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Resident doctors reject court order to suspend strike, to appeal ruling
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Resident doctors reject court order to suspend strike, to appeal ruling

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has rejected the court which ordered suspension of their ongoing strike. LIB reported that Justice Bashir Alkali gave the ruling on Friday September 17, following an interlocutory application brought by the Federal Government of Nigeria and Federal Ministry of Health against the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). However in a statement signed by NARD's President Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, and Jerry Isogun, the group's secretary-general, the National Industrial Court in Abuja was accused of denying the doctors fair hearing by refusing to hear their objection, before taking the government’s application for interlocutory injunction. NARD said it has instructed its lawyers to appeal the ruling and file an application for...
S/East residents lament NUPENG’s exclusion of Rivers in ongoing strike
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S/East residents lament NUPENG’s exclusion of Rivers in ongoing strike

Residents of the southeast have vehemently frowned at the strike action embarked upon by the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) necessitated by the demolition of a fuel station in Imo, on the directive of Governor Hope Uzodinma. Recall that NUPENG declared the strike in Imo alone over Uzodinma’s refusal to compensate a marketer, whose station was demolished in Orlu by former governor Rochas Okorocha. It said despite a court order asking the state to compensate the marketer, he was ignored, adding that Uzodinma had appealed the judgment instead. Uzodinma was said to have asked residents of Imo to source for petroleum products in neighboring states, challenging NUPENG to go ahead with its strike. Based on the Uzodinma-led government’s statement challenging ...
Panic as bandits allegedly send threat letter to four Sokoto communities
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Panic as bandits allegedly send threat letter to four Sokoto communities

Residents of Dange/Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto have been thrown into panic and confusion after bandits allegedly sent a threat letter notifying them of impending attacks.   Recall that fleeing bandits, who escaped from military onslaught in Zamfara state, had attacked Tureta Local Government Area of Sokoto on Wednesday, where they killed six and ransacked shops and houses for foodstuffs.   The threat letter written in Hausa language was reportedly found under a tree in Kwanar Kimba village of Shuni on Saturday, September 11.   In the letter, the marauding bandits listed Shuni, Kwanar Kimba, Rikina and Dange as targets of the impending attacks.   The bandits also boasted that no force can stop them from carrying out their planned attack....
Buhari’s Imo visit: Shehu Sani reacts as residents obey IPOB, desert roads, banks
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Buhari’s Imo visit: Shehu Sani reacts as residents obey IPOB, desert roads, banks

Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, has reacted as Imo residents failed to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari. Sani lamented that people of the state denied Buhari a colourful reception upon arrival. In a series of tweets, the former lawmaker wrote: “Sweetheart in the Heartland; He came with colourful Isiagu, you denied him colourful reception. “Buhari in the Heartland of Ndigbo; my friend Mallam Hopullah Uzodinmawy is happy.” Buhari had arrived in Imo State earlier on Thursday to commission some projects. Following his arrival, streets, banks and schools were deserted by residents of the state. This is in line with the order by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. IPOB had ordered residents of Imo State to sit-at-home in protest of Buhari’s visit. The pro-...
Osogbo residents decry collapsed bridge, call on government for relief
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Osogbo residents decry collapsed bridge, call on government for relief

In the aftermath of the heavy downpour of Wednesday 1st September 2021 in Osogbo, residents of Lemese and Awosuru in Alekuwodo Area of the state capital have appealed to the state government to come to their aid. During the heavy downpour, a portion of the bridge which connects the community to the road linking the Gbongan-Ibadan road gave way. Residents lamented that the collapsed bridge may have been due to heavy traffic increase on the road as a result of diversion since the commencement of the Olaiya flyover in February and also because the area was always flood prone due to the stream which flows into the River Osun. A business owner in the area, Lady Gold, stated that when she opened shop in the opposite street, there used to be a man who uses the water from the stream t...
Borno: Photos of ISWAP attack on troops, civilians in Rann
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Borno: Photos of ISWAP attack on troops, civilians in Rann

The Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) launched a major assault in Borno on Monday. The terrorists attacked Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area. They overran a military unit and other premises in the town, located about 350km from Maiduguri, the Borno capital. The ISWAP fighters invaded the community in large numbers shooting sporadically. Troops, residents and humanitarian workers rushed for cover in nearby bushes. Others ran towards neighbouring Cameroon The insurgents took about three Hilux trucks after setting other vehicles and properties ablaze. DAILY POST gathered that a reinforcement is underway. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is providing aerial support. Photos of the attack.
Kaduna police vow to arrest killers of Senator Na’Allah’s son
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Kaduna police vow to arrest killers of Senator Na’Allah’s son

The Kaduna state police says it has begun an investigation into the killing of Abdulakreem Na'Allah, son of Senator Bala Na'Allah. A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, said on August 29 at about 3.30pm, the Kaduna Police Command received an unfortunate report of the assassination of Capt. Abdulkarim Ibn Na-Allah 'M' 36 years and a son to Senator Bala Ibn Na-Allah. ''The report has it that the assassins forcefully gained access into the resident of the deceased at Umar Gwandu Road  Malali, Kaduna during the night hours, choked him to dead in coldblood and made away with his Lexus SUV to an unknown destination. The deceased was until his untimely death, a pilot by profession and not an army captain as being peddled in some quarters of the med...
We won’t wait for FG’s intervention in Eket highway gully erosion – Akwa Ibom govt
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We won’t wait for FG’s intervention in Eket highway gully erosion – Akwa Ibom govt

The Akwa Ibom State Government said it would not wait for the Federal Government’s ecological funding before intervening in the gully erosion at Nung Udoe, Eket express road in the state. The residents of the affected area have expressed worry over the encroachment of the gully erosion which has already cut off the access road. One Sophia, who spoke with our correspondent, explained that they discovered the gully erosion after a heavy downpour in the state about two months ago, adding that ever since, the encroachment has become intense as it rains everyday. But the Commissioner for Works and Fire Service, Prof. Eno Ibanga, who visited the site for on-the-spot assessment on Wednesday, said the state government has mobilized Nigerpet Structures, a construction company specialised i...
Bandits Attack Katsina village, Rape women, Kill 12
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Bandits Attack Katsina village, Rape women, Kill 12

At least 12 people were killed when bandits attacked Duba village in Batsari council area of Katsina State on Saturday evening, August 21. A resident of Batsari, who pleaded anonymity, told Daily Trust that women were raped in the attack at the village, which is just a few kilometres from Batsari town. "The attackers came in their numbers in the evening and committed their atrocities undeterred. As we speak with you, 12 people are confirmed dead and we are still searching the nearby bush for possible additional corpses," the resident narrated. "The attackers are terrorizing this area recently, attacking villages and killing people almost on daily basis and they are doing so without any hindrance.” the source added. Police authorities are yet to confirm the incident as at the ...
35-year-old Serial Rapist Paraded for allegedly Raping 4-year-old girl in Ilorin
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35-year-old Serial Rapist Paraded for allegedly Raping 4-year-old girl in Ilorin

A 35- year-old serial rapist Kola Mogaji, was on Friday paraded for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl (name withheld) in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. It was gathered that Kola, who is a fashion designer and a resident of Oja Ago area of llorin, already has a rape charge preferred against him and currently standing trial in the court before this fresh allegation. The spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Kwara State, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, said the suspect has a pending case in court after he was accused of having canal knowledge of a three-year-old girl some months ago. “The suspect can be categorised as a serial rapist because this will be second rape case preferred against him while we are still carrying out further investigations about his...
Kano youth sets himself ablaze over inability to pay NECO fees
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Kano youth sets himself ablaze over inability to pay NECO fees

A 20-year-old man Kano youth identified as Danladi Shu’aib reportedly set himself ablaze last week in Garo town of Kabo Local Government Area of the State, after all his efforts to raise money to pay for his Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO), failed. Shu’aib who could not raise money to register for the exam this year, had written the exams three times but failed. A resident, Ya’u Ahmad Garo who told Daily Trust that late Shu’aib had on various occasions threatened to commit suicide if he failed to write the exam, died two days later after being rushed to the hospital for burn injuries he sustained. A neighbour of the deceased who pleaded anonymity told the publication; “Danladi used to go and work in ...
Bandits targeting key sectors in Kaduna – Speaker, Zailani
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Bandits targeting key sectors in Kaduna – Speaker, Zailani

The Speaker Kaduna State House of Assembly, Yusuf Zailani has raised an alarm that bandits and kidnappers are targeting key sectors of the state. The speaker expressed this concern in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Danfulani on Monday. DAILY POST had reported that in the early hours of Monday, suspected bandits stormed the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna and kidnapped an unspecified number of students. Zailani said, “I am greatly worried by the fact that these recent abductions are targeted at key sectors of our society. “We woke up this (Monday) morning to yet another depressing news of the abduction of students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna “This is not a cheering news coming a day after the abduction at the L...
Governor Fayemi seeks support of Ekiti diasporans in state development
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Governor Fayemi seeks support of Ekiti diasporans in state development

Governor Kayode Fayemi says his administration has taken steps to ensure more contribution from Ekiti people in Diaspora to the development of their homeland. The governor says indigenes of the state, resident out of the country are important to the realisation of the development agenda of his administration. Fayemi made the assertions while declaring open the Southwest Summit of Diaspora Focal Point Officers held in Ado Ekiti on Monday explained Represented by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Fayemi disclosed that Ekiti does not only need money from its successful indigenes in Diaspora but also their connections, competencies, equipment and goodwill to complement government efforts. The Governor explained that his administration has created a Diaspora Forum, Ekiti Di...
Insecurity: Angry Residents Block Abuja-Kaduna Highway, Cause Heavy Traffic
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Insecurity: Angry Residents Block Abuja-Kaduna Highway, Cause Heavy Traffic

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

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