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Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed that seven persons were killed and five others injured in Maro village, a border community between Kajuru and Kachia Local Government Area of the state. The Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige gave the confirmation in a statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna. Jalige said the attack occurred on Wednesday at about 7:15pm. “The armed men entered the village market in a vehicle and started shooting sporadically and in the process shot some people. “On receipt of the information, DPO Kajuru and Kachia immediately mobilised patrol teams to the area to restore normalcy,…

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Amnesty International, on Friday, alleged that the Nigerian military is deploying unlawful tactics, including the forcible displacement and detention of villagers in its purported fight against insurgency in the North-East. In a just-released report, AI alleged that the Nigerian military burnt three villages and detained six men from the displaced villages at Maimalari military barracks in Maiduguri for about a month after which they were freed without any charge, thereby violating international humanitarian rights. Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, said, “These brazen acts of razing entire villages, deliberately destroying civilian homes and forcibly displacing their inhabitants with no…

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The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare 11, has promised to partner with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) through advocacy and empowerment in the fight against human trafficking. The Oba made the promise on Friday in his palace, when the new Zonal Commander of Benin zone, Mrs Ijeoma Uduak, paid him a courtesy visit. The first-class traditional ruler said that the fight against human trafficking was a fight in progress which required aggressive advocacy and empowerment to dissuade both rescued survivors and others from indulging the act. He, therefore, pledged that the palace and his…

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The leader of the Phase 2 Amnesty Programme, Comrade Steven Ebisintei, has refuted a publication where he was quoted to have alleged fraud against Ali Bozi Tamaratare, Richard Turner and some members of the legal department of Presidential Amnesty Program Office. In a press release he signed and made available to journalists in Abuja, Comrade Ebisintei said he was quoted out of context and thus regretted the injury the said publication must have caused Messrs Tamaratare, Turner and some members of the legal department of Presidential Amnesty Program. “I granted an interview to one Aloude, a freelance journalist and made…

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in collaboration with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), is to launch a campaign against corruption in public and private organizations in Bauchi State. The state NYSC coordinator, Alhaji Bashir Shehu, flanked by a representative of the EFCC national headquarters, Alhaji Ibrahim Isah, disclosed this on Thursday while addressing journalists at the state NYSC secretariat. According to him, the campaign would be launched on Friday via a massive rally to be staged by corps members in the Bauchi State capital. He said the scheme had mobilized 500 corps members in the state to…

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Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has reaffirmed that believe of the people of the State in the sincerity of President c in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency. The Governor issued the statement in appreciation of the President’s visit to Maiduguri last Wednesday to commiserate with the people following Boko Haram killing of 30 persons and burning of several vehicles at a checkpoint outside the capital city Sunday. President Buhari was booed by some residents of the city who believed that he has not done enough to end loss of lives in attacks by Boko Haram in the…

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The Nigerian Navy has handed over seven Sri-Lankas, 46 Nigerians and two Ghanaians who were crew members on board seven vessels that were arrested between December 3, 2019, and December 30, 2019, over alleged illegal bunkering, to the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for prosecution. One of the vessels arrested by operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Beecroft, MT ZEEBRUGGE, in which were the Sri-Lankas, sailed all the way from Morocco to Nigeria, to get the product. During an interview with Captain of the vessel which was laden with 838 metric tones of crude oil, Yepa KAJ, he…

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The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has urged the military to be proactive in the fight against insurgents. ACF, which also called on security agencies to be professional in their conduct, asked the military to restructure its security architecture in the fight against Boko Haram in the North-East. National Publicity Secretary of the group, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim-Biu, stated this in Kaduna Thursday, against the backdrop of Auno carnage which, it argued, could have been avoided where the military professional enough. He said in a statement: “The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, is saddened and pained by the gruesome killing of innocent passengers…

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A Federal High court in Calabar, Cross River State, presided over by Justice Sule Shuaibu has granted bail to journalist and rights activist, Agba Jalingo. Justice Shuaibu sat over the case for the first time after taking over from Justice Simon Amobeda who recused himself from the case following condemnations that trailed refusals to grant the journalist bail on three occasions. In his ruling while granting bail applied by Agba Jalingo, Justice Shuaibu set the bail bond at N10 million with one surety in like sum who must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and his address must…

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Another 44 people onboard a cruise ship moored off Japan’s coast have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the country’s health minister said Thursday. Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said the 44 new cases were from another 221 new tests. They raise the number of infections detected on the Diamond Princess to 218, in addition to a quarantine officer who also tested positive for the virus. Kato said authorities now want to move elderly people off the ship if they test negative for the virus, offering to put them in government-designated lodging. “We wish to start the operation from tomorrow or…

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