General Alkali: Police Declare 13 More Suspects Wanted

General Alkali: Police Declare 13 More Suspects Wanted

Plateau State Police Command has declared 13 more persons wanted in connection with the killing of a retired Army General, Idris Alkali, calling on anyone with useful information on the whereabouts of the wanted persons to reach out to the Command. State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mathias Tyopev, in a statement yesterday in Jos, said those wanted were suspected to have “actively participated in the illegal activities that led to the death of the General.” According to the statement, “Here is the publication issued on the authority of the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, Jos, declaring the following persons wanted. “An elaborate, discreet and painstaking investigation into the culpable homicide case of the Late Major General IM Alkali (retd) by Plateau State Police Command, Jos, it has further revealed that the following suspects now at large had actively participated in the illegal activities that led to the death of the late General. “They are Kannan Nyam, Solomon Gyang Jang, Dustine (surname unknown), Dung Deme, Gyang Murrak, Da Chuwang Samuel, Nyam Samuel, Dung Gbeh, Daddy Dogo, James Dung, Gyang Dung, Jay Boy. All male of Dwei Village in Du District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, while Gyang (surname unknown) is from Gushet, Shen village also of Jos South Local Government. “ In October 2018, the Police had declared eight persons, including Chuwang Samuel, Nyam Samuel, Pam Dung, Matthew Wrang, Moses Gyang, Timothy Chuan, Yakubu Rap and Chuwang Pwajok, wanted in connection with the incident. They had turned themselves in and were charged to court with others arrested in connection with the incident. Source: Vanguard
Emir Of Lafia Is Dead

Emir Of Lafia Is Dead

The Chairman, Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Isah Mustapha, died on Thursday at the age of 84. A member of Lafia Emirate Council and Ajiyan Lafia, Alhaji Sule Abubakar, told our correspondent that the emir died at the Nazemiya Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday. He said the monarch, who was born on March 14, 1934, ascended the throne in 1974. The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, expressed sadness over the demise of the emir. Saraki said, “He was a man of peace and we shall all miss him.” The President of the Senate commiserated with the immediate family of the late monarch, the Lafia Emirate and the people, as well as the government of Nasarawa State. Source: Punch
Tension As Herdsmen, Cattle Invade Anambra School

Tension As Herdsmen, Cattle Invade Anambra School

There was tension in Anambra State on Thursday as herdsmen with their cattle invaded Ideke Secondary School in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state. Teachers and students of the school, who raised the alarm, left the school abruptly. They described the encroachment as incessant. Speaking to newsmen, the acting Principal of the school, Mrs Ann Nwosu, called on the state government to come to their rescue. She regretted the presence of herdsmen and their cattle in the school regularly. She said, “It is worrisome to see both cattle as well as herdsmen loitering around the school compound, especially during the study hours. “This poses a threat and great danger, not only to the students and teachers, but also to everybody.” One of the teachers, Mrs Nkoli Anikpe, said, “The children were harassed by these herdsmen and their cattle whenever they went out on break. “The herdsmen have threatened us on several occasions when we tried to stop them from encroaching on our compound.” In his reaction, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Secondary School Monitoring, Chinyere Mbakwe, described the incident as worrisome. Source: Punch
2 killed, Many Injured In Kogi Communal Clash

2 killed, Many Injured In Kogi Communal Clash

The Police Command in Kogi State on Thursday said two persons were killed and many injured in a renewed hostility between Ebira and Bassa-Kwomu tribes in the state. Spokesman of the command, Mr Williams Aya, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who made this known in Lokoja, however, said that the situation was under control. Aya confirmed that the clash was between the returning Ebira people who were exiled from their ancestral homes and the Bassa-Kwomu tribe, which had been at loggerheads for months. He said that the command had drafted a team of mobile and conventional policemen led by the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations) and Area Commanders, supported by the Army to the area. Trouble was said to have started when, following the intervention of elders from the area, the Ebira people who left their homes in the wake of the crises were asked to return by the state government. The move, according to sources, was to pave way for and foster amicable and lasting peace between the two ethnic groups. The Ebiras were said to have been accompanied by security operatives and political appointees, including Bassa Local Government Area Administrator, Mr Samuel Alumka, to Oguma, the headquarters of the council. They were expected to go back to their various villages and communities from Oguma. It was alleged that an uncomplimentary remark from the paramount ruler of Bassa-Kwomu ethnic group, the Aguma of Bassa, Chief William Keke, sparked the crisis. He was said to have asked the returning Ebiras to go back to Lokoja or where they had taken refuge. In the process, the sources said that fight ensued between the tribes, leaving a trail of casualties as some other persons were said to have lost their lives in the fracas. (NAN) Source: Vanguard
How Egypt Upstaged S’Africa to AFCON 2019 Hosting Right

How Egypt Upstaged S’Africa to AFCON 2019 Hosting Right

The inability of South Africa’s national team, Bafana Bafana, to have qualified for the continental football showpiece with a game in hand was a major factor that robbed the rainbow nation the chance to stage the tournament for the third time ahead of the Egypt that got the nod yesterday for a record fifth time. Egypt won the right to host with 16-1 votes, the first time any country will be grabbing the slot with such wide margin. The only vote South Africa won may have even come from its FA boss, Danny Jordaan, while one CAF Executive Committee member abstained from the process. Before the announcement of Egypt as the host of the AFCON 2019, there were concerns that giving the rights to South Africa might raise a technical problem if Libya qualifies in March. That is likely going to increase the field to 25 as Cameroon, the original host country has already secured a ticket to the final. In the last qualifying matches slated for March, South Africa must avoid defeat to host Libya to win the Group B runner up slot behind Nigeria who topped the pack with a game to spare. Last December, Cameroon was stripped of the right to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations due to both serious delays in its preparations for the finals and the persistence of a violent separatist uprising close to two of the planned venues. The AFCON 2019 is scheduled to take place from 15 June to 13 July, having been moved from January/February to avoid club-versus-country clashes. Source: ThisDay
How Egypt Upstaged S’Africa to AFCON 2019 Hosting Right

How Egypt Upstaged S’Africa to AFCON 2019 Hosting Right

The inability of South Africa’s national team, Bafana Bafana, to have qualified for the continental football showpiece with a game in hand was a major factor that robbed the rainbow nation the chance to stage the tournament for the third time ahead of the Egypt that got the nod yesterday for a record fifth time. Egypt won the right to host with 16-1 votes, the first time any country will be grabbing the slot with such wide margin. The only vote South Africa won may have even come from its FA boss, Danny Jordaan, while one CAF Executive Committee member abstained from the process. Before the announcement of Egypt as the host of the AFCON 2019, there were concerns that giving the rights to South Africa might raise a technical problem if Libya qualifies in March. That is likely going to increase the field to 25 as Cameroon, the original host country has already secured a ticket to the final. In the last qualifying matches slated for March, South Africa must avoid defeat to host Libya to win the Group B runner up slot behind Nigeria who topped the pack with a game to spare. Last December, Cameroon was stripped of the right to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations due to both serious delays in its preparations for the finals and the persistence of a violent separatist uprising close to two of the planned venues. The AFCON 2019 is scheduled to take place from 15 June to 13 July, having been moved from January/February to avoid club-versus-country clashes. Source: ThisDay