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EFCC arrests bishop over alleged Fraud , operating Ponzi scheme in Edo (photo)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Benin Zonal Office has arrested a Bishop and suspected fraudster, Giniko Obi, for allegedly defrauding thousands of people of various sums of money running into millions of naira, in the guise of helping them “fight poverty”. A statement released by the acting spokesperson …

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Buhari’s government is worse than the military era- Governor Wike says

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that the Buhari-led government is worse than the military era. TheCable quotes the governor as saying this during the inter-denominational service held to mark the year’s armed forces remembrance day. Governor Wike said the plan to arraign Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, is aimed at …

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German minister, Gerd Mueller stranded in Zambia after plane breaks down

Germany’s Development Minister, Gerd Mueller, on Wednesday had his travel plans disrupted during a trip to southern Africa after his plane broke down.   Mueller’s plans went haywire after his Global 5000 plane broke down in Malawi. He was able to take a commercial flight to Zambia but has been forced …

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Man severely hacks his wife with a machete for refusing to give him money for gambling

Authorities in Rubaga Division, Uganda are hunting a man accused of severely cutting his wife’s left hand with a machete for reportedly refusing to give him money for gambling. The 47-year-old man from Musigula Zone in Rubaga Division nearly chopped off the hand of his wife Fiona Nyakato, 28, on …

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Only criminals are afraid of ‘Operation Python Dance’- Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has said that only criminal minds are opposed to Operation Python Dance, the security operation being organized by the military ahead of next month’s presidential election.  Mohammed said this when he spoke at a news conference in Abuja. “If you’re not a criminal no need to …

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Foreign Affairs Minister, Khadija Ibrahim, turns in her resignation

The  Minister of state for Foreign Affairs, Khadija Ibrahim, has resigned her appointment.  She tendered her resignation letter today January 9th. Accoding to Khadija who is the wife to Senator and former Governor of Yobe State, Bukar Abba-Ibrahim, she resigned to contest in the February 16th House of Representatives election in Yobe. Khadija …

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If we are not careful, fake news will start World War 3 and most probably by a Nigerian – Wole Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka says fake news has become a threat to mankind and that it may cause World War 3.  Soyinka who is a panelist at BBC News‘ ‘Countering Fake News’ symposium said this in Abuja today said, “I’ve said this before that fake news may cause World War 3 and the fake …

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Three SS1 students remanded for drugging and gang-raping their classmate in Lagos

A Magistrate court in Lagos has ordered three Senior Secondary School 1 (SS1) students (names withheld), who allegedly gang-defiled their 15-year-old classmate be remanded in a juvenile home. The state police had dragged the teenagers, aged:  16, 16 and 14 years before the court on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful canal …

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Facebook takes down the page created to ‘expose’ R. Kelly’s accusers

Facebook has taken down a page created on the platform to ‘expose’ the women who accused R. Kelly of sexual misconduct. Multiple women accused Mr. Kelly in viral docuseries ‘Surviving R. Kelly’. Soon after the Lifetime docuseries premiered, a Facebook page was created called ‘Surviving Lies’. The page is alleged …

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10-year-old boy found dead in dry well in Kano State

A 10-year-old boy identified as Umar Sannafi on Tuesday night Jan. 10th died in a well at Kurna Asabe (Gogurawa) in the Faggae Local Government Area of Kano State.   The spokesman of Kano State Fire Service, Saidu Mohammed confirmed  that the incident occurred at about 08:25 p.m saying “we received …

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