Saturday, May 8, 2021

Gunmen storm Ibadan quarry site, abduct RCC, Polaris bank staff

Some gunmen have stormed a quarry site in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and kidnapped two people. DAILY POST gathered on Tuesday that the gunmen stormed the quarry site located along Ijebu-Ode / Ibadan Road and kidnapped the victims on Monday. Our correspondent gathered from a source that one Mr. Popoola Isaac, a staff of RCC...

BREAKING: Buhari Extends Nigeria Police IG Adamu’s Tenure

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for three months. This was announced to correspondents on Thursday by Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi at the presidential villa, Abuja. He said the extension was necessary to give room for the proper selection of a successor. Details...

NLC Declares Strike in 18 States over Minimum Wage

•Issues 14-day ultimatum to airlines The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday directed workers in all the states where the national minimum wage of N30, 000 is yet to be paid to immediately proceed on strike. Although it did not name the states yet to honour the minimum wage, NLC said about half the 36 states of...

BREAKING: Shoot Anyone Seen With AK-47, Buhari Directs Security Agents

On the efforts being made to rid Zamfara and other northern states of bandits, Shehu said the government is resorting to lethal force. President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to shoot anyone seen with AK-47. Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in an interview with the BBC. He said the President directed a clampdown on bandits...

BREAKING: Fasoranti Steps Down As Afenifere Leader, Ayo Adebanjo Named As Acting Leader

Chief Ayo Adebanjo has been named as the Acting leader of the Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere. The leader of the group, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, who dropped this hint during the meeting of the group in Akure, the Ondo state capital, said it’s time for him to step down. Fasoranti said the development became necessary “as the...

BREAKING: Zenith Bank becomes Nigeria’s biggest bank by asset

Jim Ovia-led Zenith Bank Plc saw a 34 per cent surge in its asset base in 2020, lifting the bank’s value from N6.347 trillion to N8.481 trillion in one year and making it Nigeria’s biggest bank by asset, its audited financial statements showed on Tuesday. The lender could, however, cede that position to fiercely aggressive...

BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds10-year sentence on ex-Plateau Gov Dariye

The Supreme Court has upheld the 10-year imprisonment imposed on former Plateau Governor Joshua Dariye upon his conviction for criminal breach of trust. A five-man panel of the court, led by Justice Mary Odili, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, upheld Daruiye’s appeal in part, by quashing the one-year sentence imposed on him by the...

BREAKING: Kagara Abductees Released – Official

The abductees from Government Science Secondary School Kagara, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been released. A government official who confirmed the release to Channels TV said they are on their way to Minna, the state capital. According to him, the children were released from a location close to where the fifty-three abductees...

Watch Your Utterances, Abdulsalami Cautions Govs, Warns against Civil War

•States’ helmsmen demand prosecution of criminals •To dedicate part of ECA to security The Chairman of the National Peace Committee (NPC) and Nigeria’s former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), has cautioned state governors to be more temperate in their utterances in order not to instigate civil unrest in the nation that is on the...

BREAKING: Declare state of emergency on security, Senate tells Buhari

The Senate on Wednesday asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), to declare a state of emergency on security without further delay. The red chamber made the call following a point of order by Senator Sani Musa (APC, Niger East), on the abduction of students and staff of the Government Science Secondary School in...

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