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Repentant looters ask for forgiveness from Plateau State Govt as they return stolen items

Some hoodlums who participated in looting of items during the recent vandalisation of warehouses and other public and private properties under the guise of looking for palliatives have returned the items in their possession, asking for forgiveness from the Plateau State Government.   The repentant persons were led to the new Government House in Rayfield […]

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Woman slumps and dies in Plateau state hours after hearing news of her only child’s death

Family and friends of 52-year-old woman Theresa Nyorong Yohanna Bwai and her only son, Bweifar Isaac, 22, are mourning their demise. It was gathered that 22-year-old Isaac, said to be a popular recording artist, photographer and student, was shot dead by suspected cultists in Jos, on Tuesday night, November 17.   Upon receiving news about her son’s death, Mrs […]

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Nursery and primary schools to reopen in Rivers state on November 23

Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers State has approved the reopening of all public and private nursery and primary schools in the state. A confirmation by Chidi Adiele, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education Tuesday November 17 says schools are to reopen on November 23 Adiele who recalled that schools were closed in March due […]

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Imo state House of Assembly Speaker impeached, Paul Emeziem emerges new speaker

The Imo State House of Assembly, has impeached her Speaker Chiji Collins, pictured right. Collins was removed from office by the lawmakers during a plenary at the legislative chamber of the Assembly complex in Owerri, the state capital on Friday November 13. His impeachment was supported by 19 out of the 27 members of the […]

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Lagos state government confirms fresh COVID-19 cases in a boarding school in the state

Lagos State Government has confirmed the discovery of fresh COVID-19 cases in a secondary boarding school on the mainland. The state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, disclosed this today November 6. According to Professor Abayomi, a member of the school’s staff tested positive for COVID-19 on November 2. “Contact tracing has revealed that a student […]

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Lekki shootings: LCC submits footage to Lagos state judicial panel

The Lekki Concession Company, operators of the Lekki toll gate, has submitted video footage recorded by its surveillance camera on the night of October 20 when soldiers allegedly fired gunshots at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate. The Managing Director of LCC, Abayomi Omomuwa, submitted the video footage to the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set […]

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Plateau State Govt denies hoarding COVID-19 palliatives, says #EndSARS protests delayed distribution process

The Plateau State Government has denied claims that it hoarded COVID-19 palliatives, saying that the distribution process was about to begin but had to be put on hold due to  #EndSARS protests. Recall that residents of Buruku area in Jos South Local Government Area on Saturday morning broke into warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives were stored […]

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Residents break into warehouse in Plateau state, loot COVID-19 palliatives

Residents on Saturday, broke into a COVID -19 palliatives warehouse in the Bukuru community in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State and carted away food items. It was gathered that the residents gained entrance into the warehouse belonging to the State Emergency Management Agency after breaking into the premises around 9 am. A resident of […]

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Lagos state government to support owners of businesses vandalized and looted by hoodlums – Deputy gov, Obafemi Hamzat says

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, has announced plans by the state government to support owners of businesses that were vandalized or looted by hoodlums during the crisis that erupted in the state on Tuesday, October 20. Hamzat disclosed this in a tweet posted on his Twitter handle on Friday, October 23. The tweet also contained […]

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Governor Oyetola imposes curfew in Osun state

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Osun state begining from Wednesday October 21. Oyetola said the curfew decision was taken to check the “dangerous dimension the #EndSARS protests have assumed across the country, particularly in the South West States.” The Governor who affirmed that there will be no movement throughout the state,  said […]

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Lagos state government shuts down schools over #ENDSARS protests

The Lagos state government has ordered the immediate closure of all schools in the state following the ongoing End SARS protest. The order was contained in a statement released on Monday October 19 by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi. The statement  quoted the state Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, as saying that […]

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Rivers state government bans #EndSARS protest in the state

Rivers state government has banned all forms of #EndSARS protest in the state. The state Commissioner for information said in a statement released that there is no reason for protesters to gather against #Endsars since the Inspector General of Police has dissolved all SARS formations across the country. Nsirim further noted that violators will be […]

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Prophetess arrested in Ogun state for allegedly defrauding people

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a Prophetess of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Oluwakemi Sotonode, for allegedly fraudulently obtaining millions from many people. The suspect also known as Marvelous, was arrested at her hideout on Tuesday, October 6, by operatives attached to the Public Complaint Bureau unit following series of fraud allegations made against […]

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University lecturer allegedly commits suicide in Edo state

A lecturer at the Department of Adult Education, Tayo Akpata University in Ekiadolor, Edo State, Friday Orobator, has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself. Orobator’s lifeless body was discovered behind his apartment in Obakhazbaye area of Benin City, the state capital at about 1.30 p.m. on Friday, October 2. The father of four, said to be in his […]

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Former Delta state Governor Uduaghan dumps APC, returns to PDP

Former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has formally defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party. Uduaghan who formally rejoined the PDP on Monday September 28, at his hometown, Abigborodo in Warri North Local Government Area of the State, defected to the APC where he contested and lost the Delta South Senatorial […]

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Gang which kept 14-year-old girl as sex slave for a month arrested in Bauchi state

The Bauchi state police command has confirmed the arrest of 3 men who abducted a 14-year-old girl, locked her in a room and repeatedly raped her. The suspects identified as Usman Adamu, 20, Adamu Muhammad, 21, Nura Musa, 20, and Khalid Abdullahi now at large are all from Nasarawa area in Misau, Bauchi. Bauchi police spokesperson, DSP Ahmed […]

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Oshiomhole, Kano and Kogi state Governors reportedly on US Visa ban list

Former governor of Edo State and ex-National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, is reportedly among top Nigerians slammed with a visa ban by the United States Government on Monday February 14. According to a report by Sahara Reporters, Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello, are reportedly among those affected […]

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Nigeria is becoming a failed and divided state under President Buhari – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has once again attacked the Buhari-led government, saying that Nigeria is slowly becoming a failed and divided state under this administration. Obasanjo stated this while delivering a speech titled, ‘Moving Nigeria Away from Tipping Over’ at a consultative dialogue attended by various socio-cultural groups including Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum, Northern Elders […]

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Kaduna state House of Assembly approves castration as punishment for rapists

The Kaduna state House of Assembly has approved castration as punishment for anyone convicted of rape in the state. The Assembly gave the approval following the passage of a bill to amend the Kaduna state penal court law, 2017, by the lawmakers on Thursday, September 10. The assembly announced the approval on its Twitter handle […]

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Serial rapist allegedly pardoned by state governor, arrested for raping 4-year-old girl inside mosque in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 50 year old man for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl. The man, Yusuf Bako of Yakubu Wanka Street Bauchi allegedly lured the victim, Hauwa Jamilu to a Mosque located at Aminu Street and had canal knowledge of her. It was alleged that the suspect was among inmates […]