First class traditional ruler shot dead in Ondo

A first class traditional ruler of Ifon, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Israel Adeusi has been killed. The traditional ruler, who was returning to Ifon from Akure after a meeting, ran into the barricade of suspected kidnappers along Elegbeka area when the incident happened. It was gathered that his driver attempted to maneuver his way to avoid the kidnappers when they shot at his vehicle. Oba Adeusi was said to have been hit with bullets and was rushed to the Federal Medical…

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Best student in WASSCE 2019 dies of leukaemia …father pens tribute

A 17 year-old female student, Chisom Chukwuneke from Graceland College in Enugu who emerged the best in the 2019 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, WASSCE at her school, has died of leukaemia; a blood cancer disease. Felix Chukwuneke, a Nigerian professor identified as the father of the deceased, took to Facebook to narrate how Chisom’s sickness started as leg pain. He said this had prompted him to fly her to South Africa for medical care. He wrote: “It was just like a dream but the realities are crystal now.…

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EFCC wants Interpol to help arrest Maina

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it would apply to the International Police Organisation (Interpol) for the arrest of former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. Justice Okon Abang had revoked the bail granted to Maina, who is being prosecuted by the EFCC for N2 billion fraud. Aside Maina, the commission also called for the extradition of alleged treasury looters and cybercrime suspects hibernating in Ghana, Senegal and other countries. The acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mohammad Abba, made the appeal on Tuesday when…

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Football legend, Diego Maradona dies at age 60

One of the greatest football players of all time, Diego Armando Maradona has died at the age of 60. The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home. He had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was to be treated for alcohol dependency. Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England in the quarter-finals. Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career, winning two Serie…

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Missing children found dead at retired police officer’s home

Tragedy struck at Ugwu Ogede in Itchi, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State on Monday when the bodies of three lifeless children were discovered in a car at a retired police officer’s home. The victims whose names were given as Chibugo Eze, Chinenye Eze, and Ebuka Ene, had gone to fetch water at a commercial borehole owned and located at the home of a former police officer, but did not return home alive. Also, two children, Kingsley Eze, and Mmasichukwu were equally rescued from the same car and…

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Gross misconduct allegation: Ondo Assembly impeaches deputy speaker  

Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Ogundeji Iroju has veeb impeached by the State Assembly. Iroju, who represents Odigbo Constituency I, was impeached at the plenary session yesterday and replaced with Samuel Tona Aderotoye from Odigbo Constituency II, who is occupying the office for the second time. The impeachment came, barely 24 hours after the Ondo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Kolawole Olawoye was sacked by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. Hon. Iroju’s impeachment was signed by 20 out of 26 lawmakers of the Assembly. The Speaker,…

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Angry youths burnt police station as Prison warders, okada riders clash in Ibadan

Agodi Gate area of Ibadan, Oyo State, was a no-go area yesterday, following a clash between some motorcyclists and warders at the Agodi Correctional Centre. The clash led to the burning of the Idi Ogungun Police Outstation by some angry youths, while another police station opposite the centre was reportedly damaged. It was gathered that, a motorcyclist was shot by one of the warders, but some eyewitnesses claimed that the teargas canister, which the warder held, exploded and injured the motorcyclist in the face. Sources said that prison warders always…

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55 year-old man in possession of four human skulls, two hands arrested

A 55-year-old man, Yesiru Salisu who specializes in harvesting human parts was arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for being in possession of human parts which include four skulls, two hands and three jaws. The suspect who resides at No. 7 Odenusi Street, Ijebu-Igbo allegedly severed the human parts from a Christian cemetery in Oke-Eri, Ijebu-Ode on Monday alongside his accomplice, Lekan Bakare, who is on the run. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed that the suspect was arrested following a report…

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Agric minister’s brother abducted in Kano

Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono is not a happy man at the moment. His blood brother, Babawuro Nanono was abducted by gunmen and till the time of filing this report, no contact has been made with the minister or any member of the family. It was learnt that the hoodlums invaded the minister’s home in Tofa village, Gabasawa Local Government Area of Kano State and abducted Babawuro. Sabo, apart from being the Minister of Agriculture, also serves as the Sarkin Fulani of Tofai village. According to reports, the gunmen arrived…

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Maina’s escape: Court remands Sen. Ndume in prison custody

Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume has been remanded at the Kuje Correctional Center, by the Federal High Court in Abuja following his inability to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, whom he stood surety for. Maina is answering to a 12-count money laundering charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him and a firm, Common Input Properties & Investment Limited. EFCC alleged that he used account of the firm and laundered funds to the tune of about N2billion, part…

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