Author: Joyce Beatrice

Kidnappers release Kano monarch, hold lecturer who delivered ransom

Kidnappers have released the abducted village head of Karfi in Takai Local Government of Kano State, Abdulyahyah Ilo. According to Daily Trust, the abductors have, however, abducted an associate professor at Kano State University of Science and Technology (KSTU), Wudil, Huzaifa Karfi, who reportedly went to deliver ransom. The media outlet reported that the gunmen […]

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Magu will still be prosecuted if indicted, despite promotion – Minister

The Minister of Police Affairs Maigari Dingyadi says the newly promoted former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, will be prosecuted if eventually indicted by the panel that probed him Mr Magu had appeared before the Salami panel in July 2020 to answer allegations against him by the office of […]

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Eleka withdraws from senatorial race

Former Ekiti State Deputy Governor Prof. Olusola Eleka has withdrawn from the senatorial race. He was contesting in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to represent Ekiti South. In a letter written to the PDP national leadership, Eleka said his decision to withdraw from the race was consequent upon consultation with his supporters. Eleka said Fayose […]

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Boko Haram turning Kaduna forests to fortress, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says terrorists are converging in the state and using its forest as emclave. In a report presented to him by Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna commissioner for internal security, the governor expressed concern over the situation, describing it as unfortunate. Boko Haram and Ansaru fighters are said to have established bases at […]

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Lightning kills soon-to-wed, injures others in Edo

At least one person was reportedly killed when lightning struck on Aibanegbe Street, Off New Lagos Road, Benin City, Edo State. The deceased is a middle-aged man, popularly called MC, whose wedding is on the way. The incident, which happened during a downpour on Wednesday, also left several others injured with lacerations in their […]

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Beware of kindergarten politicians seeking to experiment with Osun, says Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun has disclosed that he is endowed with the capacity to transform Osun through good governance. This was made known by Oyetola while speaking at the Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, during the flag-off of his re-election campaign in Ile-Ife. Oyetola said Osun was too sophisticated […]

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Tambuwal woos Osun, Ogun delegates, vows to restructure Nigeria

Aminu Tambuwal, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party has vowed that he would strengthen and expand the South-West Regional security Network popularly called Amotekun as well as restructure the country. This was made known by Tambuwal while speaking at the PDP secretariat in Osogbo. He listed strengthening the South-West security network for proper […]

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Why you should release Nnamdi Kanu – Primate Ayodele to Buhari

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government have been called upon to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, who gave the call on Thursday said Kanu should be released because he isn’t the problem of insecurity in the South East. He […]

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Police uncover IPOB/ ESN deadly shrine, arrest ‘7 suspects, live python’ in Imo

Seven suspected members of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have been arrested, deadly shrine uncovered as well as a live python they used to fortify themselves before attacks by the police in Imo State. The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Michael Abattam, who confirmed this to newsmen […]

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Young lady dies in Kano explosion

Following the gas explosion that claimed the lives of many persons in Sabon Gari, Kano, one of the victims has been identified as Mary. Not less than nine persons lost their lives in the blast that happened on Tuesday morning, May 17. A resident of Sabon Gari, Emmanuel Belletti shared photos of the victim on […]

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Catholic knight, brother docked over possession of 2.1kg heroin

One Sir Basil Okafor, a knight of the Roman Catholic Church, and his cousin, Edwin Izuchukwu, have been arraigned before the Federal High Court. The two brothers were arraigned by the National Drug enforcement agency, NDLEA, for possession of 2.1kg heroin. They are charged with conspiracy, possession of 2.169 kilograms of heroin, and frustrating the […]

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Police confirm bandits’ attack on Kaduna-Abuja road

Police in Kaduna have confirmed bandits’ attack on Kaduna-Abuja road, abducting an unspecified number of road users. The police confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday, by its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalige. Recall that bandits on Tuesday attacked passengers along Kaduna-Abuja road, wounded three passengers, and abducted several others. In the […]

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FairMoney MFB, changing the savings game with the launch of FairSave, welcomes Tacha to the family

Incorporated in 2017 with operations in Nigeria and India, FairMoney MFB has served its over 5 million users with strong and efficient offerings such as Quick and Easy Loans in 5 minutes, banking services with free Secure Debit Cards, 3% Discount on Airtime & Data Purchases, 100 Free Bank Transfers monthly, 0% interest on 15 […]

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Hausa community seeks reversal of Okada ban, promises Sanwo-Olu massive votes

Some leaders of the Hausa community in Lagos State have appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to reverse the ban on Okada operations in six local government areas of the state. WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday banned the operations of commercial motorcycle riders in six Local Governments and nine Local Government Development Areas […]

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Kidnappers of Greenfield University, Bethel Baptist School students arrested

Suspects connected to major violent crimes have been apprehended by the Force Intelligence Bureau Special Tactical Squad (FIB-STS). More than 40 AK-47 weapons, eight Type 06 rifles, four Light Assault Rifles (LAR), four pump action pistols, two locally manufactured firearms, and one G3 rifle were seized. Others were a Dane gun, 376 rounds of live […]

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Hon. Lasun and his warped knowledge of Economy

On Monday, May 16, my older brother and former Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Lasun Yusuff was on Frank Talk, a popular Radio Current Affairs Programme, where he spoke about his ambition as the candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the forthcoming July 16 contest in Osun. In his opening remarks, he […]

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Mysterious fire guts Akwa Ibom market as traders bemoan loss

Confusion after a mysterious fire gutted some shops in Itam market, Uyo Akwa Ibom State, destroying goods worth millions of Naira. The fire whose cause could not be ascertained as of press time, occurred on Tuesday night Newsmen who visited the scene on Wednesday reported that there were no electrical connections in the area of […]

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Arise TV anchor, Reuben Abati and APGA chairman, Victor Oye, clash on national TV [VIDEO]

Former presidential aide and Arise TV anchor, Reuben Abati clashed with Dr. Victor Oye, the National Chairman of The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), on National TV this morning. On Wednesday while co-anchoring “Morning Show”, a programme on ARISE TV, The Journalist got furious with the APGA chieftain after he was ordered to keep […]

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Court affirms Adeleke as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has affirmed the legality of Senator Ademola Adeleke candidature in the July 16th governorship election in the state. Adeleke is Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the gubernatorial poll. The affirmation is consequent upon the court’s  dismissal of a suit filed by Prince Dotun Babayemi […]

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Oshiomhole, Fayemi clash over 2018 APC primary

Former governor of Edo, Adams Oshiomhole and governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi have exchanged words over an allegation made by the former APC national chairman. Fayemi via an interview with Channels Television said Fayemi asked him to rig the party’s primary election in 2018 in favour of some unnamed people. “In one of the meetings […]

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