Five girls drown after harvesting vegetables

Five girls at Unguwar Kaye of Tarasa in Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area of Kebbi State drowned on Tuesday in Tafkin Madobiya, popularly known as Indian water. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the girls were among the 10 that decided to go for a swim after collecting vegetables for their meals at River Rima banks. The Deputy Governor of the state, Alhaji Samaila Yombe, led top government officials to attend the funeral prayers and commiserate with the families of the deceased. NAN also reliably learnt that two…

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I kidnapped my landlady over N70,000 rent – Suspect

 A kidnap suspect, Ifeanyi Ezechukwu, Tuesday told journalists how he abducted his lady and her son over N70. 000 accumulated rent. The N200,000 ransom paid, was recovered and displayed. While Ezechukwu and Chinedu were arrested in Ikwerre, Rivers State, over the aforestated crime, Michael Obi and Kelechi were nabbed in connection with the kidnap of a female student of the Federal University of Technology (FUTO), Owerri, also in Rivers. Apart from the quartet, two suspected cultists were also presented before journalists by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Jimoh…

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Customs killings: Ogun donates N1m to family of slain driver

The Ogun State Government Tuesday donated the sum of N1million to the family of Saubana Koleosho, who was recently shot dead allegedly by men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in the state. Koleosho, popularly known as Onila, was a commercial driver killed along Kobape road, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state on March 8. Customs operatives had reportedly shot at the driver on the suspicion that he was carrying smuggled bags of rice in his car. But Tuesday, the Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, donated the…

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Disarm, jail killer herdsmen, Bishop urges FG

Anglican Bishop of Ngbo Diocese, Rev. Christian Ebisike Tuesday called on security agents to disarm and prosecute herdsmen that have attacked communities in the country to restore confidence in the system. He said killings and maiming by herdsmen in the country persist because the herdsmen are not sanctioned. Ebisike spoke during press conference to commemorate the 10 anniversary of his ordination as Bishop Creation of Ngbo Diocese of the Anglican Communion. He regretted that the herdsmen freely move around with arms with which they unleash on people at the slightest…

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Lagoon suicide: ‎Ambode to set up Aquatic Respond Squad

…as Lagos records 80,000 emergency calls daily Apparently concerned over the increasing rate of suicides committed by frustrated residents in the Lagos Lagoon, indications emerged Tuesday that the Lagos State Governor,  Mr Akinwunmi Ambode was planning to set up a Marine Respond Squad to monitor, rescue and manage any impending disaster along the waterways. This was even as the state also  raised an  alarm over the increasing rate of emergency calls in the state, saying that the state now receives 80,000 emergency calls daily through the state emergency and command…

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Edo council workers celebrate as Obaseki pays six months salary arrears

It was jubilation galore among workers in the 18 local government councils of Edo State as workers heaved a sigh of relief after the state government under Governor Godwin Obaseki settled arrears of salaries owed them. Investigations revealed that local government workers received alerts showing payment for six months out of 10 months in some cases while others got seven months pay depending on how far the Parish Club refund will go in the state. It would be recalled that the backlog of salary arrears had brewed discordant tunes and…

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Man bags 2 months imprisonment for stealing N170

A Karmo Grade I Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced one Wisdom Gabriel, 22, to two months imprisonment for stealing N 170 at a chemist’s shop in old Karmo Market. The judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, however, gave the convict N5,000 option of fine. The judge said that the sentence would serve as deterrent to others that may be tempted to commit similar crime. Gabriel who resides at Aiko Estate, Life Camp Gwarinpa, pleaded with the judge to tamper justice with mercy. He was found guilty on a count charge of…

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Abducted undergraduate: Why I fought kidnappers –Dad

Father of 16-year-old Rachel Chukwuemeka, a student of Caleb University, who was abducted last week, has revealed why he risked his life and fought with the kidnappers. Rachel’s 64-year-old father, Mr. Umejuru Chukwuemeka, said he didn’t regret struggling with the kidnappers in an attempt to foil the kidnap of his daughter. When contacted on the phone yesterday, the Registrar of Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, Mrs. Folake Okor, confirmed the school resumed only last week. She was, however, furious that New Telegraph carried the story of the abduction of the…

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Man, 23, beheads septuagenarian over land dispute

A 23-year-old man, Adeoye Ikugbayigbe, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State for allegedly beheading a septuagenarian identified as Mama Funmilayo Shada. The suspect was said to have committed the crime at Abigi in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of the state. It was learnt that both the suspect and the deceased had been having a running battle over a portion of land. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement that the severed head of the 72-year-old Shada had been recovered….

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Woman needs N12m for kidney transplant

A 50-year-old kidney patient, Mrs. Grace Temidayo Orunkoyi, has sent a Save Our Soul (SOS) message to government, corporate bodies and spirited individuals. Temidayo, an employee of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), was diagnosed by Dr. A. J. Momoh of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owo, of kidney-related diseases. Since January when the diagnosis was made, Orunkoyi from Ipe-Akoko in Akoko South East Local Government Area of Ondo State has been going through dialysis. According to the doctor’s report, Temidayo needs N620,000 monthly to remain alive. The breakdown, according to…

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