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Jailbreak Foiled in Edo state
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Jailbreak Foiled in Edo state

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo Command, says it foiled a jailbreak attempt by inmates at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) facility, Ubiaja, Esan South East Local Government Area on Wednesday, April 14. In a statement released in Benin, the spokesperson of the command, Richard Ogbebor, disclosed that the attempted jailbreak occurred from 3pm to 5pm on Wednesday. Ogbebor explained that the command received a distress call and subsequently mobilized its personnel to the facility. Ogbebor said that on getting to the facility, it was discovered that the inmates had broken out from their cells and were already engaging the correctional officers in a fight. He said in a bid to bring the development under control some of the officers sustained differen...
Caterer Allegedly Attacked by Groom’s Brothers over Small Chops at Wedding
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Caterer Allegedly Attacked by Groom’s Brothers over Small Chops at Wedding

A woman took to Twitter to show the horrific injuries inflicted on her brother while he was working at a wedding in Lagos state. She said her brother, a caterer in charge of small chops at a wedding, was allegedly attacked by younger brothers of the groom because he told them to go and sit down before he'll serve them small chops. The attack left her brother with deep cuts on his scalp and the wounds had to be stitched. She said the case was reported to the police but "what the police could say is its the case of the rich that we should drop it". She added: "Please, we need justice!" Below are the tweets she shared and graphic photos of the injuries her brother sustained.  
Kenyan Man who Defiled his 6-year-old Daughter Arrested after Days on the Run
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Kenyan Man who Defiled his 6-year-old Daughter Arrested after Days on the Run

A 50-year-old man who defiled his 6-year-old daughter a week ago in Megogo Village, Marani, Kisii county, Kenya, has been arrested. The suspect, Julius Ogamba Ongera, was arrested on Sunday, April 11, by detectives with the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, DCI. In an incident that outraged many Kenyans after photos of the minor’s blood-soaked clothes were shared on social media, Ongera is alleged to have lured his daughter into a thicket in a plantation where he committed the beastly act on Saturday, April 3. The man left the child who was bleeding, unconscious in the plantation. She was said to have regained consciousness hours later and managed to walk with difficulties to her home and reported the matter to the mother. Ongera went ahead to threaten his wife with di...
Champions League: Real Madrid Suffer Fresh Injury Blow Ahead of Liverpool Clash at Anfield
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Champions League: Real Madrid Suffer Fresh Injury Blow Ahead of Liverpool Clash at Anfield

Real Madrid have suffered a fresh injury setback after their winger, Lucas Vázquez, picked up a sprain in his left leg ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with Liverpool on Wednesday night at Anfield. Vázquez had sustained the injury during Real Madrid’s LaLiga El Clasico 2-1 win over Barcelona on Saturday. Real Madrid disclosed this in a statement via the club’s website on Sunday. The statement read, “Following tests carried out today on Lucas Vázquez by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a sprain to the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. His recovery will continue to be assessed.” Zinedine Zidane’s side had defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg last week. The Los Blancos ar...
South African rapper AKA’s fiancée, Nelli Tembe dies after reportedly jumping off 10th floor of hotel building
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South African rapper AKA’s fiancée, Nelli Tembe dies after reportedly jumping off 10th floor of hotel building

Nelli Tembe, the fiancée of popular South African hip hop artist, AKA, has died after she reportedly jumped out from the tenth floor of a hotel in the early hours of Sunday, April 11. The police said they are investigating the death of the 22-year-old lady which occurred at the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town. The details around the incident are still sketchy, but Western Cape SA Police spokesperson, Captain Fredierick  van Wyk said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel. "Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased," he said in a statement. AKA's pu...
Gunmen Kill Five Women, Three men, Behead one at Mining Site in Plateau State
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Gunmen Kill Five Women, Three men, Behead one at Mining Site in Plateau State

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia have killed eight workers at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. on Friday, April 9, at a mining site belonging to Cabitex Company. It was gathered that the gunmen opened fire on the miners, killing eight people and leaving several others iinjured. Among those killed were three men and five women while one of them was beheaded and the head taken away by the gunmen. Dalyop Mwantiri, of Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria (ECCVN) , a non-governmental organisation based in Plateau, who confirmed the incident, gave the names of the victims as: Mrs. Talatu Sunday, Mrs. Jumai Useini, Mr. Davou Dalyop Pwol (beheaded) Mr. Gyang Joseph ...
Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Porto clash
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Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Porto clash

Chelsea have suffered a fresh injury setback after their defender, Andreas Christensen, picked up a hamstring injury in training ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with FC Porto on Tuesday night in Sevilla, Spain. Christensen sustained the injury before Chelsea’s Premier League 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening. The centre-back was missing from the Chelsea squad that defeated Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park Stadium as they boosted their top-four hopes. His absence from the match was a surprise after the Blues manager, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed he had a fully fit squad. However, the 25-year-old was replaced by Kurt Zouma at the defence line. A brace from Christian Pulisic and a strike from Kai Havertz and Zouma gave Chelsea all...
Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Aubameyang Won’t Play in EPL Clash
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Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Aubameyang Won’t Play in EPL Clash

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , will be unavailable for selection when they play Sheffield United on Sunday evening. The Athletic reports that Aubameyang is down with flu and is out of the game. Midfielder, Emile Smith-Rowe will also miss the match with an ankle problem. Ahead of this weekend’s clash against the relegation-threatened Blades, Arsenal released an injury update. Mikel Arteta will have Calum Chambers available for selection, after he recovered from a slight knock. David Luiz has been ruled out, after undergoing a small operation on his right knee last weekend. Martin Odegaard continues to be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match regarding his availability. Kieran Tierney will miss a few weeks with a sustained ligament damage to his left knee du...
Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Arteta to be without Three Key Players for EPL clash
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Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Arteta to be without Three Key Players for EPL clash

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, could be without up to three key players for Sunday’s trip to Sheffield United in the Premier League. The Gunners were thrashed 3-0 by Liverpool in their league outing. Arteta’s men also threw away a late advantage to draw 1-1 with Slavia Prague on Thursday. Ahead of this weekend’s clash against relegation-threatened Blades, the club has released an injury update. Calum Chambers is back in full training and available for selection, after missing Thursday’s match against Slavia Prague due to a slight knock. David Luiz is ruled out, after undergoing a small procedure on his right knee last weekend. Martin Odegaard has been experiencing discomfort to his right ankle since being on international duty and continues to be assessed ah...
Two Policemen Injured in Yet Another Attack on  a Police Station in Imo
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Two Policemen Injured in Yet Another Attack on a Police Station in Imo

Two police officers are currently nursing their injuries they sustained after gunmen attacked the Mbieri divisional police headquarters on Wednesday night, April 7. Confirming the attack, the spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the gunmen stormed the police headquarters at about 10pm but the attack was successfully repelled by the police. He added that the two officers who sustained injuries during the attack are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital. Police stations in Imo state have been under attack in recent times. On Monday, April 5, the state police headquarters was attacked by unidentified gunmen. The gunmen also attacked the state correctional center and released over 1800 inmates. While the police allege that IPOB members...
Graphic: Suspected herdsmen invade farm settlement in Ekiti, machete three women
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Graphic: Suspected herdsmen invade farm settlement in Ekiti, machete three women

Three female farmers have been brutally attacked by suspected herdsmen in Irele-Ekiti, Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. It was gathered that the assailants numbering about six invaded Irele Ekiti farm settlement in the early hours of Tuesday, April 6, and macheted the women. A source who spoke with Tribune Online said the victims, who sustained life-threatening injuries, were rushed to the Ikole General Hospital, where they are currently receiving treatment. The source added that the herders demanded money from the victims but were furious after the women failed to give them the money required and prevented attempts to rape them. "The women were unable to meet up with the demand as they said they were only with just N200. The herdsmen collected all the money foun...
Young Nigerian lady dies after she allegedly fell and hit her head on a hard surface
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Young Nigerian lady dies after she allegedly fell and hit her head on a hard surface

A young Nigerian lady identified as Blessing Nyityo has allegedly died from a head injury she sustained after a fall. According to her brother, the University of Mkar graduate fondly called Viju, went into coma after she slumped and hit her head somewhere on Easter Sunday, April 4.  She was rushed to the hospital where she later died Benue activist, Ukan Kurugh, who confirmed the sad news on Monday, April 5, said he called her sister after the incident and she assurred her that Blessing will come out of coma. "The news of your death wrecked my birthday yesterday blessing, haba !!! I spoke to your elder sister and assured her you will come out of the coma but God said come home my daughter. You have been a very strong lady, hardworking and lively. It's difficult to say good...
Two Children Burnt to Death as Fire Razes House in Niger state
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Two Children Burnt to Death as Fire Razes House in Niger state

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

Suspected herdsmen allegedly attacked a female rice farmer in Ogbese, Akure North local Amaka Okafor. It was gathered that the victim was working on her rice farm when the assailants stormed there and reportedly attacked her with a cutlass. She sustained injuries on her head and hands. Senior Special Assistant to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Agriculture, Akin Olotu, who confirmed the attack in a statement said the woman is responding to treatment at an undisclosed private hospital.
Speeding driver kills himself and a female pedestrian in a lone accident
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Speeding driver kills himself and a female pedestrian in a lone accident

A speeding driver has died and so has a female pedestrian who he hit along Obiuno Road in Igbo Ukwu, Anambra State. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the death of the pair in a lone accident that occurred on Saturday, March 27. The FRSC Sector Commander in Anambra, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN): "an unidentified driver of a Lexus car with registration number KSF403GD was on top speed and lost control of the vehicle. "He knocked down two women crossing the road and crashed into a building by the side of the road. "Four people were involved in the crash – two male adults and two female adults. "The victims were taken to Apex Hospital in Igbo Ukwu by a good Samaritan before the arrival of FRSC rescue team from Igbo Ukwu Command. "...
19 Dead, 34 Injured in Fatal Accident along Kaduna-Abuja highway
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19 Dead, 34 Injured in Fatal Accident along Kaduna-Abuja highway

Nineteen persons have died in a fatal road crash which occurred at the Kateri axis of the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday March 21. Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, March 22, said 34 others were injured and are now receiving treatment in a hospital. According to Aruwan, the crash, which occurred late on Sunday evening, March 21, involved a commercial DAF trailer and was caused by a combination of speeding, and an exploding tyre, leading to a loss of control, which caused the vehicle to veer into the bush. "A total of fifty-three (53) people were involved in the crash; 16 of these died on the spot, with three others later confirmed dead. Thirty-four (34) sustained injuries which r...
One Police Officer Dies after Gunmen Attacked Police Station in Imo
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One Police Officer Dies after Gunmen Attacked Police Station in Imo

One police officer has been confirmed dead after hoodlums attacked the Divisional Police Head quarters,  Isiala Mbano, in Imo state on Saturday, March 20 at about 6.30pm. The hoodlums stormed the station in their numbers and started shooting sporadically into the air. Operatives of the Division however successfully repelled them. After the encounter, it was discovered that the hoodlums destroyed some doors and windows. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Ikeowku Orlando, said no arm(s) was taken away but that an Inspector who was on duty at the time of the attack, gave up the ghost while receiving treatment as a result of injuries sustained during the melee. During an on-the-spot assessment of the station, the state Commissione...
INEC suspends bye-election in Ekiti state following violence that left three persons dead
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INEC suspends bye-election in Ekiti state following violence that left three persons dead

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the Ekiti East constituency I bye-election holding today March 20. According to a statement released by the electoral body, the election was suspended following the outbreak of violence in various polling units in the LGA. Three voters were killed by suspected political thugs during the attack. A police officer, an NYSC member, and an INEC staff also sustained gunshot injuries. Read the full statement from the commission below
Mother and her 4 Children Die in Fire Caused by Candlelight in Kwara State
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Mother and her 4 Children Die in Fire Caused by Candlelight in Kwara State

A mother, named Titilayo Adigun, and her four children were burnt to death on Wednesday night, March 17, when a candlelight started a massive fire that burnt their house in Kwara state. The mother and her five children were sleeping at their home at Ifesowapo community, Tanke, Ilorin, Kwara State, with a candle lighting one of the rooms, following days of power outage. The husband and father of the deceased was out to get some things when the incident happened. Sources close to the family said only one out of the five children survived the inferno. The child is now receiving treatment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin. The landlord of the house, Mr Ibrahim Gana, was the one who rescued the child who survived. He sustained an injury on his hand whi...
Troops foil attempted kidnap of four women in Kaduna, neutralize two bandits
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Troops foil attempted kidnap of four women in Kaduna, neutralize two bandits

Troops of Operation Thunder Strike have neutralized two bandits at "Five-Thirty" village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, March 16, said the armed bandits attempted to kidnap four women from the village. The troops responded to a distress call and mobilized swiftly to the area to engage the bandits. Following a gunfight, the bandits abandoned the captives who were then able to escape. After the skirmish, the corpses of two bandits were recovered, with the others having escaped with possible gunshot wounds. One soldier sustained a bullet injury to the face during the exchange, and is recuperating in hospital. Aruwan said Governor Nasi...
Real Madrid Launch Investigation after the club’s Twitter account and website are hacked before a false medical report about Rodrygo was published 
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Real Madrid Launch Investigation after the club’s Twitter account and website are hacked before a false medical report about Rodrygo was published 

Spanish giants, Real Madrid have announced they are investigating an incident that led to their official Twitter account and website sending out a false medical report declaring Brazilian forward Rodrygo had been injured. In the tweet, which was published on the club's account with 11.9 million followers, had a link to an article on the official website with a previous injury statement detailing a thigh injury Rodrygo had sustained in December but was dated for Tuesday. A spokesman for the Spanish club refuted the report and confirmed that Rodrygo is fit for Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg at home to Atalanta, adding the club was investigating the hack. Spanish newspaper Marca said the club's website and Twitter account had been hacked, adding the player was ...
Farm Worker Tortured with Hot Charcoal for Stealing 4 Eggs
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Farm Worker Tortured with Hot Charcoal for Stealing 4 Eggs

A Zimbabwean farm worker has been left with injuries after reportedly being tortured with hot charcoal for stealing four guinea fowl eggs. iHarare reported that 34-year-old Personal Paulo's feet was burnt with hot charcoal by one Leon Koza, said to be the brother-in-law of the owner of Plumstead Farm where he worked in. Recounting his ordeal, Paulo said Koza who discovered that he had stolen eggs tied him up to a metal object, assaulted him with a baton stick until his feet were swollen, took some hot charcoal and started to burn his swollen feet while telling him to inform others that stealing is bad. The farmworker revealed that he was attacked on February 6 and only sought medical attention on the 26th as Koza threatened him with arrest and dismissal from the farm if he rep...
Wolves coach, Nuno Santo gives fresh update on Rui Patricio after injury against Liverpool
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Wolves coach, Nuno Santo gives fresh update on Rui Patricio after injury against Liverpool

  Wolves boss, Nuno Espirito Santo, has provided the latest injury update on Rui Patricio after the goalkeeper sustained a serious-looking head injury during his side’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool on Monday night. Patricio collided with Conor Coady after Mohamed Salah put the ball past him into the back of the net, leading to a near-15-minute stoppage as the 33-year-old shot-stopper was treated on the field at Molineux. The Portuguese star was treated for over 10 minutes before he was then stretchered off the field, after Salah’s goal was ruled out for offside. Providing an update on Patricio, Santo said after the game that the player was conscious and aware. “We just had an update now, he’s okay,” Santo told Sky Sports. “He’s conscious, he remembers what’s happened,...
Armed Bandits Kill 7, Raze Many Houses in Fresh Kaduna Attacks
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Armed Bandits Kill 7, Raze Many Houses in Fresh Kaduna Attacks

Armed bandits have killed seven people, injured many and set houses ablaze in series of attacks in Igabi, Giwa and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna State. The state Commissioner Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday, March 11, said that the armed bandits stormed Gangi village, Igabi local government, shooting sporadically in what seemed to be a cattle rustling operation and killed four residents. The residents killed are listed as Wada Sulaiman, Amiru Saidu, Yusha'u Mohammadu and Osama Abdulwahab. Two others, Ibrahim Jibrin and Abdulhamid Suleiman sustained gunshot injuries and are receiving treatment in hospital. In the course of the raid, the bandits razed three houses belonging to Mohammad Jibr...
Man Utd Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead of AC Milan, West Ham Matches
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Man Utd Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead of AC Milan, West Ham Matches

Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford, has not suffered ankle ligament damage, but is still expected to face a spell on the sidelines, the UK Telegraph reports. Rashford hobbled off the pitch in the 73rd minute of their 2-0 victory at Manchester City on Sunday. The 23-year-old ran back to challenge City winger Riyad Mahrez for the ball and there were fears he could have sustained ligament damage. However, he underwent a scan on Monday and it was confirmed that he has not suffered such extensive damage. His ankle ballooned with swelling bruising and he struggled to put weight on it on Monday. Rashford will ice it over the next couple of days and has surely emerged a major doubt for the first leg of United’s last-16 Europa League tie with AC Milan at Old Trafford on Thu...
Gernot Rohr Reacts after Top Neurosurgeon Warns Against Rushing Victor Osimhen back to the Field Following Brain Trauma
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Gernot Rohr Reacts after Top Neurosurgeon Warns Against Rushing Victor Osimhen back to the Field Following Brain Trauma

Nigeria national team coach, Gernot Rohr has  reacted after a top Neurosurgeon warned  against rushing Napoli striker Victor Osimhen back to the field after he sustained brain trauma following a collision with another player in a league game last month. The Italian neurosurgeon, Alfredo Bucciero who treated Victor Osimhen said he won’t give Osimhen the all-clear unless he is absolutely sure there are no lasting effects from being knocked unconscious after falling awkwardly and hitting his head on the ground, leaving him with head trauma and no memory of the accident. “He returned to training, but before we send him back out onto the pitch to play, we need to make absolutely sure he is in perfect condition." The doctor told Radio Marte. “There will be another MRI scan and t...
Man Narrowly Escapes Death as Speeding Tipper Rams into him in Rivers
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Man Narrowly Escapes Death as Speeding Tipper Rams into him in Rivers

One Raphael Abraham narrowly escaped death on Friday March 5, when a speeding tipper driver rammed into him and a Mercedes Benz at Eliozu Junction in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. It was gathered that the driver of tipper lost control when the traffic warden stopped the lane abruptly forcing him to ram into the car, damaging the bumper beyond repair. Occupants of the vehicle sustained severe injuries and were rushed to the hospital where they are currently receiving treatment. The truck hit Abraham, who was standing at the scene of the accident and pushed him into a gutter but he miraculously survived with minor head injuries and bruises. Meanwhile, the driver of the tipper has been moved to the Eliozu police station for investigation.
Thomas Tuchel Names Player to Miss Liverpool vs Chelsea Game
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Thomas Tuchel Names Player to Miss Liverpool vs Chelsea Game

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that defender, Thiago Silva, will not take part in his side’s Premier League clash against Liverpool on Thursday night at Anfield. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last six games because of a muscle thigh injury. The 36-year-old sustained the injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur earlier last month. However, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday, Tuchel revealed that the Brazilian international would not play for Chelsea against Liverpool. “Thiago [Silva] made his first training with the team but didn’t finish the last exercise, not because of any pain but just to be aware of taking a risk,” Tuchel said. “I assume he will train today, but he is not at 100 percent, so he will not join...
Crystal Palace vs Man Utd: Solskjaer Gives Injury Updates Ahead of EPL clash
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Crystal Palace vs Man Utd: Solskjaer Gives Injury Updates Ahead of EPL clash

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said Edinson Cavani should be fit enough for the teams trip to Crystal Palace on Wednesday night. However, Paul Pogba is still unavailable with injury. Cavani has missed the last two league fixtures with a muscle injury but could be in line to return for the trip to Selhurst Park. Pogba continues to recover from a hamstring injury he sustained during the draw with Everton. “There’s a couple of doubts for tomorrow that we will have to give as much time as possible. Edinson has trained, that’s good, let’s hope there’s no reaction after the session and hopefully, he will travel to the squad,” Solskjaer told the media on Tuesday. On Pogba, he added: “Paul is still not ready for us. He’s feeling better but he’s no...
UN Confirms Boko Haram’s Attack on Aid Facilities in Borno
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UN Confirms Boko Haram’s Attack on Aid Facilities in Borno

The United Nations has confirmed Boko Haram's attack on its aid facilities in northeastern Nigerian town of Dikwa in Borno State. In a statement released on Tuesday March 2 by UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, it was gathered that the insurgents directly targeted the facilities. Kallon said the premises of several aid agencies and a hospital were reportedly set ablaze or sustained damage. The statement read; “The attack started last night and, as information is still coming through, I am outraged to hear the premises of several aid agencies and a hospital were reportedly set ablaze or sustained damage. “This violent attack will affect the support provided to nearly 100,000 people who are desperately in need of humanitarian assistance and protection."...
Armed bandits Kill Catholic Lector,Six Others in Kaduna
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Armed bandits Kill Catholic Lector,Six Others in Kaduna

Armed bandits have killed seven persons including a Catholic lector in Igabi and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incidents in a statement on Sunday February 28, said bandits attacked Kajinjiri village in Igabi and killed two residents identified as Ibrahim Rabi'u and Abdulrahman Mohammad. One person, Kamal Murtala, sustained gunshot injuries, and is receiving treatment at a nearby facility. Similarly, in Rago village also of Igabi local government area, bandits killed two locals identified as Alhaji Ibrahim Iro and Muhammadu Rabiu. In a separate incident, gunmen invaded Kutura station, Kajuru local government area and killed three residents identified as Michael Sh...
Two Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in Ogun
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Two Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in Ogun

Men of Ogun state police command in the early hours of Saturday, February 27, arrested two armed robbery suspects while operating at Shagamu interchange area of Lagos/Ibadan expressway. The two suspects, Solomon Aghofure a 30 years old indigene of Delta state, and Emmanuel Mathew a 37 years old indigene of Abia State were arrested when the police patrol team of Shagamu division were on routine patrol of the expressway at about 1:30 am. The suspects and their gang who have already positioned themselves at the interchange in readiness for attack on the commuter plying the road opened fire on the passing patrol team led by the DPO, CSP Okiki Agunbiade. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, reads in part   ''The team engaged ...
Tuchel Names Player to Miss Chelsea vs Man United Match
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Tuchel Names Player to Miss Chelsea vs Man United Match

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that centre-back, Thiago Silva, will not take part in his side’s Premier League clash against Manchester United on Sunday evening at Stamford Bridge. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last five games because of a muscle thigh injury. The Brazilian international sustained the injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month. However, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Tuchel revealed that the 36-year-old would return to his squad next week. “He [Thiago Silva] did an individual session today, on the pitch, and felt it was big progress,” said Tuchel. “It’s a big step ahead for him, so I hope he will join the group next week.” Chelsea head to the game after beating Atletico Madrid 1-...
Hoodlums Attack Police Station in Imo
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Hoodlums Attack Police Station in Imo

Unidentified hoodlums on Thursday, February 25, attacked the Divisional police headquarters in Aboh Mbaise in Imo state. A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, Orlando Ikeokwu, says the hoodlums drove in four cars, shooting sporadically into the air as they arrived the station. ''The officers on duty engaged them in a gun duel , at the end of the melee, one Police woman sustained gun shot injury and has been taken to the hospital for treatment. Regrettably, the station that was just renovated after being razed down by hoodlums during the EndSars saga, was again set ablaze.''the statement read Ikeokwu added that the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Nasiru Mohammed, has activated all tactical teams with a view to fish out and arrest the fleeing hoodlums.
Tiger Woods Injured in Car Crash
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Tiger Woods Injured in Car Crash

  Tiger Woods is on admission at a hospital after a car crash in L.A. County. The accident occured on Tuesday morning. The golfer was pulled from the vehicle, according to TMZ. L.A. Sheriff’s Department said at 7:12 AM, they responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. “The vehicle sustained major damage. The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods,” officials said. “Mr. Woods was extricated from the wrec…then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.” The cause of the accident is being investigated. Woods, 45, was in the area f...
Nigeria Might Soon Exit Second Wave of Coronavirus – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie
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Nigeria Might Soon Exit Second Wave of Coronavirus – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie

The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has said that Nigeria might soon exit the second wave of the Coronavirus disease. Osagie who spoke at a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday February 22, said the country has been recording a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases. The Minister also disclosed that the decreased positivity rate from sustained testing in states, is synonymous with global trends. He said; “This trend in reduction compares with global observations of seeming decline in COVID-19 cases, signifying that the second wave may be receding. “On 21st of February 2021, 521 new infections and 8 deaths occurred in 20 states. The sustained testing in states has decreased positively rate. “We are, however, not drawing conclusions yet and ce...
Tuchel Names Player to Miss Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Match
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Tuchel Names Player to Miss Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Match

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that defender, Thiago Silva, will not take part in his side’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night in Bucharest. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last four games because of a muscle thigh injury. The 36-year-old sustained the injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over rivals Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month. However, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Monday, Tuchel revealed that the Brazilian international again will be missing from his squad. ‘He [Thiago Silva] is not available,” Tuchel said. “He is training right now. We are leaving and he is not available.” Chelsea head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Southampton over the weekend. The kick-off time for Atl...
Man Allegedly Stabs his Younger Brother to Death in Edo
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Man Allegedly Stabs his Younger Brother to Death in Edo

A man identified as Kadir is on the run after he allegedly stabbed his younger brother, Suleiman to death in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that trouble started on Friday morning, February 19, when Suleiman scolded Kadir’s wife for being rude to their mother. Kadir, who was not home when the altercation happened, confronted his younger brother for daring to rebuke his wife when he returned. Their mother was said to have intervened and settled the quarrel between the two siblings. The suspect However, not satisfied, Kadir was said to have revisited the issue later in the day and once again, their mother stepped in and calmed the situation. Suleiman was said to have put the matter behind him and went about his normal business. Ka...
Lagos State Government Demolishes Unapproved Building at Ilupeju
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Lagos State Government Demolishes Unapproved Building at Ilupeju

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has demolished an unapproved building at Ilupeju area of the state. Speaking during the demolition of a building at Olutunda Street, off Ade Akinsanya Street Ilupeju, Lagos on Monday February 15, the General Manager of the Agency, Arc. Gbolahan Owodunni Oki, said the building in question was identified by a team of LASBCA monitoring officers in August 2020 and all efforts by the Agency to prevail on the recalcitrant owner to follow due process and best practices, in consonance with the directive of the Agency, proved abortive. "The illegal structure which has no building approval was built on a drainage channel, wall fenced with no airspace. The building had previously been served all statutory enforcement notices in line with the ...
Nigerian Air Force officer killed in gun duel with armed bandits three weeks to his wedding
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Nigerian Air Force officer killed in gun duel with armed bandits three weeks to his wedding

Armed bandits have killed a Nigerian Air Force personnel, Abubakar, three weeks to his wedding. Late Abubakar WAS among the NAF personnel killed during a gun duel with armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari on Saturday, February 13. According to reports posted on Facebook by his family, the gallant officer was set to get married in three weeks time and had shared his prewedding photos. He was buried in his hometown in Ungwan Dosa, Kaduna North, Kaduna State at 4:pm on Sunday, February 14. It will be recalled that troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) foiled an ambush by a group of armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari, killing many of them. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a state...
Nigerian Air Force Personnel Killed in Gun Duel with Armed Bandits in Kaduna
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Nigerian Air Force Personnel Killed in Gun Duel with Armed Bandits in Kaduna

  Troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday February 13, foiled an ambush by a group of armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari, killing many of them. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said some NAF personnel were killed during the operation while a few others sustained varying degrees of injuries. "Troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Detachment today, 13 February 2021, foiled an ambush set up by a group of over 100 armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State," the statement reads. "The gallant troops were able to fight their way through the ambush killing dozens of bandits in the process. Unfortunately, some NAF personnel paid the supreme pr...
West Brom vs Man United: Solskjaer Confirms Player that will Miss EPL Clash
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West Brom vs Man United: Solskjaer Confirms Player that will Miss EPL Clash

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that midfielder, Paul Pogba, will miss the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with West Brom on Sunday at Hawthorns. Pogba sustained a thigh muscle injury during Man United’s Premier League 3-3 draw against Everton at Old Trafford last weekend. The France international missed Man United’s FA Cup 1-0 victory against West Ham United on Tuesday. ”Paul [Pogba] is still out [for the game],” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference on Friday. He added, “We have had a rare opportunity to do a bit of training and actually some recovery. “You have got Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and not a game until Sunday. That has been a rarity for us really.” The kick-off time for West Brom vs Man United is 3 ...
EPL: Solskjaer Hints on Pogba’s Return From Injury
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EPL: Solskjaer Hints on Pogba’s Return From Injury

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed that midfielder, Paul Pogba, would be back from injury in a few weeks’ time. Solskjaer said this on Monday at his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s FA Cup fifth-round tie with West Ham United on Tuesday night at Old Trafford. Pogba sustained a thigh-muscle injury during Man United’s 3-3 draw with Everton in the Premier League over the weekend. The France World Cup winner will miss Tuesday’s FA Cup clash with West Ham United, in addition to the Europa League ties against Real Sociedad. Providing an update on Pogba, Solskjaer told MUTV, “It’s an injury that will take a few weeks to heal. “He’s just started his recovery, working with the medical staff and we will get him back as soon and as safely as ...
Gunmen Kill APC Chairman in Benue
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Gunmen Kill APC Chairman in Benue

Unknown gunmen have killed the chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ward chairman of Gboko south, Tersoo Ahu today Sunday, February 7. Ahu and other APC ward excos were said to be engaged in the training of party officials for membership registration and revalidation exercise when gunmen stormed the venue with clubs, cutlass as well as iron and manhandled him. Confirming the incident, the publicity secretary of the APC, Benue chapter, James Orgunga, said the ward chairman who sustained serious injuries during the attack died later at a public hospital in Gboko. It is alleged that the attack is unconnected with the crisis within the party ahead of the 2023 general elections. Also confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Kate Anene,...
Police to Prosecute Woman Accused of BHating her  Housemaid to Death in Kano
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Police to Prosecute Woman Accused of BHating her Housemaid to Death in Kano

  The Kano State Police Command is set to prosecute a mother of four, Fatima Hamza, who is accused of killing her housemaid, Khadija Rabiu. It will be recalled that Mrs Hamza was arrested after being accused of beating the late Khadija to a pulp and inserting dried pepper and metal object in her vagina. The 16-year-old girl, who is an indigene of Kwara State, was said to have died as a result of injuries she sustained from the beating. Her co-housemaid, who earlier said that Khadija died as a result of injuries she sustained from the beating, later retracted her statement. The suspect, however, claimed that the deceased, who spent about four months in the house was ill for two days before she died from complications from cat bites. Confirming the latest development o...
Man United vs Everton: Solskjaer Gives Injury Update on Cavani, Bailly Ahead of EPL Clash
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Man United vs Everton: Solskjaer Gives Injury Update on Cavani, Bailly Ahead of EPL Clash

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has provided injury update on Edinson Cavani and Eric Bailly ahead of his side’s Premier League clash against Everton on Saturday night at Old Trafford. Cavani sustained a knock during Man United’s win against Southampton on Tuesday, while Bailly did not feature in the encounter. Providing an update on his players, Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference on Friday, “Edinson should be available, yeah, definitely. “He got a bad ankle knock there. Eric [Bailly] is a doubt. Apart from that everyone’s raring to go.” He added, “Sergio’s working hard, training. He’s in the group. Of course, he lost a lot of training early on in the season. “He joined us very late on after having some time back home, and over Christmas as...
One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State
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One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State

One person was killed while seven others sustained injuries when men of the Nigerian Customs Service clashed with suspected smugglers along Sagamu Interchange/Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State. Three Customs operatives, a military officer and three smugglers were seriously injured while a man said to be a rice trader was killed during the clash which occurred on Tuesday morning. It was gathered that the suspected smugglers who were conveying imported rice to Samagu from Abeokuta ran into Customs operatives from the Federal Operations Unit Ikeja, who intercepted the goods. There was said to be resistance from some hoodlums allegedly working with the suspected smugglers, leading to a crossfire with soldiers who were called for reinforcement . An eyewitness who spoke to the ...
Man allegedly Throws Down his Househelp from Second Floor of a 2-storey Building in Aba
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Man allegedly Throws Down his Househelp from Second Floor of a 2-storey Building in Aba

A Nigerian man identified as Emeka Igwe from Imo state, has been accused of throwing down his househelp from the second floor of a 2-storey building in Aba, Abia state. Twitter user, @obaino_ shared photos of injuries the girl sustained and also disclosed that the incident occurred at 204 Niger opposite Newday dast food in Aba. He tweeted; She’s a house help. Her master dropped her from the balcony of the 2nd floor of a 2 storey building Location is 204 Niger opposite Newday dast food Aba Please let’s make this trend and get her justice  
One Dead, Three Injured as Cocoa House Elevator Collapses in Ibadan
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One Dead, Three Injured as Cocoa House Elevator Collapses in Ibadan

One person has been confirmed dead while three others sustained injuries when the elevator of the Cocoa House in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, collapsed. It was gathered that the faulty elevator collapsed on Wednesday morning, January 6, while some technicians were trying to replace it with a new one. Head, Corporate Affairs, Odu’ a Investment Company Limited, Victory Ayetoro, who confirmed the incident said that the conglomerate was trying to change the old elevator to a new one when the incident happened. "At around 11am this morning, the lift installation team from our contractor handling the lift and who were working on dismantling the old lift in readiness for a new lift instalment, while working on the lift suffered a mechanical failure," said Ayetoro. "The said fail...
Suspected South African drug lord, Teddy Mafia shot dead
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Suspected South African drug lord, Teddy Mafia shot dead

Suspected South African drug lord, Yaganathan Pillay, popularly known as Teddy Mafia, has been shot dead. He was 59. Reports said Pilay was shot twice in the head at his home in Shallcross, south of Durban on Monday afternoon. He died shortly after arriving at Chatsmed hospital in Chatsworth. After the shooting, two alleged hitmen were beheaded and their bodies burnt on Taurus Street in Shallcross, south of Durban. Confirming the shooting, Brigadier Jay Naicker of KwaZulu Natal (KZN) South Africa Police Service (SAPS) said Pillay sustained two gunshot wounds to the head and later died in hospital. “The daughter of this well-known drug dealer, was informed by her father that he would be expecting visitors earlier on Monday afternoon. “She left him and went to the back of ...

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