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The Indigenous People of Biafra has asked security agencies in the country to act professionally in flushing out criminal elements in the South-East. In a statement on Wednesday, the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said those killed by soldiers in Iheoma and Amaifeke, Orlu LGA of Imo State were not IPOB members or…


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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has banned the operations of commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada, in six Local Governments. The governor announced that the ban is “indefinite and total”. The six local governments listed by the governor are Ikeja, Surulere, Eti-Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, and Apapa. The Governor gave out the directive at…


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Barely one week after his withdrawal from the presidential race, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, on Wednesday, said that any aspirant that should be fielded by the party for the 2023 elections “must commit to the formation of a Government of National Unity.” His suggestion came some days after the national…


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A Lagos artisan, Chidiebere Nnanna, tells us the story of how he was wrongly accused of murder. Nnanna, who does Interlocking stones and his brother were on their way to work when a mob grabbed them, started beating them and threatened to kill them. Nnanna and his brother were charged with two counts of armed…


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Nollywood actor, Alexx Ekubo, has spoken out against the rising issue of jungle justice in the country. This comes on the heels of two lynching incidents that went viral last week. Deborah Yakubu, a 200-level student at the Sheu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, was lynched to death on Thursday, May 12, after allegations…


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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has banned the operations of commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada, in six Local Governments. The governor announced that the ban is “indefinite and total”. Sanwo-Olu asked the Lagos Police Command and other security agencies to enforce the ban. The six local governments listed by the governor are Ikeja, Surulere,…


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The Kaduna State Police Command has apprehended a suspect who specialises in supplying ammunition to bandits terrorising the state. Identified as Rilwanu Abdullahi, the state command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said in a statement on Wednesday that the suspect was arrested by operatives attached to the Zaria command, acting on a tip-off. The…


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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has refused to endorse the former Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, for the presidency come 2023. Amaechi visited Kano on Wednesday as part of his consultations ahead of the All Progressives Congress’ presidential primary. The former minister had resigned from the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)’s cabinet to…


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Five men have been arrested in Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State for threatening a food vendor. The unidentified men were said to have approached the woman’s restaurant and got served food, but after eating, they refused to pay, threatening the food vendor for daring to come out on a sit-at-home day. According…


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The US men’s and women’s national soccer teams will receive equal pay under a landmark collective bargaining agreement announced by the US Soccer Federation on Wednesday. “This is a truly historic moment. These agreements have changed the game forever here in the United States and have the potential to change the game around the world,”…


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