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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...
Iran hacks Israel’s Jerusalem Post website on the anniversary of General Qasem Soleimani’s assassination by Mossad
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Iran hacks Israel’s Jerusalem Post website on the anniversary of General Qasem Soleimani’s assassination by Mossad

Iranian backed hackers have attacked the cyberspace of Israel. On Monday, January 3, Israel's Jerusalem Post newspaper said its website had been hacked, in what it said was an apparent threat to the country. Instead of displaying a main news page, the hackers showed an illustration that appeared to remind Israelites of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, who was assassinated in a Donald Trump ordered drone strike in Iraq on this day in 2020. The homepage illustration showed a bullet-shaped object shooting out of a red ring worn on a finger, an apparent reference to a distinctive ring Soleimani used to wear while he was alive. The Jerusalem Post, a very popular English-language daily news website, tweeted that it was working to resolve the issue. "We are aware of the apparen...
Rapper Lil Devin dies aged 24 after masked men storm family New Year’s Eve party
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Rapper Lil Devin dies aged 24 after masked men storm family New Year’s Eve party

Rapper Lil Devin was killed in front of his loved ones after several masked men stormed inside the family New Year's Eve party he was at The star, whose real name is Devin Swain, died after sustaining injuries to his chest. He was pronounced dead at a hospital despite the best efforts of medical teams. Officers rushed to the house for a possible home invasion robbery, and when they arrived, they found Swain injured, reports Fox59. The rapper was attacked by several masked men who entered the property, his family have said. His brother, Donald Cox, said: "It was traumatic very traumatic some thing that I wouldn’t want anyone to ever go through. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone’s family. "It's definitely hard we never really expected like something like this to come about t...
“Femi Falana is an Overrated SAN”- Kemi Olunloyo says, slamming Oromoni family
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“Femi Falana is an Overrated SAN”- Kemi Olunloyo says, slamming Oromoni family

Kemi Olunloyo, a well-known investigative journalist, has announced plans to sue Femi Falani, claiming that no one has the right to smear her name. Kemi Olunloyo attacked Femi Falana and the Oromoni family in a message posted on her official Facebook page, claiming that ‘no family of a dead school boy’ has the right to drag an investigative journalist. She also slammed Femi Falana, calling him an overrated SAN who believes he is beyond the law. She wrote: “Femi Falana is an overrated SAN who feels he’s above the law. He carries a dangerous ego which he feels he can use to intimidate the government and protect the people. I’m planning to sue him for dragging my professional reputation asking police to invite me for specifically my “reckless statement” concerning Sylvest...
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...
Katsina Deputy Speaker’s Sister Escapes from bandits’ Den after 105 days in Captivity
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Katsina Deputy Speaker’s Sister Escapes from bandits’ Den after 105 days in Captivity

Asma’u Dalhatu, younger sister of Katsina Deputy Speaker, Hon. Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki, has escaped from bandits’ den after being held for 105 days in captivity. The Deputy Speaker said Asmaú who was abducted alongside her sister on September 4 when bandits attacked Tafoki village in Faskari local government area of Katsina state, escaped during a military onslaught on the enclave where she was kept. Shehu Dalhatu further revealed that Asma’u is a Secondary School leaver and was about to be given out in marriage at the time of the incident.
Mercy Eke causes a stir online over with the sultry manner she and her female friend shared food at a gathering
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Mercy Eke causes a stir online over with the sultry manner she and her female friend shared food at a gathering

BBNaija star, Mercy Eke, caused a stir online after she shared a video of her and her female friend engaging in mouth-to-mouth sharing of food. Mercy and some ladies were all out at a restaurant. Her friend was fed with a slice of beef and she thought to give Mercy some of it while holding it in her mouth. While some Nigerians say it's normal, others mentioned that men would be attacked if they did the same thing. Some ladies said they can never engage in such. Watch the video below
Reality TV star, Isilomo,Claps back at Funnybone
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Reality TV star, Isilomo,Claps back at Funnybone

Reality TV star, Isilomo, has clapped back at comedian funnybone. This comes after the comedian attacked her after she took to her Instastories to condemn "crossdressing" comedians. She had earlier expressed her distaste for comedians who dress as women to appear funny. Funnybone saw her post and then slammed, saying there was nothing entertaining about her when she was on the BBNaija show and should direct her anger towards ''Bubu'' and not the comedians. Isilomo has now responded to his attack. See what she wrote below
Dowen college: Three of the students Sylvester Oromoni mentioned are currently in police custody – Lagos police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu says
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Dowen college: Three of the students Sylvester Oromoni mentioned are currently in police custody – Lagos police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu says

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Hakeem Odumosu, says three students of Dowen College, Lekki Lagos are currently assisting the police in their investigation into the death of 11-year-old Sylvester Oromoni junior. Odumosu disclosed this in an interview with Channels TV. The police boss said three of the five students mentioned by Sylvester before he died are already in custody and cooperating with the police in their findings. Although Odumosu did not give the identities of those in custody, he insisted that they are key suspects. The police boss explained that the Command is set to go for the post mortem of the body in Delta state to ascertain the cause of death. He assured that police authorities in both Lagos and Delta State are keenly interested in the outcome of ...
Japan and the US would not stand by if China attacked Taiwan – Former Japan PM, Shinzo Abe
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Japan and the US would not stand by if China attacked Taiwan – Former Japan PM, Shinzo Abe

Japan and the United States would not stand by if China attacked Taiwan, and the Chinese government needs to understand this, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said. Tensions between China and Taiwan have risen as Chinese president, Xi Jinping seeks to assert his country's sovereignty claims against the democratically ruled island. Taiwan's government says it wants peace, but will defend itself if needed and the US has been supplying Taiwan with weapons for the last four decades. Speaking virtually to a forum organised by Taiwanese think tank the Institute for National Policy Research, Abe on Wednesday, December 1, said the Senkaku islands - which China calls the Diaoyu Islands are a mere 100 km (62 miles) or so away from Taiwan and will be a threat to Japan if captu...
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
Eric Abidal apologizes to his wife after she filed for divorce following his alleged affair with PSG women’s star Kheira Hamraoui
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Eric Abidal apologizes to his wife after she filed for divorce following his alleged affair with PSG women’s star Kheira Hamraoui

Former sports director of Barcelona and former French international, Éric Abidal on Tuesday, November 23, apologized to his wife, who has requested a divorce after he allegedly confessed to having an affair with PSG women's star Kheira Hamraoui, who was attacked by masked men. “Forgive me. Your decision does not matter, you will continue to be in my eyes the woman of my life, and above all the mother of our wonderful children. I deserve this humiliation even though it is killing me alive,” the former footballer told Hayet Abidal in a message in his Instagram account. 31-year-old Hamraoui was attacked on November 4, while being driven home by PSG team-mate Aminata Diallo, 26, before two masked men stopped the car and beat her with iron bars that she required stitches. A...
Four killed, several injured as bandits attack Katsina community
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Four killed, several injured as bandits attack Katsina community

Bandits have attacked Barawa village in Batagarawa Loal Government Area of Katsina, killing four and leaving several others injured. The gunmen in large number, stormed the community which is 10 kilometre from Katsina metropolis at about 9pm on Sunday, shooting sporadically into the air. "Nobody was kidnapped during the attack but three men and an elderly woman were killed in the process. They also looted several shops and houses and took away their goats and sheep as well." a resident explained. The raid was said to have lasted for over 90 minutes, giving the gunmen enough time to ransack the village. According to residents of the community, the bandits were over 100 and did not come on motorcycles. Vilage head Narratin...
Wife of ex-Barcelona and France legend Eric Abidal files for divorce following his alleged affair with PSG women’s star Kheira Hamraoui who was attacked by masked men
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Wife of ex-Barcelona and France legend Eric Abidal files for divorce following his alleged affair with PSG women’s star Kheira Hamraoui who was attacked by masked men

The wife of former French international Eric Abidal is filing for divorce after finding out about his alleged relationship with Paris Saint-Germain women's footballer Kheira Hamraoui who was attacked by masked men. The links emerged as investigators try to learn who was behind a mysterious attack against Hamraoui this month when her legs were beaten after she was dragged out of a car with her teammate, Aminata Diallo. Earlier this week, Hamraoui appealed to the media to respect her privacy after police discovered she was using a telephone SIM card registered in Abidal's name on the night of the attack. 'Hayet Abidal is going to file a divorce request in Barcelona,' her lawyers said in a statement. Eric Abidal, a household name in France, was Barcelona's sporting directo...
Update: Ex-NFL player, Zac Stacy Arrested and Jailed in Florida after being caught on video assaulting his ex-girlfriend in front of their son
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Update: Ex-NFL player, Zac Stacy Arrested and Jailed in Florida after being caught on video assaulting his ex-girlfriend in front of their son

Ex-NFL player, Zac Stacy has been arrested and jailed by police in Florida after a disturbing video showing him attacking his ex-girlfriend Kristin Evans,  the mother of their 5-month-old son, surfaced online. According to TMZ Sport, authorities charged him with 2 felonies; aggravated assault and criminal mischief following his arrest on Thursday, November 18. The outlet notes that the former NFL player is facing up to 15 years in prison if he’s convicted. The disturbing altercation happened at 30-year-old Stacy's ex-girlfriend's home in Florida on Saturday, Nov 13. In the video, Stacy is seen punching his ex in the head before slamming her into a television. The violence reportedly began during an argument. Stacy became furious and aggressive during the argument and he ...
PSG Women’s star Kheira Hamraoui Puts out Photos of her Bruised Legs after attack by Masked Men
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PSG Women’s star Kheira Hamraoui Puts out Photos of her Bruised Legs after attack by Masked Men

The Paris Saint-Germain Women's player who was attacked by masked men two weeks ago has revealed the timeline and grim details of her assault with an iron bar. Kheira Hamraoui, 31, was dragged out from a car being driven by PSG team-mate Aminata Diallo, 26, and beaten with an iron bar, leaving her with a number of bruises and cuts on her legs which required stitches. Her teammate, Diallo was arrested last week on suspicion of organising the November 4 attack on her team-mate, who plays in the same midfield position with her. The 26-year-old has since been released from custody and has vehemently denied being part of the attack, calling the allegation a 'perfectly artificial dramatisation.' French sports paper L'Equipe have released details from the police on how the att...
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 kidnap young businesswoman in front of her house in Port Harcourt
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Gunmen kidnap young businesswoman in front of her house in Port Harcourt

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a businesswoman identified as Christiana Bernard, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. According to the Punch Bernard, an ex-beauty queen who owns a fashion store, was driving into her compound in the NTA area of Port Harcourt on Wednesday, November 10, when she was attacked by the gunmen. It was gathered that the hoodlums smashed the car glass window after she refused to open the vehicle door to them. A source who spoke to Punch said the gunmen whisked the victim away in her wine Honda Crosstour vehicle. "I called one of my friends that is close to her house and she said the gunmen entered her compound as she was driving in from the shop; they pointed a gun at the security man and asked him to lie down. They knocked on her car w...
PSG midfielder Aminata Diallo released by police investigating attack on fellow team-mate
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PSG midfielder Aminata Diallo released by police investigating attack on fellow team-mate

Paris St Germain midfielder Aminata Diallo has been released by police following her arrest on Wednesday November 10. PSG had confirmed Diallo was taken into custody on Wednesday morning by the Versailles Regional Police Service “as part of the proceedings opened following an attack on the club’s players last Thursday evening”. French daily L’Equipe reported that Diallo’s fellow PSG and France midfielder Kheira Hamraoui was attacked in the street by two masked men on Thursday, November 4. The club’s statement released on Thursday said: “Paris St Germain take note of Aminata Diallo’s release after police custody. “The club remains alongside its players to enable them to overcome this ordeal and quickly regain serenity. “Paris St Germain reiterates its confidence injustice t...
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. ...
Abductors of UNIABUJA staff demand N300m ransom
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Abductors of UNIABUJA staff demand N300m ransom

The bandits behind the kidnap of the six persons from the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) staff quarters have reportedly contacted their families to demand a whopping N300m ransom. Obansa Joseph, a professor of economics, two of his children, and three other persons were abducted on Tuesday, November 2, when gunmen attacked the staff quarters of the university. According to eyewitness accounts, the gunmen numbered about 30 and were young men “not older than 25”. Abductors of UNIABUJA staff demand N300m ransom They were said to have shot sporadically in the air while they carried out the attack which lasted for over two hours. The gunmen have now reportedly demanded N50 million for each person that was taken. “They are asking for N300 million collectively. I’m not aware i...
IPOB, ESN behind attacks in south-east – Nigerian Army
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IPOB, ESN behind attacks in south-east – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has alleged that the Eastern Security Network, an outfit of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is behind the recent attacks in the south-east region. Onyema Nwachukwu, Army spokesman, said this on Monday, November 1, while briefing journalists on the ongoing military operation in the south-east. According to him, Chukwunonso Iherue, leader of a gang allegedly behind the attacks on police stations in Imo state, was behind the recent violence in Izombe community of the state. He said Iherue was one of the convicts who escaped when gunmen attacked Imo prison in April. In May and August, police stations in Orsu and Oguta LGAs were attacked by gunmen who also killed officers on duty. Nwachukwu said Iherue and his gang members were seen parading...
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...
Man dies after being gored by bull at Spanish festival
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Man dies after being gored by bull at Spanish festival

A man bled to death from his injuries after he was gored at a bull-running festival in eastern Spain, authorities have said. It is the first time such an event had happened in the country since such festivals resumed after Covid-19 rules were relaxed during the summer. The 55-year-old man, who has not been named, was repeatedly attacked by the bull at the festival in Onda, the town's council said on Saturday, October 30. Other participants tried to entice the animal away but their efforts failed. The man died later on Saturday October 30, in hospital in the nearby town of Villarreal after hemorrhaging blood from a wound in his left thigh that perforated his artery, emergency services said. The man also suffered a head wound. All bull-running planned at the town's festiv...
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...
Nigerian army neutralizes suspected Biafra National Guard fighter
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Nigerian army neutralizes suspected Biafra National Guard fighter

Nigerian troops conducting Exercise Golden Dawn have killed a suspected Biafran National Guard gunman. According to the army, the deceased was among a group of gunmen who allegedly attacked troops' location at Amaekpu in the Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State on Thursday, October 28, 2021. A statement by Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu said: "The assailants, who were heavily armed and conveyed in several vehicles opened fire on the troops’ location, but were met with stiff resistance by the troops. "In the encounter, the troops neutralized one gunman, while others abandoned their vehicles and retreated in disarray with gunshot wounds. The troops also recovered a pump-action gun, among others. "While the criminals withdrew, having bee...
Bella Hadid reacts after Zayn Malik denies he assaulted her mother
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Bella Hadid reacts after Zayn Malik denies he assaulted her mother

Super model, Bella Hadid has taken to Instagram to post a cryptic message after her partner, Zayn Malik responded to reports he allegedly hit her mom Yolanda Hadid. In a report on Thursday, Yolanda said daughter Gigi Hadid's boyfriend attacked her physically and that she is considering filing a police complaint against him. Citing sources with direct knowledge, TMZ reported that Zayn allegedly struck Yolanda, an accusation he denied in a statement to the outlet. "I adamantly deny striking Yolanda Hadid," the former One Direction artist said. "For the sake of my daughter I decline to give any further details." Zayn said he hopes Yolanda will "reconsider her false allegations and move towards healing these family issues in private." He also seemed to address the allegations...
How I Was Robbed Of My Sight, Possessions During Attack On Apongbon Bridge – Ex Uber Driver Speaks
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How I Was Robbed Of My Sight, Possessions During Attack On Apongbon Bridge – Ex Uber Driver Speaks

Tomi Waziri, a former Uber driver, has told of how he lost his sight. The man in an interview with The PUNCH, narrated his story, explaining that he he lost his sight when he was attacked by robbers. According to him, he was attacked by two armed robbers on the Apongbon Bridge in Lago State while conveying a rider to her destination. Watch his interview below:
“My only son was stabbed, strangled to death by assailants on estate where there are security operatives” – Father of postgraduate student murdered in Nasarawa speaks
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“My only son was stabbed, strangled to death by assailants on estate where there are security operatives” – Father of postgraduate student murdered in Nasarawa speaks

The distraught father of 33-year-old Nasarawa State University postgraduate student, who was gruesomely murdered in Lafia, is traumatised by the death of his only son.   LIB reported that Emmanuel Daudu Akuki was killed by assailants who invaded the Nasarawa Housing Estate on the Makurdi-Jos Road, Lafia last Saturday.     It was gathered that the deceased was the brother-in-law of the Director of Finance and Account in the Nasarawa State Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, Mr Agyo Ismaila-Ewa.   The deceased's father, Mr Dauda Akuki-Ovedoh, while fighting back tears, said he learnt from residents of the estate that his son received a “strange call”, adding that he was talking to the caller when he was attacked. “I can’t imagine how my ...
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...
Man City Football  Five arrested after Man City fan attacked in Belgium service station
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Man City Football Five arrested after Man City fan attacked in Belgium service station

Five people have been arrested after a Manchester City fan was attacked while travelling home from Tuesday's Champions League game against Club Brugge. The Belgium-based supporter was attacked at a service station on the E40 motorway in Drongen. He was taken to a hospital in Ghent. Man City said they were "shocked and saddened" by the incident, while Club Brugge said they were "horrified". A statement from the East Flanders public prosecutor said: "A man wearing a Manchester City scarf had stopped his car at the highway parking in Drongen after the match and had gone to the shop. "According to the first findings of the investigation, his football scarf was taken in the shop by a suspect and he walked outside with it. Subsequently, the victim came into confrontation with so...
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.
Bandits attack another Sokoto village market
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Bandits attack another Sokoto village market

Goronyo market in Goronyo Local Government Area in the Eastern Senatorial District of Sokoto State, has been reportedly attacked by bandits. Eyewitnesses told Channels Television that the assailants attacked the market in large numbers on Sunday night, shooting sporadically and killing several persons. The actual number of casualties is yet to be determined and it was also learnt that this is the third time in two weeks bandits have attacked a village market in Sokoto State.
Emir of Bungudu released after one month in captivity
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Emir of Bungudu released after one month in captivity

Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru has been released after spending one month in captivity. The Zamfara monarch was kidnapped on September 14, after bandits attacked his motorcade along Kaduna-Abuja Highway. A source told Daily Trust that he was released on Saturday evening in Kaduna state. Gazali Shehu Ahmad, Special Adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle on Strategy, also confirmed the release of the monarch. Ahmad wrote;  “On behalf of the family and Bungudu Emirate, we wish to thank everyone for the prayers and support during this trying time. “We appreciate all the efforts of Kaduna State Government throughout this challenging period. Our immense gratitude to the Zamfara State Government in playing a key role to see our father returned home safely.”...
We won’t start a war with China, but will defend ourselves full on – Taiwan Military says
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We won’t start a war with China, but will defend ourselves full on – Taiwan Military says

Taiwan will not start a war with China but will defend itself "full on", Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said on Thursday, amid an increase in tensions between the pair that has raised concern internationally. Military tensions with China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, are at their worst in more than 40 years, Chiu said last week, adding that China will be capable of mounting a "full-scale" invasion by 2025. This month alone, China mounted four consecutive days of mass air force incursions into Taiwan's air defence identification zone that began on Oct. 1, flying 77 planes into the Taiwanese air identification zone. No shots have been fired and China's aircraft have stayed well away from Taiwan's airspace, but Taiwan, a major worldwide semiconductor producer, has now...
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...
Tyga’s ex-girlfriend Camaryn Swanson accuses him of domestic violence after heated argument at his home
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Tyga’s ex-girlfriend Camaryn Swanson accuses him of domestic violence after heated argument at his home

Rapper Tyga is being investigated by authorities after accusations he attacked his ex-girlfriend Camaryn Swanson on Monday morning, October 11. The 31-year-old rapper and influencer, 22, allegedly got into a heated argument after she showed up to his mansion 'screaming in the middle of the night' at 3 a.m. Swanson then claims during their argument 'Tyga put his hands on her,' a source told TMZ. Family members, who were present during the incident, believed Swanson 'appeared to be under the influence', but Tyga 'still let her inside to talk.' The fashion designer reportedly called her mom following the fight to pick her up, before calling the cops on the rapper. The outlet reported that responding officers saw 'visible marks' on her body in...
Female police officer missing after unknown gunmen attack Enugu police station
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Female police officer missing after unknown gunmen attack Enugu police station

Police officers in Enugu state are currently in search of a female officer who went missing after known gunmen attacked the Police Divisional Headquarters, Umulokpa, in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state on Saturday, October 9. The gunmen stormed the police division at about 5pm in their numbers and started shooting sporadically, damaging any facility insight. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement released, said the State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawal, had directed the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, of the command to intensity efforts to locate the abducted female cop. Part of the statement reads “The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Abubakar Lawal, has ordered the State ...
Suspected kidnappers attack Police station and abduct nursing mother in Adamawa
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Suspected kidnappers attack Police station and abduct nursing mother in Adamawa

Suspected kidnappers have attacked Ngurore Police station in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa and abducted a nursing mother in the area. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, said the assailants attacked the station at about 2 a. m on Sunday, but no casualty was recorded. "The suspected kidnappers targeted one Alhaji Umaru of Nasarawo B, a resident of Ngurore town in Yola South LGA. The criminals separated into two groups; one attacked the Police station to divert the attention of security operatives, while other group attacked Alhaji Umaru’s house and kidnapped his wife, Hauwa Umaru, and her daughter. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mohammed Barde, has ordered the deployment of operational asset including Polic...
19 traders including two biological brothers killed as bandits attack Sokoto market
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19 traders including two biological brothers killed as bandits attack Sokoto market

At least 19 traders were killed by bandits who attacked a weekly market at Unguwan Lalle in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State. It was gathered that the attackers stormed the market at about 3pm, on Friday, October 8, shortly after all the traders had returned from the Juma’at congregational prayers. Two biological brothers, Shafiu and Muhammau, who trade in hide and skin were among those killed. The attack also left several others injured, majority of whom are currently receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Sabon Birni. It was further learnt that Unguwan Lalle market is among the popular markets in the eastern part of Sokoto state and is being patronised by traders from different parts of the state and from Zamfara, Kebbi and neighbouring Niger Republic. ...
Brazilian footballer William Ribeiro now charged with attempted murder after kicking referee in the head
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Brazilian footballer William Ribeiro now charged with attempted murder after kicking referee in the head

A Brazilian footballer, William Ribeiro is now facing a charge of attempted murder after kicking a referee in the head and knocking him unconscious. Ribeiro was arrested after attacking referee Rodrigo Crivellaro in the head during a match on Monday, October 4 in Venancio Aires, in Brazil´s southern Rio Grande do Sul state during a match between Sport Club Sao Paulo and Guarani-RS. Ribeiro, who was playing for Sport Club Sao Paulo, attacked Crivellaro at the beginning of the second half. Referee Crivellaro left the stadium unconscious in an ambulance and was taken to a hospital. After some examinations and observation, he was discharged on Tuesday October 5. "I don't really remember (what happened). My refereeing colleagues told me that I gave him...
Update: Brymo reacts as singer 2Face Idibia threatens N1B defamation suit against him
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Update: Brymo reacts as singer 2Face Idibia threatens N1B defamation suit against him

Veteran singer, 2face Idibia, has threatened to file N1 billion defamation lawsuit against his colleague, Brymo, if he fails to apologize over the claims he recently made against him. Recall that on Tuesday, October 5, Brymo via his Twitter handle alleged that 2Face had some time ago accused him of sleeping with his wife Annie. He also accused the singer of arranging for him to be attacked. In a new development, 2Face has gotten his lawyers to write to Brymo, demanding an unreserved public apology. The letter added that failure to tender an apology, a N1 billion defamation suit will be filed against him. "The baseless and false accusation has caused unspeakable distress to our client and his family. You have also caused estimation to be lowered in the estimation of his friends, bu...
Microfinance bank staff arrested for staging his ‘robbery’ in Ogun
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Microfinance bank staff arrested for staging his ‘robbery’ in Ogun

A staff of a microfinance bank in Abeokuta, Olagoke Dare, has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for planning with his accomplice to rob him of a cash sum of 3million naira which belongs to his employer. The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police at Ibara divisional headquarters, that armed robbers have attacked the duo of Olagoke Dare and Mary Agbejo while coming out of a commercial bank at Oke-ilewo area, where they had gone to withdraw money. Upon the distress call, the Dpo Ibara division, SP Segun Ajao quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene where one Idowu Tunde was arrested with the assistance of members of public. The arrested suspect who was armed with a mock gun informed the police during interrogation that it was Olag...
E-kids’ TV presenter jailed after threatening a woman he raped
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E-kids’ TV presenter jailed after threatening a woman he raped

39-year-old former children's TV presenter, Paul 'Des' Ballard has been jailed after being found guilty in July of raping a lady in a hotel room. He reportedly attacked the woman in a hotel room in Hatfield Heath, Essex, on September 19 last year. His terrified victim managed to escape the room and informed a member of staff about the attack who called the police. Ballard denied raping and threatening the victim, claiming that they had consensual sex. Ballard, who told the woman "you're dying tonight" while raping her, was found guilty of rape, attempted rape, assault, criminal damage, and threats to kill.  He was handed a 10 year jail sentence by a Chelmsford Crown Court. Detective Constable Dan Lambert who led the investigation said: "Today, Ballar...
Gunmen kill 30 in fresh attack in Niger state
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Gunmen kill 30 in fresh attack in Niger state

No fewer than 30 persons have been reported dead after gunmen again invaded Sarkin Pawa, headquarters of Munyan local government area of Niger state. According to reports, the gunmen attacked Kachiwe village and spread to other adjourning villages in the area. The fully armed bandits who rode on motorcycles started shooting sporadically to scare the villagers during which many people were killed. Confirming the incident, the Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, said the State Government is not leaving any stone unturned in its efforts at ridding the state of crime and appealed to residents of the state to provide security agencies with credible information to succeed. “What is happening to us in Niger State in terms of insecurity is beyond our power and...
Singer, Shakira Attacked by Wild Boars while in Park with her Son
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Singer, Shakira Attacked by Wild Boars while in Park with her Son

Shakira has said she was "attacked" by wild boars while out with her 8-year-old son, Milan. The Colombian pop star shared a series of stories to her Instagram on Wednesday, Sept 29, telling her fans how she fought off two wild boars while trying to enjoy a day out at the park with Milan. The beasts took her bag but the singer says she managed to wrangle it back. However, the contents of her bag were damaged. She showed fans her rucksack, covered in mud and coming apart in some places. She also showed two photos she took of the wild boars. Speaking in Spanish, the 44-year-old said: "Look how two wild boars that have attacked me in the park have left my bag." "They have attacked me, they have shattered everything... and they were taking my bag to the forest with my pho...
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. ...
Sit-at-home: Hoodlums Set Vehicle conveying food items ablaze in Enugu
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Sit-at-home: Hoodlums Set Vehicle conveying food items ablaze in Enugu

Suspected hoodlums have set ablaze a vehicle conveying food items in Enugu State on Monday, September 27. The vehicle was set on fire during the sit-at-home declared by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The vehicle conveying tomatoes, vegetables and other food items was burnt at Edem junction, Ibeagwa in Enugu East Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the vehicle was returning from the Ugwogo end of the Opi-Enugu by-pass when it was attacked. Sympathisers were said to have put a call to the State Fire Service, who eventually contained the inferno. A sympathiser said;  “It’s a fairly huge loss which ought not to have occurred had our people reasoned very well before embarking on retrogressive actions such as this one.” M...

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