Why Protesters killed Deputy Commissioner of Police in Abuja.

Violent protests of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as the Shiites on Monday, July 22, led to the death of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Umar who was in charge of operation at FCT command.
Vanguard reports that DCP Umar was reportedly gunned down by the Shiites as he made attempt to prevent their violent activities at the axis of the federal secretariat in Abuja.
In an effort to subdue reprisal attacks from the IMN members who were protesting the arrest of their leader, Sheik Ibraheem El Zakzaky, and some of their colleagues, the police have beefed up security throughout the FCT.


Earlier, Legit.ng reported that there were sporadic shootings at the entrance gate of the National Assembly on Monday, July 22, as policemen and other security agents tried to prevent protesting Shiites from gaining entrance.
Members of IMN vowed to continue their daily protest on the streets of Abuja till El-Zakzaky was released. Legit.ng gathered that a member of IMN, Ibrahim Musa, alleged that the federal government refused to obey the court order.


Musa said:


“Why is government hunting somebody that is out to fight for his or her right? You have killed more than a thousand of his (Zakzaky’s) followers and put them in a mass grave.

“You keep on violating the law of the land and you think nobody should come out and challenge you? “That is bad. This shows that the government is oppressing its citizens. And you do not expect me to cross my legs and allow President Muhammadu Buhari to kill my leader.”





How Iran captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and sentenced them to death.

DUBAI, July 22 (Reuters) – Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and some have been sentenced to death, Iranian media reported on Monday.
State television quoted the Intelligence Ministry as saying it had broken up a CIA spying ring and captured 17 suspects. A ministry official said some of those arrested had been sentenced to death, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.


The announcement comes after three months of spiraling confrontation with the West that began when new tighter U.S. sanctions took effect at the start of May. Last week Iran captured a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz after Britain’s Royal Marines seized an Iranian tanker off the coast of Gibraltar in July 4.


“The identified spies were employed in sensitive and vital private sector centers in the economic, nuclear, infrastructural, military and cyber areas… where they collected classified information,” said a ministry statement read on state television.

It was not immediately clear if the arrests were linked to the case in which Iran said in June it had exposed a large cyber espionage network it alleged was run by the CIA, and that several U.S. spies had been arrested in different countries as a result of this action.







How Prince George mark His sixth birthday.

Prince George of Cambridge, future king, cute as a button, turns 6 on Monday, giving millions of Brits and American fans a chance to coo over the latest birthday pictures released by his parents.

Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge released three new photos late Sunday, following a custom they started for George’s first birthday and have followed for their two younger children, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1, on their birthdays.

The recent pictures, which were shot in the garden of the family’s home at Kensington Palace and while they were on holiday, were taken by his mother. Kate, a keen amateur photographer, often takes the pictures of her children released to the public.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share new photographs of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness’s sixth birthday,” the palace tweeted. “Thank you everyone for your lovely messages on Prince George’s Birthday!”





In the family vacation photo, George wears a dark green polo shirt with blue-and-white striped shorts and looks more like his dad, as his hair lightens.

The other two shots are the playful George, romping in the grass in a Nike soccer jersey, that royals fans have come to love.

George is a student at Thomas’s Battersea school across the Thames from Kensington Palace. His sister Charlotte is set to join him there in the fall.

Prince George Alexander Louis is third in line to the throne, after his father Prince William, 37, and grandfather Prince Charles the Prince of Wales, 70. He isn’t the oldest great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, 93, but he is the one most likely to be a king, some day in the far future.
Prince George shows gaps in his teeth, adorably.


Fans got their first glimpse of the little prince back in 2013, when he was introduced to the world on the steps outside St. Mary’s Hospital in London, the evening after his birth.

He was last seen in public with his mother and siblings, and with his aunt, Duchess Meghan of Sussex, and his newest baby cousin, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, earlier this month at a charity polo match in which Prince William and Prince Harry were competing.

Over the years, these charity polo matches have been reliable opportunities to catch the Cambridges together at play and relaxing in “private” moments that are nonetheless in the open and thus accessible to media photographers and paparazzi.





How a six-man armed gang stormed a local drinking joint kidnapping Turkish Expatriates.

Four Turkish expatriates have been reportedly kidnapped after a six-man armed gang stormed a local drinking joint in Gbale village, Edu local government area of Kwara state.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that the incident occurred late Saturday, July 20, while the expatriates, who work in a construction firm were having fun.

The report disclosed the identities of the victims as Yasin Colak (33), Senerapal (40), Ergun Yurdakul (35) and Seyit Keklik (25).


The incident was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Ajayi Okasanmi, in Kwara state.

Okasanmi also said that the police commissioner in the state, Kayode Egbetokun, had dispatched various teams under the operation Puff Adder to adjourning areas with a mandate to commence investigation and rescue of the expatriates alive.

Apart from the directives, the police commissioner also instructed the teams to ensure the arrest of the suspected hoodlums.

Legit.ng earlier reported that some gunmen reportedly killed two soldiers and abducted an expatriate who was on inspection duty at a road construction site in the Ukanafun council area of Akwa Ibom.

The attack by the gunmen occurred on in the afternoon of Wednesday, July 17, just as the expatriate engineer, working with a construction company, was inspecting the ‘Ikot Ibritam, Inen Ekeffe and Odoro Ikot to Ukanafun’ road project.





“We are still feeling the impact. The Lugardian experiment, the Lugardian contraption called Nigeria is not working the way it is now—Prof.Niyi Osundare.

As insecurity continues to be a source of concern for Nigerians, world acclaimed poet and literary icon, Professor Niyi Osundare, has said that the country’s civil war has not ended.
The literary icon, who stated this in an interview published in the Nation Newspaper of Sunday, July 21, said Nigeria is in need of thoughtful, visionary and tolerant leaders.

Legit.ng gathers that Professor Osundare said the country is still suffering the impact of the Nigerian civil war which started on July 6, 1967 and ended on January 15, 1970.


The poet said:


“Nigeria at the federal level has really never had a leader. What we have been having have been rulers. That is why our country is like this. In a short interview last week, I told someone that the Nigerian civil war has not ended. Many people say “Oh the war is over, no victor no vanquished.” No lie could have been greater.

“We are still feeling the impact. The Lugardian experiment, the Lugardian contraption called Nigeria is not working the way it is now. The British did not intend it to work for us. It was a contraption to work for them. They wanted an outlet from the Sahara to the Atlantic Ocean and then they locked Nigeria together.


Professor Osundare said in spite of Nigeria’s diversity, it is left to Nigerians to make the country work.


He said:


“I say this all the time. Biafra Republic, Oduduwa Republic, Arewa Republic, Delta Republic and so on; I don’t believe in all those cleavages. If we cannot make Nigeria work as an entity, I am not sure we are going to make it work in fragments because the same disease that is affecting the larger national community would be imported into…”

Professor Osundare said when he was growing up, he lived among friendly Hausa people, many of whom did not drive cows.

He said:


“The Fulani I used to know when I was young in Ikere Ekiti, these were people we called Ala Agunmu. They were friendly. Many of them didn’t even drive the cows. They came as mendicants.


“We as children would be running after them and they would be playing with us. In Ikere Ekiti where I grew up, the very centre of the town had a Hausa community.”

Professor Osundare said Nigerian ‘rulers’ take the people for granted because Nigerians do not rise, adding that there are enough resources to make everyone comfortable.

He said:


“When you don’t rise and you are ruled anyhow by leaders, you give the leaders the power of immunity and immunity usually leads to impunity. There are enough resources in this country to make all of us comfortable.”

The poet called on all Nigerians to be united and never allow the leaders to divide them.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Thursday, January 3, urged Nigerians who are bent on working against national peace to desist from crime because the country cannot bear to go through another round of civil war.

Fayemi, speaking in Ado Ekiti, through the deputy governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, commended the efforts of members of the Nigerian military for their sacrifice to keep the nation in one piece during and after the civil war which ended in 1970.





How 2 Nigerians were appointed into Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA)

Two Nigerians have been appointed to head the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) as chairman and executive secretary, respectively.

While Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar was appointed the chairman of the organisation to serve for one year, Hajia Zainab Ali-Kotoko would work as its executive secretary for five years.

According to PRNigeria, the historic appointments mean that Nigeria could effectively leverage on the continental intelligence services to deal with national, regional and continental security threats.


It was learnt that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, who brought the 16th ordinary CISSA conference to a close in Abuja, commended the two new elected officials from Nigeria.

With his election, Abubakar takes over from Ambassador BK Likando of the Namibian intelligence service until the next conference in Cairo, Egypt.

Also, Ali-Kotoko replaces Shimeles W Semayat and will run the Ethiopia-based CISSA secretariat for the next five years.


By your decision, Nigeria has ascended the position of chairmanship for the next one year and you have also appointed Zainab Ali-Kotoko as the executive secretary of CISSA for the next five years.

“As Nigeria assumes the mantle of CISSA’s leadership for the 2019/2020 session, your collective focus should be on promoting shared goals and objectives and maximizing the impact of this organization across Africa,” Mustapha said.

The SGF expressed belief that there is no limit to what can be achieved as a continent when its citizens work together.

He also noted that Illicit Financial Outflows (IFOs) and corruption remained hydra-headed monsters, with one feeding the other in what is clearly, a symbiotic relationship.

“We must defeat both threats to free Africa’s wealth for the development of our various countries.

“We are not unaware of the enormity of the task but we remain focused and undaunted, bearing in mind the colossal implications of the threat to our national life,” he said.

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved the re-appointment of his personal physician, Suhayb Rafindadi, and 10 other personal staff.

The president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Friday, July 5.