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Taraba killings: Kidnap don, senior police officer exchanged 200 calls (Punch)

Investigations into the killings of the Police Intelligence Response Team operatives by soldiers of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba State, on August 6, 2019, have unearthed shocking criminal collaboration between the fleeing kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, ( aka Wadume), and some…

FG may bar El-Zakzaky from other overseas treatment (Punch)

The Federal Government may bar the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, from other overseas treatment, Saturday PUNCH has gathered. Following reports of the IMN leader’s alleged moves to internationalise his agitations and unruly behaviour in India, it was…

Album Review: “The Gospel according to Bez Idakula” – Uzoma Ihejirika

Bez Idakula is a changed man. In an Instagram post chronicling his humble beginnings and to herald his latest project, The Light, an 11-tracker, he wrote: “I realized that this journey was never just about me, but much more about others…I realized that…

* El-Zakzaky planned asylum in India, FG alleges (Nation) * Lagos Assembly completes screening of cabinet nominees (Punch)

El-Zakzaky planned asylum in India, FG alleges (Nation) The federal government has alleged leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky planned to seek asylum while on medical treatment in India. El-Zakzaky’s other plan, according to the government,…

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From India with El-Zakzaky: the saga continues The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from India, where his planned medical treatment was aborted. But he was immediately taken into custody…

* Nigerian Army restates commitment to end insurgency, buries five soldiers (Guardian) * Public servants not repaying housing loans, FG laments (Punch)

Nigerian Army restates commitment to end insurgency, buries five soldiers (Guardian) The Nigerian Army on Friday reiterated its commitment to end Boko Haram insurgency, restore peace and stability to the North-East. Maj-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, the incoming Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya…

NDLEA warn farmers against inducing labourers with hard drugs (Punch)

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has warned farmers in Gombe State against inducing labourers with hard drugs to work for them. Mr Aliyu Adole, the NDLEA Commandant in the state, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency…

Rape: speak out, police appeal to victims (Nation)

The Police Public Relation Officer of the FCT Command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, has appealed to victims of rape to speak out and cooperate with police prosecutors to get justice. Manzah who made the called in an interview with News Agency…

Zinedine Zidane responds to Paul Pogba transfer rumours and insists he’s happy with Real Madrid squad (Metro)

Zinedine Zidane has played down the possibility of Real Madrid signing Paul Pogba before the end of the transfer window despite the Manchester United midfielder’s brother saying he wants to leave. Pogba is believed to have been one of Zidane’s…

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard praises Tammy Abraham’s character after suffering racist abuse (Metro)

Frank Lampard has slammed the racist abuse Tammy Abraham received after missing the decisive spot-kick in Chelsea’s Super Cup defeat to Liverpool. The striker came on as a substitute and stepped up to take the fifth penalty, but his effort…

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