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Kidnapped Ambrose Ali University Professor regains freedom
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Kidnapped Ambrose Ali University Professor regains freedom

The senior lecturer at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Professor Osadolor Odia, who was kidnapped by gunmen has regained his freedom. MCI reported that the Professor of Engineering and former Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was kidnapped on his way to the farm at Eboro area of Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of the state last Thursday. The kidnappers later contacted the family and demanded a ransom of N18 million before he would be released. The wife of the Professor, Dr Amraibure, confirmed to journalists that her husband was released by his kidnappers on Saturday May 1 and that he had since reunited with his family. "I am happy to confirm to you that my husband has been released by the kidnappers. He received treatment for injurie...
Journalist who Exposed Governor Ganduje’s Alleged “Bribe Video” Flees to UK
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Journalist who Exposed Governor Ganduje’s Alleged “Bribe Video” Flees to UK

Jaafar Jaafar, the journalist who exposed Governor Abdullahi Ganduje's alleged "bribe video" has fled to the United Kingdom over alleged threat to his life. Jaafar told Premium Times that he relocated with his family to the UK and will not be returning to the country ‘until the coast is clear.’ He said; “I’ll be here until this regime can guarantee my safety and protect freedom of the press." The publication reported that the publisher of Daily Nigerian fled to the UK barely a month after Governor Abdullahi Ganduje revealed that those behind a video of him allegedly collecting bribe which he described as "fake", would be brought to shame. Speaking in BBC Hausa programme, ‘Afada Acika’, the Kano state Governor had claimed that the video was cloned. He said; “The video is ...
Abducted Mission School student regain freedom
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Abducted Mission School student regain freedom

The student of Kings School otherwise known as Capro Secondary Mission School located at Gana Ropp in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on April 29, has regained freedom. LIB reported earlier that 4 students were kidnapped during the attack but while three of the students escaped,  one remained in captivity. Spokesman of Operation Safe Haven, Major Ibrahim Shittu said on Sunday May 2 that troops rescued the remaining student in captivity on Saturday May 1. Shittu who said no ransom was paid to secure the student’s release, added that the rescued student is in good health condition and has since been reunited with other students in the college.
Abducted Benue University Students Released
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Abducted Benue University Students Released

The three students of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue state, who were abducted from the school premises have regained their freedom. Their release was confirmed by Benue police public relations officer,  Catherine Anene on Wednesday April 28. Anene said the students were freed on Tuesday April 27 with no ransom paid. Rosemary Waku, director of information, protocol and public relations of FUAM also confirmed the release of the students.
Kidnapped Hotelier, Wife, Children, Others Regain Freedom in Oyo
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Kidnapped Hotelier, Wife, Children, Others Regain Freedom in Oyo

The owner of Agbo Hotel in Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Oyedokun Oyeniyi; his wife, Busayo Oyedokun, and seven others including their children that were kidnapped by unknown gunmen, have regained their freedom. LIB had earlier reported that the gunmen stormed the hotel on Saturday night, April 24 and abducted the victims. Confirming their release, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, said “Yes, they have been released,” he said. Osifeso did not, however, disclose whether ransom was paid before the release of the victim.
Serie A: ‘You and Your Father Must Die’ – Juventus Fans Send Death Threat to Pirlo’s Son
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Serie A: ‘You and Your Father Must Die’ – Juventus Fans Send Death Threat to Pirlo’s Son

Juventus fans have issued a death threat to manager Andrea Pirlo and his teenage son, Nicolo. Apart from the death threats, they were also abused on social media. Old Lady is now fourth in the Serie A standings, with only five games remaining. Seventeen-year-old Nicolo Pirlo shared the threat on his Instagram account where he also told the club’s supporters that he understands he is the son of a coach who may “not be liked by some,” and urged people to put themselves in his shoes “for just a second.” The young man then included a screenshot of a message that he received from someone which read, “You and your father must die.” Nicolo, who is the eldest of Pirlo’s four children, wrote: “Every day I receive messages of this kind… I receive messages of death threats and vari...
“Sleeping on My Bed at Long Last, Straight from jail” – Akuapem Poloo releases Video after she Regained Freedom
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“Sleeping on My Bed at Long Last, Straight from jail” – Akuapem Poloo releases Video after she Regained Freedom

Rosemond Brown,  aka Akuapem Poloo, has finally regained freedom and she released a video on Instagram. The Ghanaian actress was sentenced to 90 days in jail for posing nude with her 7-year-old son. However, on Wednesday, April 21, an Accra High Court granted her bail at GH¢80,000 with two sureties, pending an appeal by her lawyer Andy Vortia. She has now returned home and she thanked everyone for their support. Watch the video below.
NAPTIP Reunites Human Trafficking Victim with her Family after 20 Years
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NAPTIP Reunites Human Trafficking Victim with her Family after 20 Years

A human trafficking victim has been reunited with her family after 20 years by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Offences (NAPTIP). The victim who was reunited with her mother (name withheld) at the palace of Idu Uruan Village Head in Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom on Saturday April 24, was taken away at the age of six from Idu Uruan to Benin City by a woman who gave her out to another woman. Ijeoma Uduak, Commander of NAPTIP, Benin Zone said the two women had been arrested by the agency. Uduak said; “Prosecution is ongoing to ensure that justice prevails. “Our task here is to fulfil part of our mandate as an agency that is against human trafficking, and one that rescues and reunites victims with their families. “T...
I’m Making More Money as Solo artiste- Singer Peter Okoye
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I’m Making More Money as Solo artiste- Singer Peter Okoye

Peter Okoye of the now-defunct singing duo, PSquare, says he makes more money now as a solo artist than before. Peter who is now known as Mr. P, said this during a recent interview with HipTV. According to him, he no longer has to split his earnings three ways. He said he enjoys his freedom now. “Hundred percent, I am. I don’t have to share three ways. Call it greed or selfishness. It’s your own cup of tea. I share with nobody. Yes, my management and my team. Fine. But I’m doing my own thing. I’m freer. I’m making more money. Freedom is key. I can get a call that there’s a show next week and it’s my daughter’s birthday. I can say, ‘cancel it’. As a group, I couldn’t do that. Moneywise, if I used to share three ways, I share alone. What am I doing music for? It’s about doing i...
Kidnapped Ekiti Monarch Regains Freedom after 5 Days
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Kidnapped Ekiti Monarch Regains Freedom after 5 Days

Kidnapped Traditional Ruler of Ilemeso in Ekiti State, David Oyewunmi has regained freedom after spending five days in captivity. LIB reported earlier that Oyewunmi was kidnapped on April 16 at his palace after gunmen scaled the fence of the palace. Ekiti police spokesperson, Sunday Abutu who confirmed that the monarch has been released added that he is currently receiving medical attention at a health facility within the state following the trauma he experienced at the hands of the kidnappers. Channels Television reported that Abutu linked the release of the monarch to a combined effort of the police and local security outfits in the state.
Sex Therapist, Angela Nwosu, and Husband Expecting their First Child
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Sex Therapist, Angela Nwosu, and Husband Expecting their First Child

Popular sex therapist, Angela Nwosu, and her husband, Autin Soundmind, are expecting their first child. The couple got married in September 2019. Angela shared the news on her Facebook page today April 20 which is also her birthday. She wrote; ''Today is my birthday, I am happy to announce my best birthday gift ever. I am Pregnant . The wonderful nine months of motherhood have started counting for me. I never knew growing a fat tummy would be so enjoyable I have never felt this much happiness before. The universe is constantly using My husband to give me the best Gift in life. My life was happy, but not complete. I thank the universe today, I am blessed with the most precious gift, no material things comes close at all Come on now, congratulate me on the biggest achievement o...
My happiest moment in life was when I got out of my last relationship- BBNaija star, Ike Onyema, says
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My happiest moment in life was when I got out of my last relationship- BBNaija star, Ike Onyema, says

BBNaija star, Ike Onyema has said that his happiest moment in life has been when he got out of his last relationship. His statement comes few days after Mercy Eke, his love interest during the reality TV show, shared a video on YouTube where she stated that their relationship had ended. According to her, that ship has sunk. Mercy and Ike were lovebirds during the show and continued their relationship outside the house. They even had a TV show, Mercy and Eke, where they shared details of their lives as a couple. Sadly, they broke up and have gone their separate ways. Ike in a video he shared on his IG page, said that leaving his last relationship has been the happiest moment for him. In his words ''My happiest moment in life was when I got out of my last relationship. Freedom ...
Update: Three Women Abducted on Ibadan/Ijebu Ode Road Regain Freedom
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Update: Three Women Abducted on Ibadan/Ijebu Ode Road Regain Freedom

The three women who were kidnapped on Ibadan-Ijebu Ode Road, Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State, have regained their freedom. LIB reported that the women, Mrs Okeowo, Mrs Abosede Adebayo and Mrs Bola Ogunrinde., were abducted by gunmen around Onipe community on Monday, April 12. It was gathered that the victims were rescued by the police at Ogunmakin community at about 9 am on Friday, April 16. Spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the development to Tribune, said the kidnappers released the victims due to pressure mounted by police operatives who invaded their hideout. "As a result of ceaseless, strategic and systematic utilisation of intelligence and operational assets, the tactical sweep embarked upon, as coordinated by ...
Ghanaian media personality, Afia Schwarzenegger lauds Child Rights International for dragging actress, Akuapem Poloo to court over nudity then slams celebrity campaigning for #FreeAkuapemPoloo
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Ghanaian media personality, Afia Schwarzenegger lauds Child Rights International for dragging actress, Akuapem Poloo to court over nudity then slams celebrity campaigning for #FreeAkuapemPoloo

Ghanaian media personality Afia Schwarzenegger has hailed Child Rights International for dragging actress Akuapem Poloo to court, then she slammed those celebrities calling for the actress' freedom. Akuapem Poloo was today, April 16, sentenced to 3 months in jail for snapping naked with her son and posting it online to wish him a happy 7th birthday last June. Though she shared multiple posts after to justify her actions, including positing photos of American celebrities who snap naked with their kids, Child Rights International dragged her to court for her action. She pleaded guilty and was convicted then sentenced. Reacting hours before Akuapem was convicted, Afia said Child Rights International's action is a step in the right direction as she believes it will benefit the ...
13-year-old Gbolahan Ajibola Abducted By Unknown Gunmen Gained His Freedom
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13-year-old Gbolahan Ajibola Abducted By Unknown Gunmen Gained His Freedom

13-year-old Gbolahan Ajibola who was abducted by unknown gunmen in Obada-Odo, Ewekoro local government area of Ogun state on Saturday, April 10, has regained his freedom. He was released this evening. A heartwarming video shared online shows the moment he reunited with his family members. Watch video here https://youtu.be/bFIjNwD7vQc
Pastor Adeboye Visits Governor El-Rufai days after eight of his Church Members Regained their Freedom from Kidnappers
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Pastor Adeboye Visits Governor El-Rufai days after eight of his Church Members Regained their Freedom from Kidnappers

The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, today April 13, met with Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai,  days after eight of his church members regained their freedom. The eight church members were abducted on March 27 and were released on April 8. Adeboye had announced their release on Twitter, saying; “Today I got the exciting news that our brethren who were in the captivity of kidnappers have all been released and taken to the hospital for checkup and tests.” Continue to see photos from the meeting between the clergyman and the governor El-Rufai below
Abducted Ogun Doctor, Nurse Regain Freedom
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Abducted Ogun Doctor, Nurse Regain Freedom

The Head of the General Hospital, Imeko, Dr Oladunni Odetola, who was kidnapped on Wednesday night, alongside a nurse identified as Mrs Bamgbose, has been released. DAILY POST learn that the medical personnel were released on Monday night by their abductors. It will be recalled that Odetola and the nurse were kidnapped while driving along Abeokuta-Imeko road. The kidnappers were said to have emerged from the bush at Olubo village, dragged them away, leaving their car on the road. In an attempt to rescue them, the community had mobilised 26 local vigilantes to comb the forest, but they were attacked by the kidnappers, who shot them and also burnt their two vehicles and nine motorcycles. Confirming the release of Odetola and the nurse, the Balogun Isale of Imeko, Chief Gan...
Abducted Imo Catholic Priest Regains his Freedom
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Abducted Imo Catholic Priest Regains his Freedom

The Catholic Priest and lecturer with the Imo State University, IMSU, Reverend Father Izu Marcel Onyeocha, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Sunday, April 11, has regained his freedom. The clergyman regained his freedom in the early hours of today Monday, April 12. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Ikeokwu Orlando, states that Father Onyeocha was abducted on April 10. He said one Bissong Isa Atugu had reported to the police that on April 10 at about 7:45pm while driving in the company of Father Onyeocha from Enugu to Owerri in a Nissan Exterra SUV, their vehicle developed fault around Ihube in Okigwe LGA, and as they stepped down to check the vehicle, a group of people believed to be Fulani herdsmen emerged from the bush and inflicted matc...
Abducted RCCG Members Regain their Freedom
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Abducted RCCG Members Regain their Freedom

Eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) who were kidnapped in Kaduna State have been released. The church members were abducted on the Kachia-Kafanchan highway while travelling in the church’s bus last Friday, March 26. Giving an update on his Twitter handle, the RCCG’s General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, announced that they have been released. His tweet reads; “Today I got the exciting news that our brethren who were in captivity of kidnappers have all been released and taken to the Hospital for checkup and tests. Glory be to Jesus.”
Nigerian Troops Rescue 5 Out Of 39 Abducted Kaduna College Students
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Nigerian Troops Rescue 5 Out Of 39 Abducted Kaduna College Students

Five of the 39 kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka Kaduna have regained freedom after 25 days in captivity. Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday evening. He said the five students were recovered by troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday afternoon. Mr Aruwan said they were undergoing thorough medical check-up at a military facility. According to him: “The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna were recovered this afternoon and are presently in a military facility where they are undergoing a thorough medical check-up. “The Kaduna St...
Anambra Commissioner Abducted During Attack on ex-CBN Gov, Charles Soludo, Regains his Freedom
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Anambra Commissioner Abducted During Attack on ex-CBN Gov, Charles Soludo, Regains his Freedom

The Anambra state Commissioner of Public Utilities, Engr Emeka Ezenwanne, who was abducted during the attack on the former CBN governor, Charles Soludo , in Isuofia on March 31, has regained his freedom. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Tochukwu Ikenga, states that the commissioner returned home unhurt, in the early hours of today April 4th. Ikenga said five suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident and remains committed to apprehending the remaining gang members.
Danladi Umar: Abuja mob that attacked me chanted Biafran slogans
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Danladi Umar: Abuja mob that attacked me chanted Biafran slogans

Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), has stated that he was attacked at the Abuja plaza by a mob that was “chanting Biafran secessionist and sectional slogan.” The CCT chairman was caught on video hitting a security man who had told him his vehicle was parked in the wrong space at a popular plaza in Abuja. In his defence, Ibraheem Al-Hassan, CCT spokesperson, said the guard was rude and that some “Biafran boys” also harassed his boss. He also said it was Umar that asked him to “Biafran boys” to describe the mob — a description which Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, said could land the CCT chairman in jail. In an interview with PRNigeria, Umar insisted that those who confronted and assaulted him at the plaza were secessionists. He said: “As part ...
Wife of NIMET Officials Who Was Abducted in Plateau state Regains Freedom
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Wife of NIMET Officials Who Was Abducted in Plateau state Regains Freedom

Victoria Rabo, the wife of a staff member of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) who was abducted from her home at the staff quarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Heipang area of Plateau state on Thursday night, March 24, has regained her freedom. Commissioner of Police in Plateau State, Edward Egbuka confirmed her release on Friday March 26. He said the victim was released at about 7pm a day after she was kidnapped, following the pressure mounted on the abductors in the bush since the incident happened. NIMET official, Ayuba Rabo also confirmed the release of his wife to Channels Television after she was reunited with her family. Ayuba thanked the security agencies, as well as members and management staff of the airport for their concerns and int...
 You are not the Woman, I Thought you Were – Quavo responds to Saweetie’s Breakup Announcement 
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 You are not the Woman, I Thought you Were – Quavo responds to Saweetie’s Breakup Announcement 

Migos rapper, Quavo has spoken out after his estranged girlfriend Saweetie announced their break-up and revealed she's single again. “I’m single,” she wrote. “I’ve endured too much betrayal and hurt behind the scenes for a false narrative to be circulating that degrades my character. Presents don’t band aid scars and the love isn’t real when the intimacy is given to other women.” Her tweet suggested that Quavo had been caught cheating. “I emotionally checked out a long time ago and have walked away with a deep sense of peace and freedom,” she added in a second tweet. “Excited for this new chapter of elevation.” Following Saweetie’s announcement, Quavo shared his own tweets, saying that he had love for her but she isn't the woman he thought she was. “I know you want t...
Two OOU Students Abducted In Ogun Regain Freedom
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Two OOU Students Abducted In Ogun Regain Freedom

The two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye abducted by gunmen have regained their freedom. Police authorities in Ogun State confirmed the release of the children to Channels Television on Tuesday night. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, noted that the students, identified as Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola, returned unhurt. He said the victims who have spent two nights in the custody of their abductors would be reunited with their families thereafter. Asked if any money was paid to secure their release, the command’s spokesman stated that no ransom was paid, to the best of his knowledge. Precious is said to be a student of the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, while Abiola is of the depa...
Insecurity: Presidency warns Nigerians calling for Buhari’s resignation
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Insecurity: Presidency warns Nigerians calling for Buhari’s resignation

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has cautioned those calling for the resignation of the President. Adesina said those calling for Buhari’s resignation due to the issue of insecurity in Nigeria were only exercising their freedom of speech, but such expression has its limitations. He spoke on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today, while responding to a question on Nigerians asking for Buhari’s resignation. According to Adesina: “Under a democracy, people have freedom of speech. You have freedom of speech although that freedom also has boundaries. “There is no freedom that does not have boundaries. The freedom that does not have boundaries will even injure the person who is utilising that freedom. “So, if anybody says t...
Four Prisoners Were allegedly Swapped to Secure the Release of Kagara Students
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Four Prisoners Were allegedly Swapped to Secure the Release of Kagara Students

Sources familiar with the negotiations that helped to secure the release of staff and students of Government Science College Kagara in Niger State, have told Daily Trust that four members of the bandits’ gang were allegedly freed to secure their release. Recall that 27 students, 3 teachers, two non-teaching staff and 9 family members of the staff were kidnapped by the bandits who launched an attack on February 17. They were however released in the early hours of Saturday February 27. The publication reported that reliable sources said the kidnappers who operate between Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State and Rafi Local Government in Niger State, had allegedly demanded the release of six members of their group arrested at different times by security agents. Four of the six named persons,...
If Trump could order the military to rescue one kidnapped American citizen in Nigeria, Buhari has no excuse not to act decisively and rescue Pastor Yakuru – CAN
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If Trump could order the military to rescue one kidnapped American citizen in Nigeria, Buhari has no excuse not to act decisively and rescue Pastor Yakuru – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately order the military to rescue Pastor Bulud Yakuru from the Boko Haram terrorists who had given him a one week ultimatum before it is too late. LIB reported earlier that the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram which kidnapped Pastor Yakuru on December 24, 2020 after an attack at Pemi Village in Borno State, gave the federal government a one week ultimatum to negotiate his release, and this one week ultimatum will end on Wednesday March 3. The Christian group in a statement issued by its President, Samson Ayokunle on Saturday February 27, said Buhari has no excuse not to act decisively and rescue Pastor Yakuru if Trump could order the military to secure the release of one kidna...
Bandits Severely Punished Kagara Students Who are Children of Security Operatives
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Bandits Severely Punished Kagara Students Who are Children of Security Operatives

Some students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State who regained freedom after being abducted by unknown gunmen, have shared their experience in captivity. Recall that the gunmen had invaded the school on February 17, whisking staff and students into the forest after operating unchallenged for over two hours. Some of the students narrated their experience after meeting with Governor Abubakar Sani Bello at government house in Minna on Saturday February 27. Twenty-year-old Abubakar Sidi, an SS3 student, said they were punished based on their parents’ occupation. He told Daily Trust that those who were children of security operatives, were punished severely. He said; “We didn’t get food to eat till night the first day but they later fed us, and after feeding us t...
Four Reportedly Killed, 11 Kidnapped as Bandits Return to Kagara Community
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Four Reportedly Killed, 11 Kidnapped as Bandits Return to Kagara Community

At least four persons have reportedly been killed in fresh attacks in Kagara community in Niger State. This attack comes after the 27 students and three teachers of the Government Science College in Kagara abducted by suspected bandits last Wednesday, February 17, regained their freedom in the early hours of today, February 27. According to DailyTrust, the bandits attacked Gidan Adamu, near Yakila, headquarters of Gunna district and Gidan Wamban Karaku community where 11 persons which include seven women were abducted. The bandits were said to have rustled a large number of cows and also kidnapped the Imam of Madaka district in Rubo village.
Bride kidnapped With Other Passengers along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road Regains Freedom
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Bride kidnapped With Other Passengers along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road Regains Freedom

A Nigerian Bride  simply identified as Hauwa who was kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram members along the Maiduguri- Damaturu road on Friday, February 26, has regained her freedom alongside other abductees. Hauwa and other family members were said to have been on their way to her husband's house in Maiduguri after they had finished their wedding Fathia when the gunmen attacked the bus conveying them and took them into hiding. A family member who confirmed the development, said they received a call from military troops in Beneshiekh that the bride including her entourage and other abducted passengers have regained freedom and that they should proceed to Beneshiekh town situated between Maiduguri- Damaturu 135km highway to receive them. The bride who is a graduate of the Universi...
Kidnappers Kill Kaduna Businessman after Collecting N5m Ransom
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Kidnappers Kill Kaduna Businessman after Collecting N5m Ransom

The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested five members of a kidnap syndicate, who allegedly killed their victim after collecting N5m ransom from his family. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, February 24, said the kidnap syndicate had abducted one Alhaji Ahmadu, a Kaduna resident last December. The suspects were said to have contacted the victim's brother, who subsequently paid a total of N5 million to secure the release of Ahmadu. However, they went ahead and killed the victim after collecting ransom. "On 30th December, 2020 the Kaduna Police Command was in receipt of a complaint through DPO Panbeguwa from one Abdullahi Salihu 'M' a resident of Panbeguwa village alleging that on the 9th December, 2020 his elder...
“Getting Married is One of my Biggest Mistakes”- Safaree Says
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“Getting Married is One of my Biggest Mistakes”- Safaree Says

Safaree has said getting married is one of his biggest mistakes. He added that he's leaving before he ends in jail. He tweeted: "I mean this from the bottom of my heart getting married was 1 of my BIGGEST mistakes and it will never happen again. I’m walking away before I End up in jail over some dumb shit. Nobody is worth my freedom!!!" The rapper made this statement just one day after taking to Twitter to share a loved up video of himself and his wife Erica Mena on a bike. Safaree, who dated Nicki Minaj for years, married Erica Mena in October 2019 and they share a daughter, Safire Majesty Samuels, born in 2020.
Gunmen Abduct UNIPORT Lecturer
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Gunmen Abduct UNIPORT Lecturer

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly abducted a lecturer with the Linguistics and Communications Department of the University of Port Harcourt, Dr. Jones Ajuwu. It was gathered the lecturer was abducted at gunpoint on Sunday evening, February 21, in Bori on his way back from an event in Andoni Local Government Area. According to reports, some staff of RSTV, who were with Ajuwu were also abducted by the gunmen but later dropped off after being dispossessed of their phones and other valuables. The newsmen reported the incident to the Bori Police Station after regaining freedom. Spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, SP Omoni confirmed the incident but said he was yet to receive details.
Abducted Kagara Schoolchildren, Others May Regain Freedom Today – Gumi
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Abducted Kagara Schoolchildren, Others May Regain Freedom Today – Gumi

Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, said on Saturday that the kidnapped Kagara schoolchildren might be released today. Bandits, donning military uniform, had around 2am on Wednesday invaded Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and whisked away 27 pupils and 15 staff members after killing a Senior Secondary School 3 pupil. The incident has created nationwide agitation and worries over the safety of the kidnapped pupils and school staff members, who were whisked away into the bush by the bandits. In an interview on Saturday, Gumi, who has been in talks with the bandits in the forest, told Sunday PUNCHthat there was a possibility that the abductees might regain freedom today, given ongoing talks between the government and the bandits. The cleric, who recently held a p...
Governor Bala Mohammed Punished Abuja Residents for Trespassing but Defends open Grazing — Falana
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Governor Bala Mohammed Punished Abuja Residents for Trespassing but Defends open Grazing — Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has faulted Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed's stance on grazing by Fulani herdsmen in the Southern part of the country. In a statement made available to journalists on Saturday February 20, Falana insinuated that it was hypocritical for Bala Mohammed who demolished people’s houses because they encroached on government land as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, to say that herdsmen have a right to stray into people’s land and reside in forest reserves without government permission. The lawyer who also wondered why the Governor who defended herdsmen carrying AK-47 rifles could go on to demolish a house storing such guns, averred that Section 43 of the constitution allows freedom of movement but does not give anyone the freedom...
63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons
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63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons

At least 63 residents of Obigbo in Rivers State have regained their freedom after four months in different security personnel dungeons in Abuja. The residents who were rendered incommunicado throughout their period of captivity were freed following the consideration of a bail application filed on Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 before an Abuja Grade 11 Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse by a human rights lawyer, Barr. E.R Okoroafor. This was contained in a statement made available to Vanguard by an Onitsha-based human rights group, the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, Intersociety, on Thursday. According to the statement which was signed by the rights group’s Chairman of Board of Trustees, Emeka Umeagbalasi, and other principal officers, 53 other residen...
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG

The Lagos State Government has said that the state Commissioner of Police will be asked to give an account of what happened at Lekki Toll Gate, venue for the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protests on February 13. The State Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo said this while reacting to reports of some of the arrested protesters being dehumanized and assaulted by the police. Onigbanjo who cited breach of COVID-19 protocols and fear that the exercise could go out of hand as part of the offences of those arrested in an interview on Channels Television, maintained that government has no problem with residents exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of expression or participation in peaceful protests. He added that if the action of the protesters is seen to result in...
NTA Portharcourt Reporter Regains Freedom after 5 Days in Kidnappers Den
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NTA Portharcourt Reporter Regains Freedom after 5 Days in Kidnappers Den

  Five days after her kidnap by unknown gunmen, a reporter with the Nigerian Television Authority, Chidiebele Julian Onyia has regained freedom. Julian, a nursing mother of a six-month-old baby with the NTA Port Harcourt was abducted at gunpoint on her way home from work around Railway within Woji area in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. The Rivers State Police Command said they were on top of the situation as soon as her kidnap was reported to secure her release. “The Rivers State Police Command is pleased to announce the unconditional release of Chidiebere Onyia, a reporter with NTA Port Harcourt who was kidnapped last week. “The rescue was made possible due to the intense pressure mounted by the Command as directed by the Authority. Her abductors...
We will Resist Vendors of Violence in South-West – Yoruba Appraisal Forum Warns
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We will Resist Vendors of Violence in South-West – Yoruba Appraisal Forum Warns

  A group known as the Yoruba Appraisal Forum, YAF, has warned those fighting for the freedom of the South-West to stop it or face the full wrath of millions of its members in the area. The National Coordinator, Yoruba Appraisal Forum, Adesina Animashaun, in a statement, warned against violent plots by any group in the guise of hunting criminals. Speaking against the recent violence in Ibarapa local government area of Oyo State, the group noted that it would no longer tolerate trouble fomented by persons, groups or their collaborators pretending to be protecting the interests of the people of the area. The group observed as uncalled for and unnecessary the quit notice issued by some individuals, who are neither state actors nor security agents, to some other Nigerians ...
Gunmen Abduct Man Taking his Sick 8-year-old Daughter to Hospital in Kwara, Demand N30m Ransom
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Gunmen Abduct Man Taking his Sick 8-year-old Daughter to Hospital in Kwara, Demand N30m Ransom

Kidnappers of 46-year-old tipper lorry owner in Ilorin, Kwara State, Alhaji Musa Garba Atere, have demanded N30 million ransom from his family for his release. It was gathered that Atere was kidnapped around 6:00 am on Tuesday, February 9, along Ogundele/Madi road in Ilorin West Local Government Area. He was said to be on his way to the General Hospital, Ilorin along with his wife and his eight-year-old daughter who is critically sick and needed urgent medical attention when they were ambushed by the gunmen. A family source, who confirmed the incident to Nigerian Tribune, said the abductors later called his wife demanding for ransom. "They insisted that N30 million must be paid before her husband could get freedom from their captivity." the source said. While narrati...
Retired Immigration Officer and Three Others Abducted in Abuja
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Retired Immigration Officer and Three Others Abducted in Abuja

A retired Assistant Comptroller-General of Immigration, Abdulahi Rakieu, and three other persons have been abducted in the Tungan Maje area of Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja on Saturday, February 6. The kidnappers were said to have raided the victims’ houses and whisked them away. This comes few days after a Punch reporter and two others were kidnapped in the Kubwa area of the FCT. The Punch reporter has since regained his freedom. The police command is yet to comment on this recent abduction.
President Biden Declares ‘America is Back’ as he Announces Major Foreign Policy Shifts
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President Biden Declares ‘America is Back’ as he Announces Major Foreign Policy Shifts

President Joe Biden on Thursday declared that  America is back' as he outlined his vision for America’s foreign policy agenda. During a speech at the state department, the president reiterated the need for America to strengthen its global alliances. He announced that "diplomacy is back at the center" of US foreign policy and will end all support for Saudi Arabia's offensive operations in Yemen, before revealing plans to appoint an envoy to focus on the long-standing conflict. Biden's announcement at the State Department was just one of the significant changes he said he will make to US foreign policy, including freezing troop redeployments from Germany, raising the cap for refugees allowed into the US, and reaffirming US support for LGBTQ rights worldwide. The president str...
Kidnapped wife of Akeredolu’s chief of staff regains freedom
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Kidnapped wife of Akeredolu’s chief of staff regains freedom

Sade Ale, wife of Olugbenga Ale, chief of staff to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has regained freedom.   We reported earlier that Sade who was returning from a business trip to Lagos, was abducted at Owena in Idanre local government area of the state on Thursday night alongside her driver and another woman.   It was gathered that she was released on Saturday morning after the hunters and other security agencies got to the location where the kidnappers kept their victims.   The Nation reported that some suspects have been arrested in relation to the kidnapping. A source said;   “I can confirm to you that the wife of the Chief of Staff has secured her freedom and on her way to Akure. She was released without paying the ransom as she was...
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David Dinkins, New York City’s first African American mayor, dies at 93

David Dinkins, New York City’s first African American mayor, has died at the age of 93.   Dinkins died on Monday evening, November 23, at his residence on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) told CNN.   The department had received a call from Dinkins's residence regarding an unconscious person having difficulty breathing, according to the NYPD.   Bill de Blasio, the current mayor of New York City confirmed Dinkins's death to The New York Times. It came less than two months after the death of Mr. Dinkins’s wife, Joyce, who died in October at the age of 89.   Dinkins served as the 106th mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993, according to his bio on the city's website.   He defeated Rudolph Giul...
Bring to Justice those involved in Lekki shooting- Amnesty International tells FG
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Bring to Justice those involved in Lekki shooting- Amnesty International tells FG

Human rights group, Amnesty International has asked the Federal Government to ensure that all persons involved in the October 20 shooting of EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate are brought to justice.   In its latest report published on Wednesday October 28, by its country director Osai Ojigho, the rights group said it is still investigating the shooting and reported removal of bodies of persons allegedly killed during the shooting. “Amnesty International is again calling on Nigerian authorities to bring to justice those behind the shooting and to protect those who are exercising their right to freedom of assembly. “The organization is still investigating the shooting and the reported removal of bodies of those killed by the military in an attempt to remove evidence.” ...
Former Governor of Adamawa state, Ngilari dumps PDP for APC
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Former Governor of Adamawa state, Ngilari dumps PDP for APC

Mr James Ngilari, a former Governor of Adamawa has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).   Adamawa state Chairman of APC, Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal said the former governor switched camps with thousands of his supporters after “long consultation.”   Bilal who said the APC at National and state level are making arrangement to officially receive the former PDP member and his supporters, added that they are in contact with the Mai Mala committee to strengthen the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.   He said;   “He told me verbatim that his coming to APC is not to look for any position but to enjoy freedom of political aspiration."
Mompha Regains Freedom From EFCC Custody
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Mompha Regains Freedom From EFCC Custody

Internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, was on Wednesday released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was released on bail about two weeks after he was re-arrested by the anti-graft agency in Lagos. His lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole, said Mompha had withdrawn the N5 million fundamental rights suit he filed against the EFCC to challenge his re-arrest. Mompha is standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd, on an amended 22-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N33 billion. He was arrested when he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos to reclaim his luxury possessions. The items include five luxury wristwatches, an Apple iPod, an iPhone 8 device, and a pair of sunglasses, which were ...
Kaavan, “World’s Loneliest Elephant” Regains Freedom After 35 years in chains
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Kaavan, “World’s Loneliest Elephant” Regains Freedom After 35 years in chains

For more than 35 years all Kaavan the elephant had known were chains and 'mental torment'. Eight years ago the bull elephant, who has spent his life at the Maraghazar Zoo in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, was left totally alone when his companion, Saheli, died. The two elephants had shared an enclosure since 1990, but in 2012 Kaavan was left all alone. After it emerged Kaavan was reportedly tied up at all times, hundreds of thousands of people signed a petition for him to be given a new home, where he would be better cared for. Four years ago, zoo bosses insisted Kaavan was no longer chained but his long-awaited new mate never arrived and the elephant was forced to spend all his time alone. They claimed he had only been chained when he suffered violent outbursts but the...

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