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Written by Ijeoma Uba on June 15, 2018
An angry mob has killed a suspected car snatcher after a burial ceremony in Umudike village, Ukpor, Nnewi south local government area of Anambra State.
Confirming the incident to reporters in Awka, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Haruna Mohammed, said the corpse had been deposited at the mortuary.
The state police command condemned the action of the mob, and warned the public to desist from taking laws into their hands.
The command also vowed to apprehend the perpetrators of the incident, adding that investigation of the case was ongoing
The Deputy Governor of Delta State, Kingsley Otuaro, has called on journalists to sustain the tempo of objective and balanced reportage of issues affecting the state.
The Deputy Governor made the call during a courtesy visit to him by the Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, led by its Chairman, Michael Ikeogwu.
He described the NUJ as an integral part of government whose relevance and information dissemination cannot be undermined by government.
The Delta State Government has said the ongoing massive drainage construction works in the state capital will help abate the damage caused by flood to the barest minimum especially as the rains are near.
The State Commissioner for Works, James Augoye, who stated this in an exclusive interview with Susan Azu in his office in Asaba, said the negative effect of flood would not be felt this year as it was in previous years.
Augoye, who noted that Okowa’s administration was determined to put an end to the flood issue bedevilling the state capital, appealed to residents to be patient and desist from dumping refuse into open manholes which he promised would be covered as soon as the drainage systems become fully functional.
The immediate past governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has said he is not a dictator as being expressed in some quarters.
Oshiomhole, who is an aspirant for the position of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, made the statement in an interview with newsmen.
He said he got the support of APC governors and other party leaders across the country because they understand the type of person he is.
Lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has faulted the call by Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum, SMBLF, for the removal of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu.
In a statement issued in Abuja, Sani described the call for Yakubu’s sacking as unnecessary; adding that the INEC chairman had not shown traits of bias in the elections he supervised since he assumed office.
The SMBLF had, at a press conference in Abuja, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to remove Yakubu and the service chiefs over allegations that they might rig the 2019 elections.
The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has announced the arrest of 20 suspected cultists in Eket Local Government Area of the state.
The Eket Area Commander, Emeka Nwonyi, who made the announcement at an emergency security meeting with stakeholders in Eket, said the suspects had been terrorising residents of the locality.
Nwonyi assured the public that the police command was determined to fish out those perpetrating the act, adding that it would ensure that the arrested culprits faced the consequences of their actions.
The Bayelsa State Government says it has discovered 27,000 ghost and illegal workers in the payrolls of the state and the local government areas.
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, made the revelation at the ongoing town hall meeting in Sagbama area of the state.
Iworiso-Markson explained that the ongoing public sector reforms in the state led to the bizarre discovery.
Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has commended Edo State for retaining its status as a reference point with regard to good governance in the country in the last decade.
Osinbajo gave the commendation at a State Dinner held in his honour at the Edo Government House in Benin City, as part of his 2-day visit to the state.
He expressed satisfaction with the efforts of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration, and assured of the federal government’s readiness to support Edo State in bringing development to the people.
Meanwhile, Yemi Osinbajo, has assured investors that the Federal Government would continue to support investments to improve the nation’s power sector.
Osinbajo gave the assurance when he paid a visit to the 460-megawatt Edo-Azura power plant in Ihovbor community, Edo State.
The Vice President explained that the Federal Government was concerned about increasing power generation and supply, and would provide the needed support for private businesses interested in the sector.
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to shun individualism and sectionalism in order to unite the nation.
Buhari gave the advice while receiving residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, who paid him Sallah homage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The President also noted that Nigeria is abundantly blessed with human and natural resources, but other resources were neglected during the oil boom
Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Tukur Buratai, has disclosed that the Nigerian Army is re-strategising to deal decisively with kidnapping and cattle rustling rampant in North Central and North West parts of the country.
Buratai made disclosure in his goodwill message to the Muslim faithful on the occasion of celebration of 2018 Eid-el-Fitri.
The goodwill message, which was signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Texas Chukwu, hailed efforts of the army towards peace building in Benue, Taraba, and the states of the North East.
Police authorities have presented cheques of twenty-nine million, eight hundred and thirty-six thousand, three hundred and seventy-eight naira to 51 families of police officers, who lost their lives while serving the country.
Assistant Inspector-General of police in charge of Zone 7 Taiwo Lakanu, who presented cheques to the beneficiaries in Abuja, said it was the duty of the force to take care of officers and their families.
He noted that the essence of the gesture was not the money, but the idea behind it, which is to let the families know that they are not forgotten.