IGP orders officers to respect essential workers

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered respect for journalists, medical personnel and other essential workers who are exempted from the eased restriction and curfews across the country. Doctors and journalists were allegedly being harassed by security agents. This had prompted the Nigerian Medical Association to call on its members to down tools. Force spokesman DCP Frank Mba, in ...

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Court fixes June 2 for Kalu’s application for release

Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed June 2 for the hearing of a motion on notice filed by a former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, seeking his release from a correctional facility. Kalu, in his application, had urged the court to order his release from the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Kuje, Abuja, ...

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Bolivia health minister arrested for corruption over ventilators

Bolivia’s health minister has been sacked. He was sacked and arrested on Wednesday on corruption charges related to the alleged purchase of ventilators to fight covid-19 at over-inflated prices. Marcelo Navas was removed from office to prevent him from interfering with an investigation into the purchase of 170 Spanish ventilators, government spokeswoman Isabel Fernandez was quoted as saying. Navas was ...

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120 Lekki homeowners face eviction over land dispute

The children of the late Alhaji Afisu Ologolo of Eti-Osa Local Government Area are seeking to recover 10.191 hectares (152 plots) of land in Agungi, Lekki from the Ojomu chieftaincy family of Ajiran. They have served eviction notices on the owner/occupiers of about 120 of the plots in the estate, who allegedly bought their land from the Ojomu family. The ...

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Ebonyi to impose total lockdown as covid-19 cases rise

Ebonyi State Government says it would not hesitate to order a total lockdown of the state if the coronavirus pandemic cases continue to rise in the state. This is even as it noted that those who claimed that the virus was not real were jokers. It said the realities on ground proved that the virus is a reality. Ebonyi State ...

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Court sentences Ese Oruru’s abductor to 26 years

The Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has delivered the long-awaited judgement on Ese Oruru, a teenager reportedly abducted, taken to Kano State and forced into marriage by one Yinusa Dahiru. The court presided over by Justice Jane Inyang sentenced Dahiru to 26 years in prison. Jane acquitted Dahiru on Count one but jailed him five years (count ...

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Former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst suffers fractured ribs after girlfriend beats him up and kicked him in the chest

Former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said he’s “not interested” in filing charges against his live-in girlfriend who allegedly broke two of his ribs during an attack at their home in Houston. Leslie Caron, 40, was arrested on the charge of committing injury to the elderly, a third-degree felony in Texas, prosecutors said Wednesday. Caron allegedly kicked Dewhurst, 74, in ...

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New Isis leader captured by Iraqi special forces

The new leader of Isis, Abdulnasser al-Qirdash has reportedly been arrested in a raid by Iraqi intelligence officers. al-Qirdash took over activities of the group following the death of his predecessor Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in October. According to Metro UK, the Iraqi National Intelligence Service said the group leader was arrested based on ‘accurate intelligence.’ The Iraqi National Intelligence Service ...

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Ogun human part dealers beat buyers over N1m fee

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident in a statement. Oyeyemi said the three human part buyers were arrested by policemen in collaboration with the state security outfit, So-safe Corps, alongside a 40-year-old herbalist, Michael Itomu. The PPRO explained that the suspects were arrested by the Joint Task Force at Idi-Iroko in the Ipokia ...

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WHO considers Madagascar’s COVID Organics for clinical observation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is considering Madagascar’s COVID Organics for clinical observation process. The President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina made this known on Wednesday, saying that he and the Director-General of WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus, had a successful interaction on COVID Organics. In a tweet, President Rajoelina said, “Successful exchange with @DrTedros who commends #Madagascar’s efforts in the fight against ...

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Nigerian Paralympic champion, Oyema gets 4-year ban, loses medal for violating anti-doping rules

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has banned former Paralympic Para powerlifting champion Esther Oyema for four years after she committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV). The Nigerian, who won gold at London 2012 in the women’s up to 48kg, returned an adverse analytical finding for a prohibited substance in a urine sample provided on 28 January 2019 after competing at ...

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200 Nigerians are now dead from Coronavirus

The deadly Coronavirus pandemic has now killed 200 Nigerians, after the nation recorded eight fresh deaths on Wednesday. Figures released by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, showed that Nigeria’s Coronavirus deaths climbed from 192 on Tuesday to 200 on Wednesday. Lagos recorded two new deaths on Wednesday to take its total deaths from the virus to 40, while ...

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Nollywood actor stabs neighbour to death over electricity bill

A 30-year-old Nollywood actor, Temitayo Ogunbusola, has allegedly stabbed his neighbour, Oladotun Osho, to death following a disagreement over the payment of electricity bill. The incident happened on Sunday at No. 4 Sebil Kazeem Street in the Ikotun area of Lagos State. Temitayo was said to have been beaten to a pulp by a mob before the intervention of policemen ...

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Several arrested in connection to kidnapping and murder of millionaire tech tycoon

California authorities have arrested suspects in connection to the murder of a kidnapped millionaire tech tycoon seven months ago. “Several suspects” were apprehended Tuesday linked to the killing Tushar Atre, 50, who was abducted from his lavish oceanfront home and murdered back on Oct. 1, the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office announced. Atre, the CEO of Atrenet and a cannabis manufacturer ...

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Lagos banker commits suicide by using a ceiling fan

A young man identified as Kelvin has committed suicide at Modinatu Street in Ogba area of Lagos. The lifeless body of Kevin who works with a new generation bank was found dangling from a ceiling fan, in his apartment by neighbours. It was gathered that neighbours were forced to break into the apartment when they noticed that he hasn’t been ...

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Man kill cousin, bury him in shallow grave in Edo (Photos)

Usman Abdul Lateef a native of Akpekpe who has been missing since Wednesday (13th of May) has been found dead and buried in a bush by his cousin. The deceased was said to have left home on Wednesday with his cousin simply identified as Koma to the Guarantee Trust Bank’s Automated Teller Machine for a transaction but never returned. Koma ...

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JUST IN: Buhari sacks NECO boss, Prof. Uwakwe

Nigeria’s President,  Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sack of Prof. Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council, NECO. A letter dated May 11 and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, on behalf of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said Buhari approved the sack. Also sacked by ...

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