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I acted as debt collector for Hushpuppi, says Abba Kyari

Abba Kyari on Tuesday Abbdenied collecting bribes from Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas to detain a gang member Chibuzo Vincent, saying the notorious fraudster only sent him receipts of N8 million transaction to help him recover a loan. Mr Kyari’s comment marked a stark breakaway from his initial defence following his indictment by the United States. The police chief had initially claimed ...

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Children abducted as gunmen break into homes in Niger

Gunmen raided Kwankwashe, a community located along Suleja/Madalla road, Niger State, in the wee hours of Wednesday, abducting residents, including children. A witness said the victims were taken from 3 houses and a hotel within Unguwar Fulani area of the metropolitan town. A resident, Faith Lucky, whose two children a 17-year-old girl, and a 15-year-old boy, were taken, said she ...

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Seven feared dead as Okada riders clash over levy in Ogun

Violence broke out on Monday between Hausa and Yoruba commercial motorcyclists (okada riders) at Ibese, in the Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, during which seven persons were feared dead. It was gathered that trouble started when okada riders operating at the Dangote Cement Factory junction at Ibese disagreed with union leaders over a hike in ticket fee ...

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Outcry in Abuja as FCTA asks business owners to pay for using generators

Business owners in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja have decried move by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA to impose levy on companies for using generators to power their businesses. Some officials of AMAC believed to have been contracted by the FCTA, have been seen in some parts of the city distributing payment notices to several organizations including Daily Post. ...

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Three more Bethel Baptist students escape from bandits

Three more abducted students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna were said to have escaped from their captors. They were subsequently found by security operatives roaming the forest. The students, according to a competent security source in Kaduna on Tuesday, were found roaming in the forest in the Chikun Local Government Area of the state. A source said that ...

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Resume work in the next 24 hours or get sacked – Rivers govt to striking doctors

The Rivers State government has ordered striking members of the National Association of Resident Doctors to resume work in the next 24 hours or be ready to “forfeit their salaries and risk being sacked”. The directive was issued in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Doctor Tammy Danagogo on behalf of the state government. Resident doctors under ...

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Passenger duct-taped to plane seat after groping two flight attendants’ breast

A passenger on a Frontier Airlines flight was duct-taped to his seat after allegedly groping two female flight attendants’ breasts and trying to punch a male attendant. Maxwell Berry, 22, created an unruly scene on the journey from Philadelphia to Miami after reportedly ordering and drinking two alcoholic beverages. Berry asked for a third drink, and then swiped his empty ...

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Abba Kyari appears before panel

The suspended former Head of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, has appeared before the Special Investigation Panel, headed by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Joseph Egbunike. Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, presented his defence to the SIP at the Force headquarters,Abuja, on Tuesday. Punch gathered that the SIP ended the session ...

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Armed robbers attack mall, injure one in Delta

Armed robbers on Tuesday attacked a shopping mall, Raycom Telecommunications, at Akpodiete junction, along Isoko road in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. A yet-to-be identified man was shot in the stomach as the men robbed shop owners and customers, carting away mobile phones, accessories, laptops and unspecified amounts of money. The victim has been rushed to the ...

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FG threatens to dismiss civil servants leaking official documents on social media

The Federal Government has again raised the alarm over what it described as incessant unauthorised disclosure of official documents on social media and other platforms. It has therefore threatened to henceforth dismiss officials caught doing so. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, handed down the warning in an August 2, 2021 circular. The circular, ...

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Saudi Arabia executing more people now than whole of 2020: Amnesty

Saudi Arabia ramped up executions in the first half of 2021 following a drop during its term as G20 president in 2020, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. According to the rights group, the kingdom executed at least 40 people between January and July 2021, more than in 2020. Although Saudi Arabia executed a record 185 people in 2019, the state-backed ...

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Abba Kyari: God will vindicate Nigeria’s future IGP, says ill-tempered broadcaster Ahmed Isa

Founder of popular Abuja-based human rights radio, ‘Ordinary’ Ahmed Isa, says Abba Kyari, the police officer fingered in the multimillion-dollar Internet fraud with Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas, has done a lot of good to be prosecuted for fraud. Speaking on his popular breakfast radio/television show on 101.1 FM in Abuja on Tuesday, Mr Ahmed said Mr Kyari has done too much ...

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Melinda pockets $76bn as she finalises divorce with Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are now officially divorced after 27 years of marriage. The separation became legal after a judge signed off on the documents filed with the King County Superior Court in Washington on Monday. Ms Gates’ petition for divorce filed before the court in May, was signed on July 30 from “Pivotal Ventures,” her ...

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Sanwo-Olu visits Tinubu in London (Photos)

Photos of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu visiting Bola Tinubu in London has emerged. The Governor visited the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who is presently in UK, just like the Nigerian President.   Reports last week suggested that Tinubu had undergone surgery in the United States, a report his media aide has debunked. ...

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Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer finally visits IPOB leader in DSS custody

Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer have finally been able to visit the IPOB leader in DSS custody. The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, through his lawyer thanked his numerous supporters. His comments were contained in a statement signed by his lead counsel, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, on Monday. According to Ejiofor, they were able to see Kanu, following weeks of ...

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You contributed in bringing this ‘failed’ APC government – PDP fires back at Jega

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega not to infuriate Nigerians amid this alleged bad government they are facing under the APC. PDP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan warned Jega not to infuriate Nigerians by attempting to dry-clean the rudderless and ...

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US Capitol invasion: Third police officer commits suicide

A third police officer, Gunther Hashida, who responded to the January 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol, has died by suicide, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in the District of Columbia said on Monday. Department spokesperson, Hugh Carew, confirmed in a statement to New York Daily News that Hashida, an 18-year veteran on the force, was found dead at ...

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PDP youth leader, arrested for attacking Buhari, SGF on Facebook, jailed one year

Chief Magistrate’s Court 4 sitting in Yola, Adamawa State on Monday, sentenced Youth Leader of the People’s Democratic Party in the Hong Local Government Area, Ikamu Kato, to one year imprisonment for insulting the President Muhammadu Buhari; and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. The PDP youth leader was remanded in prison custody in a case allegedly ...

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