Suspected Church Burglar Burnt To Death In Warri

WARRI/Nigeria: A suspected church burglar has been burnt to death by an irate mob in Warri in  the early hours of Saturday, October 30, 2021. It was alleged that the suspect had along with his colleagues in crime burgled a popular pentecostal church in the area in the early hours of the fateful day. It was gathered that some vigilant residents of the area confronted the suspect and his gang during their alleged operation. The burglars were said to have been over powered during the encounter and consequently took to…

NDLEA Seizes London-Bound Cocaine, Heroin Others At Lagos Airport

LAGOS/Nigeria: The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized consignments of London-bound cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine and Indian hemp at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. NDLEA’s Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, said in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja that narcotic officers of the agency intercepted 20 parcels of cocaine on Thursday, Oct. 28. It was during outward routine clearance of cargo at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc.’s (NAHCO) export shed. He said the parcels weighed 1.2kg and were concealed in packets of Zee…

Residents of Maiduguri Hail Newly Established Radio Station For Mobilising Funds For Poor Patients

MAIDUGURI/Nigeria: Maiduguri residents have been commending a newly-established private radio station, Al-Ansar Radio, for its sustained efforts at mobilising funds for surgery in indigent patients. The station recently mobilised N3.5 million within 24 hours from the public for a patient to undergo open heart surgery. It has so far assisted 75 patients to get public support through its programmes, particularly “Deep Thinking’’ aired from 8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. daily. Those who spoke in Maiduguri lauded the radio station for its programmes that appealed to the public and created space…

Doctors Confirm 3 People Shot Dead During Huge Protests Against Sudan Coup

KHARTOUM/Sudan: Security forces shot dead Three people during nationwide protests in Sudan on Saturday, a doctors committee said, as hundreds of thousands of people demanded the restoration of a civilian-led government after a military coup. In Khartoum, security forces used tear gas and gunfire to try to disperse a huge crowd after protesters had been setting up a stage and discussing the possibility of a sit-in, said a Reuters witness. The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said three protesters were shot dead by security forces in the capital Khartoum’s twin…

300 Participants For Maiden Grassroots Basketball Workshop In Abuja

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Vita Initiative, an NGO, on Sunday, announced that no fewer than 300 participants would be participating in the Maiden edition of the grassroots basketball workshop in Abuja. The Founder of the organisation, Kingsley Aigbonoga, confirmed this in an interview  in Abuja. Aigbonoga popularly known as Peekay, said that the workshop with the theme, “Basketball Life and Leadership: The well-rounded athlete,” would hold on Nov. 4. He said the workshop would focus on inspiring the youths to look beyond their dreams and aspiration in the game and invest in…

CSOs Commend Polytechnic For Dismissing Two Lecturers Of Bauchi Fed Poly For Sexual Hrrassment

BUACHI/Nigeria: Some Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Bauchi state, on Sunday, commended the Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, for dismissing two lecturers who were allegedly involved in sexually assaulting their female students. Recall that the Governing Council of the institution approved the dismissal of the lecturers, Malam Abubakar Baba of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Mr Adebusoye Sunday from the Department of General Studies, on October, 23, at the end of the 98th meeting of the council. Announcing their dismissal, the Rector of the institution, Mr…

Christian Elders in Northern Nigeria Points Accusing Finger On Buhari For Creating Disunity

KADUNA/Nigeria: Christian Elders Forum of Northern States (NOSCEF) rising from its EXCO meeting in Kaduna on Saturday October 30, while joining the rest of Nigerians in thanking God for the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary, tasked the President Muhammdu Buhari-led Federal Government to match words with actions by doing away with every nepotistic tendency in his administration, to enhance the country’s unity. NOSCEF in a statement signed by its  Chairman, Engineer Ejoga Oyinehi Inalegwu dated Sunday  October 31, 2021, described President Buhari’s Independence Day broadcast, in which he emphasized the need…

Catholic Bishop Says Nov. 6 Governorship Election In Anambra Must Hold

AWKA/Nigeria: Most Rev. Jonas-Benson Okoye, the Auxiliary Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Awka said on Saturday that the Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra must hold. He said he took the position because the alternative was to have a Constitutional crisis in the state. “Many are trying to frustrate preparations for the election; this is a sign that if we don’t vote, they will destroy us and our faith. “We can’t get justice or freedom by sitting at home; the only thing to do to save the situation is to…

PDP Solicits Nigerians’ Help To Regain Power

ABUJA/Nigeria: Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, the Chairman of the National Convention Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on all Nigerians to join hands with the party to regain power and reposition the country. Fintiri made the call while welcoming delegates and party officials to the PDP 2021 National Convention on Saturday in Abuja. He said that the convention was the starting point of the rescue Nigeria mission embarked upon by the party. “We have to take back our country as we have always done. We have…

2030 Sustainable Agenda, Insecurity And Ochor’s Template (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi Recently, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mahamat Annadif said that the spate of insecurity afflicting Nigeria and other West African countries is a spillover of the Libyan crisis. As a solution, Annadif called for a regional approach to combat the security challenges in the region and pledged that the United Nations will help the Nigerian Army to overcome the insecurity in the country, as well as help profile the suspected terrorism financiers. Comparatively, while…