Police arrest LG boss over alleged assassination attempt on Melaye

Wilson Inalegwu, the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of Alhaji Taofiq Isah, the Administrator of Ijumu Local Government Area, over alleged assassination attempt on Senator Dino Melaye. The senator’s country residence in Kogi State was reportedly attacked in the early hours of April 15. Briefing newsmen in Lokoja, Inalegwu said aside the council boss, some unspecified number of persons had also been interrogated in connection with the matter. He said the case was being prosecuted with “due diligence” and assured members of the public…

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UEFA League: Juve stop another Barca ‘miracle’ as Monaco beat Dortmund

Juventus produced an exceptional defensive performance to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League after stopping Barcelona from scoring at the Nou Camp. Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, Barca peppered the Italian goal but failed to repeat their last-16 heroics when they overturned a first-leg 4-0 deficit to beat Paris St-Germain. Lionel Messi, who had earlier been denied by Gianluigi Buffon, fired wastefully over the bar while Luis Suarez and Neymar also spurned chances. Juve’s Gonzalo Higuain fired tamely at Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Juan Cuadrado missed another chance…

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Militancy: Amosun promises APCs, patrol vans for police

DIG warns officers over extra-judicial killings Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Wednesday vowed to tackle resurgent militant activities at riverine areas in the state. Amosun, who spoke in Abeokuta while receiving the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of South West, Foluso Adebanjo, promised to donate more armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and patrol vans for the police to ease their operations. The governor stressed the need to take proactive measures in nipping criminal activities in the bud, especially in riverine areas of the state. He expressed confidence…

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Osinbajo receives Odujnrin, 1st Nigerian pilot to fly solo around the world

  A Nigerian pilot, Ademola “Lola” Odujinrin, who works for Air Djibouti, was on Wednesday received by President Yemi Osinbajo in Aso Rock for his feat of becoming the first African pilot in history to fly solo around the world. Osinbajo listened to the pilot as he narrated his dream and how he accomplished the feat Odujinrin completed the final leg of his historic journey Wednesday afternoon, landing safely at Washington Dulles International Airport. The pilot has completed the entire circumnavigation in a Cirrus SR22, stopping in more than 15…

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Meningitis: Death toll rises to 745

The number of Nigerians that have died from the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in the country has risen to 745. According to a statement issued by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Wednesday, of the 8,057 cases so far recorded nationwide,  7,519, representing 93 per cent of cases have occurred in the five states – — Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi and Niger.  As at Last week, the toll stood at 489, meaning that 256 cases have been recorded in one week.  “Out of the total outbreaks, only 230,…

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Ambode orders execution of Rev. King, death row inmates

Akinwunmi Ambode has instructed the execution of inmates on death row in the state prisons, including the General-Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Rev. King. The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, disclosed this at a news conference on Tuesday. According to him, the state had begun reviewing the matter after prison officials complained of the antics of some death row inmates who felt that they had certain rights which excluded them from being executed. The Attorney-General assured that, unlike previous administrations, Ambode would…

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Court orders forfeiture of N449m found in BDC shop

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sum of N449,750,000 found in an abandoned Bureau de Change shop in Victoria Island by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The forfeiture order was made by Justice Rilawan Aikawa following an ex parte application taken before him by the anti-graft agency. An investigator with the EFCC, Moses Awolusi, said in the affidavit filed before the judge that the shop numbered LS64, located on at Legico Shopping Plaza, at Victoria island, Lagos had not been…

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