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Abducted UBTH Nurse Freed

A 44-year-old woman, Mrs. Rita Aiwelera, who was kidnapped by gunmen at Ugbowo in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, has been released. It was learnt that the victim, a nurse with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, was released at about 10pm last Saturday, nearly a week after she was abducted. Southern City […]

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Missing Bayelsa Graduate Found Dead In Lagos

A university graduate posted to Benue State by the National Youth Service Corps, Ifiemi Igali, has been found dead in Lagos, three days after he got missing in Bayelsa State. PUNCH Metro learnt that the 22-year-old Batch A, Stream 2 awaiting corps member had left Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Thursday to collect his result at […]

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‘Obiano Police’ Attack Market Women, Injure Seven

Several market women at Ogbaru Market in Anambra State were on Wednesday allegedly attacked by a government agency, Ocha Brigade otherwise known as Governor Obiano’s Police. Some of the injured women were rushed to an unnamed hospital in Ogbaru. Trouble began when the brigade, led by one Kenneth Okonkwo, stormed the market and  allegedly shot […]

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Suspected Militants Abduct Ogun Cop On Duty

A police corporal, Torbee Atorough, attached to the Ibafo Police Division, Ogun State, has been abducted by some suspected militants at a duty post in the community. PUNCH Metro learnt that the gunmen, operating around the creeks in the neighbourhood, were passing through the checkpoint around 8.30pm when Torbee and three other cops flagged down […]

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Man Jailed Two Years For Fighting Over Glasses

An Ebute-Meta Magistrate’s Court has sentenced a 29-year-old man, Mohammed Jamilu, to two years’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to a one count of causing bodily harm. Jamilu was said to have stabbed one Muritala Mohammed in the chest and stomach during a disagreement over a pair of glasses. It was learnt that the convict […]

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El-Rufai Condoles With Sani Over Mother’s Death

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, on Tuesday, paid an unexpected visit to the senator representing Kaduna-Central senatorial district, Sheu Sani, who lost his mother recently. There had been no love lost between the two leaders of the All Progressives Congress since el-Rufai emerged as the governor about a year ago. El-Rufai, who recently returned from […]

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Lagos To Introduce Water Kiosks

The Group Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation, Mr. Muminu Badmus, says the government has designed water distribution kiosks across the state to bridge the shortfall in water supply and connect more residents to the central water system operated by the government. According to him, residents will be able to buy potable water at a cheaper […]

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15-Yr-Old Murder Suspect Escapes From Edo Custody

A murder suspect, identified as Gift Edosomwan, who was arrested for allegedly killing a mother and her three-year-old daughter, has reportedly escaped from a juvenile welfare home, where he was being detained in Benin, the Edo State capital. It was learnt that Edosomwan escaped last Saturday morning from the welfare home at Upper Sakponba. The […]

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Man Impersonates Buhari, Dupes Job Seekers

As the Federal Government prepares to make N500bn available for poverty alleviation, Nigerians have been urged not to fall prey to groups which claim to be acting on behalf of the Government only to dupe vulnerable citizens in the process. The warning came just as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission arrested […]