*DSS arrests Boko Haram gun maker * Buhari sets to launch Ogoniland cleanup

*DSS arrests Boko Haram gun maker * Buhari sets to launch Ogoniland cleanup


DSS arrests Boko Haram gun maker

The Department of State Services said on Saturday that it had arrested one Garba Abubakar, who it claimed was a gun fabricator for Boko Haram.

It said that Abubakar was arrested in Jos, Plateau State, during a special tactical operation by the Service. A statement issued by the department’s spokesman Tony Opuiyo, said that the arrest was in line with the Service’s statutory mandate, and avowed commitment to national security. Read more

Buhari sets to launch Ogoniland cleanup

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to launch the cleanup of Ogoniland in the coming weeks, says the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed. The minister announced this when she paid a courtesy visit to Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers. “It is hoped that we will have this launch in the coming weeks and the president himself will launch the cleanup. Read more

Agatu Massacre Must Stop – IGP

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, has disclosed that the Police has put modalities in place towards ensuring lasting peace between Fulani herdsmen and Agatu people in Benue and Nasarawa states.

Arase stated this yesterday in Lafia in continuation of his nationwide tour of Police formations aimed at repositioning the force for better service delivery. Read more

Man, 48, Disarm Two Armed Robbers In Bayelsa

A 48 years old man on Wednesday engaged two suspected armed robbers in a battle for his life and disarms them of two locally made pistols during an attempt to dispose him of some amount of money along the Otiotio area of Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The incident, which occurred at about 10.30am, however threw the resident of the area into confusion following the gallant success with which the man achieved the feat. Read more

Wenger relieved as Gunners make a point

Arsene Wenger saluted his Arsenal stars for answering the critics who questioned their character as the 10-man Gunners fought back for a 2-2 draw against bitter rivals Tottenham today.

Wenger’s side were in danger of being cast adrift in the Premier League title race when they fell 2-1 behind in the second half at White Hart Lane. With Francis Coquelin sent off after Aaron Ramsey’s opener, Arsenal surrendered the lead when Tottenham hit back through Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane.  Read more

Boko Haram’s stolen livestock: Borno orders market shutdown

The Borno state government in northeast Nigeria has suspended trading in four cattle markets to prevent the sale of stolen livestock to raise funds for Boko Haram Islamists. Governor Kashim Shettima said “all trading activities have been suspended until further notice in line with (the) government commitment to ensure that no public place is turned into an avenue for funding activities of the terrorists”. Read more

EFCC arraigns another Senior Advocate for allegedly bribing embattled Justice Yunusa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned another Senior Adocate of Nigerian, SAN, Joseph Nwobike, before a Lagos State High Court for allegedly bribing embattled justice Mohammed Yunusa.

This is coming barely a month after the commission charged a senior Advocate, Rickey Tarfa, for allegedly bribing Justice Yunusa with N225,000. Read more

Ondo State Bans Activities of Fulani Herdsmen

The Ondo State Government has banned the activities Of Fulani Herdsmen. The Ondo State Commissioner for Environment Sola Ebiseni disclosed this in Akure at a stakeholder meeting to deliberate on the constant clashes between farmers and the Fulani herdsmen in Ondo State.

Mr. Ebiseni said that the Ondo State government had already given the Fulani herdsmen a one week ultimatum to evacuate their cattle from the main town of Akure, he further declared that any Fulani nomadic herdsman grazing cattle at night would also be considered a thief and handed over to the law enforcement agencies. Read more

Deputy High Commissioner To Ghana Involved in Car Accident

Reports coming from Ghana indicated that the deputy Nigeria High Commissioner to Ghana Alhaji Osman Nijima has been involved in a car crash at a village near the Brong Ahafo region.

According to Starr News’ Northern regional correspondent Eliasu Tanko, Alhaji Nijima was on his way to the Northern region to attend the ongoing International Trade Fair in Tamale. Read more

NFF Could Be Forced To Pay Oliseh N140m For Damages
The ‎Nigeria Football Federation would pay the remaining two years and four months of Sunday Oliseh’s contract if the governing body is found guilty of violation, Completesportsnigeria.com has been informed. Oliseh resigned from his position as Super Eagles coach last week, eight months into his three-year contract. The former Nigeria captain cited contract breaches and a lack of support from the NFF as parts of his reasons for quitting. Read more

EFCC’s bail conditions aiding corruption – Secondus

The Deputy National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, on Saturday cautioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on what he described as its stringent administrative bail conditions.

He said the conditions help to promote corrupt practices in the name of fighting corruption. Secondus, who said such conditions would not help the anti corruption war of the present administration, also explained that he did not collect 23 exotic cars from Mr. Jide Omokore, as alleged by the EFCC. Read more

Police investigate man’s death after prayer vigil in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command on Saturday said it had begun investigation into the alleged suicide committed by one Taofik, who hung himself on a tree after an all-night prayer vigil in Iju-Isaga area of the state. The Spokesperson of the command, SP Oladapo Badmos,said that the surname of the deceased had yet to be ascertained.  Read more

Obasanjo tasks international community on global insecurity

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday challenged the international community to rise up to the challenges of global insecurity,urging them to engender justice , fairness and understanding in their relationship with others. He advised the international leaders not fold their arms at the detriment of their citizens. Read more

Ogun police debunk Yoruba, Hausa clash

The Ogun State Police Command has debunked the rumour making the round on Saturday,that there was violence between the Yoruba and Hausa community in Ogere area of the state.

In a statement issued by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer‎, Muyiwa Adejobi, he described the news as baseless and untrue. The statement read,”‎ The attention of the Ogun State police command has been drawn to a rumour in circulation that there is an ethnic clash between Yoruba and Hausa in Ogere,Ogun State. Read more

Islamic State trains ‘purer’ child killers in doctrine of hate

A new generation of Isis recruits is being developed in the Islamic State’s “caliphate”, indoctrinated with religious concepts from birth, and viewed by its fighters as better and purer than themselves, according to the first study of the exploitation and abuse of children as a means of securing the group’s future.

Researchers for Quilliam, a London counter-extremism thinktank have investigated they way Isis recruits children and indoctrinates and trains them for jihad. Read more

Tension mounts in South China Sea as US aircraft carrier strike group patrols disputed waters, testing Beijing’s nerve

The US has sent an aircraft carrier and a number of other ships through disputed waters in the South China Sea, it announced yesterday — a move that will necessarily raise tensions with Beijing, which has been engaging in an increasingly militaristic power-play in the area over the past few years.

The countries of The South China Sea have long claimed rights to disputed international waters, but as its economic strength has grown, an increasingly confident China has seen fit to flex its muscles by building military bases on artificial islands and militarizing one of the disputed Paracel Islands. It now claims almost all of the China Sea as its territory. Read more

8 charts that show why life is still harder and more dangerous for women

Women still earn less than men across all sectors and occupations, hold just a fifth of global parliamentary seats and face an estimated 118-year wait for the gender pay gap to finally close.

Those are some of the startling statistics showing how desperately initiatives to improve education, health and quality of life asInternational Women’s Day approaches. Read more

Taliban conflict: Militants refuse fresh Afghan peace talks

The Taliban say they will not participate in new peace talks with the Afghan government until international forces leave the country.

Direct talks were expected to begin in Pakistan next week between the Taliban and Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US. The Taliban have been waging an insurgency against the Afghan government since being ousted in 2001. Read more




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