Hushpuppi: Police IGP recommends suspension of DCP Abba Kyari

The suspension of the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has been recommended by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba. This was contained in a statement released by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba. According to the spokesman, Kyari will remain out of service of the Nigeria Police Force pending the outcome of investigations. The IGP, in his letter to the Police Service Commission, dated July 31, 2021, noted that the suspension is in line with the internal disciplinary processes. The suspension will help the…

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‘APC founded on lies, blackmail, can’t go beyond 2023’ – Lamido

A former governor of Jigawa State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Sule Lamido, has questioned the foundation of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), saying the party will not live beyond 2023. He said the APC would collapse because it was built on hatred for the PDP, adding that it had failed to fulfill its promises and its leaders exposed as liars. The former minister of foreign affairs further said the PDP would regain power in 2023 because Nigerians were tired of the ruling party. In a published…

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EFCC quizzes, release former Senate President Bukola Saraki over renewed corruption allegation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has released the immediate-past Senate President, Bukola Saraki from its custody, after his reported arrest yesterday over allegations of theft and money laundering. Recall that according to reports which circulated widely yesterday, the EFCC allegedly arrested the former Kwara State governor,and took him in for interrogation at the agency’s Abuja office. However, in a swift reaction late yesterday, the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Office denied the earlier reports, saying he was not arrested. According to an issued press statement by his Media Office,…

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Resident doctors set to begin indefinite strike Monday

The National Association of Resident Doctors, (NARD) have unanimously agreed to embark on an indefinite strike from tomorrow, Monday. The doctors reached the decision after their National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, which was attended by over 50 members across the country. This is coming at a very critical time when the country is currently experiencing a rise in Covid-19 infections, the signal of a third wave of the pandemic. The resident doctors pointed out that the Federal Government has failed to honour and implement the Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU), it…

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Kaduna: El-Rufa’i orders demolition of dilapidated storey buildings within 5 days

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i has ordered the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority, (KASUPDA), to demolish nine identified inhabitable and dilapidated storey buildings and other abandoned structures within five days if the owners failed to rehabilitate such structures. A statement issued by the Public Relations Executive of KASUPDA, Nuhu Garba, said sub-standard materials were used in erecting the affected buildings with poor workmanship, thereby making them unstable. “Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA) has granted additional five days for the owners of inhabitable and dilapidated…

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“Tinubu is fine, hale and hearty, doesn’t need hospitalisation” — Aide

…Says ‘he will be back soon’ The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is fine, hale and hearty, contrary to the widespread rumour of his death. The Media Adviser to Tinubu, Tunde Rahman, gave the clarification in an issued statement yesterday. The statement read in part: ”His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is fine. He is hale and hearty. He is not in any hospital. He has no medical problem that would require hospitalisation. “Yes, he is out of the country at the moment. He…

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Covid-19: Lockdown imminent, as Nigeria records 8 deaths, 590 new infections

The nation, on Friday, reported eight deaths from the much dreaded third wave of the Covid-19 disease and confirmed 590 new cases, raising the country’s infection toll to 173,411. This is contained in an update posted late Friday night on the official Facebook page of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the country agency in charge of testing and management of infectious diseases including coronavirus. The gradual increase in the number of fresh cases and deaths from the disease, experts say, is an indication that the government may be…

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‘Ward Congress foundation of APC victory in 2023’ — Omo-Agege

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, has stressed the importance of All Progressives Congress, (APC), ward congress as the foundation for election victory in Delta State and Nigeria in general. In an issued statement, which he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Abuja, the lawmaker noted that there was a mass turnout of people, which he believes was a signal to the party becoming dominant in Delta State within a short time. He expressed delight in the peaceful conduct of congresses across the…

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Borno: Boko Haram ambush security operatives escorting APC stakeholders from ward congresses in LGAs

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect yesterday ambushed security operatives escorting APC stakeholders near Kareto village, who were on their way to Damasak, Mobbar and Abadam Local Government Areas in Nothern Borno to participate in Saturday ward congresses of the party. Damasak and Abadam share a border with the Niger Republic and are located about 200kms drive from Maiduguri, the State capital. Sources said the attack, which has claimed some lives including security operatives, hindered the conduct of the exercise in two local government areas, as the delegation withdrew…

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Insecurity: 113 traditional rulers kidnapped in 4 yrs – Report

At least 113 traditional rulers have been kidnapped in different parts of Nigeria in the past four years, according to published data yesterday. The data published covered the years 2018 to date during which several monarchs fell victims to this menace, which has become a ‘new normal’ in the country. The unabated rising insecurity in Nigeria, which manifested with intensity across the country, with various attacks on schools and individuals, is now threatening the traditional institutions. Given the recent scenarios, the traditional rulers have particularly come under increasing attack. Apart…

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