Precious Owolabi | Channels TV Reporter Shot During Shiite & Nigeria Police Clash Is Dead

A Channels TV reporter, Precious Owolabi, who was hit by a stray bullet on Monday in Abuja during a violent clash between the members of Shiite and police has been confirmed dead by the station. 

The news was confirmed during the News At 10 by the station. He was rushed to the hospital after a gunshot injury he sustained during the mayhem. precious Owolabi an NYSC Corp member serving with Channels TV who was shot in the stomach while trying to cover the attack on Shi’a protesters today

El-Zakzaky: “3 Police Officers Shot,54 Shiites Arrested”-Frank Mba

Frank Mba, Force Police Public Relations Officer, has disclosed that 54 of the Shiites members that took part in today’s protest have been arrested.

Mba said this while speaking in an interview with TVCNews.

He also confirmed the death of DCP Umar while adding that two other officers with the rank of DCP were injured in the clash and are currently undergoing treatment.

Mba alleged that the protesters engaged in an indiscriminate attack on innocent citizens and police officers.

He said, “The protesters numbering well over 3,000 came out and without any hurt or provocation, they indiscriminately attacked citizens and policemen on national assignment and embarked on a streak of destruction on national properties.

Shiites Protests in Abuja

“The most unfortunate part of today is their use of lethal weapons and DCP Umar was shot and rushed to hospitals where he died.

“Two other DCPs sustained injuries and are currently undergoing medical treatment.

“54 suspects, nine of them females are arrested and are undergoing intense interrogation. As far as we are concerned, they are violent protesters who broke the law of the land.”

The Police PRO stated that the arrested Shiites members are still being profiled and would duly be prosecuted by law.

He also noted that the police would continue to act within the bounds of the law and obey laid down standard operating procedures when dealing with protesters.

The protest, which began from NITEL junction at Wuse 2, was disrupted by armed policemen who had cordoned off the road leading to the National Assembly and three arms zone.

The Shiite are protesting to demand the release of their detained leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

Abubakar Abdullahi | Nigerian Imam Who Hid Christians During Attacks Honored in The US

Abubakar Abdullahi, 83-year-old Imam who hid 200 Christians from suspected bandits in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State has been announced as one of the recipients of the 2019 US International Religious Freedom Award.

Abubakar Abdullahi

Abdullahi would be receiving the award along with others from Cyprus, Sudan, Brazil and Iraq.

Part of the statement read, ” Imam Abdullai selflessly risked his own life to save members of another religious community, who would have likely been killed without his intervention.  On June 23, 2018, ethnic Fulani herdsmen, who are predominantly Muslim, launched coordinated attacks on 10 villages in Barkin Ladi, killing hundreds of ethnic Berom farmers, who are predominantly Christian.  

As Imam Abdullahi was finishing midday prayers, he and his congregation heard gunshots and went outside to see members of the town’s Christian community fleeing.  Instinctively, the Imam ushered 262 Christians into the mosque and his home next to the mosque.  The Imam then went outside to confront the gunmen and he refused to allow them to enter, pleading with them to spare the Christians inside, even offering to sacrifice his life for theirs.  Although the gunmen killed 84 people in Nghar village that day, Imam Abdullahi’s actions saved the lives of hundreds more.”

Abdullahi was born in Bauchi State around 1936 and has lived in Nghar for 60 years.

“Imam Abdullahi’s courage in the face of imminent danger and his history of outreach across religious divides demonstrates his lifelong commitment to promoting interfaith understanding and peace,” the statement added.

Mikel Obi 32, Retires From International Football

John Obi Mikel , Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ Captain, has announced his retirement from international football after 15 years of patriotic commitment.

” Egypt is a country where I’ve started and have finished my National career. In 2006 I played my first official championship for my Country. 2019 African Cup of Nations marks my last championship for National Team with Super Eagles.
My national career started in 2003 under 17 World Cup and I’m grateful for the national team for placing me on the world arena and giving me an opportunity to show my skill and have an incredible National and International career.”- John Mikel Obi

The Skipper who made the disclosure via his official Instagram account on Thursday, expressed gratitude to the country for offering him the platform to ascend into the spotlight, noting that he was leaving the stage for the youthful players who have done the country proud with the 2019 AFCON bronze medal won on Wednesday.

Egypt is a country where I’ve started and have finished my National career. In 2006 I played my first official championship for my Country. 2019 African Cup of Nations marks my last championship for National Team with Super Eagles.


My national career started in 2003 under 17 World Cup and I’m grateful for the national team for placing me on the world arena and giving me an opportunity to show my skill and have an incredible National and International career.


At the age of 32 it’s time for me to retire from the National team and let the youth take over, who’ve done an amazing job securing a bronze

medal at AFCON 2019.
Thank you to all my Nigerian supporters and to my Country for all the trust, support and love you’ve shown me over the past 15 years.

Mikel am out!