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Read the top Naija news today as news summary from Nigeria News on 8th March 2019 from major Naija newspapers.


  • What Buhari Said In Kaduna on Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday inaugurated the Command and Control Centre of the Kaduna State Surveillance and Monitoring System, set up to enhance security in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the project cost the state government over N1.24 billion, and included the use of drones and CCT cameras to track and respond to any criminal activity across the state.

  • Buhari arrives Daura ahead of Saturday’s election

resident Muhammadu Buhari arrived his home town of Daura on Thursday ahead of the Governorship and State Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Buhari landed at the Daura Helipad in a Presidential Chopper marked NAF-541 at 6:50 p.m. in company with his aides and close family members.

The president was received by the Emir of Daura, Farouk Umar, his kinsmen, and hundreds of well-wishers.

  • PDP still has questions to answer on ‘squandered wealth’ — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) owes Nigerians explanations on how it expended the resources that accrued to the country from oil sales between 1999 and 2014.

Mr Buhari also described the 16 years of rule of the PDP as an era of “unprecedented, irresponsible expenditure”.

He said this during an audience with the leadership of organised labour comprising Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) led by the NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, who were on a congratulatory visit.


  • INEC to present new senators, reps certificates of return Thursday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will present certificates of return to the newly-elected members of the National Assembly next Thursday.

The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at a meeting of INEC with the Inter-Agency Consultative on Election Security (ICCES).

The meeting held at the conference hall of the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

“The Commission will issue their certificates of return next week,” Mr Yakubu said.


  • Crisis-ridden Ogun PDP in contradictory endorsements of APC, Amosun’s candidates

A series of confusing political developments prevailed across Ogun State on Thursday, after loyalists of a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party initiated divergent endorsements of governorship candidates ahead of Saturday’s election.

Moments after Gbenga Daniel, a former governor of the state and strong PDP henchman, announced his unexpected endorsement of Dapo Abiodun, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ladi Adebutu, a federal lawmaker who nearly picked the PDP’s governorship ticket, said he had endorsed Abiodun Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).


  • Elections: Akwa Ibom declares Friday public holiday

The Akwa Ibom State Government has declared Friday as public holiday ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections in the state.

Charles Udoh, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, announced this in a statement in Uyo, the state capital on Thursday.

He said the holiday was to enable public servants in the state to travel to their Local Government Areas to participate in the Saturday’s elections.


  • Don’t pity El-Rufai, vote him out – Shi’ite tells members

The Islamic Movement In Nigeria, IMN, known as Shi’ites has called on its members to come out en masse and vote out governor Nasir el-Rufai in the gubernatorial polls billed for March 9.

A member of the Resource Forum, IMN, Mohammed Ibrahim Gamawa, in a statement made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Thursday instructed members to neglect calls by Sheikh Saleh Zaria that Shi’ites should support el-Rufai.

In a reaction to reports that Sheikh Zaria has endorsed Governor El-Rufai, he said, “Sheikh Saleh Zaria is not a member of IMN, hence, what he said cannot have effect on our members.”

  • Peter Obi warns APC over Governorship election

Mr Peter Obi, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Feb. 23 election, has called for peaceful and credible polls on March 9.

What Is Happening In Osun Right Now On Election Day? Punch Nigeria News

Obi made the call in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Onitsha, saying that free and fair elections were required to strengthen the nation’s democracy.

He urged the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government not to allow the alleged electoral malpractices witnessed during the Feb. 23 elections reflect in Saturday’s exercise, NAN reports


  • BREAKING: Kwara Governorship Election: Labour Party withdraws from race, endorses APC candidate

The Labour Party on Thursday endorsed AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Saturday’s governorship election in Kwara State.

Labour Party’s governorship candidate, Comrade Issa Aremu announcing withdrawal from the race, said the development marked the beginning of liberation from one party which had ruled the state for 16 years.

At a brief ceremony held at the Africa’s People hall of Mustapha Akanbi Foundation, Ilorin, labour leaders and scores of members of both Labour Party and APC embraced the development.

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Nigerian Newspapers: Top Today Headlines On Friday 24th, May 2019



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Punch Newspapers Headlines Today Friday 24th, May 2019

Bayern president Hoeness confirms Sane interest

Banditry: Top security chiefs arrive in Katsina

I had failed surgery in Kirikiri, says man arraigned alongside kidnap suspect Evans

FG has been generous to state governors, says Buhari

Gunmen behead businessman in Rivers

South African prosecution push for Zumas graft trial

[BREAKING] NNPC recruitment 2019: Aptitude test fixed for June 1

Russian tabloid publishes Skripal audio recording

Facebook figures five percent of accounts are fake

After 61 years, Israeli PM plans visit to Nigeria

UEFA dismisses Montenegros appeal against racism rap

Senate okays bill seeking to upgrade Yaba Tech to varsity status

Pelosi warns move to impeach Trump now premature, very divisive

UKs Boris Johnson lied in Brexit campaign, court hears

FIFA: Blatter lashes out at Infantino after World Cup expansion scrapped

Kogi confirms four cases of Lassa fever

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Qatar may seem easy for Flying Eagles but still tricky hurdle

Nadal primed for another French Open charge

NASS bill empowers FCT to reintroduce park and pay in Abuja

May postpones her final Brexit showdown

Atiku alleges plan to stage-manage crisis, indict him

Buhari confirms Adamu as Police IG

Reps reject Nigeria Police Bill earlier passed by Senate

Alleged money laundering: Justice Ajumogobia challenges criminal trial

Southern, Middle Belt leaders criticise FG for setting up radio to reach Fulani herdsmen

Ronaldo included in Portugal squad for Nations League finals

PHOTOS: Osinbajo presides over final NEC meeting

Millionaire puts plane on auto pilot for sex with 15-year-old girl during flying lesson

All eyes on Mbappe as PSGs rivals prepare for summer of change

NSCDC arrests varsity student, nine others over alleged cybercrime

Police arrest Anambra pastor foralleged kidnapping

Okorocha calls on NASS to make laws for the less privileged

Buhari greets Fayemi after election as NGF chairman

IMF warns US-China trade war will jeopardize 2019 global growth

I didnt accuse foreign airlines of running drug cartels, says Dabiri Erewa

Football star Kanu Nwankwo meets Police IG Adamu

1600 athletes to participate at Okpekpe 10km road race Official

Three killed as tornado strikes Missouri

Fianc will adopt my surname after marriage, says South African female dancer

VIDEO: Operation Puff Adder engages bandits in Katsina forest

Football: CAF Champions League title winners

Premier League welcome Sterlings offer to tackle racism

Police seize 1,665 cars from criminal gang

China lodges protest with US over bullying of Huawei

Ten killed in Mexico shoot-out between alleged criminals

APC congratulates Fayemi on election as NGF chair

Youth Council gets new president as Ugochinyere leaves office

Oyo workers give 24-hour notice to commence strike

Tennis: Anticipation grows ahead of Federers return to Paris

Guardian Newspapers Headlines Today Friday 24th, May 2019

Dabiri-Erewa denies accusing foreign airlines of running drug cartels in Nigeria

2019 Recruitment: NNPC fixes June 1 for aptitude test

Police nab 24 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers in Kogi

Morgan Freeman’s Recreation Of “Game Of Thrones” Is A Must-Watch

See All The Red Carpet Magic From The ‘Aladdin’ Movie Premiere

Why That Fruit And Vegetable Mix Isn’t Healthy

Atiku alerts of plots to falsely link him to stage-managed killings

Buhari confirms Mohammed Adamu as IGP

Nollywood gets boost with PAU MSc programme, Harvard review

Ex-health minister denies complicity in alleged N300m constituency project fraud

Horrors of Darfur retold at Sudan sit-in

IMF warns US-China trade war will ‘jeopardize’ 2019 global growth

Buhari congratulates new NGF Chairman Fayemi

France’s Le Pen ordered to repay EU for misused funds

Malawi president takes lead in election count

I saw the 17-year-old student in a pool of blood in bed’ ‘ Policeman tells court

EFCC chasing fraudsters, not musicians, says Magu

Super Eagles Player Ndidi Wilfred And Fianc Tie The Knot In Traditional Ceremony

Modi claims India poll victory, vows ‘inclusive’ future

Atiku reacts to Bulkachuwa’s recusal from tribunal

UN names Ebola czar for DR Congo outbreak

Nigerian Army says 22 suspected criminals arrested in Sokoto

Putin does not watch caricatures of himself, Kremlin says of BBC show

Salkida says ‘officials threatening’ him over reports

LISTEN: Zlatan Ibile Narrates His EFCC Ordeal In New Song ‘4 Days In Ekotie Eboh

Court convicts ex-NIMASA DG over N136 million fraud

Is chivalry dead’ No, it is not

India’s Modi on course for big election win

Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post-election riots

Trump ‘less prepared’ than Putin for key meeting: Tillerson

China slams US ‘bullying’ as firms step away from Huawei

Panasonic joins firms stepping away from Huawei after US ban

Three killed as violent tornado strikes Missouri

Drug trafficking: Airport Scanners not functioning optimally Dabiri-Erewa

5 Times A Text Message Is Better Than A Phone Call

Huawei’s own OS system may be ready this year: report

NEMA receives 195 Nigerians from Libya

Kris Jenner Reveals Inspiration Behind Kim Kardashia And Kanye West’s Son’s Name, Psalm

Alicia Keys Talks Peace, Purpose And Parenting As She Covers Essence Magazine

Simi Writes About Her Personality

Fayemi, Tambuwal clinch Nigeria Governors Forum top posts

Many people don’t believe Buhari cracks jokes, laughs

Pressure on CJN to resign as Bulkachuwa steps down

Revealed: How IAAF’s $135,000 was ‘spent

Site engineer, others trapped under collapsed four-storey building in Onitsha

How discriminatory admission criteria, poor performance haunt unity schools

The unbreakable one of Gani

Gas-fired power generation most economically viable for Nigeria

Anambra trains 1,000 youths in honey production

Vanguard Newspapers Headlines Today Friday 24th, May 2019

Former youth football coach, Bob Higgins convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse

Recruitment: NNPC schedules CBT for shortlisted candidates, June 1

Obaseki targets opportunities in entertainment industry with Edo Creative Hub

NSE transactions maintain positive outlook, indices up by 1.07%

Reps Speakership: Waive drums support for Gbajabiamila/Wase ticket

NASS leaders: NANS cautions Oshiomhole against imposition

Senate passes bill for act to establish Federal University, Uga

Nigerians react to ASUU threat for another strike with funny memes

Woman throws 9-month-old baby into well in Delta

NGF: Kayode Ojo urges Fayemi to be patriotic

Breaking : Police Council confirms IGP Adamu

Just in: ASUU threatens another strike, says Buhari’s Govt to blame

Language proficiency: Army trains 51 officers, 113 soldiers in Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo

Maina opened 3 accounts where ‘unspecified amounts’ were lodged ‘ Witnesses

Investment in Nigeria’s telecom industry stands at $70bn ‘ NCC

Youths’ poor participation in elections: Group blames lack of funding, party delegate system, godfatherism, others

Video: Buhari in closed-door meeting with Govs, others

Two migrants die after hiding in fuel truck in Serbia

Oil spills:Bayelsa communities accuse DPR, NOSDRA of complicity

Never a ‘chance in hell’ of 48-team 2022 World Cup: analysts

Just in: Kidnappers of Christian choristers in Kaduna demand N10 Million

FAAC disbursed N257.76bn to FG in April ‘ NBS

I never expected to be Lagos Dep. Gov. ‘ Adebule

I saw the 17-year-old student in a pool of blood in bed’ ‘ Policeman tells court

Benue killings: BMO bunch of noise makers ‘ Dr. Wayas

I saw the 17-year-old student in a pool of blood in bed ‘ Policeman

Justice Ajumogobia challenges criminal trial

Obaseki, Emefiele advocate increased productivity for self-sustaining economy

HIV ‘outbreak’ causes panic in Pakistan’s Sindh

May 29: Presidential Tribunal declines to stop Buhari’s inauguration

Certificate of Return: Court halts proceedings on Okorocha’s suit

Olujonwo Obasanjo’s divorce suit to estranged wife stalled

We’ll work for Air Peace’s success, Ngige, Sunmonu, other pledge

British government postpones Brexit vote

Furore on twitter over Wizkid’s alleged disrespectful greetings to 2baba

PSG’s Al-Khelaifi charged in Qatar athletics graft probe

Oil set for worst week in 6 months as crude stockpiles surge

Sanitation: Nigeria needs additional 2m toilets annually over 7 years ‘ UNICEF

Ex-Works Minister, Ogunlewe dumps PDP for APC

UNPAID SALARY: LUTH doctors begin warning strike

I have done charity work for 20years yet no recognition ‘ Okorocha

Rise above limitations to be new tribes of women, Nwuneli urges women

What startups should lookout for when choosing a payment gateway

Women task 9th Assembly on bills, laws to protect women, children and youth

Corporate Guard introduces female guards

Yoruba youths hail Fayemi’s election as governors’ forum chairman

TUITION FEES HIKE : Armed police tear gas protesting Ondo students

I left DELSU voluntarily for greener pastures ‘ Former Provost

Why Adeleke dragged IGP to court

Leadership Newspapers Headlines Today Friday 24th, May 2019

Activist Gives Obaseki 7 Days’ Ultimatum To Disclose Names Of Contractors

Ramadan-Umrah 2019

Monarch Seeks Support To Move Kingdom Forward

Lagos Assembly Moves To Reform Electric Power Sector

Salesgirl Docked For Stealing N108,500 Worth Of Phones, Cash

Ogun Governor-elect Abiodun Vows To Prioritise Rule Of Law, Accountability

Forum of States Commissioners of Finance Congratulates NGF New Leadership

Police Launch Operation ‘Puff Adder’ In Lagos, Parade 159 Suspects

BCO Slams Obasanjo Over Attack On Buhari

NDLEA, NAGAFF To Partner On War Against Illicit Drugs

Hearing In Obasanjo’s Son’s Divorce Suit Stalled

Oyetola Charges Legislators-elect on Discipline, Selfless Service

Police In Edo Recover Girl Sold For N850,000

Court Convicts Ex-NIMASA Acting DG, 3 Others of N136m Theft

Excitement As Senate Okays Bill To Establish Varsity In Anambra

Ramadan: ECWA Distributes Food Items To Muslims, Nigeriens In Kaduna

LACON Partners Paralegals On Provision of Justice To Rural Communities

ICAN Commends Commitment Of ECOWAS, To Nuclear Disarmament

VC Warns Students Against Social Vices As LASU Matriculates 5,500

Kogi Confirms 4 Cases Of Lassa Fever

Monarch, 1 Other Released After N1.5m Ransom In Osun

Customs Reshuffle Zone B, D, Strike Force

Oyo Joint Transition Committee Unveils Line Up Of Activities For May 29

American Taliban’ Released From Prison

I Didn’t Visit Venezuela To Cut Oil Deals ‘ Kalu

Workers Issue 24-hour Ultimatum To Oyo Over Demands

Rivers: TEPNG Takes Healthcare Awareness Campaign To Offshore Communities

Fayemi Deserves To Be NGF Chairman ‘ Fayose

Corruption: Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia Challenges Court’s Jurisdiction To Try Her

Anti-godfatherism: el-Rufai Spoke Mind Of Millions Nigerians, Says Civil Society

FRSC Seeks Collaboration With Stakeholders To Tackle Overloading Of Vehicles In FCT

BREAKING: Police Council Confirm IGP’s Appointment

Nigerian Senator-elect, Ned Nwoko Honoured In South Africa

Monarch Woos Investors, Vow To Champion Economic Growth of Ogun

BREAKING: Police Council Confirm IGP’s Appointment

We’re Not Aware Of N25bn Approved By FG ‘ ASUU

6 Northern Groups Root For Gaya Deputy Senate Presidency

Shell Spends N221m On Infrastructural Projects In 9 Rivers Communities

Shell Inaugurates N221m Projects In Eight Rivers Communities

Release El-Zakzaky, Wife, For Medical Treatment Abroad ‘ Group Asks FG

Rotary Club Lists Delta Chief For Paul Harris Award

FRSC Sets Up 5-Corridor Commands To Tackle Crashes

Obaseki, Emefiele Advocate Increased Productivity For Self-Sustaining Economy

Group Urge Ikpeazu To Support Passage Of Abia Disability Bill

Minister of Finance Gets Certificate Of Compliance On IDEC Project

British PM Expected To Quit Friday ‘ Media

British PM Expected To Quit Friday ‘ Media

EFCC Arraigns Oil Merchants Over Alleged N115m Fraud

50 Children Rescued In Operation Against Sex Abuse Website

Thisday Newspapers Headlines Today Friday 24th, May 2019

Social Intervention Programmes Will Outlive Buhari, Says Iorwa

Caverton Grows Profit by 338% in Five Years

Wapic Insurance Grows Premium

SEC Approves New Rules for Trading of Shares on the NSE

MainOne to Invest N25bn in Lagos Broadband Infrastructure

CWG Assures Shareholders of Profitability, Expansion

Why Nigeria Needs Disruptive Entrepreneurs

Benefits of Diversified, Strategic Investments and Operation

Ajene-Ayere: PR Practitioners Must Evolve in Line with Global Trends to Provide Solutions

Harnessing the Power of Technology Innovation

Kassim: Uber Lite Will Address Riders Connectivity Issues

US Proposed Ban on Huawei Equipment Will Stifle Telecoms Growth

Firm Moves to Enhance Data Collection, Analysis with NGOs

Luno Takes Cryptocurrency Literacy to Varsities

Software Manufacturer Addresses Customer On-boarding, Fraud in Financial Services

Smile Repositions for Market Challenges

Experts Harp on Proper Data Management

Report: Trade Tensions, Policy Uncertainty Dampen Growth Prospects

Desist from Ethical Practices, Revenue Agency Warns Licencing Officers

Mobil Support Host Communities

Report: Nigeria, Others Lose $3bn to Counterfeit Products Yearly

FG Moves to Enforce Digital Regulation

Africas Tech Challenges Open Opportunities for Innovation

Carbon Limits Appoints New Managing Director

Firm Offers Bonus to Sports Fans

NNPC and the Fuss Over Staff Re-Deployment

Are Parties to PSC Entitled to Tertiary Education Tax Receipt

Trust Fund Sensitises Retirees

Preparing Workforce of the Future

Investing in Tomato Paste Production Plant

Botswana, Rwanda Voted Africa Most Ethical Countries

Rack Centre Inducted into Hall of Fame

APTN Celebrates World Telecoms Day

Phase3 Announces Jegede as Chairman, Teniola as CEO

Ogwashi-Ukwu Community Applauds Meju

Delta Urges Oil Host Communities to Sustain Peace

Unpaid Debt: Access Bank, Etiebet to Settle Out-of-Court

Dogara: House Under My Leadership Gave Buharis Government Maximum Support

PDP: Lai Mohammeds Fabricated Claims Expose APC as Purveyor of Fake…

APGA is Referred to as Ndigbo Party for Good Reasons

Why We Support Gbajabiamila

Okponipere Applauds INEC on New Date for Bayelsa, Kogi Elections

Victim of His Own Foibles

Of Suicides and the Sniper Debate

NFFs Autonomy Imminent as Senate Passes Bill Abrogating NFA

Otedola Assures Chukwu Money Will be No Impediment for His Treatment

Let the Games Begin at Poland 2019

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Good morning, welcome to NIGERIA NEWS, we have provided all the headlines from major Nigeria Newspapers for news summary today being 24th, May 2019 Nigeria news today headlines on Friday, 24th of May 2019 and here is the top headlines news summary in Nigeria curated by NIGERIA NEWS for your online reads. enjoy

1. Southern, Middle Belt leaders react to FG’s move to create radio station for herdsmen

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum have opposed the plan by the Federal Government to set up a radio station for herdsmen.

A statement on Thursday signed by Yinka Odumakin (South-West), Senator Bassey Henahaw (South-South), Dr. Isuwa Dogo (Middle-Belt) and Professor Chigozie Ogbu (South-East) said it received the news with rude shock.

It said the announcement came at a time the Federal Government had been acting as the information arm of Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen by dissing the correct interpretation of the groups activities by former President Olusegun Obasanjo as an attempt to “Fulanise” Nigeria.

2. Fulanization of Nigeria: Bode George slams Sule Lamido, backs Obasanjo

Former National Vice-Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olabode George, has slammed a former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, for describing ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo as a religious and ethnic bigot.

Pa George, a former military governor of Ondo State, spoke to journalists at his Ikoyi office in Lagos.

He accused Lamido of disrespecting Obasanjo, whom, according to him (George) was a concerned nationalist.

3. Why Buhari, Police council confirmed Mohammed Adamu as IG of Police

The Police Council headed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, confirmed the appointment of Mr Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector-General of Police.

A member of the Council and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, made this known to State House correspondents at the end of the council’s meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, NAN reports.

The president appointed Adamu as acting IGP on Jan. 15 following the retirement of his predecessor, Ibrahim Idris.

4. Amaechi reveals who’s behind his success as Minister

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the support and commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to the development of transport infrastructure led to his achievements in the last four years.

Amaechi disclosed this during his valedictory news conference on Thursday in Abuja.

He said that the interest of the President was the yardstick for the performance of any minister.

“The president’s commitment to developing rail infrastructure was the secret behind our success in the ministry of transportation,’’ he said.

5. JAMB names UniIlorin, ABU, UNIBEN as most subscribed universities

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has named the University of Ilorin (UniIlorin), as the most subscribed university by candidates in the 2019 admission exercise.

Is-haq Oloyed, the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), disclosed the information at 2018 National Tertiary Admission’s Performance Merit Award held in Abuja, on Thursday.

A total of 86,401 candidates applied to UniIlorin.

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State, with 74,635 candidates and University of Benin (Uniben) with 70,322, emerged second and third most subscribed universities, respectively.

6. Tribunal fixes date to hear PDP’s petition against Kwara gov-elect

The Kwara Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ilorin has fixed June 13 and 14 for hearing on the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the governor-elect, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.

The Chairman of the three-man tribunal, Justice Bassey Effiong, announced the date after listening to counsel to the parties at the continuation of pre-hearing session on Thursday.

The chairman said the trial will hold at 10a.m. on every hearing date.

7. EPL: Van Persie apologizes to Arsenal fans over Man Utd move

Robin van Persie has apologized to Arsenal supporters, over his move to Manchester United in 2012.

The Dutch striker went on to win the Premier League the following season, finishing as the top goalscorer in the league.

Van Persie’s departure left a bitter tastes at the Emirates, that still resides in some quarters today.

But he has taken the first step in an attempt to make amends.

Van Persie told BBC Sport: “I get that the fans were angry with me.

“I was the captain, top scorer and we came third that year. But just sometimes you feel you need a challenge, a new adventure.

8. Girl sold for N850,000 recovered in Enugu

Men of the Edo State Police Command have recovered a child, Christabel Omokpia in Enugu State who was sold for N850,000 by an orphanage in Rivers State.

Christabel was two years old when she and her sister, Amanda, were stolen away from Utesi village in Ovia North East local government area by two female tenants of their father in June last year

Their mother, Faith, left them in the care of the tenants, Mary and Rose, who disappeared with the children to unknown destination.

9. Police arrest 24 suspected bandits, kidnappers in Kogi

Kogi Police command, on Thursday arrested 24 persons suspected to be kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Hakeem Busari, stated this on Thursday in Lokoja, while briefing newsmen.

He said that four persons – Adamu Hassan, Umar Salihu, Ibrahim Musa, Usman Abubakar and Muhammed Bello – suspected to be herdsmen were arrested on a tip-off by operatives of “Operation Puff Adder”.

10. 2023: APGA vows to take over S’East

Engr. Uchenna Okogbuo, the Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for South, has declared that the party will take over the governance of Abia State in 2023.

Addressing leaders and Stakeholders of APGA, after the party’s Congress, in Umuahia, on Thursday, Okogbuo, said that the party was repositioning itself for 2023 election, adding that it’s leadership was committed to ensure it take over Abia and four other South eastern states.

According to Okogbuo, “In 2023, we are not going to give excuses again. I’m very hopeful, we are going to take over this state, whether they want it or not. And taking over the state (Abia) starts with you today. If we fail to get strong people, committed people, APGA rooted people, into the ward, into the local government areas and into state, we will be wasting our time.


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