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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reportedly held a closed door meeting with Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State. Governor Tambuwal had requested for a meeting with President Buhari, following an attack by bandits in Sabon Birni Local Government Area (LGA) of his State.

Governor Tambuwal who spoke with State House reporters after the meeting, said he informed the President on the security situation in Sokoto state and requested for more military intervention to stop the bandits.

Adding that he sought logistics and support for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.

He said: “I requested to see the president yesterday (Thursday) and he granted me audience today. “I have seen him, briefed him on the security situation in Sokoto state in particular; the security situation in Sokoto Eastern Senatorial District and of very special concern, Sabon Birni Local Government Area of the state. “Apart from the previous attacks, only two days ago through banditry attacks we lost about 74 people in a very heinous and dastardly act of aggression from the bandits. “I have briefed Mr President on the general situation and the need for support that we require.

“When I said `we’ in this case I meant the security personnel that are there in Sokoto working day and night in synergy with each other to ensure that they maintain peace and order in the state.’’ Tambuwal, who was happy with the president’s response so far, said the governors of the North western states including Niger state (North Central) had agreed to jointly address the problem of insecurity in the region.

President Buhari on Thursday ordered a fierce military operation to “totally crush” those he called “mass murderers” terrorizing people in Sokoto State.

Tambuwal has also used the opportunity to speak on his State’s response to COVID-19, said: “We are working hard, the task force is doing very well; the medical team in the state is doing very well and the public response to mobilization and awareness is paying up.”  

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This Nigerian heroine, a female Pilot had made an emergency landing in water to save her 13 passengers.

Abimbola Jaiyeola became the first Nigerian female helicopter captain to pilot a Helicopter in 2014 where she was flying the Sikorsky S76 for Bristow Helicopters Nigeria

Two years after becoming a helicopter pilot, she shocked many people on the course of her duty., when she bravely prevented her 13 passengers from dying.

Her chopper reportedly developed faults while flying Port Harcourt to Lagos, she immediately declared an emergency and tried to land the chopper but made a last-minute decision where she ditched the chopper in the Atlantic Ocean making an emergency landing and saving all 13 passengers on board.

Ditching is known as making an emergency landing on water. She reportedly used the floatation gear to control the Helicopter inside the water.

#Akinde Micheal: Linkedin

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The Nigerian Center for Disease Control NCDC has reported 389 new cases of the novel coronavirus.

Lagos alone has an outrageous number of 256 new cases while Katsina followed with 23. The death toll has equally risen to 252 while 2501 have been discharged from the hospital after they’ve all tested negative.

Update: 389 new cases of #COVID19 has been reported by NCDC

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Katsina-23
Edo-22
Rivers-14
Kano-13
Adamawa-11
Akwa Ibom-11
Kaduna-7
Kwara-6
Nasarawa-6
Gombe-2
Plateau-2
Abia-2
Delta-2
Benue-2
Niger-2
Kogi-2
Oyo-2
Imo-1
Borno-1
Ogun-1
Anambra-1

8733 cases of #COVID19Nigeria

Discharged: 2501
Deaths: 254.

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A police officer in Solwezi, Zambia, has allegedly been shot dead by fellow police officers for staging a robbery along with three others.

According to Zambian Observer, the deceased officer and the other three ambushed and attempted to rob a Trade Kings truck on Monday evening.

Reports indicated that Constable Ignitius Chola died on the spot after being shot while his twin brother who is also a police officer is said to be battling for his life with gunshot wounds.

At the time of staging robbery, Chola was serving a suspension from police after he was convicted of stealing an excavator from a construction company last year.

The source also disclosed that Chola’s mother identified his body yesterday.

However, the Zambia Police is yet to comment on the matter.

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As the world marks International childrens day today ,species adviser to the president on media and publicity Femi Adesina has shared some beautiful filed pictures of President Muhammadu Buhari in his special moment with children.

The world has set aside every 27th of may, to mark the international day,

CHILDREN’s DAY SPECIAL

Here are some file pictures of President Muhammadu Buhari with Nigerian children.
Let little children come unto me, for of such is the Kingdom of God!

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The NGO of Nigeria’s first lady Aisha Buhari, Future Assured, has donated palliative to the Almajiri isolation center of the NYSC Camp Karaye in Kano.

The gesture came after a trending video on social media depicting the center with over 1000 almajiri’s who was said to be quarantine without proper care and adequate meal to feed them.

The items which include foodstuffs and other basic essentials was handed to the authorities in charge of the center. See more photos below.

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The Nigerian Center for Disease Control has announced 276 new cases of Coronavirus. According to the report, Lagos has 161 out of the new figures while Rivers has 36.

Other high numbers include Edo and Kaduna states with 27 and 19 respectively.

Total deaths has now risen to 249 while the number of total discharge stands at 2385

276 new cases of #COVID19;

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Rivers-36
Edo-27
Kaduna-19
Nasarawa-10
Oyo-6
Kano-4
Delta-3
Ebonyi-3
Gombe-2
Ogun-1
Ondo-1
Borno-1
Abia-1
Bauchi-1

8344 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Discharged: 2385
Deaths: 249

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A video taken by an onlooker Monday evening shows a Minneapolis police officer keeping his knee on the neck of a motionless, moaning man at the foot of a squad car. The man later died.

A police statement said officers were responding to a “forgery in progress.”

Officers were advised that the suspect was sitting on top of a blue car and appeared to be under the influence,” the statement said. “Two officers arrived and located the suspect, a male believed to be in his 40s, in his car. He was ordered to step from his car.

After he got out, he physically resisted officers. Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress. Officers called for an ambulance,” according to the statement. 

The man died soon after, the statement said, adding: “At no time were weapons of any type used by anyone involved in this incident.  … Body worn cameras were on and activated during this incident.”

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said at a press conference Tuesday that the FBI will lead the investigation into the incident due to the possible civil rights violation.

Two of the officers involved have been “relieved of duty status,” Arradondo said. The officers are still receiving pay, but have no law enforcement duties.

The video, captured by Darnella Frazier, begins with the man, who is black, groaning and repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe” to the officer who has his knee on the man’s neck. The officer is white.

Please,” the man pleads. “I can’t breathe,” and continues to moan. An officer keeps insisting he get in the car, while the man repeatedly says he can’t.

“My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts. … (I need) water or something. Please. Please. I can’t breathe, officer. … I cannot breathe. I cannot breathe.” That was followed by more groaning.

A female bystander points out the subject’s nose is bleeding. 

In an ongoing commentary permeated by cursing, a male onlooker says: “That’s bulls—t, Bro. You’re stopping his breathing right there, Bro. Get him off the ground, Bro. You’re being a bum right now.”

The man says the officer is “enjoying that. He’s a bum, Bro. You could have put him in the car by now. He’s not resisting arrest or nothing. You’re enjoying it. Look at you. Your body language — you bum. You know that’s bogus right now.”

The female onlooker repeatedly urges the officers to check the subject’s pulse. “He’s not responsive right now,” a bystander says. “He’s not moving.” An ambulance then arrives and takes the man away.

“You just really killed that man, Bro,” the male onlooker says to the officer. 

Frazier, who took the video, wrote on Facebook: “They killed him right in front of cup foods over south on 38th and Chicago!! No type of sympathy 💔💔#POLICEBRUTALITY.”

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey called the man’s death “simply awful,” and “wrong at every level” at the press conference Tuesday.

For the better part of the night I’ve been trying to find the words to describe what happened and all I keep coming back to is that he should not have died,” Frey said. 

What we saw was horrible, completely and utterly messed up,” he said. “This man’s life matters, he matters. He was someone’s son, someone’s family member, someone’s friend. He was a human being and his life mattered.”

Source: Daily Mail.

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Soso Soberekon

Popular artist manager Soso Soberekon has revealed that from now,  couples will have to sign an agreement to refund his money before he can buy any expensive aso-ebi.

According to him, marriages these days no longer last for more than 2 years and it’s really annoying to spend so much on asoebi for a wedding only to hear the couple divorced shortly after the wedding.

Soso added that from now , any couple who would want him to buy their aso-ebi for more than 1500,will have to sign an agreement with his lawyer.

If they divorce, they will have to refund him the money he spent. His decision followed a wedding he had spent so much on crashed 4 days ago just a year plus into the marriage.

His caption in full;

It’s so annoying

I bought an ASO-EBI for 65k last year December and travelled all the way to Enugu from Lagos for the wedding.

Paid my flight tickets to and fro, only for me to hear today that the couples divorced 4days ago!

Marriages don’t last more than 2 years this days, don’t know why.

So from now on, anyone who brings ASO-EBI of over 1,500 for me; will sign an agreement with my lawyer….

You divorce, you refund me my money with interest!

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Luck run out on four grave diggers as they were arrested for being in possession of five human heads in Akure, the Ondo State capital. They reportedly sell the severed heads to ritualists for money-making.

The suspects who are workers of a public cemetery owned by Akure South Local Government along Imafon road, Akure were caught in the act while trying to severe the head of a newly buried corpse.

Vanguard reported that the suspects were apprehended last weekend for being in possession of a female human head and four other fresh severed heads.

The suspects include Adewale Abiodun, 40; Akinola Sunday, 69, Olomofe, 45 and Oluwadare Idowu 67. They are all said to be cooling off in the police custody after the bubble burst last Saturday when the syndicates were trying to exhume a body of A young tipper driver who was just buried few hours by the family.

Eyewitness account said:  “As they were trying to exhume the corpse, some family members of the deceased came back to the cemetery with some bricklayers to cement the grave and caught them in the act.

“lt was when we caught them in the act which led to their beating that we discovered that they were in possession of a female human head and four other fresh severed heads.

We immediately contacted men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) who came to pick them up.”

Spokesperson of the state police command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, said that police detectives have commenced an investigation into the matter and assured that other members of the syndicate would soon be unraveled.

Source: Vanguard.

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