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Watch video of women paid to cry at the funerals of strangers

video of women paid to cry at the funerals of strangers

Here is a video of professional mourners in Ghana who make a living by attending the funerals of strangers to cry. Speaking with BBC Africa, one of the women named Ami Dokli, said they decided to go into the crying business after they became windows following the death of their husbands. According to her, they charge based on how ceremonious the burial is being ...

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Graphic video and pictures: Man gets badly burnt while trying to steal from a transformer in Anambra State

Man gets badly burnt while trying to steal from a transformer in Anambra State

These photos and video below show a man who was badly burnt in the proces of vandalising a tranformer. According to reports, he was trying to steal oil from a street transformer yesterday morning and got burnt in the process while using his phone as touch light. See pictures and video below:

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23 unidentified bodies found in Zamfara forest

23 unidentified bodies found in Zamfara forest

The bodies of 23 unidentified persons have been reportedly found inside a forest in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state. The state police command’s spokesperson, Muhammad Shehu, said the bodies were discovered on Friday June 29th. “Our team of operatives was there and it recovered the bodies. Discreet investigation has commenced in earnest and the perpetrators will soon be ...

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Uncle ties his malnourished 2-year-old niece to a tree and sets her on fire in Cross River state

Uncle ties his malnourished 2-year-old niece to a tree and sets her on fire in Cross River state

Child Protection Network (CPN) in Akamkpa, Cross River State has rescued a 2-year-old girl who was set ablaze by her uncle. According to the NGO, the suspect tied the child to a guava tree and set fire on her for defecating around. The suspect has been arrested by police. Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI) intends to press charges. Read report ...

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Boko Haram invade IDP camp in Borno to kill 4 people

Boko Haram invade IDP camp in Borno to kill 4 people

Suspected Boko Haram members killed at least four people during a raid on an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp on Saturday in Borno State. It was gathered that the gunmen entered the camp in the town of Banki near the border with Cameroon in the night. “Boko Haram terrorists entered Banki IDP (internally displaced people) camp last night and killed ...

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First visually Impaired permanent secretary appointed in Ogun State

First visually Impaired permanent secretary appointed in Ogun State

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has sworn-in the state’s first visually impaired director as permanent secretary. Akinyemi Andrew Elijah was appointed Permanent Secretary (PS) in the State’s Civil Service. He was the second to be appointed in Nigeria to the position, according to available records. Anambra took the lead last year, when Governor Willie Obiano appointed Azuka Ofomata as ...

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How We Rob in Lagos Traffic – Suspect

How We Rob in Lagos Traffic – Suspect

A robbery suspect, Tunde Raphael, 24, has narrated to officials of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, how himself and 19 other gang members dispossessed motorists and commuters of their belongings in Mile 2 Bridge traffic. Tunde who was arrested in Mile 2 traffic at past 5:00 a.m. along with two other accomplices, Samuel Kolawole (23) ...

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32 Boko Haram terrorists surrender in Borno State

32 Boko Haram terrorists surrender in Borno State

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that 32 Boko Haram terrorists have willingly surrendered themselves to troops at different locations in Borno. Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen Texas Chukwu, who confirmed this in a statement on Sunday, said that among them was one Ibrahim Lawal, who also surrendered one AK 47 rifle. Chukwu added that Lawal also handed over two magazines containing 59 ...

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Otedola Explosion: Lagos restricts tankers to designated trailer route, gives 30-Day ultimatum for articulated vehicles to obtain road worthiness certificate

Otedola Explosion: Lagos restricts tankers to designated trailer route, gives 30-Day ultimatum for articulated vehicles to obtain road worthiness certificate

Following the tragic tanker explosion on Otedola Bridge inward Ojodu Berger along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway which claimed lives and property, the Lagos State Government on Sunday restricted movement of Fuel Tankers to designated trailer route going forward. The government also said it was now mandatory for all articulated trucks coming into Lagos to obtain the Ministry of Transportation’s Road Worthiness Certificate ...

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Governor Ajimobi orders the re-opening of Bodija market 48-hours after butchers and police clash

Governor Ajimobi orders the re-opening of Bodija

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State today ordered with immediate effect, the re-opening of Bodija market in Ibadan, the state capital. The market was closed on Thursday afternoon after a clash reported to have claimed about six lives occurred between butchers and men of the Oyo State Police command. Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun who announced the ...

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Former Chief Judge of Enugu State and Professor of Land and Property Law, Justice Professor Innocent Azubike Umezulike has passed away

Former Chief Judge of Enugu State and Professor of Land and Property Law, Justice Professor Innocent Azubike Umezulike has passed away

Justice Professor I.A Umezulike (OFR, FCIArb) was the Chief Judge of Enugu State for over 13 years, remarkably the longest serving Chief Judge in South Eastern Nigeria and the second longest serving Chief Judge in Nigeria. Justice Professor Umezulike was an acclaimed legal luminary on Conveyancing, Adverse Possession, Land and Property Law haven single-handedly authored and published over 23 books ...

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“We took turns to rape her and after we killed her we also took turns to sleep with the dead body” Pastor who killed woman for ritual confesses

"We took turns to rape her and after we killed her we also took turns to sleep with the dead body" Pastor who killed woman for ritual confesses

Olusegun Otaru, a pastor at the Voice of Cannan Temple (C&S) Aladura Church Ozuru in Adavi, Kogi State, who was arrested for killing a sex worker and using her body parts for rituals which was buried in his altar, has confessed to journalists and explained how the sex worker was made to suffer before she was brutally killed. Pastor Otaru, ...

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‘Your curse on herdsmen won’t work, just like your curse on Boko Haram didn’t work’ – Evangelist Awuzie tells Bishop Oyedepo

'Your curse on herdsmen won’t work, just like your curse on Boko Haram didn't work' - Evangelist Awuzie tells Bishop Oyedepo

Evangelist Charles Awuzie has written an open letter to Bishop David Oyedepo in which he advised him to do more for Nigeria than just lay curses. His open letter came after a prayer said by Bishop David Oyedepo this morning at the Covenant Hour of Prayer was shared on Facebook. Oyedepo cursed Fulani herdsmen killing innocent Nigerians during the prayer. ...

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”I went into robbery to raise money to start my own church” Suspect says

''I went into robbery to raise money to start my own church'' Suspect says

An armed robbery suspect, Fidellis Nelson, 41, who was recently arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for operating a robbery gang that terrorize residents of Lagos and Ogun states, says he went into crime so he could raise enough money to start his own church. Fidelis and his gang members identified as Emmanuel Ogaba aka Tablet, 45; ...

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Security operatives assault Oby Ezekwesili at Aso Rock gate(photos)

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Former Minister of Education and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls BBOG, Oby Ezekwesili, was yesterday morning, 26th Tuesday, 2018, assaulted by security agents stationed in front of Aso Rock Abuja. Ezekwesili was on a solo march to the villa to protest the various killings when she was accosted by the security officers who attempted to forcefully take her ...

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Nigeria Communications Commission confirms death of one of their staff in Plateau massacre

Nigeria Communications Commission confirms death of one of their staff in Plateau massacre

The Nigeria Communications Commission has confirmed the death of one of its staff, Zayyanu Shallah, who was killed alongside his friend, Zayyan Gwandu, during the Plateau massacre over the weeknd. A statement on the commission’s Facebook page, says Zayyanu Shallah, was stabbed and then burnt to death. Read the statement below: The Nigerian Communications Commission has lost one of its ...

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IG, Ibrahim Idris sacks the Commissioner of Police in Plateau State with immediate effect following killing in Jos

IG, Ibrahim Idris sacks the Commissioner of Police in Plateau State with immediate effect following killing in Jos

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has sacked the Commissioner of Police in Plateau State, Undie Adie, with immediate effect. Adie’s sack comes after over 100 people were slaughtered in the state by suspected herdsmen. He has been replaced by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Bala Ciroma. Ciroma was before his new position in ...

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Nigerian lives and properties must be protected – President Buhari tells security chiefs

Nigerian lives and properties must be protected - President Buhari tells security chiefs

President Buhari yesterday in Jos directed security chiefs in the country to remain vigilant and ensure the protection of lives and property in the country. Speaking at an interactive session with stakeholders in Plateau State in the aftermath of the recent killings in some communities, the President urged traditional and community leaders to complement government efforts by persuading their constituencies ...

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Again, court refuses application to drop kidnap charges against Evans

court refuses application to drop kidnap charges against Evans

The Lagos State High Court, sitting in Igbosere area has again dismissed an application seeking to quash the charge preferred against suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans. Evans is facing two different charges before the court. In the first, he is charged alongside three others: Joseph Emeka, Ugochukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba on five-counts bordering on conspiracy to ...

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Nigeria’s future would be on technology – Osinbajo

Nigeria’s future would be on technology – Osinbajo

The tech hub, known as Vibranium Valley, houses 30 tech companies and has the capacity to house 50 more. Vibranium Valley, owned by the Venture Garden Group (VGG), is housed on the grounds of the then renowned Concord Printing Press of Nigeria owned by the Late MKO Abiola. Osinbajo said in a keynote address that Nigeria’s future would be on ...

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