Bomb Blast Kills 3, Police HQ Attacked, Nigerian Governor’s Aide Arrested As Rotimi Amaechi’s Video Goes Viral

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, releases gospel music featuring his wife, Judith (Video)

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has released a gospel music featuring his wife, Judith. A video shared online shows the couple singing in spirit and in truth.

Watch the video below

 

Source: Lindaikeji

 

 

Dorathy reveals date for BBNaija lockdown reunion show

Ex-BBNaija housemate Dorathy Bachor has revealed the official date for the premiering of the BBNaija Season 5 Lockdown reunion show.

The reality star cum entrepreneur on Friday said the reunion show will begin June 17, 2021. The reunion show is usually characterised with drama as 20 ex-housemates will meet live once again and get the opportunity to clear the air and express their feelings towards each other.

The show offers fans another opportunity to get to see their favourite housemates together on their TV screens.

On March 24, 2021, organisers of BBNaija announced the commencement of Big Brother Naija Season 6 Edition with an open call for the season 6 audition.

They also confirmed that the production of BBNaija 2021 reunion show for the season 5 “Lockdown” housemates is in progress.

The show, which is to be hosted by Ebuka Obi Uchendu, will revisit some highlights and memorable moments from the 2020 season 5 edition won by Laycon. There had been several speculations to the actual date of commencement of the reunion show.

However, taking to her Instagram page, Dorathy posted a photo of the reunion show with an accompanying that reads: “It’s a date 17th of June 2021 @dstvnigeria @bigbronaija.”

 

Source: The Nation

 

 

Gunmen Attack Police Headquarter In Ilorin

Unknown gunmen on Friday attacked Ilorin Police Command, Kwara State as community members run helter-skelter for their safety.

According to the report, the armed gunmen stormed the police station in two loaded tricycles and keep shooting in the air as they approached the division. According to an eyewitness, although men of the police responded with gunshots but the gunmen made a clean escape after the assualt, which fortunately did not result in any casualty.

Responding to enquiry on the shootings, Ajayi Okasanmi, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO confirmed the shootings but explained that the shooters were suspected cultists with whom the police having clashes with recently.

The police and some suspected cultists had engaged in a fracas earlier that day around the Baboko area of Ilorin after one of its members died in the course of being arrested.

As learnt, the suspect, while resisting arrest had jumped into a nearby river where he drowned. The police had then called in firemen to have the body retrieved.

But suspected cult members had stormed the place attempting to take the body of their members from the firemen only to be repelled by the police.

“This is the Genesis of the crisis that later led to the shooting at the headquaters,” explained Okasanmi.

 

Source: Independent.ng

 

 

Bomb blast kills 3, wounds 7 in Somalia

At least three people, including civilians, were killed and seven others injured in southwestern Somalia today in a bomb blast that targeted a busy market, according to an official, Anadolu Agency reports.

Abdiqani Mohamud, a police officer in Baidoa city, told Anadolu Agency that the explosion was caused by an improvised explosive device set to explode during the crowded daytime hours.

“A lot of people, including consumers of the narcotic Khat [plant] were at the market. We don’t know exactly how many people have been killed but we know for sure so far that three were killed and more than seven others injured in the attack,” Mohamud said.

The wounded were rushed to the Bay regional hospital in Baidoa for treatment, he added.

Isse Abdirahman, an eyewitness who also spoke to Anadolu Agency, said the blast devastated part of the market.

Baidoa is a major city located 243 kilometers (150 miles) southwest of the capital Mogadishu and the administrative capital of South West State.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack but the Somali-based al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group al-Shabaab has perpetrated similar recent attacks in the Horn of Africa nation.

The blast comes a day after Somalia decided to go to the polls after the country’s leaders announced the resolution of an election impasse between the federal government and regional leaders.

 

Source: Middleeastmonitor.com

 

 

Nigerian governor’s aide, police officers, others arrested for vandalising railway tracks

The Special Adviser to the Governor of Nasarawa State on Infrastructure, Yusuf Musa, has been arrested for his alleged role in the vandalism of railway tracks.

This was announced by the Nasarawa State police commissioner, Bola Longe, while parading Mr Musa and other suspects at the Force Headquarters in Lafia on Thursday.

Mr Longe, in a press release obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, said the suspects, including police officers, were nabbed following the intelligence information received by the command.

According to him, the suspects have “turned the Nigerian railway tracks that traverse some major cities and villages in Nasarawa State en route to Benue state to gold mines where they vandalise and cart away rail tracks.”

“Consequently, the State Police command developed a strategic anti-vandalism template to arrest the tide of this unwholesome scenario.”

“It is gratifying to note however, that, this template paid off on 16/5/2021 at about 0130hrs and 24/5/2021 at about 0300hrs respectively when police operatives swooped on the vandals at their theatre of operation while vandalising and carting away railway tracks/slippers along Agyaragu Tofa in Lafia LGA and Angwan Alago of Kadarko district in Keana LGA.”

Mr Longe stated that Richard Joseph, an inspector of police; Mali Peter, a sergeant; Ibrahim Usman, an official of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps; and three others were arrested at the crime scenes.

He, however, said an extensive investigation into the case led to the arrest of Mr Musa and ten others.

Others arrested include Mohammed Isiaka, a former supervisory councillor on education, Nasarawa Eggon LGA; Marra Thai, a Chinese national and the Manager of Yong Xing Steel Company, Tunga Maje, FCT Abuja, and Samuel Shagbaor, a staff of the Nigerian Railway Corporation.

 

Source: Premium Times

 

 

Anambra guber: APC’ll rob to win, I see bomb explosion – Primate Ayodele

The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has warned that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would not win the Anambra governorship election.

Primate Ayodele, however, said APC can only win the election if the party “robs the people of their rights.”

In a statement on Friday, the clergyman urged the APC to pick George Moghalu during its primaries.

He said: ‘’In APC, Except the party rigs and rob the poor people off their rights, I don’t see any APC candidate winning the election, though it will be tough it is between PDP, APGA, YPP.

“However for APC Primaries, George Moghalu should be given the ticket, only him can make the main election tough’’

Primate Ayodele also warned the state government to ensure adequate security.

The prophet said, “I foresee explosives during the election,” adding that after the primaries, “God will reveal the next governor of Anambra State to him.”

Recall that some weeks ago, Primate Ayodele named some aspirants who can make waves for parties in the Anambra State election if they get the ticket after the primaries.

Following up on his earlier disclosure, the prophet released more names of aspirants that could pull through.

‘In addition to what I said earlier for PDP, It is between Godwin Maduka, Tony Nwoye, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, and Obiora Okonkwo, any of these four aspirants can give PDP victory in the election’.

‘’In APGA, it is between Charles Soludo and Chukwuma Umojie but Soludo will be favoured at the end of the day during the primaries.

‘’In YPP, Andy Uba will clinch it’’, he added.

 

Source: Dailypost

 

 

UCL FINAL: City face injury scare as Gundogan withdraws from training

Ilkay Gundogan withdrew before the end of Manchester City’s training session on the eve of their Champions League final clash with Chelsea in Porto. Gundogan, who is the Premier League champions’ top scorer in all competitions this term with 17 goals this term, appeared to be suffering from discomfort in his right thigh after a collision with captain Fernandinho. City’s practice match at Estadio do Dragao continued in the Germany international’s absence, with the players and manager Pep Guardiola retaining an overall relaxed demeanour – suggesting the nature of Gundogan’s knock, being impact rather than muscular, meant it was not a major cause for concern.

Gundogan is the only member of the City squad to have featured in a Champions League final when he scored from the penalty spot in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich at Wembley in 2013. The 30-year-old has been instrumental in City regaining the Premier League and retaining the EFL Cup this season, although he was an unused substitute for last weekend’s 5-0 victory over Everton after being substituted following a blow to the knee in a 3-2 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion.

“I’m alright, I was a little bit cautious in that Brighton game,” he said when asked about his fitness earlier this week. “Because of the knock-on my knee I started to feel all the muscles around it a little bit and I didn’t want to pull anything. “I didn’t miss any training sessions, so I’m feeling good.” All other members of Guardiola’s first-team squad trained, with no fitness concerns mentioned by the manager at his pre-match news conference.

 

Source: Vanguard