BREAKING: Abducted AVM Smith Regains Freedom

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 333 total views Kidnappers have released Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith (retd.), who was abducted on Monday in the Ajah area of Lagos State, The PUNCH has learnt. It was learnt that the retired General was released in the early hours of Saturday. The spokesman for the Police in Lagos State, Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the development to The PUNCH. “I can confirm that he has been released,” he said. The PUNCH had reported that Smith, who is currently the Chairman of Double Wealth Ventures Limited – a dredging and engineering firm…

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Why I ‘ll Receive COVID-19 Vaccine –Adeboye

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 252 total views,  2 views today The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has explained that he would receive COVID-19 vaccine for the sake of the gospel. He stated this on Friday night during the monthly Holy Ghost Service programme of the church at the Redemption Camp along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The 79-year-old preacher said God’s mercies have kept Nigerians all along, noting that only those whose time to die had come died. Addressing thousands of his members, Adeboye said, “I have never said to you,…

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Electoral Reform: Jega, Agbakoba, Dokpesi, Others Move To Rescue Nigeria

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 349 total views,  2 views today Nigeria’s immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Professor Attahiru Jega is at the forefront of a new movement seeking to rescue Nigeria from the shackles of fraudulent electoral system with a threat to occupy the National Assembly if need be to ensure electronic transmission of results becomes part of the law. The coalition of prominent politicians and technocrats which is also co-chaired by renowned lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Olisa Agbakoba intends to mount pressure on the Nigerian government and the…

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Nothing To Celebrate At 61, Poverty, Insecurity, Poor Leadership Still Thrive – Nigerians Living Abroad

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 230 total views,  10 views today Percy Ani feels the pulse of some compatriots living abroad as Nigeria attains 61 years of independence on October 1 In the 2000 hit movie ‘The Patriot’, Captain Benjamin Martin, acted by Mel Gibson, together with a band of ragtag disgruntled American soldiers fight to avenge the loss of property and loved ones and also reclaim their country from the control of the British Army. The men were willing to lay down their lives to defend the honour of their nation notwithstanding the strength of their…

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We’ll Order ESN To Go After Killers In South-East If… — IPOB

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 389 total views Irked by the spate of insecurity in South-East, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has vowed to order its security outfit, Eastern Security Network (ESN) go after the masterminds of these dastardly acts in the region. This is coming a day after the gruesome murder of Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband to late Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Emma Powerful, the IPOB media and publicity in a statement signed Thursday, reiterated his earlier point that, the group had no hand in…

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Attack In Igboland: IPOB Should Redeem Self By Disbanding ESN – Ohanaeze Youth Wing

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 354 total views The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Youth wing, has called on the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to redeem itself from the reports of the attacks in the Igboland by disbanding the Eastern Security Network, ESN, an armed group of the IPOB. The acting National Leader of the Ohanaeze Youth wing, Jones Onwuasonya, made this call in Owerri on Friday, regarding the level of violence recorded since the formation of the group. He said despite the denial by IPOB, of not being involved in the killings that…

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Edo Community Begs Obaseki To Allow Completion Of Donated Healthcare Project

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 339 total views Elders of Ugbokun in Ovia North East Local Government area of Edo State, on Thursday appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, to allow for the completion of a health centre project sited in their community. The elders of the community, in conjunction with Talakawa Parliament, a civil society group, led members of the community to the Oba’s palace and also to the Government House to register their demand. Speaking on behalf of the people, Pa Francis Osawaru said that the health centre…

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Obafemi Awolowo University Management Shuts Campus, Asks Students To Vacate Hostels Amid Protests

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 7,978 total views,  411 views today The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University has shut down the institution till further notice. The development trails students’ demonstration earlier on Friday over the death of their colleague, Adeshina Aishat, as they blocked the Ife-Ibadan Expressway and state roads in Ife. It was learnt that Aishat, a final year student of the Department of foreign language had some breathing complications. A statement from the institution stated that she was promptly treated with some drugs prescribed and asked to report back as an out-patient. She was…

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Dad Said He Didn’t Want Me To Learn It Outside Day He First Had Sex With Me– 16-Year-Old Girl

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 124 total views A 16-year-old girl, Mercy (pseudonym), has recounted how her father forcefully had sex with her for about two years, saying that she has lost count of times he committed the act. The randy father, Adebayo Aderinoye, was apprehended on Wednesday by policemen from the Agbado division, Ogun State. Aderinoye, 52, was reportedly arrested following a petition to a human rights group based in Lagos by his wife. City Round learnt that the couple and their five children reside in a one-room apartment in the Matogun area of Ogun…

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Anambra 2021: PDP Candidate, Ozigbo Suspends Rallies Over Spate Of Killings

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 320 total views,  2 views today Mr Valentine Ozigbo, the PDP Governorship Candidate in Anambra, has announced the temporary suspension of his campaign rallies over the rising spate of killings in the state. In an independence message issued by Mrs Aziza Uko, the Director, Media and Communications of his Campaign Organisation, Ozigbo urged an immediate end to the violent attacks and killings of innocent Nigerians in different parts of the state. He condemned the development and commiserated with the families of those who were either killed or maimed by the unidentified assailants.…

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Nigeria@61: PDP Urges Support For President Buhari

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 214 total views,  2 views today The PDP in Lagos State has urged Nigerians and ethnic nationalities to support President Muhammadu Buhari in executing Federal Government’s dialogue-based solutions to legitimate grievances. The PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr Taofik Gani, gave the advice in an interview with newsmen in Lagos while reacting to the President’s 61st Independence Day Broadcast on Friday. NAN recalls that the president in his broadcast to the nation stressed the need for a peaceful and united Nigeria. He said that the government was ready to arrest and…

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