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Factory worker: I raped my daughter only six times

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A 34-year-old factory worker, Mohammed Ahmed, on Wednesday said he raped his daughter six times. Ahmed, who was paraded by officials of the Osun State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps said he started having sex with his 14-year-old daughter ( name withheld) in April, 2015. The distraught ...

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Nigerian blogger accused of defaming Fidelity Bank MD gets bail

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted bail to Seun Oloketuyi, a blogger, who was remanded at Kirikiri Maximum Prison last week for publishing damning details of an alleged illicit affair of Fidelity Bank Managing Director, Nnamdi Okonkwo. Mr. Oloketuyi was accused of defaming the banker by publishing ...

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NDLEA arrest notorious drug baron in Ekiti

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Ekiti, has arrested Shayo Oguntegbe, a notorious drug baron, popularly called Oritano. Mr Nnanna Nworisa, acting Commander of the NDLEA in Ekiti, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He said that ...

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Rivers arrests 67 for flouting sanitation laws

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NO fewer than 67 persons were arrested by operatives of the Rivers State Police Command for flouting the state sanitation laws. The offenders were arrested on Saturday between the hours of 7.30am and 9.30am for disobeying the restriction of movement order by the state government. While some of those arrested ...

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I know the policeman who killed my mother – Son

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Children of Mrs. Aderonke Adelugba, who was allegedly killed by a policeman in the Sijuade area of Akure, Ondo State, on Sunday have called on the government and human rights groups in the country to assist them to ensure that the matter is not swept under the carpet . The ...

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Graduate, four others nabbed with N57m cocaine

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A 28-year-old university graduate of Economics, Nonso Akubueze, has been arrested along with four other suspects by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for alleged drug trafficking. It was learnt that Akubueze and the other suspects – Simon Omoluonye, Obidike Onodyer, Friday Onyeabor and Emma Ifoh – were apprehended at ...

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13 Army Generals To Return Stolen Funds

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Thirteen retired army generals that are are expected to be interrogated by the probe panel set by President Muhammadu Buhari have already approached some members of the board for friendly settlement of the matter than appearing before the panel. It should be noted that the arms procurement investigation was set ...

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Somalia attack: Al-Shabab attacks African Union Janale base

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Fighters from the al-Shabab militant Islamist group have overrun an African Union military base in southern Somalia, inflicting heavy casualties, witnesses have told the BBC. The militants said they have killed 70 AU soldiers at the Janale base, 90km (55 miles) south-east of the capital. AU forces have insisted they ...

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Sambo Dasuki: Nigeria’s ex-national security adviser in court

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Nigeria’s sacked national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has appeared in court in the capital, Abuja, charged with illegally possessing weapons. Nigeria’s intelligence agency said it had seized firearms during a raid on his properties in July. Mr Dasuki pleaded not guilty to the charge and was given bail. He is ...

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Ukraine crisis: Second death after anti-autonomy protests

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A second member of Ukraine’s national guard has died from injuries after Monday’s violent protests outside the parliament in Kiev, officials say. The clashes – involving nationalists – erupted after MPs gave initial backing to reform for more autonomy in the rebel-held east. The first death was reported after a ...

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Bangkok bomb: Second foreign suspect arrested

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A second foreign suspect has been arrested in connection with the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine in August, the Thai prime minister has said. The male suspect was arrested in Sa Kaeo province, east of Bangkok on the border with Cambodia, Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters. He described the man ...

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Texas man held in shooting death of sheriff’s deputy

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A Texas man is being held without bail after police say he shot and killed a sheriff’s deputy as the officer refuelled his patrol car. Police believe Shannon Miles targeted Darren Goforth at a petrol station near Houston because Goforth was in uniform. Houston officials did not disclose a motive, ...

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