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El-Rufai is a Sycophant, Ethnic Champion and Religious Bigot who Hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him – Ortom Fires back
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El-Rufai is a Sycophant, Ethnic Champion and Religious Bigot who Hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him – Ortom Fires back

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has fired back at Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state after the latter described him as a failure and someone he doesn't take seriously. Ortom in a statement released by his media aide Terver Akase, alleged that the Kaduna state Governor is a sycophant, ethnic champion and religious bigot who hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him. He also claimed that El-Rufai’s attack on his person is merely to make him look good before the Presidency, after he fell out of favour at the Villa. The statement read; We read the statement credited to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai in which he accused Governor Samuel Ortom of using the insecurity in his state to attack the Federal Government in order to cover up what he termed as t...
President Buhari Condemns Killing of Three Abducted Greenfield University students
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President Buhari Condemns Killing of Three Abducted Greenfield University students

President Buhari has condemned the killing of three of the students kidnapped at Greenfield University, Kaduna State. In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President described the students as bright youngsters who were cut down by evil people in their prime. “My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls rest in peace,” said the President. On the recurring incidents of kidnappings and killings in Kaduna State in particular, the President condemned them as “barbaric terror attacks,” and described as “unfortunate the tenor of some political and religious leaders that seem to further incite and stoke the pain and anguish of mourning families who are forced to confront these atrocities. ''Addressi...
Brazil Urges Women to Delay Pregnancy Over claims new COVID variant is more Dangerous to Expectant Mothers
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Brazil Urges Women to Delay Pregnancy Over claims new COVID variant is more Dangerous to Expectant Mothers

Health officials in Brazil have urged women to postpone pregnancy until the coronavirus pandemic has passed because the new variants of the virus is more dangerous to expectant mothers. The Secretary of Primary Health Care of the Brazilian health ministry, Raphael Camara disclosed this and said that the variants of covid in Brazil are more dangerous to expectant mothers. 'If possible [the women should] postpone the pregnancy a bit to a better time so that [they] can have a more peaceful pregnancy,' he said in a press conference on Friday. He added that the ministry is now working on studies on the issue of pregnancy and variants of the virus. 'The clinical view of experts shows that the new variant has a more aggressive action on pregnant women,' he said. 'Before, [sever...
15-year-old Christian Girl allegedly Abducted, Forcefully Converted to Islam and Married Off to Abductor in Katsina State
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15-year-old Christian Girl allegedly Abducted, Forcefully Converted to Islam and Married Off to Abductor in Katsina State

A 15-year-old Christian girl identified as Aisha Mani has been allegedly abducted, forcefully converted to Islam and married off to her abductor at Gidan Dandada Rafin Iyaka, in Sabuwa Kasa Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State. In a report published by the Hausa Christian Foundation (HACFO) on Thursday, April 15, 2020, the conversion and marriage was said to have been carried out by the District Head of Kafur. According to the report, Aisha went missing from home on 10th February, 2021. Two days later, her parents received a call from the District Head of Kafur telling them to stop searching for Aisha because she is safe with him in his house. He claimed that one Idris Shehu brought her to his house. Aisha’s family went to see the District Head at his palace in order t...
Female Police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright identified as Kim Potter
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Female Police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright identified as Kim Potter

Authorities have identified the female officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a weekend traffic stop near Minneapolis, sparking protests and unrest. Kim Potter has been with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said in an emailed statement. The BCA said she's on standard administrative leave, but would not disclose any further details, citing the active investigation into Wright's death. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man was shot and killed during a traffic stop just before 2 p.m. Sunday in Brooklyn Center, after officer Potter said she mistook her taser for a gun and fired at him. He died about 10 miles from where George Floyd, another black man was killed by a Minneapolis ...
President Biden Calls for Peace and Calm after a 20-year-old Black Man was Killed by Police in Minnesota
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President Biden Calls for Peace and Calm after a 20-year-old Black Man was Killed by Police in Minnesota

President Joe Biden has called for "peace and calm" in the wake of fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota, saying his death does not justify violence or looting. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by female police on Sunday afternoon, pril 11, during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center. An officer's body camera footage released on Monday indicated that Wright got out of his car, but then got back in. It's not clear why, but Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon told reporters it appeared from the video that Wright was trying to leave the scene. Gannon also said that the video appeared to show an officer had shouted "Taser!" but fired her handgun accidentally, killing Daunte Wright. According to Wright's mother, who had ...
Bad Belle Stopped Abiola From Becoming President – Obasanjo
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Bad Belle Stopped Abiola From Becoming President – Obasanjo

Barely 28 years after, former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday lamented the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election, presumably won by the late philanthropist, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola. He blamed the cancellation on “bad belle”. The election, adjudged to be most peaceful, credible and fair, was annulled by the military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. Obasanjo said the annulment robbed Egbaland and Ogun State the rare privilege of having three of its prominent sons occupying the number one leadership position in the country at different times. The elder statesman, who was referring to former Head of Interim National Government (ING), Chief Ernest Shonekan, himself, who governed the country first as a military Head of State and a civilian president, app...
UN Condemns Myanmar Military’s ‘Shameful, Cowardly’ Attacks on Peaceful Protesters after 114 People are Killed in one Day
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UN Condemns Myanmar Military’s ‘Shameful, Cowardly’ Attacks on Peaceful Protesters after 114 People are Killed in one Day

Following another day of widespread bloodshed by the Myanmar military that left at least 114 people dead in just one day, top senior UN officials have denounced the “systematic” attacks on peaceful demonstrators in Myanmar stating that the international community has a responsibility to protect the people from atrocities. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights, strongly condemned the Myanmar military’s widespread and lethal attacks against peaceful protesters, as well as other serious violations of human rights since the military in the country seized power on 1 February. “The shameful, cowardly, brutal actions of the military and police – who have been filmed shooting at protesters as they f...
Lawyers in Anambra Protest Over Insecurity, Kidnap, murder of colleague
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Lawyers in Anambra Protest Over Insecurity, Kidnap, murder of colleague

Lawyers in Anambra State on Monday, held a peaceful march in Awka over the rising cases of insecurity and the murder of their colleague, Francis Onwuachi, by gunmen. The lawyers under the aegis of Committee of Chairmen and Secretaries of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), also announced that they will stay away from courts in the state between March 22 and March 24.                       Late Onwuachi LIB reported that the late Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Onitsha branch, was kidnapped by gunmen along Ezu River/Anaku road on Friday, March 12. His corpse was found a week later after series of intensive and coordinated attempts by the state government through the various security agencies to rescue him alive. The legal practitio...
Governor Matawalle Swears by Quran to Prove that he has no Link to Bandits
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Governor Matawalle Swears by Quran to Prove that he has no Link to Bandits

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has sworn by the Quran to prove that he has no ties to bandits terrorizing the state. The Governor also challenged residents of the state irrespective of their status to do the same, while receiving an award as the Khadimul Quran conferred on him by the Centre for Quranic Reciter, Nigeria. Matawalle said; “As I’ve been mentioning, the issue of insecurity is not just for Federal Government, governor or other security agencies; the issue of insecurity is for all of us, and we should not politicise the issue of insecurity. “I have sworn with the Holy Quran that if I know, or if I am part of, or I know anybody who is coordinating this (banditry), or with my hand or any of my family, may Allah not give me (speaks in Arabic) in this life. ...
Uche Maduagwu Reveals Plans to Begin #EndAntigaylaw Road Protest in Nigeria
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Uche Maduagwu Reveals Plans to Begin #EndAntigaylaw Road Protest in Nigeria

Uche Maduagwu who came out as a gay man in January 2021, says he is planning on embarking on a march to demand an end to the anti-gay law in Nigeria. His post on Instagram reads; ''Coming out as gay remains the best decision i ever made. i lost endorsement deals, movie roles and friends because of this so join me as we embark on #EndAntiGayLawNaija peaceful road protest
President Buhari Mourns Victims of ill-fated Military Plane crash
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President Buhari Mourns Victims of ill-fated Military Plane crash

President Buhari has expressed sadness over the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft that claimed the lives of seven personnel in Abuja today February 21. A statement released by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, reads; ''President Buhari is deeply saddened by the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft on Sunday in Abuja that claimed the lives of seven personnel. On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to family members, friends and colleagues of those who died as a result of this tragedy. The President joins the Nigerian Air Force, the military and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of the dedicated and courageous personnel, who died in the...
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG

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

  Troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday February 13, foiled an ambush by a group of armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari, killing many of them. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said some NAF personnel were killed during the operation while a few others sustained varying degrees of injuries. "Troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Detachment today, 13 February 2021, foiled an ambush set up by a group of over 100 armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State," the statement reads. "The gallant troops were able to fight their way through the ambush killing dozens of bandits in the process. Unfortunately, some NAF personnel paid the supreme pr...
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Heavy Police Presence at Lekki Toll Gate
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Heavy Police Presence at Lekki Toll Gate

There's currently a heavy police presence at Lekki toll gate, which is the venue of the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest holding tomorrow February 13. While some #EndSARS protesters have insisted on going ahead with the protest to show their disapproval with reopening of Lekki toll gate where some peaceful protesters were allegedly shot by soldiers on October 20, 2020, the police and FG have vowed not to allow such protest. Videos and photos shared online showed there's now a heavy police presence at the venue of the scheduled protest.
‘Don’t Flout COVID19 Rules and Don’t Block Roads’- Lagos State Govt Warns Residents ahead of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest
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‘Don’t Flout COVID19 Rules and Don’t Block Roads’- Lagos State Govt Warns Residents ahead of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest

The Lagos state government has warned residents of the state planning to embark on the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 13, to desist from flouting COVID-19 regulations or block roads. Some Nigerians who are against the reopening of the Lekki Tollgate have concluded plans to protest the decision to reopen the toll that was shut after the October 2020 gunshot incident. In a statement released today February 11, the Lagos state Commissioner of Justice and state Attorney General, Moyosore Onigbanjo, said the state government will not tolerate any form of violent actions and urged the police to respect the right of citizens. The statement reads “Our attention is drawn to the planned protest scheduled for Saturday February 13, 2021 at the Lekki ...
“You Lack Jurisdiction to Remove from Office a man who Does not hold Office.” – Trump’s lawyers tell US Senate Amid Impeachment trial 
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“You Lack Jurisdiction to Remove from Office a man who Does not hold Office.” – Trump’s lawyers tell US Senate Amid Impeachment trial 

US House impeachment managers on Tuesday filed their memorandum for the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, laying out claims that he committed impeachable offenses and must be barred from running for federal office again. In the brief, the managers, led by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., argue that Trump was personally responsible for the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. They say Trump incited the attack when his efforts to overturn the presidential election failed. "President Trump's responsibility for the events of January 6 is unmistakable," they write in the 80-page document, stating that his "abuse of office threatened and injured our democratic order." "His conduct endangered the life of every single member of Congress, jeopardized the peaceful tr...
Fulani Leaders In Oyo Beg For Forgiveness, Pledge Peaceful Co-Existence
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Fulani Leaders In Oyo Beg For Forgiveness, Pledge Peaceful Co-Existence

Residents of Igangan in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State on Sunday recounted their ordeals in the hands of Fulani herdsmen. The community leaders, who spoke during a visit of the state government delegation to the town, stated that they had paid a total of N50m as ransoms for kidnappings carried out by herdsmen in the community. The community also presented to the delegation, pictures and other evidence of ransoms paid to the herdsmen. They accused the Seriki Fulani of complicity in the negotiation of ransoms. The delegation comprising officials of the state and the new Commissioner of Police in the state Command, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, on Sunday, visited Ibarapa where violence erupted on Friday over kidnappings and killings by herdsmen. Recall that there was violence at Iganga...
Lagos Bye-Elections: Police Declare Restriction Order, Sue For Peaceful Conduct
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Lagos Bye-Elections: Police Declare Restriction Order, Sue For Peaceful Conduct

LAGOS EAST SENATORIAL AND KOSOFE 11 CONSTITUENCY BYE ELECTIONS: POLICE DECLARE RESTRICTION ORDER, SUE FOR PEACEFUL CONDUCT. #LagosEastElection #KosofeII In a bid to have free, fair and credible bye elections into the Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe 11 Constituency, Lagos State House of Assembly seats, the Lagos State Police Command has declared restriction of movement between 6am and 6pm on Saturday, 5th December, 2020. The Commissioner of Police , Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration today Thursday 3rd December, 2020 while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State. The election monitoring team, which comprises two Commiss...
#EndSARS: CNN Clarifies Its Tweet About ”38” Nigerians Killed
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#EndSARS: CNN Clarifies Its Tweet About ”38” Nigerians Killed

On October 23, CNN Africa had tweeted that at least 38 persons were killed on Tuesday, October 20, when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters. This tweet was referring to the Lekki shooting incident. The tweet read: ''At least 38 people were killed in Nigeria on Tuesday when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters But the President failed to address the carnage during his speech on Thursday, drawing criticism from protesters who accuse him of failing to show empathy & unify the nation'' In an updated tweet, CNN Africa has now come out with a clarification. It reads: ''Clarification: This tweet from October 23 did not attribute the death toll from protests in Nigeria to Amnesty International. The tweet also did not make it clear that the death toll was for...
Lekki Shootings: Army Makes U-turn, Set To Appear Before Lagos Panel On 7 November 2020
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Lekki Shootings: Army Makes U-turn, Set To Appear Before Lagos Panel On 7 November 2020

The Nigerian Army, contrary to its decision last week,  will appear  on Saturday before the Lagos State Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS peaceful protesters by soldiers on  October 20 at the Lekki tollgate. Sources close to the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel confirmed to The PUNCH on Thursday that the army had acknowledged the panel’s invitation and the panel had fixed Saturday (November 7) for its appearance at the hearing taking place at the Lagos Court of Arbitration, Lekki. Recall that for two weeks last month, youths calling for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of  the Nigeria Police protested across the country. In Lagos, the protests assumed a tragic dimension when soldiers shot protesters at the Lekki tollgate. The s...
Reno Omokri Calls Out Buhari After Trump Sent US Soldiers To Rescue An American In Nigeria
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Reno Omokri Calls Out Buhari After Trump Sent US Soldiers To Rescue An American In Nigeria

Dear General @MuhammaduBuhari, This is what a real leader does with his nation’s armed forces. Not a lifeless, bloodthirsty dunce, like you, that sends soldiers of the @HQNigerianArmy, not on rescue missions, but on killer missions against unarmed, peaceful #EndSARS protesters #LekkiMassacre. Except you repent, may you end up in the same manner as the innocent youths you killed at Lekki, in Christ’s Name!
Wole Soyinka reacts to shooting of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate, says “we are back to Abacha days, the army has replaced SARS”
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Wole Soyinka reacts to shooting of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate, says “we are back to Abacha days, the army has replaced SARS”

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka has condemned the shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate on the evening of Tuesday October 20.   Soyinka in a statement released on Wednesday October 21, said his enquiry so far has revealed that Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state did not invite in the Army and did not complain of a ‘breakdown in law and order’.   The Nobel Laureate stated that the federal government has chosen to act in an authoritarian manner and has inflicted a near incurable wound on the community psyche. Soyinka who raised an alarm of Nigeria being back to the "Abacha days", also alleged that the army has replaced the notorious SARS unit.   The statement read;   “It is absolutely essential to let this government know that the...
Former US President, Bill Clinton urge the Nigerian government to engage in peaceful dialogue with the #EndSARS protesters
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Former US President, Bill Clinton urge the Nigerian government to engage in peaceful dialogue with the #EndSARS protesters

Former US President, Bill Clinton has reacted to the reported killings of unarmed #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria. Taking to his Twitter handle, Bill Clinton expressed his concern over the on going unrest in Lagos and urged the Nigerian government to engage in peaceful dialogue with protesters and end corruption. He wrote: "I am deeply concerned over reports of violence in Lagos and urge the Nigerian government to engage in peaceful dialogue with the #EndSARSprotestors for police reform and an end to corruption."  
Archbishop Of Canterbury Condemns Killing Of Peaceful Protesters In Nigeria
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Archbishop Of Canterbury Condemns Killing Of Peaceful Protesters In Nigeria

His condemnation follows series of coordinated attacks across the country by thugs and security operatives on citizens. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has condemned the killing of peaceful protesters in Lekki, Lagos, and other parts of the country. His condemnation follows series of coordinated attacks across the country by thugs and security operatives on citizens. In a post on Twitter, Welby said, “I condemn in the strongest terms the reported deliberate shooting of unarmed protesters in #Lagos and other parts of #Nigeria. “I have urged President @MBuhari directly to ensure that lives are protected - and I say that again now. “I mourn for Nigeria. May God save Nigeria.”
“The protesters didn’t ask for war, just for a better Nigeria” –  Antonio Rüdiger reacts to Lekki tollgate gun attack
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“The protesters didn’t ask for war, just for a better Nigeria” – Antonio Rüdiger reacts to Lekki tollgate gun attack

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rüdiger has reacted to the Lekki tollgate gun attack after peaceful #EndSARS protesters were allegedly killed on Tuesday night, October 20. In his tweets, the German International said he's shocked how the situation got out of control after putting out a statement last week condemning police brutality in Nigeria. The center-back also stated that the situation in Nigeria has nothing to do with democracy as he noted that it's more like a military rule which he says is a violation of human rights at the highest order.   The defender wrote:    After my short statement about Nigeria already last week I’m now even more shocked about how the situation there has got more and more out of control. This saddens me so much. This has absolutely nothin...
Breaking: Hoodlums Set NPA on Fire
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Breaking: Hoodlums Set NPA on Fire

The Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) building has been set ablaze by hoodlums protesting the killing of peaceful young protesters by soldiers at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos on Tuesday night. Details later…
DJ Switch shows the aftermath of the shoot out at Lekki Toll Gate via Instagram Live
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DJ Switch shows the aftermath of the shoot out at Lekki Toll Gate via Instagram Live

Popular female disc jockey, Dj switch has taken to her Instagram Live to show the aftermath of the shoot out at Lekki Toll Gate. It has been reported that the peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate have been shot at by Nigerian law enforcement agents. . In the live video, the disc jockey streamed where she and other peaceful protesters tried to remove a bullet from the leg of a victim. . They tried to remove the bullet from the man’s leg with what appeared to be a pair of tweezers after they had sterilized it with fire from a lighter and alcohol. . To keep the pressure on the man’s injury, they had to tie a Nigerian flag around his leg. Apparently in excruciating pain, the man kept yelling, ‘I am a man’ as they probed into the wound looking for the bullet. . Due to bad n...
Iranian wrestler, Navid Afkari Sangari receives ‘two death sentences’ over peaceful protests
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Iranian wrestler, Navid Afkari Sangari receives ‘two death sentences’ over peaceful protests

An Iranian court in Shiraz has reportedly sentenced wrestler Navid Afkari Sangari to two death sentences over his alleged role in 2018 protests against the government. The Islamic Republic of Iran's Supreme Court confirmed that 27-year-old Navid Afkari received two death sentences for participating in protests against the government's economic policies The charges against Navid include forming a group to act against the government, killing a security agent, and actively participating in protests in Kamerun and Shiraz in 2018. He was recently sentenced to two death sentences, six-and-a-half years in prison, and 74 lashes. The Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) said Afkari was arrested with his two brothers, Vahid and Habib, in August 2018. The agency also published a...
Tanzanian Actress, Zena Yusuf Mohammed Ends her 3-year Marriage
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Tanzanian Actress, Zena Yusuf Mohammed Ends her 3-year Marriage

Popular Tanzanian actress, Zena Yusuf Mohammed aka Shilole has announced her decision to end her marriage of 3-years, citing domestic violence. On Wednesday, July 8, the actress took to her Instagram page to share photos of her battered face as she opened up about her violence-riddled marriage. She alleged that she had been a victim of domestic violence throughout her marriage to her husband Uchebe, whom she started dating in 2016. In the heartbreaking post, which she wrote in Swahili, the actress, 32, also issued an apology for staying quiet about her issues while encouraging other women in violent or abusive marriages to speak out for help. She wrote: “I am writing this with a clear mind and conscience. First, I would like to apologise to my family. I am seeking your ...
I Introduced Buhari to Politics – Hajiya Nàja’atu Mohammed
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I Introduced Buhari to Politics – Hajiya Nàja’atu Mohammed

The first Kano State female politician to become a senator, Hajiya Nàja’atu Mohammed has hinted that she introduced President Muhammadu Buhari to politics. She made the statement while reacting to the recent attacks by bandits attacked in Dansadau community of Zamfara state this weekend, where no less than 15 persons were killed. A BBC Hausa service report monitored on Sunday by Vanguard reported the police in Gusau had confirmed the latest attack on the Zamfara community, in which lives were lost. The outspoken Kano politician, however, told the RFI Hausa service in an interview, that she introduced Buhari to politics and had told the world that the President was a democrat. Nàja’atu Mohammed expressed her discontent with the recent happenings in the polity and condemned the d...
APC is becoming a Threat to Buhari’s Legacy – Former National Chairman, John Oyegun
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APC is becoming a Threat to Buhari’s Legacy – Former National Chairman, John Oyegun

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun has reacted to the crisis rocking the party he once headed. In a statement titled ‘Before its too Late’ which was released on Saturday June 20, Oyegun stated that the APC is now becoming a threat to Buhari's legacy. He also recounted how APC’s victory at the 2015 presidential poll and the peaceful transfer of power that followed was a testament of the nation's progressive democracy. He however said that while other African countries have marched forward, Nigeria is “regressing.” Oyegun also affirmed the need for the National Executive Committee of the party to set up a caretaker committee in order to return the party to a position of strength. The statement partly read; “Our own political part...
Invite Us To Negotiate Peaceful Exit Of Biafra – Nnamdi Kanu To FG
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Invite Us To Negotiate Peaceful Exit Of Biafra – Nnamdi Kanu To FG

THE leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the arrest of the convener of the Katsina protest over the unending killings of the people there, saying that more protest would be witnessed in the north over the spate of insecurity. He wondered why the convener was arrested for organizing a protest over the killing of his people on daily basis and blamed it on what he called “Fulani cabal” ruling the country. “ The people of Katsina protested something that is even their right as is being done around the world in the name of “black lives matter”, the organiser of the same protest in Katsina, Nastiwa Sharif, was arrested. “Amnesty international has reported that they have arrested this man because he is crying out about the killing of his pe...
Joe Biden Reveals What will Happen if Trump Loses Election and Refuses to Leave White House
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Joe Biden Reveals What will Happen if Trump Loses Election and Refuses to Leave White House

US presidential candidate and former Vice-president, Joe Biden, has revealed what will happen in case Trump loses the 2020 presidential election to him and refuses to vacate the White House. In recent days senior military figures have spoken out publicly against the president since peaceful protesters were forcefully removed from the Lafayette Square area near the White House to clear a path so Trump and his entourage could safely walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church. The president’s military critics have included former Defense Secretary James Mattis, retired four-star Marine Corps Gen. John Allen and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. The president last year also joked he won't leave office because he is doing well. “Maybe if we really like it a lot -- and if things k...
Goodluck Jonathan Mourns Late Burundi President, Nkurunziza, Prays For Peaceful Transition
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Goodluck Jonathan Mourns Late Burundi President, Nkurunziza, Prays For Peaceful Transition

I extend my deepest condolence to the Government and people of Burundi over the passing on of their President H.E. Pierre Nkurunziza who died suddenly on Tuesday. May God Almighty comfort his family and the good people of Burundi as they mourn. . May he grant the Republic of Burundi the grace of peaceful transition that will further strengthen the hope and confidence of the people in democracy and its promise of a stable State. GEJ The Former President Tweeted  
Gender-Based Violence: Tonto Dikeh, Real Warri Pikin Joins Peaceful Protest In Abuja
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Gender-Based Violence: Tonto Dikeh, Real Warri Pikin Joins Peaceful Protest In Abuja

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh and comedian, Real Warri Pikin, have joined a peaceful protest against gender-based violence in Abuja. The two celebrities shared pictures from the protest on Instagram on Friday. Tonto captioned one of her posts, “Earlier today I joined @realwarripikin and others amazing NGO’s to hold a peaceful protest against gender-based violence, rape and murder of young girls and women…” “We are tired,” she captioned another one which shows her handing a letter to a policeman who apparently received the protesters. While Real Warri Pikin, whose real name is Anita Asuoha, captioned her post, “We shall not stop until something is done! We need rhe real change! Stop violence against women. Stop!” Other celebrities have also shared posts on so...
US Embassy in Nigeria Warns Citizens Against Visiting its Office Over a Planned Protest on the Killing of George Floyd
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US Embassy in Nigeria Warns Citizens Against Visiting its Office Over a Planned Protest on the Killing of George Floyd

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has issued a warning to its citizens against visiting its consulate office at Walter Carrington Crescent in Victoria Island, Lagos, over a planned protest on the killing of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis last week. The planned protest was supposed to happen today June 3rd. The warning comes after some Nigerians stormed the US embassy in Abuja on Tuesday, to protest against the murder of George Floyd, and also called for an end to racial discrimination and injustice. In an alert published on its website, the US embassy advised its citizens to be aware of their surroundings and avoid areas surrounding the US consulate office building. “The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos has rece...
Late NDDC Director Tested Positive for COVID-19
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Late NDDC Director Tested Positive for COVID-19

Charles Odili, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Director of Coroporate Affairs has confirmed that the late acting Director of Finance and Administration of the commission, Ibanga Etang tested positive for Coronavirus. Odili said the Rivers State Ministry of Health wrote to the commission to confirm that the late director died of complications linked to Coronavirus. He added that the commission was compelled to make the declaration after getting clearance from the deceased family. Odili said; “The family has authorised the Commission to announce the late Executive Director tested positive to COVID-19. “The ministry has, therefore, directed the Commission to order all management staff to go into self-isolation for a period of 14 days with effects from today, Whil...
“I am up for a Peaceful Protest” – Mercy Aigbe Laments the Death of Uwa Omozuwa
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“I am up for a Peaceful Protest” – Mercy Aigbe Laments the Death of Uwa Omozuwa

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe has lamented the death of UNIBEN undergraduate, Uwa Omozuwa, who was raped and killed in a church. The brutal rape and murder of Uwa Omozuwa, has been condemned by Nigerians all over the country. The victim was said to have been raped on Friday 29th May near Ikpoba Hill in Benin City, at her church, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). According to reports gathered, the deceased had gone to the church to read as she prepared for the possible school resumption after months of staying at home as a result of the lockdown order. The perpetrators were said to have attacked her at the RCCG Ohovbe road branch, raped and smashed her head with a fire extinguisher, leaving her for dead. Reacting to the killing, Mercy Aigbe announced her readiness ...
Actor, Kanayo Warns Ladies Against Throwing Expensive Wedding Parties
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Actor, Kanayo Warns Ladies Against Throwing Expensive Wedding Parties

Legendary Nollywood actor, Kanayo.O. Kanayo has advised ladies that instead of throwing a lavish wedding ceremony, they should rather focus on building a successful and peaceful marriage. Speaking via a TikTok video he shared on his official Instagram page on Wednesday, he added that big wedding parties don’t guarantee a successful married life. He said: “Ladies, focus more on building a successful and peaceful marriage, rather than a lavish and expensive wedding party. I tell you what, from experience, expensive wedding parties do not guarantee you a successful married life. Save up, the children are coming.” he said.
Woman, 62, Dies in Rivers Palliative Sharing Stampede
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Woman, 62, Dies in Rivers Palliative Sharing Stampede

A woman identified as Mrs. Florence Onuobodo, has lost her life in Elele Kingdom, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State in a stamped that occurred during the sharing of state government’s Covid-19 palliative in the area. The Rivers State Government had delivered food palliatives to Elele Kingdom in the ongoing distribution of Covid-19 palliatives by the government. During the sharing process stamped occurred claiming the life of the 62-year-old Florence and living about four other women with various degrees of injuries. Speaking on the development, Eze Okechukwu Okah, blamed the development on the committee in the community and one Chief Mike Elechi, stating that the stamped would have been avoided if both had managed the process properly. Okah alleged that the comm...
Those Arrested by Police with AK-47 Riffles are not our Members – IPOP Says
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Those Arrested by Police with AK-47 Riffles are not our Members – IPOP Says

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied reports by the Nigeria Police that their members were arrested with AK-47 rifles in Delta State. Reacting to the arrest, IPOB Publicity Secretary, Mr Emma Powerful, in a statement, said those arrested were not members of the organization. He said: "It has come to the notice of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, though not by surprise, claims by the Nigeria Police that some persons allegedly arrested with AK-47 riffles in Delta State are IPOB members. "We do not need to dissipate energy trying to prove our innocence because we already know the antecedents of the Nigeria Security agencies and their bitterness towards us, however, we wish to put the record straight for the sake of the gullible, and perhaps innocent Biafrans t...
Zlatan Ibile Gifts his Childhood Friend a Benz on his Birthday
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Zlatan Ibile Gifts his Childhood Friend a Benz on his Birthday

Nigerian rapper, Zlatan Ibile has gifted his childhood friend Louis – the head of media at Zanku Records – a brand new Benz for his birthday. Zlatan wowed a lot of his fans as he shared throwback photos with Louis who happens to be the media director for the rapper’s record label, Zanku Records. The pair have obviously has come a long way together, as the singer Zlatan took to Instagram to share the photos and video clips of his friend receiving the luxurious automobile. Sharing the photo of the awesome birthday gift, Zlatan Ibile wrote; “The bedrock of friendship will never change from the art of not giving up on each other. It is a beautiful thing to do if both parties make it worth it irrespective of the distance. We have come a long way by virtue of this art. Thr...
Easter: Sanwo-Olu Felicitates With Christians, Calls For Peaceful Co-Existence
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Easter: Sanwo-Olu Felicitates With Christians, Calls For Peaceful Co-Existence

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has congratulated Christians in the State on the commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, urging them to emulate His virtues of humility, perseverance and compassion. The Governor also urged Christian faithful in the State to continue to live in peace and harmony with believers in other faiths in the State. He noted: “Good neighbourliness, selflessness and patience were among the several lessons taught and exemplified by Jesus Christ”. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu reminded Lagosians that the events leading to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ were epochal in the annals of Christianity and humanity. The Governor therefore enjoined every citizen to reflect o...
Gombe Remains The Most Peaceful State In Northeast – Nigerian Army
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Gombe Remains The Most Peaceful State In Northeast – Nigerian Army

Gombe Governor praises military's efforts in counter-insurgency operation, promotion of social cohesion Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has saluted the effort of the Nigerian Army in counter-insurgency operations in the North east as well as in promoting unity, peace and cultural integration through its social activities. Governor Inuwa Yahaya who gave the commendation at the closing of the West African Social Activities, WASA, organized by the 301 Artillery Brigade, Gombe, noted that the annual event presents a veritable platform for showcasing and celebrating Nigeria's unity in diversity as well as encouraging "Espirit de Corp" among personnel of the Nigerian Army. He expressed satisfaction with the leadership of the 301 Artillery Brigade for organizing the even...
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Presidency Has no Power to to Stop Peaceful Protests – Falana

Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has stated that the Presidency has no power to stop peaceful protests following its warning to "a section of the political class against misleading the public and inciting protests against the heads of military institutions." Reacting to the Presidency's statement of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) hiring 2,000 people to stage a protest against service chiefs on Monday February 17, Falana appealed to the Nigeria Police Force against "harassing" Nigerians protesting against insecurity across the country. The lawyer also recalled how APC leaders including President Muhammadu Buhari, Chief John Oyegun, Dr Sylvester Onu and Mr Rotimi Amaechi participated in a protest against insecurity held in Abuja on November 20,...
Military Personnel Accompanied Bandits who Killed Eight Persons in Delta – Governor Okowa
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Military Personnel Accompanied Bandits who Killed Eight Persons in Delta – Governor Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has alleged that the bandits who killed 8 people in Avwon, Agadama, Ohoror and other communities in Uwheru Kingdom of Ughelli North local government areas of the state on Thursday February 13, were accompanied by military personnel.   In a statement released on his behalf, the Delta State Governor urged security agencies to bring the perpetrators to book as he appealed to the affected communities to remain calm and peaceful. Okowa said; "The unwarranted attacks and killing of innocent locals in Avwon, Agadama and Ohoror communities of Uwheru Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area and the wickedness of suspected herdsmen alleged to be aided and abetted by unidentified military personnel are mindless,” Okowa said. “I, however, appeal to ...
BMO to Bishop Kukah: Stop Fanning Embers of Religious Discord
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BMO to Bishop Kukah: Stop Fanning Embers of Religious Discord

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has pleaded with the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah to stop stoking the ember of ethnic and religious division in the country. In a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, BMO said it reached this conclusion following recent comments by the Bishop during a homily in Kaduna at the funeral ceremony for a Catholic seminarian, Michael Nnadi of the Good Shepherd Seminary, Kaduna, who was killed penultimate week by suspected Boko Haram members. “We are disappointed that a highly respected Bishop, who is also flourishing in his faith along with his adherents at the seat of the caliphate in Sokoto can descend to the level of creating unnecessary division and tension in the...

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