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FFK: The Old Man Arrested Is Not ‘Killer’ Wakili
A septuagenarian arrested by members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) is not the “wanted Wakili”, according to Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.
Some members of the OPC in Oyo State had, on Sunday, razed a Fulani settlement at Kajola in Ibarapa area of Oyo State before arresting the elderly blind man.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Fani-Kayode said the old man arrested is not the prime suspect. His tweet read, “One Isikilu Wakili, a foreign terrorist who operates in the Ibarapa area, is the most notorious, dangerous and bloodthirsty terrorist in the South-West today. He killed even more people yesterday. He is even worse than Abu and the old man that is in police custody in Ibadan. The Isikilu Wakili that is still at large is the leading mafia don and he is a brutal and cold-blooded rapist and killer. He has brought torment and carnage to the people of the South-West. I call on my friend and brother, Sunday Igboho to support & and assist the Nigeria Police Force and intelligence agencies to find him, fish him out and bring him to justice.
Delta Heads To Supreme Court To Reclaim £4.2m Ibori Loot
The Delta State Government says it will challenge federal government’s plan to deploy the recently returned £4.2 million (around N2.2 billion) recovered from former governor, James Ibori, at the Supreme Court.
The Commissioner for Information, Ehiedu Aniagwu, disclosed this on Tuesday while reacting to news of the repatriation of the funds, which the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), said would be used to complete the ongoing work on Second Niger Bridge, Abuja-Kano Road and the Lagos-Ibadan road.
Aniagwu said the federal government can only take a percentage for the cost of the recovery but deploy the funds into federal roads in the state.
Buhari Deploys 6000 Troops To Zamfara
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the deployment of 6000 troops to Zamfara State.
Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle made the announcement in a broadcast on Tuesday evening.
He said he undertook a four day working visit to Abuja to brief President Muhammadu Buhari and other critical stakeholders on security situation of the state.
Accept COVID Vaccine, Emir Of Kano Tells Nigerians
The emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has called on Nigerians to accept the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19.
He made the call at his palace shortly after a special prayer session held to commemorate his first anniversary on the throne.
Alhaji Aminu Bayero also said the emirate is looking at the possibility of working with other government agencies to establish an incubation centre that will train Kano youths on modern technology and business strategies. When established, the centre according to the emir, will be known as a Technology and Business Hub Incubation Centre, aimed at helping youths use new technologies to improve their lives to the better.
PDP Is Ready To Take Over In 2023 – Ologbondiyan
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is ready to take over the mantle of leadership come 2023.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said this during an interview with Arise TV.
“The PDP is ready and prepared to take over the mantle of leadership through the ballot box in 2023.
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