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ISWAP leader, Al-Barnawi reportedly killed
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ISWAP leader, Al-Barnawi reportedly killed

Leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), Abu Musab Al-Barnawi has been reportedly killed. Daily Trust reported that the vicious leader of the terrorist group was killed in the last week of August in Borno state. Read the report below... Al-Barnawi was the son of Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf who was also killed by security forces in 2009 when he launched a war against the Nigerian state. Al-Barnawi was announced as the leader of Islamic State (IS) militant group's West African affiliate, Boko Haram in 2016. Prior to this, late Abubakar Shekau was Boko Haram's leader following the death of Al-Barnawi's father. His dislodgement in 2016 heralded the rise of the relatively young Al-Barnawi as ISWAP leader and at the same time, the split of the terrorist grou...
Singer Terry Apala and his friends robbed on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos
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Singer Terry Apala and his friends robbed on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos

Singer Terry Apala and his friends were robbed on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos last night. The singer said the cutlass-wielding robbers attacked them while in the traffic and stole their phones among others items. Showing off the damages done to his car, he prayed that his friends survive the injuries they sustained from the attack. Watch the video below.................
Liverpool’s win at Leeds marred by Elliott injury
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Liverpool’s win at Leeds marred by Elliott injury

Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners at Leeds but the result was marred by a serious leg injury sustained to Harvey Elliott and red card to Pascal Struijk. After goals from Mohamed Salah - his 100th in the Premier League - and Fabinho, the game took an unfortunate twist when Elliott suffered the injury on 59 minutes in a challenge with Pascal Struijk, who received a controversial red card after a VAR review. Play was halted for a number of minutes early in the second half as Elliott received treatment from Liverpool's medical staff. Sky Sports' co-commentator Gary Neville said: "The most important thing is the boy but I'm not sure it's a red card. The red card is a result of the injury rather than the tackle." Sadio Mane, after spurning a hatful of chances, scored in injury-time to w...
Two die as church building collapses during service in Taraba
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Two die as church building collapses during service in Taraba

No fewer than two persons have been confirmed dead after a building belonging to the Holy Ghost Church in Abeda Pave Community, Chachanji Ward in Takum Local Council in Taraba state collapsed during an ongoing church service on Saturday, September 11. According to reports, the building collapsed following a heavy downpour that lasted several hours. The two victims were male and female while several other members of the church sustained varying degree of injuries. Confirming the report, the council chairman, Shiban Tikari, said even though he was aware of the incident, he was yet to visit the area. He, however, confirmed that two persons lost their lives in the mishap.
Katie Price’s fiancé, Carl Woods denies assaulting her after a ‘man was arrested for assaulting her’
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Katie Price’s fiancé, Carl Woods denies assaulting her after a ‘man was arrested for assaulting her’

32-year-old car dealer, Carl Woods has for the first time spoken up after a man was 'arrested on suspicion of assaulting' his fiancee, Katie Price. 43-year-old Katie Price was rushed to hospital last month after sustaining facial injuries in an alleged assault. Police were called in over the incident which occurred at a property in Essex, with the cops then calling for paramedics. It was reported at that time that a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and coercive and controlling behaviour, and was then bailed on September 20. Essex Police said in a statement at the time; "We were called by colleagues in the ambulance service to reports of an assault in Little Canfield, shortly after 1.30am this morning, Monday 23 August. "We arrived and found a...
Katie Price ‘attacked’ and rushed to hospital with Eye Injury as Man is arrested after fight at home
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Katie Price ‘attacked’ and rushed to hospital with Eye Injury as Man is arrested after fight at home

English media persoanliy, Katie Price was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Monday, August 23, after sustaining facial injuries in an alleged attack. Police were reportedly called after the incident occurred at a property in Essex. The officers then called for paramedics. The Sun reports that a man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently being held in custody. In a statement to The Sun, Essex police said: "We were called by colleagues in the ambulance service to reports of an assault shortly after 1.30am this morning, Monday 23 August. "We arrived and found a woman had sustained a facial injury which required hospital treatment. "A man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of assault. He remains in custody." In a further statement, Ess...
Lai Mohammed Explains why Repentant Boko Haram Members can’t be Prosecuted
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Lai Mohammed Explains why Repentant Boko Haram Members can’t be Prosecuted

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has given a reason why repentant Biko Haram members cannot be prosecuted. In recent weeks, no fewer than 1000 Boko Haram fighters and their families have handed themselves over to the Army in the southern Borno towns of Konduga, Bama, and Mafa. The repentant insurgents have gone on to be rehabilitated and reintegrated by the military. This action has been condemned by many Nigerians who are of the opinion that instead of rehabilitation, the surrendered insurgents should be prosecuted for acts of terrorism. However, in an interview with NAN in Washington, Mohammed explained why the repentant insurgents can't be prosecuted. In his words “I personally spoke to the military authority before I left Nigeria and they said what t...
Bandits kill 8 farmers in Kaduna
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Bandits kill 8 farmers in Kaduna

Bandits have killed eight farmers in fresh attacks in Buruku and Udaw‎a villages of Chikun Local Government Areas of Kaduna State. It was gathered that the gunmen attacked the villages on Saturday morning, August 14, resulting in the death of the farmers while scores sustained serious injuries. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, who confirmed the incident, said that a detachment of police officers has been deployed to the scene to ascertain the number of those killed as well as to maintain law and order. "Yes, there were attacks on farmers in Buruku and Udawa communities. But the number of casualties has not been ascertained. As soon as we get the details, we will make it public." he stated. A community leader, Muhammed Umar, who confirmed the at...
One dead, three injured as car hits pedestrians on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
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One dead, three injured as car hits pedestrians on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

One person has died while three others sustained severe injuries in an motor accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The fatal accident which occurred at Semi’nbio area on Sunday afternoon, August 8, involved a Toyota Corolla car with the registration number, FKJ-02-DV, a driver and three pedestrians. According to reports, the said vehicle was coming from Olorunsogo when it suffered break failure. It was further gathered that one person in the vehicle fled, abandoning the terribly injured driver at the scene. Meanwhile, out of the three women involved, one died on the spot, the other had her leg cut off while the third person sustained a serious injury on her shoulder. Policemen later arrived the accident scene and took the three survivors to an undisclosed hospital, whil...
Final year Nasarawa varsity student dies in motor accident 6 days after signing-out celebration
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Final year Nasarawa varsity student dies in motor accident 6 days after signing-out celebration

  A final year Accounting student of the Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK), Ezekiel Kuje (Abiola) has died six days after his signing-out celebration. Kuje, 27, reportedly died as a result of injuries sustained from motor accident which occurred on Saturday, August 7.   The deceased was a native of Alushi, a multi-ethnic community in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state. He was born on June 12, and named in honor of late MKO Abiola. On August 2, the deceased had taken to Facebook to share photos of himself and coursemates during their signing-out celebration. "I return all the praise, honour, adoration & glory to God Almighty who have set my part throughout my academics. I appreciate my family, friends & all those who stood b...
Late President Yar’Adua’s son remanded in Yola prison for allegedly killing 4 people
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Late President Yar’Adua’s son remanded in Yola prison for allegedly killing 4 people

  Aminu Yar’Adua, son of late former President Musa Yar’Adua has been remanded in prison for allegedly killing four people in an auto crash in Yola. 36-year-old Aminu is said to be a student of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, and he is being charged to court for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving on 23 June, 2021. In the First Information Report (FIR) tendered in court by police prosecutor Insp. Zakka Musa, it was alleged that while driving along Yola bye pass on 23 June, 2021 , Aminu crushed six people as a result of over speeding. The accident victims are from Sabon Pegi, Yola South Local Government Area, and it was learnt that while 4 died, two others are receiving treatment. The FIR read;   ...
Kidnapper shot dead as police rescue victim in Benue
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Kidnapper shot dead as police rescue victim in Benue

A suspected kidnapper has been shot dead following a gun battle with the police in Benue State. The state police command, DSP Catherine Anene said a kidnap victim was rescued during the incident which took place in Logo Local Government Area. Anene said Peter Ogbonna was rescued after operatives of Operation Zenda Crack Squad extended their work to Logo area during which they tracked the kidnappers to their den. She said;   “Today, 4/8/2021 information was received that gunmen who kidnapped Mr. Peter Ogbonna of Ugba town were in a hideout at Tse-Atoov, Alabar, Logo LGA, the operatives quickly swung into action by invading the hideout. “On sighting the police, suspects engaged them in an exchange of fire but the police were able to subdue them and three (3) of the...
Ex-Ajax star, Jerge Hoefdraad dies after being Shot in the Head at a Party
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Ex-Ajax star, Jerge Hoefdraad dies after being Shot in the Head at a Party

Former Ajax footballer Jerge Hoefdraad has died after being shot in the head at a party in Amsterdam-Zuidoost. The 35-year old was trying to break up an argument at a party on Sunday, August 1, when he was shot, according to his former club. Despite being rushed to hospital and having urgent treatment, his situation remained critical and he sadly did not survive. Dutch outlet De Telegraaf report that Hoefdraad died on Monday, August 2, from the serious injuries that he sustained. Hoefdraad began his career at Ajax alongside the likes of Ryan Babel and Urby Emanuelson, going on to play for RKC Waalwijk, Almere City, Telstar, Cambuur before signing for ASC De Volewijckersearlier this year. Cambuur wrote on their official Twitter account: "It is with great sadness that we...
Update: Governor Ortom directs Demolition of house used by kidnappers of Benue Commissioner’s Wife
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Update: Governor Ortom directs Demolition of house used by kidnappers of Benue Commissioner’s Wife

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has ordered for the immediate demolition of a house used by the kidnappers who abducted the wife of the State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals, Mrs Ann Unenge and her driver. LIB reported that a gun duel with the kidnappers and men of Operation Zenda on Monday, August 2, led to the rescue of Mrs Ann Unenge and her driver who sustained injury on his left leg while three other suspects allegedly escaped. Governor Ortom gave the directive at the Nigeria Police Headquarters Makurdi where dead bodies of three of the kidnappers neutralised by men of Operation Zenda were displayed. The directive given by the Governor for the demolition of the house used by the abductors is in line with provisions of the Benue State Law on prohib...
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Arteta provides fresh injury update on Thomas Partey
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Tottenham vs Arsenal: Arteta provides fresh injury update on Thomas Partey

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has provided the latest injury update on Thomas Partey ahead of his side’s pre-season friendly against Tottenham Hotspur on August 8. Partey sustained an ankle injury in the first half of Arsenal’s pre-season 2-1 defeat against Chelsea on Sunday at Emirates. The Ghanaian international was forced off and replaced by Granit Xhaka. When asked about the extent of Partey’s injury, Arteta said at his post-match press conference: “I just had a talk with the doctor. “He will have a scan tomorrow. “At the moment it’s not looking good because he was in pain and he could not continue which for Thomas is pretty unusual”
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Two women Struck by Lightning at Snowdon Summit

Two hikers were airlifted to hospital after being hit by lightning on the summit of Snowdon. The women were at the summit of Snowdon in Wales when a freak storm hit the region yesterday afternoon, July 28. Rescuers said one of the women was bleeding and "falling in and out of consciousness" when they arrived on the 3,560ft-peak at 1.47pm on Wednesday. North Wales Police were called and volunteer crews from Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were sent along with the Coast Guard rescue helicopter. One of the hikers sustained minor injuries during the incident while the other sustained serious injuries. A spokesman for Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team said: "The team was called out today by North Wales Police to a female at the summit of Yr Wyddfa. "She had been struck by ...
I’m Grateful I Lived Long enough to See it – Plane Crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi bares her facial scars as she Shares Recovery Journey
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I’m Grateful I Lived Long enough to See it – Plane Crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi bares her facial scars as she Shares Recovery Journey

Burn survivor, Kechi Okwuchi has said that true progress and genuine growth cannot happen overnight. The 31-year-old Nigerian-American singer, who is one of two survivors in the Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 crash, stated this on Tuesday, July 20 when she took to social media to share her recovery journey spanning 14 years. Kechi had sustained third degree burns over 65% of her body and was given a 30% chance of survival. She has undergone over a hundred reconstructive surgeries since the targic crash that claimed 107 lives, 59 of which were her school mates at Loyola Jesuit College. Sharing a photo from 2007, a year after the tragic crash and a new one taken on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the America's Got Talent finalist said she is grateful to God for being alive to witness ...
Euro 2020 final: Italy’s starting XI to face England revealed
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Euro 2020 final: Italy’s starting XI to face England revealed

  Italy’s starting XI to face England in tonight’s Euro 2020 final has been revealed. According to Sky Sports, Italy manager, Roberto Mancini, would not make any changes to the team he started with, in their semi-final victory against Spain when they tackle England at Wembley. Mancini opted for a 4-3-3 formation against Spain as they progressed to the final after winning on penalties following a 1-1. His starting XI against Spain featured goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in goal post, with a strong partnership of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci protecting the Italy number 1. Emerson was called up for the left-back position after Leonardo Spinazzola was ruled out due to a ruptured Achilles tendon he sustained in Italy’s win over Belgium in the last-8. Joinin...
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 ...
England vs Denmark: Why I started Saka ahead of Sancho – Southgate
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England vs Denmark: Why I started Saka ahead of Sancho – Southgate

England manager, Gareth Southgate, has revealed that he opted to start Bukayo Saka ahead of Jadon Sancho in his side’s Euro 2020 semi-final tie against Denmark on Wednesday night because the Arsenal winger offers ‘balance’. Saka was a surprise inclusion in Southgate’s squad prior to the Euro 2020, but he won the man of the match award in the final group game against Czech Republic. The 19-year-old also featured in England’s victory against Germany in the round of 16. But he sustained an injury in training ahead of England’s 4-0 win over Ukraine in the quarter-final last weekend., Explaining his decision to start Saka ahead of Sancho, Southgate told ITV: “What he’s done in the previous matches, he’s really embraced that challenge. We were very pleased with Jadon at the weeke...
One killed as police rescue kidnap victim from his abductors in Imo
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One killed as police rescue kidnap victim from his abductors in Imo

The police in Imo state has killed a suspected kidnapper while rescuing a man abducted by the deceased and his gang members on July 1. A statement released by the media aide to the Imo state police commissioner, CSP Mike Abattam, states that on July 1, the 46-year-old victim, Uzondu Kaka, a native of Umunuma Okohia Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo State, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen who trailed and kidnapped him at the entrance of his house in Umunuma Okohia Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo State.   Abattam said the gunmen stormed the victim's house riding in a blue coloured Four Runner SUV vehicle without a registration number and took him to an unknown destination.   On receipt of this information on 5/7/2021 at about 1430 hours, the command tactical teams after gathering techn...
Kaduna explosion was caused by IED hidden in juice bottles – Police
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Kaduna explosion was caused by IED hidden in juice bottles – Police

The police has revealed the cause of the explosion which occurred in Kaduna state on Saturday July 3. Recall that the explosion in Badarawa area of the state, led to the death of a child and also left two others injured. A 7-year-old child was said to have died in the explosion, while those who sustained injuries are aged nine and seven. The state police spokesperson, Muhammed Jalige said the explosion was caused by improvised explosive devices concealed in three bottles of a popular children’s yoghurt drink. Jalige said; “Three children picked up the bottles, but unknown to them, they contained explosive substance. The children started playing football with the bottles; as a result, two of the bottles exploded injuring the three children. “The victims were however rushe...
Update: Five confirmed dead in Ibadan gas tanker accident – Police
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Update: Five confirmed dead in Ibadan gas tanker accident – Police

No fewer than five people were killed when a gas tanker rammed into Bode market in Molete area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. LIB reported that the fully loaded gas tanker coming from Idi-Arere lost control and swerved into the market on Sunday morning, July 4. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed that five people died in the accident while many sustained injuries. He said the corpses have been deposited at a morgue, adding efforts were on to evacuate accident vehicles and reveal the identities of the deceased. One of the deceased has been identified as Adewumi Barakat. One Comrd Abdulsalat Omolaj shared her photos on Facebook. "So sad & painful exit......Adewumi Barakat is dead by trailer accident this morning at bode market Ibadan. ...
Gunmen Attack Police Station, Injure Three Cops In Akwa Ibom
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Gunmen Attack Police Station, Injure Three Cops In Akwa Ibom

Some unknown armed men again on Saturday night attacked a divisional police station in Udung Uko local government of Akwa Ibom State and injured three police officers on duty, according to The PUNCH. It was gathered that the hoodlums stormed the police station in a vehicle and opened fire on the unsuspecting officers. A source, who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent in Uyo, the state capital that three of the officers sustained serious injuries from gunshots in an attempt to repel the attack. “Unknown gunmen shot sporadically last night at the police divisional headquarters Udung Uko. The gallant Police officers on duty tried to repel the attack but three policemen sustained serious degrees of injuries from the attack” the source said adding the community is no longe...
Yoruba Nation Lagos Rally: We Didn’t Fire Live Bullets – Police Speak On Young Girl’s Death
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Yoruba Nation Lagos Rally: We Didn’t Fire Live Bullets – Police Speak On Young Girl’s Death

The Nigeria Police Force, Lagos Command has reacted to the death of a teenage girl during the Yoruba Nation rally in Ojota. Public Relations Officers, Muyiwa Adejobi called “the rumour” a calculated attempt to create confusion and fears in the minds of the people. The spokesman declared that officers did not fire a single live bullet during the demonstration. Adejobi said the corpse was found wrapped and abandoned at a distance, far from Ojota venue of the rally, behind MRS Filling Station, inward Maryland. The location, he explained, is on the other side of the venue and has dried blood stains suggesting that the corpse is not fresh. “After a close look at the corpse, a wound suspectedly sustained from a sharp object was seen on it,” he said. Adejobi stressed that th...
Belgium vs Italy: Martinez gives fresh update on Hazard, De Bruyne
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Belgium vs Italy: Martinez gives fresh update on Hazard, De Bruyne

  Belgium coach, Roberto Martinez, has provided the latest injury update on Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne ahead of his side’s Euro 2020 last-eight tie against Italy on Friday. Hazard and De Bruyne sustained injuries during Belgium’s 1-0 victory over Portugal in the Euro 2020 round of 16 encounter last Sunday. Providing an update on Hazard and De Bruyne, Martinez said at his pre-match press conference, “They [Hazard and De Bruyne] couldn’t train with the group yet. “But it has been another 24 hours and it has been positive. “Every day that goes by, we see an improvement. We know we’re fighting against time. We’ll take until the last minute (to decide on their involvement). “We are in tournament mode and by being with the team here, we are trying to get them fit ...
DSS declares Sunday Igboho wanted, parades his ‘Foot Soldiers’ and arms allegedly recovered from his residence
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DSS declares Sunday Igboho wanted, parades his ‘Foot Soldiers’ and arms allegedly recovered from his residence

The Department of State Services (DSS) has declared Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, wanted. The spokesperson for the service, Peter Afunnaya, while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, July 1, confirmed that the agency carried out the raid on Igboho's Ibadan residence in the early hours of Thursday, July 1. He said the service got intelligence that Ighoho had stockpiled arms in his house. According to Afunnaya, DSS operatives came under heavy attack by nine men suspected to be his guards with six of them armed with AK- 47 and pump-action rifles. Afunnaya said during the exchange of gunfire, two of Igboho's men were gunned down while the rest were subdued and arrested. He added that one of the operatives sustained gunshot injuries ...
Army arrests ISWAP member allegedly running logistics for group in Ogun
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Army arrests ISWAP member allegedly running logistics for group in Ogun

One Ibrahim Musa, said to be a suspected member of the Islamic States in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been arrested by the Nigerian army in Sango Otta area of Ogun state. Troops of Operation AWATSE arrested Musa after conducting standing patrols and raid operations at strategic areas in the Majidun area of the state between June 18 and June 30. Acting director of defence media operation. Bernard Onyeuko said an intelligence report revealed that Musa was on a mission to Lagos to acquire certain items for ISWAP’s operations in Maiduguri. It was further learnt that troops had also sustained operational activities to forestall activities of vandals on NNPC pipelines at Gaun, Akute, Wawa I and II and Magbaro areas. This led to the arrest of one Oyeshola Saheed who was nabbed f...
Kidnapper shot dead while attempting to collect ransom in Kogi
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Kidnapper shot dead while attempting to collect ransom in Kogi

A kidnapper has been killed as he attempted to collect ransom in Abobo village in Okehi Local Government Council of Kogi state. The suspect was shot dead by Men of Okehi Local Government Professional Hunters around 5.23am on Tuesday, June 29. It was gathered that the three-man kidnap gang came from a hideout around Abobo area, behind Itakpe, metres from the highway. The hunters engaged the gang in a gun duel, killing one of them instantly. The other two who sustained injuries managed to escape. The hunters eventually rescued the victims held captive in the area and reportedly combed the forest for fleeing kidnappers. The corpse of the slain man and a gun recovered have been handed over to the DPO in charge of Okehi division, Mr Ovanja Yakubu, for further investigation. ...
One killed as masquerade attacks worshippers in Osun mosque
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One killed as masquerade attacks worshippers in Osun mosque

An altercation which took place at a mosque in Osogbo, Osun State capital has led to the death of at least one person. Daily Trust reported that one Moshood Salawudeen was killed after a masquerade and its followers attacked worshippers within the compound the mosque is situated in. The attackers who passed through Oluode Aranyin’s compound (where the mosque is located), carried out the act while worshippers were observing prayer under a canopy on Sunday June 27. Chief Imam of the mosque, Alhaji Quoseem Yunus who confirmed there was no previous disagreement between the worshippers and masquerade, said windows and doors of the mosque were destroyed in the attack. Yunus said the masquerade and his followers had initially passed through the area without attacking the worshippe...
Belgium vs Italy: Roberto Martinez Gives Injury Update on De Bruyne, Hazard
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Belgium vs Italy: Roberto Martinez Gives Injury Update on De Bruyne, Hazard

Belgium coach, Roberto Martinez, has provided the latest injury update on Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard ahead of his side’s Euro 2020 quarter-final tie against Italy on Friday. Both De Bruyne and Hazard sustained injuries during Belgium’s 1-0 win over Portugal in the round of 16 encounter on Sunday night. Belgium eliminated Portugal from the European Championship in Seville, following a first-half belter from Thorgan Hazard. Providing an update on both players, Martinez said that De Bruyne sustained an ankle injury, while Hazard picked up a muscle injury. “It’s too early to say how they [De Bruyne and Hazard] are doing,” Martinez said at his post-match press conference. “With Kevin, it’s the ankle – he couldn’t really turn in the second half. With Eden, it is the muscl...
BREAKING: Plateau United fans attack, injure Enyimba players in Jos
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BREAKING: Plateau United fans attack, injure Enyimba players in Jos

Fans of the Plateau United Football Club have attacked and injured some players of Enyimba, Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL. It was gathered that the incident happened after the visitors (Enyimba players) held home side Plateau United to a goalless draw in Jos, in a match-day 29 fixture on Sunday. The Abia State Government on Sunday evening posted the still picture of one of the players who was seriously injured during the attack on its official Facebook page. “Please what type of football league will allow this to happen merely because the visiting team got a draw?”, the post read. Pictures indicated that defender Danladi Timothy and goalkeeper Sabirou Bassa-Djeri sustained wounds following the attack.
Murray named Lions captain After Jones Ruled Out of tour
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Murray named Lions captain After Jones Ruled Out of tour

Conor Murray has been named as British & Irish Lions captain after Alun Wyn Jones was ruled out of the tour of South Africa. Wales' Adam Beard and Josh Navidi have been called into the 37-man touring squad to replace Jones and Justin Tipuric, who was also ruled out by an injury sustained in the Lions' warm-up match against Japan on Saturday. Jones, who was set to go on his fourth tour, dislocated his shoulder in the opening minutes of the game, while Tipuric also suffered a shoulder problem in the first half. Jones was set to go on his fourth Lions tour before the injury setback Skipper Jones suffered the injury while being cleared out of a ruck and was escorted from the pitch by medics. A post on the Lions' official Twitter account read: "Meet our new Lions ...
Governor Umahi Orders Autopsy on remains of late Commissioner
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Governor Umahi Orders Autopsy on remains of late Commissioner

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has ordered an autopsy to be carried out on the remains of late Commissioner for Infrastructure Development, Engineer Fidelis Nweze. LIB reported that Nweze died at the Turkish Hospital Abuja on Tuesday morning, June 22, after he sustained injuries in an auto crash. The Governor stated this on Wednesday, June 23, at the three-day intercessory prayer-themed "God Protect Our Dear State And Leaders" organized in conjunction with the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ebonyi State Chapter and holding at the Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki. The prayer was organised following the death of Engineer Nweze and Engineer Uche Okah, former Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development. Governor David Umahi during the Prayers thanked CAN for...
#EndSARS: Lagos state government says most injuries from Lekki tollgate were from ‘machete cuts, stampede’
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#EndSARS: Lagos state government says most injuries from Lekki tollgate were from ‘machete cuts, stampede’

The Lagos state government's Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, appeared before the state's Judicial Panel on Police Brutality on Tuesday, June 22, where he said most of the injuries sustained by protesters at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 20202, were from machete cuts and stampede. The Cable reports that Muri-Okunola had come to the panel to present a timeline of the activities of the Lagos state government during the #EndSARS protests, including the Lekki tollgate shooting. He said that during the protest, the state government had set up an ad-hoc committee, referred to as the incident command centre, to monitor the security situation in Lagos. Muri-Okunola told the panel that a day after the shooting that took place at the Lekki tollgate, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-O...
Several injured as suspected Fulani herdsmen attack farm belonging to Kwara APC spokesman
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Several injured as suspected Fulani herdsmen attack farm belonging to Kwara APC spokesman

Several workers have been injured when suspected herdsmen attacked a farm belonging to the spokesman of the Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Tajudeen Aro in Offa. It was gathered that the herders invaded the farm, located behind the Offa University at about 6:00pm on Friday, June 18. The farmers were said to have repelled the attack and injured some cows in a bid to overpower the suspected herdsmen. One of the farmers, Yakub Salasi, 27, who sustained serious injuries during the attack was rushed to a nearby hospital along Ilemona community for medical treatment. Other injured victims were later transferred to Abdulsalam Hospital, Offa. It was also gathered that the suspects took to their heels when the farmers reportedly alerted officers and...
VIO Battles for Life after Getting hit by Truck
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VIO Battles for Life after Getting hit by Truck

A VIO official is battling for his life after he was hit by a truck. Mr Udunobun Otaigbe, an official of the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), otherwise known as VIO, is the Truck Timing Unit Head of the DRTS on the Kugbo stretch of the Abuja-Keffi road. He was hit at Karu bridge by a truck with a Guinness label driven by one Wilson Aniete. The driver of the Mitsubishi truck with registration number AAA 477 XB had allegedly flouted the truck timing regulation on the road and was trying to evade arrest when the incident happened on Friday, June 11. There has been a standing FCT ministerial directive that heavy-duty trucks should not ply the road in the mornings and evenings when workers were either going to work or returning home after work hours. The truck dri...
Three soldiers injured as troops kill ISWAP terrorists
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Three soldiers injured as troops kill ISWAP terrorists

Several ISWAP Terrorists have been killed troops of the Nigerian Army under the Operation Hadin Kai in Dikwa town, Borno State. Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima said the gallant troops decisively dealt with the terrorists who were attempting to infiltrate the town on Tuesday June 8. The terrorists reportedly came into the town in five gun trucks, motorcycles and foot. They were however, met with superior fire power by troops in conjunction with air bombardment by Air Task Force. The statement read; “The marauding terrorists were thoroughly vanquished forcing them to withdraw in high state of confusion abandoning their truck, guns and ammunition. “During the encounter, six members of the terrorists groups were neutralized, several others wer...
Bandits Kill NSCDC Commander in Abuja
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Bandits Kill NSCDC Commander in Abuja

A commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has been killed by bandits on Kuje-Gwagwalada Road. According to reports, the official simply identified as Commandant Dangana, died following the gunshot wound he sustained during a gun battle with bandits along the road on Sunday, June 6. He was rushed to the hospital afterwards but died on Monday, June 7. NSCDC spokesperson, Olusola Odumosu, disclosed this during a special parade and simulation exercise and unveiling of the newly established female squad of the Corps at its Parade Ground at the NSCDC headquarters in Abuja on Monday. A minute silence was held to pray for the repose of the soul of the deceased.
Two Officers Killed as Gunmen attack NSCDC Outpost in Anambra
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Two Officers Killed as Gunmen attack NSCDC Outpost in Anambra

Two officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been killed after unknown gunmen attacked their outpost at Nneyi in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State on Friday night, May 21. A statement released by the state command’s Public Relations Officer, Edwin Okadigbo, said the gunmen also razed an official vehicle of the NSCDC and carted away the rifles of the officials. ''Some yet to be identified gunmen attacked Civil Defence outpost in Nneyi Umeri in Anambra Eeast Local Government Area of Anambra State, shooting sporadically. The officers on duty engaged them in a gun duel and at the end of the duel, two officers of the corps that sustained gunshot injuries from the incident lost their lives. Regrettably, their rifles were carted away a...
Newlywed Brazilian singer MC Kevin fell to his death from a hotel balcony after panicking that his wife was about to catch him having a threesome
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Newlywed Brazilian singer MC Kevin fell to his death from a hotel balcony after panicking that his wife was about to catch him having a threesome

Mc Kevin, a Brazilian DJ and friend of footballer Neymar, reportedly died after jumping out of a hotel window as he tried to escape being caught having an affair with a woman. Kevin Nascimento Bueno , 23, panicked that his wife was about to catch him having a threesome with a model and a friend, it is claimed. To prevent that, he jumped from a fifth-floor balcony at a hotel in Rio and died in hospital from the injuries he sustained. According to Folha de Sau Paulo, MC Kevin tried to jump to the balcony located in the room below, but misjudged the distance and ended up crashing into the side of the swimming pool at the hotel. According to Extra Globo, the model he was with, Bianca Domingues, 26, said she met MC Kevin, 23, and his singer friend Victor Fontenelle outside the Bris...
17-year-old boy killed in industrial accident on first day at work in Lagos
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17-year-old boy killed in industrial accident on first day at work in Lagos

A 17-year-old boy identified as Babatunde Abdulrahmon has died after he was injured on the day he resumed work at a manufacturing company in Satellite Town, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State. It was gathered that the teenager sustained severe injuries on his body after he was sucked into a mixing machine. According to PUNCH , Abdulrahmon had on Wednesday, May 12, gone to Mingyi Trading Company Limited in search of work. He was introduced to the manager, Uchenna Umeanna, who immediately put him under a supervisor. The supervisor, Abdulrahmon and other members of staff were busy in the factory when a power outage suddenly occurred.  In a bid to continue production, a worker in the company was said to have quickly switched on the generator, and as the mixing machi...
Former Jigawa chief judge, Aminu Ringim, dies in lone accident
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Former Jigawa chief judge, Aminu Ringim, dies in lone accident

Former Jigawa Chief Judge, Aminu Sabo Ringim, has died. The former jurist died in a lone accident at about 1pm on Tuesday, May 18 in Shafar village, Ringim Local Government Area of the state. Confirming the incident to newsmen, the Public Relations Officer, Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Adamu Shehu, said the deceased lost control of his wheel while driving through a sharp bend. “The incident happened around 1 p.m. today at Shafar village in Ringim LGA after the deceased, who is driving a Peugeot 206 from Dutse to Ringim, lost control on a sharp bend along Chaichai-Ringim road. The incident involved two persons, the former Chief Judge and his son,” Shehu said. He said the son of the deceased who was in the vehicle as well sustained vario...
Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Catechist, two Others in Nasarawa
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Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Catechist, two Others in Nasarawa

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders have killed a catechist identified as Sydney Shirsha and two others at Amudu village in Giza chiefdom, Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. It was gathered that the suspected gunmen, who were armed with sophisticated weapons, stormed Amudu, a Tiv village in Giza Development Area, at midnight on Saturday, May 15. According to Daily Trust, several others sustained various degrees of gunshot injury during the attack. It was learnt that hundreds of locals had fled the area following the attack. The president of the Tiv Development Association (TIDA) in Nasarawa State, Comrade Peter Ahemba, who confirmed the incident, lamented constant attacks on his people.  
EPL: Thomas Tuchel Promotes Chelsea Youngster to First-team Squad
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EPL: Thomas Tuchel Promotes Chelsea Youngster to First-team Squad

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has promoted youngster Levi Colwill to the first-team squad until the end of the season because of Andreas Christensen’s injury, Goal reports. Christensen sustained a tendon problem during Chelsea’s 2-1 win against Manchester City earlier this month. The centre-back has not been able to train since then. However, Tuchel has now drafted Colwill in as cover for Christensen. Colwill has impressed for Chelsea’s development side this summer. Another player promoted is Billy Gilmour, but the Scottish youngster had an unhappy night as Chelsea lost 1-0 against Arsenal on Wednesday night. Gilmour was substituted at half-time by Tuchel, who sent on Callum Hudson-Odoi in his place and deployed Mason Mount in a deeper role.
Wike Gifts N220m to Families of 11 Slain Police Officers
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Wike Gifts N220m to Families of 11 Slain Police Officers

Families of the 11 police officers killed by gunmen during recent attacks on police formations in Rivers State, have received N20m each from Governor Nyesom Wike. Wike made the donation during a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka at the State Police Command on Monday May 10. The Rivers state Governor who acknowledged that no amount of money can equate human life, said the state’s gesture is aimed at assuaging the bereaved families and to assure them that their loved ones never died in vain. Lamenting that those who carried out the killings have turned the wives of the slain policemen to widows and rendered their children fatherless for no just cause, Wike asked police officers to be on offensive against those who perpetrated the heinous act. He sai...
Abia Divisional Police Headquarters Attacked by Unknown Gunmen
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Abia Divisional Police Headquarters Attacked by Unknown Gunmen

A police divisional headquarters in Abia State, was on Sunday May 9 attacked by unknown gunmen. The attack on the police facility located at Trademore Estate in Umuahia, the state capital was carried out at about 9:45am. No life was lost in the attack, but it was however gathered that one of the police personnel on duty sustained an injury and has been taken to a hospital for treatment. Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the attack and also disclosed that police authorities in the state were making effort to ascertain the level of damage at the facility and arrest the perpetrators. He said; “Yes, there was an attack on Mike Okiro Divisional Police Headquarters. We are investigating and the outcome will be made public." Ogbonna further ...
Truck Falls and Spills Bullets Onto the Streets of Onitsha
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Truck Falls and Spills Bullets Onto the Streets of Onitsha

A truck carrying live bullets fell down in Onitsha, Anambra State, and spilled it's contents onto the streets. The incident, it was gathered, occurred along Awka Road in the early hours of Sunday, May 9, causing panic and fear among residents. It was not clear where the truck came from, but it was said to be moving the live bullets out of Onitsha to a yet to be ascertained location. The driver of the truck, a Mercedes Benz 911, and his conductor sustained minor injuries after the truck lost control, skidded off the road and fell into a gutter, with its content spilling in the process. According to Sun News, thw driver and his conductor tried to evacuate and conceal the content of the truck, but could not do much before daybreak when some police operatives arrived the sc...
Bobrisky’s former PA, Kyme Oye, Continues to Call him Out; Claims she used to Shave his Hair, Wear him his Fake butt and Pampers while she Worked for him
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Bobrisky’s former PA, Kyme Oye, Continues to Call him Out; Claims she used to Shave his Hair, Wear him his Fake butt and Pampers while she Worked for him

Bobrisky's former PA, Kyme Oye, has continued to call him out on social media. The crossdresser and the Ivorian lady fell out after she had his face tattooed on her thighs and didn't get the benefits Bobrisky had promised her. The crossdresser who flew her into Nigeria, employed her as his PA. Kyme in a recent video on her Instagram page, alleged that Bobrisky assaulted her while she worked for him. She shared photos of what looked like a bloodstain on her right ear, claiming it was as a result of Bobrisky hitting her with speaker at her. Bobrisky in a counter video he shared on Saturday May 8, asked Kyme to share photos or videos showing the injury she sustained to back up her claims that he hit her with a speaker. In a video she posted in the early hours of today May ...

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