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Saudi King sets to hand over to his 32-year old son next week

The King of Saudi Arabia plans to step down and announce his son as his successor next week, a source close to the country's royal family has exclusively told

The move is seen as the final step in 32-year-old Prince Mohammed bin Salman's power grab, which began earlier this month with the arrests of more than 40 princes and government ministers in a corruption probe.

The source said King Salman will continue only as a ceremonial figurehead, handing over official leadership of the country to his son - often referred to as MBS.

'Unless something dramatic happens, King Salman will announce the appointment of MBS as King of Saudi Arabia next week,' said the source.

'King Salman will play the role of the queen of England. He will only keep the title "Custodian of the Holy Shrines",' the source added.

Anambra Election: Delta Police restricts vehicular movement

The Delta Command of the Nigeria Police has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement between Delta and Anambra through the Niger Bridge, with effect from 12 mid-night on Friday.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Zanna Ibrahim, gave the order in a statement Friday in Asaba, signed by Andrew Aniamaka, the Command’s public relations officer.

The commissioner said the order was aimed at forestalling any breach of security ahead of the Saturday governorship election in Anambra.

“Against the backdrop of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Anambra slated for Saturday, November 18, the Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, Zanna Ibrahim, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement.

“The order restricts movement through the Niger Bridge linking Asaba to Onitsha with effect from 12 mid-night, Friday, November 17, 2017 till after the election,” the police boss said.

He also said that the order was borne out of the need to prevent any security breach around the Niger Bridge li…

Man kidnapped his girlfriend to raise money for their wedding in Edo State

A 24-year-old man, Michael Duda, has said he kidnapped  his teenage girlfriend to raise money for their wedding.

Michael, paraded with 104 suspects arrested for kidnapping, rape, robbery and cultism, at the headquarters of Edo State Police Command, said the girl just finished secondary school and there was no way he could approach her parents for marriage.

Addressing reporters yesterday, Michael said he kept the girl in his home for four days and asked her father to pay N2 million ransom.
The suspect, who said he sells cups, admitted that he had sex with the girl throughout the four days.

" I live at Ekae, off Sapele Road. She came to my house. We planned to collect money from her father to raise money for our wedding, but I did not collect the money again. She stayed in my home for four days.

“I couldn’t tell the father I want to marry his daughter. She said her father will not agree because she is yet to gain admission to a university. She was with me for four days. The father said …