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Van Persie set for Feyenoord return

Netherlands’ record goalscorer Robin van Persie will complete a deal to join Feyenoord from Turkish side Fenerbahce next week, the Rotterdam club announced Friday. “Robin van Persie will sign a contract with Feyenoord on Monday,” the Dutch c
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Van Persie set for Feyenoord return

Netherlands’ record goalscorer Robin van Persie will complete a deal to join Feyenoord from Turkish side Fenerbahce next week, the Rotterdam club announced Friday. “Robin van Persie will sign a contract with Feyenoord on Monday,” the Dutch club said in a statement, signalling the striker’s return to his boyhood stomping ground. “Nothing stands in the […]

Pele not hospitalised – Spokesman

Pele’s spokesperson dismissed reports the footballing legend had been hospitalised on Friday, saying the 77-year-old was resting at home. The Brazilian cancelled a trip to London this weekend for a dinner in his honour with the English Football Writers&
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Pele not hospitalised – Spokesman

Pele’s spokesperson dismissed reports the footballing legend had been hospitalised on Friday, saying the 77-year-old was resting at home. The Brazilian cancelled a trip to London this weekend for a dinner in his honour with the English Football Writers’ Association (FWA), with the FWA saying he had collapsed from exhaustion and been taken to hospital. […]

ICYMI: Man beaten to death in Lagos baale’s palace over motorcycle

Afeez Hanafi The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Ikechukwu Ewuji in connection with the killing of a 41-year-old man in the Oshun Egbado, Age-Mowo, Morogbo area of the state. The police said the victim, Rotimi Thompson, was beaten to death in the
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ICYMI: Man beaten to death in Lagos baale’s palace over motorcycle

Afeez Hanafi The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Ikechukwu Ewuji in connection with the killing of a 41-year-old man in the Oshun Egbado, Age-Mowo, Morogbo area of the state. The police said the victim, Rotimi Thompson, was beaten to death in the palace of the community’s traditional ruler. PUNCH Metro learnt that Ewuji […]

Gaza family executes member for collaborating with Israel

A family in Gaza executed one of its own members Friday for passing on information to Israel that led to the deaths of three Hamas militants, Palestinian sources said. Hamas, which rules the territory, held Ahmad Said Barhoum for several months without trial
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Gaza family executes member for collaborating with Israel

A family in Gaza executed one of its own members Friday for passing on information to Israel that led to the deaths of three Hamas militants, Palestinian sources said. Hamas, which rules the territory, held Ahmad Said Barhoum for several months without trial before handing him over to the family, several of whose members belong […]

Osinbajo inaugurates committee to trace sources of terrorists’ fund

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday inaugurated the National Sanctions Committee at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The committee is saddled with the responsibility of tracing and freezing sources of funds for terrorists. At the brie
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Osinbajo inaugurates committee to trace sources of terrorists’ fund

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday inaugurated the National Sanctions Committee at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The committee is saddled with the responsibility of tracing and freezing sources of funds for terrorists. At the brief ceremony, Osinbajo restated the present administration’s commitment to eliminating terrorism in the country. The Attorney-General of the Federation, […]

American cities prepare for second anti-Trump women’s march

Giant crowds are expected at rallies around the United States Saturday for a second Women’s March opposing President Donald Trump, and calling for voter mobilization ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections. On January 21, 2017, one day after Trump’s
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American cities prepare for second anti-Trump women’s march

Giant crowds are expected at rallies around the United States Saturday for a second Women’s March opposing President Donald Trump, and calling for voter mobilization ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections. On January 21, 2017, one day after Trump’s inauguration, more than three million people marched nationwide opposing the president, according to a Washington Post […]

[VIDEO] Police seize cocaine found hidden in pineapples

Over €400,000 cash also seized Police say they have seized nearly a ton of cocaine hidden inside pineapples. The Police  in Portugal and Spain said they also arrested nine members of a gang that shipped the drugs from South America. The cocaine was wrappe
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[VIDEO] Police seize cocaine found hidden in pineapples

Over €400,000 cash also seized Police say they have seized nearly a ton of cocaine hidden inside pineapples. The Police  in Portugal and Spain said they also arrested nine members of a gang that shipped the drugs from South America. The cocaine was wrapped in yellow wax and packed inside pineapple skin, officials say. The […]

CHAN: Nigeria beat Libya to keep qualification hopes alive

The home-based Super Eagles on Friday defeated their Libyan counterparts 1-0 in the ongoing African Nations Championship, keeping hopes of progressing to the next round alive. The Eagles got the winner in the 79th minute courtesy a Sunday Faleye’s goal
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CHAN: Nigeria beat Libya to keep qualification hopes alive

The home-based Super Eagles on Friday defeated their Libyan counterparts 1-0 in the ongoing African Nations Championship, keeping hopes of progressing to the next round alive. The Eagles got the winner in the 79th minute courtesy a Sunday Faleye’s goal. Nigeria temporarily move to the top of Group C with four points from two games, while […]

ICYMI: Benue crisis may get out of control, Sultan warns

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has queried the competence of the security agencies and their inability to stop the attacks and killings by herdsmen in Benue State. He stated that everything must be done to stop the ongoing loss o
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ICYMI: Benue crisis may get out of control, Sultan warns

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has queried the competence of the security agencies and their inability to stop the attacks and killings by herdsmen in Benue State. He stated that everything must be done to stop the ongoing loss of lives, warning religious and political leaders to avoid inflammatory utterances that […]

What to know about America shutdown if congress doesn’t pass budget by midnight

Hundreds of thousands of US government defense workers, park rangers and business regulators could be temporarily out of work if Congress fails to pass a budget before a midnight Friday deadline. But the looming government shutdown due to lack of funding R
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What to know about America shutdown if congress doesn’t pass budget by midnight

Hundreds of thousands of US government defense workers, park rangers and business regulators could be temporarily out of work if Congress fails to pass a budget before a midnight Friday deadline. But the looming government shutdown due to lack of funding — which would be the second in five years — does not mean every […]

[Full Speech] Liberia, one of Africa’s enviable democracies – Sirleaf

Liberia’s outgoing President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, in a touching farewell address to the nation, declared that the country had become one of Africa’s enviable democracies. Johnson-Sirleaf said the country had punctured the expectations of doubting Thomas
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[Full Speech] Liberia, one of Africa’s enviable democracies – Sirleaf

Liberia’s outgoing President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, in a touching farewell address to the nation, declared that the country had become one of Africa’s enviable democracies. Johnson-Sirleaf said the country had punctured the expectations of doubting Thomases, who thought way back in 2006 when she took office, that its new found peace and democratic resurgence would not […]

Crocodile confronts policemen searching suspect’s house for weapons

Policemen searching a suspect’s home for a weapons stash were surprised to encounter a large crocodile living in the basement, the police said Friday. Police officers in Russia’s north-western city of Saint Petersburg were inspecting a property ow
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Crocodile confronts policemen searching suspect’s house for weapons

Policemen searching a suspect’s home for a weapons stash were surprised to encounter a large crocodile living in the basement, the police said Friday. Police officers in Russia’s north-western city of Saint Petersburg were inspecting a property owned by a man suspected in a case of illegal arms possession and trafficking in Petergof, a suburb […]

Police refute explosion report at Osun varsity

The Osun State Police Command on Friday refuted media reports that an explosion occurred on Thursday at  the Osogbo campus of Osun State University. Mr Fimihan Adeoye, the Commissioner of Police in the state, told newsmen  in Osogbo  that  contrary to med
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Police refute explosion report at Osun varsity

The Osun State Police Command on Friday refuted media reports that an explosion occurred on Thursday at  the Osogbo campus of Osun State University. Mr Fimihan Adeoye, the Commissioner of Police in the state, told newsmen  in Osogbo  that  contrary to media reports, it was carbon dioxide in a fire extinguisher that  was  accidentally released. […]

Suspected herdsmen kill farmer in Ogun

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Suspected herdsmen were alleged to have killed a farmer, Adetona Owolabi, on his farm on Thursday at Afon in Imeko-Afon Local Government area of Ogun State. This killing came few hours after the state government said it had taken pr
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Suspected herdsmen kill farmer in Ogun

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Suspected herdsmen were alleged to have killed a farmer, Adetona Owolabi, on his farm on Thursday at Afon in Imeko-Afon Local Government area of Ogun State. This killing came few hours after the state government said it had taken proactive measures to prevent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state. Our correspondent […]

ICYMI: Nasarawa school principal, teachers suspended for beating students

Umar Muhammed, Lafia The Principal of Government Science Secondary School, Nassarawa-Eggon, and three other officials have been suspended for one month for meting out corporal punishment to some students. The state Commissioner of Education, Mr. Tijjani Ahmed
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ICYMI: Nasarawa school principal, teachers suspended for beating students

Umar Muhammed, Lafia The Principal of Government Science Secondary School, Nassarawa-Eggon, and three other officials have been suspended for one month for meting out corporal punishment to some students. The state Commissioner of Education, Mr. Tijjani Ahmed, who confirmed this to Northern City News on Thursday in Lafia, said the state government had banned corporal […]

Kidnapped ex-Bayelsa commissioner regains freedom

Mrs Marie Ebikake, a former Commissioner for Transport in Bayelsa State abducted by gunmen on the same day (Sunday) with a soldier in separate incidents in the state, has regained freedom. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ebikake was freed at about 3a
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Kidnapped ex-Bayelsa commissioner regains freedom

Mrs Marie Ebikake, a former Commissioner for Transport in Bayelsa State abducted by gunmen on the same day (Sunday) with a soldier in separate incidents in the state, has regained freedom. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ebikake was freed at about 3am on Friday, but the fate of the soldier remained unknown. Bayelsa Police […]

2022 World Cup games won’t be played outside Qatar – organisers

Qatar will host every game of the 2022 World Cup, the country’s senior tournament organiser insisted Friday, amid speculation the Gulf political crisis would force the emirate to relocate matches. Hassan Al-Thawadi, secretary-general of Qatar’s Wo
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2022 World Cup games won’t be played outside Qatar – organisers

Qatar will host every game of the 2022 World Cup, the country’s senior tournament organiser insisted Friday, amid speculation the Gulf political crisis would force the emirate to relocate matches. Hassan Al-Thawadi, secretary-general of Qatar’s World Cup organising committee, also maintained that preparations for the tournament were on schedule, despite the ongoing and increasingly bitter […]

Why I am not in a hurry to take decisions, says Buhari

President denies allegation of ethnic bias says Jonathan had the power to cause problems in 2015 You must embrace continuity, Oyegun tells President Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening said he was not ready to do anything i
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Why I am not in a hurry to take decisions, says Buhari

President denies allegation of ethnic bias says Jonathan had the power to cause problems in 2015 You must embrace continuity, Oyegun tells President Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening said he was not ready to do anything in a hurry. He said would sit and reflect on issues before he would continue […]

We must be honest, Pedro dived – Conte

Antonio Conte accepted Pedro dived in a controversial FA Cup tie that has left Chelsea without the forward and fellow striker Alvaro Morata for a Premier League match at Brighton on Saturday. Pedro and Morata were both sent off after they each received an ini
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We must be honest, Pedro dived – Conte

Antonio Conte accepted Pedro dived in a controversial FA Cup tie that has left Chelsea without the forward and fellow striker Alvaro Morata for a Premier League match at Brighton on Saturday. Pedro and Morata were both sent off after they each received an initial yellow card for diving on Wednesday night in a third […]

Farmers/herdsmen crisis: Institute advocates stringent measures to avoid anarchy

Prof. Oshita Oshita, the Director-General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution has advocated stringent measures to curb the lingering farmers/herdsmen clashes in the country. Oshita said this on Friday in Abuja at a media roundtable to discuss and fin
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Farmers/herdsmen crisis: Institute advocates stringent measures to avoid anarchy

Prof. Oshita Oshita, the Director-General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution has advocated stringent measures to curb the lingering farmers/herdsmen clashes in the country. Oshita said this on Friday in Abuja at a media roundtable to discuss and find solutions to the farmers/herdsmen attacks in parts of the country organised by the Search for Common […]

Guardiola has no bitterness over failed Sanchez bid

Pep Guardiola has said he feels no anger towards Alexis Sanchez despite losing out on the chance to sign him for Manchester City. Sanchez looked set to reunite with his former Barcelona boss at the Etihad Stadium, only for Premier League leaders City to pull
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Guardiola has no bitterness over failed Sanchez bid

Pep Guardiola has said he feels no anger towards Alexis Sanchez despite losing out on the chance to sign him for Manchester City. Sanchez looked set to reunite with his former Barcelona boss at the Etihad Stadium, only for Premier League leaders City to pull out of the deal on Monday. It is understood Guardiola, […]

National Bank of Kenya hacked, millions lost

The National Bank of Kenya on Friday confirmed it was hacked and 29 million shillings (N101.4m) lost in the process. In a statement seen by Kenyan Pulse, the bank disclosed that the  fraud happened on January 17, 2018. NBK assured customers that their accoun
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National Bank of Kenya hacked, millions lost

The National Bank of Kenya on Friday confirmed it was hacked and 29 million shillings (N101.4m) lost in the process. In a statement seen by Kenyan Pulse, the bank disclosed that the  fraud happened on January 17, 2018. NBK assured customers that their accounts were not affected by the robbery. “We confirm that there was […]

Man gets second face transplant after his body rejects first one

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday. It is the first time in transplant history that doctors have replaced o
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Man gets second face transplant after his body rejects first one

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday. It is the first time in transplant history that doctors have replaced one donor face with another, according to Olivier Bastien of France’s […]

85 million Nigerians may vote in 2019 – INEC

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission says the number of registered voters may rise to 85 million ahead of the 2019 general election. The revelation implies that INEC’s projection of 80 million has increased by five million.
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85 million Nigerians may vote in 2019 – INEC

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission says the number of registered voters may rise to 85 million ahead of the 2019 general election. The revelation implies that INEC’s projection of 80 million has increased by five million. The commission had  said last year that it was expecting 80 million Nigerians to be registered […]

[VIDEO] Pope arrives Peru for four-day visit

Pope Francis arrived Thursday in Peru on the final leg of his South American trip, where he will meet indigenous people and hear firsthand how the country’s gold rush is destroying large areas of their Amazon homeland. Earlier, the pontiff highlighted t
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[VIDEO] Pope arrives Peru for four-day visit

Pope Francis arrived Thursday in Peru on the final leg of his South American trip, where he will meet indigenous people and hear firsthand how the country’s gold rush is destroying large areas of their Amazon homeland. Earlier, the pontiff highlighted the plight of vulnerable immigrants and robustly defended a bishop accused of covering up […]

Ondo receives 23 Nigerian Libyan returnees

The Ondo State Government, on Friday, in Akure, received 23 indigenes of the state, who were among Nigerian returnees from Libya. Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the state, who received the returnees, assured them that government would provide adequate support
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Ondo receives 23 Nigerian Libyan returnees

The Ondo State Government, on Friday, in Akure, received 23 indigenes of the state, who were among Nigerian returnees from Libya. Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the state, who received the returnees, assured them that government would provide adequate support. Akeredolu, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Agboola Ajayi, thanked the Senior Special Assistant to […]

Coca-Cola sets 100% recycling goal for 2030

Coca-Cola is launching a campaign to collect and recycle 100 percent of its packaging by 2030, part of a drive to reduce consumer waste globally, the company announced Friday. The Georgia-based company, which markets more than 500 brands of sodas, juices, wat
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Coca-Cola sets 100% recycling goal for 2030

Coca-Cola is launching a campaign to collect and recycle 100 percent of its packaging by 2030, part of a drive to reduce consumer waste globally, the company announced Friday. The Georgia-based company, which markets more than 500 brands of sodas, juices, water and teas, said it also is working to make all of its packaging […]

Carpenter pleads guilty to raping 18-year-old daughter

A 45-year old carpenter, Olumide Akinleye, who allegedly cohabited with and raped his own daughter, is to remain behind bars pending judgment, an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court ruled in Ibadan on Friday. Chief Magistrate Modina Akanni, who gave the rulin
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Carpenter pleads guilty to raping 18-year-old daughter

A 45-year old carpenter, Olumide Akinleye, who allegedly cohabited with and raped his own daughter, is to remain behind bars pending judgment, an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court ruled in Ibadan on Friday. Chief Magistrate Modina Akanni, who gave the ruling, said Akinleye should be kept in police custody until when the hearing would begin. The […]

[BREAKING] Court nullifies installation of 21 kings by Gov Ajimobi

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan An Oyo State High Court presided over by Justice Olajumoke Aiki on Friday declared the review of the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other Related Chieftaincies in Ibadan land by the Justice Akintunde Boade Review Commission
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[BREAKING] Court nullifies installation of 21 kings by Gov Ajimobi

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan An Oyo State High Court presided over by Justice Olajumoke Aiki on Friday declared the review of the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other Related Chieftaincies in Ibadan land by the Justice Akintunde Boade Review Commission, which was set up by the Oyo State Government, as unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of […]

Boko Haram kills five in Adamawa village

Boko Haram jihadists have killed five people in an attack on a village in Adamawa state, a community leader and a local resident said on Friday. A group of 10 militants stormed Kaya village at about 9:00 pm in the Madagali area late on Thursday and broke int
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Boko Haram kills five in Adamawa village

Boko Haram jihadists have killed five people in an attack on a village in Adamawa state, a community leader and a local resident said on Friday. A group of 10 militants stormed Kaya village at about 9:00 pm in the Madagali area late on Thursday and broke into two homes, killing four people. Another resident […]

Evans: Court adjourns continuation of trial to March 2

The trial of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, and his alleged accomplices was on Friday adjourned until March 2. The trial was adjourned due partly to the fact that Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, a co-defendant, had yet to secure legal representation. Mr Anselm
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Evans: Court adjourns continuation of trial to March 2

The trial of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, and his alleged accomplices was on Friday adjourned until March 2. The trial was adjourned due partly to the fact that Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, a co-defendant, had yet to secure legal representation. Mr Anselm Dunu, the brother of Mr Donatius Dunu, a victim, was scheduled to be cross-examined on […]

PICNI spends N1bn on Chibok school reconstruction 

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja  The Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative, has said it spent N1.05 billion on the reconstruction of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state. The school was burnt down by Boko Haram insurgents during
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PICNI spends N1bn on Chibok school reconstruction 

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja  The Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative, has said it spent N1.05 billion on the reconstruction of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state. The school was burnt down by Boko Haram insurgents during the abduction of 276 schoolgirls in April, 2014. The Vice Chairman, PICNI, Alhaji Tijjani Tumsah, who disclosed this  to […]

Rapist-murderer is America’s first prisoner executed in 2108

In the first U.S. execution of 2018, Texas on Thursday put to death a man convicted of raping and murdering five girls and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims. Anthony Shore, 55, was executed by lethal injection in the state
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Rapist-murderer is America’s first prisoner executed in 2108

In the first U.S. execution of 2018, Texas on Thursday put to death a man convicted of raping and murdering five girls and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims. Anthony Shore, 55, was executed by lethal injection in the state’s death chamber in Huntsville, dying at 6:28 p.m., Robert Hurst, […]

INEC registers 74 million voters

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, says the commission has 74 million voters in its register by the second week of January. The INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, made the fact
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INEC registers 74 million voters

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, says the commission has 74 million voters in its register by the second week of January. The INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, made the fact known in a statement in Abuja on Friday. Osaze-Uzzi quoted Yakubu as making the fact […]

Gunmen kidnap seven in Niger

The Commissioner of Police in Niger, Dibal Yakadi, said gunmen on Friday kidnapped seven people in Munya Local Government area of the state. Yakadi said that two brothers, Alhaji Garba Yakassai and Alhaji Umar Yakassai, and five others were kidnapped on two d
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Gunmen kidnap seven in Niger

The Commissioner of Police in Niger, Dibal Yakadi, said gunmen on Friday kidnapped seven people in Munya Local Government area of the state. Yakadi said that two brothers, Alhaji Garba Yakassai and Alhaji Umar Yakassai, and five others were kidnapped on two different occasions. He said that Garba and Umar were kidnapped in a Toyota […]

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