April 27, 2016: TODAY’S NEWS WRAP
Report has it that the federal troops on Monday killed seven Boko Haram terrorists, including a notorious leader of the group, Albani of Monguno. This is contained in a statement by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations. Usman also disclosed that the troops recovered several dangerous weapons during the operation.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Tuesday wept over the attack on Ukpabi, Nimbo, in Uzo-Uwani local government area of the state by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Ugwuanyi, who could not hold back his tears during the visit to Ukpabi was in company of Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Nwodibo Ekechukwu, the GOC 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, as well as the Enugu State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC. He declared two days fasting over the incident.
The Department of State Security, DSS, in Rivers State has arrested five suspects allegedly behind the abduction and murder of a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Mr Sampson Worlu. The suspects reportedly murdered the victim after receiving a ransom of N1.5 million. Report claims they are currently facing charges at a magistrate court in Port Harcourt.
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that the Boko Haram insurgent group has been technically defeated as they can no longer claim any territory. Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made the assertion on Saturday during the 13th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Countries in Istanbul, Turkey.
Following students’ protest against the university management, the University of Ibadan (UI) was on Tuesday evening shutdown indefinitely as the management ordered the students to vacate the campus with immediate effect. The students’ protest followed an alleged victimization of a student who took part in a recent protest by the students as well as poor power and water supply in the school.
A former Senior Special Assistant on Media to Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, Abnedgo Don-Evarada has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. He was arrested on Monday in Port- Harcourt, Rivers State for allegedly offering a bribe of N10million (ten million naira) to the EFCC’s Zonal Head in Port- Harcourt, Mr Ishaq Salihu.
Justice Ibrahim Buba of Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, Tuesday convicted 20 persons for illegal dealing and storage of petroleum products. The convicts are Captain Daniel Lebile, Ala Ibanibo, Wole Ajayi, Adesunloye Fani-Kayode, Michael Mgbanwa, Segun Ekundemi, Johnson Mashebinu, Ndidi Benjamin, Bright Nwaezuoke, Blessing Omoviye and Kayode Ireti. Others are Chuks Isiwepkweni, Friday Nchikpa, Peter Bayo, Ubom Amos, Zuopamo Embiowei, Olabamerun Owolemi, Adams Husseini, Ebisingha Timmy and Godwin Oputeh, MV Long Island and their companies Afa Global Impex Services Limited and GFL Marine Service Limited.
Report has it that tension rose in Abuja on Tuesday as the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh fell off a swivel chair. The incident, according to report, occurred during the National Working Committee meeting at the party’s secretariat. Consequently, Metuh has been taken to National Hospital where he was placed on observation.
SOURCE: DAILY POST
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