Today’s News: Nigeria Police Arrest Aisha Jibrin, 24 Others, Three to face trial, says Oyo, 8th February 2023 All you need know

Today's News: Nigeria Police Arrest Aisha Jibrin, 24 Others, Three to face trial, says Oyo, 8th February 2023 All you need knowNigeria Police Arrest Aisha Jibrin, 24 Others Who Led Minna Protest Over Hardship, Rising Inflation Under Tinubu Government CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Nigerian police have arrested Aisha Jibrin and 24 others who led Monday’s protest to lament hunger, hardship and rising inflation in Minna, Niger State.

SaharaReporters on Monday reported that hundreds of men, women and youths in Minna, the Niger State capital staged a protest against the hardship under President Bola Tinubu’s government.

They had also lamented the hikes in the prices of gas and fuel in the country.

But the Niger State Command Public Relations Officer, DSP W. A. Abiodun in a statement issued on Wednesday said the protesters had been arrested for deliberately refusing to clear the road for public use.

He stated that after much persuasion by the police and that even though the Deputy Governor of Niger State, Yakubu Garba, availed himself at the scene and addressed the group, the women chose to be violent.

The police spokesperson claimed that the protesters attacked the police with dangerous weapons such as stones, bottles, sticks, and cutlasses.

According to him, they damaged police patrol vehicles and parts of the Kpakungu Division roof.

Ibadan explosion: Three to face trial, says Oyo

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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, received an official report of the January 16, 2024 explosion at Adeyi Avenue, Old Bodija in Ibadan, the state capital.

The report, however, said three ‘persons of interest’ have been identified in connection with the cause of the unfortunate incident, adding that they will face the full wrath of the law based on the investigation carried out.

It will be recalled that five persons died, 77 others sustained injury and 55 houses were damaged during the explosion that rocked Aderinola Street, Adeyi Avenue, Old Bodija, Ibadan.

The report, which comprises findings of the Medical, Security and Engineering Teams, was submitted to Makinde, on Tuesday, at the Ex

Addressing newsmen shortly after the presentation of the report, the Special Adviser on Security to the Governor, Fatai Owoseni (retd CP) said, “Three persons of interest have been identified in connection with the cause of the unfortunate incident, and they will face prosecution based on the investigation carried out.”

He explained that a Closed Circuit Television in one of the affected houses gave footage of how the incident happened, insisting that the state government would bring the perpetrators to book.

“The character of the explosive is known as ‘Water Gel Type Based Explosive’ and the explosion was triggered by an electric spark. The government will check on the immigration status of all the people of interest since a majority of them are from Mali. The street where the incident happened was Aderinola Street and not Dejo Oyelese Street, as earlier reported. The epicentre of the tragedy is No. 8A and No. 8B.

Rescued pupils, teachers to reunite with families soon, says Ekiti govt

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The Ekiti state government has said that the rescued pupils and teachers of Apostolic Faith Nursery and Primary School, Emure-Ekiti, receiving medical treatment at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti (EKSUTH), would be discharged soon

The students and their teachers were brought to the hospital from Emure Ekiti by the Commissioner for Health, Banji Filani for medical attention shortly after their release from the kidnappers on Sunday.

Speaking with newsmen on Wednesday, February 7, during a visit to the hospital to assess the level of recovery of the pupils, Ekiti State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Oyebanji Filani said that they were in stable condition adding that he was happy with the progress they have made in their recovery

He said: “I have seen all the patients and they are in very stable condition. I chatted with them to know how they fared. We are happy with the progress they have made. We will definitely discharge them at the appropriate time, the psychotherapist and the psychologists are attending to them. We expect that they will be discharged sometime this week.”

BREAKING: Protest Against Tinubu Government Spreads To Kogi State As Traders Decry High Costs Of Food Items

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Nigerians in more states are embracing the mass protest against the President Bola Tinubu-inflicted harsh economy as traders in Kogi State on Wednesday staged a massive protest over the high costs of food items.

Market women and men who protested in the streets of Lokoja, the state capital, lamented the ever increasing prices of essential commodities and how it has affected patronage of their businesses.

SaharaReporters earlier reported that there was a fresh round of protests in Suleja, the commercial nerve centre of Niger State which is only a few kilometres away to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The angry Nigerians had stormed the streets on Wednesday, according to photographs obtained by SaharaReporters, calling on the President Bola Tinubu-led government to end the hardship and unbearable inflation they were suffering.

According to Daily Post, in Lokoja, the traders closed their shops as they no longer got patronage due to the high cost of commodities. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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