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Gunmen Kill Ijaw Activist in Bayelsa
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Gunmen Kill Ijaw Activist in Bayelsa

Gunmen suspected to be cultists have killed the Chairman of the Movement for the Survival of the Ijaw Ethnic Nationality (MOSIEND) in Koluama Clan, Bayelsa state. The deceased MOSIEND leader simply identified as Comrade Big J also known as Don Cici, was shot at close range about 7 am on Sunday, July 18, at Osuale market on his way to pick up money from a local money transfer which is said to be delivered by local boat. Comrade Big J, according to some Ijaw youths who spoke with Tribune Online, was a dedicated Ijaw youth advocate and also a strong member of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), until he left the council following a fall-out after the last National Executive Election of IYC. A source in the Koluama community said that Comrade Big J is a known advocate of peace and welf...
Yoruba Nation Rally: Comedian, Mr Macaroni Donates N500k To Family Of Slain Jumoke
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Yoruba Nation Rally: Comedian, Mr Macaroni Donates N500k To Family Of Slain Jumoke

Debo Adebayo, the comedian, fondly known as Mr Macaroni, has donated a sum of N500,000 to the family of Jumoke Oyeleke, who was shot dead at the Yoruba Nation rally in Ojota, Lagos. Mr Macaroni, made this known on Saturday via his Twitter page, where he also revealed that he visited the family. Agitators for the Yoruba Nation gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota two weeks ago amid the presence of armed policemen and soldiers. Jumoke, 25, who displayed soft drinks at her boss’ shop located in a compound close to the rally ground when security men chased some agitators into the premises, was hit by a stray bullet and she died on the spot. In a series of tweets, Mr Macaroni wrote, “I visited the family of the late Jumoke Oyeleke; the 25yrs old that was killed during th...
Nigerian Man In Italy Lands In Hot Soup After Killing His Own Friend During Fight Over Food
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Nigerian Man In Italy Lands In Hot Soup After Killing His Own Friend During Fight Over Food

According to SaharaReporters, a court in Foggia, Italy, has sentenced a 25-year-old Nigerian man identified as Evans N. to 19 years and six months in prison for killing another Nigerian, 34-year-old Emeka N. in Italy. Evans killed the 34-year-old during a fight in the informal camp of Borgo Mezzanine, in the southern region of Puglia, in October 2020. Italian news agency ANSA reported that investigations carried out by police officers from Foggia and Manfredonia showed that the two men started to fight at a restaurant in the tent camp. Emeka worked at the restaurant; his alleged killer had gone to eat there at around 6:30 pm on Tuesday, October 27,” ANSa reported.
The Florida doctor arrested for his role in the assassination of Haiti president had campaigned to replace him in letter to U.S. State Department
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The Florida doctor arrested for his role in the assassination of Haiti president had campaigned to replace him in letter to U.S. State Department

L-R Dr.Christian Emmanuel Sanon, Late president Moise & his wife) It has been revealed that the Florida doctor who was arrested over the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise campaigned to replace the slain leader with the backing of a key UN figure. Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a Haitian who has lived in the US since the late 70s, has been named as mastermind of Moise's assassination. He is suspected of being 'one of the leaders' behind the shooting and the attempted killing of the president wife Martine last week.      Haitian police say he entered the country last month on a private jet 'with the intention of taking the Haitian Presidency' although they are yet to back their accusations with hard evidence. DailyMail reported that Sanon's ambitions to reform h...
Graphic video showing Taliban fighters execute 22 Afghan special forces as they try to surrender after US forces left Afghanistan
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Graphic video showing Taliban fighters execute 22 Afghan special forces as they try to surrender after US forces left Afghanistan

Videos have emerged showing the Taliban militant group killing Afghanistan special forces. The killings allegedly happened on June 16 in the town of Dawlat Abad by the Taliban in Faryab province, close to Afghanistan's border with Turkmenistan. Across Afghanistan, tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced amid a surge in fighting that followed US President Joe Biden's announcement that all US troops will be withdrawn from the country by September 11. Since then, the Talibans claim to have taken control of nearly 200 districts across Afghanistan -- mostly in the north and north-west. In many areas, they have met little resistance. Newly uploaded videos show the commandos' bodies strewn across an outdoor market. After a fierce battle to hold the town,  the commandos ...
SuperTV CEO Usifo Ataga was having issues with his wife, he was not in a happy marriage – Arrested murder suspect, Chidinma Ojukwu reveals
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SuperTV CEO Usifo Ataga was having issues with his wife, he was not in a happy marriage – Arrested murder suspect, Chidinma Ojukwu reveals

Chidinma Ojukwu has shared more personal details about SuperTV CEO, Usifo Ataga who she was arrested for killing. The 21-year-old University of Lagos student who was interviewed by Crime Fighters, described Ataga as someone who gets angry easily and was always busy. She further revealed that the Super TV CEO was having issues with his wife and was not in a happy marriage, as it was more of catering for his kids. Ojukwu also denied having N10m in her account, revealing that she has about N400-500k which was money she made from selling a laptop which the deceased gave her. She further revealed that they rented a shortlet apartment because Usifo said it wouldn't be fun staying in a hotel. Watch the video below...........
Respond to bandits in the language they understand – President Buhari tells Military
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Respond to bandits in the language they understand – President Buhari tells Military

President Buhari on Saturday, July 10, condemned the repeated bandit killings in Zamfara and Kaduna States, urging the military to respond to the worrying situation in a language that the bandits understand. According to a statement released by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the President notes that the military, and other security agencies are now working on new methods and policies that are yielding good results in many of the troubled parts of the country and calls for a crushing response to the killing of innocent citizens in the rural communities. ''He also averts that the nation, its military and the entire population needs to summon the courage required to defeat the bandits and terrorists. President Buhari condemns some politicians...
Woman stabs her relative on the head with a broken bottle for shaming her son over not being accepted into the university
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Woman stabs her relative on the head with a broken bottle for shaming her son over not being accepted into the university

A woman was arrested and released on bail after she stabbed her relative in the head for insulting her son. The attacker, Mrs Blessing Odion Amayanevbo is said to have carried bottles with her to the shop of her relative, Mrs Joy Osagie Amayanevbo, after she heard that the latter mocked her son for not getting admission into the university. Mrs Blessing reportedly stabbed Mrs Joy on the forehead with a broken bottle, leaving her with a deep cut that bled profusely. The daughter of Mrs Joy said Mrs Blessing would have succeeded in killing her mother "if not for the policemen who were around that quickly caught her as she was about to escape." Mrs Joy was taken to the hospital while Mrs Blessing was taken to the police station at Estate gate, Airport Road. ...
Woman dies after partner choked her during intercourse gone wrong
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Woman dies after partner choked her during intercourse gone wrong

The husband of a woman who died during sex appeared in court today, July 9, to deny murdering her. Sam Pybus admitted choking Sophie Moss with her consent during sex at an address in Middlesbrough, England, on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Sophie Moss, 33, from Darlington, died in hospital after being found unresponsive at an address in Glaisdale Court, Middlesbrough on Sunday, February 7. She was taken to hospital but was sadly pronounced dead. Pybus, 31, was charged with murdering Sophie Moss in Darlington, a charge which he denies, and is set to stand trial at Teesside Crown Court in September. However, Pybus appeared at the Middlesbrough court on Friday, July 9, where he admitted the "unlawful killing" and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Sam Green QC, mitigating, said: "Th...
Police shoot dead four of Haitian president’s killers and arrest two more
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Police shoot dead four of Haitian president’s killers and arrest two more

Police in Haiti last night shot dead four men suspected to have murdered the country's president. They also arrested two more men believed to have been involved in the killing of Jovenel Moïse, reports claim. Police chief Leon Charles said the suspected assassins were killed by officers and two others were arrested during an apparent hostage-taking situation, NPR reports. Three police officers held hostage were freed, Charles confirmed. One high-ranking Haitian government official said: "These were mercenaries". A video had emerged showing a series of cars rolling towards Jovenel Moïse's house as other armed gang members follow on foot. In the video, the gunmen allegedly posing as US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents are seen storming the politician's home ...
Governor Wike Lifts Night Curfew in Rivers State
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Governor Wike Lifts Night Curfew in Rivers State

The Governor made the announcement during a state-wide broadcast on Tuesday, July 6, saying lifting of the curfew will take effect from Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Wike said the decision to lift the night curfew followed a “measurable improvement in the security situation of the state since the curfew was imposed on April 28.” He explained that “As we have severally stated, the curfew was not going to last a day beyond necessary. Consequently, as a sequel to the measurable improvements in the security situation in the State as well as in our neighbouring States, we have decided to lift the existing curfew on the entire State from tomorrow 7th July 2021. “On our part, we will not fail to deploy every resource at our disposal to ensure the safety of lives and property while advancin...
One killed, another kidnapped as gunmen attack quarry site in Nasarawa
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One killed, another kidnapped as gunmen attack quarry site in Nasarawa

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers attacked a marble quarry site at Ugya village in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state, killing a quarry worker, Ibrahim Aliyu, and abducting another, Abdul Umar Ekuji.   It was gathered that the incident happened around 4:43 pm on Monday, July 5.   According to a resident of the community simply identified as Salihu, the gunmen armed with AK47 rifles invaded the quarry marble site, which he said was two kilometers away from the community.   Aliyu, who operates a marble quarry, had left for home but was alerted of the invasion.   "He just returned from quarry site not more than 20 minutes when he alerted that kidnappers have invaded quarry site,” Salihu told Daily Trust.   "He took two vigil...
I’ll repeat again that Mr. President is the one creating insecurity in this country – Gov Ortom
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I’ll repeat again that Mr. President is the one creating insecurity in this country – Gov Ortom

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has restated his opinion that President Buhari is the one creating insecurity in the country. In a chat with journalists recently, Governor Ortom claimed that if the President decides to take a stand today, insecurity in the country will be a thing of the past. He also accused the advisers in the Presidency of causing Buhari the problems he is facing. In his words ''Right now, there is nothing in this country under this APC that we can say that they are getting it right. Is it security? How can Northern governors, Southern governors, National Economic Council, come out with a policy that will stop the killings that are going on in this country and the presidency will say that no, it will not accept that it must be open grazing? Where are yo...
Kenyan police officer allegedly pushes his girlfriend to death from fourth floor balcony
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Kenyan police officer allegedly pushes his girlfriend to death from fourth floor balcony

A police officer is on the run after allegedly killing his girlfriend by pushing her off the balcony of their fourth floor apartment in Ngumba area of Kasarani, Nairobi County, Kenya. The officer identified Kelvin Amwayi, is said to have had an argument with his girlfriend, Jackline Muthoni in the early hours of Saturday, July 3, before she fell off the balcony. According to neighbours who responded, the officer threatened them with a gun before taking off soon after they rushed to see what had caused the loud bang. The lady fell on the rear windscreen of a Nissan Tida. According to a police report, Joshua Owiti, a security guard at an apartment called Kwea House called police at 4 am. “There was a heated argument and commotion which led to the falling of the lady from th...
Bandits Kill Seven in Kaduna
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Bandits Kill Seven in Kaduna

Armed bandits have killed seven people in the last 72 hours in Chikun, Kajuru and Giwa local government areas of Kaduna State. It was also gathered that four of the 26 victims kidnapped by bandits at Ungwan Madaki in Kakau, Chikun LG, on June 18, 2021, were killed after their families failed to pay ranson. It was also learnt that after killing the four victims, the bandits informed the families to go and carry the bodies which they had dumped by the roadside at Tsohon Gaya. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incidents in a statement on Saturday, July 3, said the developments were reported to the state government by security agencies on Friday. According to him, bandits shot four people at the outskirts of Tsohon G...
Chidinma Ojukwu narrates how she killed SuperTV CEO, Usifo Ataga
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Chidinma Ojukwu narrates how she killed SuperTV CEO, Usifo Ataga

Chidinma Ojukwu, the University of Lagos student who was arrested for killing SuperTV CEO Usifo Ataga, has narrated how she carried out the act. In an interview with an NTA News correspondent, Chidinma revealed that they met at a party through Usifo’s friend who was dating her friend. According to her, it was also the first time they slept together. The UNILAG student who disclosed that they were both high when they got into a fight at the shortlet apartment they lodged, said she tied his hands while he was sleeping and stabbed him repeatedly before stealing his money “which was what she wanted”. She also disclosed that she fled with some of his items because she felt there will be a manhunt for her. When asked why she never asked Usifo for money before stealing and also kill...
Yoruba Nation: Sowore Reacts As Stray Bullet Kills 14-Year-Old Girl
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Yoruba Nation: Sowore Reacts As Stray Bullet Kills 14-Year-Old Girl

Omoyele Sowore, the Nigerian human rights activist, has reacted to the killing of a 14-year-old by a stray bullet at Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos. The rally held in the Ojota area of Lagos state on Saturday with protesters defying security operatives’ presence and orders. The teenage girl, who is a yoghurt hawker, was said to have been shot dead by stray bullets from security operatives as they tried to disperse Yoruba agitators. Reacting, Sowore said the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, must be held liable for the death of the girl. On his Twitter page, he wrote: “Lagos state Commissioner of @PoliceNG Hakeem Odumosu must be held personally liable for the death of this innocent child!” Sowore, while throwing his weight behind the protest, urged those prote...
Son kills dad and sells his body parts to ritualists in Kwara
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Son kills dad and sells his body parts to ritualists in Kwara

The police in Kwara state have arrested a man for allegedly killing his father, Michael Olagunju, and selling his body parts to some ritualists in Kajola, Odo-Owa in the Oke-Ero Local Government Area of the state. Late Olagunju was allegedly murdered on his farm at Kajola last Thursday by his son who connived with some ritualists to remove Olagunju’s body parts, including his two hands and his heart. Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi, said; “A farmer was killed on his farm at Kajola in Odo-Owa last week. One suspect has been arrested in connection with the crime. The Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Bagega, has ordered discreet Investigation into the matter.”
Guns paraded by DSS aren’t mine. I protect myself with traditional powers – Sunday Igboho says
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Guns paraded by DSS aren’t mine. I protect myself with traditional powers – Sunday Igboho says

Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has reacted to the claims made by the Department of State Services (DSS) that he had an armoury stored in his Ibadan residence that was raided on Thursday, July 1. The spokesperson for the service, Peter Afunnaya, while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday evening, confirmed that the agency carried out the raid on Igboho's Ibadan residence in the early hours of Thursday, July 1. He said the service got intelligence that Ighoho had stockpiled arms in his house. Paraded before newsmen included Seven (7) AK-47 assault rifles, Three (3) Pump Action guns, Thirty (30) fully charged AK-47 magazines, Five Thousand (5,000) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, Five (5) Cutlasses, amongst others. The agency also declared Igboho wante...
FG Condemns Killing of Nigeria Footballer in UK
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FG Condemns Killing of Nigeria Footballer in UK

The Federal government has condemned the alleged killing of a Nigerian Footballer, Kelvin Igweani, by the UK police. Recall that Igweani, a Nigerian Footballer, was shot dead by officers, who attended a call out to a house, where a child was found with serious injuries. Reacting, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), in Abuja on Wednesday described the incident as very unfortunate,and sad. Dabiri-Erewa condoled with the family of the deceased and the Nigerian communities in the UK while praying that God grants rest to the soul of the departed. “We call on the UK government for a thorough and proper investigation to be carried out on the incident,” the statement added.
Man 68, battered wife, 66, to death with chopping board after he became convinced she was having an affair…
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Man 68, battered wife, 66, to death with chopping board after he became convinced she was having an affair…

A jealous man battered his wife to death with a marble chopping board after she signed off a text to their handyman with a kiss, a court has heard. The court heard how Leslie Winnister, 68, went to the pub for a pint and a packet of crisps after killing his wife, Suzanne Winnister, 66. When he was arrested in his bloodstained clothes he told officers: 'I've just had a terrible day.' His wife was found by family members with severe head and neck injuries at the couple's gated £1.6m house in Becketts Close, Bexley, at around 9.15pm on September 8 last year. Winnister was discovered among the graves in a nearby churchyard after leaving the King's Head pub in Bexley High Street. He has now been handed an indefinite hospital order at after admitting his wife's manslaughte...
Chidinma Ojukwu needs hot slap, she should have kept SuperTV CEO Usifo Ataga to herself – Bobrisky slams murder suspect
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Chidinma Ojukwu needs hot slap, she should have kept SuperTV CEO Usifo Ataga to herself – Bobrisky slams murder suspect

Cross-dresser Bobrisky has slammed 21-year-old Chidinma Ojukwu who was arrested for killing SuperTV CEO, Usifo Ataga. The cross-dresser who stated that Chidinma needs a hot slap, added that she should have kept Ataga to herself and chill with his money. Alleging that the murder suspect was smoking like a hired assasin (as seen in a viral video), Bobrisky averred that she never considered the wife or kids of the deceased before killing him. He concluded by saying that Ataga's death will serve as lesson to married men. Bobrisky wrote; Honestly dis girl need hot slap. Someone you should have kept lowkey to urself and be chilling with his money. You went ahead to kill him without considering his wife and children feeling, just because he wanted to chill with you. Sad Some of d...
Frenchwoman who Killed Abusive Husband Reportedly Faints in disbelief during court after hearing she could walk free
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Frenchwoman who Killed Abusive Husband Reportedly Faints in disbelief during court after hearing she could walk free

A Frenchwoman who admitted to killing her abusive husband, fainted in apparent shock in court on Friday, June 25, after hearing  that she could walk free. According to a lawyer for the accused, the prosecution has asked for a sentence of five years in prison for Valerie Bacot, with four years of the term suspended. If confirmed, Bacot would walk free, as she has already spent a year in detention, her lawyer, Nathalie Tomasini, told French press. Bacot admitted to shooting Daniel Polette in 2016. She previously referred to himas her stepfather before they married. According to court documents, Polette had started raping her when she was only 12 or 13. At that time he was her mother's boyfriend, he later became Bacot's husband and father of their four children....
The only thing remaining in Nigeria today are the investments of God’s people – Bishop Oyedepo
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The only thing remaining in Nigeria today are the investments of God’s people – Bishop Oyedepo

  The founder and senior pastor of the Living Faith Church Worldwide otherwise known as Winners Chapel, Dr. David Oyedepo, says there is nothing remaining in Nigeria if you remove the investment of God’s people. Oyedepo said this while preaching in his church in Ota, Ogun state today June 20. Vanguard quotes him as saying; ''Remove the products of revival from Nigeria economy…, there is nothing remaining. The only thing remaining in Nigeria today are the investments of God’s people. You know the other people are busy killing themselves. No plan, no purpose, no forward looking. Check all the employment of labour today in this country, authentic, not manipulated stuff. They are believers. Those are products of a revival. Unleashing financial fortune to advance His Kingdom....
Insecurity: Angry Residents Block Abuja-Kaduna Highway, Cause Heavy Traffic
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Insecurity: Angry Residents Block Abuja-Kaduna Highway, Cause Heavy Traffic

Some angry residents of Kaduna State on Saturday, blocked the popular Abuja-Kaduna highway, causing heavy traffic hold up on the road and leaving many travellers trapped. Naija News gathered the protesters are majorly from Anguwar Magaji in Chikun Local Government Area of the state who are protesting the increasing waves of insecurity in the country. Particularly, the villagers are understood to be angry because of the recent killing of a 13-year-old girl by bandits and are protesting the general insecurity in their land. The bandits reportedly stormed the house of the village head and abducted his family as well as other persons in the community. They lamented that fear has stopped them from going to their farms as they no longer feel safe. “We cannot go to our farms and ye...
Medical doctor shot dead by suspected bandits in Niger state
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Medical doctor shot dead by suspected bandits in Niger state

Gunmen suspected to be armed bandits have allegedly killed a medical doctor identified as Precious Chinedu Emeka in Salka village, Magama Local Government Area of Niger State. It was gathered that the gunmen numbering about five invaded his clinic while he was on duty around 9:00pm on Wednesday evening, June 16, and whisked him away to an unknown destination. According to Nigerian Tribune, one of the gunmen who covered his face with a mask, had entered inside the clinic and demanded to see the doctor. A source from the locality in an interview on Friday in Minna said that Dr. Precious as he was fondly called was inside the compound which doubles as his clinic when the gunmen entered and took him away. "When they took the doctor away we reported the incident to the police an...
Gunmen Kill Farmer and his Children, abduct two Others in Ondo
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Gunmen Kill Farmer and his Children, abduct two Others in Ondo

A farmer identified simply as Dele has been killed in Ajowa Akoko, Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State. The gunmen who were denied entry into the residence of a cattle herder in the community identified as Yinka Oludotun in the early hours of today June 17, stormed Dele's house, killing him and his two sons and abducting his two other children. An eyewitness said the timely intervention of soldiers foiled the attack in Oludoton's home. He also revealed that soldiers, policemen and men of the state Amotekun Corps were already combing the Ajowa Akoko forest to apprehend the criminals. The source told Daily Trust;   “It was after the bandits could not succeed in kidnapping Yinka that they left for the house of Dele to kill his two sons and kidnap his oth...
Police arrest suspect linked to brutal murder of 21-year-old South African lesbian
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Police arrest suspect linked to brutal murder of 21-year-old South African lesbian

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the brutal murder of a 21-year-old gay woman in South Africa. The body of Anele Bhengu was discovered in a ditch near a school in the KwaMakhutha community, south of Durban on Sunday, June 13. She was allegedly raped before being stabbed. Her stomach was cut open and her throat was slit. Her family last saw her on Friday evening when she left home to sleep at a friend's house ahead of a church event on Saturday. Provincial spokesman, Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the suspect was arrested on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday afternoon, June 17. "Police officers from Port Shepstone Tactical Response Team, Margate Detectives and the law enforcement agency followed up information regarding the suspect who brutally ki...
Nigeria’s Problems Became Worse Under Buhari – Okogie
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Nigeria’s Problems Became Worse Under Buhari – Okogie

A former Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese in Lagos, Anthony Okogie, says Nigeria’s problems became worse under the Muhammadu Buhari government. Okogie said this at his 85th birthday thanksgiving mass and 50th episcopal ordination anniversary which was held at the Catholic Church of Assumption on Wednesday, in Lagos. The archbishop lamented the killings in the country, saying it seems there is no end in sight. He said: “It seems that Nigeria has become a killing field, as insecurity and terror reign from one end to the other, and there seems to be no end in sight at present. “It is evident that Nigeria has practically become a failed state; a country fails when it is no longer able to protect its citizens from harm and secure their welfare. “A country fails when, instead of...
25-year-old Nigerian Woman strangled to death by her Ghanaian ex-boyfriend in Italy
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25-year-old Nigerian Woman strangled to death by her Ghanaian ex-boyfriend in Italy

Carabinieri police in Milan, Italy has arrested a 34-year-old Ghanaian man, George Kyeremeh, for allegedly killing his 25-year-old Nigerian ex girlfriend identified as Blessing Tunde. The suspect was arrested in the early hours of Friday, June 11, by the homicide team of Carabinieri police. Blessing was found dead on May 12, in a green area next to a road in the Milanese district of Mazzo di Rho, where sex workers stay. An autopsy conducted on the victim indicated she had been strangled with the long braids of the wig she used to wear which were found wrapped around her neck. She was earlier reported missing by her friend to the Novara police headquarters. The friend told the police that she last heard from Blessing on the phone around 1 pm on May 3 and she had said she...
I’m Worried About Incessant Kidnappings, Killings – Buhari
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I’m Worried About Incessant Kidnappings, Killings – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration is worried about the incessant killings and kidnapping of men, women, and children all over the country. Speaking on Saturday morning during his June 12 Democracy Day Broadcast, Buhari noted that he has ordered security agencies to swiftly but safely rescue victims and bring perpetrators to justice. He said: “In the last two years, we have witnessed and overcome a good number of testy challenges that would have destroyed other nations especially relating to our collective security. “The indefatigable can-d0 Spirit of the Nigerian has sustained us and would keep pushing us to put these challenges behind us. “Unfortunately some of these challenges came in the shape of violent outrages leading to the loss of lives of many...
Pastor, herbalist and three others arrested with human parts in Osun state
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Pastor, herbalist and three others arrested with human parts in Osun state

A pastor, a herbalist, and three other men were paraded on Wednesday, June 9, for allegedly being in possession of human body parts. Olagunju Adetunji, a 40-year-old pastor in Kajola, near Osogbo, Osun State, was allegedly caught with human hands and legs. Also paraded was a 50-year-old herbalist, identified as Adewumi Gbadamosi, alongside three others named Rasheed Ajani, Saka Akeem, and Abiodun Adetimilehin. They were arrested for allegedly killing a teenager simply identified as Kehinde near a hospital in Osogbo. Akeem, and Abiodun Adetimilehin. They were arrested for allegedly killing a teenager simply identified as Kehinde near a hospital in Osogbo. The herbalist allegedly confessed to the crime and said the teenager's head was given to the pastor and accomplice, Sak...
Police officer shot dead as suspected bandits kill 41 farmers in Zamfara
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Police officer shot dead as suspected bandits kill 41 farmers in Zamfara

A police officer has been confirmed dead after suspected bandits attacked the Tofa and Samawa villages in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing 41 farmers. An indigene of the area, who gave his name as Malam Balarabe, told The PUNCH that the bandits invaded the area when the farmers were planting their crops and others were clearing their farms. “They came suddenly and began to shoot at the farmers, killing many of them,” Balarabe stressed. He further explained that the bandits also blocked the road leading to the two villages where they also killed other farmers returning to their houses. Balarabe maintained that a total number of 41 farmers lost their lives, adding that the bandits did not take anything from the two villages. “Their mission was only to ...
Suspected armed herdsmen kill nursing mother, abduct businessman in Benue community
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Suspected armed herdsmen kill nursing mother, abduct businessman in Benue community

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed a nursing mother, Iorliam Dôôr Aggwei and a man, Suleyol Emberga in Anyiin community, Logo Local Government Area of Benue State. It was gathered that the attackers stormed the market area of the community known as Tyogbenda Anyiin at about 8pm on Friday, June 4, when traders were rounding up with the day’s business, and started shooting sporadically. A source who spoke to Vanguard, said the attackers abducted a prominent Igbo businessman in the area identified as Emmanuel Chukwukwe Okonkwo from Enugu state and bundled him into the forest. "They came from the forest leading to river at about 8pm, shooting sporadically and people started running, the woman who was carrying a child ran into one of the stalls but one of the bullets...
Twitter Supports IPOB more than it Supports the Government- politician Adamu Garba
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Twitter Supports IPOB more than it Supports the Government- politician Adamu Garba

Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba has alleged that Twitter is an “online machine” of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and that the social media platform supports the secessionist group more than it supports the Federal government. Adamu said this while reacting to the decision of the Federal government to suspend the operation of Twitter in Nigeria. In an interview with Channels TV on Friday evening, June 4, Garba, who in October 2020 sued the social media platform for ''supporting'' the #ENDSARS protest (read here), said the Federal government's decision is a welcomed development. “Yes, I’m happy. Seriously. It is clearly showing that actions cannot just happen without consequences. Twitter, if you studied their move for the last two years, t...
Update: UNICROSS Shut down over Killing of student by suspected hoodlums
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Update: UNICROSS Shut down over Killing of student by suspected hoodlums

Photo from the campus on Friday morning Authorities of the University of Cross River State (UNICROSS) have shut down the institution temporarily following the killing of a 300 level student, Nkasi Moses. LIB reported that the Applied and Fine Arts student was allegedly stabbed to death on campus by suspected hoodlums on Thursday night, June 3. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Austin Angba, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday June 4, in Calabar, said that the institution was shut temporarily to mourn the late student and allow the police to carry out an investigation on the matter. "Yesterday night, at 9:00 p.m., three hoodlums were parading themselves on campus and trying to take a phone from a student. While doing that,...
300L University of Ilorin student brutally raped and murdered at her sister’s house
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300L University of Ilorin student brutally raped and murdered at her sister’s house

A 300 Level student of the University of Ilorin, Olajide Omowumi Blessing, was brutally raped and murdered by unknown persons at her sister's residence in Tanke area of the Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. The deceased was a student of the Agricultural Science Department from Oke-Opin community in the Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said Omowumi was found naked with her two hands tied to the back and mouth gagged on Tuesday, June 1. "The deceased stayed with her elder sister. The elder sister came back from work at about 6:00 pm on Tuesday June 1, saying that she had tried severally to reach her on phone but couldn’t as the phone kept ringing. She came back from work t...
You Can’t Benefit from Gulak’s Assassination – Gov Uzodimma tells FFK; he Replies
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You Can’t Benefit from Gulak’s Assassination – Gov Uzodimma tells FFK; he Replies

The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, has accused former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode,  of looking for ways to benefit from the murder of former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak, in Owerri, the Imo state capital on Sunday, May 30. Recall that FFK in a series of tweets posted this morning asked the governor certain questions about the murder of Mr. Gulak. Responding, Uzodinma in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, said that the way and manner FFK jumped into the story of Gulak’s murder, showed he was all about 'making capital from it.' The statement in part reads “From the look of things, it seems former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode wants to make capital of the unfortunate gruesome murder of former Political Adviser to for...
Gunmen kill son of Kwara community leader
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Gunmen kill son of Kwara community leader

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara State has confirmed the killing of the son of Reke community leader (Magaji), Alhaji Abdullahi Jimoh. It was gathered that the gang of the armed men invaded the Reke community at about 2 am on Monday, May 31, and headed straight to the house of the Magaji, Alhaji Abdullahi Jimoh, where they opened fire on his eldest son whose name was given as Abiodun. The Reke community is located on Eyenkorin/Afon road in Asa local government area of the state. Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the NSCDC in the state command, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the incident said that the corpse of the deceased had been taken to the General Hospital by the Police in Afon division for autopsy “Today 31st May 2021 at about 0600hrs in...
Ahmed Gulak’s Murder appears to be Political Assassination – Governor Uzodinma
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Ahmed Gulak’s Murder appears to be Political Assassination – Governor Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has described the killing of former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak, as politically motivated. Gulak was murdered while on his way to the airport in Owerri, the Imo state capital on Sunday, May 30. Speaking at a press conference today May 31, Governor Uzodimma said he was shocked by the murder of the politician. “I was shocked to my marrows when the sad news of his callous murder was broken to me. I was getting ready to go to church when the sad news came and I could not attend the service again. It was simply one of the most devastating news I have had in my life and I am yet to recover from the shock. Alhaji Ahmed Gulak was in Imo State for a national assignment. He came to Owerri with the Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendment. Bein...
We are Watching Nigeria slip into Anarchy – Actress Rita Dominic
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We are Watching Nigeria slip into Anarchy – Actress Rita Dominic

Actress Rita Dominic has expressed her concerns about the current state of the nation. In a tweet posted today May 31, Rita said everyone is watching Nigeria slip into anarchy. Her tweet reads ''I am afraid that we are watching Nigeria slip into anarchy. It is surreal. Our elected officials need to work harder to douse the tension in the country. We need peace to reign. Harassing and killing innocent citizens can never solve anything.''
Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill pregnant woman in Nasarawa
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Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill pregnant woman in Nasarawa

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed a pregnant woman identified as Theresa Tartsegha in an attack on Abebe village, Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. It was gathered that the incident happened on Saturday, May 29, when the assailants stormed the village with sophisticated weapons and shot sporadically. The President, Tiv Development Association, Comrade Peter Ahemba, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said that the attacks and killing of Tiv people of Nasarawa State in the last two months was targeted at chasing them out of the state.
Ahmed Gulak’s Death Calculated to Instigate the Northerners against the Igbos – Gov. Akeredolu
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Ahmed Gulak’s Death Calculated to Instigate the Northerners against the Igbos – Gov. Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has described the murder of Ahmed Gulak' as senseless and wicked, saying it was calculated to Instigate the Northerners against the Igbos. The former Presidential aide was murdered on his way to catch a flight at Sam Mbakwe International Airport. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state openly condemned the greusome murder in a statement titled ; Ahmed Gulak; A Killing Too Senseless and Wicked. In his words he said, "The killing of the former presidential aide is calculated to instigate Nigerians against each other, particularly northerners against the igbos living outside the South-East. We must confront the enemies of the people with a view to neutralizing them. This is definitely not the time for political correctness. Banditry should no...
Don’t revenge Ahmed Gulak’s murder – Senator Shehu Sani begs Arewa youths
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Don’t revenge Ahmed Gulak’s murder – Senator Shehu Sani begs Arewa youths

Senator Shehu Sani has appealed to youths in Northern Nigeria not to avenge the killing of an APC chieftain, Ahmed Gulak, in Owerri, Imo state on Sunday, May 30. Gulak was murdered by some gunmen in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on his way to catch his flight at the Sam Mbakwe Airport. Some Northern youths have threatened to retaliate if the killers are not brought to justice. The police have since identified and killed the assailants who murdered Gulak. In a statement released today May 31, Sani who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Assembly, pleaded with his kinsmen in the North to avoid a major conflict with the Igbo by not revenging Gulak’s death. “The cold blood murder of Ahmed Gulak in Owerri stands unreservedly condemned. The murder has all the elements of some fo...
Imo police Identify Killers of Ahmed Gulak as IPOB/ESN members; kill the six assailants in a gunbattle
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Imo police Identify Killers of Ahmed Gulak as IPOB/ESN members; kill the six assailants in a gunbattle

The Imo state police command says it has neutralized the suspected killers of former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak. Ahmed was murdered while on his way to the airport in Owerri, Imo state on Sunday morning, May 30. Confirming the killing of the suspected killers, Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state command, said in a statement that following a distress received by the Command on the gruesome murder of Gulak, Police Special Forces made up of Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Tactical Units from the command were deployed to the scene at Obiangwu Junction at Ngorokpala LGA of Imo state. He said the teams were given a clear instruction to identify and apprehend the perpetrators of the act with a view of bringing them to justice. ''Eye witnesses acco...
Man, 35, allegedly Kills his 50-year-old Cousin for Refusing to Marry him
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Man, 35, allegedly Kills his 50-year-old Cousin for Refusing to Marry him

A 35-year-old Ghanaian man has been arrested for allegedly killing his 50-year-old cousin after she refused to marry him. Graphic GH reported that the sad incident occurred at Uro-Mekaa near Kalba in the Sawla-Tuna Kalba District of the Savannah Region in Ghana. The suspect, Kpeyiri Neiba, was arrested this week by the Sawla Divisional Police Command for the murder of Janet Ansaaku. According to the police, during interrogation, the suspect confessed to the gruesome killing, stating that the deceased failed to marry him. The Savannah Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Adjekum Owusu, who confirmed the incident to DAILY GUIDE, said on Thursday, May 27, one Martin Kojo Soyintey residing at Vongbe near Kalba called at Sawla charge office with a report that Neiba had murd...
Lagos police vows to arrest residents who killed mentally-challenged woman falsely accused of being in possession of a stolen baby and AK-47 guns
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Lagos police vows to arrest residents who killed mentally-challenged woman falsely accused of being in possession of a stolen baby and AK-47 guns

The Lagos State Police Command says it has commenced an investigation into the killing  of a mentally challenged woman who was accused of being in possession of a stolen baby and three (3) AK 47 rifles at Abule Ado, under the bridge in the Festac area of Lagos State on Monday, May 24. According to CP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a preliminary investigation showed that the mentally challenged woman had been living in the area for several years before she was set ablaze by a group of people in the area on the allegation of being in possession of a baby and three AK 47 rifles. ''The Command wishes to state categorically that the woman was just murdered for reasons best known to the perpetrators of the heinous crime as investigation revealed that no baby and AK 47 rifles were found in her posses...
47 year old Film director murdered by his Iranian parents in an ‘honour killing’ over not getting married
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47 year old Film director murdered by his Iranian parents in an ‘honour killing’ over not getting married

A popular film director in Iran, Babak Khorranmdin, 47, has reportedly been murdered by his family in an honour killing row over not getting married.   Khorranmdin's body parts were discovered in a suitcase and bins outside his parents' home in Iran following an 'honour killing' for not getting married . Babak Khorranmdin, who is a London-based film director, was sedated and cut into pieces, and his body parts were discovered in bins and a suitcase on Sunday, May 16 after he returned from living in London, iranwire.com reported. His father confessed to the killing after he and his wife were arrested in Ekbatan, west Tehran, according to Rokna news agency. His father reportedly said: “Because of the disputes we had, I sedated him this morning (Sunday) by giving him anaes...
Ugandan man Slaughters his two Children for Money ritual
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Ugandan man Slaughters his two Children for Money ritual

The suspects bundled onto a police pick-up truck after arrest A 46-year-old man, Musilumu Mbwire, has been arrested for allegedly killing his two children for money ritual at Jiira Village in Bbaale Sub-county, Kayunga District, Uganda. The body of one of the two children, Latif Kamulasi, 7, was exhumed by police pathologists on Tuesday, May 13, but that of his sibling, 3-year-old Sahum Baizambona, could not be located after a long search. The police say the father confessed to have slit his children's throats after his employer asked for their blood promising to pay him Shs4 million and a commercial building at Bbaale Trading Centre. "My boss promised me Shs4m and a house if I sacrificed my children and gave him the blood, but he has so far paid me Shs100,000,” the police ...

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