Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, have left Abuja for India for medical treatment, Concise News understands. It was learned that the IMN leader left the country on Monday with security operatives aboard an Emirate Airline number EK2614.
The Nigerian Army has asked its personnel to always be cautious in dealing with police officers in the aftermath of the killing of three policemen by soldiers in Taraba State. The Chief of Army Staff, Brigadier-General Tukur Buratai, made this known in a letter dated August 9 and signed on his behalf by Brigadier-General Felix Omoigui.
Spokesman for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Joe Igbowe, has said that those who say President Muhammadu Buhari is not doing well are liars from the pit of hell. Igbokwe, who made this known during Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday night, urged Nigerians to support the Buhari administration, as he blamed the country’s challenges on the previous governments since 1999.
Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have stormed the Lagos State Treasury Office (STO) for more findings over the N9.9bn fraud in the administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Concise News gathered that the commission stormed the STO last Wednesday to search for vital documents that will aid its investigation.
Revd. Father Ejike Mbaka has denied prophesying that God’s anger will fall on President Muhammadu Buhari, Concise News reports. There were reports (not on Concise News) that Mbaka predicted that there would be downpour in Buhari’s Aso Rock residence on the 1st of October as a sign that God is not happy with the Nigerian leader.
A former Senator Shehu Sani has condemned the rumoured plans that President Muhammadu Buhari will hand over to someone from the northern part of the country. Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, said this on Monday, adding that it would be ungrateful on the part of Buhari not to hand over power to a person from southern Nigeria. He spoke when he paid Sallah homage to the first Executive Governor of old Kaduna State Balarabe Musa, on Monday.
The apex northern socio-cultural organisation in Nigeria, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has admitted that the country is facing serious insecurity and economic hardship. The ACF spokesperson, Ibrahim Biu, said this in a Sallah message to Muslim faithful on Monday in Abuja.
The Nigerian Army has disowned reports that its soldiers arrested a suspected notorious cult leader, popularly known as Bobrisky in Gokana local government area of Rivers State. Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike had at the Government House last Friday announced that soldiers had arrested Bobrisky. But the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 6 Division, Colonel Aminu Illiyasu, told Leadership in Port Harcourt that soldiers did not arrest the suspected cult leader or any other cultist in Gokana local government area.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has advised the Federal Government to take the case of ‘hate speech’ seriously. He said that the federal government should be “decisive in dealing with those who are bent on heating up the polity with hate speeches, no matter how highly placed they may be.”
Liverpool face Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday night, and here is the preview of the all-English final and how to watch all the action live. Concise News reports that the UEFA Super Cup is staged annually around the start of the season. It pits the winners of Europe’s two club competitions together in a one-off clash.