Saturday, March 5, 2016

Game-Changer: What May Be Russia's 'Secret Weapon' in Syria?

Having deployed its most silent and advanced submarines off the Syrian coast, Russia is raising the stakes in the power game it is playing in the Middle East, Observer reported.

Moscow may engage its "secret weapon" in Syria and the West will not be able to take the challenge, Observer reported. Earlier, commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Adm. Alexander Vitko said Russia’s newest submarine armed with Kalibr missiles will be deployed as part of the Syrian operation.

Merchant vows to take Kano lawmaker to Sharia Court

Ike Mowete

A lawmaker at the Kano State Assembly, representing Warawa constituency has been accused of owing a tyre merchant N404,000 for the past 27 months.
According to the tyre merchant, the lawmaker approached him and procured some tyres, totalling N1, 222.000.
The lawmaker made his initial procurement, dated February 13, 2013, at the end of which he made part payment of N278,000, with outstanding balance of N944,000, the merchant said.
Also, on March 15, 2013 the law maker made additional payment of N250, 000 out of the principal cost, bringing his balance to N694,000.

DSS arrests gun fabricator for Boko Haram

By: Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja
The Department of State Services said on Saturday that it had arrested one Garba Abubakar, who it claimed was a gun fabricator for Boko Haram.

It said that Abubakar was arrested in Jos, Plateau State, during a special tactical operation by the Service.

A statement issued by the department’s spokesman Tony Opuiyo, said that the arrest was in line with the Service’s statutory mandate, and avowed commitment to national security.

Ogun police debunk Yoruba, Hausa clash

The Ogun State Police Command has debunked the rumour making the round on Saturday,that there was violence between the Yoruba and Hausa community in Ogere area of the state.

In a statement issued by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer‎, Muyiwa Adejobi, he described the news as baseless and untrue.

The statement read,”‎ The attention of the Ogun State police command has been drawn to a rumour in circulation that there is an ethnic clash between Yoruba and Hausa in Ogere,Ogun State.


Clearing Agents Disguise N222m Drugs As Hair Extension, Foodstuff (photo)

Kunle Falayi
The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, have seized a drug haul worth N222m and arrested two clearing agents who allegedly disguised the drugs as artificial hair and foodstuffs.

According to a statement by NDLEA spokesperson, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, the drugs – 24.7kg of methamphetamine disguised as artificial hair, 2.810kg of cocaine concealed in foodstuff and 27.250kg of diazepam – were about to be smuggled out of the country when they were discovered.

Time to re-write the APC Manifesto - By Dele Momodu

Article written by journalist and Ovation publisher, Dele Momodu. Read below...
Fellow Nigerians, something melodramatic occurred some days ago in Doha, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, where President Muhammadu Buhari dropped a bombshell inadvertently. And what was the matter? The President in his usual candour and uncommon honesty announced that one of his major campaign promises was no longer feasible and practicable; the plan to pay unemployed youths a paltry sum of N5,000 monthly stipend was thus summarily jettisoned.

Sokoto state commissioner who died yesterday at age 42 has been buried


Sokoto State Commissioner for Science & Technology, Nasir Zarummai who passed away yesterday Friday March 4th, has been buried. Zarummai died at Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness. He was just 2 years old.
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Graphic Photo: Housewife bathes husband with hot water for denying her s3x

An aggrieved housewife, Awele Nwani, 35, allegedly bathed her husband, Frank Nwani, with hot water, claiming that her hubby denied her sex for three weeks.  The incident happened in Ibusa, Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State.


The mother of six children, now on the run, also alleged that her husband had been having sexual affairs outside and threatened to make life unbearable for him.
But the victim (husband) dismissed her wife’s claim as untrue, saying his wife had been sleeping around. He said:

Why We are Attacking Agatu - Fulani Herdsmen

Many were killed and houses razed to the ground when suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked villages in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State last week. A clearer picture of why that attack happened emerged yesterday at a stakeholders meeting organized by the Inspector General Of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase.