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Protest as DSS arrests PDP campaign director

Officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State yesterday protested against an alleged plan to arrest former governor and party chieftain, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and others as one of the campaign directors, Ben Bako, was whisked away by security operatives to Abuja. Bako who is the director of the media committee of the governorship candidate Isa Ashiru’s campaign organisation was arrested at the weekend by the security operatives for undisclosed charges. At a press briefing in Kaduna yesterday, the Deputy Director, Ashiru Campaign Organisation, Comrade Danjuma Sarki, said the State Director of the Department of State Services (DSS), Ahmadu Idris, placed a curious invitation to Bako before he was arrested and whisked away to Abuja . “As a law-abiding citizen with nothing to ...

Student dies on way to convocation venue

It was an occasion he looked forward to, but alas, he was not part of it. Graduating student of Library and Information Technology of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA), Niger State, Justus Jiya, died in a road crash on his way to the convocation ground from Mokwa, his hometown.  Like his colleagues, Mr. Justus Jiya planned to attend the 28th convocation and Founder’s Day of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA), in Niger State, and thereafter return to Mokwa, his home town. But while others made the trip, Jiya could not. He was killed in a motor accident that occured last Thursday morning. CAMPUSLIFE gathered that the late 23-year-old Jiya with three other passengers died in the auto crash that occurred along Mokwa-Bida road. It was also learnt that Ji...

Atiku’s candidature, a blessing to Nigeria, says Jerry Useni

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate in Plateau, Rtd. Gen. Jerry Useni, says that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s presidential candidature is a blessing to Nigeria. Useni spoke through his running mate, Dr James Dalok, on Sunday before group of PDP supporters in Ketang, Mango Local Government of Plateau. The PDP flag bearer said that the pedigree of Atiku was beyond human understanding and very capable of rescuing Nigerians from the hardship the All Progressives Congress (APC) had brought upon them. ”Atiku has what it takes to rescue Nigeria and Nigerians from the socioeconomic mess this present administration brought upon them. ”I wish to assure you that the long abandoned Panyam-Bokkos-Wamba Road and Gindiri Regional Water Plant will be completed if Atiku and ...

Polls: Police to deploy over 12000 personnel in Edo

Edo State Police Command said over 12,000 security personnel would be deployed for Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections. The elections would be conducted in 192 wards across 18 local government areas. State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosun, who stated this at a media briefing on Monday said three additional Commissioners of Police would be deployed to be in charge of each senatorial district. Odumosun said voters would be allowed to be at polling units even after voting but would be made to stay 300 metres away from where actual voting is taking place. The Edo Police boss warned youths in the state not to allow themselves to be used for any act of violence during the conduct of the election. He promised to provide level playing field for all political parties and ...

Grammy: Twitter on ‘fire’ over Drake’s acceptance speech

Over 480 thousand Twitter users have reacted to Drake’s controversial acceptance speech at the 61st Grammy Awards. The rapper, who picked the Grammy for Best Rap Song for ‘God’s Plan’, took the moment to address the imbalance in award nominations and awards. He said, “I want to take this opportunity while I’m up here to just talk to all the kids that are watching this, aspiring to do music. “All my peers that make music from their heart that do things pure and tell the truth, I wanna let you know we’re playing in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport. “So it’s not the NBA where at the end of the year you’re holding a trophy because you made the right decisions or won the games. “The point is you have already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word if you...

Man stones father to death

A 32-year old man, Rufus Akande, has been arrested by men of the Edo State Police Command for allegedly killing his 75 years old father, Usman Akande with a stone. Rufus was said to have committed the act inside the late father’s cashew farm at Ibillo, Akoko-Edo local government area. He was alleged to have used a stone to hit his father severally after an argument inside the farm. State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosun, said late Usman told his son not to enter the farm again which made his son to attack him. Rufus, however, denied hitting his father with a stone. He said his father was chasing him around the farm with a cutlass and fell down hitting his head on a stone. “I did not kill my father. He was pursuing me and he fell down. The stone was on the ground. My father died six day...

31-year-old spiritualist defrauds woman of N2m

A 31-year-old man, Oladele Omotosho, who allegedly defrauded a woman of N2 million under the guise of giving her spiritual cleansing, has appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The defendant, who lives at Inland Street, by Oladele bus stop, Ibadan, Oyo State, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretences and stealing before Magistrate M.I. Dan-Oni. He pleaded not guilty. Prosecuting Inspector Victor Eruada said the defendant committed the offence in connivance with others at large on June 17, 2016, in Lagos. He alleged that the defendant defrauded Mrs. Mojisola Sufian, to whom he presented himself as a spiritualist with special abilities to solve spiritual problems. Eruada said the defendant told Sufian that she would conceive a child if he condu...

Man, woman found dead inside car

A man and a woman have been found dead inside a vehicle, but the cause of their death remains a mystery. The police yesterday said investigation had begun to unravel how they died. The deceased, who were said to be well dressed, were found inside a vehicle at Maryland, Lagos, on Saturday morning. It is believed that they might have been chatting because of the position they were found. The Nation learnt that they might have died of carbon monoxide inhalation. Detectives, it was learnt,   found alcoholic beverages and substances suspected to be herbal concoctions in the vehicle. The bodies have been deposited in a mortuary. Command spokesman Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), told The Nation that Commissioner Zubairu Muazu has given the forensic unit one week to submit its f...

AXA Mansard announces AXA partnership with Liverpool FC

According to statement made available to reporters in Lagos, AXA reignites its sponsorship strategy to join forces with one of the most famous names in sports. The multi-year deal with English Premier League legends Liverpool Football Club (“Liverpool FC”) sees AXA become the club’s Official Global Insurance Partner, the statement read. Commenting on the partnership, AXA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Thomas Burbel said: “I am delighted to announce this long-term partnership with Liverpool FC, which comes at a particularly exciting moment for AXA as the Best Global Brand Ranking, announced by Interbrand today, recognised AXA as the number one insurance brand for the 10th year in a row. “Building on shared values, AXA and Liverpool FC will create innovative experiences for clients, partners...

Ikechukwu Uche: Secrets of my career longevity

In this clime, they say count your blessings one-by-one and see what God has done for you. Apparently, this is what former Super Eagles striker, Ikechukwu Uche, appeared to be doing as he looks back on his long impressive Playing career now closing on the two-decade mark. Now 35, the fleet-footed forward seems to be playing football perpetually since his humbling beginning with defunct Iwuayanwu Nationale (now Heartland FC, Owerri) in 2000 to Spanish second tier side, Gimnàstic de Tarragona, where he currently plies his trade. However, the metamorphosis of the mercurial striker with the knack for ripping up defences and scoring goals like runs in cricket is attested to by some of these underlying statistics. One, he was reportedly  transferred  from Iwuayanwu Nationale as a teenager(17)  t...

ICC Cricket World Cup trophy lands in Nigeria

Aboard a Rwandair Airline, the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Trophy will today lands in Nigeria for its three-day tour of one of four African countries among the 21 nations that will host the coveted trophy. In the last three days, the trophy has toured Rwanda and from Kigali, the trophy will arrive Abuja by noon in its tour of five continents, 21 countries and over 60 cities to mark the “most connected Trophy Tour ever” leading up to the 2019 ICC World Cup finals tournament from May 30 to July 14 in Wales and England, the United Kingdom. According to the Secretary General of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), Taiwo Oriss, the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung would receive the trophy on behalf of President Muhammad Buhari at the formal presentation of the trophy to the...

‘Masses root for Buhari in Kwara

The people of Kwara State have called for support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying his administration has brought succour to millions in the countryside. Speaking at an event organised  by ‘Speak Up Nigeria,’ a  pro-Buhari civic group that is harvesting people’s opinions of the administration, beneficiaries of the government’s various peogrammes took turns to commend the president and seek support for his second term bid. Alhaji Risikat Agbeyangi, a pepper seller and beneficiary of Trader Moni at the popular Ipata market, hailed Buhari for bringing governance directly to the poor. “We thank the president for his support to us; it was timely and met our personal and business needs, some of us expanded our business with it,” she said. “We have resolved to maintain ou...