Gunmen abduct Ondo monarch

Armed men believed to be kidnappers have abducted the Oluyani of Iyani, Oba Joel Daodu, in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State. The traditional ruler was kidnapped on Owo- Ikare road in Ondo North senatorial district of Ondo State. Oba Daodu was on his way from Oba-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area when he ran into the kidnappers. The Owo-Ikare and Akure-Owo routes have become notorious for kidnapping and armed robbery incidents in the recent past. The former Regent of Akungba, Princess Oluwatoyin Omosowon, Chief Olu…

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PDP to Buhari: Your scorecard is very poor

Oyegun: You’re talking nonsense   The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a critical assessment of the almost two-year-old All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government and returned a damning verdict: President Muhammadu Buhari has failed in every facet of the nation’s life. The party, which based its assessment on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Easter message to Nigerians, said Mr. President claimed achievements were insult to the intelligence of Nigerians who have been at the receiving end of his government’s mismanagement in the last two years. Spokesperson for the PDP National Caretaker…

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Akure monarch kidnapped

  A traditional ruler, Oba Joel Daodu was at the weekend abducted by suspected kidnappers along Owo/Ikare road in Ondo North senatorial district of Ondo State. Oba Daodu, the Olu of Itaoniyan in Akure South Local Government Area of the state was on his way from Oba-Akoko in Akoko Southwest Local Government Area of the state when he ran into the hands of the suspected kidnappers. The Owo/Ikare and Akure/Owo routes have been notorious for the kidnapping and armed robbery incidences in the recent past. The former Regent of Akungba,…

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Ritual killers remove 10-year-old boy’s eye

Residents of Zuru Emirate in Kebbi State are now living in fear over the invasion of the area by ritual killers. On Sunday, two men removed the eye of a 10-year-old boy, Nazeefi Hussaini, for ritual purposes. The victim is a pupil of Model Primary School, Bena. Alhaji Yahaya Mai Shago Bena, who spoke with journalists on Monday in Birnin-Kebbi, revealed how the men lured their victim with a promise of N50 reward. Bena disclosed that Nazeefi is the son of his brother, Hussaini Mai Nika Gangare. According to him,…

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Kidnapping: No going back on execution of culprits – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday insisted that the state government would enforce the state anti-kidnapping law to the letter, saying kidnappers will die if they kill anyone during the course of such criminal acts. Speaking at a sensitisation awareness programme on the law prohibiting kidnapping in the state, Ambode, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Kehinde Joseph, said state would not condone the act of forcefully holding innocent people with the intention of extorting them and their relations. The governor, who expressed worry that several lives…

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Catholic Knights move against abortion, capital punishment

The Federal Government has been called to abolish capital punishment. Members of the Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba, Lagos Metropolitan Council, made the call at a prolife rally recently held Lagos State, recently. The Order described capital punishment as a cruel and cold blooded form of punishment and argued that humans should not kill anyone in such manner. According to the group, capital punishment does not stop crimes and it has been there for ages in many countries, yet the rate of crime has been on the increase.…

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Power of resurrection‘ll restore Nigeria’s lost glory –Atere

The Bishop of the Diocese of Awori (Anglican Communion), Rt. Revd. (Dr.) Johnson Akin Atere, has called on Nigerians to believe in the power of resurrection of Jesus Christ in order for God to restore the nation’s lost glory. Atere, who made this remark during a sermon at the special Good Friday service held at The Cathedral of St. James, Ota, Ogun State, appealed to every Nigerian to allow the resurrection of Jesus Christ to rekindle their hope of the resurrection of the nation’s ailing economy, values, justice system, healthcare…

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KIDNAPPING: ‘Big business’ that took over from armed robbery

Kidnapping began some years back with the agitation in the Niger Delta region for resource control. Overtime it assumed an alarming dimension with schools becoming targets and pupils taken away for ransom. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, looks at this disturbing menace that has seen many Nigerians lose millions to abductors   Ikorodu, the aquatic neighbourhood in the ‘centre of excellence’, has been in the news lately, though for the wrong reasons. It is gradually but steadily becoming kidnappers’ den. But, before this new dimension to criminality, armed robbers had…

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Tackle rising militancy in Lagos, Ekhomu urges FG

The President of Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON), Dr. Ona Ekhomu, has called on the Federal Government to urgently tackle the rising incidence of militancy in Lagos suburbs including Ishawo, Ikorodu. “This will discourage militants who relocated from the Niger Delta region from plying their deadly trade in the target –rich Lagos area,” he said. In a statement issued yesterday in Lagos, Ekhomu said the callous execution of four policemen and two civilian by militants intent on kidnapping Ikorodu residents during the week was “heinous,…

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