Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, Innocent Chukwuma, has faulted the media attacks on Abia State Governor Alex Otti for his recent purchase of 20 Toyota-branded vans for security agencies in Abia State.

Chukwuma who stated this on Friday at Nvosi, Isiala Ngwa South LGA during his visit to Abia State governor, Alex Otti, described Otti as the number one promoter of the Innoson brand.

The Osun State Police Command has revealed that it has identified and arrested police personnel captured in a viral video extorting passengers.

DAILY POST gathered that on Thursday, the Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Adewale Egbedun on the plea of some commuters accosted police personnel extorting motorists especially commercial transporters along the Ile-Ogbo/Iwo axis.

Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State has assigned portfolio to the 20 commissioners who were sworn in on Thursday.

DAILY POST reports that Mbah had during the event held at the Enugu Government House charged the commissioners to get down to work immediately as the administration is in a hurry to deliver on its campaign promises.

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘D’, has between January 30 and August 9, 2023, seized contrabands worth N1.17bn.

Joseph Adelaja, the Acting FOU Controller, stated this at a press conference in Bauchi on Wednesday.

He said, “during the period under review, the unit made a total of 88 seizures, prominent of which are 174,585 litres of petroleum products and nine sacks of pangolin scales and claws weighing 396.4kg.”

A popular Ecuadoran presidential candidate was shot dead while leaving a rally in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, prompting President Guillermo Lasso to declare a state of emergency and blame the assassination on organised crime.Fernando Villavicencio, a 59-year-old anti-corruption crusader who had complained of receiving threats, was murdered as he was leaving a stadium in Quito after holding a campaign rally, officials said.

A man, Ayuba Danbaki, has been arrested by the Adamawa State Police Command for allegedly killing his two-year-old daughter and burying her in a shallow grave.

Ayuba Danbaki, 35, and resident of Rigi, a community in Ga’anda District, Gombi LGA, allegedly murdered his daughter after her mother took her to him at a local joint

The Abia State Police Command has announced the arrest of a suspected child trafficker, Obinna Ibe, for allegedly kidnapping three young girls and transporting them to Ghana.

The news of the arrest was contained in a statement signed by the Abia Police PRO, Maureen Chinaka, and made available to newsmen in Aba.

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ahmed Audi, on Wednesday, disclosed that no fewer than 100 illegal refineries were destroyed and 200 suspects arrested in two years.

This was as the CG urged personnel to double up their efforts in tackling oil theft and pipeline vandalisation.

Audi made this known at the second CG’s conference held in Abuja.

Speaking on the efforts made by the Corps, the CG said, “Over 100 illegal refineries have been destroyed and over 200 suspects arrested in two years.”

Following a series of meetings with President Bola Tinubu and the leadership of the National Assembly, striking members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, have suspended its nationwide protest earlier scheduled to begin today, August 9, 2023.

Fire on Tuesday gutted a warehouse in a three storey-building at No. 64 Venn Road in Onitsha, Anambra State.

This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Director/Fire Chief of Anambra Fire Service, Mr Martin Agbili, on Wednesday in Onitsha.

Agbili said the Anambra Fire Service received a distress call on a fire outbreak in a three-storey building at No 64 Venn Road by Sanish in Onitsha at about 9:46 pm on Tuesday.

“We immediately deployed our fire trucks and our diligent firefighters to the scene of the fire.

“The cause of the fire is unknown and no life was lost

Delta State Government on Monday commenced the demolition of illegal structures blocking waterways in different major cities in the state starting with Warri and Effurun in Warri South and Uvwie local government areas of the state.

As early as 9am, the demolition squad comprising officials from the Office of the Director-General, Special Duties, Delta State Government House; Ministry of Urban and Regional Planning as well as the Ministry of Justice, among others, were on the ground with a heavy-duty bulldozer 

at the Ugboroke community where the major canal that passes through the locality had been blocked by some illegal structures.

The exercise started around noon after occupants of some of the affected structures had packed out some of their belongings.

The demolition squad later operated at Ekpan community where some illegal structures blocking the waterways were also pulled down

The senator representing Abia south, Enyinnaya Abaribe has claimed that the sit-at-home order by a self-acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, Simon Ekpa, has become a money-making scheme.

Abaribe, in an interview with Channels TV, said that is the reason Ekpa and his cohorts are refusing to reverse the order.

The lawmaker pointed out that leaders in the South-East agreed to meet with the President Bola Tinubu government over Kanu’s continued detention

Finance Ministers of Niger, Ali Lamine Zeine (R), Senegal’s Abdoulaye D (C) and Botswana’s Baledzi Gaolathe (L) hold a news conference during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings at the International Monetary Fund Building in Washington, DC, April 12, 2008. IMF Staff Photograph/Ryan Rayburn

Nearly two weeks after the military took over power in Niger, the coup plotters have named former economy minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine as the country’s new prime minister.

A spokesman for the military junta made the announcement on television late on Monday night.

Lamine Zeine was formerly the minister of economy and finance for several years in the cabinet of then-president Mamadou Tandja, who was ousted in 2010, and most recently worked as an economist for the African Development Bank in Chad, according to a Nigerien media report.

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Monday, stated that there was no plan to impeach his deputy,  Philip Shaibu.

The governor, however, noted that the move by Shaibu seeking a court order to stop his purported impeachment was preemptive ahead of his alleged plan to defect to the All Progressives Congress.

The governor, while briefing journalists in Benin City during a visit by the Edo North leaders, alleged that the deputy governor had been actively engaging with senior actors both at the national and state level of the APC, negotiating his way into their party, adding that he was on the verge of finalising moves to defect to the APC.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission is investigating allegations of corruption and abuse of office against  immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

This was revealed in a memo dated July 19, 2023, signed by the Petition Registrar, ICPC, H.S. Folaranmi, on behalf of the ICPC Chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye.

The memo was in response to a petition filed by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda, accusing the former AGF of corruption and high-handedness.

  “I am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your petition on the above subject and to inform you that necessary action is being taken on the matter,” the memo read.