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Edo Government says it will not tolerate acts of violence from individual and groups in the state,threatening to be decisive in dealing warning with offenders.The government issued the warning through a statement by the state Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr Paul Ohonbamu, a copy of which was made available to Newsmen on Wednesday in Benin.“The warning is coming in the wake of the emergence of a new leadership of the 7th Edo State House of Assembly, and to ensure that unscrupulous elements do not take matters into their hands to forment trouble in the state.“The state government will deploy all apparatus of state to ensure that peace is maintained in the state; well-meaning, law-abiding citizens are assured a free space to go about their businesses without any hinderance.“The Edo State Government is, by this notice, sending a strong warning to individuals and groups with the intention to cause violence in the state, to do away with any such thought.“Any attempt to re-enact the era of violence will be met with the requisite response from the relevant apparatus of the state.” it said.It cautioned parents to dissuade their children from engaging in any criminal act or work as agents of unscrupulous elements with intent to cause civil disturbances, warning that anyone caught, would face the full wrath of the law.“Edo State, under Gov. Godwin Obaseki, is stable, as our shield stands guard and our sword stands ready,”it further warned.
- Reports and talks about the alleged intention of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to become president in 2023 is becoming more rampant- This is as a former organizing secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Mutiu Kunle Okunola, has said that he will spearhead Tinubu's presidency bid- Okunola said that his defection to the APC means downfall for the PDP in the stateMutiu Kunle Okunola, a former organizing secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, said that he defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to throw his weight behind Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling party, in his move to become Nigeria's president come 2023.Okunola who officially joined the APC on Wednesday, June 19, boasted that the PDP has no future in the state, adding that Lagos is now owned by one party, Daily Trust reports.READ ALSO: NAIJ.com upgrades to Legit.ng: a letter from our Editor-in-Chief Bayo OlupohundaOkunola claimed that his defection means downfall to the PDP, saying that the “PDP is now in the cooler”.The former PDP chieftain said that he is willing “to give Tinubu the support he needs if he desires to contest the 2023 Presidency”.He said: “So I decamped not for any other thing but because of Tinubu so that I can put my strength to make the 2023 project for Tinubu a reality. I believe it is only Tinubu that has the capacity in the south-west to rule the country.”PAY ATTENTION: Get the Latest Nigerian News Anywhere 24/7. Spend less on the Internet!He said Tinubu has done his best for Nigeria and should be elected as president in 2023. Moreover, Okunola said that athough Tinubu has not revealed his intention in this respect, he would embark on a campaign tagged Tinubu 2023 not negotiable.Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a chieftain of the APC, Moshood Salvador, had said that the 2023 presidential ambition of Tinubu cannot be stopped.Salvador made the declaration in his warning to the Afenifere, other bodies and Yoruba leaders allegedly trying to scuttle the ambition.NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng: Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!God Has a Message He Wants Me to Deliver to Nigerians in 2023 - Nigeria Street Gist | Legit TV
Fierce Ice Age hyenas were roaming Canada's Arctic as long as 1.4 million years ago, according to researchers who identified a pair of fossilised teeth found in Yukon Territory in 1973.The “running hyenas” would have eked out an existence hunting herds of horses and caribou, as well as scavenging carcasses of woolly mammoths or sabre-toothed cats living on the vast semi-frozen steppe.The mysterious teeth, which had been sitting unidentified in museum drawers for more than 40 years, are the first evidence that highly adaptable wolf-sized hyenas were in the North American Arctic, according to the paper published in the journal Open Quaternary.We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras.The fossilised teeth belonged to Chasmaporthetes ossifragus hyenas that roamed the Arctic between 850,000 and 1.4 million years ago, researchers say.The findings fill an important gap in scientists’ knowledge of how hyenas reached North America, according to lead palaeontologist Dr Jack Tseng from the University at Buffalo.He said: “Fossils of this genus of hyenas had been found in Africa, Europe and Asia, and also in the southern United States. But where and how did these animals get to North America? The teeth we studied, even though they were just two teeth, start to answer those questions.”The bones suggest that ancient hyenas entered North America via Beringia where the Bering Land Bridge formed, connecting Asia with North America during periods of low sea levels.From there, the animals made their way south to Mexico. The first hyenas known to have crossed into North America date back to around five million years ago.“These rare records of hyenas in the Arctic fill in a massive gap in a location where we expected evidence of their crossing between continents, but had no proof until now,” said Dr Tseng.The specimens were tucked away in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa and largely forgotten about until Dr Tseng discovered some old field notes describing the mysterious teeth. He drove to the museum and quickly identified them as belonging to the genus Chasmaporthetes.Ancient hyenas had a diverse family history, with many dozens of species found in localities spanning the Northern Hemisphere.Hyenas arose in Europe or Asia around 20 million years ago. They later made their way to Africa and a small number would have reached North America.Chasmaporthetes had longer and more evenly sized legs than today’s hyenas and they also had a shallower skull, giving them a more wolf-like appearance.
Pound US dollar exchange rate: Latest GBP Sterling movmentThe US dollar has firmed ahead of the Federal Reserve’s announcement of its interest rate decision this evening, which is expected to hold at 2.5 percent. Although some outsiders think that there could be a rate cut. Mike Haefele, a Chief Investment Officer at UBS Wealth Management, said: “We believe it's more likely that the economy remains relatively strong, and we see no Fed cut in the coming months. Officials would take their time to adjust their communication before any move in policy."The Fed’s policy meeting will remain in focus as expectations are that the tone of its forward guidance will be notably more dovish. This comes after Fed Chair Jerome Powell said that the bank would “act as appropriate to sustain the expansion”. In political news, President Donald Trump is underway with his 2020 election campaign, once again hitting back at the Democrats and leaving some greenback investors feeling jittery as political divisions remain in focus. On this side of the pond, today saw the publication of the latest UK Consumer Price Index figures for May, which eased to 2.0 per cent against its previous 2.1 per cent.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Tuesday gave a warning to its citizens on travel to some Nigerian states.Around 117,000 British nationals visit Nigeria each year.A statement on the UK government website said all travel to Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River States and 20km of the border with Niger in Zamfara State should be cancelled.The FCO warned against all but essential travel to: Bauchi, Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Katsina, Kogi and within 20km of the border with Niger in Sokoto and Kebbi States, non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers andAbia States.It added that: “Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Nigeria. Most attacks occur in the northeast, particularly in Borno (including central Maiduguri and along access routes connecting the city to other major towns and along the Niger border, including in Damasak), Yobe, including the eastern LGAs bordering Borno State both north and south of the Damaturu road), and Adamawa States.“There have also been significant attacks in Gombe, Kano, Kaduna, Jos and Bauchi States and in the Federal capital, Abuja. The terrorist threat across eastern Yobe and Borno State is high, with frequent recent attacks. Terrorist groups carried out attacks in North East Nigeria during the February 2019 election period, and further attacks are likely. We continue to advise against all travel to Borno and Yobe States.“On 23 February 2019, ISWA launched an attack involving indirect fire that resulted in explosions in multiple locations within Maiduguri.“You should avoid places where crowds gather, including political meetings, religious gatherings and places of worship, markets, shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, transport hubs and camps for displaced people. Attacks could be indiscriminate and could affect western interests as well as places visited by tourists. Besides Abuja, other major towns and cities remain particularly at risk, including Kano and Kaduna. See Terrorism“There’s a high threat of kidnap throughout Nigeria. Kidnaps can be motivated by criminality or terrorism and could be carried out for financial or political gain. See Terrorism and Criminal Kidnaps“The security environment in the northeast has deteriorated since 2018 and there is a heightened risk of kidnap. Kidnaps in the northeast have included humanitarian and private sector workers. There are also reports that Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) are continuing to actively plan to kidnap foreigners.“As well as in north-east Nigeria, this is believed to include some northern and middle belt states including Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Kaduna, Niger and Adamawa. If you’re working or travelling in areas where there is a Boko Haram or ISWA presence, especially in the north-east of Nigeria, you should be aware of the risk of terrorist kidnapping.“There is also a high threat of criminal kidnap in the Niger Delta region and Kogi state.“If you travel to areas to which the FCO advise against travel, you are particularly at risk and will need a high level of security. If you’re working in northern Nigeria you should make sure your employers provide an adequate level of security where you live and where you work, make sure they regularly review security arrangements and familiarise yourself with those plans.“There have been recent attacks in Maiduguri, Baga, Monguno, Damasak and Rann in Borno State and in Gujba and Geidam LGAs in Yobe State. Further attacks are likely. We advise against all travel to Borno and Yobe States. See Local travel“A number of kidnappings, including of foreigners, took place in Kano city in April 2018. We advise against all but essential travel to Kano state. If you’re in or around Kano city, we recommend you take added precautions.“You should be aware of your surroundings and avoid large crowds and public demonstrations as they can turn violent unexpectedly and at short notice. Follow news reports and be alert to developments. If you become aware of any nearby unrest or disturbances, you should leave the area immediately. Violent crime is common. See Crime“The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed an outbreak of Lassa fever on 22 January. For further information and advice see the NaTHNaC website.“UK health authorities have classified Nigeria as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.”
A woman, Miracle Emmanuel has taken to social media to share photos of the fake palm oil she bought in Abuja.According to her, after buying the oil at Mararaba market in Abuja, on getting home to cook beans with the oil, it turned to poisonous oil.Sharing the photos, the lady went on to appreciate God for sparing and preserving her life from the dangerous chemical.See More Photos Below:-Palm Oil See more posts about AbujaShare this post with your Friends on
Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over United Kingdom’s travel ban on 24 states in NigeriaNAIJALOADED reports that the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Tuesday warned its citizens against traveling to some Nigerian states.A statement on the UK government website said all travel to Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River States and 20km of the border with Niger in Zamfara State should be cancelled.The FCO warned against all but essential travel to: Bauchi, Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Katsina, Kogi and within 20km of the border with Niger in Sokoto and Kebbi States, non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers andAbia States.It added that:“Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Nigeria. Most attacks occur in the northeast, particularly in Borno (including central Maiduguri and along access routes connecting the city to other major towns and along the Niger border, including in Damasak), Yobe, including the eastern LGAs bordering Borno State both north and south of the Damaturu road), and Adamawa States. “There have also been significant attacks in Gombe, Kano, Kaduna, Jos and Bauchi States and in the Federal capital, Abuja. The terrorist threat across eastern Yobe and Borno State is high, with frequent recent attacks. “Terrorist groups carried out attacks in North East Nigeria during the February 2019 election period, and further attacks are likely. We continue to advise against all travel to Borno and Yobe States.”Reacting, Fani-Kayode called out President Muhammadu Buhari and his supporters for the recent development.On his Twitter page, the former minister, who is a critic of Buhari administration wrote: “Insecurity: UK imposes travel ban on 20 states in Nigeria.“Finally this is what it has come to. Buhari and his supporters should clap for themselves!”Share this post with your Friends on
Former vice-president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle on his re-election as President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).NAIJALOADED had reported that Ayokunle got 59 votes to defeat the runner up, Rev. Caleb Solomon-Ahima, President, Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria, TEKAN, who got 44 votes.Ahima, according to the CAN constitution, becomes the Vice President of the organisation.Ayokunle was born on Jan. 25, 1957 and hails from Isheke, Oyo State.Reacting, Atiku on Twitter wrote, ”Congratulations, Rev. (Dr.) Samson Ayokunle on your re-election as President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).“I pray for God’s wisdom & divine direction to you in the running of the affairs of CAN and the interface of the association with the rest of the Nigerian society.”CAN See more posts about Abubakar AtikuShare this post with your Friends on
The Police in Anambra State have arrested 52 suspected cult members, including a notorious armed robber and recovered firearms and ammunition.A statement issued by Mr Haruna Mohammed, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), on Tuesday in Awka, stated that the suspect, one Chukwudi Igwilo from Nanka community, Anambra, was arrested on June 16.Mohammed said the arrest followed intelligence report, received about Igwilo, ‘m’ aged 49 years, by police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).He noted that the suspect had been on the Police wanted list in relation to alleged cases of armed robbery and other heinous crimes in the State.The PPRO added that one locally made single barrel pistol and five life cartridges were recovered in possession of Igwilo as exhibit.He said the case was under investigation, adding that effort was ongoing to apprehend his accomplices and bring them to justice.Mohammed also said that in the last one week, the Command Special Anti Cult unit (SPACS) in conjunction with operation Puff Adder carried out raids at various locations throughout the State and arrested 51 suspected cultists.“On June 10, 2019 at Oko axis, nine suspected cultists were arrested; On June 1, five others were caught at Igbariam and on June 12, twelve suspected cultists were arrested in Uli.“On June 13, Police arrested 14 suspected cultists at Ogidi/Nteje, three persons at Awka and four from Amawbia, while four were arrested at Ogbunike/Umueri axis on June 16.Mohammed explained that out of the 51 suspects arrested, 13 were released after screening, while eight suspects were charged to Court.He said that 12 suspects were placed under police supervision for being underaged, while 18 others were undergoing investigation.“Similarly, on June 17, at about 4:05p.m, police detectives attached to Abagana Division arrested one Chukwuneke Nnaemeka ‘m’ aged 23 years of Akpu village, Abagana in Njikoka LGA of Anambra.“The suspect has been on the Police wanted list for various offences and allegedly belonged to a secret cult group,”He said.He said the suspect was now assisting police with useful information that would lead to the arrest of his accomplices.Police See more posts about Anambra stateShare this post with your Friends on
Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation minister, has reacted to the abduction of the son of ex-Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, Dayo by unknown gunmen.Dayo was waylaid at gunpoint in his farm at Iroko, near Fiditi in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State at about 6pm.Although there were some staff with Dayo, the abductors took him away to an unknown destination.A source was quoted as saying: ” The villagers were alerted by the staff who survived the ordeal. Local hunters were mobilised by the Oniroko of Iroko.“The hunters were said to have located the car of the abductors along the road to Iware village near Iroko.“But they are yet to locate Dayo’s whereabouts. It was suspected that the kidnappers might have changed their vehicle following persistent announcement on radio after Oniroko had raised the alarm on air.”Reacting, Fani-Kayode prayed for the release of Dayo and others abducted across the country.In a tweet, Fani-Kayode wrote: “My heart goes out to the Buhari’s Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole whose son, Dayo, has been kidnapped at gun point on his Ibadan farm. My prayers are with him and all the other victims of kidnap in our country.”