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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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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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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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Kidnappers Demand N200m for Release of Turkish Nationals

Kidnappers Demand N200m for Release of Turkish Nationals

Kidnappers of two Turkish expatriates in Akwa Ibom have demanded N200 million to release them. The victims were abducted on April 10 from their Airstrip Hotelroom in Eket Local Government Area of the state. A security source told NAN in Eket that the kidnappers had been in touch with the BKS Construction Company in Onna Local Government Area where the expatriates work. He said that ...

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Whistleblower Policy: Looters Now Bury Stolen Funds in their Backyards, Forests and Cemeteries – Lai Mohammed

Whistleblower Policy: Looters Now Bury Stolen Funds in their Backyards, Forests and Cemeteries – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says its anti corruption agencies have been inundated with information of how looters have resorted to burying stolen funds in their backyards, deep forests and burial grounds. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos, said the whistle blower policy is working and has led to the ...

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Ikoyi $43m: Wike insists the money belongs to Rotimi Amaechi

Ikoyi $43m: Wike insists the money belongs to Rotimi Amaechi

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, insists the $43 million recently found in an apartment at Ikoyi, Lagos state, belongs to his predecessor and now Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi. Wike had previously alleged that Amaechi stole the money from the state account when he was still a governor of the state and called on the Federal government to return the money ...

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Traditional ruler, Oba Joel Sunday Daodu abducted in Ondo State

Traditional ruler, Oba Joel Sunday Daodu abducted in Ondo State

The traditional ruler of Iyani-Akoko, in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State, the Oniyani of Iyani Akoko, Oba Joel Sunday Daodu, has been kidnapped. Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph said that men of the command were busy on the trail of the kidnappers. He was kidnapped along Ose Oba ...

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Graphic photos: 13 Christians killed in fresh Southern Kaduna attack

Church in Makurdi receives N42m tithe from a donor who requested to remain anonymous

Easter Sunday turned bloody when unknown gunmen reportedly attacked Asso community in Jema’a Local Government Area in Kaduna on Easter eve, leaving 13 Christians dead. Details of the attack remain unknown but it’s believed to be part of the Southern Kaduna violence involving the Fulani Herdsmen and local farming communities, which so far have left over 200 people dead in ...

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Photos: Gunmen assassinate newly sworn-in Council Secretary in Akwa Ibom

Photos: Gunmen assassinate newly sworn-in Council Secretary in Akwa Ibom

Unidentified gunmen numbering four yesterday killed the newly sworn-in Secretary of Ukanafu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Late Ime Atakpa was shot dead in his country home Ikot Udo Ubobo on Easter Sunday, April 16th. His wife, Imo, who disclosed this to newsmen said they went to Ukanafun for Easter service. Before they left, he decided to check on some ...

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Photos: Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdul Rasheed Akanbi shows off his new Lamborghini

Photos: Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdul Rasheed Akanbi shows off his new Lamborghini

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdul Rasheed Akandbi, shows off his newly acquired Lamborghini. He is currently in Canada, with his Jamaican wife, Chanel Chin and child.

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Ikoyi $43m: Rivers State Govt claims ownership, gives FG 7days ultimatum to return the funds they claim was diverted by Amaechi

Ikoyi $43m: Rivers State Govt claims ownership. Gives FG 7days ultimatum to return the funds they claim was diverted by Amaechi

Rivers State Governor has given the Federal Government an ultimatum of 7 days to return the $43million dollars found in a luxury apartment in Ikoyi to the Rivers State Government, failure which the State Government will take legal measures to ensure that it gets back her stolen resources, declaring that the $43million dollars found in the luxury apartment in Ikoyi ...

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Church in Makurdi receives N42m tithe from a donor who requested to remain anonymous

Church in Makurdi receives N42m tithe from a donor who requested to remain anonymous

A tithe donor whose identity has been made anonymous by a local church, NKST Church, ‘Non go Kristu U Sudan hen Tiv’ (which means, the Church of Christ Amongst the Tiv) in Makurdi, Benue State, shocked church members when they offered N42 million to the church as tithe. The tithe was reportedly paid into the UBA bank account of the ...

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