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Bayern Munich flop Cuisance injures Ulreich in training as keeper set for two months on sidelines
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Bayern Munich flop Cuisance injures Ulreich in training as keeper set for two months on sidelines

The French midfielder has proven to be a disruptive figure since returning to Allianz Arena in the summer following a loan spell at Marseille Bayern Munich flop Michael Cuisance injured Sven Ulreich in training, with the goalkeeper now set to spend the next two months on the sidelines. Cuisance has struggled to establish himself in Bayern's first team since joining the club from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2019, making just 12 appearances across all competitions. The 22-year-old spent the 2020-21 campaign on loan at Marseille, who decided against signing him permanently, and he is now back at Allianz Arena trying to force his way into Julian Nagelsmann's plans, but did his chances some harm after a clash with Ulreich on Monday.
Cristiano Ronaldo offers support for Perth-based footballer Danny Hodgson, who is fighting for his life
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Cristiano Ronaldo offers support for Perth-based footballer Danny Hodgson, who is fighting for his life

The Manchester United star has reached out to the English striker, who has been left critically injured after an unprovoked attack Cristiano Ronaldo has offered his support to Australian-based footballer Danny Hodgson, who is fighting for his life. Hodgson, who currently plays for ECU Joondalup in the National Premier Leagues Western Australia, was admitted to Royal Perth Hospital after an alleged unprovoked attack on September 4. The English striker underwent emergency surgery before being placed in an induced coma, and is now staying in ICU in a stable but critical condition.  
Covid-19 has flipped life upside down for so many – Prince Harry tells wounded soldiers
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Covid-19 has flipped life upside down for so many – Prince Harry tells wounded soldiers

UK Royal, Prince Harry has revealed his dismay at the damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to people's lives after the annual Warrior Games which celebrates injured active duty and veteran US military service members was canceled. The Duke of Sussex, who spent 10 years in the Army, appeared alongside the US First Lady, Jill Biden to co-host a virtual event for the Games. Harry explained that the Warrior Games were the inspiration behind the Invictus Games, which he founded and then first held in London in 2014. Harry was expected to attend the 2021 Warrior Games in Orlando, Florida, but it was cancelled due to coronavirus-related concerns and the Duke wasted no time in explaining how Covid-19 has ‘flipped life upside down for so many’ . Speaking in recognition of those who wo...
Plateau: Irigwe people not behind Rukuba road killings – Monarch
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Plateau: Irigwe people not behind Rukuba road killings – Monarch

The Brra Nggwe Rigwe, Ronku Aka, has said the Irigwe people were not behind the killing of commuters at Rukuba Road in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. DAILY POST recalls that on August 14, 2021, hoodlums killed 22 commuters at Rukuba road and injured scores. The Police Command in the state had in a statement accused Irigwe youths of being behind the killings. Aka, who is the acting Chairman, Bassa Traditional Council, said this when members of the Plateau chapter of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) visited him on Friday in Miango. But the Royal father said his people are peaceful, insisting that they were not involved in the unfortunate incident. He said the allegations were aimed at painting the good people of Irigwe in a bad light and setti...
Gunmen kill female poly student, one other in Rivers community
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Gunmen kill female poly student, one other in Rivers community

Two persons were killed and one injured when gunmen suspected to be cultists invaded Ka-Bori community in the Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the community at 6am on Sunday, August 29, shot indiscriminately and killed a man and a female student of the Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic Bori, identified as Burabari Sunday. The Chairman of Khana LGA, Dr Thomas Bariere, who confirmed the incident, described it as an act of terrorism. "The two persons that were confirmed dead are from Gokana LGA. One of them is from Lewe. I am in touch with my colleague in Gokana. We are putting our heads together to forestall any crisis that may result from this," he said "You can agree with me that if this situation is not put under control, it ca...
Many injured as helicopter allegedly shoots passenger boat in Rivers
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Many injured as helicopter allegedly shoots passenger boat in Rivers

Many people are feared injured as a yet-to-be-identified helicopter allegedly shot at a local passenger boat travelling from Port Harcourt to Bonny in Rivers State. An eyewitness told Punch that the boat conveyed passengers and foodstuff. “The local boat that just left here to Bonny, within the Treasure Island area, a chopper or I will call it a flight helicopter, just came behind, went very low and started shooting at the wooden boat. From the information we got from a boat driver, there were passengers in the boat. The boat also contained foodstuff such as garri, rice and other items. Everyone knows that is the route transporting foodstuff to Bonny. Some people died in the boat'' The state police command or the state government is yet to comment on this development.
‘We’ll make you pay’ – Joe Biden vows to ‘hunt down’ ISIS-K for double suicide bomb attack that killed 13 US troops and 90 Afghans
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‘We’ll make you pay’ – Joe Biden vows to ‘hunt down’ ISIS-K for double suicide bomb attack that killed 13 US troops and 90 Afghans

US President Joe Biden promised to hunt down and destroy the ISIS-K terrorists who killed 13 American service personnel and dozens of Afghans in a double suicide attack on Kabul airport. He made the promise on Thursday, August 26, as he joined UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in vowing to continue the evacuation efforts in Afghanistan despite a "continued" risk of further bombings by the terrorist group. The ISIS-K, a terrorist group which is an enemy of the Taliban who are in control of the country, is an off-shoot of the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS). Last night, August 26, ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the double bombing, which is believed to have killed at least 90 people and injured more than 150 others. Bodies on the floor following the bombings ...
Bandits release Islamic students kidnapped in Niger after three months
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Bandits release Islamic students kidnapped in Niger after three months

More than 70 Islamiyya school pupils kidnapped from Tegina community in Niger State have been released. A large number of bandits stormed the village late May and took the students. A security agent told PRNigeria Thursday night that the ex-captives are on their way to Minna from Birnin Gwari. Tegina is located within Rafi Local Government Area of Niger. One person was shot dead and another critically injured during the attack. The Salihu Tanko Islamiyya school was built by a retired Immigration officer. In February, bandits abducted some staff and students of Government Science College, Kagara in Niger. The citizens were released about 10 days later after ransom was paid.
Venus Williams Joins sister Serena Williams in Withdrawing from US Open
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Venus Williams Joins sister Serena Williams in Withdrawing from US Open

Venus Williams has announced she will be missing the upcoming US Open due to injury, becoming the third American female to withdraw after her sister Serena and Sofia Kenin. Two-time US Open champion and former world No 1 Venus made the announcement in a video posted on social media. "Not the best news from Serena and I today. I am joining @serenawilliams @RafaelNadal and @rogerfederer on the injured list, she said. "I, too, am unable to play the US Open. It's super, super, super disappointing, having some issues with my leg all this summer and just couldn't work through it." The 41-year-old, who has seven Grand Slam titles to her name, added that she would miss competing at her "favourite slam" and wished all the other players good luck. Earlier on Wednesday, younger...
Boko Haram kills 16 soldiers in Niger Republic
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Boko Haram kills 16 soldiers in Niger Republic

A military post in southern region of Niger Republic have been attacked by hundreds of Boko Haram fighters, who killed 16 soldiers and left nine injured. The country's defence ministry in a statement on Wednesday August 25, said 50 attackers from the group were killed in the resulting combat in the West African country’s Diffa region and significant quantities of weapons were recovered. The military outpost was set up near the village of Baroua after residents who had fled violence in the area were repatriated to their village last July after five years. Boko Haram and its breakaway faction known as the Islamic State in West Africa Province have launched scores of attacks in Niger since the extremists started their insurgency in neighboring Nigeria in 2009. More than 6,000 ...
Soldier Injured as Troops Repel Boko Haram attack on Yobe community
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Soldier Injured as Troops Repel Boko Haram attack on Yobe community

  An attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Yobe State on Wednesday August 25, was repelled by troops of the Nigerian Army. A soldier who got injured during the gunfight with the insurgents who stormed Babbangida, the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area of the north-eastern state, is currently receiving treatment. Channels Television reported that a reliable military source said the troops succeeded in recovering one Toyota van out of the three the attackers came with. A resident Audu Yakubu, said that the attackers came in three Toyota vans and drove straight to the military base. Yakubu said; “Some villagers had earlier alerted us that they saw strange faces around the Babbangida axis. "So on sighting them coming, we all ran into the bush for s...
Woman Banned from Zoo after 4-year ‘affair’ with Chimpanzee
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Woman Banned from Zoo after 4-year ‘affair’ with Chimpanzee

A zoo in Antwerp, Belgium, has banned a woman from seeing her favorite chimpanzee because their relationship is interfering with the chimp's ability to bond with his fellow primates. Adie Timmermans, a regular at the zoo's primate enclosure, was told this week by the Antwerp Zoo that she would be prohibited from seeing Chita, a 38-year-old chimpanzee she calls the apple of her eye. "I love that animal, and he loves me," Timmermans said to Belgian news channel ATV, adding she had been visiting Chita every week for four years. Timmermans described her interactions with Chita as a "real relationship" and said her bond with the chimpanzee was like "having an affair." She shared clips of herself pressed up against the glass of the monk...
Juventus midfielder Ramsey out indefinitely after suffering thigh injury
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Juventus midfielder Ramsey out indefinitely after suffering thigh injury

The 30-year-old looks set to miss Wales' World Cup qualifiers in early September after picking up a knock in the opening Serie A game of 2021-22 Juventus have announced midfielder Aaron Ramsey is out indefinitely after suffering a thigh muscle injury against Udinese at the weekend. Ramsey started Sunday's Serie A opener against Udinese, playing 59 minutes of a 2-2 draw at the Dacia Arena. The Wales international was injured in the process and appears set to miss several weeks of action.  
Suspected gunmen kill nine, injure one in Kaduna village
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Suspected gunmen kill nine, injure one in Kaduna village

Ungwan Dooh (Mado) village of Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna State, killed nine residents and injured one. A resident in the area, who identified himself as Jonathan Ali, told DAILY POST on Sunday that, the attacker came with gun and started shooting sporadically, while residents fled to different directions. Confirming the reports in a statement on Sunday, Kaduna State Commisioner for Internal Security and Home affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan said, security operatives reported to the Kaduna State Government that troops of Operation Safe Haven, responded to distress calls and mobilized to the area. According to Aruwan, the assailants fled on sighting the troops. Nine corpses have been recovered so far following a search of the village. The statement mentioned the names of the deceased ...
Gunmen attack Southern Kaduna again, Kill 1 and burn 4 cars
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Gunmen attack Southern Kaduna again, Kill 1 and burn 4 cars

One person has been killed following an attack by gunmen at Atuka village, otherwise known as Kangwaza, near Jankasa in Unguwan Gaya district in Atyap chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, Kaduna state. Chairman, Atyap Chiefdom Peace and Security Partnership Committee (ACPSPC), Mr John Bala Gora told Daily Trust that the attack also left one person injured while a house and four vehicles were burnt. Gora described the attack as sad and unwarranted, and further appealed to security operatives to step up efforts at containing the security challenges bedevilling the area.
Plateau killings: Governor Lalong Declares 24-hour Curfew in Jos North
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Plateau killings: Governor Lalong Declares 24-hour Curfew in Jos North

Governor Simon Lalong has declared a 24-hour curfew in Jos North LGA of the state. This came after an attack on a convoy of buses conveying some worshippers returning to Ondo after attending an Islamic programme in Bauchi left 22 travellers dead and 14 others injured. Though Governor Lalong had on Saturday August 14 announced that Jos North, Jos South and Bassa LGAs will observe a curfew from 6 pm to 6 am, his Director of Press, Makut Macham added that the curfew in Jos North has been extended to 24 hours. The statement read; “From 2p.m of today, Sunday 15th August 2021, a 24-hour curfew will come into effect in Jos North Local Government Area. “This is necessitated by security reports, which indicate rising threats to the safety of lives and properties within the Local Go...
Lalong Imposes 24-Hour Curfew On Jos North Over Rukuba Killings
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Lalong Imposes 24-Hour Curfew On Jos North Over Rukuba Killings

According to a report by Daily Post, barely hours after the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew in Jos North, Bassa and Jos South LGAs, Government Simon Lalong has further imposed a 24 hour curfew in Jos North LGA where the skirmishes took place on Saturday that claimed many lives and left several injured. He equally said his decision was necessitated by security reports, “which indicate rising threats to the safety of lives and properties within the Local Government”. The Governor also said the 24 hour curfew imposed on Jos North Local Government is indefinite. Lalong disclosed this through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, in Jos, the state capital. “Hours after announcing a dusk to dawn curfew in three Local Government Areas of Jos North, Jos South a...
Six killed as Nigeria customs officials allegedly chase suspected rice smugglers in Katsina
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Six killed as Nigeria customs officials allegedly chase suspected rice smugglers in Katsina

Six people have been killed and over 20 others injured after a van belonging to the Nigeria Customs Service rammed into people by a roadside in Jibia town of Katsina State early Monday morning, August 9. The accident allegedly occurred while customs officers were chasing a J5 Peugeot bus they suspected was used for rice smuggling. According to Premium Times, during the chase, the driver behind the wheels of the customs vehicles rammed into people standing by the side of the road, killing and injuring many. The injured were taken to the hospital and there are unconfirmed reports that some more of the injured have also succumbed to their injuries. Following the accident, the customs officers are said to have ran away from the scene, leaving their van behind. Angry yout...
8 Dead and 20 Injured after Taliban attack home of Afghan Defence minister in Kabul
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8 Dead and 20 Injured after Taliban attack home of Afghan Defence minister in Kabul

The Afghan defence minister's house in Kabul has been attacked by the Taliban leaving at least eight dead. More than 20 other people were reportedly wounded in the incident. This is the first major bombing by militants in the city for nearly a year and comes after the US withdrew it's forces from the country following a 20 year war with the Taliban. The attack happened on Tuesday night, August 3 but defence minister, Bismillah Khan Mohammadi was not at home as gunmen detonated a car bomb and fired shots near the heavily fortified Green Zone. Afghan special forces rushed to the neighbourhood just outside the Green Zone, the heavily fortified enclave where many embassies and government buildings are located. A gun battle lasting more than three hours finally ended the ass...
Mother shot in the head while her daughter sat in Backseat of the car
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Mother shot in the head while her daughter sat in Backseat of the car

A young mother, Jacqueline Flores was shot inside of her car while her six-year-old daughter sat in the backseat. According to a report by PEOPLE, Flores, 25, died of her injuries last week Friday night after suffering a gunshot wound to her head on Tuesday. The attack happened while her car was parked . The bullet went through the rear window of her car near where her daughter sat but the little girl was not injured. The report says investigators believe Flores was not the intended target of the shooter and it is possible that the ‘senseless act of violence’ was a case of mistaken identity. Flores was ‘ fighting for her life and listed in grave condition’ on Thursday night. But ultimately, the shot to her head led to her death. She was a college student at California...
Suspected Fulani herdsmen attack Enugu community, hack pregnant woman, 7 others to Death, Destroy Farmlands
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Suspected Fulani herdsmen attack Enugu community, hack pregnant woman, 7 others to Death, Destroy Farmlands

Suspected Fulani herdsmen reportedly invaded the Mgbuji community in Eha-Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State, destroying farmlands, killing eight persons, while several others were injured and some kidnapped . Some villagers told Daily Sun that the armed herdsmen invaded the community on Sunday afternoon, August 1, through the border they have with the Benue community and attacked several farm settlers and others caught in the farm. A villager, Chinaza Akan, who witnessed the incident said one of the casualties was a pregnant woman who was killed by the armed herdsmen, her stomach opened and fetus removed, while some were wedding guests. One of the victims has been identified as Ogbuabor Joseph Udoka, a 2017 graduate of Michael Okpar...
Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria Suffers major blow as Adegoke Fail in men’s 100m final
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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria Suffers major blow as Adegoke Fail in men’s 100m final

Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke on Sunday failed to deliver at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, as he pulled up injured in the men’s 100 metres final. The 21-year-old sprint star had delighted his compatriots by storming into the event’s final earlier in the day to raise hopes for the much-awaited medal after series of a disappointment for Team Nigeria. DAILY POST reports that Adegoke had qualified with a time of 10.00 seconds in second place from semi-final 2. It was achieved moments after teammate Usheoritse Itsekiri had failed to qualify after finishing seventh in semi-final 1 with 10.29 secs. Even then, it was more assuaging for Team Nigeria after Divine Oduduru’s disqualification in the event in round one on Saturday. Adegoke’s failure meant another big medal hope failure f...
Ecuador Declares Emergency after 22 Persons were Killed in Prison riots
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Ecuador Declares Emergency after 22 Persons were Killed in Prison riots

Ecuador has declared a state of emergency in its penitentiary system after riots at two prisons left 22 dead and 57 wounded. Authorities said violence erupted on Wednesday afternoon at the country's two largest prisons Litoral Penitentiary in the port city of Guayaquil and the Latacunga prison in the central Cotopaxi region. Police contained the rioting and regained control of the two sites after nine officers and 59 inmates were injured, according to officials. In Cotopaxi, "high-caliber firearms" and explosives were used during the riots, Governor Oswaldo Coronel said. Some 78 prisoners were recaptured following an escape attempt at Latacunga, police said. Alexandra Vela, a government minister, said a police officer was sexually assaulted amid the chaos. ...
Police neutralise notorious bandit, rescue 11 kidnapped victims in Zamfara
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Police neutralise notorious bandit, rescue 11 kidnapped victims in Zamfara

Police neutralise notorious bandit, rescue 11 kidnapped victims in Zamfara The Zamfara Police Command has neutralised a notorious bandit and rescued 11 kidnapped victims after a fierce gun duel. Spokesperson of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, who confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday, July 22, in Gusau, said the armed bandits blocked Gusau–Sokoto road at Dogon Karfe axis and abducted commuters. "Yesterday at about 1300hrs, large number of armed bandits blocked Gusau - Sokoto Road at Dogon Karfe axis scaring commuters to scamper for safety. Police Tactical operatives on patrol along the road quickly mobilzed to the location," Shehu stated. "On arrival at the scene, they were heavily engaged in a gun duel by bandits who already abducted innocent commuters and wer...
Tragedy As Seven Die, Two Injured In Fatal Crash Along Minna-Suleja Highway
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Tragedy As Seven Die, Two Injured In Fatal Crash Along Minna-Suleja Highway

There was a fatal auto crash along Minna-Suleja highway in Niger state which claimed seven lives and others badly wounded. It was gathered that the accident involving a Mazda salon car and a gulf salon car with registration number KTU 506 BK occurred in the early hours of Thursday, July 22. Five of the victims died at the spot while two others died on their way to the hospital. Two people who were critically injured have been evacuated to a private hospital in Lamatta, in Gurara local government area of the state. According to an eye witness, the accident occurred between Kwakuti and Lambata when the two vehicles, both traveling on opposite direction had a head on collusion. Although the cause of the accident was not immediately known, eye witness however said it was not unconn...
Seven killed, two injured in motor accident along Minna-Suleja highway
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Seven killed, two injured in motor accident along Minna-Suleja highway

Seven persons have perished in a motor accident along the ever busy Minna-Suleja highway in Niger state. It was gathered that the accident involving a Mazda salon car and a gulf salon car with registration number KTU 506 BK occurred in the early hours of Thursday, July 22. Five of the victims died at the spot while two others died on their way to the hospital. Two people who were critically injured have been evacuated to a private hospital in Lamatta, in Gurara local government area of the state. According to an eye witness, the accident occurred between Kwakuti and Lambata when the two vehicles, both traveling on opposite direction had a head on collusion. Although the cause of the accident was not immediately known, eye witness however said it was not unconnected with ove...
Bandits kill 13 Police Officers in Zamfara
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Bandits kill 13 Police Officers in Zamfara

13 policemen and three others were killed in an attack carried out on Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Sunday July 18. Daily Trust reported that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers. A resident identified as Kabir Dansada, said; “They withdrew after they were overpowered by the soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops. “Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest. “The slain officers and the injured ones were conveyed to Gusau in a conv...
Haitian police arrest slain president’s chief bodyguard, three others
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Haitian police arrest slain president’s chief bodyguard, three others

Haitian police have announced the detention of the slain president Jovenel Moise's chief bodyguard and three other members of his security detail while confirming that his assassination by armed mercenaries was planned in the neighboring Dominican Republic. The late President and his wife Martine were riddled with 12 bullets and he had his eye gouged out during Wednesday's brutal attack, which killed him and left his wife seriously injured. Authorities said the hit squad entered the Haitian leader's residence in Port-au-Prince and killed him, with no injuries to his bodyguards, raising suspicions that the July 7 attack may have been an inside job. Police have also declared former Haitian opposition senator Joel John Joseph wanted after he was pictured meeting two suspects....
Shock As Kidnappers Waylay Pastor And His Wife, Whisk Them Away To A Bush In Kogi
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Shock As Kidnappers Waylay Pastor And His Wife, Whisk Them Away To A Bush In Kogi

Daily Post reports that a pastor and his wife have been kidnapped in Koton Karfe area of Kogi State. The names of the two victims are yet to be ascertained when this report was filed. It was gathered that the incident happened at about 3 pm on Wednesday afternoon. DAILY POST also learnt that the clergyman and his wife were whisked away to a nearby bush by the unknown gunmen. The kidnap of the two victims is coming a day when a first-class traditional ruler in Kogi State, Adogu of Eganyi in Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi State, Alhaji Mohammed Adembe was kidnapped by yet-to-be-identified abductors along Okene-Adogo road. The kidnapping of the Royal Father which was one out of many in recent times occurred barely three days after the kidnap of pharmacist AbdulAze...
Nigerian man dies in motor accident two days after his wedding
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Nigerian man dies in motor accident two days after his wedding

A Nigerian man, Jamilu Abdulhamid has died in a motor accident two day after his wedding in Kano State. It was gathered that Abdulhamid and his wife, Saratu Abdul Salisu got married on Sunday, July 11, in Kano State. The newlywed were involved in a road accident that occurred along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Tuesday, July 13. While the groom died on the spot, the bride was seriously injured and currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in Abuja. The groom's friend, Kabiru Garba, who confirmed the incident, said the couple left Kano for Abuja with a plan to head to Benin Republic where they were supposed to settle down. "Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un! We lost Jamilu in a ghastly car accident on their way to Abuja. The couple just got married last ...
UEFA Charges English FA over fan Disturbances during Euro 2020 final
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UEFA Charges English FA over fan Disturbances during Euro 2020 final

UEFA has charged the English Football Association over fan disturbances during England’s Euro 2020 final loss to Italy, European football’s governing body announced on Tuesday. An investigation into “events involving supporters which occurred inside and around the stadium” will also be conducted, after fans without tickets managed to force their way into Wembley on Sunday. Videos on social media also appeared to show England supporters fighting among each other in the stadium. The FA had already been fined 30,000 euros ($35,600) after a laser was shone in the face of Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during England’s semi-final win last week. As for that match, England were again charged for booing “during the (Italian) national anthem” and “lighting of a firework”. T...
We were shackled, beaten with cables, made to sleep under rain in kidnappers’ den – Kaduna Polytechnic abductee shares his experience in the kidnappers’ den
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We were shackled, beaten with cables, made to sleep under rain in kidnappers’ den – Kaduna Polytechnic abductee shares his experience in the kidnappers’ den

One of the kidnapped students of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria who regained freedom from the kidnappers' den last Thursday, July 8, has shared details of how he and others were tortured by the bandits. The armed bandits on June 10 stormed the school in the night and abducted staff and students of the school. After 28 days of being held captive, they all regained their freedom. In a chat with The Nation, one of the students recounted how they were made to sleep in the open and under rain for 10 out of the 28 days they spent in the bandits’ den. “We handed everything over to God when we realised that there was no way we could escape from the bandits’ camp. In fact, trying to run away was like endangering your life, because there were other camps in the fore...
Italy star Chiesa dedicates Man of the Match award to injured Spinazzola after triumph over Spain
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Italy star Chiesa dedicates Man of the Match award to injured Spinazzola after triumph over Spain

The goalscorer led the tributes to the defender, who suffered a ruptures Achilles against Belgium Italy goalscorer Federico Chiesa dedicated his Man of the Match award to team-mate Leonardo Spinazzola after the Azzurri took down Spain to reach the Euro 2020 final. Chiesa scored in the second half of Tuesday's semi-final, with Alvaro Morata's late equaliser pushing the game to penalties. Italy held their nerve in the shootout as Jorginho scored the deciding penalty, with the team gathering after to celebrate with a shirt bearing the name of their team-mate
Copa America: Lucas Paqueta sends Brazil into final after win over Peru
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Copa America: Lucas Paqueta sends Brazil into final after win over Peru

Brazil on Tuesday morning defeated Peru 1-0 in the semi-final of the Copa America. Lucas Paqueta scored the only goal of the match in the first to ensure Brazil qualify for the Copa America final ahead of Peru. Neymar set up Paqueta to score the only goal as hosts Brazil beat Peru at the Olympic Stadium. The semi-final was a repeat of the last final, two years ago, when a Brazil team shorn of the injured Neymar also triumphed on home soil. Brazil will face either Argentina or Colombia in the final on July 11 at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana stadium. Argentina and Colombia will tackle each other in the semi-final on Wednesday morning.
UK Police Reveal Why Footballer Odichukumma Kelvin Igweani was Shot dead
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UK Police Reveal Why Footballer Odichukumma Kelvin Igweani was Shot dead

The UK police have revealed why Nigerian born footballer, Odichukumma Kelvin Igweani, was shot dead on Saturday, June 26. Odichukumma Kelvin Igweani is said to have killed a neighbour who rushed to save a toddler he took hostage. The neighbour heard a toddler screaming for his life from Igweani's house and he went to intervene but was killed. Other neighbours called police to report a "horrible commotion" inside. Other neighbours called police to report a "horrible commotion" inside. When police stormed the flat in Milton Keynes, Bucks, on June 26, they found hero, Richard Woodcock, 38, lying on the floor lifeless. Woodcock Officers also found Igweani holding the seriously injured two-year-old boy captive in the bedroom. After initial attempts to stu...
Kaduna explosion was caused by IED hidden in juice bottles – Police
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Kaduna explosion was caused by IED hidden in juice bottles – Police

The police has revealed the cause of the explosion which occurred in Kaduna state on Saturday July 3. Recall that the explosion in Badarawa area of the state, led to the death of a child and also left two others injured. A 7-year-old child was said to have died in the explosion, while those who sustained injuries are aged nine and seven. The state police spokesperson, Muhammed Jalige said the explosion was caused by improvised explosive devices concealed in three bottles of a popular children’s yoghurt drink. Jalige said; “Three children picked up the bottles, but unknown to them, they contained explosive substance. The children started playing football with the bottles; as a result, two of the bottles exploded injuring the three children. “The victims were however rushe...
Nnamdi Kanu: Kenyans tortured, injured IPOB leader without consequences – Fani-Kayode
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Nnamdi Kanu: Kenyans tortured, injured IPOB leader without consequences – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, has claimed that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was tortured and injured by Kenyans. Fani-Kayode made the claim while describing Kanu’s ordeal in Kenya as barbaric. He lamented that the IPOB leader could be tortured and subjected to inhumane treatment without consequences. In a tweet, the former minister wrote: Whether you love @MaziNnamdiKanu or hate him the thought that the Kenyans can torture him and subject him to inhuman treatment without any consequence is outrageous, nauseating and deplorable. We’re not happy at being dragged into Nnamdi Kanu’s matter – Kenyan govt “I have been reliably informed that he suffered injuries in their hands. This is barbaric.” The Nigerian government had las...
Gunmen Attack Police Station, Injure Three Cops In Akwa Ibom
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Gunmen Attack Police Station, Injure Three Cops In Akwa Ibom

Some unknown armed men again on Saturday night attacked a divisional police station in Udung Uko local government of Akwa Ibom State and injured three police officers on duty, according to The PUNCH. It was gathered that the hoodlums stormed the police station in a vehicle and opened fire on the unsuspecting officers. A source, who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent in Uyo, the state capital that three of the officers sustained serious injuries from gunshots in an attempt to repel the attack. “Unknown gunmen shot sporadically last night at the police divisional headquarters Udung Uko. The gallant Police officers on duty tried to repel the attack but three policemen sustained serious degrees of injuries from the attack” the source said adding the community is no longe...
Explosion Kills 1 and Injures 2 in Kaduna
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Explosion Kills 1 and Injures 2 in Kaduna

One person has been confirmed dead and two others injured in an explosion that took place in Badarawa area in Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna state. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Muhammad Jalige, in a statement released today, June 4, said the explosion happened around 4.30 pm on Saturday, June 3. Jalige said after the incident, the victims were immediately taken to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna, for treatment where it was reported that one of the victims died, one was treated and discharged, while the third victim is still receiving treatment. He said investigations were ongoing to determine the cause of the explosion and its result would be made public upon completion of the exercise.
Many Feared Dead as Gas Tanker Rams into Market in Ibadan
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Many Feared Dead as Gas Tanker Rams into Market in Ibadan

Many people have been reportedly killed as a fully loaded gas tanker lost control and rammed into Bode Market at Molete Area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Sunday, July 4. Number of casualties have not been ascertained as of time of filing this report. But an eye witness said he counted ten bodies while scores were seriously injured.
Nurse Pierced Newborn Baby’s Eye To Avenge Carryover In Sokoto
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Nurse Pierced Newborn Baby’s Eye To Avenge Carryover In Sokoto

According to Daily Trust, a NIgerian, Asma’u Ahmad Tijjani has narrated how a nursing staff of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Folashade Adesina, injured her newborn baby over a carryover allegation. Asma’u alleged that the nurse used injection needle to pierce the eye of her baby few minutes after she was born in order to avenge a carryover she got at the Sokoto Study Centre of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), where she worked as a non-academic staff. She recalled that one week to her expected date of delivery, the nurse met her in her office and said she wanted to have a private discussion with her. “Immediately we came out from my office, she started asking some questions. She wanted to know when I would go to the hospital and my expe...
Two Nigerians arrested as India’s Narcotics Control Bureau busts drug racket
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Two Nigerians arrested as India’s Narcotics Control Bureau busts drug racket

Two Nigerian nationals and one other have been arrested for alleged possession of drugs in Goa, India. The Nigerians identified as Chidi Osita Okonkwo alias Benjamin and Onyeka Ejike were arrested during operations at two different locations by the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) an official said on Tuesday, June 29. At least three officials were injured in the operations, in which the NCB recovered 60 tablets of Ecstasy, 350 gm of Nepali charas and 20 blots of LSD (commercial quantity) Based on a tip-off, a joint team of the NCB’s Mumbai and Goa units conducted a raid at Gaum Waddo, Anjuna in North Goa on Monday and seized 37 tablets of Ecstasy (MDMA) and substantial quantity of charas and nabbed one Roque Jose Fernandez. During interrogation, the NCB team got informatio...
Tuition hike: Kaduna State Govt denies deploying security operatives to suppress protest, confirms death of one student
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Tuition hike: Kaduna State Govt denies deploying security operatives to suppress protest, confirms death of one student

The Kaduna State Government has refuted reports that it deployed security operatives to suppress students of the state-owned College of Education, who were protesting against increment of school fees. LIB had reported that one of the students was shot as security operatives attempted to forcefully disperse the protesters. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement confirmed that one student died while three security personnel were injured. Aruwan said the KDSG is awaiting full reports on Monday's protest by students of the Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya. "In the preliminary report received so far, one student lost his life and some others were wounded, while three security personnel also sustained...
BREAKING: Plateau United fans attack, injure Enyimba players in Jos
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BREAKING: Plateau United fans attack, injure Enyimba players in Jos

Fans of the Plateau United Football Club have attacked and injured some players of Enyimba, Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL. It was gathered that the incident happened after the visitors (Enyimba players) held home side Plateau United to a goalless draw in Jos, in a match-day 29 fixture on Sunday. The Abia State Government on Sunday evening posted the still picture of one of the players who was seriously injured during the attack on its official Facebook page. “Please what type of football league will allow this to happen merely because the visiting team got a draw?”, the post read. Pictures indicated that defender Danladi Timothy and goalkeeper Sabirou Bassa-Djeri sustained wounds following the attack.
Denmark hit Four to Crush Wales’ Euros Dream
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Denmark hit Four to Crush Wales’ Euros Dream

Wales exited Euro 2020 at the last-16 stage as Denmark continued their emotional quest for glory with an emphatic 4-0 victory at Amsterdam's Johan Cruyff Arena. The Danes, rocked by Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest in Copenhagen a fortnight ago, set up a quarter-final tie against either Netherlands or Czech Republic thanks to Kasper Dolberg's double and late strikes from Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite. Dolberg, starting in place of the injured Yussuf Poulsen, struck the opener with an outstanding, curling finish from outside the box midway through the first half, then pounced on a Neco Williams error to double Denmark's lead shortly after half-time. Maehle hit the third in the penultimate minute of normal time when he collected a Mathias Jensen cross, cut inside hi...
Fire at China martial arts centre kills 18, mostly children
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Fire at China martial arts centre kills 18, mostly children

At least 18 people were killed and 16 injured when a fire broke out at a martial arts school in central China in the early hours of Friday June 25. Local media reported that most of the victims were boarding pupils aged between seven and 16. The fire had been extinguished and authorities were investigating the cause of the blaze, the statement from Zhecheng county government said.   There were 34 boarding students on the premises when the fire broke out, according to local government staff quoted by Beijing Toutiao News. The manager of the centre in rural Zhecheng county, Henan province, was arrested by police, the statement said.   The injured, four of whom had severe injuries,  were rushed to a local hospital, where an unnamed doctor told local media they w...
Young Nigerian Woman and her Bestfriend Killed in Fatal Motor Accident; Boyfriend reportedly in coma
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Young Nigerian Woman and her Bestfriend Killed in Fatal Motor Accident; Boyfriend reportedly in coma

Two young women have been killed while a third person seriously injured in a ghastly motor accident whch reportedly occurred in Abuja on Wednesday, June 23. The deceased have been identified as two friends, Kemisola Kesh and Sugar Pearl. The third person, Khalifa Floki, said to be Kemi's boyfriend, is currently in coma, according to one Gama Floki. Kemi and Khalifa Details of the accident are still sketch at the time of this report except for a graphic video of the crash. Meanwhile, friends have taken to Facebook to mourn the young women and pray for the speedy recovery of Khalifa.                                                                      Kemisola                                                        Sugar Pearl                              ...
17 soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Kenya
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17 soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Kenya

Kenyan authorities have confirmed the death of 17 soldiers in a helicopter crash on Thursday, June 24. The Kenya Air Force Mi 171 E helicopter crashed at around 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) in the county of Kajiado, the military said in a statement. The victims were on a training exercise when the helicopter came down in Kajiado County outside the capital, Nairobi. Six people on board were seriously injured.   "This plane came when we were under the hill there. It started making a funny noise, not that of the propeller, it sounded like an ambulance. After 10 seconds it turned and tried to land but it couldn't. I think it hit that hill and after hitting the hill, it suddenly turned and hit the ground", said Morris Kirai Emerit, a Kajiado County resident. Emerit said he helped t...
Trailer Crushes three People to Death in Ibadan
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Trailer Crushes three People to Death in Ibadan

Three people, two male and one female, have been crushed to death by a trailer in Ibadan, Oyo state. The incident which occurred in front of Bovas Filling Station at the Total Garden area of Ibadan on Wednesday morning, June 23, involved a trailer with reg. nos APP-696-XV belonging to Coca-Cola and a motorcycle with reg nos: BDJ-486-QX. The fully-loaded truck was said to have suffered brake failure and rammed into the commercial motorcyclist and his two passengers, killing them while two other persons were injured. It was gathered that some angry youths and motorcyclists at the scene attempted to set the trailer ablaze but they were prevented by the security operatives who shot sporadically into the air to scare them off The OYRTMA Emergency Rescue Team joined by other securi...
Trigger-happy Police Inspector allegedly kills five and injures four in Enugu
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Trigger-happy Police Inspector allegedly kills five and injures four in Enugu

A trigger-happy policeman attached to RC Lotto Company at Golf Estate, GRA Enugu metropolis allegedly shot five persons dead on Sunday, June 20. The Police Inspector attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State, was alleged to have started shooting sporadically, leaving five persons dead and four persons with gunshot injuries. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (State CIID), to carry out a thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident. He added that the Commissioner, who made the ...

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