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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Photo: Police arrest four teen members of notorious cult group in Abia, recovers charms, arms and ammunition

Police arrest four teen members of notorious cult group in Abia, recovers charms, arms and ammunition

Operatives attached to Isiala-Ngwa North Division of the Abia State Police Command arrested four teen members of the notorious ABC cult group. The teenagers were arrested on August 20, during a raid on suspected criminal hideouts at Mbubo Nsulu Isiala-Ngwa North. The cultists, whose names are David Adieze, 18, Chinemere Isaac, 14, Chimezie Moses Francis, 17 and 19-year-old Okon Effiong ...

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“Ooni of Ife will speak on marriage at appropriate time” Palace

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Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, through his palace officials has revealed that he will speak on his crashed marriage to Olori Wuraola at the appropriate time. The Ooni’s Director of Media, Mr. Moses Olafare, revealed that the palace is fully aware of all that is being said, right or wrong about the issue and that they will reveal ...

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Flood: Over 15,000 people reportedly sacked from their homes in Makurdi, Benue State

Over 15,000 people reportedly sacked from their homes in Makurdi, Benue State

More than 15,000 people have been reportedly displaced from their homes due to the heavy downpour in Saturday night and resultant flood that submerged over 2,000 houses in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, and its environs. The hardest hit areas are Achuasa Media Village, Wadata Rice Mill, Behind Police Zone Four, Larozone Nyiman Quarters, Judges Quarters, Gboko Road, Logo, New ...

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‘My child is also affected by this ASUU strike’- Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, says

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Minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, yesterday disclosed that one of his children is affected by the current strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). He disclosed this when he spoke with state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting. “Students who are supposed to take their exams and promotional exams have been forced by ...

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We do not have power to arrest people for making hate speeches – Nigerian Army

The Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, was a guest on Channels TV yesterday where he stated that the military was not planning to arrest anyone on social media that makes anti-military or anti-government comments because they do not have the power to make such arrests. Recall that Enenche was a guest on the same channel on August 23rd where he disclosed that the military is monitoring social media for comments that are anti-military, anti-government and anti-security. Many Nigerians thought it meant that the military would soon begin to arrest anyone that makes such comments online. The anxiety in Nigerians grew when Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during his time as acting president, had announced that hate speech would now be treated as an act of terrorism. During his interview yesterday, Enenche said the military was just going to monitor the social media space but it has no power to arrest anyone that makes hate speech on social media. “There was nothing like that. We do not have power to arrest people for hate speeches. It is just false assertion, against the military, and against my humble self that I said that we will be arresting people or checkmating people. The military is not going to be monitoring hate speeches. Did I tell you hate speech in your recordings? We have a strategic media centre, our strategic media centre monitors the media, simple. And it is like that all over the world. And we take that because it helps us to transform the nature of the intelligence to enable us to prepare for whatever call up we get to ensure security in this country. Let me tell you and tell the public without fear of anybody; we are trained to do threat analysis of anything that would threaten the security of this country. So, it is part of our threat analysis. Any person can interpret it to mean that it is a follow up to the speech of the Vice-President (Yemi Osinbajo), the then Acting President and then the minister of interior; then that person can be right. Where do we take instruction from, where do we get information from? But on the whole, it is part of what is called threat analysis.” he said

The Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, was a guest on Channels TV yesterday where he stated that the military was not planning to arrest anyone on social media that makes anti-military or anti-government comments because they do not have the power to make such arrests. Recall that Enenche was a guest on the same channel on August ...

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Photos: Fake SARS operative, soldier arrested in Rivers State

Fake SARS operative, soldier arrested in Rivers State

Men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Rivers State Police Command arrested two men who paraded themselves as an army officer and SARS operative and extorted money from innocent citizens in the State. See photos below:

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5 Top Boko Haram Commanders killed in a new Military operation

5 Top Boko Haram Commanders killed in a new Military operation

The Nigerian Army in a joint operation with the Nigerian Air Force has killed five top Boko Haram commanders in the North-east region. In a statement issued by Sani Usman, who is the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, he confirmed that a large number of the terrorists were killed, including five commanders of the group. ‘‘The key Boko Haram terrorists ...

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Fatai Owoseni replaced as Lagos state Commissioner of Police

Fatai Owoseni replaced as Lagos state Commissioner of Police

The Lagos state commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has been replaced. The new police commissioner is Imohimi Edgar, a former Deputy Commissioner in Charge of Operations in the state. Fatai Owoseni, who served in the state for two years, will now report to the force headquarters in Abuja as the Commissioner of Police in Charge of Administration. Read the official ...

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President Buhari meets with Emir of Daura, others as he touched down Katsina State ahead of Eid El Kabir

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Shortly after presiding over the Federeal Executive Council meeting and hosting the national women’s basketball team who won at the AfroBasket tournament in Mali last week, President Buhari headed to his hometown Daura in Katsina State to celebrate the 2017 Eid El Kabir. On arrival, he met with the Emir of Daura H.R.H. Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar, Katsina State Governor ...

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South-East Governors meet with IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

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South-east governors are currently having a closed door meeting with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The meeting is holding in Enugu State. Present at the meeting are the governors of Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi, Anambra Deputy Governor Nkem Okeke while the governors of Imo and Abia State are yet to ...

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Photos: Nigerian man weds his pretty young white lover in Delta State

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A Nigerian man from Sapele in Delta state got married to his caucasian bride yesterday in Delta State. Samson Ama Ikomi, who describes himself as a musician, married his bride traditionally and also in church yesterday. In photos shared online, the blushing young bride is seen surrounded by friends and family of the groom but none of hers were present. ...

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“The Ooni and I are no more” – Olori Wuraola

"The Ooni and I are no more" - Olori Wuraola

The Former Queen of Ife, Olori Wuraola has finally confirmed the end of her marriage to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. This she disclosed in an official statement shared via her Instagram page, which she has also edited his name out of. We have got to stop this culture of shaming and vilifying women with false stories ...

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Keita set to become Liverpool most expensive player

Keita set to become Liverpool most expensive player

Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig in a club-record deal that will see him join the club next year. The 22-year-old had been one of manager Jurgen Klopp’s primary transfer targets, but the Bundesliga club had been unwilling to consider a sale ahead of their first season in the Champions League. However, the Reds ...

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Dembele pens five-year Barcelona deal to complete €105m transfer

Dembele pens five-year Barcelona deal to complete €105m transfer

Ousmane Dembele has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Barcelona to complete his transfer from Borussia Dortmund. The 20-year-old France winger moves to Barca for an initial €105million, under a deal that will make him the second most expensive player in history once add-ons are accounted for. Dembele arrived in Barcelona on Sunday and completed a medical ...

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S-South, S-East govs call for location of oil, gas investments in the regions

S-South, S-East govs call for location of oil, gas investments in the regions

Governors of the South-South/South East regions have called for location of investment in the oil and gas sector in the regions, saying that the Federal Government should discourage the granting of licences for them to be sited outside the areas. A communique at the end of a meeting of the South South/South East Governors Forum, Sunday night, in Port Harcourt, ...

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I planned my kidnap to raise funds for my parents’ funeral — Pastor’s wife

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A-32-year-old Pastor’s wife of an undisclosed church located in Nsit Atai Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State identified as Mrs. Victoria Elijah Ndu has been arrested for planning her kidnap. Vanguard gathered that Mrs. Ndu was first rescued in Awo Omamma in Imo state last Monday, August 24 by men of the anti-kidnapping squad from the state Police Command ...

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Youths demolish C-River church over rituals allegations

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IRATE youths at Ikot Eyo Efam community, Calabar South Local Government Area, Cross River State, have pulled down a church where they discovered a fresh heart, suspected to be that of a one year, six-month-old girl, abducted in the locality last week, and set its appliances ablaze. NDV gathered that youths, claiming that the church was involved in ritual activities, ...

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NULGE grounds Lokoja over LG autonomy

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THE Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, Kogi State chapter, yesterday, took to the streets of Lokoja, demanding total autonomy for local government areas. NULGE, joined by Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, in the state, also demonstrated over the 15 months arrears owned their members. The local government workers marched from first 200 units estate down to Phase One Market ...

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One dies, as gunmen abduct 4 in Ondo

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Gunmen, yesterday, shot dead a passenger and abducted four others travelling in a commercial vehicle along the notorious Owo-lkare road in Ondo state. World365trend was informed that one of the passengers, who put up a fight, was shot dead on the spot. However, hours after the abduction, families of the victims have been contacted to pay ransom of N15m on ...

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US lawmakers meet Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara over North-East crisis

US lawmakers meet Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara over North-East crisis

As the humanitarian crisis thrown up by eight years of Boko Haram war lingers, a congressional delegation from the United States of America, USA, is meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and other senior federal government officials on the way forward. Among the issues of particular interest to the U.S. officials will be the fight against Boko Haram and the ...

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