Wednesday 7 December 2016

Buhari to Nigerians: Stop making expensive demands from me

President Muhammadu Buhari has told Nigerian elites to stop making ‘expensive demands’ from him, as things can no longer be done in the old way.

Buhari said the way things were done before, led to the impoverishment of the citizens.

The President was speaking during a meeting with a group of Nigerians in the Diaspora, at the 3rd Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa, held in Dakar, Senegal.

In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari insisted his administration was on the right track.

New police recruits favours the Northern States (See Details)

Following the release of names of 10,000 successful applicants for the Nigeria police recruitment scheme by the Police Service Commission (PSC), on Monday, it has been discovered that the North got the lion’s share.

PSC Head Spokesman, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, said the new recruits comprise 500 cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP), 500 cadet inspectors and, 7,500 constables.

The breakdown showed that the North West, comprising Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi and Sokoto got the lion share while South East, with five states region got the least.

Say What | Bolivians celebrates after they were sentenced for six years for drug offences

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday sentenced three Bolivians to six years’ imprisonment for dealing in illicit drugs.

The convicts are Reuben Jorge, Yhugo Moreno and Yerko Dorado.

They were sentenced by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, who affirmed their guilty plea to the two counts pressed against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

The convicts had been in detention since February 3, 2013, when they were arrested by operatives of the NDLEA on Daily Times Estate, Satellite Town, Lagos State, the base where they illegally produced Ephedrine and Methamphetamine.

Osun students, family protest death of corps member, Ifedolapo Oladepo

Church members, students and members of the family of late Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo staged a protest in Osogbo, Osun State, on Tuesday to register their anger over the alleged negligence of officials of the National Youth Service Corps orientation camp in Kano State, which led to the death of the 2016 Batch ‘B’ corps member.

This is just as the Federal Government stated that the late corps member had renal sepsis occasioned by infection, which killed her.

In Osun, the protest took off from the Freedom Park and was led by the National Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Mr. Idowu Odebunmi; the Deputy Coordinator of NANS in the South West, Mr. Saheed Afolabi, and the National President of the National Association of Osun State Students, Mr. Oladejo Bashiru.

Drama! IPOB declares Operation David Dance to counter Army’s Python Dance

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Tuesday declared Operation David Dance, a week after the Nigerian Army launched its Operation Python Dance in the South-East geopolitical zone.

In a statement in Awka, Anambra State, by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group urged its members to exercise restraint in dealing with security agents.

It said God would not permit the extermination of its members because they were innocuous in their struggle.

Policemen and soldiers arrested for defiling IDPs

Not less than three soldiers, two policemen and a prison official have been arrested for allegedly raping Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East.

Arrested alongside the soldiers and policemen for the same offence were one prison official, a member of staff, Borno Ministry of Agriculture and two members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, Borno State.

The officials were accused of involving in sexual exploitation and abuse of IDPs in the North-East.

Stock market posted N660bn loss in November

The bearish trend in the Nigerian equities market persisted in the month of November, leaving investors with a combined loss of N660bn.

The market has largely suffered from declines in trade value and volumes for a good part of the year, thus weakening investors’ participation and the market turnover.

As of the last day of trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in October this year, the NSE market capitalisation closed at N9.349tn, while the All-Share Index was 27,220.09 basis points.

Tragic! Final year female student crushed to death by truck on her way from the bank in Ogun State (Graphic Photo)

A Facebook user, Ibe Caleb, shared the photo of a young lady crushed to death by a truck carrying drinks on her way from the bank.

Read what he posted below: