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‘Why is the Rainoil Boss, Gabriel Ogbechie Desperate to Exonerate Himself’ – Dr Churchill Ike-George
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‘Why is the Rainoil Boss, Gabriel Ogbechie Desperate to Exonerate Himself’ – Dr Churchill Ike-George

Read the sttement by Dr Chrchill Ike-George below... Our attention has been drawn to the  falsehoods, defamation and outright personal attack on the person of Prince Ned Nwoko, published in the print and social media by a frustrated Rainoil boss, Gabriel Ogbechie. Ordinarily, Prince Ned Nwoko would have totally ignored this pedestrian writing that stood fact on its head and one that provoked only laughter in Idumuje-Ugboko , a clear mockery of the writer whose treacherous history and antics are well established and known to a community that is quite conversant with the ugly tales of the same man they do not see in their community more than once in two years and who in spite of the mansion he built in  their village has never slept there for a night but prefers hiding in a hotel...
Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, Survives Assassination Attempt in Delta
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Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, Survives Assassination Attempt in Delta

Delta state-based human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, survived an assassination attempt on Sunday night, February 21. He shared the news on social media on Monday morning, February 22. He shared photos of the bullet-riddled car he was riding in and wrote; ''Last night Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison escaped from the hands of bloody thirsty murderers who trailed to kill him in his community, Ubulu Uku, Delta State. It is still a mystery how he escaped but thankful to God Almighty for sparing his life. An official report has been made to the POLICE and we expect they fish out all those involved in attempting to kill him. No life was lost. WHAT GOD CAN NOT DO DOESN'T EXIST. DELTA STATE IS NOT SAFE FOR ANYONE''
Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel locks himself inside university building to avoid jail over tweets and lyrics that attacked the monarchy and police
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Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel locks himself inside university building to avoid jail over tweets and lyrics that attacked the monarchy and police

A Spanish rapper has locked himself inside a university to avoid a jail sentence for tweets and lyrics that attacked the monarchy and police. Rapper, Pablo Hasel was given until last week Friday, February 12, to turn himself in, after being sentenced to nine months imprisonment for glorifying terrorism, and slandering the crown and state institutions with his lyrics and tweets.   His tweets and lyrics also accused police of torturing and killing demonstrators and migrants. In one message Hasel expressed support for Victoria Gómez, a jailed member of the banned Marxist group Grapo. Elsewhere he accused King Felipe VI and his father Juan Carlos, the former king, of several crimes.   Hasel's real name is Pablo Rivadulla Duro. He also backs the campaign for ...
AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood
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AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood

Following series of backlash trailing his recent comments on the herders’ controversy, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir has defended himself saying that he was misunderstood insisting, however, that carrying of AK47 by Fulani herders was the last option for self-defence. The governor in a press release issued by his SSA Media, Mukhtar Gidado on Sunday stated that “to the extent that not every herdsman is a criminal, the reference to AK-47 was simply to put in perspective, the predicament and desperation of those law-abiding Fulani herdsmen who, while carrying out their legitimate cow-rearing business, have become serial victims of cattle rustling, banditry, kidnapping and assassination.” The statement made available to newsmen late Sunday evening further contai...
Ned Nwoko Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plot to Assassinate him
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Ned Nwoko Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plot to Assassinate him

Prince Ned Nwoko has alleged that some people are plotting to assassinate him. The former member of the House of Representatives raised the alarm at a press briefing he organised alongside his wife Regina Daniels on Thursday, Feb 11, in Abuja. He said that the plot is connected to a piece of land in his community in Delta state in which he was setting up a university. He added that a tussle about who becomes the next king of his community is also another factor. He explained that the issue of who becomes the next king had been settled by the elders and that the allocation of the land to him followed due process. The politician said that the assassination plot was exposed on social media by an inmate in Kuje Prison, Abuja, who overheard two fellow prisoners discussing the pl...
Accident: An ‘Assassination Attempt Against Oshiomhole’ – Aide Reveals What Happened
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Accident: An ‘Assassination Attempt Against Oshiomhole’ – Aide Reveals What Happened

TWO policemen, yesterday, died in an accident involving the campaign convoy of former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, while he was on his way to Usen in Ovia SouthWest local government area. The accident was said to have happened at about 1pm around the by-pass in Oluku Ovia North East local government area. As a result of the incident, the candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has called off his rally at Usen. It was gathered that a trailer ran into the travelling campaign convoy hitting the back-up vehicle that the police were riding in. In a statement, the Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, Mr. John Mayaki, said it was suspending the scheduled campaign to honour the dead. On behalf of Pastor Ize-Iyamu an...
Kidnapped Wives, Son Of Bauchi Lawmaker Regain Freedom 5 Days After His Assassination
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Kidnapped Wives, Son Of Bauchi Lawmaker Regain Freedom 5 Days After His Assassination

Five days after the gruesome assassination of a member of Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Dass constituency, Musa Mante Baraza and the abduction of two of his wives and a one-year-old child, the two wives and the child have been rescued and reunited with other members of the family in Baraza. The news of the release of the abducted victims was announced by the Chief of Staff, Bauchi Government House, Dr Ladan Salihu in twitter handle, “Alhamdulillah! The Wives of Hon Musa Baraza, Bauchi House Member murdered 4 days ago in Dass have regained Freedom”. Ladan Salihu further stated that “The one-year-old baby abducted along with them was also released. Gov Bala Mohammed has directed Doctors and Security to give them adequate care and attention”. Bauchi State Police Co...
Swedish Police Finally Identifies the man They Believe Killed Prime Minister Olof Palme
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Swedish Police Finally Identifies the man They Believe Killed Prime Minister Olof Palme

Swedish police have finally identified the man they believe killed Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986. Palme was shot in the back as he walked home from the cinema with his wife in Stockholm, shortly after he dismissed his security team for the day. The assassination took place on Sweden's busiest road, Sveavagen, and more than a dozen witnesses saw a man fire the shots before fleeing the scene. Chief Prosecutor Krister Petersson said the man has been identified as Stig Engstrom, a graphic designer known as "Skandia Man" who committed suicide in 2000. Petersson said;   "The person is Stig Engstrom. Because the person is dead, I cannot bring charges against him and have decided to close the investigation. "This is one of the biggest police investigations in the...
Former President of Congo, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi dies of coronavirus in France
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Former President of Congo, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi dies of coronavirus in France

Former Republic of Congo president, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi Opango has passed away after contracting coronavirus (COVID-19). He was 81   Yhombi-Opango died in a Paris hospital on Monday, his family confirmed to AFP.   His son told the news agency that Yhombi-Opango was ill before he contracted the virus.   Yhombi-Opango, who was an army officer who rose to power after the assassination of President Marien Ngouabi, led Congo-Brazzaville from 1977 until he was removed from power in 1979, with the country's current leader, Denis Sassou Nguesso taking over.   In 1987, he was jailed for three years after he was accused of participating in a plot to overthrow Sassou Nguesso.   After his release from prison, he founded the Rally for Democracy ...
Disneyland in California Closes in Response to Coronavirus
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Disneyland in California Closes in Response to Coronavirus

The Walt Disney Company said on Thursday that it would close the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, California, due to the coronavirus crisis. Disney announced that in the best interest of guests and employees, it will be closing Disneyland and California Adventure, its theme parks in Anaheim, California, because of the coronavirus outbreak. Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure — two adjoining, but separately ticketed theme parks — will close on Saturday morning, March 14, through the end of the month. Disney’s hotels in Anaheim will remain open until Monday. "While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Disneyland Resort, after carefully reviewing the guidelines of the Governor of California's executive order and in the best interest of our guests and employee...
Top Islamist Militant Hisham Ashmawy Executed in Egypt
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Top Islamist Militant Hisham Ashmawy Executed in Egypt

Hisham Ashmawy, a former special forces officer turned top Islamist militant has been executed by Egypt for his involvement in several high-profile attacks. The Officer-turned-extremist was hanged on Wednesday morning in Cairo, said the army. 'The execution by hanging was carried out based on a decision by the military court ... and after taking all the relevant judicial procedures,' said army spokesman Tamer al-Rifai. Mr. Ashmawy, who was accused of killing 54 people in total and was convicted on several charges, including plotting a 2014 attack that killed 22 military guards near the frontier with Libya. On Monday, a Cairo court sentenced him to death along with 36 others for 54 crimes including killing police officers and blowing up several security installations. ...
Unravel Identities of Killers after us – APC Tells Security Agencies
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Unravel Identities of Killers after us – APC Tells Security Agencies

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday urged the security agencies in the state to without wasting more time, unravel the identities of killer-gang members, whom the party alleged are hell-bent on silencing opposition elements in the state. The party made this appeal via a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Dr. Abdulazeez Olatunde, a copy of which was made available to DAILY POST in Ibadan, the state capital. Olatunde was reacting to the murder of APC chieftain, Alhaji Babatunde Oreitan who was killed by some gunmen suspected to be assassins Wednesday afternoon. DAILY POST reports that Oreitan, who is one of the leaders of the party in Ona Ara local government, was said to have been killed by the gunmen Wednesday afternoon. Sources sa...
Iran ‘Standing Down’ After Missile Strikes – Trump
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Iran ‘Standing Down’ After Missile Strikes – Trump

US President Donald Trump says Iran "appears to be standing down" after it targeted air bases housing US forces in Iraq. Mr Trump said there were no US or Iraqi casualties in the attacks, and the bases suffered only minimal damage. The attacks on the Irbil and Al Asad bases came early on Wednesday morning local time. Iran said they were a retaliation for the assassination of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani last week. The killing in a US drone attack was a major escalation in already deteriorating relations between Iran and the US. Mr Trump said the US would immediately impose additional financial and economic sanctions on Iran, which would remain until it "changed its behaviour". The US president has previously threatened military action against Iran if it targeted US...
US VS Iran: Here are Some of the Most Significant Weapons in the US Military Arsenal
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US VS Iran: Here are Some of the Most Significant Weapons in the US Military Arsenal

Tensions between the United States of America and Iran escalated last night when Iran fired over a dozen ballistic missiles at two US Military bases in Iraq. This was in retaliation to the assasination of its top military general, Soleimani by the Trump administration. Since the attack on Iran, there's been speculations of a possible 'war' between both countries and President Trump never fails to let the world know that the United States boasts of the strongest military arsenal in the world and won't fail to unleash it on Iran, With almost 3 million service members, 4,800 defense sites on seven continents and an annual budget of more than $700 billion, the US military is considered the world's premier fighting force. Below are some of the sophisticated weapons in its arsenal: ...
Qasem Soleimani: Buhari Keeps Mum Over Assassination Of General, 72 Hours After
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Qasem Soleimani: Buhari Keeps Mum Over Assassination Of General, 72 Hours After

President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to react to the killing of Iran's top military commander, Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad, 72 hours after the incident which is rising tension between both countries. Nigeria and the United States have long been close allies. According to report, the United States is Nigeria's main trading partner and is its most important diplomatic partner. However, following the killing of Iran's top military commander, there is no yet official statement from President Buhari. Several world leaders have been reacting over the assassination of Gen. Soleimani. French President Emmanual Macron on Sunday assured US counterpart Donald Trump of “his complete solidarity” and urged Iran to avoid “military escalation that could aggravate instability in the region.” ...
Saudi Crown Prince, Muhammad Salman Narrowly Escapes Assassination Attack
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Saudi Crown Prince, Muhammad Salman Narrowly Escapes Assassination Attack

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin SaIman survived attack on arrival at an event. In a video circulating online, Gunmen opened fire on Muhammad Bin Salman while exchanging pleasantries after he stepped down from his SUV to grace the event. He was however smuggled back into his bulletproof vehicle by security details that foiled the assassination attempt. https://www.facebook.com/107435837297347/posts/163075891733341?vh=e&d=n&sfns=mo Recall, Reuters had reported that some members of Saudi Arabia’s ruling family and business elite have expressed frustration with the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman following the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’s oil infrastructure last month. It has sparked concern among several prominent branches of the ruling Al Saud fa...
Presidency reacts to PDP’s Insistence that DSS Indicted Appeal Court President,Bulkachuwa
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Presidency reacts to PDP’s Insistence that DSS Indicted Appeal Court President,Bulkachuwa

The Presidency has admonished the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to stop dragging the presidency into their current sponsored media smear campaign against the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa. This was contained in a statement on Saturday by presidential aide, Garba Shehu. It said reports claiming that an agency of the government, the Department of State Services, DSS, has indicted Bulkachuwa of corruption are the latest sponsored campaign aimed at causing disaffection between the Executive and the Judiciary, the two arms of government that had operated smoothly under the present dispensation. “While the PDP and its candidates are free to exercise their right to challenge the results of the 2019 presidential election, ...
Nnamdi Kanu Ordered The Assassination Of Anthony Nwoko – Asari Dokubo
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Nnamdi Kanu Ordered The Assassination Of Anthony Nwoko – Asari Dokubo

Cleric Nwoko was allegedly assassinated by agents of Nnamdi Kanu to silence him because he opposed Nnamdi Kanu's way of camouflaging under the biafra struggle to enrich himself. He also accused Nnamdi Kanu of collecting money in dollars from Atiku before Nnamdi Kanu lifted the ban on Igbos voting in the last election. He was discovered three days after he was dead in his abode in Enugu.
Drake Removes His Song with Michael Jackson From his Setlist
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Drake Removes His Song with Michael Jackson From his Setlist

Canadian rapper, Drake, who just kicked off his Assassination Vacation European tour with Tory Lanez, has removed his song "Don't Matter to Me" with Michael Jackson from his setlist. According to Variety, the song was not a part of the kickoff show in Manchester on Sunday (March 10). Drake previously performed the record during 2018's Aubrey and the Three Migos tour. While the omission may simply be because Drake already tried the song once on tour and the song's not a major hit in his catalog, it could also certainly be a conscious decision following the explosive HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland. In the explosive documentary which was aired by HBO, Wade Robson and James Safechuck accuse the King of Pop of sexually abusing them as children in extremely graphic detail.
Governor Wike’s Assassination Claim is Blackmail – Nigerian Army
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Governor Wike’s Assassination Claim is Blackmail – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has described claims by Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, that soldiers attempted to assassinate him as a ‘cheap blackmail.’ Wike had claimed that soldiers from 6 Division tried to assassinate him on Thursday, February 21, 2019. In a statement, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Aminu Iliyasu described the allegation by Governor Wike as “lies and cheap blackmail against the 6 Division, Nigerian Army”. Read the full statement below; The Nigerian Army (NA) wishes to respond to the bogus and unsubstantiated allegations being peddled by the Governor of Rivers State, Mr Nyesom Wike. Some of his rancorous claims were that the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Maj Gen Jamil Sarham purportedly sent troops to cordon off his residence prior to ...
Senate Confirms Owasanoye, Eight Others as ICPC Chair and Board Members
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Senate Confirms Owasanoye, Eight Others as ICPC Chair and Board Members

* Confirms Justice Aji as Supreme Court judge The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye and eight others as Chairman and members of the Board of the Independent Corrupt Practises and other related offences Commission (ICPC). This followed a motion moved by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, Senator Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu North), requesting that the nine nominees be confirmed and was seconded by Senator Andy Uba (Anambra South). The other confirmed nominees are Yahaya Dauda, Abdullahi Saidu, Hannatu Muhammed, Justice Adamu Bello (rtd), Dr Grace Chinda, Okolo Titus, Obiora Igwedebia and Mrs Olubukola Balogun. The Senate also confirmed the nomination of Justice Umani Abba Aji of the Court of Appeal as a ...
Bukola Saraki Reacts To The Assassination Of Alex Badeh
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Bukola Saraki Reacts To The Assassination Of Alex Badeh

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has reacted to the assassination of Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh who was assassinated along Abuja-Keffi Road while returning from his farm. Bukola Saraki who reacted to his strange assassination via his official handle wrote; Nigeria has suffered another great loss with the passing of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh. My heartfelt prayers go to his family and our Armed Forces at this tragic time. May the Almighty grant him eternal rest. Amin.
Alex Badeh assassinated: Nigerians react
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Alex Badeh assassinated: Nigerians react

Nigerians have reacted to the assassination of Alex Badeh, who was a Chief of Defence Staff, and shot dead while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road. Badeh was assassinated along Abuja-Keffi road this evening in what seems to be a marked execution. A lot of Nigerians have since reacted to the unfortunate incident, with many expressing shock at the murder of the 4 star general. Badeh has been facing trial since 2016 at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged N3.97billion fraud brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ever since he was granted bail to the tune of N2billion on March 10, Badeh had been regular in court to face his trial. He was expected to open his defence on the next adjourned dates of January 16 and 17, followin...
Obasanjo Sues Radio Presenter, Awikonko Akanda Oro For N1bn Over Bola Ige Killing
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Obasanjo Sues Radio Presenter, Awikonko Akanda Oro For N1bn Over Bola Ige Killing

A radio presenter identified as Akanda Oro, popularly known as Awikonko, has been sued by former President Olusegun Obasanjo for saying he had a hand in the assassination of the late Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige (SAN), and the slain National Vice-Chairman of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, Marshall Harry. The radio presenter who spoke during a live radio program, alleged that Obasanjo killed Ige and President Muhammadu Buhari had even claimed at the burial of the late Harry that the Obasanjo-led government sponsored the killing of the ANPP chieftain. He was quoted saying; Awikonko was quoted as saying, “Obasanjo’s murder of Bola Ige, if not for the shortage of time, I would have listed the names of those murdered by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo during h...
East Ukraine Mourns Rebel Leader After Blast
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East Ukraine Mourns Rebel Leader After Blast

Rebel authorities in east Ukraine have detained several suspects and declared three days of mourning after the assassination of top separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko. The 42-year-old head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic was blown up at a cafe in the rebel-controlled city in broad daylight on Friday, becoming the four-year conflict’s most prominent victim from the Moscow-backed side. Zakharchenko’s bodyguard was also killed and 12 more people injured, said the official website of the region. “Several people have been already detained” as a result of an operation to find those responsible for Zakharchenko’s murder, the acting head of the region Dmitry Trapeznikov told reporters late Friday. He added that security had been strengthened and the borders s...
Controversial Activist Stella Nyanzi Reacts To The Assassination Of Ugandan Politician, Ibrahim Abiriga
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Controversial Activist Stella Nyanzi Reacts To The Assassination Of Ugandan Politician, Ibrahim Abiriga

Controversial Ugandan activist, Stella Nyanzi has reacted to the murder of Arua Municipality MP, Ibrahim Abiriga. Abiriga, a leading politician from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) was shot dead last Friday, along with his bodyguard. The politician, 62, known for wearing all-yellow suits and driving around in a yellow VM Beetle, was assassinated near his home in Kawanda, north of capita Kampala. Taking to her Facebook page, the Makerere University lecturer, posted a photo of herself posing by Abiriga's car and described him as a "simpleton serving an oppressive evil dictatorship" "What else can I say? One reaps what one sows! Abiriga was a simpleton serving an oppressive evil dictatorship that rejected and left him out in the cold. Now his lifed ends violently. A...
Dino Melaye Charged With Providing False Information Over Assassination Attempt
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Dino Melaye Charged With Providing False Information Over Assassination Attempt

The Nigeria  Government has arraigned the Kogi West Senator Dino Melaye before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja on two counts of giving false information about an assassination attempt on his life to the police in April 2017. Melaye was arraigned before Justice Olasumbo Goodluck for falsely incriminating the Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Mr. Edward Onoja David in the said assassination attempt. Dino Melaye stormed the court with a retinue of hired protesters wielding placards with inscriptions #IStandWithDino ; If You Speak The Truth You Die.  Dino was also accompanied to court by Senators Philip Aduda, Shehu Sani, Tayo Alasoadura and others The court proceedings are still ongoing as at the time of filing this report.  ...
Brazilian Drug Dealers Livestream The Assassination Of Their Rival Then Tagged Their Victim’s Family To The Video
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Brazilian Drug Dealers Livestream The Assassination Of Their Rival Then Tagged Their Victim’s Family To The Video

A viral video shows the moment a Brazilian drug gang killed their rival on livestream, and the young man's family was tagged to the video of his murder. In the video, a gunman is seen chasing after his rival's truck and firing shots at the driver of the moving vehicle while his accomplice sat in a nearby car filming the incident. The driver identified as Caio César Siqueira Sisnando, 29, got hit multiple times. He was later rescued by the Emergency Care Unit in Eusebio and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Local reports say Sisnando's killers tagged his family members on social media so they can watch the horror of how he died. Click to watch
Fani Kayode Reacts To Sahara Reporters Allegations Against Himself And His Wife, Precious
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Fani Kayode Reacts To Sahara Reporters Allegations Against Himself And His Wife, Precious

On New Year's day, January 1st 2018, the senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministeries, Apostle Johnson Suleman released his 2018 prophecies and one of them was that there will be an assassination attempt on the life of Precious, the wife of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, Precious, which FFK later reacted to. Fast forward to yesterday January 4th, Sahara Reporters wrote a report alleging that it was FFK that got Apostle Suleman to make that prophecy to cover up his acts of domestic violence on Precious. They claimed that FFK has been physically abusing Precious, and telling everyone who cares to listen that he is not the father of the triplets that Precious is currently expecting. Sahara Reporters went on to make so many other grave allegations which is odd because the c...
Fani Kayode Reacts To Apostle Suleman’s Prediction That There Will Be An Assassination Attempt On His Wife
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Fani Kayode Reacts To Apostle Suleman’s Prediction That There Will Be An Assassination Attempt On His Wife

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the prophesy by the senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, that there will be an assassination attempt on his wife, Precious, this year. Suleman while reeling out his 2018 prophecies on New Year day, said some persons will try to assassinate Precious sometime this year. FFK reacted via his IG page. See what he wrote below... ''I thank the Lord for using the great Apostle Suleman to expose the evil plan of my adversaries to assassinate my beautiful wife, Precious Chikwendu, in 2018. The bible says the Lord "reveals to redeem". They shall fail because she is a daughter of Zion, she is hidden in Christ and she is covered by the blood of Jesus. If you want a fight face me like a man and leave my wife alo...
BREAKING: Security Update: Assassination Of HRH Etum Numana And Wife
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BREAKING: Security Update: Assassination Of HRH Etum Numana And Wife

The Kaduna State Government has received with sadness report of the killing of the Etum Numana, His Royal Highness, Gambo Makama. Security agencies have confirmed that the Etum Numana was killed along with his wife at their residence in the early hours of 1st January 2018 by yet unknown assassins. The late Etum Numana was a peacemaker who was committed to peace and development in his chiefdom. The government commiserates with the immediate family of the royal father and his wife, the people of Numana Chiefdom and the entire Sanga Local Government. The government condemns this double murder as a calculated threat to peace, and a most unfortunate attempt to intrude into a new year a pattern of criminality that needlessly threatens the right of citizens to security, life and liberty. All t...
Ikoyi Whistleblower Speaks On EFCC, Reveals Assassination Attempt
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Ikoyi Whistleblower Speaks On EFCC, Reveals Assassination Attempt

One of the Whistleblowers of the famed Ikoyi billions case, Abdulmumin Musa, has come out to reveal details of his encounter with the Economic and financial crimes commission(EFCC) and the true series of events that occurred, leading to the discovery of over $43 million. In a video obtained by PoliticsNGR, Abdulmumin Musa an estate agent, revealed that he has lived in Ikoyi for over 20 years. He claims he regularly took clients to the Osborne towers apartment complex for inspection. He reveals that one of the security guards, Steven, called him one day to talk about something. Steven informed Abdul that he suspects that a huge cache of money was stashed in Apartment 7 and even told Abdul of his plans to rob the place, But Abdul advised him to hold back and wait. The estate agent conti...
IPOB Claims Army Attacked Nnamdi Kanu’s Residence In Assassination Plot
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IPOB Claims Army Attacked Nnamdi Kanu’s Residence In Assassination Plot

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that the Nigerian Army tried to kill its leader Nnamdi Kanu at his residence in Afara Ukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, the Abia state capital. IPOB media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful told Vanguard that the attackers wore army and police uniforms and drove into the palace of the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu, who is the father of Nnamdi and started shooting people. “We did not clash with anybody or group. The attackers wore Nigerian soldiers and Nigeria Police uniforms and came to kill our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his compound at Afaraukwu, Umuahia and started shooting sporadically and killed five people and up to thirty other people had bullet wounds. After attacking our people, they drove off. They came in five Hilux vans,” Po...
Ogun Monarch’s Assassination: Lawyer Vows To Expose Killers
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Ogun Monarch’s Assassination: Lawyer Vows To Expose Killers

The counsel for the late Olowo of Owoland, Oba Patrick Fasinu, has said he knows those behind the killing of the monarch, adding that he is ready to volunteer information to the police. The lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, who gave some names to Nigeria News Agency on Sunday, said the police must quiz and prosecute the suspects for their roles in the killing. This is just as the family of late Fasinu said only justice would assuage their pain, urging the government to get to the roots of the murder. Our correspondent had reported that the 68-year-old had gone for a meeting of traditional rulers in Ilaro, in the Yewa South area of Ogun State, on Wednesday. He was said to have dropped off his driver along the way and was heading home in his Toyota Camry around 10pm when he was waylaid ...
Women To Deny Airport Assassination Of Kim Jong Un’s Half Brother
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Women To Deny Airport Assassination Of Kim Jong Un’s Half Brother

Two women accused of poisoning the half brother of North Korea's ruler Kim Jong Un in an airport assassination are expected to plead not guilty in court on Friday, their lawyers said. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong are suspected of smearing Kim Jong Nam's face with the banned VX nerve agent at a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on February 13. They are due to appear at the High Court in Malaysia, where they are expected to deny the allegation. The women, who face the death penalty if convicted, say they were duped into thinking they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden-camera show. According to her lawyer Gooi Soon Seong, Aisyah, 25, was recruited in early January by a North Korean man, known as James, to star in his video prank shows. The...
Senator Omo-Agege Escapes Assassination Attempt In Delta
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Senator Omo-Agege Escapes Assassination Attempt In Delta

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Senator representing Delta central senatorial district, on Saturday, survived an assassination attempt during a constituency empowerment program in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State. According to a statement by the senator’s Media and Strategy Team, two persons were seriously injured during the attack unleashed on the Senator, his wife, members of his family, and leaders from his party, All Progressives Congress (APC). “The hoodlums shot sporadically, destroyed chairs and canopies at the event venues and inflicted serious bodily injuries on members of the public. The attackers made direct threat on the senator’s life when they came face to face with him and his wife,” the statement read. “We note with sadness that two persons were seriousl...
My Brother, Uncles’ Names In The List To Recall Me – Melaye
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My Brother, Uncles’ Names In The List To Recall Me – Melaye

The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, has revealed that his own brother and some of his uncles’ names appeared in list of people who want him recalled. The Senator said this while speaking with Sun, adding that Governor Yahaya Bello was the worst leader the state has ever had. He also insisted that the governor had tried to kill him on several occasions, while maintaining that Bello does not have the capacity to drag him out of the legislature. Melaye said, “Yahaya Bello did not vote for me, he is not a member of my constituency, he has no electoral value as far as my seat in the Senate is concerned. So he has no power to recall me. “So he sat down with his appointees, and got INEC data, then directly transferred names from INEC register to the re...
Court Orders Sen. Kashamu To Submit Himself For Investigation
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Court Orders Sen. Kashamu To Submit Himself For Investigation

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered Senator Buruji Kashamu to submit himself to the police for investigation in an alleged attempt to carry out a politically motivated assassination on a House of Representatives member, Mr. Oladipupo Adebutu. The court refused to stop the police from investigating the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial district on the alleged crime. Delivering judgment in a suit filed by the Senator, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba said that the police under the 1999 constitution and police act have statutory powers to invite any Nigeria for interrogation on any criminal allegation. The judge said that the lawmaker did not place sufficient materials before the court upon which an order perpetual injunction can be issued against the police on his invitation. ...
Johnny Depp Apologizes For Trump Assassination Joke
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Johnny Depp Apologizes For Trump Assassination Joke

Hollywood actor, Johnny Depp, on Friday apologized for joking about President Donald Trump being assassinated. Depp made the comments at the Glastonbury Festival in Southwest England, telling the crowd it had “been a while” since an actor had assassinated a president. The White House had strongly condemned the statement. “President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead. “I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a Democrat elected official,” Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said. In a statement to celebrity magazine People, Depp apologized over the incident saying his words “did not come o...
Rivers State PDP Chieftain, Tubotamuno Dick, Survives Assassination Attempt
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Rivers State PDP Chieftain, Tubotamuno Dick, Survives Assassination Attempt

PDP chieftain in Rivers state, Tubotamuno Dick and his friend, Tomi Alalibo, survived an assassination attempt on their lives few days ago. According to the spouse of Mr Dick, they were on their way to Eagle Island when they were attacked by gunmen believed to be assassins. They are both in a hospital battling for their lives as they are said to be in critical conditions. Wife of the PDP chieftain, Somina Evans, shared some photos on Facebook today as she called for prayers for the survival of both men. "Pal's pls help me pray for d survival of my hubby Barr Tubotamuno Dick,who was attacked alongside with his friend few days ago on his way to Eagle Island, to drop his friend Mr Tomi Alalibo by an unknown gunmen.The attack was more like an assassination attempt rather than a robbery c...
Dino Melaye Caught On Tape Revealing How He Framed “Suspects” In His Alleged Assassination Attempt
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Dino Melaye Caught On Tape Revealing How He Framed “Suspects” In His Alleged Assassination Attempt

Senator Dino Melaye has been caught in another political scandal, as revealed by himself how he deliberately framed others in his alleged assassination case, using the police. In yet another phone audiotape obtained exclusively by Saharareporters, he tells Muhammed Audu, the son of late former Governor of Kogi State Abubakar Audu how he used his connections with the police to frame someone referred to as "Edward" (believed to be Edward Onoja, the Chief of Staff to the current Kogi State Governor), in the alleged assassination attempt on him at his country home. The Kogi State Senator reported an assassination attempt on his life at his home in Ijumu on April 15, and on April 29, the police paraded six persons, including the chairman of Ijumu Local Government area, one Taofik Isah, who ...
Pastor Chucks Ogene Of Glory Chapel Escapes Assassination
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Pastor Chucks Ogene Of Glory Chapel Escapes Assassination

The pastor in charge of Glory Chapel in Jakande Estate, Oke-Afa, Lagos, Chucks Ogene, has escaped assassination attempt on Thursday morning, The Nation reports. The pastor was attacked with a knife at home by a man who claimed he was sent to kill the pastor. It was further revealed that the pastor wrestled with his alleged attacker for over 20 minutes and sustained injuries on his shoulder, palm and back. He was later rescued by residents as he was left almost dead in front of his step -mother’s eatery by the assailants. According to reports, the attacker, who was later identified as a resident of Jakande Estate, entered the pastor’s apartment through the window. He reportedly hid in the pastor’s children’s room, but was unfortunate as Ogene, who went out to turn off the pumpin...
Wife Of Peter Agi Escapes Assassination Attempt In Calabar
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Wife Of Peter Agi Escapes Assassination Attempt In Calabar

The wife of Peter Agi, former Bursar of the University of Calabar escaped assassination attempt. According to a report by Ifere Paul, Mrs Peter was driving home in State Housing Estate when a strange car sped from the opposite direction and immediately stopped by a street that would have led her home. Sensing that she will be blocked if she goes further, she stopped her car from a distance and waited. When the strange car refused to move away, she parked her car, and brought out her phone to call her husband. Second later, fearing that she may have called the police, the strange car sped toward her with guns drawn. Her car was spread with bullets.. The matter has been reported to State Housing police station for investigation. The car is presently parked there. Evidence of Mrs ...
‘I Have No Hand In The Assassination Attempt On Dino Melaye’ – Yahaya Bello
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‘I Have No Hand In The Assassination Attempt On Dino Melaye’ – Yahaya Bello

'I have no hand in the assassination attempt on Dino Melaye' - Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has denied claims that he had a hand in the assassination attempt on Senator Dino Melaye. Suspected assassins attacked Melaye's home on April 15th. After the attack, Dino alleged that the state government had a hand in the assassination attempt on his life. He claimed that he was attacked because he was always opposing some of the policies of the governor. Denying Melaye's claim, Governor Bello who spoke through his media aide,Kingsley Fanwo over the weekend, told newsmen that the allegations by Dino were baseless and indefensible. “Senator Melaye and his group should not see Kogi as their fishing point. Their allegation against the governor is r...
Kogi State Police Arrest Seven In Connection With Assassination Attempt On Melaye
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Kogi State Police Arrest Seven In Connection With Assassination Attempt On Melaye

The Kogi State Police Command on Monday said seven persons have been arrested in connection with the assassination attempt on Senator Dino Melaye at his country home Aiyetoro-Gbede last Saturday.Gunmen invaded his house and shot sporadically for more than an hour with little breaks in between. They destroyed two of the vehicles parked within the premises, a security van and caravan bus and left part of the building destroyed. According to Sahara Reporters, a source close to the state police command said a black jeep suspected to have been used for the operation, alongside a cache of ammunition, was found at the Odokoro home of the administrator of Ijumu local government area of the state, Taofiq Isa, by the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID). The black ammunition&nbs...
Certificate Scandal: Sowore Hits Back At Melaye over Jail Comment
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Certificate Scandal: Sowore Hits Back At Melaye over Jail Comment

The publisher of the online news portal, Sahara Reporters (SR) Omoyele Sowore has reacted to the jail comment made on twitter by the embattled Nigerian senator, Senator Dino Melaye. Mr Melaye had earlier boasted of jailing Mr Sowore for allegedly libeling him with 1st Degree certificate scandal. It would be recalled that Mr Sowore had in the past few days been digging deep into Mr Melaye's education background through the SR platform. The former had alleged that the latter did not graduate from Ahmadu Bello University, a prestigious university based in Kaduna, Nigeria. Read Sowore's Facebook Statement below: Folks: It was brought to my attention earlier that Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye promised to 'send me to jail' over the recent unraveling of his questionable educational ...
Abraham Lincoln Legacy
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Abraham Lincoln Legacy

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves. Synopsis Abraham Lincoln is regarded as one of America's greatest heroes due to both his incredible impact on the nation and his unique appeal. His is a remarkable story of the rise from humble beginnings to achieve the highest office in the land; then, a sudden and tragic death at a time when his country needed him most to complete the great task remaining before the nation. Lincoln's distinctively human and humane personality and historical role as savior of the Union and emancipator of the slaves creates a legacy that endures. His eloquence of democracy and his insistence that the Union was worth saving embody the ideals of sel...
Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow Denies Assassination Rumours
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Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow Denies Assassination Rumours

Gambia’s president-elect, Adama Barrow is not dead as reported by some media houses. ‎CBN Television, Banjul earlier reported that he was murdered by unknown assailants who overpowered his security guards, leaving two dead and six others injured from gunshots. A tweet from his official handle, @adama_barrow, ‎read “We would like to inform you that the President-elect is alive and well. #Gambia‎”, His rumoured death comes as he continues to challenge supposed outgoing president ,Yahya Jammeh who has refused to step down. This is a picture of him reportedly taken today with United Kingdom & United States Ambassadors to Gambia.
APC Lawyer Murdered In Rivers State
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APC Lawyer Murdered In Rivers State

Ken Atswuete, a Port Harcourt-based human rights Lawyer is said to have been assassinated. The Police in Rivers state is yet to independently confirm the report but a senior officer at the state Police Command said the command is aware that a Lawyer was attacked. Ken Atswuete is one of the Legal representatives of the APC and in matters involving their members. Until his assassination, Atswuete was handling the murder trial of an APC stalwart and former Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government area, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree.