Just In: Infamous Niger bandit captured by Nigerian Army

An infamous bandit commander in Niger State, Jack Bros Yellow, has reportedly been captured by the Nigerian Army troops during a sting operation. Jack Bros Yellow was famous for demanding communities to pay N3million for peace to reign. According to reports, although the villagers rallied around to raise the funds. However, when the money was paid he was allegedly short-changed by his deputy, who fled with the money. An enraged Jack Bros Yellow returned to the community thereafter and kidnapped about nine women from Galape village after Galkogo, in Shiroro…

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Southern Governors accuse Buhari of lopsided top political appointments

…’There’s an iota of truth in allegation’ – Bauchi Gov. Governors of the 17 southern States have accused President Buhari of lopsided top federal appointments and demanded for its review to reflect federal character. Picture caption: South-West Governors This is coming on the heels of a recent request by a group, calling itself the ‘South West Concerned Group’, asking President Buhari to appoint the next Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) from Lagos, on the grounds of being the host State of the nation’s premier seaport, accounting to…

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Buhari’s son-in-law declared wanted over alleged $65m fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC), has declared wanted the son-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari, Gimba Yau Kumo, over an alleged $65 million fraud. This was contained in a notice published by the anti-graft agency on Thursday. The spokesperson of the ICPC, Azuka Ogugua, said Kumo was declared wanted alongside Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola over alleged misappropriation and dispersion of national housing funds. Kumo, a former Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, married Fatima, President Buhari’s daughter, in 2016 in Daura, Katsina…

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“Truth will always triumph” — Suspended NPA MD, Usman

The suspended Managing Director of Nigerian Port Authority, (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, on Thursday said that the truth will always triumph. Hadiza is currently under investigation over N167 billion unremitted funds to the Federal Government purse by the panel set up by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi. However, on Thursday on her Twitter handle, she said the truth will always triumph. In a pose with Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i at the palace of the Emir of Zazzau, she captioned the photo, “Eid Mubarak….”Taqabbalallāhu minnā wa minkum” – (May Allah accept…

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NIMASA: ‘We’re zeroing out attacks in Nigerian waters’ — Jamoh

A Special Mission Aircraft was received in Lagos on Wednesday, in the final phase of the delivery and installation of assets under the Deep Blue Project designed to secure Nigerian waters up to the Gulf of Guinea. The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, received the aircraft, in company with Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, and NIMASA’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Chudi Offodile. Jamoh had earlier inspected three Special Mission Helicopters at the Naval Base, Apapa, under…

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Insecurity: FG to prosecute 400 suspected Boko Haram financiers – AGF Malami

The Federal Government has said it is about to begin the prosecution of 400 suspected Boko Haram financiers. The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), who stated this in a Sallah message yesterday, also said the Government will, through the Federal Ministry of Justice’s Complex Case Group, resuscitate and reinvigorate the existing special terrorism prosecution courts in the country. According to a statement issued by the governor’s Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu, the Buhari administration will bring to book…

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“I did not exempt Dangote Group from statutory charges”, Says Hadiza Bala-Usman

The suspended managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has stated that the agency under her leadership did not exempt Dangote Group from paying statutory charges at the Onne Ports, in Rivers State. This was contained in a statement released on Wednesday by Bala-Usman, where she described the allegations of flouting NPA rules as false and mischievous. Recall that the administrative panel set up by the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to probe Usman will now focus on “insubordination” and not solely a case of non-remittance of N165…

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‘God bringing challenges to make Nigeria stronger’ – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said God is taking Nigeria through insecurity and economic challenges so the country can come out stronger and better. His comments came against the background of Nigerians witnessing increased insecurity as bandits continue to kidnap for ransom in the North, while unknown gunmen have continued to unleash mayhem on security officials in the South-South and southeastern part of the country. Speaking to journalists after the Eid prayer yesterday, Gbajabiamila attributed problems in the country to God’s work in other to…

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Boko Haram stage-managed donation of gifts to Borno, Yobe residents – Army alleges

The Nigerian Army has insisted that the viral photos showing members of terrorist groups — Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province — distributing Ramadan welfare packages to some residents of Borno and Yobe States recently were stage-managed. The army disclosed this in a statement signed by Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, Director of Army Public Relations, yesterday. The military also debunked the report published by an online medium over the purported event, saying it was mere propaganda to distract Nigerians as the distribution never occurred. According to the army,…

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Sallah message: El-Rufa’i salutes Muslims, appeals for peace

Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, has praised the spirit of sacrifice and resilience displayed by the Muslim community of the State during the fasting period. In his Ed-el-Fitr message, “the governor congratulated the Muslim community on the successful completion of Ramadan, and prayed that Almighty Allah will bless the immense sacrifices that are being made. The message was contained in a statement issued by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye yesterday. The statement said that el-Rufa’i urged the Muslim community to keep hope alive, and to…

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