Some suspected cultists on the police wanted list have been apprehended in Ogun State’s Ijebu-Ode area.

The five suspects were reportedly apprehended on February 22 while plotting another horrific attack at their hideaway along Molipa.

Segun Olabiyi (aka Koleje), Musa Atanda (aka Musa sars), Olorunjuedalo Adewale, Olamide Odewole, and Peter Anuoluwapo Akinyemi are the suspects, according to Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police spokesman.

According to Oyeyemi, the suspects were apprehended when police at Ijebu Ode’s Obalende division got intelligence that hoodlums, allegedly belonging to the Aiye confraternity, had congregated in groups at the rear of De Prime Hotel in preparation for a fatal attack.
As a result, the DPO of the Obalende division, SP Salami Murphy, mobilized his men and headed to the scene.

“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums engaged them in a gun battle but they were subdued by the superior firepower of the policemen,” Oyeyemi said, adding that this led to the arrest of the five suspects as others escaped with bullets injuries.

A local gun, two live cartridges and assorted criminal charms were recovered at the scene of the gun duel.

Preliminary investigation, according to Oyeyemi, revealed that the suspects had been actively involved in various cult clashes that had claimed many lives, including that of a serving policeman, Sgt Akeem Oseni, attached to Igbeba division.

“Their trademark according to their confession is to cut off the right hand of their victims after killing them. They also confessed to have been involved in some robbery operation in Ijebu-Ode and its environs and that one of their prominent leaders simply known as PERTH was killed in one of the robbery operations,” Oyeyemi said.

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News Update, Monday, 28/02/2022

** Act fast on ASUU strike, fuel crisis, Kaigama tells Buhari

** Nigeria’s political parties are one and the same – Senator Shekarau

** 2023 Presidency: Don’t denigrate yourself by joining APC, Sagay tells Jonathan

** Don’t fall victim, verify lands before purchase, FG tells Lagos residents

** Why we want to shut down varsities, by SSANU

** FCT Minister’s aide commends resilience, steadfastness of armed force

** Kano, Katsina emirs keep mum after two-hour meeting on Sunday

** APC floors PDP in Akure North /South Federal Constituency bye-election

** Akure-bye-election: Akeredolu congratulates Alade, APC over victory

** State Congress: Lagos PDP leaders adopt consensus arrangement

** NDLEA intercepts Tramadol, cash consignments from Pakistan, Austria, Italy at Lagos Airport

** Aje Festival commences with heritage Economic Summit, artist nite

** FCTA uncovers 6,000 uncompleted, abandoned structures

** Software that steals users’ Banking details from phones detected

** This disaster wouldn’t have happened if our election was not rigged – Donald Trump blames Biden, NATO for Ukraine war

** Plane crashes into Indian ocean

**Putin places Russia’s nuclear deterrent forces on high alert

** Ukraine: Putin’s nuclear alert dangerous -NATO chief

** Russia-Ukraine war: Train carrying Ghanaian students attacked

** Ukraine, Russia diplomats to meet at Belarus border for peace talks

** Russia-Ukraine: Zelenskyy seeking volunteers, calls for ‘International’ team to fight Russia

** Ukraine: Putin’s nuclear alert dangerous -NATO chief

** Portugal, Romania pledge military equipment to Ukraine

** UAE refuses to take sides on Russian invasion of Ukraine

** ​Ukraine raises millions in crypto donations

** Putin suspended as honourary president of world judo federation

** Ligue 1: Marseille now second despite late Troyes leveller

** Leeds Utd sacks coach, Marcelo Bielsa

** Ukraine: England won’t play World Cup, other matches against Russia – FA

** Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win Carabao cup final ******


Politics World News

FG Advises Nigerians To Use Hungarian, Romanian Borders As Many Remain Stranded In Ukraine

Ukraine: FG Advises Stranded Nigerians To Use Hungarian, Romanian Borders

Nigeria’s Ministry Of Foreign Affairs has advised Nigerians leaving Ukraine to make use of the Hungarian and Romanian borders.

In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Gabriel Aduda, the ministry said it was aware of the challenges that Nigerians were facing at the Polish borders and advised us of the new borders.

Hungary and Romania have approved visa-free entry for Nigerians and will provide accommodation and feeding before evacuation is arranged.

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Terrorists Attack Borno Community, Kill 13 Persons

At least 13 people were reportedly killed by fighters from the Islamic State for West African Province, ISWAP, within 48 hours in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.

ISWAP on Sunday reportedly attacked Sabongari village, a few kilometres from Damboa town in the Damboa Local Government Area of the state.

“The attackers left seven people dead,” local vigilantes told Daily Post on Sunday.

This comes barely 24 hours after an attack was reported in Mandaragirau and Ghuma villages in the Biu Local Government Area.

It was also less than 48 hours after the insurgents attacked Kautikari village in Chibok, leaving several persons dead.

Locals in Mandaragirau village said this is the second time the insurgents will be attacking their village in February.

According to them, the first time, they abducted some young men from the village, who are still in captivity.

The attack in Mandaragirau village left three persons dead with scores injured, according to locals from the area.

“In Ghuma village, they abducted two girls and looted food items. They also razed down shops and took some livestock with them,” a witness, Umar Audu, said.

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Young Designer, OJBest, Who Made Shoes For Vice President, Osinbajo, Dies

Shoemaker, Omale Ojima aka OJ Best has died.

OJBest went viral after tweeting at Vice President Yemi Osinbajo about his products and making shoes for him.

His death was announced on his Twitter handle on Sunday evening.

The tweet read, “PAINFUL EXIT!! Call to Glory, the CEO of OJBest footwear is dead.”

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Terrorists Abduct Pastor, Seven Worshipers During Church Service In Niger State

About eight worshippers have been abducted by terrorists during a church service at Salama Baptist Church in a village called Gidigori in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

A source from the community told Daily Trust the incident occurred at about 10 am on Sunday, adding that the pastor of the Church was among the abductees.

It was gathered that the church is close to Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State.

Similarly, in December 2020, a 37-year-old pastor with the Evangelical Church Winning All in Chikuba town in the Shiroro Local Government Area of the state, Reverend Jeremiah Ibrahim, was killed by bandits.

The victim was killed when the assailants invaded his church.

Also in November 2021, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Kaduna State, Rev. Joseph Hayab, confirmed the killing of two persons and the abduction of 66 worshippers. He also said three other victims were seriously injured by the bandits.

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World News

Elon Musk approves satellite communication services for Ukraine

“Starlink service is now active in Ukraine,” Mr Musk, who runs Tesla and SpaceX, said on Twitter. “More terminals en route.”

Businessman Elon Musk on Saturday announced provision of satellite communications over Ukraine, a move that’ll keep the beleaguered country connected to the rest of the world as the war rages.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been targeting Ukraine’s telecommunications infrastructure since he launched an invasion of the neighbours earlier this week.

The Russian leader, who has seen worldwide condemnation and sanctions throughout the week, has been keen on restricting ability of Ukrainians to communicate atrocities of invading soldiers in real time.

President Volodymyr Zelensky has been using Twitter and other Internet platforms to rally his people and update the world about the raging crisis in his country.

Mr Musk’e decision to provide his space Internet to Ukrainians came hours after Mykhailo Fedorov, the vice prime minister ofUkraine, urged him to deploy the facilities and save his people from being silenced by Mr Putin.

“Starlink service is now active in Ukraine,” Mr Musk, who runs Tesla and SpaceX, said on Twitter. “More terminals en route.”

Mr Musk’s space infrastructure cannot be jammed by Russia’s advanced breakers, according to those familiar with how its design.

As Mr Musk’s announcement came, the European Union also disclosed that Russia will be cut from the SWIFT global payment messaging system and also that the country’s central bank reserves would be frozen on a large scale.

The European Union and its allies, which include the United States and Canada, were hoping the move would further isolate Mr Putin and impose maximum pressure on his regime stand down Ukraine operation.

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People Were Making Videos Instead Of Helping Me – Burna Boy

Grammy-winning artiste, Burna Boy has confirmed that he was involved in an accident with his Ferrari.

He revealed that although he’s still feeling pain in his leg, he’s fine.

He, however, said that when the accident happened, instead of helping him, those around were recording the accident.

“It’s just funny how everyone came out with phones recording me instead of trying to help( I guess they were too excited to see me regardless of the situation.”

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World News

Nigerian Government Meets With Envoys Of G7 Countries Over Russia-Ukraine Crisis

The Nigerian Government has met with envoys of the G7 countries in Nigeria, expressing worries over the Russian-Ukraine conflict with a call for peace to resolve the conflict.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, met with the envoys on Friday in Abuja, saying that the Nigerian Government calls for peace and the use of diplomacy in resolving all differences.

Onyeama said that government had stated that Nigeria did not condone the approach of aggression by Russia, calling on Russia to pull back.

“Peace and diplomacy to be prioritised by both sides. We support every effort being made to stop the aggression and Russian troops to return to Russia,” Onyeama said.

Speaking with newsmen after the closed door meeting, German Ambassador to Nigeria, Birgitt Ory, who is also chair of the G7 Group, appreciated the African Union on its statement on the situation, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Ory, who also commended Nigeria for putting in its weight, said Nigeria is a very important voice that the world needed to hear.

He said that what is also clear is the unanimous condemnation of the attacks by all United Nations member states in the light of Russia’s military action.

Ory said there will be resolutions in the United Nations Security Council, as well as the General Assembly and other United Nations fora such as the Human Rights Council where Nigeria is a very important voice and member.

Also in attendance were United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard; British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing; Head of the European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Samuela Isopi.

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Russia: Chelsea Owner, Abramovic Hands Over Club To Trustees

The owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovic, has handed over the running of the club to the Trustees of the Chelsea Charitable Foundation and stepped away from the club’s affairs.

This decision comes amidst sanctions on him and other Russians over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

He said, “I am today giving trustees of Chelsea’s charitable Foundation the stewardship and care of Chelsea FC.”

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INEC Announces New Dates For 2023 Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced new dates for the general elections in 2023.

According to INEC, presidential and national assembly elections will now hold on Saturday, 25th February 2023 and the governorship, state houses of assembly elections will hold two weeks later on Saturday, 11th March 2023.

The new adjustments are a result of the newly-signed Electoral Act Amendment Bill.

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Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Kwara To Experience Power Outages

Several states in the South-West region such as Ogun, Oyo, Ibadan, Osun and Kwara will experience prolonged power outages in the coming week.

This, it was gathered, was due to the low generation and low power allocation to the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company network by Transmission Company of Nigeria.

On a weekly average, the IBEDC as it was learnt, receives 692.5MW power allocation from TCN.

Meanwhile, IBEDC in a statement by the Regional Communication Officer, Kikelomo Owoeye, on Friday said the distribution company had 368.5MW compared to the 692.5MW power allocation expected.

According to her, “Most of the power generation companies that are using hydro (water) cannot generate adequately. So, gas is the only way out. Only generation companies that are using gas are functioning.

“Due to low generation, the weekly average power allocation to our network by TCN was 368.5MW compared to the 692.5MW expected.

“Kindly bear with us as we work with stakeholders in the electricity value chain on a sustainable resolution. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience.”

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Some Politicians Are Trying To Lure Us To Stage A Coup – Chief of Defence Staff

The Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor, has issued a stern warning to politicians attempting to lure military officials to stage a coup against the Muhammadu Buhari regime.

Mr Irabor gave the warning while speaking at a virtual media chat titled “Open Ears Dialogue” on Friday.

“The leadership of the armed forces is also telling politicians to leave us alone, do not mix us up with issues that have to do with politics and do not use political inclinations and persuasions to want to lure anybody from the armed forces into the idea of having to undertake coups and all,” warned Mr Irabor.

According to him, the leadership of the armed forces are of the opinion that a coup would do “more harm than good” in the present regime, hence it was not an option to be contemplated even by the younger military operatives.

“The armed forces of Nigeria have nothing whatsoever to do with anything that has to do with coup. We have learned our lessons over the years and we have come to our conclusion that coups will do us more harm than good,” he said.

He stated categorically that “this is what the leadership of the armed forces is passing down the chain, and educating everyone under our command that there is no reason whatsoever for anyone to contemplate that.”

Reiterating his standpoint on the subject of coup in Nigeria, Mr Irabor emphasized “We will not. That’s the reason why perhaps the discussions you may have been having in the media, we have been insulated from such discussions because they already know our viewpoint in this regard.”

Mr Irabor’s statement comes in the wake of successful coups staged against democratic governments in other African countries.

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“Africa Needs 3rd World War More Than Every Other Continent” – Adamu Garba

A former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has opined that Africa needs a third world war more than any other continent.

The APC Member took to his Facebook page on Thursday, February 24th to react to Russia invading Ukraine, and he said Africa not participating in the first and second world wars is the reason the continent remains “poor and abandoned.”

“Most of you don’t know that Africa needs the Third World War more than every other continent on the planet.”

“We were nothing in the first and the second, that’s why we remained poor and abandoned. WW3 is an opportunity for Africa.”

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Explosion Rocks Niger State As Boko Haram Launches Attack

An Improvised Explosive Device has exploded at Galadima Kogo, Shiroro Local Government Area, Niger State.

This was confirmed in a statement by co-convener, Concerned Shiroro Youths of Niger State, Sani Abubakar Yusuf Kokki on Friday.

The explosion comes a few days after the first ever bomb blast occurred at the same Galadima Kogo on Monday.

According to the statement, the number of casualties is yet to be ascertained as the affected areas are not yet accessible due to fear of further possible explosions.

Kokki noted that preliminary reports are, however, not suggestive of any loss.

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Economy Local News

‘Pure water’ producers announce price increase

The Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP) says it has increased the price of a bag of sachet water from N150 to N200 with immediate effect due to rising production costs.

The Oye-Ekiti and Ikole-Ekiti Zonal Chairman of the association, Tale Oguntoyinbo, announced this in a statement in Oye -Ekiti on Friday.

Mr Oguntoyinbo said the price increment was necessary for producers to bring quality portable water to the door steps of consumers, which was not visible with the current cost of materials for water production.

“Water is important to everybody and water is life, the cost of maintenance, and production costs keep going up everyday.

“In order to satisfy our numerous customers and ensure they have drinkable water on their table, the only option open to us is to increase the price from the current N150 to N200.”

The chairman noted that the decision to increase the price was not easy, but alleged that government had done nothing to assist water producers in alleviating regulating cost of material.

He said that most cities where nylon and other materials for water were being produced with regular electricity, were selling between N200 and N250 per bag.

Mr Oguntoyinbo lamented that water producers, especially in Oye-Ekiti and Ikole-Ekiti axis of the state could not improve the condition of their factories or afford to buy a new vehicle because of paucity of fund.

He, however, appealed to their numerous customers to bear and reason with the association in view of the present economic crisis in Nigeria, praying for better times ahead.

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World News

Russia Send Warning To 3 More Countries, Threatens Military, Political Consequences If They Try To Join NATO

Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova warned against other countries attempting to join NATO after Russia started a war with Ukraine Thursday, The Hill reports.

“Finland and Sweden should not base their security on damaging the security of other countries and their accession to NATO can have detrimental consequences and face some military and political consequences,” Zakharova said in a viral clip of a press conference.

The ministry later posted the same threat on its Twitter. Finland and Sweden have given significant military and humanitarian support to Ukraine since Russia invaded.

One pretext Russia has given for attacking Ukraine is that NATO would not give any assurance that Ukraine would not be allowed to join the intergovernmental military alliance.
Ukraine has been adamant about joining but is now willing to discuss a different status with NATO after hundreds were killed in the first day of fighting the Russians. 

Russia and Ukraine are both sending delegations to Belarus to discuss Ukraine potentially adopting a nonaligned status with NATO.
The talks come as Russia is closing in on Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital city.

However, U.S. intelligence says Ukrainians are putting up a better resistance to Russian forces than expected. 

Ukraine has been arming its citizens and telling them to create firebombs to resist Russia.

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World News

Russia To Meet Ukraine In Belarus For Peace Talks

Russia is ready to send a delegation to the Belarusian capital Minsk for peace talks with Ukrainian officials, the Kremlin said on Friday.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had twice made the offer to conduct talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Zelensky had made an initial proposal of talks in a speech addressed to Putin late on Wednesday, shortly before the Russian invasion.

He said at the time: “Ukraine’s security is linked to the security of its neighbours.

“That is why today we have to talk about security in the whole of Europe.

“That is our main goal – peace in Ukraine and the security of our citizens.

“For this, we are ready to talk to everyone, including you. In different formats and in any place.”

Kiev has floated the idea that Ukraine could promise to take a neutral status on NATO membership in order to end the violence.

“In response to Zelensky’s proposal, Vladimir Putin is ready to send a delegation at the level of representatives of Defence Ministry, Foreign Ministry, and presidential administration to Minsk for negotiations with the Ukrainian delegation,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said.

According to the Kremlin, Belarusian ruler Alexander Lukashenko is ready to create the conditions for a meeting between Russian and Ukrainian delegations.

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World News

Ukraine bans men aged 18 to 60 from leaving country

Ukraine has banned males between the ages of 18- 60 from leaving the country following invasion from Russia,” Ukraine’s State border guard service (DPSA) reported.

The ban will be in place for the duration of martial law, which was imposed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday morning after Russia attacked Ukraine.

“The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports that due to the imposition of martial law in Ukraine, a certain category of citizens is temporarily restricted from leaving Ukraine,” the country’s interior ministry also announced at midnight via Telegram.

“In particular, male citizens of Ukraine aged 18 to 60 are prohibited from leaving Ukraine. This rule will apply for the period of martial law. We ask citizens to take this information into account,” he said.

Anyone caught violating martial law could end up facing military tribunals.

The DPSA said the ban on males leaving the country is to guarantee Ukraine’s defence and organisation of timely mobilization.

Ukrainian President also urged any Ukrainian citizen with a passport willing to fight to come forward, and promised weapons for anyone.

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Landlord, Wife Brutalise AAUA Female Student For Keeping Lover In Her Room

A first-year female student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Ondo State, is currently in the hospital after being brutally assaulted by her landlord and his wife for bringing her boyfriend to her apartment in the Obasanjo Small Gate area of Ondo State.

The assault, which took place on the night of February 23, saw the landlord and his wife raining blows on the female student named Bolaji, leaving her with deep cuts on her neck and other parts of her body.

PurpleWorld gathered that Bolaji’s parents had pleaded with the landlord to help keep an eye on her as she was a “small” girl, who needed some monitoring.

However, in carrying out that directive, the couple went overboard by brutally assaulting the young lady and leaving her to land on the hospital bed.

Aggrieved students of AAUA, who got wind of the attack on Bolaji, stormed the compound almost immediately to take a pound of flesh on the landlord and his wife.

But the swift intervention of policemen at a station nearby averted what could have been a major crisis in the area.

“The landlord and his wife beat the female student for bringing her boyfriend to her rented apartment.
“Her parents assigned the landlord to help monitor her movement because she is young and so on that fateful day when the guy that came to visit her at home left, the landlord and his wife bounced on her and injured her.

“It was even the university’s ambulance that came that midnight after receiving a call from the Students Union Government Welfare Director to carry her to school’s health centre because she couldn’t walk after the assault on her.

“Other students in that area almost beat the landlord and his wife but the police arrived the scene on time to rescue them,” a neighbour of the victim told SaharaReporters.
Condemning the attack on Bolaji, Welfare Director of the university’s students union, Odole Mojisola, said that they would pursue the matter to ensure justice prevailed.

“I received news of one of our beloved students being brutally assaulted by her landlord. I had to alert the ambulance before the girl was conveyed to the university’s health center as she was seriously wounded.

“The assaulter is currently in police custody. He was apprehended immediately by the police for further investigation. We will never condone any inhumane act against the student as the welfare of students is our utmost priority,” she said.

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Politics Special Reports

Ten Key Provisions Of The New ELECTORAL ACT LAW As Signed Today By President Buhari

  1. Clause 29(1) stipulates that parties must conduct primaries and submit their list of candidates at least 180 days before the general elections.
  2. Clause 65 states that INEC can review results declared under duress.
  3. Clause 3(3) states that funds for general elections must be released at least one year before the election.
  4. Clause 51 says that the total number of accredited voters will become a factor in determining over-voting at election tribunals.
  5. Clause 54(2) makes provisions for people with disabilities and special needs.
  6. Clause 47 gives legislative backing for smart card readers and any other voter accreditation technology that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deploy.
  7. Clause 34 gives political parties power to conduct a primary election to replace a candidate who died during an election.
  8. Clause 50 gives INEC the legal backing for electronic transmission of election results.
  9. Clause 94 allows for early commencement of the campaign season. By this provision, the campaign season will now start 150 days to the election day and end 24 hours before the election.
  10. Clause 84 stipulates that anyone holding a political office – ministers, commissioners, special advisers and others – must relinquish the position before they can be eligible to participate in the electoral process either as a candidate or as a delegate.

Robbers hit 4 banks, kill many in Edo

Uromi in Edo State, on Thursday, witnessed one of the most daring bank robbery in Nigeria’s recent history.

More than 20 armed men attacked the town, under Esan North-West LGA in broad daylight, and operated for about 2 hours.

Explosives were used to breach the banks’ entrance, while packages of money were carried out and stuffed in different cars.

Photos and videos on social media show the level of carnage and murder of Nigerians, including security officers.

The number of casualties are unknown but figures provided by eyewitnesses suggest no less than 7 deaths; others sustained injuries.

The residents accused the police and other security agencies of abandoning them. One footage shows two soldiers taking cover amid gunfire.

The robbery and killings elicited outrage from Nigerians, wondering how the assailants operated freely.

Edo Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Kongtons Bello, said the leadership was assessing the situation.

Bello told DAILY POST on Friday that personnel of different security agencies had been deployed to the area.

“The incident that happened yesterday is true. There was an attack on four commercial banks and the police division in that area.

“The Commissioner of Police has sent reinforcement from the State headquarters to beef up security and to ensure the fleeing gang of criminals are arrested.

“And also ensure peace and order are restored to the town. The police and others security agencies are ensuring that happens.

“The Commissioner and the management team have moved to the site for an on-the-site assessment of the damages and losses”, the PRO disclosed.

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World News

UEFA Transfers #Champions League Final From Russia

UEFA has moved this season’s Champions League final from Saint Petersburg in Russia to Paris in France following the invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin’s government.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin chaired an extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee on Friday where it was decided that the Champions League final should be moved away from Saint Petersburg.

The final will now hold at the Stade de France in Paris, as first reported by the New York Times. Paris last hosted the European Cup final in 2006, when Barcelona defeated Arsenal 2-1.

UEFA said in a statement: “The UEFA executive committee decided to relocate the final of the 2021-22 UEFA Men’s Champions League from St Petersburg to Stade de France in St Denis.

“The game will be played as initially scheduled on Saturday, May 28 at 2100 CET.

“UEFA wishes to express its thanks and appreciation to French Republic president Emmanuel Macron for his personal support and commitment to have European club football’s most prestigious game moved to France at a time of unparalleled crisis.”

UEFA also said it would relocate any games in tournaments it controls that were to be played in Russia and Ukraine, whether involving clubs or national teams, until further notice.

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Court Sentences Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans, Two Others To Life Imprisonment

Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, along with two others, has been declared guilty of kidnapping by a Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja.
The Court presided over by Justice Hakeem Oshodi made the declaration on Friday.

The Ikeja High Court premises in Lagos were under tight security as the judge gave the verdict.
Justice Oshodi found Chukuwuememe Onwuamadike, also known as Evans and two others guilty of kidnapping the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Donatus Dunu on February 14, 2017, and collecting €223,000 as ransom from his family.
Five persons were arraigned along with Evans, but the court found only two of the defendants guilty. They are Evans, Amadi and Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu.
Meanwhile, the defendants are currently awaiting sentencing for the offence which carries a maximum of life imprisonment.

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Crime Insecurity

Hajiya Fatima supplying charms to bandits arrested

Police in Katsina State have arrested a 35-year-old woman, Hajiya Fatima Alhaji, suspected to be a supplier of charms to bandits terrorising the state and its environs.

Police spokesman in the state, SP Gambo Isah, told newsmen on Thursday in Katsina that Fatima was also found to be an informant for the bandits.

He said police arrested Fatima of Daha Forest in Danmusa Local Government Area of the state on Feb. 13 following credible intelligence information.

“She is an abettor, an informant and also a supplier of charms to bandits terrorising the state and its environs.

“In the course of investigation, some charms were recovered from the suspects’ residence reasonably believed to be used for banditry.

“The suspect confessed to be supplying same to one Sani Mohidinge, a notorious terrorist and bandits’ leader who has long been on the police wanted list,’’ he said.

SP Isah also told newsmen that the police succeeded in busting a syndicate of kidnappers and terrorists.

“Nemesis caught up with the trio of Shamsuddeen Dahiru (35), Bala Inuwa (35) both residents of Funtua and Jamilu Isah, also a 35-year-old resident of Kofar Marusa Quarters, Katsina, who are notorious kidnappers and terrorists.

“They specialise in giving information to terrorists in the forest and as well conveying them to villages for attacks and kidnappings.

“In the course of investigation, Dahiru confessed to be the owner and driver of a Volkswagen Golf III that was used in kidnapping one Alhaji Sule, aged 62 of Dankawuri village, Matazu Local Governemnt Area of the state.

“The said vehicle was abandoned with the kidnapped victim after a fierce gun duel with policemen during which one AK-47 rifle was recovered.

“He confessed then two other suspects are his accomplices,’’ Isah said.

Crime Entertainment

NDLEA Treats Zinoleesky Badly – Naira Marley

Singer, Naira Marley has described as disgusting the treatment of record label artiste, Zinoleesky and brothers by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

He alleged that there seem a plot against him and his label mates.

Recall that NDLEA on Thursday arrested Zinoleesky, Mohbad and others.

The Marlian singer tweeted, “What is happening to my brothers is disgusting. The injustice is unfair and this is beginning to look like a pattern. First me now my artists. Free Zinoleesky, free Shubomi, free Micee and Dosky 💔

“NDLEA has released Mohbad after physically assaulting him, Zinoleesky is still in custody. The boys are under a lot of stress after being ambushed in the middle of the night with no warrant. I’m urgently returning to Lagos now now now.”

Meanwhile, Mohbad in a Live on his page claimed “All members of Marlian music and their wives want to kill him”.

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Again, Nigerian Security Operatives Arrest Human Rights Activist, Sowore

Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has again been arrested by Nigerian security operatives.
SaharaReporters gathered that Sowore was arrested on Thursday in Abuja.

Sowore was picked up as he was leaving the Court of Appeal. He is being taken to Abattoir police division, Abuja, SaharaReporters learnt.  The reason for the arrest is not known yet. 

This comes a few hours after thugs sponsored by the Muhammadu Buhari-led government attacked him and some of his associates in Abuja.
The attack occurred at about 9:00 am at Gudu in Abuja. The victims were on their way to the Court of Appeal to attend the hearing of an appeal filed by Sowore to challenge the ruling of the Federal High Court, which had declared one Leonard Nzenwa as the Acting Chairman of African Action Congress (AAC).
The attackers, who were in paramilitary uniforms and a Toyota Sienna, suddenly blocked the vehicle conveying the activists to court.
The suspected thugs got down and asked the activists to surrender their mobile phones and money.
The thugs wielded guns, machetes, knives and other weapons. The assailants vandalised the windshield and windows of the car and beat up five activists, including a woman.
It was gathered that the attackers, numbering ten, had targeted their victims and engaged them in a hot chase before carrying out the nefarious.
PurpleWorld also gathered that the incident happened a few metres away from a police post in the area.

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World News

Photonews: Building Destroyed After Russian Attack on Ukrainian City

Buildings were destroyed in the aftermath of the bombings on the eastern Ukraine town of Chuguiv on Thursday, as Russian armed forces invade Ukraine from several directions, using rocket systems and helicopters to attack the Ukrainian position in the south.

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Photonews: Building Destroyed After Russian Attack on Ukrainian City

Buildings were destroyed in the aftermath of the bombings on the eastern Ukraine town of Chuguiv on Thursday, as Russian armed forces invade Ukraine from several directions, using rocket systems and helicopters to attack the Ukrainian position in the south.

Credit: AFP

World News

Photonews: Building Destroyed After Russian Attack on Ukrainian City

Buildings were destroyed in the aftermath of the bombings on the eastern Ukraine town of Chuguiv on Thursday, as Russian armed forces invade Ukraine from several directions, using rocket systems and helicopters to attack the Ukrainian position in the south.

Credit: AFP