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Senate to summon Customs CG, Ali over invasion of Ibadan markets
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Senate to summon Customs CG, Ali over invasion of Ibadan markets

Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, Teslim Folarin, has said that the Senate will summon Controller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) over invasion of some markets in Ibadan by Customs officers. Folarin, who spoke with journalists Saturday night, explained that the Senate was not happy over the midnight invasion of Bodija and Oja Oba markets in Ibadan by Customs officers. DAILY POST recalls that NCS, Federal Operation Unit (FOU), Zone A had in April invaded Bodija market where about eight truckloads of rice were carted away. Our correspondent also learnt that the FOU Zone A had in the early hours of Saturday invaded Oja Oba market in Ibadan, where six truckloads of rice were also carted away. But, Folarin while hosting Iftar (fast b...
Boko Haram Fighters are Still Occupying Geidam – LG Chairman
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Boko Haram Fighters are Still Occupying Geidam – LG Chairman

Hon. Ali Kolo, Chairman of Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State has disclosed that Boko Haram insurgents are still occupying Geidam community. Kolo told newsmen that 72 hours after the town was invaded by Boko Haram, thousands of his people were still trapped and had been infiltrated by the sect members. The LG Chairman who disclosed over 2,000 people who were displaced in the invasion are currently taking refuge in neighbouring Yunusari Local Government Area, also revealed that the insurgents killed two people yesterday morning, including a teacher with Kawuri Primary School, Mallam Baba Tazira. ThisDay reported that Kolo also stressed that there was no truth in the report by the military that the attack had been repelled
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 ...
UK University to Return Stolen Benin Bronze to Nigeria
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UK University to Return Stolen Benin Bronze to Nigeria

A UK University, University of Aberdeen has said it will be returning a Benin Bronze to Nigeria many years after British authorities looted the sculptures. The UK University made the disclosure in a statement released on Thursday March 25. The school also disclosed that they previously repatriated sacred items and ancestral remains to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The bronze sculpture showing an Oba (king) of Benin was acquired by the University in 1957 at an auction, and is believed to be a great example of Benin Late Period Art. The British forces had stolen thousands of metal and ivory sculptures as well as carvings during an invasion of Benin City in 1897. They were sold to museums, given as gifts to museums or sold at auctions/art dealers. It was further l...
Ogun Deputy Speaker Arrested for Breach of Public Peace
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Ogun Deputy Speaker Arrested for Breach of Public Peace

Deputy Speaker for the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri has been arrested by the police for ''breach of public peace. '' Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said Kadiri was arrested on charges of alleged assault during the revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress in the state. He was accused of leading hoodlums to the residence of the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, in Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state where they attacked him and vandalised his House. They also vandalise the residence of a former State Legislator, Adebiyi Odugbesan. Kadiri who has allegedly accused the SSG and Adegbesan of hoarding the registration materials for the ongoing APC registration and revalidation exercise in the state, is be...
UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Denies Invasion by Hoodlums, Snatching of Corpses
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UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Denies Invasion by Hoodlums, Snatching of Corpses

  The management of Osun State University, UNIOSUN teaching hospital has denied a report that hoodlums invaded the hospital last week to retrieve the corpse of a patient who died of COVID-19. The report said the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient invited hoodlums to carry their corpses from the hospital without obeying NCDC guidelines. There were reports on Tuesday that hoodlums attacked the hospital and allegedly unplugged the life-support machines of some patients in the Accident and Emergency Unit. A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Ayodele Adeyemo, on Sunday confirmed that two patients who were admitted to the Holding Bay died before the result of their COVID-19 test was released. The result which came after their death confirmed that the patients d...
Gov. Udom’s Aide, Uwah Raises Alarm Over invasion of Farmland by Herdsmen
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Gov. Udom’s Aide, Uwah Raises Alarm Over invasion of Farmland by Herdsmen

  The Senior Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel on Marketing and Brand Management, Mr. Ime Uwah, has raised an alarm over the alleged invasion of his farm by herdsmen. He said the farmland located along Airport road was first invaded by the herdsmen in July 2020 and again on 10th February 2021. Uwah recalled that during last year’s invasion, his farm manager challenged them and the herdsmen out of anger cut off his hand. He said in the latest incident of 10th February 2021, the herdsmen set fire on another farm near his own and the fire spread and consumed over 400 stands of plantains in his farm. He said “sometime in July, last year, we had an incident where the herdsmen passed through our farmland. They will normally pass through the ...
Vigilante Leader Killed as Bandit Attack Katsina Community
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Vigilante Leader Killed as Bandit Attack Katsina Community

Gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked Shagari quarters in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State and killed the leader of a vigilante group in the area, Ali Bahago, after a gun duel. The bandits also kidnapped one Mr. Alex, a staff of First Bank and two daughters of one elder Hassan, who slumped and died during the invasion. A resident of the quarters, who survived the attack, Sagir Mohammed, told THISDAY on Friday, that the suspected bandits stormed the quarters at about 11:15pm on Thursday, February 11, and operated for over 30 minutes, leaving many occupants of the quarters with varying degrees of injuries. "Bandits attacked Shagari quarters yesterday (Thursday) and killed Alhaji Ali Bahago, who is the leader of vigilante groups. He came to rescue us from the bandi...
Police Denies Reports of Herdsmen Attacking Wole Soyinka’s House in Abeokuta
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Police Denies Reports of Herdsmen Attacking Wole Soyinka’s House in Abeokuta

The Ogun state police command has denied a viral video claiming some Fulani herdsmen attacked the house of Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, in Abeokuta on Tuesday, February 9. A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeymi, states that on Tuesday, one Kazeem Sorinola who is an indigene of ijeun Abeokuta who is into cattle business, was said to have been informed by a young Fulani man Awalu Muhammad who is taking care of the cattle that one of the cows had got missing. ''While the Fulani man was searching for the stray cow around kemta estate where the  Prof Wole soyinka's house is located, the Prof. himself who was going out then saw the Fulani man with some of the cows and he came down to ask where the man was heading to with the cows. He there and then ...
Actress Brenda Wairimu puts her thigh tattoos on display!
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Actress Brenda Wairimu puts her thigh tattoos on display!

Kenyan actress, Brenda Wairimu must be going through a whole new phase of change judging from her latest moves on social media. Well about a week ago the actress shaved her long strands as she opted for a new hairdo. Of course her fans were as shocked as any other person who admired the long hair Brenda Wairimu had been rocking for years. However this is not her first big chop; so I bet she it all planned out and unlike what many expected, Brenda Wairimu actually came out looking more like a doll – and boy we love it! With new changes comes two thigh tattoos that Brenda recently added to her list of body art. As seen on her IG page Brenda used this to throw shade at those who think they can hurt her. According to Brenda Wairimu she has since become numb to pain; hence her nap t...
Melania Trump breaks silence on Congress invasion
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Melania Trump breaks silence on Congress invasion

First Lady Melania Trump broke her silence on Monday regarding last week's invasion of Congress by her husband's supporters, complaining that she has been unfairly treated. The first lady's absence has drawn attention in the wake of the national crisis that erupted on Wednesday when President Donald Trump encouraged a large crowd of angry followers to march on Congress. The mob broke into the Capitol, ransacking offices and fighting with police. Melania Trump's first comments on the ugly scenes arrived in a typo-strewn statement on the White House website where she described herself as "disappointed and disheartened with what happened last week." But her disappointment apparently was as much to do with her own treatment as over the unprecedented assault on the home of US democr...
Trump May Grant Himself Presidential Pardon For Capitol Invasion – White House
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Trump May Grant Himself Presidential Pardon For Capitol Invasion – White House

United States President Donald Trump is considering pardoning himself, New York Times reports. The Republican will be out of office on January 20, the day President-elect Joe Biden assumes power. The newspaper cited two sources said to be privy to Trump discussing the clemency with his aides. It said Trump has raised the plan with his advisers since November. Between December 22 and 24, 2020, he approved scores of pardons, including to allies convicted for criminal offences. The President is reportedly weighing both the legal and political implications of a self-pardon . Trump fears perceived enemies will “use the levers of law enforcement to target him” after his exit. It is unclear if the rumoured pardon would include a probe that might link him to the Capitol Bu...
U.S Education Secretary, Betsy Devos Resigns Over Capitol Invasion
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U.S Education Secretary, Betsy Devos Resigns Over Capitol Invasion

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has submitted her resignation, saying President Donald Trump's role in spurring the mob that breached the US Capitol on Wednesday was "the inflection point," making her the second Cabinet member to resign over the incident. In her resignation letter to Trump dated Thursday, which CNN obtained a copy of, DeVos called the rioters' behavior "unconscionable" and wrote, "There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me." "Impressionable children are watching all of this, and they are learning from us," she added. "I believe we each have a moral obligation to exercise good judgment and model the behavior we hope they would emulate. They must know from us that America is greater than what transp...
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US Capitol: Four Dead, 52 Arrested As World Leaders Condemn Invasion

Lawmakers have returned to the US Capitol to finish certifying Joe Biden's election victory, hours after Trump supporters stormed the building in a riot that saw four people die. Officials say one woman was shot by police, while three others died as a result of "medical emergencies". The pro-Trump mob stormed the building in a bid to overturn the election result, suspending a Congress session. President Donald Trump, who had urged the demonstrators to march on the Capitol, later called on them to "go home", while continuing to make false claims of electoral fraud. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the woman who was shot was part of a group of individuals that forced entry into the House room, which was still in session. They were confronted by plainclothes officers, and an officer pul...
Man City Star Mahrez losses 500k worth of possessions to burglars
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Man City Star Mahrez losses 500k worth of possessions to burglars

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez has been revealed the latest Premier League star to fall victim to a terrifying home invasion, with burglars stealing £500,000 worth of valuables during a raid back in April. Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli suffered minor facial injuries as he was held at knifepoint earlier this month, when armed robbers broke into his London home and stole several high-value items, including jewellery and watches. As noted by The Sun, Mahrez was not in his Manchester apartment when the gang broke in, and he returned to find cash, rare football shirts and bracelets were among the items stolen during the burglary. Some of the most high-value items were watches, including a Richard Mille timepiece which is said to be worth an eye-watering £230,000 and similar to one...
China Deploys Army Of Ducks To Fight Off Biggest Locust Invasion In 20 Years
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China Deploys Army Of Ducks To Fight Off Biggest Locust Invasion In 20 Years

A 100,000-strong squad of birds will be sent into Pakistan, which has declared an ­emergency with its biggest plague in 20 years An air force of ducks will be deployed to see off a ground invasion of locusts threatening to invade China from neighbouring Pakistan. A 100,000-strong squad will be sent into Pakistan, which has declared an ­emergency with its biggest plague in 20 years. A duck can eat more than 200 locusts a day, compared with chickens which can manage just 70 – and they make for more disciplined fighters. Lu Lizhi of the Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences in China described the ducks as “biological weapons”. He added: “Ducks like to stay in a group so they are easier to manage than chickens.” A trial will take place in the coming months, after wh...
National Assembly Under Invasion – Senate President Cries Out
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National Assembly Under Invasion – Senate President Cries Out

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, raised security alarm that the National Assembly is under invasion by “many unknown and uninvited people”. Lawan raised the alarm at an emergency meeting the leadership of the Senate had with top security officials in Abuja. The Senate President said he had received report of security threat to the Assembly and tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the complex to avert any threat. He warned that any security official found wanting in the line of duty would not be spared. Lawan, in a statement by his media aide, Ola Awoniyi, said, “Any Security person who is given the job to ensure compliance and he’s found involved, we will not hesitate to get that person prosecuted for any wrongdoing. Because it is not eno...
Nnamdi Kanu Speaks On Collecting Bribe from Buhari
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Nnamdi Kanu Speaks On Collecting Bribe from Buhari

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has denied striking a deal with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. Kanu said he would never collect bribe from the federal government, especially now that his parents are dead. The IPOB leader was accused of striking a deal and collecting money from the Federal Government, ahead of the burial of his parents. Kanu’s parents, late HRH Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife late Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Okwu-Kanu will be buried on Friday, February 14, 2020. The IPOB leader had in 2017 eloped from Nigeria following soldiers’ invasion of his home in Afara-Ukwu, Umuahia, Abia State. Following his disappearance and eventual reemergence in Israel, the IPOB leader was accused of taking bribes from the Nigerian...
Kwara Warns Against Preaching In Public Schools
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Kwara Warns Against Preaching In Public Schools

Kwara State Government yesterday warned principals and head teachers of public schools against allowing any religious organisations to preach during the morning assembly in all schools in the state. The development, according to THISDAY checks, might not be unconnected with the recent reported invasion of some religious organisations in some public schools to preach to students during morning assembly in the state. However, in a statement issued in Ilorin and signed by the state Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatimoh Ahmed, however, directed the principals and head teachers to conduct their prayers silently on the morning assembly in public schools in the state. According to the statement, “It has come to the notice of the Kwara State Governmen...
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Cancel Visa-on-arrival Policy, S’West PDP Tells FG

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South-west Thursday raised the alarm about what it described as the invasion of Nigeria by foreigners, sequel to the visa-on-arrival policy of the federal government. While speaking with THISDAY on the inauguration of the South-west security outfit aimed at curbing crimes code-named “Operation Amotekun,” the PDP Publicity Secretary in South-west region, Mr. Ayo Fadaka, said the visa-on-arrival policy would eventually erode any gain aimed at strengthening internal security in the country. “We (in the PDP) are not comfortable with the invasion of Nigeria by foreigners, as a result of the visa-on-arrival policy of the federal government; and without doubt, going by the apparent invasion of the country by foreigners, the security system will soon colla...
Nigerian Senate Invites Sowore’s Lawyer Over Invasion Of Court By DSS
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Nigerian Senate Invites Sowore’s Lawyer Over Invasion Of Court By DSS

According to SaharaReporters, the Nigerian Senate has invited lead counsel to Omoyele Sowore, Femi Falana (SAN), to appear before it over the invasion of the Federal High Court by operatives of the Department of State Services. Falana was asked to appear before the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal matters on Thursday by 10:00am. The Senate had mandated the committee to investigate the invasion of the court after some DSS officials stormed the place to effect the rearrest of Sowore, who is standing trial in  case brought against him by the Nigerian Government. The Senate, in the letter to Falana, noted that the court should not be disrespected, adding that lawmakers and Nigerians would like to know what actually transpired in the court. The letter reads, “Pursuan...
Sowore: DSS Invasion Of Court #Nextlevel Of Dictatorship, Impunity- Timi Frank
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Sowore: DSS Invasion Of Court #Nextlevel Of Dictatorship, Impunity- Timi Frank

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, Sunday, described the invasion of the Federal High Court Abuja, by agents of the Department of State Services (DSS) to re-arrest the #RevolutionNow Convener, Omoyele Sowore, as the implementation of General Muhammadu Buhari’s #NextLevel of dictatorship and impunity. Frank who strongly condemned the gestapo attack and flagrant desecration of the nation’s Temple of Justice, urged Nigerians to be alarmed over the total disregard for the rule of law and fundamental human rights of Nigerians by the present administration. He said what happened in court on Friday is a consummation of the complete annexation of both the legislature and the judiciary by Buhari-led...
(Full Text) NBA Reacts To DSS Court Invasion And Sowore’s Rearrest
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(Full Text) NBA Reacts To DSS Court Invasion And Sowore’s Rearrest

The Nigerian Bar Association has reacted to the Friday invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja, by operatives of the Department of State Services in an attempt to rearrest Mr. Omoyele Sowore, who had been released less that 12 hours before. See the full statement: DESECRATION AND ASSAULT ON THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT BY DSS: NBA URGES ALL NIGERIANS TO DEFEND THE RULE OF LAW The Nigerian Bar Association is greatly dismayed at the exhibition of primitivity, thuggery, insane passion for lawlessness, contempt and disrespect for the rule of law by the agents of the Department of State Services (DSS) within the precints of the Federal High Court, Abuja while attempting to re-arrest Citizens Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare earlier today. Eventually Sowore and Bakare were re-arrest...
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IPOB’s Press Release On Invasion Of Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer’s House In Anambra

IPOB PRESS RELEASE IN RESPONSE TO ANAMBRA POLICE STATEMENT ON THE DEADLY INVASION OF BARR. EJIOFOR'S & ALLEGED DEATH OF TWO POLICE OFFICERS 3 December 2019 The unprovoked Nigeria police and army invasion of the home of our lawyer Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor barely four days after the painful burial of his senior brother is proof that those running Nigeria have descended into the abyss of iniquity from which they may never recover. Not even during the darkest days of Abacha's dictatorship did anyone witness such brazen intimidation of a legal counsel or the attempted assassination of a defence counsel in a high profile case. It is the golden rule of every legal system under the Sun that defence counsels are not harrassed, intimidated or killed but it seems under this Fulani d...
Xenophobia: Lekki Shoprite Shutdown Under Attack, After Invasion By Angry Mob
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Xenophobia: Lekki Shoprite Shutdown Under Attack, After Invasion By Angry Mob

Some protesters stormed an outlet of Shoprite on Lekki-Epe expressway in Lagos state on Tuesday afternoon, chanting violent songs. The development comes less than 24 hours after reports of attacks on foreign nationals, including Nigerians, in South Africa, went viral. The protesters, who attempted to break into mall of South Africa-owned Shoprite were resisted by policemen on ground. Lekki Shoprite shut down to avoid violence as some people protest against Xenophobia attacks in South Africa. In a video, residents stormed the mall in reprisal to the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians but few gained entrance into the mall destroyed items and attacked the officials. According to reports, 4 Police Trucks with officers are presently at Mall to forestall more violence. ...
Termites Ate My School Certificate – CJN Tanko Muhammad
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Termites Ate My School Certificate – CJN Tanko Muhammad

An affidavit which Tanko Muhammad, the new Chief Justice of Nigeria submitted to the Senate last week ahead of his confirmation as the head of the Supreme Court, revealed claims of termites destroying his primary school certificate. He alleged that his documents were destroyed beyond recovery, following a termite invasion at his Bauchi State home in 1998. “No portion of the certificate was salvaged,” Mr Muhammad said. It was further learnt that the new Supreme court head swore the affidavit on February 13, 2002, while he was a judge at the Jos Division of the Court of Appeal and before he became a Supreme Court judge in 2007. Justice Tanko Mohammed was sworn-in today as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Buhari, following a senate confirmation.
Mrs Abike Dabiri-erewa Reacts To Alleged Invasion Of Dakolo’s Residence
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Mrs Abike Dabiri-erewa Reacts To Alleged Invasion Of Dakolo’s Residence

Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has reacted to the claims by singer Timi Dakolo that “some strange men” made attempts to invade his Lagos residence. Igbere TV reports that Dakolo, on Saturday, took to his Instagram account to raise an alarm over a strange bus that parked in front of his house. According to the singer and his wife, Busola, they were being intimated and threatened as the men in the bus were armed. The singer posted a photo of the bus – a Toyota Hiace — with registration number Lagos BR932KSF. The police on Saturday, however, confirmed that their men were sent to serve official invitation letter on the duo for questioning over alleged falsehood. Reacting to a tweet by Mrs. Aisha Buhari, which read: “ATTENTION: INSPECTOR GENER...
Aisha Buhari Reacts To Alleged Invasion Of Timi Dakolo’s Residence
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Aisha Buhari Reacts To Alleged Invasion Of Timi Dakolo’s Residence

Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari has reacted to the claims by singer Timi Dakolo that “some strange men” made attempts to invade his residence. Yesterday, took to his Instagram account to raise an alarm over a strange bus that parked in front of his house. According to Dakolo, the occupants of the bus were armed with guns. The singer posted a photo of the bus – a Toyota Hiace bus — with registration number Lagos BR932KSF. Apparently calling the police attention to the development, which was reported by Sahara Reporters, Mrs. Buhari wrote; “ATTENTION: INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE #SayNoToRape #JusticeForRapeVictims #SayNoToIntimidation” Igbere TV reports that Timi Dakolo and his wife, Busola, have been the focus of a media sensation that bothers on the alleged rap...
Police Reveal Those Behind Invasion Of Okorocha’s House
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Police Reveal Those Behind Invasion Of Okorocha’s House

The police in Imo State have arrested three people over the alleged invasion of the private residence of the immediate past governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha. They were said to be domestic staff of the former governor. Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, the Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, said that preliminary investigation showed that the invasion of the former governor’s Ogboko home was an internal sabotage. The CP said: “We have arrested three domestic staff of the immediate past governor. Preliminary investigation carried out by us showed that the invasion was carried out by those who are working there. “I want to assure Imo people that we are on top of the situation and we are doing everything possible to ensure that nothing is left undone in making...
‘We have made real progress’ – Noble proud of West Ham season
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‘We have made real progress’ – Noble proud of West Ham season

The Hammers skipper is optimistic for the future after securing a top-ten finish in Manuel Pellegrini's first season in charge Mark Noble has revealed his pride at how far West Ham have progressed this season in a thank you message to the club's supporters. The 2017-18 campaign was a difficult season for the Irons both on and off the pitch. They continued to struggle to adjust to life at the London Stadium, with fans complaining about the atmosphere and how far away from the pitch they were due to the running track. There was also a divide between supporters and the club's board, with crowd unrest at their home game with Burnley resulting in several pitch invasions and a group of fans trying to get to owners David Gold and David Sullivan.
Aggrieved Protesters Block Osinbajo’s Convoy in Abuja
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Aggrieved Protesters Block Osinbajo’s Convoy in Abuja

The convoy of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has been blocked by aggrieved protesters along Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway in Abuja. The protesters blocked the motorcade on Tuesday as the Vice President was heading to the airport. His convoy ran into a barricade at Goza village. Gbagyi village residents had gathered on the major road connecting the airport to the city. They were protesting the alleged invasion of their land by the military. Osinbajo’s security aides could not appease the protesters, forcing the Vice President to step out of his car. The Vice President’s Special Assistant on Media on Publicity, Laolu Akande, also confirmed the report in a tweet, saying, “On his way to the airport just now, VP Osinbajo runs into a group of FCT residents protest...
No Money in Circulation – Laura Ikeji Blasts Government
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No Money in Circulation – Laura Ikeji Blasts Government

Popular Instagram influencer and entrepreneur Laura Ikeji has said there is no money in circulation in the country and this is making a lot of people depressed. Laura Ikeji who said the government should bury their head in shame, went further to decry the invasion of privacy by security officials, bad roads across the country and poor electricity supply The obviously angered socialite posted an image where she expressed her frustration about the abnormalities going on in the country. She then captioned the image: “Government officials I mean. There was a country indeed.” And this is coming after another celebrity Omotola Jalade blasted the government for doing nothing over the extra-judicial killings of innocent Nigerians by security operatives.  
Senators React as Abuja Indigenes Protest Killing by Military Personnel
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Senators React as Abuja Indigenes Protest Killing by Military Personnel

The Senate Minority Whip, Sen. Philip Aduda, has urged protesting indigenes of Abuja to remain calm, while the Senate investigates alleged clash with the military which reportedly led to the death of one person. Aduda, who made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the matter was already before the Senate. He said the matter “has to do with the invasion of the Military on some farmlands in Tunga Maje, which cost the lives of some of our people. “I have raised the matter before the Senate in plenary and I will continue to talk to the people to be law abiding since I have raised it in senate for justice to be done. “The Senate has asked the Chairman Senate Committee on Defence to immediately...
Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer reveals what stopped sureties from producing IPOB leader in court
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Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer reveals what stopped sureties from producing IPOB leader in court

Counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Barr Aloy Ejimakor has denied that sureties to the leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu have applied to the Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court Abuja to withdraw their suretyship. Ejimakor, in a press statement, rather blamed the inability of the sureties to produce Kanu on the invasion of his (Kanu’s) house by military personnel. He cried that reports in the media and social media quoting Justice Nyako as saying that her withdrawal of Kanu’s bail was because his sureties had withdrawn their suretyship was not true. The counsel, in the press release made available to DAILY POST in Awka, said, “On the matter of revocation of Kanu’s bail and the consequent Order of bench warrant, I, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, Counsel to one of the sure...
Gov. Wike inaugurates 2 commissions of inquiry
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Gov. Wike inaugurates 2 commissions of inquiry

Justice Monina Danagogo is the Chairman of the commission on election violence while Justice Simeon Amadi chairs the second commission. He said although the tasks of the two judicial commissions of inquiry would be tasking, the members should work diligently and deliver within schedule. The terms of reference for the first commission included investigation of the remote and immediate causes of the violence, killings and other related acts during the Feb. 23 and March 9, 2019 general elections in Rivers. It was also charged to identify the sponsors and perpetrators of the various acts of violence and killings in the state during the period. The panel was also told to identify the victims of the said violence including those killed during the elections. It was also asked to id...
Invasion Of Asari’s Residence Provocative – IYC
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Invasion Of Asari’s Residence Provocative – IYC

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide on Monday said the invasion of the residence of its former President Alhaji Muhajid Asari Dokubo by the military was an invitation to war. In a statement by the IYC National President, Barrister Oweilaemi Pereotubo, said the Ijaw Nation viewed the above actions as a deliberate declaration of war, adding that as a people with rights they would not watch their people continue to be killed. Oweilaemi said the “unprovoked, unnecessary and illegal arrest of our leader will not be accepted by the Ijaw people.” IYC therefore called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Nigerian Army to order and restore a civil administration of justice as clearly enshrined in the constitution. “Only a few days ago, the residence of King Ateke Tom in ...
Nigerian Army Speaks On Invasion Of Rivers Commissioner, Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja’s Home
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Nigerian Army Speaks On Invasion Of Rivers Commissioner, Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja’s Home

PRESS RELEASE : ALLEGED INVASION OF THE RESIDENCE OF RIVERS STATE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION BY SECURITY AGENTS The Nigerian Army (NA) has observed some CCTV footages in circulation on social media and other online platforms, allegedly showing soldiers of the NA and other security agents invading the residence of the Rivers State Commissioner of Education, Hon. Dr. Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja. The NA has started conducting a comprehensive forensic investigation of the footages to authenticate the validity or otherwise of the claims to guide its further actions. In the view of these allegations, the NA, for the umpteenth time, categorically reiterate its position in the entire conduct of the 2019 General elections as severally and consistently espoused and directed by the Chief of ...
Thugs Beat Up Sylvester Adaka And Other Lawyers at The Court of Appeal in Rivers State
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Thugs Beat Up Sylvester Adaka And Other Lawyers at The Court of Appeal in Rivers State

Today, suspected thugs reportedly beat up Sylvester Adaka, chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and other lawyers at the court of appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. According to reports, Adaka and the other lawyers had stormed the court to disrupt proceedings when the suspected thugs swooped on them. They had arrived to enforce the order of the NBA, calling on lawyers to boycott court sittings to protest the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria. However, suspected thugs and litigants reportedly beat them up and subsequently chased them out of the court room. “While we were there in court, a couple of thugs in the court premises attacked the lawyers there, the thugs zeroed in on me and a couple of lawyers. If not for the intervention of my colleag...
Chris Brown Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Rape Accuser
Celebs

Chris Brown Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Rape Accuser

Chris Brown has made good of his promise and filed a defamation lawsuit against a woman who accused of him of raping her at his hotel room. The singer was released from French police custody earlier this week after he was arrested following the high profile rape allegation. Brown’s Paris-based attorney, Raphael Chiche, filed the complaint Thursday … titled “false accusation, committed on January 18, 2019.” It appears this is more than a civil defamation case, according to the doc obtained by TMZ, the lawyer is citing a criminal statute relating to invasion of privacy. A violation of that law carries a maximum 1-year prison sentence. The 29-year-old singer was detained Monday along with his bodyguard and one other person after a 24-year-old woman accused him of raping her in a hote...
Atiku Abubakar Speaks On The Invasion Of Daily Trust
Politics

Atiku Abubakar Speaks On The Invasion Of Daily Trust

The Presidential candidate of PDP has spoken on the recent happening in the Nigerian media house; Daily Trust whom were invaded this night and had some members of their crew arrested by the Nigerian Army. He maintained that the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall have absolute freedom of the press. Speaking regarding the invasion and arrests of the members of Daily Trust Atiku Abubakar said; 'I have received with concern news of the sealing of Daily Trust corporate headquarters in Abuja. Freedom of the press is the bedrock of our democracy and nothing should be done to compromise it.' Daily Trust Headquarters was invaded immediately after the Bornu office of Daily Trust was closed down, and the authorities are yet to release any comments regarding the reason or the wh...
I’m Hurting, I’m numb – Angela Simmons Mourns Baby Daddy Tennyson Sutton
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I’m Hurting, I’m numb – Angela Simmons Mourns Baby Daddy Tennyson Sutton

Angela Simmons whose baby daddy Tennyson Sutton who was shot dead at his home today, took to Instagram to mourn him. Angela Simmons who was engaged to her baby daddy Tennyson Sutton before their split, wrote on Instagram; Thank you for leaving behind my greatest gift . I’m hurting . I’m numb. Thank you for the out pouring of love everyone . I cant believe I’m even saying Rest In Peace Sutton . I promise to hold SJ down in every way I promise ?? Sources on social media, claim that he was killed in a home invasion that went horribly wrong. Angela Simmons and Sutton Tennyson started dating in 2015, and a year later they got engaged and had a baby boy name Sutton Jr. Their engagement was short-lived, and in 2017, Angela Simmons announced that she has called off her engagement and ...
Hoodlums Invade Ekiti PDP Secretariat, Party Kicks
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Hoodlums Invade Ekiti PDP Secretariat, Party Kicks

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the invasion of its Ekiti State chapter secretariat by hoodlums. Kola Ologbondiyan The party made the condemnation in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday in Abuja. Ologbondiyan called on the police to assist the party in fishing out and arresting the hoodlums that invaded the secretariat as well as secure the premises against further invasion. He said that the party would investigate the invasion with a view to exposing and sanctioning anyone found to be involved directly or indirectly in the disruption of the smooth running of its activities in Ekiti. “The National Working Committee of the party reiterates its confidence in the Chief Gboyega Oguntuase-led Exco in our Ekit...
South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Apologises For His Viral Sex Tape
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South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Apologises For His Viral Sex Tape

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba has apologised for his viral sex tape, saying it has been used in blackmail and extortion attempts against him. Gigaba said the video was stolen from his cellphone and that he became aware of this just before his appointment as finance minister in March, 2017. In a series of tweets today, Gigaba said the tape was stolen during a phone hacking incident in 2016 or 2017, and that its content was only meant to be viewed by his wife and himself. He wrote; My wife and I have learned, with regret and sadness, that a video containing material of a sexual nature, meant for our eyes only, which was stolen when my communication got illegally intercepted/my phone got hacked, in 2016/17, is circulating among certain political figures… This v...
How University, Poly Students Surprised Falz During Show In Abeokuta
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How University, Poly Students Surprised Falz During Show In Abeokuta

University and polytechnic students in Abeokuta have stunned Nigerian rapper, Falz during the MTN Pulse Campus Invasion. Falz performs on stage Popular Nigerian entertainer, Falz, was stunned by the outpouring of emotions expressed by the students of the, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State on Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 during the MTN Pulse Campus Invasion, New Telegraph reports. After three days of students pouring into the Sales Village at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta and the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (The Invasion was happening in both institutions simultaneously), they moved to grounds outside the Iyalode Tinubu Girls Hostel in FUNAAB to await the entry of the surprise celebrity guest. In the late afternoon, the Pu...
Fayose Arrives EFCC Office In Funny T-Shirt
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Fayose Arrives EFCC Office In Funny T-Shirt

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose kept to his word of coming to EFCCoffice after the anti-graft agency invited him over for questioning. Highlights of his arrival at EFCC office, include the T-shirt he wore and his bags. The inscription on the T-shirt reads ‘EFCC I’m here’.  Fayose was accompanied to the anti-graft agency’s office by Governor Nyesom Wike and some of his supporters. Here are photos below; Recall that  during a farewell dinner organised for him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Fayose said he will not beg the anti-graft agency for bail. The governor said he will intensify his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC). “I will be there on Tuesday. I am not begging for any bail. It is up to them. If ...
IPOB Condemns Fresh Invasion Of Nnamdi Kanu’s Home
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IPOB Condemns Fresh Invasion Of Nnamdi Kanu’s Home

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has condemned the Federal Government for allegedly invading the country home of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu again through security agencies that have been parading Afaraukwu Village Square, Umuahia, Abia State. According to a statement signed by IPOB’s media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, “the second invasion of Afaraukwu is tantamount to a siege on the entire South East.” Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The group pointed out that the siege at Afaraukwu showed that Nnamdi Kanu is the only person the Sokoto Caliphate fears and detests more especially now that IPOB has called for a sit-at-home on September 14, 2018 in commemoration of the first invasion of the village last year. “It also points out that the...
APC Women Leader’s P.A Attacked By Thugs Led By Her Predecessor
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APC Women Leader’s P.A Attacked By Thugs Led By Her Predecessor

The P.A of Hon. Jumoke Okoya-Thomas, the Lagos State APC Women Leader, was left with bruises all over her body, on Monday, following the invasion of the state secretariat by thugs. According to Theelitesng, the thugs were led by one Kemi Nelson, who is the ex State leader and now the South West Women Leader of APC and also an Executive Director of National Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF). It was revealed that some executive members of the party in the state, were having a meeting in the office of the state Chairman of the party, Hon. Tunde Balogun, when Kemi Nelson stormed the secretariat with about six thugs. It was further disclosed that the thugs went straight to Okoya-Thomas and warned her to behave herself, while trying to provoke her to a fight, but she kept her cool. ...
”Come Clear On Your Invitation To FFK” – PDP Tells Police
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”Come Clear On Your Invitation To FFK” – PDP Tells Police

Last Friday August 24th, the Nigerian police sent a letter to former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, inviting him over to their office in Abuja on Tuesday August 28th for questions over what was termed a ''Criminal publication''. The police in its letter, did not state which of FFK's publications they found offensive, necessitating the invitation.   In a statement released this evening, the opposition party asked Police to come clear on its invitation to the former minister. The party said they hope that this is not an calculated attempt by the ruling party APC to use the police apparatus against FFK who is one of their strongest critiques. Read the statement below The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Nigeria Police to come out clear on the ‘fact-finding’ i...
Watch Cardi B’s “Ring” Video With Kehlan
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Watch Cardi B’s “Ring” Video With Kehlan

Cardi B has shared the video for “Ring,” the fifth single for her debut album Invasion Of Privacy. Joined by Kehlani, who contributes the soaring hook of the R&B-infused ballad, Cardi brings us back to the days before smartphones as she perches herself in a phone booth and gets tangled in a web of cords. The song has yet to hit the Hot 100, but it seems destined to be another hit for Cardi, who has already scored two No. 1 songs off the album (“Bodak Yellow” and “I Like It”). Cardi is set to open the MTV VMAs Monday night, making her first public appearance since giving birth to her daughter Kulture. Rather than performing, she is expected to do some sort of monologue or skit, so unfortunately, we won’t be getting a rendition of “Ring” tonight. For now, watch the clip above to your ...

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