Edo Police recover 136 illegal firearms, arrest 9 robbery suspects,

Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin

Edo State Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Johnson Kokumo, announced in Benin that operatives of the Command have mopped up a total of 136 illegal firearms of various brands, including 136 live cartridges from members of the public.

He disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the level of compliance with the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris’ directive to the Force to mop up illegal arms from society.

Kokumo explained that nine AK-47, 15 pump action, 38 Dane guns, 23 locally made cut-to-size single barrel guns, 6 locally made double barrel pistols, 12 locally made single barrel pistols, 7 single barrel English made and other sophisticated weapons were recovered from the citizens of the state, including 184 lives cartridges.

‎He said the illegal arms in circulation could cause an increase in crimes and criminality in the country, adding that that is the reason the IGP ordered a mop up exercise across the states in order to nip the problem in…

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Why we reintroduced history studies in school curriculum, by FG

Fred Ezeh, Abuja

The Federal Government has explained the reason behind the reintroduction of History studies in Nigerian school curriculum for primary and junior secondary levels.

The government said it was unhappy that new generations of Nigerians seem to have lost their sense of identity and patriotism due to absence of history in school curriculum.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, told newsmen in Abuja, that the content of the curriculum would further expose students to deep knowledge of Nigeria’s founding fathers, political and economic journey, ethnic differences and other knowledge that would enable them appreciate national integration and nation building.

He added that the knowledge would rekindle the spirit of nationalism, nationhood and glory in future generations. “It will undoubtedly provide the transparencies through which values are projected, objectified and demonstrated by human society.”

Adamu was happy that content of curriculum was clearly…

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Now is the time to enter politics

You might wonder that I am writing on this topic. The present economic ‘recessional’ state of my country, Nigeria combined with the absence of vibrant, sacrificial and purposeful leaders to navigate her through the murky pools of economic stagnancy necessitated this article. You might think that it is already late to join a political party since the Nigerian election is some months away. I will say now and not tomorrow is the best time to join a political party that aligns with your interest. Alas, scepticism might also dwell on your mind! Fallacies without adequate evidence to justify these feelings might cast cold waters on your hope for our dear country, Nigeria.

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Exhibit lesson of alms giving, prayer, righteousness in Lenten period – Clergy

Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin

Christians in the country have been advised to allow the lessons of arms-giving, prayer and righteousness as exhibited during the Lenten period continue to resonate in their lives.

Spiritual Father and Chairman of Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church Worldwide, His Grace Most Reverend Prophet Dr. Samuel Adefila Abidoye made the call, on Thursday, in a statement issued at the Church International Headquarters, Galilee Land Orile-Igbon, Oyo State, to congratulate Christians on the completion of the Lenten period.

Prophet Abidoye charged Christians and Nigerians as a whole not to be despaired by the socio-economic challenges in the country, rather remain hopeful and prayerful towards achieving a better country.

The Spiritual Father noted that rather than continue to complain about the myriad of challenges in the country, Nigerians should effect the change they want by collecting their Permanent Voters Card PVC to give the right to exercise their franchise…

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Kaduna state Mining site clash claim three lives

No fewer than three persons have been killed following a clash at a mining site in Bakin Kogi village of Kaninkon Chiefdom in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Administrator of the Council, Alhaji Yusuf Usman, confirmed the incident in an interview newsmen on Thursday in Kafanchan. Usman said the three persons lost …

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