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    Amaechi: IPOB lied… I wasn’t beaten in Spain

Amaechi: IPOB lied… I wasn’t beaten in Spain

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) lied about the attack against him in Madrid, Spain.The minister was attacked on Friday while attending a UN conference on climate change.Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, said the attack was based on an order from Nnamdi Kanu, its leader.The spokesman said IPOB members “beat the minister”, adding [...]

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    LASTMA official attacked by hoodlums in Apapa dies

LASTMA official attacked by hoodlums in Apapa dies

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) says Ola Oyeshina, one of its officials attacked by hoodlums has died.In a statement on Saturday, Olajide Oduyoye, LASTMA general manager, said the incident happened about 5pm on Friday while the officer was on duty around Iganmu-Sifax axis of Apapa.He said the official, who was hit with a large stone, slipped into a [...]

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    VIDEO: I’m not sure if we would be attacked if we visited PDP chairman, says Obaseki

VIDEO: I’m not sure if we would be attacked if we visited PDP chairman, says Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, was attacked on Saturday at the house of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Obaseki alongside Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, and Aderemi Makanjuola, the chancellor of Edo state university, had visited Oshiomhole's house in honour of an invitation.The governor described the attack as unfortunate, wondering why he did not feel [...]

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    IPOB attack: Address issues causing agitations among Nigerians, PDP tells Buhari

IPOB attack: Address issues causing agitations among Nigerians, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, ex-senate president, by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Ekweremadu was attacked by some members of IPOB on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany.In a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesperson, the party said the attack on the former senate president was unprovoked and cannot be justified.It added that  the [...]

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    IPOB: Attack on Ekweremadu should serve as warning to Igbo leaders

IPOB: Attack on Ekweremadu should serve as warning to Igbo leaders

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, ex-deputy senate president, should serve as a warning to other Igbo leaders that they will be humiliated if found in a public event abroad.Ekweremadu was attacked by some members of the IPOB on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, apex social-cultural group in [...]

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    VIDEO: IPOB supporters attack Ekweremadu in Germany

VIDEO: IPOB supporters attack Ekweremadu in Germany

Some members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), on Saturday, attacked Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, in Nuremberg, Germany.Uche Anichukwu, the senator's media aide, released a statement on behalf of his principal saying the attack occurred during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, apex social-cultural group in the south-east.Following the incident, Ekweremadu assured Ndigbo and his supporters [...]

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    ‘How we escaped death’ — Nigerian-born imam speaks on New Zealand attack

‘How we escaped death’ — Nigerian-born imam speaks on New Zealand attack

One of the survivors of the attack on two New Zealand mosques has been identified as Lateef Alabi, an imam with a Nigerian heritage.Fifty people lost their lives when a gunman identified as Brenton Tarrant invaded two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday.Those who sustained injuries are being treated in hospitals.Recounting his experience, Alabi, a leader in [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ attack convoy of Ondo SDP house of reps candidate

‘Thugs’ attack convoy of Ondo SDP house of reps candidate

Tajudeen Adefisoye, house of representatives candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for Ifedore/Idanre in Ondo state, escaped death on Friday as suspected political thugs attacked his convoy.The hoodlums numbering about six were said to have ambushed the campaign vehicles in the convoy team of Adefisoye at Ipogun in Ifedore local government area of the state.It was gathered that [...]

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    Kenyatta says attackers of Nairobi hotel killed as death toll hits 14

Kenyatta says attackers of Nairobi hotel killed as death toll hits 14

Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, says the militants involved in the attack on a Nairobi hotel have been killed by security operatives.The militants attacked the Dusit Complex housing the hotel on Tuesday, killing and injuring several occupants.In a televised address on Wednesday, Kenyatta said the attackers were eliminated after a siege that lasted for about 20 hours.The president said the attackers [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ as gunmen attack Kenyan hotel

‘Many killed’ as gunmen attack Kenyan hotel

Scores of people were injured on Tuesday when gunmen suspected to be al-Shabab militants attacked Dusit hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.The militants were said to have attacked the hotel around 3pm, shooting their way into the complex. After the invasion, they threw bombs at vehicles in the car park.Some occupants were injured in course of the gunfire and blasts, as they [...]

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    Women, children worst hit as gunmen ‘kill 14’ in Kaduna

Women, children worst hit as gunmen ‘kill 14’ in Kaduna

At least 14 people, including women and children, have been killed in Ungwan Paa-Gwandara village of Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state.According to NAN, the attack took place during a wedding ceremony on Sunday night.The agency quoted Joshua Paul, a resident of the community, as saying nine people were killed on the spot, while five died at the Kafanchan General [...]

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    Tension heightens in Plateau as gunmen ‘invade’ UNIJOS

Tension heightens in Plateau as gunmen ‘invade’ UNIJOS

The crisis in Jos, Plateau state capital, took a new dimension on Sunday when suspected gunmen reportedly invaded the University of Jos (UNIJOS).The violence was said to have begun from Tina area of Jos North local government area and later spread to other parts.Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the renewed attack.The suspected gunmen were said to [...]

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    Your Facebook account could be among 50 million exposed by major hack

Your Facebook account could be among 50 million exposed by major hack

Facebook says the accounts of 50 million users have been exposed after a "security issue". [...]

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    Two killed as Plateau suffers fourth attack in one week

Two killed as Plateau suffers fourth attack in one week

Gunmen killed two persons at Nding Suisut village in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state on Thursday.Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the state police command, told NAN that two persons were also injured in the attack.“This morning at about 6:30am, we received a distress call that gunmen shot some persons at Nding Suisut Village of Barkin Ladi,” he said.“Armed [...]

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    11 killed, 12 injured as Plateau suffers yet another attack

11 killed, 12 injured as Plateau suffers yet another attack

At least 11 persons have been killed in a fresh attack in Jos south local government area of Plateau state.Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident to TheCable, saying it happened on Sunday night.He said the command immediately mobilised officers to restore peace and normalcy to the area.Plateau, among other northern state, has suffered series of attacks [...]

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    Zamfara killings continue, 30 killed in attacks on 5 villages

Zamfara killings continue, 30 killed in attacks on 5 villages

Not less than 30 people were reportedly killed in the renewed attacks by bandits in Zamfara state on Tuesday.Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the attack but pegged the casualty figure at three.Shehu said the victims were killed in Sakkida and Gyadde villages, while further attacks were repelled by the force when it got a distress call.However, [...]

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