President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for New York, United States to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74) which opened on Tuesday, September 17. The President’s participation at this year’s gathering of world leaders is particularly significant as it coincides with Nigeria’s Presidency of UNGA. On June 4, 2019, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, was unanimously elected as the President of UNGA74 – an indication of the country’s high esteem in global reckoning. This marks the second time Nigeria would be occupying that prestigious position following late Maj-Gen. Joseph Nanven Garba’s election during UNGA44 in 1989. The theme for UNGA74 is, “Galvanizing Multilateral
A woman has allegedly stabbed her husband to death over her daughter’s birthday in Surulere area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. The incident occurred on Tuesday around 6.00am. The woman, Stella Peter, 23, was said to have stabbed her hubby, Bala Haruna, 25, to death at No 2 Tejuosho Avenue, Surulere, Lagos. Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana said on Tuesday that at about 6.00am, homicide detectives from Surulere Division arrested one Stella Peter for stabbing her hubby, Bala Haruna to death. He said the couple, who were not actually married, lived together at No 2 Tejuosho Avenue, Surulere, Lagos, for three years and had a baby who just turned one. “An argument ensued between them which turned violent and the woman used a kitchen knife to stab the ma
A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of $40 million worth of jewellery seized from the residence of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, to the federal government. In his ruling on Tuesday, Nicholas Oweibo, the presiding judge, held that the former minister failed to show cause why the jewellery should not be permanently forfeited to the government. On July 5, the court ordered the forfeiture of the assets following an ex parte application filed by Rotimi Oyedepo, counsel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC valued the items at $40 million. But Diezani, in an application filed by Awa Kalu, her counsel, asked the court to order a return of the seized assets. She accu...
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has alleged that the police killed three of its members during their annual Ashura procession in Kaduna on Tuesday. The group had defied yesterday’s warning by the Kaduna state police command against embarking on the procession, by coming out in their large numbers to mark the day around Bakin Ruwa area in the Western by-pass of the state capital. Spokesman of the IMN, Ibrahim Musa, claims that three of their members were killed when policemen opened fire on the Shiite members while they were on a peaceful procession along the Nnamdi Azikiwe Western by-pass on Tuesday morning But the police have denied the allegation through its spokesman, DSP Yakubu Sabo, who told our correspondent that there was no report of attack on the IMN member
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has slammed Chief Edwin Clark for allegedly speareheading an anti-Muslim campaign in his community. MURIC claimed that Christians in Kiagbodo community, the hometown of the elder statesmen, Clark, in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, have partly destroyed a mosque being built by an indigene, Mallam Abubakar Korokeme. MURIC said the mosque was attacked overnight last Sunday. The Islamic human rights organization said it put the lion’s share of the blame on the elder statesman. The group’s claim was contained in a press statement to DAILY POST on by the Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Monday. It added, “The buck stops at Chief Edwin Clark’s table. He is respected in the area and in the whole state and
No fewer than 125 looters have been arrested by the police in Lagos in connection with destruction of properties owned by South Africans in the wake of afrophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa. The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has also ordered water-tight security around embassies, foreign missions, foreigners and their businesses within the country. The order is against the backdrop of the unfortunate attack on Shoprite outlets in Lekki area of Lagos Sate on 3rd September, 2019 by some miscreants who attacked and looted the Malls ostensibly under the pretext of protesting against the incessant afrophobic attacks in South Africa. Meanwhile, the South African Government has refused to make a single arrest on those south African youths res...
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has called on the residents of the Territory, especially students and youths, not to carry out retaliatory attacks on South African Nationals and business interests in the FCT over the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. This was as he assured South African citizens of their safety in the territory, saying the Federal Government was already exploiting diplomatic channels to address the issue. Bello who stated this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Anthony Ogunleye on Wednesday, also appealed to residents to allow those efforts to succeed. “Malam Bello further informed residents that those South African business interests in the FCT are in partnership with
The reprisal attacks in Nigeria in reaction to the ongoing xenophobia in South Africa have caused increased security presence at some popular Lagos malls. Similar cover is being provided at the MTN headquarters at Falomo in Ikoyi. DAILY POST reports that men of the Nigeria Police are protecting Novare Mall at Sangotedo, Circle Mall at Jakande near Osapa London, Maryland Mall, Shoprite in Surulere and Ikeja City Mall. The spots all have South African businesses including Shoprite, Pep Store, MTN, among others. Our correspondent who went round town between 9pm and 11pm noticed heavy reinforcement. Armoured Personnel Carriers and police vehicles were strategically stationed at the locations. At Jakande, a police pickup truck and another sports utility vehicle burned b...
https://twitter.com/i/status/1168907939068948480 Some angry Nigerians on Tuesday invaded an outlet of Shoprite along Lekki-Epe expressway in Lagos State. The youths, who were reacting to the renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians residing in South Africa were chanting violent songs during the attack. Men of the Nigeria Police Force, however, prevented the youths from breaking into the mall of South Africa-owned Shoprite. The President of the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo who confirmed the development to NAN said the attacks began on Sunday morning in Jeppestown area of Johannesburg when a building was set ablaze by an angry mob. “The mob also looted several shops that were around the vicinity suspected to be owned by foreign nationals. Bu
As diplomatic row between Nigeria and South Africa continued, It was learnt yesterday that some AU members have been pleading with President Goodluck Jonathan to over look the unrestrained behavior of President Jacob Zuma In 2012 It was gathered that the AU has stepped into the crisis, in view of the strategic roles of Nigeria in Africa. The AU is worried because Nigeria is the largest contributor to peace-keeping operations in Africa. The Africa leaders are begging President Jonathan not to give President Zuma a chance to divide the Union. They have also reminded Nigeria of its sacrifice to make South Africa and other Frontline States become independent nations, urging Nigeria to play a big brother role. But, “Daily Post” further gathered that Nigeria government