UK: The Queen of England passes on

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, died at her home in Scotland aged 96 on Thursday (Sep 8).

The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon, Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.

Elizabeth’s eldest son Charles, 73, automatically becomes king of the United Kingdom and the head of state of 14 other realms including Australia, Canada and New Zealand. His wife Camilla becomes Queen Consort.

News that the queen’s health was deteriorating emerged shortly after midday on Thursday when her doctors said she was under medical supervision, prompting her family to rush to be by her side at her Scottish home, Balmoral.

The queen had been suffering from what Buckingham Palace has called episodic mobility problems since the end of last year, forcing her to withdraw from nearly all her public engagements.

Her last public engagement came only on Tuesday, when she appointed Liz Truss prime minister her 15th premier.

At her palaces and at government buildings across London, flags were lowered to half-mast.

Queen Elizabeth II, who was also the world’s oldest and longest-serving head of state, came to the throne following the death of her father King George VI on Feb 6, 1952, when she was just 25.

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May Her gentle Soul rest in the Bossom of the Almighty God.

Former president Abdulsalami Abubakar says it time for the younger generation to take over.

The former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abdulsalami Abubakar GCFR, has voiced his opinion on the approaching general election in 2023.

He said in his speech that he thought it would be best for the country if the elderly died peacefully and the younger generation took their place.

We can support them in every manner we can by serving as their mentors and teachers so they can lead the country.

In fact, Nigerians should begin backing the young, energising, and visionary individuals who will lead their country to greatness right away. Abdulsalami Abubakar, a previous head of state, noted.

Imumolen emphasised in his statements to reporters that electing politicians with a track record of success who can alter the trajectory of the country should be encouraged.

He said, We need to get the country back on the path of sustainability and growth.

But if that must happen, Nigerians should start thinking about choosing someone with a history of leadership at all levels from both the public and private sector, he added.

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Fear grows as attacks increase near Europe nuclear plant.

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Nigeria custom allegedly seized 7,000 Donkey male organ in Lagos State.

The controller said that a pungent smell was coming from the bags, arousing suspicion among the customs officers who then opened the packages to find the 7,000 donkey’s male organs.

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Seven thousand pieces of Donkey male genitals meant for exportation to Hong Kong have been intercepted by men of the Nigeria Customs Service Murtala Mohammed Airport Cargo Command.

This was revealed by the Customs Area Controller Sambo Dangaladima while showcasing sixteen (16) sacks of Donkey male genitals to Newsmen with a duty paid value of two hundred and sixteen million, two hundred and twelve thousand, eight hundred and thirteen naira. (N216, 212, 813).

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He said that the pungent smell was coming from the bags, arousing suspicion among the customs officers who then opened the packages to find the 7,000 donkey’s male organs.

Upon interception of the seven thousand Donkey male genitals, the importers falsely declared these illegal wildlife parts as cow male genitals, after due examination, my export officers discovered they were Donkey male genitals.

It’s the first time we are seizing this type of item, we will not allow such illegal wildlife trade thrive under our watch, Dangaladima said.

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Iranian ship try to capture US Navy drone in the Persian Gulf.

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A Reverend Sister nabbed with abducted 15 children in River’s state.

A self acclaimed Reverend sister, Maureen Wechinwu, who was arrested in Rivers State with 15 abducted children has confessed.

The 44-year-old suspect was arrested at Omuigwe Abuja Phase II, Aluu, in Ikwerre LGA for alleged child trfficking.

While being paraded by men of the Force, Maureen revealed that she ‘buys’ the children. She claimed that she used to be a Reverend Sister trained in England and her orphanage is genuine.

Some of the children are mad people’s children. The others are brought to me by one Mr. Victor. Sometimes he comes with them in twos. One Miss Alice brought two to me. Alice said since I am a beginner that I should take them.

Sometimes when Victor brings children, he will be demanding money. But due to the pressure on me sometimes I give N50,000, N60,000, and N100,000, she said.

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Former aviation Minister Fani Kayode says arrest of Tukur Mamu biggest breakthrough.

A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Thursday, said the arrest and subsequent detention of terrorists’ negotiator, Tukur Mamu, is “the biggest breakthrough in Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram (BH) and ISWAP insurgents”.

News reports that the Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday arrested Tukur Mamu, publisher of Desert Herald, at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano.

Mamu who is a media consultant to Ahmed Gumi, the popular Islamic cleric, was at the forefront of negotiations for the release of the Kaduna-train captives.

Mamu was earlier detained at the Cairo International Airport in Egypt while he was on his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj.

The DSS, through its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, said Mamu was arrested following a request by the Nigerian Military to answer some questions relating to security.

The biggest breakthrough in the fight against BH and ISWAP is the arrest, repatriation and detention of Tukur Mamu who is an accomplice to the terrorists and who negotiates for ransoms on their behalf.

I commend the noble and patriotic efforts of the DSS and National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in this respect.

I urge them to go after his associates and other highly placed individuals that are close to him and that have also spoken and negotiated for the terrorists in the past.

Finally I call on them to establish precisely what the link is between him and a leading figure in the PDP, Fani-Kayode wrote on his verified Twitter handle.

This newspaper reports that Sheikh Gumi, an ex-soldier and medical doctor, had been campaigning for amnesty for the outlaws terrorising states in the north-west and some part of north-central Nigeria.

He had been to forests in Kaduna, Niger, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara States to meet with governors and some notorious bandits with a view to striking a peace deal with the outlaws.

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ISWAP shot dead group of Boko Haram members who seek refuge in their hood.

According to report Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) allegedly killed group of Boko Haram terrorists and their families who came to seek refuge in one of their positions in Cina village, a place renamed by the terrorists in the axis of Bama local government area of Borno State.

The terrorists were among those that escaped massive incursions of their camps in Gazuwa, Sheruri and Mantari villages by the troops of 199 Special Forces Battalion, 222 Battalion, Civilian Joint Task Force in close coordination with the Air Task Force Operation Hadin Kai, where more than 200 insurgents were killed.

According to intelligence report obtained by a counter insurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake Chad from top military sources, Zagazola Makama,  the attack had forced hundreds of the Boko Haram terrorists and their families to desert their camps to seek safe haven in other locations.

Unfortunately for the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād,  an Islamic terrorist group and their families, they were attacked by their rivals, the ISWAP who occupied Cingori and Yuwe.

On sighting the Boko Haram terrorists led by two Commanders, the ISWAP started shooting at them but when they realised that there were women and children in their midst, they told their fighters to allow them and their wounded fighters to move.

They came in their hundreds, many of them without cloths or shoes. Only few of them are holding arms. 

They have only four motorcycles with two conveying the commanders. They look very tired; many of them had their cloths soaked by the rain.

Shortly after they were given the chance, they moved toward the axis of Bulabulin, military sources said.

The rivalry between terrorists loyal to the dethroned late Abubakar Shekau and the ISWAP fighters has led to the loss of lives in the North East region.

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