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Four dead in Abia auto crashes

Four persons, weekend, lost their lives in two separate auto crashes along the Enugu–Port Harcourt expressway.
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‘Herdsmen’ kidnap female farmer in Delta

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly kidnapped a female farmer Mrs. Joy Osamezu at a farmland in Obiaruku, Ukwuani Local Government Area, Delta State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

One killed as police, okada riders clash in Lagos

One person yet-to-be-identified was reportedly shot dead while another was injured on Saturday during a clash between commercial motorcyclists popularly known as okada riders and policemen at the Itire area of Lagos.

Gunmen kill man hours after disbandment of Rivers vigilante group

Unidentified gunmen have killed a young man travelling on motorcycle around Ndele Community axis of the East-West road in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Respite came the way of many residents of Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Wednesday, after two suspected armed robbers terrorising the area were arrested by Lagos Police.

Two ‘armed robbers’ arrested in Ikorodu

Respite came the way of many residents of Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Wednesday, after two suspected armed robbers terrorising the area were arrested by Lagos Police.

Edo: Armed herdsman shot dead in gun duel with vigilante

An early morning gun duel between members of a vigilante and armed herdsmen in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State ‎yesterday claimed the life of one of the herdsmen.
First-class traditional ruler, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors in the Villa.

Ooni of Ife meets President Buhari in Aso Rock

First-class traditional ruler, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors in the Villa.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Gunmen kill policeman, cart away his rifle in Kaduna

They also carted away his rifle on Saturday night along Jos street in Kafanchan, the headquarters of Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State.

Three feared dead in Lagos cult clash

At least three persons were reportedly killed when rival cult groups clashed in some parts of Coker-Aguda in Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State in the early hours on Sunday.

Five feared dead in Delta gas explosion

Five persons are reportedly feared dead on Friday night in Agbor, the headquarters of Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, after a gas plant went up in flames, razing several buildings and leaving many persons with serious injuries.
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Hundreds of protesters storm Seplat oil facility in Delta

Hundreds of protesters from Ikweghwu community in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, stormed a crude oil facility owned by Seplat Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, on Thursday morning, demanding for jobs and infrastructure development.

Court convicts 20-year-old over simulated group sex video in Imo

An Imo State Magistrate Court, sitting at Umundugba, Isu local government area of the state, has convicted a 20-year-old school leaver, Peter Nwoke, for being the mastermind of a simulated group sex video that recently went viral, allegedly involving the state’s Public Complaints Commissioner, Chief Willie Amadi.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Delta youths set police vehicle ablaze over deaths in tricycle accident

A lady and her child lost their lives yesterday after a vehicle hit a commercial tricycle conveying them on the Express road around the PTI junction, Uvwie local governent are, Delta 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.

Militants kill five, injure seven others in Akwa Ibom community

The lingering dispute rekindled on Monday when militant youths from Uko Ntenghe reportedly invaded the farmland and raped a woman who they also took hostage, while a detachment was said to have sneaked into Uko Akpan in Enwang, the headquarters and killed five persons.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Soldier, five civilians killed, three others injured in Maiduguri

A Soldier and five Civilians were reportedly killed while three others sustained gunshot wounds after a misunderstanding over toasting of a prostitute at a local beer joint situated near the demolished controversial hotel ‘Barka Da Zuwa’ along Baga road, Jajeri Community of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
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27 abducted Kano traders regain freedom

Twenty seven Kano traders, who were abducted on their way to Aba town in Abia State, have regained their freedom, according to the management of Kantinkwari Textiles Market.
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Rights group accuses EFCC of illegally detaining member

A civil rights group, the Joint Action Front (JAF), has accused the anti-graft agency, EFCC, of arresting and illegally parading its member, Segun Oladunni, among nine other suspected internet fraudsters.
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Gas explosion rocks Rivers community

The Paramount Ruler of Oduoha, His Royal Highness, Chief Ferdinand Ogbuehi, said that the explosion caused panic in the community, noting that many residents have already fled for safety.
Dr Haroun Hamzat, half brother to the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, is dead. The cause of death was yet to be ascertained at press time.

Lagos deputy governor loses brother

Dr Haroun Hamzat, half brother to the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, is dead. The cause of death was yet to be ascertained at press time.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 250 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 53,727.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government rules out lock-down for now

The Federal Government, yesterday, said that the economic and social implications may make it difficult for it to impose another lock-down in the country.

Cult violence resume in Benin as robbers go on rampage

Four persons were reportedly killed in diferent parts Benin City between Wednesday and yesterday in what appears like a resurgence of the cult war which had subsided for a few weeks now.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Boko Haram ambush motorists along Maiduguri-Damaturu road

Suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram sect on Friday evening laid ambush along 125km Maiduguri-Damaturu, which claimed 5 lives with an unspecified number of motorists and passengers abducted, after looting foodstuff and properties.

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President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, has accused Governor Nasir El-Rufai, of sponsoring thugs to disrupt the NLC protest in Kaduna on Tuesday.

NLC president accuses Kaduna governor of sponsoring thugs to disrupt protest

President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, has accused Governor Nasir El-Rufai, of sponsoring thugs to disrupt the NLC protest in Kaduna on Tuesday.
“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 three soldiers in Niger

Three soldiers on Monday lost their lives in an encounter with bandits in Mariga town of Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State.
Chelsea are reportedly to open talks with Bayern Munich star, David Alaba, in the New Year.

‘David Alaba has already signed for Real Madrid’

Real Madrid are close to confirming their first signing of the 2021/22 season, as transfer market specialist Fabrizio Romano reports that David Alaba has already signed his contract.
Tottenham Hotspur icon Harry Kane has not mentioned anything about wishing to leave the Premier League side, said caretaker manager Ryan Mason on Tuesday.

Tottenham boss unaware of Harry Kane wanting to leave

Tottenham Hotspur icon Harry Kane has not mentioned anything about wishing to leave the Premier League side, said caretaker manager Ryan Mason on Tuesday.
Bruno Fernandes sees himself being a “natural” leader at Manchester United, with the Portuguese embracing his standing as a talismanic presence for the Red Devils.

Bruno Fernandes clinches Manchester United’s Player of the Year award

In continuation of the brilliant form that Portuguese players have enjoyed in the colours of English Premier League side Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes was named Manchester United’s Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year for the second season in a row, underlying how important a player he has been in how far the team has progressed.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Mob attacks Lebanese’s home for ‘sexually abusing’ children

The police command in Plateau has warned youths in the state to take the law into their hands following a mob attack on a Lebanese accused of sexually molesting children.
Ahead of the penultimate Group L fixture for the TOTAL African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Squirrels of the Republic of Benin, the Football Association of the hosts, the Fédération Béninoise de Football and their coach, Michel Dussuyer, have received some discomforting update.

NFF supremo: Super Eagles will be kept busy in coming months

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has confirmed that the Super Eagles will be kept busy with international friendly games ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
National Chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien, has said the British government must properly define the type of help it would offer Nigeria to stem the worrisome security situation in the country.

PANDEF backs IGP’s directive on suspension of personnel escorting VIPs

The Apex socio-cultural organisation of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has backed the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Ag Usman Akali Baba, on the suspension of police personnel from escorting VIPs, in the South-East, and some South-South states.
Wilson Inalegwu, former assistant inspector-general of police, says the southern governors should have condemned the attacks on security agencies during their meeting in Asaba, Delta state capital, on Tuesday.

Southern Nigeria states to submit anti-grazing bills to state assemblies

Indications have it that the Southern Governors’ Forum has directed state houses of assembly in the South to enact law backing the ban on open grazing.

Senator Al-Makura: Persistent insecurity hinders development

Senator Representing Nasarawa South at the National Assembly, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has said that the persistent security situation is responsible for the underdevelopment of the state and the country at large.