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Six policemen feared killed as gunmen attack Checkpoint in Enugu
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Six policemen feared killed as gunmen attack Checkpoint in Enugu

Several persons including six policemen were killed when unknown gunmen attacked a Police checkpoint in Amodu, Obeagu-Amechi in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu state. It was gathered that the gunmen attacked the checkpoint located at Obeagu Uno shortly after Inyaba Bridge around 7:30 pm on Wednesday night, July 21. It was further learnt that unknown number of bystanders and commuters died from stray bullets while others sustained various degrees of injuries as the police engaged the gunmen in a fierce battle. According to eyewitnesses, the attack which started about 5:30pm at a busy spot at Mmiri Ocha Amodu lasted till about 7pm. The assailants who came from Agbani axis of the road had first encounter with policemen at 4 Corner and in Amagunze in Nkanu East Counc...
Nigerian Army Welcomes 28 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters after they Surrender in Borno
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Nigerian Army Welcomes 28 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters after they Surrender in Borno

The Nigerian Army has said that 28 members of Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) as well as their families surrendered to troops of 151 Task Force Battalion under 21 Special Brigade in Borno State. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, July 21. He said the terrorists, who were fleeing aerial and artillery bombardments, surrendered to troops and that the terrorists and their families were taken in at the outskirts of Aza and Bula Daloye villages in the Bama Local Government Area of Borno state by troops of the battalion. “The arrested suspects comprised of 11 adult male terrorists, five adult females and 12 children. The troops also recovered 27 rounds of 7.62 mm (special) amm...
NDLEA arrests Anambra drug kingpin, four notorious interstate traffickers
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NDLEA arrests Anambra drug kingpin, four notorious interstate traffickers

A major illicit drug kingpin in Anambra, Okeke Chijioke, 44, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA and 548,000 tablets of tramadol branded as tarkadol recovered from his warehouse at 3 Atunya street, Maryland estate, Nkwelle, Oyi local government area of the state. Director, Media & Advocacy of the agency, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, July 18, said Okeke was arrested last Saturday, 10th July, following credible intelligence and surveillance, which confirmed he stocked his warehouse with the illicit drug. "After the search of his warehouse, 548,000 tablets of tarkadol weighing 302.500 kilograms were recovered. The suspect accepted ownership of the substance recovered," the statement reads. Prelimina...
D’Tigers, US clash in pre-Olympics friendly
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D’Tigers, US clash in pre-Olympics friendly

D’Tigers will play reigning world and Olympic champions USA in an exhibition game in Las Vegas on Saturday (today) ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Saturday PUNCH reports. The game will offer coach Mike Brown an opportunity to prune his 15-man squad down to 12 players for the Games. He is expected to announce his final squad on July 17, before the team’s departure to Kizarazu city in Japan two days later for the Pre-Games training camp, before moving into the Olympics Village. D’Tigers will play Italy, Germany and Australia in Tokyo. The upcoming Olympic Games will be the Nigerians’ third straight appearance in the history of the eagerly-awaited tournament. They made their debut at the London 2012 Games before making it to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. Th...
Super TV CEO murder: Chidinma Ojukwu booked apartment where the incident happened using a fake name- Investigation reveals
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Super TV CEO murder: Chidinma Ojukwu booked apartment where the incident happened using a fake name- Investigation reveals

A preliminary police report on the alleged murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Uwaifo Osifo Ataga, indicates that Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, the 21-year UNILAG student who is the prime suspect in the case, booked the short-let apartment in Lekki where the incident happened using a fake name, Jewel. The report also indicated that several calls placed to a phone number with which 21-year-old Ojukwu booked didn’t go through after Ataga’s body was discovered in the room on Wednesday, June 16. The incident was said to have been reported to the police by the operator of the facility, Mrs Nkechi Mogbo. The report in part reads “Mogbo reported that around 3pm of June 16, 2021, she received a call from her security guard on Adebowale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase I where she h...
2021/22 UEFA Champions League match, draw calendar released
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2021/22 UEFA Champions League match, draw calendar released

  The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League match and draw calendar has been released. All dates are provisional and subject to change by UEFA, the European football governing body. All draws, according to the calendar, start at 12:00 CET except the group stage draw, which begins at 18:00 CET. See full match, draw calendar below; June; 8 June: Preliminary round draw 15 June: First qualifying round draw 16 June: Second qualifying round draw 22 June: Preliminary round, semi-finals 25 June: Preliminary round, final July; 6/7 July: First qualifying round, first legs 13/14 July: First qualifying round, second legs 19 July: Third qualifying round draw 20/21 July: Second qualifying round, first legs 27/28 July: Second qualifying round, second legs August; 2 Augu...
U.S. software mogul, John McAfee dies by hanging in Spanish prison
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U.S. software mogul, John McAfee dies by hanging in Spanish prison

John McAfee, the founder of antivirus company McAfee, has been found dead in a Spanish prison near Barcelona after the Spanish high court authorised his extradition to the United States. The Bristih technology entrepreneur reportedly commited suicide by hanging on Wednesday afternoon June 23, in a prison cell, just hours after a preliminary ruling for his extradition to the United States on charges of tax evasion. The Catalan justice department confirmed in a statement that the likely cause of death is suicide, Reuters reported. Employees at the Brians 2 penitentiary tried to revive the 75-year-old Mr McAfee but were unsuccessful, according to a statement cited by Spanish newspaper El Mundo and reporting by the Associated Press According to the newspaper El Pais, the softwa...
You lack jurisdiction to criminalize Twitter suspension- FG tells ECOWAS court
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You lack jurisdiction to criminalize Twitter suspension- FG tells ECOWAS court

The federal government has told the ECOWAS court that it lacked the jurisdiction to criminalise the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria as the suspension of the operations of Twitter in Nigeria is not a right recognised under any treaty enforceable by the ECOWAS court.   The Federal government stated this in a preliminary objection filed to challenge the suit by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 176 concerned Nigerians over its directive to prosecute those violating the suspension.   The Federal government argued that the court lacks the jurisdiction to “determine the criminalisation of an act under Nigerian laws”. It said Twitter is a microblogging site, and not “an organisation of any member state”.   Part of the Federal government...
Police in Imo arrest syndicate that specializes in Kidnapping/abduction and child trafficking
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Police in Imo arrest syndicate that specializes in Kidnapping/abduction and child trafficking

The police in Imo state has arrested a syndicate that specializes in kidnapping and child trafficking. A statement released by the CSP Mike Abatam, the media adviser to the Imo state Commissioner of Police, said on May 19th at about 12.30pm, one Ossai Johnson of Ngwo by Phinomar Road in Enugu State reported a case of missing children at the police Anti kidnapping Unit , Enugu. Abatam said Ossai alleged that his neighbor, one Kingsley Ehiedu left with his two children namely Ebuka Ossai and Oluomachi Ossai of the same address to Shoprite Enugu to buy them meat pie and ice cream. ''When it became dark and he didn't see them, he had to report. After a preliminary investigation, it was discovered that Kingsley Ehiedu had run away with the two children to Awomama in Oru  East LG...
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...
NDLEA intercepts 37.3kg cocaine, heroin at Lagos airport, arrests 7 drug traffickers
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NDLEA intercepts 37.3kg cocaine, heroin at Lagos airport, arrests 7 drug traffickers

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have seized illicit drugs including cocaine, heroin, cannabis weighing 37.3kilograms and arrested seven drug traffickers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. Director, Media and Advocy of the anti-narcotic agency, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, June 6, said the suspected traffickers tried to either import into Nigeria or export to the United Kingdom and Italy, the illicit drugs all of which were intercepted and seized in five different bids. "The first attempt to bring into Nigeria 76 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.150kg was made by Agudozie Peter Ihie on 25th May, 2021, but he was arrested during inward security clearance of passengers on Qatar airline from Keny...
Kaduna Government Confirms Attack on Travelers on Abuja-Kaduna Highway
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Kaduna Government Confirms Attack on Travelers on Abuja-Kaduna Highway

The Kaduna State Government has confirmed that travelers were attacked by bandits on Abuja-Kaduna highway on Friday May 28. It however said the number of people abducted in the attack after bandits blocked the highway at about 3:30 p.m,  is yet to be confirmed. Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who revealed that "security agents responded swiftly to distress calls and checked their operation”, added that they will publicly disclose the number of people abducted as soon as security agencies revert. The statement read; “At around 3:30 p.m., the Security Operations Room, a 24-hour hub, started receiving distress calls of a blockage around Kurmin Kare area of Kaduna-Abuja Road and immediately, contact was established with the Commandin...
41 INEC Offices Destroyed in 14 States – Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu
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41 INEC Offices Destroyed in 14 States – Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu has disclosed that 41 of its offices have been attacked in 14 states since 2019. Mahmood disclosed this at the emergency meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), held at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday May 27. He said preliminary assessment indicates that 1,105 ballot boxes, 694 voting cubicles, 429 electric generating sets and 13 utility vehicles (Toyota Hilux) were lost in the attacks. The electoral commission boss said; “In the last two years, the Commission has recorded a total of 41 incidents involving deliberate attacks on the Commission’s facilities. “Nine of these incidents happened in 2019 and 21 cases in 2020. In the last f...
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...
Actor Danny Masterson to Stand trial for alleged Rape of three Women
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Actor Danny Masterson to Stand trial for alleged Rape of three Women

American actor, Danny Masterson, known for his role in That ’70s Show, must stand trial on three counts of rape, a judge said on Friday May 21. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, Charlaine F. Olmedo ordered Masterson to trial on three counts of rape by force or fear, charges that could get him up to 45 years in prison. This comes after three days of emotional testimony from three women who said the actor Danny Masterson raped them nearly 20 years ago Judge Charlaine said she found the women’s testimony credible for the purposes of the preliminary hearing, where the bar for sufficient evidence is significantly lower than it will be at the forthcoming trial. Masterson has pleaded not guilty with his lawyers saying they would prove his innocence. During the hearing, t...
Seyi Makinde reacts to reports a car in his convoy ran a child over
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Seyi Makinde reacts to reports a car in his convoy ran a child over

Oyo State Governor,  Seyi Makinde, has reacted to a report that one of the cars in his convoy ran a child over. He explained that an investigation has been carried out and it revealed that the child was knocked over by a car that was not part of his convoy. He, however, sympathised with the parents of the child. He tweeted: "I received with deep concern the report that my convoy ran over a child on our way to Ogbomoso, earlier today. Our preliminary investigation revealed that the child was hit by an individual driving a Toyota Matrix car who lost control of his vehicle. He was not part of my convoy. "My heartfelt condolences go out to the parents of the child. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Investigations are ongoing and we will ensure that the perpetrator(s) is brough...
Update: Murdered rapper, Pop Smoke was “Killed” by a 15-year-old Shooter, Detective Testifies
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Update: Murdered rapper, Pop Smoke was “Killed” by a 15-year-old Shooter, Detective Testifies

Late American rapper, Pop Smoke, 20, was allegedly murdered by a 15-year-old shooter during a home invasion robbery in February 2020. According to the New York Daily News, LAPD Det. Carlos Camacho testified on Friday that the teenager was one of the five people arrested in connection with the rapper's slaying, which occurred following a home invasion. The group stormed Pop Smoke’s rented mansion in the Hollywood Hills on Feb. 19, 2020, and tried to take his Cuban link chain, but only got away with the diamond-studded watch, which they later resold for $2,000. LAPD Det. Carlos Camacho testified during a preliminary hearing for suspect, Corey Walker, 20, that the unnamed 15-year-old defendant admitted to pulling the trigger during a recorded interview with a cellmate last May at...
Gunmen Abduct Unspecified Number of Abia state University students
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Gunmen Abduct Unspecified Number of Abia state University students

Unknown gunmen have abducted an unspecified number of students of Abia State University Uturu, ABSU. The students were abducted from a commercial bus while returning from Okigwe in Imo state to Uturu around 8:00pm on Wednesday night, May 5, Confirming the incident, the Abia state Commissioner of Information, John Okiyi Kalu, says a preliminary investigation shows that the armed men marched the students into the forest with other abducted travelers. He said two of the abducted students managed to escape while others are still in captivity. Read the statement below ''Abia State Government is currently monitoring an incident that happened in Okigwe, Imo State, yesterday which led to the suspected abduction of yet to be determined number of students of the Abia State University, Utu...
Ghana to Deport 494 Nigerians
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Ghana to Deport 494 Nigerians

Ghana has announced plans to deport Nigerians who are in the country illegally. Out of 507 illegal immigrants arrested in Ghana, 494 are Nigerians, David Fianko-Okyere, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and spokesperson for the Regional Police Command, said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga. The police spokesperson said the region had implemented a new strategy which included a 24-hour robust patrol on highways and swoops, especially in the Bolgatanga Township. He said the operation led to the arrest of 507 foreigners in the Bolgatanga Municipality and its environs who were citizens of Burkina Faso and Nigeria. He said the residents of Bolgatanga attributed the rising crime in the region to alleged illegal activities of the foreigners. He said ...
Actor, Baba Ijesha Arrested for allegedly Defiling a 14-year-old Girl Starting From when she was 7
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Actor, Baba Ijesha Arrested for allegedly Defiling a 14-year-old Girl Starting From when she was 7

Yoruba actor, Olarenwaju James, aka Baba Ijesha, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command. The 48-year-old actor was arrested for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl over the course of 7 years. The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement titled, "Lagos police arrest, investigate popular Nollywood actor for defilement". The statement reads: "The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Olarenwaju James ‘male’ 48, aka Baba Ijesha, popular Nollywood actor for defiling a minor. "The case of defilement was reported on 19th April, 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya ‘female’ at Sabo Police Station and transferred to the Gender Unit of the State CID, Panti, Yaba Lagos for ...
Two Mothers Arrested for allegedly Killing a 64-year-old Man
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Two Mothers Arrested for allegedly Killing a 64-year-old Man

Two women have been arrested for allegedly killing a man in Ikotun, Lagos. The deceased, Osita Anwuanwu, 64, was found unconscious at Arida area of Ikotun Lagos State on April 8, 2021, at 8:45pm. Efforts to save him proved abortive. The daughter of the deceased, Linda Anwuanwu, of Temitope street, off Governor's Road, Ikotun, Lagos State, had reported to the police at Ikotun Division on April 8 that she was informed that her father was lying down in a bar at Arida after he had a misunderstanding with one Ngozi Emezue, 38, and Juliet Eguebor, 35. The Police Operatives at Ikotun Division raced to the scene and took Osita Anwuanwu to the General Hospital, Igando, where he was certified dead. According to a statement released by the Lagos State Police Command, preliminary inves...
Benue School Principal Suspended for Reportedly Brutalizing Student
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Benue School Principal Suspended for Reportedly Brutalizing Student

Father John Asen, the Principal of Mt St Gabriel’s Secondary School Makurdi has been asked to proceed on administrative leave with immediate effect for reportedly brutalizing a student. The Diocesan Bishop Wilfred Anagbe gave the directive following a preliminary investigation into a petition he received on the physical abuse and torture of the student. Father Asen was directed to hand over to the vice Principal administration who is expected to run the affairs of the school.
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...
Fake Soldier Arrested in Cross River state
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Fake Soldier Arrested in Cross River state

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Cross River State have arrested a fake soldier in Calabar. The suspect identified as Ogbonnia Paul Chukwudi, 28, from Ebonyi State, was arrested at Igoli, Ogoja and handed over to the 130 Battalion who after preliminary investigation handed the fake officer to the 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army. Speaking at the 13 Brigade Headquarters on Wednesday, March 10, while handing over the fake soldier to the Police for prosecution, the Brigade Commander, Brigadier General M.A Abdullahi, said the suspect has been impersonating for the past 4 years. Brigadier General Abdullahi, who spoke through Major SN Ikpeme, said several items were recovered from the impersonator. "During the course of investigation, it was re...
Generator Fume Kills Two FUTO Students
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Generator Fume Kills Two FUTO Students

Generator fume has killed two students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) while a third person is recovering at the hospital. It was gathered that the students identified as Fred Eberechukwu, 22, Anele Stephen, and Udeagbala Kenechukwu, allegedly put on the generator in their locked room and fell asleep. The incident happened in their Jabulani Hostel, Eziobodo, Owerri West Council Area of Imo State on Thursday, March 4. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday March 6, said their bodies were discovered lying helplessly in a room after the incident was reported to the Divisional Police Headquarters Nekede/Ihiagwa. “On March 4, at about 6 pm, upon a report received at the Divisio...
NDLEA Recovers 27 Rifles from two Criminals in Niger State
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NDLEA Recovers 27 Rifles from two Criminals in Niger State

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger State Command have recovered 27 new rifles from two suspects during a routine stop and search operation in Kontagora area of the state. The suspects identified as Danjuma Auta, 35, and Daniel Danrangi, 25, both male and from Dirin Daji, Sakaba Local Government Area of Kebbi State, were arrested along Kontagora – Zuru road, Niger state on Monday night, March 1. According to the Niger state Commander of the Agency, Mr. Aloye Isaac Oludare, the duo were arrested with 12 locally fabricated AK 47 rifles and 15 locally fabricated pistols. The rifles were concealed in a white sack while on a motorcycle to an unknown place when they were arrested. “Kontagora where the weapons were seized is about 107 kilometers fr...
Man Arrested in Imo for Killing Another Man Who Accused him of Sleeping with a Married Woman
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Man Arrested in Imo for Killing Another Man Who Accused him of Sleeping with a Married Woman

Men of the Imo state police command have arrested a man identified as Emeka Ezuruike, a native of Ubommiri in Rivers State, for allegedly killing a 25-year-old man Victor Ikegwuonu who accused him of sleeping with a married woman. According to a statement released by Orlando Ikeokwu, the spokesperson of the command, preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased, Victor Ikegwuonwu, was said to have informed a 52-year-old man, Pa Chijioke Anyiam, that his wife Patience Anyiam, 30 yrs old, was involved in a hot romance with the suspect. ''Sequel to that, Emeka went to see Victor to ask him about the allegation. During the enquiry, both of them got into a serious fight and in the process Emeka Ezuruike stabbed Victor Ikegwuonu with pieces of broken bottles which led to the deat...
Illegal Miners and not Herdsmen Killed Ondo Farmer – Amotekun
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Illegal Miners and not Herdsmen Killed Ondo Farmer – Amotekun

The Ondo State Security Network Agency (popularly known as Operation Amotekun) has debunked report of a farmer and a vigilante operative being killed by herdsmen at Jugbere Farm Settlement in Owo on Thursday February 11. Director-General of the Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye who confirmed that four persons have been arrested in connection to the incidents, said the deceased were killed by illegal miners and not herdsmen. The Corps Commander denied that any of his men was killed in a crossfire with the hoodlums, and further added that no crossfire had occurred between the herders and the Corps’ operatives to necessitate the loss of lives as being speculated. He said; “On the issue of arrest, we arrested a number of suspects that are directly connected from the preliminary inve...
Man Arrested for Raping 90-year-old Woman in Yobe
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Man Arrested for Raping 90-year-old Woman in Yobe

The Yobe state police command has arrested one Mohammed Faruk for allegedly raping a nonagenarian  woman on Monday, February 8. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Dungus Abdulkarim, said the incident happened in Gadaka town where both suspect and victim reside. “On 8/2/2021 about 1400hrs police in Fika Divisional police Headquarters apprehended one Mohammed Faruk of Gadaka town, 35, who intruded into a 90-year-old woman’s room in same area of Gadaka, thereby molesting, assaulting and raping her. On preliminary investigation the culprit confessed to the commission of the said alleged rape. Medical examination confirmed penetration and identified drips of semen. The case is currently under investigation. In view of the recent rape cases report...
Man beats his girlfriend to death in Ogun
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Man beats his girlfriend to death in Ogun

Thirty-one-year-old, Rexlawson Jonson, pictured above, who is an indigene of Ebonyi State, was arrested by men of the Ogun State police command on October 30 over the alleged gruesome murder of his 26-year-old girlfriend, Patricia John. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that the arrest of the suspect followed a report by one Adebayo Aladesuyi who is a manager of “MOLAYO HOTEL” Ibafo who reported that while they were carrying out a routine check of the hotel room, they discovered the dead body of the occupant of one of the rooms with bruises on her neck suggesting that the deceased might have been strangulated.   ''On the strength of the report, the DPO Ibafo division Csp Jide Joshua led his detectives to the scene...
Basketballer Christian Wood Becomes the Third NBA Player to Test Positive for Coronavirus
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Basketballer Christian Wood Becomes the Third NBA Player to Test Positive for Coronavirus

Detroit Pistons’ Christian Wood has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the third NBA player to be infected with the virus. NBA insider Shams Charania tweeted the news and said Wood recently faced off against Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who became the first NBA player to test positive before he infected his teammate Donovan Mitchell. 'Detroit Pistons‘ Christian Wood has tested positive for coronavirus, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Wood had 30 and 11 rebounds against Rudy Gobert on Saturday night before a career-high 32 on Wednesday. https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1238979673520029698 Wood's diagnosis was revealed one week after he played against Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz before the National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended its season. T...
Kenyan Lawmaker Found Dead in his Hotel Room in India
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Kenyan Lawmaker Found Dead in his Hotel Room in India

A Member of the County Assembly of Kiambi, Kenya, Cyrus Omondi was found dead in his hotel room in Mumbai, India. Rono Kosigi, the Liaison Officer at the Kenyan High Commission in India, confirmed the incident on Wednesday. The MCA who represents Kahawa Wendani Ward was in India for a workshop alongside his colleagues in the Education committee The cause of his death could not be immediately established. However, Kiambu County Assembly Speaker Stephen Ndichu said that preliminary reports indicate that the Rep suffered heart attack. Mr Omondi alias Gearbox rose to fame after he emerged amongst the few non-native leaders to win ward seats in Kiambu County after a heated contest in 2017.
Lori Harvey Pleads Not Guilty to Criminal hit-and-run Charges
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Lori Harvey Pleads Not Guilty to Criminal hit-and-run Charges

Lori Harvey has pleaded not guilty in her hit and run case. According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Harvey, 23,  entered the not guilty plea today in an LA County Courtroom. After entering the plea, Lori was ordered back to court next month for a preliminary hearing. This comes days after she was charged with two misdemeanors including one count of resisting, delaying, obstructing a peace officer and one count of hit and run resulting in property damage in relation to the incident. Lori was arrested on Oct. 20 after allegedly hitting a parked vehicle and attempting to flee the scene. Police officers said they spotted Lori walking down a street nearby to the accident. If convicted, Lori Harvey could face a year in prison for her misdemeanors.
Nigeria Listed for Possible War Crimes by ICC
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Nigeria Listed for Possible War Crimes by ICC

The office of the prosecutor of the international criminal court (ICC) has listed Nigeria among 11 countries currently under probe for alleged war and international human rights crimes. The probe was announced in ICC's end of the year report on preliminary examination activities. Nigeria which was listed for possible war crimes alongside Venezuela, Colombia, Guinea, Iraq/UK, Palestine, Republic of Philippines, Ukraine and Bangladesh/Myanmar, is reportedly in phase three of the investigation stages dealing with admissibility (the last stage before the conclusion of investigation). A wide range of crimes allegedly committed in Nigeria since 2010 is currently being examined as disclosed in the report dated December the 5th, 2019. The intergovernmental organization and internat...
EFCC Arrests 29 Yahoo Boys In Ibadan
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EFCC Arrests 29 Yahoo Boys In Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Wednesday, arrested 29 men suspected to be involved in internet-related fraud. The suspects were arrested at Akoto Estate, Elebu area in Ibadan during an early morning raid carried out by operatives of the Commission. Earlier, the team had conducted series of surveillance, working on strings of intelligence gathered on the activities of the suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’. The preliminary investigation was found to be credible, leading to the sting operation. Among the items recovered from the suspects are eight exotic cars, many costly phones and laptops, as well as documents suspected to be used for their illicit dealings. The EFCC said they would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded...
57-year-old man stabs brother to death in Kano State
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57-year-old man stabs brother to death in Kano State

The Kano State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 57-year-old man identified as Tijjani Yahaya, for allegedly stabbing his 20-year-old brother, Aminu Mohammad, to death.   This is contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, in Kano on Sunday. He said that the incident occurred at Annandin Islamic School, Kofar Ruwa, Dala local government area of Kano state on July 19, at about 9:00 p.m.   According to him, preliminary investigations revealed that Yahaya and the victim had a misunderstanding and, in the process, Yahaya stabbed him on his chest with a sharp knife.   “The suspect was arrested and the knife was recovered,” the PPRO stated. Haruna said the victim was rushed to Murtal...
Facebook hacker arrested by EFCC
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Facebook hacker arrested by EFCC

A Facebook hacker, Okohwan Kelvin has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt's Zonal Office.   The suspect was arrested in Warri, Delta State after discreet monitoring of his online activities following complaints from members of the public, alleging that he hacked and took over their Facebook accounts.   Preliminary investigation by the EFCC, revealed that he has hacked over one hundred Facebook accounts using phishing links generated from an online hacking website, and afterwards sold the accounts to other fraudsters who used them for various nefarious online activities.   Kelvin has also used some of the accounts to defraud friends of his victims. He would be charged to court as soon as investigat...
Police Deny Reported Chasing out of Herdsmen in Enugu, Threaten sanction
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Police Deny Reported Chasing out of Herdsmen in Enugu, Threaten sanction

The Police in Enugu State have described the reported chasing away of some herdsmen from Enugu community as the handiwork of mischief makers, vowing to bring such persons to book. DAILY POST reports that this was contained in a statement issued Saturday by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, SP Ebere Amaraizu. A video had surfaced online, with a claim that herders were chased away from Nenwe in Nkanu, Enugu State. But Amaraizu, n the statement, declared that no such incident happened in the State. The statement read: “The Enugu State command of the Nigeria police force wishes to inform members of the public that its attention has been drawn to information in existence that large herd of cows and some herders were es...
Marcelo Djalo tops Guinea-Bissau’s 29-man provisional squad
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Marcelo Djalo tops Guinea-Bissau’s 29-man provisional squad

Baciro Cande has revealed his preliminary team for the African showpiece in Egypt later in the month Fulham defender Marcelo Djalo has been named in Guinea-Bissau's 29-man provisional squad for this month's Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Djalo was eligible to play for Spain through his birth in Barcelona and Guinea-Bissau through his father but has pledged his international allegiance to the West Africans. He was handed a call-up in March against Mozambique in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game but did not make his debut in the match.
Police Reveal Those Behind Invasion Of Okorocha’s House
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Police Reveal Those Behind Invasion Of Okorocha’s House

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

Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said on Sunday that they have arrested an Abuja-based pastor for the alleged rape and sexual exploitation of a 16-year-old orphan (name withheld), and impregnating her in the process. NAPTIP disclosed the identity of suspect as David Onyekachukwu, from Nsukka, Enugu State. He is also a full time pastor with the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Church (MFM), Gwarimpa branch, Abuja. NAPTIP spokesperson Stella Nezan alleged in a statement released in Abuja that the suspect was asked to conduct deliverance on the girl after she was accused of being a witch, but he ended up taking advantage of her vulnerability by sexually molesting, repeatedly. Nezan said that preliminary investigation revealed that t...
Justice Bulkachuwa Withdraws From Presidential Election Petition Tribunal
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Justice Bulkachuwa Withdraws From Presidential Election Petition Tribunal

According to Punch Metro, the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Wednesday withdrew as a member of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. This followed allegations of likelihood of bias leveled against her by the Peoples Democratic Party, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Although the five-man panel of the tribunal, in a unanimous ruling dismissed the application, Bulkachuwa said she was withdrawing for “personal reasons.” Justice Olabisi Ige, who read the lead ruling of the panel, held that the relationship between Justice Bulkachuwa and her husband, Adamu Bulkachuwa, who is a senator-elect, and her son Aliyu Abubakar, a governorship aspirant, both on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, was not weighty enough to infer th...
NIMASA Vows To Release Hijacked MT Apecus Crew
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NIMASA Vows To Release Hijacked MT Apecus Crew

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy, the Indian High Commission in Nigeria and other security agencies have commenced investigations into an incident involving a Palau flagged Tanker, MT APECUS, off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria. The hijack of the vessel, with International Maritime Organization, IMO No.7333810 and call sign No.T8WU, occurred on April 19, 2019, and resulted in the abduction of seven crew comprising of five Indian nationals and two other individuals of unspecified nationality. Speaking in Lagos on the hijack, the Director General, DG, NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside while condemning the hijack and sympathizing with the victims, pledged the Agency’s commitment to rescue as well as continue working with oth...
Again Ex CJN Onnoghen Loses Again At Supreme Court
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Again Ex CJN Onnoghen Loses Again At Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday struck out a suit by the Cross River State Government faulting the suspension of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had, upon an ex-parte order issued by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on January 23, 2019, suspended Onnoghen from office pending the conclusion of his trial before the CCT on charges of breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers. Onnoghen remained on suspension until he retired and was, on April 18 this year , convicted by the CCT after finding that he did not declare some of his assets. In a judgment on Friday, six members of a seven-man panel of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Olabode Rhoes-Vivour, held that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case, because the Attorne...
Afcon: Clarence Seedorf adds more players to Cameroon squad
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Afcon: Clarence Seedorf adds more players to Cameroon squad

The Indomitable Lions trainer has added wonderkid Steve Mvoue to his previously announced 34-man preliminary squad Clarence Seedorf has added three new players to Cameroon’s provisional Africa Cup of Nations squad, which had been originally named with 34 players on Saturday. Jean-Charles Castelletto, Tristan Dingome and Steve Regis Mvoue are the trio of additions which will take the number of Indomitable Lions players in the preliminary squad to 37, the Cameroon Football Federation have confirmed. Defender Castelletto has featured in 30 games for Stade Brestois this term, scoring two goals during the campaign that will see the second-placed Ligue 2 side, four points behind Metz, finish behind the leaders with one game to play.
Troops Rescue Kidnap Victims in Benue state
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Troops Rescue Kidnap Victims in Benue state

Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE deployed to counter banditary activities in North Central Nigeria have rescued 3 kidnapped victims in a building located at Gana’s family compound at Gbise in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. A statement from the Nigerian  Army says the victims, a man and two women were rescued during a dawn raid in the early hours of Friday 26 April 2019, when gallant troops stormed a building reportedly belonging to a notorious bandits' leader, Gana. The visibly traumatized victims claimed they were abducted about 2 months ago at Gboko by a gang of kidnappers and subsequently relocated to Gbise community. Troops are are still on the trail of the criminals, who fled their enclave after they were overpowered in a shootout with the troops. Troops h...
Herdsmen: Fayemi Reacts as Ekiti Monarch Faults Police claim on Killings
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Herdsmen: Fayemi Reacts as Ekiti Monarch Faults Police claim on Killings

A traditional ruler in Ekiti State and Olu of Iyemero, Oba Ebenezer Ogungbemi, has insisted that two people have been killed in the attack allegedly carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen in a farmstead in the town. The monarch dismissed the claim by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Asuquo Amba, that preliminary report indicated that nobody died during the attack. Some suspected Fulani herders on Monday invaded a farmstead called Eda in Iyemero in Ikole local government and shot a seven year old boy during a raid and a couple whom the husband later died in the hospital. Having been reported that two people died in the attack, the police, in a statement by Amba on Tuesday, dismissed the claim that two people were killed, describing ...
Alleged N2.5bn fraud: Trial of NBC Boss, others Adjourned
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Alleged N2.5bn fraud: Trial of NBC Boss, others Adjourned

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, fixed May 2 for the arraignment of Mallam Moddibo Kawu, Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC). The court had at the last adjourned date, fixed April 17 for arraignment but the absence of Mr Dipo Onifade, the second defendant in the matter, made it impossible for the ICPC to proceed with the arraignment of the others. Kawu, alongside the Chairman of Pinnacle Communications Limited, Mr Lucky Omoluwa, and Onifade, the Chief Operating Officer of the company, were to be arraigned by the ICPC. They were to be arraigned over their complicity in the misapplication of the N2.5 billion seed grant for the Di...
Erdogan’s ruling AKP ready to accept election recount results
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Erdogan’s ruling AKP ready to accept election recount results

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AKP will accept the results of local election recounts in Ankara and Istanbul no matter which party is declared the winner, a party spokesman said on Saturday. The AKP won most votes nationwide in last Sunday’s election, but results showed the ruling party lost Ankara and was also narrowly defeated in Istanbul in what would be one of their worst setbacks in a decade and a half in power. Electoral authorities are conducting a recount in scores of districts in Ankara and in Istanbul where tallies showed the opposition CHP candidate Ekrem Imamoglu with a very slim lead over the AKP. “At the end of the day, we will accept the final result regardless of whether it is to our advantage or disadvantage,” AKP spokesman Omer Celik told...
280 Suspected Drug Peddlers Arrested by  NDLEA   in Kano State
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280 Suspected Drug Peddlers Arrested by NDLEA in Kano State

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency in Kano State has arrested 280 suspected drug peddlers across the state with different types of exhibits. According to the NDLEA Commander in the state, Ibrahim Abdul disclosed this on Monday in Kano State while briefing newsmen on the activities of the agency in the Month of March.  According to him, the arrest was recorded following the inauguration of an operation tagged ‘Operation Sharar Miyagu’ aimed at checking drug abuse in Kano State. He explained that the agency had during the operation seized 1,248.755 kg, of the hard drugs which include; Cannabis 676.024 kg and Psychotropic 56.679 kg.  The commander also said the command seized 52 grams of cocaine and 12 kg of a foreign hard drug called khat. Abdul said that during the perio...

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