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Five children killed in Katsina bomb blast

The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the death of 5 people, following a bomb explosion at a farm in Yammama village, Malumfashi Local Government area of the state. Kastina Police Spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah said 5 children were killed in the explosion while six others were injured in the blast which occurred at about 11:30 am on Saturday July 18. Isah revealed that those injured have been taken to Malumfashi General Hospital for medical attention. He said; “DPO Malumfashi reported that a loud sound was heard inside the farm of one Alhaji Hussaini Maikwai. “On receipt of the information, the DPO led Operation Puff Adder to the scene. The explosion killed five children that belonged to one Alhaji Adamu of Yammama village in Malumfashi local government area. “It also injured six other children, who were sitting under the tree inside the farm." The scene was preserved and it was further learnt that detectives from Police EOD and CID are currently conducting inv

Nigerian man killed in hit-and-run accident in US days after sharing a cryptic post about living upright

A Nigerian man has been killed in a hit-and-run accident in the US days after sharing a cryptic post about living upright. Steven Austin, 32, from Imo State lost his life tragically on Sunday, July 12, in the South Natomas neighborhood of Sacramento, according to the information made available on the GoFundMe page created by his friends. Sacramento police say they responded to reports of a hit-and-run at the intersection of Northgate Boulevard and West El Camino Avenue. When they got to the scene, they found Austin who was pronounced dead. Authorities later revealed that they have found a car involved in a hit-and-run that left Austin dead. His friends said he was crossing the street when he was knocked down by a speeding car. Days before his death, Austin shared a cryptic post with his friends on Facebook about living an upright life before God. The post shared on June 20, read: 'This time of uncertainty should Cement us to the Certain & Constant GOD.' Speakin

Suspected cultists bury police informants alive in Rivers (photos)

The  Rivers state police command has arrested two suspected cultists and oil thieves for allegedly killing and burying alive three persons they accused of feeding the police with information about their illegal bunkering activities in the state. The kidnap victims, Baridomale Sunday Tor, Baridon Gbarabera, and Barisiton Nawee, were said to have been buried alive with their mouths and hands tied by their abductors on March 14. The men were declared missing after they failed to return home. Following months of detailed investigation, two suspected cultists, Barididum Danaa, aka ‘kill and bury’ and his accomplice, Prophet Nkpe, both members of the dreaded Degbam Cult group, were arrested and they led men of the Anti-cultism Unit of the Police Command to the area where the three bodies were exhumed. When interrogated, the suspects admitted they were members of Deygbam Cult group and that they tied the victims’ hands and legs and buried them alive in shallow well. Barididum Daana co

34yr old woman kicks pregnant woman in the belly during confrontation, she dies.

A pregnant woman identified as 32-year-old Jane Ekpe has been confirmed dead after being kicked by 34-year-old woman, Florence Ugwu at Okwo Ngbo market in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi State. Ugwu reportedly kicked Ekpe in the stomach, following a quarrel that ensued between them at the market on July 11. The pregnant woman started bleeding and was rushed to the hospital where she was delivered of the premature baby before she died. Ebonyi state police spokesperson,  Loveth Odah confirmed the incident and also disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, Philip Sule Maku has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident. Odah said; “One Chief Bartholomew Ekpe regent of Umuezeoka ngbo reported at Ohaukwu Division that on 11 July 2020 by 1 pm while they were at Okwo market his daughter Jane Ekpe aged 32 who was about 6 months pregnant was kicked on her stomach by one Florence Ugwu aged 34 over an undisclosed argument. “He stated that that his daughter started b

Two policemen drown while chasing weed smokers in Oyo

Oparemi Goke and Ogunyemi Mujeeb, two newly recruited Constables of the Durbar Police station in Oyo, and a member of the Discipline Intelligent Group of Nigeria (DIGON) have met their untimely death while chasing weed smokers. The security operatives drowned around 7:30pm on Sunday July 12, 2020, at Awerintu river, Oke Eletu, while chasing the hoodlums who ran towards a bridge washed away by flood. The policemen had followed one of the hoodlums into a water he jumped into but got swallowed by mud. Their corpses were recovered in the late hours of same day.

Davido signs May D to his DMW label

Davido has signed May D to his Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) label. May D shared the good news via his Instagram page this morning, as well as posting a photo of the brand logo. He wrote: 'My New Family, I’m So Excited ! PROBLEM #DMW #30BG #CONFAMENT . The singer was previously signed to Square Records and was recently in the news after he accused Paul and Peter Okoye of now-defunct Psquare music group, of not fully taking care of him as an artiste under their label. However, fans are excited for May D and they are also heaping praises on Davido for signing the singer to his label.

School reopening: FG gives school owners 12 days to meet COVID-19 guidelines

The Federal Government has given school owners up to July 29 to meet all the COVID-19 guidelines released for the safe reopening of schools. The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, made this known today July 17. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Education's Director of Information, Ben Goong, the Minister said schools are expected to undertake self-assessment and send feedback to State Ministries of Education, not later than July 29. The Minister added that an official date for safe reopening of schools will be announced once these guidelines have been put in place. Nwajiuba said the Federal Ministry of Education, consulted widely with the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Education in Emergencies Working Group before developing and circulating the guidelines issued for the reopening of schools. He added that a mechanism to assess and monitor compliance with the guidelines will be put in place. “Cons

Twin babies found dumped in refuse site in Calabar (graphic photos)

Two babies were found dumped in a dump site in Calabar. The corpse of the babies, believed to be twins, was discovered early today, Friday, July 17, at a dump site at Mayne Avenue Extension, Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, Nigeria. Identity of the perpetrator and the gender of the babies remain unknown as at the time of filing this report.

Man who beheaded his colleague after seeing his N13m account balance says his ghost has been disturbing him

A man beheaded his colleague in Auchi, Edo state, after he informed him that his elder brother living in South Africa had sent him the sum of N13 million to complete his housing project in Nigeria. Abuchi Wisdom Nwachukwu, 29, a native of Isiala-Mbano, Imo State, was allegedly hacked to death by Moses on January 7, 2020, during a night shift at the table water company where they both worked in Auchi, Edo State. Moses also went on to behead Nwachukwu’s lifeless body so that it would not be easily recognized before dumping the headless body in a bush close to the company. After the alleged murder, Moses (pictured above) is said to have taken Nwachukwu’s phone and ATM card. He took the ATM card to some internet fraudsters in Auchi who helped him to withdraw the sum of N2.2 million from Nwachukwu’s account. Thereafter, Moses approached various POS points in the city to withdraw various sums of money.  The police found  Nwachukwu’s headless body but could not identify him. They

Update: Man who stabbed his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend 21 times, killing her and their baby is jailed for life

A man who stabbed his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend, killing her and their baby, has been jailed for life with the minimum term of 35 years at the Old Bailey. Aaron McKenzie, 26, of Peckham, south London, broke into Kelly-Mary Fauvrelle’s bedroom in the middle of the night and stabbed her 21 times as her family slept upstairs.  The tragic attack occurred in June 2019. Last week, a jury found McKenzie, guilty of murdering 33 weeks pregnant Miss Fauvrelle, the manslaughter of baby Riley and possession of a knife. Miss Fauvrelle, who was eight months pregnant, died at the home and her son Riley was delivered by emergency Caesarean section at the scene, but died in hospital four days later, the Old Bailey heard. The court heard McKenzie pretended he had nothing to do with the attack, and even joined Miss Fauvrelle's family as they mourned her loss and went to the hospital where doctors were trying to save his son, "posing as a victim". The prosecution alleged McK