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Monday, 25 March 2019

Deputy President Of Nigerian Guild Of Editors' Daughter Escapes From Her Kidnappers

Deputy President Of Nigerian Guild Of Editors' Daughter Escapes From Her Kidnappers

Habiba and her father
Mrs. Habiba Abdulsalam, the daughter of the Deputy President of Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Mallam Suleman Uba-Gaya, who was abducted recently in Kano, has regained her freedom and reunited with her family members.

Speaking on the terrifying incident, Uba-Gaya told PRNigeria that his daughter miraculously escaped from her kidnappers’ den on Saturday night.

Gaya, who disclosed that the abduction of his daughter happened between 5 and 6 pm on Friday evening, described the incident as most ‘horrific and traumatic’ for him and the extended family.

He said they could not sleep properly, just as many of them were traumatized and lost appetite for foods.

He added that they got to know of Habiba’s kidnap when his younger brother called some few minutes past 5pm to inform him that his daughter’s phone number was not reachable, after she had spoken to a close family member at about 4:49 pm.

“On the fateful Friday, Habiba went to plait her hair in the house of one of her friends. And after making her hair, she then proceeded to my late father’s house in Kano metropolis. But the ugly fate that would later befall my daughter started when she boarded a tricycle, and the Keke rider thereafter took two other women at various locations in Kano town, immediately he carried her.

“According to my daughter, the Keke rider then took a road leading to the popular Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. Immediately, a bus came and overtook them. It quickly stopped, and three hefty men emerge and whisked them into the vehicle and zoomed towards Zaria.

“When the kidnapers arrived at an area in Kaduna that Friday evening, they took my daughter and the two other women to an unknown house. They were blindfolded and taken to a thick forest in Niger State,” Mal. Gaya narrated.

However, Mal. Gaya explained that his daughter’s escape was miraculous in nature, owing to the intensive supplications offered by family members and teeming well-wishers, since the news of her abduction broke on Friday.

Uba-Gaya further told PRNigeria that Habiba’s freedom was secured without paying any ransom to the kidnappers even when some members of the family had started negotiating the sale of assets in case.

Narrating he escape, Uba-Gaya said: “What happened was that on Saturday night, my daughter told her abductors that she wanted to relieve herself. So, one of them followed her to an isolated area, some metres from the place they were held hostage. But unexpectedly, the man who accompanied her to urinate told Habiba that she had been disturbing them and told her to leave them alone.

“So, my daughter took the opportunity and took her heels that night. By Sunday morning she arrived at a certain settlement In Niger State, where she met some people and narrated with tears her ordeal. They took her to Dikko Junction, along Kaduna-Abuja highway and gave her a phone to call her family about her escape.

“We are glad that Habiba was not hurt by her kidnappers. Right now, she is back in Kano after boarding a flight from Abuja yesterday. Her abduction and subsequent reunion with us was without paying a dime as ransom.”

The Deputy President of NGE expressed gratitude to the Police, and other security agencies, especially the Army for the robust intelligence gathering on the circumstances surrounding his daughter’s abduction and the timely release by the kidnappers. 

(PRNigeria)
Police Command Parades Three For Posting Nude Video Of Lady On Social Media

Police Command Parades Three For Posting Nude Video Of Lady On Social Media


Anambra State Police Command has paraded three suspects over the viral video of a woman who was stripped  naked and was beaten severally.

According to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Ladodo, the Victim (name withheld) was invited by Mr Ifeanyi Azotani, 40 year old artisan, from Ifitedunu, Dunukofia Local Government Area to his house at Amawbia where the alleged wife, Tochukwu, 43 and her niece, Ogochukwu Nwankwo, 33 bumped into them, stripped ,beat and later made monetary demands from her, and also threatened they will release the video on the internet.

The suspects confessed to the crimes but denied releasing the video. They claimed it was a third party that collected the video from them on the day of the incident and released same.

Other suspects were also paraded including a military man who absconded from Service but was using his military ID card and gear  to extort, rob and defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
Alleged Hacking Of INEC's Server:Stop Grandstanding ,Meet Us At The Tribunal ,PDP Tells APC

Alleged Hacking Of INEC's Server:Stop Grandstanding ,Meet Us At The Tribunal ,PDP Tells APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop “unnecessary fabrications, smear campaign” and prepare to face its legal team at the Presidential Election Tribunal.

The party in a statement on Monday night by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said  “Buhari is overweighed by the burden of illegitimacy, following overwhelming evidence before the tribunal that he stole the presidential mandate, hence this lame attempt at blackmailing the tribunal by engaging in clear acts of subjudice.”

The PDP said that the facts and issues touching on the INEC server were already within the public domain and Nigerians were already at home with them.

“By resorting to shadow-boxing outside the tribunal, President Buhari and the APC have shown that they have no defence to present to the court against PDP’s submission that they stole our mandate.

“It is even more appalling that Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a member of Buhari’s legal team, who should know better, would engage in this act of subjudice designed to distort facts already known to Nigerians, that our presidential candidate and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, clearly won the February 23 presidential election.

“Since it has become clear that President Buhari has no defence to present to the court, we counsel him to save the nation further stress by surrendering our mandate, which was freely given by majority of Nigerians to Atiku Abubakar,” the party said.
Rescue Efforts Continue At Site Of Latest Collapsed Lagos Building

Rescue Efforts Continue At Site Of Latest Collapsed Lagos Building

A three-storey building has reportedly collapsed at 10 Kakawa street, Lagos Island on Monday.

It is not yet ascertained if any one was trapped under the rubbles of the building as rescue efforts continue

 A resident of the street, however said no one was believed to be trapped under because the building was marked for demolition and occupants had vacated.

The collapsed structure, however, affected a bungalow with three occupants.

This is the third building to collapse in Lagos within a month

The first was a building housing a primary school where several lives were lost
Deputy Governorship Candidate Of Amaechi's Backed AAC Candidate In Rivers Decamps To PDP

Deputy Governorship Candidate Of Amaechi's Backed AAC Candidate In Rivers Decamps To PDP

Akpo Yeeh, deputy governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers state, has resigned his membership of the party, and announced defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This was contained in a letter addressed to Biokpomabo Awara, the AAC governorship candidate in the state.

“I write to most respectfully notify of my resignation from the membership of the African Action Allaince (AAC) with effect from today 25th March 2019, and subsequent defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),” Yeeh wrote.

In the letter, Yeeh alleged that Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, forced him to sign an undated letter that he would step down after inauguration.

He said the minister confirmed to him and Awara that he had assembled a team of security personnel who would facilitate rigging of the election.
Invite PDP To Give Account On How It Hacked Into INEC's Server..APC Tells Police ,DSS

Invite PDP To Give Account On How It Hacked Into INEC's Server..APC Tells Police ,DSS

PETITION TO INVITE, INTERROGATE AND INVESTIGATE THE PDP LEADERSHIP OVER ITS ADMITTANCE OF ILLEGAL ACCESS TO INEC’S SERVER

BACKGROUND


1. It would be recalled that an Electoral (Amendment) Bill containing the provision for electronic transmission of results to INEC’s central computer system (otherwise called “server”) was sent to President Muhammadu Buhari by the National Assembly for assent late in the year 2018.

2. Despite the shortness of time before the Presidential/National Assembly Elections, and the lack of time to first simulate the process to ensure its effectiveness in a country like ours with problems of effective networks in many rural areas and constant failure of technological devices, together with its violation of the time frame of such laws as provided for in regional and continental Protocols in terms of the length of time required for the passage of such laws before any major election, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party was hell-bent that the President should sign the Bill into law. That was the first indication that the main opposition was up to something sinister regarding the electronic transmission of the results.

3. Upon the last-minute postponement of the February 16, 2019 Presidential/National Assembly Elections, the nation was shocked to see already prepared presidential elections results floating around in the cyber space just less than 24 hours after the postponed election was originally billed to hold! The fake results had details of the scores of the candidates of the major parties. Of course, the fake results gave victory to the candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, even when elections did not hold.

4. The only conclusion one can draw from the above is that the PDP had prepared those results which were to be smuggled into the INEC Server. However, the sudden postponement of the election scuttled that evil plan, but it was too late to restrain the release of the fake results.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

5. The proper elections were held on February 23, 2019 and President Muhammadu Buhari declared the winner. Despite the approval of the elections as credible by nearly all local and international observers (except some few known PDP acolytes masquerading as local observers), the PDP cried foul and made a shocking claim: it claimed that from purported results it obtained from INEC’s server, it has so-called proof that its candidate won the election by about 1.6million votes!

6. Shockingly and coincidentally, this margin was about the same margin by which it also purportedly “won” by the fake results released just hours after the postponement of the February 16, 2019 Presidential/National Assembly Elections.

7. As if this expensive joke was not enough, the PDP and its Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have gone ahead to file an Election Petition against the clear victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and have repeated the same outlandish claim of having access to INEC’s server which shows that they have some purported results at their disposal giving “victory” to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

8. Sirs, we wish you to note that INEC’s server is the back end of electronic records of INEC. This is not INEC’s website but its server! Although, the purported results have been conclusively shown by public engagements to be false and even ridiculous, especially as the total number of accredited voters is exactly equivalent to the purported votes of the APC and PDP candidates, this criminal claim of the PDP has revealed a few things:

(a) It is now clear that some criminally-minded PDP operatives have access to the INEC server to be able to smuggle in fake results into that server.

(b) The only means by which they could have access to the INEC server is by the criminal hacking of the server or through the criminal conspiracy of some INEC officials.

PRAYERS

The APC Presidential Campaign Council hereby prays that the Inspector-General of Police and the Director-General of the Department of State Services use your good offices to investigate the hacking of and/or illegal tampering with the INEC server by the PDP. The leadership of the PDP must be invited, interrogated and investigated and those identified as perpetrators must be arrested and prosecuted.

Opposition is healthy in a democracy but it is not a license for criminality and illegality. A country governed by laws cannot be blackmailed or cowed into indolence by the perceived underdog status of the opposition so as to condone such a blatant criminal claim by the PDP of having illegal access to INEC’s server.

We trust you will act with alacrity.


Thank you.

FESTUS KEYAMO, SAN, FCIArb (UK)

Director, Strategic Communications,

APC Presidential Campaign Council,

(Official Spokesperson).