Kidnappers have freed the four Turkish nationals abducted in Kwara State, North Central Nigeria last week. Concise News reports. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Kayode Egbetokun, received the men on Friday at the Police Headquarters in Ilorin, the state capital. Addressing reporters on Friday, Egbetokun said that the police have been working round the clock with local vigilantes to secure the release of the victims. He added that the effort led to the arrest of a member of the gang which kidnapped them on Thursday while another one was apprehended on Friday.
Justice John Tsoho was on Friday swore in as the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad. Concise News understands that ceremony which took place at the Ceremonial Court of the Supreme Court in Abuja, came over 24 hours after the seat of the head of the Federal High Court had been vacant. According to reports, Tsoho’s inauguration as the Acting Chief Judge was earlier suspended in the morning to await clearance from President Muhammadu Buhari.
3. IGP Tells Policemen What To Do After Bloody Shiite Protests
Nigeria’s number one police officer, Mohammed Adamu, Friday ordered the immediate beef-up of security nationwide on the back of protests by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites. The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Concise News has learned, assured citizens that aerial surveillance of major cities have been put in place to ensure the safety and security of lives and property. According to the statement, Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) nationwide have also been mandated by the IGP to ensure customised security arrangements are put in place in their Area of Responsibilities (AORs) to checkmate the activities of criminals and any possible threat to public peace.
Former Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) has explained that some people remain in custody in spite of being granted bail because if an individual’s interest conflicts with public interest, the public interest will naturally prevail. Malami made this known while responding to a question asked by the Senate Minority Leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe, during his ministerial screening on Friday. The senior advocate said the office of the AGF had the responsibility to always protect the interest of the public over that of individuals.
5. Herdsmen React To Move To Ban Milk Importation
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) says the Central Bank of Nigeria’s plan to place a ban on the importation of milk and other dairy products is not in the interest of its members. Concise News understands that the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, had disclosed the apex bank’s plan at the end of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting Tuesday in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received Liberia’s highest honour during the county’s 172nd Independence Day celebration. Concise News reports that Buhari was honoured at the occasion with Liberia’s highest award, the “Most Venerable Order of the Knighthood of the Pioneers of the Republic of Liberia with Grade of the Knight Grand Cordon”. In a goodwill message to the Government and people of Liberia, President Buhari said that the Economic and Recovery Growth Plan launched by his administration in 2017 is creating the enabling environment for growth, security and economic revival.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu, aid workers and other hostages held by Boko Haram insurgents. The President of the body, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, made the appeal in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, in Abuja on Friday. In response to Taku’s cry, Ayokunle said CAN had seen the video by Grace Taku in which she appealed to the Federal Government, CAN, and other well-meaning people to secure her freedom and those of the other five victims abducted by Boko Haram insurgents.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has asked candidates who sat the May/June 2019 Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to start checking their results from Friday, July 26. Concise News understands that WAEC Head of National Office (HNO), Olu Adenipekun, will announce the release of the results on Friday at the headquarters of the council in Yaba. The examination body had on Wednesday tweeted a statement signed by its Head of Public Affairs, Demianus G. Ojijeogu, that it would release the results on Friday.
The Imo State Committee on the Recovery of Moveable Assets has uncovered a warehouse where the immediate governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha’s family allegedly kept looted properties. Concise News understands that the team discovered the massive warehouse on Friday afternoon after a tip-off. It was learned that the facility, located along Aba Road, is alleged to belong to Nkechi, wife of the former governor.
Super Eagles star Henry Onyekuru will wed his girl friend called Esty this weekend in Benin City, the Edo State capital, Concise News reports. This news medium understands that Onyekuru made one appearance for the Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) where Nigeria claimed the bronze medal. Some of his Eagles teammates such as Kenneth Omeruo, Oghenekaro Etebo, Jamilu Collins and John Ogu are already in Benin City for the marital engagement, Saturday.