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Prophet arrested for raping 13-yr-old boy at vigil

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The Police in Anambra State have arrested Ekene Aboji, 35, a prophet with Jesus Miracle Ministry, Ifite-Awka, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old boy after a vigil. Anambra State’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Nkeiru Nwode, said in Awka, Tuesday, that the alleged defilement of the boy by the prophet occurred on August19 at the Church premises. Nwode told newsmen that ...

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Facebook founder, Zuckerberg in Nigeria, first visit to Africa

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*Says energy in Nigerian startups is amazing Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Tuesday, arrived Nigeria unannounced. The 32-year-old tech enterpreneur surprisingly made a sudden visit and inspection of activities at the Co-Creation Hub, Yaba Lagos. His arrival to Nigeria is not unconnected to the ‘Facebook for developers’ workshop’ for Nigerian engineers, product managers and partners holding today in Lagos. The event ...

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Assemblies of God crisis: FG takes over prosecution of factional leader

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The leadership crisis rocking the Assemblies of God church  took a criminal dimension Tuesday, as the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice [AGF], Abubakar Malami (SAN), took over the prosecution of the embattled General Suprintendent of the church, Professor Paul Emeka, for alleged forgery of his professorial certificate. The church has been embroiled in leadership crisis for more ...

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EFCC arrests Ebonyi Governor’s brother, 2 others over N400m Campaign Fund

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*Funds traced to Gov Umahi’s Companies Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday arrested Austin Umahi, younger brother to Ebonyi state Governor, Dave Umahi, along  two others; Chinyere  Egwuche and Mabel Dikibo for their alleged involvement in a N400, 000, 000 (four hundred million naira) fraud linked to former President Jonathan 2015 Campaign Funds. Sourcea said that the suspects, all staff ...

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3,000 migrants saved off Libya

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Rescuers saved 3,000 migrants in the waters off Libya on Tuesday as they tried desperately to reach Europe, a day after a record 6,500 people were rescued in the Mediterranean. “Around 3,000 migrants were saved Tuesday during 30 operations coordinated by the coastguard,” the Italian coastguard said in a statement. After several weeks of relative calm in the stretch of ...

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Police nabs herdsman with AK47 rifle in Enugu

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A 20-year-old herdsman, Ibrahim Adamumale, has been arrested by the Police in Enugu for allegedly being in possession of an AK47 rifle. The suspect, who claimed to have hailed from Nasarawa State, was also found with 24 rounds of live ammunition. The Spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday. Amaraizu said the ...

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FRSC retrains over 2,000 PMT Drivers

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The Federal Road Safety Corp,FRSC,has concluded the retraining of over 2,000 drivers of a leading road transport firm, Peace Mass Transit,PMT, at its Academy inUdi,Enugu State. FRSC also warned motorists,especially commercial drivers,that it will enforce the installation of Speed Limiters and quality tyres as a safety measure to reduce road crashes during the festive period.Similar,FRSC,Corp Marshal,Boboye Oyeyemi,also at the FRSC ...

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Nigerians are hungry, Okogie tells Buhari

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The Emeritus Archbishop of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Okogie, has said President Muhammadu Buhari must do something fast to address hunger across the country. Okogie  said  in an open letter to the President on Monday  that  Buhari’s campaign slogan was anchored on change. He stated, “Today, cries of “hunger” could be heard across the length and breadth of our vast country. ...

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Kuje Prison riot: Boko Haram prisoner caught with 25 phones

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Sporadic gunfire caused pandemonium at Kuje Prison, Abuja, on Monday, following a riot by some inmates, who resisted the attempt by prison officials to search their cells for banned items. It was gathered that security operatives fired gunshots and tear gas canisters to restore law and order and control the rioters. This happened 11 days after a similar incident in ...

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Ekiti: Fayose signs anti grazing law

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Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose said any herdsman caught grazing with arms or any weapon in Ekiti would be charged with terrorism. This followed the signing into law, the anti-grazing bill, recently passed by the House of Assembly, which was read to the congregation of traditional chiefs and rulers in Ekiti by Speaker Kolawole Oluwawole, Monday. The chiefs had been ...

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