In Brief

13-Year-Old Impregnated By Father in Edo Puts To Bed

13-year-old girl, who was impregnated by her 42 years old father, has giving birth to a baby girl at the Benin Central Hospital. It was previously stated that Friday Moses the commercial motorcyclist, started sleeping with his daughter at age seven after the girl’s mother died. When the act became public knowledge in October last year, and an Edo State Family Court sentenced the man to 14 years imprisonment with hard Labour, the state government took the teenager into protective custody. Meanwhile, the teenager has said she would like to continue with her education and become a medical doctor. She ...
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Mother, Daughter Steal, Sell Baby For N250,000

A middle-aged woman and her 17-year-old daughter have been arrested by operatives of Anambra State Police Command for allegedly stealing and selling a four-year-old girl for N250,000. It was reported that they both conspired and stole one Mmesoma Ikoko from the custody of her mother, Mrs. Nneka Ikoko, of Mammy Market, Army Barracks, Onitsha. The suspects, whose name were given as Ngozi Ede and her daughter, Kosiso, committed the offence at Awada, Obosi, in Idemili North local government area of the state. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the story, said the stolen child had ...
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Bird Flu Hits Plateau, Kills 3,900 Birds

The Chief Veterinary Officer of the state, Dr Spak Shaset, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Jos, that the outbreak had affected two farms in the Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas of the state An outbreak of bird flu, also known as avian influenza, has hit Plateau State, killing at least 3,900 birds. He said, “Sometimes in January, when we heard of an outbreak of the dreaded disease in some part of Bauchi State, we knew Plateau is at risk. “I immediately summoned our divisional health officers in the 17 local government councils, and ...
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Man bags 4 years imprisonment for cutting off neighbour’s hand

A Magistrates Court at Lugbe, Abuja on Tuesday sentenced Suleiman Ayuba to four years imprisonment for cutting off his neighbour’s hand. Ayuba, a resident of Aso Sabo Lugbe Airport Road, Abuja, was arraigned alongside his brother, Suleiman Zakari, on a three-count charge of disturbance of public peace, assault and causing grievous hurt. The Magistrate, Mr Idharhi Samuel, in his judgment, sentenced Ayuba to four years imprisonment without option of fine. Samuel ordered that the convict should be taken to Kuje Prisons where he is expected to serve the prison terms. The magistrate also sentenced Suleiman Zakari to six months imprisonment ...
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5 Killed, 35 Abducted, As Gunmen Invade 17 Communities In Niger

At least five persons were confirmed dead yesterday, while 35 were abducted, following the invasion of 17 communities in Shiroro and Rafi local government areas of Niger State by gunmen. It was gathered that the invasion of the communities took place midnight Thursday. Spokesman of Niger State Emergency Management Agency, NSEMA, Ibrahim Audi, who confirmed the development, said: “About 3,500 are currently displaced and they are now being camped at Kagara Central Primary School and Pandogari Primary School.” The Agency said that the state government had provided some palliatives in form of food items and sleeping materials, adding that relief ...
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Bandits Kill Army Officer, 6 Civilians In Katsina

A senior military officer and six civilians have been reportedly killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits in Kasai village, Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State. The incident was said to have occurred, weekend, when the bandits invaded the village, ambushed the senior military officer of the rank of Captain and later went after the six civilians. It was gathered that the bandits numbering 100 came out from the dreaded Rugu forest bordering the area to carry out the attack. Governor Aminu Masari accompanied by the state Commissioner of Police, Sule Buba and the Brigadier General of 17 Brigade ...
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Gunmen kill four NDLEA officers, steal rifles at Ondo checkpoint

Four operatives of the Ondo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency lost their lives on Sunday when some unknown gunmen attacked them at Ifon, the headquarters of the Ose Local Government Area of the state. The deceased were said to have been at a checkpoint on the Ikaro Road in Ifon when the hoodlums attacked them. After killing the officers, the gunmen allegedly stole their riles and set their patrol van ablaze. The names of the deceased were given as Abduljalad Mohammed, Wellington Emmanuel, Magaji Aliu and Mohammed lliyasu. It was reported that the hoodlums came on ...
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NBA Urges Customs, Police To Probe Lagos-Benin Road Shooting

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has tasked the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, and the Inspector General of Police, IGP, to investigate the circumstances surrounding last Sunday’s killing of a Nigerian by a Customs operative on the Benin-Lagos Express road. NBA also accused the custom personnel operating in that part of the country of allegedly “being in the business of extorting motorists and passengers on the road,” adding that the “shameful act paints the country in a very bad light, and it must stop.” The association in the statement by its Publicity Secretary, Kunle Edun, noted that the protection of lives ...
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Housewife Docked Over Alleged Breach Of Trust

  The police on Monday arraigned a 27-year-old housewife, Ngozi Mbionwu in a Kubwa Grade I Area Court over alleged cheating. The police charged Mbionwu with two counts of criminal breach of trust and cheating. The prosecutor, Mr Babajide Olanipekun told the court that one Chidinma Lawrence reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on Feb. 7. He said the defendant intentionally deceived the complainant’s 13-year-old daughter into delivering foodstuff valued at N81, 000. Olanipekun said the defendant convinced the 13-year-old not to tell her mother about it thereby causing her wrongful loss. He said the offence contravened the ...
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Teenage Housewife Stabs Husband To Death Over Infidelity

A housewife, Mary Adeniyi, has allegedly stabbed her husband, Solomon Nduka, to death at their house on Sagamu Road in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. It was stated that the 19-year-old killed her 30-year-old husband after a fierce argument about alleged infidelity. Journalist gathered that the couple had a four-month-old child together before tragedy struck on Friday, February 15, 2019. The deceased, a casual worker, was said to have been rushed to a hospital where he was confirmed dead by the doctor. A source said the couple had had disagreements in the past, which had degenerated into fisticuffs. He ...
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