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Kidnapped Plateau State PDP chairman, Damishi T Sango has been released from the kidnappers den along with the 4 others abducted with him at gun point. They have since been reunited with their families.  It would be recalled that Sango along with the others were on their to Abuja for the PDP convention which ended this morning when they met with their captors who demand various sums as ransom before their release. It is not clear whether the ransom was paid. Meanwhile details in due course.
Maryam, wife of Abuja based Bilyamin, the murdered son of erstwhile PDP National Chairman and former defence minister Haliru Bello, was denied bail by an FCT High Court sitting in Jabi, the federal capital.  She stood in the dock holding closely to her 6months old baby and a prayer rosary which were not enough to cause a bail for killing her husband. The alleged murderer and husband killer who married her husband recently was said to be a product of a similarly troubled family background which had both parents separated. Police lawyer say three other members of Maryam ‘s family,…
Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has for the umpteenth time told Faithful of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the Saturday’s elective Convention to allow the will of the people prevail and restore the dignity of the Party. Senator Mark in a message to the delegates, urged them to shun those ills such as imposition of candidates and impunity that ruined the chances of the Party in the previous elections. Senator Mark stressed that “we have seen what the imposition of candidates caused us in the past. We cannot travel the same route anymore. “I am sure…

SARS: Reps Give Caution

The attention of the House of Representatives and that of the Rt. Hon. Speaker Yakubu Dogara has been drawn to stories in the media credited to the Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood insinuating that the #EndSARS lead campaigner, Mr. Segun Awosanya has ties with politicians and even displaying a photograph in which the said Awosanya appears with the Hon. Speaker This is the height of blackmail against the person and office of the Speaker and an affront on the institution of the House of Representatives.  Although, the Force PRO denied accusing the speaker of sponsoring Mr. Awosanya and other campaigners, we…
How boys become men with so much ease! Well, perhaps, I should say, not quite easy. However, today, on behalf of the unofficial Committee of Elders, I welcome my friend and brother, Fr. George Omaku Ehusani to the club of fellow travellers inching closer and closer to the sunset. The threads of our lives were strengthened when he joined me as Deputy Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat in Lagos and finally took over from me. We worked together pretty well, reinforcing one another’s strengths, coping with each other’s lapses and weakness but never losing sight of the compass. We…
New service chiefs may be appointed within the coming days, as a number of officers many of whom have served for 35 years are set to retire from service.  Similarly, new appointments and postings in the military would be effected to fill the vacancies that would be created by the corps of exiting officers.  Our sources say the Army Chief has already been identified among the General Officers Commanding (GOC) and recommended for the job while General Yusuf Buratai would be made chief of defence staff, to succeed General Gabriel Olaonisakin who is also due to proceed on retirement. General…
The Adamawa State body of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN has advised its members in the state to be vigilant and watchful as count down to Christmas begins.  It’s state Chairman, Bishop Stephen Mamza in a statement cautioned that: in the light of the present security challenges being faced in the area especially with the Mubi Mosque bomb blasts and the violence in Numan, all churches and Christians must be alert by being conscious of their environment particularly church premises.  He said “we are all called to be on the alert especially as Christmas approaches. All churches should tighten…
With several fleeing residents, latest reports from Numan, Adamawa State say at least six mobile police officers have so far been killed while serious fighting continues in the area. Our sources say the officers were killed while trying to make arrests at a predominantly Fulani settlement in Dowaya area of the Local Government. When contacted, Police PRO, SP Othman Abubakar, said he had no details although he has heard of a problem in Numan but promised to revert should he obtain more information on the situation there. PREMIUM TIMES also quoted Alhaji Mafindi Umaru Danburam, North East chairman of Miyetti…

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