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Suspected kidnappers on Wednesday abducted the wife and child of a reporter with the Voice of America in Kaduna State. The abductors also killed a staff of the Federal Road Safety Commission, who rushed out to help the victims. The reporter, Malam Nasir Birnin Yero, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the abductors, about 30 in number, attacked his residence in Birnin Yero, near Kaduna at 1:30 am.

“They came to my house at 1:30 am. I was not at home then, but they forced themselves into my house and asked my wife about my whereabouts and she told them I was not at home. “They vandalized my television and refrigerator before taking my wife and son insisting that they must take them to where I was.

“One of my neighbours, who works with the FRSC, Sabitu Abdulhamid was shot dead by the kidnappers when he rushed out in an attempt to save my family. “The kidnappers have not made any contact yet, Birnin Yero said The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Umar Ibrahim, confirmed the death of the corps personnel and described the incident as very unfortunate.

Ibrahim described the deceased as a very hard working person, who was also a member of the community ’s vigilante. “I am just coming back from the burial. It is a sad day for members of his family and the entire FRSC family”. the sector commander said.

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Postpone General Elections To Allow Zamfara APC Field Candidates — AGF Tells INEC

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The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to allow the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State field candidates for the general elections.

Malami, who doubles as the Minister of Justice, made the call in a letter to INEC dated February 13 and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The minister said that INEC could not foreclose the right of a political party to participate in elections without recourse to the Act.

He said: “My office received a petition from the firm of M. A. Mahmud, (SAN) & CO, in respect of the need to urgently consider Sections 38 and 39 of the Electoral Act and extend the time for the APC Zamfara to field a gubernatorial candidate in the light of a Zamfara High Court judgment in suit No.ZMS/GS/52/2018.

“The letter was requesting that the subsisting judgment in the suit be upheld and respected by INEC, as the Court of Appeal has upheld the appeal with No. CA/S/23/2019; thus effectively annulling the grounds upon which the purported cancellation of the APC Primaries in Zamfara by INEC was based.”

Malami in the letter invited INEC to comply with the judgment of the Court of Appeal by admitting the results of the APC Zamfara State primaries.

He also invited INEC to comply with the provisions of Section 38 of the Electoral Act, which empowers the commission to postpone the election for the governorship, National Assembly and House of Assembly elections.

He said this was in view of the fact that since the Court of Appeal had upheld the primaries as valid, the APC in Zamfara State would need a little time to catch up with its contemporaries in the election.

He said: “Granting them this concession is not necessarily a favour but a right that inures to all contestants under similar circumstances.”

The AGF maintained that by the doctrine and principle of judicial precedence, the appeal superseded the Federal High Court’s position which foreclosed APC Zamfara State from fielding candidates in the February and March general elections.

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Police Arrest 6 Yahoo Boys With 200 Female Pants In Delta, Says They Work For Native Doctors In Ijebu Ode

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The police division in Okpanam community, Delta State has arrested six suspected ritualists with 200 female pants in the area.

The Acting Police Public Relations Officer in the State, ASP Chucks Orisewezie, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, told newsmen in Asaba that they include: Chucks Okolie, Francis Ogbereh, Collins Ederah, Felix Nnamdi, Goodluck John, and Steve Akpokona.

“The suspects were arrested upon intelligence gathered by the police detectives in the bush of Okpanam community where they allegedly packaged the underwears into a sack and were about moving out of the area.

“The police detectives recovered two hundred female pants from the suspects including N120,000, some fetish materials, three cut-to-size guns. “They confessed that they were working for some native doctors in faraway Ijebu Ode in Ogun State”.

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It’s Lasgidi Green Fest 2019. Calling on all agricultural and agro allied farmers, Manufacturers, exhibitors involved in fashion, beauty &skin care, jewelry, hand made footwears/bags/clothes, proudly Nigerian products, etc, to participate in this historic and international exhibition. Also making a call out to sponsors and partners, let’s do this together.

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