The Nigerian police in Yola on Thursday confirmed the arrest of three members of a notorious gang, known as Shilla Boys. The state Police Spokesman, Deputy Superintendent Sulaiman Nguroje who confirmed the arrest in a statement said that the suspects were between the ages of 18 years and 35 years and had been terrorising people with dangerous weapons in some areas of Yola North Local Government Area. He said on January 20th the police received information about the suspicious movement of members of the gang at a hideout in Ngurore town, sprang into action and recovered one tricycle, knives and cutlasses. Nguroje said that the criminal gang usually disguise as commercial tricycle operators to rob their victims. Ondo: Presidency doesn’t know the meaning of forest reserves –Gani Adams The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, said Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, had constitutional rights to give the notice to quit illegal residents in the state’s forest reserves. The Presidency, in a statement by the President’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, also faulted the governor, saying he should not act outside his constitutional powers. However, reacting in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, Adams said that forest reserves are not accessible except to authorised persons and a place for valued cash trees. Adams also said that herdsmen living in the forests are not only unauthorised, but also would likely cut down trees to make fires and must also kill animals for food. The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States. In a statement issued on his official Twitter handle, Atiku expressed confidence that the Biden era will reaffirm the United States as the beacon of democracy. He urged the Biden presidency to strengthen United States ties with Nigeria and to help in the country’s war on terror. Atiku said he was looking forward to the removal of every travel restriction on Nigerian citizens, in keeping with the good relations that have existed between the two nations. United States President Joe Biden is expected on Thursday to unveil his administration’s plans to tackle the coronavirus crisis, as he starts his first full day in the White House with America confronting a slide of challenges. Biden was sworn in as the 46th US president on Wednesday, delivering a calming call to heal a nation divided by festering divisions that had grown deeper under four years of Donald Trump. Biden took the presidential oath standing on the steps of the US Capitol, the building complex that had been attacked two weeks earlier by a pro-Trump mob seeking to overturn his victory. Moments earlier Kamala Harris had taken the oath to officially become America’s first female vice president. Biden is expected to outline his administration’s plans later on Thursday after he is briefed by his Covid-19 team. Italian Serie A giants, Juventus on Wednesday took a 2-0 win over Napoli to win the Italian Super Cup. The club manager Andrea Pirlo has won his first trophy as a coach on Wednesday as Juventus beat Napoli 2-0 in the. Cristiano Ronaldo found the back of the net 64 minutes to give the club a 1-0 lead over Napoli and later Alvaro Morata added a second deep into injury time. Juventus has won the Italian Super cup for the ninth time, having finished runners-up last year to Lazio. This was the first meeting between Pirlo and Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso, who won the 2006 World Cup together and spent a decade as AC Milan teammates, winning two Serie A titles and two Champions League together.
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