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Lockdown: Police arrest Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi in London

England forward Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested on Sunday while breaching lockdown at 4am with a model he had met online. Officers went to the 19-year-old Chelsea star’s West London penthouse after a woman rang police and an ambulance, The Sun reports. He was released on bail in the early hours of the morning by police. …

Oyo records 11 new COVID-19 cases

Oyo State has recorded 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control have revealed. In the figures released on Sunday night, the 11 cases in Oyo were among the new 338 recorded in 18 states. The new cases bring the number recorded in the state to 118. Governor …



Five nabbed for beating Ogun peacemaker to death

Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested five persons in connection with the death of a 25-year-old peacemaker, Monsur Kareem, who was beaten to death during a misunderstanding. The suspects, Toheeb Popoola, Ibrahim Ridwan, Mutiu Tijani, Akeem Ishola and Lawal Afeez, were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly beating Kareem to …

13-year-old pupil commits suicide in Cross River

Ada Wodu, Calabar A 13-year-old Junior Secondary School 2 pupil, Josephine Wonah, has allegedly committed suicide. The incident happened in the Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State. A blogger based in the area, Matthew Okache, stated that following a misunderstanding with her mother, she drank herbicide and died in hospital. Okache stated, “Josephine …

Suspected cultists kill ex-PDP chair, two others in Cross River

Ada Wodu, Calabar Suspected cultists have killed a  former chapter Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Ekpenyong Okom, and two others. It was gathered that the victim was allegedly killed on Saturday at about 8pm at a pub along Akai Efa in Calabar Municipal Council in Cross River State. The  Security Adviser to Governor Ben …

Bauchi discharges 20 more COVID-19 patients

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi Bauchi State Government has discharged 20 more patients who recovered from COVID-19, The PUNCH reports. This was contained in an update by the state Health Ministry on Monday. The newly discharged patients bring the total number of coronavirus recoveries in the state to 89. According to the update, the 20 patients were …

How I was rescued by police – Daughter of UNIJOS lecturer killed by gunmen

James Abraham, Jos The six-year-old daughter of a lecturer at the University of Jos, Joanna Drengkat, has narrated how the police rescued her after being kidnapped by gunmen. The gunmen had killed her father, Nendi, of the Faculty of Education, UNIJOS, when they invaded their residence at the Senior Staff Quarter in Jos on Friday. …



Troops kill 20 terrorists in Borno

Nigerian Army troops on Sunday killed 20 Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province, terrorists at the North-West of Baga town in Borno State. The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Enenche said the troops of 130 Battalion with the …

Lecturers in seven varsities yet to receive salaries – ASUU

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said lecturers in seven federal universities have not received their February and March 2020 salaries, despite a directive by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to clear the withheld salaries. The ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this in an interview with our correspondent. …

Pope Francis shares joy as churches reopen in Italy

Saint Peter’s Basilica throws its doors open to visitors on Monday, marking a relative return to normality at the Vatican and beyond in Italy, where most business activity is set to resume. Public masses also resume throughout the predominantly Catholic country after a two-month hiatus, while restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and hairdressers, among other businesses, …

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