Reports on Saturday alleged that an operative of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad had killed the Assistant Captain of Remo Stars, Kazeem Tiyamiyu, after he was arrested. But Oyeyemi said the late footballer, who was popularly known as Kaka, died while trying to escape after his arrest. According to him, the footballer was also arrested for wearing a military cap and not on suspicion of internet fraud. He further pointed out that the operative, who arrested the deceased, was an inspector attached to the Zonal Intervention Squad, Obada, and not a SARS operative. “Based on the information, the inspector went to Sagamu and saw the deceased putting on a military cap, consequent upon which he got him arrested.
February 23, 2020 12:33 UTC
Crisscrossed by major fault lines, Iran and Turkey are among the most earthquake-prone countries in the world. Broadcasters and government officials said dozens of villages were rattled in Turkey, which like Iran has a history of powerful earthquakes. The US Geological Survey put the epicentre 47 km west of the Iranian city of Khoy, where people felt the tremor, according to state TV. An Iranian official told state TV that rescue teams had been dispatched to the area in Iran’s West Azarbaijan province. Another local official said the earthquake was felt in several towns including Urmiah and Salmas, and many villages including some that suffered “100% damage”, state TV reported.
February 23, 2020 12:22 UTC
A Kenyan judge has been arrested and accused of coaching the main suspect in a murder trial – a widow whose husband was found in a septic tank. Appeal Court Judge Sankale ole Kantai did not comment after his alleged link to murder suspect Sarah Wairimu came under scrutiny. Ms Wairimu pleaded not guilty to her husband’s murder and is awaiting trial. Lord Justice Kantai is accused of helping the suspect with her statement for the police about her husband’s death. The Kenyan press has described this as “one of the most famous murder cases in Kenya in recent times”.
February 23, 2020 12:11 UTC
“Following the successful thwarting of the attack near the Gaza Strip fence earlier this morning, an IDF (Israeli army) bulldozer extracted the body of one of the attackers,” a military spokeswoman told AFP. Earlier Sunday, the army had said it “spotted two terrorists approaching the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip and placing an explosive device adjacent to it”. The Gaza health ministry said that two civilians were wounded by Israeli gunfire at the scene. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement identified Sunday’s fatality as Mohammed Al-Naem, 27, a member of their armed Al-Quds Brigade forces. The Israeli army meanwhile distributed footage of “the explosive device the terror squad placed this morning,” noting that the same Jihad “squad was involved in two previous attempts to place IEDs (improvised explosive devices) near the fence during the last few months”.
February 23, 2020 11:37 UTC
Some of the popular and noticeable architecture are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba – the three popular tribes. The traditional Hausa architecture can be categorised into three: calligraphy, surface design and ornamental. Most Hausa architecture was made of simple materials such as mud, stones, grasses, corn stalks and straws for thatch roofing. The traditional Igbo house structure was pre-dominantly round-wall mud houses (ulo aja oto) with thatched roofs (aju or atani). Every household member is careful in what they do so as not to tarnish the name of the family compound.
February 23, 2020 11:03 UTC
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Sunday that seven people including three children were killed in eastern Turkey after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit neighbouring Iran, the official Anadolu news agency reported. Five people were injured and taken to hospital, Soylu said, adding that other people were believed to be trapped under the rubble. The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 9:23 am (0553 GMT), was near the Iranian village of Habash-e Olya, less than 10 kilometres (six miles) from the border, according to the US Geological Survey. Anadolu said the quake caused damage in several villages in neighbouring Van province. The province was struck earlier this month by two avalanches which killed 41 people.
February 23, 2020 08:48 UTC
Falana said that some corrupt political office holders were the ones pitching the citizens against themselves as a cover up to their corrupt practices so as to get an alibi. “There are evidences that corrupt political office holders are the one’s fueling religious intolerance in the country just to cover up for their sins against humanity. “The political leaders are not sincere with stopping all these vices because that is a way to distract the people from their corrupt cases while the people are battling, engaging themselves. “The work for peace needs a dimension that goes beyond any ideology, political system, above any religious movements or religious authority. “Religious and cultural leaders can start a strong effective collaboration of state authorities, religious leaders, and civil society actors to organise community-wide efforts to address all factors that aid violent extremism.
February 23, 2020 08:15 UTC
The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations for 23 Brigade, Maj. Haruna Sani, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. He said the gallant troops mobilised and intercepted the criminals’ advance and engaged them with high volume of fire power. “The wounded soldier has since been evacuated to a military medical facility and is positively responding to treatment,” he said. Sani said that the Commander 23 Armoured Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Sani Mohammed, on Saturday visited the troops in Garkida and toured the locations of the attack. “The Brigade Commander also solicits the citizens’ continuous cooperation in reporting to security agencies any suspicious persons or movement within and adjourning communities.
February 23, 2020 08:03 UTC
With the Sunday’s rematch in the books, fight fans will be hoping to see Tyson Fury take on compatriot Anthony Joshua – holder of the IBF, WBA and WBO belts – in a heavyweight unification bout. A British former professional boxer who competed from 2002 to 2018, David Haye, also believes Fury will switch his focus to Anthony Joshua after outclassing Deontay Wilder and claiming the WBC heavyweight title. Instead, Haye believes all roads lead to a unification match between Fury and Joshua which has the capacity to be the biggest fight in British boxing history, Metro UK reports. He said, “I am very sure the clause for a third fight won’t be exercised. That won’t be realised 100 per cent because what chance does Wilder have what more can he do next time?
February 23, 2020 07:41 UTC
Thich Quang Do, a dissident Buddhist monk who has effectively been under house arrest since 2003 and was nominated multiple times for the Nobel Peace Prize, has died aged 93. His staunch activism landed him under what was effectively house arrest in Ho Chi Minh City in 2003, where he was under constant surveillance. According to his will signed on April 2019, Do requested a “simple funeral, not more than three days”. The UBVC has been banned since the early 1980s when it refused to join the state-sanctioned Vietnam Buddhist Church. The USCIRF recommended to the State Department that Vietnam be designated as a “country of particular concern”, citing “systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom”.
February 23, 2020 05:48 UTC
The Guardian gathered that some powerful political forces had been mounting pressure on the former managing director to pay for projects executed, but she had declined to pay. To avoid the friction that existed between Nunieh, Etang and Ojougboh, the new acting managing director said that members of the new NDDC Interim Management had resolved to work together as a team. “Luckily, President Buhari feels for the Niger Delta. This feeling is also shared by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs. Their concerns led to the decision to try to adopt new methods in tackling the problems of the Niger Delta.
February 23, 2020 04:52 UTC
Nigerians have been warned against the activities of human traffickers who operate online via social media, mobile apps and other online platforms. The Migrant Project (TMP) gave this advice in Lagos, noting that human traffickers whose interest is to exploit women, men and children through forced labour and commercial sex, now recruit unsuspecting persons online, most often via Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, DatingSites, among others. “We have noticed a disturbing rise in the modus operandi of human traffickers. They now recruit, groom and control their victims online, riding on the possibilities of digital anonymity, which makes it easier and cheaper for them to reach and recruit their victims online,” said Tayo Elegbede, Media Lead of TMP in a statement. He noted that predators pose online either as travel agents with enticing deals, recruitment agencies with job offers or as lovers via dating sites and social media platforms who would build trust before unleashing their inhumane intent.
February 23, 2020 04:41 UTC
As MEND Threatens Assault On Oil InstallationsA palpable sense of insecurity and concerns over fresh attacks on oil facilities now pervades Bayelsa State. He said: “In the case of Bayelsa State election, David Lyon won with a wide margin of total votes cast across the entire eight Local government Areas of Bayelsa State. David Lyon was declared the winner of the governorship election, which was accepted by all sons and daughters of Bayelsa State. “The pressure is on Alaibe to withdraw his suit, given the fact that he cannot be declared PDP candidate. He also advised Governor Diri to use his office to do good to humanity and pursue the state’s development, to write his name in gold.
February 23, 2020 04:41 UTC
In the hundred books that Usman Danfodio wrote, I have never seen where he said that Nigeria belongs to the Fulanis. That fake write-up was by those, who don’t want peace in this country, and we had denounced that. Anything contrary will make us slide deeper into chaos.”The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Northern Nigeria, Rev. We want people to hear that we are calling for peace and we should match our calling for peace with action. The Plateau peace process initiated by Alli notwithstanding, the crises brought about segregated settlements between the Muslims and the Christians.
February 23, 2020 04:30 UTC
Even though they are called Chief Security Officers of their states, but where is the instrument for fostering that security? I don’t think so. I am beginning to get uncomfortable with these people, because I don’t think Nigerians will behave like that. And I don’t think anyone of them has the effrontery to say let us break; not even the Northerners. I don’t think there is any ethnic group that is up to 20 million in the North.
February 23, 2020 04:30 UTC