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Police confirm teenager’s death while fishing

The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the death of a 15-year-old boy, who drowned in a stagnant river in Osubi, Okpe Local Government.

Four family members die after consuming meal of guinea corn flour

A husband, wife and their children have been reported dead at Danko chiefdom, Danko-Wasagu local government area of Kebbi State after consuming the meal prepared from guinea corn flour.

Suku murder: Culprits will be apprehended, prosecuted – Kogi governor

The Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello, has condemned the killing of the Chairman of Bunu Hunters, Caleb Oshe and his son, Sunday Oshe, by some unknown gunmen in the early hours of today, saying security agencies have been charged to ensure those behind the murder are apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law.

Man burnt to death, female host escapes in Port Harcourt

A male guest to a female host in Oginigba community, Obio Akpor local government area, Rivers state, was burnt beyond recognition as a Saturday midnight fire razed a cluster of waterfront slum apartments.
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Oil bunkering: Soldiers burn houses in Rivers community

Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have allegedly invaded and burnt down houses in the Kalaekuleama community, Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Nigeria currently in darkness

Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has met with leadership of Fulani herdsmen in the Southwest, Kogi and Kwara States, saying that the nation is currently in darkness due to wanton insecurity and killings.
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Enugu Reps member condemns murder of Catholic priest by bandits

A member of the House of Representatives and Chairman of the House Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji, has condemned the last Thursday’s brutal murder of a Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Paul Offu, in Enugu by a yet to be identified armed bandits.

Delta community threatens to shutdown NPDC/Elcrest operations

Atesuo Community in Warri North council area of Delta state has threatened to shut down operations of the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and Elcrest Exploration and Production Company, over alleged repeated failure to recognise and treat them as one of their host communities.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has tasked stakeholders from various sectors of the economy, to proffer ways of accelerating development of the pharmaceutical sector, through research and development.

VP Osinbajo: South-West troop deployment an option, not a promise

There were indications on Thursday that the military had yet to get an order on the deployment of troops in the South-West to tackle killer herdsmen.

ICMC: Only dialogue can solve farmers-herdsmen clashes

The Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC Nigeria) has said that the only solution to the farmers and Fulani herdsmen clashes in some communities in Nigeria is dialogue and alternative dispute resolution.

Anambra monarch: No arsenal in our community

Traditional ruler of Umueri, Anambra-East local government area of Anambra State, Igwe Sir Ben Izuchukwu Emeka, has refuted alleged stockpiling of arms in preparation for war.
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Edo crisis: I’m proud of my achievements even if I spend one-term – Governor...

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has said that if the current political crisis he is facing cost him the opportunity to govern the state for a second term, he would be glad of his achievements.
No fewer than 91 people tested positive for HIV-AIDS in Ogun during an HIV-AIDS Expanded Preventive Awareness Project conducted from July 8 to July 17 in the state.

HIV/AIDs: Total Group launches awareness project in Ogun

No fewer than 91 people tested positive for HIV/AIDS in Ogun during an HIV/AIDS Expanded Preventive Awareness Project conducted from July 8 to July 17 in the state.

Senator Useni: Plateau building collapse, flood disaster unfortunate

Former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Gen. Jeremiah Useni (retd), and a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Edward Pwajok, have described the collapsed of a three-storey building and flood disasters that claimed 15 lives in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State as unfortunate.
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Pope Francis gets new spokesman

Italian Matteo Bruni was named on Thursday as the new head of the Vatican’s press office, effectively making him Pope Francis’ spokesman.

Residents foil fresh pipeline fire in Lagos community

Barely five days after a deadly pipeline fire that killed over a dozen people at Ijegun town, north of Lagos, residents of the community have foiled another pipeline vandalism.

Lagos residents threaten kidnap suspect with sniper, cement

Residents of Otto in the Ebute Meta area of Lagos, on Friday, attempted to force a suspected kidnapper to take sniper and mixed cement.

Protesters block Anambra government house over land, arrests

The people of Ntoko Community in Awka South local government area of Anambra State on Tuesday blocked the Government House gate to protest illegal acquisition of their land and alleged arrest of some of them by Chief Austin Ndigwe.

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Officials in India-controlled Kashmir began restoring telephone service Saturday to the Himalayan region.

India begins restoring communications to Kashmir

The Indian-controlled section of disputed Kashmir has been under lockdown since early August, when New Delhi deployed tens of thousands of additional troops to the region as it cut off landlines, mobile phones and the internet and stripped the Muslim-majority region of its autonomy.

Edo lawyer arranged over ‘fake news’ on social media

For allegedly publishing fake news about Edo University, Iyamho, on his facebook account, a 59-year-old lawyer, Ogedengbe Oiseoruemi Ayodeji, was on Friday arraigned before an Oredo Magistrates’ Court.

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The accident of a brown bear killing a man in the Khabarovsk region has stirred fears among dwellers, mainly in the small villages and communities near forests.