Ogun State Police Command on Friday revealed that it has geographically located the forest where five members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) abducted at the J3, Ogbere – Ijebu – Ode(Ogun State) axis of the Lagos – Ore expressway, were kept. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, who made this known while speaking with reporters at the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abeokuta, identified the victims as Chidioze Eluwa, Chiemela
Iroha, Okoro Ohowukwe, Ndubuizi Owuabueze and Ibeleji Chidinma (female).
The special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, has accused Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), of denigrating the country’s democracy. Adesina said this while reacting to comments made by the former vice-president on the reported secret burial of soldiers who have died in the war against Boko Haram.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 Atiku Abubakar sponsored the Wall Street Journal publication about secret graveyards in the Northeast. This allegation came from the National Democratic Forum (NDF) in a statement on Thursday
The Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has summoned an emergency with all heads of security agencies in the state as the clerics protest against the murder of Catholic Priest by suspected Fulani Herdsmen. Concise News gathered that other priests angered by the development stormed the Enugu State Government House, as well as the State Police Command to register their displeasure.
The pan Yoruba socio-cultural body Afenifere has accussed the federal government of dividing the country, Concise News understands. This online news medium learned that the Afenifere said this in a reaction to a comment by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo about the country’s division.
Enugu State government has resolved to carry out air surveillance in all forests that kidnapping and killing of people are taking place. This is coming after an emergency security meeting in at Government House in Enugu on Friday in reaction to the gruesome murder of a Catholic Priest identified as Reverend Father Paul Offu, by yet to be identified assailants.
A former Governor of old Anambra, Senator Jim Nwobodo has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to restore unity among all sections of Nigerians, pointing out that “we feel very sad because there is so much division in the country at the moment”. Concise News reports that Nwobodo made the call on Thursday at a book presentation titled: “Thy Will Be Done’’ ahead of the 50th Priestly Ordination Anniversary of His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan in Abuja.
Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has joined the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). Jega served as INEC chairman from 2010 to 2015 and was hailed for conducting an election that saw an incumbent president lose for the first time in Nigeria’s history.
Members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) are displeased with the Federal Government (FG) for failing to commence the implementation of their allowance increment. Concise News reports that in May, Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance revealed that the government is working out modalities of the new national minimum wage, which will also see corps members receiving the minimum wage, at least.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have approached England U21 winger Ademola Lookman to consider playing for the Super Eagles instead of The Three Lions. Concise News reports that Lookman, who was born in south London, qualifies to play for Nigeria through his parents.