Friday, 23 June 2017

DSS Arrests Terrorists Planning to Attacks on Sallah Day

In the past few weeks, this Service has uncovered a sinister plot by terrorist elements to stage series of coordinated attacks using explosives on different cities across the country.  Their aim was to hit on soft targets such as markets, public parks, public processions, recreation centres, as well as worship centres especially the Eid Praying Grounds and other densely populated areas during the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr Sallah celebration.  The latest plan by the terrorists was to unleash mayhem on Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna and Maiduguri. 

Police nab six suspected armed robbers, recover weapons, car

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested six suspected armed robbers terrorising residents at Agbara Road and Atan-Ota in Ogun and Lagos States respectively.

The hoodlums were apprehended by operatives of the command on patrol at Progress Hotel, situated along Agbara Road.

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Alleged attack on Shi’ite members: El-Rufai intolerant – Rights group

A human rights organisation, Anti Corruption Network has accused governor Nasir El-Rufai of being intolerant to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiite group for no just cause.

The organization called on governor El-Rufai to ensure fairness and justice in dealing with all and sundry in the state for peace, unity and development.

Health ministry: Corruption allegation rocks NHIS, NPHCDA

There is brewing tension at the Federal Ministry of Health, following alleged disregard of Public Service Rules and Government directives by some of the newly appointed Chief Executive Officers.

Sources within the Ministry told DAILY POST in Abuja on Friday, that some of the newly appointed CEOs have undertaken wholesale promotion and demotion of staff in their establishments, in open violations of existing public service rules and disrespect to their parent Ministry and the Minister of Health.

Nigerian journalist arrested in Kaduna

A Kaduna-based journalist, Ibraheema Yakubu, who reports for the Hausa service of Deutsche Welle, DW radio, Germany, was arrested Friday by the police while covering a clash between Shiite sect and a Kaduna community.

Two people were injured and 10 arrested after locals attacked Shiites during an annual Quds procession.

Johnny Depp apologises for ‘bad joke’ about assassinating US President Donald Trump

Actor Johnny Depp on Friday apologised for joking about assassinating U.S. President Donald Trump, saying his remarks were in “poor taste.”

“The Pirates of the Caribbean” star spoke during an appearance at Britain’s Glastonbury music festival on Thursday when he pondered how long it had been since an actor had killed a U.S. president.His remarks drew sharp criticism from supporters of Trump, and Depp on Friday said he intended no malice.

Nigerian govt. to provide uninterrupted power supply to eight Nigerian Universities

The Nigerian government is set to provide uninterrupted power supply to eight Nigerian universities.

A statement released by the Ministry of Power on Friday noted that in a bid to resolve power challenges in institutions of higher learning in the country, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the universities.

$1.2b Etisalat loan: CBN, NCC intervene to save jobs, asset stripping

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Friday intervened in the $1.2 billion controversial syndicated loan owed by Etisalat Nigeria to a consortium of 13 local banks.

The regulators’ intervention was to save jobs of over 4,000 workers employed by Etisatat and prevent asset stripping.

Woman drugs, sleeps with underage boys in her car

A 36-year-old school therapist, Jacqueline Bryce Herron, has been accused of drugging and seducing two underage boys and having sex with them.

Daily Star UK, reports that Herron has been charged with 28 counts of sex with teenage boys, including sodomy.

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