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Suspected Motorcycle robbers arrested paraded in Katsina state

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Two suspected motorcycle robbers identified as Umar Sada alias ‘Yaume’ and Ahmed Adamu alias ‘Dindingi’ both of Kofar Sauri area of Katsina metropolis have been paraded by the  Police in Katsina state, for killing three persons and stealing their motorcycles which they sold off to a buyer from Niger republic for N9000.

The duo who were apprehended by the state Commissioner of Police’s surveillance Corp, said they were offered N3,000 for any motorcycle they steal and that in the three occasions they have stolen motorcycles, they killed the owners, took the motorcycles and sold it to their buyer who rewarded them with N3,000 cash for each operation.

Speaking at the police state command, one of the robbers, Ahmed said;

“After every operation we take the motorcycle to Hirji town to meet one Mikailu Rahamawa who cross over to Niger Republic to return with our payments. At most we are paid between N3,000 to N4,000 depending on what he tells us, we collect and return to continue. So far we have operated and killed three persons at the G.R.A., Lambum Danlwai and Steel Rolling areas.”

On his part, the second robber, Umar Sada said

“All I want is for the police to go after others involved as well as I regret my actions. We normally used cables to strangled our victims, they become unconscious and dead before we take the bike”.

After the parade, the state, Commissioner of Police Usman Abdullahi warned residents of the state from plying lonely roots where such robbers operate most of the time.

He said, “People should be careful on carrying commuters to lone areas, they sell this machines between N15,000 to N40,000. They have owned up to their acts as from what you can see, we will soon charge them to court”

Source: ( Linda Ikeji )

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Petrol Subsidy Not Completely Gone, Says Minister

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Petrol Subsidy Not Completely Gone, Says Minister

Timipre Slyva

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva has stated that contrary to popular belief, the federal government has not completely removed petrol subsidy.

Speaking on Channels’ Politics Today, the minister said: “We are still trying to manage this bumpy start. We have not been able to get to that 100 percent removal of subsidy from the foreign exchange end.

“If we were to take it out completely and allow people to access foreign exchange from the parallel market and allow people to import the product, the price of the pump will even be more.

Also Read: Petrol Price Will Increase When Oil Goes Up – Sylva

“The Federal Government, knowing the impact it will have on the people, decided that they are still going to manage this situation.”

Speaking on the importation of petrol from Niger, the Minister expressed that the importation of fuel from the Niger Republic is not something Nigerians should be embarrassed about.

He expressed that Nigerians should be proud that the Federal Government is set to resume the importation of petroleum products from its neighbour.

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‘Your Report On Lekki Capable Of Setting Nigeria On Fire’ — Lai Writes CNN

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JustLai MohammedMinister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has expressed that the CNN report on the Lekki Tollgate shooting of October 20 2020 is capable of setting the country on fire.

Recall that CNN had published an investigative report titled, ‘How a bloody night of bullets and brutality quashed a young protest movement in Nigeria,’ claiming soldiers fired live ammunition directly at protesters at the Lekki toll gate.

But Nigeria’s Minister for Information denied the report of the US-based cable television, calling for a sanction on CNN over the report, adding that the report on the Lekki tollgate incident was highly irresponsible.

Also Read: Lai Mohammed Condemns CNN Investigation On Lekki Shooting

Reacting in another story titled, ‘Nigeria threatens CNN with sanctions but provides no evidence Lekki toll gate investigation is inaccurate’, CNN maintained that it stood by its earlier report on the Lekki tollgate incident.

In a petition dated November 23 and addressed to Mr. Jonathan Hawkins VP, Communications, CNN Centre Atlanta, Georgia U.S, the federal government demanded “an immediate and exhaustive investigation into its report on the Lekki Toll Gate incident to determine its authenticity and conformity to basic standards of journalism.”

Lai Mohammed, who signed the petition, said if the US-based media organisation failed to carry out its demand, the Nigerian government will “take any action within its laws’’ to prevent CNN from aggravating the End SARS crisis.

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Amaechi Apologises For Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

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Amaechi Apologises For Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has apologised to Nigerians for the breakdown at the Abuja-Kaduna railway which occurred between November 18 and November 20.

The former Governor of Rivers State stated this at the Moniya rail station on Monday while inspecting the ongoing rail project in Ibadan.

Amaechi pointed out that the Chinese have been called to attend to the problem as the federal government does not expect any mechanical fault at this early stage.

Also Read: $656m Needed To Complete Lagos-Ibadan Railway – Amaechi

Ameachi said, “I want to apologise to Nigerians over what happened at the Abuja-Kaduna rail station.”

“We now have new locomotives, and we’ve called the Chinese because we never expected the mechanical fault at this early stage.”

“On behalf of the Federal Government, the ministry and the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), we apologise to Nigerians, and I’ve instructed the NRC to fix it or invite the Chinese.”

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