Niger Police Recover 500 Cows From Rustlers

cows in kadunaThe Niger State Police command has recovered over 500 cows from some cattle rustlers and arrested 15 suspects in Lapai local government of the state.

The command’s spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, in an interview with Channels Television, disclosed that the police on the strength of information, raided the criminals at Pongu Daji, in Lapai.

He then assured citizens that the force would sustain the tempo of making the state free from all kinds of criminality.

Elkana added that two double barrel guns, 124 rustled cattle and 36 sheep, were recovered during the three-day operation, where a notorious kidnapper and cattle rustler, who had escaped in Zamfara state, Alhaji Muhammadu Umaru, was also arrested with members of his gang.

The police boss, then stated that the case was under investigation and suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.

The Lapai local government Chairman, Usman Mohammed, Legal Adviser to Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, North Central Zone, Barrister Abubakar Isah and the Vice President, Miyetti Allah of Nigeria, Hussaini Yusuf, all expressed appreciation to the force for the achievement, while calling for the identification of the rightful owners and immediate release of their cattle.

They assured the police of their support in curbing the menace of kidnapping, cattle rustling and armed robbery, while expressing regret for the Fulani’s involvement in the crimes they were not known for in the past years ago.

The Vice President noted that the national body of the association, would soon embark on a sensitization of its people down the state and local levels on the resistance of the bad habits, while urging the youths to stop the trend.

Meanwhile, the prime suspect, Umaru from Anka, Zamfara State, in an interview, denied being a kidnapper or a cattle rustler, stating that the cows belonged to him and his junior brother.

Lamenting over the injury inflicted on them, he equally denied being in possession of dangerous weapons as alleged by the police.

Ebony Life TV Features Banned Kannywood Actress Rahama In New Series

Kannywood,Rahama, Sadau, Ebony life tvNorthern Nigeria’s Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, has bagged a prominent role in Ebony Life’s new Television series, ‘Sons of the Caliphate’.

This comes shortly after the actress was expelled from the industry for appearing in a hip-hop music video by ClassiQ, where she hugged him.

It appears luck immediately came her way as she caught the attention of Ebony Life TV’s Mo’Abudu, who decided to cast her in the film.

Also, Rahama has been invited to Hollywood by American star musician, Akon.

Mo Abudu led cast and crew members to an exclusive screening of the film in Lagos state.

Kannywood,Rahama, Sadau, Ebony life tvThe political drama chronicles three rich and ambitious young men, who in the quest for power, engaged in a deadly tussle for the governorship seat of the northern caliphate state.


2015 Elections Will Determine Nigeria’s Stability And Indivisibility-Abdulsalam

vlcsnap-2014-03-06-20h44m14s114Nigeria’s former military head of state, General Abdulsalam Abubakar (Rtd) has warned that whether or not Nigeria will remain united and stable will be determined by the handling of 2015 general elections.

General Abubakar, who was speaking at a forum in Abuja, said politicians must desist from making 2015 ticket a do or die affair as some of their activities tends to put Nigeria at great risk.

“The way we are able to handle this very important event will largely determine how successful we will be in our efforts at remaining a united, indivisible ad stable country” he said.

He also noted that “the forte lines are apparent and politicians are ready to exploit them to the fullest to achieve their sometimes not so notable objectives” adding that “the 2015 elections, is among other things, expected to determine where power will reside in the next four years”.

He further maintained that the “north is determined to have it (power) back and its leaders are pulling all the stunts to see that that happens.

“On the other hand, the body language of the incumbent and the ruling party strongly suggests that the incumbent wants another term” warning that “unfolding scenario may portend danger to our nation, if Nigerians from all parts of the country do not close rank and put the interest of the nation back”.

He said the post-election crisis of 2011 is enough reason to make Nigerian politicians check their actions and utterances.

“The sad and tragic experience of the 2011 post-election violence is a reminder that election methods have become a serious business that must be handled with utmost seriousness and patriotism in order to avoid a repeat” he said.

Arewa Wants National Dialogue Delegates Drawn From LGs

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, today urged the Presidential Committee on National Dialogue to use local government areas as constituent units for representation to the conference.

The ACF suggested participation to be made at one delegate per local government area, and shun the calls for representation on the basis of equality of geographical zones, states or ethnic nationalities.

In a communique signed by the publicity secretary of the forum, Mr Anthony Sani at the end of its meeting in Kaduna, the forum noted that any hype in ethnic nationalism and states will stir up crisis and further plunge the country into disunity.

They stressed that only delegates with proven public intelligence and patriotic courage should be encouraged and supported to attend the conference.

While it considered the decision of the Federal Government to convoke another national dialogue against the backdrop that the decisions of similar conferences in the past are yet to be implemented, the ACF urged people of the northern region to participate actively in the proposed National Dialogue, in the interest of national solidarity and unity.