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Lagos CP rescues 11-yr-old maid locked inside apartment

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Imohimi Edgal, Thursday rescued an 11 year-old maid whose guardian locked inside an apartment in Mafoluku area of Lagos , for days, while she traveled to the village. The victim, Nwafor Precious, a Primary six student, was reportedly brought from her village last October. However, neighbors alleged that she had been going through ...

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Okonjo-Iweala denounces ‘fake news’ audio recordings credited to her

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has alerted the public to what she termed ‘fake news items and voice recordings circulating on the social media purportedly made by her. Okonjo-Iweala, who was also a coordinating Minister of Nigeria’s economy under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, in a statement on Thursday urged the public to be wary of the ...

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BREAKING: Army Troops Rescue Abducted Chibok Girl

  Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Pulka have rescued one of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists earlier in 2014. A statement issued by the Deputy Director of Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, said the girl was rescued on Thursday. “So far, preliminary investigations reveal that the young girl identified as ...

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The New Year horror in Rivers, Kwara, Benue and Kaduna states

On  New Year Day, more than 40 persons were killed in separate attacks in Kaduna, Rivers, Kwara and Benue states. The attacks aggravated the mental and psychological torture inflicted on Nigerians by the  scarcity of petroleum which left holes in their pockets.   It is indeed saddening that as 2018 dawned, a criminally- minded few chose to inflict severe wounds ...

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Benue killings: Ortom escapes mob attack as residents protest

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State escaped mob attack on Wednesday as thousands of youths, in Makurdi, the state capital, protested the killings, on Monday, in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state. The protesters also defied the tear gas thrown at them by security operatives and also nearly mobbed the governor, who had to break off from ...

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These perennial killings must stop ―Dogara

•SEEKS OVERHAUL OF NIGERIA’S INTERNAL SECURITY ARCHITECTURE   The speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has expressed grave concern over the heinous and wanton killings of innocent people,  especially  women and Children in Logo and Guma local governments areas of Benue state.   The Speaker in a statement issued by his Special Adviser Turaki Hassan said that, ...

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Benue killings: How youths shut down Makurdi in protest [PHOTOS]

Photographs of youths in their hundreds protesting the killings of people of Benue State by Fulani herdsmen have emerged online.   The youths on Wednesday converged at the popular Food Basket Roundabout in Wurukum, Makurdi, the state capital to express their displeasure with the killing. The aggrieved youths who wielded posters called on President Muhammadu Buhari to “act now or resign.” ...

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BREAKING: 11 feared killed in mosque blast near Maiduguri

Reports reaching Maiduguri, Borno State Capital, indicate that eleven people may have been killed by suicide bombers in a mosque in Gamboru Ngala about a hundred and forty kilometres from the capital. The victims reportedly died in the mosque while observing their morning prayers in the boundary town with Cameroon. Sources told the Nigerian Tribune that the suicide bombers went ...

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Rivers killings: Wike places N200m bounty on perpetrators

Following the Crossover night shootout in which 17 persons were killed in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government of  Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike, has placed a N200 million bounty for information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the massacre. Speaking on Tuesday when he led the Rivers State Security Council on a fact-finding/sympathy visit to the families of the ...

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