Mohbad: Police inaugurates special investigation team

Late musician Mohbad

Mr Idowu Owohunwa, the Police Commissioner, Lagos State Command, on Monday, inaugurated the special investigative team constituted to unravel circumstances surrounding the death of popular R&B singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad. The inauguration of the 19-member team, from the homicide Section of the State, took place at the command’s main hall in Ikeja. Recall that the command had, in a statement on Saturday, announced the constitution of the team. It said this became necessary in view of the growing public concerns and the preliminary police review of the general circumstances…

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Gunmen abduct 11 passengers after attack on another Benue Links vehicle

Gunmen on Sunday night attacked a Benue Links passenger bus and abducted at least 11 persons, multiple sources said on Monday. The driver of the vehicle and four passengers were however said to have escaped after the attack which occurred at about 10pm along Ogbokolo-Otukpa road in Okpokpwu Local Government Area of Benue. A competent source said that the kidnappers had initially demanded for N60 million, but came down to N16 million as ransom to release the passengers. A similar incident involving two buses of the transport company occurred on…

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Military Pension Board: New board promise timely payment

AVM Paul Irumheson takes over from Rear Adm. Sabiru Lawal, as Chairman, Military Pensions Board (MPB) in Abuja on Monday

The new Chairman, Military Pensions Board (MPB), AVM Paul Irumheson, on Monday took over command of the board with a promise to improve on the recent progress made by his predecessor. Irumheson took over from Rear Admiral Sabiru Lawal, whose tenure came to an end recently. He also promised to operate an opened-door policy, urging retirees and prisoners to always feel free to come forward with whatever concerns they might have. He pledged to consolidate on the successes made by the board and sustain timely payment of pension and gratuity…

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Cult Clashes: Ogun Gov. orders crackdown on members

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, on Monday, directed security agencies in the state to rid Sagamu and its environs of cultists and cult-related activities in the state. Abiodun, in a statement issued in Abeokuta by his Chief Press Secretary, Lekan Adeniran, expressed the regret for the avoidable loss of innocent lives and wanton destruction of property by the hoodlums. The directive came in the wake of renewed clashes among rival cult gangs in the town at the weekend, raising tension and panic among residents of the town. According to him,…

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SMEs: Young CEOs seek creation of ministry for young entrepreneurs

Mr Aigbe Omorege, Founder, Young CEOs Initiative (middle), with other members during a news conference on Monday in Benin.

The Young CEO Initiative has called for creation of a ministry for young entrepreneurs to stimulate the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. Founder of the initiative, Aigbe Omorege, made the call on Monday during a news conference in Benin, Edo. Omorege, who was joined by other members of the initiative, said creating such a ministry had become necessary in order to relate directly to young entrepreneurs and drive the spirit of entrepreneurship for which the country was known. According to him, young entrepreneurs employ the highest number of…

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Sagamu Cult Clash: Police confirm death of 8, arrest of 9

The Ogun Police Command has confirmed the arrest of nine suspected cultists following the killing of eight persons over the weekend in Sagamu as rival cult groups clashed. Speaking at a news conference in Abeokuta on Monday, Abiodun Alamutu, the Commissioner of Police, said the remote cause of the clashes was a land transaction that took place in the town. “A land was sold and some form of commission or settlement was paid to a cult group by the owner of the land. “A rival cult group got to know…

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Bayelsa Guber: Group cautions stakeholders to abide by INEC rules/regulations

The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) has called on stakeholders in the Nov. 11 governorship election in Bayelsa to play the game according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) rules and regulations.  The group said it will resist any form of bloodshed before, during and after the poll; therefore, everyone should play the game accordingly.  Rising from its Executive Council meeting, the IYC also appealed to the federal and state governments to prioritise lasting solutions to flood disasters in the Niger Delta region. The council, in a communiqué issued on…

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Police arrest 3 suspects over killing of Senator Adeola’s aide

Suspected killers of Senator Adeola's aide being paraded by the Police in Lagos.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr Idowu Owohunwa, on Monday announced the arrest of three suspects, who allegedly robbed and killed Mr Sanni Adeniyi, an Aide to Senator Solomon Yayi. Owohunwa told newsmen at the command’s headquarters, Ikeja , that the suspects were arrested in Lagos and Oyo States respectively. On Aug. 5, the lawmaker representing Ogun West, Sen. Solomon Yayi, in a statement by his media aide, Mr Kayode Odunaro, alleged that some soldiers killed his aide, Sanni Adeniyi Sanni. The police boss in Lagos, however, said…

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Improved Security: Katsina Governor applauds Army, pledges support

Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina State has commended the Nigerian Army for the efforts of troops in tackling insecurity and restoring peace and stability in the state. Radda gave the commendation, when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, on Monday in Abuja. He said that the 17 Brigade in Katsina had been supportive to his administration in managing and tackling insecurity that had affected the state. The governor said the visit was to seek for more support and discuss better ways…

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President Tinubu approves 18 new aides for VP Shettima

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of 18 Special Advisers and Senior Special Assistants to actualise the agenda of the Federal Government across the different sectors of the economy. The Director of Information, Office of the Vice President, Mr Olusola Abiola, made this known in a statement, on Monday in Abuja. Abiola said that the team comprising six Special Advisers and 12 Senior Special Assistants would work in the office of the vice president, Kashim Shettima, to support the “Renewed Hope Agenda” of the Tinubu administration. He said that…

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