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Concerns for Unconscious Woman Seen Under the Bridge in Jibowu
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Concerns for Unconscious Woman Seen Under the Bridge in Jibowu

A kind hearted resident of Lagos took to Facebook to ask for help for a woman found under a bridge in Jibowu, Lagos. The woman  was reportedly "not coherent" so it was impossible to get information about her situation from her. She was also unable to walk and just lay on the floor. She later stripped herself and eyewitnesses had to pin her down to cover her with a piece of cloth. The woman's name or how she got there is currently unknown. Photos of the woman were shared online so that anyone who knows her can identify and rescue her. See below.
Tension in Kwara as angry youths move to evict Fulani residents
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Tension in Kwara as angry youths move to evict Fulani residents

There was panic in Odo Owa and Erinmope towns in Kwara State as some Youths stormed various Fulani settlements and issued a 24-hour eviction notice to them. Muhammad Saliu, a resident of Erimope, told Daily Trust that some Fulani youths were attacked on Tuesday evening. “It took the glory of God before they were released. This is coming a month after youths entered into villages occupied by Fulani and burnt their houses, while carting away all their belongings” he said. Muhammed Saliu added that, “Three days ago, a man was kidnapped (as they claimed but no any clarification on it) between Odo Owa and Erimope, “Suddenly, some OPC members and vigilantes stormed our villages searching house to house. During the search, they stole many items, including 4 phones and undisclosed amou...
Gunmen abduct three housewives and others in Kaduna state
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Gunmen abduct three housewives and others in Kaduna state

Three housewives have been abducted by gunmen at old Birnin Yero town along Kaduna-Zaria Highway.   Eyewitnesses said 10 people were abducted when armed men stormed the area around 11 pm on Monday June 7.   A resident of the community who disclosed that two of the victims are sons of the community leader, told Daily Trust that the armed men raided many houses during the operation.   The local source said;   “Most of the people in the community were not aware of the bandits’ presence in the village because they didn’t fire shots during the operation. “They picked two sons of our community leader and other residents, including three housewives, before fleeing.
Insecurity: Imo residents groan over sudden hike in prices of goods
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Insecurity: Imo residents groan over sudden hike in prices of goods

Residents of Imo State have lamented the sudden increase in prices of commodities, calling on the government to wade into the crisis. Some residents who spoke in a radio phone-in program aired by Oziza FM in Owerri, the state capital, blamed it on the sellers who, according to them, inflated prices to make outrageous profits. A sachet water distributor pointed out some reasons which led to the increase. He said the materials used in producing the bottles and sachets have become costly and scarce in the market, causing an increase in the cost of production. “If the cost of materials keeps skyrocketing, we will be left with no option than to increase the price of sachet water which is currently 200 to 300naira per bag,” he stated. The distributor who declined mentioning his name ...
Five arrested as NDLEA busts online drug trafficking cartel in Abuja
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Five arrested as NDLEA busts online drug trafficking cartel in Abuja

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA have busted an online drug trafficking cartel that sells drugged cookies, cakes, brownies and all sorts of illicit substances to residents of Abuja and beyond, using the cyber space as its platform.   Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, May 9, said five members of the organised drug criminal group were arrested during sting operations carried out between Friday 7th May and Saturday 8th May, 2021 by officers of the FCT Command of the Agency during which different brands of illicit drugs were recovered from them.   The nabbed drug dealers include Queen Nvene, Collins Ozoemena, Samson Peter, Chika Nvene, and Habila Musa. The group specialises in clandesti...
Edo Police arrest 2 suspects for stealing N5.2m dropped by robbers
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Edo Police arrest 2 suspects for stealing N5.2m dropped by robbers

The Edo Police Command has arrested two men, Monday Imafidon and Ifeanyi Okafor, who stole the loot dropped by a four-man gun-toting gang that robbed a POS outlet of N5.2 million. The robbery operation took place in Uromi, Esan north-east local government area of the state, where the hoodlums stormed the POS outlet on a motorcycle. They robbed everyone in sight, including the operator. Moments after the robbery, a detachment of police operatives and some residents gave the robbers a hot chase, following which they threw away their loot Though the robbers were arrested, Imafidon and Okafor and some others at large, took advantage of the chaos to steal the money. One of the suspects confessed to stealing only part of the money. “I saw people running after some men on a moto...
Heavy Flood Pushes Cars into a Ditch in Kwara State
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Heavy Flood Pushes Cars into a Ditch in Kwara State

Residents were helpless and could only scream as heavy flood pushed cars into a ditch in Kwara State. Heavy rainfall on Thursday, May 6, 2021, caused a flood that made major roads unmotorable. Taxis,  and trucks packed along Ajase Ipo (Offa Garage) road, in Ilorin, Kwara State were swept away into a ditch by the flood and residents could only look. Some car owners are seen trying hard to wrestle the flood by pushing their cars. Others couldn't do much, except stand by and look. Watch the video below.
Dog bites 18-month-old girl in the face in unprovoked attack
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Dog bites 18-month-old girl in the face in unprovoked attack

A toddler has been left traumatised after being bitten on the face by a dog in an unprovoked attack. Eighteen-month-old Kelsie Male was thrown back onto the pavement after an Alsatian-cross lunged and sunk its teeth into her face - missing her eye by just millimetres. Her mother Sophie Garth, 28, who was a few steps behind, desperately ran to her aid before the bloodied and bruised tot was rushed to hospital. Doctors said she was lucky to have only suffered minor physical injuries - but her parents say the incident has left her deeply shaken. The family, from Portland, Dorset, say the attack has left their youngest daughter waking up crying in the night, unhappy to be left alone and 'jumpy' around both people and other dogs. Mother Sophie, also parent to Kelsie's sibling...
Two Children Burnt to Death as Fire Razes House in Niger state
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Two Children Burnt to Death as Fire Razes House in Niger state

Two children identified as Suraiya, 7, and Habib, 9, were burnt to death after a mysterious fire gutted a house at Anguwar Dawaki area of Suleja, Niger state. It was gathered the father of the two children, Alhassan Jibirin Yanji, who sustained various degrees of burns in attempt to rescue them, was still receiving treatment at a hospital in Suleja. A resident, Bashir Ibrahim, who spoke to Daily Trust, said the incident happened in the early hours of Friday, April 2, at about 3am. He said the two children were sleeping in their room, while their father was sleeping in his bedroom, when he woke up to discover that the entire house was filled with thick smoke. "Strangely, there was no electricity in the entire Dawaki area as of the time the fire incident happened so one w...
Disbanded SARS ‘Returns’ To Lagos Roads – Resident Raises Alarm
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Disbanded SARS ‘Returns’ To Lagos Roads – Resident Raises Alarm

A Lagos resident, Korede Abiodun, has raised alarm over the reappearance of disbanded Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) operatives on the road. Abiodun on Wednesday morning alleged that he saw at least four armed policemen wearing the F-SARS uniform and operating along Lagos-Ibadan expressway between Alapere Estate and 7up. The Nation reports that the Federal Government in October outlawed the unit following widespread complaints of human rights abuses, extortion and gross unprofessionalism that sparked mass protests across the country. Four months after, Abiodun, who took to his Twitter page to warn about the resurgence of the rogue squad, said: “I didn’t believe SARS was really back till I saw them this morning.” According to him, the operatives were at a spot wh...
Bride kidnapped With Other Passengers along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road Regains Freedom
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Bride kidnapped With Other Passengers along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road Regains Freedom

A Nigerian Bride  simply identified as Hauwa who was kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram members along the Maiduguri- Damaturu road on Friday, February 26, has regained her freedom alongside other abductees. Hauwa and other family members were said to have been on their way to her husband's house in Maiduguri after they had finished their wedding Fathia when the gunmen attacked the bus conveying them and took them into hiding. A family member who confirmed the development, said they received a call from military troops in Beneshiekh that the bride including her entourage and other abducted passengers have regained freedom and that they should proceed to Beneshiekh town situated between Maiduguri- Damaturu 135km highway to receive them. The bride who is a graduate of the Universi...
Police recover body of one of its informants in Lagos ocean
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Police recover body of one of its informants in Lagos ocean

Police officers at the Akodo Police Station have recovered the body of an informant, Wale Kalejaiye, who went missing during an attack on police personnel in the Akodo area of Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State.   According to reports, Kalejaiye last week Monday, led a team of police officers to the community to arrest some suspected hoodlums notorious for terrorizing residents of the area. The police arrested three suspects identified by Kalejaiye and were in their way out of the community when he identified another one. The police had effected the fourth suspect's arrest when a group of hoodlums, attacked them, overpowered them and then kidnapped Kaleyaiye.   After days of searching for him, his body was on Friday, February 5 at about 11pm, found floating at the Segun Beach a...
NIMC Staff Allegedly Selling NIN Enrollment Form For N500 To Applicants
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NIMC Staff Allegedly Selling NIN Enrollment Form For N500 To Applicants

Some staff of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, have been discovered to be allegedly selling forms for NIN registration in Makurdi, Benue State. We investigation reveals that the forms are sold to applicants at the rate of N500 each at the NIMC head office on Jonah Jang Crescent, Makurdi, Benue State. Our correspondent observed that copies of the forms applicants are compelled to purchase are stamped with the signature of a NIMC staff while the one without those appendages are rejected. A resident, Ahijo Ahire whose son was asked to obtain the form at the rate of N500 despite having the one given to him earlier corroborated our correspondent’s observation. Trying to further confirm this allegation, our correspondent purchased the form for N500 from a NIMC staff...
The use of sex toys reminds God of Sodom and Gomorrah – Nigerian cleric
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The use of sex toys reminds God of Sodom and Gomorrah – Nigerian cleric

Rev. Tajan Moltok, the resident Pastor of Shepherd House Assembly International in Jos, Plateau State, has condemned the use of sex toys for sexual stimulation, saying the pleasuring objects remind God of Sodom and Gomorrah. Moltok said the act was a sin of lawlessness and degeneration of morality in the society, before cautioning his members not to indulge in it.   “This act reminds God of Sodom and Gomorrah. Masturbation is becoming a lifestyle, people do not have control over their sexual urges. Do not give Satan a chance.” he said
Soldiers Arrest Grace Abdu, VOA Journalist For Interviewing Resident Of Oyigbo
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Soldiers Arrest Grace Abdu, VOA Journalist For Interviewing Resident Of Oyigbo

Grace Abdu, a journalist with Voice Of America, was on Saturday assaulted and arrested by Nigerian soldiers for ‘interviewing residents of Oyigbo in Rivers State’. We gathered that Abdu was illegally detained by the soldiers for several hours. “She went there around 11, so around 12pm, the soldiers saw her and arrested her. They also seized her equipment. She was kept at the Army Post in Oyigbo for several hours before they released her this evening,” a source told SaharaReporters. Recall that army operatives were deployed to Oyigbo amid the violence that broke out in the town after some alleged Biafran agitators clashed with security agents. The soldiers have, however, been accused of extra-judicial killings and abuse of human rights. The security agents are allegedly m...
#EndSARS: Port Harcourt residents defy Governor Wike, begin protest
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#EndSARS: Port Harcourt residents defy Governor Wike, begin protest

Residents of Port Harcourt defied Governor Wike's directive and stormed the streets on Tuesday October 13, to join the #EndSars protest.   The protesters converged at the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park at about 9am and began their procession armed with various placards chanting #EndSars   Reports say they are currently marching towards the Government House along Azikiwe Road.   Recall that the Rivers State Governor had on Tuesday banned all proposed protests by #EndSars campaigners in the state.  
INEC admits COVID-19 truncated Nigeria’s electoral process
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INEC admits COVID-19 truncated Nigeria’s electoral process

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has assured Nigerians that COVID-19 won’t truncate Nigeria’s democracy and the electoral process. Yakubu spoke in Abuja at the INEC’s first virtual meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Saturday. The INEC Chairman, however, admitted that the virus disrupted INEC’s activities like other national institutions. He said: “For instance, further engagements with the National Assembly and stakeholders on electoral reform and the conduct of some off-season elections have to be suspended because of the global health emergency. “Happily, the PTF has issued guidelines on protective measures for the gradual restoration of normalcy nationwide. ”On that basis, the commission recentl...
Japan lifts virus emergency for most regions
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Japan lifts virus emergency for most regions

Japan's prime minister on Thursday lifted a state of emergency imposed due to the coronavirus for the majority of the country but kept it in place for top cities Tokyo and Osaka. After fears the virus could explode in Japan, new infections have come down sharply, enabling the government to end the measure in 39 out of 47 prefectures before it was due to expire on May 31. But with new cases still emerging daily in Tokyo, Osaka and the northern island of Hokkaido, Shinzo Abe told reporters in a televised news conference that the state of emergency would be kept in place for those regions. "If possible, before May 31, we would like to lift the state of emergency for the other regions as well," he said. "It's going to be a long road ahead," Abe warned, asking residents to continue ...
China Begins Testing Every Resident In Wuhan
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China Begins Testing Every Resident In Wuhan

Yesterday we reported on plans by Chinese authorities to test every resident in Wuhan, after a small outbreak was reported this week. State media, People’s Daily, has said the program began yesterday, prioritising high risk populations. It appears the intention is still to test everyone, although a health official told CGTN testing should be selective. Dr Wu Zunyou, an epidemiologist at the Chinese center for disease control and prevention, said he didn’t believe there would be a “second peak” of the virus epidemic in China. “We have gathered experience in curbing the spread of the coronavirus in the past three months,” he said. “We won’t let some sporadic cases become another outbreak.” There is serious concern over the outbreak in Wuhan, despite the small size. He Qing...
Hong Kong Authorities To Give Every Resident A Reusable Mask
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Hong Kong Authorities To Give Every Resident A Reusable Mask

Hong Kong authorities are preparing to give every resident a specially-designed reusable mask. Called the CuMask+, it contains several layers of materials and small quantities of copper “capable of immobilising bacteria, common viruses and other harmful substances”, the government website says. The mask serves as “an effective barrier to droplets” and will last for 60 washes before needing a replacement filter. People with Hong Kong ID cards can register online to receive them within two weeks. The news has been received wryly by some Hong Kongers, coming as it does when the city’s virus figures are at such low levels that social distancing measures are being relaxed. Hong Kong suffered major shortages in face masks as far back as February, with reports of thousands of p...
Lockdown: Kwara residents struggle to restock within 4 hrs
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Lockdown: Kwara residents struggle to restock within 4 hrs

Residents of Ilorin, the Kwara capital, on Monday, trooped out in numbers and congested the city as they try to accomplish lots of activities at the same time within the stipulated four hours given by the State Government. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rush followed the total lockdown imposed on the state on April 10. Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, however, allowed the residents to restock their needs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 10 a.m and 2 p.m each day. NAN recalls that the Kwara Government had on April 9 announced a total lockdown of all the 16 local government areas of the state in an effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The state government made the order after the report of two positive cases in Kwara, and another two r...
COVID19: Mexico Drug Cartels Distributes Food In Bizarre Move To Gain Community Support
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COVID19: Mexico Drug Cartels Distributes Food In Bizarre Move To Gain Community Support

Suspected members of drug cartels distributed food to residents of two cities in Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic, local media reported on Monday. Official sources quoted by the newspaper Reforma indicated that the food deliveries, allegedly carried out by the Gulf Cartel in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas and Los Viagras in the western state of Michoacan group, were being investigated. Drug trafficking groups have been known to distribute food or toys on certain dates, such as Children’s Day or when there are hurricanes, in what is seen as a way to show their presence and gain community support. In Tamaulipas, a state bordering the United States, cardboard boxes with basic items such as canned tuna, oil and sugar were delivered on Saturday in marginalized neighbourhoods...
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Three siblings between the ages of two months and five years old burnt to death in Anambra

Tragedy struck in Okija, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State today February 15th after three siblings, two boys and a girl between the ages of two months to five years, were burnt to death in a fire outbreak inside their parent's home. According to a statement by the state police command spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, the deceased children suffered varying degrees of burns and died on the spot. He added that properties worth millions of naira were lost in the inferno. “Today 15/2/ 2020 at about 02:am, there was a fire outbreak at the resident of one Chukwuma Aduhuba ‘m’ of Ugwu Chelekwu village, Okija in Ihiala local government area of Anambra State. As a result three of his children namely Chimankpan Aduhuba ‘m’ aged 5years, Munachimso Aduhuba ‘m’ aged 2years and Ka...
16 Members of a Family allegedly Burnt to Death in Kaduna
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16 Members of a Family allegedly Burnt to Death in Kaduna

Sixteen members of the same family were allegedly burnt to death by bandits who invaded Bakali village in Fatika District, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Tuesday February 11th. Eyewitnesses say the bandits stormed the community at about 4pm, setting everything in their sight including bags of grains, vehicles and motorcycles, on fire. A resident of the community said the bandits who were over 100 in number, locked up the 16 members of the same family in a room and set fire to the house. The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
Police Arrest man after Abducting four Month Old baby in Ondo
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Police Arrest man after Abducting four Month Old baby in Ondo

Nsem Godwin pictured above, has been arrested by men of the Ondo state police command for allegedly kidnapping a four month old baby in Okitipupa town, Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state. Confirming the arrest to newmen, the state police command spokesperson, CSP Femi Joseph, said the suspect was arrested by the Highway Saver Policemen of the command, while he was attempting to escape with the victim. Joseph said the suspect somehow found his way into the compound where the baby resides with his parents. The baby was playing in their compound with his older brother when the suspected kidnapper abducted him. Luck ran out on him when he was spotted by some residents of the community who questionned him on how he got the baby. He couldn't give any meaningful answer as he began...
A vigilante member,Sunday Kalu Arrested For Stabbing a 17 Year Old Boy
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A vigilante member,Sunday Kalu Arrested For Stabbing a 17 Year Old Boy

A vigilante member reported to be 37 years of age, Sunday Kalu has been arrested for stabbing a 17-year-old boy identified as Chinemerem Ifeanyi to death over a minor argument. The deceased and the vigilante member clashed on his way home from work around 8 p.m at Agu Road in Ndiegoro community of Aba South LGA. A resident of the community who spoke to The Nation said he overheard the late Ifeanyi and Kalu arguing over a phone. He said; “I overheard him saying leave my phone while the man he was arguing with kept struggling to take the phone “As at then, I never knew the person was Bakassi, I was thinking it was a mere street boys argument. It was later we got who he is. “It was when I heard a scream that I and some persons rushed to behold Ifeanyi in a pool of his ow...
Robbers invade police barracks in Delta
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Robbers invade police barracks in Delta

Police officers and their families residing in the ‘B’ Police Barracks along the Benin-Onitsha expressway in Asaba, Delta State have raised the alarm of incessant robbery attacks on them in recent times.   The residents of the barracks who spoke to The Sun on condition of anonymity, said the robbery suspects have taken advantage of the prevailing dakrness in the barracks to unleash series of attacks on them. The barracks was thrown into darkness two months ago after yet-to-be-identified persons vandalized the transformer serving the barracks and who also made away with the cables.   ''Robbers have been coming here to dispossess us of our property. We have lost power generating sets, handsets laptops and personal effects to the dreaded thieves. There is uncleared vegetat...
Fire destroys 20 vehicles, 10 shops at Owode Onirin market in Lagos
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Fire destroys 20 vehicles, 10 shops at Owode Onirin market in Lagos

On Monday night, July 29th, fire swept through Owode Onirin, the popular auto parts market near Ikorodu destroying over 20 vehicles, 10 shops and belongings worth millions of naira.   Also destroyed were buses, bonnets, vehicle engines and cash kept in some shops. The inferno, which destroyed Line M of the market, started around 9:30pm as some residents said they saw flames and heard sounds, which forced them to run for safety.   They said they later got water to put out the fire. A business owner in the market, Mr. Wasiu Bello, alleged that the fire was caused by the carelessness of a food seller, who left a burning coal in her shop. Bello lost his shop and belongings to the inferno. He alleged that the fire started from the food seller’s shop.  He said he lost some ...
Historic 125-year-old church mysteriously burns to the ground in Texas
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Historic 125-year-old church mysteriously burns to the ground in Texas

A Roman Catholic church that stood in Texas for more than century mysteriously burned to the ground with insurance adjusters placing the damages at $3 to $4 million. The 125-year-old Church of Visitation in Westphalia caught fire on Monday morning July 29th, just as congregation members were planning a celebration for the anniversary of its completion. Video and photos captured at the scene show the historic house of worship engulfed in flames with some residents reported seeing smoke from as far as five miles away.   “It’s extremely difficult and painful to be here. I’m very deeply affected by this and I know the people here are also heartbroken", Joe Vasquez, bishop of the Austin Diocese said as the church was burning.   Over 250 residents were said to part of the...
Nigeria sues South African Police over assault on #BBAfrica Star, Tayo Faniran
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Nigeria sues South African Police over assault on #BBAfrica Star, Tayo Faniran

The chairman of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said the South African Police is being sued over the assault on a Nigerian resident in the country It would be recalled that ex-Big Brother Africa housemate and model, Tayo Faniran, was assaulted and strangled by South African police on Friday. He was going in his car when the police stopped him and assaulted him without any evidence against him. He captured the incident live on camera for the whole world to see what happened and later explained in another separate video how he was thoroughly tortured by the police. According to an Instagram live video shared online, Faniran was arrested and brutally tortured after he refused to enter an unmarked police vehicle. Dabiri-Erewa, however, got ho...
Lekki, Ikoyi Toll Gates To Go Electronic From October – Sanwo-Olu
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Lekki, Ikoyi Toll Gates To Go Electronic From October – Sanwo-Olu

A cross-section of Lagos residents and motorists on Friday commended the State Government for proposing a “touch and go” electronic payment system that will allow motorists pass quickly at the toll plaza of Lekki-Ikoyi Link bridge. The State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on Wednesday announced that the mode of toll collection at the bridge would completely go electronic by October this year, saying that the development was part of efforts to ensure free flow of traffic within the axis. The Governor further declared the use of toll plazas at both Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge free of charge on Thursday July 11 from 6:30am to 9:30 am, and in the evening from 4:30pm to 8pm, also in a bid to tackle the gridlock in the corridor. Reacting, a resident of the axis...
‘We Are Under Siege, Ban Mining In Our Land’ – Osun Monarchs Beg Governor Oyetola
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‘We Are Under Siege, Ban Mining In Our Land’ – Osun Monarchs Beg Governor Oyetola

Scores of Ijesha traditional rulers in Osun State on Wednesday appealed to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to quickly put a stop to mining activities in their domains, citing security threats. The royal fathers, led by the paramount ruler of Ijesaland, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran, said the influx of illegal miners into the area had aggravated serious security breaches and tension. DAILY POST on Tuesday exclusively reported that over six thousands illegal miners and other criminal elements invaded the state from Mali between April 2017 and February 2019 posing serious security threat and apprehension amongst residents. The monarch made the appeal while paying a courtesy visit on the governor to congratulate him on his victory at the Supreme Court. He said: “It is hoped that you will ass...
Residents Discover Dead Baby Inside Lagos Canal
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Residents Discover Dead Baby Inside Lagos Canal

Officials of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government have evacuated the corpse of a newborn baby dumped inside the canal along Wuraola Street, Ladipo Oshodi area of Lagos. The corpse was later deposited at the morgue. The corpse, wrapped with baby shawl and pampers, was found in the canal by the residents of the street who alerted the local government. One of the residents, Mrs. Adigun Tawakalitu, who was among those who first saw the corpse, said the lifeless body of the infant was disposed in a manner that it would be easily noticed by every passerby. She said: “This is shameful and must not be encouraged as our youths now engage in promiscuity at free will. How can someone in her right senses do this type of thing? If their parents had done same to them would they have been alive? Mor...
Oyo Is Technically Bankrupt – Governor Makinde
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Oyo Is Technically Bankrupt – Governor Makinde

Just two days after declaring that the state is indebted to the tune of at least N150billion, Governor Seyi Makinde on Tuesday said the state government is technically bankrupt with his administration still looking at ways to salvage the situation and run the government. He said the situation is so critical that, if the state was to be a private entity, he won’t lend a dime to the state government but would advise them to start winding up proceedings. This is as he also promised to make a pronouncement on how to turn around the hitherto moribund Agbowo shopping Complex which he described as eyesore and security threat to both the university and neighbouring communities within the first 100 days of his administration so that it would be of benefit to the state in general. The gover...
Lanre Olaoluwa, AMCON Receiver Manager took possession of my house with wrong court order – Mumini Shitu
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Lanre Olaoluwa, AMCON Receiver Manager took possession of my house with wrong court order – Mumini Shitu

Now, in a new develpoment, one of the homeowners identified as Mumini Shitu, whose house was locked and taken over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has said that Lanre Olaoluwa, AMCON Receiver Manager took possession of his house with wrong court order.   Shitu claimed that AMCON Receiver General is using the power of the court to settle personal issue. He also mentioned that the house listed by the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, was the one belonging to the Awosedo family, which his house and some others are not part of because he has obtained Lagos State Government consent.   He also stated that his life is under attack while insisting that the Receiver Manager is acting outside the purview of the law.   “I am not the debtor (Aw...
Shock As Missing Sales Agent Is Found In Bad Shape, Unable To Talk
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Shock As Missing Sales Agent Is Found In Bad Shape, Unable To Talk

Oluwakemi Soyebo, a sales agent in the Agbara area of Ogun State, has been found three days after she went missing, Punch Metro reports. It was learnt that the 22-year-old woman appeared around 6pm on Thursday to the excitement of her family and neighbours. The family is, however, in fear because she has not talked since she was found. Soyebo disappeared on Monday, June 3, 2019, after she left office at the close of work that day. Her elder brother, Sulyman, who spoke to City Round on the phone on Friday, said she was dropped off by a taxi driver around MTN bus stop on the Badagry Expressway – some distance away from their house. Sulyman explained that Soyebo was very weak at the time she ap1peared and could not talk, adding that they had yet to know the circumstances surrou...
Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha Gives Ex-governor Okorocha 24 Hours To Handover Properly
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Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha Gives Ex-governor Okorocha 24 Hours To Handover Properly

Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has given the immediate past Governor of Imo, Rochas Okorocha up to midnight of Tuesday June 4th to do a proper handover to his government. Ihedioha gave the ultimatum at the Government House in Owerri, during the swearing into office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Uche Onyeaguocha and Chief of Staff, Chris Okewulonu. The governor afterwards ordered the Permanent Secretary and Head of Service, under Okorocha, to quickly prepare all the necessary documents and hand them over to the SSG, and Chief of Staff, before tomorrow’s midnight. The state governor also asked that residents of the state be given free access into the state government house to see for themselves the deplorable state of the government house Okorocha left behind.. ...
Police probe assault on resident who abused Wizkid
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Police probe assault on resident who abused Wizkid

The Lagos State Police Command said it had commenced investigation into the alleged assault of a music fan, identified only as Shoki, in Shitta community, in the Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State. The command spokesperson, Bala Elkana, noted that all those behind the assault would be arrested. Punch Metro learnt that Shoki had made a video in which he asked some of his friends to stop listening to the music of hip pop artiste, Ayo Balogun, aka Wizkid, who grew up in the area. He accused the singer of stinginess, adding that Wizkid only lavished money on some selected people. The video, which trended on the Internet, showed Shoki, drumming support for a rival artiste, David Adeleke, aka Davido. “Wizkid, you don’t help; but Davido helps. Because your dad lives in S...
What happened in Court in today : Dino Melaye and  Maryam Sanda
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What happened in Court in today : Dino Melaye and Maryam Sanda

The absence of Justice Yusuf Halilu of an FCT High Court, Maitama, on Monday, stalled the trials of Senator Dino Melaye and an alleged husband killer, Maryam Sanda, on Monday. The judge was absent due to his official engagement on election tribunal duty in Ogun State, NAN reports. The senator representing Kogi West in the Senate was on Jan. 22 arraigned by the Inspector-General on Police before Halilu . He was arraigned on eight-count charge bordering on alleged conspiracy, resistance to arrest, failure to honour police invitation and intentionally giving false information to the public. The police had alleged that the senator conspired with one Silas Omenka on December 28, 2018 to commit an offence of illegal obstruction to lawful arrest, thereby co...
Bodies of 2 Girls Found Strangled, Thrown in Ditch
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Bodies of 2 Girls Found Strangled, Thrown in Ditch

The bodies of 2 girls found strangled, have been evacuated by the Police after a resident of Masoyi near White River in Mpumalanga, South Africa alerted authorities, after finding the bodies in a ditch. They girls, aged 6 and 7 were sisters and were reportedly raped before being killed by their assailant, who is currently on the run. The siblings were reported missing on Tuesday afternoon moments after they were spotted playing within the vicinity of their home. “Police were called and a search operation was initiated but to no luck until Wednesday morning their stark naked bodies were found in the mentioned area,” provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said. The lifeless bodies of the six and seven-year-old were found in a ditch, near a stream not far from the...
Kaduna community protests incessant kidnapping
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Kaduna community protests incessant kidnapping

Residents of ‎Nariya Community, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis on Sunday came out in large number to protest against the kidnapping of two pregnant women, three others in the area. The protesters blocked the busy Nnamdi Azikwe Express Way (Western Bypass) Sunday morning to demonstrate their anger. The protesters said kidnapping has now become a daily routine in the community as kidnappers operate with impunity in the area. The Nation gathered that, the protest was prompted as two pregnant women and three men were abducted in their respective houses around 2:00am on Sunday. One of the protesters who does not want his name in the print said, he saw the kidnappers with guns. “I saw them with guns because they attacked my neighbours house and took away two pregnant women, other w...
34-year old Rudolph Smith Arrested for Knowingly Infecting Women s with HIV
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34-year old Rudolph Smith Arrested for Knowingly Infecting Women s with HIV

Rudolph Smith, a resident of Maryland has been arrested after police said he knowingly transferred HIV to multiple women he met through online dating. Police arrested Randolph after almost two years of collecting evidence to prove he was knowingly exposing women to HIV. Smith is now facing four counts each of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and knowing transfer of HIV. Frederick County police are also asking people who had sex with Smith during or after July 2017 to contact them. Smith started his scheme back in 2017 and used sites such as BackPage and Bumble meet his victims so he could have sexual relations with them. He would use dating apps and websites to meet different women and have sex with them
US pulls some troops out of Libya amid unrest
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US pulls some troops out of Libya amid unrest

The US military said Sunday it had temporarily pulled some of its forces out of Libya amid an upsurge of fighting in the North African country. “Due to increased unrest in Libya, a contingent of US forces supporting US Africa Command temporarily relocated from the country in response to security conditions on the ground,” it said in a statement. It did not detail how many military personnel had been withdrawn from Libya. Forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar were pressing on at the weekend with an offensive on the capital Tripoli, seat of the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA). US Africa Command, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, said its mission in Libya involves “military support to diplomatic missions, counter-terrorism activities, en...
Gunmen Abduct Travellers On Kaduna-Abuja Highway
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Gunmen Abduct Travellers On Kaduna-Abuja Highway

Some passengers travelling in a Toyota Hilus car belonging the Federal Ministry of Justice have been abducted by gunmen on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway. The Kaduna State Police Command confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday, saying the travellers were kidnapped on Monday night. According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo, the assailants intercepted the victims near Gidan Visa village, opened fire on them and shot a traveller in the process after which they were taken to an unknown destination. He, however, said the security patrol teams within the axis quickly moved to the scene,  rescued the injured person and rushed him to the hospital. A combined team of personnel from the Anti Kidnapping Unit, Police Mobile Force and conventional police was said to have m...
Nigerian Girl Schooling in Texas is Arrested For Pouring Bleach in her Roommate’s eyes
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Nigerian Girl Schooling in Texas is Arrested For Pouring Bleach in her Roommate’s eyes

An 18-year-old Nigerian student has been arrested for pouring bleach into her roommate’s eyes during an argument, Brianna Esomchukwu, 18, a freshman at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, was booked on an aggravated assault charge on March 8. According to Prairie View A&M University Chief of Police, Keith Jemison, Esomchukwu's roommate, 19-year-old Julisha Wyatt, had bleach in her eyes and had minor burns on her skin after the attack. She was taken to a local hospital to have her eyes flushed out.   Speaking to WFAA, Wyatt's mom said that there had been some friction between the roommates - particularly since Wyatt complained to a resident advisor that their on-campus apartment smelled like marijuana, which they think contributed to the incident. A ...
Police Arrest 104-year-old Grandma After She Wished to Be Arrested
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Police Arrest 104-year-old Grandma After She Wished to Be Arrested

104-year-old grandma who has never been arrested by the police as she has never been on the wrong side of the law, has finally had her wish come true after she requested that the Police have her arrested. Anne Brokenbrow, who is a resident at Stokeleigh Care Home in Stoke Bishop, Bristol, was ‘detained’ by two officers as part of a charity event, Daily Mail reports. The home is one of five facilities in the area participating in the Wishing Washing Line initiative. And just a few days later her dream came true when three police officers came to her home, handcuffed her and sat her in the police car. When he arrived at her care home in Stoke Bishop, Bristol, PC Stephen Harding from Bridewell Police Station told her: “I’m arresting you on the grounds of being an upstanding...
Attacks: Kaduna Govt Imposes Curfew On Troubled Areas
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Attacks: Kaduna Govt Imposes Curfew On Troubled Areas

The Kaduna state government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Kajuru local government area of the state where there has been a series of attacks recently. A statement by the spokesman of  the state government, Samuel Aruwan, says security assessments have necessitated the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew in all parts of Kajuru Local Government Area, effective from today, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. According to Mr. Aruwan, the dusk to dawn curfew is also extended to Kujama and Maraban Rido, which are located in Chikun Local Government. It further states that the curfew in the affected areas will be from 6 pm to 6 am daily, until further notice. The government has directed security agencies to ensure strict enforcement of the curfew and however appealed to all residents an...
6-year-old Girl Was Raped By 40-year-old Man in Anambra
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6-year-old Girl Was Raped By 40-year-old Man in Anambra

A 6-year old girl has reportedly been raped by a 40-year-old man identified as Chukwudi, aka Alaukpor, in Nnewi, Anambra state. This was made known on Facebook by activist, Gwanishu Harrison, who wrote that the young girl identified as, Angel, from Akwa Ibom state, was raped by Chukwudi. Gwanishu Harrison then called on residents to do something quickly about the case. See what he wrote below; ANOTHER 6 YEAR OLD GIRL DEFILED IN NNEWI, ANAMBRA STATE A 6-year-old girl identified as Angel, from Akwa Ibom State, but resident in Obiofia-Nnewichi, Nnewi, with her parents, was allegedly defiled by a 40-year-old man identified as Chukwudi, aka Alaukpor from Ukpor, Nnewi South LGA. It’s time Ndi Anambra step out and do something. The current Justice System is not helping our interventi...
APC Ward Chairman in Abuja Killed by Gunmen
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APC Ward Chairman in Abuja Killed by Gunmen

An All Progressives Congress, APC ward chairman in Abuja Alhaji Husaini Sarki Kaida, has been killed by gunmen in his residence, earlier today He was the APC ward chairman of Dobi ward in Gwagwalada Area Council. It was gathered that the gunmen also kidnapped the deceased 15-year-old daughter identified as Saude. A member of the deceased family, Ibrahim Sarki, said the incident happened around 1:20 a:m on Saturday, at the deceased resident in Kaida village in the area council. He said the gunmen who were many came went to the deceased house with sophisticated weapons; they knocked on the door and when he opened, they shot and killed him. “The sound of gun shot attracted my attention and before we realised what was happening, we saw the lifeless body of the APC ward chairma...

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