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The security operatives arrested 10 persons attending the meeting which is alleged to be part of a plan to allegedly unleash mayhem on some parts of Bayelsa State.

Personnel of Operation Puff Adder of the Bayelsa State Police Command have interrupted a secret meeting organized by the members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in a private school in Okutukutu axis of Yenagoa, the state capital.

The security operatives also arrested 10 persons attending the meeting which is alleged to be part of a plan to allegedly unleash mayhem on some parts of Bayelsa State.

A book titled “The Chain of One Nigeria Broken (The story of our journey to Freedom)” was also recovered from the suspects during the raid on the meeting by security operatives on Tuesday afternoon June 1.

An eyewitness told Daily Trust that a legal practitioner and the headmaster of the school were among the ten persons arrested.

“The suspects were arrested by a team of Operation Puff Adder when plain-clothed policemen and uniformed ones stormed the area.

“Many residents started moving into their homes to avoid being caught on the wrong side of the law. They proceeded to the school and we were shocked when they brought out people in handcuffs. We thought the school was empty.”

In what seems to be a confirmation of the arrest, Bayelsa police spokesperson, Asinim Butswat warned members of the public in the State to stay clear from any form of association with the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (lPOB).

Butswat also disclosed that intelligence available to the Command indicates that some misguided elements are planning to set-up IPOB cells in the State, hinting that Police Operatives are on their trail and monitoring their activities.

He Said;

“The Command will deal decisively with any person or group of persons that attempt to disrupt the prevailing and peaceful security situation in the State.

“The Bayelsa State Police Command hereby, appeals to the good people of Bayelsa State to go about their lawful and legitimate businesses, as the security agencies are on ground to ensure that peace and order is maintained in the State”

The video shows how the vandals cut the rail tracks into two but were unable to move them from the rail.

A video has surfaced online showing how vandals destroyed newly installed rail tracks.

The video shows how the vandals cut the rail tracks into two.
They were however unable to move them from the rail.

Hundreds of commuters had to divert to the alter-nate road towards Punch Place to connect out of the gridlock.

According to a report by The Nation, a truck carrying grain has killed a pedestrian.

The truck derailed off the Lagos-Ibadan road forcing it to crush the pedestrian to death as it emptied its content on the pavement.

The accident has occasioned serious traffic along the busy corridor.

Attempts by emergency agencies comprising: Nigeria Police, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and others has created a bedlam on the road as the section of the corridor outwards Lagos at Arepo junction was blocked.

Hundreds of commuters had to divert to the alter-nate road towards Punch Place to connect out of the gridlock.

As at the time of this report 12.21 pm the crashed truck was yet to be moved out of the road.

The crushed pedestrian, has, however been packed in a body bag. The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Father. Ejike Mbaka, has released his prophecies for the New Year 2021.

Mbaka warned the government of the President, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to buckle down or face imminent extinction.

He said.

“The Holy Spirit of God asked me to warn the government of the day to be very careful; to change policies and take care of the youths without politicising their (youths’) condition.

“That the government should rise and urgently create jobs and innovate opportunities that would benefit the youths of the nation because they have suffered so much.

“Don’t politicise the condition of the youths, otherwise, they will arise and end the political system.

“Should the government fail to do so as soon as possible that time is coming when the youths will rise against the government, and that any attempt to stop them will end the government”!

He said:

“I can see a year ahead; it is not specific, whether it is in 2021 that this will happen, but it is within a time in the time of life, that the anger of God will befall many people in the political circle because they have looted so much and disgraced this nation enough.

“Those who should be serving the country have looted the country dry for their personal aggrandisement, such that our children and grandchildren no longer have a future”.

“They should obey the voice of God, sit together and think out how to reshape Nigeria.

“The situation in the country portends wickedness, wicked ruling in high places, in the name of legislators; they are the real kidnappers, and the anger of God is upon them.

“I know they would want to attack this message, as usual, but I warn, let nobody, whether you are politician or man of God, attack this message so you do not become a victim!

“Whoever that would conspire against this message or partake in any gang-up against me or this ministry, your evil plans will turn back and befall you.

“Be warned, this is no longer the Fr Mbaka of 2020 but that of 2021,” he said, adding that, “it will be fire for fire this year; if you attack us, you will be attacked”.

“They have kidnapped the opportunities meant for the youths, kidnapped the nation’s wealth and jobs meant for the youths.

“They have kidnapped a lot of infrastructure development; they are kidnappers!

“If they don’t change but choose to fight Fr Mbaka, they should wait and see.

“The Holy Spirit says that many politicians will run helter-skelter, from one government house to another; many will run to their villages but they would still be trailed down to their villages.

“Many will try to fly out of the country but the airports will be blocked.

“It will come like a doom, they will be put to shame. Those who have been cornering positions that were meant for the youths will be crying had I known,” he said.


Nigerian singer, Johnny Drille took to Twitter to pour out his heart about a lot of things. 

 

He spoke about family, his need to succeed to give his only sister a better life, and he spoke about the things he's done for love.

 

He talked about his first crush and about trailing a girl he liked home for hours.

 

He then revealed the "highest" he's gone for love.

 

He wrote: "The highest I’ve done for love was to refuse two shows one weekend because I’d already made plans to hang out with one woman. 

 

"I too like woman."

 

Singer Johnny Drille opens up about the crazy things he

Singer Johnny Drille opens up about the crazy things he

 

The singer's love for women is not a secret. He once mentioned that he used to consider being an actor just so that he can kiss women.


Some Nigerians have reacted to a Member of British parliament claiming that former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon left with half of Central Bank. 

 

LIB reported earlier that British lawmaker, Tom Tungendhat said this while advocating for sanctions against Nigerian officials who flee to the UK with the country's loot.

 

The disclosure has however been trailed with mixed reactions and here are some below; 

 

Nigerians reacts to Member of British parliament claiming that former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon left with half of Central Bank

Nigerians reacts to Member of British parliament claiming that former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon left with half of Central Bank

Nigerians reacts to Member of British parliament claiming that former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon left with half of Central Bank Nigerians reacts to Member of British parliament claiming that former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon left with half of Central Bank Nigerians reacts to Member of British parliament claiming that former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon left with half of Central Bank Nigerians reacts to Member of British parliament claiming that former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon left with half of Central Bank Nigerians reacts to Member of British parliament claiming that former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon left with half of Central Bank Nigerians reacts to Member of British parliament claiming that former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon left with half of Central Bank Nigerians reacts to Member of British parliament claiming that former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon left with half of Central Bank Nigerians reacts to Member of British parliament claiming that former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon left with half of Central Bank


Reverend father Matthew Dajo of the St Anthony Catholic Church in Yangoji village, Kwali Area Council in Abuja suburb, has reportedly been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

An eyewitness identified simply as Saleh, said the priest was abducted on Sunday November 22 around 9:47:pm. It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the catholic priest's residence with sophisticated weapons.

The gunmen reportedly gained access to the victim's house through the fence. The eyewitnesss said;

“In fact, the entire community was terrified as a result of sporadic gun shot by the Kidnappers. As nobody was able to come outside because some of the Kidnappers had surrounded the house while others entered the house through the fence."

FCT police spokesperson, Miriam Yusuf confirmed the incident and also revealed that the command has since launched an operation to rescue the Catholic Church Reverend. She urged members of the public to remain calm as the command was intensifying effort to rescue the victim unhurt.

Yusuf said;

“The commissioner of Police FCT CP,Bala Ciroma, has launched a manhunt to trail and apprehend the suspects.

“While urging residents to be security conscious and promptly report all suspicious movements, the command wishes to reiterate its unflinching commitment to the protection of lives and property in the Federal Capital Territory.”

President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed the country's current state of recession on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The President said this while declaring open the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit with the theme: “Building Partnerships for Resilience’’.

Buhari who was represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, said the decline in the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) came after 12 successive quarters of positive growth. He also added that the lockdowns, disruption in global supply chains, business failures and rising unemployment caused the recent recession.

The President said;

“We can all recall that during the lockdown, farming did not take place, businesses were closed; schools were closed as were hotels and restaurants.

“Also, airlines stopped flying, while inter-state commerce was disrupted.

“The economy only began to recover when these activities resumed and if we are able to sustain the nearly three percentage point increase from the second quarter decline of minus 6.1 per cent, the performance in the fourth quarter could take us into positive territory."

Buhari who disclosed his adminstration's effort to mitigate such impact led to the introduction of the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), further revealed that all the programmes in the ESP are reliant on the private sector playing a key role in creating and conserving jobs and the production and delivery of services in agriculture, housing, solar power and digital technologies.

He added;

“Of course, an improvement in global economic conditions, including the restoration of global supply chains and resumption of exports and remittances, should enable a V-shaped recovery.

“We expect, in the same spirit of partnership, that the private sector will complement these efforts by making maximum use of the provisions of the ESP and the Finance Bill when it is passed by the National Assembly and also by retaining and creating jobs so as to keep people at work.

“In a similar spirit of partnership, private sector enterprises should also pay their due taxes."

Buhari also noted that partnerships are essential and also necessary for framing medium and long-term development plans as the nation combats the COVID-19 pandemic. Pointing out that the private sector had a key role to play in the efforts to build a more resilient and competitive economy as expressed in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, the President further averred that private companies in design, construction, logistics and finance were very much engaged in the nation’s infrastructural projects in power and rail as well as road and bridges.

He said;

“I am pleased to inform in this regard that we are working actively with the CBN, the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority and state governments under the auspices of the National Economic Council to design and put in place a N15 billion Infraco Fund, which will be independently managed.

“The Infraco Fund will help to close the national infrastructural gap and provide a firm basis for increasing national economic productivity and growth."


17 people who were kidnapped last week by gunmen in Gwargwada-Sabo community in Gadabuke development area of Nasarawa have regained freedom.

One of the abducted persons said they raised N2,020,000 in addition to food items like grains and cooking oil among others for their abductors. The Nation reported that the poor abductees were directed to give grains while the bouyant ones parted with money depending on their financial status.

The victim also revealed that the kidnappers have informants who feed them on the social status of all their victims.

Nasarawa police spokesperson, ASP Ramhan Nansel who confirmed their release said;

” I don’t know whether ransom was paid, all I could say is that they released the captives due to the pressure by police men who were trailing them”.


Many people were feared killed in a road accident that occurred at the Ibaka area of Akungba Akoko, Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday evening.

The PUNCH gathered that eight persons have been confirmed dead.

It was gathered that the accident involved a trailer driver who ran his truck into a busy market, killing many people.

According to an eyewitness, the trailer loaded with bags of rice had brakes failure, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crashed into the market.

He said, “The accident occurred about 7.30 pm, when the trailer loaded with bags of rice rammed into the stalls in the market. As I am talking to you, about 20 people must have been killed because we have removed over 10 dead bodies under the trailer and many are still trapped under the trailer.”

The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the crash.

He said, “As we speak now, eight people have been confirmed dead in the accident and we can still have more because we still have many people trapped under the trailer.”

 

Details later…

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has lifted the curfew imposed on the state in the wake of the unrest that trailed the #EndSARS protests against police brutality.

The governor also lifted all restrictions earlier imposed on worship centres in the state.

This was contained in a statement on Saturday titled, ‘Ekiti Lifts Curfew On State And Restrictions On Religious Worships’.

The statement was signed by the State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Akin Omole.

It partly read, “Ekiti State Government has lifted the curfew imposed on the state with effect from 6am on Sunday, November 1, 2020.

“The decision to lift the curfew was taken after an assessment of the security situation and the restoration of relative peace in the State.

“Dr. Kayode Fayemi also approved the lifting of the restrictions placed on religious gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic with effect from the same date, November 1, 2020.

“He, however, emphasised the need for worshippers to continue adhering to the Covid-19 protocol, adding that they must wear face-masks, maintain social distancing and properly wash their hands or sanitise their hands before joining their respective congregations.

“He also stressed the need for residents in the State to be law-abiding, vigilant and promptly report suspicious movement to relevant authorities, assuring that the State Government would leave no stone unturned towards ensuring the safety of lives and property of the people in the State.”

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