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175 dead, over 10,000 affected by Nigeria cholera outbreak (Guardian)

Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday. The humanitarian group said 10,000 people have been affected…

BREAKING: Real Madrid appoint Santiago Solari as permanent manager (Punch)

Interim Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari was appointed permanent coach on Monday after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions’ fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his…

Police nab stepmother for inflicting injury on stepdaughter (Punch)

The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested Mrs Jennifer Dikeocha for allegedly inflicting varying degrees of injury on her four-year-old step daughter, Stephanie, a pupil of Royal Peters International Academy, Mowe, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.…

My neighbours thought I’m a motorcycle dealer – Robbery suspect (Punch)

The Niger State Police Command has arrested a suspected motorcycle thief terrorising the Izala Mosque, Kwangila in Minna, the state capital. The suspect, Ibrahim Yusuf, 28, of Kuta, Shiroro Local Government Area of the state, was said to have on…

Taraba policemen gun down three robbery suspects (Punch)

The police in Taraba on Sunday gunned down three members of a robbery gang operating along the Kwassa feeder road in Bali Local Government Area of the state. Other members of the gang were said to have escaped into the…

I make more money selling cannabis, says ex-bakery worker (Punch)

Police detectives attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Minna, Niger State have arrested one Abdullahi Usman, 20, of Anguwar Roka, Maitumbi Bosso Local Government Area of the state, for being in possession of dangerous weapons and substances suspected…

I feel empty, says mother of 16-year-old killed by suspected cultists (Punch)

“I feel empty; I feel empty,” these were the words of the mother of 16-year-old Seiyefa Fred, who was killed by suspected cultists on Thursday in the Amarata area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. In a telephone conversation with our correspondent…

I prefer sex to coaching, says Guardiola (Punch)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has laughed off a suggestion his coaching is “better than sex”. The comment was reportedly made by Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves, who is currently promoting a documentary about his time at Barcelona playing under…

Drunk pilot suspended for three years (Punch)

India’s air safety watchdog on Monday suspended for three years the license of a senior Air India pilot who failed alcohol tests. “The privileges of his license have been suspended for a period of three years from 11.11.2018 as per…

Suspected burglar raids IBB guesthouse, steals phones, cash (Punch)

A suspected burglar, Joseph Peter, has been arrested for breaking into a room at the IBB Guesthouse, Shango, Minna, Niger State, where he allegedly stole four mobile telephones, one power bank and N10,000 cash. Northern City News gathered that one…

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