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Rights activist arrested for allegedly abusing 11-year-old girl

Samson Folarin The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a girl rights activist, Mrs. Adaobi Onyejike-Ananaba, for allegedly abusing an 11-year-old girl, Ekpere Ezewane. PUNCH Metro learnt that Onyejike-Ananaba, who was related to the victim, took her from her mother about four years ago after the death of her father. The suspect allegedly promised to […]
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Lagos Baale crushes wife to death with Jeep

Afeez Hanafi A traditional ruler in Ise Town, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, Taibu Ogunbanjo, is currently cooling his heels in police custody for allegedly crushing his wife to death. The baale runs a block-moulding factory at Folu, a community in Ibeju Lekki. PUNCH Metro learnt that Taibu and his wife, Rotimi Ogunbanjo, got married three […]
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Police rescue three stolen babies, arrest six suspects

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Imo State Police Command has arrested a six-woman-child-trafficking syndicate, which allegedly specialised in stealing children from churches and selling them to buyers. Parading the suspects on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Andrew Enwerem, a Superintendent of Police, said the prime suspect, Nnenna Njoku (32), allegedly used her […]
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Woman allegedly killed by banker husband buried

Samson Folarin Tears flowed on Saturday on Alhaji Ganiu Street, Bako Estate, in the Ketu area of Lagos State, as 28-year-old Maureen Adejo, who was allegedly beaten to death by her husband, Olaoluwa Adejo, was buried. Present at the burial were friends and family members of the deceased. PUNCH Metro had reported that 32-year-old Olaoluwa […]
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Ex-Sports Minister, Damishi Sango, others regain freedom

Friday Olokor, Jos A former Minister of Sports and the Plateau State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Damishi Sango, and others kidnapped with him have regained freedom. One of the PDP elders in Plateau State, Chief Emmanuel Mangni, was also kidnapped in the attack which came less than 48 hours to the PDP national […]
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Cult members kill woman, child in Delta community

Hoodlums suspected to be cult members have reportedly set ablaze a building in Ogwashi-uku, near Asaba, Delta State, killing a woman and her son. The incident, which was said to have occurred on Friday, also left the husband of the deceased and other members of the family injured. It was gathered that some yet-to-be-identified persons […]
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Foreigners taking over Nigerian insurance industry

Foreign acquisition of Nigerian insurance firms has been increasing in the last decade, NIKE POPOOLA writes Post recapitalisation Foreign investors have been beaming their searchlights on the juicy firms in the Nigerian insurance industry and substantially taking over ownership of many of them in recent years. This development, which is due to myriads of reasons, […]
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Libyan traffickers used migrants to test weapons –Returnee

Alexander Okere, Benin MORE victims of forced slavery, who were recently repatriated to Nigeria from Libya, have narrated their ordeal in the hands of human traffickers in the north African country. One of them, who gave his name as Lucky Akoluche, said the traffickers used migrants, including Nigerians, to test the efficacy of their firearms. […]
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