Wanted Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and other major headlines you missed today!

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Wanted Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

Ahmad Salkida, a Nigerian journalist known for his access to Boko Haram commanders, was declared wanted in August 2016 by the Nigerian Army in connection with the abducted Chibok girls and the terrorist group. Salkida who has extensively covered the conflict between the government and Boko Haram, released an exclusive video sent to him, which he said confirmed that the Chibok girls were alive but some died in recent airstrikes.
Salkida, who was on exile in the UAE, responded to the army, saying he'll return if they provide a ticket for him. He has now been arrested.
According to Sahara Reporters, he was arrested in Abuja today as he arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport aboard Emirates flight EK 785.

N500 is worth 5 Ghanaian Cedis now?

Lagos Police arrests house guard who killed his employer in Ajah 

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Tanko Abdulateef, a 22-year old House guard who allegedly killed his employer, Mrs Mabel Mba Okafor in Ajah area of the State on August 17, 2016. The suspect, who was arrested from his hiding in Bali, Taraba State, was said to have stabbed the victim in the stomach and left her stomach ripped open.
It was also gathered that the suspect took away valuable items from the victim including three phones, trinket and a lot of clothes, all of which were recovered from him.
When contacted, Public Relation Officer of the State Command of the Nigerian Police, Dolapo Badmos confirmed the arrest, adding that the suspect would be charged to court after conclusion of investigation.
Giving a background of the crime, Badmos said: "On August 17, 2016, there was a murder of one Mrs Mabel Mba Okafor aged 50 of No J68B, Close 9, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Ajah. She was killed and the policemen went there and discovered that the house had been ransacked and a lot of properties carted away.
"The woman had a House guard but the guard was nowhere to be found. The body of the victim was examined and it was noticed that she was stabbed in the stomach and her stomach ripped open.

Stop twisting the facts, you are the cause of this bad economy- APC tells PDP

In a statement released today, the ruling party, APC, has advised PDP to stop insulting Nigerians by twisting the truth regarding the current bad state of the economy. In the statement signed by its National Secretary, Mala Buni, the party said the prevailing socio-economic hardship being faced by Nigerians is a direct consequence of the mismanagement of the economy and unprecedented looting of the country’s commonwealth perpetrated under the watch of PDP. 
Read part of the statement reads; In reacting to the orchestrated and insensitive comments by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the economy, the All Progressives Congress (APC) urges the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to remain focused in its bold bid to restore economic growth in the country. Inspite of the PDP’s orchestrated and feeble attempts to blackmail the current administration and twist facts, the reality remains that the prevailing socio-economic hardship being faced by Nigerians is a direct consequence of the mismanagement of the economy and unprecedented looting of the country’s commonwealth perpetrated under its watch.

Operation Crocodile Smile suffer loss as 4 Soldiers drown In Bayelsa boat mishap

Four soldiers that are part of the Operation Crocodile in the Niger Delta have drowned in a boat mishap in Bayelsa state today September 5th. The incident happened at about 10 am this morning along the Brass Water Front in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
The riffles of the soldiers are currently missing. A resident of the community, Effa, who spoke with Leadership, said attempts by the youths in the community and other soldiers to rescue the soldiers failed as the drowned soldiers could not be found.
“In recent times,we have been noticing increased movement of soldiers in our area. The boat that capsize was conveying a new batch of soldiers to the water front. I was going to dispose of refuse at the waterfront and I saw uniformed soldiers struggling to rescue their colleagues in a capsize boat. When the confusion subsided, Four Soldiers were found to be missing with their rifles and other military gear. Some others that were rescued had their rifle missing and struggling out of the water. “he saidSearch for the missing soldiers and their riffles is still ongoing.

How PDP deceived Nigerians by borrowing to fund stealing – Buhari’s aide

Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, says the Federal Government is determined to enforce fiscal discipline across the states to check wasteful spending.
Shehu in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday that the Federal Government was not limiting its economic and financial reform programmes to the centre alone.
He said that the Federal Government would force the state governments to reform their spending and build savings and investments.
The Presidential aide was reacting to the current economic and financial challenges facing the country.
Shehu said the reform would include blockage of leakages that allowed government’s revenues to be siphoned into private hands.
He said that the ongoing probe into the finances of the military authorities was part of the reform aimed at checking corrupt practices in the military establishment.
“Look at what a civilian administration is today doing to the military, investigating their finance and accounts that the military could not do to themselves.

How Kogi Governor collected $12m loan to buy 109 vehicles despite owing workers

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, of applying for a $12m bank loan to purchase 109 vehicles.
PDP’s allegation is coming at a time when the state government is alleged to be owing civil servants.
The allegation was contained in a statement by the party’s Director of New Media, Deji Adeyanju, on Monday.
Adeyanju, who took to his twitter handle @adeyanjudeji said “Of all the problems in Kogi State, buying $12m cars for Yahaya Bello is the most important thing.”

He also revealed a letter signed by the state Commissioner of Finance, Asiwaju Asiru Idris, which registered the government’s interest to take delivery of the vehicles.

See letter below:

First Bank appoints Olusegun Alebiosu as Chief Risk Officer

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s most valuable banking brand and foremost financial institution, today announced the appointment of Mr. Olusegun Alebiosu as its new Chief Risk Officer (CRO). Prior to this appointment, Olusegun was the Chief Risk Officer of Coronation Merchant Bank.
Mr. Alebiosu’s appointment, which is still subject to approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is consistent with FirstBank’s focus on corporate governance and best practice, and ensuring a balance of knowledge, judgment and experience at the highest decision making level in the Bank.
Before joining Coronation Merchant bank in 2015, Olusegun at various times, worked with African Development Bank group and United Bank for Africa Plc as an experienced Chief Credit Risk Officer and Deputy Chief Credit Officer respectively.


  1. Hope proper investigation is carried out before the man (Ahmad) in jail.

  2. Dear God, please intervene in the affairs of this country.

  3. Thanks for sharing @KFb, Lord have mercy!


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