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30 die in Kogi tanker explosion

…victims include students, dad, wife, children Greatest tragedy in recent times -Bello Sympathisers wailed profusely yesterday as 30 people lost their lives when a petrol tanker crashed and exploded into flames on the Felele-Lokoja-Abuja Highway. The victims included students of the Kogi State Polytechnic, nursery schoolchildren and artisans among others. However, the state Sector Commander […]

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Robbers invade church, rape teenage girl, shoot another

Armed robbers yesterday invaded an Assemblies of God Church in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State and raped a teenage girl. The robbers reportedly shot another girl on the lap while resisting rape. The church, located at Azuiyiokwu, is under construction. Youths belonging to the drama wing of the church were said to be having an all-night rehearsal […]

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Dismissed sergeant jailed seven years for killing civilian

An Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos, yesterday sentenced a dismissed police sergeant, Ologunowa Ojo, to seven years in prison for killing a 45-year-old man, Taiye Akande, with his AK47 gun. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo sentenced the 47-year-old sergeant after finding him guilty of manslaughter under Sections 224 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2015. Taiwo held […]

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CACOVID donates N1.4bn food to Lagos for 107,564 households

Private sector-led Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID) has handed over food supply relief packages worth N1.4 billion to the Lagos State government for distribution to the indigent and elderly citizens as part of measures to mitigate the impact of coronavirus. At the handover ceremony at the Governor’s Office, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja, the coalition said the food […]

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Flood destroys N950m property in 16 Bauchi LGs

Flood accompanying a downpour has destroyed property and goods worth N950 million in 16 local government areas of Bauchi State. Governor Bala Abdulkadir disclosed this when he received the Director-General (DG) of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Mohammed (rtd), during a courtesy visit yesterday at the Government House, Bauchi The […]

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Federal Mortgage Bank MD’s sister abducted in Katsina

Bandits have kidnapped Hajiya Asiya Dangiwa, the younger sister of the Managing Director of Federal Mortgage Bank, Alhaji Ahmed Musa Dangiwa. “The bandits kidnapped their victim in Kankia town of Katsina State in the early hours of Wednesday (yesterday) about 1am,” a family source said. The source added that the bandits entered the matrimonial home […]