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SANGO-OTA, (OGUN STATE) — Police in Ogun on Saturday said that they have arrested a 21-year-old armed robbery suspect, Nnandi Omeka, while carrying out robbery operation at Sango-Ota area in Ogun. A police spokesman in Ogun, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Ota, Ogun. Oyeyemi said the suspect, who was arrested on September 14, following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Divisional Headquarters at...

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IBADAN — The Federal Government has said it will appeal the judgment of an Oyo State High Court which has awarded the damages of N20 billion against the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Department of State Service (DSS). Justice Ladiran Akintola who delivered the ruling described DSS’ action as “arbitrary aggression and prejudices” against Igboho. Akintola said the N20 billion will serve as exemplary and aggravated damages. But Malami in an interview...

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ABUJA — The Federal Government has said it will appeal the judgment of an Oyo State High Court which has awarded the damages of N20 billion against the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Department of State Service (DSS). Justice Ladiran Akintola who delivered the ruling described DSS’ action as “arbitrary aggression and prejudices” against Igboho. Akintola said the N20 billion will serve as exemplary and aggravated damages. But Malami in an interview...

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There is now a generation of Igbo youths who have never experienced sound political leadership and the same group of youths is faced with disappearing opportunities amidst suffocating economic realities. The Indigenous People of Biafra – IPOB, led by Nnamdi Kanu who was arrested in Kenya and extradited to Nigeria to face alleged sundry charges bordering on terrorism, has apparently taken their agitation to the next level, as latest developments would suggest. Vocal on the...

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The Nigerian Air force has finally admitted to carrying out a bombing on Buhari village in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State on Wednesday. The bombing had killed10 people and over 20 wounded. Though, the Nigerian Airforce had also initially denied carrying out the attack. Nigerian Airforce spokesperson, Edward Gabkwet, had tweeted on Wednesday to deny a tweet linking the force with the incident.  “This tweet is false in its entirety. The NAF last...

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DAMATURU, (YOBE STATE) — An aerial bombardment on Buhari village in Yunusari Local Government of Yobe State on Wednesday morning has killed at least eight persons. It was gathered that the incident occurred when residents were departing to their farms and heading for the Geidam weekly market. The Chairman of Yunusari Local Government, Alhaji Bukar Gaji, confirmed the incident saying “We received the sad news today and the victims are currently in the hospital receiving...

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ABUJA — The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Wednesday tendered its interim report on the Air Force plane crash that killed the former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other military officers. AIB Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Akin Olateru submitted the report to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao in Abuja, four months after the tragic incident that occurred in Kaduna State. This was disclosed in a statement...

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The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says it has recaptured 114 escapees of its Kabba custodial centre who were among the 240 inmates set free on September 12. The NCoS spokesperson, Francis Enobore, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. The Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kabba, Kogi, was attacked by gunmen. NCoS Controller-General, Haliru Nababa, had since directed the activation of the immediate recapture procedure and detailed investigation to be carried out on the...

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UAE Publishes Six Nigerians, 47 Others Named As Global Terrorists Sponsors…See Full List Six Nigerians have been designated as terrorism sponsors by the United Arab Emirates. The state-owned news agency, WAM, made this known in a report. The country said the listed individuals and entities, including their affiliates, are being monitored. The Nigerians named are Abdurrahaman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad. “The...

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DAMATURU, (YOBE STATE) —Officials of Damaturu Local Government Shari’a Committee alongside security operatives have raided illegal brothels, beer, and drug selling joints within the Yobe State capital. The raid was not unconnected with allegations that the areas were known for habouring of suspected criminal elements as well as underage commercial sex workers. Bukar Adamu, Council Executive Chairman, who led the Committee on Tuesday raged Zango and Kandahar areas and confiscated cartons of beers and packs...

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