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  1. A peaceful protest at Unity Fountain in Abuja, by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) on Monday, April 16, became violent after officials of the Nigeria Police Force stormed the area and tried to disperse the protesters. Watch Video.
  2. The FCT Police Command on Monday confirmed that normalcy has returned to parts of Maitama following a violent clash between members of the El-Zakzaky-led Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and security operatives. It was reported that a melee broke out following the refusal of security operatives to allow members of the sect to stage their daily sit-out in demand for the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, from detention. However, in a statement issued to journalists in Abuja by its spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, the FCT Police Command denied police culpability in the clash. He further said that sequel to the restoration of normalcy in the nation’s capital, 115 members of the state were arrested and would be charged to court upon the conclusion of investigations. The statement said: “The FCT Police Command restored normalcy at parts of Maitama following a violent protest by members of the El-Zakzaky Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN)who went on rampage on Monday, 16th April, 2018 and were attacking innocent citizens, disrupting business activities, obstructing traffic movement and smashing windscreen of innocent citizens’ vehicles in the affected areas. “Following the unfortunate incident which also resulted in the destruction of some government and Police operational vehicles, the members of the Shiite group also injured twenty-two (22) police personnel during the protest. “Exhibits recovered: catapults, iron bars, stones, ball bearings and pink head bands. “One hundred and fifteen (115) members of the sect were arrested at the scene by Police operatives. Joint Team of detectives from the Command in conjunction with operatives from the IGP Monitoring Unit have commenced investigation into the incident. The arrested suspects will be charged to court upon the conclusion of investigation. “The FCT Police Command hereby warn members of Shiites movement from further disrupting the peace, harmony and free flow of traffic in FCT. “This is to also to urge the members of the public particularly parents not to allow their children or wards to be used as instrument of violence in any demonstration by any group that could jeopardise public peace and harmony. It is therefore imperative to state that anyone caught in the act of violent demonstration or any act capable of causing the breach of public peace will be made to face the wrath of the law. “Meanwhile, the Command wishes to state that contrary to speculations from some sections of the media, no life was lost in the violent protest as the Police operatives deployed to quell the protest were professional in handling the situation.”
  3. There’s pandemonium in the streets of the nation’s capital, Abuja as police have forcefully dispersed protesters. Residents and pedestrians said they ran for safety as the police fired teargas to disperse the protesters at the Unity Fountain, beside Transcorp hotel. The chaos saw heavy traffic from Transcorp to as far as Wuse II, with drivers trying to turn back and evade the clash. The protesters are believed to be Shiites demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who has been detained without trial for over two years. Monday’s protest comes a few days after heavy crowds took to the streets of Abuja in celebration of Sheikh Inyass. Residents have been advised to stay away from the Transcorp Hotel/Maitama axis of the city. Details later…
  4. The 2019 election is really going to be interesting. Former governor of Kano state, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, joined thousands of Tijjaniya followers to celebrate Maulud of Sheikh Ibrahim Inyass in Abuja earlier today…This is happening after president Muhammadu Buhari is currently in London for an official duty.. According to reports, the large crowd of supporters were calling Sen. Kwankwaso to contest for presidency in the forth coming 2019 Election. Kwankwaso unsuccessfully contested the presidential primaries nomination under the opposition All Progressive Congress, APC in 2015 but lost to Muhammadu Buhari. He then decided to contest the senatorial seat for Kano Central Senatorial District. Meanwhile, Senator Kwankwaso has vowed to retire Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje from active politics come 2019 general elections. In an audio voice message aired on a private radio station in Kano (Express FM) last month, Senator Kwankwaso declared that no amount of persuasion would make him change his mind over the stance to remove Ganduje. He said the level of betrayal meted to him by the Governor was enough yardsticks to stage a comeback into Kano politics and unseat Ganduje from Government House. The fire-spitting Senator was also quoted as saying, “go and write it down, I will retire this betrayer (Ganduje) and his collaborators from active politics in a simple arithmetic of 1 + 1 which you all know the answer.”
  5. The police on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, arraigned a 27-year-old woman, Bridget Haruna in a Karmo Grade I Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing a seven-month-old baby girl. Haruna, who reside at Jabi Daki Biyu village, Abuja, was arraigned on a one count charge of stealing a baby. She pleaded not guilty to the charge. Police prosecutor, Dalhatu Zannah, had informed the court that on April 4, one Vourjack Pam, a resident of Gwarinpa Estate Abuja, reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Station. Zannah said that the complainant reported the matter to the police for proper investigation which led to the arrest of the defendant. He alleged that on April 3 at about 11 a.m the complainant’s wife, Mrs Godiya Pam took their seven-month baby girl to Gwarinpa general hospital Abuja to visit a patient. The prosecutor said that while the complainant’s wife was in the hospital, the accused criminally and deceitfully took the baby from the mother and absconded to unknown destination. The prosecutor said that Haruna was later seen at Jabi Daki–Biyu village with the baby. He said that the accused lied that she went to buy something for the baby. Zannah said the offence contravened Section 288 of the Penal Code. After arraignment, the judge, Mr Abubakar Sadiq, granted Haruna bail in the sum of N50, 000 with a surety in like sum. Sadiq ordered that the surety must have a reasonable means of livelihood and must reside within the jurisdiction of the court. The judge also ordered that the surety must present a current utility bill in his name to the court registrar and adjourned the matter till May 9 for hearing.
  6. The only member of the APC in the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan, has been arrested by security agents and whisked to Abuja. The lawmaker, who according to findings, was reportedly arrested around 6.30am on Wednesday, defected from the PDP to the APC last year. Before his defection, Aribisogan was suspended by the PDP-dominated House of Assembly which members accused him of disloyalty to Gov. Ayo Fayose. His arrest was confirmed by his younger brother, Sola, in a telephone chat with reporters in Ado Ekiti. Sola said about 10 security men from the Police, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the Department of State Services (DSS) effected the arrest. He disclosed that the lawmaker might have been arrested to give clarification on some “sensitive” stories carried by his newspaper, New Democrat. “The security men came in a Toyota Hummer bus, they did not search the house, but they only showed their identity cards. They arrived at about 6.00am and left at 7.35am.” The APC Publicity Secretary in the state, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said although he heard of the arrest, he said he was yet to be briefed.
  7. Mr, Chidi Agu, has been accused of drugging and impregnating a 13-year-old orphan in SSS Quarters, Jikwoyi, Abuja. Agu was alleged to have taken advantage of the victim while his in-law, a pastor, whom the victim served as a maid, travelled out sometime in 2017. A neighbour was reported to have observed the victim’s bulging stomach and called the attention of the pastor and his wife to it. It was learnt that the victim was taken to a hospital where it was confirmed that she was five months’ pregnant. When the minor was interrogated, she alleged that Agu was responsible for the pregnancy. Her uncle, John Inyang, said he reported the case to the police at the Jikwoyi division, adding that he was shocked by the pastor’s family’s response to the incident. He said his niece had been living with him since her parents died. He said, “I was approached by a member of my church that the pastor’s wife needed someone to help her around the house. He asked me to give them my niece and promised to take care of her. “I released her to the pastor and his family took care of her as they promised. But Chidi (Agu), who is the pastor’s wife’s brother, usually visited them. He started to take advantage of her whenever they travelled. “The girl told me that each time Chidi gave her a drink, she would sleep off. By the time she woke up, she would see blood all over her private parts. She said she could not explain what happened to her until it happened the second time. “She said when she asked Chidi if he did it, he threatened to deal with her if she told anyone. She said he also threatened to kill me and her. The girl was in fear and could not speak out. She is always indoors; they don’t allow her to go out. “This continued until she became pregnant. The girl said he even attempted to abort for her by giving her drugs which she refused to take.” The uncle claimed that he had a meeting with the pastor’s family during which the victim recounted the story, which was not denied by Agu. He said for the past one week, efforts to resolve the matter amicably with the family had been abortive, adding that the pastor and his wife asked him to take his niece back to her hometown in Akwa Ibom State. Inyang said the family promised to send money into his bank account for her upkeep. “But I refused the proposal. I told them that was not the way I took her to their house. I thought I could handle it alone, but when I saw their plan, I decided to bring in some more family members. “We tried to reach some terms of settlements, but the pastor has refused to sign the agreement. He said the thing did not happen in his house and he cannot be a party to it. His wife also said she did not want anything that will tarnish their reputation. Meanwhile, I did not hand over the girl to Chidi. It was the pastor and his wife that took her from me,” he added. He said he was aware that the suspect and his family had taken the victim to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, without his approval. A resident, Samantha Joseph, said the suspect had also refused to pay N10,000 per month for the upkeep of the victim until she was delivered of the baby. She explained that the victim, according to a scan result, was billed to be delivered of the baby between August and September. “The problem is that the guy said he cannot pay the girl N10,000 per month for her upkeep because he cannot afford it,” she added. A legal practitioner and human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, urged the police to arrest the suspect and charge the matter to court. “The man should be arrested first. If there will be any settlement, let the court decide. It should not be a private arrangement,” he said. When our correspondent contacted the suspect, he claimed to be in transit and promised to call back after reaching his destination. “First, are you recording this conversation? If who you claim to be is who you are, I will call you back after I reach where I am going,” he said. However, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said the command would look into the case and ensure the right thing was done. He said, “It appeared like there was an agreement between the two parties and the police were brought in after the arrangement failed. Investigation is ongoing and we will ensure that the proper thing is done.”
  8. According to reports, former House of Representatives member, Hon Independence Ogunewe from Imo state is dead…He died a few hours ago in his home in Abuja.. His corpse has already been deposited at the National Hospital, Abuja as the cause of death is yet to be ascertained. Honourable Ogunewe was a 2-time member of the 6th Assembly on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, representing Ahiazu Ezinhitte Federal constituency, Imo state.
  9. In recent times, there have been news about young men and women killing themselves neither because of been frustrated about life or someone close to their heart jilted them. It has just been reported that an unidentified young man hung himself to death in Abuja. The unfortunate incident reportedly took place at Lokogoma district within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to eyewitnesses, they claimed that the young man killed himself because he was frustrated. Looking at the picture which has now gone viral on social media, the deceased was seen hanging on the tree with just his underwear on as people gathered round to look at him. However, as at the time his picture was taken on shared on the internet the remains of the deceased was yet to be removed by appropriate authorities. RIP!
  10. After concluding a 2-day visit to Lagos state, president Muhammadu Buhari attended Jumma prayers at the National Mosque in Abuja on Friday. Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) stormed the mosque premises to protest against the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky. The protesters were restrained by stern looking security personnel who surrounded the premises as the president was driven into the mosque… El-zakzakky was arrested in 2015 after his members had a confrontation with the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai in Zaria, Kaduna State. Also, 53 of his followers were arrested on Wednesday by the Police in Abuja following a violent protest. Since the arrest and detention of the group’s leader, his followers had organized series of protests in some cities in the country calling for his release.
  11. Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja on Friday witnessed an upsurge of traffic as hundreds of passengers travel to different parts of the country for Easter celebration. The upsurge was more in the domestic wing even as international terminal also looks busy. An official of the airport, who pleaded anonymity, said that the airport was busier on Thursday than Friday. He explained that the Thursday traffic was more on the Lagos route, attributing it to the celebration of Bola Tinubu’s birthday that took place in Lagos. Mr Abdullahi Saroke, Max Air Station Manager, said that all flights had been fully booked for the past three days to different parts of the country. Saroke confirmed that the airport had been quite busy in the last three days, adding that flight operations were normal. He disclosed that there were some cancellations and flight delays to some northern parts of the country on Thursday due to hazy weather conditions in those areas. According to him, no flight has been canceled on Friday but there was some delays especially on flights to Maiduguri, Yola and Kano. “The traffic was more yesterday than today but we had some delays and cancellations yesterday because of bad weather. “All flights have been fully booked since Tuesday due to Easter celebration and we have been having an upsurge of passengers since yesterday (Thursday). – “This is good for airlines because they survive on the number of flights they operate per time,” he said. A traveler, Mr Martin Akinola, said the long holiday was an opportunity for him to travel to see his aged parents in Ibadan. Akinola urged Christians to use this period to pray for the peace of Nigeria and an end to the farmers/herdsmen clashes across the country. (NAN)
  12. This is a very sad one. A woman who has buried seven out of her eight children – is currently in lament as her only surviving child is sick. According to a philanthropist., Uche Onyemobi who recently met with the woman at the National Hospital in Abuja, she had eight children in all and has lost seven to various circumstances! The distraught woman who has been by her daughter’s side due to her illness – is praying and hoping her last surviving child would bury her someday and not the other way round. According to Uche, the sick girl identified Ogechi Stella Njoku has been able to pull through very difficult stages of her illness and is yet to undergo dialysis…
  13. A group of herdsmen and their cows were allegedly spotted straying into Abuja airport in the early hours of Sunday, March 18. An unconfirmed report states that the herdsmen and their cattle have been regularly visiting the airport for quite some time. The cows were seen enjoying the ambience of the airport area as they grazed on the grass located around the Abuja airport while one of the herdsmen is seen around them. A Facebook user identified as Sheddy Ozoene shared the pictures online. The cows were seen enjoying the ambience of the airport area as they grazed on the grass located around the Abuja airport. Credit: Sheddy Ozoene This is happening barely a month after cows took over the runaway of Akure airport while an Air Peace aircraft from Lagos tried to land. Credit: Sheddy Ozoene The governor said cows took over the runaway of the airport while an Air Peace aircraft from Lagos tried to and. According to him, the presence of the cows in the runaway prevented the aircraft from touching down for about 15 minutes. Two days after the reported invasion of the airport runway by cows, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) suspended the head of aviation security in Akure, Ondo state. Punch reported that an Air Peace flight from Lagos was at about 12.15pm on Saturday, February 17, prevented from landing at the Akure airport, as cows took over the runway.
  14. Omamen Iyawe, the wife of Pastor Idahosa Iyawe, Assistant Pastor of The StandPoint Church, Abuja, is dead. According to reports, Mars Iyawe died on the 4th of March 2018, during Sunday service. According to the church, the 29-year-old mom was deeply and intensely lost in worship, lifted up her hands and was called to a higher place of praise and worship. Her brother, Ejiro Obrokpor took to Instagram last night to share his grief over the untimely death of his beautiful young sister, Omamen. Below is the tribute from the church: The StandPoint Church, together with the families of the Iyawe’s and Obaseki’s, soberly announce to the public the passing of Mrs. Omamen Iyawe, a profoundly treasured mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Oma, the wife of Pastor Idahosa Iyawe, Assistant Pastor of The StandPoint Church. She was called to glory on the 4th of March 2018. It was a glorious exit. As Oma, deeply and intensely lost in worship , lifted up her hands, she was called to a higher place of praise and worship. Oma was a beautiful soul, an admirable shining example, and a source of inspiration to many people in and outside The StandPoint Church. Oma will surely and terribly be missed by many. We cry and we grieve, but we also rejoice in this glorious translation because we know that Omamen Iyawe is not in our past, but alive in our future. “And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died, so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died”. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 (NLT) At this time, let us keep the family in our prayers. We all should be strong and strengthen each other in faith.
  15. Newly married Nigerian Instagram Celebrity, Roman Goddess, has taken to social media to show off her the money she made on her recent trip to Abuja. The busty slay queen who stunned her fans and many other Nigerians after she tied the knots to her man Erling Carlos a couple of weeks back, took to her favorite social media platform to show off the dough she earned on just a single trip to Abuja. The Lagos based socialite, took to social media page to show off the #1million naira she made in foreign currencies in just a single trip to Abuja. She showed off the cash in an instalive video, where she said that money is the only language she understands.. Some shots below; The Instagram sensation who is set to hit the big screens very soon, some weeks back addressed those who are putting her matter on their heads over her displaying her bosom, had said, “Stop telling me to cover up..hubby likes it like strawberry milkshakes… so who the hell are you to tell me what to do? …” The socialite boasts of over 366,000 followers on Instagram and judging by the volume of likes and comments most of her posts garners, it shows that many of her social media fans are not inorganic
  16. A lady has lamented online after seeing the tight security squad who escorted their boss’ wife to make her hair in a saloon in Abuja. Facebook user Lara Bamisaiye Fatunbi took to her social media account to share what she saw. She wrote;
  17. EndSARS - Check out the photos of protesters allegedly paid by Nigerian police to counter nationwide rally. Nigerian Police authorities allegedly “rented protesters” to counter #EndSARS rally in Abuja today According to photos shared by Sahara Reporters, some of them hid their faces as journalists took photos of them. More photos below

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