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Lagos state police commissioner accuses community leaders in Ikorodu of conspiring with militants and kidnappers

Lagos state police commissioner accuses community leaders in Ikorodu of conspiring with militants and kidnappers

Following the incessant cases of kidnapping and militant attacks in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state, the state commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni, had an interactive session with community leaders in the area. During his speech, Owoseni alleged that some of the leaders act as informants to some of the militants and kidnappers. “There are Baales (village heads) that are ...

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Photos from the Crisis in Idi Oro, Mushin as rival gangs cause mayhem

Photos from the Crisis in Idi Oro, Mushin as rival gangs cause mayhem

This morning, crisis broke out in Idi Oro, Mushin as rival youth gangs engaged themselves in a fight burning shops and looting stalls. Angry youths were reported to have invaded Alamutu Street, Idi Oro, from Akala Elegba looting shops and setting them ablaze early this morning. The Rapid Response Squad has since moved into the area to restore peace. See ...

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Oritse Femi ties the knot privately with his Hearthrob Nabila Fash

Oritse Femi ties the knot privately with his Hearthrob Nabila Fash

Nigerian musician, Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele popularly known as Oritse Femi has decided to finally tie the knot with his beau, PR Expert Nabila Fash albeit in a private manner, on April 20th, 2017. The court registrars came to his house in his new Lekki home to conduct the wedding. Oritsefemi shared a photo of his wife on his IG page. Nabila is from Kaduna ...

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Veteran Nollywood Actor Olumide Bakare is Dead

Veteran Nollywood Actor Olumide Bakare is Dead

Veteran Nollywood actor Olumide Bakare has died. He died in the early hours of Saturday. It was confirmed by his personal assistant, who was with him. Bakare has been sick for over a year and reports say, aside suffering low blood flow into the heart, there were also indications of a lung-related disease. The death was also confirmed by actor Saidi Balogun. “Yes, ...

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President Trump plans epic meeting with Pope Francis despite previous clash

President Trump plans epic meeting with Pope Francis despite previous clash

US President Trump is planning to meet Pope Francis despite their previous long clash in 2016. In a press briefing on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters: ‘Obviously, we’d be honored to have an audience with His Holiness.’ In response, Archbishop Angelo Becciu told the Italian news agency ANSA that ‘Pope Francis is always ready to receive heads ...

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Dana aircraft loses one of it’s engines midflight and is forced to make an emergency landing

Dana aircraft loses one of it's engines midflight and is forced to make an emergency landing

A Dana aircraft traveling Friday from Lagos to Port Harcourt was forced to make an emergency landing after the aircraft lost one of its engines midflight. The flight with registration number 5N-SRI, which took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, reportedly collided with a bird, leading to the loss of the engine. Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, Communications Manager of the airline, ...

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EFCC traces another N2bn to another account of PDP gov aspirant in Niger state

EFCC traces another N2bn to another account of PDP gov aspirant in Niger state

The  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have discovered N2 billion in another account operated by a former PDP governorship aspirant in Niger state and former Commissioner of Local Government in the state, Kantigi Liman. Recall that on April 11th, the agency released a statement saying it discovered N4 billion in the accounts of two companies which he had links with(Read ...

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Photos: Governor Ayade mourns victims of Calabar viewing centre tragedy | Manchester United FC pays tribute

Photos: Governor Ayade mourns victims of Calabar viewing centre tragedy | Manchester United FC pays tribute

Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade has described as tragic and horrifying the loss of several lives at a viewing centre in Calabar, the state capital. A horrified Ayade said it was heartwrenching that the lives of the young men were lost in such a gripping manner. The governor, according to a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media ...

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Don’t order execution of Reverend King, other condemned inmates – Falana to Ambode

Don’t order execution of Reverend King, other condemned inmates - Falana to Ambode

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has appealed to the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, not to order the execution of condemned persons that have been sentenced to death in the state.The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday April 28th, disclosed that Ambode would soon sign the death ...

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45-year-old man who impregnated primary school pupil insists he did nothing wrong, that they were in a relationship

45-year-old man who impregnated primary school pupils insists he did nothing wrong, that they were in a relationship

A 45-year-old man who was arrested for raping a 13-year-old primary school pupil is insisting that he did nothing wrong. He claims he had a relationship with the minor and that she was his fiancée.Victor Emmanuel, 45, was arrested by detectives attached to the Ajangbadi Police Station after they were informed of a pregnant student who was raped by a ...

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Corps member shot dead by suspected cultist in Delta state

Corps member shot dead by suspected cultist in Delta state

A serving corps member, Mr Toju Lodge lost his life after he was shot three times by suspected cultists in Oghara, Delta state. According to reports by Sapele Oghenek, Toju was serving in Imo state but returned to Delta state for the Easter celebration. He was reportedly called by his friends who he had issues with to come settle their ...

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Nigerians deserve to know the owner of the over $50m seized in Ikoyi – Saraki says

Nigerians deserve to know the owner of the over $50m seized in Ikoyi - Saraki says

Senate President Bukola Saraki, says Nigerians deserve to know the owner of the $50 million found in an apartment in Ikoyi by EFCC operatives on April 12th. In an interview with Arise TV on Tuesday, Saraki faulted the antigraft agency for not revealing the identity of the owner of the money after 7 days of discovery. He described the current ...

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Graphic photos: Two suspected kidnappers killed in gun duel with police in Abia State

Graphic photos: Two suspected kidnappers killed in gun duel with police in Abia State

Two suspected kidnappers were shot dead during a gun duel with the police along Factory Road, Aba, Abia State on Monday, April 17. Another wounded suspect was apprehended at the hospital where he had gone to receive treatment. According to an eye witness, the suspects had kidnapped a couple heading home from church but luck ran out on them when ...

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Body of motorcyclist found along Ibadan-Lagos Expressway

Body of motorcyclist found along Ibadan-Lagos Expressway

A body of an accident victim believed to be a motorcyclist was discovered last weekend in front of Makun City Estate, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Families of missing persons have been enjoined to contact the FRSC units at Sagamu.

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EFCC operatives search Ikoyi flats owned by former governor Peter Obi, others, over seized N13bn

EFCC operatives search Ikoyi flats owned by former governor Peter Obi, others, over seized N13bn

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision EFCC yesterday searched the flats owned by former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, former PDP chairman Adamu Muazu, former NNPC Managing Director (Retail) Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue and others in the Ikoyi building were N13 billion was discovered last Wednesday April 12th. According to reports, even flats that are yet to be unoccupied ...

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Photos: Former Pope Benedict XVI celebrates 90th birthday with a glass of beer

Former Pope Benedict XVI celebrates 90th birthday with a glass of beer

Retired pope, Benedict XVI  who recently turned 90 celebrated his special day with a chilled glass of beer outside the monastery on Vatican City grounds. He was joined by his brother, Mgr Georg Ratzinger, and visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany. The retired pontiff was born on April 16, 1927, in southern Germany. But since the birthday coincided this ...

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Police arrests man who posed as the IG’s younger brother to scam people

Police arrests man who posed as the IG's younger brother to scam people

The Niger Police Command has arrested Baba Mohammed, a resident of Sauka-Kahuta in Minna, who allegedly posed as a younger brother to Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police, and duped his victim of N380,000.  The suspect was alleged to have duped Abubakar Dogonyaro, a resident of Tunga low-cost, Minna of the amount, after promising to offer him a contract ...

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Photos: Nigerian Army kills 6 Boko Haram members in fresh attack

Nigerian Army kills 6 Boko Haram members in fresh attack

The Nigerian Army has carried out a clearance operation and ambush against Boko Haram insurgents in the North East. Troops of 192 Battalion, 26 Task Force Brigade, deployed for Operation LAFIYA DOLE, yesterday Tuesday morning, carried out clearance operation of suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ hideouts at Dissa and Patawe general area, Borno State. In a press release the Director Army Public Relations ...

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NYSC PCMs: How to choose your choice states

NYSC PCMs: How to choose your choice states

It is no new news that the new policy of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), which started from 2016 Batch A orientation course now allows every corps member to choose 4 States of their choices to serve their father land which one of the chosen 4 states would be selected at random by the NYSC management. 36 states including ...

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Bayelsa Journalist Murdered in his Home by Unknown Gunmen

Bayelsa Journalist Murdered in his Home by Unknown Gunmen

Some Unidentified gunmen on Sunday killed a journalist, Famous Giobaro, the Bayelsa Police Command confirmed. Giobaro, staff of state-owned Glory FM 97.1 was killed by the gunmen at his residence at INEC Road, Kpasia in Yenagoa, the state capital. The Bayelsa Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Asinim Butswat, said the command is yet to get the full detail. A witness said the gunmen stormed ...

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