Sunday Igboho arrested in Benin Republic
Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Several supporters who are close to the embattled agitator on Tuesday confirmed that Igboho was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night, and his media aide, Olayomi Koiki, fled the country.
One of them said Igboho had a Benin Republic passport and was on his way to Germany before he was arrested on Monday night and efforts to reach Igboho’s media aide, Koiki proved abortive as at the time of this report.
Sallah: Police restrict vehicular movement in Maiduguri
The Police in Borno has announced the restriction of vehicular movement in Maiduguri, as part of measures to ensure security during the Eid prayer marking the Sallah celebration.
A statement signed by the Spokesman of the Command, SP Edet Okon, said the measure was among others taken to ensure the safety of the people.
He said that bags and sharp objects would not be allowed into prayer grounds, and urged parents and guardians to monitor their wards to avoid incidents of missing children.
While calling for maximum cooperation, the statement advised the people to be vigilant, report any suspicious persons, activities or objects to the police and other security agencies.
Bandits Release Over 70 Abducted Women in Zamfara State
Over 70 women abducted by bandits in the Malele community, Zamfara on June 7, 2021, have been released.
Although the reason for the release of the victims is still unknown, local residents confirmed that the women were released by the bandits.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mohammed Shehu confirmed the release, adding that the victims are on their way to the state capital and the command will give more details to journalists on the development.
Pilot Survives as Nigeria Fighter Jet Battling Bandits Crashes
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has stated that one of its pilots survived an air crash after an attack by bandits on the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna State.
In a statement signed on Monday by Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the pilot, identified as Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo survived after he successfully ejected from the aircraft.
It added that the pilot was able to elude several bandits’ strongholds by using the cover of darkness and his phone set for navigation and maneuvered his way to a Nigerian Army Unit, where he was finally rescued.
Courts Order INEC To List Soludo, Uba as APGA, PDP Candidates
Two courts in Anambra on Monday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to list the names of Professor Chukwuma Soludo and Senator Ugochukwu Uba as the candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), respectively for the November 6, 2021, governorship election.
In Professor Soludo’s case, the High Court presided over by Justice C.C. Okaa directed INEC to publish the former CBN Governor’s name which was removed from the electoral umpire’s list last Friday and replaced with that of Hon Chukwuma Michael Umeoji.
Similarly, in Senator Uba’s case, a High Court in Awka presided over by Justice Obiora Nwabunike did not only order INEC to list the lawmaker’s name as the rightful candidate but also awarded N10 million damages against the defendants namely, the PDP and Mr Val Ozigbo, the other candidate of the party produced at the primary supervised by the leadership of the party.