IG dismisses three cops for raiding Clark’s residence (Punch)
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has dismissed the three policemen who raided elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark’s Asokoro, Abuja residence on Tuesday.
The policemen had searched the Ijaw leader’s residence for arms and ammunition following a tip from one Ismail Yakubu, who claimed to have received the information from an unidentified taxi driver.
The Force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, explained that Insprs. Godwin Musa, Sada Abubakar and Yabo Paul were dismissed for “the unauthorized, illegal and unprofessional misconduct in the search of the residence of Chief Edwin Clark in Asokoro, Abuja.” Read more
1.38m PVCs Uncollected In Lagos – INEC (Conscise)
Some 1.38 million Permanent Voter’s Cards are yet to be collected in Lagos State, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Lagos State, Sam Olumekun, gave the figure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday.
“We still have about 1.38 million PVCs uncollected as we speak. Only about 15 per cent of the 2017 new registrants whose cards have been produced have come to pick their cards. It is very poor. Read more
28 persons in trouble for allegedly setting Iwo police station ablaze (PM News)
The Police in Osun on Thursday arraigned 28 persons before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun for their alleged involvement in burning down a police station in Iwo, Osun.
The police arraigned Raheem Adewale, 26, Lateef Oluwafemi, 28, Ishola Jimoh,19, Kazeem Rafiu,31, Kabiru Mudashiru, 35, Ajayi Michael, 18, Wasiu Suleiman, 40, Adeyemi Buhari, 25, Matthew Tochukwu, 26, Tella Akeem, 36, Kamali Dudu, 25, Arioye Saheed, 25, and Adeniyi Muhammed,23. Read more
APC scared of possibility of my presidential candidacy—Saraki (Vanguard)
All Progressives Congress, APC, has welcomed Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, into the 2019 presidential race on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but with a reminder to him that Nigerians have become tired of his brand of politics.
“Nigerians have had enough of Bukola Saraki’s retrogressive and disruptive style of politics and deserve no more,” the party declared. But Saraki in a swift reaction, took a swipe at the leadership of APC, saying the party and its leaders were already scared of him emerging as the presidential candidate of PDP, and vowed not to be distracted. Read more
Thugs invade APC secretariat in Ondo (Punch)
Some residents of Okitipupa in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Thursday, scampered to safety as thugs invaded and disrupted activities at the All Progressives Congress Secretariat.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the thugs destroyed parts of the secretariat, setting party flags ablaze and tearing posters of candidates vying for chairmanship, councillorship and ward leaders’ positions pasted at the secretariat. Read more
Atiku lists Buhari administration’s scandals, insists president ‘power drunk’ (PremiumTimes)
A presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, has listed what he considers corruption cases in the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Mr Abubakar, who defected from the governing All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party stated this in response to a statement by the presidency.
The presidency in a statement on Wednesday reacted to an interview Mr Abubakar granted a news media on the “uncompromising” stance of Mr Buhari. Read more
Two docked for alleged killing, robbing man of $80,000 (PremiumTimes)
An Ikeja Magistrate’s Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded two commercial drivers, who allegedly killed a Bureau De Change (BDC) operator, Victor Thorpe, after robbing him of $80,000. The accused, Monday Okoh, 50, and Johnbull Friday, 35, whose residential addresses were not provided, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, robbery and manslaughter. Read more
Commotion at Wadata as Atiku submits nomination forms (Vanguard)
The peaceful ambience that earlier combed the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today was shattered a few minutes ago following the outbreak of commotion in the camp of youths gathered in front of the party’s secretariat.
Although details of the root cause of the chaos are sketchy as at the time of filing this report, it is generally believed that a group of youths carrying the flags of the All Progressives Congress (APC) joined their PDP counterparts who were at Wadata in solidarity with former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar who was at the party’s headquarters to submit his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms to contest the 2019 Presidential election. Read more
Woman seeks dissolution of marriage over alleged battering (Punch)
A house wife, Mrs Comfort Oshanupin on Thursday urged the Customary Court in Oye-Ekiti in Ekiti to dissolve her 10 years marriage with one Seun Dada, over alleged battering.
The 30-year-old mother of two was seeking separation on the grounds of alleged frequent fighting and beating.
The estranged wife made the plea after several attempts by the court for the wife and husband to settle amicably.
Oshanupin opposed the suggestion made by the court for family members to intervene in the matter. Read more
NCC threatens to seal satellite firm over unauthorised channels (Guardian)
The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) yesterday threatened to suspend operations of Hashtronics Satellite Limited failure to produce evidence of authorisation for broadcasting and re-broadcasting of satellite channels to subscribers.
Director of Enforcement, NCC, Mr. Augustine Alewo Amodu, who issued the threat during an unscheduled inspection on Hashtronics Satellite office in Kano following series of petitions against the firm. Read more
France pledges to assist Libya conduct peaceful elections (PMNews)
France reiterated its support to international efforts assisting elections in Libya by year-end, the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
“In support of the UN and its partners, France is determined to work towards the continuation of the political process and the holding of elections by the end of the year, in accordance with the UN Action Plan,” the ministry said. Read more
Trump administration looks to sidestep limits on detaining immigrant children (CBSNews)
The Trump administration said Thursday it plans to circumvent a longstanding court agreement that governs how children are treated in immigration custody, in part to detain families longer as a way to deter migrants from crossing the Southwestern border illegally.
The Department of Homeland Security announced proposed regulations that would terminate the so-called Flores agreement that requires the government to keep children in the least-restricted setting and required their release generally after 20 days in detention. Read more
Japan cancels friendly with Chile after earthquake (Guardian)
Japan has cancelled Friday’s international friendly with Chile scheduled to be played at the Sapporo Dome after a powerful earthquake struck the northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, the country’s soccer federation said.
The Japan Football Federation (JFA) said they had taken the decision after considering the magnitude of damage that included widespread power outages and transportation disruptions, as well as spectator safety. Read more
NFF presidential aspirant faults LMC over abrupt conclusion of NPFL (Punch)
Mr Chinedu Okoye, the proprietor of Bimo FC of Lafia, has faulted the decision of League Management Company to end the Nigeria Professional Football League season with about 13 matches to play.
Okoye who is aspiring to become the President of the Nigeria Football Federation stated this on Thursday in Abuja, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
Okoye also unfolded his six-point agenda, ahead of the forthcoming board election. Read more