194 Lagos men beaten by wives in last 6 months – Report

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, (DSVRT), has stated that 194 males had been beaten by their spouses or partners in the previous six months. The figure was published by DSVRT in its bi-annual report. The report, which was made available to newsmen in Lagos,on Wednesday, covers the period from January to June 2021. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the figure is 44.33 percent higher than the 108 assault cases reported by men from January 2020 to June 2020. According to the latest report,…

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Suspected bandit’s wife arrested with 6 gallons of petrol hidden under her hijab in Katsina

A 25-year-old woman, Rashida Hussaini, suspected to be the wife of a bandit and supplier of petrol to the criminals in the forest has been arrested by the Police. Picture caption: The suspect, Rashida Hussaini Spokesman of the State’s Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, while parading the suspect at the Police Headquarters, said she was arrested along Kofar Guga-Jibiya Road with 6 gallons of petrol concealed in a sack and a handbag hidden under her hijab. Isah said the suspect raised suspicion when she could not give a definite address…

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Kaduna Poly Alumni association cries against selling of institution’s staff quarters

The National Secretary, Kaduna Polytechnic Alumni Association, Aminu Haruna Maipompo, has appealed to the federal government to shelve the plan of selling some of the staff quarters of the institution. The National Secretary of the Association, who is also the National Organizing Secretary of the Northern Youth Council of Nigeria, (NYCN), observed that selling the quarters would affect the reputation of the school. “Kaduna Polytechnic’s name and reputation are not just in the number of students and staff it has, but also in the number of assets particularly staff quarters…

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2023: “No automatic ticket for Jonathan if he joins us” ― APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), has reacted to speculations about the political future of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan especially in the lead up to the 2023 presidential elections, saying its comments on the former president was grossly misrepresented by a section of the populace. National Secretary of the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe who issued the clarification Friday in Abuja said while the party would grant a waiver to all new entrants, it however does not translate to automatic candidacy. Speculations were rife on…

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Kerosene, cooking gas prices increase in August – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the average price per litre paid by consumers for household kerosene increased to N400.01 in August from N397.34 in July. A report obtained from the NBS’s website on Friday, said the kerosene price increased by 0.67% month-on-month and by 15.43% year-on-year in the period under review. It said that States with the highest average price per litre of kerosene were Enugu, where residents bought the product at N494.05, Ebonyi, N489.17 and Cross-River, N487.50. The Bureau, however, said that residents in Bayelsa paid the…

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Ganduje, visits APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu, in London

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Thursday visited APC national leader, Bola Tinubu,in London. Bola Tinubu has spent over 70 days in the United Kingdom. Within this period, he has been visited by President Muhammadu Buhari, Muiz Banire, and the former governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima. Several other politicians, including the ex-Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, members of the Lagos State House of Assembly and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sawnwo-Olu, have all paid visits to Tinubu in London. The reason for the visits was not made public, but…

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Troops overwhelm bandits, rescue Major abducted at NDA

Troops of the Nigerian Army, Airforce and other security agencies have rescued Maj. Christopher Datong, the officer abducted at the permanent site of Nigeria Defence Academy, (NDA) Kaduna, on Aug. 24. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah, said, in a statement issued in Kaduna, that the officer was rescued in the late hours of Friday, Sept.17. He said the Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs had earlier issued a directive after the abduction of the officer, that he be rescued and…

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2023 Presidency: ‘Southern governors will oppose any party that fields Northern candidate’ – Akeredolu reveals

Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, says southern governors have all agreed to oppose any political party that field a northern candidate for president in 2023. Akeredolu, who is the chairman of the Southern Governors Forum, made this known yesterday, in interview during a television programme. The governor said the Forum has unanimously agreed that the 2023 presidency must be zoned to the region for the sake of justice and fairness. He said, “There are about three political parties that are in the Southern Governors’ Forum, we have APGA, PDP and…

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Kaduna: Gunmen invade community, kill Miyetti-Allah State chairman

The chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, (MACBAN), in Lere local government area of Kaduna State, has been killed by unknown gunmen. The deceased, identified as Abubakar Abdullahi, was killed in the early hours of yesterday. The development was confirmed in a statement issued by the MACBAN’s Director of Media and Publicity in Kaduna State, Ibrahim Bayero-Zango, yesterday. According to the MACBAN’s spokesman, the attackers stormed the home of the chairman, popularly known as Dambardi, in Lere town at about 1:00 am. and killed him. “When they arrived at…

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Pastors in Nigeria should pay Pentecost tax – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged pastors in Nigeria to pay Pentecost Tax. Osinbajo stated this while speaking in Lagos yesterday, during the public presentation at the book launch of “Kumuyi, Defender of the Faith”. The book is a biography of Pastor Folorunsho Kumuyi, Founder and General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry. According to the VP, a successful preacher of Christ should give the Pentecost tax. He further said that people who need to succeed in their endeavours owe the society three forms of taxes. The VP explained that…

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