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Malawi Rules Out Death Penalty

Malawi now becomes the 22nd sub-Saharan country to abolish the death penalty as a Supreme Court sitting in the country ruled death penalty as unconstitutional. A hangman’s noose on black background. Rope, black, hangman, despair, failure, noose, execution, crime, suicide, punishment, death The court explained that the death penalty was …

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Osun State Commissioner, Idiat Babalola Resigns

The Osun State Commissioner for Federal Matters, Idiat Babalola, has resigned from the Osun Government. A source in the office of the Deputy Governor confirmed the information to newsmen. The source revealed that the reason for the resignation is not known yet, but that it is true that she has …

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Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Kanamma In Yobe

Residents of Kanamma in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State are currently taking refuge in the bush as they fled their homes following an ongoing attack by Boko Haram militants. This is coming barely 24 hours after reports claimed that the Boko Haram spiritual leader, Abubakar Shekau had appointed …

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Abakaliki Court Set Ablaze As Invade By Gunmen

On Tuesday morning, the premises of the Federal High Court in Abakaliki was set ablaze by yet-to-be-identified hoodlums. Mrs Loveth Odah, Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Ebonyi, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that no arrest had been made. She said …

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Ibezim Newly Elected Senator, Sworn In

The newly elected Senator representing Imo North senatorial district, Chukwuma Frank Ibezim has been sworn in. He was elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress in a bye-election. His election was a subject of controversy until the Supreme Court delivered judgment in his favour on Monday, 5th …

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FEC Approves National Poverty Reduction Strategy

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has announced the approval of the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS) put together by the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC). Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday stated that …

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Ogun Student Seek Protection From Governor

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ogun State chapter, has called on the state government to help provide adequate security for students in tertiary institutions in the state. The chairman of the association in the state, Mr. Kehinde Simeon, made this known yesterday at a news conference in Abeokuta. …

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Two More Greenfield University Students Found Dead

The local government in Kaduna state has disclosed that two more Greenfield university students have been found dead. Recall that three students had already been killed by kidnappers on Friday out of the twenty students who were kidnapped last Tuesday along with three non-academic staff from the privately-owned Greenfield University …

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Egypt Executes Nine For Killing Policemen In 2013

The Egyptian authority has executed nine people who were found guilty of involvement in the killing of 13 policemen during the unrest in 2013 following the removal of the Islamist Mohamed Morsi from power. Local media reported that the nine were part of a group of 20 people sentenced to …

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Tanzania President Pardons 5,000 Prisoners

President Samia Suluhu Hassan Pardon over 5,000 prisoners to celebrate Union Day. President Samia urged the released inmates to put into practice the lessons they learned in prison and lead responsible lives when re-joining their communities. Union Day is celebrated to mark the coming together of Tanganyika and Zanzibar to …

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Italian Priest Shot And Wounded In Nairobi

An Italian priest identified as Fr Christian Carlassare has been shot and injured by unknown gunmen, Catholic church authorities have said. It was gathered that Carlassare was attacked at his house on Sunday night. “He is currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Rumbek [central South Sudan]. The armed men …

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Osun Police Rescues Kidnapped Traveller In Osun

On Tuesday, Police in Osun state has disclosed the rescue of one Yinka Okunade who was kidnapped on Osu-Ife Expressway on April 24. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Spokesperson Yemisi Opalola as saying on Tuesday that Okunade was freed at 10 pm on Monday after intense police pressure …

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Fire Destroys Delta Police Headquarters

Parts of the Delta State Police Command headquarters in Asaba have been gutted by fire, destroying the communication control room on Thursday. Spokesman Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Bright Edafe disclosed in a statement that the fire started around 2.45 pm and affected parts of the control room. Edafe explained …

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20 Inmates To Write Exam From Lagos Prisons – NCos

The Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS, Lagos State Command, says no fewer than 20 inmates have indicated an interest in writing the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The Spokesperson of the service, Mr Rotimi Oladokun, disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Lagos, NAN reports. Oladokun said the inmates would …

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Eight Injured And One Man Dead In Lone Accident

On Thursday, a man was confirmed dead in a lone road accident that happened along Gbongan-Ibadan highway, Osun State. The fatal accident occurred around 12:45 pm on Thursday before Forte Oil filling Station, 2 kilometres from Sasa bridge. The Sector Public Education Officer for Osun Command of the Federal Road …

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