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How Bandits Seized Zamfara Community, Killed Kidnap Victims After Ransom Payment



Bandits Kill, Abduct Residents Of Taraba Community

Some residents of Nahuche community in Zamfara State on Sunday narrated their ordeal at the hands of bandits and asked for the help of the state Governor Bello Matawalle.

The residents who were at the Government House said that banditry had persisted despite spending over N200 million on ransoms and settling vigilantes.

The leader of the group, Musa Abdulahi, who addressed newsmen at the press centre in Gusau, the state capital, said that a businessman named Alhaji Hadi Babban Gebe was abducted and the bandits killed him despite receiving N35 million as ransom.

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“Then the bandits returned to Nahuche community and kidnapped more people and demanded N5 million for their freedom. We contributed the money, waiting for their release but they demanded two Boxer motorcycles before they would release the victims.

“And while we were still on negotiation with the bandits, they stormed the village again and abducted another group of people,” Abdullahi said.

According to him, the community donated a huge amount of money to employ the services of some vigilance groups but the bandits continued to terrorize the community.

The former Bungudu local government chairman said that many villagers had fled the community due to constant attacks, stressing that the bandits had taken the community as their colony.

He said the leaders of the community gathered at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital, to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to deploy military and police operatives to the village for adequate security.

The former chairman said that the governor assured them of taking appropriate actions against the ugly situation ravaging the area.


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BREAKING: Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff Oladipo Diya Dies




Retired Lt.General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya, the former Chief of Staff in General Sani Abacha’s military government, is dead.

His death was confirmed by Prince Oyesinmilola Diya. He said the former military administrator of Ogun State passed on to glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.

Born on the 3rd of April, 1944, Diya was military Governor of Ogun State after the Buhari-Idiagbon coup of December 31st, 1983.

Diya joined the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and fought during the Nigerian Civil War.

He later attended the US Army School of Infantry, the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1980–1981) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

While serving in the military, Diya studied law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained an LLB degree, and then at the Nigerian Law School, where he was called to bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He held other top military posts like GOC, 82 Division and finally the Chief of General Staff (military Vice President) to Gen Sani Abacha

The statement read: “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.

“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.

“Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family.”

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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
Governor Adeleke

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



Anyim and Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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