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Lightning strikes 12 cows dead in Delta state
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Lightning strikes 12 cows dead in Delta state

At least 12 cows were reportedly struck dead by lightning in Urhodo-Ovu community of Ethiope East local government area of Delta State. A source told The Nation that the herdsmen were seated close to the cows while others were taken to another area of the bush for grazing when lightning struck, killing over twelve of the cows. The source revealed that the strange death of the cows caused the herders to panic and they took to their heels but later returned. The publication adds that before the day of the incident, the farm owners had at several times warned the herders to stop taking their cows to their cassava farms but they didn’t listen until the lightning strike happened.
Security Forces Arrest another IPOB/ESN Henchman
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Security Forces Arrest another IPOB/ESN Henchman

The Second in Command to the neutralized IPOB/ESN militant leader Ikonso, Awurum Eze, has been arrested by security operatives in Aba, Abia State. A statement released by the director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima, states that the 48-years-old Awurum Eze, a native of Umoneke Nta, Isiala-Mbano LGA, Imo State, had on the 4th of May 2021 escaped when operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) stormed his village house in Isiala Mbano where he was hiding. ''Intensive manhunt was thereafter launched towards tracing and arresting him. He was eventually apprehended on Wednesday, 12 May 2021, in Aba after weeks of unrelenting follow-ups by operatives. Awurum Eze is one of the main sponsors of the numerous killings in Imo State and has been on the wanted li...
The Moon was Sighted – Sheik Bauchi Explains why he Defied Sultan’s Directive and held Eid Prayers on Wednesday
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The Moon was Sighted – Sheik Bauchi Explains why he Defied Sultan’s Directive and held Eid Prayers on Wednesday

Sheik Dahiru Bauchi has explained why he decided to hold Eid Prayers on Wednesday May 12, against the directive of the Sultan of Sokoto for the prayers to hold on Thursday May 13. The Sultan who is recognised as the spiritual head of Muslims in the country, had declared Thursday, May 13, 2021 as the day of Salat and the first day of Shawwal on grounds of the moon not being sighted. However Sheikh Bauchi who held prayers at his residence, said the moon of the month of Shawwal was sighted in Gombe, Gadau and Kebbi on Tuesday May 11. He said; “Based on these reports that the moon was sighted, what is said by two righteous people when they see it is enough for us people, or a large crowd. “That is why we have now come to perform the Eid prayers because the month of Ramadan is ...
Nine terrorists killed in foiled attack in Maiduguri – Nigerian Army
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Nine terrorists killed in foiled attack in Maiduguri – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian army has disclosed that nine terrorists were killed in the foiled attack carried out by Boko Haram terrorists in Maiduguri yesterday, May 11.   Army spokesperson, Mohammed Yerima in a statement on Wednesday May 12, said that the terrorists were countered by combined gallant troops in conjunction with the police, youth vigilante and hunters.   While nine were killed, others escaped with gunshot injuries.   ''Troops of Operation HADIN KAI on Tuesday, 11 May, 2021, foiled attempts by Boko Haram terrorists to attack an outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno State. The terrorists, who tried to advance from Aldawari axis, attempted to attack soft targets along Jiddari Polo, were countered by combined gallant troops in c...
Governor Uzodinma sacks 20 commissioners, dissolves State executive council
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Governor Uzodinma sacks 20 commissioners, dissolves State executive council

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state on Wednesday May 12, sacked 20 commissioners and also dissolved the state executive council. Commissioner for Information and Strategy Declan Emelumba who made the announcement on behalf of the Governor, told newsmen that the decision was taken to rejig the activities of the state government after one year in office. Only eight commissioners were left to carry on with their activities and they are the commissioners for Health, Information, Tourism, Women Affairs, Works, Finance, Youths and the Ministry of Technology.
Billionaire Businessman, Markson Ijiomah spotted Controlling Traffic in Port Harcourt
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Billionaire Businessman, Markson Ijiomah spotted Controlling Traffic in Port Harcourt

Nigerian billionare business mogul, Markson Chinedu Ijiomah, was spotted controlling traffic in the GRA area of Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Tuesday, May 11. The founder of Chinmark group, said he didn't do it to show off but to motivate others to change their immediate environments. "If we all seat like kings there will be no change, GRA Port Harcourt was blocked this evening all round, I instructed my protocol to stop, sent the security ahead to clear other junctions while I handle this one. Movement was eased and the street smiled a little.It is not for show but to motivate you in changing your immediate environment one step at a time, we are all we have. All we have God gave us." he said.
Kidnapped Adamawa journalist regains freedom
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Kidnapped Adamawa journalist regains freedom

A journalist who was kidnapped in Adamawa state has been released by her abductors.   Mrs Amrah Ahmed, who is an Editor with the Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), was kidnapped on Tuesday May 2, 2021, the same week she resumed work after her maternity leave.   Her husband, Alhaji Ahmad Isa Mbamba, confirmed her release around 1:32am on Wednesday, May 12.   “Alhamdulillah, Amra regained her freedom and reunited with her family. Worthy to note, she returned safely. Our sincere thanks to all colleagues,” Mbamba said.   The gunmen, numbering about 15, were said to have stormed the house of the victim in Yola South last week with the intention to kidnap her husband.   The kidnappers upon their arrival in the residence, broke the sitti...
Ellen DeGeneres to End her Talk Show amid ‘Bullying’ Allegations
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Ellen DeGeneres to End her Talk Show amid ‘Bullying’ Allegations

Ellen DeGeneres is reportedly set to end her eponymous talk show after 18 seasons, following accusations that she allowed a toxic work environment. After 18 seasons on air and huge ratings, the talk-show host is expected to make an announcement explaining why she’s pulling the plug today, May 12, according to The Daily Mail. The publication have said that a source told them it’s because Ellen "has had enough and told her team that she’s done". The insider said: "She's promised one more season after this one and will exit at the end of the 2021/2022 season. This comes as several former and current employees of The Ellen Show accused the 63-year-old host of ignoring "bullying" by executives. The employees in question also accused the star of fostering a "toxic" work enviro...
95-year-old man Becomes Oldest Organ Donor in US History
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95-year-old man Becomes Oldest Organ Donor in US History

A 95-year-old man from West Virginia has become the oldest organ donor in United States history after he died last week. Cecil Lockhart, of Welch, West Virginia died on May 4, and his liver was donated to a woman in her 60’s. The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) announced the news in a statement. “CORE is incredibly proud to have been able to make this historic organ donation possible,” said Susan Stuart, CORE president & CEO. “This landmark in the field of transplantation is just another example of CORE’s pioneering legacy and commitment to innovation, which, over the last 40 years, has given 6,000 people in the United States the opportunity to save more than 15,000 others as organ donors.” Lockhart’s family said he decided to become an organ donor over...
FG to raise retirement age of health workers from 60 to 65
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FG to raise retirement age of health workers from 60 to 65

The federal government has proposed a new retirement for health workers in the country. Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige who spoke at a meeting between the presidential committee on salaries (PSC), relevant federal government stakeholders, health sector professional associations, and trade unions on Tuesday May 11, said the federal government is proposing to increase the retirement age for doctors from 60 to 65, and 70 for health workers and consultants in the country.   According to the Minister, the proposal is aimed at improving the conditions of service of Nigerian health workers.   He said;   “We have taken their proposal. The government side will firm up its own proposal and we are reconvening June 1, so that we can have an agreed hazard allowance for...
Photos from the funeral of gallant police officer who died after being shot by bandits during gun duel in Kebbi
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Photos from the funeral of gallant police officer who died after being shot by bandits during gun duel in Kebbi

Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP AbdulQadir Garba Hardo, who died after he was shot by bandits in Kebbi State has been laid to rest in Gusau, Zamfara. MCI reported that the gallant officer died after being shot in the leg while leading the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tactical Squad in a gun duel with armed bandits at Tsamiya town in Bagudo Local Government of the state. three months ago.     He passed away in the early hours of Monday, May 10, at a Hospital, in Gusau, while preparing to proceed to referral treatment at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala, Kano State.   The funeral prayer for the deceased was conducted at the family house and his burial followed immediately at Unguwar Gwaza cemetery, Gusau on Monday.     Secre...
Former Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe Summoned for ‘Improperly’ Burying her Husband Robert Mugabe
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Former Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe Summoned for ‘Improperly’ Burying her Husband Robert Mugabe

Former Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe has been summoned by traditional ruler Chief Zvimba, to explain why she "improperly" buried her husband and former President Robert Mugabe at his rural home in Zvimba. Mugade died in Singapore in September 2019. However after a protracted wrangle between his family and the government, he was finally buried at his home village in Kutama, Zvimba in Mashonaland West. The government had wanted to bury Mugabe at the National Heroes Acre in Harare, but his family turned down the offer, arguing that Mugabe had made it explicitly clear that he did not wish to be interred at the national shrine. He is reported to have been bitter at the way he was ousted in the November 2017 military intervention. Grace has now been accused of committi...
Policeman Shot by Bandits in Kebbi state Dies
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Policeman Shot by Bandits in Kebbi state Dies

The policeman who was shot by suspected bandits during a gunfight in Kebbi State is dead. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Abdulqadir Garba Hardo died after being shot in the leg while leading the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tactical Squad in a gun duel with armed men at Tsamiya town in Bagudo Local Government of the state. The gunshot fractured his bone and he died at a hospital in Gusau, Zamfara State capital on Monday May 10. Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has reportedly donated a cash gift of N2m to the family of the late DSP.  He described the late DSP Hardo as a gallant and courageous officer who performed his duty professionally and prayed Allah to grant him mercy and his family the perseverance to bear the loss.
We know Where Kidnappers are. We are Only being Careful- Lai Mohammed
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We know Where Kidnappers are. We are Only being Careful- Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal government is not clueless as to finding a lasting solution to handle the alarming rate of insecurity in many parts of the country. In a statement released, Lai Mohammed who had a press conference in Lagos on Friday, May 11, said the Federal government knows where different kidnappers with their victims but they are only being careful on how to attack them so as not to put the victims in harm's way. “It is no longer news that our dear nation is facing security challenges. However, I have read comments saying the Federal Government is overwhelmed and doesn’t have a clue as to how to tackle the challenges. Some have even gone as far as suggesting a truncation of the democratic order, a clearly treasonable sta...
Atlanta Spa Shooter, Robert Aaron Long Indicted on Murder Charges
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Atlanta Spa Shooter, Robert Aaron Long Indicted on Murder Charges

The 22-year-old man accused of opening fire at three Atlanta-area spas in March, killing eight people, including six women of Asian descent, has been indicted by a grand jury in Georgia. A Fulton County grand jury indicted Robert Aaron Long on murder charges connected to the March 16 killings of Suncha Kim, 69; Soon Chung Park, 74; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; and Yong Ae Yue, 63; according to The Associated Press. The indictment only covered those four killings at Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa in Atlanta, and not the attack in Cherokee County, in which Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; Delaina Yaun, 33; and Paul Michels, 54, were killed. The indictment charges Long with four counts of murder, four counts of felony murder, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon, four coun...
Sulemana admits to Man Utd interest but teenage winger also remains on Ajax’s radar
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Sulemana admits to Man Utd interest but teenage winger also remains on Ajax’s radar

 The 19-year-old Ghana international, who is currently with Danish side Nordsjaelland, is keen on securing a move in the summer transfer window Kamaldeen Sulemana continues to catch the eye at Nordsjaelland in Denmark, with the teenage winger opening the door for Manchester United, Bayer Leverkusen and Ajax to step up their interest over the summer. The 19-year-old forward claims to be aware that interest is being shown in him from heavyweight outfits in England, Germany and the Netherlands. He would be keen on linking up with a side that can offer Champions League football, having resisted the urge to make that jump too early, and feels the next window is the one in which he should be taking another step forward in a blossoming career.  
Ghanaians react as Stephen Appiah snubs Asamoah Gyan in top five Black Stars list
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Ghanaians react as Stephen Appiah snubs Asamoah Gyan in top five Black Stars list

Many have reacted to the former Juventus man’s list of top five Black Stars players Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has been trending on Twitter after former Juventus midfielder and national team captain Stephen Appiah omitted the striker from his list of top five Ghana players. The roster included Appiah himself, three-time African Footballer of the Year, Abedi Ayew Pele, Chelsea legend Michael Essien, ex-Leeds United frontman Tony Yeboah and former Blackpool goalkeeper Richard ‘Olele’ Kingston. Undoubtedly a Ghana legend, Gyan currently holds the record as the West Africans’ all-time top scorer and most capped player, having netted 51 times in 109 internationals.
Mum, 20, Tortured to Death and Strangled in Front of her Babdmy Daughter as tied up Husband Watched in Horror
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Mum, 20, Tortured to Death and Strangled in Front of her Babdmy Daughter as tied up Husband Watched in Horror

A young mum was tortured to death in front of her 11-month-old daughter and husband after burglars broke into their home in Greece. Three men strangled 20-year-old Caroline Crouch, a UK citizen, and forced her to reveal where cash and jewellery was kept after breaking in at 5am and tying up her pilot husband. Her husband Charalambos Anagnostopoulos, 32, survived and the attackers made off with £13,000 in cash and jewellery But he had to watch on in horror as his wife was tortured according to reports from Greek publication Proto Thema. "It was shortly after five. I saw three hooded men. One was tall. They shouted and threatened in broken Greek," the site reports him as telling police. "They tied me to a chair and then went on my wife." Their baby was reportedly fo...
FG approves new security measures for South-East and South-South, tactics will no longer be disclosed
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FG approves new security measures for South-East and South-South, tactics will no longer be disclosed

New security measures to tackle the insecurity in the South-East and South-South region of the country has been approved by the federal government. Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali disclosed this at the end of the security meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with heads of security agencies on Tuesday May 11. Alkali also revealed that operational tactics will no longer be disclosed. He said; “We have some measures which we have outlined and have been approved by the council and we will see how we can change the narrative within the quickest possible means to restore law and order and restore peace in that area. “We solicit all law-abiding citizens to work with us to identify and deal with the situation. That is that; I may not go into the details of how we will do ...
Pastor Adeboye’s Son, Dare, Laid to Rest (photos)
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Pastor Adeboye’s Son, Dare, Laid to Rest (photos)

The remains of Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A  Adeboye, has been laid to rest. His funeral service was held at the Youth Centre, Redemption Camp, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday May 11. The presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo his wife, Faith, Akwa Ibom state governor Emmanuel Udom, former Imo state first lady Nkechi Okorocha, former Cross Rivers state first lady, Onari Duke, and others were present at the funeral service. See more photos below
Doctors Warn Against the Practice of Using Cow Poop as COVID-19 Cure in India
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Doctors Warn Against the Practice of Using Cow Poop as COVID-19 Cure in India

Doctors in India are warning against the practice of using cow poop as COVID-19 cure because there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness and that it risks spreading other diseases. India has continued to face the world’s most devastating wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with 22.66 million cases and 246,116 deaths reported so far.  Experts believe the actual numbers could be five to 10 times higher, and citizens across the country are struggling to find hospital beds, oxygen, or medicines, leaving many to die for lack of treatment. In the state of Gujarat in western India, some believers have been going to cow shelters once a week to cover their bodies in cow poop and urine in the hope it will boost their immunity against, or help them recover from  coronavirus. ...
Woman, 23,  is Mistakenly Given Six Doses of the Pfizer Vaccine in one go 
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Woman, 23,  is Mistakenly Given Six Doses of the Pfizer Vaccine in one go 

A 23-year-old Italian woman was mistakenly given six doses of the Pfizer vaccine in one go, but luckily, she suffered no ill effects. The woman, a student, was discharged from hospital in a good condition after receiving fluids and paracetamol following the injection on Sunday, news agency AGI reported on Monday night. Instead of injecting just one dose into the arm of the student, a nurse at the Noa hospital in Tuscany mistakenly injected the entire vial, the equivalent of six doses. The nurse immediately realised her mistake and alerted both the patient and an attending doctor, who then admitted the woman in hospital for 24 hours under observation as a precaution. Dr. Antonella Vicenti, director of infectious diseases at Noa Hospital, told CBS that the woman had not suffe...
FG Extends Work from Home Directive for Civil Servants till June 11
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FG Extends Work from Home Directive for Civil Servants till June 11

The Federal Government's work-from-home directive for civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below, has been extended till June 11. Civil servants were directed by the Presidential Steering Committee On COVID-19 domiciled in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, to work from home till June 11, 2021, after which the directive may be reviewed. PSC's  National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed who gave the directive said;  “All Government staff on GL. 12 and below are to continue to stay at home until 11th June, 2021."
President Buhari Holds Security Meeting with Service Chiefs
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President Buhari Holds Security Meeting with Service Chiefs

President Buhari again summoned another crucial meeting of the National Security Council; as they continue to seek solutions to the security challenges in the nation. The president presided over the meeting which held at the statehouse Abuja today May 11. Those in attendance include the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari. Others include Minister of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), and the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd.) The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Army Staff; Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Naval Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal I...
IMSU Student Arrested for Cultism
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IMSU Student Arrested for Cultism

The Imo state police command has arrested a 20-year-old student of the Imo state University, Onyeme Victor Chimaobi, pictured above, for engaging in cultism. A statement released by SP Orlando Ikeokwu, operatives of the Divisional Police Hqrs, Shell Camp, Owerri, intercepted the suspect during a routine patrol. Ikeokwu said locally made Pistols and two live ammunition were recovered from the suspect. The police spokesperson said the suspect confessed to be the owner of the gun and said he uses it for his personal protection. The police spokesperson added that the suspect would be arraigned in court as soon as possible.
My Husband Wasn’t Afraid of Death -Wife of Pastor Dare Adeboye says
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My Husband Wasn’t Afraid of Death -Wife of Pastor Dare Adeboye says

Temiloluwa Adeboye, the wife of the late Pastor Dare Adeboye, has said that her husband lived a good life and was never afraid of death. Speaking at a night of Worship and Tribute organized for him at the Redemption Camp on Monday, May 10, Temiloluwa said her husband told her before his death that if he died, he knew he was fulfilled because he had done what the Lord asked him to do. “Pastor Dare, my husband was a wonderful person. He was amazing in every sense of the way. I do not mourn him at all; I weep because he left me. He slept, he did not die. And I know, I am sure, because on the resurrection morning, he will rise again and we will see him in glory. “I am sure because he was saved. I am sure because he believed in Christ, his salvation was sure, it was certain. “He s...
Sixty-seven-year old woman, Oyejoke Sarah Dosekun, Declared Missing
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Sixty-seven-year old woman, Oyejoke Sarah Dosekun, Declared Missing

Sixty-seven-year-old woman, Oyejoke Sarah Dosekun, has been declared missing. A family member who spoke with LIB said Mrs Dosekun resides in Mowe and was on her way to a vigil in Ogba area when she went missing on Thursday, May 6. She notified her daughter that she had boarded a commercial bus at about 7.15pm. Her numbers have since been switched off. The family member told LIB that the matter has been reported at the Mowe police station. Anyone with useful information that would help to find her can contact these numbers:  08024663314 or 08104275726.
Man Jailed for 33 Years for Raping and Infecting 9-year-old Niece with HIV
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Man Jailed for 33 Years for Raping and Infecting 9-year-old Niece with HIV

A 24-year-old Zimbabwean man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for raping hs 9-year-old grade-three niece and also infecting her with HIV. The man who has been staying at the same house with his sister and her children, reportedly took advantage of his sister’s absence to rape his niece on multiple occasions between March and April. The court heard that the pervert uncle would sneak into the room where his nieces were sleeping and would rape the 9-year-old. The 9-year-old shared the room with her younger sisters aged four and two. The sad abuses was uncovered after the little girl refused to sleep in the room. When her older sister questioned about the reluctance, the 9-year-old revealed that the uncle was raping her. The case was reported to the police and a medical...
‘It is a Lie”- IPOB Denies Plans to Attack Lagos
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‘It is a Lie”- IPOB Denies Plans to Attack Lagos

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied claims that its members are planning to attack Lagos State. On Monday, May 10, the Lagos state police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu at a security meeting with the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the command has received intelligence that some members of the secessionist group were planning to attack the state as some of the members have done in some states in the South-South and South-East regions. “The threat of IPOB to attack soft targets in Lagos is equally being put on the radar of the command intelligence gathering and other security services in the State. Strategies are being put in place to neutralise their activities. The Command is using this medium to solicit the support of all and sundry to be vigilant at all t...
Elderly Asian man, 80, cries for Help as he’s Attacked by Teenagers in San Francisco
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Elderly Asian man, 80, cries for Help as he’s Attacked by Teenagers in San Francisco

An elderly Asian man was screaming out for help while at least 2 teenagers attackers him but no one came to his aid, instead, someone was heard laughing at his plight. The horrifying incident took place in the San Francisco Bay Area, where an 80-year-old man appeared to be randomly attacked by the 2 suspects, who cops say are in their teens. In a surveillance video shared online, you can hear the victim calling out for help but no one responds. Another person enters the frame but does nothing. It's unclear if that person was with the suspects. Cops say the suspected attackers are as young as 16 and their getaway car was seen a couple hours later. They are still on the loose. Police aren't labeling it a racially motivated crime yet, but the victim has said he believes th...
Fresh protest in Abuja turns violent
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Fresh protest in Abuja turns violent

Fresh protests erupted in Orozo, Abuja, yesterday, May 10, leading to the death of two persons. The latest protest in Orozo came hours after motorcycle operators carried out a violent protest at Karu on Sunday, May 9. According to Daily Sun, an eyewitness said that trouble started in Orozo after youths of the town, worried about the reckless way tricycle operators parked in the area, approached them and advised that they park properly to avoid creating accidents. The source said: "The youths advised traders selling bread, fruits, food stuffs and other items by the roadside to relocate further inside to make the road clearer. While most of the keke riders accepted the advice from the youths and moved to the place where they asked them to start using as parking lot, one Hausa bo...
Update: Police never Tortured Omolola Ejioye to Death, he fell ill – CP Lagos
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Update: Police never Tortured Omolola Ejioye to Death, he fell ill – CP Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has refuted claims of alleged torture and killing of Omolola Rotimi Ejioye, by policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti. LIB reported that Ejioye, aka Eji, died in police custody on May 7, five days after he was allegedly arrested at Ladega area of Ikorodu. The State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, in a statement issued on Monday, May 10, said late Ejioye was not tortured to dead but died at Falomo Police Hospital, Ikoyi, where he was admitted after falling sick. "The Lagos State Police Command has deemed it necessary to refute and clear the air on the alleged torture and killing of one Omolola Rotimi Ejioye, aka Eji, by the operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba on Sunday...
EFCC Distances Self from Dismissed Staff who still Parades himself as one its Operatives
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EFCC Distances Self from Dismissed Staff who still Parades himself as one its Operatives

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has distanced itself from a dismissed staff, Mr. Peter Akpanke. In a statement issued via its official Twitter page, the commission said they received reports that Mr. Peter still parades himself as one of its operatives, and had been using a false identity to harass and extort unsuspecting members of the public in Akwa Ibom and Cross River states. The disclaimer also warned members of the public to desist from relating with Akpanke over any affairs concerning the commission. Read the statement below The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC wishes to notify the public that a certain Peter Akpanke is no longer a staff of the Commission and has no authority to represent it or carry out any business in the name of the...
FG to Sanction Returning Travelers who Fled Quarantine Facilities
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FG to Sanction Returning Travelers who Fled Quarantine Facilities

The Federal Government has vowed to punish returning foreign passengers who fled quarantine facilities and violated the compulsory requirement. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha who made the announcement at the resumed briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday May 10, said the decision became necessary after they received reports of some persons who recently returned to the country violating the mandatory quarantine requirement under the advisory by escaping from the facilities. He said the PSC has also considered several pre-emptive measures to be taken to mitigate the likely impact of the variants of concern, should they get imported into Nigeria. The statement reads;   REMARKS BY THE CHA...
Osinbajo, Others attend Evening of Worship and Tribute for Pastor Dare Adeboye
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Osinbajo, Others attend Evening of Worship and Tribute for Pastor Dare Adeboye

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo , were among the family and friends who attended the night of tribute and worship for Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Pastor E.A. Adeboye. The night of tribute took place at the Redemption camp on Monday May 10. Pastor Dare died in his sleep on Tuesday May 4. He was 42 years old. See more photos below...
”Robbers attempted to burgle Ibrahim Gambari’s residence”- Presidency reacts to reports of a robbery attack in Aso Rock
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”Robbers attempted to burgle Ibrahim Gambari’s residence”- Presidency reacts to reports of a robbery attack in Aso Rock

On Monday, May 10, reports were rife online claiming there was a robbery attack in Aso Rock which is the seat of power in Nigeria. As Nigerians expressed shock at the news and were uncertain as to the authenticity of the report, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, released a statement some minutes ago, saying that indeed there was a ''foolish attempt'' to burgle the office of the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Profesor Ibrahim Gambari. He said the attempt was however unsuccessful. ''The Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari has confirmed that there “was a foolish attempt” to burgle his residence at 3:00am this morning but it turned out to be unsuccessful. Professor Gambari, whose house is on a street next to the Villa ha...
G7 Gives North Eastern States £276 million Humanitarian Assistance
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G7 Gives North Eastern States £276 million Humanitarian Assistance

The Group of 7 (G7) through the United Kingdom (UK), has brokered the provision of humanitarian assistance for the combating of hunger in the northeast to the tune of £276 million. The United Kingdom says the support will ensure people in crisis-ridden areas will have access to food, clean water and sanitation and that children have access to lifesaving malnutrition treatment. The amount given to Nigeria's Northeast was part of a global £5 billion aid to 42 countries who were one step from famine or catastrophe. The G7 agreed to give £1 billion to three countries at greatest risk, namely: Yemen (£578m), South Sudan (£246m) and Nigeria (£276m). The Nigeria Policy and Communications Manager, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, British High Commission, Abuja, Elva Ly...
Wike Gifts N220m to Families of 11 Slain Police Officers
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Wike Gifts N220m to Families of 11 Slain Police Officers

Families of the 11 police officers killed by gunmen during recent attacks on police formations in Rivers State, have received N20m each from Governor Nyesom Wike. Wike made the donation during a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka at the State Police Command on Monday May 10. The Rivers state Governor who acknowledged that no amount of money can equate human life, said the state’s gesture is aimed at assuaging the bereaved families and to assure them that their loved ones never died in vain. Lamenting that those who carried out the killings have turned the wives of the slain policemen to widows and rendered their children fatherless for no just cause, Wike asked police officers to be on offensive against those who perpetrated the heinous act. He sai...
Covid-19: Nigeria back to 12am to 4am curfew, mass gatherings banned
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Covid-19: Nigeria back to 12am to 4am curfew, mass gatherings banned

The Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew to curtail further spread of Covid-19. The National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed, disclosed this at the briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on Covid-19 in Abuja. Mohammed said the curfew would take effect from midnight on Monday. He also said with effect from Tuesday, night clubs, gyms and others would remain closed till further notice. He said gatherings of religious groups and weddings among others have been reduced to 50 percent attendance while official engagements, meetings and conferences should continue to hold virtually.
Bolu Okupe shares photo of him kissing his partner
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Bolu Okupe shares photo of him kissing his partner

Son of a former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, Bolu has shared a new loved up photo of himself and his partner. Bolu shared a photo of them kissing to his 37,000 folloers and captioned it; ''lovewins''. N.B His father says he knows his new way is an attack and he will keep praying for him.
Curfew in Rivers state to now be enforced from 7pm to 6am daily
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Curfew in Rivers state to now be enforced from 7pm to 6am daily

The curfew imposed in Rivers state will now be enforced from 7pm to 6am daily with effect from tomorrow May 11, and until further notice. Governor Nyesom Wike gave the directive in a state-wide broadcast on Monday May 10.  He said the curfew is a step towards enhancing the collective safety of the state, following last Friday’s attack on security formations across the state which led to the death of seven police officers. Wike said; “As a further step towards enhancing our collective safety, we have reviewed the existing night curfew across the twenty-three local government areas which will now start from 7pm and end at 6am until further notice from tomorrow 11th of May 2021. “Security agencies are hereby directed to note the new curfew time, ensure strict compliance and effe...
Rudiger reveals Tuchel’s words of inspiration & live updates from Stamford Bridge
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Rudiger reveals Tuchel’s words of inspiration & live updates from Stamford Bridge

Following Saturday's impressive 2-1 victory at champions-elect Manchester City, Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has revealed how manager Thomas Tuchel's half-time pep talk spurred the players on. "At half-time, we were still in the game and the coach highlighted that to us," Rudiger told Chelsea's official website. "He wanted us to go out and show spirit, which we did, and we all totally believed that we could turn things around. "They are a very strong team but they are also human, and there will be times when they make mistakes. When that happens, you have to be ready to punish them and we did that at the end with our winning goal and it was a great feeling for everyone to get this victory."
Koeman convinced Barcelona contract will be honoured as Dutchman shrugs off exit talk
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Koeman convinced Barcelona contract will be honoured as Dutchman shrugs off exit talk

The Blaugrana boss is tied to terms through to the summer of 2022 and does not expect that agreement to be cut short Ronald Koeman remains convinced that he will be in charge of Barcelona next season, with the Dutchman responding to ongoing exit talk by pointing out that he "signed for two years". The first season of that agreement is coming to a close, with steady progress made at Camp Nou in what has been a testing campaign for all concerned. Koeman has faced questions of his ongoing presence, with Joan Laporta now back in a presidential post and further change being considered, but the 58-year-old remains confident that he will be back for more in 2021-22.
Ramadan will end on Wednesday, NASRDA says
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Ramadan will end on Wednesday, NASRDA says

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has said the appearance of the next astronomical lunar crescent, which signifies the end of fasting month of Ramadan, is on Wednesday, 12 May 2021. If this occurs as predicted by the Nigerian space agency, Eid Fitri festival, which comes a day after the end of Ramadan, will be celebrated by Nigerian Muslims on Thursday. This is, however, subject to approval and announcement by the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), which is headed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar. NASRDA in a statement by its spokesman, Dr Felix Ale, on Monday, said from its calculations, the agency found out that the conjunction of the moon will occur at about 8:00pm on Tuesday 11 May 2021; while the first astronomical lu...
Peter Okoye openly supports Pastor Adeferasin’s Plan B
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Peter Okoye openly supports Pastor Adeferasin’s Plan B

Peter Okoye has openly supported Pastor Adeferasin's Plan B of his church members leaving Nigeria -- a thing you can also call JAPA. The Senior Pastor of the House on the Rock Church Lagos, yesterday told his congregation to have a plan B of leaving the country with the way Nigeria is heading. The Pastor used himself as an example and told his congregation that he was already getting a plan B of leaving the country as well. Shortly after his message went viral, Peter Okoye also gave him a thumbs up by supporting him 100percent. Okoye on his page tweeted; ''Always have a Plan B in all you do. No lies!''  
Strange illness spreads in Kano, six dead, 46 hospitalised
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Strange illness spreads in Kano, six dead, 46 hospitalised

The Kano state government on Monday confirmed that six persons died of a strange disease in Minjibir Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner for Health of the state, Dr Aminu Ibrahim-Tsanyawa, who confirmed this said 46 other affected persons had been hospitalised. Mr Ibrahim-Tsanyawa said the disease broke out in Gandun Koya village on May 7, and spread to adjourning communities. “The cause of the outbreak can be attributed to open defecation and poor sanitation in the communities. “The patients presented symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. “Six persons died of the disease, 28 were discharged and 18 others are still on admission,” he  said. Mr Ibrahim-Tsanyawa said the ministry had begun investigation to unravel the cause of the disease.
Hoodlums raze INEC office in Abia
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Hoodlums raze INEC office in Abia

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State has been set ablaze by hoodlums.   A statement released by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee Festus Okoye, today May 10, says the burnt office was recently renovated. The statement added further that this was not the first time the Commission’s office was attacked in the state lately.   The statement reads “The Commission met today, Monday 10th May 2021, and discussed a wide-range of issues, including a disturbing report from Abia State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner for the State, Dr. Joseph Iloh, reported that INEC’s recently renovated office in Ohafia Local Government Area has been set ablaze. The inciden...
FG declares Wednesday and Thursday public holidays
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FG declares Wednesday and Thursday public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13, May, 2021 as Public Holidays to mark this year’s Eidul-Fitr celebration.   This is contained in a statement on Monday May 10, by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore.   The statement quoted the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government today in Abuja, as congratulating the Muslim faithful on the occasion.   Aregbesola, who believes that development cannot thrive in a rancorous atmosphere, urged all “Nigerians to be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness, and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him)”.   Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Musli...
Two Chibok girls graduate from US university, 7 years after escaping Boko Haram
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Two Chibok girls graduate from US university, 7 years after escaping Boko Haram

Former students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state, Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu have graduated from Southeastern University in the United States after escaping from Boko Haram terrorists in 2014.   While Bishara graduated with a degree in social work, Pogu earned her degree in legal studies and graduated on April 30.   Recounting how they escaped from the terrorists after being kidnapped alongside 276 schoolgirls, the duo said they escaped by jumping off the truck while being driven away from their community by the terrorists.   Recounting their ordeal, Bishara told GMA3;   “I remember thinking about what my mum would do at that moment then I prayed. I just remembered a voice in my head saying ‘jump out’. I knew I was going ...
Police arrest notorious robbery suspect with pistol in Kaduna
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Police arrest notorious robbery suspect with pistol in Kaduna

Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command have arrested a notorious suspected armed robber and cultist. Spokesman Mohammed Jalige made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday, May 9. Mr. Jalige said the command acted on credible intelligence received from a good samaritan through the DPO Kabala West on May 8, about 7 am, which led to his arrest. “We were reliably informed that a suspected armed robber responsible for terrorizing and dispossessing unsuspecting commuters of their valuables on Nnamdi Azikwe Expressway, Kaduna, was sighted at an usual spot. “On getting a hint of the situation, the operatives of the command swiftly swung into action, carefully traced the location and succeeded in apprehending the suspect.” He said that the suspect hails from Dekina LGA in...

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