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Niger attack: Terrorists Killed 13 Persons not 37 – Police
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Niger attack: Terrorists Killed 13 Persons not 37 – Police

Niger State Police Command has said that only 13 people were killed by terrorists and not 37 in the attack which occurred in two communities in the state. The state's Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun said the casualty figure was recorded after "suspected bandits/terrorists attacked some villagers who were harvesting crops in their farm at Nakundna village near Kaure in Shiroro LGA." Abiodun said; “The attention of the command has been drawn to reports that 37 persons were killed in Nakundna and Wurukuchi communities, Shiroro LGA. “The command wishes to state that on 10/01/2022 at about 1000hrs, suspected bandits/terrorists attacked some villagers who were harvesting crops in their farm at Nakundna village near Kaure in Shiroro LGA, and un...
Bobrisky tenders public apology after Benin people slammed him for asking the revered Oba of Benin to come and marry him
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Bobrisky tenders public apology after Benin people slammed him for asking the revered Oba of Benin to come and marry him

Bobrisky has tendered a public apology after Benin people slammed him for asking the revered Oba of Benin to come and marry him. Bob who is in Benin City for an event organized by interior designer Ehi Ogbebor, arrived yesterday and as he was being driven in a convoy, he made a video where he was showing his excitement for being in the city. While speaking, he hailed himself as a "pretty woman" and then mentioned that the Oba should come and marry him. ''The queen is here. We are here to disturb Benin. Oba of Benin, Bob don enter o. Come and marry me Oba. '' Some Edo people did not find it funny and they threatened they were going to attack him if they see him. He was forced to make another video apologizing for his comment. Watch the apology video below..
Suspected bandits kill woman in Zamfara
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Suspected bandits kill woman in Zamfara

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed a yet to be identified female traveller in Zamfara state According to one Almustapha Abdullahi, she was killed along the Magami-Gusau road on Wednesday, December 29. Details about the incident are still sketchy at the time of this report, however, it was gathered that some other travellers were reportedly abducted during the attack. Meanwhile, one Jamilu Suleiman Magami said that the woman's body has been deposited at the General Hospital in Magami Town.
They’re masters at that – Guardiola names area Liverpool are better than Man City
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They’re masters at that – Guardiola names area Liverpool are better than Man City

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has named one area Liverpool is better than his team. Guardiola said that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool is better than Man City in terms of ‘quick attacking’. Liverpool and Chelsea are six points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City on the log, but the Reds have a game in hand. “We cannot attack quicker. We are not Liverpool,” Guardiola was quoted by Manchester Evening News as saying. “They are masters at that, we are not. We don’t know what we have to do with that. We know we have to drive, to drive, to drive and to play with the ball.” Guardiola added, “Patience doesn’t mean lazy, slow. It’s the ball. If you have the ball, you are in order and everything is stable. “Stability is the ball. It’s not about defending 40 metres b...
Rapper Dremo and his friends attacked by robbers in Lagos traffic
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Rapper Dremo and his friends attacked by robbers in Lagos traffic

Rapper Dremo has revealed that he and his friends were attacked by robbers in Lagos traffic. Sharing photo of injury one of his friends sustained during the attack, Dremo urged everyone to be careful as he revealed that they were attacked with cutlass by the robbers who asked them to drop their phones.   See his Snap below....................  
Alexis Sanchez to replace Aguero at Barcelona
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Alexis Sanchez to replace Aguero at Barcelona

Barcelona are looking to bring in Alexis Sanchez on loan in January, to help fill the void left by Sergio Aguero’s retirement, according to Goal. Aguero announced his retirement on Wednesday due to a heart condition. Barca see Sanchez as one player they could bring in to join Memphis Depay in the attack. However, Sanchez is not the LaLiga club’s first option, as Manchester City’s Ferran Torres remains a priority, but the Spaniard would cost a fee. Sanchez played for Barcelona from 2011 to 2014, before he left for Arsenal. During his three-season stay at the Nou Camp, the Chile international played 141 games in all competitions, scoring 46 goals while providing 27 assists. He picked up La Liga, Copa del Rey and European Super Cup honours at Camp Nou, along with two Spani...
Ex-Man City Star Nicolas Otamendi Victim of Violent Robbery as ‘Belt put Round his Neck’
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Ex-Man City Star Nicolas Otamendi Victim of Violent Robbery as ‘Belt put Round his Neck’

Former Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi was reportedly assaulted and robbed of money and jewellery at his home in Portugal on Monday December 13. Otamendi, 33, who now plays for Benfica was attacked in Lisbon after his team's match against Famalicão on Sunday. Four attackers are alleged to have assaulted Otamendi, placed a belt around his neck before taking money and watches. The Argentine's wife, Michele, and their son were said to have been at home during the time of the attack. The report by Correio de Manha details how Otamendi was met by the intruders when he arrived home, having been away for Benfica's 4-1 match against Famalicão. He was assaulted before a belt was placed around his neck. Otamendi was reportedly led into a room where his 'panicked' wife an...
Jury finds Jussie Smollett guilty of lying about racist homophobic attack
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Jury finds Jussie Smollett guilty of lying about racist homophobic attack

US actor, Jussie Smollett lied to police when he claimed to have been the victim of a racist, homophobic assault, a Chicago jury has found. At trial this week, Smollett, 39, stood by denials that he staged the hoax attack against himself. Prosecutors countered that he "lied for hours" on the stand as he repeated what he told to Chicago police. He was found guilty on Thursday of five counts of disorderly conduct. The trial resulted from an incident nearly three years ago, in January 2019, when the former 'Empire' television show star told police he was the victim of an attack. Smollett, who is black and gay, told police he was attacked by two assailants who shouted racist slurs, yelled a Trump slogan 'MAGA', dumped bleach on him, and tied a noose around his neck while he wa...
Thierry Henry names two players that make him watch Arsenal matches
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Thierry Henry names two players that make him watch Arsenal matches

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has named Bukayo Saka and Smith Rowe as the two players that make him watch Gunners’ matches. “Bukayo Saka and Smith Rowe, I know I’m talking about improvement… when I watch Arsenal those are the two guys that I can relate to.” Saka came on in the second half while Bowe lasted for 90 minutes as Manchester United defeated Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford on Thursday night. ‘I can see that it matters for them. Those are the two players that make me watch Arsenal more than the others,” the former France International told Amazon Prime. Saka limped off in the win over Newcastle last week after feeling discomfort in his thigh. Smith Rowe joined Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gabriel Martinelli in leading Arsenal’s attack.
Beijing mouthpiece accuses Women’s Tennis Association of ‘coercing’ Peng Shuai into ‘supporting the West’s attack’ on China by suspending tournaments in the country
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Beijing mouthpiece accuses Women’s Tennis Association of ‘coercing’ Peng Shuai into ‘supporting the West’s attack’ on China by suspending tournaments in the country

China's Global Times newspaper editor has accused the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) of 'coercing' top tennis player Peng Shuai to 'support the West's attack' on Beijing by suspending tournaments in the country over her disappearance. This comes after WTA announced "immediate suspension of all tournaments in China" amid concern for Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. 'WTA is coercing Peng Shuai to support the West's attack on Chinese system. They are depriving Peng Shuai's freedom of expression, demanding that her description of her current situation must meet their expectation,' Hu said on his official Twitter account in a post which cited the WTA's announcement. Pro-Chinese government editor, Hu Xijin, has been outspoken on the scandal involving Peng and her accusation of sexu...
Uche Maduagwu Attacks Mr Ibu for allegedly Endorsing ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2023 Presidential Election
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Uche Maduagwu Attacks Mr Ibu for allegedly Endorsing ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2023 Presidential Election

Actor, Uche Maduagwu, has attacked comic actor, John Okafor aka Mr Ibu for publicly 'endorsing' ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2023 presidential election Recall that Mr. Ibu and some of his colleagues were dragged online last week for allegedly endorsing APC National leader, Bola Tinunu's presidential bid. This came after a video of them singing Tinubu's praises at a meeting surfaced online. In his defense, Mr Ibu said former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has done so much for him and even gave him a house to stay in. He added that based on that, Atiku is his candidate and there's no way he will leave Atiku to support someone else. Uche is not buying Mr Ibu's defence and has come online to attack him. Read what he wrote below
Man United abusing Cristiano Ronaldo, making him average player – Michael Owen
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Man United abusing Cristiano Ronaldo, making him average player – Michael Owen

Michael Owen has said that Manchester United’s use of Cristiano Ronaldo borders on ‘abuse’, adding that they want to turn the 5-time ballon d’Or winner into an average player. Ronaldo was only introduced late into the second half in United’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Portugal international has scored ten goals in 15 appearances for the Red Devils so far this season. And Owen noted that the former Real Madrid forward is often left to run the side’s attack and says the lack of support he gets is ‘abusive’. Asked whether he’d like to play in United’s team, Owen told Premier League Productions: “No you can’t! We were at Old Trafford for the City game the other day and all of a sudden it’s just exactly the same they leave Cristiano Ro...
LaLiga: Xavi reacts after winning first Barcelona match against Espanyol
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LaLiga: Xavi reacts after winning first Barcelona match against Espanyol

New Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez, has expressed his happiness at winning his first game in charge of the team, but called on the players to improve in attack. Barca beat Espanyol 1-0 in Saturday’s Catalan Derby. Memphis Depay netted the only goal from the penalty spot in the second half at Camp Nou. It ended a four-game run without victory for Barcelona, who are now sixth on the LaLiga table. “In general, I was happy with the performance and the three points. “The attitude and the effort were very good. We dominated for 75 minutes but from there Espanyol created a lot of problems. We had some luck with the woodwork twice. “It’s difficult to attack a back five with a line of four in front of them, but we have to work on that because we will come up against it many t...
Man fighting for his life after QPR-Luton Match
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Man fighting for his life after QPR-Luton Match

A man is critically ill in hospital with a head injury police believe he may have suffered in an attack following QPR’s match against Luton. The 52-year-old, who is from the Luton area, was found at around 9.50pm on Friday, near the Uxbridge Road junction with Devonport Road in west London. Police believe he may have been assaulted or caught up in disorder after the Championship fixture at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, and have appealed for witnesses. The man was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service (LAS) paramedics, and remains in a life-threatening condition. Metropolitan Police Detective Constable Arrash Faghihi said the incident happened in an "extremely busy" area and urged any witnesses or anyone with mobile phone footage which may be relevant to conta...
Inter Milan vs Napoli: Osimhen recognized as most Impressive striker in Serie A
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Inter Milan vs Napoli: Osimhen recognized as most Impressive striker in Serie A

Italy and Inter Milan legend, Giuseppe Bergomi has described Victor Osimhen as the most impressive striker in the Italian Serie A. Napoli face Inter Milan in a Serie A cracker on Saturday at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza and Osimhen is expected to lead the attack for Luciano Spalletti’s men. Osimhen has not scored in his last three matches in the Serie A before the last international break. Bergomi singled out the Nigeria International as the striker who has impressed him the most in the Italian top flight. “Mine was another football, but Osimhen gave me a good impression, he has speed and physical strength,” he told Stylo24 when asked if it would have been hard for him to mark Osimhen. “I have to admit that he is the striker who has impressed me the most in this ch...
Lekki shooting: Lai Mohammed should apologize to us – CNN’s lawyer says
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Lekki shooting: Lai Mohammed should apologize to us – CNN’s lawyer says

A Lawyer to the Cable News Network (CNN) has said the honorable thing for the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to do is apologize to the news platform after discrediting its investigative report on the October 20, 2020 Lekki tollgate shooting. CNN in a report released said that the military did attack the unarmed protesters and fired live ammunition of them. Lai Mohammed held several press conferences where he condemned the report and tagged it fake news while insisting no one died in the incident. Recall that on Monday, November 15, the Lagos state Panel of Inquiry, released its report to the state government in which it indicted the Nigerian Army and Police of killing and injuring the unarmed protesters during the protest. In a statement released, CNN’s Nig...
Suspected robbers stab woman to death in Ogun
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Suspected robbers stab woman to death in Ogun

A woman identified as Sekinat Adesanya, has been killed by suspected robbers in Ogun state. The incident happened around Moro community, close to Odokekere, in the Sagamu Local Government Area of the state at about 5:30 am on Saturday, November 13. According to Punch, the deceased was on her way to join in the preparation for a family member’s wedding ceremony when two hoodlums attacked her. The hoodlums slit her throat with knife, dispossessed her of her phone and other valuables and fled on a motorcycle. Residents, who heard Sekinat’s scream for help during the scuffle rushed to her aid and found her in a pool of blood. Sekinat’s husband, Isa, a car programmer, said that she died shortly after the attack. He urged the police to conduct a thorough investigation i...
Gunmen Storm Taraba Community, Kill Two, Raze Houses
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Gunmen Storm Taraba Community, Kill Two, Raze Houses

There was palpable tension as gunmen attacked Rafin Kada community in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State, killing two persons. The gunmen suspected to be Tiv militias stormed the community in the early hours of Tuesday, November 16, injuring scores of other residents and burning houses worth millions of naira. Chairman of the council, AdiGrace Daniel, who confirmed the attack to Channels, said that the military has taken over the area and search for the hoodlums is in top gear already. "These are Tiv Militias that are attacking and it is not the first of its kind, all we need is peace. We have had sleepless nights all through, had peace meetings, thinking these attacks are over, but this is the situation we have found ourselves at the moment," he said. "I wish to appr...
US Olympian Sunisa Lee ‘pepper sprayed in racist attack’
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US Olympian Sunisa Lee ‘pepper sprayed in racist attack’

US Olympic gymnast Sunisa Lee has claimed she was pepper-sprayed in a racist drive-by attack in Los Angeles. In an interview with Pop Sugar, the gold winner and first US-Hmong Olympian said she and a group of Asian friends were targeted while waiting for a ride. According to her, the incident took place a few weeks ago as she was in LA to film Dancing with the Stars. Attacks on people of Asian descent have risen amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which was first reported in China. Lee, 18, made history by travelling to Tokyo this summer, becoming the first US Olympic athlete from the Hmong ethnic group. The gymnast said she and her friends, all of the Asian descent, were waiting for their Uber after a night out when a car passed with people inside shouting ethnic slurs and tell...
3,906 inmates are still at large after jail attacks – Aregbesola
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3,906 inmates are still at large after jail attacks – Aregbesola

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has said that 3,906 inmates who escaped from various custodial centres in the country which came under attack, are still at large. The Minister disclosed this during a media briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Media Team at the State House, Abuja on Thursday November 11. Aregbesola said only 984 inmates have been recaptured out of the 4,369 inmates who escaped from the centres from 2020 till date. The Minister further revealed that biometrics of all custodial inmates in the country had been taken, and it is expected it would help in tracking and rearresting the inmates who escaped following a collaboration with the International Police (INTERPOL). He said;  “How long can they continue to run from the state? The state i...
Ligue 1: PSG player allegedly hires masked men to attack teammate
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Ligue 1: PSG player allegedly hires masked men to attack teammate

Aminata Diallo, Paris Saint-Germain women’s player has alleged hired masked men to attack teammate, Kheira Hamraoui. Both Diallo and the former Barcelona player, Hamraoui, play for the France national team and the latter was attacked in the street last Thursday evening, L’Equipe reports. According to the newspaper, Diallo, who has been arrested and taken into custody, is accused of playing a part in hiring the masked men. The men were to drag Hamraoui out of her car, punch and hit her legs in a bid to injure her and eliminate her in a competition for places. According to the report, Hamraoui was the victim of an ambush as she returned home with some of her teammates after dinner as the masked men are said to have pulled her from her vehicle and struck her with an iron bar. ...
NDA denies arrest of its attack mastermind
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NDA denies arrest of its attack mastermind

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has debunked reports that the mastermind of the attack carried out in its facility, has being arrested. Recall it was reported earlier that an Air Force personnel, Torsabo Solomon was arrested in connection with the recent attack at the academy. Spokesperson of the academy, Bashir Jajira in a statement released on Monday night, November 8, said the sergeant is not in its custody and has no connection with the attack. Jajira added that though the perpetrators of the dastardly act are yet to be apprehended, all hands are on deck to bring them to book. The statement read; The attention of the Nigerian Defence Academy has been drawn to a viral publication on social media regarding the arrest of one Sgt Torsabo Solomon for his involvement in the...
Troops repel ISWAP attack on military base in Borno
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Troops repel ISWAP attack on military base in Borno

An attack on a military base in Tamsukawu, a village in Kaga local government of Borno state was repelled by troops on Monday afternoon November 8. The attack is suspected to have been carried out by terrorists belonging to Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP). The attack was however successfully repelled by the military but it is still unclear if there were any casualties. Monday’s attack is the second in one week, around the same village.
Joe Biden condemns Iraqi PM survives assasination attempt
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Joe Biden condemns Iraqi PM survives assasination attempt

US President, Joe Biden has condemned the attack that targeted Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi and said his administration would help Iraqi security forces identify those responsible. Kadhemi escaped unhurt when an explosives-packed drone struck his Baghdad residence in the heavily guarded Green Zone area of Baghdad early Sunday. The attack marked a substantial escalation in the country’s post-election turmoil. The prime minister’s office described the attack as a “failed assassination attempt,” while Iraqi President Barham Salih called the strike, which was not immediately claimed by any group, an attempted “coup against the constitutional system.” On Sunday night, November 7, Biden condemned the attack. “I strongly condemn the terrorist attack targeting the residence...
Four UNIABUJA staff alongside their children abducted as suspected bandits attack the staff quarters
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Four UNIABUJA staff alongside their children abducted as suspected bandits attack the staff quarters

Four members of staff of the University of Abuja and their children are said to have been abducted after suspected bandits attacked the University's staff quarters in the early hours of Tuesday, November 2. The University broke the news on its official Facebook page this morning. ''Suspected bandits attacked the staff quarters of the University in the early hours of today. Our Safety officers, in conjunction with security personnel, mobilised to secure the quarters. We have report that four of our staff and their children were, nevertheless, abducted by the evil men. Efforts are being made to ensure their safe return. A sad day for us, indeed!'' the statement read Also confirming the attack, the University’s Head of Information and University Relations, Dr. Habib Yakoob, sa...
Worshippers abducted and two killed as bandits attack Kaduna Baptist church
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Worshippers abducted and two killed as bandits attack Kaduna Baptist church

Two worshippers at Baptist Church, Kakau Daji, Chikun LGA of Kaduna state have been killed after bandits attacked the church during their Sunday service on October 31. The bandits surrounded the church before they started shooting sporadically. Ishaya Jangado, the president of the Kaduna Baptist Convention, who confirmed the attack to TheCable, said an unspecified number of its worshippers were also abducted during the attack. “The incident occurred this morning but we don’t know the exact number of people that were kidnapped yet” he said Reacting, Joseph Hayab, chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), described the attack as “another sad story of how deteriorating our insecurity has become”. “Citizens are being killed like chickens wit...
Three wedding guests reportedly shot dead in Afghanistan for playing music at reception
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Three wedding guests reportedly shot dead in Afghanistan for playing music at reception

The Taliban have revealed that three guests were shot dead at a wedding reception in eastern Afghanistan on Friday night, October 29 'because music was being played' The attack was carried out by three assailants who claimed to be members of the Taliban before opening fire, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told reporters at a press conference Sunday, October 31. According to Mujahid, the gunmen attacked a reception taking place in the Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar Province. Local reports say at least two people had been killed and 10 others injured. The Taliban spokesman added that it was not allowed to kill anyone for playing music, and an investigation will start to establish whether the incident was due to a personal problem or disagreement. "In the ranks of t...
Man who killed rapper 21 Savage’s brother with Rambo knife is jailed for 10 years
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Man who killed rapper 21 Savage’s brother with Rambo knife is jailed for 10 years

A man who fatally stabbed the brother of rapper 21 Savage has been jailed for 10 years. The culprit, Tyrece Fuller knifed 27-year-old Terrell Davis-Emmons with a six-inch Rambo-style blade on a housing estate in Brixton, south London, in November last year. Tyrece Fuller. Mr Davis-Emmons, brother of Grammy award-winning rapper, was stabbed with a six inch blade just before 6pm on November 22. A court heard that both men had been armed when the fight broke out, but Fuller lunged at his victim after he had put his machete back into its sheath. One brave passer-by attempted to break up the fight and saw Fuller attack Mr Davis-Emmons after he had put his weapon away. CCTV captured Mr Davis-Emmons lifting up his shirt to look at his chest wound before immediately losing ...
Some of the fleeing inmates have been captured- Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola speaks on attack on Oyo correctional facility
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Some of the fleeing inmates have been captured- Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola speaks on attack on Oyo correctional facility

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has confirmed the attack on the Abolongo Custodial Centre, in Oyo State, by a large number of heavily-armed gunmen on Friday, October 22. In a statement released by his media aide, Sola Fasure, Aregbesola said the armed squad unit members of the Nigerian Correctional Service and other security agencies on guard at the facility engaged the attackers in a gun duel that lasted for 20 minutes before they were overpowered after the attackers used grenades and other explosives to gain access into the awaiting trial section of the facility and set free many of the awaiting trial inmates. Other sections of the facilities were left untouched. Aregbesola said security agencies are on the trail of the escaped inmates, while a joint security services ...
Gunmen attack Abolongo correctional facility in Oyo, set prisoners free
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Gunmen attack Abolongo correctional facility in Oyo, set prisoners free

Armed men have attacked one of the facilities of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) in Oyo State. Abolongo correctional facility was attacked by the gunmen at about 10pm on Friday, October 22. It was gathered that the gunmen set all the prisoners at the facility free during the attack. They allegedly used grenades to gain access and set prisoners free. The attack left the facility in disarray with warders scampering for safety. Other security agencies have been mobilised to support men and women of the Nigerian Correctional Service in tracking down the fleeing gunmen and rearresting the prisoners.
My life changed on this day for worse – DJ Switch speaks on anniversary of EndSARS
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My life changed on this day for worse – DJ Switch speaks on anniversary of EndSARS

DJ Switch who shared live feeds on Instagram during the shooting at the Lekki toll gate says the incident changed her life for the worse. In a post shared on her Instagram page to commemorate the first year anniversary of the incident. DJ Switch wrote; ''On this day, last year 20.10.20 we were filled with hopes that young Nigerians took a solid stand. Through all the government’s antics, lies, counter protesters and thugs that were sent to attack us… we stood our ground! When the Nigerian government exhausted all their poorly planned tactics… they unleashed nothing short of EVIL on its citizens. I’ve not been able to talk today… and I cannot imagine what others who had it worse, feel! I am so proud of our young generation of leaders and our celebrities that have shown great leader...
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...
Sokoto: About 30 feared dead as bandits attack on Goronyo – Governor Tambuwal
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Sokoto: About 30 feared dead as bandits attack on Goronyo – Governor Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said that about thirty people are feared dead as a result of bandits attack on Goronyo township, the headquarters of Goronyo local government area in Sokoto state. It was gathered that bandits attacked Goronyo weekly Market on Sunday, October 17, killing many traders and buyers. Tambuwal confirmed the attack on Monday, October 17, when the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya paid him a courtesy visit. "Between last night, yesterday evening till this morning, we were greeted with a very dastardly attack in Goronyo local government, particularly Goronyo township, where scores and tens have lost their lives and still counting. We’re not sure of the figure. But it is 30 something,” the Governor explained. Praying for the success of...
Scavenger allegedly kills Ondo landlord for preventing him from picking iron rods in his compound
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Scavenger allegedly kills Ondo landlord for preventing him from picking iron rods in his compound

The police in Ondo state have arrested a 39-year-old scavenger, Basiru Ibrahim, for allegedly killing a 45-year-old man identified as Arise Ikuesan. Ibrahim was said to have committed the crime in Ore, the headquarters of Odigbo local government area of the state. The deceased who was a ‘Landlord’ in the area, died from the injury he sustained from the attack that occurred on September 13, 2021. Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Funmi Odulami, said the landlord was attacked for trying to stop the scavenger from picking scraps in his compound. “On 13th September, 2021, at about 1600hrs, a report was made at Ore Divisional Headquarters that a scavenger, Basiru Ibrahim ‘m’ 39 years old hit an iron rod on the forehead of one Arise Ikuesan ‘m’...
Man armed with bow and arrow kills five people in Norway attacks, police say
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Man armed with bow and arrow kills five people in Norway attacks, police say

A man armed with a bow and arrow killed five people and wounded two others in a series of attacks in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, local police said. The suspect was in custody, police added. "The man used a bow and arrow ... for some of the attacks," police chief Oeyvind Aas told reporters. The police were investigating whether other weapons had also been used, he said. "The man has been apprehended ... from the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone," Aas added. One of the wounded people was an off-duty police officer. Newspaper VG showed images of an arrow that appeared to be stuck in the wall of a wood-paneled building. The death toll was the worst of any attack in Norway since 2011, when far-right extremist Anders Behring...
Gunmen ambush police patrol team in Bayelsa, cart away riffle
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Gunmen ambush police patrol team in Bayelsa, cart away riffle

A police patrol team has been ambushed by suspected cultists at Kolo-Ogbia road, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. A riffle belonging to a police inspector who was injured in the attack, was reportedly carted away. Police spokesman in Bayelsa State, SP Asinim Butswat confirmed the incident and also revealed that only the inspector sustained an injury. He added in Bayelsa State Police media WhatsApp group, that an investigation is ongoing. Butswat wrote; “Police officers who were conducting stop and search operations along Kolo-Ogbia Road, were attacked by gunmen suspected to be cultists, on 11 October, 2021, at about 2245hours. “A Police inspector was fatally injured and his riffle was carted away. Investigation is ongoing to apprehend the gunmen and recover...
Nigerians don’t deserve help. Please don’t bother – Actress Ruth Kadiri
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Nigerians don’t deserve help. Please don’t bother – Actress Ruth Kadiri

Actress Ruth Kadiri has decried the attitude of Nigerians when some public figures decide to use their platforms to speak on their behalf. In a post shared on her Instagram page, the actress mentioned that some Nigerians attack public figures who decide to speak on some national issues. She mentioned that what many Nigerians prefer to read about is how a celebrity marriages crash or how an actress is sleeping with a married man. She ended her post by stating the Nigerians don't deserve help
Troops repel attack on repentant terrorist camp – Army
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Troops repel attack on repentant terrorist camp – Army

An attack by members of the Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) on a camp housing repentant members of Boko Haram, has been repelled by troops of Operation Hadin Kai. Spokesperson of the Army, Onyema Nwachukwu said the terrorists made attempt to access the camp in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State but were resisted by superior gun power. Nwachukwu said this "antic of terror within terror" is being employed by ISWAP to discourage their members from surrendering. He added that the latest strategy is not unconnected with the frustration of the group, as top ranking commanders and members have in recent times, denounced violent agaitation to embrace peace. The statement read;   OPERATION HADIN KAI: TROOPS FOIL ISWAP DESPERATE MOVE TO ATTACK SURRENDERED BHT MEMBERS...
FG waging full scale war against the Shiites, IPOB members and journalists and has continued to treat so called bandits with kid glove – Falana
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FG waging full scale war against the Shiites, IPOB members and journalists and has continued to treat so called bandits with kid glove – Falana

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has accused the federal government of treating bandits with kid gloves while waging a war on Shiites, journalists and IPOB members. Falana in a statement released on Sunday, October 3, said bandits are not different from Boko Haram insurgents who are regarded as terrorists. He accused the federal government of “deliberately refusing” to declare bandits as terrorists. His statement in part reads; “For reasons best known to the Federal Government the criminal elements who are currently involved in the brutal killing of innocent people and abduction of thousands of people including primary school pupils in the North West Zone are called bandits and not terrorists,” the statement reads. It is undoubtedly c...
Two reportedly killed as unknown gunmen attack DSS, NAUTH in Nnewi
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Two reportedly killed as unknown gunmen attack DSS, NAUTH in Nnewi

Unknown gunmen operating in four Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) killed two persons while carrying out attacks on some public facilities in Nnewi, Anambra state today October 3. The gunmen carried out the attacks just as Christian worshippers were rounding off service in their different churches. A source said the gunmen attacked Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the city where they shot repeatedly while the staff ran for safety. The Nation gathered that they also stormed the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital NAUTH Nnewi where they opened fire and injured one person. They also set one of the vehicles belonging to the Department of State Service (DSS) ablaze. A resident said claimed a man who attempted to record one of the attacks via video was shot dead at Eme Court junction area...
Paul Merson agrees with Conte over comments on Lukaku, Tuchel
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Paul Merson agrees with Conte over comments on Lukaku, Tuchel

Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has agreed with former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte over his comments on Romelu Lukaku and Thomas Tuchel. Conte, who managed Lukaku during their time at Inter Milan, had criticized the way Chelsea coach Tuchel uses the striker in the Blues’ attack so far this season. The Italian gaffer had said that Chelsea, under Tuchel, are “yet to figure out” Lukaku after his return to the Premier League giants from Inter in the summer. Reacting, Merson, in his column for the Daily Star, said, “Antonio Conte is right about Chelsea – they are not getting the best out of Romelu Lukaku. “Conte was saying this week that his old club are still trying to figure things out with Lukaku and I think he’s right. “I think the Chelsea players are looking fo...
Gunmen kill herdsman in Kwara state
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Gunmen kill herdsman in Kwara state

A herder was on Friday October 1, killed by gunmen in Ago Are, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. Eyewitnesses said the gunmen stormed the residence of the deceased in large numbers, shot him at close range and left him in the pool of his blood. The incident occurred barely a month the brother of the late herdsman, was killed in a similar manner. Spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara State Command, Babawale Afolabi confirmed the incident, saying; Yes, we got the report on Friday through our divisional officer in the town about another attack in Ago Are. This time around, a Fulani herdsman simply known as Ibrahim was attacked and killed A manhunt has been launched to bring those behind the incident to justice.
Champions League: Messi has to respect Mbappe at PSG – Anelka
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Champions League: Messi has to respect Mbappe at PSG – Anelka

Former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker, Nicolas Anelka, has said Paris Saint-Germain’s attack should be led by Kylian Mbappe. According to Anelka, Messi “has to serve” Mbappe. Mbappe has been a talismanic figure at PSG since he joined from Monaco in 2017. The 22-year-old boasts of 136 goals from his first 180 games for the club. However, since the arrival of Messi this summer, Mbappe is having to share the spotlight with him and Neymar. It has been suggested that Mauricio Pochettino will need to build his team around Messi in order to deliver the Ligue 1 title and Champions League, but Anelka thinks Mbappe deserves to be the main man in the PSG squad. Anelka told Le Parisien: “Mbappe has to lead the attack because he’s No.1. “Messi was at Barcelona, but now he has to...
Nigerian Army confirms ISWAP attack on military base in Sokoto, says troops eliminated scores of terrorists and bandits
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Nigerian Army confirms ISWAP attack on military base in Sokoto, says troops eliminated scores of terrorists and bandits

The Nigerian Army has confirmed terrorists and bandits attack on a joint military base in Sokoto State. LIB had reported that 15 personnel including an NSCDC personnel identified simply as 'Sule Monkey' died in the attack. In a statement on Monday, September 27, the Director of Defence Information, Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, said troops eliminated scores of terrorists who attacked Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Burkusuma in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of the state. According to the statement, the failed attack, which took place around 5:30 am, September 26, 2021, in the remote border settlement with Niger Republic, was swiftly repelled by troops. Unfortunately, there were some level of casualty recorded on the part of own troops during the encounter. ...
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Arteta’s tactical superiority wins North London Derby
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Arsenal vs Tottenham: Arteta’s tactical superiority wins North London Derby

Sunday was a day of derbies in England and Italy. For Premier League enthusiasts, the focus was on Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates. Mikel Arteta started the season with three straight defeats, which immediately put pressure on him from fans and the media. However, in the past few weeks, he has been able to weather the storm and put the Gunners back on track with consecutive wins. For Nuno Espirito Santo however, the reverse was the case. The Portuguese who replaced his compatriot Jose Mourinho at White Hart Lane began the season with three straight victories. Since then, their brilliant start has been done with two 3-0 defeats to Crystal Palace and Chelsea. Against their eternal rivals Arsenal, it was a chance to halt the decline and take bragging rights. ...
EPL: Rio Ferdinand reacts to Solskjaer’s attack on him over Ronaldo’s criticism
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EPL: Rio Ferdinand reacts to Solskjaer’s attack on him over Ronaldo’s criticism

Former England and Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has reacted to a recent attack on him by the club’s boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over his (Ferdinand)comment on Cristiano Ronaldo. The former central defender insisted that there is no row brewing between him and Solskjaer. Last month, Solskjaer had labelled Ferdinand, his former teammate, ‘out of order’ over comments he made about current United defender, Phil Jones. Just last week, Ferdinand once again angered the manager with comments about Ronaldo, who had during their Champions League game against Young Boys joined his manager on the touchline to seemingly pass on instructions. Ferdinand had said on BT Sport, “If I’m the manager, I’ve got to be honest, I’m telling him[Ronaldo]to sit down.” And re...
Gunmen attack ECWA Church in Kogi, kill one, abduct two
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Gunmen attack ECWA Church in Kogi, kill one, abduct two

Unknown gunmen have attacked ECWA church in Kogi State, killed one person and kidnapped two others. The Church is located at Okadayo-Kabba, along Okene road, in Kogi State. The attack is coming barely few days after a jailbreak at the Federal minimum correctional centre located in Kabba and the abduction of three poultry farmers in their farm, all in the same area. DAILY POST gathered that the yet to be identified gunmen opened fire on the worshippers as church service was going on, killing one person on the spot. An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said two other person who were shot are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital. According to him, the Pioneer Provost of College of Education Technical Kabba, Chief J.O.T Oshadumo and one other were kidnap...
Sinach’s husband, Joe Egbu defends Nicki Minaj after she was dragged over claim that her cousin’s friend’s testicles got swollen after he took COVID-19 vaccine
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Sinach’s husband, Joe Egbu defends Nicki Minaj after she was dragged over claim that her cousin’s friend’s testicles got swollen after he took COVID-19 vaccine

Joe Egbu, husband of gospel singer Sinach, has defended American music star Nicki Minaj after she was dragged by health experts over her claim that her cousin's testicles got swollen after he took the COVID-19 vaccine. Nicki Minaj was accused of spreading misinformation about side effects of the Coronavirus vaccine, with claim of her cousin's friend's testicles swelling after receiving the jab and subsequently becoming impotent. She claimed it happened in Trinidad. However Trinidad's Health minister, Terrence Deyalsingh said the rapper wasted their time as there is no report of such in the country. Deyalsingh said; "As we stand now, there is absolutely no reported side effect or adverse event of testicular swelling in Trinidad... and none that we know of anywhere in the world...

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