iDONSABI presents the breaking news in Nigeria for today 10th February 2019.
Nigerian Army denies shooting Aba residents, Police arrests those who put pepper in lady’s private part, just as the United Nations warn Nigeria, and many more happenings. Read on!
Olamide Drops First 2019 Single “Woske”
YBNL boss, Olamide Adedeji, popularly known by his stage name, Olamide, has shared his first single in 2019 titled “Woske.”
He made the announcement of the new track via his verified Twitter account with the caption “#woske! My new single (fire) audio available on every platform”.
The new single was produced by Nigerian record producer, Killertunes. It was accompanied by befitting visuals directed by Unlimited L.A.
Timaya Shares New Project “Chulo Vibes”
Nigerian singer, Enitimi Alfred Odom, widely known as Timaya, has released a new project titled “Chulo Vibes”.
The work which comes five years after his last album, Epiphany (released in 2014) , is his seventh studio project.
Police Arrests Suspects Who Assaulted Lady In Viral Video
The Edo State Police Command says it has apprehended suspects involved in a barbaric video of a young lady who was recently assaulted by a group of young men in the state.
In the video, the lady who appeared to have been considered a robbery suspect by the young men, was bathed with powdered pepper in her private parts and forced to go naked before a camera, by the men.
NDLEA Raids Hideouts Of Alleged Drug Peddlers, Arrests 64 Suspects In Jigawa
The Jigawa Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has embarked on a constant raid of suspected drug peddlers’ hideouts across the state.
The NDLEA Commandant in the state, Josephine Obi, made this known in Dutse on Saturday.
Ms Obi said the raids were being carried out by officers of the command at various places suspected to be hideouts of drug peddlers in all the 27 local government areas of the state.
PDP Kicks As APC Erects Party Monument At Abuja City Gate
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and many Nigerians have condemned the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for erecting a gigantic statue of its logo at the Abuja city gate of the Federal Capital Territory, the city’s point of entry.
They also criticised the Federal Capital Territory Development Authority (FCDA) for permitting the party to use the site for the erection of the statue, saying the action defeats the unity purpose of the FCT.
Elections: UN Warns Against Hate Speech, Acrimony
Ahead of upcoming elections, the UN has advised Nigerian politicians to avoid messages of hate, politics of acrimony, bitterness and rancour to avoid undermining the peace and stability of Nigeria.
The special representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, gave the advice in Abuja on Saturday.
INEC Extends PVC Collection Till Monday
The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has extended deadline for collection of Permanent Voters’ Cards, (PVCs). The exercisr will now end on Monday.
Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu made the disclosure while adressing Resident Electoral Commissioners, (REC).
He said “the collection of PVCs scheduled to end Friday 8th February 2019 is hereby extended nationwide to Monday 11th February 2019. This will include Saturday and Sunday.”
Gov. Bello Takes Campaign To Church, Donates N5m
Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Saturday took his campaign train to Evangelical Church of Winning All (ECWA) in Sarkin Pawa and donated N5 million for the purchase of land to another church in Gwada.
He said “I understand that there is a land you are trying to purchase in Gwada. I am donating N5 million through the pastor for the land.”
The governor visited the church where women were holding their 7th Annual District Council Church Conference.
Buhari Commissions Cancer Treatment Centre In Lagos
President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday inaugurated the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) advanced Cancer treatment centre in Lagos, with a pledge to ensure that facilities for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer are available to many more Nigerians.
At the inauguration ceremony of the state-of-the-art Centre in LUTH, Idi Araba, President Buhari announced that the model will be replicated across the country to bring quality, first-class healthcare services to cancer patients in Nigeria.
Python Dance 3: Nigerian Army Explains Alleged Aba Shooting
The Nigerian Army has debunked a report that troops of Egwu Eke III, also known as Operation Python Dance 3, shot or wounded persons in Aba, Abia.
The Army, however, said that six members of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were arrested and handed over to Abia State Police Command by the troop.
Sagir Musa, Deputy Director, Public Relations, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, made the denial in a statement in Enugu on Saturday.