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Two employees arrested over alleged plan to kidnap their supervisors for ransom in Edo
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Two employees arrested over alleged plan to kidnap their supervisors for ransom in Edo

Operatives of the anti-kidnapping and cybercrime unit of the Edo State Police Command have arrested two employees of a cement company over alleged plan to kidnap their supervisors in Okpilla, Etsako East Local government of the state. The suspects, Obi Bright and Favour Edi were arrested while trying to recruit some gunmen in Okpilla for a kidnapping operation. The suspects, both unskilled employees of the cement company had concluded plans to abduct two of the supervisors identified as Mr Dimg alt='Two employees arrested over alleged plan to kidnap their supervisors for ransom in Edo .Uche and Mr Ekwueme Chukwuka before their arrests. According to a police investigation, Bright met Edi for recruitment and sought his assistance to contact gunmen in Kogi state. They then contacte...
Students and teachers of Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri freed after four months in captivit
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Students and teachers of Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri freed after four months in captivit

Bandits have finally freed twenty-eight students and two teachers of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi state. The victims who were abducted four months ago by gunmen who overpowered security men on guard at the school located in the remote community in Kebbi State, were released on Wednesday October 20, by a notorious bandit identified as Dogo Gide. Though it was reported last week that the kidnap victims have been released, it was later gathered that they were not released as the mediators could not meet with the kingpin. However on Sunday October 17, two students and two teachers were brought out from the forests and received by security personnel and medics stationed at Kotonkoro town. Daily Trust reported that 28 students and two teachers have now been...
888 people were killed in Kaduna state in 9 months – State Government
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888 people were killed in Kaduna state in 9 months – State Government

At least 888 people were killed in violent attacks carried out in various parts of Kaduna State in the last nine months. This was captured in a quarterly security report presented by the state government. From the report, a total number of 343 people were killed by bandits between July and September this year alone. 2,553 people were kidnapped by bandits in various communities across the state from January to September 2021. Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home affairs, Samuel Aruwan who presented the report during an enlarged security meeting on Wednesday October 20, attributed the deaths to kidnappings, banditry, communal clashes, violent attacks and reprisals that cut across all ethnic and religious groups in the State. Governor Nasir El-Rufai sympathiz...
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson promises legal action against social media firms
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson promises legal action against social media firms

Boris Johnson has threatened to take legal action on social media companies who have failed to take action to prevent extremist material being shared online. While addressing the pariliament recently, the UK prime minister said new legislation will soon be introduced in the Commons that will toughen up sanctions on companies which allow ‘foul content’ to propagate. The Online Harms Bill is expected to force the biggest tech firms, such as Facebook and Google, to abide by a duty of care to users, overseen by Ofcom as the new regulator for the sector. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he would work with the government on the law in the wake of the killing of Sir David Amess. Mr Johnson was pushed by Sir Keir to use the ‘inescapable desire’ of MPs to ‘clamp down on the extremi...
Clearer video of police officers harassing Arise TV crew and asking them to pull down a drone covering the #EndSARS protest memorial in real time
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Clearer video of police officers harassing Arise TV crew and asking them to pull down a drone covering the #EndSARS protest memorial in real time

A clearer video of police officers harassing Arise TV crew and asking them to pull down a drone covering the #EndSARS protest memorial in real time at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, has been obtained. A member of the Arise TV crew who was among those harassed has been identified as British-born journalist Adefemi Akinsanya. The new video showed the security operatives dragging the drone with journalists after asking them to pull it down. Watch the video below................
Man electrocuted while illegally reconnecting wires in Ondo
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Man electrocuted while illegally reconnecting wires in Ondo

A man identified as Mayomi Origbemisuyi was electrocuted in Akungba Akoko, in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State while attempting to make illegal connection. The incident happened around 9 pm on Tuesday night, October 19, few metres away from the office of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) in the community. A source said that the deceased popularly known as Oluomo climbed the electric pole to reconnect wires when he was electrocuted. "When the incident happened, everybody in the area rushed to the scene to catch the glimpse of what happened and the matter was immediately reported at the police station in the community," the source said. According to reports, the remains of the deceased were deposited at a morgue in...
US surgeons successfully attach a pig kidney to a human and it worked
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US surgeons successfully attach a pig kidney to a human and it worked

For the first time, Surgeons in US have successfully attached a kidney grown in a genetically altered pig to a human patient and found that the organ worked normally. The procedure done at NYU Langone Health in New York City involved use of a pig whose genes had been altered so that its tissues no longer contained a molecule known to trigger an almost immediate rejection, according to the Reuters news agency which reported on the news on Tuesday. The recipient was a brain-dead patient with signs of kidney dysfunction whose family consented to the experiment before she was due to be taken off life support, researchers told the Reuters news agency. For three days, the new kidney was attached to her blood vessels and maintained outside her body, giving researchers access to it. ...
Sound Sultan knew about his health condition and yet sacrificed his comfort to fight for the common man, Buhari was sick and he ran to London for 6 months – Reno Omokri
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Sound Sultan knew about his health condition and yet sacrificed his comfort to fight for the common man, Buhari was sick and he ran to London for 6 months – Reno Omokri

Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has compared late singer, Sound Sultan's contribution to the #EndSARS protest to that of President Muhammadu Buhari when he was sick. Omokri shared a collage of Sound Sultan at the protest ground, and said the singer who died of lung cancer this year knew about his health condition, yet sacrificed his comfort to fight for the common man. He however alleged that Buhari "ran to London for 6 months" when he was sick. Omokri stated that whenever a ''sane regime'' rises to power, Sultan's photo should be put on Nigeria’s stamp. He wrote; And to think that Sound Sultan knew about his health condition, yet he sacrificed his comfort to fight for the common man. What an uncommon man. Buhari was sick and he ran to London for 6 months. In a similar...
End SARS: God will avenge killing of innocent Nigerians – Oyedepo
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End SARS: God will avenge killing of innocent Nigerians – Oyedepo

Faith Oyedepo, the wife of General Overseer of Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo, has asked God to avenge the death of innocent Nigerians killed during the End SARS protest. Oyedepo, remembering the sad event which took place at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020, called for prayers for justice, adding that many Nigerians are still being gruesomely treated. On her verified Facebook page, Oyedepo wrote: “Wow! One year has gone by since the Lekki massacre occurred. Like yesterday, the pains and horror of that fateful night remain fresh in our minds. “Sadly, justice is yet to be done and no one brought to book yet; plus so many more have been and are still being gruesomely treated! For this, let us stand in prayer to seek justice and vengeance for all gruesomely murdered that day. ...
End SARS: Lekki incident, dark cloud in Nigeria’s history – Akase
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End SARS: Lekki incident, dark cloud in Nigeria’s history – Akase

On the occasion of the one-year remembrance of End SARS protests, a governorship aspirant in Benue State, Mr. Terver Akase, has said that the shooting of some Nigerian youths during the protests at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020, has left a dark spot on the country’s history and painful memories in the minds of all lovers of peace and justice. The 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship hopeful recalled with sadness how peaceful and unarmed youths demanding for the reformation of the country were brutally shot and some lost their lives. Akase, who is the immediate past Chief Press Secretary to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, sympathized with the families of the victims and expressed hope that the patriotic resilience and sacrifice of the affected youths will ...
EndSARS memorial: HURIWA demands immediate release of arrested youths, names protesters as heroes
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EndSARS memorial: HURIWA demands immediate release of arrested youths, names protesters as heroes

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has called for the release of some Nigerian youths who were arrested at the Lekki Tollgate on Wednesday following the one year anniversary protest in honour of those who were allegedly killed by the Nigerian Military on October 20, 2020. DAILY POST had reported that some of the protesters who stormed the Tollgate on Wednesday morning were arrested by the Lagos State police command for violating its order. The command had prior to the protest, warned the organizers to shelve the plan due to security reason. But some activists insisted that the anniversary of the 2020 massacre must be observed in both Lekki and other parts of the country. The rights group which described the arrest as absolutely ‘unconstitutional, unlawful, des...
Cameroon: ‘Ambazonian Boys’ step up action near Cross River border, screen Nigerians
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Cameroon: ‘Ambazonian Boys’ step up action near Cross River border, screen Nigerians

Some youths fighting for self-rule in southwest Cameroon have reportedly stepped up their agitation. They are also reported to be screening, blocking both Cameroonians and Nigerians travelling into and out of the country as well as shooting since last week in borderline communities. A handful of Cameroonians residing in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, who sneaked into Mamfe town and other parts of their ancestral southwest Cameroon, painted gory pictures, narrating how they were very lucky to have returned alive. Bisong Ojong Nre, 56, who does menial jobs in Calabar and had a family reunion in his Cameroonian hometown three weeks ago said he had to meander dangerous bush paths near Boki LGA of Cross River State to escape the rampaging Ambazonian Boys who extort and clamp d...
End SARS: Nigerian govt receives final reports from 11 states
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End SARS: Nigerian govt receives final reports from 11 states

The Federal Government says 11 out of 28 states have submitted their respective final reports of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry into the 2020 EndSARS protest and its aftermath. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja at a media briefing on the first anniversary of the EndSARS protest and the purported Lekki tollgate massacre. Mohammed said the states which had submitted the report to the National Economic Council (NEC) were Abia, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Kwara, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, and Rivers. DAILY POST reports that NEC is the nation’s highest economic decision-making body presided over by the Vice President with all the state governors and selected ministers in attendance. It also reports that the judicial ...
Fauzuddeen Mahmoud: Zamfara, a ship without a compass
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Fauzuddeen Mahmoud: Zamfara, a ship without a compass

Over the last few months, I have been attuned to the realities of the administration of Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle, because of my belief that midterm analysis is a fair starting point. During this period, I engaged those within the corridors of power in series of dialogues just so as to arrive at a logical conclusion that is devoid of bias. I was able to exorcise political sentiments from their submissions through the presentation of unalienable empirical data about Matawalle’s midterm performance. To begin this submission, I ask: what is the political agenda of this government? What’s the blueprint? Is it health? Education? Social empowerment or what? The singular fact that this fundamental question is begging for an answer smacks of the big strategic flaw of this government....
Ogun CP under fire over arrest, detention of ex-NANS leader
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Ogun CP under fire over arrest, detention of ex-NANS leader

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has berated the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, over what it called the illegal arrest and detention of one of its former leaders, Olawale Balogun. Balogun, an ex-Chairman of NANS in Ogun State, was arrested by the police on Saturday for allegedly being in a vehicle with some people who the police accused of being in possession of firearms. But NANS accused the command and the CP of “unprofessional conducts, tactical political siding, bribery and flagrant abuse of power.” He was said to have “unlawfully arrested, detained and paraded Olawale Balogun as a political thug without any proof in Ogun State.” At a press conference addressed at the Iwe Iroyin Press Centre, Okelewo, Abeokuta, the NANS Deputy Coordina...
US government swears in Rachel Levine, its first openly transgender four-star admiral
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US government swears in Rachel Levine, its first openly transgender four-star admiral

U.S. Assistant Health Secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine became the first openly transgender four-star officer in the uniformed services after she was sworn in by the Joe Biden administration on Tuesday, October 19. She is the first female four-star admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. The Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that she is the highest ranking official in the commissioned corps and will lead 6,000 Public Health Service officers. The former Pennsylvania health secretary became the nation's highest-ranking openly transgender official in March after being nominated by President Biden. HHS said in a press release that the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is one of eight uniformed services – "and the only one d...
#EndSARS anniversary: Two persons reportedly arrested at Lekki tollgate
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#EndSARS anniversary: Two persons reportedly arrested at Lekki tollgate

The police in Lagos state have reportedly arrested two persons at the Lekki tollgate as Nigerians plan to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the October 20 EndSARS protest that turned bloody. According to BBC, one of those arrested claimed he was a journalist while the other person stormed the tollgate with a placard with the intention to stage a protest. The two persons are currently in police black maria vans. The state police command released a statement on Tuesday warning residents of the state against staging any street protest. According to the statement, only indoor and virtual events will be allowed. See photos of police presence at the tollgate below
Trump calls Mark Zuckerberg ‘a criminal’
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Trump calls Mark Zuckerberg ‘a criminal’

Former President Donald Trump has defended U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry, following the Republican's indictment for lying to federal authorities about a $30,000 campaign contribution. A federal grand jury indicted Fortenberry on Tuesday October 19, after the lawmaker put out a defiant YouTube video featuring his wife and dog in front of a cornfield where he vowed to fight the charges. The indictment charges the nine-term Republican with one count of 'scheming to falsify and conceal material facts' and two counts of making false statements to to the FBI, according to the Los Angeles US Attorney's office. The office said Fortenberry made the false statements to agents looking into illegal campaign contributions to his 2016 reelection effort. According to the indictment, ...
Pastor among 125 people arrested in human trafficking sting
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Pastor among 125 people arrested in human trafficking sting

A Florida pastor who recently launched a new church is among 125 people arrested in a 20-day human trafficking sting that resulted in the rescue of four women and a 17-year-old in the US. “Individuals who make a conscious choice and effort to take advantage of others through human trafficking have no room in Hillsborough County,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister declared during a press conference on the arrests. “Our approach and efforts year-round are proactive and relentless. Our strong team of detectives will continue to work tirelessly to takedown and put a stop to human trafficking.” Chronister said during the sting operation dubbed “Operation Round-Up” that started on Aug. 4 and ended Oct. 13, undercover detectives targeted criminals who attempted to prey upon...
EndSARS memorial: Osun police warns against any form of protest and unlawful assembly
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EndSARS memorial: Osun police warns against any form of protest and unlawful assembly

The Osun State Police Command has warned residents of the state against holding any street protest in commemoration of the one year anniversary of ENDSARS today October 20. In a press statement released by the command’s spokesperson SP Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin, the command stated that “The intelligence that availed the police command revealed clandestine plans by some youths/group of people to embark on protest in commemoration of one year anniversary of ENDSARS saga which is scheduled to hold tomorrow 20th October, 2021.” According to Opalola, In view of this, the Commissioner of police CP Olawale Olokode, has warned individual or group of individuals that are planning such in the state and their sponsor(s) to stop the plan or any of such action (s) forthwith as the Command will n...
EndSARS: One year after, Nigerian youths weep over Lekki massacre, mourn ‘fallen heroes’
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EndSARS: One year after, Nigerian youths weep over Lekki massacre, mourn ‘fallen heroes’

Exactly this day (October 20) in 2020, Nigerians were plunged into mourning following the killing of EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos State allegedly by the Nigerian Army and other security forces. DAILY POST recalls that the EndSARS protest was birthed by extra-judicial killings perpetrated by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a Nigeria Police Force unit created in late 1992 to deal with crimes associated with robbery, motor vehicle theft, kidnapping, cattle rustling and firearms. Some of the SARS operatives, however, allegedly deviated from their legal assignment to unlawfully humiliate, brutalize and kill innocent Nigerian youths, making life relatively miserable for them as some were scared of moving freely on the streets. Most of the time, youths were profi...
PDP commences screening of aspirants for 2021 National Convention
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PDP commences screening of aspirants for 2021 National Convention

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday night said the screening of aspirants vying for various national offices in the 2021 National Convention of the party, has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Legacy House, Maitama, Abuja. Mohammed Adoke Bello, SAN, Chairman, Screening Sub-Committee of the party in a statement on Tuesday night said the exercise will start with a media chat at 10 am. The screening proper is to commence at 12 noon and the appearance scheduling will be on “first come, first served,” basis. He urged aspirants to come along with the originals of their academic credentials and other vital documents for sighting. He further added that, all aspirants, critical stakeholders and party members are by this guided accordingly.
19-year-old girl arraigned for sharing nude video of former Bayelsa permanent secretary
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19-year-old girl arraigned for sharing nude video of former Bayelsa permanent secretary

A 19-year-old girl, Miss Charlotte Delhi has been arraigned by the Department of State Services before the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, for allegedly sharing a nude video of a former Permanent Secretary of the Bayelsa State Ministry of Education, Dr Walton Liverpool, on the social media with an intention of extorting N15 million from him. In the one-count charge filed against the defendant by the DSS in suit number FHC/YNG/33C/2021, the girl was accused of engaging in cyberstalking with an intention of blackmail which is contrary to section 24(2)c and punishable under subparagraph (b) of the cybercrime (prohibition, prevention etc) Act, 2015. It read; “That you, charlotte Delhi on the 14th day of September 2021 in Yenagoa within the jurisdiction of this honourable court ...
FG must produce Nnamdi Kanu in court –Ohanaeze Ndigbo
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FG must produce Nnamdi Kanu in court –Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on the Federal Government to produce the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in court on Thursday, October 21. According to the group, dialogue was the best solution to ending the crisis and youth restiveness in the South East . Its National Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, in a statement, said Kanu’s appearance in court was necessary to prove to the global community that a shady judicial process is not contemplated while he is on trial. “Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that our son, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is produced in court on Thursday, October 21, 2021. “Ohanaeze Ndigbo stands on a firm wicket to proclaim that the agitation and youth restiveness in the South East of...
Men who sleep with married women don’t live long and will burn in hell – Delta State Governor’s aide, Ossai Ovie Success says
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Men who sleep with married women don’t live long and will burn in hell – Delta State Governor’s aide, Ossai Ovie Success says

The Special Assistant on Special Duties to the Delta State Governor, Ossai Ovie Sucess, has said that men who sleep with married women do not live a long life. He further said that sleeping with a married woman attracts curse and those who indulge in the act will burn in hell fire. "Men sleeping with married women don’t last long and even if they last long , they live a miserable life. Same with married women sleeping with men. Sleeping with a Married Woman attracts curse,' he wrote on Tuesday. "I heard some men does that to renew their medicine but they don’t know it will definitely backfire at the end of the day "One thing a man must not do is sleeping with a married woman. And one thing a woman must not do is sleeping with another man. Sleeping with a married person mean...
Nigerians react as man constructs pot that allows you cook two meals at once
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Nigerians react as man constructs pot that allows you cook two meals at once

A man has gained attention after photos of a pot he reportedly constructed went viral. The pot is demarcated to allow for cooking two meals at once to conserve energy. Nigerians reacted, calling it a "nice innovation", considering the increase in the cost of cooking gas. Though hailed by Nigerians for the idea, it isn't exactly a novel one. Multi-sectional frying pans that allow for the frying of multiple meals at once are quite common. See some comments from Nigerians below.
FG budgets N104bn to maintain and purchase generators in 2022
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FG budgets N104bn to maintain and purchase generators in 2022

The Federal Government of Nigeria has budgeted an estimated N104bn on purchasing generators, fuelling and servicing them for Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the FG. This is contained in the 2022 budget proposal which has yet to be approved by the National Assembly. The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, headed by Zainab Ahmed, set aside N82.03bn for generators, that is 80 per cent of the entire budget, making it the ministry with the lion’s share of the generator budget. When it comes to agencies, the budget also shows that the Federal Inland Revenue Service is the agency with the highest budget for generators. The agency earmarked N250m for maintenance, N1bn for fuelling the generators and N550m for purchasing new ones, given a total of N1.8bn. ...
Indian woman claims she gave birth to her first child at age 70
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Indian woman claims she gave birth to her first child at age 70

An Indian woman claims to have had her first child at the age of 70. Jivunben Rabari is believed to be one of the oldest first-time mothers in the world after she and her husband Maldhari, 75, welcomed their son. They showed off the child to reporters as they said he had been conceived through IVF. Rabari has said she does not have ID to prove her age, but told reporters it was 70, which would make her one of the oldest first mothers in the world. However, another Indian woman, Erramatti Mangayamma, is believed to be the oldest after having twin girls in September 2019 at the age of 74. Rabari and Maldhari, from a small village called Mora in Gujurat, India, have been married for 45 years and have been trying unsuccessfully for a baby for decades. They were able to...
I was possessed at that time – Man says after being arraigned in court for filming woman in a toilet
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I was possessed at that time – Man says after being arraigned in court for filming woman in a toilet

A man identified as Mark Mutongoi has been charged to court for filming a woman in a toilet at a petrol station in Westlands, Nairobi. The suspect is said to have filmed Margret Wangari without her consent on October 7, at Rubis petrol station in Westlands, Nairobi. Court prosecutor Robert Ogallo told the court; “After she was done she heard some movement behind the washroom." The court heard that it was the suspect’s movement that alerted the complainant, and she discovered that the accused person had strategically placed his phone on the washroom’s window and was recording her. The complainant later alerted fellow women who were within the area and this led to the arrest of the suspect. Appearing before senior principal magistrate Charles Mwaniki at Kibera Law Courts,...
Security guard conspires with criminal gang to attack and rob his employer in Adamawa
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Security guard conspires with criminal gang to attack and rob his employer in Adamawa

Operatives of the Adamawa State Police Command have arrested 3-man criminal gang who attacked and robbed a resident, Musa Adamu Jarma, of his CRV Honda 2020 SUV car in Yola. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Sulaiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, October 18, said that the breakthrough began with the arrest of the principal suspect, Abdulrasheed Suleiman, a member of the Civilian JTF. According to Nguroje, Abdulrasheed is the private security guard of the house and led the invasion. "Police operatives attached to Surveillance unit of CID Yola, have arrested a 3-man criminal gang that attacked and robbed a resident, Alh Musa Adamu, Jarma Jimeta, in Yola North local government area on 10/10/2021, between the hours of 10 am and 11am and moved away wit...
I get why people are obsessed with my weight loss – Pitch Perfect star, Rebel Wilson
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I get why people are obsessed with my weight loss – Pitch Perfect star, Rebel Wilson

Pitch Perfect star, Rebel Wilson has disclosed that she understands why people are obsessed with her weight loss. The actress who recently turned 40, told the Daily Telegraph’s Stellar that she understands the fixation on her changing looks because she had a similar one on Oprah Winfrey while growing up. Wilson said; “People are so obsessed with it, but I get it. “Oprah is one of my heroes. She’s certainly struggled with eating issues and I would always watch her episodes when she spoke about that.” For Wilson, losing weight wasn’t about “being a certain size or body weight” but instead about “loving” herself and finding her “inner siren”, something she celebrated by dressing up as a mermaid during her week-long 40th birthday party on Marlon Brando’s private island. ...
FG files fresh charges against Nnamdi Kanu, explains how he incited violence
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FG files fresh charges against Nnamdi Kanu, explains how he incited violence

An amended seven-count charge has been filed by the federal government against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, before a Federal High Court in Abuja. The fresh charges border on treasonable felony and terrorism following the pending charges he was facing since 2016 and it was also learnt that the court has issued a hearing notice in the case which is billed to commence on Thursday, October 21. Justice Binta Nyako made fresh directives on the conduct of the proceedings throughout the case in the notice. It read; “This case will be transferred from the General Cause List to the hearing paper for Thursday 21st October 2021at 9 o’clock forenoon and will come on to be on that day if the business of the court permits or otherwise on some adjustment...
The clock of your ultimate destruction is ticking – Buhari tells bandits after 43 people were killed in Sokoto
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The clock of your ultimate destruction is ticking – Buhari tells bandits after 43 people were killed in Sokoto

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to report of 43 people being killed at Goronyo town, in Goronyo LGA of Sokoto state by bandits. The attack was carried out in a market in the area between Sunday October 17 and Monday October 18. President Buhari in a statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu on Monday October 18, stated the bandits' 'clock of ultimate destruction" is ticking and they will soon have no where to hide. He said; “The clock of your ultimate destruction is ticking, as you will no longer have a place to hide. “The(se) bandits are currently under desperate pressure because of the intense and sustained air and ground operations against them in their hideouts by our security forces. “The cowardly attacks on innocent people by the bandits show a rear...
Eid-ul-Mawlid: Gov. Ugwuanyi felicitates with Muslims, calls for renewed faith in God, prayers
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Eid-ul-Mawlid: Gov. Ugwuanyi felicitates with Muslims, calls for renewed faith in God, prayers

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has felicitated with the Muslim faithful on this year’s commemoration of Eid-ul-Mawlid, calling on all Nigerians to renew their faith in God and intensify prayers for the country to surmount its challenges. In his goodwill message, Gov. Ugwuanyi urged Muslims and indeed all Nigerians to remain committed to the core values of the nation’s founding fathers so that the concerted efforts at sustaining the peace, unity and progress of the country will be fully actualized. The governor pointed out that the significance of Eid-ul-Mawlid anchored on love, sacrifice, obedience, tolerance and charity, as exemplified by the deeds and teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad, is germane to the peaceful co-existence, unity and prosperity of Nigeria. Gov. Ugwu...
Buhari govt amend charges against Nnamdi Kanu ahead of Thursday trial – Lawyer
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Buhari govt amend charges against Nnamdi Kanu ahead of Thursday trial – Lawyer

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has amended the charges against pro-Biafra agitator, Nnamdi Kanu. The amended charges were served to Kanu’s lawyers ahead of Thursday. Lead counsel to Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor disclosed this in a statement he signed and issued last night, after routine visit to Kanu. The statement reads partly: “Today, I and my colleague, Bar. Alloy Ejimakor, had a very fruitful visitation to Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. We discussed a wide range of matters, especially concerning Hearing in his case and appearance in court on 21st October, 2021. There will be more on this later. “The coast is now clear for legal fireworks this Thursday, particularly now that we have been served with a purported “Amended Charge” in the Case.” Ejimakor disclosed ...
Stop causing troubles, pack your belongings – Islamic group berates ex-governors
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Stop causing troubles, pack your belongings – Islamic group berates ex-governors

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has appealed to politicians to avoid ‘do or die’ politics, berating ex-governors who still cause troubles in their State. The group said this in its message to Muslims in Nigeria to mark this year’s birthday (Maolud an-Nabiyy) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). The Maolud message was released by the group’s leader, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Tuesday. He said, “The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) felicitates with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Sa‘ad Abubakar, the Nigerian Muslim community as well as all Nigerian citizens and foreigners on the occasion of the 2021 (1443 AH) anniversary of the birth of the noblest man that ever lived, Muhamma...
Osun lawmaker escapes as gunmen attack convoy
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Osun lawmaker escapes as gunmen attack convoy

Gunmen suspected to be hired assassins, on Monday, opened fire on the convoy Of Rasheed Olalekan Afolabi, the member representing Ifelodun/ Boripe/Odo-Otin Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. According to a statement credited to his media office, the incident occurred along the Akure-Okenne road in Kogi State. The statement revealed that the lawmaker and his wife, Mrs. Abimbola Afolabi had just left their home town, Ikirun on Monday morning after attending the APC State Congress on Saturday and were dropped off by his drivers at the Akure Airport in order to catch a connecting flight to Abuja while his drivers continued the journey by road to Abuja. “The two cars, Ford SUV and Ford Hilux were, however, attacked along Akure-Kogi road and the gun shots were directe...
Eid El Maulud: Military task force bans procession in Plateau
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Eid El Maulud: Military task force bans procession in Plateau

The Military task force responsible for the maintenance of peace in Plateau State, codenamed Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) has banned Eid El Maulud procession in the State. The OPSH said troops have been directed to ensure that no group organises any form of procession during the aforementioned period. This was contained in a press statement by the Spokesman of the Military task force, Major Ishaku Takwa and made available to journalists in Jos, the State capital. It reads: “Operation Safe Haven has noted the arrangement by some Muslim Youths on the Plateau to hold a procession to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad SAW (PbuH) on Tuesday, 19 October 2021. According to the statement, “Information received also indicated that the procession is organised without the knowledge ...
Norwich goalkeeper Dan Barden diagnosed with testicular cancer aged 20
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Norwich goalkeeper Dan Barden diagnosed with testicular cancer aged 20

The promising shot-stopper, who had been taking in a loan spell at Livingston this season, is set to spend time away from the game Norwich City have announced that the club’s 20-year-old goalkeeper, Dan Barden, has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. The youngster has undergone a number of follow-up tests following his initial diagnosis and will now begin a treatment programme. He will be taking time away from the game during that process, with a loan spell at Scottish Premiership side Livingston being put on hold.  
Notorious gang, 400 Mawozo responsible for abduction of 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries in Haiti, official says
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Notorious gang, 400 Mawozo responsible for abduction of 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries in Haiti, official says

A group of American and Canadian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti over the weekend are being held by one of the country's most notorious gangs, according to a Haitian police official. The sixteen U.S. nationals and one Canadian missionaries were traveling by vehicle Saturday to Titanyen, north of the capital Port-au-Prince, after visiting an orphanage in the Croix des Bouquets area. Among those being held are five children, who were also abducted along the route between the two places. "Join us in praying for those who are being held hostage, the kidnappers, and the families, friends, and churches of those affected," Christian Aid Ministries said in the statement. The gang, known as the 400 Mawozo, abducted the missionaries in the Ganthier commune east of the country’s capital, P...
APC member tells court to nullify Andy Uba’s nomination as party candidate for Anambra Guber
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APC member tells court to nullify Andy Uba’s nomination as party candidate for Anambra Guber

Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, a Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to nullify the primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, which produced Senator Emmanuel Andy Uba as its governorship candidate. A governorship aspirant of the APC in Anambra,Chief George Moghalu in a suit on Monday alleged that the Electoral Act and APC guidelines were brazenly raped in a purportedly primary claimed to have been conducted in June this year. In the suit instituted on his behalf by Chief Chris Uche, SAN, the plaintiff who claimed to have bought a nomination form for a whopping N23M asserted that no primary election known to law was conducted by the party. The governorship aspirant tendered the report of the Independent National Electoral Commis...
Mystery fire guts popular Anambra market
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Mystery fire guts popular Anambra market

Mystery fire on Sunday afternoon razed some parts of Nkwo Ogbe market in Ihiala, Ihiala Local Government Area, consuming goods worth several millions of naira. The inferno, which started from the clothes section of the market at about 1pm, extended to some other parts of the market, including the areas overlooking the expressway. Many lock-up shops that were not affected, were forced open to assist their owners remove their goods, to stop them from being consumed by the fire. According to one Charles Obi, who owns a provision shop in the market, “l just came back from Church, when someone called my attention to the market fire. “I rushed to the scene to see if my shop has been affected, but thank God that my shop was safe.’’ Mr. Ifechukwu Mmadu, a cosmetic dealer in the mark...
Police nab 3 car thieves in Adamawa, recover stolen vehicle
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Police nab 3 car thieves in Adamawa, recover stolen vehicle

Police operatives in Adamawa State have arrested three car thieves and recovered a car that they stole. The state Police Command said Monday that its operatives arrested the three suspects who robbed a resident of Jimeta, Musa Adamu Jarma of his CRV Honda 2020 SUV car. A statement signed by the command’s public relations officer, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, said the car snatching took place on October 10, 2021. “Police operatives attached to Surveillance unit of CID Yola, arrested a 3-man criminal gang that attacked and robbed a resident, Alhaji Musa Adamu, Jarma Jimeta, in Yola North local government area on 10/10/2021 between the hours of 10 am and 11am and moved away with his vehicle CRV FWD 2020 model Jeep,” the police explained. It added that the breakthrough that led to the arr...
Ebonyi: Police confirm attack on Ohaukwu station, officer’s death
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Ebonyi: Police confirm attack on Ohaukwu station, officer’s death

Suspected gunmen on Monday attacked a police station in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi and shot a police sergeant. DAILY POST had reported that gunmen attacked the station and freed some detained persons. The Assistant Public Relations Officer, Ebonyi, ASP Levi Philips, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that the suspects also burnt two vehicles packed in the station, including a patrol van. “The police officer, a Sergeant, who sustained injury, was later confirmed dead this morning. “The Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi state, Mr Aliyu Garba, has visited the scene of the incident and the area is now quiet,” he explained.
Former US secretary of state, Colin Powell dies of Covid-19 complications
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Former US secretary of state, Colin Powell dies of Covid-19 complications

Former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell has died aged 84 of Covid-19 complications, his family has announced. "General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19," the Powell family wrote on Facebook on Monday afternoon, October 18 said. "We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," they said, noting he was fully vaccinated. "We want to thank the medical staff... for their caring treatment," it added. He was a former top military officer who rose to become the first African-American secretary of state in 2001 under former US president, George W Bush. He served in the US-Vietnam war, an experience that later helped defi...
Court orders immediate release of Peter Odili’s passport seized by immigration
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Court orders immediate release of Peter Odili’s passport seized by immigration

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, has ordered the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to immediately release the international passport of the former governor of Rivers State Peter Odili. Odili had approached the court to challenge the seizure of his passport by the NIS. He told the court that his passport with number B50031305 was seized from him on June 20 by NIS officials for an undisclosed reason, shortly after he landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. The federal agency however claimed it acted based on Mr Odili’s presence on an EFCC corruption watchlist. Ruling on the case, Justice Ekwo said the seizure was a punitive act and no citizen should be treated in such a manner, irrespective of status. He also ordered the service to tende...
English council urges parents not to allow children watch Squid Game after reports young kids are copying the Netflix show in the school playground
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English council urges parents not to allow children watch Squid Game after reports young kids are copying the Netflix show in the school playground

An English council has urged parents not to allow their children to watch the hit Netflix show "Squid Games" due to its graphic nature and the amount of violent content. In email sent to parents and guardians, the Central Bedfordshire council's education safeguarding team advised them to 'be vigilant after hearing reports that children and young people are copying games and violence' from the show. Reports have said children as young as six are copying the show's traditional children's games in the school playground which, in the show, come with deadly consequences for the losers. The South Korean series centres around a fictional game show in which poverty-stricken characters compete in a series of death games to win a £27million cash prize. The survival drama, which feature...

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