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Nigeria Receives 4m doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine from US
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Nigeria Receives 4m doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine from US

4.08m doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine which was recently approved by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for emergency use in Nigeria after examination, has been received by the federal government from the United States. Representatives from UNICEF and USAID officially presented the vaccine which arrived Nigeria on Sunday August 1 via two planes, at a ceremony in Abuja on Monday August 2. Faisal Shuaib, Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) who addressed the media afterwards, said the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 purchased 60 ultra-cold chain equipment ahead of the delivery and have since allocated one to each of the 36 states. Shuaib revealed that the initial four million doses of Astr...
Update: Governor Ortom directs Demolition of house used by kidnappers of Benue Commissioner’s Wife
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Update: Governor Ortom directs Demolition of house used by kidnappers of Benue Commissioner’s Wife

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has ordered for the immediate demolition of a house used by the kidnappers who abducted the wife of the State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals, Mrs Ann Unenge and her driver. LIB reported that a gun duel with the kidnappers and men of Operation Zenda on Monday, August 2, led to the rescue of Mrs Ann Unenge and her driver who sustained injury on his left leg while three other suspects allegedly escaped. Governor Ortom gave the directive at the Nigeria Police Headquarters Makurdi where dead bodies of three of the kidnappers neutralised by men of Operation Zenda were displayed. The directive given by the Governor for the demolition of the house used by the abductors is in line with provisions of the Benue State Law on prohib...
Benin Republic to Determine Sunday Igboho’s asylum Request this week – Lawyer
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Benin Republic to Determine Sunday Igboho’s asylum Request this week – Lawyer

An asylum request filed in Benin Republic by Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho will reportedly be determined this week. Punch reported that the bail application for Igboho was deferred by his lawyers because of his medical report and the probable result of his asylum application among others. Olasupo Ojo, one of Igboho's lawyers said though there had not been an official statement from Benin Republic government on the asylum request, there is hope that a position will be made known this week. He said; “I have not got any official report in relation to that. Yes, we are expecting feedback this week." Spokesperson for Ilana Omo Oduduwa, Maxwell Adeleye also disclosed that the organisation is expecting a positive response. Adeleye to...
Lagos State government Denies claims it reduced NYSC doctors’ Salaries rom N75,000 to 15k
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Lagos State government Denies claims it reduced NYSC doctors’ Salaries rom N75,000 to 15k

The Lagos State Government has denied claims it issued directives to reduce the monthly payment of National Youths Service Corps, (NYSC) doctors from N75,000 to N15,000, effective July 2021. According to the State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, such claims are 'false and misleading' Ponle speaking on Sunday, August 1 said: “Lagos State Government has noted the decision of the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) to call out doctors on a strike from Monday, 2nd August 2, 2021. “The decision followed the directive of its National Executive Committee meeting held in Umuahia on 30th July, 2021 “The communique cited, among other grievances, a purported directive from the Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Speci...
Police arrest IPOB/ ESN members who Attacked Police Stations in Imo
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Police arrest IPOB/ ESN members who Attacked Police Stations in Imo

The Imo state police command has arrested IPOB and Eastern Security Network members who allegedly masterminded and carried out the attack on the Omuma Police station and Njaba Police Station respectively last week. According to the police, the bandits stormed the police stations on two different occasions, During the gunbattle, a Divisional Police Officer was killed while one of the bandits, Emmanuel Nnaji 'M' age 15 years, a native of Awala in Ideato South LGA of Imo State, was arrested with bullet wounds. A statement released today August 2 by CSP Michael Abattam, spokesperson of the state police command, says on interrogation by the command's tactical teams, ''the arrested suspect gave a vivid description of a Hotel located in Orlu as were they, the bandits stayed, planned bef...
Three Kidnappers Killed in Gun duel as Police rescue Abducted Wife of Benue Commissioner
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Three Kidnappers Killed in Gun duel as Police rescue Abducted Wife of Benue Commissioner

Operatives of the Benue joint security patrol team code-named ‘Operation Zenda' have killed three suspected kidnappers and rescued Mrs Ann Unenge, wife of the State Commissioner for Land and Survey, Hon. Aondoaver Unenge Bernard. Mrs Unenge was kidnapped around 6pm on Thursday, July 29, shortly after she returned from Daudu town, an outskirt where she went to visit her parents. The kidnappers were neutralised during a fierce gun duel with men of Operation Zenda on Monday, August 2, while three other suspects allegedly escaped.
Cultists kill final year Benue varsity student and Anti-cultism campaigner
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Cultists kill final year Benue varsity student and Anti-cultism campaigner

Suspected cultists have killed a 500 level  student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue state, Igyagher Isaac.   It was gathered that the Agricultural and Environmental Engineering student was killed on Friday night, July 31, in a lodge around Gabiz Hotel, opposite Benue Judges Lodge, Makurdi.   Isaac pictured during the anti-cultism campaign he orgainised in 2020   According to an eyewitness, Isaac was shot dead and his corpse put on a pile of his clothes and burnt by suspected members of Aye and Vikings confraternity.   Details of the incident are still sketchy, however, close friends and colleagues said Isaac was not a cultist, adding that he was at the wrong place and wrong time.   It was further learnt tha...
NAFDAC condemns rejection of Nigeria-made commodities by USA and EU
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NAFDAC condemns rejection of Nigeria-made commodities by USA and EU

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Prof Moji Adeyeye has decried the incessant rejection of food and agricultural commodities from Nigeria by the United States of America USA and the European Union (EU) member countries on account of poor quality.   Adeyeye frowned at the actions of the US and EU on Nigerian products when she spoke on Quality and Safety of Export Food Trade at a virtual technical roundtable meeting with other Federal Government agencies like Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development MARD, Foreign Portfolio Investments FPIS, Standard Organization of Nigeria SON, Nigeria Export Promotion Council NEPC, and Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria IPAN, amongst others over the weekend. &nbs...
Trophée des Champions final: Lille end PSG’s Dominance
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Trophée des Champions final: Lille end PSG’s Dominance

Lille on Sunday defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the Trophée des Champions final at Bloomfield. Xena’s first-half thunderbolt proved the difference as Lille secured the Trophee des Champions for the first time, in the process ending the competition’s eight-year domination by PSG. The midfielder was teed up by Burak Yilmaz before blasting in from long range on the stroke of half-time. PSG were unable to make their possession count from there on in. The story of the final could have been different, however, had Abdou Diallo taken the best second-half opportunity. He failed to convert a headed effort from inside the six-yard box with just Leo Jardim to beat. After dethroning PSG as Ligue 1 champions in the last campaign, Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men ha...
Woman storms Abuja church wearing a wedding dress to express her faith in God for her Marital Breakthrough
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Woman storms Abuja church wearing a wedding dress to express her faith in God for her Marital Breakthrough

A Nigerian lady stormed the Dunamis church Abuja today August 1 wearing a wedding dress. When asked about her outfit, she said she wore the dress to express her faith in God for a marital breakthrough. Apparently, she desires to get married to the man of her dreams as soon as possible. The daughter of the senior pastor of the church, Deborah Paul-Enenche, shared the said lady's photo on Facebook with the caption ''Woman in slide two got a leading from God (on her way from England to Nigeria) to wear a wedding dress in today's service in order to get her marital breakthrough''
Woman allegedly turns into goat while in bed with Boyfriend, Leaves him Possessed
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Woman allegedly turns into goat while in bed with Boyfriend, Leaves him Possessed

A shocking incident occurred at Mayuge village, Navakholo constituency in Kakamega county of Kenya, as a man claimed his girlfriend turned into a goat while in bed. Joel Namasaka, who reportedly works as a shamba boy in Soi, told K24TV that the lady agreed to be his lover but things changed upon reaching his residential house located inside his boss’ compound. Namasaka said;   “I met the beautiful lady at Soi market when I was going back to where I work as shamba boy and talked about love. She agreed to be my girlfriend, so I requested her to accompany me to my residence, and she agreed. “Everything was okay until when we entered my bedroom. The lady suddenly turned into a big goat with long horns made of the bottles of soda that we h...
NDLEA Seizes Bandits’ Drug Supply in Niger
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NDLEA Seizes Bandits’ Drug Supply in Niger

A warehouse at Mailefe village in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger state, which is suspected to be a storage facility for drug supplies to bandits operating in parts of the state has been raided by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The operatives who acted on a tip-off said 125 bags of Cannabis Sativa were recovered after a thorough search of the warehouse. A man who was seen praying in front of the house fled into the forest when he sighted the narcotic officers from afar, and it is still unclear what his connection to the racket was.
#TwitterBan: We are monitoring closely repression, access to information, media freedom and disregard for rule of law in Nigeria – Commonwealth
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#TwitterBan: We are monitoring closely repression, access to information, media freedom and disregard for rule of law in Nigeria – Commonwealth

The Secretary-General of the Cinghas said that they closely monitoring certain repressive developments in Nigeria. This came after an urgent appeal by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) over Twitter ban in the country. SERAP had asked the Commonwealth to "apply its charter and hold the Nigerian government to account over the unlawful suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, and the resulting repression of freedom of expression, access to information and media freedom.” Responding to this, Ms Scotland said; “We are closely monitoring developments around the suspension of Twitter, and allegations of repression of the rights to freedom of expression, access to information, media freedom, as well as disregard for the rule of law in Nigeria. "Please be assured th...
Security Operatives Kill Kidnap Kingpin who Abducted his own father for N4m Ransom in Kogi
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Security Operatives Kill Kidnap Kingpin who Abducted his own father for N4m Ransom in Kogi

Security operatives in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State killed a kidnap kingpin in a gun duel on Saturday, July 31. It was gathered that the deceased criminal once kidnapped his own father and collected a ransom of N4m before releasing him. The suspect was known for his numerous ventures of kidnapping and armed robbery and has always being in the eyes of the law enforcement agency but met his waterloo when he encountered security operatives in the area. Also, a combined operation led by Olamaboro Local Government Chairman, Hon. Adejoh Friday Nicodemus involving both teams from the neighborhood nabbed another suspected kidnapper identified as Kizito Ocheme alias Igbo. The culprit kidnapped and terrorized Olamaboro Local government and Otukpa branch of Ogbadibo L...
Motorcyclist strangled and his body dumped in an uncompleted building in Delta
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Motorcyclist strangled and his body dumped in an uncompleted building in Delta

A motorcyclist identified as Edoja Ediri has been strangled to death by yet-to-be-identified persons in Oviri-Ogor community, Ughelli North local government area of Delta State According to reports, Edoja who was said to be in his 30s, was found dead in an uncompleted building with his hands and legs tied. His motorcycle was however nowhere to be found. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, said marks of violence were found on the face and legs of the deceased. He said the police ha already commenced an investigation into the matter and would arrest the culprits.
Prophet makes fresh revelations about Gov Wike, Nnamdi Kanu, Sanusi, Igboho, Tompolo
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Prophet makes fresh revelations about Gov Wike, Nnamdi Kanu, Sanusi, Igboho, Tompolo

Apostle Paul Okikijesu of the Christ Apostolic Miracle Ministry has released a series of prophecies concerning Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, former Emir of Kano State, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, former Niger Delta militant leader, Tompolo and Yoruba Nation campaigner, Sunday Igboho. While he warned Governor Wike against fomenting trouble through his words and actions, the cleric said Igboho, Kanu, Sanusi and Tompolo may be killed, He also claimed some powerful persons were out to destroy Wike’s government and the economy of the state. “Thus says the Lord: inform the Governor, whose name is Wike not to foment trouble or commotion; instead, he should be filled with the wisdom during this period,” he said. “He should also be...
Youths in Rivers State suspend 7 days protest over failed portion of East-west road
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Youths in Rivers State suspend 7 days protest over failed portion of East-west road

Youths of Eleme local government area of Rivers State protesting the bad section of the East-West road on Sunday suspended their protests The protest which lasted seven days had economic activities in the area grounded by the aggrieved youths. The youths were demanding a federal government’s action on the failed portion of the road. The suspension of the protest followed the arrival of the contractors at the site to commence repair works. Addressing journalists at the protest ground, the Eleme local government chairman, Obarilomate Ollor who announced the suspension of the protest, warned that the youths will not hesitate to resume the protest if the federal government fails to live up to expectations. “We had warned that this is supposed to be a warning protest, which has l...
5000 PDP, APGA, AA supporters joins APC in Imo
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5000 PDP, APGA, AA supporters joins APC in Imo

About 5,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Action Alliance (AA) have decamped to the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Imo State. The defectors were received into the APC fold by the apex leader of the part in the Owerri zone, Prince Lemmy Akankem. This was contained in a statement sent to DAILY POST on Sunday. Speaking while receiving the defectors, the APC leader in the Owerri zone, Pince Akankem, attributed the mass defection to the shared prosperity of Gov Hope Uzodimma’s government. He said, “Your defection and registration into our party has afforded you all the opportunity to be bonafide members of our great party, in no distant time PDP will soon empty itself into APC, I assure you today that every one of yo...
Man arrested for allegedly beating Okada rider to death in Ogun
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Man arrested for allegedly beating Okada rider to death in Ogun

40 year old Michael Salako has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for allegedly beating a motorcyclist popularly known as Okada driver to death at Lafenwa area of Abeokuta.   A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi,  spokesperson of the state police command says the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Dpo Lafenwa divisional headquarters, at about 12 noon, that an Okada rider had been beaten to death at Sanni street, Lafenwa Abeokuta.   "Upon the distress call, the Dpo CSP Samuel Aladegoroye, mobilized his men and moved to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested. On interrogation, the suspect, who claimed to have known the deceased in their community informed the police that he asked the deceased to take him som...
Some Indians in Nigeria to harvest human parts – Oluwo alleges
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Some Indians in Nigeria to harvest human parts – Oluwo alleges

Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, has raised an alarm on the presence of some Indian nationals in Nigeria allegedly moving around to purchase human parts. The Osun monarch claimed that the foreigners are luring some youths into the alleged crime with as much as N5 million to get human beings for their parts. Oba Akanbi, who made the revelation at a public function in Abuja, lamented that several youths have allegedly keyed into the heinous crime for the love of money, leading to sudden increase in ritual killings across the country.The monarch pleaded with parents to keep adequate watch on their children and young ones. “Ritual killings have become prevalent in Nigeria today and consume more innocent souls than Boko Haram and banditry even in world war one and two...
5 Activists Arrested From Dunamis Church Spend 28 Days In Cell As DSS Violates Court Order, Bail Conditions
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5 Activists Arrested From Dunamis Church Spend 28 Days In Cell As DSS Violates Court Order, Bail Conditions

A report by SaharaReporters has shown that five activists who were arrested at the Dunamis International Gospel Centre for wearing #BuhariMustGo T-shirts by the Department of State Services (DSS) have now spent 28 days in detention as the secret police continue to violate court order on their release. The DSS which dragged them before a Magistrates' Court in Mpape last Thursday, also refused to allow them to perfect their bail conditions before hurrying them back into detention. The activists namely Ben Mannaseh; Emmanuel Larry; Victor Udoka Anene; a blind Saxophonist, Samuel Gabriel Iwatonaiye and Henry Nwodohave have spent 28 days in illegal detention. Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, on Sunday reiterated the unjust incarceration of the activists, calling for their immedia...
Zamfara Police rescue two Kidnapped Students of FGC Birnin Yauri, Kebbi
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Zamfara Police rescue two Kidnapped Students of FGC Birnin Yauri, Kebbi

Operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command have rescued two kidnapped students of Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State. The two victims, a male and a female, were among the dozens of students kidnapped when armed bandits attacked the college last month. Briefing newsmen on Sunday, August 1, the State Police Commissioner, Husaini Rabiu said the two students were rescued in a bush in Babbar Doka Village of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. "On 31st July 2021, Police Tactical Operatives attached to Operation Restore Peace deployed to Dansadau area of Maru LGA for Anti - Banditry and Kidnapping Operations rescued one Maryam Abdulkarim, a 15 year old girl from wushishi LGA of Niger State and Faruk Buhari a 17 year old boy from Wara in Kebbi state a...
Horror! Boko Haram Fighters Ambush Nigerian Soldiers Escorting Borno APC Party Chieftains
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Horror! Boko Haram Fighters Ambush Nigerian Soldiers Escorting Borno APC Party Chieftains

According to a report by SaharaReporters, dozens of Boko Haram and their Islamic State West African Province fighters ambushed a military convoy along Gubio/Damasak highway in the northern part of Borno State on Saturday. An unspecified number of soldiers reportedly sustained injuries in the attack and utility vehicles belonging to the troops taken away after a gun battle. The soldiers reportedly ran into the ambush at Kareto while travelling to Gubio in Borno State to pick up members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for their ward congress scheduled to hold in Damasak. The soldiers were supposed to accompany the politicians from Abadam to Damasak, venue of their ward congress. Kareto is the hometown of Bukar Gana Kareto, representative of Kukawa/ Guzamala/Abadam/ Mobbar ...
Oyo: APC holds parallel congresses in Ogbomoso, Ibadan
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Oyo: APC holds parallel congresses in Ogbomoso, Ibadan

Reports reaching DAILY POST from Ogbomoso, Oyo State, say the All Progressives Congress (APC) held parallel congresses in some parts of the town on Saturday. Our correspondent recalls that the APC ward congresses were held across the country yesterday. The ward congress in the state is headed by Alhaji Gambo Lawan. It was however learnt that parallel congresses were held in some wards in Ogbomoso North Local Government Area and other parts of the town. Sources told DAILY POST on Sunday that the parallel congresses were held by loyalists of a former Governor of the State, Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, and those of the Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare. Our correspondent gathered that the duo of Alao-Akala and Dare and the Chairman of the party in the stat...
Hushpuppi: Nnamdi Kanu’s disciple, Ekpa reacts as police suspend Abba Kyari
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Hushpuppi: Nnamdi Kanu’s disciple, Ekpa reacts as police suspend Abba Kyari

Simon Ekpa, a disciple of embattled Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the suspension of Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police, by the Nigeria Police Force, NPF. Ekpa said Kyari’s suspension has vindicated his earlier stance that Nigeria is a breeding ground for criminals. Kyari, who is the Head of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), was suspended over his link to internet and cyber crime fraudster, Ramon Abass, popularly known as Hushpuppi. The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, had linked Kyari to Hushpuppi during their investigation. The FBI had alleged that Hushpuppi bribed Kyari to jail an errant gang member over a fraud deal worth millions of dollars. Following the revelation,...
30 Of The 65 Private Jets In Nigeria Owe Customs Duties – Official Reveals
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30 Of The 65 Private Jets In Nigeria Owe Customs Duties – Official Reveals

According to the Nigeria Customs Service, about 30 out of 65 private airplanes verified so far are liable to pay required duties to the Federal Government. The Customs Public Relations Officer, Mr Joseph Attah, made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday. Attah explained that some of these airplanes came into the country by Temporary Importation agreement which allows them to bring the jets without payment because it was secured by bond. He said thereafter many of them failed to turn up to pay on the expiration of the agreement which necessitated the verification. He stated that with this exercise, there would be more revenue to be accrued to the Federal Government because those who failed to adhere to the agreement would be made to pay the...
APC Congress: Mixed reactions trail conduct of exercise in Osogbo
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APC Congress: Mixed reactions trail conduct of exercise in Osogbo

Despite promises made by all the parties in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun towards a successful ward congress on Saturday, DAILY POST observed that it was not so in some wards in Osogbo local government Council. Recall that this medium had reported Saturday that party members who had turned out for the congress at Union Baptist Primary School, Odi-olowo, Osogbo could not carry on with the voting because they did not have access to the venue. DAILY POST observed that despite the heavy presence of armed security operatives from the Department of State Security (DSS), Nigerian Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Amotekun Corps, thugs still besieged the venue of the ward congress in large numbers. Party members interviewed alleged that the thugs ...
North, South Korea: Patience Jonathan calls for lasting peace
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North, South Korea: Patience Jonathan calls for lasting peace

Former Nigerian First Lady, Patience Jonathan has urged women to promote peace in North and South Korea. Jonathan made the call on Sunday at a virtual conference on peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula. She charged world leaders to pressure the leadership of North and South Korea to embrace harmony. Jonathan said women are the majority of caregivers around the world and remain critical stakeholders in peace-building. “Women brought skills in conflict management and reconciliation to bear on the processes that resolved the long-drawn crises in Liberia and Northern Ireland,” she said. She added that the capacity of women is recognised by both United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and the United States’ Women, Peace and Security Act of 2017. Jonathan spec...
Weed out criminal elements, restore your good image – Emir tasks Fulani leaders
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Weed out criminal elements, restore your good image – Emir tasks Fulani leaders

Alhaji Abbas Njidda, the Emir of Muri, has enjoined the leadership of the Fulani ethnic group in Taraba State to expose those soiling the image of the tribe. The call, which was made by the monarch at a meeting held in his palace in Jalingo, the state capital, between him and all the leaders of Fulani ethnic groups spread across the state, was geared at reducing to the barest minimum the incessant upheavals in the state which many believe are ignited by the herders. Wondering why the leaders have not been proactive enough to bring those fermenting crises to their knees, he urged them to tread extra legitimate miles and weed out those suspected to be perpetrating crimes that give residents sleepless nights. He said “You must weed out all criminal elements among you and restore the ...
10-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped by her aunt’s husband for three years has died
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10-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped by her aunt’s husband for three years has died

A 10-year-old girl in Baringo, Kenya, who was allegedly raped by her aunt's husband for three years, has died. The standard three pupil succumbed to the injuries at Sunrise Children’s home in Kabarnet in Baringo Central. The suspect, Haron Cherono,60, is on the run. "The child was brought to our institution two months ago but little did we know her health was in critical condition,” the home’s manager, Titus Barmasa, said on Friday, July 30. He said the family didn’t provide them with the girl’s medical report, which would have helped them arrange for specialised treatment. Barmasai said at midnight the girl asked for someone to hold her stomach. She also asked to be given water, mangoes and soda before she collapsed and died on June 24. Until her death, the girl had a s...
Man Arrested for allegedly vandalizing, Stealing Cables in Adamawa
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Man Arrested for allegedly vandalizing, Stealing Cables in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested one Haruna Muhammed, over alleged vandalisation and stealing of armoured electrical cables. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, said Muhammed is one of the notorious suspects who had been vandalising and stealing electricity cables which connect Mubi and neighbouring villages. "On the 30/7/2021 the Command's operatives attached to Mubi South Division, following credible and timely information received from good Samaritan, arrest one of the three notorious suspects for vandalising and stealing high tension electrical armoured cables that connect Maiha,Mubi and neighboring villages," he stated. "The suspect, Haruna Muhammed, 29, a resident of Angwan Kara, Mubi South LGA was ...
Cyber Fraud: Nigerian man, Accomplice Arrested in India for duping people in Guise of Providing jobs, Sending gifts
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Cyber Fraud: Nigerian man, Accomplice Arrested in India for duping people in Guise of Providing jobs, Sending gifts

Two men including a Nigerian national, have been arrested in India for duping people in the guise of providing jobs, matrimonials, and sending gift packages. The accused, Obinna Fidelis Igboanugo, 27, who reside in New Delhi and Anil Kumar Pandey, a 36-year-old businessman, were arrested by the Cybercrime wing of Rachakonda Police. The cybercrime team worked hard to nab the culprits and finally, by using advanced technologies, the duo were arrested from New Delhi and brought to Hyderabad on transit warrant. Officials seized Rs.30,000, 65 debit cards, cheque books of 13 banks and 19 swiping machines from the accused while Rs 6.2 lakh (N3.4m) in Igboanugo's bank accounts was frozen. The Commissioner of Police, Mahesh Bhagwat said Obinna, who came to India on a visiting visa, ...
I’m Pained – Grieving widow narrates how her husband died in police custody in Bauchi seven months after their wedding
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I’m Pained – Grieving widow narrates how her husband died in police custody in Bauchi seven months after their wedding

I'm pained - Grieving widow narrates how her husband died in police custody in Bauchi seven months after their wedding   The wife of a 33-year-old shopkeeper allegedly died in police custody in Bauchi State, wants everyone involved in his death to be punished. LIB had reported Dauda Danlami was allegedly tortured to death by the police on Thursday, July 8, 2021 after his arrest in Yelwa Kgadama, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis. Speaking to Punch , Altine Danladi, 28, said she is pained over the death of her husband seven months after their wedding and demanded for justice. "My husband and I woke up on the morning of Thursday, July 8, 2021 and he was hale and hearty. We had our morning devotion, after which I prepared breakfast. After that, we went into the bathroom and ...
IGP Recommends Immediate Suspension of Abba Kyari
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IGP Recommends Immediate Suspension of Abba Kyari

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba has recommended the immediate suspension of embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari from the Nigeria Police Force pending an ongoing internal investigation involving him. Kyari, the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, was indicted by a US Court in California over the alleged involvement in internet fraud of over $1.1million by Ramoni Abba aka Hushpuppi. He allegedly received a bribe from Hushpuppi to arrest and jail a member of his online fraud gang identified as Chibuzo Vincent. Kyari has since denied the allegation. In a letter to the Police Service Commission, dated 31st July 2021, the IGP noted the recommendation for suspension of the officer is in line with the internal disciplinary processes of ...
Five killed, Houses Razed as suspected Fulani militias attack Plateau Communities
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Five killed, Houses Razed as suspected Fulani militias attack Plateau Communities

Five people have been confirmed dead in two separate attacks carried out by suspected Fulani militias in Riyom and Bassa Local Government Areas of Plateau State. It was gathered that one person identified as Amos Danladi was shot dead in Gwa Rim community in Riyom LGA on Friday, July 30, while four persons were killed in Nche-Tahu community, Miango district in Bassa LGA on Thursday, July 29. The assailants were said to have also burnt about 10 houses and injured two persons during the attack. "It was last night that the gunmen attacked Nche-Tahu community in Miango, Bassa LGA and killed three of our people and injured two other persons. Ten houses were burnt to ashes in the same Nche-Tahu Village and valuable items and domestic animals carted away by the attacker...
Olympics football: Egypt coach Gharib urges players not to worry after Brazil defeat
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Olympics football: Egypt coach Gharib urges players not to worry after Brazil defeat

The Pharaohs were bundled out of the quadrennial international competition on Saturday after 90 minutes of football in Saitama Egypt U23 coach Shawky Gharib has encouraged his players not to worry about their defeat to Brazil in the quarter-finals of the Olympic men’s football event. Matheus Cunha's 37th-minute goal separated both teams at the Saitama Stadium 2002, and it sent the North African country packing from the tournament. The Pharaohs aim to end their long wait for a medal in the football event did not come to fruition at Tokyo 2020 but Gharib, immediately after the match, assembled the team on the pitch and advised them to look into the future positively.
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Andrew Efemini Dies Two Days After Appointment
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Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Andrew Efemini Dies Two Days After Appointment

 Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Andrew Efemini dies two days after appointment.. The Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Professor Andrew Efemini is dead. Professor Efemini died on Saturday, 31 July, at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. His death has been confirmed in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the University of Port Harcourt, Sam Kpenu. Until his death, Efemini was a professor of Psychology of Development in the Department Psychology, Faculty of Humanities. He was recently appointed as the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) at the 459th Senate Meeting (Extra-ordinary) on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The appointment was awaiting approval by the Governing Council of the institution. According to the statemen...
Ogun: One Shot As Residents Burn Down Three Customs Vehicles
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Ogun: One Shot As Residents Burn Down Three Customs Vehicles

One shot as residents burn down three Customs vehicles.. Caution was thrown into the wind on Friday night as officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and residents of Ayetoro, Yewa North Local Government area of Ogun state engaged in a violent clash. Daily Post gathered that the clash led to the burning of three customs vehicles and shooting of a youth, popularly known in the community as Soliu, three times. An eyewitness, Razak Adeyemi, explained that trouble started after a heated argument ensued between a customs officer and a resident suspected to be a smuggler after which the matter was resolved and both parties went their separate ways.
Saraki back home after being grilled by EFCC
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Saraki back home after being grilled by EFCC

Saraki back home after being grilled by EFCC Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki is back home after being grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday in Abuja. A statement issued by Yusuph Olaniyonu from Saraki’s Media Office confirmed that Saraki went to the EFCC’s office on Saturday afternoon, on his own volition. It said Saraki visited the office of the EFCC to clarify any issue that the commission might have wanted to raise with him. “It will be recalled that following the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the Fundamental Human Rights case filed by Dr. Saraki during the period of the former Chairman of the EFCC which precluded the commission from investigating him until the matter is dispensed with, the commission at the la...
A Sex-starved Marriage is Heading for Destruction – Bishop Oyedepo
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A Sex-starved Marriage is Heading for Destruction – Bishop Oyedepo

Senior pastor of the Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has warned married couples on the dangers of not having a good sex life. In a post shared on his Ministries social media handles this evening, the clergyman averred that a sex-starved marriage is heading for destruction, He wrote ''A sex-starved marriage is heading for destruction; spouses should be available for each other, otherwise there will be a tendency to go where they would be accepted because the burning must be satisfied.''
EFCC Interrogates Ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki over corruption allegations
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EFCC Interrogates Ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki over corruption allegations

The Economic and financial crimes commission today July 31 invited and is currently interrogating former Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Saraki, who is a former governor of Kwara state, was invited for questioning over allegations of misappropriation of funds and money laundering. He arrived at the commission's office at about 2pm and is currently being interrogated. It is not clear if he will be detained overnight. As senate president between 2015 and 2019, Saraki spent a considerable time facing allegations of corruption and false declaration of assets. He was acquitted by the Supreme Court in June 2018.
EFCC Arrests Ex-Senate President, Saraki Over Renewed Allegations Of Corruption
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EFCC Arrests Ex-Senate President, Saraki Over Renewed Allegations Of Corruption

A former president of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The ex lawmaker is in EFCC custody over allegations of theft and money laundering, according to PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Saraki, a former Kwara State governor, was detained on Saturday, sources familiar with the development said, a situation that may trigger another episode of troubles for the politician. As senate president between 2015 and 2019, Mr Saraki spent a considerable time facing allegations of corruption and false declaration of assets. He was acquitted by the Supreme Court in June 2018. However, in his new case with the EFCC, PREMIUM TIMES understands, Mr Saraki is to answer questions over alleged theft and laundering of public funds using a netw...
Nigerian Army Lied; My Husband Wasn’t Fake Policeman – Wife Of Suspect Arrested In Borno Shares Video Evidence
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Nigerian Army Lied; My Husband Wasn’t Fake Policeman – Wife Of Suspect Arrested In Borno Shares Video Evidence

According to an exclusive report by SaharaReporters, Mrs. Ngozi Ojeh, the wife of Ebenezer Ojeh, the police officer arrested for alleged possession of illegal weapons in Borno State, has dismissed claims that her husband is a fake policeman. It had been reported last week that troops of the Nigerian Army’s operation Hadin Kai arrested a supposedly fake policeman who was in possession of illegal ammunition. A military source had alleged that Ojeh was intercepted at a checkpoint by troops from the 154 Task Force battalion, Ngamdu, along Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway on Sunday. An army officer, DY Chiwar, who is the commander of the battalion, was said to have ordered Ojeh's arrest, after noticing suspicious movements. When interrogated by the troops, the suspect was said to have...
The Wife Of Notorious Gunrunner Who Was Arrested With N2.4 Million
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The Wife Of Notorious Gunrunner Who Was Arrested With N2.4 Million

Aisha Nura, the 27-year-old alleged wife of a notorious gun runner has been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command. The woman was nabbed with the sum of N2.4 million which she said belongs to her husband, Nura Alh. Murnai, currently at large. Aisha was apprehended while trying to board a motorcycle to Nahuta village, a Fulani settlement. The suspect was paraded before newsmen on Friday by the spokesman of the Katsina Police Command, SP Isah Gambo. According to the police spokesman, Nura Alh. Murnai is a notorious bandit working under another notorious bandits kingpin, identified as Abu Radda. While fielding questions from newsmen, Aisha confessed that her husband was a cattle rustler but does not use a gun for his operations. She, however, admitted that the lead...
‘It will cause more suffering’- Ohanaeze Worldwide kicks against IPOB’s sit-at-home order
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‘It will cause more suffering’- Ohanaeze Worldwide kicks against IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, a socio-cultural association, has kicked against the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB to protest the arrest and detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu was arrested in Kenya on June 27 and extradited to Nigeria on June 29 and has been in DSS custody since then. IPOB in a statement released few days ago, announced that it will enforce a lockdown every Monday in the South-east until Kanu is released. The group said the lockdown tagged ‘Ghost Monday’ will also affect schools and marketplaces. However in a statement released by its secretary-general, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide kicked against the sit-at-home order saying it will further worsen the economic woes of the region. “We are in support of any...
Bandits Demand Fresh N50 Million Ransom For Remaining 83 Bethel Baptist Students
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Bandits Demand Fresh N50 Million Ransom For Remaining 83 Bethel Baptist Students

Daily Post reports that the abductors of students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna, have asked for a fresh N50 million ransom for the remaining 83 students in their custody. About N100 million ransom is alleged to have been demanded by the bandits to be paid by the parents for the release of their children in batches from their captivity. A source said that the affected parents contributed N100 million for the release of the children, but the bandits ended up releasing only 28 students, promising that others would be released in batches. He added that now they are demanding N50 million to release the remaining 83 students in their custody. The source explained that the parents are now helpless and devastated by the new development, having sold all they h...
APC Leader, Tinubu Hospitalized In US, Undergoes Surgery
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APC Leader, Tinubu Hospitalized In US, Undergoes Surgery

According to an exclusive report by SaharaReporters, it has been learnt that Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and former Lagos State Governor, is presently hospitalised in Maryland, the United States, SaharaReporters further gathered that Tinubu, who has had several medical trips this year alone, had a surgery last week and could be billed for another one over a yet-to-be-disclosed illness. The APC National Leader has been off official and party functions in the country for a long time, amidst talks that he is being positioned for the 2023 presidency to succeed the incumbent repressive regime of Muhammadu Buhari. “Tinubu is hospitalised in Maryland, US. His health is failing. He couldn’t participate in launching his Arewa library, and he couldn...
Police Repel Bandit Attack in Imo community
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Police Repel Bandit Attack in Imo community

The police in Imo state have repelled bandit attacks in Njaba town in the state. A statement released by CSP Michael Abattam says on July 30, a convoy of bandits moving towards Njaba Town to launch an attack was intercepted by men of the Operation Restore Peace team of the Nigeria Police, Imo State command. Abattam said in the ensuing firefight, one of their operational vehicles was demobilized and two of them neutralized and the remaining ones scampered into the bush. ''On searching the vehicle one Ak 47 rifle was recovered with ten rounds of live Ammunition and a locally made double barrel pistol with two expended cartridges.  They detonated an Improvised Explosive Devices into the parking lots of a nearby Njaba Police Station causing minimal damage...
Undergraduate bags one year in Prison for Impersonating US Military Officer
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Undergraduate bags one year in Prison for Impersonating US Military Officer

Justice Mahmood Abdulgafarof a Kwara State High Court has sentenced an undergraduate, Abdulsalam Oyeyemi to one year in prison for impersonating an American military officer to defraud members of the public. The Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on July 29, 2021 arraigned Oyeyemi, 23, on a one-count charge bordering on impersonation and internet scam. Absulsalam pleaded guilty to the charge. Counsel to the EFCC, Aliyu Adebayo, led an operative of the commission to review the facts of the case. In the process, incriminating materials found on the defendant upon arrest were tendered and admitted in evidence. These include the defendant’s extra judicial statements, fraudulent messages printed out of his phones and the manager’s cheque ...
Hushpuppi to be Sentenced in October- US Court
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Hushpuppi to be Sentenced in October- US Court

The sentencing of self-confessed internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi, has been slated for October this year. This is according to the United States Attorney’s Office at the Central District of California. Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai in July 2020 for a multi-millionaire dollar fraud perpetrated by him and members of his syndicate. This week he pleaded guilty to various offences bordering on internet scam, money laundering, among others. His plea bargain document which was released online this week was signed by Hushpuppi, his lawyer, Loius Shapiro; and Acting United States Attorney, Tracy Wilkison, among others.