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“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.

Gunmen kill 53 villagers in Zamfara

Armed cattle thieves have killed 53 people in northwest Nigeria's Zamfara state, police and local residents said Saturday, the latest violence to hit the restive region.
Security agencies on Saturday took over strategic public spaces to frustrate protests organised across the country by activists demonstrating against what they described as bad government and unbridled insecurity.

Police confront protesters over June 12 rally

Security agencies on Saturday took over strategic public spaces to frustrate protests organised across the country by activists demonstrating against what they described as bad government and unbridled insecurity.
“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.

One killed, 10 kidnapped in Nigerian school raid

One student was killed and at least 10 people were kidnapped when gunmen raided a school in northern Nigeria, officials told Reuters on Friday.
Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has identified his teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the originator of his ‘Little Chilli’ nickname.

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka explains ‘Little Chilli’ nickname from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has identified his teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the originator of his ‘Little Chilli’ nickname.
A man looks at the scene where gunfire was exchanged as the Palestinian Health Ministry said Israeli forces killed Palestinian security men in Jenin in the Israeli-occupied West Bank June 10, 2021. REUTERS-Mohamad Torokman

Israeli forces kill Palestinian militant, two security officers in West Bank clash

Israeli special forces on Thursday killed an Islamic Jihad militant and two Palestinian security men in an exchange of fire during a raid in the occupied West Bank.

‘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.

Gunmen kidnap UNIJOS lecturer in Plateau

It was gathered that Ella, with the Department of Theatre Arts in the institution, was abducted in the early hours of Wednesday by gunmen who attacked his residence located at Haske quarters in Lamingo community, Jos North Local Government Area of the state
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Kaduna: Police foils kidnap attempt, rescue five victims

The Police in Kaduna state has failed a kidnap attempt at Jagindi Godo -Godo and the Rigasa area, where they rescued 5 victims.
“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.

Gunmen kill 27 in Benue

No fewer than 27 have been confirmed killed and many others wounded on Sunday after suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked Odugbeho village in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.
Jana Kiswani, 16, looks on as she rests at home after she was injured when an Israeli police officer shot her in the back with a rubber-coated bullet as she was entering her home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, May 27, 2021. Picture taken May 27, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian teen bears scar of eviction battle in East Jerusalem

Jana Kiswani, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was entering her home in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah when an Israeli police officer shot her in the back with a sponge-tipped bullet, her family said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Security operatives ‘kill’ one, arrest four at IPOB’s lawyer’s residence

One person was allegedly shot dead in Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State when a combined team of soldiers, police and DSS operatives stormed the country home of Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Security forces ‘invade’ IPOB lawyer’s home in Anambra

The Indigenous People of Biafra, Sunday warned the Federal Government and the Nigerian Armed Forces, to desist from further harassment of innocent people in the South East, including IPOB’s lawyers, otherwise, there will be crisis.
“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.

Oyo: Gunmen kill 20 in fresh attack

Six days after the Chairman of Amotekun Corps in Oyo State, General Ajibola Togun (retd) raised the alarm that some foreign herders were about to unleash terror on the six states in the South West, scores of gunmen have attacked Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state killing about 20 people.
“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.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor: Why Nigeria must legalise cannabis cultivation

Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, says it is important for the country to legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Head teacher: Kidnappers of Islamic students threatening to increase ransom

Suspected gunmen who kidnapped students of Islamiyya School, Tegina, in Niger State last Sunday are threatening to increase the N110 million ransom they have demanded for the release of the students if the money was not paid yesterday.
American rapper, Wisdom Awute, and an unknown man are facing attempted murder charges in a shooting that injured two people in Miami Beach earlier this week.

American rapper charged for attempted murder

American rapper, Wisdom Awute, and an unknown man are facing attempted murder charges in a shooting that injured two people in Miami Beach earlier this week.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Four cops, three others killed by Osun bank robbers

Osun State Police Command on Thursday said seven people, including two police officers and two constabularies, lost their lives during attack on two banks in Apomu and Ikire communities by suspected armed robbers.

Amnesty: Protesters deserve to be heard, not shot at

A global rights group, Amnesty International, has faulted the shooting of tear gas at the Convener of Revolution Now Movement, Omoyele Sowore, during a rally in Abuja yesterday.

Gunmen kill Uganda minister’s daughter, driver in failed assassination bid – army

Gunmen attacked and wounded Uganda's former army commander on Tuesday, killing his daughter and driver in an assassination attempt on the general, the current minister of works and transport, an army spokeswoman and local media reports said.
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Ten years after Anders Breivik attacks, survivors seek to confront far-right extremism

Nearly 10 years after Anders Behring Breivik tried to kill her on the Norwegian island of Utoeya, Astrid Hoem is back there to explain to a group of teenagers how she ran for her life and hid in a beach cove while Breivik murdered others around her.
Omoyele Sowore

Amnesty International, others condemn attack on Omoyele Sowore

Many human rights advocates and organisations have criticised the Nigerian police for firing a teargas canister at Omoyele Sowore, during a protest in Abuja.

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June 12: MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty – Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has said that the late Chief MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty and freedom during his lifetime.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No invasion of miscreants into Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has described as untrue the reports that miscreants have invaded Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

South-west governors urged to strengthen Amotekun to prevent attacks

The protem chairman of the Coalition of Yoruba Liberation Movement, Yemi Farounbi, has called on south-west governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

June 12: Kogi warns against protest

The Kogi State Government has warned those planning to staged protest in the state on Saturday, June 12, to desist from such or face the full wrath of the law.
The newspaper 'Sport', on its front page this Tuesday, points out that FC Barcelona has ruled out a sale of Antoine Griezmann, even though the Frenchman is not going through a good time. The club is confident that he can turn it around.

Barcelona’s wage bill cuts, offloading of Antoine Griezmann

The transfer news has picked up steam with the summer transfer window officially open and one side that is entering a phase of reorganisation that could potentially see a different squad from the one that completed the 2020/2021 season is La Liga side Barcelona.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army, police, others clear Kano forest of bandits

The Nigerian Army (NA) says its troops in collaboration with other security agencies have commenced clearance operation in Falgore forest in Kano State to ensure the return of socio-economic activities to the area.
Google’s philanthropy arm Google.org has pledged $25 million to empower women and girls in Africa.

France fines Google $267 million over power abuse

The authority fined the Mountain View, California-based company $267.48 million after a probe found it has abused its market power in the intricate ad business online, where some of its tools have become almost essential for large publishers.
Nollywood actress, Jemima Osunde, has joined other Nigerian graduates on the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.

Nollywood actress Jemima Osunde begins NYSC

Nollywood actress, Jemima Osunde, has joined other Nigerian graduates on the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.