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Stakeholders in Nkwo Nnewi Motorcycle Spare Parts market has continued to extol the exemplary leadership of Hon. Obinna Okechukwu whom they have described his leadership as the best ever, since the establishment of the market. This they said was based on the work he has done in the market without tasking any trader in the market as against the norm before in the market. Speaking with Nigerian Notch, Austin Manuel Jideofor, the current Chairman of Nnewi Importers association, thanked Governor Willie Obiano for giving them a humble and astute leader, whose interest is basically to bring peace and develop the market. He said that since the emergence of Hon. Obinna Okechukwu as the Chairman of NASPA that peace have  returned to the market, and for once, clear visible changes in terms of development is scattered in the market for everyone to see. He asked that he should be allowed to continue with the good works he is doing and that he is firmly behind him. In the same vein, Elder M

Tension As Police Take Over APC National Secretariat In Abuja

As at the time of this report the whereabouts of Oshiomhole was unknown. Detachment of armed policemen are currently laying siege to the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja following the pronouncement by a Federal Capital Territory High Court on Wednesday asking Adams Oshiomhole to stop parading himself as National Chairman of the party. At least about seven trucks, armoured tanks and water cannons were stationed outside the APC headquarters in Abuja when our correspondent visited the place on Wednesday evening. A group of protesters were also sighted around the building but their mission was not known as at the time of this report. The police, who arrived the scene, asked those not staff of the secretariat to vacate the building, leading to confusion and panic in the area. Credits: Saharareporters

Force Headquarters through to Football Finals

Bolaji Lebi of Force headquarters scored twice which paved way for a comfortable 2-0 win against Zone 7, leading them straight into the final of the 12th Nigeria Police Games, Anambra 2020 men's football event. Bolaji caught unsettled Zone 7 unawares with a sublime strike 12 minutes after the start. He completed his brace in the first semi final tie on 29th minute to put the game beyond the redemption of Zone 7. In the second half Zone 7 who topped group A, poured out in numbers, encamping in their opponents area in search of redemption. But the Headquarters men defended stoutly, screwing their heads onto their necks to thwart every effort of their opponents in finding the back of the net. Zone 7 emerged winners in group A while Force Headquarters were runners up in group B.

Duterte's drug war: Philippine fathers mourn sons in silence

Caloocan, Philippines  - It has been almost three years since Alan Celiz's sons, Almon and Dicklie, were killed in violence related to the Philippines's "war on drugs" but he still cannot talk about them. Even saying their names is painful. When he tries, his breath catches in his throat and he has to choke back tears. "I'm sorry," Celiz said. "Two of them. Months apart. Killed just like that. Like they were nothing." More: §   'Free to kill': Duterte to newly appointed senior police officer §   UN approves resolution to probe Duterte's 'war on drugs' §   Philippines' Duterte: 'Kill those useless bishops' President Rodrigo Duterte's violent crackdown on illegal drugs in the Southeast Asian country has stripped entire communities of their young men. According to  conflicting figures released by authorities , between 5,552 and 6,600 people have been killed in the drug war since Duterte came t

Top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader dies from coronavirus

A member of a council advising Iran’s supreme leader has died after falling sick from coronavirus. He has become the first top official to succumb to the disease which is affecting members of the Islamic Republic’s leadership, which has the highest death toll in the world outside China. Expediency Council member Seyyed Mohammad Mirmohammadi died aged 71 at a hospital in Tehran, according to state radio. As well as acting as advisers, the council also settles disputes between Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and parliament. Also among the country’s infected officials is Iraj Harirchi, head of an Iranian government task force on the coronavirus who tried to downplay the virus before falling ill. Other high profile patients include Vice President for women and family affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar, better known as ‘Sister Mary’. The English-speaking spokeswoman for the students who seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 and sparked the 444-day hostage crisis. Iran has report

How 2 Ministers, CoS, Perm Sec, diverted, shared N35bn arms cash

•EFCC moves for forfeiture of 2 mansions traced to suspects set for prosecution •Perm Sec got N120m cash, 2 Honda cars for new wife from contractor in lieu of NAF refueling job There are still Graphic details of how two defence ministers, top presidential aide, Inspector General of Police and Permanent Secretary connived with a contractor to divert and share a whopping N35 billion meant for the acquisition of arms and logistics for Nigerian troops on peace-keeping operations have emerged, more than a decade after. Vanguard learned that the N35 billion loan, which was obtained from the Debt Management Office, DMO, was for the award of contracts for the provision of logistics and equipment for Nigerian troops on peace-keeping missions under the Nigerian Contingencies in Peace Keeping Missions, CADEP. However, documents obtained by Vanguard last night indicated that the bulk of the cash was diverted by the ministers, permanent secretary and a Chief of Staff to the President at th


The Zamfara State Police Command wishes to warn that, Unauthorised and Illegal Use of Siren, Revolving light, Covered and Spy Plates Number are hereby banned with immediate effect. In a press release made available to Nigerian Notch by PPRO of Zamfara State, SP Mohammed Shehu, he said that, the Commissioner of Police CP Usman Nagogo psc+ has set up a Task Force Team to ensure Compliance as well as to embark on the arrest of those who refuse to abide by the order. The Command further warned that any person or group arrested by the task force team will be investigated and made to face the full wrath of the law. The Command urges members of the public to continue to be law abiding citizens and also cooporate with police and other security Agencies for a better service delivery.

Imo matter at the Supreme Court Adjourned

Ihedioha's Appeal against H.E Senator Hope Uzodinma has been adjourned for tomorrow to enable his legal team respond to a process served on them this morning in court. Details later.