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Four ‘kidnappers’ arrested in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Security Network Agency otherwise known as Amotekun Corps has arrested four persons suspected to be members of a kidnap unleashing terror in the state.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

Ekiti Amotekun arrest four ‘kidnappers’

Ekiti State Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun Corps, on Friday, arrested four suspected kidnappers in Eda Oniyo, Ilejemeje local government area of the State.
Lai Xiaomin, former chairman of one of China’s four ‘bad banks’ established in the late 1990s, pleaded guilty in August to bribery and corruption. PHOTO - HANDOUT-AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE-GETTY IMAGES

China sentences ex-banker to death for corruption, bribery

The former chairman of one of China’s biggest state asset management firms was also accused of bigamy. Chinese President Xi Jinping says he is trying to stamp out corruption.

Chimamanda Adichie: Catholic churches in Nigeria all about money, fundraising

Award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has said Catholicism in Nigeria is about money, thanksgiving, and fundraising. According to her, this is one of the other reasons that made her stop attending Catholic churches in...

World Human Rights Day: NBA, lawyers lament Nigeria’s record under President Buhari

As nations across the world mark this year’s Human Rights Day, lawyers have lamented the increasing cases of human rights abuse under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Music star Duncan Mighty was arrested Saturday morning by operatives of the Imo State Police Command over alleged fraud.

We’re not interested in Duncan Mighty’s property – sister-in-law

Maria Nwakanma, a sister-in-law to Port Harcourt-based singer, Duncan Mighty, has debunked claims made by the singer that her family intends to kill him and take over his properties.

Why IPOB attacked Governor Wike’s father’s church – suspects

The urge to gain recognition and possibly advance rapidly within the hierarchy of the outlawed group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was responsible for the bombing of the Christian Universal Church Incorporated, CUCI, in Port Harcourt. The attackers said they had no intention to kill.
Cops in Argentina today stormed the house of Diego Maradona’s personal doctor amid reports the legend’s death is being treated as manslaughter, the Sun Reports.

Police investigating Diego Maradona’s death

Cops in Argentina today stormed the house of Diego Maradona’s personal doctor amid reports the legend’s death is being treated as manslaughter, the Sun Reports.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

#EndSARS: We sold two policemen’s skulls for N1,000 – suspects

The two suspected hoodlums, Adewale Abiodun and Aliu Mubarak, arrested for being in possession of the burnt skulls of the two policemen set ablaze in Ibadan in the wake of the #EndSARS protest gave the graphic details of how they sold the skulls for N1,000 when paraded on Friday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

How we beheaded vigilante men, took their heads round our community – suspects

Residents of Rumuodogbo community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State can now sleep with their eyes closed, as operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team, IRT, have arrested three members of a notorious kidnap gang terrorizing the community and Port Harcourt city.
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NDLEA intercepts over N15 million drugs in Lagos

The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a 5,371kg of cannabis worth over N15 million.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope reacts to sexual abuse report on former cardinal

Pope Francis on Wednesday briefly reacted to a report on the Vatican’s investigation of sexual abuse allegations against former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick, calling the issue a “painful case.’’

Yemeni al-Qaeda execute dentist for ‘spying’

Al-Qaeda militants in war-torn Yemen executed a dentist accused of spying for the government and guiding US drone strikes targeting the Islamist extremists, a local official said on Sunday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ondo woman conspires with lover to kill ex-boyfriend

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old woman, Iyabo Julius, for allegedly conniving with her lover, Adedayo Sunday, to rob and kill a motorcyclist, Suleuman Azeez.
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Edo guber: Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s confession shows he is unfit to be governor ― PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the confession by the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the September 19 Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is a vindication of the position of the APC former national chairman, that he is unfit to hold office as governor of the state.

Police: Baby stolen in Imo, sold to couple in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested two men, Mbama, 41, and Ekwebele, 30, who allegedly stole a one-month-old baby in Imo State and sold him to a childless couple in Lagos.
The Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Christian Madubuko, has warned Commercial Tricycle Owners and Riders Welfare Association of Anambra State, CTORWAAS, and their alleged paid agents to desist from peddling false allegations.

Anambra commissioner warns tricycle operators against peddling falsehood

The Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Christian Madubuko, has warned Commercial Tricycle Owners and Riders Welfare Association of Anambra State, CTORWAAS, and their alleged paid agents to desist from peddling false allegations against his Ministry or face the wrath of the law.
Lawal Mazaje ‘m’ 40 years from Felele of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu ‘m’ 50yrs from Jada of Adamawa State, Mohammed Shehu Usman ‘m’ 26 years from Illela of Sokoto State and Auwal Abubakar ‘m’ 25 years from Shinkafi of Zamfara State.

Suspected killers of Funke Olakunrin arraigned in Ondo

They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.

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Dutch police arrest alleged Asian drug syndicate kingpin

Dutch police have arrested the alleged leader of a large Asian drug syndicate who is listed as one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives and has been compared to Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
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India to give homegrown coronavirus vaccine in seven more states this week

India said it will administer homegrown coronavirus vaccine COVAXIN in seven more states from Monday as it seeks to inoculate 30 million healthcare workers across the country.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged the senator representing Plateau South, Prof Nora Dadu’ut, to come up with legislative initiatives that will create a positive impact on the lives of the people of the zone.

Plateau to establish NIN registration centres in 17 local councils

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has said the state government will establish National Identity Number (NIN) registration centers in the 17 local government areas of the state.
Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion, island’s Defence Ministry said.

China-Taiwan tensions rise days into Joe Biden presidency

Chinese air force planes including 12 fighter jets entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone for a second day on Sunday, Taiwan said, as tensions rise near the island just days into U.S. President Joe Biden’s new administration.

Libya camps agree to open candidacy process for key state posts

Representatives from rival Libyan camps said a candidacy process would open on Tuesday for key institutional appointments, after a new round of talks in Morocco on ending nearly a decade of conflict.