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Man Accidentally Shoots Friend in the Neck While Showing off his new gun
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Man Accidentally Shoots Friend in the Neck While Showing off his new gun

A man accidentally shot his friend in the neck as he showed off his new weapon, police say. Alec Augustino Braz, 22, mistakenly fired his pistol at his 19-year-old friend at around 3.15pm on Saturday, June 1. The shooting happened not long after Braz got his license to carry a gun, Newsweek reports. Woburn Police Department near Boston in Massachusetts revealed in a statement that Braz is suspected of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, improper storage of a firearm, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Police handcuffed Braz on multiple firearm offences shortly after the shooting. Police explained that Braz was showing the gun to his friend in his Woburn home on Saturday afternoon when he accidentally pulled the trigger on his guest who has no...
Rapper, Wisdom Awute arrested and charged for attempted murder
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Rapper, Wisdom Awute arrested and charged for attempted murder

American rapper, Wisdom Awute, and another man are facing attempted murder charges in a shooting that injured two people in Miami Beach earlier this week. Wisdom Awute, a rapper who is part of DaBaby's Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment label, and Christopher Urena have been arrested in connection with the shooting, Miami Beach Police officials said. Awute, 21, and Urena, 29, both face charges of attempted first-degree murder with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault. Urena also faces charges of grand theft and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police received multiple 911 calls reporting the shooting just after 11:30 p.m. on Monday along the popular strip of Art Deco hotels and restaurants. Officers found one person struck in the shoulder and another in the l...
Europa League final: Owen Predicts Result for Villarreal vs Man United Tie
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Europa League final: Owen Predicts Result for Villarreal vs Man United Tie

  Michael Owen, a former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker, has predicted the Europa League final clash between Villarreal and Manchester United. Villarreal will tackle Manchester United in the Europa League final at the PGEArena Gdańsk in Poland on Wednesday night. Unai Emery’s side had eliminated Arsenal from the Europa League semi-final encounter earlier this month, while Man United knocked AS Roma out of the competition. Villarreal head to the game following a 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in their last LaLiga fixture on Saturday, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men won Wolves 2-1 on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday. Providing his prediction, Owen told BetVictor, “Manchester United go into the Europa League final as favourites. However, their oppone...
Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson Died after Being asered and kicked in the streets, jury hears
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Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson Died after Being asered and kicked in the streets, jury hears

Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson died after being tasered three times and kicked at least twice to the head by an "angry" police officer, a murder trial jury has heard. On Tuesday, May 4, the jury at Birmingham Crown Court was told West Mercia Police Constable Benjamin Monk denies the murder and manslaughter of the 48-year-old former footballer, who played for a number of clubs, including Aston Villa, Manchester City, Ipswich Town, and Sheffield Wednesday. Monk is alleged to have fired a Taser weapon at Atkinson for 33 seconds, or more than six times longer than the standard five-second phase, and while he was on the ground and apparently unresponsive, kicked him in the head twice with such force the imprint of Monk’s laces were left on Atkinson’s forehead. Another ...
Woman Hides Loaded Gun in her Vagina Before Smuggling it into Prison
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Woman Hides Loaded Gun in her Vagina Before Smuggling it into Prison

A woman hid a loaded gun in her vagina to smuggle it into prison and officers didn’t find it until weeks later. Amy Wilhite, 39, brought the .22 calibre revolver to Boone County Jail in Missouri, the US, on February 14, fully loaded with five rounds. Officers carried out a pat and a strip search but failed to find the weapon. They didn’t track it down until 17 days later, at which point it was wrapped up in plastic among White’s possessions, The Smoking Gun reports. In a probable cause statement, investigators alleged that Wilhite had "removed the firearm from her body and concealed it within her personal belongings." During questioning at the jail, Wilhite admitted possessing the firearm, but claimed “she was only holding it for another female detainee.” However,...
Ghanaian Man allegedly Kills his Girlfriend for Denying him Sex
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Ghanaian Man allegedly Kills his Girlfriend for Denying him Sex

A 42-year-old man identified as Papa Gyabi has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend with a hammer after he claims she denied him sex. The incident happened in Shama-Kumasi in the Western region of Ghana in the early hours of Saturday, April 24. It was gathered that the incident which occurred shortly after midnight started with a quarrel which later degenerated into a struggle between the suspect also known as Landlord and the girlfriend identified simply as Rita The residents told Graphic Online that the deceased, a native of Daboase-Krobo in the Wassa East District visited Papa Gyabi at his residence at Shama-Kumasi. They said later in the evening the two retired to Landlord’s room but at about 12:10am, a heated argument started between the two resulting int...
Geidam Attack: Army Inflicts Heavy Casualty On ISWAP Terrorists, Recovers Weapon
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Geidam Attack: Army Inflicts Heavy Casualty On ISWAP Terrorists, Recovers Weapon

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) currently conducting Operation Tura Takaibango inflicted heavy casualty on Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorists in Geidam the Headquarters of Geidam LGA of Yobe State. The terrorist attacked the strategic border town 23 April 2021 destroying three communications masts and looting some shops in the process. However, troops stationed at the town supported by the Air Component of OPLD mounted a hot pursuit and closed up with the terrorists killing 21 of them in the process. The gallant troops successfully recovered a gun truck with an anti aircraft gun mounted on it, eight AK 47 rifles with ten magazines as well as two Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs and five chargers. Other items recovered are; over a thousand rounds of...
Rapper, Bobby Shmurda’s special parole conditions reportedly include no Alcohol or Bars, 8 p.m. Curfew
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Rapper, Bobby Shmurda’s special parole conditions reportedly include no Alcohol or Bars, 8 p.m. Curfew

American rapper, Bobby Shmurda is no longer in police custody but is still under parole supervision until 2026. According to documents obtained by TMZ, the Brooklyn rapper has a few special parole conditions he must abide by while on supervised release. Under his parole supervision, Shmurda can’t drink alcohol, associate with gangs, or spend time at bars. He also isn’t allowed to violate an 8 p.m. curfew, has to submit to substance abuse testing, and is required to get aggression and anger counseling. Recall after his release, a video began trending of Shmurda turning down a drink at a club, with Shmurda responding to it on his Instagram Stories, reminding fans that he was on parole. The rapper was granted an early release after serving six years...
Louisville’s Police Department Fires one of the t|Three officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death
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Louisville’s Police Department Fires one of the t|Three officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death

Louisville's police department is initiating termination of Officer Brett Hankison, one of three LMPD officers involved in the March shooting of Breonna Taylor. Hankison was one of three officers put on administrative leave for the death of Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician, who was shot dead on March 13, 2020. The three officers were executing a no-knock search warrant when they entered Taylor's apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. Gunfire was exchanged between Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker and the officers. Kenneth believed the officers to be intruders, his attorney has said. He's a licensed gun owner and fired his weapon, hitting an officer in the leg. In return, the officers fired over twenty shots and Breonna Taylor was hit 8 times. ...
Police Detain Instagram Celebrity Cubana Chief Priest
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Police Detain Instagram Celebrity Cubana Chief Priest

The Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit in Lagos State has detained Instagram celebrity and Executive Director of Cubana Group, Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest.   Cubana was invited to the Force Headquarters Annex Lagos today for questioning on his alleged ''abuse of police escorts and his unexplainable wealth''. He arrived at the police annex at about 10am this morning and has been with the police, answering questions from the officers. A police source who confirmed this, said his invitation was sequel to an order from the Office of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who has expressed shock at how some Nigerians abuse police personnel attached to them. ''We have detained Cubana Chief Priest and he is facing interrogat...
Atlanta Police officer who Shot Rayshard Brooks Charged with Felony Murder
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Atlanta Police officer who Shot Rayshard Brooks Charged with Felony Murder

The white Atlanta police officer, Garret Rolfe who shot and killed a black man, Rayshard Brooks, in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant will face a charge of felony murder and 10 other charges. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Garrett Rolfe, who fired the fatal shots at Rayshard Brooks, could face a possible sentence of life without parole or the death penalty. “We’ve concluded at the time that Mr. Brooks was shot that he did not pose an immediate threat of death,” Howard said. Rolfe, who has since been fired from the police department, was also charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and violations of office, and other offenses punishable by decades behind bar. The other officer, Devin Brosnan, who remains with the Atlanta Police Departme...
Toyin Salau death: Missing Nigerian lady found dead after tweeting sexual assault
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Toyin Salau death: Missing Nigerian lady found dead after tweeting sexual assault

Missing Black Live Matters activist Oluwatoyin Salau is dead, this is according to a statement posted online that the 19-year-old died after tweeting about sexual assault. Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, had been declared as a missing person by Tallahassee Police department, Florida. On June 6, 2020, on her Twitter page, just hours before she disappeared, Salau wrote a series of disturbing tweets. According to her, “Silence is the best weapon for some but not for me I will not be silenced,” she had written on her Twitter page at that time. She had tweeted about how she was sexually assaulted, detailing her experience. She wrote; “Anyways I was molested in Tallahassee, Florida by a black man this morning at 5:30 on Richview and Park Ave. The man offered to give me a ride to fin...
Indian Priest Beheads a man in his Shrine as a Sacrifice to a goddess who came to him in a Dream in Order to End Coronavirus
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Indian Priest Beheads a man in his Shrine as a Sacrifice to a goddess who came to him in a Dream in Order to End Coronavirus

An Indian priest has been arrested for beheading a man in his shrine to offer as a sacrifice to end the Coronavirus pandemic in India. 70-year-old Sansari Ojha from the Brahmani Dei Temple cut off 52-year-old Saroj Kumar Pradhan's head , told police that he killed him after he was ordered by a goddess in his dream to sacrifice a human in order to bring an end to the pandemic in India. Police said he beheaded Pradhan with an axe on Wednesday night in the temple's shrine after an argument ensued between them. Detective Ashish Kumar Singh said Ojha was heavily drunk at the time and surrendered to police the following day after realizing what he had done. According to him, Ojha claimed he was ordered by a goddess in his dream to sacrifice a human in order to bring an end to the...
Three Hurt after Gunman Wielding AR-15 Opens Fire at a Mall and ‘Films it On Snapchat’
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Three Hurt after Gunman Wielding AR-15 Opens Fire at a Mall and ‘Films it On Snapchat’

A gunman opened fire at a shopping centre in Glendale, US, leaving 3 people injured with one in critical condition. Police swooped on the Westgate shopping mall in Glendale, Arizona, US, following reports of the shooting. The shooter, 20, described as an "armed terrorist" by Arizona State Senator Martín Quezada, has been named in US reports as Armando Junior Hernandez. Reports claim Snapchat footage of a man filming the attack has been circulating on social media. The footage shows a man talking to the camera in a car, before storming the mall with a gun. In the Snapchat video from the alleged shooter, he identified himself as Armando Junior Hernandez. He shows a gun then says: "Hello, I’m going to be the shooter of Westgate 2020. This is to get back at mean socie...
NFL Star, Earl Thomas Held at Gunpoint by his Wife after she Caught him Cheating
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NFL Star, Earl Thomas Held at Gunpoint by his Wife after she Caught him Cheating

Nina Thomas, the wife of NFL star Earl Thomas held a loaded gun to his head after allegedly catching him cheating with another woman. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the incident happened April 13 involving the Baltimore Ravens player, Nina Thomas and several other people. The Austin Police Dept. responded to a home in the Austin, Texas area at 3:41 a.m. after getting a call about a disturbance. On arrival, the Police said “we observed that a black female wearing an orange sweater with a knife in her hand, later identified as Nina Thomas, was chasing a shirtless black male, later identified as Earl Thomas, with a pistol in his hand around a vehicle.” Cops drew their weapons and ordered both Nina and Earl to the ground and they complied without incident. That’s...
Ex-Singer Daniel Wilson questions the truth behind the Coronavirus pandemic; claims its a man made disease with Africa as the main target
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Ex-Singer Daniel Wilson questions the truth behind the Coronavirus pandemic; claims its a man made disease with Africa as the main target

  Polular 90s Singer Daniel Wilson has expressed his doubts on the Coronavirus pandemic. In a post shared on his Facebook page, the singer claimed there is a lot of mistruth about the viral disease that has killed so many people. According to him, the disease is a man-made one created with Africa as the target. Read what he wrote below THIS IS NO ORDINARY CORONA VIRUS, BELIEVE ME There is something you all should know about this disease that is killing people all over the world, it is not the coronavirus it is supposed to be, it certainly can't be the coronavirus they say it is, that ordinarily causes illnesses like the common cold, catarrh, shortness of breath and at worst pneumonia. How can a virus that they say is preventable by simple hygiene, be as dangerous as they ...
Nigerian man discovers ‘fetish’ items under his car two months after he was involved in accident with same vehicle
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Nigerian man discovers ‘fetish’ items under his car two months after he was involved in accident with same vehicle

A Nigerian Facebook user, Kenechi Anene has claimed that some fetish items were discovered in his car two months after he was involved in an accident with same car. Read his post below: "So, like 2 days ago, I got a call from my babe asking me where I kept the key to the other car that hers was waterlogged (same car i recently had a terrible accident with and had to be reconstructed), I told her where to get it and also advised her to call the panelbeater to come and trace the source of the water leakage. To cut the whole story short, the panel beater after taking the vehicle called us screaming that he will not work on the car, that some fetish things are in it. He snapped and sent the picture to us. Believe me these things were tied and kept under that vehicle prior to my accident...
Boxing Icon, David Haye Explains Why Deontay Wilder Lost to Tyson Fury
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Boxing Icon, David Haye Explains Why Deontay Wilder Lost to Tyson Fury

Boxing icon David Haye has explained what he feels went wrong in Deontay Wilder's loss to Tyson fury in the WBC heavyweight belt clash on Sunday morning. Fury battered Deontay Wilder from the opening bell until one minute and 39 seconds into the seventh round, when Wilder's corner threw in the towel, to beat the Bronze Bomber and claim the Lineal Heavyweight, WBC and Ring Magazine championship belts.   Fury before the fight said he will be coming out to attack Wilder and many fans didn't believe Fury would defeat Wilder, a scenario that David Haye says played into Fury's hands. David Haye, a former Heavyweight champion during his own time, was sitting at ringside for BT Sport during the fight and he couldn’t believe what he witnessed, saying Tyson Fury exhibited 'g...
Rapper, Cardi B Says She Wants to be a Politician 
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Rapper, Cardi B Says She Wants to be a Politician 

American rapper, Cardi B has announced that she wants to be a politician even though she doesn't agree with the Goverment. The 27-year-old mother of one made the announcement on Twitter. She wrote: 'I think I want to be a politician.I really love government even tho I don’t agree with Goverment (sic).' In a follow-up tweet, she explained: 'Like I was watching War documentaries.No matter how many weapons a country have you need people ! How are you trying to go against a country and possibly start a war when this country lacks patriotism? I barely see people claiming they LOVE being American.' An hour later, the Bodak Yellow rapper returned to Twitter and added: 'I will have to explain a lot so I will have to do a video or a live talking about it ...So imma come back to my ...
Man Robs Pharmacy and Leave a  Note Telling Clerk “I’m Sorry, I have a Sick Child.”
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Man Robs Pharmacy and Leave a Note Telling Clerk “I’m Sorry, I have a Sick Child.”

A man who robbed a pharmacy in Philadelphia, shocked the staff on the spot, when he dropped a note saying he needed to do so to save his sick child. In a report from CNN, the unidentified man robbed a Rite Aid store in Philadelphia on January 3. Police released video of the incident, which shows the suspect wearing a grey hoodie and dark gloves as he takes an item to the register. Man robs pharmacy, leaves note telling clerk “I’m sorry, I have a sick child.” Then, according to a police statement, the man handed a note to the employee that read in part, “Give me all the money. I’m sorry, I have a sick child. You have 15 seconds.” The video shows the clerk opening the cash register and putting money into the same plastic bag for the item the suspect purchased. The suspect ne...
Cannibal killer stabs ex-girlfriend to death, saws her open to eat her brain, heart and lung
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Cannibal killer stabs ex-girlfriend to death, saws her open to eat her brain, heart and lung

38-year-old Joseph Oberhansley, accused of killing his 46-year-old ex-girlfriend Tammy Jo Blanton, and also using an electric saw to open her skull and gobble part of her brain, lungs and heart in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is now denying the murder act he confessed to when arrested in 2014.   The deceased was reportedly found under a vinyl camping tent draped over her bath in September 2014. The cops said her skull was removed, and a “plate with what appeared to be skull bone and blood” was also found.     At a pre-trial hearing at Clark County Court, Oberhansley said allegations of him raping his late ex-girlfriend the weekend before were “bull crap lies”. He thereafter, suggested that investigators missed the real murder weapon and that it couldn’t have b...
INEC Reveals the Seven Offences you Must Not Commit on Election Day
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INEC Reveals the Seven Offences you Must Not Commit on Election Day

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the seven offenses Nigerians are not to commit when they go to cast their votes during the forthcoming general elections. INEC released the list ahead of the general elections which commences on February 23rd. See list of the seven offenses to stay away from during vote casting: 1. No campaigning for votes, or persuasion of voters to not vote for a candidate. 2. No shouting of slogans concerning the election, or in support of any party 3. No one should be in possession of an offensive weapon or wear any apparel calculated to intimidate voters. 4. No one is allowed to use a vehicle bearing the colour or symbol of a political party or candidate 5. No one is allowed to loiter at polling units without lawful excuse ...
Watch Horrifying Moment Police Shot Dead Unarmed Man in Benin
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Watch Horrifying Moment Police Shot Dead Unarmed Man in Benin

An unarmed man in Benin has allegedly been shot dead by policemen on Tuesday morning, January 29th. According to Instagram user, @CarrickDublin who shared a video of the Police brutality online, the suspect was fleeing the scene after he was apprehended when the police shot at him. He died instantly. “This happened in Benin city some Armed police men caught some innocents boy’s and they were not with any weapon,Then one was trying to Escape and he was shoot dead at the spot…..The Questions is What’s is happening in Nigeria?,”@CarrickDublin wrote. Watch video below:   View this post on Instagram   Unilorin lecturer orders 400 level Chemical Engineering students to raise their hands for ...
Nigerian Man And 2 Others Killed, in Palmdale Shooting
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Nigerian Man And 2 Others Killed, in Palmdale Shooting

A Nigerian man identified as Kayode, was reportedly killed alongside two others in Palmdale shooting on Wednesday night. The Nigerian man who is said to be a serial entrepreneur was pronounced dead at the scene alongside two others, and it was gathered that the fourth victim of the Palmdale shooting was taken to a hospital in unknown condition, according to Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The murder weapon was not recovered, and it was further gathered that the description of the shooter or shooters as well as a motive was not immediately available. The shot residents were found after deputies responded at about 11:15 p.m on Wednesday, to a call of a gunshot victim in the area of Ranch Center Drive and 40th Street West.
Who Stabbed MC Oluomo? Sego, The Suspect Finally Speaks
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Who Stabbed MC Oluomo? Sego, The Suspect Finally Speaks

Mustapha Adekunle aka Sego, the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) official, who allegedly stabbed MC Oluomo, the state Treasurer of the Union has opened up. The police had declared him wanted over the fracas that occurred at an All Progressives Congress (APC) event in Lagos on Tuesday. Adekunle was accused of “attempting to disrupt the rally” held at the Skypower Grounds, Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ikeja Speaking to The Nation, Sego challenged the police to release the video evidence for the world to see. Sego said: “Whoever has any videotape of Sego unleashing mayhem on people should let the world see it. Whosoever has any evidence against Sego should come forward with it. That’s what I want. “Anybody can fight for his right with his mouth by speakin...
Man Accused Of Killing Dad On Train Says He’s Innocent Until Proven Guilty
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Man Accused Of Killing Dad On Train Says He’s Innocent Until Proven Guilty

A man accused of stabbing a dad who was on a train with his teenage son said he was innocent until proven guilty as he appeared in court. Darren Shane Pencille, 35, is charged with the murder of Lee Pomeroy, 51, and possessing an offensive weapon. Mr Pomeroy, who lived in Guildford and owned an IT firm, was travelling towards London with his 14-year-old son on Friday afternoon when he was attacked. A manhunt led detectives to a flat in Farnham on Saturday morning and they made two arrests. Pencille appeared in the dock at Staines Magistrates’ Court on Monday wearing glasses and a prison-issue grey tracksuit. Pencil drawing of Suspect in court He stood in the dock to confirm his name, date of birth and that he was British, telling magistrates he had no address du...
Rapper Juelz Santana Sentenced To 2-years In Prison
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Rapper Juelz Santana Sentenced To 2-years In Prison

New York rapper, Juelz Santana, has been sentenced to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft. According to TMZ, James also pled guilty to “possession of a controlled dangerous substance.” James will reportedly “be under supervised release” for one year following his prison sentence. The rapper whose real name is LaRon Louis James was arrested in March after security staff at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport found a loaded 38-caliber handgun and nonprescription Oxycodone pills in a carry-on bag containing his identification. He abandoned his luggage and left the area, but turned himself in three days later. In 2011, he was also arrested after police found two loaded handguns,...
Police Nab 6 Suspected Cultists, Armed Robbers In Anambra
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Police Nab 6 Suspected Cultists, Armed Robbers In Anambra

The police command in Anambra says it has arrested six suspected cultists and armed rubbers after a gun battle that left one of the suspects injured at Ogidi near Onitsha. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Haruna Mohammed, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Akwa on Sunday. Mohammed said one fabricated pistol, three live cartridges, an axe, tramadol drugs and some quantities of dry leaves suspected to be cannabis were recovered from them. He said “On Dec. 14, at about 4pm there was intelligence report at Ogidi Division that some suspected armed robbers/cultists were cited at Paradise Hotel, Ogidi brandishing dangerous weapons. “Following the report, police detectives attached to Ogidi division rushed to the scene and cordoned-off the area. “The gang on si...
Thanksgiving Day Shooting At Alabama Mall, Two Injured
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Thanksgiving Day Shooting At Alabama Mall, Two Injured

A thanksgiving day shooting at Alabama has left two people injured, after a fight inside the shopping mall. The man who brandished a weapon has been killed. A confrontation erupted at an Alabama mall on Thanksgiving night, and it ended with a gunman injuring 2 (including a 12-year-old girl) before he was shot dead. The incident went down at Alabama’s largest enclosed mall — the Riverchase Galleria in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover. There was an argument between a 21-year-old man and an 18-year-old male. The 21-year-old pulled out a gun and shot the 18-year-old twice in the torso. Two officers who were providing security at the mall heard the gunfire and approached the area. They spotted a suspect waving a pistol and shot him. He died at the scene. His name was not immediately ...
Nigerians Should Expect More Investment In Education – President Buhari
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Nigerians Should Expect More Investment In Education – President Buhari

President Buhari today in Paris, France, assured Nigerians that allocations to the educational sector will be improved as revenue increases, describing the sector as a major engine for the development of any country. The President, during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Paris, said the about 5 per cent allocation to the sector was inadequate to propel the desired growth for the economy, pointing that United Nations target of 26 per cent remains ideal. “We are currently reviewing investments in the entire infrastructure of the country like road, rail and power, including investing more in education. We will certainly need to do more in education,’’ he said. President Buhari enjoined Nigerian elites, both at home and diaspora, to do more in contributing to the ...
Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Christian Doctor Who Heals Rape Victims
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Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Christian Doctor Who Heals Rape Victims

Image: Victor Boyko / Getty Images AChristian gynecologist who has dedicated his career to caring for victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been awarded a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Denis Mukwege, nicknamed “Dr. Miracle” for his specialized procedures, was a co-recipient for the annual honor alongside Nadia Murad, a Yazidi activist who survived rape and kidnapping by ISIS in Iraq. The Nobel committee said both winners modeled “efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.” Over the past 20 years, Mukwege has treated tens of thousands of women in Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, many of who had been gang raped by militants in the midst of the country’s conflict, left scarred and stigmatized. His faith influences his approach to caring for patients h...
‘People Don’t Go To Political Rallies To Support Any Party Or Anyone, They Go Because They Are Hungry’ – Mark Essien
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‘People Don’t Go To Political Rallies To Support Any Party Or Anyone, They Go Because They Are Hungry’ – Mark Essien

Nigerian software developer, Mark Essien has just shared an interesting perspective on politics and the kind of crowd tht attend political rallies.   According to him, 'In most political rallies in Akwa Ibom, 90% of the faces you see at APC rally were also at PDP rally. Those people do not go there to support any party or anyone. They go there because they are hungry, and they hope that someone is sharing money'.   Essien continued to say, 'that's why education is never a priority for politicians. They don't want the people to understand things. Economy is not a priority. If people build rice factories, they will not change their vote for a bag of rice. Poverty is a weapon and it's aimed at the people'.   See the rest of his tweets below.... ...
Adultery No Longer A Crime In India
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Adultery No Longer A Crime In India

Adultery is no longer a crime, India’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday, declaring a colonial-era law that punished the offence with jail time unconstitutional and discriminatory against women.  The more than century-old law prescribed that any man who slept with a married woman without her husband’s permission had committed adultery, a crime carrying a five-year prison term in the conservative country. A petitioner had challenged the court to strike down the law, describing it as arbitrary and discriminatory against women. “Thinking of adultery from a point of view of criminality is a retrograde step,” unanimously declared the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court. Women could not file a complaint under the archaic law nor be held liable for adultery themselves, making it solely t...
2019: Hold APC Responsible Should Harm Befall Atiku, Others, PDP Warns
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2019: Hold APC Responsible Should Harm Befall Atiku, Others, PDP Warns

ABUJA-The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged the All Progressives Congress, APC, to take the blame for any harm that may befall former Vice President Abubakar Atiku or any of the PDP Presidential aspirants ahead of the 2019 general elections. • Atiku The party’s position is not unconnected with the alleged threats to the life of Atiku, who last week petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari to come to his aide and save his family from danger. In a statement issued by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the part called for a thorough inquest to unravel those behind the threats. “The PDP do not take these threats as a ruse and we demand an open inquest into all the issues raised by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in his petition to President Buhari. “It is public knowl...
Making Farming More Attractive
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Making Farming More Attractive

The war cry that a hungry man is an angry man is the clearest endorsement of the importance of food in the life of any human being. Even though wild animals can get their food from the forest without planting, the era of man as gatherer of food has been consigned to history. Today, as a deliberate effort both on the part of government and individuals, placing food on one‘s table is a priority. Gov. Okowa That is why food security is taken as a strong policy for those countries that want to prevent her citizens from famine. Students of contemporary international politics are wont to say that at the height of cold war rivalry between the United States of America and the defunct Soviet Union, the Americans were always using food as political weapon against the Russians. It came t...
Falana Advovates Adequate Funding Of Police
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Falana Advovates Adequate Funding Of Police

Human Rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), on Thursday called for adequate funding for the police, saying it would be difficult for them to uphold rule of law without funds. Falana Falana made the call at a training organised by the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) and the Lagos State Police Command for senior cops. “There is a need to sit with the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) for sufficient money to be availed the police for diligent investigation. Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTVs) are to be installed in all police stations. “Police stations are supposed to be given running grants but it is not so. They are made to depend on the public to assist. This is why sometimes, it is about who pays the piper. It is not their fault but the fault of ...
Unarmed Black Man Shot Dead After Police Mistake Cell Phone For Weapon
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Unarmed Black Man Shot Dead After Police Mistake Cell Phone For Weapon

A 22-year-old black man was fatally shot by Sacramento police in his own backyard Sunday night was carrying a cellphone, when confronted by officers. Stephon Clark was killed in the backyard of the south Sacramento home he shared with his grandmother, grandfather and some siblings, his 25-year-old brother Stevante Clark said Monday. The police department said officers were responding to a call of a person breaking car windows nearby, The Sacramento Bee reports. Police said they believed Clark was armed with a gun, though no firearm was found at the scene. Police said instead Clark had a “object” that he “extended in front of him” while advancing towards two officers. Police were unable to immediately give details about the tool bar Monday, and did not identify the item in Clark...
Palestinian Killed After Alleged Stabbing Attempt
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Palestinian Killed After Alleged Stabbing Attempt

A Palestinian has been shot dead after allegedly attempting to stab Israeli soldiers north of Hebron in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army reported the incident on Friday, but added that none of its soldiers were wounded. The Israeli army published a picture of the man's identity card. It showed that the alleged attacker was 24- year-old Abdullah Taqatqa from Bethlehem. Palestinian witnesses told local media that "Israeli forces shot at him while he was around 20 metres away from them" and that Taqatqa "didn't have any type of knife with him or any kind of weapon". The incident occurred at the Gush Etzion junction near a large bloc of Israeli settlements south of Bethlehem. It comes amid soaring tensions between Israeli authorities and Palestinians over discriminatory ...

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