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Man Kidnaps Self, Demands N60m From Sibling

The Police in Lagos yesterday announced the arrest of a man who allegedly attempted to defraud his brother of N60m by staging his own kidnap. The spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the arrest to newsmen. According to Famous-Cole, on July 3, one Victor Udoh …

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Etisalat Nigeria Now 9Mobile

Embattled telco, Etisalat Nigeria is set to change its brand name to 9Mobile. Its parent company on the United Arab Emirates,  Mubadala Group, pulled out of the telco due to collapse of talks over $1.2billion loan advanced to the telco by a consortium of 13 local lennders. A new board …

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President Trump Sued For Blocking People On Twitter

President Donald Trump has been party to an eye-watering 4,000 lawsuits over the last 30 years, US media say. And now the mogul turned commander-in-chief has attracted one more, after seven people sued him for blocking them on Twitter. Mr Trump is an avid user of the social media forum, …

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Nigerian Jail Guard S*xually Assaults Transgender Inmate

A Nigerian who serves as a guard in a jail in Montgomery County, Maryland, has admitted to sexually assaulting a transgender inmate in her cell, police say. Olukunle A. Oyekanmi, a correctional officer at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds, near Clarksburg, is accused of attacking the inmate early …

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Saraki Swears-In Ademola Adeleke

Ademola Adeleke, who was returned winner in Saturday’s Osun West bye-election, has taken his oath of office as a senator on the floor of Senate. Senate President Bukola Saraki administered the oath on Mr. Adeleke this morning, moments after Senate approved the votes and proceedings of the previous day’s business. …

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Police Arrest Woman For Trading In Her Baby

Anambra State police command has arrested a 24-year-old woman, Oluchi Emeobi from Nnewi Ichi of Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State for allegedly selling her two months old baby for N250,00. Anambra state police commissioner, Umar Garbage who briefed journalists said the suspect used part of the proceeds of the …

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Britain’s First Ever Gay Muslim Wedding Takes Place

A gay man from the West Midlands has become the first Muslim to wed in a same-sex marriage. Jahed Choudhury, 24, grew up feeling ostracised by the Muslim community because he was gay and was even sent on a religious pilgrimage to change his sexual orientation. Two years ago, following …

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Wearing Hijab Makes It Easy For Me To Rob -Suspect

A middle-aged man, Ibrahim Shaibu of Tudun Nasira in Minna, the Niger State capital, has admitted to disguising himself in hijab to dispossess people of their money and phones. Shaibu was arrested by the police last week for allegedly snatching mobile phones and other valuables from some residents. It was …

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Osinbajo Approves 19 New National Industrial Court Judges

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, today, approved the appointment of 19 new Judges for the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, NIC. Appointment of the new NIC Judges was based on recommendation of the National Judicial Council, NJC. According to a statement by the Director of Information at the …

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ISIS ‘Finally Admits Its Leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi Is Dead’

The Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) has confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, media reported Tuesday, citing an ISIS statement. According to the Al Sumaria News broadcaster, Al-Baghdadi is dead and his successor will be named soon.   On June 16, the Russian Defence Ministry said Al-Baghdadi …

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Patience Jonathan Accuses EFCC Of Trying To Assassinate Her

Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of hiring assassins to kill her. The ex-First Lady made the allegations in a letter written to the House of Representatives on Monday. According to Mrs. Jonathan, she had survived two assassination attempts on her life, …

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Nigerian Jailed For Almost $1m Fraud In US

When Delta Airlines international flight 9348 landed in November 2016 in New York, federal agents were waiting at the gate to arrest a Nigerian man accused of bilking East Texans and others out of nearly $1 million. Fawaz Olarenwaju Animasaun, 27, is one of two people named in a federal …

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Donald Trump’s State Visit To Britain ‘Cancelled’

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK is now expected to take place next year. The prospect of the US president coming to Britain with full pomp and ceremony this Autumn has been abandoned, senior Government sources have told MailOnline. However, there is still a chance that Mr Trump could …

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Man Stabs Co-Tenant For Advising Him To Stop Smoking Hemp

29-year-old trader, Ndubuisi Oni, who allegedly stabbed a co-tenant, one Joseph George, with a broken bottle on the stomach, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Oni, a resident of Oke-Odo area of Ikeja, is standing trial on a charge of grievous harm. The prosecutor, Sgt. …

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