Gunmen attack Kaduna community, abduct 18 residents

Some unknown gunmen, suspected to be bandits, have attacked the Keke community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted at least 18 residents. It was learnt that the incident occurred early hours of Tuesday, when the assailants invaded the area. According to reports, the gunmen numbering about 20, stormed the area at about 12 am with sophisticated weapons, shooting sporadically before whisking the victims away. When contacted by newsmen, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said he would inquire and revert. Kaduna has been…

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“I have only come to add value to electricity sector” – New Power Minister, Aliyu

The new Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, has disclosed that he is coming to add value to the electricity sector. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, on September 1, sacked Saleh Mamman as the minister of power and replaced him with Aliyu, then Minister of State for Works and Housing. Speaking on Monday when he assumed duty at the ministry, Aliyu said he is not coming to perform magic in the sector. He asked all stakeholders in the industry to work together to ensure adequate power supply to consumers. “I am…

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Guinea: Military coup leaders ban ministers, all govt. officials from leaving the country

The leaders of a military coup in Guinea blocked government members from leaving the country yesterday. The members of the cabinet, convened a day after the removal of president Alpha Conde, were told to hand over their passports and official vehicles, coup leader, Mamady Doumbouya, said in the capital Conakry. Doumbouya, who is the commander of an elite military unit created by Conde, also lifted an air traffic suspension imposed on Sunday as well as a curfew in mining areas. Guinea is one of the world’s largest suppliers of bauxite,…

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Insurgency: “Bandits going nowhere till FG gives them amnesty like Niger Delta militants” — Sheikh Gumi

The Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has again asked the Federal Government to grant amnesty to bandits just like it gave to Niger Delta militants. Gumi, who has been visiting bandits in the forest in an attempt to negotiate a peace deal with them disclosed this in a Facebook post titled: ‘Zamfara: The Flaring Of Crisis’ yesterday. According to the renowned cleric, military action against criminal herdsmen and bandits will not solve the security challenge, but “will only worsen the situation”. According to him, no military, especially that of a…

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Zamfara: Nigerian troops mount air, land offensive against bandits

…Scores killed Nigerian troops backed by gunships and fighter jets are carrying out, for the third day, a massive offensive against kidnap gangs in Zamfara state, in wake of telecoms blackout. The military operation in the State came after gunmen kidnapped more than 73 students in the latest mass abduction by heavily-armed criminals called bandits. On Saturday, military jets began air raids on remote camps of gangs and troops moved after the authorities imposed a telecommunication shutdown aimed at disrupting contacts and coordination between the gunmen. “Several camps have been…

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Nigeria’s oil-producing States increase to 10

…As Bauchi, Gombe continue to wait Anambra State was formally admitted as oil-producing state, following an approval from the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, (RMAFC), which ratified the attribution of eleven oil wells to the State. This is just as Bauchi and Gombe States continue to wait for recognition as oil-producing States, Delta, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Rivers, Edo, Ondo, Imo, Abia, and Lagos welcomed the new arrival. With the Commission’s approval, which was held at its 139th plenary session, held in July, the South-eastern State is anticipated to be eligible…

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“You’ll destroy your integrity if you join APC”, Nwodo warns Jonathan

A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, has cautioned former President Goodluck Jonathan against succumbing to the pressure of defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), saying doing so will destroy what is left of his integrity. Nwodo, a former governor of Enugu State, said no group of people has been so virulent in destroying Jonathan both as a person and as president than the APC. He further said Jonathan won’t be able to cause a radical change from within the APC because…

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2023: ‘God’s anointing needed for Igbo to produce president’ – Gov Umahi

Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi has said that God’s anointing is needed for the Igbo to produce the president of Nigeria in 2023. Governor Umahi, who is the chairman of the South-East governors’ forum, said this yesterday, after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. There has been an increasing agitation for President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor to come from the region. “We need God’s own anointing for our own anointed president for the interests and unity of this country,” Umahi said to newsmen yesterday, at the Presidential Villa, after a meeting with…

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Electricity tariff hike: Group to monitor October consumers’ bills to ensure no increment  

A group, the All Electricity Consumers Protection Forum, (AECPF), says it will monitor the bills of customers for the month of October to ensure that there is no increment by electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos). The group made this known in a letter to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), yesterday, in Lagos. The letter, which was signed by its National Coordinator, Adeola Samuel-Ilori, said electricity consumer groups were vehemently against any form of increment in tariffs by the DisCos. Samuel-Ilori noted that the group would continue to maintain vigilance even…

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IPOB rejects Buhari’s visit to Imo

…Declares ‘sit-at-home’ protest  The proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra, (IPOB), has declared Thursday as ‘sit-at-home’, in protest over President Muhammadu Buhari’s planned visit to the State. This was made known in a broadcast yesterday evening by IPOB-HDOS, Chika Edoziem.  The proscribed group declared that Nigeria’s President is not “welcomed into Imo State, Biafra Land on Thursday, 9th September, 2021”. According to him,  “all the traditional rulers, all ndi iche and every Biafran should stay away from any ceremony organized by Hope Uzodimma to welcome him”. Recall that President Buhari will…

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