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Breaking: Scores Killed As Heavy Explosions, Gunshots Rock Maiduguri

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Many persons were feared dead on Tuesday evening following heavy explosion and gun duel between Boko Haram insurgents and security operatives in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

This has forced many residents in the affected areas to scamper for safety.

The explosion and firing of Rocket Propelled grenades which started at about 5:45 pm up to the time of filing in this report were heard around Kaleri behind the University of Maiduguri, Adam Kolo, Limanti and Kagarmari wards of the metropolis.

Sources also said sounds of gunshots were heard around Fori and Cashew plantation general area near Giwa military barracks.

Sources said, armed insurgents were behind the attack attempting to infiltrate the city, as troops engaged them.

Maiduguri has been long without witnessing any Boko Haram invasion, even as the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru last Sunday while on Operational Visit to the state gave 48 hours ultimatum to troops to recapture Marte Local Government Area which is currently under the control of Boko Haram.

One of the fleeing residents of Kagalmari, Ahmed Abba near Pole wire Biyu of Gwange General Area in the heart of the city said “a heavy explosion which was detonated in one of the public gatherings led to the killing of scores and injured.

Also, sources said, one of the Rocket Propelled Launchers fired by the insurgents into Kaleri has killed an unspecified number of residents with others sustained injuries.

All efforts to get confirmation from the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edet Okon proved abortive at press time.

 

 

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Breaking: EFCC Begins Probe Of APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu

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Abdulrasheed Bawa, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has stated that former Lagos State Governor and APC National Leader Bola Tinubu is under investigation.

In an exclusive interview published by ThisDay on Sunday, Bawa said investigation does not end in a day as it could take a long time.

He said: “You asked me a question earlier about arresting people before investigation and now you are saying why didn’t we arrest Tinubu? Why didn’t you just say ‘arrest him?’

“Investigation is ongoing. When you are investigating matters like this, they don’t end in a day. Thousands of investigations are going on, on a daily basis.

“You understand? You know you are from the media. After you will say we are doing media trial.”

When Bawa was the head of the Lagos Zonal Office, he is believed to have demanded Tinubu’s assets declaration form.

In a related development, a former Managing Director of Alpha Beta LLP, Mr. Dapo Apara, has filed a suit demanding a Lagos State High Court to stop Tinubu from “controlling the finances of Alpha Beta.”

The suit was filed on Wednesday by Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) on behalf of Apara.

Details later….

 

 

 

 

 

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Just In: #BuhariMustGo Protesters Regroup, Block Abuja Airport Road

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Angry Nigerians protesting against bad governance and insecurity on Monday morning staged a peaceful protest and blocked Abuja Airport Road.

JomgNews Nigeria reports that, the protesters, mostly youth, took their campaign to Dantata Bridge along the road which serve as a major entrance and exit to the capital city as early as 5:00am chanting #BuhariMustGo.

This online medium gathered that, the protesters barricaded the Expressway with bonfire preventing vehicular movement along the road.

The protesters, who displayed placards, were on June 12 violently dispersed by a combined team of armed security operatives at Gudu junction when they were teargassed.

They were demanding an end to insecurity, bad governance, corruption, impunity and reversal of suspension on Twitter, among others.

— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) June 21, 2021

The #BuhariMustGo campaign which many believe was started by Mr. Omoyele Sowore has drawn attention from different parts of the countries with protests calling for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Update shortly….

 

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Just In: Gunmen Murder Ex-Naija FM Presenter, Eja Nla In Ibadan

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A former presenter with Naija FM and emerging actor, Titus Badejo, popularly known as Eja Nla, has been killed by unknown gunmen in Ibadan, Oyo State.

JomogNews Nigeria gathered from a competent source that the murder was carried out in front of 407 Club, Oluyole Estate, beside Bovas Filling Station, at about 11:30 pm.

According to the source, Badejo, who had been at the club since about 9pm, was leaving with some friends when two masked men riding on a motorcycle suddenly approached him and others, barking at them to lay flat.

It was after this they reportedly pumped bullets into Badejo before leaving without taking anything.

Badejo had celebrated his birthday about a week ago, during which he also held a programme in Ogbomoso, being an indigene of the town.

The programme, tagged ‘Made in Ogbomoso,’ by Eja Nla Entertainment, was used to elaborately celebrate what was said to be his 40th birthday.

He was also said to have been sighted in a location with the popular actor, Femi Adebayo and others, which he posted on a social media platform.

 

 

 

 

 

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