NAF jets strikes insurgents’ camps, kill scores – DHQ

Several insurgents were reportedly killed at Tongule, Bone and Isari B Musa communities in Borno State during airstrikes carried out by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole under the subsidiary Operation Hail Storm 2. The Defence Headquarters said the attack led to the massive destruction of Boko Haram terrorists’ camps and the death of “scores of their fighters” in a night attack at Tongule on September 24 and daytime raids at Bone and Isari B Musa on September 25. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche,…

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Edo election: We have learnt our lesson – APC

Prof. Hamman Tahir, National Vice Chairman, North East, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said the party had learnt from its mistakes in the recent Edo and other past governorship elections in 2015. Tahir said during his visit to Adamawa State APC Secretariat on Saturday in Yola saying that the party would never repeat the same mistakes in 2023 general elections. He said that the main reason APC was defeated in recent Edo and other governorship elections in some states in 2015 was due to lack of justice in the…

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Three dead as truck plunges into river in Lagos

Three men were on Saturday confirmed dead after a tipper plunged into the Epe River in Lagos. The tipper said to be laden with sand, fell off the Berger Bridge into the River late on Friday, drowning unspecified number of occupants. The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed this to Channels Television on Saturday said the bodies of three adult males have been recovered. According to him, the agency received information late last night of the accident involving a Volvo tipper that…

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Blasphemy: Polish Activist, 120 others offer to serve sentence for 13-year-old Umar Farouq

Forty-eight-year-old Polish historian and activist, Piotr Cywinski, has attracted global attention after offering to lead 119 other volunteers to spend a month in Nigerian prison in order for convicted Nigerian teens, Umar Farouq to be set free. In his September 25, 2020, a dated letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking freedom for the juvenile, Cywinski insists that if Buhari is unable to facilitate the teenager’s release, he and others would serve a month so that the teen, who was convicted of blasphemy, can regain freedom. He also promised to…

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Nigeria shuts two COVID-19 isolation centres due to lack of patients

Authorities of Federal capital territory have shut two of the four isolation centres for coronavirus patients in the Nigerian capital. COVID-19 isolation centres located inside Karu and Asokoro general hospitals are now closed following the reduction in the number of patients. Only the treatment centres in Idu and THISDAY Dome will now hold COVID-19 patients in Abuja. There has been a significant reduction in the number of daily infections across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Lately Nigeria has recorded low cases of COVID-19. There is also…

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Police arrest five for gang-raping a 14-year-old girl in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command said on Saturday five persons had been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 14-year-old girl in the state. The command’s spokesman, Ahmed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement in Bauchi, said the suspects would be arraigned in court at the end of investigation. He said: “On the 22nd September 2020 at about 11:00 a.m., a team of policemen drafted to Udubo village in Gamawa local government area of Bauchi, arrested the following suspects namely – Sagir Ahmed (22), Muhammed Tukur (24), Haruna Babayo (32), Musa…

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Court stops Igbo’s New Yam festival in Kano

The year 2020 proposed New Yam Festival by Ndigbo living in Kano State has been put on hold as the High Court has issued an ex parte motion, stopping the activities until the hearing of the substantive motion before it. The High Court presided by Justice Farouk Lawan Adamu, stopped the Ndigbo from performing the New Yam Festival (Iwaji 2020) rituals scheduled to hold on Sunday (tomorrow) in Kano. The court, in Suit No. K/322/2020, also restrained one Ikechukwu Oliver Akpudo from organising, assembling people and celebrating the Iwaji or…

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Fuel, electricity tariff hike: Don’t join nationwide strike, FG warns civil servants

The Federal Government has warned civil servants on Grade Level 12 and above and those on essential services not to join the industrial action declared by labour unions in the country. The warning is coming on the heels of the deadlock in the meeting between the federal government and organised labour, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), which was adjourned till Monday after both sides failed to agree on terms for the resolution of the dispute over the increase in petrol price and electricity tariffs in the…

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Borno Attacks: The situation facing us is a tough one, says Zulum

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum said he is saddened by the killing of 11 security personnel made up of eight policemen and three Civilian JTF members ambushed on their way to Baga as security backup in reconstruction efforts. A statement by his spokesman, Mallam Isa Gusau, on Saturday said those killed included eight policemen and three civilian JTF members who were ambushed on their way to Baga as security back-ups in reconstruction efforts. The statement said the governor was in Baga from Thursday till Friday in an effort to…

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Human Trafficking: NAPTIP rescues 292 Ebonyi indigenes

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) at the weekend said it has rescued over 292 females and males from Ebonyi State from child labour and sexual exploitations. The Director-General of the Agency, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, made this known during the inauguration of a taskforce to prohibit human trafficking in state, which took place at the Old government house Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. She noted that the taskforce will assist the agency to clampdown offenders, especially in Ebonyi where numerous children are been abused on daily basis.…

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