Rivers Cult War: Gov Wike Imposes 24-hour Curfew in Affected Areas

Cult War

Rivers Cult War: Gov Wike Imposes 24-hour Curfew in Affected Areas       Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has imposed 24-hour curfew in the state over the upsurge of cult activities, violence and killings around adjoining areas of the Okoro-nodu flyover in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area. In a broadcast on Sunday evening, the governor recalled that the administration repeatedly warned misguided youths that engaging in cultism is abhorrent anti-social behaviour. “As part of measures to tackle this menace, Government has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on…

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#EndSARS: UK Parliament To Debate Petition Against Nigeria Monday

UK Parliament

#EndSARS: UK Parliament To Debate Petition Against Nigeria Monday       The United Kingdom Parliament has said a petition seeking sanctions against the Nigerian Government and Police Force over alleged human rights violations during the #EndSARS protests would be debated on Monday (tomorrow). The UK parliament made this known on its website, saying that the debate would be led by Theresa Villiers at the Westminster Hall between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm. In the debate pack titled, ‘E-petition 554150, relating to Nigeria and the sanctions regime’, the parliament referenced…

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Five Killed as Gunmen Attack Zamfara Mosque 

Zamfara Mosque 

Five Killed as Gunmen Attack Zamfara Mosque         Gunmen have killed five worshipers and kidnapped 18 in an attack on a mosque during prayers in northwestern Nigeria’s Zamfara state, police said Sunday. Around 100 cattle thieves on motorcycles opened fire on a Muslim congregation in remote Dutsen Gari village in Maru district as residents were observing the weekly Friday prayers. “The bandits killed five worshippers and kidnapped 18 others, including the imam,” state police spokesman Mohammed Shehu told AFP. Residents however said more than 30 worshippers were abducted.…

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Man Shot Dead, Another Injured by Police Officer in Ekiti Hotel

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Man Shot Dead, Another Injured by Police Officer in Ekiti Hotel       A Polytechnic graduate, Olaoye Akintayo was shot dead on Saturday evening by a police officer while unwinding with his friends in an Ekiti hotel, Channels Television can confirm. The suspected extrajudicial killing comes as the country continues to reckon with the #EndSARS protest, which called for an end to police brutality. According to a friend of the deceased and other eyewitnesses, the police officer alighted from a Hilux van, entered the hotel premises and the next…

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US Election: Court Dismisses Trump Lawsuit in Pennsylvania

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US Election: Court Dismisses Trump Lawsuit in Pennsylvania       A Pennsylvania judge on Saturday threw out Donald Trump’s claims of widespread electoral fraud there, dealing a new blow to the Republican’s bid to overturn his loss in the US presidential election. The decision — announced in a scathing judgment which excoriated the Trump team’s legal strategy — paves the way for Pennsylvania to certify Democrat Joe Biden’s victory there, which is scheduled to take place Monday. With the clock ticking down to Biden’s January 20 inauguration, Trump’s team…

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APC to Police: Fish Out Killers of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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APC to Police: Fish Out Killers of Nasarawa APC Chairman       The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the Police to find those who killed the Nasarawa State APC Chairman, Philip Shekwo, who was reportedly abducted from his home in Lafia on Saturday and found dead on Sunday. This was contained in a statement titled, “APC To Police: Fish Out Killers of Nasarawa APC Chairman…Party Mourns,” signed by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja, on Sunday. It read, “The APC urges the Police and other…

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#EndSARS: Akwa Ibom Lifts Curfew

Akwa Ibom

#EndSARS: Akwa Ibom Lifts Curfew         The curfew imposed on Akwa Ibom state as a result of security concerns following the #EndSARS protest has been lifted by the state government. In a press statement signed by the commissioner for information and strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong on Sunday, the decision was reached following the return of normalcy in the state The statement reads in part, “Following the return of normalcy and wide consultation with the security architecture of the State, His Excellency the Governor of Akwa Ibom State,…

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Photos: Gbajabiamila Visits Family of Vendor Killed by Security Aide

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Photos: Gbajabiamila Visits Family of Vendor Killed by Security Aide       The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Saturday visited the family of Ifeanyi Okereke, the newspaper vendor who died from a bullet fired by one of the security aides last Thursday. Gbajabiamila condoled with the wife, children and family of the late vendor at Kwata area of Madalla-Suleja, Niger State and pledged to ensure justice is served. “Those children have now become my children. I have made commitments to the family to train them…

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Kidnapped Nasarawa APC Chairman, Shekwo Found Dead

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Kidnapped Nasarawa APC Chairman, Shekwo Found Dead       The kidnapped chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Phillip Shekwo, has been found dead. This was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, on Sunday The Police boss said the body of Shekwo was found not far from his house in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital, and has been evacuated to the Dalhatu Araf specialist hospital. Recall that late Saturday night some suspected kidnappers invaded the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia and took him away…

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Photos of Lawan, Sanusi, others at El-Rufai Son’s Wedding in Abuja

Photos of Lawan, Sanusi, others at El-Rufai Son’s Wedding in Abuja         Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, and other political heavy weights attended the wedding Fatiha of Kaduna State Governor’s son, Bashir Nasir El-Rufai and Halima Ibrahim Kazaure on Saturday. The wedding which held in grand style in Abuja was also attended by Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar; Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, and a former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II amongst others. See more photos below:

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