Boko Haram destroys telecom facilities in Borno

The dreaded Boko Haram terrorists invaded Magumeri Local Government Headquarters of Borno State on Monday and razed down the only functional telecommunications mast before setting ablaze other infrastructural facilities. The insurgents launched attack at about 4 pm, while the military airstrike engaged them, but to no avail, as the terrorists succeeded and infiltrated the Council Headquarters which make it difficult for the airstrike to engage the terrorists amidst innocent civilians. Prior to this attack, some terrorists last week invaded surrounding communities of Magumeri and displaced hundreds of farmers and herders,…

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Nigeria to resume international flights on August 29

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has announced that Nigeria will resume international flights on August 29, 2020. International flight operations were suspended by the Federal Government in March as part of the measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Announcing the resumption on Monday in a tweet from his twitter handle @hadisirika, the minister said international flight operations would begin at the Lagos and Abuja Airports. “Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August, 2020. Beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with…

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Police Sergeant in trouble after collecting N1.8m from teenager

Police sergeant attached to Special Protective Unit, SPU Base 5, Benin-City, Edo State, is on the run, and has abandoned his AK 47 rifle with serial number B11343170 and 30 rounds of ammunition after allegedly extorting the sum of N1.8million from a teenager whom he accused of being an internet fraudster. The police sergeant identified as Nelson Onyenibe with force number 456246 in company of other members of his team while operating in an unmarked Toyota Camry car, had last week (Tuesday), stopped the teenager identified as Precious Idisi during…

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Man dies inside swimming pool after getting drunk with girlfriend

Izuchukwu Achusim, a resident of 35, Guest House Street, Fegge in Onitsha, Anambra State has reportedly drowned in the swimming pool in a hotel within the locality. The deceased aged 42, was said to have gone to the hotel with his girlfriend where they allegedly consumed a lot of alcohol, before he jumped into the deepest part of the swimming pool. Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed said “On Saturday, August 15, 2020, around 8.30pm, there was a report at the Central Police Station,…

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Pope Prays For peace and security in Nigeria

Roman Catholic’s Pope Francis has prayed for the victims of insecurity and for peace in troubled parts of Nigeria. The Pope said in his Angelus address broadcast via his official Twitter handle @Pontifex. He said, “Let us also seek intercession for all the situations in the world that are most in need of hope: hope for peace, for justice, hope for a dignified life. “Today I would like to pray in particular for the population of the northern region of Nigeria, victims of violence and terrorist attacks.” Pope Francis said…

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Ghana: We gave Nigerians enough time before we locked their shops

The allegations by the Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, that shops belonging to Nigerians in Accra were locked up by Ghanaian authorities who demanded evidence of their Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC) registration, has generated a response from the country. The Nigerian Traders alleged victimization by the Ghanaian authorities and call on the Nigerian government to intervene. Ghana had requested that a requirement for GIPC registration is $1 million minimum foreign equity, while registration fee is 31,500 cedis. Countering the allegations of insensitivity alleged by the Nigerian Traders, Boakye Boateng,…

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Oyedepo vows to resist government regulation of church activities

Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a Winners’ Church has vowed to resist the application of the Company and Allied Matters Acts (CAMA) in churches. The popular pastor, said this to his congratulation on Sunday, during church service, that government is jealousy about the prosperity recorded by the church. Oyedepo demanded to know the rationality behind subjecting churches to the same laws as companies, describing the church as God’s heritage on earth. Recall that, President Muhammadu Buhari signed CAMA into law on August 7, 2020. Under the…

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