by Oge Okonkwo
Kano govt says Allah has conferred on Sanusi Lamido Emir of Kano
Nigeria’s ousted central bank chief was on Sunday named Emir of Kano, the country’s number two Muslim leader, following the death of the previous incumbent, the state government announced.
“The state government received their recommendations and Allah has conferred on Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the former governor of the central bank, (the post of) the successor to the late emir,” said Kano government secretary Suleiman Bichi. Read more….
PDP bactracks after prematurely congratulating Sunusi Ado Bayero as new “Emir of Kano”
The Peoples Democratic Party retraced on Sunday after issuing a swift but erroneous congratulation to Ado Bayero as the new Emir of Kano.
Mr. Bayero’s name was circulated on the social media Sunday, and was announced by at least one television channel, as the new emir, following the death of his father Friday.
The race to succeed the late leader, Ado Bayero, is keen between the younger Bayero and Lamido Sanusi, the former governor of the Central Bank. Read more….
Police blames Gov. Fayemi, APC for rally violence
The Police Command in Ekiti State, on Sunday denied claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that its men were responsible for the killing of an unidentified man.
Rather it blamed the party and some serving members of the national assembly for the incident.
This was contained in a statement issued by its spokesman, ASP Victor Babayemi in Ado Ekiti. Read more.…
Rampaging soldiers attack drivers in Ijebu Ode
Hell was let loose Sunday at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State when some military personnel invaded the popular Lagos motor park and attacked drivers.
The military personnel beat many of the drivers and vandalised many vehicles. Some passersby were also injured during the attack. Read more….
Armed bandits, traffic gridlocks return to Mile-2, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, has ordered security to be beefed up around Mile 2 in Amuwo-Odofin LGA and Apapa-Oshodi Expressway following public outcry over the rising cases of armed robbery, violent attacks on motorists, and other road users by hoodlums.
It was revealed that a joint patrol exercise comprising six Police Divisions from three area commands and two teams of policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have been strategically stationed at a section of the Mile 2 bridge and the descending part thereof to prevent any act of criminality. Read more….