107 rangers lost in line of duty within one year– Conservator General

By Ebere Agozie
Abuja, July 31, 2018 (NAN) Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator General, National Parks Service (NPS), says 107 rangers lost their lives worldwide in the line of duty between July 31, 2017 and July 31 2018.

Goni disclosed this while delivering the speech of the President of the International Rangers Federation (IRF) at the 2018 World International Day celebration in Abuja on Tuesday.

He said that the natural world was under immense pressure through the loss of species, habitat destruction, climate change, and environmental crime issues.

“These challenges need urgent attention and the many solutions to the problems varied and are complex, therefore rangers must play critical frontline role in defending our natural heritage, now and always into the future.’’
The Conservator-General gave assurance that the service was working tirelessly to strengthen and equip its officers for effective park patrols.

He noted that the service had obsolete and low calibre firearms…

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Atiku Hails Saraki’s Defection from APC

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) gave Senate President Bukola Saraki a taste of the treatment it metted out to Nigerians.

In a statement issued by Abubakar welcoming Saraki’s defection from APC Tuesday, he urged him to make haste to rejoin forces with the PDP.

“I received the news that the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, has resigned from the All Progressives Congress, with great joy.

“Senator Saraki’s ordeal at the hand of the All Progressives Congress is all too familiar to lovers of democracy in Nigeria and around the world. Leaving a party which maliciously prosecuted him and subjected him to the most degrading treatment, notwithstanding his status as the nation’s number three citizen, took courage, and I commend him.

“What the APC did to Senator Saraki is what they have also done to Nigeria as a nation. They have degraded our democracy and our economy.

“Bukola Saraki is a…

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Photo combination of Atiku Abubakar and Nyesom Wike


Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike have congratulated Senate President Bukola Saraki over his resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Atiku in a statement signed on Tuesday by his media aide, Mazi Paul Ibe, says he offers a right hand of fellowship, noting that Saraki is a product of the PDP.

“I received the news that the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, has resigned from the All Progressives Congress, with great joy.

“Bukola Saraki is a product of the Peoples Democratic Party, under whose banner he became a Presidential Adviser, Governor and Senator. The PDP’s ideology and political philosophy is conducive to Senator Saraki’s political leaning,” the statement read in part.

Atiku then urged Saraki to pitch his tent with the PDP.

“I therefore not only welcome Senator Saraki’s resignation from the APC, I also urge him to go one step further and…

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I’ve not resigned from APC, says Bolaji Abdullahi

Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, the National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed speculations that he has resigned his membership of the party.

He told newsmen at the APC secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday that report of his resignation trending in the media was not true.

He added that “there is no iota of truth in the report.”

The absence of the former Minister of Sports during the regular Monday meeting of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) fueled the speculations that he may have concluded arrangements to leave the party.

The anxiety over Abdullahi’s future with the ruling party was because of his closeness to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, who announced his exit from the APC on Tuesday.

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In his reaction to Saraki’s exit from the party, Abdullahi, however, said he was not considering leaving the party, stressing that “I came through the front door and will not go through the back…

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I got a loan of N5m for my husband, but he refused to pay back —Wife

A Lagos housewife has disclosed that one of the reasons for constant misunderstandings between her and her estranged husband bordered on financial issues.

Mrs. Stella Nwobike stated that she had secured a loan of N5m for her husband, Victor Nwobike, but that he had refused to make a refund so far.

The woman spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria, even as her 34-year-old sister, Chioma Ihu, has been arrested for allegedly stabbing Stella Nwobike ’s husband several times.

Ihu said she committed the act to save the life of her sister.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ihu was arrested on Saturday for attempted murder of Victor Nwobike at her sister’s Lekki Phase 4 Garden, Lagos residence.

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The suspect, a make-up artist, told NAN at State Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, that she had lived with her sister for six weeks before the incident.

“I came from Port-Harcourt to stay with my…

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