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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Herbalist, bricklayer nabbed over killing of housewife, son for money ritual

29-year-old herbalist, Baoku Gbuyi, and a 27-year-old bricklayer, Olamide Odulaja, have been arrested by detectives of Ogun State Police Command over the killing of a housewife, Modupeola Folorunsho, and her four-year-old son, Peter Folorunsho, for money making ritual.

Five feared dead as youths attack dreaded Ibadan masquerade

Five people were said to have died on Thursday night when a group of youths attack a dreaded masquerade in Ibadan, Oloolu, while performing its annual rituals in the metropolis. Several others were reportedly injured.
Popular Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu is dead. It was gathered that he slumped and died on Tuesday evening.

Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu passes on

Popular Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu is dead. It was gathered that he slumped and died on Tuesday evening.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to lay foundations for a huge new Indian parliamentary building, the centrepiece of a grand but contentious redevelopment of New Delhi’s colonial-era core.

Indian premier to lay foundation of new parliament building amid outcry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to lay foundations for a huge new Indian parliamentary building, the centrepiece of a grand but contentious redevelopment of New Delhi’s colonial-era core.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Native doctor arrested for killing a pastor for rituals

Pastor Kalejaiye Ezekiel had allegedly visited the native doctor, Ogunkoya, for some spiritual works concerning his Church and the witchdoctor, 48 , who claimed that he needed a man for rituals decided to use Ezekiel for the rituals.

Minister: Nollywood movies promotes money rituals, encourages kidnapping

Without a doubt, one of the common themes in Nollywood is money rituals. While such stories could be entertaining, especially with the mystical manipulations embedded in them, Minister of Works and Housing and former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, during the week asked moviemakers to stop telling such stories, because, according to him, money ritual is a myth.
Tragedy struck in Oyo State on Friday as a 41-year-old woman identified as Shakirat Rasheed committed suicide in Adeosun area of Apete a surbub of Ibadan.

Guarantor commits suicide after friend absconds with micro-finance loan

Tragedy struck in Oyo State on Friday as a 41-year-old woman identified as Shakirat Rasheed committed suicide in Adeosun area of Apete a surbub of Ibadan.

Prophet kills, buries 25-year-old housewife after meeting on Facebook

The long arm of the Oyo state Police Command has apprehended a prophet of Cherubim and Seraphim who allegedly lured and slaughtered a 25-year-old house wife, Bosede Oguntade for money rituals, following their friendship on Facebook.
Popular Nigerian singers, Olamide and Lil Kesh, are currently receiving a major backlash for their new song perceived to promote ritual killings and illegal means to make money.

Olamide, Lil Kesh backlashed for latest singles Lego Banz

Popular Nigerian singers, Olamide and Lil Kesh, are currently receiving a major backlash for their new song perceived to promote ritual killings and illegal means to make money.
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Police arrest two suspects for rituals in Lagos

The Police Command in Lagos State says it has arrested two suspects who were allegedly involved in rituals at Ijanikin area of Lagos.
Japanese cult leader Shoko Asahara executed for Tokyo sarin attack - Getty Images

Japan executes seven members of doomsday cult

Japan executed on Friday the former leader of a doomsday cult and six other members of the group that carried out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people and shattering the country’s myth of public safety.

Police nab suspected ritualists while attempting to steal a day old baby

The Police in Bwari, Abuja, on Tuesday arrested two suspects while attempting to steal a day-old-baby from the mother.

Rep Oghene Egoh wants life imprisonment for ritualists

Mr Oghene Egoh, a member representing Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, on Sunday advocated life imprisonment for those who were caught for killing human beings for alleged rituals.

Police arrest three clerics over alleged rituals, murder

Three self acclaimed Islamic clerics have been arrested by Ogun State Police Command over alleged rituals and murder.

Suspected ritualists slaughter 13-year-old boy in Jigawa

Suspected rituals have slaughtered a 13-year-old boy in Babaldu village in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of Jigawa.

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New zinc-fortified wheat set for global expansion to combat malnutrition

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Group urges support for fight against tuberculosis

The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme has urged the media to assist in enlightening the public on the causes, prevention and treatment of tuberculosis .
The curtain was drawn on the 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020’ yesterday with the defending champions, Team Delta, amassing an astonishing 384 medals, comprising 158 gold, 116 silver, 110 bronze to beat Host Edo State and other participating states to the number one position for the sixth consecutive time.

Team Delta wins National Sports Festival for sixth record time

The curtain was drawn on the 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020’ yesterday with the defending champions, Team Delta, amassing an astonishing 384 medals, comprising 158 gold, 116 silver, 110 bronze to beat Host Edo State and other participating states to the number one position for the sixth consecutive time.

Official: Another attempted jailbreak in Edo foiled

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo Command, says it foiled a jailbreak attempt by inmates at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) facility, Ubiaja, Esan South East Local Government Area.
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann played down his influence on their 3-2 Champions League defeat of Manchester United.

RB Leipzig boss ‘in Bayern Munich sights’ after Premier League links

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Mino Raiola wants Erling Haaland to be 1st £1 millon-a-week player

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Ecuadorean banker Guillermo Lasso and his wife Maria de Lourdes Alcivar react after Lasso wins the presidential runoff vote, in Guayaquil, Ecuador April 11, 2021. REUTERS/Maria Fernanda Landin

Ecuador shuns socialism with Lasso’s surprise election

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Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

Nigerian government begins N140 billion solar rollout for 25 million residents

The federal government has begun the implementation of its plan to deliver electricity, through solar energy, to about 25 million Nigerians whose communities are off the national power grid. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who spoke during an event to mark the programme in Jangefe, Roni Local Government Area of Jigawa State, restated the determination of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to give more Nigerians access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.
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El Clasico: Eden Hazard dropped from Real Madrid squad

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PDP must overhaul its leadership ahead of 2023 – chieftain

The former commissioner for Information in Edo State and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Kassim Afegbua, has said that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) must do internal reforms if the party wants to win 2023 general elections.