Latest News In Nigeria Today 12th April 2019

Latest News in Nigeria Today: Local Hunter In Borno and Adamawa State Allegedly Captures 13 Boko Haram Terrorists Alive; APC Has Claimed that Atiku Abubakar is Not A Citizen of Nigeria; Read iDonsabi for full details.

1. Xenophobia: Ensure Safety of Nigerians in South Africa, APC Warns Buhari. 

The South African Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the lives of Nigerians are safe in South Africa.

Sanni David, the National Publicity Secretary of the chapter in a statement also called for tougher sanctions against the Republic of South Africa.

David said President Cyril Ramaphosa should take tougher stands against such acts of criminality and Afrophobia against their African neighbours.

While noting that the regime of former President Jacob Zuma paid deaf ears to such incessant attacks, the part added that with a new regime, it thought that things would be different.

2. Local Hunter In Borno and Adamawa State Allegedly Captures 13 Boko Haram Terrorists Alive. 

Sarki Mohammed Yohanna identified as the Vice President of Local Hunters of Northeast Nigeria allegedly captured 13 Boko Haram terrorists alive and killed two in one week around Sabon Garin area of Borno and Adamawa areas, according to a report gathered by iDONSABI.

According to Borno State government official, it was said that:

“Sarki Mohammed Yohanna is one of the toughest and independent Boko Haram Fighter who has reclaimed the Southern Part of Borno from the hands of Boko Haram and Has been Capturing and fighting Boko Haram without the Support of the Military or any Security Agencies.

3. Barack Obama Pays Tribute To Late Nipsey Hussle.

In a letter that was read during the late Nipsey Hussle’s memorial, Barack Obama pays tribute to the late musician.

The letter reads as follow:

Dear Friends and Family of Nipsey:

I’d never met Nipsey Hussle, but I’d heard some of his music through my daughters, and after his passing, I had the chance to learn more about his transformation and his community work.

While most folks look at the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up and see only gangs, bullets, and despair, Nipsey saw potential. He saw hope. He saw a community that, even through its flaws, taught him to always keep going.

His choice to invest in that community rather than ignore it — to build a skills training center and a coworking space in Crenshaw; to lift up the Eritrean-American community; to set an example for young people to follow — is a legacy worth of celebration. I hope his memory inspires more good work in Crenshaw and communities like it.

Michelle and I send our sympathies to Lauren, Emani, Kross, and the entire Asghedom family and to all those who loved Nipsey.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama.

4. 65-Year-Old Man Apprehended For Defiling 10-Year-Old Girl In Ogun State. 

A 65-year-old man identified as Sulaiman Rauf, has been apprehended by the Ogun state police command for defiling a 10-year-old girl at their home on No. 7 Araromi Street, Ilase on Sunday, April 7th.

The Police command in Ogun state revealed that Suleiman rauf lived in the same compound with the victim’s family.

On the day of the incident, he requested that the victim should assist him in buying something from a nearby shop.

However, as at the time she returned with his item she had bought for him, he lured the little girl into his apartment and defiled her.

5. APC Has Claimed that Atiku Abubakar is Not A Citizen of Nigeria. 

According to the All Progressives Congress, the Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the 2019 presidential election , Atiku Abubakar, is not a citizen of Nigeria by birth and should not to have even been given the chance to contest in the first place.

The All Progressives Congress made this known as a response to the election petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party against President Muhammadu Buhari before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

The All Progressives Congress faulted the grounds of the petition , adding that Atiku “ is not a citizen of Nigeria by birth and ought not to have even been allowed in the first place to contest the election . ”

The party claimed that Atiku Abubakar was born on Nov . 25 , 1946 in Jada, Adamawa, in Northern Cameroon and therefore a citizen of Cameroon and not a Nigerian by birth.

6. Kim Kardashian West is studying to become a Lawyer. 

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is studying to become a Lawyer!

On her interview with Vogue, Kim Kardashian West revealed that she has began a four year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco. She also plans to take the bar exam in 2022.

7. Over 3,500 Children Have Been Recruited By Terrorist Groups Between 2013 and 2017. 

UNICEF, represented by Mr Mohammed Fall has called on all Nigerians to be responsible for the protection of children rights against violence and other form of abuses.

The agency also released an alarming statistics of more than 3, 500 children aged between 13 and 17 were recruited by terrorist groups between 2013 and 2017.

8. Lagos State Police Nabs 33 Suspected Cultists Over Rival Cult Group Clash In Fadeyi. 

The Lagos State police have apprehended over 33 persons allegedly involved in the Wednesday clash between two rival cult groups at Fadeyi-Onipanu area of Lagos state where two persons were murdered.

Spokesman of the command identified as DSP Bala Elkana, said this in a statement on Thursday, April 11 , and stated that two locally-made short guns with 10 live cartridges and other dangerous weapons, which included cutlasses and knives, were recovered from the two rival cult groups.

According to DSP Bala Elkana, at about 11.30 am on Wednesday, April 10 , the Onipanu Police Station received a distress call that members of rival cult groups from Alakara, Mushin, Onipanu and Shomolu were seen armed with dangerous weapons.

Elkana further stated that the suspected cultists engaged themselves in a fierce supremacy fight at Fadeyi, Onipanu, along Ikorodu Road in Lagos state.

9. Fulani Herder Apprehended Close to University in Benue. 

According to reports Benue State Livestock Guards have apprehended a suspected Fulani herdsman identified as Amandu Wakili who has admitted working for one Alhaji Aliyu Tershaku alongside several others suspected to be responsible for the recent attacks on some communities in Benue state.

Mallam Wakili disclosed this on Thursday in an interview with newsmen in Makurdi, the state capital.

The suspect claimed that Tershaku urged herdsmen including him to return to the state and continue with grazing of cattle in defiance of the Benue State Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law.

The suspect herddsman was apprehended in a community close to the University of Agriculture Makurdi for publicly grazing his cattle. He disclosed that they were urged to return to Benue but be on alert to resist cattle rustling while also avoiding destruction of crop farms.

10. US Court Sentence Nigerian Man to 11years Imprisonment for Fraud. 

In the United States, a Nigerian man identified as Okechukwu Desmond Amadi, was sentenced by a district court to spend the next 11 years in US Prison for international fraud.

According to various reports, Okechukwu Desmond who was sentenced to 11 years in US prison by District Judge James Moody on Wednesday, April 10, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit money laundering and money laundering. The judge issued a forfeiture order of $833,625 against Okechukwu and it is believed to be the proceeds of the charged criminal conduct. The court also ordered that he restituted his act by paying his ‘victim’ a whopping $1,358,500.

According to reports, the convict committed this criminal act around November 2018. Desmond Okechuwkwu was reported to have been working with an international criminal organization based in Nigeria, that defrauded dozens of victims across the United States with multiple schemes and then laundered the funds through a complex network of bank accounts.

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