Anambra NDLEA boss takes drug war to church

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander in Anambra State, Mr. Sule Momodu on Sunday took the war against the of drugs to the church saying the abuse of banned substances among youths in the state has increased in recent times. Speaking at Dunamis International Gospel Church in Awka, the NDLEA boss urged parents to keep watch over their children who he said often times are influenced by their peers in school. He reeled out the drugs that have been abused in the state to include, crack cocaine, cannabis,…

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FG tasks govs on tourism-driven economy

  Benin Republic, Kano win top prizes as drums festival ends The Federal Government has charged governors of states of the federation to invest more in the development of tourism industry and promotion of the nation’s diverse cultural heritage. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who gave the charge in Abeokuta, said Nigeria has great potential to derive huge economic benefits from culture and tourism as oil revenues continue to shrink. He said this in his remarks on Saturday night at the closing of the African Drums…

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US state grants couple’s request to give daughter surname ‘Allah’

  Georgia officials have granted a couple’s request to issue a birth certificate giving their toddler daughter the surname “Allah” after earlier refusing to do so because neither parent has that name, civil liberties advocates said on Thursday. The American Civil Liberties Union, which brought a lawsuit, called the decision a victory for free expression, but a top official with the largest U.S. Muslim advocacy group criticized the choice to use the Arabic word for “God” as culturally insensitive. ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah, who will soon turn 2, was born…

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How militant Soboma George was killed

We killed him, his girlfriend over N600m deal, murder of my uncle – Member of Niger Delta Avengers     The name, Soboma George, wouldn’t be forgotten in a hurry by many Nigerians, especially citizens of Rivers State. He was murdered in August 2010. He was a militant in both the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta and The Outlaws. In August 2009, Soboma accepted an amnesty offer made by the Nigerian government, under President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. Until his death, he led The Outlaws, a cult gang,…

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Man, 20, commits suicide in church premises

  The remains of a young parishioner, simply identified as Kachi, was found hanging in the early hours of Friday at the Hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Port Harcourt. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the development is causing panic among residents of the area. It was learnt that the deceased, an indigene of Imo, was a devoted Catholic and former Mass servant of the church. Some parishioners, at the scene, told NAN that the deceased was a taxi driver, who plied his trade at…

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Gunmen kill man, 50, son, in Sokoto

Some unidentified gunmen have killed a 50-year old businessman, Alhaji Bello Danbuba and his teenage son, Aliyu, in Gandi village, in Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State. The killings happened on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the attackers, believed to be bandits, trailed Danbaba to where his herd of camel was kept, then shot him and his son. The gunmen left without carting away any of the camels or cash. The late businessman was also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the…

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Unilag student abducted in front of hostel

A female student of the University of Lagos has been reportedly kidnapped. According to an eyewitness, the girl was kidnapped in front of her Kofo Hostel a few minutes ago. New Telegraph learnt that she was bundled into a blue Toyota, with tinted glass, sometime after 4pm and whisked out of the campus with some other cars in hot pursuit alerted to the alarm raised by the abducted girl. We further learnt that the car had been parked for some time near the hostel ostensibly waiting for their victim, who…

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