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Pandemonium broke out in the early hours of yesterday, at Aswani Textile Market, Isolo, Lagos State, when two unidentified men stabbed themselves to death during a brawl. Though there were two versions as to how the incident happened, an eyewitness said during a heated argument one of the men grabbed a knife from a nearby stall with which he stabbed the other man. The eyewitness, Tunde Ajayi, said: “There was an argument between the two of them, who were in their late 30s. People around we...
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WARRI—A Policeman was allegedly shot dead yesterday around Jeffia estate area of PTI road, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State with his rifle snatched by his assailants. An eyewitness said the gunmen were driving in a Toyota Corolla vehicle when they ran into the Policeman before opening fire on him. They immediately went for his rifle when he slumped. The source said: “The armed robbers drove through the Jefia Estate from Uti Road to link PTI Road because of the gridlock at DSC Rounda...
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A man the police described as a notorious Boko Haram Commander  was yesterday arrested in Lagos. The suspect, Abdulmalik Umar, was said to have been responsible for the death of more than 200 people. Umar, 39, was arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police (IG) Intelligence Response Team (IRT) around Mowe at a nurse’s house where he was receiving treatment for the bullet wounds he sustained during a recent gun battle with the police in Abuja. It was gathered that the susp...
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TheRE is need to increase the  funding of malaria control, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) National Coordinator,  Audu Mohammed, has said. Mohammed noted that malaria remains an important public health issue as it accounts for 30 percent of childhood mortality and 11 percent of maternal mortality. The World Malaria report 2017 and that of this year have shown that  the progress in malaria elimination had been stalled and that the world was off-track in meeting the milestone f...
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The Zamfara Police Command has confirmed the killing of five persons in Gidan Halilu village in  Birnin-Magaji Local Government Area of the state. The Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Muhammad Shehu, made the confirmation in a statement issued in Gusau. “We wish to confirm that on Dec. 19, a group of armed bandits attacked some villagers of Gidan Halilu Village in Billashe district of Birnin Magaji Local Government Area in their farms. “On receiving the report, the command mo...
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) on Friday intercepted the sum of  $2.8million from two men at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. The suspects, namely Ighoh Augustine and Ezekwe Emmanuel were nabbed based on Intelligence reports. According to the commission, the suspects were caught with two suitcases containing $1.4 million each totalling $2.8 million, at the departure lounge of the airport while about to board an Arik Air evening flight to Lagos. During inte...
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Earlier today popular singer Mr 2kay shared a photo of his lovechild Alisha with controversial reality tv star Gifty Powers celebrating the child,s birthday. However Gifty Powers had come out to debunk mr 2kays claim that he is the father of her child. The reality star has been consistent in denying been in a relationship with the "Waterside boy". She took to her instastory and wrote" "Only a mother knows the father of her baby" I am not a babymama" She has also shared a photo of a ...
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New evidence has emerged on the killing of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN), better known as Shi’ites, in October. The IMN members, who were on a protest for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, clashed with soldiers and many of them were killed in the process. According to the New York Times, an investigation into the incident showed that Nigerian troops fired live ammunition at the “unarmed” Shi’ites, contrary to the army’s claim that they were armed. The newspa...
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A Child’s Right and Rehabilitation Network (CRARN) has posted photos on its Facebook page of abandoned children rescued in Akwa Ibom. The charity organisation whose based is in Akwa Ibom, said the children were branded witches and kicked out by their families. The post read; “Photos of children rescued this week after being abandoned by their families and ostracised from home even with their church dresses. Their parents even feel comfortable to say “they’re unwanted children.” Supersti...
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FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInWhatsApp THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has given a “No Objection” nod to the merger plans of Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc, the boards of both banks said yesterday. The deal is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019. Transaction completion is subject to Access Bank and Diamond Bank obtaining shareholder and regulatory approvals (CBN, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal High Court (FHC) and the National ...
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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday warned the police to desist from acts that could pit them against the society. The President, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu,  said unprofessional conducts such as illegal detentions, extrajudicial killings, torture and violation of fundamental human rights were unacceptable and must be avoided by the Nigeria Police Force at all times. He gave the directive in his address at the convocation and passing...
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AGI-Foundation December Outreach, 2018.         Alex & Grace Izinyon Foundation (AGIF), A non-profit, non-governmental organization, on Saturday 15th December 2018 visited a community at Gosa kpanyi kpanyi Abuja. They brought festive entertainment, along with basic health services for children and gifts for all to celebrate the season. Over 400 persons participated in the outreach.  The Foundation aimed to address poverty and inequity, provide health services and empower youths th...
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