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President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described the late Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, as an experienced lawyer and banker.

Aisha Abba Kyari: My daddy, my best friend

On 17th April, 2020, my world came crashing down and my heart shattered into a billion pieces. Upon receiving the news of my father’s passing, I immediately felt the most excruciating pain – a pain I would not wish on my worst enemy. My biggest fear in the world had materialised.

PDP chairman shot dead in Delta

Suspected assassins have reportedly shot dead the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 4 (Olomu Ward 1) in Ughelli South council area of Delta state, Mr. Paul Onomuakpokpo.
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Hezbollah: Avenging Soleimani responsibility of ‘resistance’ worldwide

The leader of Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah group called Friday for the death in a US strike of top Iranian commander Major General Qasem Soleimani to be avenged.
A Senior Legislative Aide to Deputy Senate President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on Youths Affairs, Mr Efe Ugbarugba narrowly escaped death when he was allegedly attacked by yet unknown gunmen in Otokutu-Agbarha, Ughelli North Local Government, Delta State.

Senator Omo-Agege’s aide escapes death by whiskers in Delta

A Senior Legislative Aide to Deputy Senate President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Youths Affairs, Mr Efe Ugbarugba, narrowly escaped death when he was allegedly attacked by yet unknown gunmen in Otokutu-Agbarha, Ughelli North Local Government, Delta State.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Cleric remanded in prison over ‘attempt to murder’ female pastor

The pastor in charge of The Life House Ministry located at Ifeoma Street, opposite Ojo Barracks, Ojo, Lagos, Pastor Benjamin Akinsanya 56, has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court sitting in Igbosere, over alleged attempted murder of a female pastor.

Gunmen kill herbalist in Ondo

Tragedy struck in the ancient town of Ifira, Akoko Southeast local government on Saturday when a 36-year-old herbalist called Omotayo Omo Akin was gunned down by yet to be known assassins.

Retired policeman murdered in Delta

A retired police officer, Paul Edike, has been reportedly murdered, after abduction by armed men suspected to be assassins.

Delta council lawmaker shot dead by suspected assassins

A councillor and Majority Leader of Sapele Local Government Legislative Arm, Delta state, Chief Venture Kagbude, has been reportedly shot dead by suspected assassins. A councillor and Majority Leader of Sapele Local Government Legislative Arm, Delta state, Chief Venture Kagbude, has been reportedly shot dead by suspected assassins.

‘Assassins’ kill housewife, drown three-year-old child

The Police in Kano has confirmed the killing of a housewife in Kano and the subsequent drowning of her 3-year-old daughter by unknown assassins.

Outrage in Gambia over claims ex-president ordered killings

Relatives of people murdered by death squads in The Gambia expressed outrage on Monday over the release of three former hitmen, who said they committed dozens of assassinations ordered by ex-president Yahya Jammeh.

Senate condoles with Reuben Fasoranti over daughter’s murder

The Nigerian Senate on Sunday condoled with the family of Afenifere leader and elder statesman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, over Friday’s murder of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin, along Akure-Ore road, in Ondo State.

Gunmen kill 72-year–old community leader in Anambra

Administrative Secretary of Nnobi Welfare Association in Nnobi, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mr. Vincent Uzoagbala, 72, was on June 16 gunned down by suspected assassins in front of his house at Awuda quarters of the town.

Gunmen raid ex-Governor Okorocha’s home

Unknown gunmen, suspected to be hired assassins, Friday night, raided the country home of the immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha in Ogboko, Ideato South Council Area of Imo State.
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Asari Dokubo: How Nnamdi Kanu allegedly killed Prophet Nwoko

Ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo, has reacted to the murder of Prophet Anthony Nwoko.

Akwa Ibom elections: APC seeks relocation of election tribunals to Abuja

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom has asked the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice to relocate all election tribunals from the state to Abuja.

CUPP raises the alarm over alleged assassination attempt on spokesman

The Coalition of United Political Parties has raised the alarm over the attempt on the life of its Spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, by gunmen suspected to be assassins.

Three murder suspects of army captain arrested in Delta

Three murder suspects, Emmanuel Opia, Sunday Opia and Benson Opia are currently in police net at the Delta State Police CID over the brutal murder of an Army Captain, Isaac Opia.
This picture taken on September 14, 2018 shows the Spiez Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute for NBC-Protection (nuclear, biological, chemical), in Spiez, 40km from the capital Bern, as Swiss newspapers reported that two Russian agents suspected of trying to spy the laboratory were arrested in the Netherlands and expelled early this year. At the time, Spiez was analysing data related to poison gas attacks in Syria, as well as the March 4 attack using the nerve agent Novichok on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, Swiss newspapers reported. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI

Poisoning suspects ‘tourism’ claims raise eyebrows even in Russia

Two Russian men's claims that they were innocent tourists wrongly branded would-be assassins met with mockery in Britain Friday and even raised eyebrows in the usually patriotic Russian media.

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Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA, WHO, EU launch campaign to help domestic violence victims amid coronavirus lockdown

FIFA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission have announced the #SafeHome campaign designed to support women and children at risk of domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Canadian court disappoints Huawei over CFO’s case

A Canadian court ruled against Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Wednesday in her extradition case to the US on fraud charges.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has neutralised no fewer than 10 bandits at Sububu Forest area in Zamfara .

Military airstrike kills 30 bandits in Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed no fewer than 30 bandits and destroyed their logistics store in air strikes conducted on Tuesday in Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos conducts assessment to revitalise 329 primary healthcare

As part of efforts geared towards the revitalisation of Primary Healthcare, the Lagos State Government has carried out a comprehensive assessment of no fewer than 329 Primary healthcare centres in the State.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Trading resumes after Eid-el-Fitr celebration with 0.07% growth

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened trading on Wednesday after the public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration with a marginal growth of 0.07 per cent.