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Kano Police Arrest Robbery Syndicate, Recover 890 Phones

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The Kano State Police Command has arrested a robbery syndicate, recovering 890 phones and other items from them.

The command made this known in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Kiyawa, on its Facebook page on Tuesday.

The statement partly read, “On 18/09/2023 at about 1400hrs, report was received from a Mobile Phone Marketer of Beirut Road GSM Market, Kano that the shop owner discovered that several Brands of Mobile Phones and other accessories were stolen from his shop and strongly suspected his sales Boy one Mujittafa Sale, ‘m’ 19 years old of Dukawuya Quarters, Kano.

“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, FIPMA, psc detailed a team of detectives and directed them to conduct a thorough investigation.

“During the investigation, the said Mujjitafa Sale was arrested and instantly confessed to having Conspired with one Ahmed Abbati, 23 years old of Dukawuya Quarters, Kano and jointly committed the offence.

“Further investigation led to the arrest of the following Persons who helped him to hide the Stolen Mobile Phones including other accessories: They are: (1) Musa Muhammad Shafi’u, ‘m’ 25 years old, (2) Nusairu Nasiru, ‘m’ 22 years old, and (3) Usman Muhammad, ‘m’ 25 years old, all of Dukawuya Quarters, Kano.

“Consequent upon in-depth investigation, a total of Eight Hundred and Ninety (890) Mobile Phones were recovered from them. The suspects will be charged in court upon completion of the investigation.”

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FG Clarifies Renaming of Murtala Muhammed Expressway

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Minister Of Information
– FG denies renaming Murtala Muhammed Expressway after Wole Soyinka
– New road inaugurated by President Tinubu named Arterial Road N20
– Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged

The Federal Government has dispelled rumors that the Murtala Muhammed Expressway in Abuja was renamed Wole Soyinka Way.

The government clarified that the renaming of the expressway was never considered by the current administration.

Instead, a new road was inaugurated by President Bola Tinubu on June 4, 2024, which was named Arterial Road N20.

This new road connects the Outer Northern Expressway to the Northern Parkway and was named after Prof. Wole Soyinka.

The confusion arose from a proposal by the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, during the inauguration, which was approved by President Tinubu. ”

The government emphasized that the Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged, honoring the legacy of the former Head of State, Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed.

Therefore, the Arterial Road N20 is named after Prof Soyinka.

The Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged, the government stressed.

 

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Rivers State on Edge as Youths Storm LG Headquarters Amid Tenure Crisis

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– Tension rises in Rivers State as youths occupy LG headquarters
– LG chairmen refuse to vacate office despite expiration of tenure
– Police deploy security operatives to maintain peace

Tension mounted in Rivers State on Monday as youths occupied the Degema Local Government Area headquarters, demanding that the council chairmen vacate office.

The youths, who were seen singing war songs, barricaded the entrance and vowed to remain until Wednesday.

The crisis follows the expiration of the tenure of local government chairmen in the state, with the chairmen refusing to step down citing a new law passed by the state House of Assembly.

The law empowers them to extend their tenure by six months, a move opposed by Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

In a similar development, youths stormed the Asari-Toru Local Government Area headquarters, occupying the building and vowing to resist any attempt by the council chairman to remain in office.

The situation was tense but peaceful, with security operatives deployed to maintain order.

Meanwhile, the outgoing chairman of Eleme LGA, Obarilomate Ollor, warned those eager to throw him out of office not to come close to the council, threatening to unleash terror on such invaders. “Some people are ganging up, they want to use force to enter into the local government, If you go there against the law, what you will see you will not believe it.”

The police have urged everyone to maintain peace in the state, with the spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, saying “Our men were on a show of strength this morning. We are still monitoring the situation.”

 

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