Popular Musician Dead
Iconic Reggae music star, Bunny Wailer, has died at the age of 73 on Tuesday at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, according to Jamaica Observer.
The death of the three-time Grammy Awards winner was confirmed by his manager Maxine Stowe, and Jamaica’s Culture Minister, Olivia Grange.
Although the cause of death remains unknown, Wailer had been in and out of the hospital since suffering a second stroke in 2020.
Source – Wuzup Nigeria
Pastor Beaten To Coma Over Refusal To Allow Masquerade Inside Church
Some angry youths numbering about 20 on Monday night beat to coma, the clergy in charge of United Evangelical Church, Pastor Michael Samson in Iyano community under Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State.
DAILY POST gathered that the incident happened at about 11pm on Monday night.
Trouble started when the pastor had during the day denied the youth’s access to the church with their Masquerade while they were performing a ceremony.
Angered by the pastor’s resistance, the youths came back angrily, fully kitted with dangerous objects to beat the pastor when he was fast asleep.
Source – Daily Post
35-Year-Old Woman And Her Four Children Die In Jos House Fire
A 35-year-old woman, Ebere Precious Ogbodo and her four children, Rejoice, Merkel, Harmony and Engel were killed in a deadly fire house fire in Jos, Plateau state.
The tragic incident occurred in Gyel community, Jos South Local Government Area of the state on Thursday night, February 25.
The children died instantly while their mother was rushed to Dee Medical Center in Bukuru, where she passed away the following day.
Source – Linda Ikeji
Armed Bandits Kill Six In Kaduna
Armed bandits have killed six people in Igabi and Kauru local government areas of Kaduna State.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan in a statement issued on Tuesday March 2, said armed bandits barricaded the Birnin Yero-Tami road, Igabi and killed one Hussaini Suleiman Dari. One Dahiru Saidu was left injured and is receiving treatment in a hospital.
At Gwada village, Igabi local government area, an attack by gunmen left two persons, Yahuza Sale and Garba Sule, dead.
In another incident, armed bandits invaded Ungwan Kure, and killed two residents, Mohammed Sani Suleiman and Yahuza Sale.
Source – Linda Ikeji
Senate Bars Sex Offenders From Working With Children
On Monday, March 1, the Nigerian Senate passed an amendment to the Child’s Rights Act 2003, stopping sexual offenders from working with children.
This followed the presentation of a report by the Chairman of the Committee on Women Affairs, Betty Apiafi on the Child’s Rights Act amendment.
The lawmakers said the amendment will further give protection to the Nigerian child from sexual violence and abuse suffered in the hands of caregivers and similar persons responsible for their wellbeing.
The Senate also passed the Older Persons Rights and Privileges Bill which seeks to address the social and economic challenges triggered by aging and the need for government to formulate policies that will incorporate the elderly and cater for their well-being.
Source – Tori NG
Details Of National Security Meeting With President Buhari Emerges
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the nation’s security chiefs to recover all areas being occupied by insurgents, bandits and kidnappers all over the country.
The National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno told State House correspondents that Buhari issued the order during the just-concluded meeting of the National Security Council.
The meeting was presided by Buhari at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.
According to him, no sovereign nation will allow a group of non-state actors to bring it down to its knees and bring the state to panic, apprehension, distrust and disorder.
Source – Daily Post
Insecurity: Buhari Declares Zamfara ‘no Fly Zone’, Restates Ban On Mining Activities
In a bid to put an end to banditry that has ravaged Zamfara State and other parts of the North-west and North-central states, President Muhammadu Buhari has declared the state a no-fly-zone.
A no-fly zone, also known as a no-flight zone (NFZ), or air exclusion zone (AEZ) is a territory or area established by a military power over which certain aircraft are not permitted to fly. Such zones are usually set up in an enemy power’s territory during a conflict, similar in concept to the aerial demilitarised zone.
The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, disclosed this to journalists at the end of the National Security Council meeting held in the Presidential Villa.
Source – Premium Times