In Brief

A Helicopter Delivers Weapons To Us, Arrested Bandit Confesses

A bandit, Aliu Musa, after his arrest revealed that his gang gets their weapons delivered to them by a helicopter. The 20-year old on Wednesday narrated that he once watched helicopter drop weapons for his boss inside Dinya Forest in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State. “I once saw that aircraft with fans on its head (helicopter) drop weapons for my boss while we were inside forest at Dinja,” Musa told journalists. “It was hovering and was very near ground. The man inside would drop the weapons for my boss who would now couple the weapons for our use.” ...
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Gunmen kill Three Police Officers, Attack Convoy Of Nasarawa Deputy Government

The incident happened around Gako hill in Nasarawa, Eggon local government when the deputy governor was said to be heading to Abuja for the inauguration of ministers scheduled to take place on Wednesday. Report from The Cable said that the escort commander was said to have reinforced his team when he learnt that there were gunmen on the road. Upon hearing gunshots from an oncoming Hilux van, the gunmen were said to have taken cover and ambushed the police officers and the driver killing all four. However, Usman Samaila, police public relations officer of the state, confirmed the incident. His ...
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‘There are 56,000 Internally Displaced Persons in Abuja’ By Nana Muhammad

There are about 56,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Abuja, 26,000 of which has been registered. This disclosure was made known by the Founder of Life Builders Initiative (LBI), Dr Sanwo David, at a townhall meeting organized by LBI, on August 19, 2019, at the National Press Conference Centre, Radio House, Garki, Abuja, during his keynote address. The conference was a stakeholders’ summit tagged: ‘Linking Humanitarian Aid to Development Efforts’ set to mark the World Humanitarian Day. Speaking further, Dr David gave an intensive footings on the context of IDPs in Nigeria. He said: “The genesis of our problem is ...
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Corpses Of Missing Boat Passengers Recovered

The Lagos State Waterways Authority on Thursday said it had recovered the remains of two passengers involved in a boat accident in the Ojo area of the state. Two passenger speedboats had a head-on collision in the Irewe community in an accident reportedly caused by recklessness and speeding. Of the 18 passengers in the boats, 13 were rescued alive, while three were confirmed died. However, two passengers could not be accounted for. The General Manager of LASWA, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, said the bodies were found around 8.30am on Thursday. “It was a joint collaborative search and rescue, involving community efforts ...
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Police In Lagos Arrest Woman For Allegedly Locking Boy In A kennel

The police in Lagos State have arrested a 24-year-old Onyinye Mbadike for allegedly torturing a minor and locking him in a kennel. The incident happened at Trimnell Street, Aguda, and was leaked in a video that went viral on social media. The Lagos police spokesperson, Bala Elkana, said the police have arrested the suspect. He said Mbadike would be charged to court for allegedly abusing 10-year-old Chibike Eziamaka. The video showed how the suspect flogged the child and forced him to share space with other dogs kept in the kennel. The scene was reportedly filmed by a neighbour. According to ...
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17 Million Nigerian Children, Youths Out Of School – UNESCO

Over 17 million Nigerian children and youths between the ages of 15 and 17 are out of school a report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Institute for Statistics has said. This was contained in a statement by Executive Director of Mothers and Marginalised Advocacy Centre, Ola Onyegbula, on Wednesday. Onyegbula called for the full implementation of the various regulations and laws backing child rights, including access to quality education, to encourage and reinstall personal liberty and dignity of girl child at all levels in Nigeria. She said, “We are worried that half of youths between the ...
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Nine killed, Houses Razed, As Gunmen Invade Two Ogoni Communities

  Bandits, yesterday, invaded Taaba and Okwale communities, Khana Local Government Area, Rivers State, killing nine persons and razing several properties. Property destroyed include the palace of the traditional ruler of Kaaba, Chief Nule (jnr) and home of Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, factional President, Legborsi Pyagbara, which was razed in Nyokuru community. Unconfirmed community sources, however, believe those killed were more that the nine reported. The displaced monarch, Chief Nule, narrated that the bandits first struck at Okwale in the wee hours of Tuesday, killing four persons before repeating same yesterday at Kaaba, where five persons ...
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Slain Police Officer’s Wife, Family Seeks Justice

Wife of one of the slain police officer in Taraba, Mrs Olubunmi Ediare, has called for justice to be done on the death of her husband. She made the call while addressing the media in Abuja. According to her, “What I want the federal government to do is to give us justice. I want justice from the federal government. I want justice to be served to the fullest.” Also, another family member of one of the policemen killed, called on the federal government to ensure that the killers of the policemen are brought to book. Andrew Ediare, while speaking for ...
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Police Arraign Soldier In Ondo Over Alleged Raping

A lance Corporal of the Nigerian Army (NA), Mr. Sunday Awolola, who allegedly raped a 300-level student of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), was yesterday arraigned at a Magistrate’s Court in Akure, Ondo State. The 33-year-old officer, who was attached to the 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, was allegedly involved in the rape of a female student from the Department of Religious and African Studies of the university on July 31. He was alleged to have committed the offence at the military checkpoint situated at Ikare-Akoko in Akoko North-East Local Council of the state. The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Adesegun, had ...
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Accept Responsibility for Killing Our Personnel, Police Tell

The police yesterday dismissed a memo issued by the Nigerian Army warning officers and men to steer clear of police personnel over fear of likely reprisal in the wake of last week’s killing of three policemen by soldiers in Taraba State. In the memo, the army had warned its personnel to be circumspect in their interactions with policemen and to travel in mufti. But the police said the army should take responsibility for the actions of its men instead of alarming its personnel. “That is not the solution. The solution is for them to accept that something has gone wrong ...
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