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Police nab 3 over alleged culpable homicide, 2 for kidnapping in Niger

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The Police Command in Niger has arrested three suspects over alleged culpable homicide in Chanchaga Local Government Area of the state.


The police also announced the arrest 2 suspects over alleged kidnapping in Shiroro Local Government Area.

ASP Wasiu Abiodun, the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Minna.

Abiodun, said that based on information received at about 10:30 hours on July 26, that two teenagers were found lying dead behind M.I Wushishi Housing Estate.

On receipt of the information, police detectives attached to Chanchaga division, swung into action and arrested three suspects in connection with the case, all  of Kpapi village in Chanchaga, Minna.

“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to have conspired and fired a Dane gun at the deceased persons, who they claimed to have encroached and damaged their farmland through illegal mining.

“The suspects will be charge to court after investigation,” Abiodun said.

Similarly, the command has arrested two suspects over alleged kidnapping in Shiroro local government area of the state.

Abiodun said on July 28 at about 09:00 hours, information was  received that unknown gunmen numbering about 14, invaded Nakudna village via Erena in Shiroro and kidnapped one Jambo Salihu of the same address to unknown destination.

On receipt of the information, Police detectives attached to Erena division swung into action and arrested two suspects, both of Nakudna and Kusasu villages in Shiroro local government area in connection with the case.

During interrogation, the suspects confessed to be indigenes of the community but conspired with their armed gang members now at large, and acted as pointers and informants to the bandits.

The victim was rescued unhurt while efforts to arrest  the fleeing suspects was ongoing.

He said that the case was under investigation and the suspects would be charged to court after investigations.

AAG /

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Peace Day: Foundation urges Nigerians to contribute to peaceful coexistence 

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The Global Peace Foundation (GPF) of Nigeria on Monday, appealed to all Nigerians to contribute to peaceful coexistence in the country, to engender national growth and development.


Rev. John  Hayab, Country Director of the Foundation, made the appeal in a statement isuued in Kaduna to mark the International Day of Peace, which has the theme: “Shaping Peace Together,”

“The Global Peace Foundation (GPF), Nigeria, wishes to appeal to all Nigerians and humanity, in general, to come together to continue to support, shape and maintain the peace and stability that we so need to thrive.

“This year’s theme is apt given the challenge of COVID-19 which has made us rediscover our common humanity and the need to work, struggle and build the community.”

He said collective action by all Nigerians would greatly help to ending current security challenges in the country.

“We, at GPF, preach that all human beings are members of One Family Under God, we wish to appeal to all the Nigerian family, be they Christians or Muslims, men or women, young or old, educated or uneducated, and everyone, to accept diversity as a human attribute.

“Whatever our origin, Fulani, Hausa, Ibo, Yoruba, Tiv, Ibibio, and all the ethnic groups in this beautiful country, North, South, East, West or the Middle Belt, let us remember that we all come from one esteem human family and, therefore, must shape the peace of our home, communities, institutions and nation together.

GPF calls on the Nigerian leadership from the Local, States to the Federal to assert that we can only build true peace when we work with others.

“No society can attain any meaningful development without true peace and inclusiveness. Given that true peace comes from all-inclusive efforts, where everybody plays his or her role well, Nigeria must double its effort towards oneness.

“Accordingly, GPF  wishes to employ this special occasion of the International Peace Day to congratulate the United Nations, the government of our country, all peace workers and peace promoters, and everyone working to keep the peace not to be discouraged by the violence around us.

“Your effort could support to prevent the spread of violence and together we can shape our today and the future,” Hayab said. 

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Foundation urges Nigerians to promote peace, stability

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An NGO, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, on Monday urged Nigerians to promote peace and stability in the country.


President and Founder of the foundation, Dr Jumai Ahmadu, made the call while addressing a news conference, as part of activities to mark this year’s International Day for Peace in Abuja.

Ahmadu, who stressed the need for Nigerians to retrace their lost values, warned of the danger of western influence especially among youths.

She called on all those involved in communal clashes to to lay down their weapons and focus on peace building, adding that peace was the only panacea for economic growth and development.

Ahmadu stated that the 2020 International Day for Peace was remarkable especially for health workers and other frontline workers who have demonstrated commitment in the battle to defeat COVID-19 pandemic.

”Global solidarity and peaceful coexistence was imperative in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

Commenting on this year’s theme, “Shaping Peace Together,”Ahmadu, said peaceful coexistence was not just moral but everybody’s business.

She urged government to do more to listen to people demanding change and seized the moment to build a more equal and inclusive society with respect for human rights.

“This year, it has been clearer than ever before that we are not each other’s enemies, rather, our common enemy is COVID-19 that threatens our health, security and way of life.

COVID-19 has thrown our world into turmoil and forcibly reminded us that what happens in one part of the planet can impact on others elsewhere,” Ahmadu said.

She enjoined all stakeholders to focus on the battle against the unprecedented global pandemic, noting that cooperation was needed to win the fight against the worst public health crisis.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the International Day for Peace, celebrated yearly on Sept. 21,  is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

It was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly.

Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.

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Gov. Mala-Buni mourns emir of Zazzau

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Gov. Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe on Monday condoled with the government and people of Kaduna State over the death of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.


In a  condolence message signed  by Alhaji Mamman Mohammed the Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Government House, Damaturu, the governor described the emir’s death as huge loss.

He said that the emir was a nationalist who dedicated his life to the service of Nigerians.

“The late emir was a bridge builder who threw the doors of his domain open, accommodating all Nigerians irrespective of cultural, ethnic and religious differences.

“The late Idris built a mini Nigeria in Zaria where everyone lived and freely pursued their legitimate means of livelihoods,” he said.

Mala-Buni noted that late the late emir  would be remembered for making the emirate a citadel of learning in Nigeria, by providing a conducive environment to host numerous educational and research institutions.

He prayed the Almighty God  to forgive the deceased’s shortcomings, grant him rest  and give the Zazzau Emirate and the people of Kaduna the fortitude to bear the  loss.

The emir died at the 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, on Sunday at the age of 84.

Shehu Idris was coronated the Emir of Zazzau on Feb. 15, 1975.

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Again, Buhari challenges Kaduna indigenes on peace, harmony

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja urged Kaduna State indigenes to cooperate with government and security agencies to secure peace and harmony in the state.


The president made the call at the virtual opening of the Fifth Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit, with the theme KADInvest 5.0, Infrastructure, Industrialisation and Innovation.

According to him, development will only take place when energies are collectively channelled to building, instead of destruction of lives and property.

He said: “We must live together as brothers and sisters because without peace, development cannot take place.

“I wish to commend the efforts of the Kaduna State Government to establish its credentials as one of the new investment destinations of choice in Nigeria.

“These efforts have received just recognition in the response of the business community which has put in new investments in the state.

“This is a further affirmation of the ranking of the state as Number One for Ease of Doing Business by the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2018.

“I call on the Kaduna State Government to keep up these laudable efforts and surpass the impressive results already attained.’’

He noted that the success of state governments in attracting investments, creating jobs and increasing their internally generated revenues would be critical to the development of the entire country.

“Therefore, I am impressed that the Kaduna State Government has from inception used KADInvest as a serious platform for showcasing its investment potentials.

“The state’s commitment to consistent implementation of the Ease of Doing Business Charter is exemplary, including its ability to increase its Internally Generated Revenue to N44bn in 2019 from N13bn in 2015 without hiking tax rates. This is very laudable.’’

The president congratulated the Kaduna State government for making KADInvest a regular fixture on the investment calendar, held annually since 2016.

“It is a fitting statement of the resilience of the Kaduna State Government that it is able to host the 2020 edition amidst the severe disruptions to the normal order caused by Covid-19.

“This is the sort of determined focus that can help the country to navigate the challenging consequences of the pandemic.

“It was my pleasure to commission the Olam Hatchery and Feed Mill project in 2017, about 18 months after the ground-breaking was done at the first edition of KADInvest in 2016.

“It is commendable that investors like Tomato Jos are creating jobs in the agribusiness sector, taking advantage of Kaduna State’s prioritisation of agriculture.

“I also note with delight the success of new investments in renewable energy like Blue Camel and tractor assembly and the revitalisation of poultry farms across the state.’’

Buhari commended the ongoing development of iron mining and steel processing capacity in the state through investments by African Natural Resources and Mines Limited.

He said the federal government would continue to support efforts to attract job-creating investments.

“We believe that much can be done at the sub-national level to drive human capital development and expand economic opportunity.

“I note with delight the massive investments in infrastructure upgrade Kaduna State is executing through the urban renewal programmes in Kaduna, Kafanchan and Zaria.

“Given the track record since 2015, I have no doubt that the Kaduna State Government and its private sector partners will take full advantage of the economic windows that are being opened by Federal Government investments such as the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline.

“The state government should afford full cooperation and support to cross-border federal projects such as the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano pipeline and the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Highway,’’ he added.

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