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The failed kidnap attempt on Sunday Igboho

Chief Ozekhome, SAN. OPINION. By Mike Ozekhome. The act of a combined team of soldiers, DSS and Police, numbering about 40 attempted to arrest and detain Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo Igboho was too much in the form of a kidnap attempt. Igboho was said to have been waylaid along Ibadan/Lagos Expressway whilst on his way to see Pa Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos. It was totally and absolutely unnecessary. A government exists to protect its citizens, not to terrorise them. If…

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Islamic jihadists attack Borno gov’s convoy in Baga, kill 15 soldiers, policemen, others

Jihadists. By Editor. Jihadist fighters linked to the Islamic State group on Friday killed 15 security personnel in an ambush on the convoy of the Borno State governor in restive Northeast Nigeria, three security said. Sources told AFP that eight policemen, three soldiers, and four members of a government-backed militia were killed in the attack on vehicles carrying Borno governor, Babagana Umaru Zulum near the town of Baga on the shores of Lake Chad. The insurgents opened fire with…

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Kidnapped Ekiti PDP chieftain regains freedom

Kayode Oni. The kidnapped financial secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Mr Kayode Oni has regained his freedom. Oni was said to have been kidnapped between  Efon- Erio Ekiti  Highway while returning to Aramoko Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government Area at about 4.30pm last Saturday. He was said to be returning from Efon Local Government where he went to conduct the PDP Local government congress before he was abducted. The spokesman for the PDP…

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Nigeria restates commitment in checking terrorism finance

  The Federal Government has affirmed its commitment to the global fight against the financing of terrorism. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, gave this pledge at an International Conference against the financing of terrorism in Paris, France. The Conference, which had as theme “No money for terror”, was hosted by the French President, Emmanuel Macron and was attended by the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde; President of the World Bank Group, Jim Kim; U.S….

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Herdsmen strike another Church in Benue, murder 7

Residents of Benue State have been thrown into mourning again, following the invasion of another church by suspected herdsmen. A source said that seven persons were killed in the incident which happened two days after two priests and 17 church members were shot dead at a Catholic church in Gwer West Local Government Area of the state. The fresh attacked took place at a church and a primary school in Logo Local Government Area (LGA) of the state on…

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