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Six Chinese nationals arrested for lack of work permits
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Six Chinese nationals arrested for lack of work permits

Six Chinese nationals have been arrested by the police in Imara Daima, Nairobi county of Kenya. The six suspects which include four women and two men, were arrested for working in the country without permits. Their arrest follows joint efforts by a multi-agency team comprising of both the police and immigration department officers. Investigations into their activities in the country has commenced and they will be arraigned in court on Monday, January 17.
De Bruyne beauty sends City 13 points clear of Chelsea
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De Bruyne beauty sends City 13 points clear of Chelsea

A superb goal from Kevin De Bruyne decided the contest between the Premier League's top two on Saturday and seemingly the destination of the championship, with Manchester City's 1-0 win over Chelsea moving them 13 points clear at the summit. It was a game billed as the last chance for Chelsea - and third-placed Liverpool - to keep the defending champions in sight but City were dominant, pinning their visitors back in their own half for long periods. They eventually produced the moment of quality to extend their remarkable winning streak in the league to 12 matches. De Bruyne - famously sold on by Chelsea - spun away from N'Golo Kante on 70 minutes and bent a brilliant, trademark swerving shot inside the far post from 20 yards, his fifth goal against his former club. ...
Democracy has come to stay in Nigeria – CDS Lucky Irabor
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Democracy has come to stay in Nigeria – CDS Lucky Irabor

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor has reacted to the recent military takeover of government in some African countries. Pledging the loyalty of the military leadership to democratic rule in the country during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday January 14, the CDS also commended the efforts of military personnel ahead of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day. Irabor stated that democracy has come to stay in Nigeria and the people are no longer in doubt as to the subordination of the military to civil rule. He said; “Today, I believe that Nigerians are no longer in doubt as to the subordination of the military to civil rule; I believe that no one is in doubt that democracy has come to stay. “I believe that no one is in doubt any longer tha...
Update: Death of singer Sinead O’Connor’s son to be investigated
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Update: Death of singer Sinead O’Connor’s son to be investigated

The death of Sinead O’Connor’s son will be referred to the National Review Panel (NRP) for investigation. The singer announced the death of her 17-year-old son, Shane, on Twitter on Saturday (8 January). Shane hanged himself after escaping from the hospital ‘while on suicide watch. She wrote: “My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God. “May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace.” O’Connor went on to question how her teenage son had been allowed to leave Tallaght hospital in Dublin. In a post on social media, O'Connor wrote: ''Now Tusla want to discuss with me ''a media release'' no doubt wishing to have me join in ...
NFPL 2021/2022: Katsina United pip Kano Pillars to record first win
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NFPL 2021/2022: Katsina United pip Kano Pillars to record first win

Abbar Umar of Katsina United found the back of the net of visiting Kano Pillars in less than three minutes into their 2021/2022 Nigeria Football Premier League at the Umaru Dikko Stadium, Katsina, on Thursday to score one of the quickest goals of the season so far. The encounter between the two northwestern football clubs drew a mammoth crowd to the stadium as soccer lovers were seen outside struggling to find a way to buy tickets to get into the stadium to catch a glimpse of the encounter. The attendance at the game could be said to be the largest crowd ever to greet any football match in the state. Umar’s early goal was enough to give the host team the needed victory as all efforts to score more goals from the two opposing teams did not yield any. Recall that Katsina United lo...
Muslims Worship with Christians at Kaduna Christmas service
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Muslims Worship with Christians at Kaduna Christmas service

As part of efforts to strengthen religious tolerance and Christian-Muslim relationships, some Muslims joined Christian faithful at the Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry in Sabon Tasha in Kaduna state to celebrate their Christmas service on Saturday, December 25. 525 Muslims including members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites, were present at the church. Abdullahi Rabo, district head of Kurmin-Mashi, and Ahmad Rabo, Tijjaniya Imam, also presented a gift to Yuhana Buru, general overseer of the church. Some of the Muslim attendees also joined the Christians in a dance. See more photos below...
Nollywood actress, Ngozi Chiemeke, Shot Dead in Delta State
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Nollywood actress, Ngozi Chiemeke, Shot Dead in Delta State

Ngozi Chiemeke, a Nollywood actress, was fatally shot in Delta state. The up-and-coming actress was shot at her POS shop on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, on Deeper Life Road, in Boji Boji, Owa, Ika North Local Government Area of Delta State. Her killers are still at large. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said an investigation is ongoing and efforts are being made to arrest the perpetrators.
Paul Cook Sacked by Ipswich after nine months in charge
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Paul Cook Sacked by Ipswich after nine months in charge

Ipswich have sacked manager Paul Cook following Saturday's goalless draw at home to League Two side Barrow in the FA Cup. The result means Ipswich have won just two of their last nine matches in all competitions, while they have one victory from four in their most recent League One fixtures.   Ipswich are currently 11th in the table, seven points behind MK Dons - who occupy the final play-off spot - and 11 points behind leaders Rotherham. Mark Ashton, Ipswich's chief executive, told the club's website: "Firstly, we would like to thank Paul and his team for their efforts in what has been a difficult transition period for everyone. "I know how much Paul wanted to succeed at this club. However, following discussions with the board, we have decided a change is needed for ...
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...
Why I’ll Not Withdraw My Daughter From Her School In Spite Of The Bullying Allegations- Mercy Johnson
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Why I’ll Not Withdraw My Daughter From Her School In Spite Of The Bullying Allegations- Mercy Johnson

You could recall that Mercy Johnson stormed the school of her daughter, Purity after she was said to have been beaten by a teacher who hated the actress. The school management revealed that they would prove the matter after it erupted a whole lot of controversy on social media. In a new twist to the saga, Mercy Johnson has been able to reach an understanding with the Chrisland management and advisory board members at its Victoria Garden City branch. Mercy Johnson issued a statement on Saturday about the whole brouhaha as she intimated that they had reached a meaningful positive resolution. The statement reads: “Purity had an encounter with a Teacher whose seemingly inflexible approach got her off-balance,” “We have been able to have a deep, frank conversation with the Chri...
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.”...
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 ...
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...
FG Suspends Passports of over 2,000 travelers for violating COVID protocol
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FG Suspends Passports of over 2,000 travelers for violating COVID protocol

The Federal government says it has suspended the passports of more than 2,000 in-bound travellers for violating the COVID protocol. Mukhtar Mohammed, national incident manager of the presidential steering committee (PSC), disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja on Monday, September 27. “Our efforts, in terms of restrictions, have shown that compliance with these measures is actually very low. However, our efforts on compliance at point of entry has been shown to be quite appreciable. Since the anticipation of the third wave, we have strengthened our surveillance system in the airports, seaports, as well as land borders. We have identified certain countries that are very high risk, and provided some level of restriction for passengers arriving from these countries. We have i...
ICPC Uncovers Warehouse with Empowerment items meant to be shared to youth and women two years ago
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ICPC Uncovers Warehouse with Empowerment items meant to be shared to youth and women two years ago

The Independent Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it has uncovered a warehouse with empowerment items meant to be shared two years ago to the youth and women in Oyi/Anayamelum Federal Constituency in Anambra State. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the ICPC made the discovery during the ongoing Constituency and Executive Projects Tracking Exercise in the state. The agency said it has it on good authority that the items were stored in a warehouse allegedly belonging to the lawmaker. The items, which were bought in 2019 and 2020, included grinding machines, sewing machines, driers, clippers, among others. The ICPC officials, who visited the constituency for checks with the listed beneficiaries, disclosed that they had not recei...
Use your position to stabilize West Africa – UN tells Buhari
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Use your position to stabilize West Africa – UN tells Buhari

The United Nations has told the Buhari led government to use its position in Africa to stabilize the continent. According to a statement by president Buhari's media aide, Femi Adesina, the UN secretary-general revealed this at a meeting with Buhari on Friday, September 24, at the 76th session of the United Nations general assembly (UNGA) taking place in New York. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, urged Buhari to leverage on his leadership position to ensure stability among West African nations. “According to the UN scribe, Africa, especially West Africa, was generally seen as an ocean of stability and good governance, but was deeply concerned at recent reversal of fortunes in democratic rule in some parts of the West African sub-region with coups ove...
Prince Andrew accused of playing game of ‘hide and seek’ in sexual assault case as US judge rules legal papers can be served via his LA-based lawyers
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Prince Andrew accused of playing game of ‘hide and seek’ in sexual assault case as US judge rules legal papers can be served via his LA-based lawyers

A US judge has ruled that legal papers relating to a sexual assault lawsuit can be served to Prince Andrew via his LA-based lawyers. The Duke of York, 61, has been accused of "actively evading" formal efforts to serve him with a lawsuit on behalf of Virginia Giuffre. Giuffre, who launched legal proceedings against him last month, accused Prince Andrew of battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress over alleged misconduct from about two decades ago. Ms. Giuffre, 38, was underage at the time of the alleged abuse, which she said occurred around the time the financier Jeffrey Epstein was sexually abusing her. Her legal team sought intervention from district judge Lewis Kaplan, with lawyers accusing the duke of dodging the papers, accusing him of playing a "game of hi...
Actress Bimbo Oshin’s husband, Dudu Heritage slumps, dies
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Actress Bimbo Oshin’s husband, Dudu Heritage slumps, dies

Nigerian socialite and music promoter, Ola Ibironke popularly known as Dudu Heritage, is dead. The captain of the prestigious Ibadan Golf Club, who is married to veteran actress, Bimbo Oshin, reportedly died on Sunday night, September 12. It was gathered that he slumped at the golf club around 8:30pm while out with his friends.  Efforts to resuscitate him proved abortive. He was rushed to the hospital where he was later confirmed dead. Ibadan Golf Club confirmed his death in a statement on Monday, September 12. "We are shocked by the sudden demise of our Captain, Mr. OLA IBIRONKE. The Course is hereby closed and all club activities are suspended until further notice while the Flag will be hoisted at half mast .Our prayers are with his family and members of this great Cl...
Insecurity: We now think ahead of criminals – Police
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Insecurity: We now think ahead of criminals – Police

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 7, Bala Ciroma, has assured Nigerians that the Nigeria Police Force will not relent in its efforts to rid the nation of criminals and other criminalities as it will continue to put impediment to their operations. Ciroma stated this while addressing officers and men of the Niger State Police Command at the Police Officers Mess in Minna on Tuesday on a familiarization visit “We are now thinking ahead of the criminals and we will continue to put a clog in their wheels before they start operating,” he stated.
Bandits kill two as Troops Rescue three Kidnapped Commuters in Kaduna
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Bandits kill two as Troops Rescue three Kidnapped Commuters in Kaduna

Two persons have been killed by bandits in Makoro Iri village in Kajuru Local Governemnt Area of Kaduna State. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, August 29, said troops rescued three commuters kidnapped by bandits. "Bandits invaded the remote village and shot dead the duo identified as Gideon Mumini and Barnabas Ezra," he stated.   "In another development, troops of Operation Safe Haven rescued three travelers from armed bandits along the Gidan Waya- Godogodo road in Jema'a LGA. The travelers were abducted by armed bandits who barricaded the road. Troops responded to a distress call and pursued the bandits, rescuing the trio identified as Jibril Salisu, Happy Sunday, and...
UK to stop accepting and Evacuating Refugees from Afghanistan today
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UK to stop accepting and Evacuating Refugees from Afghanistan today

The UK  says it will end its evacuation mission in Afghanistan today, August 27 citing security concerns. The UK defence ministry says it has closed its refugee processing centre in Kabul following the terro bomb attacks that killed over 90 people in Kabul on Thursday, August 26. The Abbey Gate of Kabul airport, the scene of a deadly explosion yesterday, was shut in the early hours of the morning. The Baron’s hotel, which has been used as the processing centre to deal with thousands of claims from those trying to flee the new Taliban regime, has also closed. UK defense minister, Ben Wallace said efforts to get tens of thousands of people out of the country is entering its final stages and conceded ‘the sad fact is not every single one will get out’. Mr Wallace told Sky N...
3 midfielders to leave Stamford Bridge as Chelsea lead in race to sign £128m midfielder
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3 midfielders to leave Stamford Bridge as Chelsea lead in race to sign £128m midfielder

Chelsea have taken the lead in the race to sign Atletico Madrid’s £128 million rated midfielder, Saul Niguez, according to Telegraph. Atlectico had opened the door to Niguez to leave the club with Chelsea and Manchester United jostling for the midfielder’s signature. Diego Simeone’s side are open to letting Saul leave on loan for the season and include an option to buy as part of the deal. Reports in Spain claimed earlier this week that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were ahead of the Blues in their efforts to sign the midfielder. But The Telegraph reports on Wednesday night that Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have entered negotiations with Atletico and are exploring a similar deal to the one they agreed for Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid. Kovacic had initi...
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...
Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning
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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure. Buhari had on Thursday, met with service chiefs and charged them to double their efforts, saying he did not want to leave office as a failure. In a statement on Friday, the PDP through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described Buhari’s submission as medicine after death. 2. President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reappointed Ishaq Oloyede as Registrar/Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for a second term. Director, Press and Public Affairs, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, in a statement on Friday, said the appointment was based on the recommendation by the Ministe...
PSG: Jordi Alba Clears air on being Responsible for Messi’s exit from Barcelona
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PSG: Jordi Alba Clears air on being Responsible for Messi’s exit from Barcelona

Barcelona left-back, Jordi Alba, has debunked claims that he was responsible for Lionel Messi’s exit from Camp Nou as he refused to agree to a pay cut. With Barcelona in more than £1.1 billion debt, the Catalan club was unable to register a two-year contract that Messi agreed because it did not meet LaLiga’s financial regulations. Reports had emerged that Barcelona had asked some of its senior players for salary reductions so that they could keep the Argentine captain, and that Alba rejected the request. However, the Spain defender has now dismissed any talk of that being true, insisting that he feels he has been maligned by sections of the media and Messi, who eventually joined Paris Saint-Germain, understood him best. “Apart from being the best ever, Leo [Lion...
Aunty allegedly sells one-year-old niece to her Boyfriend in Enugu
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Aunty allegedly sells one-year-old niece to her Boyfriend in Enugu

Policemen at Agwu police station in Enugu state have arrested one Chinaza Okoh for allegedly kidnapping her one-year-old niece, Chisom Adumike, in Amankwu Olikwu Awgu community in the Awgu Local Government Area of the state and selling her off to her boyfriend. Punch reports that the victim was coming from school on July 28 when Okoh allegedly abducted her on the school field. Speaking on the incident, the community youth leader, Sunday Nwafor, said that while the woman had been arrested, efforts to recover the child had been abortive. “On July 28, Chisom was taken by her mother to school, while she left for the farm. They had an evening lesson that day, which made the school close around 4pm. But when Chisom’s mother came back from the farm around 5pm, she started looking for her,...
Gunmen Kill Man in Ekiti, abduct his Wife Daughter
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Gunmen Kill Man in Ekiti, abduct his Wife Daughter

Gunmen on Friday evening attacked a family travelling along Ewu–Ayetoro Ekiti Road in the Ido/Osi council area of Ekiti State, killing a man and abducting his wife and daughter. According to reports, the family members had come from their base in Lagos for a social event at Ewu Ekiti and were driving along the road when the gunmen attacked them and killed the man. An eyewitness said   “They were four persons in the Lexus car. A lady escaped; the kidnappers shot the man dead and took his wife and daughter away into the bush. The community has since been making efforts to rescue them. The gunmen contacted their family that very night and demanded N50m. You can see how callous they are.”   Confirming the incident to Punch, the Police Public Relations Officer in the...
Transborder human trafficker arrested; 13 Libya Bound Victims rescued
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Transborder human trafficker arrested; 13 Libya Bound Victims rescued

A high-profile trans-border trafficking suspect, Nurudeen Sani, has been arrested and his victims rescued Sani, said to be based in Kano, was arrested through the joint efforts of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Department of State Services (DSS). The arrest of Sani led to the rescue of 13 Libya-bound victims of human trafficking, made up of two boys and 11 girls. The Agency has commenced a manhunt for two other members of the trafficking ring whose names were given as Bose and Ismeal. According to NAPTIP, the latest arrest followed a tip–off from some concerned stakeholders in Kano who were disturbed by the nefarious activities of the suspect. The victims said to ha...
EFCC hands over Recovered N191, 000 to Victim of Fraud in Enugu
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EFCC hands over Recovered N191, 000 to Victim of Fraud in Enugu

The Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today August 3, 2021, has handed the sum of N191, 000 (One Hundred and Ninety One Thousand Naira) to one Mrs Lillian Okonkwo Anibogu, a nurse and victim of fraud. Anibogu in January 2021 was robbed of her phone and ATM cards in a bus. The suspects were apprehended by the Police in Ishieke, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, following a report by a Point of Sale Operator who grew suspicious of their activities. They were subsequently handed over to the EFCC for further investigation. Upon conclusion of the investigation, the suspects: Victor Adogu (aka Adogu Oluebube), Onuoha Emeka and Amadi Chibuike Anthony were successfully prosecuted before Justice F.O G Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu on a...
Buhari has Promised to end insecurity – Governor Matawalle
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Buhari has Promised to end insecurity – Governor Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to end insecurity in the north. In a statement the Governor personally signed, he said Buhari made the promise after Governors from northern states took turns to table their experiences, expectations from the government, and efforts at finding lasting solutions at a recent meeting. Matawalle appealed to elites and other politicians especially from northern Nigeria, to be united and face the challenges bedevilling the region’s growth and progress. He said; “The president assured that he will put an end to the menace and return the region and the country at large to its lost glories. “It is time for us to end destructions and killings, lets nurture the habits of forgiveness of o...
Police Rescue 11-year-old boy from Kidnappers in Edo
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Police Rescue 11-year-old boy from Kidnappers in Edo

An 11-year-old boy was on Friday July 23, rescued by the Edo state police command from kidnappers. The minor was abducted at Ososo in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of the state on July 19. Upon receiving the information, the Commissioner of Police, Philip Aliyu Ogbadu immediately drafted operatives from the Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber-crime unit of the command. The team led by SP Patrick Balogun uncovered the hoodlums’ hideout in the Uneme Erunu/Okpella area of Akoko Edo. The police spokesman, Kontongs Bello said; “Upon sighting the Operatives, the abductors engaged them in a gun duel but they were overwhelmed by the superior firepower from the police which caused them to abandon the victim unhurt. “An operational motorcycle without registration number and a Techno Android...
Ekiti FA crisis: Football stakeholders urges warring parties to embrace peace
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Ekiti FA crisis: Football stakeholders urges warring parties to embrace peace

  Football stakeholders in Ekiti State have urged warring parties in the state Football Association to embrace peace for the sake of development of the game in the state. The group under the auspices of the Ekiti State Football Stakeholders also called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to constitute a caretaker committee to run the affairs of FA in the state. The group which said development can only be achieved in the atmosphere of peace, equity and justice was reacting to the Thursday’s judgment of an Ado Ekiti magistrate court, which sentenced the state FA chairman, Mr Bayo Lanlege and five others to a 14-day imprisonment for contempt of court. Speaking with newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the chairman of the Prince Gabriel Adetule said efforts made to resolve the issu...
Arsenal Star,  Bukayo Saka Shares Emotional Message After Suffering Racist Abuse
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Arsenal Star,  Bukayo Saka Shares Emotional Message After Suffering Racist Abuse

Arsenal and England star, Bukayo Saka has shared an emotional message after suffering racist abuse following the euros 2020 final. The 19-year-old English winger took the last penalty against Italy and failed to score as his effort was saved by Donnarumma. After the game, he was racially abused online alongside Manchester United's Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho. Saka has now broken his silence on the matter in an open, heartfelt message to all football fans. He wrote: “I have stayed away from social media for a few days to spend time with my family and reflect on the last few weeks,” he said on Twitter. “This message won’t do it justice, how grateful I am for all the love that I have received, and I feel that I need to thank everyone who has supported me. “There are...
‘I’ve undergone mental torture’ — Nnamdi Kanu says in legal documents as he seeks transfer from DSS custody
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‘I’ve undergone mental torture’ — Nnamdi Kanu says in legal documents as he seeks transfer from DSS custody

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has asked a federal high court in Abuja to transfer him from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) to Kuje prison facility. Kanu was arrested on June 25 and extradited to Nigeria to face trial for alleged treason. After his arrest, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), said the IPOB leader was “intercepted through the collaborative efforts of Nigerian intelligence and security services”. Justice Binta Nyako, judge presiding over Kanu’s case, had ordered that he be remanded him in DSS’ custody, pending the continuation of his trial. But in an application filed on Wednesday, July 14, through his team of lawyers led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the IPOB leader complained th...
We’ll always support you – Diddy backs England’s racially abused players
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We’ll always support you – Diddy backs England’s racially abused players

  Sean Combs, an American rapper and producer known as Diddy, has encouraged England’s Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcos Rashford after they missed their spot-kicks against Italy in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday. Diddy, who posted his message via Instagram, expressed pride for the players, saying they did their best to help the Three Lions reach the final. “We stand with you Kings. Proud of all your efforts on and off the field and we will always support you. Continue to inspire. Love,” he wrote. “And to the racists…” DAILY POST reports that Saka, Rashford and Sancho were abused on social media after the match which ended 1-1 after 120 minutes. The final was England’s best ever finish in Europe.
Kano youth sets himself ablaze over inability to pay NECO fees
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Kano youth sets himself ablaze over inability to pay NECO fees

A 20-year-old man Kano youth identified as Danladi Shu’aib reportedly set himself ablaze last week in Garo town of Kabo Local Government Area of the State, after all his efforts to raise money to pay for his Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO), failed. Shu’aib who could not raise money to register for the exam this year, had written the exams three times but failed. A resident, Ya’u Ahmad Garo who told Daily Trust that late Shu’aib had on various occasions threatened to commit suicide if he failed to write the exam, died two days later after being rushed to the hospital for burn injuries he sustained. A neighbour of the deceased who pleaded anonymity told the publication; “Danladi used to go and work in ...
Quadri, Oshonaike Olympic Bound Adopted By SIFAX Group
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Quadri, Oshonaike Olympic Bound Adopted By SIFAX Group

As efforts to guarantee podium performance of Team Nigeria at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gathers momentum , two of Nigeira’s top table tennis players – Aruna Quadri and Funke Oshonaike were today in Lagos adopted by the SIFAX group. The announcement came after a meeting with the Chairman of the Sifax Group and the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare. Two members of Team Nigeria, Funke Oshonaike and Aruna Quadri, were adopted under the Adopt-an-Athlete initiative of the Ministry, by Sifax Group. The two athletes were adopted to support their preparations towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With the adoption of the two elite athletes, the total number of Team Nigeria athletes adopted under the Adoption initiative of FMYSD, has risen to 18.
FG Speaks on how Nnamdi Kanu was Rearrested
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FG Speaks on how Nnamdi Kanu was Rearrested

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has given an insight into how the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, was arrested last Sunday, June 27. Kanu was on Tuesday, June 29 paraded before newsmen. There have been speculations as to where he was extradited from. While his brother claimed he was arrested in Kenya, unconfirmed sources allege he was picked up from the UK. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja today July 1, the Minister said some countries and intelligence agencies, with which it has obligations, assisted to arrest Kanu. He however was silent on the country that offered assistance. “Finally, there have been speculations on how this re-arrest was pulled off and in which country the hitherto fugitive leader of the...
Actress Chioma Toplis ”Arrested”
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Actress Chioma Toplis ”Arrested”

Actress Chioma Toplis has reportedly been ''arrested.'' A source close to the actress told LIB that some gunmen dressed in police uniform stormed her shop at Number 32 Lawani street, Abule Oja, off UNILAG road in Lagos at about 10am on Friday, June 18, and whisked her away. The source claimed that an investigation later revealed that the men who picked her up were from Zone 9 AIG's office in Umuahia and that she has been with the police since Friday. The source said efforts are currently being made to get her out as the men who picked her up never presented any warrant of arrest or a letter of invitation before picking her up and whisking her to Abia state. The source added that the reason for her arrest has not yet been stated. Chioma who is married to a UK top engineer, Andr...
We Didn’t Bomb Party Guests – Nigerian Air Force
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We Didn’t Bomb Party Guests – Nigerian Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force has denied bombing guests at a wedding venue in Niger state. NAF’s Director Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet who reacted to the report, alleged that it is an attempt to discredit its efforts and those of other military services. Wondering why people will be hosting a wedding party in a "dangerous place like a forest", Gabkwet stated that the NAF will not succumb to any blackmail. The statement read; “If indeed, a wedding party was hit, the question that should have been asked is, ‘Why would a wedding party be held in a forested area with a high concentration of banditry activities? “It is clear that recent coordinate activities of the NAF, alongside the Nigerian Army and other security agents is yielding the expected result and obvi...
Suspect Flees into Forest as Delta Police Intercept AK-47, 138 live ammunition Concealed in bag of rice
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Suspect Flees into Forest as Delta Police Intercept AK-47, 138 live ammunition Concealed in bag of rice

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command codenamed Eagle-Net Special Squad, have intercepted 138 rounds of AK-47 live ammunitions, one AK-47 magazine, one Baretta pistol magazine and a knife concealed in a bag of rice. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, June 12, said the bag of rice containing the arms and ammunition was recovered from a commercial vehicle, a dark green Mazda 626 saloon car with Reg. No. UGH 722 AA along Ughelli-Porthacourt road on Friday. Edafe said one of the six occupants of the vehicle was identified as the owner of the bag, however, he fled into the forest while all efforts to catch him proved abortive. "On 11/6/2021 at about 1630hrs while team Eagle-net special squad were on routine patr...
Tokyo Olympics 2021: Nigeria Appoints Coordinator,Consultant
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Tokyo Olympics 2021: Nigeria Appoints Coordinator,Consultant

  The Federal Government of Nigeria has appointed a General Coordinator and Media Consultant as part of preparations for the National Trials towards the Tokyo Olympics 2021. Sports Minister, Sunday Dare made the announcement on Monday in a statement by Mohammed Manga, Director of Public Relations in the ministry. The appointments, which take immediate effect, are part of the federal government’s efforts to ensure the country’s success in the competition. Rotimi Obajimi, a former Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) was named Coordinator. He was the Coordinator of Team Nigeria to the 2008 African Athletics Championship in Addis Ababa, the 2010 edition in Nairobi, as well as the 2003 All Africa Games Performance Consultant. Dare Esan, a v...
Gunmen Raze another Police Station in Delta
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Gunmen Raze another Police Station in Delta

Ashaka Police Station in Ndokwa East LGA of Delta State has been razed down by gunmen who attacked in the wee hours of Sunday June 6. The gunmen numbering about 20 also burnt a patrol van during the raid. This is reportedly the third station to be attacked in the state in the last one month. Acting Police Spokesperson in the state, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the incident but said no life was lost. He vowed that such attacks would “not deter the police from providing the needed security in any community in Delta State. Edafe said;   “The hoodlums who perpetrated this dastardly act will certainly not go free, as serious efforts are on to arrest them and bring them to book."
Kidnapper Nabbed as Police and DSS Rescue 11 Bwari Residents
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Kidnapper Nabbed as Police and DSS Rescue 11 Bwari Residents

11 persons who were recently abducted along Bwari Axis and held hostage at an unknown location by gunmen have been rescued by a joint security operation led by the Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The police tactical squad, operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) raided the criminals’ hideout on Wednesday May 26, following actionable intelligence. Members of local vigilantes and hunters also provided useful information and support in the operation. One of the kidnappers was arrested by the police squad and efforts to apprehend others are ongoing.
NDLEA Intercepts 4.9million Tramadol Capsules at Onne Port
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NDLEA Intercepts 4.9million Tramadol Capsules at Onne Port

  Efforts by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA to block access and availability of illicit substances have again led to the interception of a container bearing 4,996,200 capsules of tramadol weighing 2,498.2 kilograms at the Onne Port, Port Harcourt, Rivers state. A statement released by Femi Babafemi, spokesperson of the NDLEA, said the seizure of the illicit drug concealed in 1,387 cartons on Tuesday, May 18, followed a joint examination by NDLEA operatives and Customs personnel on a container marked MRKU 0764717, which had since been on the Agency's watch list. In a related development, a 42-year-old Muntari Hamidu has been arrested in Nyibango, Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa state with 13 sacks of Cannabis Sativa weighing 166kg. This is just as 35-year-old Sani M...
Two Teenagers Killed as Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Attack Benue community
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Two Teenagers Killed as Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Attack Benue community

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have killed two teenagers at Yelewata community in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. The teenagers were killed by the suspected herders while working on their father's farm on Saturday, May 15. A third person died when hit by a stray bullet from security operatives who had tried to disperse the youths protesting the killing of the three teenagers. The killing was said to have angered the youths in the area who after recovering the corpses of the victims dumped them on the highway and blocked the Makurdi-Lafia federal road for several hours. The combined efforts of the military, the police and other security agencies who were later informed were said to have dismantled the roadblock and dispersed the angry protesters who we...
We are no Longer Part of Nigeria. We Won’t have anything to do with Them again – Sunday Igboho Claims South-west Governors are in Support of Yoruba Nation
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We are no Longer Part of Nigeria. We Won’t have anything to do with Them again – Sunday Igboho Claims South-west Governors are in Support of Yoruba Nation

Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho has claimed that South West governors and Monarchs are in support of efforts to get an independent Yoruba nation. Speaking in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Saturday May 15, during a Yoruba Nation rally where participants called for a break away from the country, Igboho claimed that some Southwest governors are interested in breaking away but are scared that their monthly allocation could be denied if they declare open support for an independent Yoruba nation. The activist also alleged that Governor Oyetola was informed that he will be in Osun, and he allowed them to come. He said; “I can’t be cowed or intimidated. They said I would be arrested. Who would dare do that? We are no longer part of Nigeria. We won...
Five Suspected Rail Track Vandals Arrested in Kaduna
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Five Suspected Rail Track Vandals Arrested in Kaduna

The Kaduna state police command has arrested five suspected rail-trail vandals at Dalle Village of Jema'a LGA of Kaduna state. and recovered two trucks loaded with locomotive railway sleepers. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, says the suspects were arrested on May 13 following a tipoff. He said the suspects are currently undergoing interrogation and effort is being intensified with a view to identifying all people involved in the destruction of critical national infrastructure. See photos of the trail truck below
We may postpone 2021 JAMB exams – Registrar Prof. Oloyede
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We may postpone 2021 JAMB exams – Registrar Prof. Oloyede

The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has hinted at the possibility of the board postponing the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Prof Oloyede gave the hint during a virtual meeting with relevant stakeholders ahead of the examination today May 14. Prof Oloyede blamed the development on the difficulties being experienced by the candidates in their efforts to register. He said about 600,000 candidates who have indicated interest to participate in the 2021 UTME slated for June 5th and 19th are yet to register. “We are here to commend you and also to apologise to you for putting you through some hardships, especially in your efforts to register. Most of these things are outside our purview. They have to do w...
Nothing is Broken in Arsenal Squad – Arteta Insists after 1-0 win at Chelsea
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Nothing is Broken in Arsenal Squad – Arteta Insists after 1-0 win at Chelsea

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has insisted his players are giving him 100% and nothing is broken within the squad. Arteta was speaking after the Gunners beat Chelsea 1-0 to complete a rare league double on Wednesday night. The Spaniard criticized the media for twisting his comments and claimed they were trying to “break” a bond with his players. He told Sky Sports: Nothing is broken inside. I don’t know how they want to try from the outside. They try to put things on me that I never said. “You can see the spirit of the team from the first minute. You can never doubt the efforts. “I said if I don’t get 120% off each player it’s my fault and responsibility. It wasn’t like this in the press. I’m so annoyed by that. “My players, I will defend them from everybod...

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