Rampaging terrorist blocked and kidnapped travelers in Kogi state.

According to Homepage news channel it was learnt that Terrorist block road and kidnapped travelers along Abuja-Lokoja highway.

According to a report by Daily Post, the incident took place Wednesday evening at Ochonyi-Omoko village along the Abuja-Lokoja highway in Kogi State.

After the gunmen succeeded in forcing the bus to stop, they went ahead to kidnap the passengers at gunpoint and whisked them into the bush.

The sad incident happened around 8pm on that fateful night. One of the passengers who managed to escape narrated the incident.

The passenger identified as Benjamin Isaac revealed that he and few others were lucky to have escaped from being abducted by the bandits when the gunmen were leading other victims into the bush.

The incident was also confirmed by a member of the vigilante group who spoke on the condition of anonymity. He said that he got to know about the attack while he was praying nearby.

After concluding his prayer, he mobilized other members of his group and started looking for the gunmen having seen the abandoned car from where some of the travelers were abducted.

The search for the bandits was still going on with a view to catching up with them and rescuing the victims.

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Russian forces pushed back inside Ukraine.

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Uproar in House of Reps as stakeholders shun invitation for subsidy probe.

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, condemned the critical stakeholders in the petroleum sector for failing to honour its summons to an investigative hearing on subsidy payments by the Federal Government on petroleum products.

Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, who was represented by the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase, to declare open the inaugural investigative organised by the Special Ad Hoc Committee on Petroleum Products Subsidy Regime in Nigeria from 2017 to 2021, decried the absence of the stakeholders.

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Buhari mourns slain Kaduna Catholic Priest.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday condemned the killing of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. John Cheitnum of the Kafanchan Catholic Diocese.

The Catholic Priest was murdered four days after gunmen abducted him.

Reacting to the incident in a statement by his Spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Wednesday, Buhari said he’s disturbed by murder of religious figure in the country.

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Northern group fault Tinubu over choice of running mate.

The Arewa Solidarity Group (ASG), has frowned at the choice of former Governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima as the running mate of the APC presidential flagbearer, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, insisting that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State would’ve been much better.

The Chairman, Board of Trustees ( BoT) of the group, Abdullahi Muhammed Jika, told journalists in Kaduna that the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not consider the critical success factor for the victory of Tinubu in the forthcoming 2023 election.

Jika said that the acceptability of a candidate is a great factor in winning an election, adding that the ruling APC jettisoned the acceptability factor while making the choice of running mate.

Beyond the political strength of northwest region where governor El-Rufa’i is based, his political clout and performances in the space of his administration is what the party would have considered.

There is no doubt, in the present political dispensation, that Governor El-Rufa’i has proven his worth as a political administrator with the can-do spirit to match the yearning of Nigerians, he said.

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Alleged APC contracted bishop denies involvement, call for arrest of impostors.

One of the Christian Clerics who was amongst those allegedly ”’contracted”’ by the APC, Apostle Ekapong Ubi, for the unveiling of the party’s vice presidential candidate yesterday in Abuja has denied being among the hired Bishops.

Apostle Ubi, who was number 26 on the purported list of the hired Bishops made this known in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Calabar.

Thank you so much, my brother, greetings from our ministry and my family and greetings from Calabar.

I wanted you to see me physically that I am in Calabar I never traveled anywhere.

No call was put across to me by anybody and I’m not aware and I am not an APC member so they have decided to use that to collect money.

The living God that I serve will judge them, I am calling on the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies to go after those fake, mischief makers so that they will be dealt with. It shows that if APC can go this way, 2023 election is not safe for us.

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A civil rights organization granted permission to apply for Ahmed Tinubu prosecution.

According to report Abuja Federal High Court on Thursday granted permission to a civil rights organization under the aegis of Incorporated Trustees of Center for Reform and Public Advocacy to apply for order of mandamus that will compel the Inspector General of Police to prosecute the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over alleged perjury.

Justice Inyang Ekwo granted the leave while delivering ruling in an ex-parte application argued by the lawyer to the group, Ugo Nwofor.

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Lagos state government begin ban on Spy police plate number.

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Federal Government of Nigeria plan to ban motorcycle nation wide.

The National Security Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, revealed measures being considered to impede terrorist activities including a nationwide ban on motorcycles and mining to cut off their sources of funds.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, flanked by his Interior and Police Affairs counterparts, Rauf Aregbesola and Mohammed Dingyadi, respectively, briefed correspondents at the end of the meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, saying that it focused on the logistics used by the terrorists.

These logistics, Malami said, include motorcycles used for movement and mining, which provides them with the money to fund their arms supply.

He said the federal government is now looking at ways to inhibit their actions by blocking the sources already identified.

Malami noted that terrorists have moved from the conventional ways of funding their activities to mining and ransom taking, making it necessary for the government to act.

Also speaking, the Minister of Interior, affirmed that substantial efforts went into the gathering of intelligence before the recent attack on Kuje Correctional Center but regretted that there was an absence of will to act on it.

Aregbesola, who said the preliminary investigation on the attack had been submitted to the president, assured that all those who are found to have shrieked their responsibilities at the end of the ongoing investigation, would be punished.