NUJ Expresses Deep Sadness Over Death of Channels Reporter in Shiite/Police Clash

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has described the death of Precious Owolabi on Monday as one too many. Owolabi, a corps member serving with Channels TV, was amongst those killed in a clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and the police in Abuja on Monday. The NUJ in a statement Monday night expressed deep sadness over Owolabi’s death, stressing that it was another sad day for the journalism profession in Nigeria. “The death of Precious Owolabi signifies how brutish and short life has become in…

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More On Deputy Commissioner of Police Killed in Shi’ite Clash in Abuja

Protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have shot dead a senior police officer, DCP Umar, who was in charge of Operations at the Federal Capital Territory Police Command. Umar was reportedly gunned down as he tried to pacify the rampaging Shi’ite members who disrupted commercial activities and vehicular movement during their protest at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, today. He was immediately taken to an undisclosed hospital where he gave up the ghost. The protesters also destroyed vehicles while a Channels television reporter was also hit by bullets; His…

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I Prefer Senate To Ministerial Appointment – Ajimobi

The immediate past governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, on Thursday declared that he would rather be in the Senate than occupy a ministerial seat. Ajimobi therefore said he will ensure that his stolen mandate in the last senatorial election is retrieved in court. He, however, clarified that he didn’t reject ministerial appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he was not offered the appointment in the first place. Meanwhile, reports on social media on Thursday suggested that he rejected a ministerial appointment offered him by the President. But the former…

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Kidnapping, banditry, others started from south before spreading to north –Fulani leader

The leader of a Fulani ethnic organisation, Gan-Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), Alhaji Saleh Bayeri, on Sunday claimed that kidnapping, banditry and other vices in the country commenced in the southern part of the country before the north was later polluted. Speaking with newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna, Bayeri lamented that the major insecurity issue in the country was now tagged on the Fulani people, saying over 3500 of them are currently in detention across the country. He alleged Fulani people were now seen as the black sheep…

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Missing vehicles: Oyo Government Says it has Nothing to Hide

…Ajimobi’s aides are defending the absurd The Oyo State Government has warned against the mix up of facts regarding the government’s efforts in retrieving state owned vehicles taken away by the previous administration. The statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the government, Taiwo Adisa, reads: The attention of the Government of Oyo state has been drawn to a news report at the weekend which indicated that some officials of the immediate past administration in the state raised issues about the manner in which the state is retrieving vehicles…

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Any repentant Boko Haram fighter can be president of Nigeria –Army

The General Officer Commanding the 7 Division, Major General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, has said that an ex-Boko Haram fighter, who has surrendered his arms, stands a chance of becoming President of Nigeria. Biu stated this while calling on Boko Haram fighters to surrender their arms. During an interview with journalists in Maiduguri on Sunday, the Major General urged the militants to have a rethink and be patriotic Nigerians by laying down their arms. He pointed out that they stood to gain a lot if they surrendered, including opportunities to take…

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Things are better now than in 2015 -Presidency

The Presidency, on Saturday, July 20, released an official statement countering former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter, stating that, bombing attacks have reduced since President Muhammadu Buhari took over Office, in 2015. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who made this known while condemning Olusegun Obasanjo for being political in his criticism of President Buhari, said: “Whatever former President Obasanjo says now cannot be taken as neutral. It cannot be taken as something from a disinterested party, because he has a political position, where he…

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