Miyetti Allah leader killed by bandits in Kaduna

Bandits reportedly invaded the residence of the leader of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) in Lere community in Kaduna State, shooting him dead for failing to provide a N20 million ransom they demanded. The bandits who stormed the MACBAN chairman’s home in Lere local council at about 12:40am, yesterday, led the Fulani leader to a location before killing him. The Kaduna State chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Haruna Usman Tugga, announced the development in a statement. He said: “With deep sorrow and total submission to the Almighty Allah, we regret…

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Court awards N20b damages against FG over invasion of Sunday Igboho’s residence

Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, yesterday, ordered the Federal Government to pay Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Sunday Igboho N20 billion for breaching his fundamental rights. The court also dismissed an application filed by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, challenging its jurisdiction to hear allegations against Federal Government agencies. Igboho had sued the AGF, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the director of the DSS in Oyo State, demanding N500 billion in damages over the raid on his Ibadan home on July 1, this year.…

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22-year-old housewife arrested for poisoning stepchildren in Yobe

Khadija Yakubu, a 22-year-old woman, has been arrested by the Yobe State Police Command for allegedly poisoning and killing three of her stepchildren in Malaria Huta community, Potiskum Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, ASP Dungus Abdulkareem, in a statement on Friday said the suspect poisoned the tea drank by four children of her husband’s first wife. The victims were identified as Umar Haruna, 12; Maryam Haruna, 11; Ahmed Haruna, nine and seven-year-old Zainab Haruna. Abdulkareem, “Findings indicated that the children have…

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Fake military officer arrested with AK-47 in Nasarawa

One Timothy Emmanuel, an alleged fake military officer who has been oppressing residents of Karu and Lafia local government areas in Nasarawa state, has been arrested by the Police Command of the state. Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, stated this on Friday in Lafia while parading the suspect and 60 other suspected criminals arrested for various crimes. He explained that the suspect, who is an indigene of Plateau State that had been on the watch list of the Police, was arrested along B.A.D Road in Lafia while he was…

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Yahoo boy arrested after failed attempt to use his mother for rituals

A woman, Mrs. Oke Ere-Eganoma has every reason to thank her creator as she narrowly escaped being killed by her own son, Emma Ere-Eganoma, who allegedly wanted to use her for ritual purpose. The incident happened in in Okuokoko community, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State on Tuesday. It was gathered that, the suspect reportedly invited his mother, who sells foodstuff in Okuokoko Market, to his apartment on Caroline Street, within the neighbourhood for a surprise gift. On arrival at her son’s abode, the unsuspecting mother met him merry…

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Gumi to Fani-Kayode: “You are a traitor, Judas of Oduduwa”

Kaduna-based controversial Islamic scholar, Ahmad Abubakar Gumi lambasted the former aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, as he described him as a traitor and Judas of Oduduwa. Though, Gumi did not mention the name of Fani-Kayode, but he shared a throwback story where the former aviation Minister, in 2018, said he would rather die than join the APC or bow to President Muhammadu Buhari. In his official Facebook page (same post), Gumi also shared the picture of the former Minister with President Buhari, two Governors of Zamfara and Yobe States; Bello Matawalle…

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I attempted suicide by drinking a bottle of Sniper -Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh revealed in a recent Tedx, that she once attempted suicide over criticisms and negative perceptions about her personality due to her knack for controversy. The movie star reflected on her past struggles with suicidal thoughts and how she finally managed to leverage the controversy. Dikeh said at the time, she usually go indoors to cry when people say negative things about her due to their misconceptions about her personality. The mother of one said the situation left her heavily depressed that she drank a bottle of…

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Final decision on Abba Kyari’s extradition’ll be taken by the President —Police Minister

Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, police Affairs Minister, said on Tuesday night that the final decision on request for extradition of suspended head of the Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, would be taken only by President Muhammadu Buhari. It would be recalled that Kyari was suspended from office to answer allegations of complicity in the $1.1million bribe fraud perpetrated by Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, who was arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and extradited to the US for trial. Speaking on Channels Television Programme ‘ Politics Today’, Dingyadi said the federal…

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WHO target to vaccinate 70% of world’s population by mid-2022

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), and a group of global health leaders, yesterday, pledged to vaccinate 70 per cent of the population of all countries by mid-2022. They said more than 5.7 billion doses have been administered globally but only two per cent of those have been administered in Africa, even as they issued an urgent call for vaccine equity worldwide and in Africa in particular. The leaders, at a press conference, stressed that the worst pandemic in the last hundred years will not…

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We’ll give Jonathan chance to contest 2023 presidency -APC

The All Progressives Congress says former President Goodluck Jonathan will be given an opportunity to contest for the 2023 presidency if he joins the ruling party. The National Secretary, APC Caretaker, and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, John Akpanudoedehe, said this while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday. He said this when asked about the speculations that Jonathan is considering to join the ruling party. The APC official also clarified that the ex-president will also be granted a founding member status if he joins. He, however,…

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