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Gunmen Abduct Former Senator In Ogun State
Suspected gunmen have kidnapped a former Minister of state for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo alongside her security aide along Igbogila road in Yewa North local government area of Ogun state on Wednesday evening.
The senator, who represented Ogun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly between 2003 and 2007, was reportedly abducted while returning from her farm.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed that she was missing at about 10pm yesterday.
Nigerian Army Yet To Retrieve ‘Dead Bodies’ Of Soldiers Stuck In Boko Haram’s Territory
The Nigerian army has not yet retrieved the dead bodies of soldiers killed in Gubio, Borno state, on April 18, 2016. They were killed during an ambush by the terror group, Boko Haram, a soldier on the war front alleged to TheCable.
The soldier, who commended the huge successes recorded against the heinous Islamic death cult since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power, stated that the insurgents were still fully in control of Gubio.
He insisted that the rationale behind the Army’s incapability to penetrate Gubio, a local government in Borno state, was due to the insurgents’ “superior fire power”, as Gubio is the “nemesis” of troops.
Police Recruitment: 796,152 Nigerians Apply For 10,000 Slots
The Police Service Commission (PSC), has announced that it received 796, 152 applications for enlistment into the Nigeria Police Force.
Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, the Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the recruitment portal had been running effectively after initial hitches experienced.
According to him, the commission is unmindful of the crowd as successful applicants would be invited batch by batch after collation of the names. He said that they would be communicated through their e-mail addresses.
Ani also added that there would be no room for compromise as selection and collation would be done electronically.
150 Females Raped, 31 Babies Abandoned, 1340 Beggars Taken Off The Street In Lagos – Commissioner
The Lagos State Government has announced that at least 150 females were raped, while 31 babies were abandoned and then 1340 beggars taken off the streets of the metropolis in the last one year.
Speaking at a press briefing in Ikeja on Tuesday, the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, said that about 150 cases of sexual and physical abuse were documented, while five pregnant schoolchildren were aided to access necessary ante-natal and delivery services and were also integrated back into school.
She said: “Also, a total of 57,350 schoolchildren benefitted from individual and group counselling sessions to curb truancy, gangsterism and other social vices. About 150 reported cases of sexual abuse and physical abuse were treated. Five pregnant schoolchildren were assisted to access adequate antenatal and delivery services. They were also integrated back into school.”
Troops Slaughter Boko Haram Kingpin ‘Albani Of Monguno’, 6 Other Terrorists
In its continuous efforts to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in various hideouts and enclaves, troops of the Nigerian military attached to 7 Brigade, 8 Task Force Division, have recorded another huge success against the ferocious Islamic death cult.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
According to the spokesperson of the Army, on Monday, the soldiers slaughtered seven Boko Haram terrorists including a notorious kingpin popularly known as the Albani of Monguno.
3 Popular Musicians And A Governor Will Die – Apostle Suleman Prophesies
The founder of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Suleman Johnson, has shared some prophecies for Nigeria during an exclusive interview with Tribune Nigerian.
Speaking during the interview which was published yesterday by the online media house, the Apostle warned that three popular musicians will die as he also averred that he sees a governor dying this year.
Troops Avert Another Suicide Bomb Attack In Borno State
roops of the Nigerian Army attached to 7 Division Garrison, Forward Operation Base (FOB), have averted yet another suicide bombing attempt on Ummarari community, Borno state by suspected Boko Haram terrorist on Saturday morning.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman.
The statement also revealed that the soldiers of the Forward Operation Base and vigilant members of the Civilian JTF spotted the suicide bomber while he was attempting to sneak into the community to cause a planned havoc.
The statement read: “Troops of 7 Division Garrison, Forward Operation Base (FOB), on Saturday averted yet another suicide bombing catastrophe on Ummarari community by suspected Boko Haram terrorist at about 7 a.m.