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Notorious bandit leader Daudawa who led kidnap of Kankara students killed
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Notorious bandit leader Daudawa who led kidnap of Kankara students killed

Notorious bandit leader, Auwalun Daudawa, who led the kidnap of over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School Kankara, Katsina State, has bee killed. It was gathered that Daudawa had laid down his arms and accepted Governor Bello Matawalle’s peace initiative on February 8. But a few days ago, it was reported that Daudawa had returned to the forest to continue his banditry. Government sources told Channels Television that the bandit has been killed. Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs in Zamfara State, Abubakar Dauran told Channels Television that Daudawa left Gusau day two days ago. He had reportedly told some people that he was going to attend one of his relatives’ wedding. According to the commissioner, the bandit rustled over 100 cows and killed the her...
‘Cristiano Ronaldo has Never Been a Leader and Never will be’ – Former Juventus Player Mauro
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‘Cristiano Ronaldo has Never Been a Leader and Never will be’ – Former Juventus Player Mauro

Former Juventus midfielder, Massimo Mauro has claimed the time has come for the club to offload "individualist" Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, saying the Portuguese superstar "has never been a leader and never will be". Juventus signed Ronaldo in the summer of 2018, as the five-time Ballon d'Or winner called time on a record-breaking spell at Real Madrid in order to take on a new challenge in Italy. However, Ronaldo is now approaching the final 12 months of his contract and with Champions league glory and league glory looking impossible this season. Ronaldo has seemed frustrated this season  in Andrea Pirlo's squad. Criticizing Ronaldo's influence at Juve, Mauro told Gazzetta dello Sport: "Ronaldo has never been a leader where he has played and he never w...
Notorious Cult Leader Arrested for allegedly Killing Rival Cultist in Lagos
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Notorious Cult Leader Arrested for allegedly Killing Rival Cultist in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a notorious leader of the Aiye cult group, Segun Ezekiel, for allegedly killing the rival Eiye cult group leader in Bariga area of the state. Spokesperson of the command, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the arrest of the cult leader in a statement on Saturday, April 3, said the suspect has allegedly been terrorising the entire Bariga area. "The police operatives attached to Bariga Division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Segun Ezekiel, m, 24, leader of Aiye Confraternity in Bariga Area, on 31st March 2021, for firing and killing one Taye Gbalagbala, m, 30, the alleged leader of the Eye Confraternity in Barija, on 28th March 2021," he stated. "The suspect has been alleged to be a notorious cult lea...
People’s Pictures, Personal Belongings found tied to a tree at a shrine discovered in Abia community
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People’s Pictures, Personal Belongings found tied to a tree at a shrine discovered in Abia community

An evil shrine has been discovered inside a forest in Amaekpu community, Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State. The shrine was discovered on Sunday, March 21, by Amaekpu youths led by their leader, Stormy Stainless. People's pictures, underwear, clothes and other personal items were found hanging from the tree at the shrine. A photo of a car interior can also be seen among the items. According to a statement posted by the youth organisation, the evil shrine belongs to a well known native doctor from the community who was allegedly caught doing evil incantations with the items.
Al Qaeda’s New Daredevil Leader, Saif al-Adel: ‘The Sword Of Revenge’
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Al Qaeda’s New Daredevil Leader, Saif al-Adel: ‘The Sword Of Revenge’

Al Qaeda has a new leader called 'the Sword of Revenge': Egyptian former general who is now in hiding in Iran is 'set to make terror group as dangerous as they were under Osama Bin Laden' Saif al-Adel has been described by sources as a 'brilliant and ruthless strategist', he has taken the reins following the suspected death of leader Ayman Zawahiri. Saif has been heavily involved in Al Qaeda activities for some three decades and he already has a £7.5m bounty on his head after US embassy bombings in 1998 Al Qaeda has a new leader, called 'the Sword of Revenge' who is reportedly set to make the terror group as dangerous as they were under Osama Bin Laden. Egyptian former general Saif al-Adel is in hiding in Iran and the 'brilliant and ruthless strategist' has now taken the reins...
Leader Can Be Called Upon To Come Rule Again After Losing Elections – Goodluck Jonathan
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Leader Can Be Called Upon To Come Rule Again After Losing Elections – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, has given reason a politician could be called to come back to lead the people after losing an election. Recall that Jonathan lost his second term bid to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. According to the former Nigerian leader, the way leaders are perceived while in office can play a major role in their political career. Jonathan stated this on Wednesday when he met the representatives of political parties from The Gambia at the closing of a two-day consultative retreat for political parties. He charged African leaders to always pay attention to the way the majority of perceive them and their policies while in office. He said for this reason, even after they lose elections, they can be called back to rule again by popular demand. ...
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...
APC Has No Overall Leader In Delta State – Keyamo
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APC Has No Overall Leader In Delta State – Keyamo

Festus Keyamo SAN, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment on Wednesday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no politician that can be referred to as the overall leader of the party in the state. Some members of the party in the state had claimed that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, by virtue of his position as Deputy Senate President is the political leader of the party in the state. However, speaking with DAILY INDEPENDENT, Keyamo who said he is also a leader by virtue of his position. said there are different leaders in the state that lead different tendencies within the party. According to him, the different APC leaders in the state have not met to adopt anyone as the central leader of the party in the state. “Because of the unique history of the evolution of th...
Zeenat El-Zakzaky never contracted COVID-19 – NCoS
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Zeenat El-Zakzaky never contracted COVID-19 – NCoS

The Nigerian Correctional Service has said that Zeenat El-Zakzaky, wife of leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, never contracted COVID-19.   According to Prison authorities in Kaduna, result of a test on Zeenat who has been in detention alongside her husband since 2015 showed she tested negative for COVID-19.   Francis Enobore, national public relations officer for NCoS said the test was conducted in collaboration with Kaduna state government, her personal physician and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.   Enobore said;   “Happily, the test result has been released and the inmate, including her contacts have no trace of COVID-19 virus. “It is important to state with emphasis that Zeenat El-Zakzaky never contracted C...
Borno accident: Zulum’s aide clarifies “death” of Mai Kanuribe of Lagos, others
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Borno accident: Zulum’s aide clarifies “death” of Mai Kanuribe of Lagos, others

The Borno State Government says the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum was not involved in any accident. His spokesman, Isa Gusau, gave the clarification in a statement in reaction to a fatal auto crash on Tuesday. Gusau confirmed the death of Mai Kanuribe (King of Kanuri) of Lagos, Mustapha Muhammad, and two others who died along Maiduguri-Mafa road. He said the Mai had traveled to Mafa in solidarity with the Zulum administration and the All Progressives Congress (APC). “However, the Mai left Mafa on his way back to Maiduguri, while the governor was still in Mafa. The governor, Senator Kashim Shettima and some leaders came across the accident on way back from Mafa. “As expected, the governor and those accompanying him, followed bodies of the Mai, and others, to their familie...
Young man shot dead by suspected cultists in Warri
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Young man shot dead by suspected cultists in Warri

Gunmen suspected to be cultists have killed a rival cult suspect at Ugbori community in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.   The deceased identified as Ekpo Kperegbeyi, was shot dead in his house at about 2:30p.m on Wednesday, February 3.     The assailants reportedly arrived his house in an ash-coloured Toyota Camry car, shot him dead in his bed and fled the scene.   It was gathered that the deceased's mentor and leader was also killed a fortnight ago in Warri and Ekpo was alleged to have partaken in a revenge mission where four suspected cultists were hacked to death last week. He was reportedly counselled to relocate for his life, but refused.   Police operatives from “A” Division Police Headquarters, Warri, who arri...
French President Emmanuel Macron holds umbrella for Slovak leader and refuses to give it up even after an aid offered to relieve him
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French President Emmanuel Macron holds umbrella for Slovak leader and refuses to give it up even after an aid offered to relieve him

French President Emmanuel Macron held up an umbrella for Slovakia's prime minister when it started to drizzle during their joint statement.   In a video shared by Reuters, an aide is seen trying to relieve Macron of the umbrella but he declined and continued holding it over Igor Matovic.   Some viewers have reacted, praising him for his humility.  
IPOB Reacts After Facebook Blocked its Leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s Page
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IPOB Reacts After Facebook Blocked its Leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s Page

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the blocking of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu's Facebook account following his live broadcast on Tuesday night February 2. Like they did to ex-US President, Donald Trump, Facebook blocked the account of Kanu. The social media platform is yet to disclose the reason for blocking his page. In a statement released this afternoon, the spokesperson of IPOB, Emma Powerful, said Facebook only succeeded in "partnering with perpetrators of human rights abuses and other criminal activities masterminded by the Nigeria State against innocent citizens."   He stated that no matter how hard the message of its leader was suppressed, the struggle for Biafra liberation would not be slowed down, urging its teeming audience to follo...
Governor Akeredolu Presents 2020 Prado SUV and a Toyota Hilux to Ondo Deputy Speaker
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Governor Akeredolu Presents 2020 Prado SUV and a Toyota Hilux to Ondo Deputy Speaker

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has presented the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Samuel Aderoboye, a 2020 model of Prado SUV and a Toyota Hilux. The Governor presented the official vehicles to the Deputy Speaker at the government house, Alagabaka, Akure on Tuesday, January 5, 2020. The Deputy Speaker was accompanied to the government house by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, majority leader, Hon. Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi and other principal officers of the house. Aderoboye emerged Deputy speaker of the House of Assembly after the former occupant of the office Iroju Ogundeji, was impeached by the majority of the lawmakers. Iroju, who represents Odigbo Constituency II, was impeached at the plenary session on November 24, 2020.
Proud Boys leader arrested, accused of burning church banner
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Proud Boys leader arrested, accused of burning church banner

Police in the nation’s capital on Monday arrested the leader of the Proud Boys, who is accused of burning a Black Lives Matter banner that was torn down from a historic Black church in downtown Washington last month. Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, 36, was arrested by Metropolitan Police Department officers after he arrived in Washington ahead of protestsplanned by supporters of President Donald Trump to coincide with the congressional vote expected Wednesday to affirm Joe Biden’s election victory. Tarrio was taken into custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest for destruction of property, police said. He was also facing a weapons charges after officers found him with two high-capacity firearm magazines when he was arrested, a police spokesman said. A pro-Trump rally in December e...
In civilised nations, leaders who fail to provide security will do the honorable thing and resign – Northern Elders Forum
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In civilised nations, leaders who fail to provide security will do the honorable thing and resign – Northern Elders Forum

The  Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has said that in civilized nations, a leader who fails to secure the lives and properties of his people would have resigned honourably.   The group said this in a statement released by its the Director of Publicity and Advocacy of the forum, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, on Tuesday, December 1, while reacting to the recent killing of over 43 farmers in Borno state by Boko Haram members.   According to the group, life has lost its meaning in the Buhari-led administration.   The statement in part reads   “These particular killings have been greeted by the most insensitive response by spokespersons of the president. The lame excuse that farmers had not sought permission from the military to harvest produce merely exposes the ...
Court to begin Nnamdi Kanu’s trial in absentia
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Court to begin Nnamdi Kanu’s trial in absentia

The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu will begin on Thursday November 26 as scheduled by the Federal High Court in Abuja.   Ahead of the court sitting in which five prosecution witnesses have been lined up to testify against Nnamdi Kanu, copies of the hearing notice were served on the prosecution team in the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.   Recall that Justice Binta Nyako had since March 28, 2019, revoked the bail granted the IPOB leader, ordered his arrest, and directed that his trial on charges of a treasonable felony would proceed in his absence; but the court had not had any sitting on the case since then.
Kaduna state House of Assembly approves castration as punishment for rapists
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Kaduna state House of Assembly approves castration as punishment for rapists

The Kaduna state House of Assembly has approved castration as punishment for anyone convicted of rape in the state.   The Assembly gave the approval following the passage of a bill to amend the Kaduna state penal court law, 2017, by the lawmakers on Thursday, September 10. The assembly announced the approval on its Twitter handle but deleted the tweet afterward.   “The Bill Recommend total Castration for Rapist in the State,” the assembly's deleted tweet read   However, the majority leader of the assembly also tweeted about the development. “A bill to amend the Kaduna State Penal Court Law No.5 of 2017 has yesterday 09/09/2020 been pass into Law by @Kadlegislature. The Bill Recommend total Castration for Rapist in the State,” the tweet read In July this y...
Ukrainian church leader who blamed COVID-19 on gay marriage, tests positive for the virus
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Ukrainian church leader who blamed COVID-19 on gay marriage, tests positive for the virus

A prominent religious leader in Ukraine who blamed the Coronavirus pandemic on same-sex marriage has tested positive for the virus, his church announced.   Patriarch Filaret, 91, the leader of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate, contracted COVID-19 and was subsequently hospitalized, the church confirmed a statement shared on its website and on Facebook over the weekend. In a follow-up statement released on Tuesday September 8, the church said its leader’s health is “stable” as “treatment continues.” "We ask you to continue to pray for His Holiness Patriarch Filaret, so that the All-Merciful and Almighty Lord God will heal the Patriarch," the statement continued.   Back in March, Patriarch Filaret in an interview with a local Ukrainian TV station r...
‘One Million Boys’ Gang Leader, Ebila Was not Killed by the Police – Oyo Police
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‘One Million Boys’ Gang Leader, Ebila Was not Killed by the Police – Oyo Police

The Oyo state police command has made a clarification on how ‘One Million Boys’ gang leader, Ebila was killed. In a statement released by Oyo police spokesperson Olugbenga Fadeyi on Monday July 13, it was gathered that the police did not kill Ebila. It was further learnt that the gang leader has been on the wanted list of the Oyo State Police Command over the death of one Moshood Oladokun a.k.a Ekugbemi, the leader of a rival cult group in Ibadan who was murdered on April 11, 2020 at Sokelu village Olunde Area, Ibadan. Before meeting his waterloo on Sunday July 12, Ebila evaded being arrested by the police three consecutive times. The statement read;   The attention of the Commissioner of Police, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, psc has been drawn to a caption on social m...
Ebila, Ibadan ‘One Million Boys’ Gang Leader, Shot Sead
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Ebila, Ibadan ‘One Million Boys’ Gang Leader, Shot Sead

Biola Ebila, said to be the leader of notorious ‘One Million Boys’ gang in Ibadan has been shot dead. The gang leader who was on the wanted list of Oyo police command, was shot dead around Olomi area of Ibadan on Sunday July 12,  after resisting attempts to arrest him by officials of Operation Burst, an Oyo State Joint Security Outfit. Ebila met his waterloo after he and his gang members went to kidnap a man simply identified as "Femi".  It was gathered after the shoot-out, the gang members escaped with Ebila's dead body in a car and then took the lifeless body to Kudeti which they showed to other members who did not follow them for the operation. They unleashed pandemonium on Kudeti thereafter before driving the corpse to an unknown destination. Oyo police spokesperson, Ol...
75% of rape cases I’ve handled involve religious leaders – Foluke Daramola-Salako . .
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75% of rape cases I’ve handled involve religious leaders – Foluke Daramola-Salako . .

Nollywood Actress and founder of Passion Against Rape and Abuse Africa, PARAA, Foluke Daramola-Salako, during her conversation with Funmi Iyanda on Public Eye Live on Friday revealed that 75 per cent of the perpetrators of the rape cases handled by her NGO are religious leaders. . . “75% of the cases I have on my table are from religious leaders, and a lot of time, we don’t get to the end of it, because when we start, the family would come and tell us we should leave the religious leader to God.” . . Addressing the common ideology that indecent dressing is the cause for the rampant cases of rape in Nigeria; she said, “Nothing attracts rape, it is a sign of weakness. Why do they rape minors, teenagers, and even old women, is that also about indecent dressing?” “You hardly find rape ca...
Ooni Of Ife Commends Gov. Ugwuanyi For Been A Wonderful Leader, Donates Fumigation Equipments To Enugu
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Ooni Of Ife Commends Gov. Ugwuanyi For Been A Wonderful Leader, Donates Fumigation Equipments To Enugu

The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunlusi, Ojaja II, in a statement on Thursday has extolled the leadership qualities of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, describing him as a “wonderful” leader whose hospitality is second to none. Oba Adeyeye made this known through his delegation who represented him at the Government House, Enugu, to deliver four modular motorized fumigators donated by him to the Enugu State government, as part of his contributions to contain the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. Presenting the equipment, leader of the delegation, Princess Fadekemi Fadojutimi, thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi “for the hospitality he has shown to us”, disclosing that the Imperial Majesty’s decision to donate the fumigators was borne out ...
ISIS Commander, Abdul Nasser Qirdash Captured in a Raid by Iraqi Special Forces
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ISIS Commander, Abdul Nasser Qirdash Captured in a Raid by Iraqi Special Forces

A top ISIS commander has been captured by Iraqi special forces, the country's national intelligence service has claimed. Abdul Nasser Qirdash, once tipped to replace Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as head of ISIS, was  arrested on Wednesday, May 20. “Today, the terrorist named Abdulnasser al-Qirdash, the candidate to succeed the criminal al-Baghdadi, was arrested. [The arrest] came after accurate intelligence,” the statement from the Iraqi National Intelligence Service read, according to a report in Al-Arabiya. “He served as the head of the commission authorised by the terrorist organisation Daesh, and he worked with the organisation as a leader from the time of the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi until the battles of al-Baghouz that he led himself.” Details on how he was captured or wh...
The ENVIABLE relationship between Seyi Tinubu and NURTW lord, Mc Oluomo
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The ENVIABLE relationship between Seyi Tinubu and NURTW lord, Mc Oluomo

The new relationship in town which a lot of people have not been paying attention to, is the enviable love Seyi Tinubu and the Chairman of NURTW, Mc Oluomo share. Those in the know have been wondering how their parts crossed and how they have come to love and respect each other and share a brotherly love worth of envy. Though to insiders, their friendship has become a thing of envy. Mc Olumo respects Seyi alot, and so does the son of APC National leader, Bola Tinubu. Just weeks ago, before Mc Oluomo lost his mother, the NURTW lord was at his 'domain' in Oshodi where he shared palliatives, and Seyi was a major part of it in heavy donations. The NURTW chairman also recently lost his mom who lived at his Ejigbo house during the pandemic and warned he won't be receiving visitors ...
Ghanaian Pastor, Bishop Obinim Arrested by Police
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Ghanaian Pastor, Bishop Obinim Arrested by Police

The founder and leader of International Godsway Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim has been arrested by the police. Peace FM’s Nana Yaw Kese revealed that Obinim has been on the wanted list of the police for a while now but has been trying to evade arrest. He was reportedly arrested in his church on Thursday May 14, after the police received information that he was having a counseling session at the church. It was gathered that after inspecting the arrest warrant, the controversial Pastor reportedly told the police he needed a moment to change his cloth before leaving for the police station. He came out few minutes later and claimed he couldn’t walk. The police determined to effect the arrest took Obinim to a private hospital in East Legon, and placed policemen by his side. Gh...
Donald Trump Reacts to the Reappearance of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un
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Donald Trump Reacts to the Reappearance of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un

US President, Donald Trump has reacted to the reappearance of North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. Trump retweeted North Korean state media photos of Kim attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Sunchon Phosphatic Fertilizer Factory and wrote: "I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!" Trump wrote. I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well! https://t.co/mIWVeRMnOJ — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2020   This was Kim's first public appearance in about three weeks after intense speculation over his health when he failed to attend his late grandfather's birthday celebration on 15 April. At that time, there were reports that he underwent a life-saving heart surgery, which either wasn't done rapidly enough, or it was botched completely by the surge...
Kim Jong-Un Reportedly Makes First Public Appearance in 20 Days Amid Death Rumors
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Kim Jong-Un Reportedly Makes First Public Appearance in 20 Days Amid Death Rumors

According to reports emanating from South Korea, North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un has made his first public appearance in 20 days amid rumours that he could be dead. The 36 year old North Korean dictator, reportedly attended a project completion ceremony at a fertiliser factory in Sunchon, a city in South Pyongan Province, North Korea according to Yonhap, a South Korean paper.. The reports of Kim attending the ceremony originated from North Korean state media and haven't been verified by Western intelligence agencies or media agencies as North Korea only propagates information that favors the State. According to Yonhap, Kim Jong-Un's sister - Kim Yo Jong, also attended but no pictures of the visit have been released. Even though such ceremonies in the past involved photog...
Suspected Kidnapper  Kaduna Seminarian Because he was Always Preaching About Jesus to Him
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Suspected Kidnapper Kaduna Seminarian Because he was Always Preaching About Jesus to Him

Mustapha Mohammed aka Mairutuwa, the leader of the kidnap gang that murdered Catholic seminarian, Michael Nnadi, of the Good Shepherd Major Seminary in Kaduna state in January 2020, has given a reason why he killed late Nnadi depsite collecting ransom from the seminary school. Recall that on January 9, some armed men stormed the Catholic seminary and kidnapped four seminarians, murdered one of them and released the remaining three on January 31 after they received a ransom from the seminary. The remains of the fourth seminarian, 18-year-old Micheal Nnadi, was found in a bush on February 2nd. He was buried on February 11th. In a chat with The Sun, Mustapha said from the day Nnadi was abducted, he kept preaching the gospel of Jesus to him and told him to his face to change his evil...
Taiwan’s intelligence chief says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is ‘sick’
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Taiwan’s intelligence chief says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is ‘sick’

Taiwan’s intelligence chief said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “sick” — and his country has emergency plans for a potential power struggle if he dies, according to reports. Chiu Kuo-cheng, the director of the National Security Bureau (NSB), gave a vague health description when pressed at a government hearing about rumors of Kim’s possible death, according to Taiwan News. He merely laughed and refused to reply when asked if that meant the Hermit Kingdom’s leader was indeed alive, the report said. “My answer is from the intelligence that is available and it is not an opinion,” Chiu told lawmakers, according to the Taipei Times. He refused to elaborate, citing the need to protect the intelligence service’s sources in North Korea, the report said. He assured l...
Messi backed to renew Barcelona contract with ‘no trouble’
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Messi backed to renew Barcelona contract with ‘no trouble’

The Catalans former leader believes their star will have no issues staying at Camp Nou Lionel Messi will "have no trouble" signing a contract extension at Barcelona, according to the club's former president Joan Laporta. Messi's future at Camp Nou has been a talking point amid turmoil at Barcelona, where the star is contracted until 2021. The Argentina international can leave the La Liga giants for free at the end of any season, sparking even further speculation over his future.
Coronavirus: Juventus not expecting Ronaldo & other foreign stars to return before May 18
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Coronavirus: Juventus not expecting Ronaldo & other foreign stars to return before May 18

The Serie A leaders could welcome back their players to training next week, although there will not be pressure on those abroad to return quickly Juventus will not be in a rush to call back their foreign players who have chosen to leave Italy amid the coronavirus outbreak, despite confirmation that individual training sessions could start again on May 4. Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte announced on April 26 that, from May 4 onwards, "professional athletes and those of national interest will be able to train while following social distancing rules behind closed doors". Sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora added that team training would be allowed from May 18, should "conditions of safety and security" be confirmed prior to that date.
Singapore extends coronavirus curbs as cases surge
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Singapore extends coronavirus curbs as cases surge

Singapore on Tuesday extended restrictions to fight the coronavirus until early June, the city-state’s leader said, as cases surged past 9,000 due to a growing number of infections among migrant workers. The city-state managed to keep its outbreak in check in the early stages due to widespread testing and contact-tracing but is facing a fast-moving second wave of infections. Health authorities reported 1,111 cases Tuesday taking the total to 9,125, with the vast majority of new infections in foreign worker dormitories, which have become the epicentre of the city’s outbreak. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that restrictions — which include closures of businesses and schools and asking people to stay home — would be extended to June 1. They were imposed at the start o...
Coronavirus: I’m negative – Dangote confirms
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Coronavirus: I’m negative – Dangote confirms

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has disclosed that he tested negative for Coronavirus (COVID–19). The billionaire disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle on Sunday. The post reads: “The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted modern society, affecting our collective health and well-being. “As a global citizen and business leader, I took the COVID-19 test and the result came back NEGATIVE.” Dangote further announced that he is leading a Coalition Against COVID-19 with other private sector leaders to support Government initiatives in the fight against COVID-19. “We are in this together, and I am optimistic we will overcome,” he added. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Saturday confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria; 2 in FCT, 4 in ...
Shiites Members, Police Clash in Abuja
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Shiites Members, Police Clash in Abuja

Members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria aka Shiites clashed with men of the Nigeria Police Force in Abuja today March 23rd. Trouble started when the Shiites members who were protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenahi, met with police officers along the Aguiyi Ironsi road near National Human Rights Commotion in Maitama, Abuja. The faceoff reportedly led to the police opening fire to disperse the protesting Shiites members. See more photos below
PDP slams President Buhari for not visiting victims of Abule Ado explosion
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PDP slams President Buhari for not visiting victims of Abule Ado explosion

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as 'embarrasing' President Buhari’s attitude to the Abule-Ado explosion in Lagos State.   In a statement released by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday morning, the PDP condemned President Buhari for not going to Lagos to sympathise with the victims of the incident.   The party said it is ''strange that a leader could remain distant and not deem it fit to personally identify with the victims through a visit, but prefer to wait in the comfort of Aso Presidential Villa to be presented with photographs of the ugly incident.''   Read the statement below The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to end his embarrassing lethargic approach to governance and the welfare of ...
Dethroned Emir, Sanusi Lamido arrives Lagos
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Dethroned Emir, Sanusi Lamido arrives Lagos

The dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido, has arrived in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub. Sanusi’s final destination and where he would be residing is unclear. WotzupNG gathered that his accommodation is located somewhere in a highbrow area on the island. It was also gathered that the choice of Lagos was to ensure he was safe and in a state where he would be able to attend events, interact freely with political and business leaders. “Basically, to resume his normal life and continue to speak on Nigeria’s problems and ways the country can be better”, the source said. Governor Umar Ganduje dethroned Sanusi on Monday. He announced Aminu Bayero, as the 15th Emir the same day. The court had ruled that Sanusi be freed from detention where he was banished to under...
Kim Jong Un ‘flees North Korean capital to escape coronavirus’
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Kim Jong Un ‘flees North Korean capital to escape coronavirus’

North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un has reportedly fled his country's capital Pyongyang for the coast in a bid to escape coronavirus. An insider in neighboring South Korea revealed to the Chosun Ilbo newspaper that the Supreme Leader fled Pyongyang for Wonsan, a beach resort town. 'Intelligence analysis suggests that Kim Jong-un has been away from Pyongyang for a considerable time,' the source told Chosun Ilbo. 'This appears to be connected with the coronavirus outbreak.' This comes after it was revealed that roughly 180 soldiers have died after contracting COVID-19 in the secretive state. A source in the North’s military leaked the death-toll to South Korea’s Daily NK newspaper and said that most occurred close to the border with China. The insider also claimed that a further...
Guinea Bissau interim president quits after death threats
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Guinea Bissau interim president quits after death threats

The man appointed interim president of Guinea-Bissau by the side beaten in the December presidential election has stepped down because of death threats, less than two days after being nominated. “Given the death threats against me and my bodyguards, I have decided to give up the role of interim president for which I was nominated, to avoid a bloodbath in Guinea-Bissau,” said Cipriano Cassama. “I fear for my physical integrity,” he said in a press statement, less than 48 hours after he was appointed by the country’s historic ruling party, the PAIGC. “My life and that of my family is in danger. I have no security,” he said, adding that soldiers had come for his bodyguards on Friday. But he said he would stay on as leader of the National Assembly. The PAIGC has dominated politi...
President Buhari Won’t Resign Over Insecurity – Lai Mohammed
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President Buhari Won’t Resign Over Insecurity – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, has said that President Buhari will not be resigning from office over the insecurity challenges in the country. The Minister stated this during a press conference in Abuja today Thursday February 20th. According to the Minister, it is clear that the country is currently facing serious security challenges but asking the President to resign because of this is uncalled for. He added that the president has the overwhelming support of Nigerians to complete his tenure in 2023. “As I said earlier, the country is facing security challenges, and the challenges are being tackled headlong. However, there have been some red herrings in recent times, including those calling for the resignation of Mr. President or the sack of the sec...
Rare video Emerges of Mexican drug Lord El Chapo Receiving Haircut Inside high Security Prison Cell
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Rare video Emerges of Mexican drug Lord El Chapo Receiving Haircut Inside high Security Prison Cell

A rare video has emerged showing Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman inside a  Maximum security prison cell discussing with someone who appears to be a prison official as he's being processed into the prison before he has his beard shaved by a prison official. The  eleven-minute video released Tuesday night and obtained by news site Latinus,  appears to offer rare footage of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, who is now under lock and key for life at a top-security U.S. prison.It should be remembered that El Chapo, as he is fondly called, was arrested in 2016 after multiple failed attempts by Mexican authorities to arrest him. He escaped from prison in Mexico on two occasions, one by using an underground tunnel. Guzman was extradited in 2017 to the United States, wh...
Harry Maguire Names Leader’ in Man United Squad After 2-0 win Over Chelsea
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Harry Maguire Names Leader’ in Man United Squad After 2-0 win Over Chelsea

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, has said midfielder, Bruno Fernandes is a ‘leader’ following the Portugal international’s display in the Red Devils’ Premier League 2-0 win over Chelsea on Monday night. Man United defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Maguire and Anthony Martial. Speaking after the match, Maguire was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying: “Truly speaking, Bruno Fernandes helped with excellent delivery, and hopefully there will be more to come from him. “You can see the quality he brings to the team, he is fantastic on the ball, his technical ability, and he’s a presence as well. “Bruno is a leader, he demands things off players, and he is a nice person to have around in the dressing room.” Man United’s next fixtur...
Trump Doesn’t Want War with us as it will Affect his Re-election- Iran’s President Rouhani
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Trump Doesn’t Want War with us as it will Affect his Re-election- Iran’s President Rouhani

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has stated that he doesn't believe Trump wants a war with his country as it will ''affect his re-election prospects.'' According to Rouhani, the US' maximum pressure sanctions against Iran has failed, and the Iranian regime will only renegotiate with the US if crippling sanctions against Iran are removed and the US rejoins the 2015 Iran Nuclear deal negotiated by Obama but exited by Trump in 2018. The Iranian leader added that war would be harmful to U.S. interests and those of its regional allies like Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as well as Iran. “I think the Americans aren’t after war since they know what harm it could do them,” said Rouhani in a news conference. Rouhani said that Persian Gulf nations like the United Arab Emirates, Bah...
Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau Allegedly Orders his men to Attack Minister of Communication
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Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau Allegedly Orders his men to Attack Minister of Communication

Shekau Abubakar, the leader of Boko Haram sect, has threatened to attack the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, for recently threatening to ensure that the communication lines of the sect members are blocked.   According to The Cable, the sect leader in the new video which was released on Thursday February 13th, said he has asked his men not to spare the minister anywhere they see him “This video message is specifically released because of one man, who thinks he is knowledgeable. I want him to archive this message and continue referring to it till his death comes. From today onward, you will continue to live in sorrow, because I, Shekau, say so. “This warning is for Isa Ali Panatami; don’t think simply because you preach in English or becau...
Amnesty International warns military, IPOB ahead of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents’ burial
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Amnesty International warns military, IPOB ahead of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents’ burial

The Amnesty International on Wednesday, urged security agencies and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to ensure peace at the burial of parents of leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, in Afara Ukwu, Abia State, on Friday. There have been reported presence of military personnel in the town ahead of the funeral. In a statement on Wednesday, Osai Ojigho, Country Director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, appealed to the military and members of IPOB to ensure there is no case of violence at the funeral of Kanu’s parents to respect rights of citizens. Ojigbo told IPOB and military to ensure lives are protected and avoid repetition of September 2017 events which led to loss of 20 lives. The statement read: “The Nigerian security forc...
Dogara Reacts to Death of Senator Ignatius Longjan
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Dogara Reacts to Death of Senator Ignatius Longjan

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has reacted to the death of former Deputy Governor to Plateau State, and Senator representing Plateau South, Ignatius Longjan. DAILY POST reported that Longjan died on Monday. The 75-year-old lawmaker until his death was a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Reacting to his death, Dogara expressed his condolences to the family of the late lawmaker. He described the deceased as a Distinguished leader who would be greatly missed. Dogara on his Twitter page wrote: “Sen Ignatius Longjan was a Distinguished Nigerian and a leader par excellence. “My heartfelt condolences to the Longjan family, the people of Plateau South Senatorial District, Plateau state and the...

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