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MAIDUGURI — The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has raised the alarm that the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) is currently recruiting more fighters in the state, maintain said the ISWAP fighters are more dangerous and more funded than the Boko Haram insurgents. Zulum stated this on Wednesday when he received the Senate Committee on Army in Maiduguri, the state’s capital, noted that if the menace is not checked on time, the effect...

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ENUGU — The devastating news of the cold-blooded murder of her three tender daughters was a huge shock to Mrs. Millicent Amadikwa, a mother of four who after the day’s business came home with her son to meet her daughters dead and hidden in a spoilt freezer in her home. Millicent and her husband Ifeanyi Amadikwa live with their four children at number 74 Nkwubor Road, Emene in Enugu East LGA, Enugu until the ugly...

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ABUJA — The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has indicated that it secured its highest-ever number of convictions within one year in 2021. The anti-graft agency disclosed this in a publication that highlighted its activities in 2021. EFCC noted that it lost 122 cases and secured 2,220 convictions. This figure, according to the agency is the highest in the history of the commission, beating its previous record of 1,282 convictions in 2020. “From January...

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The secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, has criticized the attacks on Zamfara residents by bandits. This was indicated in a statement issued on Monday by Stephane Dujarric, the secretary-general’s spokesman. As noted in the statement, Guterres condoled with families affected, urging the federal government to fish out those responsible. He urges the FG to spare no effort in bringing those responsible for the attack to justice. “The Secretary-General strongly condemns the appalling...

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ENUGU — The 2022 New Year day being Saturday resulted in the Federal Government of Nigeria declaring the 1st Monday of the year as a day off work, hence Monday 10th of January, 2022 became the 1st working Monday of the year. During the Christmas holidays, the Monday sit-at-home order was not observed as diverse events were fixed all the days of the week. But today, being the first working Monday, residents went about their...

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Three white men of the United States have been convicted form murdering African American jogger Ahmaud Arbery after chasing him in their pickup trucks, they were sentenced to life in prison on Friday in a case that highlighted US tensions over racial injustice. Travis McMichael, 35, and his father Gregory McMichael, 66, were sentenced to life without parole, while their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, had a less direct role in the murder and cooperated...

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The Area Controller, Seme border command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Comp. Bello Jibo said the command has intercepted some items suspected to be tramadol capsules concealed with packaged jumbo size adult diapers in a container According to a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Hussain Abdulahi, the container number is MRKU 9090415, have a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N1, 447,297,050 only. Abdullahi, who quoted Comptroller Jibo, said the container was handed...

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Operatives of the Western Nigeria Security Network, WNSN, popularly called Amotekun Corps, have rescued nine kidnap victims including two toddlers in Osun State. The victims were rescued by the joint team of Amotekun in Ondo and Osun states involved in the inter-border patrol in the southwest. It was learnt that the victims were kidnapped at the Ipetumodu axis of the state along the Ilesha-Akure highway while on their way from Lagos to Ado-Ekiti. The victims,...

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The current status of COVID-19 in the Nation’s capital Abuja has forced the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to place ban on nightclubs, parties and religious congregations with over 50 worshippers. The administration in a statement Saturday by the Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat Dr. Abubakarl Tafida noted that the failure of residents to adopt simple preventive measures was worrisome. The statement said read in part, “Any gathering in excess of 50 people must...

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Barely one week after the Nigeria Customs Service intercepted a container loaded with firearms and ammunition at the Tin Can port in Lagos, the police have said they recovered no less than 1,889 weapons and 52,577 rounds of live ammunition between January and December, 2021. The spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force, CP Frank Mba, told our correspondent in an interview on Thursday that the recovered weapons include General Purpose Machine Guns, Rocket-Propelled Grenade, variants...

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