Police officer commits suicide


May 20/2018 11:27

A police officer who was posted at a camp in Garissa has committed suicide.

The officer turned his official gun to shoot himself in the mouth and died on the spot on Tuesday.

According to his colleagues, the officer developed stress after being transferred to Ijara camp contrary to his expectations to be taken to a better place having served in Garissa for 3 years.

“He was moved to near a post that was attacked by Al-Shabaab late last year. He was stressed and left a note to show he was not happy,” said a colleague.

The body was taken to a mortuary ahead of its transfer to Nairobi.

Confirming the incident, North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said investigations had commenced to establish what transpired the shooting.

Police have attributed such cases on the rise to stress and harsh living in the service.

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Soldiers Arrest Police DPO Over Killing Of Colleague


May 20/2018 7:38 PM

The acting GOC, 3 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Benjamin Ahanotu on an inspection visit to Mbamnga Village in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba on Wednesday (28/6/17). NAN
There was commotion along Ada George Road in Port Harcourt on Thursday morning as soldiers sacked the Rumukpakani Police Station, allegedly over the killing of their colleague by a policeman.

The murdered soldier, who was in mufti, was said to have been shot near the Police station by one of the policemen on duty.

According to Punch, the development forced a group of angry soldiers to storm the Police station and arrest the Divisional Police Officer and the murder suspect.

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APC Congress: 36 Executives Return Unopposed In Katsina


May 20/2018 05:40 PM

All the 36 Executive Officers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina State have retained their posts as they were elected unopposed during the state congress.

‘’The officials were the only ones who purchased forms to contest for positions during the state congress.

The Chairman of the State Congress Committee, Mr Usman Muhammad, stated this on Saturday in Katsina while declaring the results.

““The committee sold forms to 36 candidates who were the only persons that indicated their interests to contest.

“”We have given all party members opportunity to indicate their interest but only the 36 persons purchased the forms,’’ he said.

The chairman earlier gave 20 minutes grace for persons, who paid for the forms but were not given, to collect and fill the forms to enable them take part in the congress.

““We are ready to accept anybody that has bank teller to come forward and present it, we will give him the form and can contest.

“”Since nobody has come forward, that shows that we have only 36 persons who have indicated interest to contest the election,’’ he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all the 36 positions were reaffirmed because they were returned unopposed.

Shitu Shitu was re-elected as chairman of the party.

In his post election speech, the re-elected Chairman of the party, Shitu Shitu, promised to carry along all members in running the affairs of the party.

He called for their support to move the party forward as the general elections approach.

Shitu also assured members that he would ensure justice and fairness to all.

He urged party members to ensure unity so as to win the 2019 general elections.

Other officials returned unopposed included Amadu Dan-malam, Deputy Chairman, Sani Ahmad, Secretary and Bala Abubakar, Zonal Chairman, Funtua zone.

NAN reports that Gov. Aminu Masari, National and State Assembly members and top government officials were among those who attended the event which was supervised by INEC officials. (NAN.

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Photo of Policeman who killed a soldier in Port Harcourt _


May 20/2018 08:05

The Policeman who reportedly shot dead a soldier on Thursday has been pictured during his arrest.

The killing led to pandemonium in the popular Ada Goerge axis of Port Harcourt.

Witness account had it that the soldier identified as Akin, lodged at a hotel along Elipranwo part of Port Harcourt, before the incident occurred. .
The witness said the victim, who was in mufti and armed with gun, was on his way from the hotel, when he was accosted by the police officers attached to Ada George police station. .
“The policemen probably mistook him for a criminal and shot him dead,” according to the witness.

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PHOTOS: Tears as actress Aisha Abimbola is buried in Canada – Premium Times Nigeria Mainnews.blog

Yoruba movie star, Aisha Abimbola, popularly known as Omoge Campus, was buried in Canada on Thursday.

Her colleague, Lola Alao, shared photos from the burial ceremony on her Instagram page on Saturday.

Abimbola was buried according to Islamic rites at 2.30pm Canadian time, which is 8.30pm Nigerian time.

The actress died on Wednesday, a news which took her colleagues by surprise.

Odunlade Ademola, Jide Kosoko, Ronke Oshodi Oke, Bisola Badmus, Toyin Abraham, Bisola Badmus, Ronke Odusanya among other top Nollywood artistes have expressed shock over the news of Aisha’s death.

She died of breast cancer at the age of 42.

See Photos from the burial below:

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