Buhari finally presides over FEC meeting, gives N1m each to members of D’Tigress team
Pres. Buhari on Wednesday presided over his first meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, since April.
the over 100 days for which he was out of Nigeria for health treatment,
the president had missed five consecutive meetings, two of which were
president had earlier before commencement of the meeting, met with the
Nigerian women basketball team who recently emerged African champions,
where he announced that each D’Tigress player will get a reward of N1m.
from the players, the officials who guided them will receive the sum of
N500,000 each. Nigeria defeated defending champions Senegal to win the
trophy in Mali on Sunday night.
My Husband Is Very Jealous Because I Am Beautiful -16-Year-Old Housewife
A 16-year-old housewife, Fatimah Mohammed, on Tuesday asked a Karu Upper
Area Court, Abuja, to dissolve her two-year marriage to Tasiu Kasim,
over alleged brutality and failure by Kasim to provide food for the
“We got married in 2015 and I have a child with my husband. But since we got married, there has been no peace in the marriage.
“Several times, he was warned by elders in both families to stop beating me, but he refused.”
Fatimah also accused her husband of leaving his responsibilities to her mother, who catered for them.
“My husband also abandoned his responsibility of taking care of me and
my child. He doesn’t buy us clothes and other basic necessities.
She also accused her husband of being jealous and in the habit of accusing her of dating other men.
“My husband is very jealous and because I am beautiful, he is in the
habit of accusing me of dating other men, saying I sell my beauty for
“It’s my mother who has been catering for me and my child,’’ Fatimah said.
She urged the court to dissolve the union, adding that she had already moved out of her matrimonial home.
Responding, Kasim, who did not deny any of the allegations, prayed the
court to give him little time to talk to his wife if she could possibly
change her decision.
“I don’t have much to say to the court because I love my wife, and I
know that she loves me too. We got married because we love each other.
“The court should give us a little time to enable me to approach her and
sort out these issues. I do not consent to her request for a divorce,”
The judge, Abdullahi Baba, adjourned the matter till September 8 to enable both parties sort out issues.
Gunmen Kidnap 11 Passengers In Port Harcourt
Gunmen have abducted 11 people from a bus near Port Harcourt on Monday,
two of the passengers who escaped from the armed gunmen have said.
Also, addressing journalists at the state police command headquarters in
Port Harcourt, the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Zaki, while
confirming the incident on Tuesday morning condemned the incident adding
that efforts are underway to rescue the victims and bring the
perpetrators to book.
The passenger told Premium Times reporter that the ambush took place around 9 p.m. on Monday between Ndele and Elele Alimini communities.
“After asking us to come out from the bus, they tried to take us inside
the bush but five of us in the bus escaped before police and military
personnel arrived the scene,” the passenger, Amiekro Princewill, said.
Another passenger who escaped, Bright Belekwe, explained that 18
passengers and the driver, had embarked on the journey but 16 persons
were in the vehicle after two others alighted earlier.
Though security operatives made up of the police and soldiers were said
to have combed the area in search of the armed bandits, they couldn’t
locate the victims or their abductors.
“We were 18 excluding the driver who boarded the bus from Rumuokoro
going to Ahoada but when we got to Ndele, two people dropped. After
that, between Ndele and Elele Alimini, hoodlums ambushed us and tried to
take us inside the bush.
“I and four others escaped before police personnel arrived the scene. We
were ushered into another vehicle by the police which took us back to
town,” Mr. Belekwe said.
Rivers DPO Arrested For Ritual Killer’s Escape From Custody
A Divisional Police Officer in Rivers State (name withheld) has been arrested
on the orders of the State Police Command for his alleged involvement
in the escape of one Ifeanyi Dike, who killed an eight-year-old for
alleged money ritual.
A reliable police source disclosed that the DPO, who was arrested on
Monday, was deeply involved in telephone calls between him and Johnbosco
Okoroeze, a dismissed police sergeant, which indicated that there was a
premeditated action by him to allow the suspected ritual killer to
It was gathered that while preparations were ongoing by both the father
of the deceased, Dr. Ernest Nmezuwuba, and the suspect (Dike) to write
their statements, several calls were received from the said DPO by
The top police source said, “We have enough evidence to believe that the
DPO was working hand in hand with the ex-sergeant, who has been
remanded in police custody. The DPO has been arrested.
“Even the father of the girl that was killed had said that there was
communication with the IPO (dismissed sergeant) handling the matter and
somebody that has not been disclosed. This happened while they were
bringing the suspected ritual killer to the State Police Headquarters.
“All these and many more will serve as evidence against the DPO, who we
believe has a lot to explain about his possible involvement in the
escape of Ifeanyi Dike, who killed an eight-year-old boy, ostensibly for
Ifeanyi Dike had allegedly raped, killed and removed vital organs of an
eight-year-old girl, Victory Chikamso, before escaping from police
The father of the victim, Nmezuwuba, was at the State Criminal
Investigation Department when the suspected murderer and ritualist
escaped from police custody.
Nmezuwuba added that the suspect was able to escape because one of the
policemen on duty on Saturday night identified as Johnbosco had unlocked
the handcuffs for Dike to write his statement.
Young Ritualists Behead 8-Year Old Boy
Nemesis has caught up with two ritualists in Minna, Niger State, as they
were caught few days after beheading an eight-year-old boy in Bakajeba
village in Paikoro Local Government area of the state.
They were nabbed by the Special Tactical Squad of the Inspector General
of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, attached to Abuja-Minna Highway.
They are said to have their “customers” from within and outside the
state. The ritualists Aminu, 22, and Ismaila, 27, were caught at about
9p.m. last Saturday with a fresh human head.