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BREAKING: Military Rescues Maj Datong,Kills Scores Of Bandits.

Major Christopher Datong, the military officer who was abducted by Fulani bandits on August 24 , 2021 during a raid at Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna, has been rescued . The Deputy Director of Nigeria Army Public Relations, First Division, Nigerian Army , Col Ezindu Idimah who broke the news on Friday night, explained that Major Datong was rescued after series of carefully planned operation which was coordinated in conjunction with Air Task Force, Department of State Services and other security agencies. Col Idimah explained that the operation led to the discovery of the hideouts of the bandits along the Afaka- Birnin Gwari axis.He went on to explain that after exchange of gunfire, the bandits were eventually subdued with many of them killed and their camps destroyed. He also explained that after the bandits were subdued, Maj Datong was rescued, however,he suffered slight injury. “The troops arrived at a camp suspected to be the location where Maj CL Datong was being hel
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Fani-Kayode's Lame Claim That Bala Mohammed, Two Others Would Defect To APC Laughable - Northern Youth Leaders Forum

A Frontline group made up.of over 100 youth groups, Northern Youths Leaders Forum (NYLF)  has described as laughable, claims by former Aviation Minister, Chief Fami Fani-Kayode that he would Influence Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed and two other People's Democratic Party (PDP) governors to dump their party as lame and laughable. NYLF President, Comrade Elliot Afiyo expressed this at a world press conference in Yola on Friday September 17, 2021. "We observed the defection by Chief Femi Fani Kayode (FFK) from PDP to APC  yesterday with little or no surprise. "We strongly believed that this is the time and season for defections. It is our  belief that whenever someone defects, it is obvious that he or she is pursuing something or something is pursuing him or her.  "However, we are surprised and astonished with the reason and claims of Chief Femi  Fani Kayode (FFK) for his defection, how he influenced the defection, of three  PDP’s Governors to

COURT ORDERS FG TO PAY N20 BILLION TO SUNDAY IGBOHO FOR DAMAGES DONE TO HIS HOUSE

Justice Ladiran Akintola of Oyo State High Court has ordered the Department of State Security (DSS) to pay N20 billion to Yoruba Nation Agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, for unlawfully invading his Soka, Ibadan house on July 1. Akintola awarded the sum as damages against the secret police in the suit filed by Igboho in which he is seeking N500 billion damages for the invasion. The court also declared the invasion illegal and tongue-lashed the DSS for acting based on what he described as “arbitrary aggression and prejudices” from his agitation for Yoruba nation. Details later....

Ndume Commends Military for taking fight to bandits, Says APC is on track

By BASHIR BELLO Abuja.  The Senator representing Borno South at the National Assembly, Muhammed Ali Ndume has commended the military for taking the fight to the bandits in Zamfara and Katsina states  The law maker who was answering questions from Journalists stated that the bandits are no better than common criminals and thieves, thus asking for amnesty for, or entering into dialogue with them does not arise. He explained that the only language these criminals understand is that of force, "I am glad the military had taking the fight to them and the must be commended. He also charged the media to support the military in the fight against banditry. " You in the media should appreciate what the military is doing in Zamfara as regards the fight against kidnappers. The law maker also disagreed with Sheik Ahmad Gumi that the government has not exhausted all avenues of dialogue. " We should dialogue with people who Kidnapped people's wives and rape them, we shouldn't di

Just In: EFCC Chaiman, Bawa Slumps In Villa.

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa slumped at the third National Identity Day celebration at the Banquet Hall Villa. Bawa who was delivering a goodwill message suddenly stopped, staggered back to his seat, and laid down. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami, and other dignitaries held him, after some time, he was guided out of the hall. Details shortly....

Judiciary Must Be Tough on Criminals, All States Must Join Hands To Fight Banditry- Hon Muntari

By BASHIR BELLO, Abuja. The Chairman House Commitee on FCT Judiciary at the House of Representatives, Hon Dandutse Muntari Mohammed has advocated for death penalty for capital crimes such as murder and Banditry as one of the means solving the current menace of violence threatening the nation. Hon.Muntari was speaking to journalists about the reports that there over 6000 hardened criminals who are languishing at the Awaiting Trial Section of Nigeria Correctional Facilities. The lawmaker called on the judiciary and judges to quickly deliver judgements in order to decongest the correctional facilities holding hardened criminals such those who have committed murdered. The law maker said, " Even in Islam and Christianity, if you kill someone, you should be killed. That is what our laws should be. It is happening today in China, in Russia, in Saudi Arabia and in Turkey.if you kill, you shall be killed. He further added, "If you continue keeping hardened criminals at prisons, they w

NIGER STATE RECORDS OVER 100 CHOLERA DEATHS IN FIVE MONTHS.

Niger State Government has revealed that over one hundred people have died of cholera outbreak across the 25 local councils in the state, from April to date. The State Commissioner for Health and Hospital Services, Dr Mohammed MakunSidi, disclosed that the rate of open defecation and waste disposal attitude of citizens, especially the rural dwellers, is responsible for the annual menace of the disease. MakunSidi also cautioned the people of the state on the preventive measures to contain the disease, the Commissioner advised those infected to seek for medical services from the public health services in their communities immediately symptoms occurs. Makun Sidi commended Pathfinder International for the training as concerns the Family Planning and Child Spacing programmes which, he noted, is key in achieving universal health coverage as well providing technical support to the state. He itemized some of the challenges facing Family Planning to include running out of commoditie

Your call for Emiefiele's resignation mischievous, AYC tells group

The Arewa Youth Consultative  Forum(AYCF) has lampooned a new group known as Arewa Youth Assembly, which on Monday asked the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele to "resign his position" over his  alleged failure to manage the country’s economy sustainably" A media release  signed  by the group's National President,  Yerima Shettima, noted that the Arewa Assembly leadership "is blind to the reality of not just the Nigerian economy but that of the entire world, ravaged by the Covid-19 epidemic, notably the United States, where millions lost their jobs and big investments are still folding up". It would be recalled that the Arewa Assembly, which spoke through its Speaker, Mohammed Salihu Danlami, alleged that the apex bank boss’ presidential ambition was the reason behind Emefiele's bid to "destroy the Nigerian  economy", a position the AYCF described as "meaningless  and childish" Alhaji Yerima, in

2023: Ebonyi indigenes tackle Umahi for praying to have another Buhari ...Demand apology

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has described as unfortunate and disappointing comment credited to the state governor David Nweze Umahi wherein he prayed and expressed a wish for God to give Nigeria another President like Muhammadu Buhari as his successor in 2023. The group demanded that the governor should apologise to Nigerians. In a statement signed Monday by its President, Amb. Paschal Oluchukwu, said from indication the governor made the statement out of sycophancy and bootlicking.   Umahi was reported to have made the statement while addressing State House Correspondents after an official visit to the President at the Presidential villa, Abuja recently. The Ebonyi indigenes, however said: "It was not surprising to us and the rest of reasonable Ebonyians that the said comments and wish attracted the kinds of umbrage of negative reactions from various segments of the Nigerian public who have worn the Buhari shoe in the last six yea

Kidnapping Kingpin Napped.

May God continue to expose kidnappers in Nigeria: Mubarak Wada and Ishaku Muhammad are kidnappers.   They stopped a vehicle conveying corpse from Lagos to Imo around Ute river , Benin Lagos expressway and kidnapped five people.   The case was reported to the police and the DPO of Egba division, SP John Emmanuel mobilized Policemen and vigilantes into the bush.   They came across the kidnappers at Ute forest who opened fire on them. The team of operatives engaged them in a gun duel.    The superior firepower of the police made them abandon the victims. Two of the suspects were arrested... Mubarak and Ishaku were arrested. Three locally made guns , two live cartridges, two cutlasses and some charms were recovered from them.    May God continue to expose perpetrators of dastard acts. Ameen/ Amen.

Kapam: Kaduna Community Appeals To Govt, KRPC For Link Bridge, Health Centre

Following the collapse of the bridge linking Kapam Community to Nissi Village, residents have made a passionate appeal to the Kaduna State Government through its road agency KADRA, Chikun Local Government Area authorities and the Kaduna Petroleum Refinery Corporation (KRPC) to make efforts in reconstructing it. The appeal was made on Saturday September 11, 2021, when our correspondent visited the area on a community journalism tour. They lamented that the link bridge which was constructed by the late village head collapsed three years ago after the bunkers caved in owing to water pressure from the stream that flows through the community. A resident of the community, Honourable Shehu Ango told our reporter that the collapse of the bridge has caused them untold hardship as they have to turn around through the KRPC access road. "We are appealing to all tiers of government to come to our aid and fix this critical infrastructure in our community," he said.

NIESV AGREES WITH FASHOLA ON NEED FOR ACCURATE DATA BANK FOR HOUSING

L-R : Honourable Minister of Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN receiving a presentation from the leader of the delegation  President of NIESV, ESV Emmanuel Okas Wike at the event The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) Thursday in Abuja corroborated the assertion of the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr.  Babatunde Fashola, SAN that Nigeria does not have a 17million housing deficit.    President of NIESV, ESV Emmanuel Okas Wike, who corroborated the long-held standpoint when the Institution paid a courtesy visit to the Minister, said the body was in full agreement with the Minister on the fact that the figure which had been bandied in the country for a long time had no scientific proof. The NIESV President in his opening remarks at the Ministry’s Conference Room in Mabushi, told the Minister, “We are in total agreement with you on the unreliability of the 17million housing deficit being brandished in Nigeria for lacking scientific proo

LG congress: APC group denies irregularities in Benue chapter

A group of patriotic APC members in Ado, Okpokwu and Ogbadibo Federal Constituency Benue state on the aiges of Likeminds, has frowned at a report  published by an online alleging irregularities in the last Local Government Area congress in the state The report, which quoted unknown sources, had claimed that the consensus APC Chairman for Ado Local Government Area Hon. Ikese Echo Benjamin is of no political value to the party. The report also accused wife of the Minister of Special Duties, Chief Mrs Regina Akume through her aide, Anna Itodo and some members of the Ibrahim Mashi-led committee of turning the exercise into a money-making venture.   However, in a statement signed Friday in Abuja, by the Coordinator of the group, Hon. Ogbu Obande, said, Ikese, who has won elections in his Akpoge Ogblolo Ward of Agila district right from the time of ACN can not be of less political advantage to the Party. The group described the allegation as baseless and untrue. According to Oban

Gombe Seeks Partnership With NIPC On Technical Support, Investment Drive

The Gombe State Investment and Property Development Company (GSIPDC) has sought partnership with  the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) in its drive to reposition and achieve the lofty goal set out for the company by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya. The chairman of the board of GSIPDC, Dr. Umar Kwairanga ( Sarkin Fulanin Gombe), who led his members on a courtesy visit to the Director-General of the NIPC in Abuja recently,  said ever since the establishment of the company in 1999 to manage the state investment buildup and drive development, the company had barely achieved its set goals and objectives. He said that was why Governor Yahaya constituted a new board and management for the company to revamp it and rekindle the social and economic potentials of the outfit.  "My board was inaugurated in July 2021 and we have set for ourselves the task of positioning the company at the forefront of the development narrative in Gombe State. This involves resuscitating

Commander General of Nigerian Hunter Council Visits Minister, Pledges Support For Police Affairs

By BASHIR BELLO Abuja. The Commander General of Nigerian Hunter Council, Amb.Osatemehin Joshua Wole had on Tuesday  paid a courtesy visit on Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi. Amb. Osatemihin on a working visit to minister in Abuja, expressed the wish of the management of Nigerian Hunter Council to partner with Police Affairs ministry in order to tackle the security challenges in the country. "I wish to let me you know that the hierarchy of Nigerian Hunter Council is highly pleased with how you are tackling the security challenges in the country, especially in tackling the banditry in the North. " Therefore, on the part of the NHC, our personnel are ready to co-operate with you and your office in order to Futher secure the country, he added. In his welcome remark, the Minister of Police Affairs, thanked the CG and pledge that he would co-operate with the NHC and give the Organization all the needed support for it to succeed.

Umutu Checkpoint: Police Confirms Killing Of Three Officers By Gunmen

The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the death of three policemen attached to the Umutu Divisional Police Headquarters in Delta State who were murdered by unknown gunmen on Wednesday. It was gathered that the deceased were killed at a checkpoint  around 7:40am. The incident occurred at a checkpoint mounted by the late officers along the Obeti/Oliogo Road located in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state. Local sources said the patrol Toyota Sienna recently donated to the Umutu police division was burnt in the process. One of sources said the gunmen after killing the police officers, reportedly went ahead to set them ablaze inside the patrol Toyota Sienna. “Three police officers attached to the Umutu Division Police Headquarters were attacked and killed on arrival to a checkpoint between Obeti and Oliogo in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta. “They were burnt beyond recognition in their patrol Toyota Sienna”, a source in the area told NIGER DELTA TODAY. Palpa

Muheeba Dànkaka Must Go Protest Rocks Abuja

By BASHIR BELLO Comrade Murtala Muhammad Gamji, the immediate past president of Nigeria Youths Council an umbrella organisation which unites from all over the country, has demanded the resignation of the head of the Federal Character Commission Abuja, Dr. Muheeba Dankaka. Comrade Gamji who led the a group of protesters to the Headquarters of FCC on Tuesday morning, said that based on the complains by youths across the country against the chairman, he and the protesters were forced to act . He explained, I am the past president, Nigerian Youth Council "Out of the 36 Commissioners of the Organization, 26 of them have written petitions against her. Her Commissioners, her workers, her gateman, government officials and even politician not happy with her. "She is high-handed, arrogant and do not listen to complains from her workers"he added. Comrade Gamji, there gave the Federal Government a three weeks ultimatum to sack or face the wrath of over 70 million Nigerian youths. Ho

Group Demands Resignation of Federal Character Commission Boss

By BASHIR BELLO Comrade Murtala Muhammad Gamji, the immediate past president of Nigeria Youths Council an umbrella organisation which unites from all over the country, has demanded the resignation of the head of the Federal Character Commission Abuja, Dr. Muheeba Dankaka. Comrade Gamji who led the a group of protesters to the Headquarters of FCC on Tuesday morning, said that based on the complains by youths across the country against the chairman, he and the protesters were forced to act . He explained I am the past president, Nigerian Youth Council "Out of the 36 Commissioners of the Organization, 26 of them have written petitions against her. Her Commissioners, her workers, her gateman, government officials and even politician not happy with her. "She is high-handed, arrogant and do not listen to complains from her workers"he added. Comrade Gamji, there gave the Federal Government a three weeks ultimatum to sack or face the wrath of over 70 mill

Middle Group Blows Hot over President's handling of Benue, Plateau, SK Crises

* Lampoons FG over Ortom, SK and Plateau  * Says it would approach ICC if . The Core Middle Belt Value, an umbrella for all the ethnic nationalities in the Middle Belt has reacted to the statement credited to Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, that Governor Ortom is fuelling genocide against the Fulanis in Benue, while saying that the Governor has denied Fulanis their rights in Benue State. In a statement released to the press on Monday, 6 September 2021, after carefully going through the contents of the statement issued by the Presidency, the Core Middle Belt Values as the representatives of over 40 million Nigerians spread allover the 19 states across the Lugardian North has come to the conclusion that there is a threat contained in that statement . It is obvious that the Presidency is bent on formenting a crisis in Benue State and using it as a pretext to remove Governor Ortom in order to pave way for implementation of the grazing reserves and routes in Benue .  "

Northern Groups Optimistic New Measures Will End Insecurity

The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG has noted with sincere optimism the new measures taken by the federal and northern state governments to curve the lingering insecurity that pervades most of the northern region. This was contained in a statement signed by CNG Spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, dated Tuesday September 7, 2021. CNG also noted the renewed fighting spirit by the federal troops and improved cooperation from other security services and the awakened sense of responsibility in the hitherto afrighted northern communities. "We particularly note that the combined effects of the initiatives for the blockade of internet access, closure of weekly community markets, ban on movement of cattle and restriction of access to fuel in some frontline states are already yielding results. "These measures however, expectedly comes with a cost which we urge affected communities to bear with patience and fortitude hoping they will be temporary hardships necessary for the final rest

Igbo Youths Shall Come Out In Large Numbers To Welcome President Buhari To Imo State - Ohanaeze

The Youth Wing of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide  has vowed that Igbo youth will turn up in large numbers to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari to Imo State on an official visit to the state on Thursday September 9. This was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy National Leader Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide - Youth Wing, Onwuasoanya FCC Jones, dated September 7, 2021 "As we are all aware, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, shall be in Imo on official working visit on the 9th of September, 2021. "The President's visit to Imo is his first working visit to the State since taking office in 2015 and the first time the State is hosting a President on working visit since 2009," it said.  The group said that the visit is especially significant given the recent communication from the Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, to the effect that the President is

OAGF DECENTRALISES IPPIS OPERATIONS, TASKS ROLE PLAYERS ON INTEGRITY, DEDICATION.

The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has decentralised the operations of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS). This implies that government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) can on their own address a number of issues that they currently bring to the IPPIS headquarters in Abuja.  Mr  Ahmed Idris FCNA,  The Accountant General of the Federation, made this known in Lagos at the training /Sensitization workshop for IPPIS Role Players in the South-West zone. The AGF said with the new arrangement, MDAs can carry out such operations as suspension of staff salary where applicable, change bank accounts of staff, effect approved deductions, update staff grade levels and job titles as well as pay arrears.  Mr Ahmed also  noted that MDAs would meanwhile not be able to carry out operations like changing the date of birth, date of employment and the name of an employee. He said the decentralisation of the operations of the IPPIS beca

Bandits Are Fulani Who Profess Same Religious Beliefs As Me – Governor Masari

The governor spoke on Monday as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme monitored by The PUNCH. When asked about the identities of bandits terrorising the entire North-West and other parts of the country, Masari said, “They are the same people like me, who speak the same language like me, who profess the same religious beliefs like me. “So, what we have here on ground are bandits; they are not aliens, they are people we know, they are people that have been living with us for 100 of years. “The infiltration we have from some West African countries and North African countries are also people of the Fulani extraction. “Majority of those involved in this banditry are Fulanis whether it is palatable or it is not palatable but that is the truth. I am not saying 100% of them are Fulani but majority of them are, and these are people who live in the forest and their main occupation is rearing of cattle.” ‘Movement restriction painful but necessary’ The PUNCH had

The Covenant Steps To Successful Career Ecclesiastes 9:10.

By ; Pastor SOP Oladipo Introduction: It is not just one method or dimension that leads to success in career. There are many principles to be successful in your career. Both physical and spiritual methods will be considered in this teaching. - Have this understanding that Success in Career simply mean anything that you do or you are doing (Legally) that gives you joy, happiness, pleasure and peace or rest of mind. - A successful person is one who has peace of mind in what he/she does. - Your success is not measured by anyone but yourself one. And is also not by comparing yourself with another person, is only measure by yourself with what God have deposited in you. We can only stirred up the gift(s) of God in us by self word of God, self discovery and through godly examples of people who have succeeded but you don't compare your with anybody because are special. - Many looked successful outwardly but they do not have joy, peace or rest of mind, be wise. - Do not do thing

PASTOR’S WIFE, DAUGHTERS ABDUCTED AS GUNMEN BREAK INTO ANOTHER ABUJA.

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a 45-year-old woman and two of her daughters at Pegi community in Kuje area council in Abuja. The victims identified as Mrs Oladapo Bukola, her daughters, Moyo Oladapo, 17-years-old, and Glory Oladapo, 14, were kidnapped around 1:04 am on Sunday, September 5. It was gathered learnt that the woman’s husband, Pastor Gabriel Oladapo, was out of Abuja when the kidnappers struck. Eagles eye reporter recalls that two days a father, Abdullahi Benda, and his 23 year-old son, Jibrin Abdullahi Benda, were kidnapped at Yangoji village, in Kwali Area council, of the FCT. According to Daily Trust, a resident simply identified as Abednego said the kidnappers, wielding AK-47 rifles, scaled the fence of the victims’ house at a resettlement area in Zone A, and forced the doors open. The chairman of Pegi Community Development Association, (PECDA), Mr Taiwo Aderibigbe, who confirmed the abduction of the woman and her daughters, decried incessant

The North and the effect of Janus, by Hassan Gimba

The North and the effect of Janus, by Hassan Gimba 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. Boko Haram (translated to mean Western education is a sin) advocates are threatening to overwhelm the North and impose their creed on a docile, perhaps Janus-faced, like people. Since kidnapping for ransom became a fad on the Abuja-Kaduna road and in the bushes of the northwestern and central states of Nigeria, I started shouting here that it is a financial drive by Boko Haram. The kidnappers belong to their economic arm. They are only ignorant foot-soldiers being used as cannon fodder. On December 24, 2018, I wrote on this page: “In the North West, armed bandits, perhaps Boko Haram with another face,

THE DEFINITION OF WHO ARE THE MIDDLE BELTERS IN NIGERIA - Done Ahead of The Coming Restructuring. By Dr. Mailaifa Obadiah

THE age long questions about who really are the middle Belt of Nigeria and or Nigerians or middle Belt of the northern Nigeria or middle belters of Nigerians has finally been answered in fullest. The physiologist or psychologist behind the true and historically definition was put together by Belt’s intellectuals especially Dr. Mailafia Obadiah led teams of researchers, as presented below: In various platforms people have been asking us, What is the Middle Belt? What are its geographical boundaries and who and who make up this community? Let me set the records straight today. As a territory, the Middle Belt is everything outside the core Sharia North, from Southern Borno to Southern Adamawa, Southern Kebbi, Southern Gombe, Southern Bauchi, Southern Kaduna and Southern Niger, to Plateau, Nasarawa, FCT, Kogi, Benue, Taraba, and Kwara. We make up a motley of clans that are ethnographically of Niger-Congo, Bantu, Chadic and Nilo-Ethiopic extraction. We are the descendants of the