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Man removed from plane for excessive farting

Passengers who criticised him banned from using airline again A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after a row caused by a passenger who refused to stop farting. The passenger apparently kept breaking wind on board a Transavia Airlines flight from
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Man removed from plane for excessive farting

Passengers who criticised him banned from using airline again A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after a row caused by a passenger who refused to stop farting. The passenger apparently kept breaking wind on board a Transavia Airlines flight from Dubai to Amsterdam Schiphol last weekend. The two Dutchmen sitting next to […]

Anti-corruption officers arrest Latvian central bank governor

Anti-corruption authorities in Latvia have arrested the governor of the country’s central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics, the government said Sunday, while assuring there is “no sign of danger” to the financial system. Rimsevics, who was appointed g
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Anti-corruption officers arrest Latvian central bank governor

Anti-corruption authorities in Latvia have arrested the governor of the country’s central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics, the government said Sunday, while assuring there is “no sign of danger” to the financial system. Rimsevics, who was appointed governor in 2001, was detained by officers from the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) on Saturday and questioned for seven hours […]

Kangaroo fights back, brutalises hunter, breaks his jaw

A man out hunting kangaroos got more than he bargained for after an animal fought back and smashed his jaw. Joshua Hayden, 19, was hunting near Kellerberrin in Western Australia on Tuesday night when a kangaroo attacked. Hayden, hunting with his brother in th
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Kangaroo fights back, brutalises hunter, breaks his jaw

A man out hunting kangaroos got more than he bargained for after an animal fought back and smashed his jaw. Joshua Hayden, 19, was hunting near Kellerberrin in Western Australia on Tuesday night when a kangaroo attacked. Hayden, hunting with his brother in their car, spotted three kangaroos in a paddock, so leant out of […]

Policeman escorting frozen chicken allegedly kills taxi driver

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Tragedy struck in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on Sunday when a policeman attached to a yet to be identified firm shot and killed a taxi driver. The incident, which happened in Rumuokoro axis of the area, ca
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Policeman escorting frozen chicken allegedly kills taxi driver

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Tragedy struck in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on Sunday when a policeman attached to a yet to be identified firm shot and killed a taxi driver. The incident, which happened in Rumuokoro axis of the area, caused commotion as policemen cordoned off the scene of the incident and […]

Dele Alli was looking for the penalty he won, says Rochdale manager Keith Hill

Rochdale manager Keith Hill claimed Dele Alli was “looking for” the penalty that helped Tottenham Hotspur gain a 2-2 draw in their FA Cup Fifth Round tie away to the League One strugglers. However Hill emphasised that he did not “blame” Alli for the w
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Dele Alli was looking for the penalty he won, says Rochdale manager Keith Hill

Rochdale manager Keith Hill claimed Dele Alli was “looking for” the penalty that helped Tottenham Hotspur gain a 2-2 draw in their FA Cup Fifth Round tie away to the League One strugglers. However Hill emphasised that he did not “blame” Alli for the way he earned the award as he went over under the […]

Mass Wedding: Catholic priest sponsors 136 couples in Nasarawa

Rev. Fr. Lawrence Soja-Anyembugu, Parish Priest in charge of St Sylvester Catholic Church, New Nyanya, Nasarawa state, has sponsored the marriage of 136 couples within two weeks. Soja-Anyembugu, announced this to newsmen on Saturday during the marriage matrim
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Mass Wedding: Catholic priest sponsors 136 couples in Nasarawa

Rev. Fr. Lawrence Soja-Anyembugu, Parish Priest in charge of St Sylvester Catholic Church, New Nyanya, Nasarawa state, has sponsored the marriage of 136 couples within two weeks. Soja-Anyembugu, announced this to newsmen on Saturday during the marriage matrimony of 83 couples in commemoration of his 10th priestly anniversary in St Patrick Catholic Church, Akwanga, Akwanga […]

Zamfara killings: PDP bemoans daily massacre of Nigerians, calls for prayers

The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the gruesome murder of 41 Nigerians by marauders in Zamfara State and urged Nigerians to join forces in praying for the nation. The party made the condemnation in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretar
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Zamfara killings: PDP bemoans daily massacre of Nigerians, calls for prayers

The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the gruesome murder of 41 Nigerians by marauders in Zamfara State and urged Nigerians to join forces in praying for the nation. The party made the condemnation in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Saturday in Abuja. Ologbondiyan urged the All Progressives Congress-controlled […]

10 arrested for burning Nasarawa IDPs’ houses

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested 10 people for allegedly setting ablaze the houses deserted by the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nasarawa/Benue border towns. DSP Idirisu Kennedy, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Nasarawa, state
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10 arrested for burning Nasarawa IDPs’ houses

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested 10 people for allegedly setting ablaze the houses deserted by the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nasarawa/Benue border towns. DSP Idirisu Kennedy, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Nasarawa, stated this on Saturday while addressing newsmen at the command headquarters in Lafia. According to him, surprisingly some of […]

UPDATED: 18 killed, 22 wounded in multiple bomb blast in Borno – Police

The Police Commissioner in Borno State, Mr Damian Chukwu, on Saturday confirmed that 18 persons were killed while 22 others were injured in the Friday attack. Chukwu said that a male and two female suicide bombers detonated themselves at the Kasuwar Kifi in K
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UPDATED: 18 killed, 22 wounded in multiple bomb blast in Borno – Police

The Police Commissioner in Borno State, Mr Damian Chukwu, on Saturday confirmed that 18 persons were killed while 22 others were injured in the Friday attack. Chukwu said that a male and two female suicide bombers detonated themselves at the Kasuwar Kifi in Konduga. He explained that the injured persons were referred to the Specialist […]

‎Zamfara killings: Yari vindicates me on $1bn withdrawal, says Fayose

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said the claim by Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, that security agencies failed to respond to the alert given them to prevent the massacre of people in Zamfara has vindica
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‎Zamfara killings: Yari vindicates me on $1bn withdrawal, says Fayose

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said the claim by Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, that security agencies failed to respond to the alert given them to prevent the massacre of people in Zamfara has vindicated him. Fayose said the statement had validated his stance that no extra $1bn was […]

I don’t care if people think helping Libyan returnees was publicity stunt –Nikki Laoye

Ademola Olonilua Unknown to many people, besides music and her husband, Nikki Laoye has another love and it is helping humanity. Little wonder some Nigerians attacked her for being outspoken during the Libyan slave trade saga which involved many Nigerians. Af
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I don’t care if people think helping Libyan returnees was publicity stunt –Nikki Laoye

Ademola Olonilua Unknown to many people, besides music and her husband, Nikki Laoye has another love and it is helping humanity. Little wonder some Nigerians attacked her for being outspoken during the Libyan slave trade saga which involved many Nigerians. After CNN aired a disturbing video that showed the inhumane treatment some Africans faced in […]

De Magnus preaches against alcohol abuse with Ogogoro

Ademola Olonilua Fast rising singer, De Magnus, is unhappy with the way alcohol is abused and has aired his opinion through his hit song, ‘Ogogoro.’ In a chat with Saturday Beats, he said he was not happy about the way his peer abuse drugs especially alco
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De Magnus preaches against alcohol abuse with Ogogoro

Ademola Olonilua Fast rising singer, De Magnus, is unhappy with the way alcohol is abused and has aired his opinion through his hit song, ‘Ogogoro.’ In a chat with Saturday Beats, he said he was not happy about the way his peer abuse drugs especially alcohol all in the name of catching fun or for […]

Kunle Ajayi, other top gospel artistes set for Marathon Praise

Ademola Olonilua Celebrated saxophonist and music teacher, Kunle Ajayi, is among top gospel artistes expected to perform at the 2018 edition of the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s Marathon Messiah Praise in honour of the General Overseer, Worldwide Pasto
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Kunle Ajayi, other top gospel artistes set for Marathon Praise

Ademola Olonilua Celebrated saxophonist and music teacher, Kunle Ajayi, is among top gospel artistes expected to perform at the 2018 edition of the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s Marathon Messiah Praise in honour of the General Overseer, Worldwide Pastor Enoch Adeboye. The event, which is expected to set a new world record by having attendees […]

Harrysong thrills fans at Real Deal Experience Concert in Enugu

Ademola Olonilua The coal city of Enugu came alive on Sunday as Legend’s signatory music tour, the Real Deal Experience, hit the beautiful city and popular afro-pop singer, Harrysong was on deck to thrill the fun-loving partygoers as he delivered an electri
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Harrysong thrills fans at Real Deal Experience Concert in Enugu

Ademola Olonilua The coal city of Enugu came alive on Sunday as Legend’s signatory music tour, the Real Deal Experience, hit the beautiful city and popular afro-pop singer, Harrysong was on deck to thrill the fun-loving partygoers as he delivered an electrifying performance that lit up the evening. The Delta State born entertainer thrilled the […]

Eucharia Anunobi celebrates late son’s birthday

Ademola Olonilua Despite the fact that the cold hands of death snatched her only son from her, it has not stopped the undying maternal love, veteran actress Eucharia Anunobi, has for her boy. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the actress explained why she decide
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Eucharia Anunobi celebrates late son’s birthday

Ademola Olonilua Despite the fact that the cold hands of death snatched her only son from her, it has not stopped the undying maternal love, veteran actress Eucharia Anunobi, has for her boy. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the actress explained why she decided to celebrate her son’s posthumous birthday with the motherless babies […]

Nigeria must get the issue of security right – Obasanjo

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that one of the things Nigeria needs to do and do well is the issue of security. Obasanjo, who was in Bayelsa State on Friday to inaugurate some projects done by Governor Seriake Dickson,  spo
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Nigeria must get the issue of security right – Obasanjo

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that one of the things Nigeria needs to do and do well is the issue of security. Obasanjo, who was in Bayelsa State on Friday to inaugurate some projects done by Governor Seriake Dickson,  spoke in Yenagoa, the state capital, during a courtesy visit on the […]

Our meeting with Buhari not about 2019 elections –APC govs

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Friday said their mission to Daura, Katsina State, was merely to condole with President Muhammadu Buhari over the loss of two members of his extended family. The Chairman of the APC Governo
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Our meeting with Buhari not about 2019 elections –APC govs

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Friday said their mission to Daura, Katsina State, was merely to condole with President Muhammadu Buhari over the loss of two members of his extended family. The Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha of Imo, stated this when he fielded questions from […]

ICYMI: Alfa kills co-tenant over N60 house bill

…police shut house, remove generators  Samson Folarin The Ogun State Police Command has launched a manhunt for an Islamic cleric, identified only as Raheem, for allegedly killing a co-tenant, Monday Olaleye, aka Messiah. The duo, who lived in a house on Ad
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ICYMI: Alfa kills co-tenant over N60 house bill

…police shut house, remove generators  Samson Folarin The Ogun State Police Command has launched a manhunt for an Islamic cleric, identified only as Raheem, for allegedly killing a co-tenant, Monday Olaleye, aka Messiah. The duo, who lived in a house on Adebayo Close, in the Ibafo, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state, reportedly […]

Coutinho, Van Dijk transfers push January window to record

Liverpool’s record sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and acquisition of Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton pushed January transfer window spending to new heights, a FIFA report published on Friday revealed. La Liga giants Barca led the way with the 1
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Coutinho, Van Dijk transfers push January window to record

Liverpool’s record sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and acquisition of Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton pushed January transfer window spending to new heights, a FIFA report published on Friday revealed. La Liga giants Barca led the way with the 160 million euros ($192 million) signature of Brazilian attacking midfielder Coutinho as Spanish clubs spent […]

UPDATED: Court orders Facebook to stop tracking internet users

A Belgian court on Friday ordered Facebook to stop tracking internet users in the country who do not have accounts with the US social media giant, or face heavy fines. The California-based firm said it would appeal the ruling of the Brussels court. Facebook m
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UPDATED: Court orders Facebook to stop tracking internet users

A Belgian court on Friday ordered Facebook to stop tracking internet users in the country who do not have accounts with the US social media giant, or face heavy fines. The California-based firm said it would appeal the ruling of the Brussels court. Facebook must “stop following and recording internet use by people surfing in […]

APC and Tinubu’s uphill assignment

Ayo Olukotun “My mission is to seek opinion and advice on the various conflicts we have in some states, and if there are national ones, to resolve them and to move the party forward in a cohesive manner” –Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, The PUNCH, Thursday, Februa
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APC and Tinubu’s uphill assignment

Ayo Olukotun “My mission is to seek opinion and advice on the various conflicts we have in some states, and if there are national ones, to resolve them and to move the party forward in a cohesive manner” –Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, The PUNCH, Thursday, February 15, 2018 The opening quote underlines the sense of duty […]

We won’t pull down Zuma’s statue, Okorocha vows

Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Imo State Government has said the statue of the erstwhile South African President, Jacob Zuma, erected by his administration, will not be pulled down. Zuma’s statue is among the seven statues erected by the Okorocha government in O
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We won’t pull down Zuma’s statue, Okorocha vows

Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Imo State Government has said the statue of the erstwhile South African President, Jacob Zuma, erected by his administration, will not be pulled down. Zuma’s statue is among the seven statues erected by the Okorocha government in Owerri. The government argued that the statue was erected when Zuma was the president […]

Police arrest nine persons for diverting food meant for IDPs

ARMSTRONG BAKAM, BAUCHI The Police in Bauchi State have arrested nine persons for diverting grains meant for the Internally Displaced Persons in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer,  Bauchi State Command, Kamal Abubakar, who confirmed the arrest a
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Police arrest nine persons for diverting food meant for IDPs

ARMSTRONG BAKAM, BAUCHI The Police in Bauchi State have arrested nine persons for diverting grains meant for the Internally Displaced Persons in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer,  Bauchi State Command, Kamal Abubakar, who confirmed the arrest also disclosed that 50Kg of 600 bags of millet were equally recovered from the suspects. Abubakar, a […]

Ekiti monarch pleads not guilty to murder charge

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin, has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge filed against him by the State Government. Obasoyin and five others were arraigned before an Ekiti State High Court on Friday on three
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Ekiti monarch pleads not guilty to murder charge

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin, has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge filed against him by the State Government. Obasoyin and five others were arraigned before an Ekiti State High Court on Friday on three counts of conspiracy, attempted murder and murder. The other five are Sunday Ajewole, […]

I became impotent after my girlfriend left me, man claims

A 48-year-old man, Zecharia Makgwala, has said that since his girlfriend left him, he has lost his virility. Makgwala, while narrating his ordeal, alleged that he used to be a “sex machine” in bed before his girlfriend left him five years ago. 
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I became impotent after my girlfriend left me, man claims

A 48-year-old man, Zecharia Makgwala, has said that since his girlfriend left him, he has lost his virility. Makgwala, while narrating his ordeal, alleged that he used to be a “sex machine” in bed before his girlfriend left him five years ago. “She said she was tired of me because I wasn’t working and at […]

Protesters shut down power station in Port Harcourt

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company has called on concerned authorities to caution protesters following the shutting down of a power station belonging to Transmission Company of Nigeria. Mr John Onyi, PHED’s Manager, Corporate Communications
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Protesters shut down power station in Port Harcourt

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company has called on concerned authorities to caution protesters following the shutting down of a power station belonging to Transmission Company of Nigeria. Mr John Onyi, PHED’s Manager, Corporate Communications told the News Agency of Nigeria  on Friday in Port Harcourt that angry youths forcibly evicted workers from the facility. […]

Woman joins Ekiti gov race

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A medical doctor, Mojisola Kolade, has joined the race for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State. She declared her intention on Thursday at the state secretariat of party in Ajilosun, Ado Ekiti
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Woman joins Ekiti gov race

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A medical doctor, Mojisola Kolade, has joined the race for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State. She declared her intention on Thursday at the state secretariat of party in Ajilosun, Ado Ekiti. She promised that her government would deal with rapists and those subjecting minors to […]

I snubbed biggest clubs in the world – Wenger

Arsene Wenger has rubbished reports suggesting he could leave Arsenal this summer, with the manager saying he’s snubbed the “biggest clubs in the world” to stay with the Gunners, Goal reports. Once seen as untouchable, as he tasted Premier League title
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I snubbed biggest clubs in the world – Wenger

Arsene Wenger has rubbished reports suggesting he could leave Arsenal this summer, with the manager saying he’s snubbed the “biggest clubs in the world” to stay with the Gunners, Goal reports. Once seen as untouchable, as he tasted Premier League title glory and pieced together a squad of ‘Invincibles’, the Frenchman has seen his position […]

David Alaba’s sister, Rose May, romances African sounds

Rose May Alaba, pop singer and sister of Bayern Munich player, David Alaba, is home to work with Nigerian producers and fellow musicians, AKEEM LASISI writes Many Nigerians can’t still stop hoping that Bayern Munich forward, David Alaba, can play for the Su
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David Alaba’s sister, Rose May, romances African sounds

Rose May Alaba, pop singer and sister of Bayern Munich player, David Alaba, is home to work with Nigerian producers and fellow musicians, AKEEM LASISI writes Many Nigerians can’t still stop hoping that Bayern Munich forward, David Alaba, can play for the Super Eagles one day. But if that is not going to happen, there […]

Chinese man arrested over N494m elephant tusks

Anna Okon The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit,  Zone A, has intercepted sacks of elephant tusks and pangolin shells with a combined duty paid value  of N493.5m. The unit also arrested a Chinese suspect, Mr. Ko Sin Ying, in connection with t
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Chinese man arrested over N494m elephant tusks

Anna Okon The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit,  Zone A, has intercepted sacks of elephant tusks and pangolin shells with a combined duty paid value  of N493.5m. The unit also arrested a Chinese suspect, Mr. Ko Sin Ying, in connection with the items. Displaying the items at the FOU headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday, […]

Man jailed for stealing TV during church service

Afeez Hanafi  A 25-year-old man, Benjamin Akegh, has been sentenced to one year’s imprisonment by a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for stealing a television belonging to the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Akegh was jailed on Thursday without an opt
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Man jailed for stealing TV during church service

Afeez Hanafi  A 25-year-old man, Benjamin Akegh, has been sentenced to one year’s imprisonment by a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for stealing a television belonging to the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Akegh was jailed on Thursday without an option of fine by a presiding magistrate, Mr. L.O. Kazeem. PUNCH Metro learnt that the convict […]

Alfa kills co-tenant over N60 house bill

…police shut house, remove generators  Samson Folarin The Ogun State Police Command has launched a manhunt for an Islamic cleric, identified only as Raheem, for allegedly killing a co-tenant, Monday Olaleye, aka Messiah. The duo, who lived in a house on Ad
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Alfa kills co-tenant over N60 house bill

…police shut house, remove generators  Samson Folarin The Ogun State Police Command has launched a manhunt for an Islamic cleric, identified only as Raheem, for allegedly killing a co-tenant, Monday Olaleye, aka Messiah. The duo, who lived in a house on Adebayo Close, in the Ibafo, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state, reportedly […]

Three teenagers arrested for stealing motorcycle at mosque

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina Three teenagers, who allegedly stole a motorcycle parked in front of a mosque where its owner was observing evening prayers, have been arrested by the police in Katsina. The teenagers, who are residents of Kandangari Quarters in Dutsin
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Three teenagers arrested for stealing motorcycle at mosque

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina Three teenagers, who allegedly stole a motorcycle parked in front of a mosque where its owner was observing evening prayers, have been arrested by the police in Katsina. The teenagers, who are residents of Kandangari Quarters in Dutsinma, Katsina State, have been remanded at the Katsina Children Home on the order of […]

Two kill 76-year-old uncle over witchcraft allegation

Umar Muhammed, Lafia Two youths in the Dundu community of Agyaga ward, Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State have allegedly killed their uncle, 76-year-old Baba Gaya, who they accused of witchcraft. Northern City News learnt that the incident happen
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Two kill 76-year-old uncle over witchcraft allegation

Umar Muhammed, Lafia Two youths in the Dundu community of Agyaga ward, Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State have allegedly killed their uncle, 76-year-old Baba Gaya, who they accused of witchcraft. Northern City News learnt that the incident happened on February 3, 2018 at about 6pm. It was learnt that trouble started around 4pm […]

Oprah confirms no plans to run for US president

Talk show icon Oprah Winfrey has again confirmed she has no intention of running for US president, despite revealing that would-be donors offered to raise $1 billion for her to take on Donald Trump in 2020. The 64-year-old billionaire prompted a blaze of spec
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Oprah confirms no plans to run for US president

Talk show icon Oprah Winfrey has again confirmed she has no intention of running for US president, despite revealing that would-be donors offered to raise $1 billion for her to take on Donald Trump in 2020. The 64-year-old billionaire prompted a blaze of speculation last month that she might be nurturing political ambitions after a […]

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