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US student killed in mosque attack called a ‘hero’

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He was a Kansas college student who had returned home in order to get married. And then after that, Abduljaleel Alarbash planned to leave Saudi Arabia and head back to Wichita State University, where the electrical engineering major was an honor roll student. It appeared like it was nothing but ...

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Gunmen burn 250 houses in Plateau village

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•Over 1500 residents displaced Unknown gunmen have overrun Shonong village in Riyom local government area of Plateau State in an attack spanning three days. Two hundred houses in the village were burnt down and about 1500 residents are now displaced, according to a member of the community, Isaac Kahwun. “The ...

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TEXTILE MATERIALS WORTH N315BN CONFISCATES BY CUSTOMS IN KANO

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Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, yesterday said textile materials worth about N315 billion smuggled into the country were recently impounded in Kano State by his men. The confiscation was sequel to a May 8 raid carried out by the NCS on warehouses suspected to be used ...

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BREAKING: Boko Haram Kills 43 In Five Hour Operation In Borno

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No less than 43 people were killed in an attack that lasted five hours at the weekend when Boko Haram gunmen stormed the town of Gubio in Borno State, survivors told Reuters on Tuesday. Despite suffering heaving casualty following a sustained anti-insurgency campaign by the Nigerian military and allied forces ...

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Yobe: Suicide bomber injures eight persons in Potiskum

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A suicide bomber on Monday injured at least, 8 people in Potiskum town of Yobe state,a hospital source at the Potiskum General Hospital has confirmed. The source added that two of the eight victims were in critical state while the others were responding fine to treatment. He said, the victims ...

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Nigerian man stabs fiancée to death in Texas

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Within the past decade, nearly 12,000 American women, including undocumented, resident aliens and naturalised citizens, were murdered by their current or estranged lovers. This number clearly is more than the number of American soldiers killed in the recent wars against terrorism. Last Wednesday, Osa Alohaneke, a Nigerian resident in Texas, ...

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Lebanese woman, others use EFCC vests for robbery

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A 32-year-old Lebanese, Amira Abdallahi, along with five other suspects, have been arrested by the police for alleged robberies and frauds totalling N20m in different parts of Lagos and Abuja. PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspects ─ Princewill Eze, 55; Daniel Okpara, 30; Paul Irior, 37; Bassey Ekpenyong, 39; Royal Nwabuike, ...

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Hoodlums clash, escape with victim’s corpse

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There was confusion on Abule Nla Road in the Iponri area of Lagos when hoodlums clashed along the railway crossing, during which a middle-aged man, identified simply as Jogi, was hacked to death. PUNCH Metro learnt that two factions of the hoodlums had faced one another at the railway crossing at ...

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Cooperative society asks court to jail RCCG trustees

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The United Bank for Africa Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited has commenced a contempt proceeding against the Registered Trustees of the Redeemed Christian Church of God for allegedly disobeying an order of the court. The cooperative society claimed to have served the RCCG trustees with Form 48. Form 48 is served ...

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