Gunmen attack Nasarawa deputy governor’s convoy, kill his three policemen and Driver

Suspected armed robbers on Tuesday attacked the convoy of Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, killing three policemen and a civilian. Akabe was on his way to Abuja on an official engagement when the convoy ran into the robbers who were operating few kilometres away from Akwanga at about 6pm…. On hearing that gunmen […]

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Police parades woman for killing 8-year-old girl

The Kano State Police Command has paraded the woman who kidnapped and killed an 8-year-old girl, Aisha Sani, at Tudun-Wada, Nassarawa LGA of the state. Recall that Aisha was declared missing three weeks ago, and two weeks later, her corpse was discovered in a well at Gandun Albasa Quarters in the Kano Municipal Local Government […]

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Gunmen kill mourners in Benue

GUNMEN, again, on Saturday stormed two communities in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, killing many people among whom were mourners. Just some weeks back, no fewer than five people were said to have been murdered in the same local government. A community leader in one of the communities that were invaded on Friday […]

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Black market petrol seller burnt to death

A 20-year old woman, identified as Mary Agada, who sells petrol in small gallons, has been burnt to death, following sudden explosion. The incident happened at Igbogor Community in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State. Different accounts were given as to how the fire exploded. Some eyewitnesses said it was caused by […]

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Three dead, 500 displaced in early morning flood in Niger

THREE people have been reported dead in Bosso and Chanchaga local government council of Niger State in an early morning flood after heavy downpour. The rain, which began at about 4am on Saturday morning destroyed and submerged buildings and farms in the affected areas leaving 500 people displaced. The people were caught unawares by the […]

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Mosque bombing in southwest Pakistan kills four

Pakistani police say a powerful bomb went off inside a mosque during Friday prayers on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta, killing at least four worshippers and wounding 20. Abdul Ali, a local police chief, says the bomb was apparently planted inside the mosque and was remotely detonated. He says the casualties have […]

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Malaria remains leading cause of death in Nigeria, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Malaria Consultant, in the Northeast, Dr. Nglass Ini Abasi, has said that malaria remains the leading cause of poor health and death in Nigeria.Abasi disclosed this yesterday in WHO’s weekly report, released to journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. According to the report, 53 million cases of malaria are […]

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Remains of drowned 15-year-old boy recovered

The remains of a fifteen-year-old boy in Junior secondary school, JSS 3, has been recovered in a swampy water behind Osubi airport, Okpe local government area Wednesday. Vanguard gathered that flood from the rainfall in recent time swelled up the water level at the swamp. The little boy who was simply identified as Onoriode allegedly […]

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Boko Haram attacks Borno village on Sallah Eve & kills 4 soldiers

According to reports, the Islamic extremist group laid a siege on the Nigerian Army 5 Brigade around 6 pm on the eve of Sallah. Although the soldiers attempted to foil the attack, they hardly succeeded in the end as four of them were gunned down, while the assailants also carted away ammunitions including one mortar, […]

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Man falls from tree, crushes his nursing daughter to death

A 21-year-old woman trying to save the father who was falling from a tree was crushed to death in Umuomaku community, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State on Monday. While the father’s condition could not be ascertained as of the time of this report, the deceased, Chinwendu Ike, who was nursing a three-month-old […]

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Six-year-old YouTube star Dies of Malaria

A six-year-old YouTube star known in Burundi for his popular comedy sketches has died of malaria, his manager says. Darcy Irakoze, known as Kacaman, was a primary school pupil who performed online and in theatres. He was diagnosed with malaria on Wednesday and died the next day. Malaria has killed over 1,800 people in Burundi […]

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Fire Burns Five Children To Death In Lagos

Five Children have been burnt to death in Abagbo Village, Takwa Bay, Lagos State. According to a statement released on Sunday by spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, the kuds were burnt beyond recognition. The victims were named as: Folake Ogundiya, Abigail Ogundiya, Daniel Bakare, Chidima Achomye, Nnamdi Achomye and Khadijat. Elkana […]

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Lagos Pilgrim Dies during Hajj Devil Stoning Ritual

lawale Ajimotokan in Mina, Saudi Arabia A middle aged woman pilgrim from Lagos State, slumped and died in the early hours of Sunday morning in Mecca. She reportedly died during the devil stoning ritual at Jamarat Aqaba, outside Mina. Sources attributed her death to exhaustion as the patient was known to be hypertensive. It was […]

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Malaria Kills Over 1,800 People in Burundi – United Nations

In its latest situation report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 5.7 million cases of malaria had been recorded in Burundi in 2019 — a figure roughly equal to half its entire population. Of those cases, a total of 1,801 died from the mosquito-born disease in Burundi between Jan. […]

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Four Students of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Dies After Bridge Collapse

Four students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Gubi, Bauchi, Tuesday died when a bridge they were walking within the school campus collapsed. The bridge collapsed after a heavy downpour with about 20 students on it when the tragedy struck, according to students. The police in Bauchi confirmed the development and referred journalists to the […]

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Nine dead in Dayton, shooter dead, 16 injured in second mass shooting in 24 hours

Nine people have been killed and at least 16 injured in a shooting early on Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, police have said. The suspected gunman is also dead, according to police. The injured have been taken to the local Miami Valley hospital, spokeswoman Terrea Little said. She could not confirm their conditions. The shooting came […]

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Sports journalist, Akinloye Oyebanji, dies at 62

Nigerian veteran sports journalist and retired Director of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Akinloye Oyebanji, has died at the age of 62 His family confirmed to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Akinloye Oyebanji passed on at National Hospital, Abuja, on Saturday morning after a long battle with heart failure. It was reported that Akinloye Oyebanji […]

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Breaking: Leah Sharibu is dead

An aid worker kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists on July 18, Grace Taku, has claimed that Leah Sharibu and Alice held captive, have been killed by the Islamists over the Nigeria’s Federal Government’s inability to “do something.” Leah Sharibu was the only Christian among the 110 Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapped from Yobe State by Boko Haram […]

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Tunisia’s 92-year old President Beji Essebsi dies

Tunisia‘s President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country’s first democratically elected leader, has died at the age of 92, according to the presidency.  Essebsi died at the Tunis military hospital on Thursday morning, the presidency said in a statement.  Beji Caid Essebsi He was hospitalised with a severe illness in late June, but returned to intensive […]

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De Souza, Former ECOWAS president dies at 65

Alain Marcel de Souza, the former president of the ECOWAS Commission, died on Tuesday in Paris after suffering a heart attack, Beninese television reported on Wednesday. His death has also been confirmed by a staff of the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja. He died at 65. De Souza the immediate past president of ECOWAS was a […]

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