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Shiite protesters, police clash in Abuja


A protest march by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) on Monday turned violent after the protesters were tear gassed as they tried to force their way into the National Assembly complex in Abuja. The Shiite members are demanding the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who was ...

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Notorious kidnapper, Don Waney’s corpse arrives Port Harcourt


The corpse of the notorious kidnapper and militant, Don Waney was brought to the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt on Sunday morning by soldiers and operatives of the Department of State Services. Don Waney, whose real name is Prince Igwedibia, was shot and killed alongside his second-in-command ...

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Police arrest two soldiers with stolen truck

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The police have nabbed two soldiers who deserted the army while attempting to cross the border to Republic of Niger in a stolen unregistered navy blue Ford pick-up truck. The suspects, identified as Abubakar Ibrahim and Jaduwa Thalma, were said to have deserted the military during an operation against the ...

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Fulani Herdsmen Attack Guma In Benue (Graphic Photos)


A local community in Benue State, middlebelt part of Nigeria has been hit by Fulani herdsmen with residents seriously injured and others killed. According to the story shared by one Facebook user named Ukan Kurugh, Fulani herdsmen in their usual way today attacked Nongov Saghev at Tomotar Mbashiov in Guma ...

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Stepmother arrested for brutalising siblings

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There was a mild drama on Saturday on Jembo Street, in the Egan, Igando area of Lagos State, as a stepmother, identified as Omo Akotho, locked herself up in the house to evade arrest. PUNCH Metro learnt that after persuassion by some officials of the Lagos State Office of the ...

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Police arrest youths for death of primary school headteacher

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The operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command have arrested 10 indigenes of Umuoma-Nzerem, in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly setting ablaze a primary school headteacher, Cosmos Iwu. Some youths of the community had on November 30, 2017, ...

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BREAKING: Eight dead, some 100 arrested in DR Congo protests


Eight people were killed and some 100 arrested on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the sidelines of marches against the rule of President Joseph Kabila, a UN source said. Eighty-two people, including priests, were taken into custody in Kinshasa, while 41 people were arrested in the rest ...

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Electrician accused of stealing phone kills witness

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When students of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, resume academic activities in January 2018, 18-year-old Farooq Olusegun, will be missing. Olusegun, who just got admission to the institution, was reportedly stabbed to death by an electrician, Israel Oluranti. The suspect was arrested by policemen from the Agbado Police Division, led ...

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Two children disappear during Jumat service in Lagos

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The parents of three-year-old Muhaisin Awaz and Abdallah Abdulazeez, 6, are distressed after the two children allegedly disappeared during a Jumat service at Oniyanrin, in the Mile 12, Ketu area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro learnt that the families of the two children are friends and Abdulazeez’s mother had visited ...

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