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.

Recall: Melaye takes INEC to court

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.

Porn actress claims Christian school fired her from teaching job because of her sex films

A budding porn "star" who claims to be a former preschool teacher said she was fired from the Christian school where she worked after bosses learned about her X-rated side gig. Nine Skye -- who describes herself on Twitter as an "ex religious preschool teacher turned slutty porn babe" -- told Fox affiliate KTLA on Monday that she was terminated because of her work in the porn industry.

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Famous Preacher, Apostle Joshua Suleman, Receives America's Honourary Citizenship Award

He is famous for his fiery preaching that reflects equality, fairness and justice in Africa’s most populous black nation on earth. This man being used for divine liberation of humanity based on the words of God has fought many battles, overcame several obstacles even in Nigeria’s political storm, yet came unscratched. Apostle Joshua Suleman, the general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, whose branches spread across the world has won United States America’s Citizenship Honorary Award in South Carolina.

Twenty four hours after the award ceremony, Nigerian-American Press Association (NAPA) rose from its 40th Executive Meeting in Austin, Texas to endorse the honor bestowed on Apostle Suleman.

VIP Police to be withdrawn nationwide – IG

IGP, Ibrahim Idris
The Police on Friday said it would withdraw personnel of its mobile formation attached to important personalities in the country back to the barrack.

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, announced this in an interactive session with a group of civil society organisations under the auspices of “The Situation Room’’ in Abuja.

BoI, Ebony Govt. to sign N2bn MoU to empower SMEs

The Bank of Industry (BoI) and Ebonyi State Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of N2 billion matching fund to empower  Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the state.

The Managing Director of BOI, Mr Olukayode Pitan said this at a meeting between the bank and Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Friday in Abuja.

Lagos to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum?

Adetona Odukomaiya, Technical Director of the Lagos State Scrabble Association, on Friday said plans were underway to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum in the state.

Odukomaiya told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the association had been working closely with the State Ministry of Education to ensure its implementation.

Grenfell Tower fire: UK police considering manslaughter charges

The British police say they are considering manslaughter charges as part of the investigation into the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, after reports that highly toxic gases emitted by the building’s external cladding as it burnt, killing most of the residents.

The Metropolitan Police said on Thursday that every criminal offence is being considered after it was revealed that police had captured documents and materials from a "number of organizations.”

Supreme Court sacks another Nigerian lawmaker

The Supreme Court has sacked Herman Hembe from the House of Representatives.

Mr. Hembe, who represents Vandikwa/ Konshisha constituency of Benue State was not the valid candidate of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, the court ruled.

About Ore Oduba, Crystal Maze guest, The One Show presenter and Strictly winner

Ore was born in November 1986 to Nigerian parents and was raised with his brother and two sisters in Dorset.

He was privately educated and went on to study Sports Science and Social Science at Loughborough University, graduating in 2008.

Breaking News: Paris tourist bus crashes into bridge in French capital leaving at least four injured

At least four tourists have been injured, one seriously, after an open-top bus hit a low bridge in Paris. Emergency services have closed part of the road under the Pont Alexandre III.

More follows…

UN probes Congo atrocities

The UN Human Rights Council launched an international investigation on Friday into killings and other atrocities in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The 47-member Geneva forum adopted by consensus a resolution brought by African countries which also called on the Kinshasa government to cooperate with the team of international experts.

Police confirm origin of deadly London tower fire

Police said on Friday that the fire that engulfed a London tower block killing at least 79 people started in a Hotpoint “WHR.N” fridge freezer and cladding on the building failed all safety tests.

Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said the Hotpoint model, “FF175BP”, was not subject to recall and that the manufacturer was doing further tests.

“We now have expert evidence that the fire was not started deliberately,” McCormack said.

EFCC arraigns ex-Minister of FCT, Jumoke Akinjide for N650m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, June 22, 2017, arraigned a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jumoke Akinjide and one Olanrewaju Otiti before Justice J.O Abdul-Malik of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on an amended 12-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N650 million.

While Akinjide and Otiti are facing trial on counts one to 12 of the amended charge, the third accused person, Senator Ayo Ademola Adeseun, who failed to appear in court today, is facing trial on counts one to 24.

FAAC Shares N462bn for May 2017

A total of N462.359 billion has been distributed  as Federal Allocation for the month of May, 2017  to the  Federal Government, State Governments and Local Government Councils.

The  communiqué issued by the Technical sub-Committee of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at the end of the meeting held today in Abuja signed by the Ag. Accountant General of The Federation, indicated that the gross statutory revenue of N317.562 billion received for the month is higher than the  N274.110 billion received in the previous month by N43.452 billion.

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