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Daily Archives: December 28, 2017

4 inmates killed, 36 others escape in a jailbreak at Ikot Ekpene prison, Akwa Ibom state

4 inmates killed, 36 others escape in a jailbreak at Ikot Ekpene prison, Akwa Ibom state

Four prison inmates have been confimed dead while 36 others escaped in a jailbreak that took place at the Ikot Ekpene Prison in Akwa-Ibom state today December 27th. According to a statement by the Akwa Ibom state prison command, ASP Ogbajie J. Ogbajie, some prison inmates attacked other inmates that were serving in the prison’s kitchen. They seized an axe ...

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US agrees to sell fighter planes to Nigeria at $593 Million

US agrees to sell fighter planes to Nigeria at $593 Million

The United States has officially agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons to Nigeria after confirming the resurrection of a deal frozen by the Obama administration over rights concerns. Back then, former U.S. President Barack Obama delayed the sale in one of his last decisions in office after the Nigerian Air Force bombed a refugee camp in ...

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Two children go missing during Jumat service in Lagos

Two children go missing during Jumat service in Lagos

Parents of three-year-old Muhaisin Awaz and Abdallah Abdulazeez, 6, are in dispair after the two children reportedly disappeared during a Jumat service at Oniyanrin, in the Mile 12, Ketu area of Lagos State. In a report by PUNCH Metro, the families of the two children are friends and Abdulazeez’s mother had visited Muhaisin’s parents on that Friday to inform them ...

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Graphic photos: Lecturer dies on Christmas day as truck carrying a gate slashes his throat

Lecturer dies on Christmas day as truck carrying a gate slashes his throat

A lecturer of Abia State Polytechnic was killed on Christmas day when a truck carrying an iron gate slashed his neck with the gate as he stood by the road. Mr Dan Onukogu had reportedly left his car at home and taken a tricycle (keke napep) due to the fuel scarcity. However, on gettingto his destination, just as he alighted ...

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Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool to sign Southampton defender for world record £75m

Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool to sign Southampton defender for world record £75m

Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk will join Liverpool when the transfer window re-opens on 1 January in a world record £75m deal. The Netherlands international had been expected to join the Reds last summer after he handed in a transfer request. But a move fell through when Liverpool apologised for making an alleged illegal approach for the 26-year-old. The fee ...

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Yusuf Buhari flown to Germany for further medical attention

Yusuf Buhari flown to Germany for further medical attention

President Buhari’s only son, Yusuf Buhari, has been flown to Germany for further treatment. According to reports, he was driven to the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, Abuja early this morning in an ambulance with oxygen support. He was then flown out in an air ambulance in company of his family members and an orthopaedic specialist. Yusuf suffered a head injury and ...

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Police arrest man for allegedly having sex with mentally retarded woman

Police arrest man for allegedly having sex with mentally retarded woman

The Police Command in Katsina State has arrested a 50-year-old man, Safiyanu Kamala for allegedly having sexual intercourse with mentally retarded pregnant woman. Safiyanu is a native of Juno Village, Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina. The Katsina State Command, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gambo Isah who confirmed the development to newsmen in the state, said the mad woman ...

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Breaking: Osun workers commence indefinite strike

Osun workers commence indefinite strike

Following the Osun state Labour leaders announcement on Friday, last week, over modulated salary, lack of promotion, others and the threat to embark on strike if their problems were not attended to by the government, the organization leader led by the chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress in Osun, Mr. Jacob Adekomi, Wednesday led other unions’ leaders to the State Secretariat ...

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Buhari’s son stable in hospital following bike accident – Presidency

in hospital following bike accident – Presidency

Yusuf Buhari, the son of president Muhammadu Buhari had a bike accident last night around Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This was made known to newsmen in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu. He broke a limb and had an injury to the head as a ...

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