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Government has all the Resources to Contain Criminals – Buhari
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Government has all the Resources to Contain Criminals – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the abduction of students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State will be the last. Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika who led a high-powered delegation to sympathise with the people and government of Zamfara over the abduction, delivered the President's statement to residents of the state. Sirika who disclosed that new measures have been developed by the federal government to curb criminality in the country, commended Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara’s efforts against armed banditry and promised a continued support to bringing lasting peace. He said; “The President is saddened by the abduction of the students from Jangebe and reassures you that the government has all the resources and wherewithal to c...
35 Persons Reportedly Killed in Fresh Bandits Attack in Zamfara Community
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35 Persons Reportedly Killed in Fresh Bandits Attack in Zamfara Community

No fewer than 35 persons have reportedly been killed after suspected bandits attacked Sabuwar Tunga village, Dankurmi district in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Thursday night, February 25. According to SaharaReporters, the gunmen stormed the community on motorbikes and unleashed terror on the defenceless residents. A resident of the community said the attack was well-planned and coordinated attack. He said the gunmen after attacking the village carted away livestock and escaped to the forest. “We have recovered over 35 bodies after the attack and many more residents have not been accounted for. They came at the midnight and opened fire on the village, shooting anyone on sight and burning houses,” the source said
Our people Have Abandoned Their Farms To Avoid Being Killed By Fulani Herdsmen – Ondo Residents
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Our people Have Abandoned Their Farms To Avoid Being Killed By Fulani Herdsmen – Ondo Residents

Residents of Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State have said they can no longer go to their farms for fear of being killed, raped or kidnapped by Fulani herdsmen. They claimed the recent killing of a vigilante and an informant of the Ondo State Security Network, better known as Amotekun, by herdsmen has created tension in the area with some residents fleeing the community. A resident of the community told SaharaReporters that the forest reserve area in Owo is now a no-go area as gunmen have taken over the area. He said, “A lot of things are happening in this area; this is the same area where they killed the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Isreal Adeusi. Unfortunately, the police are now inviting chiefs of that town to Abuja to come and explain why they killed a cow. When the monarch was...
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG

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

Residents of Shasha, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State on Sunday booed the state governor, Seyi Makinde, and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, over their lateness to address the ongoing crisis in the area. SaharaReporters gathered that the governors arrived at Shasha, where the clash occurred, around 12pm on Sunday but the Yoruba residents there inisited that the governors must visit the Yoruba traditional leader in the council before going to the Seriki Shasha. Our source said after Makinde left the palace of the Yoruba traditional leader, he left without seeing the Seriki Shasha, which generated angry reactions from the Hausa community. Muhammed Kabiru, who is Hausa, told SaharaReporters that Makinde "did not do well today". "The Yoruba community did...
2 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting at Atlanta Apartment Building
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2 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting at Atlanta Apartment Building

The sounds of gunfire startled residents early Thursday, Feb 11, in an apartment building in suburban Sandy Springs, north of Atlanta. Police were called to The Eva Apartments at 789 Hammond Drive in north Fulton County, around 2 a.m. in response to reports of shots fired. They found three males shot inside an apartment. Two were dead at the scene and a third was rushed to a local hospital and is expected to survive, Fox 5 News reported. Police said all of the men knew each other. There is no motive for the shooting. Investigators spent the day collecting evidence and reviewing surveillance video that shows one man fleeing the scene. A resident, @ice_tr3, uploaded video showing the bloody aftermath of the shooting. Blood was seen inside an elevator and there are bloo...
‘Don’t Flout COVID19 Rules and Don’t Block Roads’- Lagos State Govt Warns Residents ahead of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest
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‘Don’t Flout COVID19 Rules and Don’t Block Roads’- Lagos State Govt Warns Residents ahead of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest

The Lagos state government has warned residents of the state planning to embark on the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 13, to desist from flouting COVID-19 regulations or block roads. Some Nigerians who are against the reopening of the Lekki Tollgate have concluded plans to protest the decision to reopen the toll that was shut after the October 2020 gunshot incident. In a statement released today February 11, the Lagos state Commissioner of Justice and state Attorney General, Moyosore Onigbanjo, said the state government will not tolerate any form of violent actions and urged the police to respect the right of citizens. The statement reads “Our attention is drawn to the planned protest scheduled for Saturday February 13, 2021 at the Lekki ...
Residents Of Owode, Ogun Withdraw Children From School As Fulani Herdsmen Strike
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Residents Of Owode, Ogun Withdraw Children From School As Fulani Herdsmen Strike

Residents Of Ogun Community Rush To Withdraw Children From School As Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Couple Suspected criminal Fulani herders have killed a man and his wife in their home at Owode community of Ogun State on Wednesday. The General Secretary of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter, Mr. Olugbenga Popoola, told SaharaReporters on Thursday. The couple, according to Popoola, were slaughtered by the killer herders at midnight, and their dead bodies were found by their neighbours early Thursday morning. The incident has thrown the community dwellers into apprehension and mourning, while the police in the state have beefed up security in the affected area and adjoining settlements. It was reliably gathered that parents in the neighbouring areas ha...
98-year-old Woman Stabbed to Death in Enugu Community
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98-year-old Woman Stabbed to Death in Enugu Community

A 98-year-old woman identified as Oyibo Ogidi, has been murdered by unknown assailants in Ovoko, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State. The decomposing body of the childless woman was discovered at her Amafor residence on Tuesday morning, February 9. The deceased's nephew, Victor Onyeke, who confirmed the incident to Vanguard, said the woman was last seen on Friday, February 5, when she visited her ailing brother in the neighbourhood. Onyeke said the family got the news of her death through a community source who perceived an unpleasant odour from her residence. According to Onyeke, after stabbing her on the neck, the assailants covered her face with her clothing, before carting away with her handset and other valuables. "She lived alone in her apartment be...
Europe’s Oldest Person Turns 117 After Surviving Coronavirus
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Europe’s Oldest Person Turns 117 After Surviving Coronavirus

Europe’s oldest person, French nun Sister Andre, turns 117 today, Feb 11, after surviving COVID-19 last month and living through two world wars. Born Lucile Randon on February 11, 1904, Sister Andre said she didn’t realise she had caught the coronavirus, which infected 81 residents of her retirement home in the southeast city of Toulon, killing 10 of them. “I’m told that I got it,” the nun told AFP ahead of her birthday. “I was very tired, it’s true, but I didn’t realise it.” David Tavella, spokesman for the Sainte-Catherine-Laboure nursing home, said she had “experienced a triple confinement: in her wheelchair, in her room and without a visit”. “So her birthday, it reinvigorates us,” he added, following the deadly outbreak. Sister Andre said she was not going to do anyt...
#Endsars: Lagos Demolishes Community Whose Residents Saw Lekki Tollgate Shooting
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#Endsars: Lagos Demolishes Community Whose Residents Saw Lekki Tollgate Shooting

Officials of the Lagos State Environmental Tasks Force accompanied by policemen and persons suspected to be thugs have burnt down a community whose residents witnessed the October 20 shooting of peaceful protesters by soldiers at the Lekki Tollgate. PREMIUM TIMES sourced some of its witnesses from the community for its groundbreaking investigation into the shooting, which revealed that soldiers and policemen shot directly at the protesters killing some and injuring several others. After originally claiming that soldiers deployed to the tollgate to disperse the protesters were given only blank rounds and that “they merely shot in the air”, the army later admitted that the troops were carrying both live rounds and blank bullets. Ahmed Taiwo, a major general, who represented the ...
Lagos State Govt Demolish Some Properties in Banana Island for Flouting Building Laws 5
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Lagos State Govt Demolish Some Properties in Banana Island for Flouting Building Laws 5

The Lagos State Enforcement Team has demolished some structures in Banana Island in Lagos state over the non-compliance to the state building laws and regulations. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, who supervised the demolition, said the enforcement became necessary because the State Government felt there was a need to do something to halt the growing illegality. Salako said the State Government has noticed that many residents are building without due recourse to state agencies for approval. The five places visited by the Lagos State Enforcement Team led by Salako had earlier been served stop-work notice by the Lagos State Building Control Agency. Despite the stop-work notice, construction works were still ongoing in two while...
Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, proposes for NIN to replace BVN
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Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, proposes for NIN to replace BVN

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Is Pantami, has proposed to the Federal Government to replace the Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) with the National Identity Numbers (NIN). Pantami disclosed this to newsmen shortly after a tour of telecoms operators and NIN licensees in Abuja today February 8. Responding to challenges encountered by those with the BVN data trying to upgrade with NIN data, Pantami said 'The challenge is that the BVN records may not be 100 percent the same with NIN but what is most important is that the NIN is the primary identity of each and every citizen, including legal residents. BVN is a policy of a bank and has not been established by law, NIN is the only mandatory number and the primary identification of our citizens and every other id...
6 Reasons Ibarapa Residents Want Iskilu Wakili Evicted
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6 Reasons Ibarapa Residents Want Iskilu Wakili Evicted

Six reasons Ibarapa residents want notorious Fulani chieftain, Iskilu Wakili, evicted Iskilu Wakili is a notorious Fulani warlord in Ayete, a town in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State. Farmers and residents in the area thought the eviction of the Seriki Fulani, Abdulkadri Saliu, from Igangan also in Ibarapaland, was the end to Fulani herdsmen oppression but Wakili only waxed stronger as he mounted no cross-zone on farms with the eviction of Saliu in a bid to send warnings to the people of the town that he cannot be evicted. Here are six reasons Ayete people want Wakili barred; 1- Wakili has been accused of displacing farmers from their farms by forcefully invading their farms with cattle. 2- He has been accused of rape, kidnapping and other crimes in Ayete, Ibarapaland. 3- ...
45-year-old Man Commits Suicide in Osun
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45-year-old Man Commits Suicide in Osun

A 45-year-old man identified as Tayo Olatunji has committed suicide in Oke-Opo area of Ilesa, Osun State. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, February 3, disclosed that deceased said to be a barber, was declared missing since Sunday morning when he left home without telling his pregnant wife his destination. It was gathered that Olatunji’s lifeless body was found dangling on a tree in a nearby swamp by residents of the area on Tuesday, February 2. Traditionalists performed rituals before cutting the body loose from the rope to prevent incessant tragedies in the community.   Meanwhile, an elder brother of the deceased, who spoke to Radio Nigeria said family members had assisted the Tayo when he compla...
Port Harcourt Pollution Endangers Residents’ Health – BBC
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Port Harcourt Pollution Endangers Residents’ Health – BBC

Kalio Keturah Nicholas remembers the time she could eat fresh fish from the river behind her house in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Those times are now a distant memory as oil spills onto the shore and everything in sight is covered in a thick layer of black soot. Residents blame illegal refining of crude oil as the leading cause of soot in the atmosphere. But for Kalio, it's not just a question of cleanliness anymore - the oil and soot are seriously affecting her health. Precious Ede, the chairman of a government committee tackling soot in the region, says that the government is using military officers to crack down on illegal refining of crude oil, and sensitising the public on the dangers of air pollution.
Soldiers Escort Herdsmen To Ogun Villages, Flog Residents For Rejecting Herders
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Soldiers Escort Herdsmen To Ogun Villages, Flog Residents For Rejecting Herders

Not a few residents of Ketu-speaking villages in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State were brutalised by soldiers who escorted herdsmen to graze in the communities, prompting residents and monarchs to cry out to the military and state government for help, KUNLE AKINRINADE reports. Seye Mulero panted like a rat that had just escaped the claws of a ravenous cat. He could hardly acknowledge the sympathy offered by the kinsmen that surrounded him, urging him to take heart and seek medical treatment in hospital as he pulled up his shirt to show his badly hurt body at Ubeku village in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State. “Sorry,” said some of the women repeatedly in Yoruba as Mulero pulled up his shirt to show the wounds from the flogging on his muscular body, urging him...
Buhari Orders Swift Response As Bandits Abduct Scores In Zamfara Village
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Buhari Orders Swift Response As Bandits Abduct Scores In Zamfara Village

Suspected bandits on Thursday stormed Nahuche village in Bungudu local government area of Zamfara state and abducted residents including women. Residents told our correspondent that the armed men stormed the village and started firing shots in the air. “We were all scared and there was pandemonium in the community as everyone was running helter-skelter. The armed criminals came on motorbikes but stationed them at the outskirts of the community and marched into the village” “We can’t give the exact number of people kidnapped now but some of our women were among the victims and we have alerted the security operatives to go after them,” a resident said. Meanwhile, governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle said he received a text message concerning the attack. Matawalle spoke at a s...
Governor Umahi Bans Night Clubs, Drinking Joints and Others
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Governor Umahi Bans Night Clubs, Drinking Joints and Others

Governor David Umahi has placed a ban on drinking joints and night clubs among others to forestall the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Ebonyi state. Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Francis Nweze said the Governor issued the ban at the flag-off of the second wave of COVID-19 protocol compliance campaign at the Exco Chambers of the old Government House in Abakaliki on Thursday December 21. Umahi who directed complete enforcement of COVID-19 precautionary measures including not more than two hours of worship on Sundays, also announced plans to begin local production of oxygen in the State to cut the cost of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor appealed to residents of the state to embrace steam inhaling for detoxification and...
Police Officer Arrested In Port Harcourt While Robbing Residents
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Police Officer Arrested In Port Harcourt While Robbing Residents

A Police Sergeant, Ibrahim Odege, attached to the Operations Department of the Rivers Police Command has been arrested alongside one Sampson Inomoghe at the scene of a crime at Elekahia Housing Estate in Portharcourt, Rivers State. Security guards and the estate residents arrested the two suspects during a robbery operation on Saturday. SaharaReporters gathered that the security guards overpowered the armed robbers who had robbed many residents of their belongings in the area before alerting police officers from Elekahia Divisional Police Station who were said to have responded on time. A police identity card was found on Odege with three different handsets belonging to their victims and one locally made Bareta pistol. One of the victims, Mrs Doris Elechi, identified them a...
Rigasa Residents Protest Against El-Rufai’s Bad Governance In Kaduna
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Rigasa Residents Protest Against El-Rufai’s Bad Governance In Kaduna

Some residents of Rigasa in Kaduna State have staged a protest against insecurity and demolition of their shops without prior notice or compensation by the state government. The protesters took to the streets in Rigasa under Igebi Local Government on Friday with placards chanting anti-government songs to express their displeasure over what they described as a gross injustice. Rigasa was the most densely populated community in the area and was said to have witnessed a series of attacks by the bandits leading to many villagers' death. Despite paying rents through the local government with official receipts, the state government demolished their shops without compensation or prior notice, they claimed. The protesters also lamented about daily attacks, kidnappings and rape by b...
“Stop Paying Ransom To Kidnappers” SSG Tell Katsina Residents
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“Stop Paying Ransom To Kidnappers” SSG Tell Katsina Residents

The Secretary Government of Katsina State, Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa, has called on residents of the state, especially family, friends and associates of those Kidnapped to stop paying ransom as some of the measures needed to checkmate activities of kidnappers in the state. Mustapha is the Head of Amnesty Committee constituted by the state government, gave the warning while answering questions on how to stop kidnapping and banditry in the state. “Another important issue that the government will need to do is to sensitise the populace of the implication of paying ransom. Once ransom will continue to be paid, these people will find it very difficult to stop their crime, because in a situation where you kidnap somebody and receive millions of Naira me what they will do to end this morn...
Military destroys house of Boko Haram leaders in Sambisa Forest after terrorist killed rice farmers – DHQ
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Military destroys house of Boko Haram leaders in Sambisa Forest after terrorist killed rice farmers – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has said the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed some residents of Boko Haram leaders in Sambisa forest and Yale areas of Borno State. DHQ disclosed that several terrorists were killed during the separate air strikes on Monday. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, NAN reports. Enenche said the air raids were carried out after credible intelligence and a series of aerial surveillance missions. According to him, this indicated that some terrorists that carried out recent attacks against innocent civilians were harboured in makeshift structures in the areas. He said that the military dispatched Nigerian Air Force fighter jets and helicopter gunships t...
Zabarmari Attack: Villagers Provide Information To Boko Haram – Major General Enenche
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Zabarmari Attack: Villagers Provide Information To Boko Haram – Major General Enenche

John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, says some residents of Borno state sabotage the efforts of the military by providing information on its movement and activities to Boko Haram. Enenche said this on Monday while answering questions on the killing of 45 farmers at Zabarmari in Jere local government area of Borno state by the insurgents when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television. He said information gathered from the attack showed that some of the insurgents were already cohabiting with the villagers before the attack. Asked how the military had no prior intelligence on the attack, Enenche said the army needs information from locals to aid its operation. “That has been our worry. It’s a concern to us. You need a guide, you need i...
Boko Haram reportedly beheads 43 farmers in Borno
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Boko Haram reportedly beheads 43 farmers in Borno

Suspected Boko Haram members have reportedly beheaded 43 farmers in Borno state.   According to HumaAngle, the attack happened on Saturday evening, November 28 in Zambarmari, a community that is less than 20km from Maiduguri, the state capital.   ''Boko Haram beheads 43 farmers in one of the most horrific mass murders in the history of the insurgency. HumAngle learned the barbaric incident happened this evening in Zabarmari, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The bodies of the 43 victims, all of whom had their throats slit, arrived Zabarmari. Residents, however, insisted they would not be buried until the state governor saw their bodies. Zabarmari is located in Jere LGA, approximately 20 km from the garrison city of Maiduguri.''   K...
“We Won’t Allow Any Protest In Lagos”, Police Warn Residents
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“We Won’t Allow Any Protest In Lagos”, Police Warn Residents

REF NO CZ: 5650/LA/PPRO/VOL.3/48 POLICE PRESS RELEASE,  LAGOS STATE COMMAND,  DATED 5TH NOVEMBER, 2020 WE WILL RESIST ANY PLANNED PROTEST IN LAGOS- POLICE The Lagos State Police Command has vowed to resist any form of planned protest, procession or gathering under any guise or nomenclature in Lagos State  as the government and people of Lagos still nurture the wounds of the recent EndSARS violence that wrecked havocs across the state. The command wishes to inform the general public that based on intelligence gathering from relevant intelligence agencies, some unpatrioric elements or group of people have concluded plans to orchestrate another set of violence in the state in furtherance to the recent  Endsars violence, which has been analysed as dangerous and counterproductiv...
‘We Came To Possess Our Possession’- Abuja Residents Say As They Cart Away COVID-19 Palliatives Stored In A Warehouse (Video)
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‘We Came To Possess Our Possession’- Abuja Residents Say As They Cart Away COVID-19 Palliatives Stored In A Warehouse (Video)

Some residents of Abuja who stormed a warehouse in the Gwagwalada Area council in the Federal Capital Territory on Monday October 26, to cart away COVID19 palliatives, said they only came there to ''possess their possessions.'' The residents who trooped out in their numbers carted away the food items that were labelled COVID19 palliatives. While one of them insisted they only came to collect what belongs to them, a man offered prayers to God to forgive Nigerian leaders for keeping the food items away from them. Watch a video of them speaking after carting some of the items. https://youtu.be/QiKgGPfjOQ0
#FIxOtaRoads protest rocks Sango Ota as residents protest against bad roads
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#FIxOtaRoads protest rocks Sango Ota as residents protest against bad roads

Watch the videos: Video 1) Residents storm the streets protesting against bad roads as police officers watch https://youtu.be/7LUL2NgRFrM Video 2) Video shows some of the bad roads in Ota. https://youtu.be/1XkeTw0j_IM Video 3) Protesters sing the National Anthem before starting their protest rally against bad roads https://youtu.be/sbyielaLptg
Four Feared Dead In Kogi Stampede For Palliatives
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Four Feared Dead In Kogi Stampede For Palliatives

Four persons were feared to have died on Sunday afternoon in Kogi as hundreds of residents stormed a warehouse in Lokoja in search of COVID-19 palliatives. The warehouse, located along the Murtala Mohammed Way, close to Kpata the market was reportedly invaded as early as 7am on Saturday through Sunday, mostly by the women. The fatalities, it was gathered, resulted from stampede by residents who rushed at the government warehouse. The State Government had last week commenced distribution of COVID-19 palliatives to the 21 local government areas. Each local government area got at least one trailer load of palliative items, including rice, semovita, indomie noodles and pastas in 10 kilogram packs. The siege on the warehouse, it was gathered, might not be unconnected with an ...
Items looted from warehouses are dangerous to health- Kaduna state govt warns
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Items looted from warehouses are dangerous to health- Kaduna state govt warns

The Kaduna state government has warned that the foods and drugs carted away from the warehouses attacked by some residents of the state are contaminated and dangerous to health.   The state government gave the warning in a statement released this morning by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs. Read below The National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has updated the Kaduna State Government about the items looted yesterday from their warehouse in the Narayi area of Chikun LGA. The looted items include expired, prohibited and dangerous drugs. Persons who consume such drugs are at great risk of serious illness and death. The management of a food processing company whose stores were looted in Kakuri has also disc...
Stray bullet allegedly kills trader in Enugu as security operatives disperse residents attempting to break into school to loot COVID-19 palliatives
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Stray bullet allegedly kills trader in Enugu as security operatives disperse residents attempting to break into school to loot COVID-19 palliatives

The looting of COVID-19 palliatives turned tragic in Enugu on Saturday, October 23 after a stray bullet allegedly fired by security operatives hit and killed a young man who sells fuel.   It was gathered that after news spread that COVID-19 palliatives were housed at Queen's Secondary school located inside WTC estate, residents stormed there in attempt to loot food items.   Security operatives stationed at the school reportedly fired shots to disperse the crowd. A stray bullet hit the young trader.   A shop owner in the area said that the deceased was not part of the mob that attempted to break into the school.   A graphic video posted by eyewitnesses shows the deceased gasping for breath before he passed away.   Sen. Chijinke Ugwuanyi...
Ben Ayade Declares Curfew In Cross River State
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Ben Ayade Declares Curfew In Cross River State

The governor of Cross River, Professor Ben Ayade on Friday imposed a 24-hour curfew following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums. Hoodlums, residents also broke into a government-owned warehouse at No 1 Bishop Moynah Street, Calabar, State housing estate. In a statement signed by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Mr Christian Ita said following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums, the state governor, Sir Ben Ayade has declared a 24-hr curfew in the state starting from 6 pm on Friday, October 23, 2020. “Following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums, the state governor, Sir Ben Ayade has imposed a 24-h...
“Who is he?” Falz slams Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, for banning #EndSARS protest in the state
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“Who is he?” Falz slams Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, for banning #EndSARS protest in the state

Singer Falz has slammed Governor Nyesom Wike for barring Rivers state residents from staging an #EndSARS protest.   The state government via a statement released on Monday night, October 12, banned the residents of the state from staging any protest.   This morning, Falz slammed the governor for making such a declaration. He stated that it is the constitutional right of Nigerians to stage a protest if they so will.    
Sex workers stranded as FCT authorities demolish popular brothel
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Sex workers stranded as FCT authorities demolish popular brothel

Many sex workers were stranded on Wednesday, September 16, when the Federal Capital Territory Administration demolished a popular brothel, Chris Garden and Guest Inn, at Dakibiu, Jabi, a suburb of Abuja.   It was reported that owners and occupants of structures in the community had been given demolition notices asking them to vacate. As early as 9 a.m yesterday, the streets of Dakibiu were flooded with people, including residents who were trying to cart away their properties before officials arrived with bulldozers.   When the bulldozers finally arrived before noon accompanied by FCDA officials armed policemen and journalists, the first stop was the popular brother, situated at the north end of Dakibiu.   Within 15 minutes, the structure holding abo...
Philadelphia Bans Large Public Gatherings until February 2021
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Philadelphia Bans Large Public Gatherings until February 2021

The city of Philadelphia has announced that it is cancelling all large events including the city's marathon and Thanksgiving Day parade until the end of February next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney made the announcement on Tuesday, July 14, saying ban on large events includes festivals, parades, concerts, carnivals, fairs, flea markets and block parties, such as the Thanksgiving Day parade and the Philadelphia Marathon are all cancelled. In a tweet, he wrote: 'He I'm disappointed to confirm that we are canceling large public events through February 28, 2021 due to the public health crisis.  This was not an easy decision to make. The health and safety of residents, workers, and visitors must be our top priority.' The mayor also said that...
Okada rider allegedly Shot Dead by Police Officer for not Wearing a Face Mask in Imo
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Okada rider allegedly Shot Dead by Police Officer for not Wearing a Face Mask in Imo

A yet-to-be-identified motorcycle rider was shot dead allegedly by a police officer around Banana junction in Orlu, Imo state today July 9. According to reports, the policeman had stopped the motorcycle rider for not wearing a face mask. An altercation ensued between both men after the Okada man allegedly refused to give a N50 bribe. The area is currently in Chaos as residents are demanding justice for the deceased Okada rider. The spokesperson of the state police command is yet to comment on the incident. See graphic photos from the incident below Watch a video from the scene of the incident below  
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Armed Bandits Surround Kasai In Katsina, Residents Trapped

Armed bandits are currently surrounding Kasai Village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State in preparation to launch an attack on the community. A source, who spoke with SaharaReporters, said the assailants arrived the village few minutes ago, forcing many residents to flee for safety into nearby bushes. The source said there is panic and tension in the area, adding that a detachment of soldiers drafted to the area had been notified of the development. The attackers were said to have raided Barkin Gulbi Village earlier in the day where a man was burnt to death.
Katsina: Girls raped, 40 killed in Faskari LG as bandits vow more attacks
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Katsina: Girls raped, 40 killed in Faskari LG as bandits vow more attacks

Armed gunmen stormed communities in Faskari Local Government of Katsina State on Tuesday, killing scores of residents. For hours, the residents were at the mercy of the bandits. More than 40 people, mostly the elderly, women and children, were killed. Also, a number of young females were raped. A source told PRNigeria on Wednesday that communities affected include Kadisau, Maigora, Kabalawa, Kwakware, Raudama and Unguwar Wahabi. The source said the bandits stormed the communities on several motorcycles. “They abused some young girls and married women while setting houses and food stores on fire.” He added that the assailants also “robbed the villagers before they rustled domestic animals, especially cows and sheep”. However, the bandits have threatened more attacks....
LASG Urge Residents To Desist From Dumping Waste In Canals After Video Of Refuse Covering Parts Of Surulere After Heavy Rain Surfaces Online
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LASG Urge Residents To Desist From Dumping Waste In Canals After Video Of Refuse Covering Parts Of Surulere After Heavy Rain Surfaces Online

The Lagos State Government, on Sunday, attributed the refuse on Akobi Crescent in Surulere after the recent rainfall to ongoing dredging work in the area. A statement issued today by the Honourable Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, in reaction to the video trending on social media, stated that the convergence was due to dredging of system 6c downstream from LUTH and the blockade at Akobi Crescent. He added that the blockage at Akobi Crescent end resulted from nonchalant attitude of residents but gave an assurance that procedures are in place to facilitate the speedy completion of the dredging and clearing from LUTH in Idi-Araba by the contractor. In his words “The system 6c is from Cele to Agege Motor Road, through Idi-Araba and Akobi Cresc...
Residents stop soldier from committing suicide in Taraba
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Residents stop soldier from committing suicide in Taraba

The police in Taraba State have said they have no hands in the episode that led to a soldier attempting to commit suicide. A soldier, whose name was given as Ali, had climbed the Welcome to Taraba Roadblock Tower -over 24fts high, and threatened to jump down and die. Speaking in Hausa and pidgin, he was saying: “I want to die, if soldiers do not come to my rescue. Allow me to jump down and die.” But the youth who gathered at the place begged him: “Please do not jump. We don’t want you to die.” For over an hour, residents of Jalingo struggled to save him from committing suicide. The army have accused the police of brutalising the suicide attempting soldier. But police spokesman, David Misal, asked: “If the police had actually brutalized the military man, where did he get the ...
PDP Asks Yahaya Bello To Apologise For Misleading Residents Over COVID-19
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PDP Asks Yahaya Bello To Apologise For Misleading Residents Over COVID-19

The Peoples Democratic Party has asked Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, to apologise to the people of the state for misleading them on COVID-19. In a statement on Monday, National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbodiyan said Bello did not show the required seriousness in leadership in the fight against the pandemic in the state. He said the Kogi governor needed to apologise to the people for also not funding the committee he set up to fight the pandemic and for not providing palliatives to the people like was done in other states. Ologbodiyan, who is from the state, urged residents not to panic as Coronavirus was not a death sentence, adding that the disease shall soon be a thing of the past. Following a reported case of COVID-19 in Kogi State, Governor Bello o...
20 Coronavirus Patients Discharged in Bauchi
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20 Coronavirus Patients Discharged in Bauchi

20 Coronavirus patients have been discharged in Bauchi state after recovering from the disease. Governor Bala Mohammed made the announcement on Twitter on Monday morning, and also disclosed that this brings the total number of Coronavirus patients discharged in the state to 89. He tweeted; “I am excited to announce the full recovery and discharge of another 20 formerly #COVID19 patients from our isolation centres. This brings the total number of discharged cases in the state to 89. “As a State, we remain thankful to Allah for these successes and to our medical personnel for their steadfastness. “I also thank the State TaskForce on #COVID19 led by my deputy, and the security outfits and all stakeholders for their unrelenting efforts in these peculiar times. “Importantly al...
Commotion in Agulu as Locals Uncover Fetish Objects in a Church
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Commotion in Agulu as Locals Uncover Fetish Objects in a Church

A video recorded in Agulu, Anambra State, shows residents uncovering fetish objects in a church in their village. The church is said to be a Sabbath church and a woman is in charge. The woman is said to be on the run, according to voices in the video. In the video, idols are seen lying all over the floor. The idols were tied with wrappers. People's photos, baptismal cards, ID cards and international passports were also seen at the scene. The person recording claims the photos are of people killed. A mirror was also found in the church. The man claimed the mirror is used to invoke people. Locals gathered at the church, looking on in horror as more fetish objects were uncovered. The man filming also spoke about a fridge that had blood in it. He warned people about vi...
30 Workers of a Company in Oyo test Positive for Coronavirus
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30 Workers of a Company in Oyo test Positive for Coronavirus

Thirty-one new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Oyo state, and 30 of them are workers in a company in the state. Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, made the announcement in a statement issued on Saturday night. However, Makinde did not disclose the name of the company but said it is based in Ibadan South-West local government area, adding that the company has been shut down for decontamination. The statement reads, “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for thirty-one suspected cases came back POSITIVE. Thirty of these cases are members of staff of the same organisation based in Ibadan South West Local Government Area. The organisation has been shut down and will be decontaminated.” “We urge members of the public to remain calm as the situation is under control. Intensified con...
Spain’s Oldest Person Maria Branyas, Survives Coronavirus at 113
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Spain’s Oldest Person Maria Branyas, Survives Coronavirus at 113

Maria Branyas, believed to be the oldest person in Spain, has survived the Coronavirus disease at the old age of 113. The retirement home in Spain where she has been staying released the statement, confirming she has recovered from the virus even though several other residents in the same retirement home died from the disease. The news of her recovery means Branyas has lived through the flu pandemic of 1918-19, the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and 2020's Coronavirus pandemic. Maria Branyas, a mother of three who was born in the US, became infected in April at the Santa Maria del Tura care home in the eastern city of Olot, Spain. She has lived in Olot for the past 20 years, and fought Coronavirus off in isolation in her room. "She survived the disease and is doing fine," a s...
Four Suspected Cultists with Guns Arrested in Enugu
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Four Suspected Cultists with Guns Arrested in Enugu

Four suspected cultists with guns were apprehended on Sunday, May 10, by Ngwuru Neighbourhood Watch in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State. The chairman of the neighbourhood watch, Mr Ferdinand Onah said that the boys who are in their early 20s were apprehended at Ogbaegu, in Ngwuru following intelligence reports from the residents. He said that they were 15 in number, adding that his men are still ransacking the area to arrest the rest of the gang. Onah said: "We have been monitoring them over time because of their activities in our area. They are always in twos in their motorcycles and they always carry their bags where they hide guns and other items for operations. "When we got intelligence reports about their activity in the neighbourhood, I positioned my men in...
Wike Announces Temporary Lifting Of Lockdown For Residents To Restock Foodstuffs
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Wike Announces Temporary Lifting Of Lockdown For Residents To Restock Foodstuffs

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced the temporary lifting of the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas for two days only, with effect from Tuesday 12th May 2020. Governor Wike made the announcement in a State-Wide broadcast on Sunday night. He said that the total lockdown will be lifted on Tuesday 12th May, 2020 and Wednesday, 13th May, 2020. Governor Wike said that the lockdown will be reinstated on Thursday, 14th May, 2020. He said: "Consequently, we have given due consideration to the propositions on the way forward by well-meaning citizens of the State, and after a cautious review of the situation, decided to implement a partial relaxation of the lockdown measures, to enable residents to have some fresh air and replenish ...
Residents Troop Out To Drink To Stupor After A Trailer Of Beer Fell In Anambra State (Video)
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Residents Troop Out To Drink To Stupor After A Trailer Of Beer Fell In Anambra State (Video)

Millions of Naira have been lost as a trailer conveying crates of beer fell and crashed to the ground in Ekwukobia, Anambra state. The incident which happened on Friday, May 8 was seen as an opportunity by the residents of the community who came out to take advantage of the driver’s plight. In the video posted online, many of the residents can be seen helping themselves to the plethora of fallen beer crates. Watch video below:-
Vehicles Impounded During Lockdown in Rivers State will be Auctioned – Governor Wike Warns
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Vehicles Impounded During Lockdown in Rivers State will be Auctioned – Governor Wike Warns

Governor Nyesom Wike has warned residents of the Rivers state against defying the lockdown order his government imposed in some areas following the outbreak of Coronavirus. Residents of Port Harcourt Local Government Area and Obio/Akpor Local Government Area which is currently on total lockdown over cases of Coronavirus, were specifically warned against flouting government directives on lockdown. In a statement released by Commissioner for Information and Communications Paul Nsirim on Thursday May 7, residents of the mentioned local governments were told that vehicles seized during the lockdown period will be auctioned. Members of the public interested in buying such cars, were also asked to look out for the adverts on some national dailies. The statement reads;   ...

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