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Why We Will Allow ‘Repentant’ Boko Haram Terrorists To Go Scot-free—Borno Governor, Zulum

Why We Will Allow ‘Repentant’ Boko Haram Terrorists To Go Scot-free—Borno Governor, Zulum

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has said the state government will not prosecute ‘repentant’ Boko Haram insurgents. While presenting the 2022 budget at the State House Of Assembly on Tuesday, Zulum said terrorists will not be encouraged to eschew violence if they see ‘repentant’ ones being prosecuted.  Addressing the House of Assembly, the governor...

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ENUGU REP DEPUTY MINORITY LEADER OKECHUKWU CONDENMS ACTS OF BANDITS, SAYS DECLARING THEM AS TERRORISTS WAS LONG OVER DUE

ENUGU REP DEPUTY MINORITY LEADER OKECHUKWU CONDENMS ACTS OF BANDITS, SAYS DECLARING THEM AS TERRORISTS WAS LONG OVER DUE

The Deputy Minority Leader of the house of representatives, Hon. Toby Okechukwu have expressed his gladness over the branding of bandits as terrorists by the federal government. This is coming days after the motion was moved and the bill was passed by the house of Assembly to brand bandits who terrorize the country as terrorists...

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Reject request for Nnamdi Kanu’s release, Northern elders tell Buhari

Reject request for Nnamdi Kanu’s release, Northern elders tell Buhari

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reject the request of some notable Igbo leaders to release leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The Forum stated that there were neither a safe, constructive nor informed grounds for granting the request, and advised the President not to...

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Father, grandfather arrested for allegedly raping 13-yr-old daughter in Osun

Father, grandfather arrested for allegedly raping 13-yr-old daughter in Osun

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun Command, says it has arrested two persons, a father and a grandfather, for allegedly raping their 13-year-old daughter/granddaughter. The command’s Spokesperson, Mr Adigun Daniel, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Osogbo on Monday, said that the suspects were arrested on Friday, upon the confession of...

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Okowa’ll leave worthy legacies for Deltans — Osinbajo

Okowa’ll leave worthy legacies for Deltans — Osinbajo

AGAINST criticism in some quarters, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, said Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State would leave worthy legacies behind for Deltans at the end of his tenure in 2023 Speaking in Asaba during the commissioning of the multi-billion naira Prof. Chike Edozien Secretariat Complex for civil servants and the 8.5 Megawatts Asaba...

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Policeman breaks Lagos trader’s leg for querying nephew’s arrest

Policeman breaks Lagos trader’s leg for querying nephew’s arrest

A trader, Esther Eyo, has demanded justice after suffering multiple fractures in her ankle when men of the Lagos State Police Command allegedly brutalised her at her shop in Oyingbo Market, Ebute Meta. UGAMATV gathered that Eyo and her elder sister’s son, Wasiu Isiaka, were attending to customers when the policemen, who were in mufti, suddenly...

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COVID-19: Canada confirms 3 cases of Omicron variant

COVID-19: Canada confirms 3 cases of Omicron variant

The Canadian Province’s Health Minister, Christian Dubé, on Monday confirmed first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant in Quebec, bringing the total to three in the country. Dubé told reporters at a briefing that 115 travellers coming from countries impacted by the new variant, primarily South Africa, were called and asked to take a new PCR...

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Plea Bargain: Court jails school leaver 7 years for housebreaking

Plea Bargain: Court jails school leaver 7 years for housebreaking

A Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square on Monday sentenced a 26-year-old man, Solomon Oweicho, to seven years’ imprisonment for housebreaking. Justice Yetunde Adesanya convicted and sentenced Onweicho, a Secondary School Certificate holder, following his guilty plea to a count charge of housebreaking. Onweicho admitted guilt under a plea bargain agreement. Adesanya found...