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Things you need to know today Friday 21/10/2022



1. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the completion of the sale of Polaris Bank. Osita Nwanisobi, CBN’s Director, Corporate Communications, disclosed this in a statement yesterday.

2. Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has said that due to many expectations Nigerians have of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, she is not sure if the government has met them. Aisha stated this in an interview with the BBC, saying that this is the reason she apologized to Nigerians.

3. The United Kingdom Prime Minister, Liz Truss has resigned after spending just 45 days in office. Her resignation comes after a key minister quit and MPs rebelled in chaotic parliamentary votes, BBC reports.

4. Troops of the Nigerian Military attached to Operation Hadarin Daji have neutralised one of the notorious bandits in Zamfara. The bandits’ commander, identified as Ibrahim Chire terrorised places like Gando, Gwashi, Bukkuyum and Anka general areas. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Must Danmadami, in a statement issued Thursday night, explained that the terrorist was killed during a gun-duel with the military.

5. Members of the Senate Public Accounts Committee have slammed the Police Trust Fund for spending N550 million on office renovation and furniture from the N3.2 billion it collected from the Service Wide Votes. The committee is investigating 252 agencies over the spending of N5 trillion from the Service Wide Votes (SWV) between 2017 and 2021.

6. The Federal Government has filed seven grounds of appeal against the October 13 Court of Appeal judgment which discharged the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. It asked the Supreme Court to set aside the judgment and restore the charge against the respondent to be tried at the trial court.

7. The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, on Thursday, dismissed reports that he replaced six suspended departmental directors at the secretariat with his friends and allies. Adamu made the clarification at a media parley with journalists at the party’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.

8. The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Prof Benard Odoh, on Thursday, narrowly escaped assination by suspected hoodlums in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Odoh, who narrated his ordeal to newsmen in Abakaliki, said he received a distressed call from his supporters that the council chairman of Izzi LGA barred him from coming or campaigning in Izzi land.

9. Many people were injured yesterday when the police fired teargas canisters at people who converged to commemorate the second anniversary of #EndSARS protest. Outside the teargas canisters, popularly known as smoke, the police were also accused of firing gunshots to disperse the mammoth crowd that converged at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos.

10. Manchester United yesterday confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be part of their squad for the trip to Chelsea this Sunday. This was confirmed in a statement released by the club on Thursday.

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Gunmen kill Police Inspector in Aba



Suspected members of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, have been accused of killing a police Inspector at Ndiegoro Police Station in Aba, Abia State.

The incident reportedly happened at about 12:30 pm on Tuesday in Ohanku Road, Iheorji junction in Aba.

During the incident, two of the attackers were neutralized by the police in the ensuing gunfight.

NAN disclosed that the Abia State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the incident.

Ogbonna said some policemen from Ndiegoro Police Station were on patrol around Iheorji when they came under attack by people suspected to be ESN/IPOB members.

“During a gun duel, one of the Policemen paid the supreme price while two of the gunmen were neutralized.

“As they shot the policeman, they also collected his Police AK-47 riffle”, he said.

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BBTitans: I don’t enjoy sex, I am bisexual – Nana



Big Brother Titans housemate, Nana has said that she does not enjoy sex.

Nana revealed this during a conversation with Yvonne and Olivia.

She also disclosed that she is bisexual and had do a lot of dirty things to survive.

“Because I want money, I’ve met a lot of men in different sizes. So even if you are what, I have met your size. Just do the whatever and stand up.

“I don’t enjoy sex, I don’t feel it. It got f*cked up when I had to start doing women. You Know when I said I’m bisexual?” she said.

Meanwhile, Nelisa had earlier revealed that Tsatsii is bisexual.

She said Teatsii has started showing her bisexual side.


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Zamfara police arrest 2 gunrunners, recover 325 rounds of live ammunition, AK47 rifles



Tactical operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command have arrested two gun runners, Emmanuel Emmanuel and his female counterpart, Nana Ibrahim along Gusau – Wanke – Dansadau road, conveying 325 rounds of live ammunition and 1 Magazine for Ak 47 rifle.

A press statement signed by the Command’s spokesman, S P Mohammed Shehu said the arrest was sequel to intelligence information received about the supply of the exhibits from Benue State to an undisclosed bandit’s camp in Zamfara State.

“Spot search by the operatives led to the recovery of the above exhibits. In the course of interrogation, suspects confessed to having engaged in several gun-running businesses with bandits operating in Zamfara and other neighbouring states. Efforts are ongoing to apprehend their partners and charge them to court for prosecution.”

The statement noted that the commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf has assured the sustained commitment of the Police to protect lives and property and urged the public to collaborate with the security agencies in this regard.

The Commissioner appealed to law-abiding citizens of the State to always give vital information that can lead to the arrest of criminals to the security agencies.

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