Connect with us

metro

Eid-el Fitr: FG declares Wednesday, Thursday public holidays

Published

on

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May, 2021 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eidel-Fitr, the end of Ramadan fast.
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in Abuja on Monday.
He congratulated the Muslim faithful on this occasion and called on all Nigerians, at home and abroad to use the period of this year’s celebration to pray for peace, stability and economic transformation in the land.
Aregbesola in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, urged all Nigerians to be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him).
He also called on all security agencies in the country to be more courageous and patriotic to surmount the ongoing battle against resurging insecurity and activities of criminal elements in Nigeria.
He said the resolve of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to end the scourge of crime and criminality in the country and restore peace to every nook and cranny of Nigeria remained sacrosanct.
“This administration will not be deterred in its efforts, until every Nigerian and resident of the country, is free to move around without fear of any threat to his/her life and property. We are therefore putting necessary measures and strategies in place to strengthen the stability of the country as well as ensuring economic prosperity of our dear nation,” he emphasised.
The minister wishes all Muslims a happy and peaceful Eidel-Fitr.

metro

Gunmen bomb Anambra INEC office, police station, kill boy

Published

on

Gunmen on Wednesday attacked a police station and an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Anambra State with improvised explosive devise.

A residential building located inside the police station in Nnobi, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, was also attacked leading to the death of a 16-year-old boy with a 15-year-old girl sustaining gunshot wounds.

The boy was said to be a relative of a serving policeman in the attacked police station.
The state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident, saying the attack occured at about 1:45am on Wednesday.
According to him, the attackers came in large number in four Toyota Sienna vehicles.
He said in a statement that the command had made heavy deployment of security personnel around the state to forestall further attacks in other places.
He said, “Anambra State Police Command today 1/2/2023 has reinforced security deployment in the state, following an attack on the INEC office in idemili south, Ojoto and Nnobi Police Station.
“The hoodlums came in their numbers by 1:45 am today 1/2/2023, with four unmarked Sienna vehicles, armed with IEDs, petrol bombs and other explosives.
“They invaded the INEC office, the police station and the residential building in the station. Unfortunately, one boy aged 16 years, a relative of a serving policeman in the station, was murdered by the armed men, while the other, a female aged 15 years old sustained a gunshot injury. She has been taken to the hospital where she is receiving treatment.”

Continue Reading

metro

Lagos auto dealer IVD remanded over wife’s death

Published

on

A magistrates’ court in Lagos has ordered the remand of auto dealer Ikechukwu Daryl Ogbonna, popularly known as IVD, over the death of his wife, Abimbola Martins-Ogbonna.

The judge, Adebayo Kafayat Tella, made the order on Tuesday following advice by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Lagos State, which indicted Ogbonna for manslaughter.

Bimbo sustained injuries in a fire incident after a dispute with IVD in their residence in Megamound Estate, Lekki on October 15, 2022.

She was rushed to a hospital where she died as a result of the injuries.

IVD was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command and transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba.
Reading out the DPP’s advice, Mrs Tella said the defendant should be arraigned before the Lagos High Court.
She remanded Ogbonna in custody pending the filing of information against him and his arraignment.
Defence counsel, Mr Abubakar Yesufu, however prayed the court to release the defendant based on earlier bail conditions granted him.

Tella held that she lacked the jurisdiction to entertain a case of involuntary manslaughter, hence all bail applications should be presented before the high court.

She adjourned the case till March 7, 2023.

The couple had been married for 16 years, with five children.

The marriage however had series of disagreements with domestic violence.
It was gathered that the deceased had confronted IVD over alleged repeated assault and maltreatment.

A fight resulted in their house being set ablaze. While IVD escaped with minor burns, Bimbo died after she was hospitalised as a result of the incident.

Continue Reading

metro

The marriage is legal, Hisbah clears lady who allegedly married her daughter’s suitor

Published

on

The Kano State Hisbah Board has concluded investigation on Malama Khadija Rano, who was alleged to have dissolved her marriage to marry her daughter’s suitor.

This is contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Board, Alhaji Lawan Ibrahim on Tuesday in Kano.

According to the statement, “presenting the report, chairman of the committee who doubles as Deputy Commander in charge of operations of the Board, Malam Hussain Ahmed, said the committee had found out that the marriage was legal and had fulfilled all the necessary criteria.

Ahmed said Khadija was divorced by her husband and had observed the three months waiting period (iddah) prescribed by Islam, later married a man whom her biological daughter had earlier rejected.

READ ALSO:

The Deputy Commander dismissed allegations that she was seeing her present husband while married and instigated her husband to divorce her to marry her daughter’s suitor.

“The marriage is legal according to Islam, that was the reason Hisbah Commander in Rano Local Government Area supported and took part in the wedding rites.

The Commander General of the Board, Dr. Harun Ibn-Sina, has commended the committee for discharging its responsibilities.

Ibn-Sina said the committee members were carefully selected due to their vast knowledge on Islamic teachings and societal orientation.

He said the general public should desist from spreading fake news and avoiding misconceptions on issues regarding Islam.

He urged them to seek for knowledge as Islam was a religion that had jurisdictions regarding marriage, family life and all other related issues of human endeavour.

Continue Reading

Trending