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Gunshots at Oyo Secretariat as soldiers, Agbekoya clash

Gunshots rent the air yesterday at the Oyo State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, following a clash between soldiers and hunters under the auspice of Agbekoya. Trouble started when a member of the Agbekoya allegedly slapped one of the soldiers stationed at the entrance of the Secretariat because the hunters were not allowed into the Secretariat. A […]

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Fire guts Kano College of Nursing hostel

Fire has razed a 16- room dormitory at the Kano State College of Nursing and Midwifery. A student of the school, Khadija Muhammad, said the fire started during the Muslim evening prayer about 6.20pm on Wednesday. According to her, the inferno began on the third floor of Sa’idu Fagge Hostel. Muhammad said the fire started […]

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Burnt police barracks: Protectors become helpless, homeless

In the last one week, Nigerians have gone to hell and back, with many now homeless while others may become bankrupt after hoodlums’ attacks on their sources of livelihood. Although there have been tales of woes from different parts of the country, everybody is still shells-hocked over the murders, arsons and looting which have characterised […]

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Gunshots, chaos at Oyo Secretariat as Agbekoya man allegedly slaps Army Officer

Pandemonium broke out Thursday at the entrance of the Oyo State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan following a clash between personnel of the Nigerian Army and Agbekoya (traditional hunters) group. According to information gleaned by New Telegraph, a member of the Agbekoya group allegedly slapped one of the army officials stationed at the entrance of the state […]

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Kogi govt. laments loss of medical equipment worth billions

Muhammad Bashir, Lokoja   Following the widespread vandalisation and looting of government properties by hoodlums and arsonists, the Kogi State government has said it has medical equipment and consumables worth billions of naira. The Kogi Police Command had on Wednesday, paraded 56 suspected hoodlums alleged of looting and vandalisation of medical equipment and agricultural inputs […]

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21 dead as truck rams into school bus in Enugu   

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Thursday, said no fewer than 21 persons lost their lives in an auto crash that occurred on the old Enugu-Okigwe road. The accident involved a low-bed articulated vehicle and a fully-loaded 608 Mercedes Benz bus conveying school children and their teachers. It happened at the Nkwo junction of […]

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#EndSARS protests: Reject violence,  protect communities, FCTA tells youths

  Caleb Onwe, Abuja Worried that the unrest following the #EndSARS protest aided the wanton looting of both private and public properties by hoodlums, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, has urged youths to protect their various communities from invasion by miscreants. FCT was one of the worst hit by […]

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Police recover additional 30 tractors looted in Adamawa

Police in Adamawa said on Thursday in Yola that they have recovered additional 30 tractors, 107 bags of fertilisers, 28 hand tractors and 29 cartons of agro chemicals looted by some hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protest. The police announced only on Wednesday that they arrested 238 suspects from whom 35 tractors, nine vehicles, more […]

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Ebonyi: Hoodlums murder Inspector, cut off manhood 

*Two other cops also killed, another police station burnt, rifles carted away   Uchenna Inya, Abakaliki   Hoodlums have killed a Police Inspector attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command, Egu Omini, cut off  his private parts  and snatched his AK-47  rifle after attacking a police station in Abakaliki, the state capital. The hoodlums in […]

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Businessman petitions panel, accuses DCP Kyari of N41m extortion

A businessman, Afeez Mojeed, has petitioned the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality alleging that a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, illegally extorted more than N41 million from him. In the petition dated October 22, 2020, filed by his lawyer, Kabir Akingbolu, the businessman alleged that Kyari and three other […]