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Gunmen kill police inspector, abduct Chinese in Kwara

Gunmen on Saturday killed a police inspector, Adebayo Adeforiti, and abducted a Chinese national at a construction company in Kwara State. The spokesman for the state police command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin, said the hoodlums attacked the CGC construction company along Shao/Oloru Expressway at 4:15 p.m. […]

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Police warns cultists on 7/7 ritual, puts officers on alert in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command on Monday warned cultists planning to hold the annual 7/7 celebration in the state to drop the idea. July 7 is set aside by cult groups in Nigeria for the initiation of new members. The day is often marked by violent activities, including bloodletting The command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, gave […]

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Police arrests fake cop in Ebonyi

Police operatives in Ebonyi on Saturday arrested a fake officer in the state. The spokesman for the state police command, Chris Anyanwu, who confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday in Abakaliki, said the suspect was arrested in a coordinated operation with the South-East security outfit, Ebubeagu.  The statement read: “The Ebonyi State Police […]

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Police confirms abduction of Edo Catholic priests

The Edo State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the abduction of two Catholic priests in the state. The victims – Rev. Fr. Udo of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Uromi, and Rev. Fr. Philemon Oboh – were abducted along the Benin-Auchi Road on Saturday night. The command’s spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the clerics’ abduction in a […]

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18 die in Ogun auto crash

At least 18 persons were confirmed dead in an auto crash along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Saturday. The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday. He said 25 people were involved in the accident which involved two Mazda buses and a Toyota […]

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Lagos PDP faults Sanwo-Olu for approving increase of BRT fare

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for approving an increase in the fare for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) across various routes in the state. The PDP, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Hakeem Amode, while urging a reversal of the plan, insisted that the increase […]

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Two die in Kogi auto crash

At least two persons were confirmed dead in an auto crash at Sapamuro village, Kogi State, on Friday. The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Stephen Dawulung, who confirmed the incident to journalists on Saturday in Lokoja, said the accident occurred when a Toyota Hiace rammed into a truck […]

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Bandits attack Niger community, four Chinese, others kidnapped

The Ajata Aboki village, Shiroro Local Government Area, of Niger State, was the scene of a bandit attack on a mining facility, according to the Niger State government. The state’s commissioner for internal security, Mr. Emmanuel Umaru, acknowledged the attack, via a statement released on Thursday in Minna. According to Umaru, the bandits attacked the […]

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Abductors of Zamfara medical doctor demand N20m ransom

The abductors of Medical Director of Dansadau General Hospital in Maru local government area of Zamfara State, Dr. Mansur Muhammed, have demanded a N20 million ransom to release the victim. Muhammed was abducted alongside two staff of the hospital around Mashayar Zaki community on the Magami – Dansadau road last Saturday. The Chairman of the […]

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Police launches manhunt for suspects in Enugu killing

The Enugu State Police Command has launched a manhunt for those involved in the alleged killing of two persons in the state. The command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Enugu. He said the command had begun an investigation into the incident which reportedly happened in the Akwuke area of […]

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NCDC calls for caution as monkeypox cases soar, decries misinformation

The pervasive transmission of false information regarding the monkeypox virus, particularly in Nigeria, has been criticized by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Ifedayo Adetifa, the NCDC’s director general, announced this during a virtual media discussion on the epidemic on Tuesday. However, Adetifa acknowledged that the number of cases of monkeypox in Nigeria has […]

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Gunmen kill three in Ebonyi community

Gunmen on Monday killed three persons at Ngbo community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The spokesman for the state police command, Chris Anyanwu, who confirmed the incident to journalists on Tuesday, said properties worth several millions of Naira were destroyed in the attack. READ ALSO: Gunmen abduct couple in Ekiti He said: […]

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I Haven’t Met A Southerner That Is More Intelligent Than The Northerner That I Know – Associate Professor, Ahmad Shehu

Ahmad Shehu, a Nigerian associate professor and lecturer, claimed that many of the northerners he knows are more intelligent than their counterparts from the south. There has been some argument about regions that ruled the country better than others. Fortunately, Nigerians from the south and north have ruled for years, with some having a better performance as […]

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22 die in Katsina IDP camp

At least 22 people have died at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State. The Chairman of the IDP camp, Malam Saad Shimfida, who disclosed this to journalists in Jibia on Monday, said over 15, 200 people who were displaced by bandits from the villages of Kwari, Mai-Wuya, […]

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Police warns motorists against unauthorised use of tinted glasses in Yobe

The Yobe State Police Command has warned motorists against the use of unauthorised tinted car glasses in the state. The command’s spokesman, Dungus Abdulkarim, who gave the warning in a statement in Damaturu, on Monday, said defaulting motorists have 14 days to get a licence for their tinted car glasses or face the wrath of […]

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Police sergeant arrested for alleged murder in Benue

A police sergeant, James Aondona, has been arrested for the alleged murder of one Aondumba Terkula in Benue State. Terkula died during a fight between the duo at Ngibo, Katsina-Ala local government area of the state on Sunday morning. The spokesman for the state police command, Anene Sewues, who confirmed the incident in a statement […]

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Bauchi Police arrests three suspects over removal of boy’s eyeballs

The Bauchi State Police Command has bursted a gang of suspected ritualists in Bauchi arresting three of them in connection with the removal of the eyeballs of a 16 years old boy, Uzairu Salisu. The Command’s PPRO, SP Ahmed Wakili announced on Monday that it had arrested one Isaac Ezekiel a 32 years old man […]

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Self-styled PA to Gov Makinde docked for internet fraud in Ibadan

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC) on June 23, 2022 arraigned one Babawale Daniel Olayinka before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on five count charges bordering on cybercrime. An identity card recovered from the defendant at the point of arrest on […]

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Police arrests man for alleged murder of 20-month-old son

Police operatives in Delta have arrested a 33-year-old man, Gabriel Oduwa, over the alleged murder of his son for money ritual in the state. The spokesman for the state police command, Bright Edafe who confirmed the development to journalists on Sunday in Warri, said the suspect was being quizzed by the command on the matter. […]

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