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Police create gridlock to catch kidnappers, rescue victim in Lagos – Punch Newspapers

Kunle Falayi When the police division in Elemoro, Ajah, Lagos received a distress call about a suspected kidnap in the area, the divisional officer reportedly instructed his men to immediately create an “artificial gridlock” Saturday PUNCH has learnt. Our correspondent was told that an alert had reached the officer, Mohammed …

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No apologies for supporting Buhari’s re-election bid- El-Rufai – Punch Newspapers

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday said northern governors were committed to President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid and have no apologies for their stand. El-Rufai was speaking after seven state governors from the Northern part of the country met behind closed doors with President Buhari at …

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Protest, strike won’t change our position on sacked teachers – El-Rufai – Punch Newspapers

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday said no amount of protest or industrial action would make him change his administration’s position on the fate of the teachers sacked recently. He said it took the government over one and a half years before taking the decision, …

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22,000 sacked teachers have no business in classroom – Kaduna govt – Punch Newspapers

The Kaduna State Government has dismissed claims by the Peoples Democratic Party that it disengaged more than 36,000 workers without commensurate employment for others. Alhaji Saidu Adamu, the Counsellor on Information and Communication to Governor Nasiru El-Rufai, dismissed the claim on Friday in Kaduna, insisting the claims of the PDP …

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Fleeing mafia boss arrested after posting unusually tattooed body online – Punch Newspapers

Thai police have arrested a retired Japanese crime boss who was on the run for 15 years, after his elaborate tattoos went viral on Facebook. Shigeharu Shirai, 72, a leading figure of one of Japan’s notorious “Yakuza” mafia gangs was wanted by the Japanese authorities for his alleged role in …

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