benjamin Sawyerr, said: “It is perhaps important to mention that the AFN as a professional force consists of highly trained personnel who are dedicated to their duties of protecting the lives and property of all Nigerians. “Let me use this opportunity to reiterate that the NDA authorities, acting on the directive of the Chief of Def...
World Cup Qualifiers: Sasere positive about Nigeria’s chances despite Premier League ruling
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World Cup Qualifiers: Sasere positive about Nigeria’s chances despite Premier League ruling

The Super Eagles will be without their England-based stars for next month’s qualifying matches en route Qatar 2022 Hamrun Spartans striker Franklin Sasere has identified the positives even though Nigeria won't be able to parade their England-based stars for September’s World Cup qualifiers with Liberia and Cape Verde. The Premier League organisers announced on Tuesday that they will not release players for international engagements in 'red list' countries, where they would have to quarantine on their return to the United Kingdom because of Covid-19 restrictions “Premier League clubs have today reluctantly but unanimously decided not to release players for international matches played in red-list countries next month,” a statement on the EPL website read.  
Plateau: Federal lawmaker lauds troops for killing bandits
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Plateau: Federal lawmaker lauds troops for killing bandits

The lawmaker representing Jos South Federal Constituency, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, on Tuesday, lauded Operation Safe Haven and the combined team of the Inspector General of police for neutralising 6 kidnappers. The lawmaker in a statement made available to DAILY POST by his Media Aide, Mr Danja Yakubu, described the killing and arrest of 6 kidnappers in Mangu Local Government Council of the state as a good development and a warning to criminal elements that their days were over. Hon. Bagos, who is the Deputy Chairman, Reps Committee on Corruption, said, it took courage and gallantry for the operatives to achieve that feat. The statement noted: “This proactive and responsive development is not only commendable and reassuring but also a sad reminder that Plateau State is still in th...
Plateau: Security forces kill 6 bandits who murdered Police IRT officers
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Plateau: Security forces kill 6 bandits who murdered Police IRT officers

The Nigerian military has confirmed the elimination of 6 bandits that specialized in kidnapping people in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State. The troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) and Police units neutralised the syndicate. The forces found weapons belonging to the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) the assailants killed – 3 AK-47 rifles. Major Ishaku Gaji Takwa, Military Information Officer, in a statement said operation involved the Divisional Police Headquarters at Mangu. The late IRT officers earlier made a distress call that bandits attacked them and took away their guns. “The criminals were immediately trailed and neutralised after a gun duel with the troops”, Takwa said. The remains of the IRT members and the eliminated gang members were recovere...
World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Ghana dealt Jordan Ayew and Amartey blow ahead of South Africa duel
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World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Ghana dealt Jordan Ayew and Amartey blow ahead of South Africa duel

The Black Stars are set to do without some first team players for their upcoming back-to-back games against Ethiopia and South Africa Premier League clubs have decided against releasing players for September's round of World Cup qualifiers which are due to take place in Covid-19 red-listed countries, ruling Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew, Leicester City centre-back Daniel Amartey and Brentford winger Tariqe Fosu out of Ghana's showdown away against South Africa. According to a statement by the FA, nearly 60 players from 19 clubs have been affected by the decision. South Africa, who are on the UK's coronavirus red list, are set to host Ghana for a Group G matchday two fixture in Johannesburg on September 6.
IPOB alleged spy: Imo citizens blast Police for ‘framing up’ 21-year-old Okolie
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IPOB alleged spy: Imo citizens blast Police for ‘framing up’ 21-year-old Okolie

Imo State citizens have continued to react to a statement credited to the office of the Inspector General of Police, where it declared one Glory Okolie, a 22-year-old girl reportedly held by officers of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in the state as a spy. Okolie, whose family had been looking for since June was said to have been arrested on June 17 by IRT officers in order to use her as bait to arrest her boyfriend, who is suspected to be a member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Below are some of the reactions on Facebook: “Very sad indeed.. Nigerian Police is a shame to the world… Their Shame De shame me. Bunch of unprofessional group.” – Jude Chibueze “They have been keeping the girl as their property, only God knows what they have done to the girl aside usi...
Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning
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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure. Buhari had on Thursday, met with service chiefs and charged them to double their efforts, saying he did not want to leave office as a failure. In a statement on Friday, the PDP through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described Buhari’s submission as medicine after death. 2. President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reappointed Ishaq Oloyede as Registrar/Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for a second term. Director, Press and Public Affairs, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, in a statement on Friday, said the appointment was based on the recommendation by the Ministe...
EPL: Another Chelsea star leaves Stamford Bridge for new club after Kenedy
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EPL: Another Chelsea star leaves Stamford Bridge for new club after Kenedy

Another Chelsea player, Emerson Palmieri, has left Stamford Bridge after the departure of Robert Kenedy on Wednesday night. Chelsea disclosed this in a statement through their website on Thursday night ahead of their Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday. Emerson left the UEFA Champions League winner to join French Ligue 1 side, Lyon, on a season-long loan. The statement read, “Emerson Palmieri will spend the remainder of the 2021/22 season in Ligue 1 after completing a loan move to Lyon. “The 27-year-old defender, who can play at left-back or wing-back, will get his first taste of French football following three-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge. “During that time, the Italian international has made 71 appearances and secured a clean sweep of European honours, scori...
Police rescue 12 kidnapped victims in Zamfara
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Police rescue 12 kidnapped victims in Zamfara

Operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command have rescued 11 villagers abducted from Yakofoji village on August 12. Spokesperson of the command, SP Muhammed Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, August 19, in Gusau, said that the operatives also rescued the Chief Security Officer of College of Health Technology, Tsafe. It said that the successes recorded followed ongoing search-and-rescue operations by the command across the state. "The effort that led to the unconditional rescue was sequel to the report of abduction of 11 persons by some group of hoodlums suspected to be bandits at YARKOFOJI VILLAGE in Bakura LGA on 12th August, 2021," the statement read. "In a related development, the Command has succeeded in the unconditional rescue of Chief Security ...
EPL: Another Chelsea player leaves Stamford Bridge after Tammy Abraham
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EPL: Another Chelsea player leaves Stamford Bridge after Tammy Abraham

Another Chelsea player, Michy Batshuayi, has left Stamford Bridge after the departure of Tammy Abraham on Tuesday. Chelsea confirmed this in a statement via their website on Wednesday that Batshuayi left the club to join Besiktas on a season-long loan. Batshuayi extended his contract with Thomas Tuchel’s side until 2023 before leaving the Blues for the Turkish club. “Michy Batshuayi has today extended his contract at Chelsea until 2023 and joined Besiktas on loan for the season. “The Belgian forward heads to Vodafone Park – the venue of our 2019 Super Cup clash with Liverpool – for the remainder of this season, after passing a medical in Istanbul and signing the relevant paperwork. “He could make his debut for Besiktas on Saturday,” Chelsea’s statement read. This is comin...
Judges available to release Igboho’s aides, Abuja court insists
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Judges available to release Igboho’s aides, Abuja court insists

The Federal High Court, Abuja has clarified that it has a judge on ground to sign the warrant of release of Sunday Igboho’s associates granted bail recently by the court. Chief Registrar of the Federal High Court, Emmanuel Gakko, in a statement clarified that Justice Obiora Egwuatu, who admitted the 12 detainees to bail early in August did not disappear as reported by some media publications. The 12 detainees were arrested in the July 1 early morning raid on the residence of the leader of the Yoruba Nation agitators in Ibadan, Oyo State and were detained at the facility of the Department of State Service (DSS). However, following the granting of an application for the enforcement of their fundamental human rights, Justice Egwuatu had admitted eight of the detainees to bail in the ...
Chelsea finally confirms Lukaku’s squad number
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Chelsea finally confirms Lukaku’s squad number

Chelsea on Wednesday confirmed that the club’s new signing, Romelu Lukaku, will wear the number 9 shirt at the club. Chelsea disclosed this in a statement via their website ahead of their Premier League clash with Arsenal this weekend. Lukaku took the squad number following the departure of Tammy Abraham from Chelsea. The statement read, “Romelu Lukaku will wear the number nine shirt for Chelsea this season. “The striker takes the vacant squad number following Tammy Abraham’s departure to Roma yesterday, with Lukaku continuing with the same shirt number that served him so well at Inter Milan last season. “The Belgian took part in his first official training session with his new Chelsea team-mates at Cobham yesterday, after completing a short spell in isolation following the ...
BBNaija: Nini would cry if I were single – Tega
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BBNaija: Nini would cry if I were single – Tega

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija Season 6 housemate, Tega has said Nini would have cried in the house if she were single. Tega, who is married, made the statement during a conversation with JMK, Boma and Jaypaul. The mother of one, while condemning how Nini treats her love interest, Saga, said if she were single she would have moved to Saga. According to her, she doesn’t like the way Nini treats Saga even when he likes her. Tega, “If I was single, I would have let Nini know there is a real babe. I will make sure she cries until she starts doing an open campaign that they should nominate me. “You don’t treat a man like that, I legit feel terrible. I like the way he loves her but it’s one-sided. If Nini leaves before Saga, he will move on.” Meanwhile, Nini had made it known that ...
Nigerian Army releases images of Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists after surrender
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Nigerian Army releases images of Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists after surrender

The Nigerian Army has provided details of Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) members who surrendered this month. Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Public Relations, in a statement on Monday, said scores of terrorists turned themselves in between 2 and 4 August, 2021. The spokesman noted that the development has caused apprehension in the sects’ camps. The army said the withdrawal of top commanders and foot soldiers has depleted the strength and fighting efficiency of jihad groups. Nwachukwu confirmed more fighters surrendered with their families at Mafa Local Government Area on 14 August. A total of 186, comprising 67 adult males, 54 adult females and 65 children surrendered to troops of Operation HADIN KAI at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Ajiri. Led b...
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#BBNaija: KayVee Has No Mental Problem – Family

The family of Kayvee, one of the BBNaija season 6 housemates has dispelled rumours that he has mental illness. Recall that Kayvee withdrew from the show after feeling unwell. But in a statement via his official Instagram page on Monday, the family of the housemate also debunked the claim that their son is suffering from depression. According to the family, they will never allow him to go into the competition if he had a mental health issue. The statement added that KayVee was full of life when he got into the house, adding that something triggered the emotional breakdown. The statement reads: “The KayVee we know isn’t what people are painting him to be. His friends and family will never allow him to go into the house if he had a mental health issue. KayVee is big on mental h...
Photo Of 200 Level UNICAL Student Who Was Declared Missing By Cross River Police
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Photo Of 200 Level UNICAL Student Who Was Declared Missing By Cross River Police

Kedei Iwara Ibiang, a 200 level student of Department of Agriculture Extension/Rural Sociology, University of Calabar, is currently missing. The university student has been declared missing by the Cross River State Police Command. A statement issued by the Cross River State Police Command on Friday, August 13, said the 20-year-old student left home on the 11th of August 2021 to write his exams but didn't get to school nor returned home. All efforts to find him has proved abortive. The command appeals to the general public with useful information on his whereabout to contact this phone number: 08133623494.

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