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Director Hangs Self After Wife Delivers Male Triplets


LOKOJA – A director in the Kogi State civil service, Mr Edward Soje has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree in Lokoja, the state capital . News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered on Saturday in Lokoja that the dangling body of Soje was found on a tree behind the mammy market at the Maigumeri barracks, the Nigeria ...

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Kogi CJ releases 6 inmates in Okene prisons

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OKENE – Chief Judge of Kogi state, Justice Nasir Ajanah has unconditionally released six Awaiting Trial inmates at the Federal Prisons, Okene, in his renewed effort to decongest prisons. Ajanah released the inmates while reviewing the warrants of 82 awaiting trial inmates during his visit to the 160-capacity Medium Security Prison currently hosting 126 inmates including 41 convicts, three lifers ...

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Troops kill 3 Boko Haram insurgents, recover arms in Borno

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MAIDUGURI – The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops had killed three Boko Haram insurgents at Missini village of Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno. Brig. Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Director Army Public Relations, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Usman said that the insurgents on Friday laid ambush for a military patrol team at Missini village ...

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Missing Fund: Nasarawa Govt suspends board secretary

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The Nasarawa State Government, on Friday, said it had suspended the Secretary of the state scholarship board, Abdulwahab Suleiman for alleged missing of fund. Mallam Mohammed Abdullahi, the Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government (SSG), made this disclosure in a statement he made available to newsmen in Lafia. He said the suspension, which took immediate effect, would give room for the repositioning ...

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Abducted DPO, 5 others Rescued


MINNA – The police in Niger on Thursday said they have rescued a Division Police Officer who was abducted on  Sunday along with his orderly. Mr Austine Agbonlahor, Commissioner of police told News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Minna, the officer, SP Amos Aliyu, was rescued along with five other victims in an operation. Aliyu is the DPO in ...

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Court remands 2 men for allegedly stabbing woman to death


LAGOS – An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has ordered the remand of two men; Nduka Okafor and James Aikhionbare in prison custody for allegedly stabbing a woman to death. The Magistrate, Mrs A.S. Okubule, ordered the remand of Okafor, 62, and Aikhionbare, 38, who were brought before her court on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder. ...

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For `bathing’ girl with hot oil, man bags 5 months imprisonment

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ABUJA – A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday sentenced one Audu Alhassan, to five months imprisonment for `bathing’ a young girl with hot oil. The judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, who convicted Alhassan, said “he should learn to control his temper.” Sadiq, who advised the convict to desist from committing crimes in the future, added that the sentence ...

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Evans re-arraigned on kidnapping charges, pleads `not guilty’

Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans,

IKEJA – Guilt-racked kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, on Thursday made a U-turn as he entered a plea of `not guilty’ as he was re-arraigned on a two-count amended charge of conspiracy and kidnapping at an Ikeja High Court. Evans had at his arraignment on Aug. 30 plead guilty to the charges, while other alleged accomplices — Uche Amadi, ...

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Army 8 Division formally takes off in Sokoto

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The newly-established 8 Division of Nigerian Army, with headquarters in Sokoto, has formally taken off with the posting of Brigadier-General SO Olabanji as the pioneer General Officer Commanding (GOC). Revealing this when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at the Government House, the new GOC said all necessary arrangements have been put in place to ensure ...

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Stop This Madness In Plateau, Buhari Orders Army, Police


President Muhammadu Buhari has received with deep sadness and regret, news of the recent killings of at least 20 people in Plateau State, during what has been described as a reprisal attack by some herdsmen. According to Senior Presidential Media Aide, Garba Shehu, President Buhari believes that this madness has gone too far. He has instructed the military and the ...

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