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Benin Republic ready to be Nigeria’s 37th state —Nigerian govt

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama says President Patrice Talon has expressed readiness to cede the Benin Republic to Nigeria.

become Nigeria’s 37th state.

Onyeama disclosed this to newsmen after a closed-door meeting with Beninoise Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Aurélien Agbenonci,

The minister said the Beninoise president made the offer for the country to become Nigeria’s 37th state when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari a few weeks ago.

“The President of Benin says that as far as they are concerned, they want in reality for Benin to be the 37th state of Nigeria.

“We should really be one. They charged us to come together at the ministerial level, to work out a framework for a sustainable relationship.”

The Minister added that both presidents also discussed agreements between the two countries to put an end to the issue of smuggling.

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Police officer on mufti blocked my convoy with AK-47 rifle – Wike tells CP

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, on Friday, told the state’s new Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Friday Eboka, that an unknown police officer in mufti blocked his convoy with an AK47 rifle while he was on project inspection.

Wike made the allegation when Eboka paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt.

The governor explained that the incident happened on Thursday while he was on an inspection tour of the new Rivers State legislative residential quarters.

Wike said: “Yesterday (Thursday), I was going out for inspection. We saw one guy carrying an Ak47, not in a police uniform.

“He was on mufti, blocking us from Waterlines Junction when we went to inspect the Rivers State Assembly’s quarter’s on-going project.

“We moved on to inspect the Speaker’s residence project, and the man was still following us. So, the security wondered what was going on and stopped him.”

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Ogun Deputy Speaker, Kadiri arrested for ‘attacking’ constituents

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The police in Ogun State have arrested the Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Oludare Kadiri.

Kadiri was said to have been arrested on Friday over an alleged attack on some politicians in his constituency, Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed Kadiri’s arrest to DAILY POST.

Oyeyemi disclosed that Kadiri was arrested following a petition against him.

He was said to have led some thugs to the house of a constituent, beating him and vandalising his house.

“He was arrested because a case was reported against him by some people in his area. He was alleged to have led some thugs to attack one Honourable at Oru-Ijebu.

“The house of the Honourable was vandalised and some things were damaged there.

“During the APC registration exercise, he was alleged to have attacked a Supervisory Councillor in Oru-Ijebu and he led some people to beat up the man in the presence of the police.

“That’s why he was invited for questioning and we are investigating him,” Oyeyemi said on Friday evening.

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Don’t touch Sunday Igboho – Nnamdi Kanu warns DSS

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Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the alleged attempt by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho.

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister had raised the alarm that DSS operatives and policemen numbering 40 made an attempt to arrest the activist along the Ibadan/Lagos Expressway on Friday.

Reacting, Nnamdi Kanu on his Twitter handle, warned that Sunday Igboho should not be touched.

“I condemn in totality the pathetic attempt to arrest Sunday Igboho earlier today.

“This is yet another deliberate act of provocation by the Fulani Caliphate. No #Fulani mass murderer, Miyetti Allah or bandit is under arrest. Nigeria is on the brink! Igboho should not be touched,” he warned.

Meanwhile, the secret service in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, distanced itself from the allegation.

Afunanya stressed that the news was misinforming and should be disregarded.

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