Sunday 25 June 2017

Off-duty black police officer mistakenly shot by white on-duty officer from the same department

An off-duty black police officer in St. Louis was mistakenly shot by a white on-duty officer from the same department who apparently mistook him for a fleeing suspect, authorities said.

The 38-year-old black officer was off-duty when he heard a commotion near his home and ran toward it with his service weapon to try to help his fellow officers on Wednesday night, police said.

DSS bursts Boko Haram cell; arrests commandant, 20 others in Kano

A  special operation undertaken by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Kano has led to the arrest of over 20 Boko Haram fighters including their unit commandant (names withheld).

Why I still iron my wife’s clothes – Pastor Adeboye

Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has advised men to be humble in their marriage.

Mr. Adeboye said, despite his status, he still finds himself ironing his wife’s clothes whenever he’s allowed.

Kaduna traffic agency sacks 124 staff – Official

The Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Authority, KASTELEA, has sacked 124 marshals for various misconducts, an official of the agency said.

The General Manager of the agency, Abdulkadir Ahmed, said in a statement issued in Kaduna on Saturday that some of the marshals were found wanting for extortion, while others absconded from their duty posts.

‎Buhari administration will unite Nigerians – Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the Muhammadu Buhari administration would do everything to ensure unity among citizens of the country.

He says only unity among the people would guarantee development and enhance the welfare of citizens.

German broadcaster protests over Nigeria 'police brutality'

German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle said today it has sent an official note of protest to Nigerian authorities, accusing police of beating up and detaining one of its correspondents.

The broadcaster said that Ibraheema Yakubu, assigned to cover a rally on June 23 in the north-western city of Kaduna, "was taken into police custody and beaten by officers of the police force".

Lagos Appeals Verdict Directing Resettlement of Otodo Gbame Community

The Lagos State Government has asked the Court of Appeal to set aside the judgment of a Lagos High Court in Igbosere which faulted the demolition of illegal structures in Otodo Gbame Community and ordered the resettlement of displaced persons in the area.

The State Government, in a Notice of Appeal dated June 22, 2017, filed before the Lagos division of Appeal Court, said apart from violating Constitutional provisions, the judgment of the lower court delivered by Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo on June 21, was capable of encouraging illegality.

Group calls on Osinbajo to sack PACAC chairman for not declaring assets

A pro-democracy group, National Committee of Yoruba Youths (NCYY) has called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to sack the chairman of PACAC, Professor Itse Sagay for failure to declare his assets at the CCB in accordance with the law. In a statement signed by its national president, Comrade Oladimeji Odeyemi on Sunday, June 25 in Abuja,the group stated that it has conducted a thorough but secret search at the CCB's office and was convinced that Sagay evaded that constitutional responsibility on him to declare his assets.

Kids raised by single parents have lower wellbeing: study

People who grow up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, a study has found.

Researchers from the University of Warwick in the UK found that individuals who were brought up by a single parent for their entire childhood earn on average 30 per cent less and are more likely to be unemployed.

Tax defaulters to be jailed five years, forfeit assets – Nigerian government

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun has disclosed that tax defaulters in the country risk at least five years jail and asset forfeiture.

Restructure Nigeria now, Rep tells FG

Member representing Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo Federal Constituency of Ebonyi State, in the House of Representatives, Hon. Linus Okorie has called for the urgent need to restructure Nigeria into the six geopolitical zones in the country to end the issues of marginalization being agitated by the people.

INEC not aware of Melaye's lawsuit, proceeds with recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would go on with the process of recalling Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West).

A source in the legal unit of INEC, explained that there are at least three precedents to follow in dealing with the case.

JAMB conducts special selection examination for doctors

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has conducted a selection examination for medical doctors who applied to work during the Jerusalem pilgrimage of the National Christian Pilgrimage Commission, NCPC, on Saturday

The test was conducted at the JAMB computer based centre in Abuja.

Why I Don’t Have Friends In Nollywood - Omotola

Nollywood diva and mom of four, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has explained why she does not have friends in Nollywood. To her, it is all about business and nothing personal.

Gov. Nyesom Wike Sacks His Entire Cabinet After Commissioners Began Resigning

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Saturday announced the dissolution of the State Executive Council.

Wike, who announced the dissolution, at a news conference in Port Harcourt, did not give the reason for his action.

Evans charmed my sister – Wife’s brother

Chukwuemeka Okoye, brother-in-law to the suspected kidnap kingpin Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans has cried out that his sister must have been charmed by the kidnapper.

UAE warns Qatar of final Parting of way

Anwar Gargash, United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign relations said there would be parting of ways with Qatar if it failed to accept the 13 point ultimatum issued by fellow Arab states, on the heels of a boycott imposed earlier this month.

The 13 demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE include closing the Al Jazeera satellite television network, curbing relations with Iran, shutting a Turkish base in Doha and paying reparations.

Gang making stolen phones untraceable busted, 2 held

If you think the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number on your phone is going to keep it safe, think again. With the arrest of two men, the Delhi Police have busted a gang of thieves that used high-end gadgets and software to sneak into your Google account and bypass the phone security features, and to change the IMEI number so that the phone could be sold as new.

Expert believes U.S. university student died from a VIRUS contracted in savage prison camps where dead bodies are used to fertilise food for starving inmates

A retired Australian judge who interviewed survivors of North Korean torture camps says Otto Warmbier was jailed in a prison where dead bodies had been turned into fertiliser.

The observation comes days after Mr Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, died from a brain injury after spending 18 months behind bars for stealing a communist propaganda poster.

Quit notice to Igbo is treasonable, says Ohanaeze

The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday branded as treason, the recent quit notice issued to the Igbo resident in the north by a coalition of Arewa youths.

More worrisome to Ohanaeze is “the clear incapacitation of the police and unwillingness to arrest them, their renewed aggression following the issuance of another statement involving an association of wider youth organisations in the north and the support offered to them by splinter elements of the Northern Elders Forum.”

Ex-militants at war over plot to remove Buhari’s adviser on amnesty

Tension is rising in the Niger Delta following a plot by a section of ex-militant leaders to launch a campaign for the removal of the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd).

The group, Niger Deltans for Accountability and Good Governance (NDAGG), has already set up a Boroh-must-go website (http://www.ndagg) to push its case against the coordinator.

Tinubu condemns calls for secession, break-up

All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday berated the brains behind the recent  quit notice to certain  Nigerians to leave the  north, and warned such people  to desist forthwith.

He said, “Voices calling for violence must be roundly condemned for it is wrong to incite brother to go against brother and neighbour to combat neighbour,” Tinubu said in his Eid-el-Fitri message to Nigerians.

Evans: Police arrest Army Corporal, other ‘accomplices’

Police operatives have arrested a Lance Corporal with the Army for being an alleged accomplice to suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeje George Onwuamadike, alias Evans.

The soldier identified as Victor Chukwunonso with force number 09/NA/64/6317 was apprehended at the weekend in Lagos after Evans named him and some prominent southeast businessmen as his accomplices.

Fashola’s claims on 2017 budget ‘mischievous, misleading’ – Reps

The House of Representatives has described the statement of the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, as regards the 2017 budget as “misleading and mischievous”.

In a statement Saturday, the House described the minister’s statement as an attempt to blackmail the National Assembly and set it on a collision course with the executive.

#BETAwards17: Wizkid wins top category

Nigerian music export, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, widely known as Wizkid, has won the highly coveted “Best International Act: Africa” at the 2017 BET Awards.

The announcement was made at a special ceremony held in Los Angeles on Saturday.

“Congrats to #BETAwards17 ‘Best International Act: Africa’ winner @wizkidayo ”.

30 injured as man buries two wives in Nnewi

Tragedy struck at Dora Okpara Village, Umuhu Ukpor in Nnewi South L.G.A, Anambra State on Friday, as 56 years old man buried his two wives in one day under controversial circumstances.

Mr. Linus Ibe, husband to the two deceased women, told Sunday Telegraph at his country home in Umuhu Ukpor that he married his first wife, Late Mrs. Mary Rose Iheabumk in 1983, but she left his first son, Ebuka, after 7 months, for her community in Ebe Umuogbeanu Ibe Village, Ukpor, where she stayed till she died.

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