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  • At least 500 dead, 810 missing in Sierra Leone disaster

    The death toll from the flood and mudslide disaster that struck Sierra Leone’s capital in mid-August now exceeds 500 and 810 people are listed as missing, the government said Thursday. “The death toll has risen slightly above 500,” Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh said at a ceremony to receive relief supplies provided by Japan. Separately,…

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  • BREAKING: Arewa youths withdraws quit notice

    The coalition of Northern youth groups that had  asked Igbos to leave Northern Nigeria has temporarily withdrawn its quit notice. The groups, under the banner of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, issued the quit notice in June, asking Igbos to leave before October 1 and claiming their demand was in response to secessionist stance of…

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  • Man arrested over attempted ritual murder of relatives, friends

    The Police in Anambra have arrested a 26-year-old man, Chukwuemeka Okafor,  for allegedly attempting to use his father, two siblings and five friends for money ritual. The suspect, who hailed from Ifite-Awka in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra, was arrested following information made available to the police by a vigilant resident of the…

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  • BREAKING; NAF plane crashes in Kaduna

    From Molly Kilete, Abuja A Nigerian Air Force (NAF), aircraft has crashed in Kaduna, killing the pilot, said to be an instructor and only occupant of the aircraft. The Director, Public Relations and Information Air Commodore Adetokunbo Adesanya, who made this known, said the aircraft, an Air Beetle, was on a mission when it crashed.

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  • Pakistan pushes back on U.S “agents of chaos” claim

    Pakistan on Thursday, responded to Washington’s accusation that it shelter has failed to eliminate militant asylums inside Afghanistan. The rare reaction came in a policy statement issued by the office of Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi after a meeting of the civilian and military leadership. “President Donald Trump has accused Pakistan of harbouring “agents of chaos”…

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  • Gov. Obaseki seeks international coalition to end modern slavery

    Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says the state government is seeking partnerships with the international organisations to end slavery in all ramifications. Obaseki spoke at the occasion commemorating the International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and its Abolition in Benin. The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition…

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  • Yobe: Relief materials delivered to flood victims

    The Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (YOSEMA) has delivered food and non-food items to the Jajimaji flood victims in Yobe state north east Nigeria. Hundreds of residents were five days ago rendered homeless in Jajimaji the headquarters of Karasuwa Local Government Area of the state as a result of the torrential downpour. Presenting the relief…

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  • Kidnap kingpin dies in police custody

    From Paul Osuyi, Asaba A suspected criminal kingpin alleged to be the mastermind of most kidnap operations Ndokwa axis of Delta State, one Ibrahim Musa alias Oyibo has reportedly slumped and died in police custody. The deceased suspect was also alleged to be behind herdsmen related killings within the Ossissa-Kwale-Ogume axis of Ndokwa. Commissioner of…

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  • Miyetti Allah leader, 8 others held for kidnap in Delta

      From Paul Osuyi, Asaba Leader of the Miyyeti Allah Cattle Dealers Association in Delta State, Musa Mohammed aka Daro had been arrested for alleged complicity in series of kidnapping and armed robbery in the state. The 56-year old suspect was arrested with eight others who are said to be his relatives. He has been…

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  • NANS rejects, protests varsities cut-off marks

    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has rejected the cut-off points for admission into tertiary institutions, describing the reduction as a gross misplacement of priority and exercise in futility. NANS Vice President Olamide Odumosu, spoke at a protest by the group at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Bwari, on Thursday. Odumosu…

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