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FG Withdraws Corruption Charges Against Goje, One Month He Endorsed Lawan

A federal high court in Jos, Plateau state, has discharged the corruption charges filed against Danjuma Goje, former governor of Gombe state. The office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) applied for the withdrawal of the charges on Friday. In 2011, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed charges against Goje, who is currently the senator representing ...

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‘Why I Stole 3-day-old Baby From Hospital’

The Plateau State police command has paraded one Mrs. Leritshimwa Dungjil Diyal who disguised herself as medical personnel and stole a three-day-old baby at Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos. Mrs. Leritshimwa who is married for seven years without a child confessed that she was desperate to have a baby to cover her face from shame in the society. The command also paraded ...

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Three Nigerians Jailed For Transporting Firearms, Drugs In UK

Three men have been jailed by the Woolwich Crown Court for their roles in transporting firearms and drugs into the United Kingdom via Euro tunnel. The names of the convicted persons published on the website of the Metropolitan Police Service showed that the three have names that of Nigerian origin names. Their names were given as Kennedy Udo, 29, Michael ...

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Breaking News: Military In Fierce Battle To Repel Boko Haram In Maiduguri

Military troops on Tuesday evening engaged the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents in a fierce battle to repel them from entering Maiduguri through the city outskirts. Some Boko Haram stormed Molai, a surburd of Maiduguri at about 6:30pm firing heavy guns. Residents said the insurgents who came in a few 4-wheel vehicles, also used explosives. They said heavy sound from guns ...

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Absence Of Judge Stalls Trial Of Dino Melaye, Maryam Sanda

The absence of Justice Yusuf Halilu of an FCT High Court, Maitama, on Monday, stalled the trials of Senator Dino Melaye and an alleged husband killer, Maryam Sanda, on Monday. The judge was absent due to his official engagement on election tribunal duty in Ogun State. The senator representing Kogi West in the Senate was on Jan. 22 arraigned by ...

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Don’t Offer Miyetti Allah N100bn Over Insecurity, Ohanaeze Warns Buhari

The apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has reacted to reports alleging that the Federal Government was plotting to “appease” the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, with a huge sum of money. Deputy spokesperson of Ohanaeze, Chuks Ibegbu has warned against such move. Following the meeting between MACBAN and a delegation of the Federal Government last week, reports had ...

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Fulani Herdsmen Attack Travelers Along Ife-Ibadan Highway, Scores Abducted

*Fulani Gunmen Kidnap Prof in Osun, Spare Wife Unknown Gunmen have reportedly abducted Prof. Olayinka Adegbehingbe, an orthopedic surgeon at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Ile-Ife in Osun State. The professor and his wife were reportedly attacked around Ikire about 10pm on Sunday. It was learnt that the gunmen went away with the professor but left the wife. ...

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Suspected Robbers Kill NANS Spokesman

Suspected robbers last Friday stabbed to death, the spokesman for the National Association of Nigerian Students’ (NANS) Joint Campus Committee (JCC), Comrade Oshin Aderigbigbe. He was stabbed with a knife around 11:30am at Okokomaiko by a gang of three men, who allegedly snatched his phone and laptop. A statement by the police on Sunday alleged that Bashiru Ahmed, 21, alias ...

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Gunmen In Rivers Abduct Corpse En Route To Interment, Demand N1m Ransom

Unknown gunmen on Friday hijacked a grave-bound corpse at Ahoada in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State and demanded a ransom of N1m before releasing it. According to a witness, the corpse was being conveyed home for interment by relations and church members when the gunmen ambushed the hearse along Ahoada Road. The witness said the bandits pulled ...

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Five Years On, 112 Chibok Schoolgirls Still Missing

The sleepy town of Chibok in Nigeria’s northeast continues to grapple with the seemingly endless wait for the return of more than 100 schoolgirls who were abducted by the armed group Boko Haram, five years ago on Sunday. Life has not remained the same for the community, which still feels haunted by the April 14, 2014 kidnappings. The town attracted international attention after Boko ...

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