Gusau—The Theatre Command of Operation Hadarin Daji, Major-General Jide Ogunlade, has said that terrorists and jihadists have infiltrated bandits operating in Zamfara State. Ogunlade, who disclosed this at a press briefing at the command headquarters in Gusau, yesterday, said: “Jihadists and terrorists have now infiltrated the ranks of bandits that are operating in the bushes of Zamfara. “Since the criminals are changing tactics, we are also changing ours and if they increase in numbers, we will most likely advise the Federal Government to declare them as terrorists. “Our operatives are now in high morale and thanks to the Presidency and the nation's service chiefs for establishing and adequately supporting Operation Hadarin Daji.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said the state government will not permit the proliferation of vigilante groups, stating that youths interested in helping build the state's security architecture should join the state's Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency. This came as Traditional Rulers of Ahoada East and Ahoada West Local Government Areas of the state submitted arms retrieved from repentant criminals in the area, after a local amnesty programme. Speaking at a brief ceremony where he received the Ekpeye Traditional Rulers from Ahoada East and Ahoada councils at Government House, Port Harcourt, yesterday, Wike said this decision became necessary after OSPAC from Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni
The one incumbent in the Rochester city court race, Melissa Barrett, led the field of six candidates competing for two seats. Barrett, one of the Democratic Party's designated candidates, was appointed in December to succeed Leticia Astacio. She received about 30.4 percent of the vote. Also heading to City Court: Nicole Morris, an assistant public defender, who received just over 20 percent of the votes. The other candidates: Rochester school board president Van White, 17.48 percent; Mark Muoio, the Democrats' other designated candidate, 15.69; Aaron Frazier, 8.9 percent; and Barbara Farrell, 7.14 percent. White, who is currently president of the Rochester City School Board, said he will remain
Set to a rhythmic soundtrack of clacking machinery, whirring drills and inflating tyres, bikes take shape at a factory run by Taiwan's Giant, which is leading the island's push to regain its crown as bike maker to the world. At an assembly line near the central city of Taichung, workers for Giant -- the world's biggest bike maker -- build new electronic bikes that boast visibly thicker frames to house rechargeable batteries.
Amaravati, June 26: With six trucks, a JCB machine, and 30 labourers, the demolition of a building constructed during the tenure of former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh's Amravati was underway on Wednesday morning. The building, Praja Vedika convention hall, was built by the AP Capital Region Development Authority on the Krishna riverbed near the residence of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and present Leader of the Opposition Chandrababu Naidu. To bring down the structure were made during a two-day meeting of district collectors and superintendents of police at the premises. Reddy on Monday declared that all the buildings that came up on the banks of Krishna river were
Amaravati, June 26: There are 17 ministers who have declared pending criminal cases in the new Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly. Out of the 26 ministers analysed by the Association for Democratic Reforms, 23 are crorepatis. There are 9 ministers with serious criminal cases pending against them. The average assets of the ministers is Rs 35.25 crore. Y S Jaganmohan Reddy is the richest with assets worth Rs 510.38 crore. Second on this list is Peddi Reddy Ramachandra Reddy, with assets worth Rs 130 crore. Mekapati Goutham Reddy is third with Rs 61 crore worth of assets. Jagan has declared moveable assets worth Rs 4,43,48,37,267 and immoveable assets to the tune of Rs 66,89,79,299. His total assets
Pakistan's police say three suspected "terrorists" have stormed a police station in the southwestern town of Loralai, triggering a shootout that killed a policeman and the assailants. District police chief Jawad Tariq says at least one police officer was also wounded in Wednesday's attack. Pakistani Taliban in a brief statement claimed responsibility, but gave no further details.
New Delhi, June 26: In a major diplomatic victory for India, 55 countries of the Asia Pacific group have endorsed India's bid for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council. All 55 members of Asia-Pacific Group at UN have unanimously endorsed India's candidature for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council for 2 year term for 2021 - 22. Thanking members of the group, Syed Akbaruddin, India's Permanent Representative at UN, said in a tweet, "a unanimous step. Asia-Pacific Group @UN unanimously endorses India's candidature for a non-permanent seat of the Security Council for 2-year term in 2021/22. Thanks to all 55 members for their support." New Delhi, it may be recalled had
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced criticism Sunday from angry residents of South Bend, Indiana, at an emotional town hall meeting a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor. (June 24) On Sunday evening, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg faced harsh criticism at a town hall from angry community members who are unhappy with how he has handled the fatal police shooting of Eric Jack Logan on Father's Day. On Monday evening, the 37-year-old presidential hopeful found himself facing more harsh criticism from local police who claim that his interest in the shooting of the 54-year-old black man at the hands of a white police officer is
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. land managers would be prohibited from using federal funds to approve oil and gas projects near Chaco Culture National Historical Park for the next year under a measure approved by the U.S. House. Democratic Congressman Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico included the language in a spending package that cleared the chamber Tuesday. The language aims to codify a commitment from Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to defer leases within 10 miles (16 kilometers) of the park while regulators prepare a new resource management plan. Legislation that calls for permanently banning drilling on federal lands within the buffer is pending. It would not affect land owned by the Navajo
The US-Iran relations have escalated since the withdrawal of the United States of America from the Iran nuclear deal. This resulted in harsh sanctions exacerbating the sharp decline of Iran's economy. The US government has prohibited trade with many Iranian business sectors including carpets, pistachios, aviation and gold. The cyberattacks are the latest episode in the “Ghost Wars” as both Iran and US are heavily engaged in targeting each other's cyberspace. On the upside, even if the current US campaign fails to dislodge the Tehran government, it could cause significant long-term damage to Iran's economic, military and scientific infrastructure, setting back the country's military ambitions
New Delhi, June 26: Indian Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy in e-Commerce is one of the main reasons behind Washington's trade war with New Delhi, says a government official. From June 5, President Trump scrapped trade privileges under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for India, the biggest beneficiary of a scheme that allowed duty-free exports of up to $5.6 billion. India retaliated with imposing higher customs duty on 28 U.S. products including almonds, walnuts, and pulses. With this, the country would get about $ 217 million additional revenue. The official says on the condition of anonymity that US' tough posture on trade is due to New Delhi's stringent FDI regulations in
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is harming the effort to solve the border crisis and is being hypocritical in her criticism of federal agents, according to Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. Ocasio-Cortez has compared detention facilities to "concentration camps" but is failing to give the system the financial support it needs to improve conditions, Kennedy told Martha MacCallum Tuesday on "The Story." "The hypocrisy is breathtaking," he said. "On the one hand, she says you are running a concentration camp, and then she refuses to provide the president with the money to enlarge the facilities." The Senate Judiciary Committee member claimed Ocasio-Cortez's "rhetoric" on the matter is not helping.
The former special counsel's much-awaited public testimony before Congress is slated for July 17. Former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify in public before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees on July 17, both panels announced late Tuesday, in what is expected to be a high-stakes public airing of President Donald Trump's efforts to interfere with Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) served Mueller with a subpoena late Tuesday night after the Democrat-led panels and the former special counsel failed to agree on terms for voluntary public
2020 Democrats converge in Miami for 1st night of debates Ten presidential candidates, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, will converge on the debate stage on Wednesday on the first night of Democratic debates to offer their pitches to voters and attempt a breakout moment for their campaigns. For many of the White House hopefuls, it will be the highest-profile opportunity yet to offer their vision for the country and, if for just two hours, chip into a political news cycle often dominated by President Donald Trump. Given the massive field , the debate will be split over two nights , with 10 other candidates — including former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — appearing Thursday.