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Mob sets ablaze suspected robber in Abuja

Barely three weeks after a mob lynched three suspected ‘one chance’ robbers at Dutsen Alhaji, in Kubwa, Abuja, another suspected robber was killed this morning beside the former Daughter of Charity hospital, A few metres from the Kubwa train station.

35 Umrah pilgrims burnt to death in Mecca

Thirty-five pilgrims who were performing the lesser Hajj, also known as Umrah, have been burnt to death in a road accident.
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Sunday cautioned Nigerians on the dangers of spreading fake news shortly after she returned from a medical leave from the United kingdom.

Aisha Buhari cautions Nigerians against spreading fake news

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Sunday cautioned Nigerians on the dangers of spreading fake news shortly after she returned from a medical leave from the United kingdom.
Indonesia’s chief security minister Wiranto was stabbed by an attacker allegedly “exposed to Islamic State radicalism” as he was stepping into a vehicle on Thursday, police said, adding that a local police chief was also injured.

Suspected ISIS terrorist stabs security minister

An attacker allegedly “exposed to IS radicalism” stabbed Indonesian security minister Wiranto as he was stepping into a vehicle Thursday, leaving two deep wounds, police said.
Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, is set to formally withdraw the extradition bill that has sparked months of protests in the region, a government source has confirmed.

Hong Kong: Metro, malls, banks shut after night of violent protests

Hong Kong’s metro system will stay shut Saturday, the rail operator said, paralyzing transport in the Asian financial hub after a night of chaos in which police shot a teenage boy and pro-democracy protesters torched businesses and metro stations.

Kogi Central elders backs Governor Bello’s reelection bid

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State‘s re-election bid got a boost on Friday, as the umbrella body of elders across the five Local Government Areas of Kogi Central Senatorial District, the Supreme Council of Elders, endorsed him for another term.

Seven arrested after deadly Algeria maternity hospital fire

Algerian authorities have arrested seven people in connection with a fire at a maternity hospital that left eight babies dead, the official APS news agency reported Thursday.
University students clash with police during a protest outside local parliament building in Makassar in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province, [Abriawan Abhe-Antara Foto via Reuters]

Indonesia protests: More than 80 students hurt in police clashes

More than 80 university students in Indonesia's capital were being treated in hospital on Wednesday, a day after violent clashes with police during protests triggered by a new law that critics say cripples the country's anti-corruption agency.

Majek Fashek not dead – manager

The manager to Nigerian reggae musician Majaek Fashek says that contrary to rumours, the artist is not in fact dead.

26 suspects in police net for public disturbance, culpable homicide in Sokoto

The Police in Sokoto state have arrested no fewer than 26 persons including eight members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) for alleged public disturbance in the state.

Court vacates forfeiture order on Senator Okorocha’s properties

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt Rivers State has vacated a forfeiture order secured by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on some properties belonging to former Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha and some members of his family.
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Kevin Hart leaves hospital 10 days after accident

American comedian, Kevin Hart, has been discharged from the hospital, 10 days after he was involved in a car crash.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Court orders detention of Galaxy boss for diverting $2.8 million, N6.5 billion investors’ funds

Justice Muawiyah Idris of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Nyanya, has ordered the detention of Babagana Abba Dalori, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Transportation and Construction Services Limited, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for diverting $2.8million and N6.5billion of investors’ funds.

Journalists ‘beaten’ by presidential guards

Three journalists were “beaten” by presidential bodyguards in an attack at a football match in Sierra Leone which left one of them in hospital, a union said Monday.
A vendor continues with his business on the second day after the death of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in the density suburb Mbare, Harare, Zimbabwe, 07 September 2019. Robert Mugabe, who had been receiving treatment in Singapore since April this year, died on 06 September aged 95. Mugabe became prime minister of Zimbabwe in 1980 after the country's independence from Britain and served as president from 1987 until his ouster in 2017. Zimbabwe's current leader and Mugabe's former deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has declared Mugabe a 'national hero'. - EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabweans choose work over mourning Robert Mugabe

A day after ex-strongman and founding leader Robert Mugabe died, the only clear sign that Zimbabwe was in mourning were flags flying at half mast.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa, others pay tribute to Robert Mugabe

Mugabe – the oldest African leader when he was removed from power in November 2017 – died of an undisclosed illness in a hospital in Singapore on Sept. 6.
The police spokesperson, Audu Jinjiri, told newsmen that the accident occurred late Saturday at Garin Galla, in Ringim Local Government Area of the state.

Police: 14 die in Jigawa road accident

The police spokesperson, Audu Jinjiri, told newsmen that the accident occurred late Saturday at Garin Galla, in Ringim Local Government Area of the state.

Students lock Benue university over shot union president

The National Union of Benue State Students (NUBESS) on Monday protested the poor handling of its National President, Comrade Smith Tyonor, who was allegedly shot by unknown persons in Makurdi.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
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EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’