Former Gov. Lamido to remain in police custody for investigation

Former Gov. Lamido to remain in police custody for investigation

Kano – Mr Kayode Aderanti, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 1, Kano, says the arrested former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido would remain in their custody for further investigation.

 Aderanti, who, spoke through the Public Relations Officer, Zone 1,DSP Sambo Sokoto disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kano on Sunday.

According to him, the former Governor ‘honourably’ presented himself before the Police after an invitation was sent to him to answer questions.

“The invitation was as a result of a complaint we received from the Jigawa State Government on April 27, following an inciting statements alleged to have been made on a local radio by Lamido.

“The Jigawa State Government alleged that the former Governor called on his supporters in the state to stop the conduct of the upcoming local council polls in the state by all means,” he said.

According to him, the statement made by Lamido was capable of breaching the Public peace. He said it is a public offence which is contrary to section 114 of the Penal code of Nigeria.

He said as soon as the investigation was completed, Lamido would be charged to court for appropriate prosecution.

Kylie Jenner wraps her arm around rapper Travis Scott’ waist as they step out together!

19-year-old Reality TV star, Kylie Jenner and 25-year-old rapper, Travis Scott have further fueled romance rumors after they were spotted together on Saturday. Kylie wrapped her arm around Travis’ waist while he placed his arm around her shoulders, as they walked across a parking lot at Bentley University in Boston.

Kylie Jenner wraps her arm around rapper Travis Scott' waist as they step out together!
Kylie Jenner wraps her arm around rapper Travis Scott' waist as they step out together!Kylie Jenner wraps her arm around rapper Travis Scott' waist as they step out together!

India brides get wooden paddles to beat drunk husbands

 India brides get wooden paddles to beat drunk husbands

An Indian state minister has given hundreds of wooden bats to newly-wed brides, urging them to use the paddle as a weapon if their husbands turn alcoholic or abusive.Gopal Bhargava gave the bats — which are used to get dirt out of clothes in traditional laundries — to nearly 700 brides at a mass wedding organised by the government of central Madhya Pradesh state on Saturday.

The nearly foot-long paddles are emblazoned with messages that read: “For beating drunkards” and “Police won’t intervene”.

Bhargava told the brides to reason with their husbands first, adding that they should “let the wooden paddles do the talking” if their spouses refuse to listen.

Bhargava told AFP he wanted to draw attention to the plight of rural women who face domestic abuse from their alcoholic husbands.

“Women say whenever their husbands get drunk they become violent. Their savings are taken away and splurged on liquor,” he said.

“There is no intent to provoke women or instigate them to violence but the bat is to prevent violence.”

61-year-old retiree burnt to death in early morning fire

61-year-old retiree burnt to death in early morning fire

A 61-year-old retiree, identified as Emmanuel Adedeji, was burnt to death when fire gutted a one-storey building in Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos, Sunday.

The house. Vanguard gathered that the fire that engulfed the one-storey building located at 28, Aderinto Street, Ogba, started at about 9:07a.m. when many of the residents were preparing to leave home for Sunday service.

At the scene, sources said that aside the property of the retiree that were razed, others worth millions of naira were also destroyed by the inferno.

At press time, residents and emergency rescue officials were divided over the cause of the fire.

An eyewitness said that the fire emanated from the deceased’s room before spreading to other adjourning rooms.

Another resident argued that before the inferno, there was a deafening sound from the building, resulting into the inferno. The residents stated that the deceased, a lone occupant of his apartment, could not have stocked his room with explosive materials.

When Vanguard visited the scene, emergency agencies on ground were officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA; State Fire Service and policemen attached to the Pen-cinema Police State.

At the scene, an official of LASEMA told Vanguard that the recovered body has been handed over to State Environ-mental Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU, for deposition at any of the morgues.

Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr. Rasak Fadipe, said the agency responded immediately to the distress call and prevented the fire from spreading to adjourning buildings.

Police warn Biafra agitators against street protest tomorrow

Police warn Biafra agitators against street protest tomorrow

ABUJA, NIGERIA – The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra against street protest during the May Day celebration in Abuja on Monday.

The command in a statement on Sunday by its spokesman, ASP Usen Omorodion said intelligence at its disposal indicated that IPOB members planned to take over Abuja streets, which it said may result in breakdown of law and order.

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The command said it was prepared to confront any threat to public peace and harmony and warned the group to desist from its planned action.

It said, “Intelligence report at the disposal of police revealed that a certain group identified as the indigenous people of Biafra has threatened to take over the streets of FCT in the name of registering their protest.

“The commissioner of police hereby warns individual and groups against indulging in acts of protest that will result to breakdown of law and order in the federal capital territory.”

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The force said it would not fold its arms and watch criminal elements hide under the guise of such protest to cause breakdown of law and order.

It advised FCT residents to go about their lawful duties without fear and molestation “as the command is well prepared and possesses the necessary wherewithal to confront any threat to the serene peace in the FCT.”

Overweight Thai monkey checked into boot camp to get treatment for obesity

Overweight Thai monkey checked into boot camp to get treatment for obesityOverweight Thai monkey checked into boot camp to get treatment for obesity

An obese monkey in Bangkok, Thailand has been checked into the primate equivalent of boot camp to help him lose some weight.The 20-year-old long-tailed macaque named “Uncle Fatty” has become quite popular among tourists in Bang Thian district, who have been feeding him everything from melons to milkshakes to noodles day in and day out.

After seeing the pictures posted online, primate conservation group Monkey Lovers, went last Thursday to check on the big eater’s health. He likes eating and there are lots of visitors who give him food all day,” said the group’s Kawinoat Mongkholtechaphat, adding that the monkey might not survive if he continues eating like that.

To avoid this, the Tha Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has now transferred him him to a wildlife rescue centre, where he will soon start a program including running sessions with other animals and a lighter diet to hopefully cut his weight by half and allow him to roam in more comfort again.

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Overweight Thai monkey checked into boot camp to get treatment for obesity

Overweight Thai monkey checked into boot camp to get treatment for obesity

Overweight Thai monkey checked into boot camp to get treatment for obesity

Overweight Thai monkey checked into boot camp to get treatment for obesity

Overweight Thai monkey checked into boot camp to get treatment for obesity