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Justice Sybil Nwaka of an Ikeja Lagos Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has sentenced a school Supervisor, Adegboyega Adenekan, (47), to 60 years’ imprisonment for defiling a toddler.

Teenager to court: I was abducted, raped by traditional healer

A teenager (name withheld) on Tuesday narrated before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, how she was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a traditional healer who was to treat her ailing father.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ogun: Police arrest three ‘land grabbers’

The police in Ogun have arrested three suspects for alleged land-grabbing at the Odogbolu area of the state.
The Police Command in Oyo State, on Sunday, confirmed the murder of a popular Ibadan Radio Presenter, Mr Titus Badejo, by unknown gunmen.

Police: How popular Ibadan radio presenter was murdered

The Police Command in Oyo State, on Sunday, confirmed the murder of a popular Ibadan Radio Presenter, Mr Titus Badejo, by unknown gunmen.

Mob sets truck ablaze after fatal accident

An angry mob set ablaze a truck belonging to the Dangote Group after it fatally hit two people on Friday evening along Dangote-Ibeshe road in Yewa North Local Government area of Ogun.

Truck crushes two to death in Ogun

Two persons were crushed to death by a truck on Friday evening along Dangote-Ibeshe road in Yewa North Local Government area of Ogun.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu

Police: 127 ‘traffic robbers’ arrested in Lagos

Muyiwa Adejobi, the police spokesperson, in a statement on Thursday, said that the suspects were arrested in different parts of the state as part of the efforts of the Police command in combating traffic robbery.

Court remands 19-year-old for ‘armed robbery’

A Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Thursday ordered that a 19-year-old man, Jacob Utambe, charged with with armed robbery be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.

Five burnt to death in Ogun tanker explosion

Five persons have been burnt to death while two others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an explosion at Ajilete axis of the Owode-Idiroko Road in Ogun State.

‘Hoodlums’ kill 10-year-old girl in Osun

The Police Command in Osun on Wednesday confirmed the killing of a 10-year-old girl by suspected hoodlums on a motorcycle at Ilerin, along Ilesa-Iperindo Road.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

FCT: Police nab four suspected arm robbers, impersonators, recover weapons

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has reportedly arrested four suspects for armed robbery and impersonation at Nyanya, a satellite town in Abuja.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

FCT: Police nab motorcycle thieves, recover weapons, vehicle, others

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command said it has arrested two suspected armed robbers who specialise in robbing motorcycle riders at night after hitting their head with an iron rod.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits kill 20 farmers, rustle cattle in Zamfara

The orgy of anarchy and senseless killings continued unabated in Zamfara State with the murder of over 20 persons, maiming of several others, and rustling of cattle by a rampaging set of bandits in two Local Government Areas, LGAs of the State.
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NDLEA seizes Tramadol, Diazepam capsules meant for insurgents

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that it seized 34,950 capsules of Tramadol and Diazepam in Lagos meant for delivery to insurgents in Borno.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Pastor, two others arrested for ‘ritual killing’ of girl in Delta

The police in Agbor, Delta State, have arrested a pastor in connection with the gruesome killing of a 13-year-old girl in the commercial town, apparently for ritual purpose.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Pastor held over ‘murder’ of 13-year church member

A pastor of one of the new generation churches in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State has been arrested by the police over the alleged murder of a 13-year member of his church, one Miracle.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police repel bandits attack on Katsina villages, kill five

The Katsina State Police Command Thursday said its operatives have repelled bandits’ attacks on Wurma and Yarbudu villages in Kurfi Local Government Area of the state and killed five of the hoodlums.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Farmer accuses police of torturing staff to death

The Skapomah Global Limited (SGL) Farms has accused the Ogun State Police of brutality, which led to the death of one of its staff, Shola Adeleke.
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has shifted the sit-at-home protest earlier scheduled for Sunday, May 30 in commemoration of Biafra Day, to Monday, May 31.

IPOB sit-at-home: Hoodlums set motorcycles, vehicles ablaze in Ebonyi

There seems to be palpable fear in different parts of the State, following the declaration of sit at home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB in the state.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct school principal in Katsina

The principal of Government Day Secondary School Ruma, Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State, Malam Sa’idu Usha, has been abducted by gunmen.

Truck kills three on motorcycle in Ogun

Three persons on a motorcycle were crushed to death on Sunday night by a truck around Ago Oko in Abeokuta.

One killed as rival cult groups clash in Osun

A suspected cultist, Babalola Lekan, 35, was on Friday killed during a gun battle in Osogbo, Osun state capital.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Kaduna: Gunmen kill two, abduct ex-lawmaker’s wife

There was pandemonium at Zongon Aya Community, in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State following the killing of two people by gunmen.

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MSF asks Cameroon to allow it to resume work in hotspot

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Three persons feared killed over stolen phone in Kogi

No fewer than three persons were killed over an alleged stolen mobile phone in Lokoja, Kogi State capital.
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Court remands herder for stealing generator

A Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Tuesday ordered that a cattle rearer, Suleiman Bello, who pleaded guilty to stealing a generator set worth N150,000 be remanded in police custody, pending sentencing.

UNICEF: Kidnapping of schoolchildren threat to education in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has lamented that the mass abduction of school children, particularly girls in Nigeria, is posing a serious threat to the future of children and development of education in the country.

Nigerian government to begin rehabilitation on part of Enugu-Onitsha expressway

The Federal Controller of Works in Enugu State, Olufemi Oyekanmi, said the ministry will soon begin the rehabilitation of the dilapidated Ugwu-Onyeama portion of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
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Paul Pogba reveals club behind his success as footballer

Man United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that Juventus taught him the real basics of football as a professional.

Plane crash in eastern Congo kills three – governor

A small plane crashed shortly after take-off in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, killing all three people on board, the region's governor said.