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Edo: Four burnt to death over ‘ritual killing’

Three middle-aged men and a woman were on Monday set ablaze by a mob at Otuo community in the Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police deny mass abduction, road blockade by herdsmen in Edo

The Edo State Police Command yesterday denied the reported blockage of Igbogui axis in Ovia South-West local government area of the Benin Lagos road by suspected herdsmen which led to traffic gridlock and road users stranded.

Anxiety in Edo community over kidnap of monarch’s wife

There is anxiety in the palace of Onojie of Ewatto in Esan South East local government area on Edo state, HRH Ikhumen II, as the traditional ruler’s wife, Queen Florence Ikhumen, is spending more nights in the den of her kidnappers.

Four feared dead as tipper drivers clash with police

Four persons were feared dead on Thursday following a clash between security agents and protesters, mostly tipper drivers, over the death of a man identified as Frederick, aka Original.
The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of six persons in Rijana village along Kaduna-Abuja expressway on Sep. 7.

Kidnappers abduct Edo queen, daughter

The Wife of the Onojie of Ewatto kingdom in Esan South East local government of Edo State, His Royal Highness, Ikhumhen 11, Queen Florence Ikhumhen, has been reportedly kidnapped with one of her daughters by gunmen.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Explosion: APC chieftain points accusing finger at Governor Obaseki

Less than 24-hours after the Edo State Goverment accepted the reconciliation committee headed by Chief Bisi Akande, the residence of the factional State Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Lawrence Okah, was in the early hours of Tuesday rocked by explosive devices said to have been planted by unknown persons.

Police rescue missing inspector in Edo

The Police Command in Edo on Wednesday said that a police officer missing during a rescue operation in Ofutebe community, a riverine community between Owan West and Ovia North East local government areas, has been rescued.
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen kidnap transporter, demand N15 million ransom

A Transporter, Paul Akpodiete, who was returning back to Sapele in Delta State on his way back from Ibadan, Oyo State where he had gone to deliver some goods has reportedly been kidnapped by armed gunmen along the Benin Lagos road just before Gbogi, in Edo State.

Man dies in Edo hotel swimming pool

A 25-year old man identified as Sunday Patrick has drowned in a hotel owned by National President of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTÈAN), Comrade Osakpamwan Eriyo.
Kidnap Victim

Abducted AAU final-year student still held 21 days later

A final year student of Nursing Department, Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, Miss Ojemire Faith Bisi, who was reportedly kidnapped at her school gate by gunmen on December 8, is still in captivity 21 days after.
Nigeria Police

Yuletide: Police assure Edo residents of adequate security

The Police command in Edo has assured residents of the state of adequate security and protection during and after the yuletide.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo guber: Thugs attack APC chieftain’s residence

The crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the party’s governorship ticket for the state’s 2020 gubernatorial election, degenerated yesterday as the residence of a chieftain of the party, Hon Isaac Osahon, was attacked by suspected hoodlums he alleged were sent by the Chairman of APC in Ovia North East, Mr Etiosa Ighodaro.
Nigeria Police

Police yet to receive report against Christian centre in Edo

The Police Command in Edo says it has not received any complaint about the management of the Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDP), run by the International Christian Centre (ICC).

Cult war claims eight in Edo

Renewed cult war among three rival cult groups; maphites, black axe (aka aye) and eiye confraternities, has allegedly led to the killing of eight persons in different parts of Benin City, but Police authority confirm only two persons were killed.
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen kidnap appeal court judge, kill police orderly in Edo

Honourable Justice Chioma Nwosu of the Court of Appeal, Benin division, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Benin, Edo State.

Youths protest as sisters die in Benin road accident

Tension rose in Benin on Saturday morning as a BMW sedan 5 series car overrun and killed four sisters at Uselu along Lagos-Benin road, Benin city.

FRSC officials beat man to death, bury corpse in shallow grave

The corpse of one Odion Omafo Samuel, 36, has been exhumed from the shallow grave it was buried allegedly by four officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) attached to Abudu outpost in Edo State.
Kidnap Victim

Kidnappers release railway chief’s wife

Mrs Francisca Okhiria, wife of the Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation, Mr Fidet Okhiria, has been released by her abductors.

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Coronavirus: Abuja lockdown frustrating – residents

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.

Uber pledges 10 million free rides and deliveries for workers affected by coronavirus

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Coronavirus: Nigeria able to test between 500 and 1000 a day – NCDC

Nigeria will be able to test up to 1000 suspected cases of coronavirus by the end of this week, the NCDC has said.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria confirms four new coronavirus cases, toll rises to 139

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, has announced four more new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), making the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria rise to 139.

Somali governor killed in bomb blast

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of the Nugaal region in northeastern Somalia has been killed in a suicide bomb blast claimed by the al-Shabab armed group, police said on Monday.