* IGP removes Ali Janga as Kogi CP, appoints Esa Ogbu (SUN) * Melaye to sue IGP over ‘escape’ of gun suspects (Vanguard)

* IGP removes Ali Janga as Kogi CP, appoints Esa Ogbu (SUN)         * Melaye to sue IGP over ‘escape’ of gun suspects (Vanguard)



IGP removes Ali Janga as Kogi CP, appoints Esa Ogbu (SUN)

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate removal of the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, CP Ali Janga. Similarly, the IGP has appointed a new Commissioner of Police for the state. He is CP Esa Sunday Ogbu. Until his appointment, CP Ogbu was the Commissioner of Police, Federal Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja. The IGP’s action, according to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood,  was his dissatisfaction over the circumstances that trailed the escape of six suspects including two principal suspects, Kabiru Seidu, aka, Osama and Nuhu Salisu, aka, Small, who indicted Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu in a case of conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearm already filed at the Federal High Court, Lokoja. Read more

Melaye to sue IGP over ‘escape’ of gun suspects (Vanguard)

Senator Dino Melaye has threatened to sue the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris over the reported escape of two suspects who accused him (Melaye) of being their sponsor and gun supplier. Melaye who spoke on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday, cited Order 43 to submit that the police had either released the suspects or killed them. He therefore said that the Police must produce the suspects dead or alive or he would sue the Police IG for intimidation, abuse of power, harrasment and mental assault. On March 20, the Nigerian Police paraded the suspects allegedly working for Melaye. The thugs were caught with two AK-47 and five pump action guns. Read more

Dapchi Girls: Leah Sharibu, my hero – Ben Bruce (Vanguard)

The Senator representing Bayelsa East constituency, Sen. Ben Murray Bruce, has said that the only abducted Dachi Girl still in the custody of Boko Haram, Leah Sharibu is his hero. He made his statement known to newsmen via his tweeter handle. Recall that Leah was reported to have gripped on her faith in Jesus Christ when he was asked to renounce his religion. Out of 113 abductees, reports have it that only Leah was still held captive by Boko Haram for religious reason. Read more

Fasehun flays FG as Leah Sharibu remains in captivity, says Dapchi deal is divisive, insensitive (Punch)

The founder of Oodua People’s Congress, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi school girl who has remained in Boko Haram captivity, is reunited with her family to celebrate Easter. Fasehun said it was unfortunate that after negotiations with government representatives, Boko Haram returned only 104 girls to Dapchi, amid reports that five captives died in transit, while Miss Leah Sharibu, 15, is being held for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. Read more

Court insists Abaribe, Jewish leader must produce Kanu or go to jail (Vanguard)

Trial Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, okayed the service of enrolled orders on three persons that stood surety for the ‘missing’ leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. The court said they should be served with the order to enable them to appear before it on June 26 to show cause why they should not be committed to prison over Kanu’s repeated failure to appear for continuation of his trial, or why the N100million they individually deposited to secure his bail should not be forfeited to the Federal Government. Alternatively, the court said the surties were at liberty to produce the IPOB leader on the next adjourned date. Read more

Imo state under serious misrule – Sen. Anyanwu (SUN)

Senator representing Owerri zone at the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly, Sen. Samuel Anyanwu, has said he is interested in the governorship of Imo state because the governance experiment in the hands of the incumbent has failed the expectation of the people, making the need to rescue the state imperative. Speaking in a press statement he issued in Abuja, Tuesday, ahead of his formal declaration for the 2019 governorship election in Imo state tomorrow, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart said the state has, rather than grown exponentially in accordance with its potentials, suffered untold bastardization in the hands of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party. Read more

DISN donates survey equipment to UNILAG (Guardian)

In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative towards enhancing human capacity development, a leading marine and waterway solutions provider in Nigeria, Dredging International Services Nigeria (DISN) Limited yesterday donated survey equipment worth millions of naira to the Department of Survey and Geo-informatics, at the University of Lagos. Receiving the equipment on behalf of the faculty, the Dean of Engineering, Prof. Funsho Falade, said the support of corporate organizations such as DISN was necessary to complement government’s efforts in the education sector. Read more

NIMASA seeks national policy to actualise AIMS 2050 (SUN)

Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has called for the implementation of a National Maritime Policy in Nigeria to serve as catalyst for the actualisation of the objectives of Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy (AIMS) 2050. Peterside, who stated this while declaring open the meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for AIMS 2050 in Lagos, noted that a maritime policy for Nigeria will provide a platform to implement the framework for the protection and sustainable exploitation of Africa’s Maritime Domain (AMD). Read more

Ebonyi fans plead with Nigerians over Super Eagles loss to Serbia (Nation)

Ebonyi football fans have pleaded with football fans in the country over the Super Eagles 2-0 loss to Serbia in a friendly on Tuesday in London. The fans in an interview with the our reporter on Thursday in Abakaliki pleaded with Nigerians not to crucify the Super Eagles over the 0-2 loss to Serbia in the friendly. Commenting on the outcome of the match, the fans, however, noted that the NFF and the team’s technical crew had lots of work to do before the World Cup. Emmanuel Uzor, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. David Umahi, said the match provided the essence of friendly games which was to reveal the actual condition of teams. Read more

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s good name important, says NBF (Vanguard)

As Team Nigeria begins to depart for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, the Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) says the team must protect Nigeria good image in Australia by playing according to rules. NBF’s board member, Osondu Ogbu, said on Wednesday in Lagos that the country’s good name should not be traded for anything at the Games. He appealed to the contingent to conduct themselves properly to be good ambassadors. The first batch of athletes, coaches, loaders, helpers and medical personnel departed Nigeria on Saturday for the Games taking place in Queensland, Australia. No fewer than 70 countries will participate at the 2018 Commonwealth Games tagged 2018 Gold Coast which takes place from April 4 to April 15. Read more

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week: Bale, James Rodriguez & Lingard star (Goal)

The Real Madrid and Bayern Munich stars feature prominently in this week’s selection, alongside a Gibraltar striker who set a record for his country Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Jesse Lingard lead the FIFA Team of the Week after the international break. This week’s 23 comprises players who have performed well for their countries over the last fortnight, with Bale impressing for Wales. Real Madrid’s Bale scored a hat-trick in his country’s 6-0 win over China in the China Cup, while Rodriguez, who is a team-mate of the Welshman, but is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, helped Colombia come from 2-0 down to beat France 3-2. Read more

Future Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior: I model myself on Neymar (Goal)

The Flamengo starlet says the Brazil and PSG man is a constant source of inspiration as he looks to secure success at home before heading to Spain. Future Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior says he models himself on Neymar and tries to learn every time he sees his idol take to the field. The 17-year-old Vinicius has made Goal’s prestigious NxGN list of the 50 best Under-19 talents in world football, which will be released in full on Wednesday. He has been repeatedly labelled ‘the new Neymar’ and while insisting he doesn’t take the tag too seriously as he is intent on making his own name, he has admitted he looks to the PSG and Brazil star for ways to improve his own game. Read more

Madrid police dogs get ‘Mozart effect’ music therapy (BBC)

Madrid’s police dogs are to get air-conditioning and music therapy to improve their well-being. The Spanish capital’s municipal police force has installed a specialised system providing music therapy for its service dogs. It is hoped that the innovation will reduce the levels of stress experienced by the dogs. The technique exposes the animals to classical music several times a day and is known as the “Mozart effect”. The 22 dogs work as detectors in various roles in the municipal police force’s Canine Unit. Read more

3 charged in connection with waterslide death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab (Independent)

Three people have now been charged in connection to the 2016 death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, who died on a ride at a park in Kansas. Jeffrey Henry, who is the co-owner of Kansas City’s Schlitterbahn Waterpark where Caleb Schwab died on the Verrückt water slide, was indicted Tuesday after a grand jury considered evidence, and now faces charges that include reckless second-degree murder. John Schooley, a designer of the water slide, was also named in the Tuesday indictment along with the corporation involved in the design and construction of the water slide, Henry & Sons Construction company. Read more

Mummy found in ’empty’ coffin could be Egyptian high priestess (Skynews)

For 150 years, an Australian university thought the coffin in its display case was empty. The coffin, about 2,500 years old, had been bequeathed to the university by Sir Charles Nicholson, who had brought it from Egypt in the 1850s. It was among hundreds of items he left to the University of Sydney. But the university’s records said it was empty or, at best, full of debris. So for many decades it sat in the Nicholson Museum’s education room, overshadowed by more famous coffins, never holding pride of place. Read more


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