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Another 28 kidnapped Bethel Baptist Students Regains Freedom

Security

Another set of abducted Bethel Baptist college students, Damishi have been released days after two other students of the school were rescued by the police. The students were said to be found inside the Tsoho Gaya Forest in Chikun Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Sunday. As of the time of reporting, it is unclear whether the bandits released them for ransom or they were rescued by security operatives or escaped by themselves.

Interior Minister Aregbesola Asks Governors To Sign Death Warrants To Decongest Prisons

Security

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola on Friday asked governors to sign the death warrants of convicts on death row who have exhausted all avenues of appeal to free up space in the nation’s correctional facilities. Speaking at the inauguration of the Osun State Command headquarters complex of the Nigeria Correctional Service in Oshogbo on Friday, the minister stressed the need to bring cases involving the inmates to a close. According to him, the nation’s correctional facilities are being stretched by “an overpopulation capacity of 18 percent” with facilities built to serve 57,278 inmates currently holding 68,747 inmates. Aregbesola said to remedy the decongestion, convicts on death row who have used up all means of appeal must be hastened to the gallows. “There are presently 3,008 condemned criminals waiting for their date with the executioners in our meager custodial facilities. This consists of 2,952 males and 56 females,” the minister said.

First Batch Of Super Tucano Fighter Jets Arrives Nigeria

Security

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday said the first batch of A-29 Super Tucano fighter aircraft procured from the US has arrived at Kano. Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information confirmed the arrival of the fighter aircraft in a statement in Abuja. Gabkwet said, “On hand to receive the aircraft were the Hon. Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao”

NPA Boss Hadiza Bala’s Appointment Terminated

Crime Watch

President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of the embattled Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman. The termination of appointment was disclosed in an affidavit filed at the Federal High Court in Lagos in a suit brought against President Buhari by the Chief Executive Officer of Maritime Media Limited, Asu Beks, and two others. The suit was brought before Justice Tujjani Ringim of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Police Rescue Two Kidnapped Bethel Baptist High School Students

Crime Watch

Police operatives in Kaduna have rescued two more kidnapped students of Bethel Baptist High School in Chikun Local Government Area of the state. According to reports, the students were rescued on Wednesday in Rijanna area along the Kaduna Abuja highway. Confirming the development, the spokesperson of the Kaduna state police command, ASP Mohammed Jalige said the students were taken to a police medical facility for medical attention. 118 of the students still remain in captivity. The bandits have reportedly demanded a N60 million ransom to release the students.

Just In: Army General Hassan Ahmed Murdered

Crime Watch

A former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, and a Director at the Headquarters, Major General Hassan Ahmed has been killed in Abaji by suspected Bandits, Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu confirmed the death.
Also, the assailants kidnapped his sister, Safina Ahmed.

Buhari Appoints New NECO Registrar

Education

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi as the New Registrar/ Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO). Prof. Wushishi will replace Prof. Godswill Obioma who passed away in May. The Head of Public Relations and Information, Azeez Sani confirmed the appointment in a statement, saying the new appointment is to run for five years with effect from July 12, 2021.

COVID-19: UNILAG Orders Student To Vacate Hostel

Education

The Senate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has requested all her students to vacate their hostel and halls of residence before 12 noon on Thursday, 15th July 2021 to help curtail the spike of COVID-19 cases on campus, during an emergency meeting held on Wednesday 14th, July 29021 by the school Senate after some student tested positive of the novel virus.

President Buhari Appoints Jega As Chairman Of Council UNIJOS

Education

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as Chairman Governing Council of the University of Jos.

Another 28 kidnapped Bethel Baptist Students Regains Freedom

Security

Another set of abducted Bethel Baptist college students, Damishi have been released days after two other students of the school were rescued by the police. The students were said to be found inside the Tsoho Gaya Forest in Chikun Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Sunday. As of the time of reporting, it is unclear whether the bandits released them for ransom or they were rescued by security operatives or escaped by themselves.

Interior Minister Aregbesola Asks Governors To Sign Death Warrants To Decongest Prisons

Security

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola on Friday asked governors to sign the death warrants of convicts on death row who have exhausted all avenues of appeal to free up space in the nation’s correctional facilities. Speaking at the inauguration of the Osun State Command headquarters complex of the Nigeria Correctional Service in Oshogbo on Friday, the minister stressed the need to bring cases involving the inmates to a close. According to him, the nation’s correctional facilities are being stretched by “an overpopulation capacity of 18 percent” with facilities built to serve 57,278 inmates currently holding 68,747 inmates. Aregbesola said to remedy the decongestion, convicts on death row who have used up all means of appeal must be hastened to the gallows. “There are presently 3,008 condemned criminals waiting for their date with the executioners in our meager custodial facilities. This consists of 2,952 males and 56 females,” the minister said.

First Batch Of Super Tucano Fighter Jets Arrives Nigeria

Security

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday said the first batch of A-29 Super Tucano fighter aircraft procured from the US has arrived at Kano. Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information confirmed the arrival of the fighter aircraft in a statement in Abuja. Gabkwet said, “On hand to receive the aircraft were the Hon. Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao”

Eid-el Kabir: Muslim Faithful Urged To Embrace Unity, Peace, Progress Of Nigeria

Religion

Muslim Faithful in Nigeria on Tuesday joined their counterparts across countries in the world to celebrate the 2021 Eid-El kabir. The prayers across the nation were observed with strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols. The President, Muhammadu Buhari, joined his kinsmen in Daura, Katsina State to observe the Muslim Eid-el-Kabir prayers. The prayers which took place at the Kofar Arewa Prayer ground were led by the Chief Imam of the town, Alhaji Safiyanu Yusuf. In the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muslims converged on the Abuja National Eid Ground to observe the three Rak’at. The FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello, who was on ground to observe the prayers admonished residents of the nation’s capital to be law-abiding, security conscious, and united. Mr. Bello also said the FCT administration will continue to stress the need for residents to observe COVID-19 protocols, especially in the face of a third wave of the pandemic. The Imam of the National Mosque Abuja, Dr Muhammad Kabir Adam, who led the prayer urged Muslims to imbibe the virtues of self-sacrifice, obedience to God, and love for humanity as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim. He urged them to share part of the meat of whatever they have slaughtered with those in need.

Eid -El- Kabir: FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday As Public Holiday

Religion

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has on behalf of the Federal Government announced Tuesday 20th, and Wednesday 21st July 2021, as a public holiday set aside to mark this year's Eid-el Kabir celebration, and also congratulates all Muslim faithful and Nigerians at home and in Diaspora on this occasion.

Dignitaries Storms Emir Of Kano's Palace For President Buhari Son's Wedding Plan

Religion

Following weeding formality between Yusuf Buhari, son of President Muhammadu Buhari, and Zara Nasir Ado Bayero a daughter to the Emir of Bichi, Governors, Ministers, and other top political officials are present at the palace of Emir of Kano.

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