Rio de Janeiro: Twenty-five killed in deadliest Rio police raid since 2005

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja (Precise Post) – At least 25 people were killed in a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and police in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, one of the state’s deadliest police raids, police said. People targeted in the raid in the poor Jacarezinho neighborhood tried to escape across rooftops as police arrived in armored vehicles and helicopters flew overhead, television images showed. …

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Europa League: Arsenal eliminated as Man Utd, Villarreal reach final

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – Villarreal will face Manchester United in the Europa League final after the Spanish side held out for a 0-0 draw at Arsenal on Thursday to prevent a clean sweep of European finalists for Premier League sides. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang twice hit the post for Arsenal, but a 2-1 aggregate defeat means the Gunners will miss out on Champions League …

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Buhari suspends NPA MD, Hadiza Usman

….As Mohammed Bello-Koko takes charge Abuja (Precise Post) – President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Hadiza Usman to step aside from her role. Her suspension comes as the Ministry of Transportation, headed by Mr Rotimi Amaechi, sets up an Administrative Panel of Inquiry to investigate the NPA management. Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, an Executive Director at the NPA, will …

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Corruption remains leitmotif of leadership failure in Nigeria – Peter Obi

By The Editor Abuja (Precise Post) – The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democcratic Party in the 2019 general election and former governor of Anambra State, Dr Peter Obi has said that corruption has remained the leitmotif of leadership failure in Nigeria for many years. Peter Obi reminded that this accounts for why a country that ought to have moved on with other countries …

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Insecurity: Injustice and others are reasons for restiveness -Uche Nwosu

By Kelechi Henry Abuja (Precise Post) – Hon.Uche Nwosu, former gubernatorial aspirant under Action Alliance Party and Chief of Staff to Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, has bared his opinion on the reason for the challenges of insecurity and restiveness across the country as he proffers a fundamental solution to this impending danger to the unity of our nation. In a brief session …

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Benue, Ebonyi lawmakers want FG to urgently end Ngbo/Agila Communal Crises

By Moses Idika Abuja (Precise Post) – Lawmakers from Ebonyi and Benue States have called on the Federal Government to urgently interfere in the perennial land dispute between the people of Ngbo/Effium of Ebonyi State and Agila people of Benue State. The age long feuds between the 2 communities has led to communal clashes that have continued to consume lives and property of innocent citizens …

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DSS Arrests Impersonators Of Gbajabiamila

Operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS have arrested Aminat Jimoh, Olalekan Oladehinbo Adenuga, and others for allegedly impersonating Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives. It was learnt that the Lagos office of the Department made the arrests while investigating the forging of the official letterhead and signature of the Speaker by the suspects who used same to allegedly defraud unsuspecting …

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Panic As Bandits Abduct Unspecified Number Of Abia Varsity Students

As insecurity worsens in the country, unknown gunmen have abducted an unspecified number of students of Abia State University Uturu, ABSU. The incident according to reports occurred Wednesday night as the students were in a commercial bus returning from Okigwe to Uturu around 8:00 pm. Meanwhile, Abia State Government has assured that efforts were being intensified to ensure the safe return of the abducted students. …

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Umoren: Nigerians Sign Petition Demanding Televised Trial For Akwa Ibom Suspected Killer

Many Nigerians are now demanding a nationally televised court trial of Uduak Frank Akpan, a prime suspect in the abduction and murder of slain Akwa Ibom job-seeker, Iniubong Umoren. A petition on change.org has been created to this effect. The petition was started by Faith Ogochukwu to the Akwa Ibom State Government and the Ministry of Justice. The petition details read, “This is a collective …

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House Of Reps May Summon Buhari Over Alleged Oil Licensing Fraud

According to a report by Vanguard, the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Thursday, threatened to summon President Muhammadu Buhari over circumstances leading to the revocation and re-award of Oil Mining Leases(OML). The Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Musa Sarki Adar, issued the warning while interacting with the minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva. At the hearing were the Minister, …

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ADC suspends Rivers’ chair for anti-party activities

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has suspended its Chairman in Rivers State, Sorlebari Sampson, for alleged anti-party activities during the just-concluded local government elections. It said it would explore legal options against the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) and other agencies of the government that conducted the poll for failing to ensure a free and fair electoral process. The State Working Committee (SWC) in …

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Obaseki seeks NDDC’s restructuring

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) must be restructured to engender Southsouth’s development, Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has advised. Obaseki believes that rather than spur the zone’s development, the current structure of the NDDC had caused underdevelopment of the Southsouth states. He also said that the Southsouth had the needed resources to develop itself but for ”pretenders,” who according to him, must be stopped. …

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Youth: Youth in governance 2023 is possible- Uche Nwosu

By Kelechi Henry Abuja (Precise Post) – In an interview granted at the Unity House in Abuja recently, the former deputy chief of staff to Senator Rochas Okorocha and commissioner for lands also one time gubernatorial aspirant under the Action Alliance Party, Imo state, Hon. Ugwumba Uche Nwosu has come forward to encourage the Nigeria youths to consider taking a step in the direction of …

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Senate meets Service Chiefs, IGP,

Senate on Thursday morning commenced a meeting with the security chiefs behind closed door. This followed its resolution last week to meet with the security authorities over the growing insecurity in the country. The Senate went into a closed session at 11.20am. Those present at the session include the the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Eluoye Onyenucheya Irabor, Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, …

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Gunmen kill 2 Inspectors, burn police station

Gunmen on Thursday killed two Inspectors in Obosi Police station, Idemili North local government area of Anambra State during an attack. They also razed the station and two operational vehicles. Though it was rumoured more than four policemen may have been killed, the Police Command said only two died. Anambra Police spokesman, Ikenga Tochukwu, said the two died during a gun duel with the attackers. …

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