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Operatives from the Department State Security Services (DSS) and other agencies have rescued five aid workers from the captivity of notorious terrorists in North-Eastern Nigeria. The operation, which took place Wednesday evening, included military and intelligence services. The aid workers were abducted by the Islamic State West Africa Province, popularly known as ISWAP, on December 22, 2019 …

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A trafficked Nigerian girl in Lebanon has been released by the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NDC). Chairman of NDC, Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed the development on her Twitter page on Monday night, even as she announced that the trafficker has been arrested. This is following a video which went viral on social media of Omolola crying out …

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The Nigerian government has commenced moves to stop the illegal activities of Chinese and other artisanal miners across the country. A senior official of the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Fran Odoom, who made this known in an interview session said that illegal mining activities ”are killing Nigeria’s economy and environment.” Mr Odoom, …

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The police on Sunday strongly warned the South-West Stakeholders Security Group working with the Western Nigeria Security Outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun (leopard), against any breach of security. The police command in Ekiti, Ogun and Ondo states while speaking with the media at different times, said they would not tolerate illegal possession of firearms by the …

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The Redemption Camp Police station has apprehended one Olamide Babayemi, a 25-year-old cobbler, for raping a 22-year-old Microbiology graduate and sharing the victim’s nude video with his friends. Babayemi was alleged to have invited the victim, whom he claimed was his girlfriend, to come and collect the phone she asked him to buy in Mowe, …

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Four seminarians have been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. The victims were reportedly abducted when the gunmen stormed the Good Shepherd Catholic Major Seminary in Kakau, along Kaduna-Abuja road on Wednesday night. The Registrar of the school, Rev Fr (Dr) Joel Usman, reported they were seized around 10:30pm and 11:00 pm. According to …

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US officials say they believe the Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737-800 was hit by a missile, CBS says. Ukraine earlier said it was examining whether a missile strike brought down the aircraft – but Iran ruled this out. The crash came just hours after Iran carried out missile strikes on two airbases housing US forces …

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Mr. Paul Onomuakpokpo, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Olomu Ward 1 in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State has been shot dead. He was killed around 7pm on Wednesday night after the suspected killers, reportedly laid ambush along the Ogoni-Olomu road, intercepted the party Chieftain before the Owhrode’s palace …

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A group, Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association (YYSA) Worldwide, yesterday said the commencement of Operation Amotekun would bring an end to the operations of criminal elements in South-West region. In a statement by its National President, Hammed Olalekan, and made available to The Guardian in Ibadan, the group said: “Days of criminal herdsmen are numbered in …

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The Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a Lagos prince, Adewale Oyekan, and one Lateef Balogun to death. The 50-year-old prince and his 27-year-old accomplice who is a former domestic staff were sentenced on Monday for killing one Sikirat Ekun, a 62-year-old businesswoman and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Adewale …

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