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Ndigbo In Lagos Sacks Joe Igbokwe For Not Promoting Igbo Cause

Leadership of Ndigbo in Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) has sacked Joe Igbokwe as its apex leader ‘for not promoting Igbo cause in Lagos’. Igbokwe is special adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The group, at a news conference chaired by the Eze Ndigbo of Lagos State and Chairman of Ndigbo Council of Ndieze in ...

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Sabbath Church Denies Woman Accused Of Fetish Practices In Anambra

Members of United Voice of Sabbath Churches of Nigeria (UVSCN) in Anambra State, an umbrella body of Sabbath churches, have disociated themselves from the woman recently accused of fetish practices in Agulu, Anaocha council of the state. The woman was reportedly caught by residents of the area making incantations dressed in a white garment inside a shrine prohibited to women in a ...

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Kano, Katsina, Borno Muslims Storm Prayer Grounds Against Sultan’s Directive

Muslims in Kano,  Katsina, Borno, Zamfara and Bauchi states on Sunday shunned a directive of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji  Sa’ad Abubakar, and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, which stated that there should be no large gatherings at Eid prayers. Our correspondents, who monitored prayer grounds in the states, observed that there were  massive gatherings with the majority of ...

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Man Sets Sister Ablaze In Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Chima for allegedly setting ablaze his elder sister, identified simply as Victoria, at their place of residence by the CAC bus stop in the Okokomaiko area of Ojo. PUNCH Metro gathered that the siblings were assisting their mother, who was cooking in the kitchen, when trouble started between Victoria and ...

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South-East Governors Reject IGP’s Community Policing Programme

South East governors and Ohanaeze Ndigbo have rejected the implementation of community policing programme of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, in the region. Consequently, they have directed the states’ Houses of Assembly in the zone to enact security laws in line with the South East Joint Security programme. Arising from a meeting of the South East Governors’ Forum ...

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Executive Rascality: SERAP Takes Wike, FG To ECOWAS Court Over Rights Violations In Rivers 

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has launched legal action against governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and the government of President Muhammadu Buhari at the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja over the “brutal crackdown, repression, and grave violations and abuses of the human rights of the people of Rivers State.” SERAP said in suit number ECW/CCJ/APP/20/20 filed last ...

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How Three Childless, Homeless Widows Found Shelter After 20 Years

Raymond Ozoji, Awka It was a rain of tears of joy, jubilation and triumph over homelessness at late Chief Chukwujiobi’s compound Okpuno Nnewichi Nnewi-North local government area of Anambra state, where three widows woke up to a newly furnished three bedroom bungalow after 20 years of torment by rain and sun in very dilapidated houses, animals could not live in ...

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Court Stops Islamic Cleric From Forcefully Marrying 16-Year-Old Girl

A family court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has stopped an Islamic cleric, Yusuf Lateef, from forcefully marrying a16-year-old girl (name withheld). It was gathered that the defendant approached the girl’s parents to marry their daughter in 2019 when the girl was 15 but the girl refused. The parents had allegedly forced her to accept the proposal and ...

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‘Why I Hired Assassins To Kill My Brother’

If someone had told Kadade Abdullahi that his blood brother would be the mastermind of his death, he wouldn’t believe. But that was exactly what happened to him around 11.30pm on March 21 when his younger brother, Ibrahim, hired some assassins to murder him. According to Ibrahim, who is currently cooling off his heels in police custody, the only offence ...

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