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Son faces 15 years in prison for killing, eating his mother

A 28-year-old Spanish man is on trial for murder and desecrating a body after he killed his own mother, chopped up her body into pieces and shared them with his dog. Alberto Sanchez Gomez, now known as the “cannibal of Ventas,” was arrested after police turned up at his family home in Madrid to inquire about missing OAP Maria Soledad ...

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Woman, 90, loses £23MILLION to phone scammers who claimed her identity had been used in a serious crime in China

A 90-year-old woman has been conned out of £23million by scammers in Hong Kong who posed as Chinese officials in the city’s biggest recorded phone scam. Police on Tuesday said scammers targeted an elderly woman living in a mansion on The Peak, Hong Kong’s ritziest neighbourhood. Last summer criminals contacted the unnamed woman pretending to be Chinese public security officials. ...

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Nigerians donate N1m to armed Lagos cop assaulted by civilian

Stunned by his professional conduct and exceptional calmness in the face of provocation by a civilian, some Nigerians have presented a one million naira cash gift to an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Sunday Erhabor. A traffic offender, Victor Ebhomenyen, had on Saturday assaulted the policeman in the Oniru area of Lagos State and inflicted severe body injuries on him but ...

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Nine attackers of Ex-CBN Governor, Soludo arrested

Nine persons who participated in the attack against the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo have been arrested. Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano on Wednesday revealed that nine of the suspected criminals who participated in the attack have now been apprehended and will not be spared. Obiano who disclosed this at the Prof. Dora ...

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The U.S Have Asks its Citizens To Avoid These 14 Nigerian States

The United States, in its latest travel advisories warned its citizens to avoid some 14 Nigerian states, rife with terrorism, banditry and kidnapping. Although it approved travel to other parts, it urged its citizens to “Reconsider travel to Nigeria”. In the updated advisory, the U.S. State Department added at least 116 countries this week to its “Level Four: Do Not ...

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Abductors demand $2m for 20 Greenfield University students

Abductors of students of Greenfield University, in Kaduna have made contacts with the families of the 20 students captured on Tuesday night to demand N800 million as ransom. This is about $2million going by the official Central Bank of Nigeria rate. The terrorists have also threatened to kill the students if the ransom is not paid, according to a relation ...

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines supplied to Nigeria expires July 9

The batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines supplied to Nigeria for use will expire July 9, 2021. This was disclosed on Wednesday by Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, while giving update on vaccination in the State. Abayomi, who disclosed that 257,756 residents of Lagos had been vaccinated said by July 9, the vaccines would expire and that they ...

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Ooni of Ife disowns Adamu Garba’s traditional title

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi has refuted claims that he would honour former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, with a traditional title.   Garba had announced that the monarch would bestow on him the title of Aare Atunluse of Oodua on May 1, 2021. Garba tweeted that Ooni found him “worthy of the title of Aare Atunluse Oodua ...

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Netherlands police begin investigations after body is found in landing gear of plane from Nigeria

Police are investigating after the body of a man was found underneath a plane that had landed at Amsterdam airport from Nigeria. The man, thought to be a stowaway, was discovered inside a wheel arch on Monday afternoon at Schiphol airport. Dutch authorities have said they have launched an investigation into the man’s identity and the cause of death, reports ...

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Ahmad Lawan, other senators want database for cows

The Senate on Tuesday sought the establishment of a National Livestock and Management Bureau for livestock identification in the country. This followed the presentation of the lead debate on the general principles of a Bill for an Act to Establish National Livestock and Management (Protection Control and Management). The sponsor of the bill, Bima Enagi (APC – Niger), led the ...

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Amazon to open African headquarters in South Africa

Amazon, a United States multinational technology company, has chosen South Africa as the headquarters for its African market. This development comes a week after Twitter, US-based microblogging and social networking service announced the opening of its first-ever African office in Ghana. Similarly, the German government said a new German-West African Centre for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention will be located ...

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Security committee recommends Muslim-Christian marriages to prevent Nigeria’s breakup

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says he will on Thursday present the recommendations of the Kaduna town hall meeting on national security to the National Economic Council, and one of its recommendations is encouraging more interreligious and inter-tribal marriages to prevent Nigeria’s breakup. Revealing the intermarriage recommendation among others, Mr Mohammed said, “Another interesting thing that was ...

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Gunmen attack private university in Kaduna, kidnap students

  Gunmen have abducted unspecified students of Green Field University along the Kaduna-Abuka Highway in Chikun Local Government Area. The Nation learnt the attack occurred on Tuesday night. Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident. It was learnt gunmen invaded the university and started shooting sporadically before whisking some of the students away.  

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200-level OAU student commits suicide (Photo)

A 200-level student of the Management and Accounting department of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State Emmanuel Adedeji has committed suicide. The Nation gathered Adedeji took a poisonous substance in the school premises and died a few minutes later. A student of the institution Bukola Adewumi told our correspondent his corpse was discovered behind the Mechanical department popularly known as ...

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4 children, farmer abducted by suspected herdsmen in Oyo

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have abducted a farmer, Rasaq Jamiu, and his four children. The latest abduction, it was gathered, happened in Maami village in the Ibaraoa North Local Government Area of Oyo State. Jamiu was said to have gone to his farm in Maami village on Monday when the hoodlums stormed the farm and whisked the father and his children ...

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Uproar in Bayelsa as woman stabs 14-year old boy to death

A yet-to-be-identified middle-aged woman has stabbed a 14-year-old boy, Joseph Thomas, to death in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital. The incident, which occurred on Tuesday along Genesis Street, off Okaka road, caused uproar in the state capital. An angry mob, comprising neighbours of the deceased, was said to have descended on the accused woman and nearly beat her to death. It ...

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Chad imposes, shuts borders after death of President Deby

Chad imposes curfew and shuts borders after the death of president Deby: army. The announcement came a day after provisional election results projected late president Idris Debby would win a sixth term in office. Déby was one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders after becoming president of Chad through charter 1991. Deby’s son, Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno is expected to lead the ...

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Shun consumption of animal skin to stave off cancer — U.I Professor advises

Stop consuming cow skin and stave off cancer, Vice-Chancellor, Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, Prof. Kola Oloke, advised in Ibadan on Tuesday. “Animal skin known as “ponmo’’ is harmful to the body; it has no nutritional value. “Runaway from meat, especially red meat. If you want to eat chicken, eat the local one. “Consumption of animal protein can lead to diseases. ...

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France President breaks silence over Chad President’s death

France on Tuesday paid tribute to Chad’s President Idriss Deby Itno as a “courageous friend” and “great soldier”, while urging stability and a peaceful transition in the African country after his shocking death. Deby died from wounds sustained in battle after three decades in power, according to the army. “Chad is losing a great soldier and a president who has ...

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Another dead end! Judiciary workers stage walkout from meeting with Federal Government

Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) on Tuesday staged a walkout from the reconciliation meeting with the Federal Government and representatives of the State Governors. The striking judiciary workers staged their walkout after waiting for over an hour at the conference room of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, where the failed meeting was to be held. ...

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