Author: Quadri Idowu

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Babaji Sunday, has called on residents to disregard the news of bandits’ invasion in Kubwa axis of Abuja. The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, said this in a statement in Abuja. She said the call followed misleading news making the rounds in some section of the media that a number of miscreants stormed and raided Pipeline Extension area in Kubwa and dispossessed residents of their belongings. “The Command, therefore, wishes to categorically refute this erroneous and misleading news and state, emphatically that it is baseless…

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The Nigerian Governors Forum has condemned attempts by those it called “evil doers” to bring the country on its kneels. The NGF, in its response to the attacks on Kaduna-Abuja train on Monday, said those plotting against the country would fail. The governors, through their chairman, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, asked security agencies to improve intelligence gathering. His statement on Wednesday added that all leaders must wake up to address the insecurity in the land. According to him, the Kaduna-Abuja train attack on Monday night is a horror-dream orchestrated by the wicked merchants of death “that we must all…

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Operatives of the Enugu and Ibadan Zonal Commands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested 120 suspects over alleged internet fraud in Enugu and Oyo States. Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. He said 80 of the suspects were arrested in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, while 40 others were arrested in Enugu state. Uwujaren said the suspects were arrested based on verified intelligence linking them with fraudulent internet activities. He said that incriminating documents were found in 35 of the 80 suspects arrested…

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The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari will host his Nigerien counterpart, Mohammed Bazoum, to a state visit on Thursday. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. According to the presidential aide, the two leaders are expected to deliberate on how best to tackle challenges of security and strategic stability affecting the sub-region and the globe. ”While President Bazoum’s visit is expected to last for a few hours, the neighboring leader will be received with full military honors, including a 21-Gun Salute. ”The relations between Nigeria and…

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*Advises Father Against 2023 Son of former Governor of Ekiti State, Funso Fayose, has demanded what new ideas do the likes of former Governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and his Sokoto State counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal have to offer Nigerians should any of them be elected President come 2023. Fayose’s son, in a post on his social media page on Wednesday advised his father, Ayodele Fayose, not to think of 2023 if the country is not fixed. He also queried some presidential aspirants on what they have to offer…

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The Nigerian police on Wednesday announced that it has taken delivery of five more unmanned aerial surveillance vehicles. The police said this is part of the measures towards strengthening its capacity to secure Nigerians. The force, in a statement by Ademuyiwa Adejobi, Force PRO, police pilots have concluded specialized training on operations, deployment. Adejobi said the move by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, is to checkmate criminal activities in the country. “The acquisition is the manifestation of the IGP’s determination to integrate the use of innovative technology in the law enforcement duties of the Nigeria Police Force…

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The National Working Committee of opposition Peoples Democratic Party has extended the sale of nomination forms for all offices from the initial deadline of April 1, 2022, to April 8, 2022. The National Organizing Secretary of the party, Umar Bature, made this known in a statement on Wednesday. The statement was titled, ‘Extension of Sales of Forms and Rescheduling of Screening Exercises’. The party also said, “The last day for the Return of already completed Forms and Screening Exercises for both the State House of Assembly and National Assembly (Senate and House of Representatives) are rescheduled” to April 10, 2022,…

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Desmond Chinaza Muokwudo, a 30-year-old Nigerian student who has recently fled Ukraine, spent 11 years saving up for an education in Europe. Once a pipeline welder from Anambra state, he dreamt of studying international relations – but he struggled with unemployment amid a recession in 2016. It was only after his parents decided to sell their small plot of land that he managed to raise enough funds to pursue his dream. He finally enrolled last year at university, and had only spent three months in Ukraine when Russia launched its full-scale invasion. “My parents have nothing left, they can’t support…

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The governor of Ukraine’s Chernihiv region says there is no let-up in attacks by Russia, despite its pledge to reduce military activity there. The governor, Viacheslav Chaus, told the BBC that he did not believe Russia’s promise. “We’ve already seen that there wasn’t even a single time when their military forces kept their word,” he added. Russian and Ukrainian negotiators made no “breakthroughs” in Tuesday’s peace talks, the Kremlin has said. “What is positive is that the Ukrainian side has at least started to specifically formulating and putting on paper what it is proposing. Until now we had not managed…

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Turkey has positioned itself with great care to be the go-between with Russia and Ukraine – and this seems to be paying off. On Thursday afternoon, President Vladimir Putin rang the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and told him what Russia’s precise demands were for a peace deal with Ukraine. Within half an hour of the ending of the phone call, I interviewed Mr Erdogan’s leading adviser and spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin. Mr Kalin was part of the small group of officials who had listened in on the call. The Russian demands fall into two categories. The first four demands are,…

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