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Graphic: Bandits kill three Zamfara traders, release 9 others after collecting N6m and brand new motorbikes as ransom

Bandits have killed three Zamfara traders and released nine others after payment of N6m and three brand new motorbikes as ransom payment. The 13 traders from the Dansadau community were kidnapped three weeks ago while travelling in an 18-seater bus at Mashayar Zaki along Gusau-Dansadau road, 82 km north of Gusau, the state capital. It was gathered that […]

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Two feared killed, others injured as SUV rams into #EndSARS protesters in Lagos (graphic video)

Two persons have reportedly died andseveral others injured after a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) ran into a crowd of #ENDSARS protesters at Alagbado, Lagos. Footage shared online shows a crowd gathered as youths carried away two lifeless bodies. A medical team who volunteered was deployed around Amikanle area to take care of the wounded before those with […]

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9-month-old pregnant woman, two others arrested for armed robbery in Edo .

An armed robbery gang which specializes in using a 9-month-old pregnant woman to lure their victims, has been arrested by the police in Benin, Edo State. Jumoke Akanbieme, Osagiede Izevbokun and Godfrey Okonide, were arrested recently after a failed operation. Spokesperson of the police, Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the arrest, said, the two male suspects […]

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Ondo Prophet and five others sentenced to Life imprisonment over missing child

Justice Olusegun Odusola of the Ondo State High Court has sentenced the Founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Pastor Samuel Babatunde, also known as Alfa Babatunde, to life imprisonment over the disappearance of a one-year-old boy, Gold Kolawole, in his church. The one-year-old boy was declared missing on November 10, 2019, during a church service at the […]

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Politician’s son and two others arrested for allegedly circulating rape video of soon-to-be bride in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Hisbah Commission has arrested a politician’s son and his three friends for sexually  assaulting a young lady and  allegedly circulating the video of the assault on social media. According to reports, the victim’s marriage which was supposed to take place on October 17, has been called off as a result of the […]

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Gunmen kill pastor and two others in Kaduna community

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia on Sunday September 7, invaded Buda Community in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State and killed three persons including a pastor. The National President of the Adara Development Association, Awemi Dio Maisamari, who confirmed the attack, said many people were also kidnapped during the incident which took place about […]

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FG bars Air France, Lufthansa, Etihad, KLM, others from flying to Nigeria

As Nigeria plans for the resumption of international flights on Saturday September 5, the Federal Government has barred some airlines from operating in Nigeria. Speaking at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday, September 3, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the international airlines denied flying approval include Air France, KLM, […]

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Lagos government imposes N20/trip levy on Uber, Bolt and others

Ride-hailing operators in Lagos state will from August 27, start paying a levy of N20 known as road improvement fund on each trip their drivers make in a day. The agreement was reached on Friday August 14, after a three-hour meeting between the Lagos state government and e-hailing ride operators. In a statement signed by […]

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Suspected killers of village head, kidnappers of CAN chairman and others arrested in Nasarawa

27 suspected kidnappers and robbers have been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police command. Among the suspects arrested in different locations in the state are suspected killers of the village head of Odu community in Nasarawa Local Government Area, Amos Obere. The suspects who were arrested at a drinking joint in Nasarawa town where they […]

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Church member stabs pastor and two others during bible study

Three people including a pastor and a Police chief were stabbed by a member of the congregation during a Bible study session at a church in the US. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, July 18, at around 3 p.m. at the Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly, Virginia, when a member of the church stabbed […]

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Health & Fitness News

Hypertension, diabetes, tuberculosis, others account for 70% COVID -19 deaths – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

Dr Osagie Ehanire has said that 70 percent of Nigerians that have died from the novel Coronavirus in the country are persons with hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, HIV, cancer, and tuberculosis. He stated this during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID -19 on Thursday, May 21. According to the Minister, analysis of […]

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Buhari sacks Uwakwe as NECO registrar, four others dismissed

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sack of Prof Charles Uwakwe as the registrar and chief executive officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO). The NECO registrar who has been suspended since 2018 following a probe of allegations of unsatisfactory conduct against him with one involving the mismanagement of N25 billion, was dismissed alongside four […]

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Nursing mother, four others recover from COVID-19 in Akwa Ibom

Five Covid-19 patients including a nursing mother have been discharged from the Akwa Ibom state Isolation center after testing negative for the dreaded disease by the Nigerian Center for Diseases Control, NCDC. Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong who disclosed this to newsmen, said one of the discharged survivors was a medical […]

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Planned evacuation of Nigerians from UAE, UK, USA, others due to the COVID-19 pandemic to begin this week- Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has disclosed that the planned evacuation of Nigerians residing abroad who have signified interest to be repatriated home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will begin this week. This is coming weeks after data collation and carrying out of Covid-19 test. Abike Dabiri -Erewa made this known […]

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BREAKING: FG places travel ban on China, Italy, US, UK, nine others

In a big to cub the spread of Covid -19 virus, the Federal Government on Wednesday placed a travel ban on 13 high-risk Coronavirus countries. Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha made this known in a during a media briefing today. The affected countries are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, […]