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Taskforce combs criminal hideouts in Lagos, nabs 21 notorious cultists

Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offenses (Enforcement) Unit, also known as Taskforce, have arrested 21 notorious miscreants and cultists during a raid on criminal hideouts in Lagos.

The Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, who led the enforcement team on the raid, disclosed that the suspects were arrested during the raid on criminal hideouts at Ogudu and Ajah as directed by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu.

NNPC discovers crude oil in 11 Niger, Kwara, Kogi councils

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commenced crude oil exploration along the Bida Basin spreading across eight local government councils of Niger State, two in Kwara State and one in Kogi State.

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, disclosed this when he paid courtesy call on Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger on Wednesday.
He said that the corporation was to unveil the 2D seismic data acquisition in the Bida Sokoto basin.

COVID-19: NSCDC suspends recruitment process

By Valentine Amanze

Arewa group demands release of Katsina protest leader

Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has faulted the arrest by the police of a leader of the Katsina protesters, Nastura Ashir Shariff.
It also said that the arrest was a breach of his constitutional rights, and therefore called for his immediate release.
Sheriff is the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), a youth-based organisation that protested the insecurity in the north in Katsina on June 16.
They had also announced a second phase of the protest on Saturday, June 20.

Cleric thumbs up Obi over welfare programmes

By Valentine Amanze

The Vice Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Mr. Petert Obi, has been praised for his selfless lifestyle of charity, integrity and his desire to improve the welfare of the people.
The Territorial Envoy of Salvation Army, Levi Muonagor, praised the former governor of Anambra State when a Coronavirus Palliative Committee from him (Obi) visited Salvation Army, Anambra West Headquarters, Onitsha, on June 9, 2020.

Ajimobi becomes acting APC national chairman after Oshiomhole’s suspension

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday elevated Senator Abiola Ajimobi to serve as its acting National Chairman after the Court of Appeal upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole.

Ajimobi was the party’s Deputy National Chairman for the Southern region and is a former governor of Oyo State.

In a statement by party spokesman, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, Tuesday, the APC said its National Working Committee (NWC) had been guided by the party’s legal department in line with the provisions its constitution.

EFCC busts famous skit maker, four others over Internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Lagos Zonal Office has arrested five persons for their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud, including a famous skit maker and self-acclaimed social media influencer, identified by the name Adedamola Adewale a.k.a @adeherself.

The five suspects were apprehended in different areas of Lagos during a raid by operatives.

Group protests insecurity in northern Nigeria

..says govt not doing enough to check the trend

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna

My people will defend themselves if govt fails – Senator Sani Musa

.Bandits kill four policemen, five civilians in fresh attacks in Kagara, Shiroro

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna

Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, representing Niger-East Senatorial District in Niger State has for the umptent time pleaded with the Federal Government of Nigeria to set up a military base in some local government areas that have been under attack by armed bandits.

Nigerian pastors are evil, followers will go to hell, says Nnamdi Kanu

A video of Nnamdi Kanu has emerged on the social media, berating persons who go to church in Nigeria as going to hell.

In the video, which was his broadcast on Radio Biafra, he said that all Nigerian pastors are evil, hence, whatever message they preach can only lead to hell.

The broadcast by the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) unsettled many of his followers who are majorly Christians.

Kanu says he is an adherent of Judaism, the religion of the Jews, whose sacred scripture, the Tanaikh, is shared by the Christians as the Old Testament.

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