Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Governor Aregbesola’s Mother Is Dead

Alhaja  Saratu, the mother of the Osun state Governor, Ogbeni Rauf  Aregbesola is reportedly dead.

 Iya-olobi, as she was popularly called, died in Ilesa, her hometown, in the early hours of today. May God rest her soul.

3 Gang Suspects Shot Dead Trying To Flee Court

 Russian law enforcement officers today killed three suspects on trial over 17 gang murders after they seized guns from their guards and tried to flee a court in the Moscow region, officials said. 

Five handcuffed defendants were being escorted in a lift under guard at the court some 20 kilometres (12 miles) north-west of Moscow city, Russia’s Investigative Committee said. 

One of the prisoners attacked a guard and attempted to suffocate him. The prisoners were able to free themselves and grab weapons from their escorts, investigators said.  When the lift opened on the third floor of the court building officers from Russia’s national guard began firing on the attackers.

Photo: Ghanaian President Visits Nigeria

Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo visited Nigeria today. He was received by acting President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential villa, Abuja.

Akufo-Addo arrived at the Villa at about 11.12 a.m. and was welcomed by Osinbajo who ushered him into the Acting President’s office through a red carpet.

The visit lasted for barely four minutes as the Ghanaian leader proceeded immediately to the National Defence College to deliver a lecture to the college graduands.

Akufo-Addo won the country’s 2016 presidential poll against the incumbent, John Mahama, by a margin of 9.45 per cent. He was inaugurated into office on Jan. 7, 2017.

Military Chiefs Relocate To Maiduguri On Osinbajo's Order

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Burutai, and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Saddiq Abubakar, have relocated to Maiduguri as directed by the Acting President.

They arrived the Command and Control Centre in Maiduguri today.

Maj-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this to newsmen in Maiduguri. We wish them all the best in the fight against terrorism. May God give them victory.