The Magajin Garin Daura, Musa Umar, has been abducted by unknown gunmen in his Daura residence in Katsina State. Daily Nigerian reports that Umar, a retired customs comptroller, was abducted after observing Maghrib prayer. The traditional ruler is the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, the Aide de Camp, ADC, to President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will fully implement the new N30,000 minimum wage. Concise News learned that the Nigerian leader made this known on Wednesday in his message to mark the 2019 Workers’ Day celebration.
Former Minister of Aviation and a chieftain of the opposition PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for securing the release of Zainab Aliyu who was arrested in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking. Concise News had reported on Tuesday, April 30th, reported that the Nigerian government, said it had established the innocence of Zainab, and its second citizen involved in the case, Ibrahim Abubakar, would be released on Wednesday to the Nigerian Mission in Saudi Arabia.
The acting inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed him to commence the implementation of community policing strategy across the country immediately. He made this disclosure during a meeting of the forum of northern traditional rulers on Tuesday in Kaduna, where critical security issues were discussed.
A former governor of Abia State and senator-elect, Abia North Senatorial District, Orji Uzor Kalu, has urged government at all levels to improve the welfare of workers in order to boost productivity. Kalu gave the advice in a statement issued on Wednesday by his media office to commemorate the 2019 May Day and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate redeployment of the Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command, CP Ahmed Abdulrahman to the Force Intelligence Bureau, Force Headquarters, Abuja. He also directed the CP Aji Ali Janga, who until now was the Commissioner of Police in charge of Bauchi State, to take over as the new helmsman in Kaduna Command. The Police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.
Organised labour has again cautioned the Federal Government on the nation’s rising debt profile, resulting from the government’s unsaturated appetite for borrowing and foreign loans. The President of the United Labour Congress (ULC), Joe Ajaero, gave the warning on Wednesday when he led hundreds of workers to mark May Day at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over withholding his certificate of return for the Imo West Senatorial District. Okorocha urged the chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, to release his certificate of return without delay and not to set a bad precedence by withholding his certificate after he had been declared winner of the election.
Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has made shocking revelations about her estranged husband Olakunle Churchill. The actress, who revealed that he was into “Yahoo Plus” (a perceived fetish means of committing fraud), alleged that she had caught him on several occasions in the act.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi hit a brace past Liverpool as the Catalans overcame the Reds 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final in Camp Nou on Wednesday. Luis Suarez’s first-half strike gave the Blaugrana an early lead.