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I am doing my best for Nigeria, Buhari cries out, Police kill criminal who led assassination attempt on Dino Melaye and other major headlines you missed today


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Militants Attack Police Station In Bayelsa, Kill One, Injure Many
 The Bayelsa State police command has confirmed suspected armed men attacked the Kolo Police Station located in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The attack which left a policeman dead and some injured started at a check point close to the station.

According to report, the suspected militants had attacked and abducted a boat owner along Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state.

The attack on the police officers on duty was aimed at stealing arms and ammunition.

Nigerian Chigozie Killed In India Over Biafra

Argument over desirability of  Biafra by some Nigerians in India has been  blamed for the death of  N. Chigozie, a 33 year old who came to India with a student visa. Indian police in Bengaluru are already probing the death.

The body of the Nigerian was found near the railway gate in Hennur, northeast Bengaluru, in the wee hours of Monday.

 Chigozie, a resident of Hennur, was found with head injuries at 2am; his motorcycle had skidded off the road.While the body has been shifted to Ambedkar hospital for autopsy. Kothanur police, based on his brother’s statement have registered a murder case, reports the Times of India. “It seems to be an accidental death.


Preliminary evidence shows Chigozie, who was speeding on his bike, crashed into an iron railing and died of head injuries. He was not wearing a helmet. But his younger brother Nieskho claims he was murdered,” police said. On Sunday evening, Chigozie, Nieskho and four other Nigerians partied at African Kitchen restaurant at Byrathi near Hennur.

“The six revellers quarrelled over sharing food and assaulted each other. Nieskho went to a nearby hospital to treat his injuries and Chigozie followed him on bike.

 While returning from the hospital, Chigozie died,” police said. But in another account given by BangaloreMirror, Chigozie’s brother, whose name was spelt as Nanso, claimed his brother was killed after an argument with other friends over Biafra.

 Here is the report in the newspaper: A 33-year-old man from Nigeria was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Geddalahalli on Hennur Road in the early hours of Monday. The brother of the victim, identified as Chigozie, said he may have been murdered. Chigozie was found dead near the Railway bridge at Geddalahalli.

 The victim, who came to India on a student visa, was doing some business in the city, according to police. The victim, along with his brother Nanso, is said to have partied with a group of friends at a house in Byrathi. During the party, it is alleged that the brothers and their friends had an argument over a political development in their country.

Police said both the brothers were allegedly beaten up. Nanso, who had come in his car, drove to a nearby private hospital and is said to have taken treatment. Chigozie, who was returning home on his bike, was found dead near the railway bridge.

“Nanso suspects that his brother could have been killed. However prima facie evidence suggests that the death could also be due to an accident. The victim could have skidded and fell from the bike while riding home. It was raining heavily. But a murder case has been registered based on his brother’s complaint and investigations are on,” S Girish, DCP (North East) told BM.

 The Kothanur police, investigating the case, said the group of friends who were partying were discussing about the political turmoil back home over the formation of a separate state in Nigeria(Biafra) The discussion led to assault and the brothers were badly beaten up.

Nigeria out of Recession
 The Nigerian economy is out of recession, the National Bureau of Statistics has announced this morning.

According to the NBS, in the second quarter of 2017, the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.55% (year-on-year) in real terms, indicating the emergence of the economy from recession after five consecutive quarters of contraction since Q1 2016.

“This growth is 2.04% higher than the rate recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2016 ( –1.49%) and higher by 1.46% points from rate recorded in the preceding quarter, (revised to –0.91% from –0.52%). Quarter on quarter, real GDP growth was 3.23%,” the NBS said.

“During the quarter, aggregate GDP stood at N26,986,005.20million in nominal terms, compared to N23,547,466.91 million in Q2 2016, resulting in a Nominal GDP growth of 14.60%,” the report added.




14 Nigerians Die in Hajj
 The number of Nigerian pilgrims who died during this year’s Islamic pilgrimage has risen to 14, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has said.

The commission also said one of its staff, who died as a result of an illness, was among the victims.

This was revealed Monday by Nigeria’s head of National Medical Medical Team, Ibrahim Kana, at a briefing by the commission after a meeting of its management in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

“Total mortality at at September 4, is 14, while, seven were pre-Arafat with two pilgrims from Kaduna and one each from Yobe, Kogi; Kebbi; Katsina and the FCT; seven were post-Arafat, with two pilgrims from Kano (one international); and one each from Osun, FCT, Zamfara, Katsina and one NAHCON legal adviser,” Mr. Kana said.

 
 

Akwa Ibom: Robbery Suspect Escapes From Police Cell

A member of a notorious robbery gang, identified simply as Frank, has escaped from police custody.

Frank was reportedly arrested during a robbery at  St. Patrick Quasi Catholic Parish, Obio Ndot, in the Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

He was said to have been beaten and later handed over to the Ikot Uboh Police Post, under the Oruk Anam Police Division, last Tuesday.

Frank was said to have escaped from the police cell on Friday through the roof. Punch correspondent gathered that the suspect’s gang had been terrorising Oruk Anam and its environs for months.


Residents of Obio Ndot village told Punch correspondent on Monday that St. Patrick Quasi Catholic Parish, three weeks ago, was attacked by the same robbery gang, who made away with the money realised during the harvest service.

One of the residents, Mr. Iwok Essien, said, “Last Tuesday, at about 12am, the robbers attacked the Catholic parish again. They scaled the fence from behind the church to enter the premises.

“They did not know that after the first attack, the parish beefed up its security by engaging three additional security men because there was only one security man positioned at the gate the first time the gang robbed the parish.

“When the robbers came last Tuesday, one of the security men raised the alarm.

“Frank was caught, while others managed to escape.

“The suspect was almost lynched, but the church intervened. Frank was later handed over to the police.

“But last week Friday, some officers told the villagers that Frank had escaped. As I speak with you, there is controversy over the whereabouts of the suspected robber.”

However, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zubairu Muazu, said he contacted the Divisional Police Officer of the Oruk Anam Police Division who informed him through a text message that no armed robbery suspect escaped from the station.

The DPO’s message, which the CP forwarded to journalists, read, “Good afternoon, sir, no armed robbery suspect escaped from the Oruk Anam Police Division.

“Rather, there was a case of stealing of aluminium zinc at the Ikot Uboh Police Post in which the arrested suspect was said to have escaped from custody on August 28, 2017.

“The ASP in charge did not report the incident until the station officer, who took over from him on September 1, 2017, told me. I have liaised with the locals for the re-arrest of the suspect, while those on duty have been defaulted.”


I am doing my best for Nigeria, Buhari cries
 President Muhammadu Buhari says he will continue to do his best to improve the lives of millions of Nigerians.

The President said this in Daura on Monday while receiving associations of farmers, businessmen, youths and politicians from Katsina State, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

The President assured Nigerians of his continuous commitment to serving the nation, attributing his recent recovery to a divine act of God.

Buhari said he returned to the country with renewed hope and strength to pursue policies that would improve the livelihood of the people, and reposition Nigeria for good.


“Considering the challenges we are facing as a nation, we have been doing our best to provide sustainable solutions, and we will keep doing our best.

 I am happy you came here today, and I am thankful for all the prayers. You are leaders of various groups at the grassroots and you are closer to the people so you understand these problems as well. We need your support,’’ he said.
 
 

Police Kill Criminal Who Led Assassination Attempt On Dino Melaye

A notorious criminal simply known as Luckman who allegedly led his gang to Senator Dino Melaye’s house at Ayetoro-Gbede in  an assassination attempt in April has been killed.

Luckman had been on the wanted  list of the Kogi State Police Command after some of his members were arrested.

Punch correspondent reliably gathered on Sunday, Sept.3, that the notorious criminal from Obeiba in Ihima, Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State was killed on Sunday afternoon during an exchange of fire with the police.

According to the sources,  the heavily armed policemen who stormed Obeiba town at about 3pm on Sunday  came with three Hilux Vans and headed straight for the house of Luckman.


An eye witnesse disclosed to Punch correspondent that immediately Luckman sighted them, himself and his gang members opened fire but was gunned  down  by the policemen while several arrests were made.

The source said his lifeless body was taken away by the security men.

Luckman was a terrible criminal who had several times kidnapped,  killed and also robbed people within and outside Kogi State, the source added.

Some of his gang members were said to have gone on the rampage after his body had been taken away, burning vehicles,  a police post, the house of Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources,  Hon. Deedat Ozigi Salami, and also the Palace of a traditional ruler, Obobanyi of Emani Clan,  Chief Samuel Onimisi.

The Kogi State Police Commissioner,  Wilson Inalegwu, confirmed to journalists that it was true that the notorious criminal was killed while arrests were also made.

According to him,  the said Lukman and his gang opened fire on the SARS but was killed during the exchange of fire while some of his gang members were arrested.

6 comments:

  1. The president said he's doing his best,the good & the better is not even obvious let alone the best. And the recession brouhaha re they saying it by faith or what coz things re still pretty expensive

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  2. We need to see we are out of recession not just hear o

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  3. Seeing is believing!Until prices of foodstuffs come down in the market,then I know of a truth that recession is truly over

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