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#ZabarmariMassacre: Photos of the rice farmers slaughtered by Boko Haram in Borno
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#ZabarmariMassacre: Photos of the rice farmers slaughtered by Boko Haram in Borno

More than 43 farmers from Zabarmari, a farming community in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State were slaughtered by Boko Haram terrorists.   The incident happened on Saturday, November 28, at Koshebe village, in Mafa Local Government Area while the victims were working in a rice field.   One Mohammed Chiroma from Borno State, shared photos of the victims being recovered from the massacre scene. The photos shows that most of the farmers were beheaded.   The victims were buried on Sunday morning, November 29.
Star Wars Darth Vader actor, David Prowse dies aged 85
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Star Wars Darth Vader actor, David Prowse dies aged 85

David Prowse, the British actor who donned the iconic Darth Vader suit in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at the age of 85.   "It's with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and million of fans around the world, to announce that our client DAVE PROWSE M.B.E. has passed away at the age of 85," Bowington Management tweeted.   The weightlifter-turned-actor, who also earned an MBE for playing the Green Cross Code Man to promote road safety, died after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said in a Facebook post.   Prowse made his film debut in the 1967 James Bond spoof Casino Royale.   His role in the film landed him several other screen roles, including in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.   Prowse also ...
Nigeria Police Force reacts as crowd disarm drunk police officer in Abuja
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Nigeria Police Force reacts as crowd disarm drunk police officer in Abuja

The Nigeria Police Force has reacted to the viral video of its officer that was filmed while he was drunk.   The officer was seen in a drunk state at CBN junction close to police command headquarters in Abuja on Saturday, November 28th. Residents disarmed him to prevent him from shooting sporadically.   In a statement released on Sunday morning, November 29, the spokesperson of the Abuja Police Command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, says the officer has been arrested and will undergo a psychological and medical evaluation before he will be made to face a disciplinary panel. Read the statement below...   ''Following the viral video of the ‘Drunk Policeman’ at CBN Junction, the FCT Police Command has identified, arrested and taken into custody the Police Inspector show...
Soldiers Arrest Grace Abdu, VOA Journalist For Interviewing Resident Of Oyigbo
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Soldiers Arrest Grace Abdu, VOA Journalist For Interviewing Resident Of Oyigbo

Grace Abdu, a journalist with Voice Of America, was on Saturday assaulted and arrested by Nigerian soldiers for ‘interviewing residents of Oyigbo in Rivers State’. We gathered that Abdu was illegally detained by the soldiers for several hours. “She went there around 11, so around 12pm, the soldiers saw her and arrested her. They also seized her equipment. She was kept at the Army Post in Oyigbo for several hours before they released her this evening,” a source told SaharaReporters. Recall that army operatives were deployed to Oyigbo amid the violence that broke out in the town after some alleged Biafran agitators clashed with security agents. The soldiers have, however, been accused of extra-judicial killings and abuse of human rights. The security agents are allegedly m...
Explosion rocks Governor Nyesom Wike’s father’s church in Rivers
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Explosion rocks Governor Nyesom Wike’s father’s church in Rivers

An explosion has rocked the Christian Universal Church International that belongs to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.   The Nation reports that hoodlums numbering about five sneaked into the church premises located on Number 25 Azikiwe Street Mile, 3 Diobu, on Saturday night, November 28, and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.   It was gathered a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.   Though no group had claimed responsibility for the dastardly act, two of the miscreants were said to have been apprehended by a vigilante group and handed over to the police.   The operatives of Eagle crack, an outfit of the state police command, ...
“Soji Alabi is the only father I know” Tope Alabi’s daughter reacts to paternity scandal after another man claimed he’s her biological father
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“Soji Alabi is the only father I know” Tope Alabi’s daughter reacts to paternity scandal after another man claimed he’s her biological father

Ayomikun, daughter of popular gospel singer, Tope Alabi, has said her mother's husband, Soji Alabi is the only father she knows.   This comes after a man named Mayegun Olaoye went online to claim he's the father of Tope Alabi's daughter.   Mayegun Olaoye   He began claiming the girl in 2018 on Instagram. He has shared multiple posts, claiming Ayomikun is his daughter and comparing her face to his to show the resemblance. He has also been tagging Tope Alabi to the posts.     Mayegun Olaoye also alleged that Tope Alabi had blocked every avenue for him to know his biological daughter in the past 22 years.   Reacting during an interview with Punch, Ayomikun stated that she was not surprised about the development as ...
There’s a serious security crisis in Ondo – Governor Akeredolu
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There’s a serious security crisis in Ondo – Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has raised an alarm of Ondo state which he governs being in a serious security crisis.   The Governor who said this in reaction to the assassination of Israel Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government area of the state, described the killing as an “abominable crime".   Akeredolu in a statement released by Ondo commissioner for information and orientation Donald Ojogo, said they will be working hard to bring those behind the killing to justice.   The statement read;   “All lives matter, but this is one too heavy and unbearable. It’s a sad day in Ondo State. Clearly, we are in a serious security crisis that requires extraordinary means. “The security agencies, especially the Nigeria Police, have already been dire...
Man arrested for alleged kidnap and murder of teenager in Kano
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Man arrested for alleged kidnap and murder of teenager in Kano

A man identified as Anas Sa’idu has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and murdering a 16-year-old boy identified as Tijjani Kabiru.   Kano police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna said the incident occurred at Kwanar Gwarmai Village in the Bebeji Local Government Area of the state.   He said the command received a complaint about the kidnap from the victim’s father, Alhaji Kabiru on November 9, and it was learnt that the suspect demanded for a N1.3 million ransom and N20,000 recharge card from the victim’s parents.   Sa'idu was however arrested by men of Operation Puff Adder on Nov. 23 at Kwanar Gwarmai Village in Bebeji. Investigations revealed that he lived in same neighbourhood with the victim who he invited to a farmland and kidnapped.   ...
Boko Haram reportedly beheads 43 farmers in Borno
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Boko Haram reportedly beheads 43 farmers in Borno

Suspected Boko Haram members have reportedly beheaded 43 farmers in Borno state.   According to HumaAngle, the attack happened on Saturday evening, November 28 in Zambarmari, a community that is less than 20km from Maiduguri, the state capital.   ''Boko Haram beheads 43 farmers in one of the most horrific mass murders in the history of the insurgency. HumAngle learned the barbaric incident happened this evening in Zabarmari, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The bodies of the 43 victims, all of whom had their throats slit, arrived Zabarmari. Residents, however, insisted they would not be buried until the state governor saw their bodies. Zabarmari is located in Jere LGA, approximately 20 km from the garrison city of Maiduguri.''   K...
UK set to regulate Google and Facebook
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UK set to regulate Google and Facebook

The U.K. government said Friday, Nov 27, that it plans to create a Digital Markets Unit (DMU) to enforce "a new code to govern the behavior of platforms that currently dominate the market, such as Google and Facebook."   The aim is to protect smaller competitors and give consumers more control over personal data.   Under the new code, some of the world’s biggest tech companies may have to be more transparent about the services they provide and how they use consumers’ data. They may also be forced to give consumers a choice over whether to receive personalized advertising, and they won’t be able to place restrictions on customers that make it difficult for them to use rival platforms.   The DMU, which will be part of the Competition and Markets Authority...
Hisbah Conducts Door-to-door Search For ‘Sinners’ In Kano
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Hisbah Conducts Door-to-door Search For ‘Sinners’ In Kano

Officials of Hisbah in Kano State on Friday conducted a door-to-door search at Hills and Valley, a holiday and relaxation resort located at Dawakin Kudu, Kano metropolis. SaharaReporters gathered that staff of the resort were made to take Hisbah personnel round all parts of the building. During the search, operatives of the Islamic security outfit searched all rooms and spaces to detect 'sinners’. Despite condemnation from Nigerians, Hisbah group has continued its push for Islamic agenda in the North. The agency established to enforce Sharia law in some states in the region recently banned stylish haircuts, sagging of trousers, playing of music at social events by disk jockeys and seizing tricycle from riders for adorning them with pictures considered to be obscene and ag...
Black Friday: Why We Are Silent On Hisbah’s Letter To Cool FM – NBC
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Black Friday: Why We Are Silent On Hisbah’s Letter To Cool FM – NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has spoken on why it has been silent on the controversy trailing the letter addressed to a radio station, Cool FM by Hisbah, the Sharia police organisation in Kano State asking the radio station to desist from using the term ‘Black Friday’. In a letter signed by Principal Executive Officer II, Abubakar Ali, on behalf of the Commander-General, Hisbah stated that Friday is regarded as a holy day in Islam and tagging it as ‘black’ is derogatory and would not be condoned. Some Nigerians have condemned the silence of the NBC, which is the only organisation that has the powers to prescribe a code for broadcasters and sanction them. However, speaking in an exclusive chat with INDEPENDENT on Saturday, the Director-General of NBC, Armstrong Idac...
FG May Reverse Fuel Pump Price To N160 Per Litre, Negotiations Continue Dec 7
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FG May Reverse Fuel Pump Price To N160 Per Litre, Negotiations Continue Dec 7

The pressure by organised Labour on the Federal Government to reverse the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) back to N160 per litre seems to be yielding fruits. At the end of the resumed negotiations between government and the labour movement yesterday night, the Federal Government indicated willingness to consult widely with the view to reviewing the price downward, saying it might unveil the new price at the resumed meeting slated for December 7. The Federal Government said the period between now and then would allow it embark on a wide range consultation over Labour’s request. Labour is insisting that the pump price must be reviewed downward to N160 before negotiations can proceed on the hike in electricity tariffs and deregulation of the downstream sector of the petr...
Taiwan Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts And Punches Over US Pork Imports
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Taiwan Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts And Punches Over US Pork Imports

Taiwan's opposition legislators have thrown pig guts and exchanged blows in parliament amid a heated row over the easing of US pork imports. They say a recent government decision to allow the import of US pork containing ractopamine - an additive banned for pig use in Taiwan and the European Union - is a health threat. The ruling party denies the charge and called for a return to rational debate. It is not uncommon for brawls to erupt in Taiwan's parliament. Lawmakers from Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party hurled buckets of pig intestines towards Premier Su Tseng-chang on Friday to stop him from taking questions in parliament. Some also exchanged blows in a "short but vicious" encounter between KMT legislators and Chen Po-wei from the small Taiwan Statebuilding P...
Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Assassinated Near Tehran
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Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Assassinated Near Tehran

Iran's most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated near the capital Tehran, the country's defence ministry has confirmed. Fakhrizadeh died in hospital after an attack in Absard, in Damavand county. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, has condemned the killing "as an act of state terror". Western intelligence agencies view Fakhrizadeh as being behind Iran's secret nuclear weapons programme. He was reportedly described as the "father of the Iranian bomb" by diplomats. News of the killing comes amid fresh concern about the increased amount of enriched uranium that Iran is producing. Enriched uranium is a vital component for both civil nuclear power generation and military nuclear weapons. Iran insists its nuclear programme is exclusiv...
India Enters First Recession In 73 Years
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India Enters First Recession In 73 Years

India’s economy contracted 7.5 percent between July and September, performing the poorest among major advanced and emerging economies and entering a technical recession for the first time since independence, official data showed Friday. Although the figures were an improvement on the record 23.9-percent contraction recorded last quarter, they indicate that Asia’s third-largest economy is in for a tough fight as it attempts to revive demand and create jobs even as coronavirus infections climb. The two successive quarters of contraction mean that the country has now entered a “technical recession” for the first time since 1947. The International Monetary Fund has meanwhile predicted that India’s economy would contract by 10.3 percent this year, the biggest slump for any major emer...
CCTV Captures The Moment A Lady Stole Bone Straight Hair Worth 200K
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CCTV Captures The Moment A Lady Stole Bone Straight Hair Worth 200K

      A CCTV footage making rounds on social media has showed the moment a lady reportedly stole a bone straight hair worth 200k. The owner of the shop was lamenting on the incident and also calling out her sales girl for not noticing what happened. Bone Straight is a human hair wig which is currently trending in the fashion world. In a footage, the customer of a big hair shop, can be seen stealing one of the wigs on display in the shop. The customer places the wig behind herself, away from the view of the unsuspecting shop attendant. She goes on to ask the shop attendant to take pictures of another bone straight hair, as a form of distraction from the crime. According to the store owner, the stolen hair is worth N200k. Watch the video below...
Ban On ‘Black Friday’ Is A Disgrace – Aisha Yesufu Reacts To Hisbah Barring Radio Station From Saying ‘Black Friday’
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Ban On ‘Black Friday’ Is A Disgrace – Aisha Yesufu Reacts To Hisbah Barring Radio Station From Saying ‘Black Friday’

Co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign Aisha Yesufu has knocked Kano State Hisbah Board over its letter written to a radio station in the state 96.9 Cool FM, directing it not to use the term ‘Black Friday’ anymore. Many on social media have mocked the board over the error-filled letter which has been shared severally on social media. In her reaction, Mrs Yesufu argued that Black Friday is related to giving because goods are sold at discounted prices, adding that Islam preaches giving. “What kind of disgrace is this? The Muslims that are being killed don’t matter, it is Friday that matters? Are we not black so what is wrong in having a black Friday? “A glorious BLACK FRIDAY where you get goods at reduced price. Isn’t that giving? Isn’t giving out part of Islam?” she...
#EndSARS: CNN Clarifies Its Tweet About ”38” Nigerians Killed
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#EndSARS: CNN Clarifies Its Tweet About ”38” Nigerians Killed

On October 23, CNN Africa had tweeted that at least 38 persons were killed on Tuesday, October 20, when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters. This tweet was referring to the Lekki shooting incident. The tweet read: ''At least 38 people were killed in Nigeria on Tuesday when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters But the President failed to address the carnage during his speech on Thursday, drawing criticism from protesters who accuse him of failing to show empathy & unify the nation'' In an updated tweet, CNN Africa has now come out with a clarification. It reads: ''Clarification: This tweet from October 23 did not attribute the death toll from protests in Nigeria to Amnesty International. The tweet also did not make it clear that the death toll was for...
Dead Man Made To Sit At His Burial In Trinidad & Tobago
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Dead Man Made To Sit At His Burial In Trinidad & Tobago

The funeral on Wednesday of Che Lewis and Adlay Lewis, the father and son who were killed on November 14, garnered massive attention as videos of Che Lewis, 29, being transported to the chapel in a chair at the back of the hearse began circulating on social media. They showed the dead man sitting on the back of a "convertible" hearse – a hearse with the top of the tray cut off – as he was transported along Belmont Circular Road in Port of Spain. Another video followed Lewis as his body was driven around the Queen’s Park Savannah. The body was put to sit in a chair at the entrance of a church in Diego Martin. The service was arranged by Dennie's Funeral Home. The body was being being viewed by relatives at the service, and on a live video on the funeral home’s Facebook page....
Five years of Buhari has besieged Nigeria with abundant poverty – Afenifere
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Five years of Buhari has besieged Nigeria with abundant poverty – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, has said that the five years of President Buhari has plunged Nigeria into abundant poverty.   The group stated this in a statement released reacting to the recession of the Nigerian economy. The group in the statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, blamed President Buhari for the country's economic situation, saying the country had become ungovernable under his administration.   "As Nigeria enters the worst recession in 33 years and the second in five years of Buhari, we are equally besieged by attendant poverty as well as insecurity worsening across the land with kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits on the prowl and government helpless and unable to govern effectively. The truth is that the country had virtu...
North is the worst place to live in Nigeria – Sultan of Sokoto
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North is the worst place to live in Nigeria – Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has described the North as the worst region to live in Nigeria.   The monarch said this at the 4th Quarter Meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) in Abuja on Thursday November 26.   On scrapping of controversial police unit SARS, the Sultan said;   “We must obey all laws, if we are not law abiding. We have heard people calling for the scrapping of SARS, the President has done that and we later said, bring police back. We cannot do without the Police; we cannot do without our security agencies. No matter bad the security agencies are, there are still excellent officers. “What we need to do is to fish out the bad ...
Stop calling Friday ‘Black Friday’, its a holy day for Muslims – Kano Hisbah Board writes radio station
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Stop calling Friday ‘Black Friday’, its a holy day for Muslims – Kano Hisbah Board writes radio station

Kano Hisbah has reportedly written a notice to Cool FM, demanding that they stop calling Friday 'Black Friday' ahead of a "Black Friday Sales" expected to be conducted today November 27.   According to the Sharia Police, majority of Kano residents are Muslims and they consider Friday a holy day.   The notice also disclosed that Hisbah corps will be "around for surveillance purposes" with a view of stopping immoral activities at the event as well as maintain peace, harmony and stability in the state.  
Robbers attack commercial bank in Ondo
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Robbers attack commercial bank in Ondo

A commercial bank in Ode-Irele, headquarters of Irele Local Government area of Ondo State was on Thursday November 26 attacked by robbers.   The armed men numbering about 30 attacked the bank around 4:00pm, shortly after the visit of the Inspector General of Police to the state command.     It was also learnt that the robbers attacked a police station in the community before proceeding to the bank where they carted away an undisclosed amount of cash.   Ondo police spokesperson, Tee Leo-Ikoro confirmed the attack and also disclosed that the robbers blew the armoury of the police facility open with an explosive device and made away with some rifles.     The command’s spokesman who insisted that no fatality was recorded in th...
Almajiris are vulnerable to the influence of Boko Haram insurgents – Governor Zulum
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Almajiris are vulnerable to the influence of Boko Haram insurgents – Governor Zulum

Governor Babagana Zulum has outlined the need to completely overhaul the Almajiri system.   Speaking on Thursday November 26 at the third northeast Governors’ forum meeting in Yola, Adamawa State, the Borno state Governor said they might end up dealing with an army of perhaps untrainable youths who inadvertently become vulnerable to the influence of social misfits like kidnappers and bandits and even terror groups like the Boko Haram insurgents unless the Almajiri system is overhauled.   Zulum said;   “Another issue, which unquestionably needs to be urgently tackled is the almajiri phenomenon and its associated challenges, which are increasingly having a telling effect on the overall socio-economic development of the society. “Unless the almajiri system is...
Lai Mohammed denies announcing N5m hate speech fine
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Lai Mohammed denies announcing N5m hate speech fine

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has denied announcing an increment in the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5m.   The minister had however made the announcement in August and also explained that the fine was increased to deter people willingly violating the provision to destabilise the country.   However in a counter-affidavit in response to an originating motion filed by human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong to challenge the imposition of N5m fine on Nigeria Info 99.3FM, Lagos, and the threat by the National Broadcasting Commission to punish other broadcast stations in the country over alleged hate speech, Lai Mohammed denied making the announcement. An affidavit deposed to by a Litigation Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Information and ...
169 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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169 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

169 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday November 26, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Kaduna-74, FCT-42, Lagos-17, Kano-8, Ogun-6, Oyo-6, Rivers-6, Ekiti-3, Bauchi-3, Katsina-2, Delta-1, Ondo-1.   There are now 66974 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,169 deaths have been recorded.  62,585 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad celebrates wife on her birthday
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Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad celebrates wife on her birthday

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad has taken to Instagram to celebrate his wife Naeemah Junaid on her birthday.   Bashir who shared a loved up photo with his wife, described her as his "special person and friend".   He wrote;   Happy birthday to my special person, my friend (the Best), my wife, @naeeemah_, I am glad about everything that happened in my life because it led me straight to you. I am deliriously in love with you and always I will be. More amazing years and lots of loves, Hany.  
66-Year-Old Man, Ashrita Furman Breaks Guiness World Record For Most Arrows Broken With The Neck
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66-Year-Old Man, Ashrita Furman Breaks Guiness World Record For Most Arrows Broken With The Neck

For #GWRDay Ashrita was prepared to break the record for most arrows broken with the neck in one minute and achieved it with 31 arrows broken! Congratulations to Ashrita on another incredible Guinness World Records title! ⁣ Ashrita holds over 200+ insane records including farthest distance walked balancing a lawnmower on the chin (powered), most blow torches extinguished with the tongue in one minute and most watermelons chopped off the head in one minute. Watch Video: https://youtu.be/4urA54igppA Ashrita Furman (born in1954) is a Guinness World Records record-breaker. He was fascinated with the Guinness Book of World Records as a child but never thought he could ever break a record since he was very unathletic. As of 2017, Furman has set more than 600 official Guinness R...
Indonesian Child Rapist Begs For Mercy As He Receives 146 Lashes
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Indonesian Child Rapist Begs For Mercy As He Receives 146 Lashes

An Indonesian man collapsed and begged for mercy as he was flogged nearly 150 times today for raping a child in a province where public whipping is a common punishment for violating Islamic law. The 19-year-old grimaced and cried out as a masked sharia officer lashed his back with a rattan stick in the town of Idi. He pleaded for the punishment to stop and was briefly treated by doctors before the flogging restarted. The man was arrested earlier this year on charges he molested and raped the victim, whose age was not revealed. The 19-year-old man is pictured sitting on the floor after he collapsed in pain while being publicly flogged by a member of Aceh's sharia police He was sentenced to 146 lashes, a particularly high number reserved for the most serious crimes. ...
N500m: Widow Of Vendor Killed By Gbajabiamila’s Aide Disowns Family
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N500m: Widow Of Vendor Killed By Gbajabiamila’s Aide Disowns Family

Josephine Okereke, the wife of the newspaper vendor shot and killed by a Department of State Services operatives attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disowned her husband’s family over their demand for N500m compensation. Josephine spoke at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. The family of Ifeanyichukwu Okereke had written to Gbajabiamila, demanding N500m. Lawyer to the family, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), in a letter dated November 23, 2020, said he was given the mandate to write the letter by the father of the deceased, Okorie Okereke; and the younger brother to the deceased, Destiny Okereke. The DSS had last week arrested the operative, Abdullahi Hassan, who shot Okereke while Gbajabiamila had also visited the family of the d...
Dear Men, Be Careful Of Sleeping With These Girls – Deji Adeyanju
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Dear Men, Be Careful Of Sleeping With These Girls – Deji Adeyanju

As December approaches, the tendency is for many guys especially in the Southern part of the country to be under pressure to make money and flaunt their affluence in public. In many cases, this show of affluence is basically aimed at impressing the ladies as it seems money have become the key to their hearts. In the other hand, ladies also are not left out in their struggle to make ends meet. Some have taken to harlotry while some others indulge in what Nigerians call ‘Runs Girls’ or of late ‘Slay Queens.’ Comrade Deji Adeyanju has taken to his official Twitter handle to warn men to be careful of the kind of ladies they sleep with. According to Deji, some of them are walking native doctors. By implications, it means that a good number of them may be fetish and may have some fetish ...
Christmas: Chicken May Sell For N10,000 – Poultry Farmers Raise Alarm
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Christmas: Chicken May Sell For N10,000 – Poultry Farmers Raise Alarm

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has warned that if some urgent steps are not taken by the federal government, the cost of chicken during the yuletide might be as high as N10,000 per unit The association, in a press release made available to Blueprint stated that with the increase in feed prices especially soya beans and soya bean meal, the prices of eggs and chickens might go out of reach of many Nigerians. The Chairperson of PAN, Ogun state Chapter, Blessing Alawode further requested the federal government to save Nigerian poultry industry from imminent collapse which the industry now faces as a result of unabated rising in the prices of bird feeds and concentrates used to feed chickens. She explained that the feed inputs such as soya beans are going out of reach of ...
EndSARS: CACOVID To Rebuild 44 Police Stations, Donates ₦100 Billion For Arms – Godwin Emefiele
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EndSARS: CACOVID To Rebuild 44 Police Stations, Donates ₦100 Billion For Arms – Godwin Emefiele

The Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said the Coalition Alliance Against COVID- 19 will rehabilitate all the police stations that were damaged in the country as a result of wanton destruction and lootings that followed the recent #EndSARS protests . Emefiele spoke during a press briefing in Lagos on Wednesday at the office of the CBN. He also disclosed that CACOVID had so far spent N43 .27bn on the acquisition of medical equipment and supplies, and food palliatives for the vulnerable, among others. The CBN governor said the alliance planned to spend N 150bn on youth empowerment. He said , “ CACOVID has committed to fully rehabilitate all 44 damaged and destroyed police stations nationwide in a bid to restore provision of security in affected locations . “ To further...
Acting DG of NABDA arrested over N400m fraud
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Acting DG of NABDA arrested over N400m fraud

The acting Director-General (DG) of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Alex Akpa has been arrested by the ICPC for allegedly defrauding the federal government of N400 million.   Mr Akpa who is a professor of microbiology, was arrested by operatives of the commission to answer questions on how the said amount was misappropriated under his watch. He is currently being investigated for abuse of office.   It was alleged that the Acting DG of NABDA claimed the money he diverted was an intervention fund for the biotechnology agency and he allegedly shared the money with top management staff of the agency.   The commission said the offence committed by Akpan whose appointment came in June, is contrary to and punishable under sections 19 and 26 ...
Four armed robbery suspects arrested in Lagos
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Four armed robbery suspects arrested in Lagos

Police officers attached to Alakuko station in Lagos state police command have arrested four suspected armed robbers.   A statement released by SP Muyiwa Adejobi, states that the robbers were arrested on November 24 at about 12am.   According to Adejobi, the suspects have been terrorizing and dispossessing residents of AMJE Bus Stop, Ajegunle, Masalasi, and Dalemo communities in Alakuko Area of Lagos state, of their belongings. He said one locally-made pistol with 4 life cartridges was recovered from them.   Adejobi gave the names of the suspects as Suleiman Babajide, 26, Mustapha Michael, 25, Daniel Gideon, 23 and Olalekan Adesina, 26.   Adejobi said the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspects be transferred t...
”Rise up to the security challenges in Lagos” CP Hakeem Odumosu tells police officers
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”Rise up to the security challenges in Lagos” CP Hakeem Odumosu tells police officers

The Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has challenged officers in the command to rise up to the security challenges being faced in the state.   The level of insecurity in Lagos has risen astronomically since the crisis that erupted after the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums who maimed people including security personnel and destroyed so many properties. Police presence in communities has dropped due to the alleged drop in the morale of the police after the unfortunate incident.   The state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, with a view to improving security in  Lagos, on Wednesday, November 25, parleyed the Inspectors and rank and file cadres of the command on improved service delivery   At the conference which held at the ...
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Trump announces presidential pardon for Michael Flynn, former national security adviser found guilty of lying to FBI about Russian contacts

US President, Donald Trump, announced in a tweet Wednesday November 25 that he has granted his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a "full pardon," cleaning off the guilty plea of Flynn who admitted to lying to the FBI.   The pardon, comes as Trump enters his last days as President, after spending four years in office and showcases his rebuke for the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.   Since January 2017, the Flynn case has been among the defining sagas of Trump's presidency and Attorney General William Barr's leadership of the Justice Department.   The Justice Department recently said Flynn should never have been investigated by the FBI and that his lies to them in January 2017 were immate...
Two men, 63 and 56 arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Bauchi
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Two men, 63 and 56 arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested two elderly men for raping a 13-year-old girl at new GRA area.   Spokesperson of the command, DSP Ahmed Mohammad Wakil, who confirmed the incident in a statemnet on Wednesday, November 25, said the suspects were arrested following a report made by the victim's relative.     "On 15-11-2020 at about 2050hrs one Rabi’u Musa ‘m’ of sabon Kaura Bauchi reported at ‘D’ Division that one Ibrahim Musa ‘m’ aged 63yrs and Nuhu Isah ‘m’ 56yrs all of Unguwan Gado Bauchi had unlawfully carnal knowledge of Hauwa (not real name) ‘f’ aged 13yrs of Sabon Kaura Bauchi on different occasion in a security room located at new GRA near Sindaba Hotel Bauchi," Wakil said.     He said Ibrahim, a security guard and ...
Chinese leader Xi Jinping finally congratulates Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election
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Chinese leader Xi Jinping finally congratulates Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election

Chinese President Xi Jinping, has finally sent a congratulatory message to US President-elect Joe Biden, more than two weeks after the Democratic candidate was projected the winner of the US presidential election.   After the election, some major leaders like Russia's Vladimir Putin, Brazil's Bolsanario and China's Xi Jinping refused congratulating Biden saying they were waiting for Trump's legal challenges to play out in court.   Most of Trump's challenges against the electoral results have been tossed out of court and Jinping has now sent his wishes. "Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations is not only in the fundamental interests of both peoples, but also meets the common expectation of the international community," state-run Xinhua ne...
Trump planning to bring back firing squad as federal death penalty option in president’s final days in the White House
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Trump planning to bring back firing squad as federal death penalty option in president’s final days in the White House

US president, Donald Trump is reportedly trying to bring back firing squad executions as an option for the federal death penalty, in his final days in the White House.   According to a ProPublica report on Wednesday, before Trump’s term ends, he’s trying to push through “a proposed regulation that could see federal executions being carried out by firing squads.”   The proposed rule change was reviewed by the White House and cleared on November 6, and it would be a sharp contrast to incoming president Joe Biden's policies as he opposes the death penalty.   Firing squads are currently legal in three states — Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Utah but are illegal in other parts of the country.   The last time a firing squad was used in the US was in 2010, ...
198 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria
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198 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria

198 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, November 25.   According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, FCT recorded 53 new cases, the highest for the day.   Other states with new cases include Lagos-48, Ogun-40, Akwa Ibom-20, Bauchi-9, Plateau-8, Kaduna-5, Kano-4, Benue-3, Jigawa-3, Nasarawa-3, Edo-1 and Kwara-1.   Nigeria now has 66,805 confirmed new cases. 62,493 patients have been discharged so far with 1,169 deaths recorded.   See breakdown of the number of cases per states below  
‘Rapists to be chemically castrated in Pakistan under new laws’ approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan
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‘Rapists to be chemically castrated in Pakistan under new laws’ approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan has reportedly approved in principle a law on chemical castration of rapists in the Local reports said Mr. Khan approved the law which would also fast track sexual assault cases during a federal cabinet meeting on Tuesday, November 24th. But Pakistan's government is yet to make an official announcement.   The decision was made after the law ministry presented a draft of the anti-rape ordinance at the meeting.   According to GeoTV, Kahn said in the meeting: 'We need to ensure a safe environment for our citizens.'   He reportedly said the legislation would be clear and transparent with strict enforcement by officials.   The draft legislation is expected to increase women's role in policing and improve witnes...
Scotland becomes first country in the world to provide free sanitary products for all
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Scotland becomes first country in the world to provide free sanitary products for all

Scotland has made sanitary products free to all women, becoming the first country in the world to take such a step against “period poverty”.   The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act, which passed unanimously through its final stage on Tuesday evening, November 24, will place a legal duty on local authorities to make period products available for all those who need them.   The measure makes tampons and sanitary pads available at designated public places such as community centres, youth clubs and pharmacies. First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon called it “an important policy for women and girls”.   “Proud to vote for this groundbreaking legislation, making Scotland the first country in the world to provide free period products for all wh...
Court to begin Nnamdi Kanu’s trial in absentia
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Court to begin Nnamdi Kanu’s trial in absentia

The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu will begin on Thursday November 26 as scheduled by the Federal High Court in Abuja.   Ahead of the court sitting in which five prosecution witnesses have been lined up to testify against Nnamdi Kanu, copies of the hearing notice were served on the prosecution team in the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.   Recall that Justice Binta Nyako had since March 28, 2019, revoked the bail granted the IPOB leader, ordered his arrest, and directed that his trial on charges of a treasonable felony would proceed in his absence; but the court had not had any sitting on the case since then.
Mother and son arrested with 49 parcels of Indian hemp
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Mother and son arrested with 49 parcels of Indian hemp

A 21-year-old man identified as Kabiru Mahmud has been arrested by the Kano police command alongside his mother and uncle for being in possession of 49 parcels of Indian hemp.   Mahmud was arrested at Danbire village while transporting the substance from his family home at Gadonkaya quarters to a hiding place on the outskirts of Kano metropolis, after the police received an intelligence report of a young man carrying sacks believed to be Indian hemp.   It was gathered that the suspect's mother had directed him to move the substance from her matrimonial home at Gadonkaya quarters to Danbire. During a phone conversation, Mahmud's mother told him that the police has arrested his father with Indian hemp and that he should get rid of the Indian hemp kept in the home in ant...
9 members of Ondo house of assembly kick against removal of Iroju Ogundeji as Deputy Speaker
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9 members of Ondo house of assembly kick against removal of Iroju Ogundeji as Deputy Speaker

Nine members of the Ondo State House of Assembly have condemned the impeachment of Iroju Ogundeji as the Deputy Speaker of the House.   The lawmakers who described the impeachment as unlawful, pointed out that section 92 sub 2C of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended requires a two-thirds majority and the provisions of the standing order of the House for the impeachment of the Speaker or his Deputy.   Two lawmakers – the Former Majority Leader, Jamiu Maito, representing Irele State Constituency and Ademola Edamisan – while speaking on behalf of the nine members said the motion for the impeachment of the deputy speaker was never moved at the session.   They declared the action as null and void and further stressed that it will ...