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N76bn Abuja CCTV destroyed, stolen

Vice-President Namadi Sambo

Two years after the completion of a $470m   ( National Public Security Communications    System Project in Abuja, most of the installed 1,000 cameras for the Closed-Circuit Television in the city have either been vandalised or stolen, investigation by Saturday PUNCH has revealed.

Checks showed that the solar panels and batteries of the CCTV had been stolen while some cameras that were installed along the expressways and major roads in the city  had been crushed by vehicles involved in accidents.

The contract for the NPSCS  project was awarded by the Federal Government to provide a   secure and independent multimedia communications system for the police and other security agencies in the country.

The  project was aimed at providing voice, video and data using the Code Division Multiple Access technology to enable security agencies to combat terrorism and other violent crimes in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and other cities acro…

Nyanya blast: ‘Men in military uniform bombed park’

The car containing the bomb that exploded at Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, on Monday, was driven to the park by two men in military uniform.

The Head of Operations of Isiyaka Nagode Enterprises, Salisu Mukhtar, disclosed this in an interview with one of our correspondents in Abuja on Thursday.

Mukhtar also said that the staff of the company had been questioned by the police.

He stated, “Somebody that slept there told us he was there when two men in Army uniforms entered and parked a car there.

“Two of them came in two cars. They parked the car and left in the other car around 2am. The person that saw them could not challenge them because they were in military uniform. They left in the second car.

“When he woke up around 5am, he still found the car there. Because he was disturbed, he sent one of his boys to our office but we had not come by then. The bomb exploded when the boy he sent was returning and he died in the bomb blast.”

According to him, the FCT police command has begun investig…

Police detain Lagos DPO for rape

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Onikan Station, Mr. Adekunle Awe for alleged rape and threat to life.

Our correspondent learnt that two other policemen of the rank of inspector were also arrested as part of ongoing investigations.

A 31-year-old cook, Idowu Akinwunmi, had accused Awe of raping her in his office on April 15, 2014.

A reliable source told our correspondent on Friday that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, the Lagos State Government and other human rights groups were interested in the matter.

The source said, “The DPO has been detained at the Special Investigation Bureau at the command headquarters. Two other inspectors, who were on duty when the alleged offence took place have also been arrested.

“The state government frowns at rape and if you recall, a new law on rape was passed not too long ago so we shall be leaving no stone unturned.

“The complainant and the accused persons as well as very senior…

14 more girls escape from Boko Haram abductors

Borno State Commissioner for Education, Inuwa Kubo, has said that 14 more students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, have escaped Boko Haram abductors.

The commisioner said this in Maiduguri on Friday.

He said, “I am glad to say that 14 more students have escaped from their abductors. Out of this number, three are currently with me at Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok; the scene of the unfortunate abduction, while Governor Kashim Shettima has confirmed to me today that 11 girls had escaped to a town along Damboa/Biu Road in Borno State after they escaped from captivity. The 11 girls were immediately moved from the location to other parts of the state to reconnect with their families. The remaining 33 students in Chibok have also been moved out of the school to different parts of the state to join their families. The steps were taken to safeguard them.

“Meanwhile, with this development, we have 44 out of our 129 students at the hostel on the day of attack on the school.…

Nigerian military retracts claim that nearly all abducted students were released

In an embarrassing blow to its perception from an increasingly skeptical public, the Nigerian military Thursday retracted a report that nearly all the 129 school girls kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants had been released.
Just hours after a parent of an abducted girl claimed the Defense Ministry lied Wednesday about all but eight girls finding freedom, the director of defense said the initial report was "not intended to deceive the public."
Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade's statement didn't indicate how many of the girls were still unaccounted for.
"The number of those still missing is not the issue now as the life of every Nigerian is very precious," it said.

'Blatant lie'
Distraught parents have waited for news for four days, putting their faith in a military rescue, said Lawan Zanna, father of one of the students.
They are shocked that the government resorted to "blatant propaganda" and a "blatant lie," he said. Olukolade s…

The Prettiest Wedding Updos

Planning your wedding can be pretty stressful, but trying out different hairstyles to complement your dress is always the most fun part. While the amazing gowns from the catwalks of Bridal Fashion Week won’t be available until next year, the intricate updos can serve as inspiration for your big day now. At the Carolina Herrera show, lead hairstylists Nina Dimachki and Akemi Tamaribuchi created two different looks for the models, and we love how the hair accessories emphasized the style, rather than becoming the focal point. For the low bun, the pros simply gathered hair at the nape of the neck, twisted the chignon into place, and anchored the style with hair pins. The French Twist got an extra dose of volume at the crown, and held a retro vibe with its sleek finish. To start, the model’s hair was positioned just above the high point of the nape. Strands were twisted upward, and anchored along the seam on the right, with the ends twirled into the top to conceal them.

Victoria Beckham Gets Cozy With Shirtless David Beckham on Her 40th Birthday—See the Pics

it's safe to say Victoria Beckham had an unforgettable 40th birthday with her family and close friends.
The fashion designer, who turned 40 on Thursday, documented her special day on her Twitter and Instagram accounts. And yes, that included cozying up to her shirtless husband David Beckham.
"Having a wonderful day with my family x vb," the makeup-free and bikini-clad mother of four captioned the selfie of Mr. and Mrs. Beckham. The perfectly tan duo seem to be enjoying their serene and warm surroundings.
The former Spice Girl revealed the family's destination for the birthday getaway: the Grand Canyon.

"Magical day hiking the Grand Canyon with my babies x vb," she added along with a snapshot of herself gazing at the incredible and stunning view. The brunette beauty looks sporty in a black tank top with matching shorts and a black cap.
Before she spilled the beans about her location, she posted a faceless b-day photograph from the sunny spot on her Instagra…