Thursday, January 28

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Bandits kidnap widow of PDP chairman, 13 others in Kogi
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Bandits kidnap widow of PDP chairman, 13 others in Kogi

Suspected bandits have kidnapped 14 persons including the widow of Barrister Mathew Kola Ojo, the former Zonal Chairman of Kogi West of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.   The victims were abducted on Monday morning, January 25, at Iffe, in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State.   It was gathered that five of the victims excluding the widow were reportedly released by the gunmen.   The President of Okun Development Association (ODA) Chief Femi Mokikan, who confirmed the incident, said the kidnappers have contacted family of Mrs Kola-Ojo but are yet to make demands.   "The persons they (kidnappers) called was a family uncle to the woman, telling him they have Mrs. Kola-Ojo in their custody. But before they could state their ransom, the man’s phon...
Man Arrested for Killing his Girlfriend and their 9-month old Daughter in South Africa
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Man Arrested for Killing his Girlfriend and their 9-month old Daughter in South Africa

A 29-year- old man, Naseem Ahmed, who allegedly killed his girlfriend and their child in South Africa was arrested on Thursday, January 21. Chantelle Ester Ash and their 9-month-old daughter, Tasneem Isha Ash were found strangled at a lodge in R518 road between Mokopane and Marken road in Masodi village, on the 14th of January. Their hands were tied from the back and their bodies in a state of decomposition. Provincial police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, who confirmed the incident said that on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 at about 19:00, “a man and woman with their nine-month-old baby were dropped off at the gate of the lodge by a grey unknown motor vehicle. Apparently, the trio rented a room for overnight accommodation without providing their personal ...
Nigerian police did very well in 2019/2020 – IGP Adamu Mohammed
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Nigerian police did very well in 2019/2020 – IGP Adamu Mohammed

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has said that the Nigeria Police Force did very well in 2019/2020. The police chief maintained that when he came onboard, there were many issues related to banditry and kidnappings, especially along the Abuja-Kaduna road. He stated that this has been taken care of. Adamu said; "Apart from the insurgency that is being successfully dealt with in the northeast, there were issues in the northcentral in terms of farmers-herders conflicts and even kidnappings. “We restrategized, created an operation, Puff Adder. We retrained our Special Forces, we identified police officers that have been in the theatre of operations in the northeast before they went and came back. “We retrained them and sent them to the field. So we were able to...
Kano Agency Intercepts Vehicle with 172 Parcels of Indian Hemp Worth N30m
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Kano Agency Intercepts Vehicle with 172 Parcels of Indian Hemp Worth N30m

The Kano State Road and Traffic Agency, KAROTA, has intercepted a Golf car conveying parcels of Indian Hemp worth over N30 million into the state. Spokesperson of the Agency, Nabulisi Abdullahi, who confirmed this in a statement on Thursday, January 21, in Kano, said 172 parcels of the drugs was seized on Gwarzo-Kano road, adding that the driver of the vehicle has been arrested. "The operation which took place on Wednesday led to the arrest of the diver along Gwarzo Road while other suspects believed to be the owners of the consignment managed to escape," the statement reads "Preliminary investigation revealed a total of 172 parcels of the Indian Hemp worth N30 Million was being convened into the state.The Agency has however handed over the exhibits to the National Drugs L...
Capitol Rioter seen Carrying Off Nancy Pelosi’s Lectern in viral photo has been Arrested
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Capitol Rioter seen Carrying Off Nancy Pelosi’s Lectern in viral photo has been Arrested

The Florida man who was photographed carrying U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern from the House of Representative chambers during the riot at the U.S. Capitol, has been arrested. The suspect identified as 36-year-old Adam Christian of Parrish in Florida, was arrested on a federal warrant and booked into the Pinellas County jail Friday night, the records said. No bond was allowed. Johnson who was clean shaven in his mugshot, appeared in the photo with a beard and a wool hat with "Trump" written on the top. No attorney information for Johnson was immediately available. The status of the lectern is not immediately known. In addition to the arrest of Johnson, there were at least 13 people facing criminal charges in U.S. District Court in connection to the riot, and a...
Police Confirm Abduction of six Family Members in Zamfara
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Police Confirm Abduction of six Family Members in Zamfara

The Zamfara state police command has confirmed the abduction of six family members in the state. According to the state police spokesperson Shehu Mohammed, six of the abducted persons are children of Alhaji Gyare, while the seventh is a female picked from a neighbouring house all in Kadauri Village in Jabaka District of Maru LGA. Mohammed said; “The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Abutu Yaro has deployed a combined team of CTU and Police Mobile Force who are currently on the trail of the suspects. “The CP, who said that peace had been restored in the area, vowed to rescue the victims soonest. “He charged the local communities to continue to give useful information to law enforcement agents, especially the Police, in order to bring the criminals to book."
NOUN Staff Arrested for Allegedly Killing his Colleague Over N70000 in Benue
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NOUN Staff Arrested for Allegedly Killing his Colleague Over N70000 in Benue

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested a 31-year-old staff of the National Open University of Nigeria NOUN in Benue state, Ikon Danasabe, for allegedly employing the services of his fellow cult members to kill his colleague, Francis Atache, over N70, 000. Vanguard reports that an investigation into the case commenced shortly after Francis was gruesomely murdered and his body dumped in a bush in August 2020. The Benue state police command in the course of its investigation got information that Ikon and late Francis had a faceoff over a certain N70, 000. Ikon was arrested by the police but was however placed on holding charge at the Makurdi Correctional Center since he denied any involvement and there wasn't any evidence to prove the claim that he indeed killed late Francis.   ...
Oby Ezekwesili begins online campaign for Buhari to undergo a medical test
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Oby Ezekwesili begins online campaign for Buhari to undergo a medical test

Former Presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili has started an online campaign for President Buhari to undergo a physical and mental test.   According to the former Minister of Education, she began the online campaign for an independent medical examination of President Buhari because the country’s conditions had become too grave for Nigerians to sit still and watch.   Oby Ezekwesili who shared this in series of tweets wrote;     I think that at this stage and depth of fragility of the Nigeria-State, Privacy has to yield ground to our Right-to-know as citizens, the state of health of @MBuhari. We really must assess the physical or mental capability of @NGRPresident to carry on the duties of office. Citizens can collectively push for an Independent Pan...
Zabarmari Attack: Villagers Provide Information To Boko Haram – Major General Enenche
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Zabarmari Attack: Villagers Provide Information To Boko Haram – Major General Enenche

John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, says some residents of Borno state sabotage the efforts of the military by providing information on its movement and activities to Boko Haram. Enenche said this on Monday while answering questions on the killing of 45 farmers at Zabarmari in Jere local government area of Borno state by the insurgents when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television. He said information gathered from the attack showed that some of the insurgents were already cohabiting with the villagers before the attack. Asked how the military had no prior intelligence on the attack, Enenche said the army needs information from locals to aid its operation. “That has been our worry. It’s a concern to us. You need a guide, you need i...
Policeman and six Boko Haram insurgents killed in Yobe gunfight
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Policeman and six Boko Haram insurgents killed in Yobe gunfight

A policeman and six members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have reportedly been killed in a gunfight in Yobe state.   Spokesman for the State Police Command, Dungus Abdulkarim told Channels Television that they are still gathering more information to give a definite number of casualties.   It was however gathered that the gunfight ensued after an evening attack by the insurgents on Babban Gida community,  the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State.
US federal agency pays record breaking $114 million to whistleblower
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US federal agency pays record breaking $114 million to whistleblower

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has awarded a staggering record breaking $114 million to a whistleblower who tipped the government off to misconduct and provided "extraordinary" assistance in an investigation, the agency has announced.   The record breaking sum doubles the prior SEC whistleblower record, which was set just four months ago. According to the SEC, the whistleblower initially reported the wrongdoing internally to the company involved, all to no avail. At that point he or she tipped off the SEC.   Whistleblowers have helped the SEC uncover bad company programs such Ponzi schemes and insider trading to market manipulation and bribery. "I hope this record-breaking award encourages others with information about possible securities laws violati...
Instagram apologizes to Nigerians for incorrectly flagging down posts in support of #EndSARS campaign as “false information”
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Instagram apologizes to Nigerians for incorrectly flagging down posts in support of #EndSARS campaign as “false information”

Social media network, Instagram has apologized to Nigerians for incorrectly flagging down posts in support of #EndSARS as "false information." Recall several Instagram users took to their respective accounts to react in anger after their posts aimed at spreading awareness about the #EndSARS campaign were flagged down as  "false information."       In a statement released to their Twitter page, the social media platform admitted that they incorrectly flagged down posts in support of #EndSARS and apologised to Nigerians for the error. The statement read: "Yesterday our systems were incorrectly flagging content in support of #EndSARS, and marking posts as false. We are deeply sorry for this. The issue has now been resolved, and we apologize for letting our...
#EndSARS protesters nab suspected phone thief at Lekki
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#EndSARS protesters nab suspected phone thief at Lekki

#EndSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos arrested a 25-year-old man, Yusuf Lawal for allegedly stealing a phone. The suspect said to be from Ojuelegba area of the state, was nabbed on Saturday and handed over to the police at Maroko Police Station. However, the stolen phone was not recovered as the suspect already passed on the phone to his fleeing gang members.   It was gathered that the Police are working on the useful information gathered from him to track down his gang members who are at large.
Tekashi 6ix9ine Quits Instagram For His Safety
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Tekashi 6ix9ine Quits Instagram For His Safety

American rapper and songwriter, Daniel Hernandez also known as Tekashi 6ix9ine announced that going dark on social media. According to TMZ, Tekashi was advised by Lance Lazzaro, his legal counsel, to quit using social media for the time being as he fears that he will give away vital pieces of information that would show people where he’s been hiding. Tekashi and his team are currently plotting where to go once his house arrest is lifted. Twenty-two former law enforcement officers will work shifts to protect the rapper at all times. He also has five bulletproof SUVs to roll around in, he told the publication.
Police arrest Couple for Brutalizing their 12-year-old Daughter in Enugu
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Police arrest Couple for Brutalizing their 12-year-old Daughter in Enugu

The Enugu State Command has arrested one Effiok Umo and his wife, Nnenna Umo, both of Okwojo Ngwo, Udi LGA, for allegedly abusing and assaulting their twelve (12) years old daughter, Mercy Umo, after she fell asleep while slicing onions for the food they were preparing. A statement from the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Ndukwe Ekea, says the arrest is sequel to information received by the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad AbdurRahman, MCPSS, MCJ, MNIM from the National Human Rights Commission, Enugu on July 12. Ekea said upon receiving the information, the police commissioner immediately instructed the Divisional Police Officer, 9th Mile Police Station, to ensure the suspects are arrested and prosecuted accordingly.   ''Preliminary investigation shows tha...
Lagos House of Assembly member, Tunde Braimoh is dead
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Lagos House of Assembly member, Tunde Braimoh is dead

Tunde Braimoh, a member of the Lagos state House of Assembly has died. The late Braimoh who represented Kosofe Constituency II in the state House of Assembly, died at about 4am on Friday, July 10. Until his death, he was the chairman house committee on information, security, and strategy in the Lagos state house of Assembly. The Late Tunde Braimoh had also served in the Parliament as the chairman house committee on Judiciary, petitions, and LASIEC. He was also a one time chairman of Kosofe local government area, now Ikosi Isheri local council. He is survived by his wife and children. The cause of his death is yet unknown.
Don’t Lose The Love Of Your Life: Check Out 4 Ways To Keep The Fire Burning In Your Relationship
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Don’t Lose The Love Of Your Life: Check Out 4 Ways To Keep The Fire Burning In Your Relationship

No relationship is perfect as it needs constant work to make it work. Putting certain things in place can help you build the chemistry and love you have with your significant. It does not matter how long you have been in your relationship, these tips will come in handy in building a strong and lasting relationship. Respect Personal Interests, Opinions and Preferences As much as you and your partner may be in a relationship, you also need to understand that they still have an identity outside of you. These identities include personal interests, opinions and preferences. Understand which interests conflict and which complement one another. Be open to sharing your thoughts on issues and even if they conflict with that of your partner, disagree respectfully. Preferences and opinions...
Singer Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart, dies aged 103
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Singer Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart, dies aged 103

The singer's family confirmed she died on Thursday morning, June 18, surrounded by her close relatives. "The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain's best-loved entertainers at the age of 103," a statement said. Her family said information on a memorial will be announced at a later date. Dame Vera was best known for performing for the troops during World War Two in countries including India and Burma. Mourning her, TV host Piers Morgan wrote: "Oh no.... what terribly sad news. Dame Vera Lynn has died, aged 103. A magnificent woman who rallied our country when we most needed it. The Forces sweetheart. The Nation's sweetheart. RIP."    
US actor, Danny Masterson Charged with Raping Three Women at his Hollywood Hills home
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US actor, Danny Masterson Charged with Raping Three Women at his Hollywood Hills home

American actor, Danny Masterson, best known for his role on the hit series That '70s Show', has been charged with raping three women. The 44-year-old was arrested at 11:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday,  June 17, and released shortly before 3 p.m. PT on a $3.3 million bail, according to information available on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department website. Authorities say Masterson, who is charged by his full name Daniel Peter Masterson, is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman between January and December 2001. He also allegedly raped a 28-year-old woman in April 2003 and a 23-year-old woman sometime between October and December of that year, a press release from the District Attorney's Office said. All of the alleged crimes took place at Masterson's Hollywood Hills home, autho...
25-year-old man arrested for Raping and Murdering his Brother’s Wife in Zamfara
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25-year-old man arrested for Raping and Murdering his Brother’s Wife in Zamfara

The police in Zamfara state have arrested a 25-year-old man, Aminu Bala, who allegedly raped and murdered his elder brother’s wife, Hauwau Iliyasu. The state police command spokesperson, SP Mohammed Shehu, who confirmed his arrest to newsmen, said the suspect who is a native of Maradun Local Government Area in the state, confessed to raping the woman and then killed her. “On June 15, 2020, a report was received by the police that a housewife, Hauwau Iliyasu, 25, a resident of the Damba area, was raped and killed. The police, upon the receipt of the information, rushed to the scene and met a woman lying in a pool of her own blood. The whole body was butchered with a machete and she was evacuated to the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, where she was confirmed dead.”...
NLC Inaugurates Committee to Monitor Pay-cuts, Sack of Members
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NLC Inaugurates Committee to Monitor Pay-cuts, Sack of Members

The Anambra State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC has inaugurated a 12-man committee to protect workers from being laid off or their salaries being reduced as a result of the harsh economy occasioned by COVID-19. The NLC chairman in the state, Jerry Nnubia who inaugurated the committee on Thursday said the body would monitor the state government, to ensure that workers were not laid off. Part of the job of the committee he said would be to engage the government in the event of pay-cuts or retrenchment of workers. He said, “The Situation Room will serve as an engine room for information dissemination and sensitisation of workers and citizens on COVID-19 reality, prevalence, prevention and containment measures. “To protect jobs, wages and means of livelihood ...
Young Nigerian Man Shot Dead Outside his Home in UK
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Young Nigerian Man Shot Dead Outside his Home in UK

A young Nigerian man, Oluwamayowa Adeyemi was shot and killed outside his home in Hackney over the weekend. Adeyemi, also known as Samson, 21, was killed in Clapton, east London, last Friday night June 5th. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, with a post-mortem revealing a gunshot wound to the chest as the cause of death. Police were called at 11.30pm on June 5 to reports of shots fired in Brakenfield Close, E5. They found Samson suffering gunshot injuries outside his home where he later died. Homicide detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime Command have appealed for information. A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine said: 'Following initial enquiries we know...
Somalia blast kills at least 10 on bus
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Somalia blast kills at least 10 on bus

At least 10 people died and 12 were wounded when an explosive device ripped through a minibus outside the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, the government said. The deadly explosion occurred near Lafole village along the Afgoye-Mogadishu where the passenger bus was travelling early in the day. “At least 10 civilians were killed in an explosion at Lafole area this morning, those who died were all civilians,” the information ministry said in a statement, adding that the victims were on their way to a funeral. Witnesses said the minibus was completely destroyed, and described a horrific scene with everyone on board either dead or wounded and many bodies ripped apart or burned beyond recognition. “This was a horrible incident this morning, the explosive device went off as the bus...
Six Premier League players and staff from three different clubs test positive for Coronavirus after massive testing
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Six Premier League players and staff from three different clubs test positive for Coronavirus after massive testing

The Premier League has confirmed that six people from three different clubs have tested positive for Coronavirus after the first wave were carried out within the top-flight this week. A Premier League statement read: “The Premier League can today confirm that on Sunday 17 May and Monday 18 May, 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, six have tested positive from three clubs. “Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days. The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. “No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public in this way after each round of testing.” Clubs an...
Police Arrest Suspected Killers of UNIJOS Lecturer
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Police Arrest Suspected Killers of UNIJOS Lecturer

The Plateau State Police Command have arrested the gunmen who reportedly killed a University of Jos lecturer, Dr Nendi Drengkat. The gunmen attacked the University of Jos Staff Quarters on Friday night, shot dead Dr. Drengkat and kidnapped his 6-year-old daughter, Joanna Drenkat. They later called the family asking for N10 million ransom. The state commissioner of police, Edward Chuka Egbuka who disclosed this on Sunday while parading the suspect at the state police command, also said the daughter of the killed lecturer and one other person were rescued during a gun duel with the kidnappers on the hills of Babale of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau. "On 16/5/2020 at about 0030hrs, the Command received a distress call at road 6 University Senior staff quarters Jos whe...
Tekashi 69ine Accuses Snoop Dogg of Being a Snitch
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Tekashi 69ine Accuses Snoop Dogg of Being a Snitch

Snoop Dogg and Tekashi 6ix9ine are at war on social media, and the “GOOBA” rapper says that he’s not giving up anytime soon after he accused the veteran rapper of being a snitch. Snoop has made it abundantly clear that he disapproves of 6ix9ine’s return to the rap game, and early today, the rainbow-haired rapper hinted that he had inside information about the former Death Row icon. “If your in denial the paper work is online and suge knight speaks on it from prison but we choose to ignore who we want to call rats.” Over on his page, Snoop Dogg reposted a video from rapper Omar Ray, an entertainer who has dubbed the character Pimpin Silky. “It’s two things silky ain’t never seen: A turtle with speed, and a monkey-mouthed, knock-kneed, trout-mouthed, b*tch I need,” Pimpin Silky ...
Ghanaian Pastor, Bishop Obinim Arrested by Police
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Ghanaian Pastor, Bishop Obinim Arrested by Police

The founder and leader of International Godsway Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim has been arrested by the police. Peace FM’s Nana Yaw Kese revealed that Obinim has been on the wanted list of the police for a while now but has been trying to evade arrest. He was reportedly arrested in his church on Thursday May 14, after the police received information that he was having a counseling session at the church. It was gathered that after inspecting the arrest warrant, the controversial Pastor reportedly told the police he needed a moment to change his cloth before leaving for the police station. He came out few minutes later and claimed he couldn’t walk. The police determined to effect the arrest took Obinim to a private hospital in East Legon, and placed policemen by his side. Gh...
Ayade Orders Arrest Of Civil Servants Leaking Information To Media
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Ayade Orders Arrest Of Civil Servants Leaking Information To Media

Governor Ayade orders arrest of top civil servants for allegedly leaking information to CrossRiverWatch. Suspects are currently detained at the anti-kidnapping and cultism unit, cultural center, Calabar. Our newsroom can confirm that the three top Civil Servants arrested on Monday in Calabar for allegedly leaking documents which showed the payment schedule of NGN250 million withdrawn from each of the Local Government Areas in Cross River State for the procurement of aircrafts and the construction of the Obudu international cargo airport have been granted administrative bail by an “order from above.” The Civil Servants include Mrs. Pauline Odey, who is the Director JAAC and Mr. Essien Antigha who is the Chief Executive Officer, Accounts in the Ministry of Local Government Affai...
COVID-19: 200 almajiri youths arrested in Kwara
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COVID-19: 200 almajiri youths arrested in Kwara

Operatives of the Kwara State Police Command, Saturday, intercepted about 200 almajiri youths at Kanbi- Oloru axis of Bode-Saadu-Okoolowo express way in the Moro Local Government Area of the state. Acting on a tipoff, the police intercepted a lorry with registration number Kaduna MKA 54 XL, driven by one Shehu Hashiru of Manigi in Niger State said to be coming from Funtua in Katsina State. A statement in Ilorin by the spokesman of the command, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, said the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Egbetokun instructed that “the lorry and the 200 almajiri youths be escorted by fully armed policemen to the border of Niger and Kwara States from where they claimed to have come.” The command also solicited the cooperation of residents of border communities in the state to...
Dates for La Liga season return and finish revealed by Leganes coach Aguirre
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Dates for La Liga season return and finish revealed by Leganes coach Aguirre

The Mexican head coach claims to have had the information passed on through official channels, though no announcement has yet been made Leganes manager Javier Aguirre has revealed La Liga plans to resume the season on June 20 and finish on July 26. While no official statement has been made by the league, the Mexican boss claimed the information had been communicated to him by La Liga authorities. Spanish football authorities have been working with the government to try and find a way to get matches back underway in order to finish the campaign
Country Singer Cady Groves Dies at 30
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Country Singer Cady Groves Dies at 30

Country singer and songwriter, Cady Groves has died at the age of 30. The singer known for hits like “This Little Girl” and “Oil and Water,” was discovered in her Nashville home by a roommate on Saturday evening, according to Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson, Don Aaron. Police suspect no foul play and a statement from PR firm Big Hassle Media said a coroner ruled out self-harm. "Her death appears to be from natural causes, pending a final coroner’s report," said a statement from Big Hassle. Her brother, Cody Groves, also confirmed her death on Sunday night saying: “@cadygroves has left this world. Details are limited right now but family is trying to get them and will keep people updated. Rest In Peace little sis. Hope you’re reunited with @kellydgroves and Ca...
Kim Jong-Un Reportedly Makes First Public Appearance in 20 Days Amid Death Rumors
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Kim Jong-Un Reportedly Makes First Public Appearance in 20 Days Amid Death Rumors

According to reports emanating from South Korea, North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un has made his first public appearance in 20 days amid rumours that he could be dead. The 36 year old North Korean dictator, reportedly attended a project completion ceremony at a fertiliser factory in Sunchon, a city in South Pyongan Province, North Korea according to Yonhap, a South Korean paper.. The reports of Kim attending the ceremony originated from North Korean state media and haven't been verified by Western intelligence agencies or media agencies as North Korea only propagates information that favors the State. According to Yonhap, Kim Jong-Un's sister - Kim Yo Jong, also attended but no pictures of the visit have been released. Even though such ceremonies in the past involved photog...
Woman Kidnapped with Ekiti Commissioner Released
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Woman Kidnapped with Ekiti Commissioner Released

The lady who was kidnapped alongside Ekiti state Commissioner for Agriculture Mr Folorunso Olabode, has been released. Ekiti State Police Command's spokesperson, Mr Sunday Abutu said the woman was left in a forest somewhere in Kwara State on Thursday April 30. Abutu said;   “The only information at our disposal for now is that the woman that was kidnapped with the Commissioner had been released. “She was released inside one forest somewhere in Kwara State and she was said to have found her way to the main road where she was helped. “As of now, the Commissioner is still with the kidnappers while the police and other security agencies are doing their best to bring him home safe and sound”. Recall the Ekiti State Commissioner and the lady were abducted on Sunday ...
Trump Administration Reportedly Drawing up various plans to punish China over Coronavirus Pandemic that has Killed Over 60,000 Americans
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Trump Administration Reportedly Drawing up various plans to punish China over Coronavirus Pandemic that has Killed Over 60,000 Americans

The Donald Trump administration is reportedly drawing up several plans to punish China over what they see as the Asian country's role in the spread of Coronavirus that has killed over 60,000 Americans and infected millions worldwide. According to a report by CNN, the White House is drawing up long and short term plans to target China, a move that if successful will create more rancor into an already tense relationship between the two world powers. According to CNN, various tools, including sanctions, canceling US debt obligations and new trade policies are going to be used against China to let the world know that ''responsibility for the death of hundreds of thousands worldwide lies with the Chinese government.'' "We have to get the economy going again, we have to be caref...
NCDC Says It Has Tested 8,003 Samples
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NCDC Says It Has Tested 8,003 Samples

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday said it has tested 8,003 samples for COVID-19 in the country. The information was contained in the NCDC’s COVID-19 situation report dated April 19, 2020. The report noted that 9,233 have been identified as ‘People of Interest’ with about 98 per cent now contacted. According to the report, 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have reported at least one case of COVID-19. The death rate was put at three per cent. The NCDC data also reflected that more men (70 per cent) had been infected in the country. The most affected age-group was the 31 – 40 bracket, the report said.
Police arrest two suspected illegal miners in Zamfara By Mod – 2020-04-20 23:02:02 – [ News ]
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Police arrest two suspected illegal miners in Zamfara By Mod – 2020-04-20 23:02:02 – [ News ]

The Zamfara State Police Command has said that in line with the Federal Government’s directives banning all mining activities across the country and the mandate given to the security agents to enforce the order, two suspected illegal miners have been arrested in Bukkuyum Local Government area of the state. The command said State Commissioner of Police, Barrister Usman Nagogo, led a Special Task Force team to Kwali mining sites where the suspects were nabbed. According to the command’s Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu, the mining sites were raided following an intelligence report that illegal miners were still operating at the site despite several warnings by the Police Command. Shehu said that two labourers, Hamisu Umar and Dahiru Mohammed were arrested at ...
Police arrest 5 over Naval officer’s death
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Police arrest 5 over Naval officer’s death

The Zone 6 Headquarters of the Nigerian Police in Calabar has arrested the suspected killers of Naval Sub Lt. David Igbashal. Igbashal was abducted on Feb. 22 while on his way from Calabar to Makurdi in Benue for his wedding arrangements. The arrest is contained in a release signed by the Public Relations Officer of Zone 6, Calabar, DSP Nelson Okpabi on Sunday in Calabar. He stated that the arrest was made on April 18 and was led by Supt. Emmanuel Ukwenya of the Zonal Anti-Corruption/X-Squad set up by Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr Zaki Ahmed. Okpabi said that the squad recovered the remains of the slain Sub Lt. at Omuogodu Akpu in Ngbo Local Government Area of Ebonyi, a warring Community with neighbouring Agila village in Benue. “The team which acted on credible ...
COVID-19: Community Transmission Increasing In Lagos: Health Commissioner
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COVID-19: Community Transmission Increasing In Lagos: Health Commissioner

The health commissioner stated this while giving an update on COVID-19 in Lagos on Monday afternoon, adding that the state has seen an increase from one to four cases in AlimoshoAbayomi also gave an update of the call lines and how many calls have led to a red flag.He said, “80 per cent of the calls we receive are hoaxes. People call in with aggressive language. They block our call centre lines and make it difficult for the people that truly need help to get through.“11 per cent of the calls we receive are welcome – they are asking for information. Only 9 per cent of the calls are actually valid calls. But only four per cent of the valid calls have resulted in a red flag, Prof. Abayomi added. He revealed also that a lot of people from Eti-Osa have been tested “but we are becoming more c...
We’ll leave no stone unturned in fight against COVID-19 ― Gov Emmanuel
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We’ll leave no stone unturned in fight against COVID-19 ― Gov Emmanuel

GOVERNOR Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has promised that his administration will leave no stone unturned in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Emmanuel made the promise during a state broadcast yesterday (Thursday) while reacting to the five reported cases from the state announced Wednesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). His words, “My dear people of Akwa Ibom State, little over a week ago, I had cause to address you concerning the state of affairs in our dear State as it has to do with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. “I told you at the time that there was no Confirmed case of COVID-19 in the State. That information at that time was correct. We had a few suspected cases that showed symptoms of the disease and had taken samples and se...
Lai Mohammed debunks rumor that medical kits donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma have been infected with COVID-19
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Lai Mohammed debunks rumor that medical kits donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma have been infected with COVID-19

The Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has dismissed rumors making the rounds on social media that the medical kits donated to Nigeria by Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, for the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, have been infected by the virus.   The rumors were rife online earlier today.   The Minister who dismissed the rumor at the daily briefing by the Presidential Taskforce on the COVID-19, said “The spike in fake news is distracting our fight against COVID-19 and this is quite unhelpful. It's been trending on social media that the equipment and aid that we received from Jack Ma have been infected with the virus. This is not true'' he said
COVID-19: Don’t dismiss Ooni’s herbal cure claim, expert urges Nigerians
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COVID-19: Don’t dismiss Ooni’s herbal cure claim, expert urges Nigerians

A clinical herbalist, Mrs Christiana Olapade-Ojo, says Nigerians should not be quick to dismiss the claims made by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on using natural herbs to fight COVID-19. Olapade-Ojo, the Managing Director of Natural Resources Laboratories (NARL), spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ibadan. NAN reports that the monarch recently shared a video on his social media page where he explained how several traditional herbs could be used to treat the novel coronavirus. This had resulted in online criticisms, with many questioning the safety and effectiveness of the herbs listed by the monarch. Olapade-Ojo, however, said that viral diseases were not a new phenomenon and traditional medicines and herbs had helped to fight epidemics like small...
COVID-19: SEC releases advisory on capital market operations
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COVID-19: SEC releases advisory on capital market operations

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, in furtherance of its role as the apex regulator of the Nigerian capital market has issued an advisory that would mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on capital market operations. In a circular to capital market stakeholders on COVID-19, the SEC released a number of market-focused adjustments to be adopted in the interim in response to the effects of COVID-19 which includes filing and processing of applications electronically, extension of deadline on 2019 annual reports and Q1 2020 reports, postponement of the Q1 Capital Market Committee meeting earlier scheduled for April 23, 2020. The Commission stated that applications shall be filed electronically while pending applications and requests by CMOs for update of information would be processed...
40-year-old Woman Declared Missing
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40-year-old Woman Declared Missing

A 40-year-old woman identified as Precious Tamunoiprenye Jumbo, a resident of 24 Ozuoba/Rumuosi Link Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has been declared missing. According to a family source, a police report has already been made and all efforts to trace Precious has remained futile. A visit has also been made to all the morgues in PH, all to no avail. Anyone with useful information should report to the nearest police station or call this numbers, 0805 4396 485 or 0806 614 7267.
Naira Marley Dragged on Twitter for his Post on Coronavirus
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Naira Marley Dragged on Twitter for his Post on Coronavirus

Naira Marley incurred the wrath of some Twitter users after he took to Twitter and wrote " "Retweet if you don't believe in coronavirus." The controversial singer also went ahead to joke about '5,000 cases of confirmed unwanted pregnancies' in Lekki area of Lagos State.   Naira Marley however got tackled by some social media users who accused him of using his platform to disseminate "wrong information" which is not wanted at this time. Here are some tweets below;   Naira Marley defended himself by stating that his words will either attract a strong mind or offend a weak mind. He also stated that he will never say sorry for being real. See his rejoinder tweets below;
Enyimba and Abia Comet Players Abducted in Ondo
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Enyimba and Abia Comet Players Abducted in Ondo

Two footballers, Dayo Ojo and and Benjamin Iluyomade were abducted by unknown gunmen on Benin-Akure highway at Ipele town in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Sunday March 22. While Ojo plays for Enyimba Football Club of Aba, Benjamin Iluyomade plays for Abia Comet. Another player identified as Emma James, who escaped the attack confirmed the abduction. He said; "We were traveling on the road when the gunmen came out from the bush and attacked us. "They shot sporadically before abducting some people in the vehicle including the two players but I managed to escape." One of the players of Sunshine Stars of Akure who craved anonymity, said the kidnappers have already made a call and demanded for ransom. He said; “The kidnappers have reached out and named thei...
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US Vice President, Mike Pence’s Staffer Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A staff member in US Vice President Mike Pence’s office has tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson for Pence announced on Friday evening. Though Pence’s office did not identify the individual or provide other information about the person or the job they hold, the announcement however marks the first known positive test for the virus among the White House staff, and it comes amid new concerns about the safety of Washington politicians, government officials and those who work for them. Katie Miller, Pence’s press secretary said in a statement; "?This evening we were notified that a member of the Office of the Vice President tested positive for the Coronavirus. Neither President Trump nor Vice President Pence had close contact with the individual. Further contact tracing...
Kika ‘Good Hair’ Responds to Court Order for her Arrest over her Alleged Involvement in Yutee Rone Blackmail Story
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Kika ‘Good Hair’ Responds to Court Order for her Arrest over her Alleged Involvement in Yutee Rone Blackmail Story

Society girl and hair entrepreneur, Kika Osunde aka Kika Good Hair, has denied giving information to a journalist or even being invited by the police over her alleged involvement in the Yutee Rone blackmail story. Recall that LIB published an exclusive story on Friday March 19th about the arrest warrant issued by an Abuja court for Kika over her alleged involvement in the  scandalous publication written by journalists Abiola Aloba and Sunday Adebayo about Yutee Rone, the fashion designer behind Yutee Rone Atelier, who is married to billionaire businessman Julius Rone.   During interrogation by the police, Aloba fingered Kika as his alleged source, and after a thorough investigation by the police and some evidence found, Kika was invited to come for questioning. She wa...
Lagos Asks Passengers on Lufthansa, Turkish Flights of March 13th, 14th to Self-isolate
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Lagos Asks Passengers on Lufthansa, Turkish Flights of March 13th, 14th to Self-isolate

As contact tracing for the new cases of Coronavirus continues, the Lagos state government has appealed to every passenger on board the Lufthansa flight LH568 on March 13th and the Turkish flight TK1830 on March 14th to isolate themselves and contact the state ministry of health immediately. The state government on Thursday March 19th, announced four new cases of the coronavirus bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 12. According to the state Ministry of Health, the new cases were contacts of the five cases that were confirmed on Wednesday March 18th. The recent cases include a Nigerian female who returned from France via a Turkish airline (TK 1830) on March 14th, a Nigerian in his 50s who did not travel out of the country, and another Nigerian male who arrived in the co...
Kaduna CAN Tells Members to Suspend Church Activities Over Coronavirus
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Kaduna CAN Tells Members to Suspend Church Activities Over Coronavirus

Members of the Kaduna Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have been directed to suspend church activities to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state. In a statement released by the state chairman Reverend Joseph Hayab, churches holding services were also directed to shorten the duration, enlighten church members about the virus and some of the preventive measures they should adopt in order not to contract the disease, and also provide hand sanitizers at the entrance of the church so that those coming for service will apply before going into the church. CAN stated that though it believes in the potency of prayer, it is however not right for any Pastor to tell his members to come for prayers and special anointing only without doing what is needful. The stat...
Armed-robber Killed in Shootout with Police in Adamawa
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Armed-robber Killed in Shootout with Police in Adamawa

One member of a gang of armed robbers has been killed following a shootout between the gang members and operatives of the Adamawa State Police Command. The armed robbers had blocked a section of the Numan-Jalingo Highway within Adamawa State, robbing passengers when the police got information to that effect, WotzupNG gathered the information on Thursday. According to the Police Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa State Command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, the police recovered an SMG rifle from the robbers. The PPRO said in a press statement, “The operatives of the command, while on Area patrol along NUMAN-JALINGO road, intercepted a gang of armed robbers who blocked the highway and robbed travelers of their belongings “The operatives of the Command, upon receiving the informa...