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Update: Husband on the run after Kenya’s Tokyo Olympic star and World Championship medallist, Agnes Tirop is found stabbed to death
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Update: Husband on the run after Kenya’s Tokyo Olympic star and World Championship medallist, Agnes Tirop is found stabbed to death

The husband of Kenya's two-time World Championship bronze medallist, Agnes Jebet Tirop, who was found stabbed to death, is being treated as a suspect in the murder investigation. The 25-year-old long-distance runner, who represented Kenya at the Tokyo Olympics, was found dead in her house in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County on Wednesday, October 13. (See previous post here) Chairperson of Athletics Kenya in the Nairobi Region, Barnaba Korir, who confirmed the tragic news, said the deceased had stab wounds in the abdomen. A criminal investigation is under way, with her husband now at the centre of it. Police say he has gone missing and they are searching for him. Elgeyo Marakwet County police chief Tom Makori has said he is wanted for questioning. He said: "When police went to ...
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’...
Update: Police arrest three CJTF members over murder of teacher in Maiduguri
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Update: Police arrest three CJTF members over murder of teacher in Maiduguri

The Borno State Police Command has arrested three Civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF) members for allegedly killing a teacher, Babagana Ahmed Gaidam. LIB reported that the 42-year-old headmaster of Asheikh Jarma Mega School, at Bulumkuttu Abuja, in Maiduguri, was stabbed to death at his residence at 3am on Monday October 12. According to reports, the suspects were arrested at Bulumkuttu Abuja area of Maiduguri on Tuesday, October 12, following a directive by the Commissioner of Police(CP), Abdu Umar. Gaidem was said to have been transferred to the Asheik Jarma Mega Primary School about seven weeks ago. According to sources, the victim, upon resumption in the school, embarked on reforms of some operational policies. A teacher and friend of the deceased, Abdullaziz, told Punch t...
Rainstorm kills one, destroys houses in Ondo
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Rainstorm kills one, destroys houses in Ondo

Tragedy struck in Ikare-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State following the death of a popular butcher in the community by rainstorm. The heavy downpour which lasted about 40 minutes rendered many homeless as the rainstorm destroyed houses. Areas badly affected by the disaster were Ilepa, Okela and part of Okoja quarters in the ancient town. The deceased butcher identified simply as ‘Ayepareti’ was said to have lost his life while taking a cover from the rain at a house at Okela when the unfortunate incident happened. The building was said to have collapsed on him and was rushed to hospital where he was confirmed dead. According to a community leader, Ibrahim Kilani, the torrential rain which started after 7pm was accompanied by heavy ha...
“I’m finding this part of my life’s journey very difficult” – Nigerian man mourns his fiancé who died 5 weeks to their wedding
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“I’m finding this part of my life’s journey very difficult” – Nigerian man mourns his fiancé who died 5 weeks to their wedding

Nigerian man, Kadama Birgamus has opened up for the first time since his fiancé, Alice Lyman Blawol's death. LIB had reported that Alice, 29, died on September 26, five weeks to their wedding slated for October 30th in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa state.   The deceased said to be a nurse, was laid to rest at Damare Cemetary, Yola Town after funeral service at St. James Lutheran Church on Tuesday, September 28. Taking to Facebook on Sunday, October 3, Birgamus said that he is finding this part of his life's journey very difficult. "APPRECIATION. Words cannot convey our appreciation for the support and love that you have shown us at the moment of loss. I appreciate your thoughts, your caring attitude and your support. As you can imagine, I’m finding...
Suspected thief electrocuted as transformer blows in Festac
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Suspected thief electrocuted as transformer blows in Festac

A suspected thief was electrocuted when a transformer blew in Festac, Lagos. The incident happened on Friday morning, October 1, 2021, at 721 Road, G close, and residents claim the deceased was known in the area for stealing. Since the incident, no one has come to claim his body. Watch the video below.
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.
Adesina Aishat: OAU closed down till further notice over student’s death, protest
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Adesina Aishat: OAU closed down till further notice over student’s death, protest

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State has shut down the institution. The followed the protest that broke out over the death of an undergrad, Adesina Omowumi Aishat. The school management condemned in strong terms the continuous and uncontrolled protests by the students which has culminated in unbridled brigandage, blocking of the Ife/Ibadan and Ife/Ede highways as alternative routes, and engaging in acts that are detrimental to their health and the safety of the generality of the people. This is as it also explained that the deceased, Aishat had reported to the Health Centre of the school on Tuesday, 28th September, 2021 with signs and symptoms of a severe infection which was promptly treated with prescribed drugs after which she was asked to ...
Remains of Uniuyo graduate who died in police detention buried amid tears
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Remains of Uniuyo graduate who died in police detention buried amid tears

The remains of Kubiat Isaac Akpan, a University of Uyo graduate who died in police custody has been laid to rest at his hometown, Mbiopkoro Nsit in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. It could be recalled that the deceased was arrested by Police operatives at Eni supermarket along Edet Akpan Avenue, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on alleged involvement in cultism but later died suspiciously within 24-hours of being held at the Police detention facility. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Odiko Macdon, in a statement said the deceased complained of ill health while in custody and was taken to the police clinic but unfortunately died in hospital. The PPRO insisted that his colleagues were not complicit in the death of late Kubiat even as the commissioner, CP ...
One confirmed dead as boat capsizes in Lagos
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One confirmed dead as boat capsizes in Lagos

One person has been confirmed dead while 16 others were rescued after an Ikorodu bound boat capsized shortly after it departed CMS Ferry Terminal at 4.35 p.m on Monday, September 27. Lagos Area Manager of the National Inland Waterways Authority, Sarat Braimah, who made the disclosure in a statement released, said that the boat was involved in the accident 15 minutes after it left the CMS terminal. “A 17 passenger boat named “TEMI 3 Global” which departed from CMS Ferry Terminal at 4:35p:m enroute Ikorodu Ferry Terminal on Sept. 27, was involved in an accident. Fifteen minutes into the journey near Adekunle Waterfront, the boat hit an underwater obstacle which broke the hull of the boat and this resulted to the capsize of the boat. There was immediate mobilisation to the site of...
Bandits kill two, abduct teacher in Kaduna
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Bandits kill two, abduct teacher in Kaduna

An Arabic and Islamic studies teacher in Kuregu community in Zaria Local Government of Kaduna State, has been abducted by bandits. Daily Trust reported that two people were also killed during the incident which occurred around 10pm on Friday September 26. An eyewitness told the publication that the deceased were just at the wrong place at the wrong time, because the bandits came asking for houses of wealthy individuals in the community when they came across them. It was learnt that they were shot before the Islamic studies teacher in the community was abducted.
Police in Delta kill man Celebrating his 29th Birthday in a hotel
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Police in Delta kill man Celebrating his 29th Birthday in a hotel

A police officer in Delta state allegedly killed a yet-to-be-identified young man celebrating his 29th birthday with his friends and relatives in Obinomba community, Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state on Friday, September 24. According to reports, a team of police officers attached to Obiaruku divisional headquarters had stormed the venue apparently in search of fleeing cultists who earlier murdered a youth in Obiaruku. On sighting the security agents, the celebrant stepped out to explain to them that it was his party and that those with him were his wellwishers. “It was like the police came to raid the bar where he was having his birthday. The boy came out to tell the police that he was having his birthday, that they were not fighting, and that the people were there to cel...
Two dead, seven injured as car rams into roadside passengers
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Two dead, seven injured as car rams into roadside passengers

Two persons died on Saturday as a Toyota Sienna car rammed into commuters at Kudigbe, along Arigbajo, on the Lagos-Abeokuta highway, Ogun State. DAILY POST learnt that seven persons also sustained injuries in the crash. Babatunde Akinbiyi, Spokesperson, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed that road crash occurred around 7:30 on Saturday morning. According to Akinbiyi, the sienna marked KRD 900 GV, had hit a Ford car, registered as AAB 439 XB and a tricycle, with number plate, AKM 791 VP. He blamed the incident on excessive speeding and loss of control on the part of the Sienna driver. It was stated that the 10 persons were involved in the accident, five males and five females. “The Toyota Sienna driver was on top speed and in its attempt to av...
Family in Imo state Kill and Bury their Son for being too Stubborn (videos)
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Family in Imo state Kill and Bury their Son for being too Stubborn (videos)

A couple and their daughter have been arrested while their son, who is on the run, is wanted over the death of their last child. Mr Lambert Ukachukwu, his wife, their daughter, and their son, Philip, are accused of killing 28-year-old Chukwuebuka at their home in Duruegwele village, Umueze II, in Ehime Mbano Local Government of Imo State. The family accused the deceased of being too stubborn and giving them sleepless nights so they allegedly decided to eliminate him. On September 17, 2021, they hit Chukwuebuka with a piece of wood and left him to die. He was then buried in a shallow grave.   Soon, youths of Duruegwele community noticed Chukwuebuka's absence but when they confronted the family, they were told that Chukwuebuka...
Nigerian man shot dead in South Africa
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Nigerian man shot dead in South Africa

A Nigerian national identified simply as 'Snoop Awka' Mbanefo has been murdered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Details of the incident are still sketchy at the time of this report but according to a Johannesburg based Nigerian man, Saintpat Nnamdi, the deceased was shot dead by yet to be identified gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday, September 21. He shared videos from the scene and also revealed that the deceased is from Umudioka in Awka, Anambra State.
Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi loses wife
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Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi loses wife

Revered Islamic cleric and leader of the Tijaniyya Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, on Sunday, lost one of his wives, Hajiya Zainab Dahiru Bauchi. The deceased, DAILY POST learnt, died this afternoon at a time her husband was away in Saudi Arabia, where he is currently performing Umrah (lesser Hajj) and was buried at about 2pm. The late Hajiya Zainab, who was said to be in her 60s, it was gathered had three children with the revered cleric. Meanwhile, Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has described the death of the cleric’s wife as a great loss not only to her husband but also to the entire state and Nigeria in general. The governor stated this when he led government officials to condole with the Islamic scholar at his Gombe Road residence...
Pastor, his wife and friend die in fatal auto crash in Bauchi
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Pastor, his wife and friend die in fatal auto crash in Bauchi

A Cameroonian pastor, Kenneth Azifo, his Nigerian wife, Sandra and their colleague, Badamasi Alkali, have died in a lone fatal car crash in Bauchi State. The deceased persons were said to have been traveling to Azare, headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State for an official assignment on Friday, September 17, when the incident happened.   A source who confirmed the incident to Punch said that the deceased pastor who was also a French teacher with a private school in Bauchi, was recently engaged on a part-time basis with a another Company, along with his wife.   She said that the deceased persons were traveling for a “promo activation” when the incident happened, adding that they were four in the vehicle, three of them died except the dr...
Miyetti Allah confirms kidnappers killed Chairman in Kaduna
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Miyetti Allah confirms kidnappers killed Chairman in Kaduna

Miyetti Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has announced the death of Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi, also known as Danbardi, the association’s Chairman in Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The association announced this in a statement by its National Secretary, Othman Ngelzarma and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, in Abuja, saying that the deceased, aged 58, was killed by kidnappers on Friday. “The death of Abubakar brings to five the number of MACBAN officials killed either by bandits, kidnappers or cattle rustlers this year across the country”, the statement said. Ngelzarma stated that Abdullahi’s lifeless body was found by the roadside on Friday, after being kidnapped from his home in Lere on Sept. 16 and ransom paid. “Al...
22-year-old soldier killed after motivating school pupils in North-East while on national duty with Nigerian Air Force
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22-year-old soldier killed after motivating school pupils in North-East while on national duty with Nigerian Air Force

A 22-year-old soldier identified as Amos Adorable Sobosu Royal has been killed while on national duty with the Nigerian Air Force. Amos was killed just after motivating school pupils in North-East region of the country. The burial ceremony of the deceased who is from Egbebiri-Biseni in Yenegoa local government area of Bayelsa, is scheduled for September 25. Friends, family and loved ones have all taken to social media to pen down tributes to him.
Bandits kill Miyetti Allah chairman in Kaduna after he failed to pay N20m ransom
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Bandits kill Miyetti Allah chairman in Kaduna after he failed to pay N20m ransom

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed the Chairman of Lere Local Government branch of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Kaduna State, Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi Damba. The Fulani community leader popularly known as Dambardi, was killed in the early hours of Friday, September 17, in his village, Lere. The State Chairman of the association, Alhaji Haruna Usman Tugga, who confirmed the incident in a press release said the gunmen stormed the residence of the deceased at about 2am and brought him out According to Tugga, the kidnappers demanded N20m naira but he told them that he does not have such an amount. The bandits insisted that he must raise the money or they would kill him. The deceased took them to some butchers who raised only N250,000 for ...
Truck crushes motorcyclist to death in Ondo
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Truck crushes motorcyclist to death in Ondo

Tragedy struck in Kajola area of Oda road, Akure, the Ondo State capital following the death of a commercial motorcyclist who was hit by a truck. The truck driver rammed into the commercial motorcycle, popularly known as Okada while trying to avoid potholes on the road which was undergoing construction. According to an eyewitness, the Okada rider died on the spot while two passengers he was carrying sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident. The eyewitness, who craved anonymity, said the two victims were rushed to the hospital while the remains of the deceased motorcyclist had been deposited at the morgue. Meanwhile, some road users blamed the accident on poor condition of the Oda road. The concerned road users urged the state government to mobilise the contr...
Two Nigerian men, one other, arrested in killing of 8-year-old boy in the US
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Two Nigerian men, one other, arrested in killing of 8-year-old boy in the US

Three men have been arrested in the killing of an 8-year-old boy in Prince George's County, police said Wednesday, September 15. Two of the suspects arrested over the fatal shooting of Peyton "PJ" Evans are of Nigerian descent. The suspects, 21-year-old Desmond Nkwocha, 23-year-old Mark Nkwocha and 23-year-old George Shamman, all face attempted first-degree murder, second-degree murder and weapons-related charges, police said. Eight-year-old Peyton Evans was shot on August 24 while in a relative's apartment in Landover, Maryland, playing a video game and eating tacos, his family said. Police said that a group of adults were gathered outside on the 1600 block of Brightseat Road when three men approached in a white sedan. "One occupant from that white sedan fired s...
23-year-old Auchi poly student allegedly commits suicide, ‘wills his mobile phone to girlfriend’
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23-year-old Auchi poly student allegedly commits suicide, ‘wills his mobile phone to girlfriend’

A 23-year-old student of Auchi Polytechnic identified as Solomon Oboh, has allegedly committed suicide. It was gathered that the National Diploma 1 student of Public Administration was found dangling from the ceiling of his room on Friday night, September 10. According to Punch, the student was said to have left a suicide note behind with instruction that his mobile phone be given to his girlfriend and coursemate, Sandra, whom he begged for forgiveness in the note. It was gathered that earlier that day, the deceased had felt humiliated by his inability to spell the words, “computer technology” correctly in the presence of his classmates. "Solomon was in class on Friday and left for home after class, we only came home later in the evening to find him dangling in the ceiling ...
COVID19 Kills unvaccinated health worker and one other in Edo
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COVID19 Kills unvaccinated health worker and one other in Edo

Two persons, including an unvaccinated health worker, have died from complications of COVID19 in Edo state. The 56-year-old health worker died at the Auchi General Hospital, Edo north. Disclosing this to newsmen on Friday, September 10, the Head of the State’s COVID-19 Case Management, Dr Ebomwonyi Osagie, said the two victims were yet to be vaccinated against the disease. “The state has recorded two deaths in 24 hours. One of the deceased, a 56-year-old man, was a nurse with Auchi General Hospital, Etsako West Local Government Area. He was diabetic and hypertensive as well as unvaccinated. Health workers are not immune and they are Nigerians. There is also vaccine hesitancy among health workers like other Nigerians.’’he said Osagie said since the inception of the Delta vari...
Stray Bullet reportedly Kills Traditional Ruler’s Daughter in Ebonyi
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Stray Bullet reportedly Kills Traditional Ruler’s Daughter in Ebonyi

A stray bullet has reportedly killed the daughter of a traditional ruler in Onicha Igboeze community in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi state. The deceased said to be the daughter of HRH. Ezeogo Oshimiri Agw? Nwukpa, Oshimiri 1 of Onicha, died after the stray bullet allegedly fired by security operatives hit her at Onuafor Enuagu where she was selling fruits on Wednesday evening, September 8. Details of the incident are still sketchy but former Ebonyi lawmaker, Hon. Linus Okorie, who shared a photo of the victim alleged that the shots were fired by Ebubeagu operatives who came to the area to arrest a coffin maker over undisclosed allegations. Read his post below... "This young girl of about 25, a hardworking youth and daughter of HRH Oshimili Agwu Nwukpa, peacefully pl...
Kubiat Isaac: Family demands prosecution of all officers involved in son’s death
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Kubiat Isaac: Family demands prosecution of all officers involved in son’s death

The family of Kubiat Isaac Akpan, a fresh graduate of University of Uyo, who died in police detention in Akwa Ibom, has demanded the prosecution of all the officers involved in his death. The 28 years old Kubiat, a graduate of Architecture awaiting his NYSC mobilisation, was on Sunday arrested by a team of police officers led by one ASP Micheal Joweigha at Eni stores, Uyo, the state capital. The deceased was said to have been reportedly tortured to death by the officers while in custody even as the autopsy result confirmed that late Kubiat had brain injuries and couldn’t have survived the torture. But the Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon had in a statement said that Kubiat had complained of an I’ll health while in custody and was taken to a police clinic where he unfo...
Autopsy allegedly reveals Nigerian student, Kubiat Isaac, who died in police custody was tortured
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Autopsy allegedly reveals Nigerian student, Kubiat Isaac, who died in police custody was tortured

Late Kubiat Isaac, who died in a police cell in Akwa Ibom State while waiting to go for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, was allegedly tortured. This was made known by the lawyer to the deceased's family after an autopsy. Barr Inibehe Effiong tweeted on Monday, September 6: "I spent the larger part of today witnessing the autopsy on the body of Kubiat Isaac Akapan, a fresh graduate of University of Uyo and only son of his parents who was tortured to death by rogue policemen on Sunday 29th August 2021. #JusticeForKubiat Sad."     The autopsy was ordered by the state commissioner of Police, Mr Andrew Amiengheme, amid controversy surrounding the cause of Isaac's death while in detention.   Barr Effiong said witnessing the autopsy, along with fami...
Ex-Abia Commissioner of Sports, Uche Mpamah is dead
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Ex-Abia Commissioner of Sports, Uche Mpamah is dead

A former Commissioner for Sports in Abia State, Uche Mpamah, has been confirmed dead. The late Mpamah died of undisclosed illness on Saturday. The deceased served as Commissioner under the administration of former Governor Theodore Orji now the Senator, representing Abia central senatorial district in the National Assembly. The late ex-Commissioner hailed from Obuohia Obi-Ibere, Ibere clan in Ikwuano Local government area in Abia central zone of the state. Until his demise, the late Mpamma was a grassroots and consummate politician, and contested for the House of Representatives ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during its 2018 primaries for the Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency seat of Abia state. The deceased was also a one-time elected Chairm...
Kaduna LG election: Stray Bullet allegedly kills 9-year-old girl on her way to Islamic School
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Kaduna LG election: Stray Bullet allegedly kills 9-year-old girl on her way to Islamic School

A stray bullet has killed a 9-year-old identified as Zainab Bala-Umar at Gwanki Ward in Makarfi during the ongoing local government elections in Kaduna State on Saturday, September 4. An eyewitness, Alhaji Yahaya Gwanki, who spoke to Daily Trust, alleged that the stray bullet was discharged from a military personnel in an effort to disperse the crowd after the soldier was invited by a former chairman of Makarfi local government who is also the APC candidate in the election. According to Daily Trust, Gwanki said the APC candidate, Alhaji Kabir Maiyere had gone to one of the polling units under Fadamar Gwanki and while having a conversation with an electoral officer over some challenges of the e-voting machine, some youths had to start to shout, ‘ba ma so, ba ma so” meaning “we don...
Unknown Gunmen Gun Down Forestry Guard In Abeokuta
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Unknown Gunmen Gun Down Forestry Guard In Abeokuta

It was serious tension that took over Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, as some unknown gunmen shot dead a man said to be a forestry guard. The incident happened on Friday around Leme, Abiola Way, Abeokuta at about 8pm. Residents of the area scampered for safety as the assailants reportedly accosted the forestry guard on the main road and shot him dead. The Ogun State Police Command confirmed the incident to DAILY POST on Saturday morning. However, the command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the incident was a cult clash. According to Oyeyemi, the deceased was shot dead by some suspected cultists. “Yes, somebody was shot dead, but it was a cult clash. The information I have was that there was a cult clash around the Leme area yesterday, where a man who was also...
The Killers Of Sowore’s Brother Must Face Justice – Shehu Sani Condemns Shocking Murder
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The Killers Of Sowore’s Brother Must Face Justice – Shehu Sani Condemns Shocking Murder

Shehu Sani, a former Senator from the Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has joined several other prominent Nigerians to condemn the killing of Olajide Felix Sowore, the younger brother to human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore, by gunmen. Felix was murdered by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen in the early hours of Saturday. In a post via his Twitter page, Sani described the incident as tragic while calling on relevant authorities to ensure justice is done in the matter. He also commiserated with family of the deceased, adding that it was unfortunate that lives are no sacred in present day Nigeria. He said, "The assassination of Mr Olajide Sowore,the younger brother of @YeleSowore in Edo state is tragic & condemnable.The perpetrators of this heinous act must face justic...
Police give details in killing of Sowore’s younger brother
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Police give details in killing of Sowore’s younger brother

The Police in Edo State, on Saturday confirmed the killing of one Mr Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of social activist, Mr Omoyele Sowore. The police said the deceased was shot dead in Edo by gunmen in the early hours of Saturday. He was said to be coming from Igbinedion University, Okada, near Benin, where he was studying Pharmacy, before he was shot dead on the Benin-Lagos highway. It added that five other persons were abducted in the process. Spokesman for the police command, Bello Kontongs, said: “In addition to killing the younger Sowore, the suspected kidnappers made away with five unidentified persons.” According to Kontongs, the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital (IUTH). “Good morning all. Th...
Ajiroba of Lagos, Rasheed Williams is dead, Sanwo-Olu reacts
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Ajiroba of Lagos, Rasheed Williams is dead, Sanwo-Olu reacts

The Ajiroba of Lagos, Chief Rasheed Williams, has passed away. Williams died Monday morning and was buried in the afternoon in line with Islamic injunction. Williams, a renowned socialite, was a member of Metropolitan Club, Yoruba Tennis Club and Eko Club, where he was the first president. Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a statement, said the deceased lived a good life and served humanity. Sanwo-Olu recalled how Williams combined work and social life in a way that impacted the state and the nation positively. He said Willams served Lagos meritoriously as a member of the Constituent Assembly, representing the Lagos lsland Local Government. “He also contributed his quota to the growth and development of Lagos in different capacities”, Sanwo-Olu noted. The governor said the fifth ...
Kaduna police vow to arrest killers of Senator Na’Allah’s son
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Kaduna police vow to arrest killers of Senator Na’Allah’s son

The Kaduna state police says it has begun an investigation into the killing of Abdulakreem Na'Allah, son of Senator Bala Na'Allah. A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, said on August 29 at about 3.30pm, the Kaduna Police Command received an unfortunate report of the assassination of Capt. Abdulkarim Ibn Na-Allah 'M' 36 years and a son to Senator Bala Ibn Na-Allah. ''The report has it that the assassins forcefully gained access into the resident of the deceased at Umar Gwandu Road  Malali, Kaduna during the night hours, choked him to dead in coldblood and made away with his Lexus SUV to an unknown destination. The deceased was until his untimely death, a pilot by profession and not an army captain as being peddled in some quarters of the med...
400 level UNILORIN student commits suicide after two failed attempts
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400 level UNILORIN student commits suicide after two failed attempts

A 26-year-old student of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), has reportedly committed suicide. Elijah Jude Anuoluwapo is said to have consumed illicit drug substances. According to reports, the 400 Level student of English Language died on Thursday morning, August 26, at the hospital where he was rushed to by his colleagues for medical attention. This is said to be his third attempt at committing suicide. Unfortunately, he succeeded this time. Friends said his reason for attempting suicide multiple times was over alleged rejection by members of his immediate family after the death of his mother. "His father had abandoned his mother since she was carrying Jude’s pregnancy which later led to his mother’s death out of depression," a friend of the deceased told Tribune. ...
Man dies after ‘Using glue to Seal Penis’ to Prevent Fiancee from Getting Pregnant
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Man dies after ‘Using glue to Seal Penis’ to Prevent Fiancee from Getting Pregnant

A man who used super strong glue to ‘seal’ his penis has died. Salman Mirza, 25,  applied glue to his genitals to stop his fiancée from getting pregnant after they checked into a hotel in Juhapura neighbourhood of Ahmedabad, India, on June 22. Mr Mirza was, however, found unconscious outside the hotel the following day. Police say the couple decided to use the glue to prevent pregnancy after taking drugs, by mixing whitener with the epoxy to inhale it and get high. ‘Several witnesses said that Mirza, along with his former fiancée, both of whom were addicted to drugs, had gone to a hotel in Juhapura,’ the officer told the Times of India. ‘Since they did not have any protection, they decided to apply the adhesive on his private parts to ensure that she does not get pregnant. ‘T...
Two separate obituaries of a Kenyan man published in same newspaper recognizing 2 widows while the other describes one as “ex-wife”
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Two separate obituaries of a Kenyan man published in same newspaper recognizing 2 widows while the other describes one as “ex-wife”

Two separate obituaries of a Kenyan man, late Lt. Col (Rtd) David Njoroge Mwaura, have been published in same newspaper with two women claiming to be his widows. According to information on the two obituaries published in the Daily Nation on Wednesday, August 25,  it's not clear whether Mwaura was married to two wives or he divorced one. In one of the obituaries, two women identified Eunice Wanjiku and Alice Nyambura are recognized as wives to the deceased. However, in the other, Wanjiku is labelled an former wife as the deceased is described as her "ex-husband" It may be that Nyambura declined to recognise Wanjiku, prompting her to sponsor her own obituary announcement.  
Attack on NDA won’t dampen resolve of our military to bring decisive end to criminality – President Buhari vows
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Attack on NDA won’t dampen resolve of our military to bring decisive end to criminality – President Buhari vows

President Buhari has vowed that the attack launched on the facility of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Tuesday, August 24, will not dampen the morale of our Armed Forces as it is intended to, but instead will buoy their determination to make a decisive end of criminality in the country. Noting that the attack, which led to loss of lives, came at a time that the military had put insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other types of criminals on the retreat, the President says the heinous action would accelerate the total uprooting of evil in the polity, which members of the Armed Forces are solidly resolved to accomplish in the shortest possible time. Commiserating with the families who lost their loved ones, and praying God to comfort them, President Buh...
Former Nigerian Senator, Biyi Durojaiye is dead
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Former Nigerian Senator, Biyi Durojaiye is dead

Biyi Durojaiye, a senator in the fourth republic is reportedly dead. Durojaiye died at the age of 88 in Lagos on Monday August 23, after a brief illness associated with Coronavirus complications. The late senator who represented Ogun East constituency on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) between 1999 and 2003, was also a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, but lost to the late Moshood Abiola. The deceased served in senate committees on Judiciary, Establishment (as Chairman), and Special Projects. In December 2002, he recommended a life jail term for anyone who perpetrated election fraud.
Police Uncover 3 human Heads in fridge of Footballer and Sports Commentator
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Police Uncover 3 human Heads in fridge of Footballer and Sports Commentator

The Ghanaian police has arrested popular footballer and sports commentator in the Sunyani Municipality, Richard Gyamfi a.k.a Fire Man after three human heads were found in his fridge. Confirming the news to Sunyani based Sky FM, the father of one of the deceased victims, Mr Thomas Agyei explained that the footballer reportedly lured his son, 13-year-old Louis Agyemang Junior from a football park at Sunyani Abesim into his room and killed him. The boy who is a twin had left for the park for football training. In the evening, efforts to trace the young boy proved futile. One of his friends called Tweneboa informed the parents that they saw him in the company of the sports commentator and footballer “Fire Man”. Gyamfi became a suspect after...
“I Derive Pleasure in raping old women in the Farms” – Serial rapist Confesses
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“I Derive Pleasure in raping old women in the Farms” – Serial rapist Confesses

A farmer has said he derives pleasure in raping old women in their farms. Stephen John, a farmer in Ore, Odigbo council area of Ondo state, made this statement after he was arrested by police detectives in the state for raping a lady, Fatima Yahaya, who was sent on an errand by her mother. He reportedly grabbed the victim and dragged her into the bush at about 7am, then he raped her. A police source said that the suspect always lays ambush for his victims in the farm while he pretends to be working. Parading the suspect alongside twelve others for criminal activities across the state in recent times, the state police commissioner, Bolaji Salami described the suspect as a serial rapist, adding that he ambushed and raped women in their farms within Ore axis.   ...
UNIZIK Student Commits Suicide in Anambra
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UNIZIK Student Commits Suicide in Anambra

A 200-level student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State has allegedly committed suicide inside one of the hostel rooms on Friday, August 20. The Nation reports that the deceased student who hailed from Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State, was said to be studying Industrial Physics. It was gathered that the body was reportedly found inside one of the hostel blocks dangling with a rope around his neck. An eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, said “The deceased locked himself inside the room and when the door was broken, he was seen dangling with a rope around his neck.” Another source who described the deceased as a quiet and calm student, adding that he never showed any sign of depression before the incident. Reacting to this development, the Chief Se...
22-year-old Man Drowns in Kwara dam
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22-year-old Man Drowns in Kwara dam

A 22-year-old man identified as Sodiq Mustapha, has drowned in Agba Dam in G.R.A area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The deceased, who hailed from Kankatu Okelele Area of Ilorin, at Sheji Compound, was brought out dead by personnel of the state fire service on Tuesday morning, August 17. The Head of Media and Publicity, Kwara State Fire Service, Hakeem Adekiunle confirmed the incident in a statement. "The recovery operation was carried out about 9:40am this morning, in the presence of his Honourable Commissioner and the Permanent Secretary for Kwara State Ministry of Water Resources." "The Director of State Fire Service, prince Falade John Olumuyiwa {CFO} consoled with the family of the victim and advised parents to watch over their children's movement in order to ...
Mohammed Fawehinmi will be buried after autopsy – Family
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Mohammed Fawehinmi will be buried after autopsy – Family

The family of the late Mohammed Fawehinmi has said that he will be buried following an autopsy and other necessary arrangements. Mrs Basirat Fawehinmi-Biobaku, the eldest child of Gani Fawehinmi, who spoke on behalf of the family, made the announcement at a news conference on Thursday in Lagos. Recall that Mohammed, eldest son of late legal icon and activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, died at about 9:00 a.m. of Wednesday, after a brief illness in a Lagos hospital, at the age of 52. Fawehinmi-Biobaku disclosed that the family couldn’t pre-empt the cause of his death until the release of the autopsy result. She added that the deceased would be buried once the family concluded necessary arrangements. Fawehinmi-Biobaku added that the family was also waiting for the younger brother o...
Popular Nigerian Security analyst, Ona Ekhomu is dead
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Popular Nigerian Security analyst, Ona Ekhomu is dead

Popular Nigerian private security expert, Dr Ona Ekhomu has died at the age of 66. Ekhomu who was the President of Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON), died on Monday night, August 9, after weeks of illness. The deceased became popular for mastery of security issues as well as thorough analysis in writing. Born in March 1955 in Irrua, Edo State, Ekhomu was the Chairman of Transworld Security Systems and a founding member of the American Society for Industry Security (ASIS) International in Nigeria. He was the Sub-editor of Bendel Newspapers Corporation, Benin City, Nigeria, 1974-1975. Program planner Iowa Department Transportation, Ames, 1978-1979. President Pittsburgh Trading Company, 1986, Trans-World Consultant, Inc., Pittsburgh, s...
Final year student dies in Motor Accident days after her Final Exams
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Final year student dies in Motor Accident days after her Final Exams

A final year student of the Delta State College of Health Technology (DELSCOTECH), Ofuoma, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state, Victory Idjai, has died in a motor accident few days after her final exams. It was gathered that the Dental Nursing student was killed in the auto crash which occurred on Sunday, August 8. The deceased had reportedly written her final paper last week and was awaiting her License Examination before her untimely death. Acting spokesperson of the Delta State State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident to Tribune Online on Monday.
Five crushed to death as fuel tanker loses control, rams into cab in Oyo
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Five crushed to death as fuel tanker loses control, rams into cab in Oyo

Five persons were crushed to death by a fully loaded petrol tanker at Celica area on new Ife-Ibadan road, Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State. It was gathered that the tanker lost control, rammed into a Micra car and plunged into a nearby ditch with the Micra car on Monday, August 9. Mrs Uche Chukwurah, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in the state, who confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN, described the accident as fatal, resulting in the death of five persons, three male and two female adults. She said that the accident involved two vehicles which included a fully loaded petroleum tanker and a Micra taxi car. The sector commander said that the tanker had a brake failure, lost control and rammed into the Micra car leading to the death ...
Ghanaian man allegedly stabs his wife to death after she threatened to divorce him
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Ghanaian man allegedly stabs his wife to death after she threatened to divorce him

Police in Bibiani, Ghana has launched manhunt for one Emmanuel Okyere Baffour, who allegedly stabbed his 26-year-old wife to death. The suspect is said to have committed the act after the deceased, Joyce Johnes Afi Jassika, threatened to divorce him. The incident occurred last Thursday, August 6, at Degede, a suburb of Bibiani in the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipality of the Western North Region. The Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Divisional Crime Officer, Superintendent Seth Serwonu, who confirmed the report, said relatives of the deceased reported the incident to the police. He said the Police proceeded to the scene and found the deceased in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds. The body has since been deposited at the Bibiani Government Mortuary for autopsy, while the...
Final year Nasarawa varsity student dies in motor accident 6 days after signing-out celebration
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Final year Nasarawa varsity student dies in motor accident 6 days after signing-out celebration

  A final year Accounting student of the Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK), Ezekiel Kuje (Abiola) has died six days after his signing-out celebration. Kuje, 27, reportedly died as a result of injuries sustained from motor accident which occurred on Saturday, August 7.   The deceased was a native of Alushi, a multi-ethnic community in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state. He was born on June 12, and named in honor of late MKO Abiola. On August 2, the deceased had taken to Facebook to share photos of himself and coursemates during their signing-out celebration. "I return all the praise, honour, adoration & glory to God Almighty who have set my part throughout my academics. I appreciate my family, friends & all those who stood b...
UNIUYO Student allegedly killed by roommate barely 24 hours after burying his mother
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UNIUYO Student allegedly killed by roommate barely 24 hours after burying his mother

A student of University of Uyo identified simply as Ubong has allegedly been killed by his roommate barely 24 hours after burying his mother. Facebook user, Daniel Etokidem said the deceased was killed on Saturday August 7, after burying his mother on Friday August 6. Ubong was reportedly stabbed from the back after an argument ensued between him and his roommate. Ubong's roommate is said to be currently detained at Barracks Road Police Station in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital. Etokidem wrote;   Ubong, what manner of death? How can you bury your Mum yesterday (Friday) and today (Saturday) you're stabbed to death by your roommate? Less than 24hrs after you struggled to bury your Mum? Ubong is a simple, easy going, hardworking, humble and God fearing young man. I k...

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