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target=_blank rel=noopener>Gunmen kill 2, injure 2 in Rivers rival cult gang clash
From Tony John, Port Harcourt Suspected cultists have shot dead two persons and wounded at least three others in rival gang clash in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The incidents occurred at two different locations around Victoria and Bende Streets and Lagos Bus Stop, all situated in the Town axis of Port Harcourt. Daily Sun has
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Fear and confusion in Aba as gunshots rend the air
From Okey Sampson, Umuahia The sound of gunshots from different directions are reported to have rend the air of Aba city, Abia State, causing confusion and fear among residents. Daily Sun has been learnt that the Special Weapons Team (SWAT) set up by the Abia State Commissioner of Police, but domiciled in the Aba Area
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Doctor’s strike: Ngige “feeding” Nigerians with falsehood – NARD
From Fred Ezeh, Abuja The leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has accused Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige of “feeding” Nigerians with falsehood in regards to the ongoing strike by the medical doctors. The doctors, at the end of their recent virtual National Executive Council (NEC) meeting convened to review
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Four bandit leaders surrender in Katsina
From Agaju Madugba, Katsina Four bandit leaders responsible for terrorising parts of Katsina State have voluntarily surrendered to security forces, according to Police Commissioner Sanusi Buba. Speaking on the development at a press briefing on Thursday, Buba said he was optimistic that a number of followers of the repentant bandits would emulate their leaders and
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Customs tasks journalists on accurate reporting
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has commenced a two-day training/seminar for Public Relations Officers of the Service and journalists who are members of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ),Lagos State Council, at the Customs Training College, Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday. The training which was brokered by the Lagos Council NUJ, was approved by the leadership
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Rights group tasks IGP to investigate alleged attack on Edo community
From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin A group, Talakawa’s Parliament (TP) has called on the acting Inspector General of Police, DIG Usman Alkali Baba, to investigate an alleged attack resulting in the shooting and demolition of property worth millions of naira in Uzebu community in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. The President of the group, Kola
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Insecurity: Our judiciary working for criminals, says El-Rufai
From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has faulted Nigeria’s judicial system, alleging that the judiciary is working for criminals rather than for innocent citizens. El-Rufai said criminals preferred being taken to court because the case will linger on to the extent that everyone will forget the criminal and the case in court.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Edo 2020: Edo govt shuts down MOC office
By Paul Erewuba, in Benin The deputy Governor of Edo State, Phillip Shuaibu has directed that the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and Main Organising Committee (MOC) offices of the ongoing National Sports Festival in Benin be shut down, following yesterday’s report that the state has no more funds to prosecute the festival. Addressing journalists inside
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Aisha Buhari presents biography in Aso Rock
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari is currently presenting her biography at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday. The book, “Aisha Buhari: Being different,” written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr Hajo Sani, is being presented at the State House Conference Centre. President
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NSCDC parades 10 suspects for criminal conspiracy, vandalism in Benue
From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Benue State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has arrested 10 suspects in three different locations across Benue State. The suspects were apprehended for criminal conspiracy, vandalism, willful destruction of critical national assests and for being in possession of vandalized items. Parading the suspects before newsmen
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target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Local govt chairman abducted in Rivers
Philemon Kingoli, the Chairman of Okriki Local Government Area of Rivers State has been abducted by unknown gunmen. He was abducted on Wednesday along the Peter Odili road axis in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State. Details of his abduction is still sketchy as of the time of filing this report. However, Nnamdi
target=_blank rel=noopener>Edo 2020: State govt shuts MOC office
…Shaibu vows to end festival Friday The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Phillip Shuaibu has directed that the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and Main Organising Committee (MOC) offices of the ongoing National Sports Festival in Benin be shut down, following Wednesday’s report that the state has no more funds to prosecute the festival. Addressing journalists
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Tension as gunmen abduct monarch, entire cabinet in Imo
Steve Uzoechi, Owerri The pervading tension in Imo State hit another spike Thursday when the news broke that a traditional ruler and his entire cabinet had been abducted by yet to be identified assailants. The traditional ruler, Eze Charles Iroegbu of Umuezie community in Nguru, Aboh Mbaise Local Council Area, was kidnapped Tuesday evening
target=_blank rel=noopener>Ekwueme’s daughter joins Anambra guber race
Onyekachi Eze, Abuja Lady Chidi Onyemelukwe, daughter of Second Republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, has joined the Anambra State governorship race. She is among the 14 aspirants that obtained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination form. Onyemelukwe, who was PDP governorship running mate in 2017, said she sees politics as a passion not a
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Gunmen strike again, attack another Imo Police Station, free detainees
Unknown gunmen stormed Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state again on Thursday morning. According to reports, the gunmen attacked the police station around 1 a.m. on Thursday and released suspects who had been detained in the facility. According to information, the gunmen were unable to raze the police
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Sports ministry insists Edo 2020 continues
The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports has insisted that the ongoing National Sports Festival in Benin, Edo State will continue despite the threat by the host state government that if by today noon they do not receive money from the Federal Government, they would be forced to abort the competition due to paucity
target=_blank rel=noopener>Oil falls after US gasoline inventories unexpectedly surge
Oil prices fell on Thursday after official figures showed a big increase in U.S. gasoline stocks, causing concerns about demand for crude weakening in the world’s biggest consumer of the resource at a time when supplies around the world are rising. Brent crude eased 36 cents, or 0.6%, to $62.80 a barrel by
target=_blank rel=noopener>S’Korea reports surge in coronavirus cases, more restrictions expected
South Korea reported 700 new coronavirus cases, its highest daily figure since early January, and the Prime Minister reiterated warnings on Thursday that new social distancing rules would likely be needed. Wednesday’s tally compares with an average of 477 cases last week, according to data from the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency and
target=_blank rel=noopener>US govt, states ask judge to deny Facebook’s request to dismiss lawsuits
The Federal Trade Commission and a big group of U.S. states asked a federal court on Wednesday to deny Facebook Inc’s request to dismiss major antitrust lawsuits filed against the social media giant in December. The FTC, in its filing, said Facebook bought photo-sharing app Instagram because Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg believed it
target=_blank rel=noopener>UK halts aid funding for Oxfam over sexual misconduct claims
The UK has halted all its funding for Oxfam over allegations of sexual misconduct against staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Last week Oxfam confirmed it had suspended two members of staff working in the country as part of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, bullying and abuse of power, reports Sky News. The UK government
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