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Four killed during cultists, hoodlums’ clashes in Lagos

Deji Lambo No fewer than four persons have allegedly been killed in the ongoing supremacy battle between hoodlums from the Akosile area and the Network Base in Gasikiya, Amusun area of the Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State. Some of the residents, who spoke with PUNCH Metro on Monday, identified the deceased simply
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NDLEA arrests two for dealing in hard drugs

Gibson Achonu,  Owerri The Imo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested two persons for allegedly dealing in methamphetamine, also known as Mkpuru Mmiri; ice or Guzoro; Indian hemp; cocaine and heroin, in Owerri. One Gasike Amadi, 30, who hails from Uburu Okpala in the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of
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Bandits kill police inspector, pastor, one other in Ogun

Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta Bandits suspected to be members of a cult, on Sunday, reportedly attacked the Emuren Estate in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State and killed three persons, including a police inspector and a pastor. Our correspondent gathered that the bandits unleashed mayhem on the community during a robbery operation in the
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Two fun seekers drown in Ekiti

Abiodun Nejo,  Ado-Ekiti The police in Ekiti State, on Monday, confirmed the death of two persons believed to be fun seekers in the Ureje River in Ado Ekiti. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sunday Abutu, said a male and a female, believed to be in their 20s, drowned while attempting to swim
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Two Chinese kidnapped in Ebonyi

Edward Nnachi, Abakaliki Gunmen, on Monday, kidnapped two Chinese working in Ebonyi State. The incident, PUNCH Metro gathered, occurred in the Ishiagu community, Ivo Local Government Area of the state. Investigation revealed that the two Chinese men were working for a mining company in the area. It was gathered that the Ishiagu community had the
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COVID-19: Masquerader arrested for defying order, threatening cops

Daud Olatunji,  Abeokuta The Ogun State Police Command said it had arrested a masquerader for allegedly violating the federal and state governments’ directives on social distancing and public gatherings in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state. The masquerader was said to have been apprehended after he allegedly confronted some policemen and
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Police nab lady for killing lover in Imo

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri  The police in Imo State have arrested one Chinelo Joseph for allegedly killing her lover. The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikokwwu, told our correspondent that the suspect killed her lover, one Okenna Ekwebelem,during an altercation. He said, “On March 28, 2020, operatives of the Divisional Police Headquarters, Okigwe, acting on
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Report says Nigeria’s smartphones attracting mobile money investments

Ife Ogunfuwa Nigeria’s steady growth in smartphone penetration, from 12 per cent to 40 per cent in five years, is attracting investments in mobile money, the latest study by the GSM Association has indicated. The GSMA said it identified Nigeria as one of Africa’s sleeping mobile money giants last year with potential for the roll-out
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Useful tips on WASSCE and UTME English (4)

Akeem Lasisi When we started discussing exam-related issues three weeks ago, we never knew a situation was coming when all students and other exam candidates would be circumstantially at home. It is thus natural that we continue where we stopped last week, though we are moving away from the objective section. Today we are discussing
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Troops kill Boko Haram leader, Usamah, others in Borno

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole being coordinated by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, have killed a top Boko Haram leader, Abu Usamah, and scores of other terrorists during a gun battle with the insurgents in Gorgi in the Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. The military said on Monday that Usamah,
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‘Nigeria’s legal education system has collapsed’

‘Nigeria’s legal education system has collapsed’ Francis Dike, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is a professor of law at the Imo State University, Owerri and former Attorney General and Commissioner for justice in Imo state.
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Elumelu tests negative for COVID-19

Elumelu tests negative for COVID-19 Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, yesterday said he and members of his family had tested negative for the Coronavirus after a period of isolation in London,
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COVID-19 and Nigerian health sector

COVID-19 and Nigerian health sector Despite several reports and commentaries drawing the attention of our duty bearers to the decay in the health sector before the current virus pandemic
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Husbands kick, wives rejoice at stay-at-home order

Mixed reactions from Lagos husbands and wives have trailed government’s stay-at-home directive following the COVID-19 pandemic. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Lagos State Government had last week directed closure of open markets, recreational centres, saloons and other public places with exception of those selling food, medicine and other live-saving essentials. The government had
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NGF adopts teleconferencing for govs’ meetings

Success Nwogu, Abuja The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has started a novel strategy of using tele-conferencing to hold its meetings as a way of ensuring social distancing  because of the coronavirus pandemic without undermining its national responsibilities and contributions. The NGF Chairman, Dr Kayode Fayemi confirmed this in a communique which was made available to journalists
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Sultan knocks Islamic clerics for misleading Muslim followers

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Jama’atu Nasril Islam, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, expressed anger over the attitude of some Muslim clerics for misleading their followers over the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in the country.  The sultan, who is also the spiritual leader of Muslims in Nigeria, was particularly sad
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Panic as one tests negative in Delta community

Dele Ogunyemi, Warri A suspected case of coronavirus pandemic at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, has reportedly tested negative. The suspected victim currently being quarantined at DESUTH tested negative, according to a credible source at the hospital. The source told our correspondent that sample of the suspected case which was sent to the
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