Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

Olubadan, Soun, other Yoruba monarchs reject secession

September 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Prominent traditional rulers in the six states of the South-west geo-political zone have enjoined all Yoruba sons and daughters to embrace peace and eschew acts that can lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. The royal fathers, who are the custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition, also kicked against violent agitations for the secession of Yorubaland from the rest of Nigeria. Read More

The North and the effect of Janus

September 5, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

I wrote the following on March 1, 2021. With what is happening, I find it still relevant, hence repeating it today. I had intended to continue with the topic, ‘Nigeria and Presidential Democracy: Any Better Alternative? (3)’ but I had to suspend it; it is more of a proposal for the future. I had to look at what was immediate. Read More

Ogun: Police shot dead one Kidnapper, arrests other

August 31, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State Police Command have shot dead one member of a kidnap syndicate, while it also arrested one at Ilala forest in Imala area of Abeokuta North Local Government area of the state. The is barely 24 hours after two members of a kidnap syndicate were gunned down at Itori area of Ewekoro Local Government area.  The command’s spokesperson, Read More

I’ll hunt abductors of Tegina Islamiyya kids – Bello vows

August 27, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The  Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani, has said that government would ensure the arrest and prosecution of all those involved in the kidnapping of the Tegina Islamiyya school children who were freed, Friday, after three months in captivity. Speaking when he received the children at Government House, Minna, he confirmed the actual number of pupils kidnapped was 91 while 90 were Read More

Gunmen abduct ex-councilor’s wife, 7-month-old son in Zamfara

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Police Command in Zamfara said gunmen had kidnapped the wife and seven-month-old son of an ex-councilor in the state, Mr Babangida Ibrahim. Confirming the development, the spokesman for the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, said the gunmen attacked the former councilor’s house at Damba in Gusau at about 12.30 a.m. Wednesday. Shehu styated further that the ex-councilor was left with Read More

Navy plans two operational bases in Bakassi

August 5, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Nigerian Navy is establishing two operational bases in Bakassi local government area of Cross River state to be located at Ikang and Dayspring Island. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, who made the disclosure in Calabar, Thursday, while paying a courtesy visit to Governor Ben Ayade, said the plan has been on for some time Read More