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Seven die, eight injured in Lagos gas explosions

No fewer than seven people lost their lives on Monday after gas explosions rocked the Ikosi Isheri and Badagry areas of Lagos State.

Ebonyi govt confirms two deaths from Lassa fever outbreak

The Ebonyi State Government on Monday confirmed the death of two persons from a renewed Lassa fever outbreak in the state.

Gas explosion claims four in Badagry

An explosion by leaking gas cylinder at artisan’s shop in Ajara area of Badagry, Lagos suburb, on Monday killed four persons and left several others with severe burns.

I started raping children after my girlfriend left – suspect

A 20-year-old man, Abdullateef Ibrahim, who was arrested by the Niger State Police Command for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl, has pleaded for forgiveness, saying he started raping children after his girlfriend left him.

10 feared dead as suspected herdsmen attack Kaduna village

Ten persons were feared dead on Saturday as rampaging Fulani herdsmen attacked two villages in the Birnin-Gwari Local Government of Kaduna State.

Man docked for allegedly raping 12-year-old girl

A Karshi Grade I Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the remand of 27-year-old Friday Bamidele, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.

Native doctor kills man while testing bulletproof charm in Katsina

A 45-year-old native medicine seller, Usman Saidu of Kakumi village in Bakori Local Government Area of Katsina State was yesterday, kept behind bars over alleged criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.

NFF mourns the passing of ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper Raymond King

The Nigerian Football Federation is mourning the death of ex-Super Eagles international, Raymond King.

Ndoma-Egba family matriarch dies at 91

The matriarch of what might be one of the most prominent families in Cross River State, Elder (Mrs.) Adeline Ndoma-Egba, has died leaving what some say is a void in the community’s charitable activities.

Lagos first lady receives twins, 2 others as first babies of the year

Lagos State recorded the first babies of the year 2018 — a set of twins (female and male) — at Ikorodu General Hospital at 12.23 a.m. and 12.24 a.m., weighing 2.9kg and 3.29 kg respectively.

Suspected Badoo cultists kill man, injure wife, baby in Lagos

A fresh Badoo attack on a building on Alajo Street, Abule Osorun, in Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos, has claimed the life of a man and left his wife and their baby in a coma.

Lagos govt procures N2.5 billion health equipment

The Lagos State Government has procured N2.5 billion health equipment to boost the delivery of qualitative healthcare in the State General Hospitals and Teaching Hospital, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, has said.

How ethnic clash in Abuja town has affected us – residents

Residents of Bwari Area Council in the FCT, on Saturday said the recent communal clash that erupted in Bwari town has affected their living condition.

Gunmen kill three as local council officials share Christmas gifts in Benue

Gunmen on Christmas Eve attacked Utonkon community in Ado Local Government Area of Benue State, killed three persons and left five others injured.

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Police arrest 27 suspects, recover arms in Lagos

The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested 27 suspects for various crimes in the state.

Arsene Wenger called referee Mike Dean ‘a disgrace’ – FA

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questioned referee Mike Dean's honesty and called him "a disgrace" during an angry exchange after last month's 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion, it has been revealed.

Federal govt pays YouWin awardees N11 billion

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Minister Audu Ogbeh explains cattle colony policy

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Prisoner declared dead wakes up before autopsy

Spanish morgue workers were given a major fright when a prisoner who had been declared dead after an apparent suicide attempt woke up just as they prepared to perform an autopsy, authorities said Wednesday.

Two teenage girl ‘bombers’ shot dead in Borno

Two teenage girls wearing explosive vests were shot dead by soldiers in a town in north eastern Nigeria just days after a blast killed 14 worshippers, militia sources told AFP on Tuesday.

Anderlecht join chase for Super Eagles ace Tyronne Ebuehi

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1,800 Islamic clerics issue ‘fatwa’ against suicide bombings

No fewer than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled on Tuesday said.