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NDLEA arrests Brazil-based mother of three with 100 wraps of cocaine concealed in her private part, handbag
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NDLEA arrests Brazil-based mother of three with 100 wraps of cocaine concealed in her private part, handbag

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested a Nigerian woman based in Brazil, Mrs. Anita Ugochinyere Ogbonna, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja, with 100 pellets of cocaine concealed in her private part and handbag. NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, July 4, said the mother of three was arrested on arrival in Abuja via Qatar Air from Sao Paulo, Brazil through Doha on Friday night, July 2. "The suspect was arrested on Friday night on arrival in Abuja via Qatar Air from Sao Paulo, Brazil through Doha. Upon a proper search, 12 wraps of cocaine inserted in her private part were extracted while another 88 pellets stuffed in socks were discovered hidden in her handbag," Babafemi stated. ...
Amotekun ‘Arrests’ 400 Cows in Ondo
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Amotekun ‘Arrests’ 400 Cows in Ondo

Amotekun, the Ondo State Security Network Agency has arrested 400 cows in its ongoing “Operation Clean up” in the state. The state Commander of the corps, Mr Adetunji Adeleye disclosed this to newsmen in Akure on Friday, July 2 According to him, local hunters helped them arrest the cows. He also stated that the state government's directive to all local government chairmen to set up a vigilante system was bringing positive results. He said, “We started from the state capital and combed all the black spots and made over 400 arrests before we headed to the local government areas and concentrated on the northern senatorial district of the state where we embarked on 24 hours patrol. “We engaged the services of local hunters and vigilantes to join our men and patrol the forest...
Filmmaker, Jeta Amata, raises alarm over the whereabouts of his ex-wife, Mbong
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Filmmaker, Jeta Amata, raises alarm over the whereabouts of his ex-wife, Mbong

Filmmaker, Jeta Amata, has raised alarm over the whereabouts of his ex-wife, Mbong. Jeta and Mbong went their separate ways in 2012 after 10 years of marriage and a daughter. They have remained friendly exes since then and have even embarked on a movie project together. This morning, Jeta via his Instagram page disclosed that Mbong has not been in contact with their daughter, Veno, who is worried about the whereabouts of her mum. He said no one seems to know anything about Mbong and that it is affecting his daughter. Jeta also replied the son of his older brother, Fred Amata, Oreva, who advised him to remove the post as he is against the film maker airing his laundry on social media.
Lagos Announces 10-week Partial Closure of Eko Bridge
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Lagos Announces 10-week Partial Closure of Eko Bridge

The Lagos State Government has announced the partial closure of Eko Bridge for emergency repairs, starting from June 4 to August 13. The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said in a statement that the repair of the Eko Bridge, from Costain to Alaka in-bound National Stadium, was necessary to complete the rehabilitation works at the opposite side of the bridge earlier embarked upon by the Federal Government. Motorists are to take alternative routes during the period of repairs. Oladeinde asked motorists to take note of the diversion routes and comply with directives from the State’s Traffic Management Personnel. The commissioner urged motorists to bear the inconveniences, as the project was aimed at achieving a "seamless, safe and efficient transpo...
Power is Yet to be Restored Despite NLC Calling Off its Strike – Kaduna Government
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Power is Yet to be Restored Despite NLC Calling Off its Strike – Kaduna Government

The Kaduna state government has said that power is yet to be restored in the state despite the suspension of strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). The NLC which embarked on a five-day industrial to protest the recent disengagement of civil servants by the state government, suspended the strike on Wednesday to honour a meeting called by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige to resolve the rift it has with the Kaduna State Government. However in a statement released by El-Rufai's spokesperson Muyiwa Adekeye, the Kaduna state government said it is " yet to see evidence that the NLC is backing off from its campaign of economic and social sabotage against the people of the State." The statement read; “Electric power is yet to be restored after it was shut down...
Malta Guinness Celebrates Ramadan With Limited Edition Pack
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Malta Guinness Celebrates Ramadan With Limited Edition Pack

To celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and Sallah, Africa’s No. 1, non-alcoholic, adult premium malt drink, Malta Guinness, launched its Limited-edition pack and embarked on a series of activities in Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, Oyo, Ogun and Ibadan. In a testament to the spirit of this season, millions of Muslims nationwide enjoyed the nourishing goodness of Malta Guinness in a unique Ramadan Pack as they broke their fast with family and friends. The iconic design was an ode to the goodness of Ramadan and an extension of Malta Guinness’ purpose to fuel the can-do spirit of Nigerians everywhere and every time. Yinka Bakare, Head Portfolio Marketing, Guinness Nigeria, noted that: “With the Limited-Edition Ramadan pack, we hope to revitalise everyone in this holy month by sharing with them...
Over 2000 Pastors Storm Ebonyi state to Pray for Gov Umahi over Insecurity
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Over 2000 Pastors Storm Ebonyi state to Pray for Gov Umahi over Insecurity

In a bid to stem the tide of insecurity in the country, over two thousand pastors have embarked on fasting and prayers in Ebonyi State for Governor David Umahi. The one-week fasting and prayers is organized by the Ebonyi State Government in conjunction with the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ebonyi State Chapter, following the insecurity ravaging the country. The clergymen offered fervent prayers to God to arrest every criminal behind the insecurity in every part of the country. They also asked God to give the leadership of the country the wisdom to tackle the challenges of insecurity.
13-year-old girl allegedly commits suicide in Calabar
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13-year-old girl allegedly commits suicide in Calabar

A 13-year-old girl simply identified as Nsebong has allegedly committed suicide in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. According FadFM Calabar publicist, Archibong Efefiom, the incident happened at Diamond Hill area of Calabar on Sunday evening, May 2. It was gathered that teen's guardian had raised alarm over her disappearance. Neighbours gathered and embarked on a search only to discover her lifeless body dangling from a building. Efefiom wrote; Tragedy struck this evening in Diamond Hill, Calabar, when one miss Nsebong, a young girl of 13 allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself beside her house. This occurred after she made countless trips to the scene just to make sure nobody was around to notice while she indulged in the act. She had initially sneaked out w...
Akwa Ibom Pastor Survives Ghastly Motor Accident Without a Scratch
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Akwa Ibom Pastor Survives Ghastly Motor Accident Without a Scratch

The Senior Pastor, Full Life Christian Center, Rev. Ntia I. Ntia on Saturday, came out unhurt after his car somersaulted in Akwa Ibom The accident happened along IBB Way, Uyo, when the pastor was heading home after evangelism. It was gathered that the church had held a Praise Session after which they embarked on evangelism then returned to the premises where they were dismissed for the day. Pastor Ntia was said to have been driving when the car suddenly somersaulted. After leaving the accident scene, the pastor went to an Uyo based hospital for check up where he was confirmed hale and hearty.
Pope Francis Departs From Rome for Historic First-ever Visit by a Pontiff to Iraq
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Pope Francis Departs From Rome for Historic First-ever Visit by a Pontiff to Iraq

Pope Francis on Friday, March 5, embarked on an historic trip to war-battered Iraq to comfort one of the world's oldest and most persecuted Christian communities where more than a million have fled over the past 20 years. The 84-year-old, who earlier said he was making the first-ever papal visit to Iraq as a 'pilgrim of peace,' will also meet the Shiite Muslims when he visits Iraq's top cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani. The pope left Rome early Friday for the four-day journey, after boarding a flight at Leonardo da Vinci airport bound for the Iraqi capital Baghdad. After his arrival in Iraq, the Pope will travel more than 870 miles by plane and helicopter, flying over areas where security forces are still battling IS remnants, Mail Online reports. For shorter tri...
Uche Maduagwu Reveals Plans to Begin #EndAntigaylaw Road Protest in Nigeria
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Uche Maduagwu Reveals Plans to Begin #EndAntigaylaw Road Protest in Nigeria

Uche Maduagwu who came out as a gay man in January 2021, says he is planning on embarking on a march to demand an end to the anti-gay law in Nigeria. His post on Instagram reads; ''Coming out as gay remains the best decision i ever made. i lost endorsement deals, movie roles and friends because of this so join me as we embark on #EndAntiGayLawNaija peaceful road protest
Tonto Dikeh Releases Statement as NCPC Denies Appointing her as Peace Ambassador
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Tonto Dikeh Releases Statement as NCPC Denies Appointing her as Peace Ambassador

Tonto Dikeh has released a statement after NCPC denied her claim that she was appointed Peace Ambassador for the Commission. Tonto had taken to Instagram to write that she's now a "proud Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) Ambassador for Peace Building." She added, "finally, I wish to announce my position as the new Ambassador of the Commission for peace building." She also told her followers that she needs "prayers as we embarked on peace building across the six geopolitical zones of the nation because peace is indispensable." Reacting, the NCPC said the information is false. A press statement released by the NCPC reads: "The Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission NCPC wishes to state in categorical terms that King Tonto Dikeh paid an official courtesy visit to ...
Protest: Gov. Bello Disbands Kogi United, Confluence Queens Football Clubs
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Protest: Gov. Bello Disbands Kogi United, Confluence Queens Football Clubs

Following protests embarked upon by players of Kogi United and Confluence Queens over poor remuneration, Governor Yahaya Bello, on Monday, disbanded the two teams. The disbandment of the two state teams was confirmed in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folashade Arike Ayode. The reasons for the disbandment of the team was not stated in news aired on the state-owned radio, which was monitored by DAILY POST Monday evening. DAILY POST gathered that the dissolution is coming a day after the male football team, Kogi United lost by a lone goal to DMD of Maiduguri away from home. DAILY POST had earlier reported that before the state female football club played their match against FC Robo last Saturday, they had threatened to boycott the match, allegi...
Suspected Kidnapper  Kaduna Seminarian Because he was Always Preaching About Jesus to Him
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Suspected Kidnapper Kaduna Seminarian Because he was Always Preaching About Jesus to Him

Mustapha Mohammed aka Mairutuwa, the leader of the kidnap gang that murdered Catholic seminarian, Michael Nnadi, of the Good Shepherd Major Seminary in Kaduna state in January 2020, has given a reason why he killed late Nnadi depsite collecting ransom from the seminary school. Recall that on January 9, some armed men stormed the Catholic seminary and kidnapped four seminarians, murdered one of them and released the remaining three on January 31 after they received a ransom from the seminary. The remains of the fourth seminarian, 18-year-old Micheal Nnadi, was found in a bush on February 2nd. He was buried on February 11th. In a chat with The Sun, Mustapha said from the day Nnadi was abducted, he kept preaching the gospel of Jesus to him and told him to his face to change his evil...
Rangers Etriker, Ifeanyi George and Two other Players Killed in Tragic Car Crash Along Benin-Ore Road
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Rangers Etriker, Ifeanyi George and Two other Players Killed in Tragic Car Crash Along Benin-Ore Road

Rangers FC striker, Ifeanyi George has been confirmed dead after he was killed in a car crash on Sunday morning. The 26-year-old former Enyimba star was travelling from Enugu to Lagos with two unidentified teammates when they ran into a heavy-duty truck along Benin-Ore road, with none of them surviving the ghastly accident. It was also revealed that the trio embarked on the journey after their club gave them a break following the postponement of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2019/20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rangers team manager, Amobi Ezeaku confirmed the sad news to TheCable, saying: “It is a black Sunday in Nigerian football and sad to say the least.”  “Yes, its true that Ifeanyi George died on the spot but will confirm others to you as I ...
Naval Officer Declared Missing
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Naval Officer Declared Missing

A naval officer identified as  SLT David Igbashal has been declared missing, after embarking on a journey on February 23. Igbashal was working with the Naval Command in Calabar before his sudden disappearence. His family and office lost contact with him after he embarked on a journey from Calabar to Enugu on February 23. Members of the public with information on the missing naval officer should contact 08063238843.
Beverly Naya Raises Alarm of No Health Precautions’ at Points of Entry in Nigeria
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Beverly Naya Raises Alarm of No Health Precautions’ at Points of Entry in Nigeria

Nollywood actress, Beverly Naya who embarked on a trip from Accra to Lagos has raised an alarm of "no health precautions" at the point of entry she passed through. The actress revealed that she filled out a health form on the plane she flew in, but nobody asked for it when she arrived Nigeria. Beverly also disclosed that she is still with the form and on her way to a meeting with it.  She tweeted; I was asked to fill out a health form in the plane on my way back to Lagos from Accra. Here it is in my hand, I’m currently on third mainland bridge on my way to a meeting. To conclude, nobody asked for it at the point of entry. Again, no precautions! God help us! Lol
Enugu LGA Chairman Allegedly Gives Out Wheel Barrows on Hire Purchase in Poverty Alleviation Project
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Enugu LGA Chairman Allegedly Gives Out Wheel Barrows on Hire Purchase in Poverty Alleviation Project

The Chairman of Enugu Transition Committee, Hon Chinwe Ugwu recently embarked on a poverty alleviation project and the poverty alleviation kit given out to residents of the local government was wheel barrows. It was further gathered that the Local Government Chairman who was appointed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi gave out the wheel barrows on hire purchase to the local government residents. @The024Network tweeted; In Enugu State a transition chairperson appointed by Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi the state Governor, has given out wheelbarrows on HIRE PURCHASE to people of Nsukka LGA. Enugu State is in the hands of God.  
Church Building Goes Up In Flames During Sunday Service In Delta
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Church Building Goes Up In Flames During Sunday Service In Delta

According to Daily Trust, the building which houses a new generation Church in Asaba, Delta state, Charismatic Renewal Ministries Inc. (CRM), aka Transformation Faith Centre, yesterday went up in flames during church service, destroying a section of the church complex. The church, located at No. 35, Biosa Amantu Street, off Jesus Saves road, Oshimili South local government area of the state. Daliy Trust reports on Monday that the strange fire broke out in one of the rooms in the Church complex where a phone was plugged and kept on top of a mattress. According to witness, the situation would have been grave but for the swift intervention of the state’s fire service. It was learnt that the inferno engulfed the administrative section of the church destroying some documents as ...
Governor Sanwo-Olu Pens down Romantic Message to his Wife on her Birthday
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Governor Sanwo-Olu Pens down Romantic Message to his Wife on her Birthday

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu penned down a romantic message to his wife, Joke as he celebrated her on her birthday today January 8. The Lagos State Governor who described his wife as loyal, virtuous, patient, humble, intelligent, smart and gracious, said he is thrilled at the strength and effortlessness with which she takes on her responsibilities pertaining to the affairs of the state and the home front. Sanwo-Olu also prayed for God's strength, blessing and peace upon his wife "in whom he is very well pleased". He wrote; Loyal, Virtuous, Patient, Humble, Intelligent, Smart and Gracious. These are the qualities I would use to describe you Ibijoke mi (my own) on this your special day and beyond. I salute your steadfastness in the Lord, your support for me and your love for our...
Kano State Government Sacks all Permanent Secretaries
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Kano State Government Sacks all Permanent Secretaries

The Kano Government has sacked all Permanent Secretaries in the state, in line with the present government’s reformation resolve. This is according to a statement from the Head of Civil Service on Thursday. According to the statement, the decision is in line with the Kano Government’s decision to “Vigorously pursue/implement the reform initiative embarked upon since its inception”. See a copy of the press release below...
Beyoncé Reveals Extreme Lengths She Went to get her Body back after Welcoming her Twins
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Beyoncé Reveals Extreme Lengths She Went to get her Body back after Welcoming her Twins

Beyoncé has revealed the extreme lengths she went to loose weight for her headline slot at Coachella last year, following the birth of Rumi and Sir Carter. The 37-year old singer weighed 218lbs on the day her twins were born in June 2017 and embarked on a gruelling vegan diet in a bid to lose weight, but vowed 'never to push myself that far again'. Speaking in her Netflix documentary, Homecoming, released today, she said: 'In order for me to meet my goals, I’m limiting myself to no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol… I’m hungry'. She also added that; "It’s not like before when I could rehearse 15 hours straight. I have children. I have a husband. I have to take care of my body. Just trying to figure out how to balance being a mother of a six-yea...
6-year-old girl Sent to Kung Fu School Dies 48 hours later
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6-year-old girl Sent to Kung Fu School Dies 48 hours later

A young girl sent to Kung Fu school to lose weight has died in less than 48 hours after arriving at the school. Six-year-old Deng Qi’s dad waved goodbye to his “happy” daughter as she embarked on her first day at the school. But less than two days later he received a call saying she had collapsed and been pronounced dead after failing to respond to treatment. The youngster’s family allege she was bullied to death at the famous Shaolin Xiaolong Kung Fu School, which she enrolled at on April 7. Her father said she had been “healthy and happy” when he dropped her off on her first day. “The next we saw our daughter was at 7 or 8pm [on 9th April] in the mortuary,” he sobbed. He added: “Her face was purple and there was bruising on her stomach from having been kicked.” CCTV f...
ASUU Resumes Indefinite Strike-Taraba State University
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ASUU Resumes Indefinite Strike-Taraba State University

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Taraba State University chapter, today began an indefinite strike. A statement from the ASUU chairman in the school, Dr Samuel Shikaa, says that the aggrieved lecturers had embarked on a strike action in 2018 but suspended it when the Taraba government promised to meet its demands which included the payment of earned academic allowances from 2014 till date, and the provision of required infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning. He said the state government is yet to fulfil their promises hence they are going on strike.
Shatta Wale’s Baby Mama Replies Those Who Mocked for Selling Fried Yam
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Shatta Wale’s Baby Mama Replies Those Who Mocked for Selling Fried Yam

Shatta Wale’s baby mama, Shatta Michy, has replied all those who mocked her for going into fried yam business. Her social media pages have been flooded of late with adverts of her new business after she dumped her baby daddy. The adverts of the friend yam business which she has embarked on made many of the fans slam her by saying she has moved from riches to poverty. In response to the mockery, Shatta Michy wrote: “? ?sounding this to anyone who needs to hear this ,this morning… ANYTHING THAT YOU DO THAT BRINGS YOU MONEY ? WILL MAKE YOU DIRTY/SWEATY.. yes lovers, most times wealth is covered in dirt , it takes hard work, sacrifice , patience to uncover it … the journey to success will be a lonely one at a point , you’ll lose friends , family , time , sleep, chilling ,shopping etc… a...
Nigerian Football Juggler, Tonye Solomon Deeboi Swims Across A River With Ball On His Haead (Photos)
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Nigerian Football Juggler, Tonye Solomon Deeboi Swims Across A River With Ball On His Haead (Photos)

The Bayelsa born football juggler, Tonye Solomon popularly known as Deeboi Juggler has embarked on another journey to set a world Guinness record. The young man and multiple record holder is currently swimming across a 500 meters river in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, as at the time of filing this report (update; he has finally completed the exercise successfully). He was accompanied by some officials and other residents who followed him in boats to monitor the exercise. A drone was also used to monitor the exercise. Some months ago, the 30-year-old man left the people of his state and the entire country in awe after he climbed a 130ft mast with a ball balanced on his head earlier this year. The man who hails from Okordia/zarama in Yenagoa local government area -achieved the pre...
Buhari, Ajimobi, Akiolu Make Last-minute Moves To Save Ambode
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Buhari, Ajimobi, Akiolu Make Last-minute Moves To Save Ambode

President Muhammadu Buhari; Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, and Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, have embarked on a last-minute move to save Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, from an impending loss of the state All Progressives Congress ticket for the 2019 governorship election. There had been reports that Ambode was no longer in the good books of an APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, which might endanger his second term bid. But the tension became palpable on Tuesday when two new aspirants under the APC umbrella – Dr Obafemi Hamzat and Jide Sanwoolu – emerged to vie for the governorship ticket with Ambode in the direct party primary billed to come up in two weeks’ time. Hamzat and Sanwoolu, former commissioners in the state, were said to have claimed to have Tinu...
More on The Macabre Dance
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More on The Macabre Dance

NIGERIAN Citizens, NCNC, won an election into the Western Region House of Assembly. Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s Action Group, AG, had been defeated. This was short-lived. Between the election and inauguration, a lot of water passed under the bridge. The AG did not resort to the use of brute force as we see today. They got their calculations right and on the day of inauguration, at roll call, one by one, many members of the NCNC walked across the aisle  to the AG side. The table had turned and that was the genesis of the inglorious practice of carpet-crossing whose adulterated version has remained with us till date. That was how, there and then, Chief Obafemi Awolowo was sworn-in as the Premier of Western Nigeria, instead of Dr. Azikiwe who had arrived at the House of Assembly, proper...
LAUTECH Shut Down, Jambites Not Allow To Write Their Exams
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LAUTECH Shut Down, Jambites Not Allow To Write Their Exams

Presently, lautech gates has been shut down due to another strike which the management just embarked on. Meanwhile protest is ongoing and this continues till the whole nation of Nigeria knows what's going on in our school because all the Jambites are not allowed to write their exams! Aluta continua

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