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Bayelsa Fruit Seller Nabbed in Niger with Stolen Car

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The Niger State Police Command said on Thursday it had arrested a 42-year-old fruit seller in Bayelsa State, Hassan Garba, for car theft.
The suspect was nabbed by police detectives attached to the Special Anti-robbery Squad on surveillance patrol along Suleja -Abuja -Kaduna road.

It was learnt that Garba who hails from the Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of Kano State was intercepted by police operatives for stealing a Honda Jazz car with registration number YEN 191 RJ belonging to one Otuka Asueya of Igbogene Epie Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Northern City News gathered that the suspect who lived in Obioma, Bayelsa state, allegedly stole the car with one of his friends from Delta state, identified as Arabi, who is now at large.

Garbaand Arabi were said to have drugged the driver of the car, Asueya, stole his N2,000 and zoomed off with the car.

Garba, who admitted to drugging the driver before taking away his car, said, “The quickest way to rob people of their cars is to drug them; once they took the drugged drink, they will not know what is happening to them again. We collected their car keys and even searched them for money,” he said.
The suspect stated that he prepared the concoction which was administered on his victim. .
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He stated that one of his wives was pregnant and regretted that he might be in jail by the time she would be delivered of the baby.
The Command Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, stated that Garba would be arraigned in court after investigation, adding that a manhunt had been launched for his accomplice.

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Police arrest wanted Abuja kidnapper, Dahiru after Wike’s N20m Bounty

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Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have arrested a wanted notorious kidnapper, Saidu Abdulkadir, popularly known as Dahiru Adamu.

This comes barely three days after the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike placed a N20m bounty on the suspect and one other wanted kidnapper, Abu Ibrahim.

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PHOTOS: FG welcomes Super Eagles with breakfast

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The Super Eagles have arrived in the Federal Capital Territory after their second-place finish at the just concluded African Cup of Nations final.

Players including Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen, Ola Aina, Frank Onyeka, Calvin Bassey, Ademola Lookman, Kenneth Omeruo, Joe Aribo and Williams Troost-Ekong were at the welcome breakfast at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

Members of the coaching crew are also at the breakfast.

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Hardship: We Plan To Establish A National Commodity Board To Crash Food Prices – VP Shettima

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Vice President, Kashim Shettima, disclosed this on Tuesday during a two-day high-level strategic meeting on climate change, food systems and resource mobilization held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to Shettima, the board’s mandate includes assessing and regulating food prices, as well as overseeing a strategic food reserve to stabilize prices of critical grains and other essential food items.

“Our solution to the potential food crisis has become immediate, medium, and long-term strategies. The short-term strategy entails revitalizing the food supply through specific interventions like the distribution of fertilizers and grains to farmers and households to counteract the effects of subsidy removal; fostering collaboration between the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Water Resources for efficient farmland irrigation, ensuring year-round food production, and addressing price volatility by establishing a National Commodity Board.
“This board will continually assess and regulate food prices, maintaining a strategic food reserve for stabilizing prices of crucial grains and other food items,” Shettima said.

On how the government is handling the security challenges that have prevented farmers from working on their farms, he said:

“I wish to assure you that we will engage our security architecture to protect the farms and the farmers so that farmers can return to the farmlands without fear of attacks.
“We won’t only make it safe for farmers to return to their farms, but we will also ensure the activation of land banks. There are currently 500,000 hectares of already mapped land that will be used to increase the availability of arable land for farming, which will immediately impact food output.”

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