Sunday, March 10, 2013

Police Detained Senator Yerima Over Comments On Radio

The police on Saturday arrested former Governor of Zamfara, Sen. Sani Yerima over alleged “inciting’’ comments on a live radio programme run by Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Kaduna.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Olufemi Adenaike , led policemen in six hilux vehicles to surround the radio station and arrest the senator immediately after the Hausa programme, Hannu Da Yawa, at about 12:30 p.m.
Though Mr. Yerima was allowed to drive in his car to the state Police Command Headquarter, his car was sandwitched by the police vehicles.

Imo Deputy Gov Denies Resignation, Impeachment Rumours

Contrary to widespread reports that the Deputy Goveror of Imo State, Sir Jude Agbaso, has resigned his position over allegations of fraud against him by the State House of Assembly, the embattled deputy has stated that he is still the “validly elected Deputy Governor”.
In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant, SSA, Chief Onyema Opara, in Owerri yesterday entitled “RE:RESIGNATION AND IMPEACHMENT OF DEPUTY GOVERNOR IMO STATE,” Agbaso made his position known on the saga.
“The attention of the Office of the Deputy Government of Imo State has been drawn to rumours making the rounds that His Excellency Sir Jude Agbaso, has resigned from office” the statement started.

Blind Man Accuses Police Of Assault

A blind man identified as Abiodun Agiri, has accused policemen of assaulting him and his 13-year-old son, Emmanuel.  Agiri said trouble started penultimate Thursday after he had a misunderstanding with a woman in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Christchurch Parish, Gbagada.
The father of six, who is also a member of the church, said he had called the member a thief some weeks ago and the person went to report to the Anthony Police Division.
He said, “I had a misunderstanding with a member of the church after one Pastor kalejaiye came to minister at our parish. I had wanted to approach the pastor to lay hands on me because of my condition but they prevented me from seeing him. When the pastor saw what was happening, he intervened and later prayed for me.

JAMBS should be labelled terrorists — Ekhomu

In this interview with ALLWELL OKPI, the President of Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, said JAMBS’s latest act has taken terrorism to another level
JAMBS claimed it has executed the seven foreign hostages it kidnapped in Bauchi. What are the implications of this? 
I don’t have independent verification of this news except for what the terrorists have said and posted on the Internet. But if they have actually killed the foreign hostages as they have claimed, then it means terrorism in Nigeria is going to another level.
Do you think group is becoming more dangerous than Boko Haram?

Islamist group says executes seven foreign hostages, Nigeria doubts report

RIYADH/LAGOS (Reuters) – A Nigerian Islamist group said on Saturday it had killed seven foreign hostages seized last month from a construction firm’s compound in northern Nigeria, where Islamist insurgents have killed hundreds over the past two years.
But Nigerian authorities said they had no information on any such killing, and doubted the veracity of the statement.

2015 : Count Me Out – IBB

Former military president Gen. Ibrahim BadamasiBabagida, yesterday clearedthe air on his supported for the emergence of All Progressive Congress (APC). He said, “If there is one party state, because the smaller parties don’t have the strength, then there will be a lot of impunity, a lot of lawlessness.”

Asked whether he would run for the presidency in 2015, hereplied: “No, no, no; I am out of 2015.”

Gen. Babangida, who spoke on Kaduna-based radio programme Liberty Radio monitored by our correspondent, said two-party system was good for Nigeria.


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