Their Game Was Up As Five Suspected Kidnappers Were Arrested In Kwara State

Rivers Police Command confirms loss of 7 cops, rifles to attackers

Five suspected kidnappers of both Yoruba and Fulani tribes were on Thursday evening arrested in their hideouts after a gun duel between them and combined forces of soldiers, local vigilante and hunters at Ero Dam, Odo Owa community in the Oke-Ero as well as Ekiti local government areas of Kwara State. Following their arrests, enraged members of the communities trooped to residential houses of the victims to burn their property including exotic vehicles, such as Prado jeep, to ruins. Tribune Online gathered that the onslaught on the suspected kidnappers followed…

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Arik Air Re-starts Flights To Maiduguri

Arik Air Re-starts Flights To Maiduguri

Arik Air said it has re-introduced flights from Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport(NAA) Abuja to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital with effect from Monday, May 10, 2021. This was disclosed in an online statement issued by the PR & Communications Manager, Adebanji Ola The airline said that passengers traveling from Lagos can connect seamlessly to this service from Abuja. The four weekly Abuja-Maiduguri flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The airline assured passengers of their safety and well-being at every stage of flight, as the airline’s crew are poised…

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Afenifere Was Right By Refusing To Support Buhari – Fasoranti

Afenifere was right by refusing to support Buhari – Fasoranti

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere,  on Sunday said corruption and nepotism were the hallmarks of the administration of President Muhammadu for the past six years. The group also said the development had justified that the stance of the group not to support the election of Buhari in his first and second term. The leader of the Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, stated this at the 70th-anniversary thanksgiving service of the Ondo State chapter of Afenifere held at Saint David Cathedral, Akure, the State capital, on Sunday. Fasoranti said insecurity, corruption and…

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Akwa Ibom Attack: Burning 345 Ballot Boxes Threaten 2023 Polls – INEC

Akwa Ibom attack: Burning 345 ballot boxes threaten 2023 polls – INEC

About 345 ballot boxes, 135 voting cubicles, megaphones, water tanks and office furniture were destroyed by yet to be identified during an attack on the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Essien Udim Local Government Area, of Akwa Ibom State. The commission described the attack on its facility which came after it concluded an inventory of electoral materials nationwide in readiness for the 2023 general election. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, titled: “INEC Local…

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Former Senate President Writes Buhari, Proposes Solution To Security Challenges

Former Senate President writes Buhari, proposes solution to security challenges

A former President of the Senate, Pius Anyim, has suggested how Nigeria can overcome the problem of insecurity in various parts of the country. In an open letter on Monday, he advised President Muhammadu Buhari to make history by setting up a commission of inquiry into the violent and non-violent agitations to make recommendations on the immediate – short-term and long-term – solutions. Anyim believes this will help to de-escalate the rising tension in the land and lead to a process for the renewal of the march to nationhood. According…

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FG Establishes Centre For Control Of Small Arms, Light Weapons

FG establishes Centre For Control of Small Arms, Light Weapons

The Federal Government has approved the establishment of the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW). The new center will be domiciled in the office of the National Security Adviser and Retired Major General AM Dikko has been appointed as Pioneer Coordinator. The announcement was made in a statement signed on Monday by the Head, Strategic Communication, Office of the National Security Adviser, Zakariya Usman. Usman said the decision is part of the ongoing restructuring of Nigeria’s security architecture. “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the…

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Bill, Melinda Gates Announce Divorce: ‘We No Longer Believe We Can Grow Together As A Couple’

Bill, Melinda Gates Announce Divorce: 'We No Longer Believe We Can Grow Together As A Couple'

Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing, the pair shared a joint statement on Twitter, announcing their separation. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” they said, referring to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which they founded in 2000 and is now worth over $40…

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Bandits Vow To kill 17 Greenfield Varsity Students Today Over Ransom Delay

Bandits vow to kill 17 Greenfield varsity students today over ransom delay

Kidnappers of the students of Greenfield University, Kaduna have threatened to kill the remaining students from Greenfield University in their custody, if a  ransom of N100m  is not paid on or before Tuesday (today). A leader of the bandits, who abducted the students,   Sani Jalingo, spoke to the Hausa Service of the Voice of America on Monday. He insisted that a ransom of N100m and 10 motorcycles must be provided for the students to stay alive. Recall that 23 students and a member of staff of the privately-owned university, located…

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Bill And Melinda Gates To Divorce After 27 Years Of Marriage

Bill And Melinda Gates To Divorce, But Charitable Foundation To Remain Intact

Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they are divorcing after nearly three decades of marriage but said they will keep working together at their private charitable foundation, one of the largest in the world. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” they said in identical statements posted to their Twitter accounts. “Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable…

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UBA Wins ‘Bank Of The Year’ At Independent Newspapers Awards

UBA Wins ‘Bank of the Year’ at Independent Newspapers Awards

The pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc added to its growing list of laurels at the Independent Newspaper Awards, winning the Bank of the Year. The bank was announced the winner of the coveted awards at a glamorous event which was well-attended by the top echelon of the financial sector including Bank CEOs, Captains of Industries and Senior financial executives. The event was held at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The Editor, Independent Newspapers, Don Okere Presenting the Bank of the…

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